WTF Friday

Apparently we still haven’t reached Peak Stupid.

Comic Relief to ditch white saviour stereotype appeals

The head of Comic Relief has halted its use of celebrities for appeals described by an aid watchdog as “poverty tourism” that reinforce white saviour stereotypes.

The departure from having white celebrities front fundraising films from Africa for Sports Relief and Red Nose Day, follows another scathing attack on Comic Relief last week.

In a film for BBC’s Daily Politics, David Lammy MP hit out at the 30-year-old charity for portraying Africa as a continent of poverty-stricken victims and stereotypes who don’t speak for themselves. The organisations had “tattooed images of poverty in Africa” on to people’s minds, he said.



Karen McDougal is the woman with the best chance of bringing down Trump

There has been extensive media coverage of Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006. Daniels’ new attorney, Michael Avenatti, has been a fixture on TV. Daniels herself is scheduled to be interviewed on 60 Minutes on March 25.

But another woman, former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, whose story has attracted significantly less attention, may end up being a bigger problem for Trump. (McDougal will appear on TV this Thursday on CNN with Anderson Cooper.)


Donald Trump’s Real Porn-Star Problem

Remember the Clinton scandals. They provoked no decisive legal thunderbolt but a series of agonizing, consequential defeats.

It’s happening again. As first an Apprentice contestant, then a porn star, and now a Playboy playmate sue Donald Trump, the lawsplainers are springing up. This is how Trump will go down. Was the payment to Stormy Daniels an illegal campaign contribution? Will Trump lie under oath in a civil deposition? Will the Apprentice litigation yield a smoking gun, proving once and for all that Trump committed sexual harassment or sexual assault?


It’s easy to be alarmed by what is going on in the White House this week. I think we can expect Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller imminently. He’s lined up celebrity lawyers from Fox News to run his PR campaign in that likely event to convince the die hard Trump voter that the investigation is all about an out of control Justice department conspiracy against him.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The evidence of wrongdoing by Trump and his campaign and business associates is mounting and staggering. There’s almost too much of it. That’s what makes it hard to take in. The Clinton scandals were annoying in comparison because there just wasn’t enough to work with. The media tended to recycle the same information with tiny tweaks. The Trump scandals, on the other hand, involve so much evidence of brazen illegality and unethical behavior that it seems almost unbelievable. It’s like accusing Anne Boleyn of sleeping with half the court and her own brother. How did she find the time? But in the case of the Trumps, the connections and arrangements and sheer amount of money involved is too hard to miss. I suspect that Mueller has enough rock solid evidence to put Trump behind bars for a very long time. I don’t know what protocol or investigative procedures are holding things up. Maybe the interview is the last step and Trump is determined to make himself look like some beleaguered victim before he goes to give his deposition.

But in any case, expect Trump to fire him shortly. He’ll have to gut the Justice Department to do it. And it’s not like History hasn’t shown us what happens next. If the Justice department that replaces it is loyal to Trump, he’ll have almost limitless power to punish and stop his adversaries from holding him accountable or preventing him from doing whatever he wants. That’s how the worst autocrats in history have accomplished their goals. They take over the reins of justice and just start disappearing people they don’t like. It can happen here.

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110 Responses to WTF Friday

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

  2. Lulu says:

    For the past forty years or so Donald Trump didn’t “do” ugly chicks. He also didn’t keep crazy chicks around. Nor stupid ones. Or ones who got up in his business even if he was married to them. He paid them off nicely (money, contacts, good will, friendship, whatever) or NOT so nicely. Anyway they accepted it and moved on. Except for a few who wanted a second bite at the apple. That is not how it is played. And they knew it going in to it or they are cheating, scamming, loser morons. Kissing and telling is cheap, nasty, trashy and NOT DONE.

    When I had heart surgery several years ago my room filled up with flowers with NO CARDS! Very nice flowers too. I’m pretty sure it was from old paramours because my relatives are too cheap. LOL. None from Donald Trump because I never met him.

    • mothy2017 says:

      Thoughts on omnibus?

      • Somebody says:

        It is what it is. The weakling RINO leaders sold us out, on purpose or because they suck at their jobs?

        Overall, it’s a 6 month spending bill just a blip on the radar. One thing is for sure, we the people need to find a way to hold Congress’ feet to the fire. We the people from both side of the ideological divide should be able to unite and agree that our elected officials need to do the job they were elected to do and that means a return to regular order and passing budgets.

        There is nothing partisan about wanting Congress to do their job.

      • Lulu says:

        My understanding of it (flawed but general) is that it sets spending but not how it is to be spent. Also it doesn’t have to be spent at all really except what the department/agency needs as set by Trump’s cabinet heads of the departments. It is a very lazy way for Congress to fund and gives enormous latitude to the head of the executive who is the Prezzy. I don’t think the Dems will necessarily like what Mr “Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule” does. Just a guess.

        • Lulu says:

          Example of cause and effect: Increase in H low wage work visas by Congress and decrease in refugees admitted by Trump to zero and tariffs to hell and back on the H visa-ites home countries if they don’t keep their own citizens home and working.

    • DeniseVB says:

      “Women wanted him, Men wanted to be him” was pretty much how the tabloids covered PDJT for decades. We certainly didn’t vote for him to be Pope, but would probably be a better one than Francis 🙂

      • Lulu says:

        He’s a non drinking germaphobe. Until the porn queens say he made them get a physical and lab work up I don’t believe them.

        • lateblum says:

          Pretty much my thinking as well. Dd#1 thinks me cray cray. So at least there’s two of us.

  3. Dora says:

  4. Dora says:

    There’s no better way to begin the morning than to see Adam Shifty in a panic. 🙂


    Adam Schiff Hits Panic Button Over Trump’s Incoming NatSec Advisor – John Bolton Believes Obama’s FBI Conspired to Frame Trump

  5. votermom says:

    playboy bunny on teevee
    she says 2006 but “not much evidence”
    they really want to hurt Melania

    • taw46 says:

      I do think this is a big part of that. To publicly humiliate any member of the Trump family. And in this case, they think they can make her mad enough to leave him. Then, too, to drive away the faith community from supporting Trump.

  6. Dora says:



    RYAN-PELOSI UNIPARTY Easily Passes Record $1.3 Trillion Omnibus That Spits in Face of GOP Voters

    • Anthony says:

      If Trump signs that POS I’m out. For real.

      • Cisco says:

        Not directed at you personally Anthony, but to the general audience here.
        Bailout on Trump? Never for me. I’m in for the duration.
        So we got knocked down and got a bloody nose and now we’re going to leave the fight?
        That’s exactly what the Dem’s want. To demoralize Trump supporters.
        Personally the most important part of the bill is the funding of the military, big bucks there.
        Aircraft can’t fly, no parts shortages of fuel and hardware, that’s ammo folks.
        Pay raise and increase in benefits for our warriors, long overdue.
        Tunnelthingy. Not happy, but it will provide jobs.
        Besides, Trump is a builder. I’m sure he’s looked at the situation and believes it is needed.
        Planned Abortion? Not at all happy.
        President Trump is mired knee deep in the swamp, surrounded by the enemy.
        Media, deep state, rinos and the entire Dem party. Just about no friends, except us.
        It’s only a battle folks, the war continues. We knew going into this it was going to be a walk in the sun
        Steadfast and loyal, that’s me.
        Off my soapbox folks.
        Time for a little coffee and bourbon.

        • Anthony says:

          I hear what you’re saying Cisco, but as POTUS, he can do line item vetos and eliminate funding for obamacare and planned parenthood, which the GOP wrote into the bill. He can also refuse to sign it unless full funding for the wall is in it. Anything less than that is a betrayal.

          I fully support President Trump because of his agenda and his performance so far, but as in my private life, my loyalty is not unconditional. If he signs this bill as it’s written without making changes described above, that would indicate that he’s no different than the swamp creatures who have been fucking us in the ass for the past 30 years.

          • Cisco says:

            That what I’m banking on, line veto.
            It’s not over yet.
            I think, no, hope Trump has a few cards up his sleeve.

          • Venus E. Lee says:

            POTUS doesn’t have line item veto power. Just FYI.

          • Anthony says:

            Well, fuck! Didn’t know that. That changes everything….

          • Somebody says:

            Anthony POTUS does not have line item veto power, never has. Every attempt to implement one has failed. When bills land on his desk it is all or nothing.

            Regular order would dictate that Congress pass budgets agency by agency. These huge omnibus spending bills are a fairly recent construct. They A) make a veto.much less likely because a veto shuts down government and B) it is much easier to fill with pork to get the votes needed.

            This rests in Congress. Congress isn’t doing its job, shocking I know.

          • Anthony says:

            See my “Well, fuck!” comment above

      • Somebody says:

        Buck up Anthony, the alternative would be worse……imagine a D spending bill, although technically this is one 🙄

        Given the margins this passed by, they’d need to find 1 or 2 senators to override a veto. I’m sure they have enough leverage for that. They’ll just fly McCain in if need be and wouldn’t he relish in the drama. POTUS should keep his powder dry on this one and move on.

        This is a 6 month spending bill, not worth the fight. Since it is an omnibus which is a spending plan and not a budget, POTUS doesn’t have to spend it all, except the lines that say shall. Obviously I have no idea what areas that covers, nobody does……but even those areas can be slow walked, please it’s 6 months.

        The bigger question is WTF is up with the RINOS? Is this their attempt to alienate Trump’s base or is this some stupid mid-term strategy like sending out flyers praising Lamb for his stance on the 2nd amendment? Do they think they are helping vulnerable reps?

        • votermom says:

          I have to trust Trump as POTUS because the alternative is too hard to contemplate right now.

        • Cisco says:

          “…alienate Trumps base…”
          Yep, I believe that’s part of their plan.

          • Somebody says:

            Seems to be working, lots of pissed off people. This is one battle in a war, we all need to keep some perspective. POTUS is surrounded by snakes, there are very few he can count on. He has to pick his battles, given the vote, this is NOT a hill worth defending. Time to move on.

        • Anthony says:

          It’s an attempt to stop Trump. Period. Let’s not forget the whole New World Order that GHWB started rolling out in the 80s. Bill Clinton helped it along with NAFTA, Sonny Boy Dubbya picked up where Clinton left off with his open border policies and economic policies along with health care (Part D) Obama jacked it up with his world apology your and regulations (not to mention bowing to radical Islam) and Hillary was supposed to finish the job.

          Trump’s election and BREXIT) put a stick in the spokes of that wheel, and the Uniparty is out for blood.

          Trump is a fighter. A real New York street fighter. We seldom throw the first punch, but if you take a shot at us, we’ll fuck you up. Big time. That’s what I’m counting on. If he can’t fight his way out of this, it means the swamp is bigger than we know. Then, all hell will break loose. Trust me. I’ll be on the front lines

      • lyn says:

        Lulu’s comment reassured me. Place the blame on the corrupt assholes in congress and the senate. Can you imagine being Trump and having to put up with all this hate shit 24/7?

  7. votermom says:

    teevee sez poor Mattis must feel very alone now as only moderate left on NSC

    *dies laughing*

  8. Dora says:

    Happy National Puppy Day!

  9. Dora says:

    I love James Woods.

  10. votermom says:

    • Lulu says:

      PDT is going to hang DACA around the Dems neck forever.

    • Cisco says:

      Oh poo-poo!
      Places DACA failure squarely on the Dem’s.
      No DACA, no wall, no bill.
      Veto city.

    • Dora says:

      Yes Mr. President. Please veto it!

    • Somebody says:

      I get the strategy of hanging DACA around the D’s neck and exposing the RINOS on the wall and border security.

      BUT, the math is NOT in his favor with a veto.

      2 senate votes needed, really 1 because overriding a Trump veto is McCain’s wet dream, Chuck’s too. Trust me senate override is a done deal.

      On the house side 34 votes are needed. 62% of the D’s voted against the omnibus. Nancy will whip the D’s and ensure they vote lock step to override POTUS.

      The math is not in his favor. It’s 6 months, not worth taking the black eye. Play games, call both sides out. Let the damn thing sit on your desk and become law without a signature in 2 weeks…….but if he vetoes this bill the D’s will ensure an override.

      • Jeffhas says:

        I say veto the bill and let the congress override… show the world what the GOPe and Dem congress are all about… at lest this way Trump has been consistent to his message. If he signs, he loses some luster for caving… I’ll Still back him, but I know he can be cowed – and THIS is what I think the GOPe and DEMS want.

        He just gave himself a tremendous out; “DACA needs to be fixed, you guys go back to the drawing board and FIX DACA”. That would take the issue from the Dems and beat them wildly with it.

  11. Anthony says:

    Anyone having internet problems? No service here. I thought it was my service provider because I could only get on line with cellular. Then I checked for outages on my phone browser and saw a HUGE spike in NYC outage reports starting at 1am. Still not working, only cellular. Might have to set up phone as a hotspot

    • blowme0bama says:

      We have construction in my neighborhood ongoing since I’ve moved here and the cable has been cut I don’t know how many times. Just watch your usage on the hotspot as most carriers have a data limit on its use.

      • Anthony says:

        I have unlimited phone text and internet. $50 Period, no tax, no fees. T-Mobile rocks

        • blowme0bama says:

          Same plan here. Hotspot data is limited. I think it’s a half gig.

          • blowme0bama says:

            You won’t hit that limit unless you start watching a bunch of videos.

          • Anthony says:

            It just started working again. Out for almost 9 hours…. wonder who is fucking with the grid? or should I just get a roll of tinfoil out and be done with it lmao

          • mothy2017 says:

            I pay 100 flat for two lines of unlimited. There is no data cap. It was a limited time offer. I do not get netflix though. My nephew has similar plan with vzon. 168 for one line. I can see going with that if you live out in the sticks and worry about coverage, but I have never dropped a call or had no service. Ibalso get free stuff on T-mobile Tuesdays.

  12. Anthony says:


  13. Dora says:

    • Anthony says:

      I remember that. I thought it was hilarious at the time, but I forgot her name. Hope this gets around, and hope that the paper trail leads back to Hillary

  14. Dora says:

  15. DeniseVB says:

    The People’s Republic of Colorado ?

  16. Cisco says:

    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders gives press briefing at 1:00 pm .
    h/t CTH

  17. taw46 says:

    • lateblum says:

      I thought of Jadzia the moment I heard about it. Is she anywhere near there? Does anyone know?
      Jadzia, say something.

  18. Dora says:

  19. Anthony says:

    Wikileaks Massive Exposure: Here Are 6 Republicans Who Took Bribes From Clinton To ‘Destroy Trump’

    Wikileaks named Paul Ryan, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain as Republicans who were paid off by Clinton to ensure that Donald Trump lost the election, or undermine him if he won as reported by Conservative Daily Post.

    Here’s the CSD link:

  20. Cisco says:

    Gunny over at CTH did some research on what President can and can’t do on this bill, and why.
    Very informative, give it a read.

  21. Dora says:

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  24. Dora says:

    If you haven’t yet…………

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Who the hell is still giving Hillary money? Or the DNC for that matter?

    • Cisco says:

      Fawning minions.

    • Anthony says:

      Tell us again that there’s no schism within the Dem party…. how “unified” they are. THIS is the real story, not Stormy, not Russia. Its the implosion of the Dems, except many of them are so stupid they just believe what they’re told.

  26. votermom says:

    I wonder how many GOPers who voted for the bill would have the guts to vote for a veto override?

    It’s one thing to pretend to vote reluctantly for a compromise supposedly with POTUS blessing, another openly defy POTUS.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Skimming the Twitter this morning and picking up vibes that Trump’s supporters are more disgusted with Republicans than with the Dems. I remember Obama issuing veto threats before Congress voted on budget bills and he always got what he wanted. Trump waited til after they voted….and Dems celebrated….then he pulled the DACA card. This is kinda fun to watch. 😀

  27. lyn says:

    Do it!

  28. helenk3 says:

    the dems must be getting desperate. the latest “leak” FBI looking to a Russia who claims to have become involved in fixing the election for trump through the NRA. Two birds with one stone.

  29. Dora says:

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Classic Vic, 6 years ago.

  31. helenk3 says:

    hope this works. bragging again. my youngest great grandson

  32. Somebody says:

    Just announced POTUS will hold the WH press conference at 1pm……shit is very real

  33. DeniseVB says:

    This is a great video, though it comes with a “graphic” warning, I found it very enjoyable. Oh it’s a dash cam video that got these LEO’s off the hook for shooting these guys ” just because they were black”. Suck it BLM !

  34. driguana says:

    I’m very confused by…everything.

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