(UPDATED) ‘Grandpa Is Yelling Into The Remote Control again’

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Unreal:

UPDATE 1: The Daily Beast tells us…

‘Fox & Friends’ Desperately Tries to End Unhinged Giuliani Interview, Repeatedly Fails

It’s hysterical: he wouldn’t leave even after they resurrected Keyboard Cat to play him out (figuratively).

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Bad Translation, Cont.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead MDavis)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Stable Jenius

Our prznint, Mike TeeVee:

You know, Comrade, you could make it boffo ratings by making a surprise appearance and testify! Talk about a season finale!

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(UPDATED) Inside the Bunker

Stable Jenius

Vanity Fair:

“As Donald Trump’s defense team prepares to make its first arguments on the floor of the Senate on Saturday, top Republicans are increasingly worried that Trump’s lawyers are woefully unprepared to counter Democrats’ meticulous, fact-based case for removing Trump. In the president’s circle there’s not full-blown panic—but there’s worry. “A lot of Republicans think the Democrats have done a very good job,” a prominent Republican who is close to Trump’s legal team told me. “It’s been a lot better than we expected.” Florida congressman Matt Gaetz,one of Trump’s fiercest House allies, seemingly spoke for many when he blasted Trump’s lawyers, telling Politico this week that the Trump team’s presentation was worse than ‘an eighth-grade book report.’”

And it continues to lay out bad news for the 4th Reich:

“Removing Trump from office remains a distant outcome, but the dynamics of the Senate trial are clearly shifting in directions that are dangerous for the president. A new Emerson poll released on Thursday showed 51% of registered voters support removal, an uptick of two points. A Reuters poll published on Wednesday showed nearly three quarters of Americans want to hear new witnesses. The prospect that former national security adviser John Bolton would testify is alarming Republicans. (Trump and Bolton’s relationship is badly damaged. A day after Bolton left the administration in September, Trump raged that Bolton was “a liar and a leaker,” according to a person briefed on the conversation.) ‘If witnesses start coming and Bolton is negative, it could win some Republicans,’ a source close to Trump told me. ‘Senators really dislike Trump and are tired of having to go to the mat for him on crazy, batshit stuff,” the source said. “We know if senators took a secret vote today, he’d be removed.’”

…which some of us wondered about whether  #MoscowMitch decides to cut bait for whatever reason. The usefulness of an idiot and what not.

They continue to what must be the coup de graçe:

“Trump’s mood has the West Wing bracing for a new round of staff turmoil. According to sources, Trump is unhappy with Kushner’s recent Time cover story, which showed Kushner posing solemnly inside the magazine’s iconic red border. One source said there is speculation inside the West Wing that Trump may rein in Kushner by bringing in Kushner antagonist Chris Christie to replace acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. According to one source, Kushner, perhaps realizing the problems the cover could cause, lobbied Matt Drudge not to link to the article.”

The snake eats its own.

UPDATE 1: This sounds just fiiiiiine and confident:

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‘He’s Our O.J.’

Meanwhile, at the White House

Yes, it’s another article with some coastal elite journalist from our failed political press going deep into Possum Hollar to write a Margaret Mead-like analysis of what the mysterious, everyday, backwoods  Republican does. Some color from their local habitat, maybe visit a diner to see what these shy specimens eat and then ask them what they think, because individual members of a cult might have something to add to the convo.

Sure. Why not?

This bit in Politico is unbelievable:

“For Keith Swartz, who is 66 years old and runs a recruiting firm based in Tacoma, Washington, almost anything includes a president he regards as “manic, uneducated, illogical,” and also “essentially a horrible person … vulgar, amoral, narcissistic.”

(And yes, I know Tacoma is just down the road from Seattle.)

“Wait, this a defense of Trump? Yes, hang on. He’s done a fine job on the economy, in particular, in the face of a Democratic opposition that has bent rules and abused process for three years in an implacable bid to thwart him. “To those of us who support what he has accomplished,” Swartz concluded, “it feels like he is our O.J.””

‘Tis a mystery why journalists never interview the Left —who arguably have lost all hope for the country, our futures, and now the rule of law— since the 2016 Goat Rodeo was stolen by Possum Hollar’s use of the Electoral College.

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Midday Palate Cleanser

‘She’s just a jerk’: Cat up for adoption in brutally honest ad

Fun Fact! the name of one of the Mom Dalmatians in 101 Dalmatians (and in the sequel, “The Twilight Barking”) books is Perdita.

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It’s Not 18-Minutes And Will Not Be Submitted Into Evidence

Seething Rage.
(image courtesy Scissorhead MonkeyFister)

ABC tells us:

‘Take her out’: Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired

“A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to UkraineMarie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — two former business associates of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who have since been indicted in New York.

“The recording appears to contradict statements by President Trump and support the narrative that has been offered by Parnas during broadcast interviews in recent days. Sources familiar with the recording said the recording was made during an intimate April 30, 2018, dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“…”Get rid of her!” is what the voice that appears to be President Trump’s is heard saying. “Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it.” “

I’ll leave it to you to decide if “take her out” is implied or inferred order to kill the Ambassador, but you know, he spent literally years bellowing the tag line of ,”You’re fired,” so I find I am wondering about this too.

An ersatz mob boss. What else should we expect?

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And Now, A Teaser

BTW, this is Stephan Colbert’s cartoon show. It debuts season 2 this Sunday.

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Comrade Faceberg

From the No D’uh Files:

“George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump”

“Billionaire George Soros said that nothing is keeping Facebook Inc. from spreading disinformation and the company may be in cahoots with President Donald Trump to get him re-elected.

“‘I think there is a kind of informal mutual assistance operation or agreement developing between Trump and Facebook,’ Soros, 89, said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Facebook will work together to re-elect Trump, and Trump will work to protect Facebook so that this situation cannot be changed and it makes me very concerned about the outcome for 2020.’”

It doesn’t matter whether or not it is an official, signed deal between Comrades Trump and Faceberg, but that seems like the calculus to everyone who is paying attention.

Facebook is not a good corporate citizen, and in fact it might be the ultimate useful idiot for Russia. I cannot say this often enough: delete your accounts. There is nothing good going on there.

Meanwhile, CNBC has a cut-out-and-keep article on how to prevent Facebook (and Google) from recognizing your face. And yes, we’ve come to that point: they are harvesting not just your data, they are harvesting you.

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Republicans: At Your Cervix Ladies!

The animal magnetism of Stephan “Pee-Wee Goering” Miller is palpable.

Stephan Miller, take a bow!

State Department cable shows plan to restrict pregnant people from visiting the US.

“The State Department has told US embassies across the world to deny visas to people they suspect are coming to the US to give birth, according to diplomatic cables obtained by Vox — guidance that gives broad discretion to consular officers and could prove dangerous to pregnant people seeking medical care.

“The cable, sent Wednesday afternoon and marked “sensitive but unclassified,” turns a suspicion among immigration restrictionists that people are trying to game America’s visa system into official US policy, starting on Friday, January 24. The apparent goal is to clamp down on foreigners giving birth to children in the US who become, by birth, American citizens.”

The idea is to chip away at birthright citizenship indirectly, and it has dangerous implications for pregnant women seeking medical care. Be prepared to show your papers before giving birth.

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