Joyeux Mardi Gras Au Roi Charles!

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145 Comments on “Joyeux Mardi Gras Au Roi Charles!”

  1. Octopus says:

    Goddammit. Out of Cheetos, and no money. Goddammit.

  2. Octopus says:

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/27/ive-decided-break-bill-kristol/

    Pssst! Hey, Chunky — you should reach out to Bill Kristol on Twitter. You and he have a lot in common, all of a sudden. 😆

  3. Pakimon says:

    To counter the horror of that bloated, flabby, ponytailed mug floating down the street, I give you something more pleasing to the eyes. 😀

    • Octopus says:

      I do, too. Just to use the Storm Pooper, but also to counter-sign the “Resist The Trumpire” nerd.

      Actually, I just want to get drunk and stumble around in New Orleans for a day or two. Throw some beads at some boobs.

  4. rightymouse says:

    You first, Gussy!! Oh. And get a JOB!

  5. Arachne says:

    Someone clue Dumbfuck the Magnificent that TRUMP did not order the raid in Yemen. This was an operation that was planned to go under the OBAMA administration, got it? They needed a NEW moon to do it, and there was no NEW moon until after Trump took office. Trump was probably not even aware of it since his cabinet wasn’t in place yet.

    So shut the fuck up Fatso. Once again you’re fact deficient.

    • rightymouse says:

      Fatso is busy right now trying to make money off of Chez’s death.

      • Arachne says:

        I almost feel sorry for the shitstorm of emails Bob the dirtbag is going to be besieged with as Fatso tries to become his new sidekick. .

  6. rightymouse says:

    Hey! Gussy! Is it true that when you smoke Ganja it gives you the munchies and causes paranoia? Would explain your late night dumpster diving and creepy, paranoid tweets.

  7. I mentally hear a sad trombone every time I read a Gus tweet.

  8. Octopus says:

    Perhaps a way to deal with Fake News shills? Also, a Great American Moment In History. 🙂

    • Bunk X says:

      Somewhat related. Just read Chris Kyle‘s book “American Sniper” and I highly recommend it. I haven’t seen the movie, but his interview with Bill O’Reiliy is amusing, especially about punching out Jesse Ventura during a wake for one of Kyle’s fellow SEALS.

      • Bunk X says:

        …and Kyle was close to punching out O’Reilly as well, according to friends who read his face.

        • Octopus says:

          Great book and movie! Tragic story in the end, but Kyle is a true American hero. Even if a few of the details in his book were slightly at odds with facts others recalled.

          I wish somebody would punch O’Reilly, tbh. Just one good shot, to knock some of the oily smarm off him. 😉

  9. Octopus says:

    Projection Is Your Friend.

    Your only friend, it appears.

  10. rightymouse says:

    President Trump OWNED tonight! 😆

  11. ISpeakJive says:

  12. rightymouse says:

    Ted Cruz is being fabulous and supportive tonight.

  13. rightymouse says:

    Now watching Hannity. And am laughing at Fatso’s reaction to President Trump’s speech.

  14. Octopus says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/rachel-dolezal-not-going-stoop-apologise-grovel

    Excerpt:

    Today Dolezal is jobless, and feeding her family with food stamps. A friend helped her pay this month’s rent; next month she expects to be homeless. She has applied for more than 100 jobs, but no one will hire her, not even to stack supermarket shelves. She applied for a position at the university where she used to teach, and says she was interviewed by former colleagues who pretended to have no recollection of having met her. The only work she has been offered is reality TV, and porn. She has changed her name on all her legal documents, but is still recognised wherever she goes. People point at her and laugh.

    Which all leads me to ask:


    Have you seen me lately?

    Yeah, he’s still out there, appropriatin’ and shit. 😆

    https://twitter.com/shaunking

    • kingkuffa says:

      Saw this vid a month or so back (which led me to being a fan of TreeOfLogic). Had no idea he was THAT big of a piece of shit.

      • Octopus says:

        That is a gem of NonFakeNews reporting. 😆

        I had read the debunking of King on Breitbart, but this video really puts a bow on it. A Malcolm X-style bowtie.

  15. Octopus says:

    Speaking of trans-black folks. watch as evolution turns human from mellow black fella to angry white male. Hey, evolution was stressful.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/time-lapse-evolving-human-faces-yale-press-science-2015-11

  16. Octopus says:

    Cause for Celebration: It’s March 1, 2017, and Shrillary McLamptosser is not president, and never will be. YAY!!

  17. Octopus says:

    Trump recognizes this woman while praising her husband’s sacrifice, and the Left decided it was “Orange Hitler propagandizing with a still-warm corpse that was his fault.” You see, the Left is completely deranged now, with no holds barred. Totally unable to function rationally.

    God bless and keep this woman and her family, btw.

    • rightymouse says:

      OMG. She can’t be serious!

      • Octopus says:

        Given her health issues, she’ll be lucky if she’s still alive and ambulatory by then. On the other hand…bitter resolve and hunger for power! Who knows? I’m not taking anything for granted, for the rest of my life.

    • kbdabear says:

      From the article; After weeks of lying low and licking her wounds, Hillary is described by friends as “reenergized.” She’s attended four Broadway shows, including the revival of Sunset Boulevard, where the audience gave her a standing ovation.

      “Alright Mr Soros, I’m ready for my close up!”

      • Octopus says:

        So scary! When I think of Shrillary coming down those stairs,I mean. Probably falling the last few,with a profane screech.

  18. Minnow-redux says:

    I wonder whether Hilliary has taken a shower since the election…….

  19. Octopus says:

    The media are telling you how “presidential” Trump was, but read the transcript of his speech. It’s a horrifying roadmap to fascism.
    4 hours ago
    Not going to watch any TV news today. I can’t stand this disgusting unison compulsion to praise Trump. Sometimes the media make me sick.
    4 hours ago

    😆 😆 😆 😆

    The Peeve is going to kill our big fat boy.

  20. Octopus says:

    Only in Bizarro World, where you live. The Real World was touched and reached out to support the grieving widow, whose husband made the ultimate sacrifice. You wouldn’t sacrifice one stale Cheeto for this country, you disgusting pile of greasy flab.

    • Octopus says:

      Speaking of grotesque, cynical and disgusting exploitation of dead people, if you click on the link tweeted out by Fatass here you are directed to a one-line expression of sympathy for Chez’s family, BUT FIRST, you have to face and click past the ever-present begging bowl that greets every visitor to LGF Failblog. Nice gesture, McDumbth. Such sincerity and caring. I shed a single tear.

    • Arachne says:

      Really? She seemed to WANT to be there, you pontificating pig. He HONORED her husband. Tell me, was Bush exploiting Todd Beamer’s wife in the State of the Union after 9/11? No. The man was a hero. Look you YOUR President and his wife brought. The mothers of thugs. Trump asked her if she’d like to attend, and she said yes. I’m sure he told her ahead of time that he would introduce her and comment on her husband’s service.

      Oh indeed….cynical. I’m sure it would have been much more appropriate to Trump to attend his coffin’s arrival with lots of fanfare, a podium and a lie whispered into the ear of his survivors.

      And frankly, I sympathize greatly with his Ryan’s dad, but I’m seeing real potential to his becoming the next Cindy Sheehan.

      And excuse me – you don’t “risk” repeating yourself, asshat. It’s the sine qua non of your Twitter feed.

    • Bunk X says:

      • Octopus says:

        From an MSNBC story about Unicorn Messiah’s 2014 State O’ Teh Union Address:

        The entire room joined in a long and emotional cheer for Cory Remsburg, an Army Ranger who was wounded in Afghanistan on his tenth deployment. Then the tougher ones: If you’re a Republican, do you stand up when Obama talks about women’s equality or sit down to protest an ongoing feud with Democrats over the “War on Women?” And sometimes the wording can throw you for a loop: after Obama said that “too many [Americans] still aren’t working at all” there was an awkward smattering of claps as members tried to figure out if it sounded like they were cheering the unemployed or unemployment.

        Hmm…this is awkward, eh, Fatass?

  21. Arachne says:

    The more I see it, the more I am convinced Fatso is paying for retweets and likes.

  22. Arachne says:

    Since I can’t see it, I want to ask – just HOW many tweets is Johnson up to at this point? I know he’s got over 30K followers because he’s the only one I’ve ever seen on Twitter that feels the need to announce it.

    But frankly I’m still not convinced that at least 10K of them were purchased. He isn’t that great a commenter nor is he even a force would have people flocking to him.

    • rightymouse says:

      He’s up to 110K tweets.

      • Arachne says:

        Shows you the difference between having a job and not….
        I am almost at 10K tweets. I’m getting close to getting 1,000 followers, which for someone who is sporadic I don’t consider half bad.

        Of course, I usually follow everyone who follows me as a courtesy. I get a little annoyed at these “business” or non-person accounts that follow you just to get the follow back and then when you do, they unfollow you,

        Just like Twitter can notify you if someone follows you, they should also notify you if you have been UNfollowed.

  23. Octopus says:

    Maybe if you attempted to answer any of the simple, direct questions asked, the “stalking” would stop. If stalking means asking you to clarify an outlandishly absurd charge like this one, I mean.

  24. Minnow-redux says:

    Hey Charles, wasn’t the speech by OUR PRESIDENT last night wonderful!!???

    Oh, and if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, would you kindly take your sorry un-educated fat ass outside and go fuck yourself!??

    Thanks babe.

  25. Octopus says:

    “I wish people would stop making fun of fat people — they have enough shit on their plates!”

    Truer words, eh, Chunky?

    Also…whatever happened to your bike? You should write a piece about that for your blog. It would get more views than anything you’ve done since 2009. Make it funny, perhaps a bit wistful. If you need some jokes and/or photos, we’ve kept a bunch of them in your file. 🙂

    Cycle of Violence
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    10/30/04 6:52:24 pm • Views: 622

    I’m riding less miles per week as the election approaches, but today I got in a 42 mile ride down the South Bay bike path into Palos Verdes. We climbed around the PV Country Club, then took the quick descent on PV Drive South (top speed: 41 mph) and back home along the mostly-deserted bike path at a medium-hard pace (20-25 mph the whole way) that gave my lizardoid cardio-vascular system a good workout.
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  26. Arachne says:

    And lest we forget a sad day five years ago, when we lost Andy Breitbart. Mentioned all over the internet yesterday and today and Mark Levin replayed a GREAT interview he had with Andy at the time his book came out. His BEST SELLING book. In five years, his website has expanded to multiple bureaus, and his former editor in chief is now Special Advisor to the President of the United States. His website is now estimated to be worth $868 MILLION and has press credentials. His Twitter account has not be used in five years and he stil has 86,000 followers

    Meanwhile, your site is worth maybe $43,000 (you fudge your stats so they are no doubt basing it on your erroneous data), you have 1/3 his followers and tweet nonstop, and no one will say shit about you when you go, much less five years later. Even THIS site will shut down.

    • Bunk X says:

      This site will transform into THE place to go for Yorkshire pudding recipe advice.

    • gizbot7 says:

      SNAP! So true. And that’s going to leave quite the ego mark when he reads it here later. Watched Andrews war on the media speech earlier today and unlike Chuckles Andrew was prolific – I mean dang!

    • Pakimon says:

      We’ll still have Gus to kick around when Chunkles goes.

      There’s also the “penis penis penis lol” niche.

      This site will never shut down. 😆

  27. Minnow-redux says:

    Pretty funny how many Democraps and a handful of idiot Repubs still have their panties in a wad over Trump being President. Lugosi calling for Sessions resignation (for no reason) and then the handful of dependably self-centered grandstanding Republicans chimed in (Graham, Rubio and others) to get their faces on TV.

    How can people be so stupid?

    How does the Democrat party ever hope to reconnect with the unwashed masses acting like five year old children stomping around having a never-ending tantrum? The public is growing very weary of this bullshit and the longer it keeps happening, the stronger Trump will get.

    And, as for the Republican douchebags? I think they might be in for a surprise come next election cycle.

    This nonsense is very tiresome.

    (oh yeah, I almost forgot…. fuck you Charles.)

    • Arachne says:

      Dear GOP – all you need for the 2018 Congressional and Senate races is images of the Democrats failing to applaud key moments in the Trump speech.

      And the disgraceful way many didn’t stand and applaud the Gold Star Widow.

      We don’t need a veto-proof majority but we may get one. AND a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. 80% of the country approved of Trump’s speech.

      So what is the first thing Democrats do? Call for the resignation of the first REAL Attorney General we’ve had in 8 years.

      • Minnow-redux says:

        The arrogance of Pelosi (among others) is incredible. That woman needs someone to give her a reality check.

    • Arachne says:

      They can’t. They operate in the reality that the Lamestream Media paints for them, not realizing that they are telling them what they want to hear. Oscars had lower ratings, and my guess is the box office this year is going to be abysmal. I think the animated movies and Disney movies will do fine.

      Also keep an eye on TV shows and see if the viewership for snotty-ass personalities goes to the toilet. HBO will keep Bill Maher for sure, but the ratings for the Johnny Carson style shows are in the toilet. Carson was a genius. He made fun of everyone. As did Leno. The Letterman replacement was a big “eff you” to Middle America by CBS, because somehow they think the coasts watch those shows. No, man, they don’t.

      Oh and how about the Obamas getting $60 million for book deals? Democrats will buy the books, but there’s no way the publishing house is going to make money.

  28. rightymouse says:

    Fatso, here’s some advice. Don’t troll Coulter. You’ll lose. Every time.

  29. rightymouse says:

    Darlin’, Hillary has perjured herself over and over again. “What difference, at this point, does it make”??

  30. Bunk X says:

  31. Octopus says:

    Since the insanity is all in your own head, echoed by the deranged Left, that’s just not going to happen. You could, however, make your own golden showers video with a few of the pee-filled Dew bottles lying around the bunker. That would get more views than any of your blog posts since 2009. Btw, how’s that elegy to your bike going? I was serious about that. It would be a big hit. Use your photographic skills, too — perhaps a somber look at how old Rusty D’Railleur looks today? You take great pics of rusty things.

    • Pakimon says:

      Chunkles’ obsession with “floor pooping” and “golden showers” is getting kind of creepy.

    • Pakimon says:

      More than “kind of” creepy. I’m talking really creepy.

      “The world”?

      I think Chunkles actually means himself. He’s probably groping around under his pannus in anticipation already.

      Unfortunately for him, the whole story is complete made up bullshit so he’ll either have to go to PornHub or play Big Blue Balls yet again… 😆

      • Bunk X says:

        I think it was Savage who said he’d like to throw a stick through the spokes. Charles reported it as a death threat.

  32. Octopus says:

    Speaking of photo essays, I would be remiss in not helping to popularize the great cause of cancer research along with the heartbreaking phenomenon of whales beaching themselves. Give generously.

  33. ISpeakJive says:

    • Octopus says:

      For the record, I’ve seen a lot of little boys cry in very similar situations, getting hit by a ball of various sizes, densities and velocities, not to mention pucks. Kids need to feel the sensation, if they’re going to mix it up in any kind of sport. Sometimes it stings a bit. Occasionally, it hurts a lot. Like the time I caught a slapshot from a big goon off my shin, when my shinpad had been misplaced by a check moments before. I limped for a few days, and I can still feel the bump on my shinbone. And I’m proud of it, even though I don’t stop other people on the street and make them feel it. Maybe when I’m a bit older. 😉

      • poteen2 says:

        For the record, kid can’t catch. Gonna be a linebacker.

        • Octopus says:

          Nothing wrong with cheerleading. I’ve seen several who parlayed that talent into wonderful careers in home economics and other fruitful ventures. Why get tackled or clotheslined in the pursuit of domestic goddesshood?

  34. rightymouse says:

    President Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope accepted and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the Pontiff’s hat off, right into the water.
    It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.
    The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying “Never mind, boys, I’ll get it.”
    The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed into the yacht, and handed the Pope his hat.
    The crew was speechless. The security team and the Pope’s entourage were speechless.
    No one knew what to say, not even the Pope.
    But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC reported:

    “TRUMP CAN’T SWIM !”

    • TreBob says:

      lol That’s a good one.

      • Octopus says:

        If you substitute the name of Jesus for Trump, the story retains the same oomph. Not as topical, but still…the Christian-haters in the self-identified Liberal MSM would be just as satisfied with the reportage.

  35. Octopus says:

    The old guys have stories. I think the young ones are unable to hear most of them. That’s a pity.

    • Bunk X says:

      The missus’ Uncle Eddie was fun to talk with because of stories like that. He’d enlisted in the latter years of WWII, and because of his short wiry stature he was trained as a tail gunner, one of those guys who sat in a bubble underneath a bomber exposed to the world.
      One day an army sergeant showed up and told them that they were now in the infantry, equipped them with M14s, and Eddie was sent to the Ardennes during the mop up after the Battle of the Bulge.
      He and his buddies were standing around as sentries when they heard the unmistakable noise of an approaching Tiger tank coming up the road. It scared the crap out of them. Before they could move, the tank rounded the bend and surrendered to them. If that wasn’t enough, Germans began popping up from behind bushes all around them to surrender. He never had to fire a shot.

      • rightymouse says:

        Excellent story! 🙂

      • Octopus says:

        The German soldiers at the end of the war were surrendering to Americans like crazy, unless they were SS troops. The Germans knew the Americans wouldn’t kill them if they didn’t engage in combat right before surrendering — Americans who’d just seen their buddies killed were not inclined to take prisoners, though sometimes they did. Germans also knew that surrendering to Russians was asking for death.

        Contrast that with the Japanese, who basically never surrendered to anyone on the battlefield. You had to kill them. We obliged them.

        • rightymouse says:

          The Japanese were unhuman during the war. Dad and 2 of his sibs were in one of their camps in China. Everyone needs to read “The Rape of Nanking”. That said, their culture is nothing like that today, so I really thank Truman for that!

          • Octopus says:

            We rebuilt both Japan and Germany into industrial powerhouses after the war. Because we’re such a mean, imperialistic power.

            Reading “Hirohito’s War” now — it’s a huge piece of scholarship, covering both sides of the Pacific conflict in historic detail. It’s important to realize how recently Japan had emerged from samurai society, and how they were still the same warlike people, only with new toys and great ambitions to become THE Pacific power. Every atrocity they performed can be linked to Bushido philosophy, along with their unwillingness to ever surrender, and to prefer suicide over dishonorable defeat.

          • Octopus says:

            Japan is still a bit rape-y…

  36. rightymouse says:

    All you’re doing is making yourself look very, very stupid. Oh, and seditious.

    • Octopus says:

      Fatass talking about “rage-tweeting binges” is amusing projection. 😆

      I mean, that’s all he does, all day, every day. I’m not sure it’s healthy for his sanity. Oh, he’s not sane? Well, that explains a lot.

  37. Octopus says:

    No, that’s just you. America is doing just great, since Trump rolled into office. Go easy on the Sterno and ditchweed, and maybe spend the day fighting with the Bernie Bros today. Enjoy the fine weather! Going up to 69 degrees today in Denver. 🙂

    • rightymouse says:

      After a nasty snowstorm yesterday, it’s bright & sunny here today. 🙂
      Went though my first total white-out yesterday. Couldn’t see ANYTHING, including the road ahead. Was never so scared in my life. 😦

      • Octopus says:

        That is very scary. We had one a couple of years ago, where the snow was coming down so hard you couldn’t see like that, and it was so wet and thick it was clogging the wipers so the windshield couldn’t stay clear. You couldn’t see the road at all, unless you were right behind someone. I ended up following a semi off the highway to a surface road that was just visible enough to get home. Crazy.

      • Bunk X says:

        In the blizzard of ’78 the only car in the parking lot that could start up was my ’57 Chevy. (The only reason we had to go anywhere was that the keg was empty.) Turned on the heater and the windshield defrost and clouds of steam began blowing out the vents. I had to pull over because we had white-out conditions inside the car.

  38. rightymouse says:

    Fatso the Ham Hock is having a cow on Twitter over President Trump. Hey! Fatso! I hope he nails Schumer & Pelosi to the wall!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4280002/Now-Trump-goes-Pelosi-lying-Russia.html

    • Octopus says:

      Chunky will protect his Dhimmis from the Evil Trump! 😆

      Sadly, nobody will know, because nobody pays any attention to him. Except us, of course. We dig ya, baby. Your scene is the coolest!

  39. Octopus says:

    😆 😆 😆 😆

    Without giving proof?!! OMFG, that’s horrible. Why didn’t he present the PROOF, for God’s sake!

  40. Octopus says:

    Gus bringin’ teh funneh. 😐

  41. Octopus says:

    Awesome article, by the great VDH. Remember when he was a regular feature of LGF, Fatass? I know…”misled.” For 8 years, on every subject. Incroyable. 😆

    One of many examples:
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/31768_VDH-_The_End_of_Journalism

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    Presidential Payback For Media Hubris
    by Victor Davis Hanson
    via Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Donald Trump conducted a press conference recently as if he were a loud circus ringmaster whipping the media circus animals into shape. The establishment thought the performance was a window into an unhinged mind; half the country thought it was a long overdue media comeuppance.

    The media suffer the lowest approval numbers in nearly a half-century. In a recent Emerson College poll, 49 percent of American voters termed the Trump administration “truthful”; yet only 39 percent believed the same about the news media.

    Every president needs media audit. The role of journalists in a free society is to act as disinterested censors of government power—neither going on witch-hunts against political opponents nor deifying ideological fellow-travelers.

    Sadly, the contemporary mainstream media—the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN), the traditional blue-chip newspapers (Washington Post, New York Times), and the public affiliates (NPR, PBS)—have lost credibility. They are no more reliable critics of President Trump’s excesses than they were believable cheerleaders for Barack Obama’s policies.

    Trump may have a habit of exaggeration and gratuitous feuding that could cause problems with his presidency. But we would never quite know that from the media. In just his first month in office, reporters have already peddled dozens of fake news stories designed to discredit the President—to such a degree that little they now write or say can be taken at face value.

    No, Trump did not have any plans to invade Mexico, as Buzzfeed and the Associated Press alleged.

    No, Trump’s father did not run for Mayor of New York by peddling racist television ads, as reported by Sidney Blumenthal.

    No, there were not mass resignations at the State Department in protest of its new leaders, as was reported by the Washington Post.

    No, Trump’s attorney did not cut a deal with the Russians in Prague. Nor did Trump indulge in sexual escapades in Moscow. Buzzfeed again peddled those fake news stories.

    No, a supposedly racist Trump did not remove the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the White House, as a Time Magazine reporter claimed.

    No, election results in three states were not altered by hackers or computer criminals to give Trump the election, as implied by New York Magazine.

    No, Michael Flynn did not tweet that he was a scapegoat. That was a media fantasy endorsed by Nancy Pelosi.

    In fact, Daniel Payne of the Federalist has compiled a lengthy list of sensational stories about Trump’s supposed buffooneries, mistakes, and crudities that all proved either outright lies or were gross exaggerations and distortions.

    We would like to believe writers for the New York Times or Washington Post when they warn us about the new president’s overreach. But how can we do so when they have lost all credibility—either by colluding with the Obama presidency and the Hillary Clinton campaign, or by creating false narratives to ensure that Trump fails?

    Ezra Klein at Vox just wrote a warning about the autocratic tendencies of Donald Trump. Should we believe him? Perhaps not. Klein was the originator of Journolist, a “left-leaning” private online chat room of journalists that was designed to coordinate media narratives that would enhance Democratic politicians and in particular Barack Obama. Such past collusion begs the question of whether Klein is really disinterested now in the fashion that he certainly was not during the Obama administration.

    Recently, New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush coauthored a report

    about initial chaos among the Trump White House staff, replete with unidentified sources. Should we believe Thrush’s largely negative story?

    Perhaps. But then again, Thrush not so long ago turned up in the Wikileaks troves as sending a story to Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta for prepublication audit. Thrush was his own honest critic, admitting to Podesta: “Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u. Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I f**ked up anything.”

    Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has become a fierce critic of President Trump. Are his writs accurate? Milbank also appeared in Wikileaks, asking the Democratic National Committee to provide him with free opposition research for a negative column he was writing about candidate Trump. Are Milbank’s latest attacks his own—or once again coordinated with Democratic researchers?

    The Washington Post censor Glenn Kessler posted the yarn about Trump’s father’s racist campaign for New York mayor—until he finally fact-checked his own fake news and deleted his tweet.

    Sometimes the line between journalism and politicians is no line at all. Recently, former Obama deputy National Security advisor Ben Rhodes (brother of CBS news president David Rhodes) took to Twitter to blast the Trump administration’s opposition to the Iran Deal, brokered in large part by Rhodes himself. “Everything Trump says here,” Rhodes stormed, “is false.”

    Should we believe Rhodes’s charges that Trump is now lying about the details of the Iran Deal?

    Who knows, given that Rhodes himself not long ago bragged to the New York Times of his role in massaging reporters to reverberate an administration narrative: “We created an echo chamber They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.” Rhodes also had no respect for the very journalists that he had manipulated: “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

    Is Rhodes now being disinterested or once again creating an “echo chamber”?

    His boss, former UN Ambassador and National Security Advisor in the Obama administration, Susan Rice (married to Ian Cameron, a former producer at ABC news), likewise went on Twitter to blast the Trump administration’s decision to include presidential advisor Steven Bannon in meetings of the National Security Council: “This is stone cold crazy,” Rice asserted, “After a week of crazy.”

    Is Rice (who has no military experience) correct that the former naval officer Bannon has no business participating in such high strategy meetings?

    In September 2012, Rice went on television on five separate occasions to insist falsely to the nation that the attacks on the Benghazi consulate were the work of spontaneous rioters and not a preplanned hit by an al Qaeda franchise. Her own quite crazy stories proved a convenient administration reelection narrative of Al Qaeda on the run, but there were already sufficient sources available to Rice to contradict her false news talking points.

    There are various explanations for the loss of media credibility.

    First, the world of New York and Washington DC journalism is incestuous. Reporters share a number of social connections, marriages, and kin relationships with liberal politicians, making independence nearly culturally impossible.

    More importantly, the election in 2008 of Barack Obama marked a watershed, when a traditionally liberal media abandoned prior pretenses of objectivity and actively promoted the candidacy and presidency of their preferred candidate. The media practically pronounced him god, the smartest man ever to enter the presidency, and capable of creating electric sensations down the legs of reporters. The supposedly hard-hitting press corps asked Obama questions such as, “During these first 100 days, what has …enchanted you the most from serving in this office? Humbled you the most…?”

    Obama, as the first African-American president—along with his progressive politics that were to the left of traditional Democratic policies—enraptured reporters who felt disinterested coverage might endanger what otherwise was a rare and perhaps not-to-be-repeated moment.

    We are now in a media arena where there are no rules. The New York Times is no longer any more credible than talk radio; CNN—whose reporters have compared Trump to Hitler and gleefully joked about his plane crashing—should be no more believed than a blogger’s website. Buzzfeed has become like the National Inquirer.

    Trump now communicates, often raucously and unfiltered, directly with the American people, to ensure his message is not distorted and massaged by reporters who have a history of doing just that. Unfortunately, it is up to the American people now to audit their own president’s assertions. The problem is not just that the media is often not reliable, but that it is predictably unreliable. It has ceased to exist as an auditor of government. Ironically the media that sacrificed its reputation to glorify Obama and demonize Trump has empowered the new President in a way never quite seen before. At least for now, Trump can say or do almost anything he wishes without media scrutiny—given that reporters have far less credibility than does Trump.

    Trump is the media’s Nemesis—payback for its own hubris.

    • rightymouse says:

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!! We now have a President unlike any other and the media and the libs are having emotional/mental breakdowns because they can’t control the narrative. Too bad, so sad.

  42. Octopus says:

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  43. Octopus says:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-09/trumps-game-chess

    Interesting article about how Trump’s gamesmanship resembles a certain style of chess. Not necessarily three-dimensional, as some have said. Btw, I have no idea how 3-D chess would be played — 2-D is hard enough for me.

  44. Octopus says:

    Fatass tweeted this out WITHOUT PROVIDING THE PROOF! 😆

    As per usual. Unsubstantiated bullshit is his metier.