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.

Don’t wait, call eight-eight-eight imp-each

Here’s a business-man who won a national election. And here he is marketing himself as the next glorious United States President. Here he is as vendor selling tickets to a New Year’s Eve blowout he’s throwing at his own headquarters. Here he is, marketer and merchant, selling access to his own private event at his own business, at his own residence, where he lives. For five hundred bucks.

Mar-a-Lago, the pricey private resort in Palm Beach, Florida, sold hundreds of tickets at more than $500 a piece to an annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza planned for Saturday night that will feature a very special guest: the president-elect of the United States of America and his family.

Pity our poor Donald, he doesn’t know this is all wrong. He doesn’t know this will get him impeached. He doesn’t understand this is all legally forbidden and totally disgusting. He will soon be shocked to find himself a constitutional scofflaw, and a total dick, and a national disgrace. He doesn’t understand that he’s now got a job with actual rules and requirements.

So he will break the law without a shred of remorse. And he will pooh-pooh the Constitution over and over again. And we will react by being somewhat compelled to question him politely, or scold him somewhat, and eventually do everything we can over the next eight years to beg him please do not be a douche. Because we are all suckers and totally pathetic and altogether too nice. Because we are a bunch of losers, for sure. So we will do our best.

White kandidate, white kabinet

Donald hasn’t been up to much. He’s been a surprisingly lazy Most Powerful Man-to-be. Normally the ascendant C-in-C is busy working 20 hour days, cramming facts on foreign policy, meeting with multiple advisors and taking daily intelligence briefings (…meh, once a week.). Trump instead seems to be more interested in going on Twantrums [Obama, beat me? NO WAY.]. He’d be doing that regardless, of course.

This is not to take anything away from what little hard work he has done. Mostly this appears to be in service of assembling himself one hell of a cabinet. No kidding. This is certainly a group to be proud of, if you like white people.

If you love white people.

When you throw in special advisers and press secretaries, the cabinet appointees amount to 26 people so far. All but three of them are white. There are two Asian women, Nikki Haley and Elaine Chao, and one black man, Ben Carson. Those are the only exotics Trump has employed.

As white people only make up 62% of the population – a shrinking portion, as everybody knows – this is shocking. I don’t see how this isn’t a statement by Trump in support of white supremacy.

What other reason could there possibly be to choose white people for senior administration positions almost 90% of the time? When, if Trump had chosen candidates randomly from the population, he’d have at least four Hispanics in the cabinet by now? Instead of zero? The only possible argument, which I’m sure is his as well, would be “Because my people are better.” Yeah okay, got it, and Q.E.D.

Incidentally before some of you jump in and chide me that there’s an actual cabinet Latino in the position of trade czar, Peter Navarro of UC Irvine, I’ll warn you to be careful about that. Some sources like The Hill have tried to sell that angle:

The announcement about Navarro highlights how the council “will work collaboratively and synergistically” with the National Security Council, the National Economic Council and the Domestic Policy Council, but it says nothing about the USTR office…

Navarro is also one of two current Latino candidates for high-level jobs.

But a little digging into this Navarro turns up something different. Here’s something that Daniel L. Muñoz wrote for La Prensa – San Diego back in 1998:

Navarro manages to write about his political life experiences in “San Diego Confidential: A Candidate’s Odyssey” in a charming and funny way. And he still managed to “stick it” to the numerous Mexican Americans, Latinos, & Hispanic political activists who assisted in his campaign by ignoring them as so much wallpaper…

Peter Navarro, who in his several incarnations tried to pass as a `Latino,’ `Italian” and as an American Indian, would have raised all the funds he needed from the Viejas and Barona tribes and not have to humiliate and humbled himself before the economic élites in Washington D.C. or elsewhere. The utter destruction of his character and ego caused by his need to `suck’ up to the money boys led to some of the best `zingers’ in his little expose…

Apparently Navarro is no more Latino than he is Cree.

Trump anyway has recently taken note of his no-browns cabinet. So he’s begun to comb the stacks for a token to serve in his administration.

Trump met Wednesday with two Hispanic politicians at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach to discuss the possibility of taking on the agriculture post: Dr. Elsa Murano, a former U.S. agriculture undersecretary for food safety, who is Cuban-American, and Abel Maldonado, a Mexican-American who is a former California lieutenant governor and co-owner of Runway Vineyards.

Yes – he’s choosing a Latino for his Agriculture post. Yes, he chose Ben Carson for Housing and Urban Development.


Add: Women are treated with almost the same disrespect that non-whites are in Trump’s cabinet. There are currently only five appointees in 26 positions, a meager 19% proportion.

Add #2: The statistics really become absurd if you look at the white male population in his upper echelon. 20 of the current 26 appointees are from Donald’s fellow cohort, for a total of 77%. White males only make up about 31% of the country.

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