Here they are — Trump voters. Stupid when they voted for him. Still stupid.
And just think: These people believe they are the “superior race.”
After ABC announced earlier today that it canceled Roseanne, Viacom has decided to pull reruns of the show’s new episodes from its outlets CMT, TV Land, and the Paramount Network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As a result of star Roseanne Barr’s racist social-media comments from this morning, the Laff network is following suit, and will cease airing episodes from the show’s original run (seasons one through nine). The network made the following statement, “While we believe viewers have always distinguished the personal behavior of the actress Roseanne Barr from the television character Roseanne Connor, we are disgusted by Barr’s comments this week. Therefore, we are removing the original Roseanne series from the Laff schedule for the time being, effective immediately.” Barr’s talent agency, ICM Partners, also dropped her this afternoon.
Update: In a statement to THR, Hulu confirmed that it too will be pulling episodes of Roseanne from its streaming service, with a spokesperson saying, “We support ABC’s decision and are removing the show from Hulu.”
Meanwhile, there’s this:
Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist with viewers across the globe, says God told him he needs a new jet.
Specifically, God told Duplantis he needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The Falcon 7X, which would be the fourth plane owned by Jesse Duplantis Ministries, has a range of almost 6,000 miles and costs about $54 million new, according to SherpaReport (although used ones are listed online for as little as $20 million).
“Now, some people believe that preachers shouldn’t have jets,” Duplantis said in a video posted last week. “I really believe that preachers ought to … have every available outlet to get this Gospel preached to the world.”
In fact, Duplantis said that “if Jesus was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey.”
Trump held a rally tonight in Nashville where he was supposed to endorse the idiot Marsha Blackburn for the Senate. Instead, Trump raved about his usual topics:
- Mexico will pay for the wall
- Democrats put spies in his campaign
- The FBI is crooked
- Hillary should be in jail
- Nancy Pelosi supports MS-13
And the Nashville goobers went wild!!!!
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a speedy rebuke to President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Tuesday night, during which Trump revived one of his most ridiculous campaign promises.
“In the end, Mexico’s paying for the wall,” Trump told the crowd in Nashville, Tennesee. “They’re going to pay for the wall, and they’re going to enjoy it.”
During the 2016 campaign, Trump made building a massive concrete wall across the U.S.-Mexico border a key promise. He also promised that Mexico would pay for it, though he offered vague assurances about how.
President @realDonaldTrump: NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever.
Sincerely, Mexico (all of us).
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) May 30, 2018
The reply Tuesday night from Peña Nieto to Trump’s renewal of that promise was fast and pointed — and on Trump’s favorite medium, Twitter:The tweet quickly went viral, earning more than 13,000 retweets in under an hour.
Trump also claimed that construction on the wall has “already started,” but this is — as with everything else Trump says — bullshit. While some prototypes have been built and funding has been allocated for repairs and improvements to existing areas of fencing around the border, nothing resembling the large, coast-to-coast wall Trump promised has begun or is even in planning.
It is now customary, after each new mass shooting in America, for Republican lawmakers to blame the shooting on absolutely anything in the nation except for widespread access to guns. We have therefore learned that shootings are caused by abortions, by Ritalin, by video games, and by having too many doors. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black, however, believes the real culprit is … pornography.
“It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, but there’s pornography there,” she continued. “All of this is available without parental guidance. I think that is a big part of the root cause.”
Black’s claim raises many, many questions, none of which she seems eager to answer. Porn is available in grocery stores now? Why would seeing pictures of naked people cause someone to commit mass murder? Why do the citizens of other nations in which pornography is available not commit mass shootings? Does Diane Black know what “pornography” actually is? Is there a Republican who is not stupid?
It seemed fairly clear that the majority of Republican voters didn’t care about morality when they tucked into the voting booth to vote for a man who openly admitted to sexually assaulting women, and made racism and bigotry a cornerstone of his 2016 campaign. Nonetheless, in a new poll from Gallup, an increasing number of Republican voters are admitting they don’t much are about “moral leadership” anymore:
Across four polls conducted during the Clinton administration, an average of 72% of U.S. adults said it was very important for the president to provide moral leadership for the country. A May 1-10 update of the question finds 66% of Americans holding that view.
The modest change at the national level obscures more significant shifts among partisans — a 23-percentage-point decline among Republicans and a 13-point increase among Democrats.
That is quite an astonishing drop from the so-called “family values” voters of the Republican Party. Of course these were only words they parroted: their real values are consistently reflected in their budget, their policies, and their voting records. Not coincidentally, the same Gallup poll shows voters of all stripes think Donald Trump is weak on the topic.
ABC fired the talentless, boring, worthless Roseanne after the so-called actress made some violently racist comments about Valerie Jarrett, comparing Jarrett to an ape. Turns out, she has made similar comments about other black women.
What’s really funny is the president of ABC who fired Roseanne . . . is a black lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember a few weeks ago when Trump was praising Roseanne and she was praising him? Birds of a feather — two pieces of shit.
By John R. Schindler • 05/28/18 9:50am
As the Guardian tactfully phrased the matter, “GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information. The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern of connections that were flagged to intelligence officials in the U.S.” In other words, Western intelligence agencies that were eavesdropping on the Kremlin and its spies—not Trump or any of his retinue—heard numerous conversations about Trump and his secret Russian connections. As I’ve told you previously, senior Kremlin officials got very chatty about Trump beginning in late 2014, on the heels of his infamous Moscow trip, and NSA knew about this.
In truth, NSA understood quite a bit about Trump’s connections to Moscow, and by mid-2016 it had increased its efforts to get to the bottom of the mystery regarding the candidate’s Russian ties. In response to urgent FBI requests for more information, NSA rose to the occasion, and by the time that Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican nomination in mid-July 2016, “We knew we had a Russian agent on our hands,” as a senior NSA official put it to me recently.
The official went on: “We had several reports in late 2015 and early 2016, mostly from Second and Third Party”—that being spy-speak for NSA’s foreign friends—“but by the spring of 2016 we had plenty of our own collection.” These reports, based on multiple intercepts, were tightly compartmented, that is, restricted to a small group of counterintelligence officials, given their obvious sensitivity, but they painted an indelible picture of a compromised GOP nominee. “The Kremlin talked about Trump like he was their boy, and their comments weren’t always flattering.” The NSA official stated that those above-top-secret reports left no doubt that the Russians were subverting our democracy in 2016—and that Team Trump was a witting participant in the Kremlin’s criminal conspiracy: “Trump and his kids knew what they were doing, and who they were doing it with,” the official explained.
This information helps explain why James Clapper, our country’s most experienced spy-boss, recently amplified his previous statement that our president was Vladimir Putin’s “asset” by explaining that he has “no doubt” that Russian spies “swung the election to a Trump win.” This weekend, Clapper stated that he was “absolutely” unaware of the FBI’s use of informants to gain information about the Trump campaign in 2016. Tellingly, Clapper said nothing about top-secret-plus intelligence which might have spurred the Bureau to rustle up some informants in this case—and, like any veteran spook with a half-century in the spy business, Clapper isn’t likely to blab about high-grade SIGINT anytime soon, particularly when it implicates the president in espionage and worse.