#GroundhogDay Deflated Balls: The Kook Superbowl

It’s only week two of the Trump Revolution and the patriots are happy. For the Kooks it feels like the end times Apocalypse Superbowl. We’ve seen this before. Should we snoop around and get the score? Yeah! Put your shoulder-pads and girdles on – we’re going in.

The game is just about to begin. The playing field is packed. The players are in uniform. There’s a guy as big as a quarterback, but he’s too fat. He’s eating quarter-pounders from McDonalds.

Let’s listen to this big fat nut on the playing field spouting gibberish:

Michael Moore to Dems: Block Gorsuch or face primaries

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday threatened any Senate Democrats who do not block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee with primary challenges in their next election.

That’s loser talk.

Now, there’s a tight-ass talking to quarter-pounder. We think it’s his not too tight rear end:

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has vowed to filibuster any nominee from Trump, meaning Gorsuch would require 60 votes under current rules.

Coming in from the goal thing-a-majigs is one of the blockheads who must be drunk on krank Gatorade cause he’s saying a lot but not making much sense. We suspect he’s been hit on the head a lot:

Eichenwald: Neil Gorsuch Is Supremely Qualified, and Must Not Be Confirmed [snip]

Democrats must fight it to the bitter end. The preservation of the final, tattered remains of American constitutional government demands it.

This has nothing to do with Gorsuch as a nominee. On first assessment, there is no doubt he is eminently qualified, perhaps more so than several other sitting justices were at the time of their nomination. He has done it all. His legal education is first-rate, with a law degree from Harvard and a doctorate in jurisprudence from Oxford. He has seen up close how the Supreme Court works, serving as a clerk for Justice Byron White and then Justice Anthony Kennedy. For more than a decade, he has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, where he has gained a reputation as someone committed to the rule of law. He is a member of the federal Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules. [snip]

The end game: Force Trump to renominate Garland.

Wut???? As we back away… real slowly, from this guy… who has obviously been hit one too many times on his head, we bounce off of fatso, still eating quarter-pounders. Yikes! Does this guy ever stop eating?

Another blockhead approaches us from behind the tight rear end. This one is a real doozy. From the looks of his face, this guy has been hit a lot of times right in the kisser. Shutting our eyes and then looking down at the field, we listen to the mad ravings of this running hack:

Yes, blocking Gorsuch would likely be just a symbolic gesture, given that his bona fides as a fairly typical right-wing jurist will likely see him confirmed, possibly with even a few Democratic votes.

So is it worth losing the filibuster, with its supermajority requirement, over him? After all, three of the five justices who keep Roe v. Wade alive are about a decade older than the Golden Girls during their last season on NBC. And if the vacancy helped Trump win, wouldn’t it be a bad idea to focus on this, given that nine of the 10 swing state Senate elections in 2018 take place in states Trump won?

Now you’re thinking like a Democrat.

Um, ugh, yeah… back away real real slowly from this half wit. He’s not thinking at all. Something’s wrong with him. He’s not only two french fries short of a happy meal… he’s the owner of Chock-full-O’-nuts.

After dunking our heads for a while in a bucket of cold water, as the fat guy is sniffing around looking for more quarter-pounders to suck in, we notice it is half-time and the half-time show is on. What a relief! An hour away from the rear end, the quarter-pounder, and the running hack, is time we need to recover from the kookarama.

Here comes the half-time show. Uh, oh, it’s some guy from Hollywood next to a naked guy with bongos:

Director Judd Apatow Supports Far-Left Berkeley Riot, Warns ‘This is Just the Beginning’

Hollywood director, writer, and producer Judd Apatow warned conservatives on Twitter that last night’s riot at UC Berkeley was “just the beginning,” adding: “When will all the fools who are still supporting Trump realize what is at stake?”

Apatow, who directed The 40 Year Old Virgin, Trainwreck, and Knocked Up, made the threatening tweet after far-left “anti-fascist” rioters assaulted numerous attendees, started fires, smashed up shops and ATMs, and attacked people’s cars at Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s UC Berkeley show on Wednesday.

The half-time show gets worse as another “entertainer” takes the spotlight:

Um, “isn’t that what “Nazis” do?” we wonder. But too late, here comes the next “entertainer” and we don’t expect much from him… not after his last appearance in “entertainment”:

After that lunacy with his “hey, hey,” this will finish us off for sure. Even the left acknowledged that video was a sort of tone-deaf singalong that inadvertently affirms criticism that movie stars may indeed be out of touch with regular people.” Well, here he comes… we guess he did survive. Wonder what new insights this “entertainer” will provide at the half-time Kookarama Superbowl Apolcalypse? Shush… here he is:

Matthew McConaughey is urging his fellow Hollywood actors to “embrace” President Trump. [snip]

In an interview with the BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show” this week, host Andrew Marr compared the characters in McConaughey’s new movie “Gold” to “not Trump’s America, but this is small-time, central redneck America sticking one up to the snotty East Coast and the elites.”

He then asked McConaughey if it was time for Hollywood to give the president a break.

“They don’t have a choice now,” McConaughey answered. “He’s our president. It’s very dynamic and as divisive of a time and inauguration as we’ve had, at the same time, it’s time for us to embrace. Shake hands with this fact, be constructive with him over the next four years.” [snip]

“Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said or done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he has said — no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be. Because he’s out president for the next four years, at least,” he said.

Wow! Well, that blew our mind. The fat guy is still eating quarter-pounders and now looking at Matt like a sausage sandwich with gravy on it.

We figure we better run while the running is good. Forget the rest of the Kook Apocalypse Superbowl. Sneaking out we run into a guy in uniform with a measuring tape. He’s building a wall:

DHS secretary: Border wall should be finished in two years

MCALLEN, Texas – EXCLUSIVE: In his first television interview as Homeland Security secretary, retired four-star Marine Gen. John F. Kelly told Fox News he wants the U.S.-Mexico border wall finished in two years – setting an ambitious schedule for the project ordered last week by President Trump.

The wall will be built where it’s needed first, and then it will be filled in. That’s the way I look at it,” Kelly said. “I really hope to have it done within the next two years.”

Two years only and the wall, that great big beautiful wall will be built. If poet Robert Frost is correct that “good fences make good neighbors” imagine what good neighbors a great big beautiful wall will make.

Ay Caramba! What are we thinking? Wait until the Kooks hear about this! They’ll go nut nuts! Can they even be more nut nuts? Ay yai yai! We’re outta here.


119 thoughts on “#GroundhogDay Deflated Balls: The Kook Superbowl

  1. kOoKaRAmA cOnTInUEs:


    Sarah Silverman calls for military to overthrow President Trump

    Sarah Silverman has called for a military coup against President Donald Trump.

    The comedian posted in all-capital letters Wednesday night to her nearly 10 million followers to “wake up & join the resistance.”

    She added, “Once the military is w us fascists get overthrown. Mad king & his handlers go bye bye.”

    Isn’t this the dictionary definition of sedition?

  2. Nothing could be better than Secret Service paying a visit to Sarah and educating her a little bit on the limits of free speech.

  3. What’s your thoughts on General Flynn and his putting Iran on “notice”?

    Watch the video Foxyladi14 posted. It’s T-Rex talking to the State Department employees. He is very impressive. He said a lot with very little. This is the type of person you don’t play games with.

    That is also very true with General Flynn and the rest of the Trump cabinet.

    General Flynn gave his little presentation. Put Iran on notice. And left. That’s what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he said “speak softly and carry a big stick”.

    President Trump and his cabinet are not the types that draw a “red line” then do nothing when the “red line” is crossed. If we had to bet/guess this means that the next Iranian boat that approaches an American ship will be blown out of the water with one of the big massive guns, not the little artillery pieces. At that point either Iran gets the point or tries to push back and save face. Then all bets are off.

    Our advice to President Trump? Get those EMP weapons ready to use on Iran and send the entire Persian Empire of Terror back to the 12th century. If President Trump wants to, he can time teleport Iran back centuries.


  4. Lurker since 2009 here. Watching the Kook Superbowl from the sidelines has been fun, but now that Team Trump has taken the field, I want to be part of the action. Put me in, coach!

  5. gonzotx
    February 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    Scary times really…
    And how does Sarah Silverman get 10 million followers?
    The same way Hillary got 60 million votes. It’s a crazy world out there.

  6. Admin, thank you for this piece. I took a break and decided to check-in and found this wonderful piece. It make me laugh out loud. I actually visualized everything you wrote. Oh dear.

    You know, let the opposition, media & politicians continue with the craziness. It cannot be sustained. They will run out of steam. They are using up too much energy trying to thwart his first 100 days.

    I have never seen such lies and half truths that are being put out. Tucker Carlson & Hannity are the only ones challenging these dishonest people.

    Not only that some Jews are joining the protest about the vetting of the refugees. Shaking my head in wonderment(sp.?).

    Thanks to all the posters for all of the information that you post. I am able to quietly shut down many people with what I have learned on this site.

    Recently someone was going on about Bernie Sanders and how great he is and whatever else. I just said, quietly, “Bernie is a fraud. Ask him where he got the money to buy a $600K vacation home and he never held a job until he was nearly 40.” The individual shut up immediately and the others at the table look at me in astonishment.

    I went on to tell them I don’t get my news from one source. They should try the same and skip CNN sometimes.

  7. About that phone call between President Trump and the Australian Prime Minister. Huff ‘n Puff is angry but in their anger against Trump they note why what President Trump did is very smart and a winning move (note our bolding in first paragraph):


    How Donald Trump Destabilised Australia’s Prime Minister With One Phone Call
    Malcolm Turnbull is now in a serious jam.

    SYDNEY — President Donald Trump reportedly eviscerated Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on their short phone call last week, and in the process, seriously rocked the administration of a man who holds government by just one seat.

    In the dying days of Barack Obama’s presidency, Australia and the United States agreed to a deal to essentially swap refugees. In exchange for an as-yet-undisclosed number of refugees from Central America, Australia would send refugees from their Pacific Ocean immigration facilities on Nauru and Manus Island to the United States.

    Australia’s policy of mandatory detention for unauthorised immigration arrivals has drawn outrage worldwide, with reports from the detention facilities — deaths, sickness, injury, sexual assault, protests, even refugees self-immolating and attempting suicide — becoming a millstone around the government’s neck in recent years.

    Turnbull trumpeted the refugee deal as a win, helping to settle some of the thousands of refugees and detainees on the islands in a new country (Australia’s hard-line immigration policy means boat arrivals will “never settle in Australia”).

    Many of the refugees and detainees come from Middle Eastern countries, fleeing war and persecution. With Trump’s previously announced plans to ban Muslim immigration to America, and the recent executive order further restricting travel for people from seven countries — including Iran, where many of those refugees are from — there were fears the deal may be in jeopardy.

    The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump told Turnbull the refugee swap was “the worst deal ever” and “I don’t want these people” during their conversation, meant to last an hour, which ended with Trump hanging up after just 25 minutes. Trump reportedly said the refugees may include the “next Boston bombers”.

    The President then threw a second punch with a late night tweet, which landed with a thud Thursday afternoon in Australia.

    Turnbull has maintained publicly that Trump confirmed the U.S. would honour Obama’s agreement during their phone call, but in statements this week, the White House stated Trump is “still considering” the deal. [snip]

    For non-Australian readers, it cannot be understated how politically damaging the refugee and detention situation has become for Turnbull and his government, with shocking stories of injury, sickness and scandal coming to light seemingly every week. [snip]

    But Australia has built its world-infamous hard-line immigration policy on the edict that people who arrive by boat will “never settle in Australia”. Last October, the parliament even passed a formal law codifying that warning. The government wants the refugees off Nauru and Manus, but they can’t send them home, and they won’t bring them to Australia. It is only through deals such as this swap with the U.S., and other similar arrangements with countries like Cambodia (which have since proven unsuccessful) that Australia’s issues on Nauru and Manus Island will begin to ease.

    It is why Turnbull had to basically grin and bear the tongue-lashing from the new president, and why he has kept mum on the travel restrictions. Turnbull’s Liberal-National coalition holds a one-seat majority in the Australian parliament, and while once wildly popular, his poll numbers are falling; if an election were held today, Turnbull’s party would lose, according to polling agencies. After loudly trumpeting the deal with Obama as a big win, he couldn’t back down.

    Huff ‘n Puff tries to smear President Trump with this article with references to a “Muslim ban”. But Huff ‘n Puff does not realize that the question that rises is why the U.S. should take Australia’s problems. Australia won’t let these people in from the Middle East, bu the U.S. is supposed to?

    Further demonstrating the art of the deal President Trump threatens to upset the Aussie government and change it to one more his liking. Trump wins every way, or rather the U.S.

    We love Australia, but they really suckered Obama (although Obama really wants to import a new electorate to the U.S.) and can’t do the same with Trump.

  8. Obama probably volunteered to take the Australian “problem”, couldn’t wait. Dialed up the Australian PM and probably offered Airforce 2…Mechelle needed some company no doubt.

    The World just seems to be getting more crazy by the day.

    Although George Bush didn’t start it, he sure as hell made this mess of exploding Muslim populations everywhere..

    Mission accomplished…idiot.

  9. Listened to T-Rex at the State Dept… solid, smart, sort of man that gives you strength, someone you’d be proud to work for and to follow. You can feel his command, his strength of character.

    As much as I like Trump, I wish he had a little more T-Rex in him, but then he probably wouldn’t have gotten elected.

    And if he wasn’t elected, we wouldn’t have T-Rex as the SOS

    The ying and the yang

  10. Yes, I know, the Saudis. Somehow they still get away with so much sponsored terror. I
    It can’t all be about money.

  11. Yea, T-Rex is a great guy, as long as you are a straight, white male and don’t mind human rights violations.

  12. Outris
    February 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    February 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    What ever LU
    In spades.
    Now, who could ever dispute such snarks from the board bullies.

  13. Lu4PUMA
    February 2, 2017 at 7:37 pm
    Oooooo….now I’m a Board Bully AND a sexist pig. I’ll go for the trifecta soon. Can’t wait for that one.

  14. The problem with EMP is that we ourselves are not prepared for an attack. That is one of North Korea’s favorite threats. I am sure the elite class would not mind so much as they would likely survive, but it would be a horror for the populous.

  15. Lol Outris, classic!!!

    Oh and it was a school prank Lu, Gorsuch…yee gads , glad my HS pinning or college for that matter are thrown in my face as something forever legit…

  16. Liberal media condemning military action yesterday as a failure despite fact Obama used more drones than “W” and thousands of civilians were killed as collateral damage and they gave him a pass. Same way they treat Israel when she defends herself and terrorist hide in densely populated areas and use woman and children as human shields. Also, they are jumping all over Spicer’s statements on settlements which imo was just to give Bibi some cover from his real hard liners who are overly excited about getting all of Judea and Samaria back.

  17. foxyladi14
    February 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Prayer Breakfast.


    Foxy…that was great…so enjoyable…thx…

    makes you wonder how many other positive stories there are out there about DT

  18. btw…why is it that only ONE PERSON was arrested last night in Berekley?

    ONE PERSON??? the police should have been READY and then hauling that mob away…

    what is it going to take for the police to ACT in these rioting and ruinous events…

    does someone have to be killed…oh yeah, that already happened in north or south carolina when that mob took over

    so what are they waiting for…more people to be murdered by anarchists…bad enough they are destroying all that property and businesses…and freaking getting away with it…

    where the hell is the ‘law and order’?

  19. When the Moises come out of the woodwork it’s shocking how many there really are

    Take a look at the Dearborn videos absolutely shocking

  20. It is a coordinated effort between the same elements we saw in “Occupy Wallstreet” “Black Lives matter” and the so -called “Woman’s march”. The intensity is greater as big media, the extreme left and certain foreign elements are funding and organizing these events. They are not spontaneous acts of civil disobedience, but rather, attempts to create anarchy and chaos purportedly over the election. IMHO these are the fruits of decades of creating a large class of people who truly do not support the capitalist society and would prefer a egalitarian form of government with no class distinction (except for the billionaire funding these groups).

  21. Maybe we should let the leftists burn down the ENTIRE UC Berkley campus to the ground.

    That might be the solution, if you follow the sage advice of that wiley cossak Uncle Joe Stalin.

    He we have a left wing campus. Here we have a left wing problem. No campus. No problem.

    Such logic has what the Japanese artist call the economy of the lines.

    Its so simple, its beautiful.

  22. prøud bôÿ konrad ‏@wopright 1h1 hour ago

    .@CNN and @RBReich go full retard, posit that antifa shitbags are a RIGHT WING group. LMAO 😂😂😂

    antifa = anti-fascist group in NY (I had to look it up lol)

  23. The federal government lost track of 122.000 immigrants whose visas have been revoked and 9,500 with links to terrorism.


    During the hearing, officials from the State Department and Homeland Security were asked about the location of 9,500 individuals who have been stripped of their U.S. visas because of links to terrorism. They had no idea and could not say if these individuals were still in the U.S.(/i>


  24. An Austin, Texas, city council member is encouraging illegal immigrants not to comply with federal immigration officials.

    Addressing concerns over “potential raids of our communities by Immigration and Customs Enforcement” which are rumored to occur this week, district four city council representative Gregorio Casar released an infographic informing illegal aliens how to defy federal law enforcement.


  25. The Dimocrats have a new tactic to humiliate, scar, destroy, President Trump:


    Democrats plot protest for Trump’s speech to Congress

    House Democrats are rallying behind a plan to make President Trump’s first speech to Congress as uncomfortable as possible by inviting guests they say will suffer under new White House policies.

    The strategy means Trump will likely face a crowd including ethnic minorities, LGBT people, undocumented immigrants, the disabled and others when he addresses a joint session on Feb. 28.

    It’s a shift in tactics for Democrats, some of whom skipped Trump’s inauguration last month in protest.

    Democrats say there are no plans to stage a similar boycott of Trump’s speech, but they want to put him face-to-face with people who feel alienated and targeted by his controversial executive orders.

    In a letter circulating on Capitol Hill, a group of liberals is urging fellow Democrats to bring guests who have made “a positive impact” on the community “despite discrimination or marginalization.” [snip]

    Some liberals are also eyeing another form of protest during the speech: When Trump walks down the center aisle of the House chamber on the way to the dais, they’re hoping no Democrats scramble to get in the picture for the traditional handshake.

    Powerful stuff there, huh. That “bring a guest that makes Trump uncomfortable” worked so well for Hillary at the debates when she invited Mark Cuban.

    Refusing to shake germaphobe Trump’s hand is a feature not a bug, for President Trump. This brilliance will go well with Americans when they see germaphobe Trump reach out to shake hands and Barbara Lee puts her hands under her armpits.

    This new tactic will shake President Trump to his core and make him weep and beg forgiveness from the Obama Dimocrats, won’t it? Won’t it??? Or will President Trump invite mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants and guests of his own to send a message contrary to what the Dims plan? President Trump isn’t that smart is he? Is he???

    President Trump could invite gay Latino survivors of the Muslim terror attack in Florida or women who survived the California Muslim terror attack. But President Trump isn’t that smart is he? Is he???

  26. Why the lgbtqrsvp crowd?
    No POTUS has ever been more friendly.
    Milo, Grennell, Theil. Successful not victims. People to look up to. SMH.

  27. Big Media says “Stop!!!” “Don’t you dare mention nor think of Islam after reading this.” “Do not think of Muslims”. “Do not think of terrorism”. “Do not think of President Trump’s recent immigration order.” “Just don’t you even dare think of any of this.” “Don’t you dare think.” “Just realize the ‘motive cannot be determined at this time.”


    A French soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris opened fire at a suspected attacker, media reports are saying.

    The reports suggest the soldier was attacked with a knife, his assailant is seriously injured.

    It is believed that the attacker was trying to enter the museum, a major security operations is now under way.

    A source quoted by the Reuters news agency said the man had attempted to get into the museum’s underground shop, some reports are saying he was carrying one or two suitcases.

    The interior ministry has described the incident as “serious”.

    The Louvre has now been evacuated.

    Information on the incident is still emerging, A French police spokesman said the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar”, this means God is great in Arabic, he was not carrying any explosives.

    Another report is saying he was wearing a rucksack and carrying a machete.

    Wonder what the motive could possibly be??? Maybe he was triggered by that gay Milo fella?

  28. henry
    February 3, 2017 at 3:53 am
    It is guilt by association. One, his VP and the evangelical crowd and the other is EM and Tillerson who have a terrible record on diversity and inclusion, particularly LGBT.

  29. For all of Trump’s success and so-far-so-good actions, some of his associations suggest all is not well with diversity and inclusion. As a temporary situation, under hostile circumstances, it may be a necessity. He is surrounding himself with like-minded people who he is comfortable with. That is how discrimination happens, without being some intent to harm others, it is harmful. It does not encompass the whole talent pool, either and is not the best system. It is just easier for him. He will have to do better to be really successful and end up with a sustainable change to the system.

    I am looking at Trump and his associations and would maintain a skeptical view. If you ignore the apparent problems here and become a Trump Groupie, you are going to get groped.

  30. “…While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has ‘dissed the federal appeals judge, 20 prominent Democrats, including former President Obama’s top lawyer, have endorsed Gorsuch.”…


    Other Wash Exam headlines:
    Democrats proving powerless to stop Trump’s Cabinet
    Secret Service: Reports of top-level resignations ‘absolutely false’
    Hoyer: ‘Who knows’ when Trump is going to offend another US ally next
    Trump is keeping his promises

    and admin said “told ya”

  31. I have got to tell you, I think the world of Milo. Like Trump he is bold smart, funny and quick minded. Always entertaining. Never boring. He is a dynamo, to which the left wing establishment has no answer whatsoever, except violence and blaming the victim. And that is why I had hoped that the left would burn down the entire Berkley campus which in their lexicon would have made an even bigger point, and whoever that arsonist turned out to be would soon become Time Magazine’s person of the year. This is what it has come to, while a large portion of the pubic chews its cud like a cow, and beholds the entire spectacle with dull, uncurious eyes. Perhaps there is a counter reaction. But I am not seeing it. The only thing I found encoraging in all this is that only 47 percent of the Berkley students find employment after graduation. In the dark cloud, that is the silver lining. Trump has answers for that problem, but these fucking assholes will never listen. They like being victims. And they love virtue signalling qua food stamps, along with their BMWs.

  32. holdthemaccountable
    February 3, 2017 at 10:21 am
    “…While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has ‘dissed the federal appeals judge, 20 prominent Democrats, including former President Obama’s top lawyer, have endorsed Gorsuch.”…
    That is the thing about Schumer, and I knew it from the beginning. He wanted the job so badly he would give his left nut for it, and now that he has it, the fucking schumck cannot handle it. Against this candidate, he is waging the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time. Now listen up because this is important. When it comes to strategy, military, political or other, you must take full account of the leverage you have, or don’t have. If the other side has the leverage, a head on confrontation is suicide. You must pick your battles, probe for weak points, get in and get out. Never expose your flank, going in or going out. Suffice it to say, Schumer is doing the opposite. And he and his party will pay dearly. On the battlefield, this kind of ignorance foresadows slaughter. Think of Custer at Little Big Horn.

  33. What will happen to Schumer, if the Republicans can stay united, is he will lose portions of his coalition, who have elections coming up in states that went for Trump. And yet, that mealy mouthed bastard is too stupid to realize that. He lives in a bubble.

  34. However, as terrible as he is, Schumer is not the worst of them. Who is? Franken. He is your prototypical prick with ears.

  35. My final comment on the Berkeley riot.

    That they would deploy violence to shut down contrarian opinion on a college campus which is supposedly a place for the free exchange of ideas, calls to mind something which the Spanish intellectual Jose Ortega y Gassett said about the same phenomenon in a different time and place. In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, when Hemmingway and others were telling us that the left wing cause, funded by our mutual friend uncle Joe, that wiley Cossak, was virtuous, and they were virtuous to be fighting for it, even though priests were being slaughtered, churches demolished, and cities were being burned, he said, the mob (or mass man) reckons that when it is starving, the best way to show your indignation is to burn down a bread factory. Likewise, on college campuses today, the best way to protect free speech is to ban it.

  36. I can’t believe that Frankenstein is even a Senator, we know the Dems cheated in MN in that recount.

    He has the desposition of a psychotic murderer… hard to believe he was once a comedian

  37. And just to be clear about my final comment, this is not mere hypocrisy. This is not a central contradiction. This is Orwellian. Make no mistake about that.

  38. I don’t think that Trump is sexist or against gays, but where I think the problem may come in is with giving religious people what they want – not having to serve gays, chipping away at abortion rights.

    When I listen to Ashley Judd in the video above, I just shake my head. Trump has been in office a couple of weeks, and already she (and similar people) have ascribed every horrific character trait to him. They have really convinced themselves he is satan or Hitler or something, it’s amazing.

    It’s like they have no memory that sometimes we have democratic administrations, and sometimes we have republican administrations. This right now is something altogether new and threatening and world shattering.

  39. Vicky Retweeted

    Tommy Robinson ‏@TRobinsonNewEra 2h2 hours ago

    The problems with Fundamentalist Islam are the fundamentals of Islam.

  40. Matthew McCon is a good guy and probably trying to walk the line with the as$holes in Hollywood. He’s not Mr Hollywood and actually surprised to see even an appearance in the above video.
    He lives in Austin, his mom in conservative Georgetown 30 minutes away. He goes grocery shopping in the neighborhood, loves his UT sports and generally tries to stay level headed.
    He gave a great acceptance speech when he won the Academy award, you might want to visit it.
    I like him very much, I guess you can see that.

  41. The wrecking ball on Obama’s legacy continues.


    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a review of banking regulations introduced after the 2008 financial crisis, including a review of a rule on retirement advice.

    Trump pledged during his campaign to replace the Dodd-Frank law introduced under the Obama administration which raised capital requirements for banks, restricted their trading by means of the “Volcker Rule”, and also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    A presidential order also imposed a 180-day delay on the implementation of a “fiduciary rule” for brokers offering retirement advice, according to a draft memo seen by Reuters.

    During that time the U.S. Labor Department is to conduct an economic and legal analysis of the regulation and rescind the rule if it is inconsistent with Trump administration priorities, according to the memo, which is not final.

    Originally slated to take effect in April, the rule requires brokers to act as “fiduciaries,” or in their clients’ best interests, when advising them about retirement plans.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other trade groups are seeking to have the fiduciary rule overturned in court and a federal judge reviewing the case signaled in a court filing on Thursday that she plans to issue a decision no later than Feb. 10.

    Democrats and consumer rights groups say the rule is necessary to protect individuals against potential conflicts of interest that brokers may have when guiding them to invest for the future.

    U.S. Republicans on Friday also repealed a rule aimed at curbing corruption at oil, gas and mining companies and voted to axe emissions limits on drilling operations, part of a push to remove Obama-era regulations on the energy industry.

    Trump’s order on reviewing the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform regulations may be largely symbolic though because only Congress can rewrite the legislation, but Wall Street embraced the possibility of simpler bank regulations by pushing financial stocks up in morning trade. [.N]

    “The first thing that we are going to attack is regulation, over-regulation. It’s not just in the financial markets, it’s in all markets,” said White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn on Fox Business Network on Friday.

    “So today you’re going to start seeing the beginning of some of our executive actions to roll back regulation in the financial services market,” he said.

    Dodd-Frank, the biggest Wall Street regulatory overhaul in decades, set out a long list of rules intended to keep the financial system from a repeat of the 2007-2009 crisis.

    The rules included strict new capital standards on banks, called for annual stress tests for banks considered “too big to fail”, provided more oversight of derivatives trading, and restricted trading on their own account by means of the so-called “Volcker rule”.

    The legislation also created new consumer protection watchdog to guard against predatory lending.

    Analysts said Trump could make many changes without involving lawmakers, such as by appointing new personnel or simply choosing not to enforce rules already enacted.

    “A lot of the regulations of Dodd-Frank required a bit of a cop-on-the-beat if you will, to ensure enforcement and if you have a different cop-on-the-beat, they enforce different rules, or they enforce the rules differently,” said FBR & CO financial policy analyst Edward Mills.

    Trump cannot fire heads of independent agencies, including the three top bank regulators: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg.

    In addition, the terms of Melvin Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and Richard Cordray, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, extend beyond the end of this year.

    Republican lawmakers are pushing Trump to fire Cordray, but a federal court’s decision giving him power to do so has been stayed pending appeal.

    Many prominent U.S. financial leaders support the Dodd-Frank law. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Friday Dodd-Frank “has largely been helpful” and the stress tests have led to a banking system with “more and better capital.”

    Republican Congressman Sean Duffy said earlier this week that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is expected to advance his CHOICE Act legislation to weaken Dodd-Frank later this month.

    One Dodd-Frank provision ripe for Republican action is the “Volcker rule” that greatly restricts how banks can make bets with their own money.

  42. Maybe while the Labor department is doing their review of Dodd-Frank, Trump can push Congress to bring back Glass-Steagall.

  43. I really don’t understand the finanical regulations and why it would be good or bad to repeal.
    I don’t want any law that gives Banks anymore power or influence.

    Color me ignorant

  44. The Glass-Steagall Act was passed in the Depression era and prohibited banks from engaging in the investment business as a response to the thousands of bank failures. Repeal of that in the 1990’s is what allowed banks to invest in risky collateral debt obligations or CDOs which led to the crash in 2007-2008 as dramatized in the film The Big Short and also gave us Barack Obama.

  45. Trump’s Treasury candidate Steven Munchin certainly thinks so.


    MNUCHIN: The US may need ‘a 21st century version’ of Glass-Steagall

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    President Franklin Roosevelt at the White House, Washington on August 23, 1935 as he signed the Glass-Steagall Banking Bill.AP
    Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin touted the revitalization, with tweaks, of a decades-old regulation on banks repealed nearly twenty years ago during his confirmation hearing on Thursday.

    Last July, Republican National Convention delegates approved a platform that supported reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act. It was passed in 1933 and required banks to separate commercial deposit banking from investment banking.

    Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell asked Mnuchin whether he supported a return to the act.

    “I don’t support going back to Glass-Steagall as is,” Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee. “When we talked about policy with the president-elect, our view is we need a 21st century version.”

    The act was repealed in 1999, enabling the rise of mega banks like Citigroup and JP Morgan that serve both small checking accounts and million-dollar investment portfolios. Some economists have argued that the act repealing Glass-Steagall nurtured some of the risky behavior among banks that led to the financial crisis.

    Mnuchin said the problem with regulation is a lack of clear understanding of what is proper and improper. He said he supported the Volcker Rule, which was enacted with the Dodd-Frank Act after the 2008 financial crisis and limited how much speculative investing banks can do.

    “I support the Volcker rule, but there needs to be proper definitions around the Volcker rule so that banks can understand exactly what they can do and what they can’t do, and that they can provide the necessary function of liquidity in customer markets,” Mnuchin said.

    He cited a paper from Federal Reserve staff released in December that found that the Volcker rule had a negative effect on corporate-bond liquidity, or the ease with which buyers and sellers can find each other.

    “Separating out banks and investment banks right now under Glass-Steagall would have very big implications to the liquidity and the capital markets and banks being able to perform necessary lending,” Mnuchin added.

    The research firm Compass Point said in December that the Trump administration could use the paper’s findings as an argument to ease regulation on Wall Street.

  46. Tony Stark
    February 3, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    Trump’s Treasury candidate Steven Munchin certainly thinks so.
    Without Glass Steegle, the big banks are free to gamble, when they win they privatize the profits, and when they lose they socialize the losses, under the mantra of too big to fail. That is part of the reason why we have inextinguishable debt.

  47. He’s not always going to agree with Trump on how far to go in terms of responding to Iran’s provocations.

  48. Perhaps I take too much license squeezing this in? Wanted you all to be aware of this side effect of immigration as it plays out now.
    Last year around Harrisburg there was an illegal male 25 in h.s. masquerading as an 18 yr old. A state rep had even presented him an honor with photo ops and other publicity. Then he began dating a h.s. girl and that led to discovery of his deceit.
    A recent ruling would multiply exponentially the opportunity for similar occurrences across the land.

    Court: Older refugee students can choose regular high school
    “PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A U.S. appeals court has agreed that older refugee students can choose to attend a mainstream high school instead of an alternative school in Pennsylvania.
    Disputes over how to educate 17- to 21-year-olds with little formal schooling are erupting across the country….”

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