So far in the saga of the new President, we have discussed destructive outrage, outrage after Republicans decided to push through confirmation of two Trump cabinet nominees after Democrats decided to
boycott the proceedings not show up for work that day, outrage over Starbucks promising to hire some refugees over the next five years, boycotts of Trump products – even ones by his daughter – because TRUMP!
OUTRAGE! OUTRAGE! OUTRAGE!
So I guess the true progtards have now run out of things to be outraged about, so we’ve reached the level of “stupid outrage.” This is outrage so dumb, that even the engagement editor from Mother Jones – you know the ultra progressive magazine – called it “the dumbest outrage ever.”
You see, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway recently had the unmitigated gall to sit kneeling on the couch in the Oval Office!
I’ll wait for you to finish gasping in sheer horror.
You read that right.
Deray McKesson, who apparently has never met an incident he didn’t link to racism in some way, howled that Conway’s informal pose indicates that no one is to take the “meeting,” which just happened to be with leaders of traditionally black colleges and universities, seriously. Therefore, RAAAACISM!!
One cannot possibly *headdesk* hard enough to wipe the stupid!
Other scandalized screeches included complaints about her decorum. After all, this is the Oval Office! How classless!
Just look at that lack of decorum and lack of class!
The Oval is an office. Yes, it is a historically significant office in a historically significant building, but it is still an office, and work takes place there, including late night sessions, in which sometimes *GASP* people tend to be informal, take their shoes off, wear jeans, and even sit on the floor!
Conway was caught in a moment after the official portion of the meeting was apparently over, and the attendees gathered for a group shot. She took a photo with her phone and was in the process of examining it when the outrageous picture was snapped.
Oh, the horror!
This latest “controversy” came on top of the horrifying, nation-destroying revelation that 45 apparently eats his steaks well-done, with ketchup.
Now, granted, as a fan of steak, it’s fairly horrifying to me that anyone would eat their meat well-done and slathered in a sugar and artificial color-filled, tomato-like substance, but hey… to each his own. Ruining a perfectly good cut of meat is not a federal offense, although one might think so, judging from the wailing lamentations from the progtard left!
Ostentatious Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema nearly shat his progressive panties at the thought!
Also: Trump ordered a strip steak, which he ate per his preference, well-done and with ketchup, as if the entree would be accompanied by a sippy cup. (Insert a moment of silence for the cow, the condiment and what most chefs would call a forced marriage. Really, I feel the same way about masking the flavor of a $54 dry-aged steak as I do about guys who wear baseball caps indoors: Just don’t. And pity the new kitchen lead, chef de cuisine Brian Drosenos, who had to deal with the ultimate VIP in his first week on the job.)
Kevin Pang – the food editor of the A.V. Club was downright morally offended on the cow’s behalf, clutching his pearls in emasculated angst!
What asshole goes out to dinner at one of the nation capital’s most-acclaimed steakhouses, orders a 30-day dry aged New York strip, then asks the chef to cook it well done? And if that’s not enough, eats it with ketchup like a 5-year-old?
What kind of an asshole spends precious time publicly criticizing another person’s food choices?
Seriously, this is what the progtards are now freaking out about? Well, that and Melania’s dress, which was apparently too short for church, which is the first time they’ve given a flying rat’s fuck about what goes on inside any house of worship since they decided churches needed to be forced perform gay weddings.
There’s plenty to be concerned about with the current administration. Deteriorating relations with Mexico, a resurgent and aggressive Russia, Iran, China, North Korea are all important issues, but they require critical thinking and analysis, so the progtards would rather focus on OMGWELLDONESTEAKSHORTSKIRTKNEELONCOUCHINOVALMANCHURIANCHEETO!
Another day, another Veterans Administration horror story. Republicans, who are supposed to be the staunch supporters of our troops, don’t seem to be able to do anything about this travesty.
A couple posted photos on Facebook and said veterans waited for hours in pain inside the Durham VA Medical Center.
He said a veteran on the ground was using his bag of medication for a pillow after being denied an available reclining chair.
“The nurse started yelling at him, telling him he can’t do that. He’s like, ‘I can’t get up and I won’t get up. I will be here until you can see me. Can I please have a blanket?’” McMenamin said.
You know what? This is not just heartbreaking. It’s unacceptable. We hear near daily horror stories about the VA.
A veteran died after being administered the wrong medication in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Sick, dying people who served their country are waiting for treatment – cancer patients, who can’t get an appointment.
And even after they die, their remains get no respect.
Politicians, bureaucrats, political appointees – they all promise change and accountability, but veterans, who are entitled to basic care and human decency, aren’t getting that promise fulfilled.
And it’s sick. It’s unfair. It’s vicious, callous, and inhuman.
Veterans have earned this care. They paid for it when they signed their names on that contract, promising to fight for this country, fight for our Constitution, fight to protect Americans from violence, fight to defend our rights.
They trained. They hurt. They got injured.
They got shot. They lost limbs. They were exposed to dog knows what downrange.
They took a ton of drugs – some experimental that sometimes made them sick.
They saw their brothers in arms bleed and die, sometimes holding them in their arms, and theorhearts hurt. They wept. They agonized. They lost.
They paid for this substandard, uncaring, pitiless service with their blood.
They were promised care. The VA’s motto “To care for him who shall have borne the battle,” tells them that their illnesses, their injuries, their agony, their anguish, and their bloodshed will be soothed and healed.
But instead their blood paid for these worthless, heartless, greedy, bottom-feeding bureaucrats to abuse them, to steal their health and the funds that are supposed to pay for their care, cheat them out of medical attention they have earned, and profit at their expense!
And worse yet, these leeches aren’t held accountable.
For example, the two sows who essentially stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from America’s vets – a story I blogged in 2015 – who abused their positions, who engaged in corruption, fraud, and abuse of authority, had their “demotions” (if you can even call it that, since both were still earning a six-figure salary while screwing veterans out of their care) rescinded.
Meanwhile, the promises just keep on coming, and nothing gets done.
This is a national disgrace!
“A nation is judged by how well it treats its veterans,” George Washington once said. The judgment is bound to be harsh.
So the New York Times writes a piece about 45’s CPAC speech quoting him as having “included a promise to throw undocumented immigrants ‘the hell out of the country.'”
Only that was actually an outright lie, as caught by the Gateway Pundit.
Trump said no such thing, according to the transcript of his speech.
We are also going to save countless American lives. As we speak today, immigration offers are finding the gang members, the drug dealers and the criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out of our country.
So what he said was that drug dealers and criminal aliens are getting tossed “the hell out of our country.”
So is the NYT guilty of the very thing of which they accuse Trump – of being a bigoted asshole who pigeonholes all “undocumented” immigrants into the “violent drug dealer” box?
Because it certainly sounds like that’s what the New York Times is doing. They paraphrased the President’s speech and took his words, which referred very specifically to a certain type of alien, and applied them to “undocumented immigrants” writ large.
This says more about the “journalist” who wrote the piece – Glenn Thrush – than it does about Trump.
And, yes, I’m perfectly aware that they’re simply trying to paint the President as a bigot by misquoting him. Question is, how many believe it? If there wasn’t a market for bullshit, the crap would fly.
Take, for example, the flag flap. Apparently, the Russian flags with Trump’s name on them were handed out prior to the 45’s CPAC speech by Democratic operatives. Question is, why did so many CPAC attendees take them and proceed to wave them around?
Because there’s a market for bullshit. They were either too ignorant to know what the Russian flag looks like, or they didn’t care, and grabbed it in their frothing zeal to show Trump their blind adoration.
Whatever the reason, they grabbed up those flags. And whatever the reason, those anxious to believe that Trump is a an anti-immigration bigot, would immediately believe the NYT piece without doing any fact checking.
The fact that the quote is utter bullshit doesn’t matter. It supports their preconceived notions, so it’s good to go.
If there wasn’t a market for bullshit, it wouldn’t exist.
I’m a bad person; I can’t help it. I shouldn’t laugh at others’ misery. But when the misery is brought on by one’s own lies and refusal to admit wrongdoing, then I can’t help it. I giggle.
Remember Rachel Dolezal? She’s the former college professor and NAACP official who was exposed by her own parents to be pure, unadulterated white, and who had been lying about her race.
In the aftermath of the scandal, Dolezal lost her job and her position at NAACP. She claimed – spitting in the face of biology and common sense – that race is just a “construct,” and that she’s “transracial,” because she identifies as black, even though the bug shit crazy bitch is whiter than I am.
And now, poor little lying Rachel is having a tough time finding a job.
The former professor and columnist told the Guardian she’s applied for more than 100 jobs, but not a single place will hire her. The only offers that have come her way have been for reality television and porn.
Dolezal now relies on food stamps to feed her family and has been receiving help from a friend to cover her — next month she expects to be homeless, the Guardian reported.
You know, I just can’t find it in my heart to feel any sympathy for her. She lied. She lied to everyone about who she was. She used those lies to get a position with a civil rights organization and a college. And when she was discovered to have lied, she decided to pull the victim card and claim how she’s always felt wrong, how she FEELS black, and she made a mockery of black people’s experiences.
So, no. I don’t feel sorry for her, especially since she refuses to even acknowledge she did anything wrong.
Oh, and she has a memoir coming out, discussing how she “suffered” as a black person. This, after more than 30 publishing houses turned her down.
I really want to give her a high five. In the face. With a chair.