Monday, April 24, 2017

AG Jeff Sessions Slams Hawaii

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the language of the Birther movement to slam a Federal Judge in Hawaii who ruled against Donald Trump's Muslim Ban. Calling the 50th state an "island in the Pacific," the AG also seemed to question the right of Federal Judges to uphold the checks and balances built-in to our government.

Hawaii became the 50th state of the union in 1959. The Birther movement, including President Donald Trump, often used the fact that President Barack Obama was born and raised in Hawaii to call into question his citizenship, even after Hawaii produced his valid long-form birth certificate.

From Huffington Post
Last week, Sessions attacked Derrick Watson, a U.S. district judge in Hawaii, for halting Trump’s revised ban on travel and immigration from six majority-Muslim countries. 
“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” Sessions said on conservative radio host Mark Levin’s show.

Sessions refused to apologize, calling his remarks "a joke."

Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump Eats Cake As Bombs Fall


In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business, President Donald Trump explained that he was eating cake with the Prime Minister of China as bombs rained down. Only he couldn't exactly remember which country he was bombing because of the delicious cake.

From The Week
Trump was hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the mission was executed, and he told Bartiromo about the moment he informed Xi that he had sent 59 Tomahawk missiles hurtling toward Syria. "We had finished dinner. We're now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen," Trump says, noting "President Xi was enjoying it."

Transcript Via Washington Post
BARTIROMO: Before dessert or what?

TRUMP: But I will tell you, only because you've treated me so good for so long, I have to (INAUDIBLE) right?

I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We're now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it. And I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded, what do you do? And we made a determination to do it, so the missiles were on the way. And I said, Mr. President, let me explain something to you. This was during dessert.

We've just fired 59 missiles, all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from, you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit, amazing.

BARTIROMO: Unmanned? Brilliant.

TRUMP: It's so incredible. It's brilliant. It's genius. Our technology, our equipment, is better than anybody by a factor of five. I mean look, we have, in terms of technology, nobody can even come close to competing. Now we're going to start getting it, because, you know, the military has been cut back and depleted so badly by the past administration and by the war in Iraq, which was another disaster.

So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And he was eating his cake. And he was silent.


TRUMP: Yes. Heading toward Syria. In other words, we've just launched 59 missiles heading toward Syria. And I want you to know that, because I didn't want him to go home. We were almost finished. It was a full day in Palm Beach. We're almost finished and I — what does he do, finish his dessert and go home and then they say, you know, the guy you just had dinner with just attacked a country?

BARTIROMO: How did he react?

TRUMP: So he paused for 10 seconds and then he asked the interpreter to please say it again. I didn't think that was a good sign. And he said to me, anybody that uses gases — you could almost say or anything else — but anybody that was so brutal and uses gases to do that young children and babies, it's OK.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sean Spicer Fails with Hitler Analogy


The hapless White House spokesperson for President Donald Trump is not having a good week.

Sean Spicer broke Godwin's Law, which states that once you bring up Hitler you've already lost the argument anyway. He was trying to explain the President Assad (whom he calls "Ashad") of Syria was more evil than Hitler when he gassed young children. Well, anyone with a 5th-grade education will see the major flaw in his argument because what about Hitler's use of gas chambers - hello?

Spicer then tried to derp-splain the gaffe with a line about Hitler never gassing "his own people." Well, you got that right - he didn't gas too many Nazis or blonde Aryan Germans, but he gassed just about everybody else - Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Czechs... etc.

Then Spicer tried to apologize again, bringing up "Holocaust Centers" - his name for Concentration Camps.

By the end of the day, Nancy Pelosi and others were calling for his resignation.

Did I mention that all this happened on the second day of Passover and just before Easter?

We could also ask who gave Spicey this dreadful talking point. Clearly it was someone who hates him and also hates Jews. Could it be ...Satan? I mean ...Bannon?

From NBC News
...Spicer, speaking from the White House podium at the daily press briefing, said that Hitler, whom he called "despicable," did not use "the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them."
He sought to clarify his remarks in three separate follow-up statements — which did little to help — and then provided a full-blown apology.
"To draw any kind of comparison to the Holocaust was inappropriate and insensitive," he told NBC News.
. . . On Tuesday, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect called on President Donald Trump to can Spicer.
"Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once," Steven Goldstein, the organization's executive director, said in a statement.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi echoed those sentiments.
"While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust," she wrote in a statement. "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him."

Update: Melissa McCarthy as "Spicey" Apologizes