Usually I don’t give 2 suits…
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)
“The government of Chechnya has reportedly arrested and executed 27 homosexuals, as we read in one report:
According to their sources, Novaya Gazeta concluded that all 27 of these men were detained shortly after Chechnya began its anti-gay purge in late December 2016. They think the men were then shot to death near the end of January 2017 and buried in “hastily dug graves” at various local cemeteries.
“I don’t know how accurate this report on Chechnya killing sodomites is, but if its true, all I can say is God bless Chechnya for this… If all the Muslims did was kill sodomites, I would not have a problem with them, other than that they are heretics.”
Yes, it’s our old pal Theodore Shoebat. How could you tell?
“Brush my hair…”
“…and you’re dead.”
Steve Bannon is out as White House chief strategist, according to a senior administration official, amid growing displeasure in the West Wing with his tactics and behavior.
His departure marks the latest high-level staff shake-up that has rocked Trump’s administration.
To paraphrase Chimpy’s reign of error: Y’all Qaeda’s Number 2 Eliminated.
So what’s next?
“TO THE BUNKER!!1!”
Even the ghostwriter for Art of the Deal says the end is nigh (and he said it before Hair Führer fired his brain):
The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) August 16, 2017
Trump's presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) August 16, 2017
he has gone over the line of acceptability so far there is no return. the Russia stuff will be huge. he doesn't want to go to jail.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) August 17, 2017
“Our job is to protect those who tell America’s story, we wanted to be on the right side of history.”
Best part of the resignation letter:
“Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.”
When the Daily Stormer lost control of its .com domain in the face of a social media protest, the infamous hate site sought virtual refuge in Russia. For a few hours on Wednesday, the site re-appeared at the domain “ ” before the site lost DDoS protection from CloudFlareand disappeared from the Web once again.
Now the Russians have nixed the Daily Stormer’s new online home, citing the country’s laws against hate speech. According to Radio Free Europe, the Russian company responsible for registering the Daily Stormer’s Russian domain received a letter from Russian authorities asking it “to look into the possibility of register suspension due to extremist content of this domain. So we decided to suspend [the] domain .”
So, do you think that Y’all Qaeda, The New Confederacy, US White Supremacists, the KKK, and Comrade Preznint Stupid will suddenly get over their man-crush on the Russians and go all snowflake-y on how their freedom of speech is being trampled on by Mother Russia?
Bank on it.
Tiger Beat reports that Hair Führer is getting near to making a decision about our generations-long war in Afghanistan (Chimpy’s Excellent Adventure, and emphasis is mine):
The options the Pentagon is presenting are straightforward, and nothing the president has not seen before: Stay the course with the current strategy, which combines counterterrorism with a relatively narrow advise-and-assist mission to support Afghan government troops; add the several thousand additional American forces that the top U.S. general there has asked for; send in private contractors; or withdraw.
So far, Trump has not decided on any of the options the military has offered, and instead has raised questions about whether the Afghan War is still worth it, current and former military officials have told POLITICO. And he may well go with an idea from another quarter. White House advisers like Steve Bannon are reported to favor replacing uniformed combat advisers with thousands of armed private contractors. The result could be a hybrid option: replacing some advisers with contractors, for example, while leaving other advising tasks in military hands.
Sweet Jeebus, Commander Bunnypants is gonna send in mercenaries?! MAGA, bitches! And by any chance would that be a windfall to Erik “Blackwater’ Prince, you know, Betsy DeVos’ brother?
Prince, who founded the private security firm Blackwater that was later renamed Xe Services and then Academi, first shared his idea for Afghanistan in a May 31 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, “The MacArthur Model for Afghanistan,” which called for consolidating authority into a viceroy who would lead coalition efforts in the country.
This month, he released more details about the plan to the news media.
The proposal calls for deploying 5,500 private contractors, mostly former commandos, to advise Afghan forces, along with a 90-aircraft private air force to provide close-air support, according to an Aug. 8 article by USA Today’s Jim Michaels.
Where is that fool gonna get enough swine blood to fight a war?
Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Except, of course, it never happened.
Preznint Comrade Stupid thinks that a pig is to a mooselimb what a head of garlic is to a vampire. You just don’t find this kind of stupid every day. And need I say that this is just more Nazi talk?
See Snopes for the full story of this one.
I should also mention that a mass execution is a war crime. US Presidents do not endorse war crimes.
The stock market had its worst day since May (Dow off 274 points, or 1.2%), CNBC and Bloomberg TV speculated all day about whether economic adviser Gary Cohn might resign because of Trump’s Charlottesville remarks.
“I’m not going to defend the indefensible…[Trump’s] comments on Monday were strong. His comments on Tuesday started erasing the comments that were strong. What we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority. And that moral authority is compromised when Tuesday happened. There’s no question about that.”
“The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful … He also recently has not demonstrated that he understand the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today, and he’s got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that.”
Rupert Murdoch’s son and 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, writes:
‘These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation — a necessary discipline for the preservation of our way of life and our ideals. The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob. I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so.
Murdoch concludes his letter saying that he and his wife Kathryn would donate $1 million to the ADL. He encouraged his friends to also make a donation.
Let’s see, what else? Oh, yeah! Axios morning email thingie tells us another advisory counsel was kaput before it even began:
After folding its other two business groups, the White House on Day 210 threw in the towel on forming a President’s Advisory Council on Infrastructure — giving up a key tool for building outside support for the legislative priority with the most prayer of drawing some Democratic support.
And remember candidate Amy McGrath? Listen to her new ad and see if you can spot why this is in our round-up:
Says Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) in the morning email thingie:
THIS LINE OF ATTACK could be fruitful for Democrats who are looking to tie Trump to Republican lawmakers. So far, GOP operatives believe that Trump is his own brand apart from the Republican Party. If that changes, it could be a major drag on GOP incumbents in the 2018 midterms.