Trump to Charlie Brotman: You’re fired.

How about this Charlie Brotman guy?

A few months later, Brotman got a call from Eisenhower’s office to see if he’d be available to reprise his announcing role for the inaugural parade in January. “At the time, I thought it was kind of a fun thing,” Brotman said. “I thought it would be a one-time shot, and that would be the end of it…”

How wrong you were, mister. Brotman has called every inaugural parade for the last sixty years.

“The Secret Service says, that Charlie Brotman, he’s so good, he can have the job as long as he wants to,” Brotman, now 85, said in a phone interview as he prepared for his 16th outing in the announcer’s booth. “When I reach 120, I’ll retire.”

What a great story. Really, just the best. Except for that last bit, the 16th outing, in about 12 days. Because, brace yourselves: You-know-who did you-know-what.

“I was fired. I was destroyed the moment I read that,” he said in an emotional telephone interview from his home in suburban Maryland. “I am heartbroken. I am the only person in the world to do that job for more than 60 years and now they found someone younger. I hope he knows what he’s getting into. There’s a lot more to it than just reading a script.”

Trump dismissed Charlie. He canned the legendary voice of the inaugural parade. What the hell, Donnie? And why?

When he recovered from the initial shock, Brotman phoned the Presidential Committee in an effort to understand why they decided to find a new voice. He got the proverbial runaround.

Each person he spoke to passed him on to someone else. Each one said they would look into it and call him back. “Everyone seemed very nervous. No one ever answered my question,” he said.

Poor man. Not only did he lose his lifetime gig, but nobody will even tell him why. C’mon jerks, it’s not like it’s some big secret.

Steve Ray served as a volunteer for President-Elect Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, according to The Daily Beast.

Ray’s Twitter profile has since been made private, but according to BuzzFeed, it previously included a tweet in which Ray wrote, “Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the honor of driving in your motorcade 10x over the past year in DC.”

Ray has also retweeted many pro-Trump memes on his Twitter account.

What can you say? What to tell Charlie? It’s just Trump being Trump.

Goodbye Monica Crowley

Conservative commentator and Fox News personality Monica Crowley will not be Donald Trump’s incoming “senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council.” Because Monica will be stepping down.

Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found.

The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia. The New York Times bestseller, published by the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, contains no notes or bibliography.

Courtesy of CNN’s KFile.

This is astonishing, though not because plagiarism is so awful. It’s stunning because she’s done it again. Unbelievably she got caught doing the same thing back in 1999. I wrote about the phony baloney in 2012:

In August 1999, for the Wall Street Journal, she wrote a piece called “The Day Nixon Said Goodbye.” She plagiarized a far better writer, prolific Brit Paul Johnson, throughout. Slate:

From Johnson’s “In Praise of Richard Nixon,” Commentary, October 1988:

“There was none of the personal corruption which had marked the rule of Lyndon Johnson, let alone the gross immoralities and security risks of John F. Kennedy’s White House.”

From Crowley’s “The Day Nixon Said Goodbye,” Wall Street Journal, August 9, 1999:

“There was none of the personal corruption that had marked the rule of Lyndon Johnson or the base immoralities and outrageous security risks of the Kennedy and Clinton White Houses.”

Monica copy-pasted Paul Johnson everywhere. Entire paragraphs were lifted with barely a word or two changed. What could possibly have been her excuse for that? What did she say? Quote: “I have wracked my brain, and I can honestly tell you that I have not read…”…zergh blerg.

The odds of that being true are about one in a gazillion, so she’s a bad liar too. Shitting Crows, can Trump pick ’em, or what?

He speaks power to truth

There’s some question as to whether Donald Trump knows how disliked he is. He may not, it may be beyond his ken. This is even with recent Earth events still reverberating, as they say. This is even though he just went through the world’s most bruising popularity contest and lost by millions of votes.

You’d figure he would take note of what just happened. You’d figure because of that he would become more humble, or gracious. Instead, he’ll say America’s true feelings can be found in the Electoral College: he won in a “landslide.” Trump the man is an utter marvel in this respect. He spends the great majority of his precious time gilding and filigreeing his public persona. Yet he continues to wear his hair the same way, like a crepe, and he persists in treating women the same way, like they were pets.

In terms of polling data, there’s virtually no good news for Trump. The results generally point in the same direction: He’s widely disliked and inspires little confidence in his presidential abilities…

Trump’s contrast with Obama in late 2008 is stunning: Obama entered 2009 with a 68 percent favorable rating. Today, Trump’s favorable rating stands at an anemic 43 percent. And if history is any indication, that rating is almost certain to go down once the new president takes office.

If anything in life can be said to be true, that’s it. Once the responsibilities of president set upon you, the game gets a lot harder. Everybody is watching, and there’s nowhere to hide. Everybody has demands, and they never end. The honeymoon fades, the popularity tumbles, and the drudgery begins.

You would think Trump would be aware of all this, too.

The President-elect spoke with the paper to defend Russia hours before his briefing with intelligence officials scheduled for Friday.

You wouldn’t think he’d try to jump-start his presidency by taking sides against his own country. You wouldn’t think he’d reject the assessments of the executive branch of his own government in favor of a foreign power. But you’d be wrong.

Donald Trump said the focus on Russian involvement in hacking the 2016 election is “a political witch hunt.”

“China, relatively recently, hacked 20 million government names,” he told The New York Times in an interview publish Friday, referencing the past breach of computers at the Office of Personnel Management. “How come nobody even talks about that? This is a political witch hunt.”

I was so puzzled by this comment I had to look up the term’s definition. Witch-hunt: a campaign directed against a person or group holding unorthodox or unpopular views. Well, pity poor Russia.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia directed a vast cyberattack aimed at denying Hillary Clinton the presidency and installing Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office, the nation’s top intelligence agencies said in an extraordinary report they delivered on Friday to Mr. Trump.

The officials presented their unanimous conclusions to Mr. Trump in a two-hour briefing at Trump Tower in New York that brought the leaders of America’s intelligence agencies face to face with their most vocal skeptic, the president-elect, who has repeatedly cast doubt on Russia’s role.

Why the lamentable Putin et. al. hold these “unorthodox or unpopular views” is a bit mysterious. The report offers its own theory.

When it appeared that Mrs. Clinton was more likely to win, it concluded, the Russian effort focused “on undermining her future presidency,” with pro-Kremlin bloggers preparing a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #DemocracyRIP. It noted that Mr. Putin had a particular animus for Mrs. Clinton because he believed she had incited protests against him in 2011.

Hillary Clinton, what a surprise. Intelligence officials are scandalizing Donald’s election on behalf of the woman who opposed him – a power hungry Washington millionaire, elite-est of the elite, and symbol of all that is self-serving and corrupt in the flesh. They’d want to come to her rescue, wouldn’t they? And then they’d want to use Russia for their own purposes – the making and disseminating of propaganda. Of course they would…

The conclusions in the report were described on Thursday to President Obama and on Friday to Mr. Trump by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence; John O. Brennan, the director of the C.I.A.; Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency; and James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I.

…because a demagogue will say anything (really, just ask him). What a comical farce. And what a shiftless and shameless group, blaming third parties without a shred of credibility.

I have my own feelings about all this, certainly. But I’d rather not let on, I’d rather you draw your own conclusions. I won’t say that Donald here is a kind of national hero, spitting in the face of crony conniving. That would be something for America to decide. But for the rest of the world, I’ll say this. Should you end up being dragged into one of our sordid affairs, you couldn’t ask for a better friend…

I promise their promise. I promise.

I thought a whole bunch of Mexicans were going to build that wall. Apparently the job will be left to you and me.

Donald Trump’s transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.

The move would break a key campaign promise when Trump repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall along the border, though in October, Trump suggested for the first time that Mexico would reimburse the US for the cost of the wall.

At least he’s an honest man. When he asked the crowd ‘Who’s going to pay for that wall?’ and they said ‘The appropriations process!’ he took it to heart.

Trump defended that proposal Friday morning in a tweet, saying the move to use congressional appropriations was because of speed.

“The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!” Trump tweeted Friday.

Rapists may treat women badly, but they do tend to pay their foreign debts.

Soy un perdedor. Why don’t you kill me?

I know what you’re thinking. Is this guy insane, or what?

December 13th in Wisconsin.

Donald Trump was just as surprised as the rest of the country.

The president elect said publicly on Tuesday that he expected to lose the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton, based on polls showing him behind in several critical states.

“I went to see my wife. I say, ‘Baby, I tell you what. We’re not going to win tonight,”’ Trump said in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Small Room

He said that he had intentionally rented a smaller hotel ballroom, expecting to make a brief concession speech after losing to Clinton. Instead, the concession turned into a celebration, and Trump delivered a speech in which he was unusually gracious to his opponent and promised to unite a divided nation.

“I said if we’re going to lose I don’t want a big ballroom,” he said. He said he figured he’d thank the guests and then “I’m out of there, right?”

A mental illness is serious business. A personality disorder is a terrible, frightening thing.

Please don’t mock Donald when he’s silly

Sean Spicer lets us in on the game.

…everyone wants to talk about the tweets he sent. But I would actually focus on the action he’s getting. Donald Trump is not president yet and he’s getting action, successes and wins, both abroad and here at home.

President Donald will be a criminal and a toad. A loss leader and a stinkbomb and a savage clown. Nothing at all that he’d like to do will go right. He’ll be wrestling the stupid square pegs with his sweaty palms, mashing their loser faces in the lousy round holes.

But his people will come to the rescue. They will all say how remarkable he is.

Everything he does right now, he gets — he speaks for the head of Sprint, gets 5,000 jobs moved from abroad. And everyone starts to mock him. Oh, those jobs were already announced. They weren’t. The sales jobs have been a previous announce. These jobs were coming from abroad to America…

The jobs were only part of a previous investment by SoftBank. Their executives figured that stroking Donald would get the FTC to approve their T-Mobile merger. They’re smart.

…instead of trying to mock him or undermine him, it’s time that people started to give him credit for actually getting things done.

These are phone calls. He answered the phone when SoftBank called, they told him what they were doing. He answered the phone when his running mate called, Mike told him what Carrier was doing. Why do you think Trump is a fat slob? Because he never does anything.

Every narcissist depends on the people around him to do the actual work. No grandiose gonfanon ever got his hands dirty, it’s just not done. It’s a game: If you really love me, then you’ll make good. Please don’t embarrass me.

That’s how Dad operated. I can’t believe what I let him get away with.

These are a few of my haterade things

I love Steven Hayward. He is easily one of the dumbest bloggers on Earth.

Posted by Steven Hayward in 2016 Election, Leftism, Liberals
WHY THE LEFT SECRETLY LOVES TRUMP

Another Pulitzer threat.

Forget all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the left. That’s just for show. Remember that the left was never very enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton, and are not sorry to have seen her lose…

Great good fun. Not only did the person we were sort of fond of end up losing, the person we really hated won. Now the jew-elites and ethnics are being beaten in the streets, and I couldn’t be happier. I mean, I’d probably rather see My Dinner With Andre than Porky’s Revenge. But if Steven puts a gun to my head and makes me watch the latter, I’ll be having the time of my life. Because that other pic, well, meh. This is how human beings work.

Trump’s victory, however, provides the left with something much more important that patronage in Washington DC: it provides them with the supposed evidence to bolster their essential hatred and contempt for America, and endless opportunities to proclaim and parade their supposed moral superiority over their fellow citizens.

Libtard: HEY! If you people vote for this racist scumbag, you’re no better than him. [record skip] Holy Christ, you voted for him. Wow.

Steven: OMIGOD! YOU WOWED.

Yes. Indeed, good catch. To be clear: Not an orgasm okay?

I am reminded of a post I wrote a year ago about our man after he excitedly claimed to have undone the Global Warming hoax by making his own temperature graphs. His data presentations were da bomb because they started at zero. No shit. Steven posted his own smart graphs that included zero Fahrenheit and thereby proved that SCIENCE was stupid. He is the man.