Archive for the ‘Republican stupidity’ Category

“He (the paramedic) was used to O.D. calls by now, except for the ones in which kids were around. He once arrived at a home to find a seven-year-old and a five-year-old following the instructions of a 911 operator and performing C.P.R. on their parents.”

This is the saddest article I’ve read all week. What kind of life are those kids going to have?

A shortage of drug intervention services is one of the biggest problems they have with getting people off of opioids. The supply of addicts who want to “dry out” is far greater than the number of beds. Yet these people (the non-addicts in these communities) almost uniformly vote for the people who promise to screw them (i.e. Republicans), and against the people who promise to do better for them (i.e. Democrats). What. The. Literal. Fuck?

– Badtux the Baffled Penguin

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Let’s see… what changed between four years ago and now?

Oh yeah, that’s right. Four years ago we had a n****er in the White House, and now we got a white guy (well, a tangerine guy, anyhow). So it was fine to talk about Second Amendment Solutions and all that crap about killing government officials back then. But today? Nosir!

Nosirree, no racism there on the GOP side of the bench, nope, nohow.

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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More than 4,000 blacks were lynched by the KKK and associated groups between 1877 and 1950. And this is not counting people like Emmett Till, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, and Denise McNair who were killed by KKK terrorism after 1950.

For anybody who has half a brain cell to rub together, it’s clear that the KKK was a racist terror group. But of course, racists generally don’t have half a brain cell to rub together, which is why Georgia Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Klan) said last fall that the KKK “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order” that also “made a lot of people straighten up.” Well, I guess Denise McNair straightened up after she was killed by the KKK. Though what kind of crimes she could have committed at 11 years of age that justified the death penalty eludes me, but she’s definitely not committing crimes anymore, yessiree.

So now the state of Georgia has appointed him to the committee in charge of the state’s Civics curriculum. Where, apparently, he will be free to push guidelines saying that Abraham Lincoln was a criminal for stealing fine Southern gentlemen’s property (i.e., their black slaves).

Just as you think maybe these inbred backwoods cretins are about ready to join the 21st century, they come out and prove they haven’t even reconciled with the 20th century yet, much less the 21st century…

– Badtux the Head-shakin’ Penguin

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So Jeff Sessions can’t recall meeting the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Or so he testified under oath to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Some of them DEMON-crats are saying he ought to be charged with perjury, since there is actual photographic evidence of him meeting with Kislyak. But that wouldn’t be fair, because *nobody* who meets Sergey Kislyak remembers meeting him. It’s, like, Sergey’s superpower or something.

Someone needs to write a novel about Sergey’s superpower. Oh wait, somebody did. And it’s a rip-roaringly good read actually. Let’s just hope that Sergey someday decides to use his superpower for good, not evil.

Yeah, right.

– Badtux the Supervillain-scryin’ Penguin

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So yesterday it turns out that Comey took dated notes in his conversations with Trump, like all FBI agents do. And the notes say that Trump asked him, on February 14, to stop the Russia investigation. Comey didn’t. Then Trump fired him. By his own admission, in his tweets, because of the Russia investigation.

Yeah, obstruction of justice. That and $2 will get you a cup of bad coffee at Starducks.

So now the Justice Department — with Jeff Sessions abstaining because he *isn’t* immune to obstruction of justice charges — has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special council to oversee the investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Mueller is a Republican who was appointed as FBI director by George W. Bush. On the other hand, he has a reputation as a straight arrow. He refused, for example, to allow the FBI to participate in the CIA / Pentagon torture campaign. So… cue the popcorn.

So now to more randomness…

Russia to America: Don’t read newspapers. Really? Dude. The day that I let a foreign government tell me what to do is the day I renounce my American citizenship and swear allegiance to Hydra. Sheesh.

Trump, speaking to graduating Coasties, spent time whining about how mean the press has been to him. “No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly.” Dude. They shot Abraham Lincoln in the head. And he has the fucking nerve to say this after eight years of bigoted racist attacks against President Obama. Whether it was photoshops of Obama’s head on a witch doctor, the current Racist In Chief’s constant insistence that Obama couldn’t possibly be an American and his birth certificate must be fraudulent because, well, he’s *black*, the continual assertions that Obama was a dictator who was gonna take their guns because he’s a big scary black man, the constant racist photoshopping of his head and his wife’s head onto monkeys, etc., frankly I don’t know how the man didn’t snap and start having bigots strung up on the White House lawn. I guess Obama just has thicker skin than the current precious delicate snowflake-in-chief.

Finally: Any half-decent hacker could break into Mar-a-Lago’s poorly secured networks and spy on everything happening there. Including the doings of the Orange Racist Russian Stooge.

But… her emails!

– Badtux the Head-shakin’ Penguin

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Y’know, we don’t hear Jared Kushner say anything in public. He holds no press conferences. He doesn’t talk to the press. He doesn’t tweet. He doesn’t issue statements. Unlike Donald and the rest of the Trumps, he is… silent. To the point where it’s parodied on Saturday Night Live:

But maybe that makes him the smart one in the family. Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought stupid, than to open your mouth and prove it beyond a doubt.

The look on the Italian prime minister’s face today, as Donald Trump says that Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who has been dead for ten years, “is a great friend of mine“…

– Badtux the Face-palming Penguin

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If you’re a CEO, and you need security guards to protect you from your own workers… you might be doing your job wrong.

What, then, are we supposed to think about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting ten security guards as a 24/7 security detail to protect himself from EPA employees? Other than, “man, that man must be a real dick to need to be protected against his own workers“, I mean?

Now on to Kremlinology. There’s rules about being a crime kingpin. First rule is, you don’t let people talk shit about your relatives or in-laws. You might talk shit about them yourself, but if one of your underlings talks shit about one of your in-laws? Steve “Master Race” Bannon apparently talked shit about Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, calling him a “cuck”.

Donald Trump appears to be getting ready to throw Bannon under the bus. Because he’s a miserable failure as a President, but he knows how to be a crime kingpin, bigly. And he knows darn good and well that if one of his underlings is talking shit about one of his relatives, said underling is probably talking shit about the boss man also — and no crime kingpin can put up with underlings who do shit like that, kapiche?

The only reason Bannon hasn’t gotten a horse’s head in the back seat of his car is that the Secret Service drives him everywhere in a limo nowadays…

Yeah, somehow I think Bannon stuck his foot in it this time. Talk about people doing their job wrong!

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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