And It’s Not Like Texas A&M Has Any International Scholars To Spare

February 26, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Henry Rousso is a 62 year old Egyptian born senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research.  He lives in Paris.  He had been invited to speak at Texas A&M’s Hagler Institute Symposium.

He was “mistakenly detained” at the airport.

According to Richard Golsan, director of the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M –

“When he called me with this news two nights ago, he was waiting for customs officials to send him back to Paris as an illegal alien on the first flight out.”

After learning about the dire situation, Golsan said he immediately called university officials, leading A&M President Michael K. Young to enlist the help of Texas A&M Law School professor and director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic Fatma Marouf.

“Due to her prompt and timely intervention, Rousso was released,” Golsan said.

Holy crap, y’all, neither Egypt or France are on Trump’s list, but perhaps he tweeted “intellectuals” last night.

First Mohammed Ali, Jr. who was detained and asked, “Where did you get that name?” and “Are you a Muslim?”

Then the ICE raids in California where legal residents where dragged out of their beds and their children were  terrorized.  ICE lied to the city and doctored documents.

Remember when this picture outraged Republicans?


Well, now it’s the official symbol of the Republican Party.

Thanks to Scott for the heads up.


February 25, 2017 By: El Jefe

In the wake of news organizations pulling out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, SCROTUS just announced he is not attending. Of course, he did it on Twitter. He’s trying to avoid the huge  embarrassment of being savaged by unrelenting truth.

And Then, There’s This…

February 25, 2017 By: El Jefe

Then –

Now –

For some weird reason I can’t explain, this comparison reminds me of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones:

In any case, I’m not feeling well.  Not at all.

Trouble with Flags

February 25, 2017 By: El Jefe

As Juanita Jean pointed out yesterday, a progressive activist passed out Russian flags with CJ’s name on them at CPAC, and, not recognizing they were being punked (or that they were Russian flags), dutifully waved them with enthusiasm until panicked aides hurriedly gathered up and disposed of them.  It was hilarious, and the perpetrators of this epic trolling were Jason Charter and Ryan Clayton, who brilliantly showed the stupidity of participants in the conference.

It was perfect, but not the only problem the SCROTUS White House had yesterday.  Last night, to show his techie coolness, Mike Pence tweeted out that the United States stands with Israel, even using cool little emojis of US and Israeli flags.  Very cool – with one exception: the “Israeli” flag emoji was actually the flag of Nicaragua.  LOL.


Deleted Pence Tweet

Free Weekend Entertainment Courtesy of Paul Ryan

February 25, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

It seems that just like everyone else who wants to look tough, Paul Ryan went down the border in South Texas.  They were going to go with a posse theme this time because Rick Perry and Sean Hannity already made us laugh with the boat thing.

You’re gonna have to go look at this for yourself.  But it’s worth the trouble to see this “exciting new video” because Ryan’s horse runs away with him and they have to come rescue him.  The news commentator said, “He got on [the horse] and then kinda went off by himself …” and tries so damn hard not to smirk more than he did opening the story.

I’m not saying that the border patrol put him on a horse named “Widow Maker,” just for fun, but it was either that or Ryan is a Rhinestone Cowboy.

Thanks to Mazie for the heads up.

Website Issues: UPDATED

February 24, 2017 By: Anna The Geek

UPDATED: So I just installed the cache. How is it going?

Anna the Geek here. I know that the website has been kind of wonky lately. It’s using a lot of server resources. Which means it needs a cache. But the cache seems to not update the website. I have been told that the cache has been updated to work with the website. I will be testing it out today. A few things:

— if the site is acting wonky, reload it. CMD-shift-r on Mac or CTRL+F5 on PC.

— Please email me directly the problems you are having.  My email is

Thanks for your patience.