Conservatives: Give up the movies. Just stop.

Far be it from me, a musician, who spends his time practicing and not-watching America Man grow chrome stilettos out his fingers and lay low jerks like Badger Bum, to knock the snot out of our entertainment. These, apparently nowadays, are commonly known as “movies.” No I’m not that guy. No I’m not on a bender.

Like I said. Don’t care. I have things to do, I’m not impressed by hackers making pixels do backflips. I don’t understand it. But if you’re a wingnut going out of your way to call Movie People ‘communists’ because they didn’t like your Trump-meat propaganda then I’m happy to oblige. You go fuck yourself now.

How can you tell these two are legit? The mall jewelry, of course.

Your author Alex:

Alex Griswold

I am going to shock you with my investigative journalism: He’s a Notre Dame grad. Gipperrr. And he STILL lives in South Bend.

Here comes Alex’ Hot Take:

While the Oscar for Best Picture this year went to white director Peter Farrelly’s white savior flick Green Book, the Academy Awards also snubbed the most authentic take on the modern black experience that came out in 2018.

Typical Hollywood, white person, white film. Why don’t they care about an“authentic take on the modern black experience“? One more time, let’s look at that picture. And let’s contemplate the Washington Free Beacon. To wit: Good lord.

Dummycrats is a film by Diamond and Silk, the most prominent African-American conservative voices since C.J. Pearson.

*searches for for missing wallet* PEARSON you say?

The documentary shreds the eponymous “Dummycrats”…

We have got to stop doing that. Alex will keep calling us that thing as long as we’re walking around in those t-shirts.

…opening with over twenty minutes of nothing but archival footage of Democratic gaffes and ending with Diamond and Silk wandering D.C. looking for Maxine Waters. Despite it’s glowing reception…

Cellulose fire.

…the film did not receive a nod for Best Documentary due to Hollywood’s insidious left-wing bias.

Hey man. *Wha?* Did you see ‘Dummycrats’? *…..?*

OR: Hey man. Did you see that Ukrainian cable ort that I side-eyed masturbating somewhere around 4:13 a.m., between those two Geico commercials? *FULL ON SEDONA.* That opening dolly shot… *whistle*

Newsmax film critic Michael Clark gives Dummycrats four stars out of four. “You know you’re in for something really different when the opening voiceover lets you know that if you’re a liberal you might be offended by what you are about to see—especially you, Robert DeNiro,” he wrote.

Citizen Kane, voiceover: “…there it is. My mansion. That too, that’s my moat. Sweet, I totally forgot about the par four. Dogleg, 365 yards. While I’m at it, fuck you Katherine Hepburn.”

#NationalEmergency

Breaking:

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan…

LaJoye-Young said the three children were elementary school-aged and younger but declined to provide further information about the victims’ relationships to one another. She said authorities were still confirming the victims’ identities. LaJoye-Young called the scene “a horrific thing to be called to” and said “my heart goes out to the families involved here and the community.”

Third verse same as the first

I had a different blog than this one before. I started my first one at the beginning of the Obama era. This is the new one, I started it at the dawn of Donald Trump’s reign. For a short time I also wrote awhile for Alan Colmes’ site, which was…weird.

Anyway. For some reason earlier tonight I went back to the original site. Because boredom, angst, or whatever. I got to the second page and came across this. Not that it’s brilliant, but that it is what it is.

…But let’s be fair to him, this is the con. This is his great achievement. He’s just so awesome that he’s not going to bother with little details the way other losers do. Everybody else is dumb, and incompetent, both left and right, and do you really want any more of that? Of course not. So listen to The Donald: He can solve it all, everything. He can crack a safe, no problem. He can do a back flip – what are you kidding? He can end terrorism in America, all of it and soon. C’mon, now isn’t that better? Wouldn’t you rather have somebody tell you what all the problems are AND promise to fix them? Buh-bye everyone, thanks, love you all.

And therein lies Donald’s triumph: selling dickhead as if it were a strength. He’s so self-wanking that he must somehow be kinda good, know what I mean? Get it? And if you must know – funny you asked this – yes I do all of the great things, it’s true. Really, just go ask anybody. I’m going to be the best president, I mean believe me, you won’t believe it.

This is pure Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I’m closing my eyes and imagining my father as a serious presidential candidate. Then I’m opening them and seeing the Trump campaign playing out in real time. It’s not hard to place the outline of one on top the reality of the other and then see it for what it is.

I never seriously thought Donald would win. But I always considered him a serious threat.

Yeah don’t kid yourself. It’s not like the country never noticed this guy before. Donald has forever been a tabloid twit, a late show punchline. He’s a nasty and noxious personality who believes women are his keepsakes and dollars his dick. He’ll never be anything more than a figment of his own imagination…until you decide to go and vote for him. Then President Obama will have to open the White House door, hand him the keys and the missile launch codes, and he’ll become a real nightmare.

Today we learned all sorts of cool and depressing things about National Emergency declarations, and the particulars of the 1976 legislation, and how the Founders parsed Constitutional authority. I wrote the post back on July 23, 2016.

#executethebaby

Last night’s El Paso I’ll-show-you rally, courtesy the current Oval Office resident – did I mention he’s a shit? – was a brain howler. Just, wow. The President thought he was killing it.

He was of course more unctuous than usual, more confident than usual, more crazy than usual, and even more dickish. It was like he was Mick Jagger, cerca 2001 – no, more like 2011 – in all the moves, and in all the strutting and finger wagging, except it was even more precisely expected. But it was also slower, like he just ate a pair of marbled T-bones. And like he celebrated with a quart of pecan praline, while the help watched. And everything he did, in multi-camera glory, captured in real-time slow motion, all of it was just his stoopid mouth. And it was insulting. And fuck all boring.

He obviously thought he was some sort of rutting spectacle. As if he were dragging his nutsack all over the stage. He couldn’t have enjoyed himself more. “This thing – ME – is really something, right? RIGHT? The Convention Center coulda used a skip loader…” Right. But sadly, or not, Donald looked old and pathetic. He was old and pathetic. He looked like a swollen Grampa, which he is. He looked like he was glad the Secret Service managed to open the limo door. But he never gives in, right? So there our president was, in the glorious full width and breadth of the County Coliseum stage, with his SACK. Uhhnngghh. Pull, pause. “I was born with this. Can you believe it?” Uhhnngghh.

Per normal, once Donald Trump’s gotten into familiar confines, rally safety, when the uber-imbecility of conservatism wraps its loving arms around his cologned carapace, it’s no time before the real thing emerges. Real Donald is so scathingly stupid and bold that it’s hard to believe. He’s fucking shocking, actually.

The clueless Kayleigh McEnany

Apparently there’s this thing called “Kayleigh” that appears on political talk shows. And it whines and it argues and it talks over everything in its sight. And it endeavors to whitesplain to non-Republicans how the Grand Old Party is a terrific good-time human loving organization that could never do anything bad to coloreds, or to immigrants, or to Jews, etc.

But if you end up stuck with her on one of these shows, and you actually bring up some unfortunate example of wingnut racism – Iowa congressman Steve King, for example, the proud white supremacist – she has…answers! She’s got them!

“ …I’m curious if there is a double standard at all when it comes to Republicans and this regarding Congressman Steve King,” host Alex Witt wondered. “He’s got a plethora of past racist remarks here. Was he given a pass? Should he be given a pass?” Witt asked. “Should his resignation be caused for?”

“Absolutely not,” McEnany argued. “He wasn’t given a pass, he was stripped of his committee assignments and roundly condemned immediately by everyone in the Republican Party.”

On the topic of Ralph ‘blackface’ Northam, Kayleigh roundly demanded the Democratic governor be run out of the state. Understandably. However, in Steve King’s instance, he received a proper and vigorous shrugging of shoulders, and a clearly audible shush. He will be allowed to remain as the senior representative from Iowa until the sun dims. Or our time stops. It’s only fair.

No, Kayleigh was Not Done.

…journalist Jonathan Alter inserted that Trump was a “racist, full stop,” which set McEnany off.

As McEnany shouted and Alter tried to reply to her, conservative Shermichael Singleton attempted to calm the waters by admitting the GOP has a few things to answer for when it comes to racism…

“Kayleigh, I think we can all acknowledge — we can all acknowledge — and I’m a Republican, that our party has not done a great job on race relations more often than not,” he suggested.

“We ended slavery and Jim Crow!” she insisted talking over him. “We’re the party of Lincoln and have done a great job!”

This is the cool new meme for the GOP. “We ended slavery and Jim Crow!” This load of horseshit comes our way courtesy the historic fact that “Southern Democrats were racist!”

Yes, it’s true. Never mind that those fuckers were the most conservative assholes in America at the time. Those Dixie ‘Democrats’ would make Rush Limbaugh look like a scabby Sandanista.

And when Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, they all became the right’s hard right-wing overnight. Their grandsons and granddaughters are currently the venomous warders and Helms’ howlers that plague the modern Confederacy today.

And get this: “Kayleigh” is the official spokesman for the Republican National Committee. No shit. But apparently she’s never even heard of Chairman Lee Atwater.

You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger” – that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now – you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is – blacks get hurt worse than whites… You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”

Maybe we should cut her some slack, that was 1981. She wasn’t even born yet. But she sure as hell ought to remember Chairman Ken Mehlman.

It was called “the southern strategy,” started under Richard M. Nixon in 1968, and described Republican efforts to use race as a wedge issue — on matters such as desegregation and busing — to appeal to white southern voters.

Ken Mehlman, the Republican National Committee chairman, this morning will tell the NAACP national convention in Milwaukee that it was “wrong.”

“By the ’70s and into the ’80s and ’90s, the Democratic Party solidified its gains in the African American community, and we Republicans did not effectively reach out,” Mehlman says in his prepared text. “Some Republicans gave up on winning the African American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.”

‘We were racist. We were wrong, we’re sorry.’ That was the RNC only 13 years ago. With everything we see today, smack-dab in the middle of the Trump presidency, Kayleigh would have you believe they’re less racist now than they were then.

Roger Stone arrested by the FBI

The indictments have been handed down, but CNN alone is reporting the actual arrest. That’s probably because only they were there with cameras at 6 a.m. this morning, Florida time, when a large crew of FBI agents, in khakis and flak jackets, began knocking on the door of Stone’s house and yelling at him to open up.

Let’s go to Marcy Wheeler for some early analysis.

Roger Stone was indicted and arrested in a raid on his home this morning.

There’s very little that we didn’t already know, at least in outline form: he was indicted because he lied about Jerome Corsi being his source for early WikiLeaks information rather than Randy Credico to HPSCI [the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and then pressured Credico to sustain that claim for him. The sexiest detail about that is that he told Credico he should do a Frank Pentangeli, meaning he should claim not to know what he did.

On multiple occasions, including on or about December 1, 2017, STONE told Person 2 that Person 2 should do a “Frank Pentangeli” before HPSCI in order to avoid contradicting STONE’s testimony. Frank Pentangeli is a character in the film The Godfather: Part II, which both STONE and Person 2 had discussed, who testifies before a congressional committee and in that testimony claims not to know critical information that he does in fact know.


So Stone lied to Congress about his Wikileaks scheming by diverting attention from Jerome Corsi, his real Wiki-link, and trying to get Randy Credico to take the fall. Which does not seem like a good idea. Perhaps Robert Mueller hasn’t seen many movies.

Stone’s hamhanded deception dovetails nicely with yesterday’s reporting about the relationship between Corsi and InfoWars.

GOP conspiracy theorists Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi worked out an arrangement whereby Corsi received $15,000 each month to work as Infowars’ D.C. bureau chief, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The payments continued after Corsi stopped working at the conspiracy site in June…

Corsi denied suggestions that the money was a hush payment in an interview with the Post. Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly been examining whether Corsi was being paid to testify favorably about Stone, according to the Washington Post.

Whatever agreement Corsi had with Stone appears to have ended in acrimony. Stone posted a photo of a letter Infowars’s HR director (they have one?) to Corsi dated Jan. 18, telling him, “I cannot indefinitely pay your salary continuation.”

Sure enough, one of the seven counts in the indictment against Stone is witness tampering. Roger’s going to have a hard time trying to explain why Corsi, an addlepated author of conspiracy books, would be qualified to act as the day-to-day Washington D.C bureau chief of InfoWars.com. Maybe he’ll just shrug and say, “I don’t know, we’re all full of shit.”

The beginning of the end…

…of President Trump. If what BuzzFeed just reported is true – that’s probabaly it. It’s just a matter of time until Donald is removed from the oval office.

President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

It’s illegal to tell someone to lie to Congress. If I’m not mistaken, the law treats that act the same as if you yourself had lied to Congress. It’s a serious crime.

In addition, it’s obstruction of justice. In the event of something like this becoming public, both Senator Klobuchar and Graham actually asked the Attorney General nominee about this particular scenario in the recent Judiciary hearing. To wit: If the president asked somebody to lie for him, would that be obstruction of justice? In both cases Barr said yes. There’s nowhere for Donald to hide on this one.

…the two sources have told BuzzFeed News that Cohen also told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.

This is an actual ‘bombshell’.

Remember: Nobody knows more about it than he does

Shutdown. Day 16 down, day 17 dawns. Nothing good will likely happen today.

And while it seems hopeless that sanity will return anytime soon, as America is being trolled by a seriously mentally ill man, perhaps we can take some solace. Maybe there’s a little light at the end of the tunnel. Because, when you think about it…remember? We’re talking about Donald Trump here. He knows more about this than anybody on Earth.

More about what, you say? More about everything – you name it. More about this stuff.

Nobody knows more about taxes, income, construction, campaign finance, drones, technology, this type of technology, infrastructure, the H-1B, the H-2B, ISIS, the other side of the picture, environmental impact statements, the power of Facebook, renewables, polls, courts, steel workers, golf, banks, trade, nuclear weapons, the tax laws, lawsuits, offense and defense, devaluation, money, the system, debt, the game, contributions, the word ‘apprentice’, politicians, politicians, the other side, the other side, the other side, the other side, it, and politicians than he does.

He knows a lot.

He knows more about it than he’s ever going to tell you.

Goodbye Louis C.K.

Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.

Quote: I don’t know. They testify in Congress, these kids.

Louis riffing on survivors of the Parkland massacre. Seriously. Swear to god.

What are you doing? You should be crazy! You should be unhinged…

…you should be wacky and cool! Like me. And not be lame-asses all uptight about hang-ups. Why keep pretending to be so sad? The shooting ended up a big media event – you could be getting laid. What the hell is wrong with you? News vans and cameras are everywhere, but all you want to do is talk about DEATH.

I’m here to tell…FUCK YOU. That’s not interesting. Just because you went to a high school where kids got shot…

… a school where ‘kids’ got shot. Or ‘friends’, or ‘you’. I’m here to tell … fuck you.

Yeah, goodbye.

More Alan Lapidus: With Trump in Moscow, and the hookers, and the KGB

Here’s another clip. This is the second one I’ve excerpted from a recorded talk by Trump’s Architect, Alan Lapidus, in Maine earlier this year. I found the full length clip at a local cable outlet there, Lake Region TV. As Lapidus has worked with Donald for something like 50 years, there’s probably no one that knows him better.

The subject of this clip is Trump’s fondness for hookers when he visited Moscow. Transcript below the video.


Watching some of the things he said and, it was just, they blew my mind. You know, some of the statements that he made. And I won’t comment on all the obvious lies that everybody’s pointed out. Which is ninety percent of what he’s said. But just the things that I know.

Um, when he said, in the beginning when they were talking, they first started talking about Russia, I mean, “Russia? I don’t anything about Russia! I have no connection with Russia…” I was in Moscow with him for god’s sakes!

You know, and uh, you know “I don’t anything about hookers! Hookers, I don’t know anything about.” He would come back and say, “The best thing about being in Moscow, nobody knows who I am. So I can bang every hooker in this city and nobody recognizes me!” I mean, how do you deal with this guy?

Alan, do you feel that Russia or Putin has something on Trump?

Oh, absolutely.

I mean, they tape, I think its pretty obvious, when they, anybody of note is going to be taped or followed.

Um yeah. I, of course, he was, and he didn’t realize it. Of course they have him on tape. I know that he was with hookers in Moscow. The Peepee Tape, I, probably. I would put that as a high probability.

The fact that we was taped? Yeah that was a big thing in Russia.

I was dealing with some contacts that I had in Moscow, aside from being there with Trump. And um, they pointed out that, uh, when they were sort of warning me that ‘Russia was lovely and all of that, but watch yourself’, about an American hotel guy who had been machine gunned in the, in the Moscow subway the week before. Having something to do with him being taped in a room with a hooker, and they wanted him to pay, and he wouldn’t do it, etc. So…

That they had something on Trump? Absolutely. The hookers may not have recognized him, but the KGB certainly did.