Archive for January, 2018

Kaboom! Campaigning

January 17, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Disturbing thoughts from the Washington Post this morning.

“In private conversations, Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting. He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these people said.”

So, he thinks that all he needs to win is for 2,996 people die in an inferno?

Which pretty much explains the weird woman who remembers that dirty words were said, but not the words themselves, being your pick for Homeland Security Director.  I dunno know, maybe it’s just me but I’m not sure about about a Security Director who lies so easily but so damn badly.

First off, yeah, Trump, I’m sure Putin heard you and will do all he can to help you.  However, now that you’ve admitted it, I don’t think it will have the desired results.

Second off, Trump, you’re a pig.

As Matthew Yglesias said – “I’m pretty skeptical that the political dynamics of September 2001 would be replicated today. But regardless, this is a frightening line of thought for an incumbent president and his team to be entertaining.”

No shoot, Sherlock.

 

Blue Tsunami?

January 17, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

In rural Wisconsin last night, a Democratic challenger for a state house seat in a special election stunned everybody by winning.  She was running in a district that Trump won by 17 points.

She was outspent thanks to the Koch Brothers, but money wasn’t the answer in this race.

Conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes had a Twitter attack.

 

 

And Governor Scott Walker tweeted with shaky fingers.

 

The winning Democrat, Patty Schachtner, had a plan to win and stuck with it.

Her campaign focused not on attacking Trump but fighting the opioid crisis, improving access to health care and bringing good-paying jobs to the region. She didn’t need to talk about the president to benefit from an outpouring of progressive energy and conservative apathy.

Let’s hope some other Democrats listen.  Drug crisis, health care, and job.  Stick with it.  It wins.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

He Even got His Doctor to Lie

January 17, 2018 By: El Jefe Category: Alternative Facts, Trump

Following up on JJ’s earlier post:  Trump even has to brag about his height.  During the campaign, he boasted that he’s 6′ 3″.  During the briefing on his health today, the doctor reported that he’s 6′ 3″.  Oh, and that he weighs 239 lbs.  At those stats, Trump’s body mass index (BMI) is 29.9 which classifies him as “overweight”.  The BMI that would classify him as obese?  30.  Trump’s driver’s license says that he’s 6′ 2″.  I actually met him about 10 years ago during a pro-am golf tournament, and I can assure you he’s not 6′ 3″ and would be on his toes to be 6′ 2″.

It gets better.  It gets a lot better.  Jeb Bush actually IS 6′ 3″.  Here’s a picture of Jeb and Trump side by side at one of the debates:

Trump is 6′ to 6′ 1″ tops, but for argument’s sake, let’s grant him 6′ 2″.  Why does it matter?  At 6′ 2″, his BMI  is 30.68 which the NIH classifies as obese.  Tonight, though, Colbert took another perspective.  At the 6′ 3″ height, 239 is ONE POUND shy of obese.  He speculated that Trump said, “Hey Doc, this roll of 100s weighs about one pound, and it’s yours.”

Today during the briefing, the doctor couldn’t even pass the straight face test on questions of Trump’s diet, claiming that “the President just has good genes.”  Colbert quipped, “Yeah, good genes.  He just can’t get into them.”

Trump actually got a US Navy doctor from Walter Reed Medical Center to lie about the president’s physical and mental condition.

Y’all, I’m Hiring Trump’s Doctor.

January 16, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

See, for years I’ve tried to get my doctor to add an inch to my height so my weight matches healthy.

 

Where did, you know, they find, you know, this doctor, you know?  I like how he tried to make cognitive skills mean sanity.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta calls bullcorn.

 

Remember the Rightwing Stink Over Obama and the Umbrella?

January 16, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

Here’s the picture they were upset about —

And here’s the whole shot —

 

 

Trump had to protect his hair, y’all.

 

Yeah, there’s more pictures.

Notice how big that umbrella is and he thinks it will only cover his hair?  Ego, dude.

Oh, and yeah —

Grin.

 

Semantics

January 16, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

I need some help with semantics this morning.

That Trump immigration meeting that has been described as a kindergartener with mood swings.  It continues to be the craziest damn thing.

Behind the discrepancy: A senior GOP source familiar with the matter told CNN that instead of hearing the President say “shithole,” some Republicans heard Trump say “shithouse.”

Two Trump allies came out publicly on Sunday to dispute that Trump decried immigrants coming from “shithole countries” and sought to cast doubt on Durbin’s public account of the meeting.
Okay, so Republicans are calling Durbin a liar because he said shithole when the actual term Trump use was shithouse.

I don’t get it.

What the hell is a shithouse?  And how come that term is morally superior to shithole?

Besides, Trump doesn’t believe the people in these counties live in actual houses.  He thinks they live in huts so why would he say shithouse instead of shithole?

More importantly, are Tom Cotton and Dick Perdue trying to pretend that there’s a major difference between house and hold when preceded by the word shit?

Perdue called Durbin’s statement a “gross misrepresentation.”  Gross?  Really?  They allow Perdue to talk about gross?  Whoa – that’s irony!

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.