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January 31, 2017

Trump Fans Post "You're Fired" Memes In Response To Sally Yates Firing

On Monday evening, just when you thought it was safe to go to bed, Donald Trump fired acting attorney general Sally Yates for — brace yourself — "betraying" the White House. Yates had committed the grievous sin of pointing out that Trump's refugee ban did not align with her understanding of "stand[ing] for what's right." The whole thing is horrifying and unjust and a Yates-themed "You're Fired!" meme from The Apprentice waiting to happen.

You can't make this up, can you? Real estate tycoon carves out a career on reality television, rising to notoriety for the catchphrase "You're fired!" as he eliminates yet another contestant. Reality television star uses economic uncertainty and fear to his advantage and becomes president-elect. Ten days after being sworn in, said president has already provoked chaos around the globe, and kicks off his second week by firing somebody who dared to oppose his (wholly unjust, unhelpful, and unproductive) ban on the people who need immigration most — refugees, and in particular refugees from war-torn Syria.

It's like watching car crash. It's a severe undermining of democracy. It could be grounds for a constitutional crisis. As Twitter struggled to grapple with the America in which we now like, it was also a "You're Fired!" meme.


Stay classy, Trump fans.
January 29, 2017

Christian Leaders Denounce Trump's Plan To Favor Christians

Over the last decade, Christians in the United States have grown increasingly alarmed about the persecution of other Christians overseas, especially in the Middle East. With each priest kidnapped in Syria, each Christian family attacked in Iraq or each Coptic church bombed in Egypt, the clamor for action rose.

During the campaign, President Trump picked up on these fears, speaking frequently of Christians who were refused entry to the United States and beheaded by terrorists of the Islamic State: “If you’re a Christian, you have no chance,” he said in Ohio in November.

Now Mr. Trump has followed through on his campaign promise to rescue Christians who are suffering. The executive order he signed on Friday gives preference to refugees who belong to a religious minority in their country, and have been persecuted for their religion. The president detailed his intentions during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on Friday, saying his administration is giving priority to Christians because they had suffered “more so” than others, “so we are going to help them.”


Wow, when even they're pissed at Trump... you know he fucked up.
January 25, 2017

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #2-10: Just The Alternative Facts, Ma'am (Or:Party On Your Pussy) Edition

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #2-10: Just The Alternative Facts, Ma’am (Or: Party On Your Pussy) Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! You know what is really scary? The movie Wayne’s World celebrates its’ 25th anniversary this year. 25 years!!!! I was 12 when that movie came out and have some very fond memories watching that movie. I mean who doesn’t want to headbang every time they hear Bohemian Rhapsody? That’s one of the few songs that I actually memorized every single lyric to when I was in middle school and I can recite it verbatim whenever it’s played on the radio – all because of that movie. Party on Wayne, party on Garth. You know what? Let’s pay some tribute to Wayne’s World. I’ll show one of my favorite scenes from that movie:

And yes, just like Wayne and Garth, I too shall not bow to any sponsor! And no, that doesn’t count the “You may like” ads on every freaking web page now. Those don’t count. And no, I can guarantee I will not like a single one of those, nor the ad that follows me when I scroll down the page! Nice try, thanks. And there’s lots more stuff in the world of movies – mainly the Razzie awards which were announced this week, and while it’s no surprise that Batman V. Superman and Zoolander 2 topped the worst of movies, it may be no surprise that Hillary’s America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party earned multiple Razzie awards including Worst Picture, Worst Direct, and Worst Actress. We will discuss that much later in the show. But first Bill Maher’s first new rule of the year is a good one, and he might be onto something here, but I can’t figure out what it is:

So where do we begin this week? You know… yeah it’s official. He’s our new president and despite our best efforts to stop that thing from happening, it did. But his inauguration – to describe it in two words would be “train” and “wreck”. So the first slot will be of course returning champion Donald Trump (1). In the second slot, Donald Trump (2) and his political advisor Kellyanne Conway not only have t terrible taste in fashion, but they also have terrible taste in facts as well. In the number 3 slot, we’re going to talk about the Women’s March in Washington DC and around the world, against Donald Trump (3) who was quick to downplay the march. In the 4th slot, we’re going to talk about the new meme that’s going around the internet – alternative facts, and Donald Trump’s (4) use of them. Taking the 5th slot, we have got to talk about Sean Spicer – Donald Trump’s WH Press Secretary. Did you know he has an ongoing feud with the makers of Dippin’ Dots ice cream? This is absolutely insane. In the number 6 slot, we’re going to add another person to the growing list of “People Who Somehow Got Elected”. This time it’s Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick – a homophobic bigot of the highest caliber, who routinely throws the Texas LGBT community under the bus, but it’s OK because he’s got Jaysus on his side! And Texas is planning a bathroom bill that would dwarf North Carolina's. In the number 7 slot we’re going to take a dip in the international conservative idiots file and head to France where Marine LaPen is being bolstered by Trump supporters as the most reasonable voice in France, and that’s scary.. In the number 8 slot we’re going to talk about Trump’s educational secretary nominee Betsy DeVos (8) who has a jaw-dropping, stunning reason why guns should be allowed in schools.. Taking the number 9 (NEIN!!!), is Dinesh D’Souza (9), whose documentary Hillary’s America failed to be nominated for an Oscar award but received multiple Razzie nominations! Finally this week we’re going to do something a bit different. We’re going to take a page from Bill Maher and have our own March Madness style tournament to find the stupidest state. To kick things off this week, from the Family Values Conference we’re going to profile #5 – Alabama Vs. #6 - Arkansas. Plus since you’re nice to listen to my schtick how about some more live music? This time we have some live music from Childish Gambino, who has an amazing new album out called “Awaken, My Love!” and he might be stopping by to play something from it! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

[font size="8"]Donald Trump[/font]

I don’t think we can say Donald Trump lies enough can we? I mean the guy has only been president for 3 days, give him some slack!! So what as he been lying about this week? Well for one thing he can’t shut up about how great his ratings at his inauguration were! Oh yeah it’s the lowest attended inauguration in the last 50 years! Can we throw that picture up there?

Now juxtapose that with the crowd that was at Obama’s 2009 inauguration:

Now juxtapose *THAT* with the doctored picture of Trump’s 2017 inauguration that he’s trying to pass off as his own:

Washington (CNN)He campaigned on the huge crowd sizes, but the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump appears to be smaller than that of his predecessor as measured by side-by-side photos of the two events.
It's hard to gauge crowd sizes and the National Park Service, which oversees the National Mall, doesn't offer estimates of any sort.

But the side-by-side images of Friday's ceremony alongside the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama show a significantly smaller crowd on the National Mall for Trump than for Obama. There is empty ground exposed in the Trump photos. The same spots were almost entirely covered eight years ago, when estimates at the time suggested 1.8 million people attended the inauguration. The images above do not capture people who might have viewed from the west side of the Washington monument. And there are some differences. The grass on the mall is covered in white plastic for Trump's inauguration, but not for Obama's.

The photo of Trump's inauguration was taken from television during his speech — peak time for the crowd.

In fact you know what the republicans’ excuses for not supporting Premier Trump are? They were at work!

President Donald Trump did not get the "unbelievable ... record-setting turnout" he predicted for his inauguration on Friday, and instead was greeted by a National Mall hosting a crowd estimated to be a third of the size of President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

Those looking to defend Trump's crowd size said that "working-class" voters couldn't take the time off work to travel to the swearing-in, unlike the "coastal elites" who showed up to Obama's inaugurations, as well as the Women's March on Saturday — which saw massive turnout.

However that argument doesn't hold up, given that exit polling showed Trump winning middle-class voters over Hillary Clinton. Voters who made between $50,000 and $200,000 voted for Trump by a slim margin, according to CNN exit polling. Clinton, on the other hand, won voters who made less than $50,000 by a wide margin.

Yes! There it is! They had to take time off work! Wooooooooooooooo!!!! Called it! They are about as predictable as shooting fish in a barrel. Hey republicans, we work too! See not all liberals are “costal elites” or “Hollywood elites”. Most of us have real jobs too! And you know why we didn’t tattend? Oh yea that’s right! We don’t give a shit!!! So here comes the predictable Trump meltdown.

President Donald Trump early Sunday touted television ratings for his inauguration, saying 11 million more people tuned in compared to four years ago.

“Wow, television ratings just out: 31 million people watched the Inauguration, 11 million more than the very good ratings from 4 years ago!" he tweeted.

According to Nielsen data examined by Bloomberg, Trump’s ratings fell below those for the first inaugurations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

Obama's 2009 inauguration had 7 million more viewers, the news outlet reported, while almost 11 million more people watched Reagan be sworn into office in 1981.

And he is a liar, I mean he is a bigly liar! If he lies about inauguration ratings, what else is he going to lie about?

President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer, making his first statement in the White House briefing room, slammed the news media on Saturday for trying to “lessen the enthusiasm” of Trump’s inauguration through reporting on crowd size and a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oval Office.

In a combative tone, Spicer insisted that Trump’s swearing in was “the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the world.”

But overhead photos clearly show that the crowds did not match Barack Obama’s 2009 swearing in, when an estimated 1.8 million people attended. Ratings also were lower for Trump’s swearing in than they were in 2009. And Metro ridership in Washington also was lower.

By the way switching subjects for a minute, we must mention Donald Trump's "ambitious" plans for his 2020 reelection campaign. Oh silly Donald, first you're optimistically assuming we'll still have a functioning government in 2020. And second, he forgot to add tremendous. It's tremendous, tremendous planning, OK?

Donald Trump plans to update his ubiquitous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” when he seeks reelection in 2020, he says, to “Keep America Great!”

“‘Keep America Great,’ exclamation point,” the president-elect told The Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday, during which he also requested that his lawyer trademark and register the phrase, with and without the punctuation mark.

Trump insisted to the Post that the first few years of his presidency will deliver the promised outcome of “making America great,” hence the tweak in wording.

By the way, where have I seen that slogan "keep America great" before? I can't quite put my finger on it,,,

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH!!!!!!!!!!!! No he didn't!!!!

[font size="8"]Donald Trump[/font]

Ah, got to love Weird Al! So we got to talk about the Women’s March on DC and Trump’s batshit insane press conference in front of the memorial wall at Langley. So it’s painfully obvious that Trump just flat out doesn’t give a shit. So let’s post the video and then discuss.

So why exactly did he feel the need to do this? I mean what could he possibly do to speak in front of the CIA? Oh yeah he wants to let the intelligence community know that he is “sooooooo” behind them!

Donald Trump told employees at the CIA today, in a public speech, that he may invade Iraq again in order to take their oil.

Trump went to the CIA to ostensibly smooth things over after he recently compared the CIA to Nazi Germany, twice.

In his speech today, where he brought up the debunked conspiracy theory about Churchill’s bust, Trump went off about how upset he was that the US didn’t take Iraq’s oil fields when we last invaded.

Trump then added that we may get another chance, implying that he may invade Iraq again. See video below.

The only other possibility is that Trump wasn’t talking about Iraq at all — he was talking about invading Syria.

So he wants to invade Iraq to take their oil? Doesn’t he know that we already tried that back in 2000 and failed big… or as he says bigly? Oh yeah by the way the real DJT revealed himself to the public in that speech and he doesn’t give a shit. By the way – he pissed off the Iraqis, bigly.

TAL ABTA, Iraq — Abu Luay once battled US troops as a teenager in a series of ugly urban battles. Now the 27-year-old says he’s ready to sacrifice his family to fight the Americans again if the US follows through on President Donald Trump’s suggestion on Saturday to take his country’s oil.

“I participated in the attack against the Americans by attacking them with mortars and roadside bombs, and I’m ready to do it again,” said Abu Luay, an Iraqi security official who provided his nom de guerre and said he was not allowed to speak to the press. His is now fighting along the frontlines with armed Shiite groups in northwest Iraq. “We kept our ammunition and weapons from the time the Americans left for fighting ISIS. But once ISIS is gone we will save our weapons for the Americans.”

Abu Luay and others spoke to BuzzFeed News one day after Trump made a series of explosive remarks to CIA employees — including suggesting that Americans should have taken Iraq’s oil and floating the possibility of seizing the Middle East country’s primary export and natural resource at some point in the future.

Ooh, I like that one!

By the way in case you’re wondering whether or not Donald J. Trump lives in fantasy world, especially after that performance, remember when Jeb Bush was on the campaign trail last year and instructed his audience to “please clap” (see Idiots #14 ) ? Well here’s Donald Trump’s “please clap” moment. And we might need the Sad Hulk Music for this one:

CBS News confirmed reports that President Donald Trump brought a studio audience to his visit with the CIA on Saturday. The news agency reports that an official said the visit left a wake of "unease," “made relations with the intelligence community worse," and was “uncomfortable.”

CBS News confirmed reports that President Donald Trump brought a studio audience to his visit with the CIA on Saturday. The news agency reports that an official said the visit left a wake of “unease,” “made relations with the intelligence community worse,” and was “uncomfortable.”

Intelligence people were “stunned” and “offended by the president’s tone,” CBS reports. “U.S. government sources tell CBS News that there is a sense of unease in the intelligence community after President Trump visit to CIA headquarters on Saturday.”

But Donald Trump really does live in a fantasy world, judging by that performance. If you can guess that he is a TV addict, you are correct sir / madam! You get points! In fact he watches so much TV that its’ beginning to worry his staff:

To understand the president's erratic behavior, you must understand his media addiction, reports indicate
Matthew Rozsa

President Donald Trump is obsessed with the media consuming it, reacting to it and being depicted positively by it. That obsessions is born not only out of egotism but, as recent reports reveal, by a seemingly-uncontrollable fixation on them. The word addiction is not being used here literally, but when reading about his media consumption habits, it can be difficult to think of a fitting substitute.

Print copies of three newspapers, . "When Billy Bush was on, 'Access Hollywood' every night. TiVo of the morning and evening news shows so he can watch the tops of all of them. Always '60 Minutes.' Often 'Meet the Press.' Lots of New York talk radio."

[font size="8"]Donald Trump[/font]

Before we get started talking about the Women’s March, I want to explain the alternate title of this week’s edition – it was also the title of a Red Hot Chili Peppers song from their 1987 album “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan”:

So the Women’s March on DC not only just completely toppled DC and shut it down on Saturday, but much of the world was in total agreement that Donald Trump shouldn’t go full misogynist during his term as the president. Trump said he was going to draw a yuuuuuuuge crowd to DC and you know what? He did do that, but it wasn’t for him. Hey Trump, the rest of the world wants you to know that we’re laughing at you, not with you!

Thousands of women and men marched to President Donald Trump’s New York City home on Saturday in protest of his inauguration and the policies his administration has said it may enact, on his first full day in office.

Families, couples, friends, children, co-workers, and mothers and daughters marched together in the president’s home city, where first lady Melania Trump and the couple’s 10-year-old son, Barron, reportedly will remain until he’s finished at his private school. The 45th U.S. commander in chief wasn’t in his signature Manhattan Trump Tower at the time. But the skyscraper is where he conducted most of his post-election meetings.

Oh and unlike the Tea Party Protests of 2009, we can spell our protest signs correctly!

And my personal favorite:

Amen to that! By the way in case you’re wondering if this couldn’t possibly get any weirder, this was an actual photo of Trump taken as he greets Mr. and Mrs. Obama:

Yes, he actually left his wife standing behind the car. Why is she still with him? And in case you’re wondering any further about this guy – Trump is poised to sign one of the harshest anti-abortion bills in the country:

Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving U.S. funding to international nongovernmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion ― even if U.S. dollars are not specifically used for abortion-related services.

The United States spends about $600 million a year on international assistance for family planning and reproductive health programs, making it possible for 27 million women and couples to access contraceptive services and supplies.

None of that money is spent on performing abortions. The Helms amendment has prevented U.S. tax dollars from funding overseas abortions since 1973. Proponents of the global gag rule believe the policy is nevertheless still necessary, arguing that Helms isn’t strong enough by itself.

Which he did after not paying attention to the march:

On his fourth day as President of the United States, Donald Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy, the Reagan-era policy -- known to critics as the "Global Gag Rule" -- that cuts off all U.S. funding to health providers in other countries that allow or advocate for abortions or even offer abortion counseling.

Many poor countries rely on U.S. funding for healthcare services, and those providers or NGOs that offer abortion-related treatments will no longer be given any resources whatsoever. Women in these countries -- where unplanned pregnancies are more rampant than anywhere else -- will now have a more difficult time attaining contraception or other reproductive health services.

Opponents of the policy see its reinstatement as evidence that Trump's agenda is threatening to women. Trump's pro-life policy restoration comes days after the Women's March was held in cities across the country and has since been recorded as one of the biggest protests in U.S. history.

By the way the photo of this signing couldn’t be any more telling. Can someone point out what’s wrong with this picture? Why we needed that rally on Saturday? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


And by the way, Man Baby had the most Trump-esque response to the rally to date, and boy he is losing it big time. Or again, bigly! Can we throw that Tweet up there?

Which he then quickly replaced with:

Reacting to the protests, Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning, "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly."

Numerous reactions followed with one Twitter user saying, "FYI we did vote. You lost the popular vote. I'm surprised you don't remember that. It seems to keep you up at night."

Another said, "@realDonaldTrump they did. That's why you lost the popular vote. And indeed, you are a celeb that hurt their cause badly."

[font size="8"]Donald Trump[/font]

So as we’ve pointed out on this show frequently, and especially in our 5 part series “How To Talk About Trump For Dummies”, that Donald Trump loves to talk about the “dishonest media”. Its’ part of his mantra, it’s the thing that makes him, well, Donald Trump. And as we pointed out he’s a TV addict. After all, he made his living on television the last 40 years, and what better way for a TV addict than to point out that the media isn’t treating him fairly? We might need to call the whambulence!

President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event, a tranquil interfaith prayer service, when the flashes of anger began to build.

Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall.

As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged.

Pundits were dissing his turnout. The National Park Service had retweeted a photo unfavorably comparing the size of his inauguration crowd with the one that attended Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony in 2009. A journalist had misreported that Trump had removed the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office. And celebrities at the protests were denouncing the new commander in chief — Madonna even referenced “blowing up the White House.”

But then we got to talk about “alternative facts”. We officially live in a world where facts don’t matter. For example, I could say I graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School and am making several million a year. But that’s what Kellyanne Conway is pushing. We don’t say the word “lies” anymore (which by the way, is in Infowars’ logo), they’re now called “alternative facts”. We want… just the alternative facts, ma’am.

Washington (CNN)White House press secretary Sean Spicer's false claims about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration were "alternative facts," a top Trump aide said Sunday.
In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd pressed Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway about why the White House on Saturday had sent Spicer to the briefing podium for the first time to claim that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."

You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving -- Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts," she said.

Todd responded: "Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods."

Conway then tried to pivot to policy points. But later in the interview, Todd pressed Conway again on why the White House sent Spicer out to make false claims about crowd size, asking: "What was the motive to have this ridiculous litigation of crowd size?

I love that clip from the Simpsons and it’s especially true now. Because stating the obvious is exactly what the Trumplodytes need.

I just bought my first official souvenir of the Trump era. No, it wasn’t a pink pussycat hat. It’s a black T-shirt with white typography that says “Alternative Facts are Lies”.

The shirt commemorates a piece of Orwellian newspeak that flew from the lips of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. She made the absurd claim that the new White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, hadn’t lied to reporters about the size of the inaugural crowd, he had merely presented them with “alternative facts”. The salient part of her exchange with host Chuck Todd is worth setting out in full:

And by the way, WAPO had says that “alternative facts” are the perfect antidote to the Trump era:

For those who missed it, Spicer graced the lectern of the White House briefing room on Saturday to dispute the mainstream media's efforts “to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the Mall" during Trump's inauguration.

Metal detectors slowed people's arrival to the mall, he said. White floor coverings used for the first time highlighted empty spaces, making it look as though fewer people had showed up. And the “reckless" media put out a false narrative playing down how many came out to support Trump.

His key point: “No one had numbers, because the National Park Service, which controls the Mall, does not put any out."

Spicer then goes on to list a few numbers that back up his assertion that Friday's crowd “was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."

[font size="8"]Sean Spicer[/font]

I couldn’t love this story enough. You know the story of one man trying to take on an evil corporation has been the subject of countless movies going all the way back to 1930’s Metropolis. I mean you have Demolition Man, Avatar, The Running Man, the Terminator, Die Hard, the Matrix, Office Space, the Lego Movie, Soylent Green, Michael Clayton, Aliens, Passengers, District 9, I could go on and on. This on the other hand is not one of those great stories.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer may have started off on a frosty note with the press — but this isn’t the first time he’s gotten into an icy situation.

Back in 2010, before Spicer assumed his post as communications director at the Republican National Committee, he was in the early stages of a bizarre one-sided Twitter war against none other than Dippin’ Dots.

“Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future,” he wanted his followers to know.

So he sends out passive aggressive tweets about his enemies. Sounds like a Trump thing to do! But there’s more to this glorious insanity. He’s apparently been fighting with Dippin’ Dots for over 5 years. I mean come on, after the first couple of years how do you keep the hate going?

Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the podium for the first time, delivering a very on-message speech from the new administration (i.e., he refused to take questions, slammed the Democrats, and harangued reporters for supposedly misrepresenting the size of the crowds at Trump’s inaugural events). But this brief briefing also served as a trial by fire for Spicer himself: Could he get through an entire five minute speech to the press without slipping in an attack on his arch-enemy Dippin’ Dots, The Ice Cream Of The Future?

As social media detectives have quickly discovered, Spicer has been waging a quiet, one-sided Twitter feud with the flash-frozen spherical treat. It started in 2010, when Spicer—still a year out from taking up his previous post as communications director for the RNC—tweeted out “Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future,” a blatantly incendiary claim that flew in the face of the company’s long-cherished slogan. It’s not clear what provoked Spicer’s attack—a bad trip to the zoo, maybe, or possibly Six Flags—but it was still sticking in his craw a year later, when he doubled down on the bold claim:

And by the way there’s actually a website that you can go to where you can send Dippin’ Dots to the White House:

Now, there's a website that allows ice cream fans to send a package of Dippin' Dots to Spicer with a single click.

Senddippindots.com will mail Spicer the frozen treat for 6 dollars, payable with credit card or even Bitcoin — the cash of the future.

Why? As the website states, you should send Dippin' Dots to Spicer "because he's going to be really annoyed by it."

Spicer's hatred of the nitrogen-cooled ice cream product has became so notorious that the company responded this week with a peace offering. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tweeted at Spicer and wrote an open letter to the press secretary on its website.

And by the way here’s how Dippin’ Dots responded to the controversy:

Here’s the story of what happened behind the scenes, and what your brand can learn from this experience. After all, every brand in the digital age will face – or has already faced – an experience similar to Dippin’ Dots. Since it’s not a matter of IF, but, WHEN, the key is knowing how to leverage that opportunity to turn critics into champions and win over customers (…and the internet), one tweet at a time.

My company, The Marketing Zen Group, is the social media agency of record for Dippin’ Dots. Over the weekend, we listened and watched as old tweets became a new point of contention on social media. Before the workday even began Monday morning, we had a call with the internal team at Dippin’ Dots and another partner agency. A strategy was created and deployed by noon the same day. The strategy entailed posting an open letter from the CEO, Scott Fischer to Sean Spicer. It was posted on the company website and a series of social media posts were crafted to help share the link.

[font size="8"]Dan Patrick[/font]

Politicians at national, state and local levels who are so terrible , you wonder how they got elected in the first place. Or in this case reelected. It’s now time for another installment of:

This week – Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. When it comes to the subject of republicans and empathy – something that they’re very famous for – Dan Patrick does not have this. In fact he’s a classic subject for an Ayn Rand study case. Case in point. Remember last year during the absolutely horrific shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando? This is what he removed from his Twitter feed:

Hours after approximately 50 people were killed at a Florida LGBT nightclub in what federal officials are investigating as an act of terrorism, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas is receiving backlash after tweeting a verse from the Bible.

About 7 a.m. Sunday Dan Patrick tweeted a photo with the words of Galatians 6: 7. The verse reads, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."

The Twitterverse circled the tweet, commenting that it was inappropriate and insensitive considering the context of the day's events.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Texas-Lt-Governor-Dan-Patrick-tweets-reap-what-8076147.php

Yes, God cannot be mocked. Which means we’re fucked here because we spend so much time mocking people who take religion way too seriously. But Dan Patrick may just be as bad as former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory. Yeah almost as bad. In fact as we’ve mentioned before, Texas is busy preparing an anti-transgender bathroom bill that’s even scarier than the one North Carolina already has:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top Texas Republicans are eager to bring a fight that sparked upheaval and business boycotts in North Carolina to the country's largest conservative state, unveiling Thursday a bill that would ban transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

The "Texas Privacy Act" requires all Texas residents to use the bathroom or locker room according to the gender on their birth certificates and prohibits local governments from passing ordinances designed to protect gay rights in public restrooms and other "intimate settings."

"It's the right thing to do," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican who oversees the state Senate and quoted Martin Luther King Jr. while promoting the proposal at the Texas Capitol. "The people of Texas elected us to stand up for common sense, common decency and public safety."

Yes – this bill is to promote “safety” and “common sense” despite that it opens transgender individuals to further harassment and bigotry. And he says that it’s the “right thing to do”. Uh no, Dan, it isn’t. In fact we think it’s even pointed out in that book you take so seriously. When the Bible says “do unto others”, they don’t mean this. They mean the opposite of this! In fact, tourism groups have vowed to boycott Texas if this bathroom bill passes:

A "loose coalition" of business and tourism executives is working together to try to head off a potential bathroom bill they worry could mean millions in lost revenue for Texas.

Phillip Jones, president and chief executive of Visit Dallas, the convention and visitors bureau, was expected to list the potential legislation as one of the state's top challenges in an address Thursday during the bureau's annual meeting.

The alarm came after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said passing a bill to require transgender people to use the restroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificates is a top priority for him this session, which begins Jan. 10.

Jones said the concern can't be overstated. And he used the experience of North Carolina as the poster child for lost revenue and hotel bookings following adoption of a similar law in March.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/tourism/2016/11/30/tourism-business-groups-vow-fight-possible-bathroom-bill

Thank you Master Yoda. But this bill is so bad that even Dan Patrick is refusing to head the warnings coming from North Carolina about how terrible these bills are:

A North Carolina mayor issued a warning Thursday to Texas lawmakers concerning Senate Bill 6, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s anti-transgender bathroom bill.

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said a similar law in the Tarheel State — House Bill 2 — has created a “manmade recession,” and recently prompted a Fortune 500 company to decide not to relocate its headquarters to her city.

Vaughan added that the law, estimated to have cost North Carolina’s economy hundreds of millions of dollars, has been especially harmful to low-wage, hourly workers who rely on jobs related to concerts and sporting events.

“I have not heard of one business that has said, ‘I’m coming to North Carolina because of HB 2,’” Vaughan said. “I would caution your legislature to be careful, because repealing it is much harder than passing it.”

Read more: https://www.texasobserver.org/north-carolina-mayor-warns-texas-of-manmade-recession-if-bathroom-bill-passes/

So yes, even North Carolina is warning Texas not to go through with this, which makes us wonder what the fuck Dan Patrick is thinking with this. But Dan Patrick is playing the “move along, nothing to see here” card when it comes to this bill. Which makes us wonder if he’s vying for a cabinet position under President Trump. Maybe… I don’t know… Secretary of Fuck You!

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, spoke with the Standard today to talk about what’s been going on across the state.

The Texas news cycle this week has been seemingly dominated by one issue: bathrooms. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spoke with CEO of Texas Tribune Evan Smith about recent criticism for the so-called “bathroom bill” saying the only opponents “are anglo liberals, and many of them work in the media.”

“I think his strategy in this conversation with Evan Smith was really to say the media is blowing this out of proportion,” Ramshaw says. “But almost everywhere you go this is a huge subject of conversation and some of the biggest proponents of this legislation are the traditionally conservative business communities so I think it’s a red herring to suggest that this is just a conversation within the media.”


Yes d’oh. And he would still go through with it anyways! But no, the media are the only ones opposed to the Texas bathroom bill, despite that there’s a laundry list of people, organizations, and bureaus that are opposed to it. Fuck you, Dan. This is why we’re proud to add Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to our growing list of:

[font size="8"]Marine LaPen[/font]

You know we here at the Top 10 Conservative Idiots are not afraid to cover stories abroad. Because conservative idiocy is a problem that is not just limited to these great United States of ours, it’s a problem that stems far and wide with conservatives turning everything they touch to complete shit. So while we’re focusing on Trump here at home, we should also be looking abroad to Europe. So on the extreme far left, we have Germany’s Angela Merkel, who has been leading Germany into a new era of prosperity. And then there’s France’s extreme far-right Marine LaPen, and when you put the pieces together she sounds like she’s almost a doppleganger for a certain American politician. And I can’t quite put my finger on it.

Two very different women hold Europe’s future in their hands – and neither of them is Theresa May. The battle for Europe’s soul is being waged between Angela Merkel and Marine Le Pen. This is a clash of personalities and visions: Germany’s chancellor v the leader of France’s Front National, the largest far-right party in Europe. As Britain prepares to leave the EU, the Franco-German dimension of the continent’s destiny has arguably never been so important since the end of the cold war.

It is only partly reassuring to say that Le Pen has little chance of becoming president next year (the French electoral system makes that difficult). The trouble is, in recent months, her brand of anti-Muslim, xenophobic and nationalistic politics has spread across the French mainstream right like wildfire. Le Pen is fast capitalising on this summer’s burkini episode and on the national trauma left by jihadi terrorism.

Racism? Sexism? Homophobia? Xenophobia? Yeah no there’s no comparison here. I mean who could easily think it could be him? I know I couldn’t! Right? I mean right?

On Friday, America's intelligence agencies released a scathing report detailing “unprecedented” Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But at least one politico isn't buying it.

No, not him.

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, dismissed reports of Russian interference in the American election as a “conspiracy theory” on Friday. “As soon as something goes badly, it's Russia's fault. It makes me smile,” she told the Anglo-American Press Association of Paris. “I'm not sure that there any real serious evidence behind these accusations of cyber attacks.”

Holy fuck, better closer, warmer! It’s almost as if Marine LaPen’s brain is an identical clone of Donald J. Trump’s. I mean we already got the shit out of the way but when you add denial of the Russian hacking scandal onto it?

The leader of the France's Front National believes the far-right party and Ukip share a common set of values and should join forces to bring down the “European Soviet Union”.

Marine Le Pen said she expected the “European system… to explode” and suggested Ukip might decide to form a partnership with the Front National and other far-right parties in the future to help make this happen.

However Ukip's leader Nigel Farage, who insists his party is “strictly non-racist” and “libertarian”, dismissed the idea.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ms Le Pen said Ukip had not formed an alliance because of “electoral considerations”.

And then here’s where Marine La Pen is channeling her inner Nazi:

Marine Le Pen has given her backing to Vladimir Putin’s claims over Crimea, insisting the widely condemned 2014 annexation was not “illegal”.

In an interview with French channel BFM TV, the French far-right leader sided with the Kremlin in a dispute that has contributed to the worst East-West ties for decades.

Asked for her views on the diplomatic crisis, Ms Le Pen, who leads the Front National in France and is a candidate in April’s presidential election, said: “I absolutely disagree that it was an illegal annexation: a referendum was held and residents of Crimea chose to rejoin Russia.”

[font size="8"]Betsy DeVos[/font]

So most of Donald Trump’s confirmation hearings have been this week and we’re waiting to see whether or not he’s going to get the cabinet of billionaires that he nominated. Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary Of Education, might just be the most batshit insane nominee of the whole lot, and this is a cabinet that includes Jeff Sessions and Rex Tillerson. So let’s get this going, I couldn’t love this story more.

In a hearing that approached disaster many times, nothing education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos told Congress has been mocked quite as much as her comments on guns and grizzly bears.

“You can’t say definitively, today, that guns shouldn’t be in schools?” asked a very skeptical Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn).

DeVos couldn’t. The answer she gave instead provoked mystification and mockery across Twitter.

She cited comments made earlier in the hearing by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.).

“He was talking about Wapiti, Wyoming,” DeVos said. “I would imagine that there’s probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies.”

Wait, this can’t possibly be a real response, can it? I mean can it? What, we have to roll the tape on this because I sure as shit don’t believe it!

OK you know what, I need to play that again. That possibly cannot be real.

I still can’t believe this is real. Will someone please give me some advice into Betsy’s stupidity?

The confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees have had plenty of wild moments, but none seems to have captured the imagination of so many people as much as Betsy DeVos’s explanation for why it might be wise to allow guns in schools.

DeVos, Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, fielded a question from Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, an outspoken advocate for gun control, on the matter of gun-free school zones. She responded by citing an example she’d heard from Senator Mike Enzi about a school in Wapiti, Wyoming, Enzi’s home state, that had a fence to keep grizzly bears out.

“I think probably there, I would imagine that there’s probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies,” DeVos said. Thus was whelped a sleuth of bear jokes at DeVos’ expense.

Yeah I think Betsy DeVos must have watched too much of Stephen Colbert’s Threatdown. This might be some good music for Betsy. Come on sing it with me!:

[font size="8"]Dinesh D’Souza[/font]

You know normally I would use this to talk about the Trump Effect – the racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia inspired by our current president, Donald J. Trump. But they’ve been awfully silent lately and that should be a good thing. However, I must now use this space to gloat. Because the Oscar awards are a thing that is being announced right now. But there is also my favorite thing about this time of year – the Razzie Awards! Well there were so many shitty movies last year that the powers that be who decide the Razzies were forced to add an additional entry – making it 6 nominations instead of 5. Now who scored that extra nomination? You might remember an extremely terrible documentary movie from last year that was nothing but lies and conspiracy theories.

It hasn't been revealed yet who will be nominated for the Razzie's newest award, the Razzie Redeemer Award. First introduced in 2014, the Razzie Redeemer Award goes to the former Razzie winner who has gone on to redeem his or her self through good movies. Ben Affleck won the first award in 2014, for his recent work in Argo and Gone Girl, although he is nominated again this year for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Sylvester Stallone won the award last year, after his comeback performance in Creed which won him a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination. It remains unclear if this award is simply being skipped over this year, or if its nominations will be announced at a later date.

Other "top" nominees are Dirty Grandpa with six, Gods of Egypt, Hillary's America and Independence Day: Resurgence with five each, and Alice Through the Looking Glass. The Razzie voters also largely spared The Divergent Series: Allegiant, which had the potential to take home six Razzie nominations, but it was only nominated twice, for Shailene Woodley and Naomi Watts' performances. Assassin's Creed was also up for five nominations on the short list, but it wasn't apparently bad enough in the eyes of the Razzie voters, since it didn't end up with any Razzie nominations.

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! Dinesh D’Souza’s turd fest of a documentar y “Hillary’s America” scored 3 Razzie award – worst picture, worst director, and worst actress! Hallelujah, there really is a god!! Oh and Dinesh D’Souza’s excuse? It was “petty revenge”!

Dinesh D’Souza is taking great pride in receiving five Razzie award nominations for his anti-Hillary Clinton documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

The co-director and star of Hillary’s America is up against major studio films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zoolander 2 for worst movie of the year honors in the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards, celebrating the worst in film.

“I think the normal expected reaction would be one of dismay and embarrassment at being nominated as the worst film,” an amused D’Souza told USA TODAY. “But for me, I’m actually quite honored.”

D'Souza says the nominations have everything to do with hurt feelings over the November presidential election, when Clinton lost to Republican Donald Trump.

Eh, whatever. Doesn’t make him any less of an asshole. So to that I still say…

[font size="8"]Stupidest State Contest: Round 1: Alabama Vs. Arkansas[/font]

16 states will enter, only one will be crowned the stupidest state! And the states will be divided up into 4 different conferences – the Batshit Conference, Family Values Conference, Fiscal Irresponsibility Conference, and the Gun Nut Conference. From the Batshit Conference – states with high level representatives almost as crazy as the people who inhabit these states - we have Maine, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. From the Family Values Conference – where anti-gay bigotry and abortion insanity is allowed to pass and there’s more kinky backdoor closed bedroom action with too much information than we ever care to know - we have Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and North Carolina. From the Fiscal Irresponsibility Conference – where no amount of irresponsible spending and corporate greed is off limits - we have Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, and New Jersey. And from the Gun Nut Conference – where it’s perfectly OK to take your AK47 on a dinner date and you don’t have to pretend to not be racist - we have Arizona, Missouri, Mississippi, and Montana. And only one of these will emerge as the champion in our first ever Top 10 Conservative Idiots Stupidest State March Madness Tournament Of Idiocy! And the winner will get this fine trophy!

So let’s get out our brackets and you too can place your bets as to who’s going to be crowned the new Top 10 Stupidest State!

[font size="6"]Round 1: Family Values Conference - #5 Alabama vs. #6 Arkansas[/font]

[font size="4"]Alabama[/font]

Yes we’re starting off this tournament in where else? Alabama. It’s the home of the runner up in this year’s BCS Championship Bowl – the Crimson Tide. But it’s also the home of one of the craziest governors in the country – a guy by the name of Robert Bentley. We’ve previously covered Mr. Bentley multiple times in the Top 10 Conservative Idiots. Robert Bentley has been involved in an ongoing affair the last two years and he’s dragging the state down with him! In fact he’s currently under investigation for multiple ethics violations.

The investigative arm of the State Ethics Commission is nearing completion of its probe into potential ethics violations by Gov. Robert Bentley and his former senior political adviser/alleged mistress, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, according to those close to the investigation.

These well-placed sources say Bentley and Mason recently received letters requiring their appearance before Special Agents of the Commission.

Chief Special Agent Tony Goubil is leading exhaustive interviews with former State officials and others within Bentley’s sphere of influence, to determine if he or Mason violated State ethics laws. According to Statute, the Commission has a 180-day window to complete an ethics complaint investigation and offer recommendations. The Commission may grant an additional 180 days but an extension seems unlikely to those who spoke anonymously with The Alabama Political Reporter.

And what is he being investigated by an ethics committee for? Why he’s been having an affair that includes – and I’m quoting – multiple sexual encounters!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Audio recordings reveal that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley carried on an illicit affair with a staffer that included sexual encounters inside the Governor’s Capitol office.

Yellowhammer was given exclusive access to the content of audio recordings captured by Dianne Bentley, Governor Bentley’s ex-wife, during which Governor Bentley makes sexual advances on and recalls sexual encounters with Rebekah Mason, his former communications director who has since become his most senior external advisor. Mrs. Mason’s husband, Jon, also serves in the Bentley administration as Director of Serve Alabama, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service.

And of course he asked God for forgiveness because that’s exactly what Jesus would do!

"I've asked God to forgive me because that's the most important thing," Bentley said in midday remarks at Limestone Correctional Facility. "I want back in His fellowship. And so I asked God to forgive me.

"But I asked other people to again forgive me and I've already done that and I have truly asked the people of this state – they're the folks who love me and are the best people in the world – I have asked them to forgive me."

During a press conference at the north Alabama prison, Bentley spent about 2½ minutes speaking on the scandal that has led to the resignation of his senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, and for some lawmakers to consider impeachment proceedings.

Read more: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/gov_robert_bentley_on_scandal.html#incart_river_index_topics

And Alabama isn’t just home to family values hypocrite Robert Bentley, it’s also home to constitution violating family values hypocrite Roy Moore! Who has been asked to resign multiple times over violating the constitution with his extreme stance on gay marriage and the courts’ recent ruling that made marriage legal across the land!

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been asked to turn over his keys and clean out his office.

Acting chief justice Lyn Stuart sent two letters to Moore's Etowah County home in Gallant on Monday.

In one letter Stuart states that since Moore was recently found guilty of the ethics charges he must contact the court's marshal "to arrange the removal of your personal effects from your office and to return your keys (both brass and card) to the Judicial Building on or before October 18, 2016."

In the other letter Stuart told Moore that "in an effort to keep the judiciary running smoothly and efficiently, any letters addressed to the Chief Justice that appear to contain official information will be opened by my staff."

And of course who did he blame his demise on? Why yup – if you guessed it, you should be the ones getting points!

On Wednesday Liberty Counsel founder and CEO Mat Staver stood before the cameras and droned on in support of his client, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore is under attack by the Southern Poverty Law Center and others for his actions surrounding the Supreme Court's marriage decision and his instructions to Alabama magistrates to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The SPLC filed a complaint....

Staver referred to one of the people who filed the complaint against Moore as an "admitted transvestite."

Moore slammed his critics as "atheists, homosexuals and transgender individuals." At one point he referred to a trans woman as "her," but "corrected" himself, calling her, "him."

[font size="4"]Arkansas[/font]

Whew, man. That was a pretty strong contender for the champion of Family Values. But Arkansas might be a pretty good choice to dethrone the champions of Family Values hypocrisy – Alabama. Because while Alabama features prominent anti-LGBT hypocrites Roy Moore and Robert Bentley and their hypocrisy, Arkansas is the state that elected Mike Huckabee as governor, a guy who says that he wishes he could have been transgender so he could legally use the girls’ bathroom!

Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has a unique take on transgender rights.

In video highlighted Tuesday by BuzzFeed, Huckabee suggested that, in the current climate of increased acceptance for transgender rights, people will lie about their gender identity in order to ogle women in bathrooms. In fact, Huckabee said he would have done exactly that as a teen.

"Now, I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE," Huckabee said. "I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today.'"

And Mike Huckabee’s insane twists of LGBT rights, laws and facts doesn’t just stop there. No, he has an odd obsession with rainbow colored Doritos:

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new enemy: Doritos Rainbows.

After Frito-Lay this month said it would mail rainbow-colored Doritos chips to consumers who donate money to the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit helping the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Huckabee went on the offense against the snack-maker.

In a letter his campaign said he sent Frito-Lay on Tuesday, Huckabee said Dan Savage, the man behind the group benefiting from the bags, has for years made “very hateful and vulgar comments toward Christians” and called “for violence and injury to people he disagrees with.”

And let’s not forget about Mike Huckabee’s insane relationship with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who refused to sign gay marriage licenses:

Which cost him $25,000:


Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took the lyrics “so many times it happens too fast; You trade your passion for glory” a little too literally when he played the “Eye of the Tiger” as Kentucky clerk Kim Davis was released from jail.

Huckabee blasted the song by the band Survivor after Davis spent some time in the clink for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after last year’s Supreme Court ruling. Rude Music, who owns the rights to the Survivor song, sued Huckabee for unauthorized use of the song and copyright infringement.

But that’s not the only reason why Arkansas is on this list. Sure, they have Mike Huckabee. Sure, he loves Kim Davis. Sure, he loves the Duggars. But Arkansas takes Alabama’s extreme LGBT hypocrisy and kicks it up a notch with government sponsored gay conversion therapy! Sponsored by Hobby Lobby!

According to the official police report, after Josh Duggar’s parents found out he was molesting his sisters, and they spent a year doing NOTHING about it, Jim Bob Duggar sent his son for counseling with a “family friend” who was renovating a building in Little Rock, Arkansas. It turns out the program Josh went to was the Basic Life Principles Training Center, led by none other than Duggar family BFF Bill Gothard, the creepy man who, as your Wonkette reported Sunday, “coincidentally has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by more than 30 teenage girls.” Gothard’s Advanced Training Institute (ATI), the homeschooling cult the Duggars love so much, teaches, among other things, that little girls who get sexually abused probably share some of the blame, for being gross and naked sometimes.

But here’s a fun fact! Arkansas courts ALSO sent juvenile offenders to Gothard’s programs, housed in an old VA hospital in Little Rock, donated by some other good friends, the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby. Yes, THAT Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts store that has very sincere religious beliefs about sex and how ladies shouldn’t do it, except for when they are married, to make babies for Jesus. Sound familiar? But Hobby Lobby also believes, apparently, that if boys do sex to girls, it is because the girls tempted them to do it, so the boys should have a special place to go to learn how to not be tempted to diddle their sisters. So Hobby Lobby gave Gothard this nice building where he could teach that kind of thing:
Read more at http://wonkette.com/586542/guess-whos-mixed-up-in-duggar-family-sex-crimes-now-hobby-lobby-of-course#6wRPj1x2YLwuizHP.99

[font size="6"]Round 1 Winner:[/font]

And it is… Alabama routes Arkansas 83 – 55 to become the first state to advance to the Elite 8! Sorry Arkansas, you’re evil, but Alabama is evil and stupid!

[font size="8"]And now this:[/font]
[font size="8"]Childish Gambino[/font]

Ladies and gentlemen, playing their new song “Redbone” from their new album “Awaken, My Love!”, please welcome Childish Gambino!

Yeah how about that?

See you next week!
January 23, 2017

Hillary's America Nominated For Multiple Razzie Awards Including Worst Picture And Worst Director

2016 was so bad, in fact, the Razzie braintrust expanded each category to include six nominees instead of the usual five.
Zoolander 2 and BvS will do battle for worst picture against Dirty Grandpa, Gods of Egypt, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Independence Day: Resurgence. The two Razzie leaders also were nominated in the worst screen combo category, chosen by votes from review aggregate website RottenTomatoes.com: Dawn of Justice duo Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill and Zoolander pair Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are joined by "any two Egyptian gods or mortals" from Gods of Egypt, Johnny Depp and his costume in Alice Through the Looking Glass, Tyler Perry and his wig in Boo! A Madea Halloween and the entire cast of Collateral Beauty.

Here is the complete list of this year's Razzies nominees:


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence 
Zoolander 2


Dinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley (Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party)
Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence)
Tyler Perry (Boo! A Madea Halloween) 
Alex Proyas (Gods of Egypt) 
Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)  

Full list: http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/zoolander-2-batman-v-superman-lead-razzies/ar-AAm8FiP?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

January 22, 2017

OMFG!!! Trump's 2020 Campaign Slogan? "Keep America Great!".

Donald Trump plans to update his ubiquitous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” when he seeks reelection in 2020, he says, to “Keep America Great!”

“‘Keep America Great,’ exclamation point,” the president-elect told The Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday, during which he also requested that his lawyer trademark and register the phrase, with and without the punctuation mark.

Trump insisted to the Post that the first few years of his presidency will deliver the promised outcome of “making America great,” hence the tweak in wording.

And you know where that phrase was last seen? Why it's the tagline for "The Purge: Election Year!"

And I am not making this up either!

WTF! Does Trump not have a fact-checking team? Oh wait, he thinks Breitbart and Infowars are credible news sites.
January 20, 2017

OMFG - House Of Cards Goes There!

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