Monday, February 20, 2017

America Under Siege: Hair Furor and ‘Last Night in Sweden’

Scarcely four weeks into his four-year term—though I think it’ll be much shorter—as president, Hair Furor  actually held a campaign rally—for an ALLEGED 2020 run—in Florida and used fear and a massive lie in his attempt to keep his followers goose-stepping along with him.

During the rally, _____listed the places in Europe hit by terrorists:
“You look at what’s happening. We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?”
Swedes scratched their collective heads and said, “The fuck?”

It was in Swedish, so maybe that’s not a literal translation.

See, no matter what hair Furor said, nothing happened in Sweden ... not on Friday, not on Saturday. Nothing happened. And yet still, the President-For-Now of the United Sates stood in front of his wee crowd of supporters and blatantly lied ... again.

Now, to be fair, _____ did not say Sweden had seen a terror attack, but he mentioned Sweden right after he chastised Germany, a destination for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing war and deprivation — suggested that he thought it might have:
“Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels. You look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris. We’ve allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing. So we’re going to keep our country safe.”
And we all know, no matter what Hair Furor and his minions prattle on about, that nearly all of the men involved in terrorist assaults in Paris, in Brussels, in Nice, were citizens of France or Belgium.

They were not refugees. That’s a lie.

That’s how he wants to run his presidency ... fear and lies ... and, as he told us when called out on the error in his speech, that he got the story from, wait for it, FoxNews. The one news source he relies on reported a Fake News story and Hair Furor jumped on it.

Resist.

NBA and the NFL Stand Up For Trans Rights

Apparently Texas doesn’t read the papers, because that state’s legislature is all set to pass their own anti-trans Bathroom Bill and are woefully unaware the damage the same bill did in North Carolina—to businesses and tourism and to the GOP—last year.

In an effort to appear less bigoted and transphobic, the Texas bathroom bill, sponsored by a Republican ... because, of course ... Senator Lois Kolkhorst, would allow organizations like the NFL and NCAA to set their own bathroom policies at their venues in Texas, but the law would prohibit cities from passing local laws to safeguard transgender rights. But, you do see what she did? She’s trying to appease the sports organizations while at the same time passing a hate bill.

Now, some groups, such as Dallas' convention and visitors bureau, have labeled the bill “discriminatory" and said it perpetuates the idea that Texas does not value the rights of its LGBT community ... which, seriously, it doesn’t; and LGBT advocates say even that proposing this kind of discriminatory legislation encourages attacks against the transgender community, a community already at risk for bullying, discrimination and even violence.

So what do sports organizations do ... well, both the NFL and the NBA have come out strongly against the Bathroom Bill and are warning Texas against passing hate into law ...

In a statement, NBA spokesman Mike Bass:
"We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for league-wide events like the All-Star Game—foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally."
And this is nothing new for the NBA; they came through on a promise to move the NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans after lawmakers in North Carolina passed an anti-transgender bathroom bill into law.

And shortly after the Super Bowl in Houston, the NFL warned the state of Texas that this proposed Bathroom Bill could impact future decisions about the location of major sporting events.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy:
“The NFL embraces inclusiveness. We want all fans to feel welcomed at our events and NFL policies prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law [in Texas], that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events.”
 Now, to be fair, since this year’s Super Bowl was held in Texas, the NFL does not have another one planned for Texas in the near future, but with both the NFL and the NBA coming on strong, several other sports leagues, including the Atlantic Coast Conference, the NBA and the NCAA—who have pulled events from North Carolina after its Hate Bill was passed—might come on board to fight hate in Texas, too.

Naturally, conservatives in Texas instantly came for the NFL, saying they had no business getting involved in the issue. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, who was largely mum on the bathroom bill—but, let’s be queer, is no LGBT ally—has now become very outspoken; he has even suggested passing a law .... passing a law ... to require  NFL players to stand during the national anthem if the league decided to boycott Texas.

Seriously.

And both Senator Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the bathroom bill's loudest supporters, have shrugged off these warnings, noting that the bill would let organizations like the NBA and NFL choose their own bathroom policies during major events. 

I guess they don’t get it; the NFL, the NBA, other sports associations and businesses, will not be coming to Texas if discrimination becomes law. And just because you allow these groups to create their own bathroom rules doesn’t mean that Texas isn’t virulently anti-gay and anti-Trans.

Discrimination anywhere is unacceptable and intolerant and so good on the NBA and the NFL for standing up for trans rights.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

It's Snarkurday!

Someone named Jason Derulo, a singer, apparently—thanks Google—has accused American Airlines of racial discrimination over a disagreement on baggage fees. And it must be true because Jason scooted over to bastion of journalistic integrity, The New York Times People magazine to spill the tea.

When Jason and his party of eight arrived at Miami International Airport at 4:15 for a 5PM flight to Los Angeles—which is cutting it very close you know—they had a total of 19 bags. And since they had just 45 minutes to make their flight, a Derulo flunky stayed behind to check the bags while everyone else scurried to the gate.

Now, Derulo says he flies AA because he has a Concierge Key that allows him to check three bags without getting hit with a fee and since he was traveling with eight people then all 19 bags should have been no charge ... right?

Not that day Satan. The straggler who stayed behind called Jason—who was on the plane and pulling away from the gate—to say the total for checking all 19 bags was $4,000 and that’s when Jason went off.

Derulo demanded the pilot let him off the plane and, miraculously, the pilot did! But, as Jason and his band of crybabies exited, Derulo says the pilot cussed them out, and they were met on the tarmac by fifteen police officers and another AA employee who also cursed them out.

But all that changed when Jason played the Don’t you know who I am? card ... and then took this mess to Instagram:
“As you can imagine, I’m surrounded by 15 police officers, I’m not going to curse back because I know what’s going to happen. So I pick up my phone, and I go live on my Instagram ... and I start to hear whispers happening, and as soon as they find out who I am, everything changes. Every single person becomes somebody else, and all of a sudden, we’re not in trouble anymore.”
No charges were filed and Jason, his group and their bags got on a later flight. But Jason says it’s not over. He says he would have ended up in handcuffs if he wasn’t the Jason Derulo and so he went back to Instagram:
“@americanair I spent millions on your airline throughout the past ten years between myself and my entire staff but have still experienced racial discrimination today at miami airport!!! Called 15 police officers on me as if I'm a criminal! It's not ok that when you find out who I am the gears change! Fuck that!! I want answers #conciergekey #conciergekeymember #thecaptainneedstoshowrespecttoo cause he could #cashmeoutsidehowboutdat #notypo #ifiwasanyoneelseiwouldhavebeenarrested”
Of course, the police tell a different story: an AA employee claims Jason and his group smelled like weed and got aggressive when they checked in, and then got pissy about the baggage fees and demanded to be let off the plane. But, when a passenger gets off a plane, they have to show their ID so the flight staff can take them off of the manifesto, and Jason and his group refused to show their IDs—Don’t you know who I am—and that’s where it got ugly.

See, he was acting like a dick on weed who cried about a baggage fee and then demanded to get off the plane and then refused to show his ID and then cried to People F**king Magazine about it.

Hey Jason, maybe you get to the airport early enough to check your bags and then, when you’re told how $$$ it’ll be, you don’t get on the flight. But don’t scream like a little bitch because you had to cough up some coins and then demand that the plane be stopped and act the bitch on the tarmac.

Grow the eff up. In a few years you’ll be working at baggage claim in Miami because no one knows who you are!
Mere moments after breaking off her engagement to her billionaire boyfriend, James Packer, Mimi got a new love ... one of her backup dancers.

Billionaire to backup dancer must be quite the come down, which may explain why Mariah Carey and her boy-toy spent an intimate Valentine’s Day together, and then shared it on social media.

The two of them, in a hot tub, with both makeup and hair teams, retouchers, costumers, lighting people, acting coaches to tell Mimi how to appear happy, and, of course, the accountant, there to write a check for the boyfriend.

Isn’t it romantic?
Did you know that Kelly Ripa hasn’t spoken to her former “Live” co-host Regis Philbin since the day he left the show six years ago? Did you care?

Anyway, Philbin is now saying that Ripa won’t speak to him because she was “very offended” when he left. Offended? I mean, her salary probably doubled and her name came first on the billing so ... offended? I doubt it. Philbin, though, is saying:
“She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older and it was not right for me anymore.”
Then Philbin says he doesn’t speak to Kelly and gives us the nugget of why he’s spilling the tea right now ...
“Never once did they ask me to go back [on the show].”
And there it is; he hasn’t been asked back and so now he’s playing the She-Won’t-Talk-to-Me card in the hopes of her asking him to come back because, well, Regis Philbin likes to be on TV but when he gave it up, there were no new offers.

Sit down, Reege, and pipe down, too.
Nick Cannon has hosted America’s Got Talent for eight years, but recently announced in a long-assed Facebook rant that he’s done with the show. And he says it’s because NBC wanted to censor a joke he told in a Showtime comedy special about how he feels like he lost his black card once he started hosting AGT

NBC execs didn’t like that joke and felt like Cannon was hurting their brand, er wallets, and asked him to cut it; Nick put on that Norma Desmond turban and said, “Oh hell no” and quit the AGT gig.

Here’s the, um, for lack of a better word, “joke,” that caused Nick to quit:
“I honestly believe, once I started doing America’s Got Talent, they took my real n—r card. They did! Because then like these type of people started showing up to my shows”—Cannon then points to three older white people in the front row—“I can’t do the real n—r stuff no more, because then they’ll put me on TMZ.”
But that wasn’t the only joke he made:
“That’s what NBC is gonna stand for tonight: ‘N—rs Better Come on, cuz N—rs Be Cussin’, so N—rs Be Careful ... ‘cuz y’all see me on the show. I mean sometimes I wish I could say the stuff that I want to say. … But I can’t say that. I can’t talk like that ‘cuz that would mess up the white money. It will.”
And since Nick has a contract with NBC that states that he can’t talk about the network without approval, he has opted to play the I Quit card instead of the I Got Fired card for talking about my bosses and telling jokes that are not funny.

Seriously, had the jokes landed he might have still had the job, but unfunny gets you axed.
While walking the Red Carpet at the Grammys in a seriously hideous dress, Katy Perry created an internet firestorm because of something she said ... about Britney! Twice ... two times ... Katy joked about Britney Spears’ head-shaving mental breakdown moment from 2007.

The first occurred when ET asked Katy about her new-ish hair and she said:
“The only thing left to do is shave my head, which I’m really saving for a public breakdown. I’m down for that.”
And later, when asked by TV pipsqueak Ryan Seacrest about why she hasn’t been seen in a while, oops, she said it again:
“Yeah, that’s called taking care of your mental health…[it went] fantastic! And I haven’t shaved my head yet.
To be fair, Katy didn’t mention BritBrit by name, but c’mon, we all know who she meant. And some of the more rabid Cheetos-eating Spears fans didn’t think it was very funny of Katy and they let her know it on Twitter by creating the hateful ... I kid, it’s funny ... hashtag:

#KatyPerryIsOverParty.

Now, Britney’s fans might have been pissed, but Britney herself wasn’t saying a word, maybe because she’s crazy as a loon and doesn’t remember her head shaving moment.

Just saying ...

Cue ... #BobIsOverParty

But then .... Britney heard about it ... I’m thinking someone told her about it          very         slowly        so     she’d         understand        and Britney came back like this ... with a Bible verse no less ...  on Instagram and  Twitter:
“Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart ...  Luke 6:45”
But here’s the deal; the full verse, and Katy, whose parents are ultra-religious, should know, is much more harsh:
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Wow. Now I’m waiting to see what Katy does ... maybe dance around town with a boa constrictor who will choke her to death ... or maybe marry a backup dancer-turned-bloated-loser and pop out two Katylets ... or marry some random dude for half a day?

I do so love a feud, and maybe Ryan Murphy, once his Bette David Joan Crawford Feud airs, will turn next season toward Brit and Katy?

He can call it Dumb and Dumber.
It looks as though Ben Affleck’s stand alone Batman movie is going to be a bigger mess than his Batman v Superman mess. I mean, seriously, he was woefully miscast as Batman, unless Batman was meant to be a muttering, mumbling, pretend to be gruff wannabe.

When The Batman was first announced, Warner Bros. said Affleck would write and direct and star in the film, but that lasted a second. Soon, Affleck gave up the director’s chair to Matt Reeves and now comes word that he doesn’t even wanna be Batman any more.

The rumor comes from John Campea, host of Collider Movie Talk, and he says he’s heard from sources—perhaps Lohan trying to get a Batgirl franchise going—that after being Batman in Batman v. Superman, Affleck wants to hang up his cape.

Now, he’ll write and produce it but he won’t wear the tights or the fake muscle suit any longer. And is that such a bad thing? I mean, he took Batman from the brilliant darkness of Christian Bale and turned it back into a cartoon.

He’s got to be stopped.
Halle Berry sucks at picking men, clearly.

She’s been married three times, and all three were messy; even the men she didn’t marry became extras in her hubby troubles. But maybe, maybe, Halle has learned her lesson?

During a Q&A at the 2017 City Summit and Gala, Halle admitted she knows her three marriages have been more of a bomb than Catwoman ... and that was a nuclear bomb, y’all:
“I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved. [As] women, we go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse. ... But we go in there with that hope, so when it falls apart it feels like a huge failure and a huge disappointment.”
Halle then says she’s learned a lot from all those horrific relationships which means it took her three marriages and countless relationships to learn the lesson to ... LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.

Got it now, Halle?
It’s hard to break-up with someone and then see them out dating someone else, but it’s harder when you’re Justin Bieber and you have the emotional range of a toddler in dirty Pampers.

See, shortly after Justin found out that his ex Selena Gomez was dating-schtupping-photo-op’ing The Weeknd, Justin puffed out his little chest and called The Weeknd’s music “wack” and now, a month later, he’s still crying.

We know that Justin Bieber didn’t go to the Grammys—because he says they don’t honor talent—so what did he do on Sunday? He trolled The Weeknd on Instagram Live by driving around with a friend who asks him, live, what his favorite song is ...and Bieber says it’s The Weeknd’s Starboy.

Then the two fools laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh ...

Oooh, burn! Like I said, the emotional range of a toddler in dirty Pampers.
Matt Damon’s latest movie, The Wall—and it has nothing to do with hair Furor—has taught the actor a lot about buns, man buns. In the film, Damon plays a European mercenary warrior who is imprisoned at the Great Wall, but it’s his hair, his extensions, that are getting the attention today.

Damon says it took nearly a day to install his weave:
“I mean they put 700 extensions in, it took 12 hours, and then I had to try and keep them in. By the time they cut them out, it was like a rat’s nest. I took a picture of it. I think there was stuff living in there.”
What the what? If Damon had to sit in a chair getting his wee extensions for man bun in this film, Beyoncé must spend years in the chair getting her hair did.

Just sayin’.

Friday, February 17, 2017

America Under Siege: Hair Furor Is A Delusional, Narcissistic, Ill-Equipped To Lead, Lying Mess ... And He Proved That AGAIN Yesterday

Yesterday Hair Furor gave one of his first press conferences where he didn’t take questions only from Fox News or Breitbart and, as CNN’s Jake Tapper called it moments after it was over, _____ was “unhinged” and “wild.”

And, in case you don’t believe that here are nine quotes that seem to back Tapper’ up ...
1) QUESTION: I just want to get you to clarify this very important point. Can you say definitively that nobody on your campaign had any contacts with the Russians during the campaign? And on the leaks, is it fake news or are these real leaks?
HAIR FUROR:  Well, the leaks are real. You’re the one that wrote about them and reported them; I mean, the leaks are real. You know what they said, you saw it, and the leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake. So one thing that I felt it was very important to do — and I hope we can correct it. Because there’s nobody I have more respect for — well, maybe a little bit but the reporters, good reporters.
2) After reporter April Ryan asked _____ about the Congressional Black Caucus, the President-For-Now ­asked her if she could set up a meeting with them ... oh, but he did ...
RYAN: When you say the inner cities, are you going — are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President? In your conversations with your -- your urban agenda, your inner city agenda, as well as --
HAIR FUROR: Am I going to include who?
RYAN: Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional --
HAIR FUROR: Well, I would. I tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting?
RYAN: No, no, no. I’m not —-
HAIR FUROR: Are they friends of yours?
RYAN: I'm just a reporter.
HAIR FUROR: Well, then set up the meeting.
RYAN: I know some of them, but I'm sure they're watching right now.
HAIR FUROR: Let's go set up a meeting. I would love to meet with the Black Caucus. I think it's great, the Congressional Black Caucus. I think it's great.
3) ____ then used a question about “fake news” as an opportunity to criticize CNN’s ratings, saying he no longer watches the network because of its “anger and hatred.” At one point, CNN’s Jim Acosta began trying to ask a question before _____ told his employer to be “straight.”
HAIR FUROR: I mean, I watch CNN, it’s so much anger and hatred, and just the hatred. I don’t watch it anymore because it’s not very good. ... I think it should be straight. I think it should be — I think it would be frankly more interesting. I know how good everybody’s ratings are right now, but I think that actually — I think that’d actually be better. I don’t watch it anymore because it’s very good — he’s saying no. It’s OK, Jim. It’s OK, Jim, you’ll have your chance. But I watch others too. You’re not the only one so don’t feel badly. But I think it should be straight. I think it should be — I think it would be frankly more interesting
4) At another point _____ explained why he wouldn’t explain whether he will retaliate against reports of Russian provocation.
HAIR FUROR: I'm not going to tell you anything about what I’m going to do. I'm not going to talk about military stuff. I will not say, “We are going to attack Mosul in four months. We are going to attack in one month. Next week, we are going to attack Mosul. In the meantime, Mosul is very, very difficult — you know why? I don't talk about military and certain other things. You were going to be surprised to hear that, by the way, my whole campaign I said that. I don't have to tell you.
5) _____ was asked if, by attacking “fake news”, he was undermining the press, and he rambled this ...
REPORTER: When you call it "fake news," you're undermining confidence in our news media ...
HAIR FUROR: No, no. I do that. Here's the thing. OK. I understand what you're -- and you're right about that, accept this. See, I know when I should get good and when I should get bad. And sometimes I'll say, "Wow, that's going to be a great story." And I'll get killed ... But I know what's good. I know what's bad. And when they change it and make it really bad, something that should be positive -- sometimes something that should be very positive, they'll make OK. They'll even make it negative. So I understand it. So, because I'm there. I know what was said. I know who's saying it. I'm there. So it's very important to me. Look, I want to see an honest press. When I started off today by saying that it's so important to the public to get an honest press. The press -- the public doesn't believe you people anymore. Now, maybe I had something to do with that. I don't know. But they don't believe you. If you were straight and really told it like it is, as Howard Cosell used to say, right?
6) At another point, _____ said the press would misrepresent the press conference; he said that he was not “ranting and raving,” but that the media coverage would say he had.
HAIR FUROR: I won with news conferences and probably speeches. I certainly didn't win by people listening to you people. That's for sure. But I'm having a good time. Tomorrow, they will say, "Donald _____ rants and raves at the press." I'm not ranting and raving. I'm just telling you. You know, you're dishonest people. But -- but I'm not ranting and raving. I love this. I'm having a good time doing it. But tomorrow, the headlines are going to be, "Donald _____ rants and raves." I'm not ranting and raving.
7) When _____ was asked if “there was anything” he could reveal to convince the media and public that the leaks over Russia and Flynn were “fake news” he spoke about a Rasmussen poll showing his approval rating over 50%, then switched to the dangers of uranium and how Hillary Clinton had a “stupid plastic button” as part of her Russian reset.
HAIR FUROR: By the way, it would be great if we could get along with Russia. Just so you understand that. Tomorrow, you will say "Donald _____ wants to get along with Russia; this is terrible." It is not terrible. It is good. We had Hillary Clinton try to do a reset. We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20% of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things. But nobody talks about that. I did not do anything for Russia. I've done nothing for Russia. Hillary Clinton gave them 20% of our uranium. Hillary Clinton did a reset, remember with the stupid plastic button that made us all look like a bunch of jerks?
8) Later, _____ was asked if Vladimir Putin was “testing” him with military provocations and his response included a warning about how nuclear war “would be like no other:”
HAIR FUROR: I can tell you one thing about a briefing that we're allowed to say because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it: Nuclear holocaust would be like no other. They're a very powerful nuclear country, and so are we. If Russia and the United States actually got together and got along -- and don't forget, we're a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. There's no upside. We're a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. I have been briefed. And I can tell you one thing about a briefing that we're allowed to say because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it, nuclear holocaust would be like no other. They're a very powerful nuclear country and so are we. If we have a good relationship with Russia, believe me, that's a good thing, not a bad thing.
9) In one of his most relaxed moments, _____ ruminated on a career he decided not to pursue: “I'd be a pretty good reporter ... not as good as you.”
Seriously. That is what he said, and that is how he said it. I mean, I thought the Mama Grizzly Bore™ was an expert at a word salad but Hair Furor really upped the ante.
Gibberish. Ignorant, ill-informed, ranting, raving lunacy.

Then there’s this ... Hair Furor needs to replace lying National Security Adviser Michael Flynn soon, but it might be a little hard to do since the first person he offered the job to turned him down.

Yup. It appeared that the White House was trying to get former Navy SEAL Robert Harward to take the job but according to reports Harward turned _____ down because he is “conflicted between the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality [of the _____ administration]” and is ALLEGEDLY concerned that he can’t install his own staff in the agency, and that former Fox News contributor KT McFarland will stay on as Deputy NSA.  Harward refused to keep McFarland as his deputy, and so he declined to serve as Flynn’s replacement.

Ouch.

Also, during yesterday’s press fiasco, Hair Furor appeared to outright lie about a meeting with Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings. He claimed to have had a planned meeting with Cummings set up but that Cummings canceled it:
“I was all set to have that meeting. We called him and called him. I spoke to him on the phone and he wanted it. ... [Cummings] was all excited and then he said, ‘Oh, I can’t move it. It might be bad for me politically. I can’t have that meeting.’”
Then Hair Furor added:
“He was probably told by Schumer – or some other lightweight – ‘don’t meet with Trump, it’s bad politics.' That’s part of the problem in this country.”
But, here is Rep. Cummings response to Trump’s fabrication on his office's website ...
“I have no idea why President _____ would make up a story about me like he did today.  Of course, Senator Schumer never told me to skip a meeting with the President. I was actually looking forward to meeting with the President about the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs.  ....  I also sincerely have no idea why the President made this claim in response to an unrelated question about the Congressional Black Caucus.  I am sure members of the CBC can answer these questions for themselves.”
So, who to believe, the ranting raving word salad tosser or ... I’m kidding, _____ is delusional.

And then came this ... Six White House staffers have been kicked out of the _____ administration because they failed an FBI background check. One of the staffers kicked out was _____’s director of scheduling Caroline Wiles, the daughter of _____’s Florida campaign manager, but she’ll be given a new job in the Treasury department.

Background check willing, I imagine.

Now, the White House is not commenting on this latest bit of lunacy for an already scandal-plagued administration, but it does come on the heels of a new Pew Research poll putting Hair Furor’s approval ratings at 39% ...the lowest in modern history for a US president at this point in his tenure.

And lastly, this is what stuck out to me the most about what he said yesterday; and given that he spouted lunacy and nonsense that’s saying a lot, but he said:
“To be honest, I inherited a mess. It’s a mess. At home, and abroad. A mess.”
Among the reasons _____ listed for this “mess” are the jobs pouring “out of the country”—perhaps to places where factories make _____ products—and because there are very “low pay, low wages,” and there is “mass instability overseas.”

But, yeah, that’s a lie, as we all know that President Obama handed Hair Furor a very healthy economy.

Now, to be fair, it is true that manufacturing jobs were disappearing when Obama took office because of the recession he inherited, but after they reached their low point in February of 2010, there was steady growth thereafter.  But that’s just manufacturing jobs, though, because there has been enormous job growth in the private sector, with wages rising steadily after falling during the recession that Obama inherited from W.

Not so much of a mess, eh, Hair Furor? And that’s in stark comparison to W’s administration, which saw steady job loss throughout the entire 8 years, with an even sharper decline after the recession hit.

Also ... unemployment steadily declined under Obama ... the GDP steadily rose under Obama ... the Federal Deficit significantly recovered after the recession.

So, again, I know you’re not surprised, but President-For-Now ­_____ is lying ... and lying ... and is completely unqualified for this job.

And he’s just four weeks into it.

Resist. We have to stop this lunatic and all those who are goose-stepping along behind him, and in front of him.
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Trevor NoahThe Daily Show host, on that idiotic photo of Ivanka ____ sitting at the desk in the Oval Office, flanked by Daddy and Justin Trudeau:

“Oh, I’m sorry, that photo shows the importance of women having a seat at the table? Your dad let you sit at his desk! That’s not a woman in power, it’s take your daughter to work day. No I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s a lovely Instagram photo. I think she used the ‘nepotism’ filter, #WokeUpLikeThisWithARichDad. [But] what makes this really annoying is 3 million more Americans wanted a woman sitting behind that desk full-time, not just for the photo op.”

But that’s all that family is, photo ops and self-promotion.
I’d always thought Ivanka was smarter than that ... I was wrong. 
Al Franken, Democratic Senator from Minnesota, on what some in the GOP are saying about _____:

“Well, there’s a range in what they’ll say, and some will say that he’s not right mentally. And some are harsher ... No, no. That’s not fair. That was cheap. There are some who I guess don’t talk to me [but] I haven’t heard a lot of good things, and I’ve heard great concern about the president’s temperament.” 

Um, yeah, he’s a lunatic who hasn’t got the mental stability of a toddler.
Bryan Odell, aka BryanStars a YouTube personality, coming out as gay:

“I’ve been on YouTube for 8 years now, but this is probably the most personal video I’ll ever make. I’ve wanted to make it many times ... So, hello, my name is Bryan and I’m gay…I have not been able to say those words ever in my entire life to anybody. ... I was actually called fag a lot when I was younger, and I went to church a lot as well. And at my church they preached and taught that you go to hell if you’re gay and it was basically worse than any other crime…I grew up thinking that being different was a really really bad thing…certainly that being gay was a terrible thing…I’d say that one of the most amazing things about the past 10 years of my life is watching the world change so much. I’ve seen a president that says it’s a beautiful thing to be gay.”

It’s not a beautiful thing to be gay, it’s a beautiful thing to be your true self, and not get trapped in the hatred of the church and some backwards thinking morons.
Carlos Santana, on Adele’s sweep of the Grammys:

“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing. She doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that’s it, and this is why she wins. With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modeling kind of music — music to model a dress — she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.”

Who knew Santana and I were thinking the exact same thing?
Trevor Noah, again, on those photos of Ivanka ____ staring longingly at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

“Can you zoom into her eyes? Look at that. You can feel it. Damn. She looks like she’s ready to risk it all. She looks like she’s considering dressing up as a Syrian refugee just so Canada will take her in, like, ‘Let me in, Justin!’ And I get it, because Ivanka is an attractive, vibrant young woman, and ever since her dad became president, have you seen the troll men she has to hang out with? Look at these guys! ... Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying these guys are ugly, but they’re definitely alt-handsome.”

Alt-handsome! Perfection. And, if you’ve seen the pictures you can see that Ivanka is thinking she’s like to be Missus prime Minister of Canada instead of daughter of US President-For-Now.