Friday, May 31, 2019

Opinion Mongering?

Vanity Fair published an interesting article revealing the New York Times has asked members of its newsroom not to appear on opinionated shows to discuss political subjects.

It's not clear how many shows fall under that umbrella in the eyes of the Gray Lady’s brass, but MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell and CNN’s Don Lemon were specifically mentioned.

Executive Editor Dean Baquet has become increasingly concerned that if a Times reporter were to go on one of those shows, his or her appearance could be perceived as being aligned with that show’s political leanings.

Baquet believes “it’s a real issue.” Their view is that, intentionally or not, it affiliates the Times reporter with a bias.

That train has already left the station and they know it.

It was a long trip into the gutter.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Another Unwarranted Meghan McCain Hissy Fit

A Wall Street Journal reporter with an outrageous case of Trump Derangement Syndrome declared on Wednesday the White House covered the name of the USS John McCain with a tarp during the President’s visit to Japan over the Memorial Day weekend.

Rebecca Ballhaus tweeted, “The White House wanted the USS John McCain ‘out of sight’ for Trump’s visit to Japan. A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the trip, and sailors—who wear caps bearing the ship’s name—were given the day off for Trump’s visit.

Ballhaus added, "A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the president’s trip, according to photos reviewed by the Journal, and sailors were directed to remove any coverings from the ship that bore its name. After the tarp was taken down, a barge was moved closer to the ship, obscuring its name. Navy officials acknowledge the barge was moved but said it was not moved to obscure the name of the ship."

Naturally, attacks on the President flooded Twitter before any corroborating information came out.
After a few hours, realizing this story was pure bullshit, the Navy Chief of Information tweeted: 
Throwing more water on the wildfire Ballhaus sought to fuel, MSNBC’s Katy Tur tweeted, “Per @ckubeNBC: A spokesperson for US Pacific Fleet said the picture of the tarp is from Friday and it was taken down on Saturday. ‘All ships remained in normal configuration during POTUS' visit,’ CDR Nate Christensen said.”

McCain’s daughter, Meghan, who his known for her short fuse, reacted to Ballhaus’s tweet saying, “Trump is a child who will always be deeply threatened by the greatness of my dads [sic] incredible life. There is a lot of criticism of how much I speak about my dad, but nine months since he passed, Trump won't let him RIP. So I have to stand up for him. It makes my grief unbearable.”

In the pre-dawn hours of August 21, 2017, the Liberian-registered Alnic MC and the USS John McCain collided in the westbound lane of the Singapore Strait, in Singapore territorial waters about 4.6 nautical miles from Horsburgh Lighthouse. The collision resulted in 10 fatalities aboard the McCain.

In December of that year, the McCain arrived in Japan to begin an estimated year-long, $223-million repair job to make the ship seaworthy again. The project is one of the largest to be performed at U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center, according to the Navy.

Ultimately, the Journal reported, the tarp that covered the name of the USS John McCain was removed Saturday and the paint barge that obscured the name was removed as well—both ahead of Trump’s visit, Cmdr. Clayton Doss, a spokesman for the Navy’s Seventh Fleet, told the newspaper.

Instead of jumping the gun, maybe Meghan and her little friend at the Wall Street Journal should have waited for the damn facts to emerge rather than pouncing on President Trump.

The USS McCain is not yet back on patrol in the 7th Fleet as needed repairs were discovered in the process of fixing the obvious damage according to Defense News.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Godzilla-Sized Asshole

Desperate to fill the void now that their blockbuster series Game of Thrones has ended, HBO plans to air the documentary Running With Beto. 

It’s being billed as an exclusive, but Eric Bradner, CNN political reporter based in Chicago said, “Not really sure why this is billed as ‘exclusive’ since a bunch of reporters were at the SXSW [in Austin, TX] debut of this doc like two and a half months ago.”

The documentary describes the guy who terrorizes shop owners and health inspectors by standing on every available table and countertop he can find as charismatic yet controlling.  It tells of the time he scolded his road manager in front of her campaign colleagues for making him late for campaign events and not adequately prepping him.

Before he delivered his concession speech in front of supporters in his backyard of El Paso after being defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, he huddled with his top staffers to apologize saying, “I just feel very, very lucky and I love you guys more than you’ll ever know. I know I was a giant asshole to be around sometimes and you all never allowed my shortcomings to get in the way of running the best campaign this state has ever seen.”

NBC reported the documentary “captures the candidate dropping f-bombs, clenched with stress, complaining about having to ‘dance’ for the press.”  His wife Amy asked if the producers could “take out of the expletives from Beto.”

If you listen to his gloppy, incoherent word salad when he speaks to an audience you realize he wants them to be part of collective in search of something better without referring to anything tangible in the way of solving real-world problems.  He’s a political actor in the vein of Al Gore or John Kerry and the centrist wing of a stumbling Democrat Party and a belief his words are reminiscent of the honeyed rhetoric of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.

So yes, he is an asshole.  A Godzilla-sized asshole and I can’t wait for the first debates of the 2020 election cycle on June 26 and 27 from Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Let the cannibalism begin.

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Gimme A Dollar Or The Dog Gets It

There’s an imbecile from the Bay Area of California who suffers from embarrassing delusions of grandeur.  That buffoon is Rep. Eric Swalwell.

Officially announcing his candidacy for president in 2020 on late-night TV on April 9, Swalwell hasn’t moved the needle in current polling.  He’s been stuck on stupid.

From May 16 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,078 voters nationwide including 454 Democrats and Democratic leaners asking the following:

If the Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Messam, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, Seth Moulton, Michael Bennett, Steve Bullock, and Bill de Blasio, for whom would you vote?

You don’t need a magnifying glass to see where Eric “Give Me Your Guns Or I’ll Nuke You” Swalwell is positioned because that zero beside his name is as big as all outdoors.

There are two paths to qualifying for the debate stage: breaking 1 percent in three polls from pollsters approved by the Democratic National Committee, or tallying 65,000 unique campaign donors, with at least 200 donors in 20 different states.

So, on Sunday the frat boy fop tweeted this:
On May 3, 2019 Swalwell penned an Op-Ed which appeared in USA Today, and brother it was a doozy:

“Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.”

“Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.”

Swalwell’s flop sweat over inevitably being at the “kid’s table” for the debates prompted him to tweet: 
It’s easy see Eric is now forced to sit on some street corner with a cardboard sign like some panhandler and beg for a measly buck because the five-spot he was hoping for just isn't hitting his coffers.

Rather than wasting a dead president on a dead campaign, the money would be better spent donating $1 to your local humane society.
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Monday, May 27, 2019

Pelosi’s Only Career Goal Is To Be A Halloween Icon

The Washington Post is at it again. The folks who declare “Democracy Dies in Darkness” have a scintillating, er, tedious piece out about the fashion sense of Botox-riddled Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

It divulges “[she] may not like to talk about her clothes, but it’s clear that she puts thought into what she wears.”

Well, la-de-freakin’-da.  So do I.  If it’s cold, I don’t go outside in my skivvies.  I don’t enter a steam bath wearing woolen long johns.

Shannon Watts, founder of the gun-control advocacy group Moms Demand Action, admires the way Pelosi’s suits often match her “killer heels” in bright tones. Yet none of that would matter if Pelosi weren’t a skilled and, at the moment, highly successful politician. “Speaker Pelosi stands out in every room she’s in mainly because she’s a brilliant badass,” Watts notes.

WaPo is sidestepping the doddering old lady’s obvious dementia with that “fashion icon” BS.

She reminds me more of Corporal Maxwell Klinger who was always bucking for a Section 8 to gain a psychiatric discharge from the Army in M*A*S*H, the CBS sitcom that aired from 1972 to 1983.  He routinely wore women’s clothing. 

So, who wore it better?  Klinger or Palsi?

With a net worth hovering somewhere around $120 million, which includes her husband’s wealth, the cranky hag has no excuse not to look stylish.

She feels your pain and understands your struggles, said no one ever.

Yves Saint Laurent, regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers of the 20th Century said, “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
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Flowing Curves Of Beauty

My kids really should listen to my advice; not because I’m always right, but because I have more experience being wrong.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cheerio Old Girl!

Great Britain has been utterly humiliated as a nation by the disgraceful incompetence of Prime Minister Theresa May.

She became only the second female prime minister after David Cameron’s resignation in 2016 when Brexiteers voted to seek independence from the stranglehold of the European Union. 

All of May’s efforts were entangled in one compromise after another.  It was as if she refused to comprehend that her Brexit plans would placate absolutely no one.  Brexit meant Brexit.  Her stubbornness became a debilitating liability and her party let her know enough was enough.

May’s Conservative Party has been accused of being “liars and everything they’ve said is rubbish.”

Exploiting a widespread sense of disillusionment, the Brexit Party has staged a series of upbeat rallies around the UK, pumping out this patriotic message: “We believe in Britain! Our great country deserves better!”  Its sole aim is to finalize Britain’s divorce from the EU.

As a candidate in 2016, President Trump became friendly with Nigel Farage, a prominent Brexit proponent who emerged from Britain’s political far right and now heads the new Brexit Party. After Trump was elected, he suggested that Farage, already a thorn in May’s side, be named as London’s ambassador to Washington — a suggestion May’s government politely rebuffed.

Speculation has swirled for some time that Britain’s intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), helped the Obama Administration spy on the President’s 2016 presidential campaign in what was code-named Operation Crossfire.
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Friday, May 24, 2019

Jerry Nadler’s Zipper Fainted

During a press conference about speed enforcement cameras in school zones at Manhattan’s PS 199, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler nearly fainted.  

Nadler who was seated beside groundhog murderer Mayor de Blasio began to “look pale and his head dropped into his hands,” according to The Daily News.

“De Blasio reached over to comfort Nadler and white-coated doctors rushed onto the dais behind a sign reading Speed Cameras Save Lives.”

After being taken to the hospital Nadler tweeted an update: “Appreciate everyone’s concern. Was very warm in the room this morning, was obviously dehydrated and felt a bit ill. Glad to receive fluids and am feeling much better. Thank you for your thoughts.”

It would behoove him to loosen his belt a bit underneath his armpits.
I’m going to hell for mocking Jerry Nadler, but I ain’t the only one.

In 2016, the New York Post reported staffers at the Democratic National Committee made fun of Nadler’s enormous girth.  It seems Nadler’s office asked to attend an Obama fundraiser in June of that year.

“Do you really want Nadler there?” Jordan Kaplan, then DNC national finance director, asked the White House.

DNC staffer, Zach Allen, took to mocking Nadler’s weight in an email exchange: “Homeboy is NOT little.”

Kaplan chimed in: “I thought he got his tummy tucked.”

Allen responded: “He did, but like [Chris] Christie it all came back.”

The exchange was part of the pile of DNC released by WikiLeaks.

I feel genuine compassion for Nadler after watching the video.  I wish him no ill will where his health is concerned. 

LMAO At The Vultures

The reckoning is unfolding before our eyes.

Democrats poked the bear on Wednesday when Speaker of the House “Crazy Nancy” accused President Trump of a cover-up shortly before she and “Crying” Chuck Schumer were scheduled to meet with the President about the country’s infrastructure.

After lobbing that cover-up grenade, the President snubbed them, and Pelosi wondered why he refused to meet with them.  Well, duh.

For two-and-a-half years Democrats have doggedly relitigated the 2016 Presidential Election.  Hillary Clinton was supposed to win the presidency and in so doing would cover up the Obama Administration’s extraordinary abuses of power.  We were NEVER supposed to find out about the skulduggery.

Pelosi released a statement saying, “Sadly, the President continues to defy Congress’s authority, and engage in an unprecedented cover-up campaign of the facts.  Congress has a clear, urgent duty to uncover the truth for the American people on the issues that matter in their lives: from corruption to the Administration’s sabotage of families’ health care to its cruel family separation policy to its welcoming of foreign interference in our elections.

“This is about patriotism, not politics.  The President must honor the Constitution and the rule of law and provide the information we need to find the truth for the American people.  We will continue to follow the facts wherever they take us.”

Alrighty then.

The White House issued a memorandum to the heads of several agencies late Thursday evening instructing them to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr's inquiry, including the CIA, Defense Department, State Department, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Treasury Department, Homeland Security and the Energy Department.

“Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential Election and will restore confidence in our public institutions."

The inquiry could provide clarity to questions Republican investigators have been eager to answer for more than a year, including whether the FBI's counterintelligence investigation began earlier than July 2016; the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation; the full extent of the FBI's use of British spy Christopher Steele's unverified dossier containing salacious claims about Trump's ties to Russia by various agencies; what role, if any, foreign intelligence agencies played; who pushed for the dossier to be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian election interference; the full extent of the use of spies or confidential informants against the Trump campaign; and matters related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Democrats have painted themselves into a corner. The President has called their bluff and the game is about to end,

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Want a Man With a Joe Hand

I want a man with a Joe hand 
I want a lover with a shoulder touch 
I want somebody who will sniff my hair 
Not come and go in a heated rush 
I want somebody who is old and bland 
When it comes to love I want a Joe hand

(with apologies to the Pointer Sisters!) 

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Marriage is like a deck of cards.  In the beginning, all you need is two hearts and a diamond.  By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Epithet Or Epitaph: Pete Buttigieg Edition

The man who vowed to “Make America Great Again” has picked out an epithet for the openly homosexual South Bend mayor who is running for president in 2020.

Pete Buttigieg said the following at a recent campaign rally:
During a rally in Panama City, Florida on Wednesday the President scoffed at the notion that Buttigieg could hold his own in high-stakes international negotiations saying, "We have a young man, Buttigieg. Boot-edge-edge. They say ‘edge-edge,’” over-enunciating the mayor’s name, “He's got a great chance, doesn’t he? He’ll be great representing us against President Xi of China. That’ll be great. I want to be in that room. I wanna watch that one."
The President believes if you can encapsulate someone in a phrase or a nickname, you can own them,” a person who knows the President said in a recent interview. “Low Energy Jeb, Little Marco, that kind of thing really diminishes people and puts you in control of them and that’s what Trump is a genius for doing.”

Our betters on the Left became upset after learning the President told Politico, “Alfred E. Neuman cannot become President of the United States.” 
What kind of monster hasn’t heard of Mad Magazine?  Are you telling me Mayor Pete somehow missed one of the major cultural landmarks of the last 50 years?

Alfred E. Neuman first appeared on the magazine’s cover in 1954. The magazine, founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines, debuted as a comic book in 1952, then switched to magazine format three years later. Mad is still published on a bimonthly basis.

No wonder editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel did a caricature of the idiot kid on April 21, 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Interview With A Whore

Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper at a town hall Thursday night marking exactly two years to the day after he was fired by President Trump. 

The former FBI head made it clear there is no love lost between him and the President whom he described as a 'chronic liar' who on more than one occasion displayed a corrupt intent to interfere with the Russia investigation.

It's clear that Comey is speaking out to cover his skanky ass and set up a narrative before reports from Inspector General Michael Horowitz come and before Attorney General William Barr reveals the results of his investigation into the origin of the Russia collusion sham.

The walls are closing in. 
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Fractured Fairy Tales: When Humpty Dumpty Met Chicken Little

Democrats, instigating a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr over a lightly redacted report is the best way to pretend we are living through a constitutional crisis.

Democrats who hold the majority on the House Judiciary Committee aren’t content with simply holding Barr in contempt, they want to arrest him and slap him in the jail located in the basement of the Capitol. “His day in the sun is coming,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said.

They have moved from conspiracies about Russia to conspiracies about the report debunking the conspiracy; and they are unnerved.  Attorney General Barr is pursuing an inquiry into the Obama Administration’s decision to conduct a foreign counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
After a week of histrionics about Attorney General Bill Barr, who had offended Democrats and their media allies by writing a letter that accurately laid out the findings of the Special Counsel’s two-year investigation fat, fat water rat Jerry Nadler began demanding the release of the unredacted report. The White House, as expected, ­asserted executive privilege.

Though the law clearly places discretion over the redaction with the Attorney General, Nadler claimed assertion had triggered a “constitutional crisis.”

Democrats, in fact, were so exceptionally uninterested in specifics of the redactions that when Barr offered a dozen members of Congress, six Democrats and six Republicans, the option of reviewing the minimally redacted report, not a single Democrat — not Chuck Schumer, not Nancy Pelosi and not Jerry Nadler — showed up to take a look.

It’s all an act meant to create the perception that Barr, in cahoots with Trump, is hiding the findings of Mueller’s unimpeded and open-ended investigation.

If they had taken the time to review the Mueller Report, Democrats would have found they had access to more than 98% of the report, including 99.9 percent of the politically charged Volume II, according to DOJ. Nadler knows very well the sliver of redacted material consisting of grand jury material and classified information related to ongoing investigations shouldn’t be made public.

There is a legitimate need for congressional oversight of the executive branch. For far too long, partisans have abdicated their constitutional duty. And when people like Humpty Dumpty use that power as a political cudgel, they corrode the public’s trust.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Curmudgeonly Cartoons: Contemptable

The U.S. Department of Justice said yesterday it would not release an unredacted Mueller Report to Congress if Democrats moved forward with their plan to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt.

The Department’s latest move comes despite the fact that at least two lawmakers — Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — have already viewed a less-redacted version of Mueller's report than the one Barr made public last month.

The Department is preparing to ask the White House to invoke executive privilege over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's entire report and underlying evidence.

If President Trump did invoke executive privilege over the documents, it could tie up the report in a court battle for months.

As the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee continue to bang their spoons on their high chairs, this pointless shitshow is guaranteed to extend through 2020.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mayor Pete And God

South Bend, IN mayor and Democrat clown car occupant Pete Buttigieg doesn’t believe the Christian talking points that are taught in churches and Sunday schools fit in with the tenets of the Republican Party platform.

In church “I hear about taking care of the marginalized and defending the weak and supporting the poor and visiting the prisoner and welcoming the stranger and humility and decency.”

Buttigieg is quick to accuse evangelical Christians who support President Trump of hypocrisy.

“I’m reluctant to comment on another person’s faith, but I would say it is hard to look at this president’s actions and believe that they’re the actions of somebody who believes in God,” Buttigieg said, adding that Trump worships himself and never humbles himself before God.

He has feuded with Vice President Pence over the 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act he signed into law.  The Indiana law allowed businesses to use religious liberty as a defense if they believed government was burdening their exercise of religious beliefs in much the same way as the 2014 Supreme Court ruling favored Hobby Lobby.
Last month during a town hall on CNN, Buttigieg told the audience, "I get that one of the things about Scripture is different people see different things in it. But, at the very least we should be able to establish that God does not have a political party."

In an interview with NBC's Today Show this morning he said, “It’s important that we stop seeing religion used as a kind of cudgel, as if God belonged to a political party. And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.”

Buttigieg has made clear throughout his presidential bid he believes Democrats should embrace religion and decry those who try to suggest God belongs to one political party or another.

I find this particularly rich considering the fact that on Day Two of the 2012 DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC God was stricken from their party platorm.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said taking the word "God" out of the Democratic platform proved that the party was "veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don't recognize."

The 2012 Republican platform mentioned God twelve times.

Romney’s needling forced the DNC to update the language to include mentioning "God", specifically the 2008 language saying "we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

The embarrassing reversal was compounded by chaos and uncertainty on the convention floor. Three times then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, called for a voice vote on the changes and each time the yes and no votes seemed to balance each other out. On the third attempt, Villaraigosa ruled the amendments were approved — triggering boos from many in the audience. 

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