The allelic composition of the POL I gene…

I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun wading through a pile of shit.

Your Refusal To Date Conservatives Is One Reason We Have Donald Trump

Get a load of this Jerrod Laber – if that’s not Bill Pullman doing his best Lonely Undertaker. Who does he think he’s kidding? You’re never going to get a shot at Eva Mendes, pal.

OkCupid will let users indicate their support for abortion. This type of assortive [sic] mating is one factor that allowed for the rise of a candidate like Donald Trump.

Assortative mating? HOLY HELL . Right-wingers trying to use genetics to talk about sex. Get out your full body suit because this will be all sorts of ewww.

The popular dating website OkCupid announced Wednesday that it would make the online dating scene a little easier for progressives who can’t risk interacting with someone with whom they disagree (imagine the horror!).

Again. ———> Not falling for it, tiger.

Anyway, assortative mating is a concept that describes when partners are chosen by phenotypic similarity [dislosure: B.A. Genetics, 1986]. Meaning individuals have the same appearance, size, etc. Human mating is extremely complex and transcends such descriptions. But you could safely say there’s some assortative mating going on. Partners are frequently preferentially chosen by race and height, for example, but it’s certainly not absolute.

It’s even safer to say it’s creepy to apply such a concept to us when it’s more judiciously used for jumping spiders and leaf beetles. But then, this is The Federalist – the ‘Blood And Soil’ blog, as Roy aptly put it. So yuck:

…as social scientist Charles Murray explains in his book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010,” there was a shift to a particular type of mating in the ‘60s which continues through the present day.

As cognitive ability became the most valued aspect of human capital––and the biggest predictive indicator for professional success––people began marrying others with similar intellect. Ivy League graduates marry other Ivy League graduates, and their kids do the same, and so on and so forth, causing severe economic stratification between what Murray calls the “New Upper Class” and “New Lower Class.”

I’d call these huge arguments so casually tossed around “lazy”, but they’re more properly “horseshit”. Murray is only perhaps the most thoroughly disgraced intellectual [cough] in America. The notion that educated people began boinking only educated people starting in the sixties is a howler. That all of these things are reliably genetically based or transmitted is so dumb, it’s shocking. It’s amazing how little genetics the race-obsessed actually know. Obviously, this is a load of bigotry dressed up in a tweed jacket and bowtie.

But where the hell does Trump fit in here?

Assortative mating serves to intensify this polarization. It amplifies an already significant ingroup-outgroup mentality around contentious social issues. Social and cultural issues create severe disagreement because they trigger the emotional part of the brain: the disagreement challenges a core part of group identity. This is exactly the type of schism that an arrogant demagogue like Trump exploits.

So if you’re a pro-life evangelical, you need to start having sex with Bay Area hippies. Otherwise your children will be so anti-abortion, they won’t know not to vote for a bloated pussy-grabber. Bada-boom, bada-bing, Donald Trump is president. I can’t believe anyone is stupid enough to actually type this out, but then again. It’s…The Federalist.

…in a world of ignorant voters and social stratification––in which progressives who live in wealthy ZIP codes and small-town conservatives share a mutual disdain for one another––you get stratification that populist blowhards can exploit…

If a progressive doesn’t want to date a conservative and vice versa, that’s perfectly fine. Everyone has deal-breakers. But as a political protest, this form of virtue-signaling is counterproductive in the long run.

Shorter Jerrod teh Perfesser: Stop virtue-signaling with your boners. Okay, man. Nice talking with you…

She wore an onion on her belt, which was the style….

One gets the feeling that Bloomberg econblogger and legendary math-compoop Megan McArdle has become a tad self-conscious in her creeping dotage. One wonders if she’s not peering down from whatever tower she’s living in and clutching her pearls at the sight of black-clad teenagers mixing it up with those poor unfortunate Sturmabteilung.

We Didn’t Normalize Trump. We Normalized the Left’s Violence.

Once upon a time, conservatives spoke at universities without $600,000 in police protection.

Picture Megan sputtering and raising her eyebrows. I mean like, I know! GAH.

Last week, conservative Ben Shapiro gave a speech. At Berkeley. And all across America, people watched their screens to see what sort of violence would erupt.

Like I said, self-conscious. Outside of McMegan, and some butthurt wingers, virtually no one bothered to watch or care. I suppose this isn’t a surprising obsession for her to have developed, though, considering she’s been tip toeing the business-internet for the better part of twenty years hoping no one notices she’s incapable of addition or subtraction. But I do give her credit for facing her fears.

And so, Shapiro arrived, gave his speech, and departed without the mayhem we’ve become accustomed to seeing at such appearances. And collective relief was sighed.

But how relieved should we be that this is what it takes to maintain order in the face of … a speech?

Oh Grammie Meg. Nothing at all happened, so it’s probably the perfect time for you to start wringing your hands. But talk about some weakass knitting:

I think it’s safe to say that Donald Trump has not been normalized by anyone. The media treats him with deep contempt…But the process of not normalizing Trump has instead normalized a lot of other things, bad ones. Like public disorder. Like persistent, pervasive anxiety that often looks like mass hysteria. Like people on both sides who try to minimize the illiberal tactics of the radicals on their own side by pointing mostly to the offenses of the other…

McArdle is the blogger most capable of stupefying me. That whole paragraph is sheer gibberish. If anyone would care to explain to me how the tricky “Process Of Not Normalization” can backfire, I’ll be in the back alley, by the dumpster. Slamming the lid on my head.

Babbling aside, by the time someone becomes president of the United States his ‘normalization’ is long since over. You don’t appoint some random citizen to be Commander in Chief and then wonder if he can handle it. This is not the Beltway version of Pygmalion – or rather it’s not supposed to be. There’s a little too much on the line, you know? “What’s that? Donald Trump what? A nuclear bomb, you say? How…gauche…”

And thanks for the even-handedness, really. The ‘illiberal radicals’ on one side happen to be Nazis waving torches and chanting about the Jews. The other side’s ‘radicals’ happen to be people who oppose Nazis marching into town waving torches and chanting about the Jews. Which, sorry Meg, is a perfectly good and proper thing for one side to do…but not the other. And once again I can’t believe how stone fucking stupid Megan McArdle is.

And don’t bother trying to muddy the water with the ole’ “Buh buh but, Ben Shapiro!” Milo Yiannopoulos is a close cousin of his who got the same treatment, and he deserved it. Milo thought molestation was a perfectly good training tool for teenage right-wingers, until his book deal got the kaibosh.

The truth about these Berkeley buskers from Regnery, Breitbart, Taki Mag et. al. is that’s it’s an obsession of theirs, and a badge of honor, to show up and get the left-wing equivalent of the Bronx cheer. So don’t tell me that these people are all good and normal and civilized. Because they’re obviously not.

And while we’re at it, Meg, you can stop telling the liberals that there’s entirely too much politics in their politics. That’s your real message here, not that we’re surprised. It’s pretty much what we’d expect from an old lady drawing a pension from the status quo.

Brooke Baldwin’s boob

Given the trivial incident today, on CNN, I can’t believe I’ve been thinking about it for so long (a whole hour). But here we are.

It was Friday afternoon, and I was on live TV, in the second hour of my show on CNN. I had just introduced two guests, former ESPN Senior Editor Keith Reed and Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis, who had agreed to come on to discuss the White House call for ESPN to dismiss anchor Jemele Hill after she called the President a “white supremacist” on Twitter.

This is CNN host Brooke Baldwin’s account. Travis was invited on because he’s preternaturally obsessed with Hill. He’s a third rate Fox Sports radio personality afforded the wee hours on my local radio station, and he loves to bash Hillary Clinton before eventually giving short shrift to people playing games and throwing balls, etc.

I was ready for them to present their opinions and maybe even argue. I wasn’t prepared for what came next from Clay Travis — a guest we should never have booked in the first place.

“I believe in the First Amendment and boobs…”

Apparently, my producers behind the scenes were all scrambling, trying to figure out the same thing. “What did he just say?”

I just couldn’t let this go. So I jumped back in and spelled it out like a fourth-grade boy: “b-double-o-b-s?!” Yes. “Boobs.” He eventually confirmed: “boobs.” Almost proud, smirking…

Surely smirking. I’ve only heard him a few times, but he’s got a surefire Fox schtick. His media personality is built on these pillars:

1.) I’m an alpha male.
2.) I’m a kickass lawyer.
3.) Hillary Clinton is retarded.
4.) Football.

I’m not quite sure how many hours he’s on the radio each night, but I caught a few minutes of him most of this week. About half the time he was slamming ESPN for embracing Hill and throwing aside sports for politics (Et tu…?). He’s been particularly enraged at her for being so WRONG about Trump […quick impression: What about all the minorities in his cabinet? Ben Carson, huh? They’re all in the KKK? Look, statistics showed Hillary only lost because millions of voters switched to Donald Trump from Barack Obama – a black guy!].

Anyway Travis got his 15 minutes, and Brooke cut his mic. His ploy to make the bigs paid off, just not the way he planned.

This is where I come in, I suppose, after Buttkick Attorney Esq. took to his blog and lectured us all about the First Amendment:

On the First Amendment, ESPN, & Modern Media

I don’t believe Jemele Hill should be fired for Tweeting Donald Trump was a white supremacist and for recently saying police officers are modern day slave catchers…

I could’ve sworn he said the opposite all week; it was preposterous that Hill still had her job. This was the reason he kept banging away at the topic every day. But fine okay I’ll take him at his word. He was only angry that other people had been punished for their First Amendment stands…

…I also don’t believe Curt Schilling should have been fired for what he said about the North Carolina transgender bathroom law or any of the other conservative political positions he’s adopted over the years. That’s because I’m a first amendment absolutist.

This is what makes me nuts: People who think ‘Free Speech!’ is the bedrock of American Society or something. You want absolutism, pal? Here’s the actual First Amendment, read it and weep: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech…” If ever there were an amendment limited in scope, there it is. 1A circumscribes the Founding Father’s intents to pertain strictly to the individual…and Congress. And THAT’S IT.

And why doesn’t anyone seem to remember this? The individual’s right to free speech is almost entirely UNprotected – except for, wup wup wup, hold on there: When Congress gets involved. And that’s it! So says our Constitution.

Yeah, YEESSS, okay, it’s true, the Supreme Court expanded it to prevent virtually all governmental institutions from such ‘abridgements’. So now not only is Congress barred from censorship, but so is the presidency, and the Department of Justice. So is the state of Missouri, and the county of Lubbock, Texas, and the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. As far as free speech infringements are concerned, governments are the entities enjoined by the First Amendment.

But ESPN sure as hell isn’t. Nor is Firefox, or Google, or Stormfront.org. Nor are Sarah Palin’s critics at HuffPost, or Ann Coulter’s antifas at Berkeley. What conservatives swear is the basis for the entirety of the U.S. of A., courtesy of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton – that everybody must reverentially listen to them argue Obamacare is slavery – is sheer farce. Ninety-nine percent of this world does not, legally or morally, have to tolerate such bullshit.

This means that if, on Monday, somebody ‘likes’ you on Facebook, you can still call them a Fascist on Tuesday and that’s not An American Problem. When your newfound pal suddenly un-likes you, that’s not a Constitutional issue. That’s a butthurt issue, which is something different.

Which brings us back to Travis:

So ESPN had an opportunity to establish an important precedent with Curt Schilling, they could have simply said this to the online social media mob: “…in their private lives, they may advocate for whichever causes and opinions they deem just. What they believe in their private lives is not our business so long as they do good jobs at work. We’re in the business of sports, not politics.”

Boom.

RIGHT. Just like when Monday Night Football decides to put Rush Limbaugh in the broadcast booth. When he says Donovan McNabb is overrated because of the reverse racism of the liberal media, he uhh…oops. Bad example. The bullshit Limbaugh believed in private he aired on ABC’s TV show, shoot. The network was going to take a serious ratings and profits hit, so they did the only thing they could do: they canned him.

Okay, but. Certainly Curt Schilling’s an exception. His serial internet rants about the murderous Muslims of this world should be entirely acceptable. Because the internet is about as private as one’s inner thoughts, right? Unless of course ESPN happens to own the worldwide web – then they’d have a pretty solid argument for firing him, I suppose.

Not that ABC in any way owns the band frequencies or literal air-ways that they broadcast their football games on. And I have to say now that this is getting confusing. But the point here is (I think) that though the internet is somehow private, it’s capable of reaching far more people than any football broadcast can. Therefore Schilling should be re-hired with a sizable promotion – after all the protestors are dispersed and the Molotov cocktails extinguished. Ah yes now, it all makes perfect sense. Like taking the one exception to the world’s un-free-speech and making it your universal crusade.

Incidentally, what does any of this have to do with Travis? Why in the world is this idiot lecturing us on a First Amendment that neither applies nor makes sense to him?

Because Monday through Friday Alpha Dog takes to Fox Sports around 4 a.m. and speaks definitively about a range of issues [Hitlery, with some free-market Patriots thrown in]. His listeners, the insomniacs and tipsy swing shifters who can’t get anything else on their dial, are encouraged to call in and agree with him OR they can get cut off, lectured and punked in free-form Travis time. He’s a know-it-all and that’s entertainment, folks.

Which is why CNN came calling. But mere seconds after Clay-bro finally got on the air, he got in over his head. He panicked, got off a ‘boobs’ blast, and what happened next? He got the Fox Sports treatment. He got thrown off the show – like one of his Beta lackeys! Which is why it’s such a good idea to take advice from a “First Amendment absolutist”. He’s got insights on something you couldn’t possibly understand: free speech.

‘Scuse me while I miss the sky

If Rush Limbaugh can tell himself and his credulous millions that Hurricane Irma is a Potemkin storm because, while conservatives are busy wrangling buffalo and wrestling mountains, the weather mandarins are wanking “the system” (…what’s that, Chairman? A cloud you say (tee hee)? Evacuate Florida…), why then wouldn’t his listeners simply get out their handy aught-sixes and blast the phony bastard as it flew by?

Florida Police Warn People Not to Shoot Their Guns at Hurricane Irma

Florida authorities are advising people against firing weapons at Hurricane Irma following a Facebook event titled “Shoot At Hurricane Irma” that garnered interest from over 45,000 accounts.

“To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons at Irma,” the Twitter account of the Pasco County Sheriff’s office tweeted on Saturday night, just hours before the eye of the storm passed over the Florida Keys. “You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects…”

Now that the local authorities (and Time and Newsweek) have become concerned about this Facebook thing, boy are all you people stupid. See the guy shooting at the sky? That’s what we call ‘silly’. Florida Man has a sublime sense of humor.

Yeh, stupid gits.

Durr Leader…

Last night North Korea successfully tested a powerful nuclear weapon.

…though some analysts were skeptical of the North’s claim, the early analysis indicated the device caused a blast that was roughly four times more powerful than anything the North has detonated before.

This resulted in the detonation of our own unstable device.

Taking Donald Trump’s admonitions to heart, the Republic of Korea launched an all-out early afternoon military assault on its neighbor. Tens of thousands have died in the first hours of the small world war, we’ll have details later. Meanwhile the President has done his part…

…by threatening to tank many of the world’s largest economies. China responded to American Leadership with a tweet of a three-legged Pomeranian rolling its eyes. Stay tuned to Action News! We’ll have more as the situation develops – and remember, you can always check for the latest updates on our app…

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Bummer

Interpreting the words of Donald Trump has become a game. A way to pass the time and perhaps amuse oneself as the Summer days pass by and his administration continues to struggle.

We’re pretty much forced to do it. We can’t help but listen to whatever the president says. Then we try to guess what will happen next. Is Donald really being serious or not? Will the administration try this crazy thing, maybe? Could it actually happen?

This would be second guessing. It’s an understandable tic. Because the odds of Donald Trump delivering on anything he’s so far promised are not very good. The candidate made more assurances on the campaign trail than any other politician in modern memory. As president, meanwhile, he’s accomplished less in his first 100 days, or in his first six months, than any other in history.

Here are the highlights of his year one: There’s no big beautiful wall. There’s no Trumpcare to replace Obamacare. There’s no Musselman ban, travel wise or other, to protect us from the horde. And the tax code overhaul? The massive cuts for the rich, part of a promised series for both wealthy individuals and corporations, were first defeated with the Trumpcare debacle. The promised wholesale reform has no current outline, no calendar, and Congress neither knows any of its details nor expects to know any soon.

And why is that? Because Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about anything, really. Certainly not anything about the tax code. The nuts and bolts of first understanding difficult things and then later managing to get something done? That’s not Donald. Like his efforts on government healthcare and immigration law, he’s averse to what he calls ‘politics.’

Let’s not forget, there are plenty of money-types in New York who swear that the businessman doesn’t really know anything about ‘business’ either. He’s failed at far more ventures than he’s succeeded, everybody knows that. The truth about the President might not be much more than he was born rich, and he’s still rich, and so what?

Then, if that’s the case, what does Donald Trump do? I think the one thing we can all agree upon is that Trump talks. A lot.

President Donald Trump will spend the next several weeks leading a public campaign in support of a tax overhaul while the White House leaves Republican lawmakers to hash out details of the plan, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said in an interview with the Financial Times.

That’s the one thing he can do. Though he can’t explain to anyone what tax reform is, what it looks like, or what the consequences of it could be, he can talk about how great it is. Gary Cohn:

“At the end of the day, tax legislation has to happen in Congress and the House,” Cohn said in the interview, which was published Friday. “The Ways and Means Committee will be drafting legislation and we will be on the road and holding meetings in Washington and elsewhere explaining why it is so important to have tax reform in America.”

Translation: We don’t know anything about this. All that stuff about ‘legislation’ has to do with Congress – not us. That’s what they do. We’re Team Trump, okay?

Cohn said he believes the legislation can be written and pass both houses of Congress by the end of the year.

“They have been holding hearings for years,” he said. “It’s not like they are just starting the process now.”

I’m sure either McConnell or Ryan has a thousand-page bill burning a hole on his desk. If this sounds bizarre, that’s because it is. The amount of work done by the Obama administration in drawing up and passing the Affordable Care Act, for example, was ridiculous. It took many months and hundreds of people to manage. And by the time it was passed the President himself had become a formidable expert on our health system, American insurance companies, and how to create a vital government program for the benefit of millions – a program, incidentally, that grows in popularity and esteem every day.

The Trump administration?

Trump will kick off the campaign next week with a visit to Missouri, according to an administration official familiar with the plans. His trip Wednesday to the state’s southwestern city of Springfield is expected to be the first of several stops around the country in the coming weeks, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the details were still under review.

Donald Trump et. al. will hold some campaign rallies. Where, between bashing in the heads of everyone Donald hates, which is now an even longer list – he’s our president now – Trump will tell his throngs that America…Needs A Tax Cut. And there you go, that’s it. That will be the entire Trump administration effort at reforming the leviathan U.S. tax code. The Leader will go out amongst his many assembled fans and he’ll…talk.

If this seems stupid, that’s because it is. For a president to promise his voters, and America in general, successes over virtually every difficult problem the country faces? But then never lift a finger to accomplish any of it himself? It’s supremely lazy. And arrogant, too. More than that, there’s something deeply troubling about it; it’s suicidal.

A president would have to have a strange and supreme belief in both Congress’ power and loyalty to try this. Leaving your goals wholly in the hands of other people is always a bad strategy. And in the absence of overwhelming evidence, it’s risky to assume they can even manage to get it done.

The GOP may have majorities in both house, but that guarantees nothing. The first two years of Obama’s tenure he had majorities too, and the GOP obstructed every thing he did, usually to great success. Nonetheless Trump has decided this will be the best way to run his administration – have it step back and demand that Congress do all the work.

Which is a bit startling, don’t you think? No previous president has demanded so much of and offered so little to Congress. Though they’re the people who will make or break his presidency, what is Trump giving them? What should they be looking forward to? What are they going to get in return?

Other than grief?

With every unlikely win, they’ll only see him take the credit. With every predictable loss, they’ll only see themselves become targets of his disappointment. He’s created a lose/lose dynamic and forced it upon our national politics. It’s a recipe for dysfunction.

It’s also unlike anything we’ve seen before. It was once easy to assume that the Trump administration would ultimately fail because of its corruption, because that’s the way other administrations failed. Richard Nixon, another dark presence, was driven from office by his penchant for lawbreaking and lying.

But he understood government. He knew how Congress worked, and who those people were. Nixon knew what they ultimately wanted, and so he used that to his ends, which is a big reason why he lasted as long as he did.

Trump is totally clueless about such things. He’s actually proud of his stupidity – he thinks it’s a great achievement on his part to know nothing of politics and to refuse to learn. It’s an extraordinary development in the history of the presidency, I think.

Ultimately it’s dangerous. Narcissist or otherwise, anyone who believes Congress’ proper role is to be subservient to the president of the United States will ultimately fail. People like McConnell and Ryan, pretty fair narcissists themselves, won’t long tolerate a lazy asshole Twitter-shaming them for failing to do his own work. President Trump risks becoming a barely relevant fact, like a Capitol monument. He could soon find himself relegated to being a fixture on the scene.

Undaunted, Donald has already started the war.

…President Trump trotted out the usual enemies, the malefactors in the “very dishonest media” and the “anarchists” of the left to whom that very same media had paid too little attention. But this time he gave equal billing to his fellow Republicans in Congress — the people he will surely need if he hopes to deliver on infrastructure or anything else of value to the working-class Americans who elected him.

Among these were Arizona’s two senators — John McCain, who cast the decisive vote in the Senate to dash Mr. Trump’s effort to repeal Obamacare, and Jeff Flake…Mr. McCain was sarcastically referred to as “one vote.” As for Mr. Flake, “Nobody knows who the hell he is.”

This will be a disaster. As the legislative side of the government further fails, so will his polling numbers. Donald will counter by scheduling even more rallies to unleash his bitterness on the House and Senate, and the whole thing will auger in. The do-nothing president will become Congress’ biggest critic, and Congress will return the favor by sitting on its hands. Donald Trump’s presidency will paralyze itself in this manner, even before the likely indictments come in. He’ll probably be dead long before anybody in the Department of Justice can kill him.

Julian Assange is totally sane. Honestly.

Once again, as is typical now with all these damn eclipses, Big Shade is telling us we can’t look at the sky without their expensive and useless sunglasses. Oh how I have been worn down by their daily hectoring. If only there were someone with the courage to stand up to these fat-cat corporatists…

LOOK EVERYBODY IT’S JULIAN ASSANGE.

So I can stare at the eclipse? Cool! Thanks Julian! Also: living in an Ecuadorian embassy is totally awesome. Seriously!

Who? What, wait. WHERE ARE WE?

Dateline: Today. And perhaps, moving forward, forever.

As Donald Trump this week proclaimed his support for Fascism here at home – and, we presume, across the globe – his presidency begins to grow pale and rot before our very eyes. Like a mackerel in the desert sun. Because of that, notwithstanding the smell, the media world today benefited from a notable lack of fatmouth buffoonery on its televisions.

Not a single Trump administration official appeared on today’s Sunday shows to defend the president. I’m told the White House made no serious efforts to convince officials to go on, knowing the hosts of the shows would pressure the guests relentlessly on the president’s response to the racist carnage in Charlottesville.

Jesus wept.

The White House judged it was better to have nobody out there than risk providing fuel for another 24-hour negative news cycle on Charlottesville.

Would it be unkind of me to point out that though the White House may feel like it’s trapped, it has options? That there are still some things it could do? That hope is not entirely lost? I mean, Donald could just come out and apologize. Like: “Hello America. I just want to tell all of you that I screwed up. Seriously, my bad. I’m sorry. Okay?”

Oh ha ha ha. I keed.

“Noteworthy,” Vittert observed. “We, along with a number of other networks, have all tried to get somebody from the administration to come on today and to talk about this big staff shakeup. Nobody will.”

“No member of the Trump administration is out talking about it,” the Fox News host added.

Radio host Garland Nixon agreed that the Trump administration was “on radio silence right now.”

That’s not to say that every hamhanded pighead in this country kept his snout shut today. Because we have never been that lucky, folks.

Jerry Falwell Jr. on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s recent controversial remarks that “good” and “fine” people were marching with Nazis and white supremacists at a pro-Confederate rally in Charlottesville.

During an interview on ABC’s This Week, host Martha Raddatz asked Falwell, one of Trump’s top surrogates, to explain the president’s remarks.

“He has inside information that I don’t have,” Falwell opined. “I don’t know if there were historical purists there who were trying to preserve some statues. I don’t know. But he had information I didn’t have.”

Oh Yes. I am quite sure that tiger teams from both the CIA and National Security Administration fully briefed the President using mock ups, satellite photos and digital WHO THE FUCK IS FALWELL KIDDING? A half-done Sudoku would break Trump’s brain like a pretzel. The wind blows and Donnie starts looking around for that guy, the one with a stick. Why the hell would he know anything about whack white boys in Virginia? And WHAT THE HELL IS TO KNOW? They’re. Nazis. —–> ·

“What made you think he knew that?” Raddatz wondered.

“I think he saw videos of who was there. I think he was talking about what he had seen, information that he had that I don’t have,” Falwell insisted.

Oh Dear Morals Boy. Could you maybe shut the holy hell up? I mean, Jumping Lizard Lord on a pogo stick. No one’s buying the “Well he’s such a genius, maybe Trump has a hologram of Mother Teresa holding a flaming pike? Eleventy, anyone?” These are not po-mo quantum physics plenary symposia. THEY’RE NAZIS.

And while we’re at it, did I mention this part yet Jerry? Shut the fuck up? Seriously, take some good advice when it’s offered. If you really want to keep that sweet Jesus grift running past Arbor Day…

Former students at Liberty University are preparing to return their diplomas in a group protest of university president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s support for President Trump’s agenda.

In a group letter first reported by NPR, a small group of alumni is criticizing Falwell for supporting the president in the wake of Trump’s remarks blaming “many sides” for violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. The letter slams Falwell for defending Trump’s comments, specifically for his saying there were “very fine people” protesting on both sides.

Just how fucking stupid are you? You knew the sand was shifting under your feet. But you went out of your way today to be the only man in America willing to defend Donald Trump. God damn, dumbass.

One former student government president told NPR that Falwell was “complicit” in Trump’s support for “Nazis and white supremacists.”

“I’m sending my diploma back because the president of the United States is defending Nazis and white supremacists,” Chris Gaumer said. “And in defending the president’s comments, Jerry Falwell Jr. is making himself and, it seems to me, the university he represents, complicit.”

Right-wing Christians are so legendarily tolerant of resplendent evil that it took over a thousand years before a handful of them managed to say “Wait. CHILD MOLESTERS!?!” When you’ve a got a sizable group of these same folk willing to throw your chintz product back in your face, you’ve got a problem. Got that, Jerry? Like a whole host of other screwed-up Americans, if you really love Donald Trump that much…then YOU. Have a PROBLEM.

Banish-ed!

To a flummery, go, and quickly too. Farewell.

…Steve Bannon is thinking bigger than Breitbart.

Axios’ Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network.

· Bannon’s friends are speculating about whether it will be a standalone TV network, or online streaming only.

· Before his death in May, Roger Ailes had sent word to Bannon that he wanted to start a channel together. Bannon loved the idea: He believes Fox is heading in a squishy, globalist direction as the Murdoch sons assume more power…

This is altogether predictable, wholly part and parcel of the Trump phenomenon. Bannon, Miller, et. al. have only been interested in creating a parallel universe that will rain proper glory upon them. And no one has ever thought of that before, right folks? Because let’s face it: they’ve been failures in this world their whole lives. Fifty years of bitter feelings and hot talk, what has it gotten them? A racist blog and fifteen minutes of the headline entry on memeorandum.

And right after they finally get up to the plate, only to stare at three fastballs down the pipe, what do they do? Say the same damn thing. ‘Watch me now, I’m really going to hit a Home Run.’

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over … I feel jacked up … Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons. … I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There’s no doubt.”

Right, Fonzi. You too are finally free to chase your dreams.

…Lewandowski appears to have been pitching clients around the world by offering not only policy and political advice, but also face time with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior members of their administration, according to documents and interviews…

The previously unreported firm, Washington East West Political Strategies, was created by Lewandowski and fellow Trump campaign veteran Barry Bennett — as well as an Azerbaijani oil executive and an American political consultant who works extensively in Russia — to prospect for political business in Eastern Europe. And Lewandowski and Bennett have created different firms with other partners to prospect in the Middle East, Canada and Central America, Bennett said.

Amazing how these titans of white rebellion get defenestrated by Trump only to turn around and offer picture postcards of the jerk. Now that Stevie Wonder Bread’s hands are free, and firmly fixed on his weapons…

…Bannon declared he’s taking his West Wing infighting to the outside, telling Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Green that he’s “going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

He’s rowing straight out to the Titanic. With a song in his heart, and a fiddle in his hands. These rugged Caucasians are quite remarkable, with their high I.Q. and everything. Winners every one of them. If only the rest of us were more like them.

But I shouldn’t be surprised by any of this [not. typing post.]. If anyone were fixed to bail on the glorious cause, at any moment, because that’s been the habit of his entire life…

Instead, Trump launched his presidential bid as a means of increasing the value of his brand, thereby extracting more favorable terms in his negotiations with NBC over the next season of The Apprentice. But the ploy backfired — while, paradoxically, working too well…

The story also seems consistent with Vanity Fair’s report that the candidate has been mulling the creation of his own conservative cable-news empire, once the campaign is through. The magazine wrote that “the presumptive Republican nominee is examining the opportunity presented by the ‘audience’ currently supporting him,” and had “discussed the possibility of launching a “mini-media conglomerate.”

…it’s our Glorious Leader, i.e. the man who started then destroyed Trump Steaks, Airlines, Magazine and Vodka.

There’s no question that Donald can be forced from office. There are a whole host of scenarios which would ultimately force his hand. We just need to figure out which ones these are. Then we need to be prepared to see even more of Donald Trump, not less. Because none of this has been about public service.