The Widdershins

When softening feels like hardening…

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Good morning Widdershins.

My imagination fails me.  Perhaps if I had done LSD during kindergarten, my pedestrian, white-cracker imagination would be fertile enough to think up something like this.

Katrina Pierson, failed shoplifter and viperous time traveler, has been absent from her perch on CNN. She needed a break after insisting the Kenyan Muslim Obama invaded Afghanistan in 2009. It seems the rest and the therapeutic millet didn’t do the trick. She’s baaaaack!

Not since Funk said to Wagnalls, “Ya know any words?” has there been a more pythonic utterance. Ms. Pierson says that the clamoring Yam hasn’t changed his position on immigration, he’s just changed the words.

 

This, as the Circus Peanut can’t decide whether he’s softening or hardening his position on immigration. I don’t know if Cialis is effective on itty bitty Peanuts, but I’m sure his buddy Roger Ailes might know. Roger, the clarion Fox puritan, is locked in his bunker replaying videos from the good old days when only Democrats were godless fornicating sinners.

The flying monkeys of the Alt-right have just had their best day ever.  They have been called out and are now the official crew, nee seamen, of the USS Trumpanic. Here’s an excellent explanation of their pedigree.

The Trumpanic has proudly sailed the seas of racism for decades. Nicholas Kristof has collected some of the rockiest shoals the Trumpanic has navigated in this article all too cleverly entitled:  Is Donald Trump a Racist?

Here’s a quote from the article, if uttered by any presidential candidate heretofore would have been absolutely disqualifying, but just add it to the lexicography of “F Trump”:

In 1991, a book by John O’Donnell, who had been president of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump as criticizing a black accountant and saying: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” O’Donnell wrote that for months afterward, Trump pressed him to fire the black accountant, until the man resigned of his own accord.

Trump eventually denied making those comments. But in 1997 in a Playboy interview, he conceded “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”

To haunt your otherwise pleasant Friday, I leave you with this image of our potential next President and Vice President. What’s on your mind?

Trump and Pence

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34 Responses to "When softening feels like hardening…"

Katrina Pierson, failed shoplifter and viperous time traveler
Ha ha, classic Prolix!

Thanks Sue. How are you?

Oh my Lord. The other commenters laughing at her probably brought all kinds of bad thoughts and feelings to poor Katrina about some slight to her when she was in 3rd or 4th grade. I wish I could isolate a few seconds of that clip starting at 1:36 and loop them and then tweet that to her.

She is just so sad. 😦

I’m good, Prolix.
Feeling better about our girl’s chances every day, better but never smug. You?

@4, okay here. Still recuperating, slow, but excruciatingly doubtful.

I lifted the Prolixous embargo on the Morning Schmoe Show and Hillary was so in charge. She cowed those two wankers. They didn’t even put up any fight — she just told them what for. It was the first time I have ever agreed with the plagiarist Barnacle when he said, “She’s preparing for a transition.”

@3, I wasn’t that happy about the clip. I looked at three and this was the best of the three. I’d just like to have one with her saying that. I mean, how do you say something like that and be serious?

Now that I’ve had time to think a bit about Hillary’s speech, I realized something. Hillary did what only she could do. All week with the Foundation stuff and the press conference stuff and very little time talking about Trump’s new racist associates. It was like Hillary was saying ‘y’all don’t want to talk about it? By gawd, I’ll make you talk about it and quit tiptoeing around this mess’. The media wasn’t doing it (except Joy Reid), her surrogates couldn’t get in a word edgewise between media and Trump’s people to talk about it instead of the Foundation. She gave the media just as big an ass kicking as she did Trump. And only she could do it.

@3, I went and found another clip that I subbed for the one I had. It was just posted up and it is only a minute 42. It is much cleaner. They still laugh at poor ammo wearin’ Katrina, but it gets to the subject much faster.

@7, absolutely agreed. I saw David Cay Johnston on one of the talkies today and he said exactly what you said. He’s got a new book out about the nefarious connections of the Yam. His book details some pretty unsavory characters, but he made the same point: Why are we talking about emails and the legitimate work of the Foundation when Trump is connected with drug lords, Russian oligarchs, and murderers?

VIRGINIA (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “scary moment” and a “close call,” Donald Trump’s campaign officials confirmed that they had recaptured Mike Pence after the Indiana governor attempted to flee the campaign bus in the early hours of Friday morning.

According to the campaign, Pence had asked to stop at a McDonald’s in rural Virginia so that he could use the bathroom, but aides grew concerned when the governor failed to reappear after twenty minutes.

After determining that Pence had given them the slip, Trump staffers fanned out across the Virginia backcountry, where the governor was believed to have fled.

News that Pence had vanished touched off a panic in Indiana, where residents feared that he might return to resume his political career.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/pence-recaptured-after-fleeing-trump-campaign-bus?mbid=nl_082616%20Borowitz%20Newsletter%20(1)&CNDID=39495413&spMailingID=9421335&spUserID=MTMzMTg0NjI0NTg4S0&spJobID=982188709&spReportId=OTgyMTg4NzA5S0

The plot thickens. Will Steve Bannon be able to vote this year? Lots of other interesting things here, too.

Bannon, 62, formerly rented the house for use by his ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, but did not live there himself. Clohesy, a Tea Party activist, moved out of the house earlier this year and has her own irregular voting registration arrangement. According to public records, Bannon and Clohesy divorced seven years ago.

Bannon previously rented another house for Clohesy in Miami from 2013 to 2015 and assigned his voter registration to the property during that period. But a source with direct knowledge of the rental agreement for this house said Bannon did not live there either, and that Bannon and Clohesy were not in a relationship

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/26/steve-bannon-florida-registered-vote-donald-trump

I just saw this in a Bloomberg article about Trump’s “outreach” to minorities:

“Trump is like a vegetarian restaurant putting out a sign that they don’t hate steak lovers. Don’t think that will make many steak lovers give it a try,” said Stuart Stevens, a Trump critic and the main strategist for Romney’s campaign in 2012. Romney ended up winning a mere 6 percent of blacks and 27 percent of Hispanics, according to exit polls, even though he offended these groups less than Trump arguably has.

Republican leaders pretend they didn’t see Hillary’s speech. Oh, Hillary gave a speech? What speech?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/26/here-are-the-big-name-republicans-who-rushed-to-defend-donald-trump-on-race-______/

@5: I saw that she was going to be on there but alas there was some 1930s movie on TCM that caught my eye. I didn’t believe that #drunkmika and crew would give her a fair shake, sort of like sitting down with Mr.s Greenspan. However, I’ll see if they have a video of it over at msnbc.

@14, Hillary had about the last 30 minutes, from 8:30 til 8:55. Schmoe even said nice things.

For all my good intentions this morning, I missed the Hillary segment too.

@15: Oh, thanks for the time frame That will help in finding the clip.

I’ll try to catch it after the game tonight because FOOTBALL!!
Saints and Steelers in da Dome baby!

You’ve got to give Trump credit, he’s consistent when it comes to picking people. First, there was Lewandowski who roughed up a female reporter. Then Manafort who was the boy toy of every two-bit dictator who needed arms or someone killed. Now there is Steve Bannon, a fine upstanding spousal abuser.

Trump, yeah, he knows how to pick ’em.

Former Breitbart News chairman and current Trump presidential campaign CEO Stephen Bannon was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness in 1996 after his then-wife claimed he had physically attacked her. The case ended when Bannon’s ex-wife failed to appear in court. Bannon’s wife divorced him several months later and claimed in court documents that he said he would only marry her if she had an amniocentesis and found the twins she was carrying “were normal.”

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trump-campaign-manager-once-charged-with-domestic-violence.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fresh%20Intelligence%20-%20August%2026%2C%202016&utm_term=Subscription%20List%20-%20Fresh%20Intelligence%20%28MASTER%29

I see Trump brought up “super predators” and the media is glad to oblige with old clips. What was Trump doing 20 years ago? Going after Native American casinos because they were his competitors. He claimed they were “mobbed up”. (I wish I could copy and paste a section but I can’t)

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/06/did_donald_trump_once_smear_indian_tribes_to_protect_atlantic_city_casinos.html

Speaking of Trump hires:

The Donald Trump campaign has hired Republican operative Bill Stepien, a former aide for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toppled in the “Bridgegate” investigation, sources tell NBC News.

According to those familiar with the process, Stepien will serve in the role of a National Field Director to guide the campaign on voter turnout in these finals weeks.

The decision was made by CEO Steve Bannon with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner involved in recruiting Stepien.

Stepien previously served as a top political aide to Christie, but was fired in January 2014 in the wake of the “Bridgegate” controversy. Christie claimed at that time Stepien had not been truthful with him. Christie and Stepien have not been in contact since, according to aides.

http://www.nbcnews.com/card/trump-campaign-hires-ex-christie-aide-n638316

Just the whole tangled web of Trump, Christie and Jared Kushner and his father is not enough, gotta throw in another NJ guy. Who knows what’s right or wrong anymore in Trumpville? About Charles Kushner:

In 2005, following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey,[16] Kushner was convicted of making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering by attempting to silence his sister and brother-in-law by creating a sex tape of his brother-in-law with a prostitute.[17] Chris Christie, then the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, negotiated a plea agreement with him and he was sentenced to two years in prison.[1][18][19] He has since been released.

Wow. Y’all gotta read this open letter to the media at BNR. Here’s just one part on how to cover Donald like they cover Hillary.

2.Pay no mind to his supporters. None whatsoever. Don’t worry about offending them. If you have the slightest pang of guilt, just keep in mind how you’ve continually dismissed Hillary’s 15.8 million voters with your demeaning “enthusiasm gap” narrative. Tell your audience only about the people who don’t like him, never those who do. In every interview, ask him why he’s so despised. Focus relentlessly on every negative data point to portray him as an isolated outcast, just as you do with Hillary.

http://bluenationreview.com/in-the-name-of-decency-stop-tipping-the-scale-for-trump/

@22, that is a perfect explanation of how the media treats Hillary. I’m glad he called out Mrs. Greenspan and the AP for that piece of trash that unscrupulous reporters ran with it without a second thought.

Trey Gowdy’s new line of attack on FOX news today is Clinton used BleachBit on her computer. ‘They were deleted so even God couldn’t read ’em.’ Yeah well… then there’s this:

Jonathan Zdziarski, a computer security expert, characterized BleachBit as a fairly “amateur” tool that doesn’t raise any red flags.

“It looks like the type of tool someone would run who’s conscious of cleaning old crud off their system,” Zdziarski said. “Someone trying to cover their tracks would likely pay for and use a much more expensive, specialized data destruction tool.”,/em>

Poor Trey. He tries so hard.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/26/technology/hillary-clinton-bleachbit/

@24, It seems Trey has about as much luck trying to conjure up a new scandal as he does with hairstyles. Everyday is a bad hair day.

Well that was pretty awful. Saints lost by 13. But it was much worse than that. (The little Saints man is going back to storage)

Here’s a clip on Hillary from Morning Joe. Haven’t watched it all yet so I hope it’s good

@26 Fredster, Notice the coon dog seems happy as a lark!

@27 That video does a repeat of a segment around 15:00 (except maybe for the last couple of minutes) If anyone finds a better one please post it and delete mine. It was still good!

Guillermo did it!!

@30, Trey “Super Cuts” Gowdy will convene a special “Vlasic” committee on Monday.

@31 Trey will never live down “even God couldn’t read ’em”. Needs a hashtag #thingsthatGodcan’tread.

@28: GAgal, did you see all of those jugs around that dog? How many were empty? 😉

@10, Hahaha! Ah, that’s so funny, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Pence wishes he could escape.

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