Futile Dumbassery


‘Impeach President Bannon’ signs pop up around country

Signs reading “Impeach President Bannon” began popping up in major cities around the country over the weekend.

The signs, posted in New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, San Francisco and Los Angeles, come over President’s Day weekend in response to what organizers say is President Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon’s outsize power.

“No one voted for Steve Bannon. Yet he is the de-facto 45th President of the United States,” organizers wrote in a statement.

Bannon’s reported influence in the White House has raised eyebrows, especially after Trump signed an executive order giving Bannon a seat on the National Security Council’s Principals Committee. A Time magazine cover dubbed Bannon “the great manipulator.”

After a “Saturday Night Live” portrayed Trump as being controlled by Bannon, Trump tweeted that he calls his “own shots, largely based on accusation of data, and everyone knows it.”

The group behind the signs says they hope to spark some kind of response from Trump.

“Maybe we’ll encourage an angry tweet or two. Maybe even get Trump to say his two favorite words to Bannon, ‘You’re Fired.’ We’ll tune in. It’ll be great for ratings,” the group said.

Remember how those depictions of Dick Cheney as “Darth Cheney” totally destroyed George Bush’s chances for reelection? The fact is that most people have no idea who Steve Bannon is.

But the Left is living in a fantasy world where they are winning.

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Flying Monkeys – Attack!

The Forces of Darkness have a new chew toy and his name is Gene Huber.

This is an open thread.


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This is CNN Too

This is CNN covered in Red State brand #NeverTrump sauce:

WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon Ends Show Early Over “Fake News” Mantra

And he was right to do it, actually.

Don Lemon – by no means a nonpartisan, to be clear – ended his show early on Friday night, after a pro-Trump panelist refused to stick to the topic at hand.

Paris Dennard, a political analyst and commentator, rather than address a legitimate point about security at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and the cost of keeping the Trump family safe on those trips, began twitching and vomiting out, “Fake news! Fake news!” all over the discussion.

Lemon interrupted to shut down Dennard’s use of the term “fake news.”

“Fake news is when you put out a story to intentionally deceive someone and you know that it is wrong.”

“This story that we’re doing right now is not to intentionally deceive anyone. We are simply talking about the cost to keep a President safe,” he continued. “Please stop it with that stupid talking point, that it is a fake news story. If you don’t want to participate in the news stories on this network, then don’t come on and participate. But don’t call them fake because you don’t agree with them. Go on.”

And like him or not, he’s right.

An example would be the story that Ted Cruz’s father was involved with Lee Harvey Oswald, or just about anything that comes from Breitbart or Gateway Pundit.

Dennard responded again, “this is a fake news story,” after which Lemon ended the segment altogether.

“Okay, Paris, thank you very much everyone,” Lemon said. “Thanks everyone, thanks for watching. Have a great weekend. Goodnight, all.”

As someone who has fought the battle of wits against the unarmed Branch Trumpidians, I share in Lemon’s frustrations.

Are we to feel sorry for these people, lost in their cult world?

Do we label them as enemies to the republic, as well as good grammar and basic commonsense?

As Lemon demonstrated, sometimes you just cut off their mic and walk away.

The “fake news” narrative has to go.

Biased media, maybe, but to continue with the “fake news” mantra reveals a “fake patriotism,” and a “fake” grasp on self-awareness.

That is the opinion of Susan Wright of Red State. She should change her name to Susan Wrong.

I know most of you already saw the clip of Don Lemon abruptly cutting off a panelist and ending his show on the last thread. What you didn’t see in the earlier clip was that the panel discussion came after a 10-minute “news” segment about the cost of protecting the First Family. Then two panelists opined that Trump was hypocritical and a third questioned whether we could protect them cheaper.

Then Paris Dennard, who had sat there politely without saying a word all this time, said that he thought this story was fake news. When he tried to explain himself Don Lemon interrupted. When Dennard tried a second time to explain himself Lemon cut him off and ended the show.

Paris Dennard was right. The story is fake news.

“Fake news” encompasses far more than “when you put out a story to intentionally deceive someone and you know that it is wrong.” Fake news includes omissions, half-truths, distortions, and distractions. The story in question here is all of the latter three.

CNN is the Very Fake News Network.

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This is CNN

And that’s why I don’t watch CNN.

Just for the record, President Trump did not declare that the news media was the enemy of the American people. He said that the “fake news media” was the enemy of the American people.

Huge difference.

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Overnight Open Thread

This is what life would look like without men.

This is what happened to the men:

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Trump Derangement Syndrome – Secret Service Edition

"He's Hitler!  HITLER!!"

“He’s Hitler! HITLER!!”

These people are cray cray:

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ – at taxpayer expense

On Friday, President Donald Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the “Beverly Hills of Dubai.”

Meanwhile, New York police will keep watch outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan, the chosen home of first lady Melania Trump and son Barron. And the tiny township of Bedminster, New Jersey, is preparing for the daunting prospect that the local Trump golf course will serve as a sort of northern White House for as many as 10 weekends a year.

Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the unusually elaborate lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for past presidents – a price tag that, based on past assessments of presidential travel and security costs, could balloon into the hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of a four-year term.

Adding to the costs and complications is Trump’s inclination to conduct official business surrounded by crowds of people, such as his decision last weekend to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a working dinner while Mar-a-Lago members dined nearby.

Now all of a sudden the Left is worried about

How much did Obama’s weakly golf outings cost us? How about Michelle’s shopping trips?

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President Trump vs. The Nattering Nabobs Of Negativism

Game, set, and match to Trump.


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