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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #7-3: Keeping Up With The Nazis Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #7-3: Keeping Up With The Nazis Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! What’s up Austin? You guys doing fucking good? It’s good to be back! Yeah so you’re probably wondering -what the fuck happened in San Antonio? Well, we had quite a SNAFU with our host venue – and we will make up that tour stop at a later date. We also produced the second part of our “What’s Up With Texas” docuseries where we visited the border town of Laredo – and we will air that at a later date. But this was our Spinal Tap moment – we basically got bumped for a fucking puppet show. OK moving on . Is anyone really that surprised that Florida is the state who is going all in on autonomous cars? I mean we’ve seen the kinds of accidents that humans ca cause when they’re driving them. What makes them think that this is a good idea? Well let’s think about this here – this is the state of Florida. We may have to do a deep dive on this next week, but is anyone really surprised that Ron DeSantis is behind this? You think that self driving cars are a danger now, wait until they become self aware! Yes, on the day Skynet is deployed and our machines start turning on us, I can say “I told you so!!!”. And I love how the people involved are like “Oh it’s going to be treated like any other car”. Yeah, just wait until some guy in accounts payable who’s had too many vodka sodas at the Hilton bar gets in the car and passes out. You really think that the autonomous car is going to be safe? No, it’s going to be a safety hazard! Gee, Florida, there’s a reason why you’re the craziest state in the union – you’re that stupid and insane to try such tech like this that hasn’t been tested and approved yet, is still in the infant cycle, and has already been proven to be a danger. OK that’s enough of the intro, we have a lot of idiocy to get to, but first John Oliver is back and he destroys the notion of climbing the world’s tallest and most dangerous mountain just to get a selfie for Instagram:



So where do we begin this week? Well in the first slot we’re going to do something a bit differently from what you’re used to. There’s been a lot of comparisons to the Nazis lately and it seems like we’re heading on that path, but how close are we? We’re going to break down some myths and urban legends in a piece that we’re calling “Keeping Up With The Nazis” (1). In the second slot, do we really need 4 more years of these lunatics calling the shots? Yes we’re going to recap Trump’s announcement of his reelection bid, not like we didn’t need that one. In the third slot this week, Congress held a very serious discussion on whether or not reparations should be paid out to the families of former slaves, and of course Mitch McConnell (3) derailed the whole thing, but that’s completely beside the point. For the fourth slot this week, he’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Trump’s long time WHPC leader Sarah Huckabee Sanders has departed the administration meaning that she is the latest tribute eliminated from the Trumper Games! In the fifth slot this week of course is our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates (5) and this week, Facebook is launching it’s own brand of Cyber Currency called the Libre. Is this a good idea or a bad idea? We will find out. In the sixth slot this week is our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit” (6) and the Christian right has once again hilariously stuck its’ head where it doesn’t belong, in regards to the Amazon show “Good Omens”, and our resident pastor can’t wait to revel in their stupidity! In the seventh slot this week is an all new “Beating A Dead Horse” – normally we don’t talk about Trump in this segment but we got to get a hold of why he’s going after the Central Park 5 this late in the game, and I’m sure there’s a lot of reasons why, but we think there’s only one… *COUGH* RACISM *COUGH*. In the number 8 slot this week, is the return of People Who Somehow Got Elected! Yay! This week we’re adding embattled San Diego representative Duncan Hunter (8) to that ever growing list! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot this week is an all new People Are Dumb (9), because of course they are! Finally this week we’ve got the third installment of our “What’s Up With Texas” (10) docuseries and as we figure out whether or not Texas will flip in the 2020 election, we tour the state capital of Austin, and to hopefully score an interview with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Obviously) as he passed an insanely stupid law regarding protecting "religious freedoms" for Chik-Fil-A after they got banned from the San Antonio Airport. And for putting up with my shit, we’ve got the Viking metal gods themselves, Amon Amarth stopping by! Really, buy their new album Berserker or you’re no friend of this show!Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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It’s very easy to make comparisons to what Adolf Hitler did in regards to what the current American political climate is doing. In fact it’s so easy that Hitler comparisons have become their own logical fallacy. It’s a real thing, in fact go to Wikipedia and look up Ad Hitlerum. Still not convinced that it’s a real thing? Well, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the comparison that the camps running along the border are likened to Nazi concentration camps, And there’s no making fun of this so as is Top 10 policy, we won’t try. So for this piece, we thought we’d take a minute to unpack all the Nazi references coming from both sides. See – conservatives are there to remind you that they’re not Nazis, until they start doing things that are horrifying. Let’s call this piece “Detention camps are not concentration camps”, or to use the parlance of our times, “Keeping Up With The Nazis”. So just how close are we?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Donald Trump's administration of running "concentration camps" in its detention of migrants at the southern border.

Conservatives quickly slammed the New York Democrat for her use of the term, which is most commonly associated with Nazi death camps during the Holocaust.

"The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are -- they are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez told an Instagram Live audience Monday evening. "And if that doesn't bother you ... I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not, that 'never again' means something," a reference to a phrase commonly invoked by Jews about the Holocaust.

"The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it," she added.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/18/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-concentration-camps-migrants-detention/index.html




Holy shit!!! As if that’s not horrifying enough, there was the possibility of SS-like ICE raids that Trump was going to start last week but delayed it because it will allow even more time to blame the democrats on this issue. Yeah I said it – that’s all they care about – owning the libs, they’re not good for much of anything else at this point.

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's delaying for two weeks US Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that were planned to take place Sunday in 10 major US cities, saying deportations will proceed unless Congress finds a solution on the US-Mexico border.

The President's pullback was an about-face in a matter of hours on enforcing his signature immigration policy, following deep criticism from the cities' mayors, top Democrats and immigration activists who called the coordinated arrests and deportations on targeted migrant families "heartless."

"At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,'" Trump said on Twitter Saturday. "If not, Deportations start!"

A senior immigration official had told CNN on Friday that ICE was planning on arresting and deporting about 2,000 migrant families with court-ordered removals in 10 cities beginning Sunday.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/22/politics/ice-raids-sunday-10-cities-donald-trump-defends-arrests/index.html




Wow, just… fucking wow. In one corner we literally are having a debate about whether or not US detention centers are concentration camps and it’s only because not enough people died in those camps to warrant that status. Now in the interest of this piece, according to the US Holocaust Museum, here’s where we are at right now.

1933–1938

Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as German chancellor on January 30, 1933, the Nazi state (also referred to as the Third Reich) quickly became a regime in which citizens had no guaranteed basic rights. The Nazi rise to power brought an end to the Weimar Republic, the German parliamentary democracy established after World War I. In 1933, the regime established the first concentration camps, imprisoning its political opponents, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others classified as “dangerous.” Extensive propaganda was used to spread the Nazi Party’s racist goals and ideals. During the first six years of Hitler’s dictatorship, German Jews felt the effects of more than 400 decrees and regulations that restricted all aspects of their public and private lives.
https://www.ushmm.org/learn/timeline-of-events/1933-1938




So let’s make one thing clear – the holocaust didn’t start with death camps. They started out very much like what we’re seeing now, and AOC is absolutely correct here. So we have round ups and internment camps a very real part of the Donald Trump administration – and it’s absolutely frightening. But why aren’t we doing enough to educate people about the holocaust? You might recall that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. And here’s where that might lie.

Oregon became the 11th state in the nation to mandate that public schools teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides, just last month. As an American Jew who attended public school in the late 1970s and 1980s, I was surprised to hear that learning about a defining piece of world history apparently requires specific legislation. As a resident of Oregon — a state founded as a white utopia, with both a history of structural racism and an all-too-current glut of emboldened white nationalists — I was fascinated to read that the bill was a collaboration between a nonagenarian Holocaust survivor and a 14-year-old public school student.

As a person who has witnessed the sharp rise of American anti-Semitism in the past decade, I worry that the bill is too little and too late.

Yesterday, the absurdist game of Mad Libs that is the national news brought us a Twitter faceoff between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., sparked by the former’s assertion that the Trump administration’s detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border are “exactly like concentration camps” and the latter’s subsequent finger-wagging reprimand of Ocasio-Cortez that the comparison trivialized the 6 million Jews who died in such camps.

Before you could ask “war profiteer’s daughter says what?” Twitter had become a pedantic Hydra of arguments that were less about the actual existence of such camps than about what we should be calling them. (For the record, concentration-camp historians agree that using the general term “concentration camp” to describe conditions at the border is accurate.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/aoc-was-right-compare-trump-s-border-internment-camps-concentration-ncna1019381





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Now that we got the Hitler talk out of the way, let’s lighten things up and talk about the guy who we currently call president, Donald J. Trump. And the absolutely insane things he’s been doing in the last week since we’ve been off. Like the fact that he held another one of his insane rallies in Orlando announcing his bid for reelection. I mean when your rally features these guys outside, what’s it like inside?

https://twitter.com/thistallawkgirl/status/1141221743870263297

I think I've found Brett Kavanaugh's side hustle! Worst strip club ever, by the way. And judging by the color of their skin tone and their guts, I think this is the most exercise these guys have got all year. And who are they being the hype men for? DJ MAGAs? I don't know! So here’s how that went down:

President Trump will officially kick off his 2020 reelection campaign with a rally in Florida on Tuesday night. But in reality, he has been running for a second term ever since he took office.

The former reality TV star and real estate mogul — the first president without prior political or military experience — used an unorthodox campaign style to notch an upset win in 2016, with massive rallies to excite supporters. And he's employed that same strategy, with a heavily blurred line between official duties and trying to sell his agenda muddled with outright politicking, since taking office.

In fact, Trump filed his official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 20, 2017 — mere hours after he was inaugurated. And less than a month later, he would hold a rally (also in Florida) that was paid for by his campaign committee. When asked by a reporter if this was too early in his presidency to hold such an event, Trump replied, "Life is a campaign." As president-elect, he also launched a "victory tour" of sorts to battleground states.

So while the Trump campaign may bill this as the official start of the president's bid for a second term, it's truly anything but. Since 2017, Trump has held more than 60 rallies. Nearly three-quarters of those occurred during 2018, where he was often stumping for down-ballot candidates in the midterm elections.
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/18/733505037/trump-set-to-officially-launch-reelection-but-hasnt-he-been-running-all-along




Ah come on, NPR, it’s summer. Everything is in reruns now. Trump literally held his campaign rally giving the exact same speeches he’s given 100 times before. And if you thought the madness was bad outside, just take a look at the trail of destruction that his supporters left behind in their quest to see the MAGAt in chief.

They came, they partied, they left a mess. Downtown Orlando is slowly getting back to normal, after President Donald Trump’s visit on Tuesday evening to officially launch his 2020 re-election bid.

It’s time to take out the trash downtown. After Tuesday night’s party, downtown is feeling a bit hungover but many are happy about the money they brought in at the the "45 Fest" party.

Lots of items and trash were left behind. The city says it’s up to the Trump campaign to take out the trash and pay for it. Meanwhile, businesses nearby felt the effects of the rally Tuesday night.

“It was a pretty busy day. We probably did double the amount of sales than we normally do,” said Chef Eddie’s owner Eddie James.
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/after-trump-rally-comes-the-clean-up




Yeah really where’s that guy when you need him? I mean is anyone really that surprised by this? Just when you think they can’t sink any lower… fuck it, let’s show it.



Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Also something else that’s hardly at all surprising – only at a Trump rally could two guys get arrested for fighting inside while a large group yelled homophobic slurs at both of them:

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening while President Donald Trump was hosting a rally in downtown Orlando to announce that he is seeking re-election in 2020, records show.

Orlando police said the first arrest happened around 7:30 p.m., about a block away from the Amway Center.

Steven Ashley Ingram, 33, was involved in a heated conversation with another man, Gary Snow, that turned violent when Ingram shoved the other man with his left hand, according to the affidavit.

Ingram said in an email to News 6 that he came to the rally to protest Trump's appearance and show support for Orlando's LGBTQ+ community.

He said Snow and a group of about 20 others spewed homophobic insults toward him because he was wearing a rainbow flag pin on his jacket. He wrote that Snow put his hand on his shoulder and made threats.
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/these-two-men-were-arrested-at-president-donald-trumps-orlando-rally




Those guys could use some boundaries but that’s pretty typical behavior and standard operating procedure for Trump fans at this point. And you know here’s the thing – Trump Derangement Syndrome may not be a thing, but Clinton Derangement Syndrome is – and Trump’s got an extremely bad case of it. Really, he just won’t let this shit go.

President Donald Trump revived the greatest political show on Earth on Tuesday night.

Swimming in nostalgia, Trump played all the old hits. He bashed Hillary Clinton, jabbed the "fake news," invoked fear over immigrants and marveled at the glory over his shock election win.
He partied like it was 2016.
Holding forth from the pounding heart of a rapturous crowd, the President spelled out a defiant, demagogic, fact-blurring record of promises kept that could win him reelection.

But Trump's ceremonial 2020 campaign launch rally also reverberated with the unity-shredding grievances that threaten to whip up equal fervor against him and could make him a one-term President.
The rally, in a cacophonous Florida arena, and the first Democratic debates next week will lift the nascent 2020 campaign to a new level of intensity that will clarify a fateful choice that voters must make about the most disruptive, unconventional President in American history.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/politics/donald-trump-election-2020-democrats/index.html





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Really, Mitch, you just had to go there, didn’t you? Amid all the Nazi talk, something that got lost in the news last week was talk of reparations for slavery. We’ve all heard the arguments for and against reparations since the days of Martin Luther King. But this week, Mitch McConnell accidentally opened a can of worms that probably shouldn’t have been opened. So when HR40, which studied the possibility of slavery reparations being implemented – which is still a very real possibility that this could happen in our lifetime, assuming we survive this administration, what could happen? And when did Mitch McConnell have surgery on his middle finger to put it into a fully upright position?

The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America’s history of slavery and racial discrimination.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the sponsor of a resolution to study reparations, put a fine point on the discussion: “I just simply ask: Why not and why not now?”

It was Congress’ first hearing on reparations in more than a decade, and came amid a growing conversation both in the Democratic Party and the country at large about lingering racial disparities in the United States. Once considered a fringe topic, mostly pushed aside in Congress, the possibility of reparations was treated with seriousness by the witnesses and lawmakers alike, though Republicans made clear their opposition.

One of the most striking moments came as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of a widely read 2014 essay making the case for reparations, challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertion that no one alive today is responsible for the past treatment of black Americans.

“It’s impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery,” Coates told the House Judiciary panel.
https://www.apnews.com/a0bccbcc80324280aedd58ed401db797




Ah, I miss Chappelle’s Show. So not only did Mitch McConnell completely poo poo this idea for now – which means that he’s probably guilty of it. Well, maybe not slavery directly but he’s guilty of something, that’s for sure! In fact here’s where McConnell goes full asshole – he said that the reason why we don’t need slavery reparations is shockingly stupid and evil.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that he does not support reparations for descendants of slaves, a topic that has become a point of debate in the 2020 election cycle.

"I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none us currently living are responsible is a good idea," McConnell said. "We've tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We elected an African American president."

McConnell was asked about reparations during a weekly press conference, which comes a day before the House Judiciary Committee will hold the first hearing on the issue in a decade.

"I think we're always a work in progress in this country, but no one currently alive was responsible for that, and I don't think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it. First of all, it would be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate. ... No, I don't think reparations are a good idea," McConnell continued.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/449136-mcconnell-reparations-arent-a-a-good-idea




Except that McCcnnell’s idea of not a good idea is a bad idea. Yeah let that sink in for a minute – he actually said that reparations were not a good idea. And since we need to know more, he actually doubled down on this claim. Of course McConnell is wealthy himself and doesn’t know what it is like to pay for anything, let alone slavery. In fact he not only doubles down, he literally goes full asshole on this one.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks over the last week have been making headlines, but the latest may be the most controversial.

When asked about reparations for slavery on the eve of a House hearing on the issue, McConnell said reparations "for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible," were not a good idea. Besides, he suggested acts, such as electing Barack Obama president, could be considered a form of compensation.

"We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a Civil War, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, elected an African American president," McConnell said. "I don't think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it. First of all, it would be hard to figure out whom to compensate."

The backlash, as it often happens with McConnell, came swiftly.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/19/mitch-mcconnell-reparations-slavery-compensation-not-needed-after-obama-presidency/1501650001/




Wait, wait, wait… wait, wait, wait, wait. You’re saying that we paid for slavery by electing Obama president? Have you been paying attention to the last 3 years, Mitch? Have you seen how racist and ignorant people have become in that length of time? Oh wait, he’s primarily responsible for it. So of course he’d think that this is a bad idea. Oh well, at least he’s getting called out for his bullshit and it’s very well deserved:

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated and influential author of “The Case for Reparations,” on Wednesday directly challenged remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the day earlier, during which the Republican leader came out against reparations arguing that “none of us currently living are responsible” for slavery.

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday. According to McConnell, the historic racism stemming from slavery had largely ended with the Civil Rights Act and the election of the first African American president.

“This rebuttal proffers a strange theory of governance, that American accounts are somehow bound by the lifetime of its generations,” Coates said in his opening remarks at the first congressional hearing in a decade on reparations. “But well into this century, the United States was still paying our pensions to the heirs of Civil War soldiers. We honor treaties that date back some 200 years despite no one being alive who signed those treaties.”
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/ta-nehisi-coates-mitch-mcconnell-reparations/?fbclid=IwAR0QzTCie04PXHgVkmg2fIco94jnUW1IwTEI6yBaE9myPKPIVpX4LqBnNzg





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I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!! Yes, my pretties, I am back for the latest installment because people keep leaving this administration so it is my duty to report on it and make fun of it while I imbibe on this freshly carbonated alcoholic beverage! Damn it, Charlie… oh wait that’s right, Charlie left in the last episode that we did this so I must confide in my new assistant Nathaniel. So I say, Nathaniel… bring me the champagne! This week, it was Tribute Sanders from the 1st district who was eliminated, and Tribute Sanders has been in the Trump administration the longest! In fact, Tribute Sanders was at one point considered a lock to win the whole games. What was the final straw that broke the camel’s back? Well it might have been this.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the Trump administration after a turbulent tenure marked by attacks on the media, dissemination of false information and the near-disappearance of the daily press briefing.

“Our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” President Donald Trump said Thursday in a tweet.

Speaking at a White House event later Thursday, Sanders said it was the “honor of a lifetime” to serve in the Trump administration. “I’ve loved every minute -- even the hard minutes,” she said.

Asked by reporters later whether she plans to run for governor in her native Arkansas, she didn’t rule it out.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-13/sanders-to-resign-as-white-house-press-secretary-trump-says




Ah it’s good to be back! I mean can you imagine having to be in her position and having to lie 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for what is essentially the world’s biggest reality show? I know I cannot! So Tribute Sanders has resigned, what is next for her? I know! Let’s put her in charge of running the entire state of Arkansas, I mean how hard could it be?

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has resigned and will leave the job by the end of June.

This was announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday.

“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon.

Trump also advised her to accept a political role and run for the office of Arkansas governor.

Sarah Sanders has been the press secretary since July 2017. She was deputy press secretary when Trump took over in 2016 and later succeeded Sean Spicer.

Sarah belongs to a political family. Her father, Michael Dale Huckabee, popular as Mike Huckabee was the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.
https://www.ibtimes.com/sarah-huckabee-sanders-resigns-could-run-governor-arkansas-2800572




Now to be fair, Mr. President, that would give Sarah Sanders more political experience than you had when you ran for the highest office in the land. Remember when the republicans said that they didn’t want a “celebrity” running the show? Oh wait, they elected Ronald Reagan and now they support President Trump, whose cabinet is the largest revolving door ever. What poor sap, er, prospect is going to replace Tribute Sanders? I mean the only qualifications are that you have to lie 24 hours a day in an administration that has seen everything from Nazi camps to accidental war. Good luck! Well, meet Tribute Grisham from the 10th District!

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump known for issuing terse but pointed public comments will take over as White House press secretary, the First Lady announced Tuesday.

The former owner of an Arizona public relations firm, Stephanie Grisham has been with the Trump team since 2015, most recently serving as Melania Trump’s deputy chief of staff and communications director. She had been seen as a top contender for the White House press secretary job since Sanders announced her resignation from the position earlier this month.

In recent months, the White House press secretary has been less visible, with Sanders setting records for the number of days since the last press briefing, a question-and-answer period often covered live on cable TV that was standard in previous administrations.

At the time that Sanders’ departure was announced on June 13, she had not held a formal press briefing in more than 90 days.
https://time.com/5613967/stephanie-grisham-white-house-press-secretary/



Wait, there had been no formal press briefings in 90 days? Shit, during the previous administration, we knew what the president had for breakfast. Blueberry waffles with whip cream, light syrup, and a glass of orange juice. But that said, this latest tribute is going to be in for a wild ride as the Trump administration goes full in on Nazism. But for now, consider Tribute Sanders… ELIMINATED!!!

Sarah Huckabee Sanders will resign from her position as White House press secretary at the end of the month, President Trump announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, succeeded Sean Spicer as White House press secretary in July 2017. She first joined the administration as Spicer’s deputy after joining the Trump campaign as a communications aide in the wake of her father’s failed presidential bid in 2016.

The traditional White House press-briefing process broke down on Sanders’s watch. She last held a briefing on March 11, 94 days ago, and earlier in her tenure, when briefings were more frequent, she was routinely accused of misleading reporters from the White House podium and contradicting Trump’s public statements.

Most recently, Sanders was pilloried after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that she had misled reporters about Trump’s motivations for firing former FBI director James Comey.
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/sarah-sanders-to-resign-at-end-of-june/





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Hey Austin, it’s time to investigate beyond the headlines. This is Top 10 Investigates!



Cryptocurrency is currently one of the hottest commodities in the game. It’s also one of the most volatile out there. So naturally when Facebook announced that it was launching its’ own currency, called the Libra, people were very skeptical of what it could bring to the table. It could be the most revolutionary currency since the dollar. But also considering the security risks involved with going in on cryptocurrency, it could be an utter financial disaster. According to actual economic experts, there’s plenty of pros and cons with the world’s largest social media site launching the world’s largest virtual currency.

Are you kidding me? Facebook, the company that thinks privacy is a challenge to be overcome rather than an essential right to be protected, is launching its own currency. Good lemmings that we are, we're all supposed to transfer our hard-earned dollars or euros or rupees or yen into Zuckerbucks?

Okay. Okay. Let's back up a second. What exactly is Facebook doing? Let's break it down.

Facebook has announced it will be launching a new cryptocurrency called Libra sometime next year. The company is going to integrate payment and currency transfer capabilities right into Facebook's mobile app, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Presumably, we'll see it show up in the Facebook-owned Instagram app sometime later.

Libra, according to Facebook, is like Bitcoin in that it's a blockchain-based currency. But it's not like Bitcoin because Facebook claims it's put a structure in place to stabilize the value of Libra.

Libra is also not like Bitcoin because you can't mine Libra. Although cryptocurrency mining rigs are hugely expensive these days, you can still mine Bitcoin. But you have to buy Libra. In that way, getting Libra is a lot more like buying in-game currency in World of Warcraft by spending real money than it is like Bitcoin, where you at least have the option to apply prodigious computing power and get cryptocoin in return.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/do-we-really-need-or-want-facebook-to-reinvent-money/




Yes probably. While there will be plenty of ways to make money off the virtual currency, its’ applications will be very limited, because it will be a virtual currency. Because we all know how stable blockchains are, oh wait, they aren’t. It’s incredibly risky to go blockchain and there’s plenty of ways that such a currency can go very very wrong.

Mark Zuckerberg and friends are going to save the world. They are going to bring a form of capital to the unbanked, most of them residing in emerging and frontier markets. Economies of scale, and all. It's going to be great.

But imagine this: a foreign company, arguable one of the most distrusted names in social media, comes to India and tells its microlenders that they want to compete against them. They have this cryptocurrency called Libra. It doesn't charge banking fees. What are the odds of nationalist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, sure guys, come in on!

This is not only regulatory nightmare in the U.S., it's not even something microlenders in India are going to want to welcome in.

"Indian regulators already have United Payments Interface and 24/7/365 real-time free payments across India," says Shamir Karkal, CEO at Sila and a pioneer of Simple Bank, a digital bank founded in 2009 and later acquired by BBVA for $117 million in 2014 .
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/06/20/facebooks-libra-coin-is-both-vampire-project-and-regulatory-nightmare/#12d098c21067




Yes, this cryptocurrency is so new that it has the potential to be an international relations nightmare, and financiers around the world can’t wrap their heads about how such a plan is going to be carried out worldwide. So how are authorities going to regulate this new currency? There’s many possibilities, it’s still going to be a nightmare, but the Fed is going to be closely watching their new competition.

Facebook’s plan to expand into payments is not expected to be on the agenda of this week’s G20 summit in Japan, but the social media giant’s intentions could lead regulators to take a closer look at crypto assets, a G20 regulatory group said on Tuesday.

Randal Quarles, chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) which coordinates financial rules for G20 countries, said crypto-assets did not currently pose a risk to global financial stability, but gaps may occur where they fall outside the remit of regulators or from the absence of international standards.

Facebook said last week it wanted to expand into payments and launch its own coin, Libra.

“A wider use of new types of crypto-assets for retail payment purposes would warrant close scrutiny by authorities to ensure that they are subject to high standards of regulation,” Quarles said ahead of a summit of Group of 20 countries in Japan this week.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-fsb/facebooks-libra-coin-closely-watched-by-authorities-fsb-idUSKCN1TQ1Z5




This is incredibly risky, incredibly brave, and incredibly stupid at the same time. Think of the ending of the movie Kingsman where Samuel L. Jackson had the entire world going crazy thanks to his freely distributed SIM cards. Any time you add the words “on a global scale” to anything, it gets immensely more horrifying. Facebook… on a global scale. That about says it all. But how can you make money off this new venture? There are plenty of ways.

Since Facebook announced its planned Libra currency June 18, the bitcoin market has gone haywire. The original cryptocurrency surged from $9,000 to $11,000 this past week, as investors perceived Facebook’s crypto initiative as a vote of confidence in blockchain-based assets.

Bitcoin’s price has steadily risen since April, and this week, it surpassed $10,000 for the first time in 15 months—dating back to March 2018.

News of the Libra, and its effect on bitcoin, has understandably piqued the interest of crypto speculators, some of whom may be anticipating a Libra boomlet. For investors hoping to cash in on Facebook’s crypto plans, there are two obvious choices: 1) buy Facebook shares or 2) buy Libra—that is, when it becomes available in early 2020.

Cryptocurrency traders, in particular, might think Libra offers an enticing investment opportunity. After all, unlike most of its crypto predecessors, Libra will be backed by actual reserves, in this, cash and government bonds.
https://qz.com/1651598/how-to-make-money-off-facebooks-libra/




That’s it for Top 10 Investiages. Good day.





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Gather around my fair brothers and sisters of Austin! It’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate, for the Holy Church Of The Top 10 has convened and it’s time to remind you that the holiest among us are the most full of:



My fair congregation! You know as I repeatedly say that we live in the most troubled of times. And it’s really hard to find joy when the world is going to hell right now. But I must say that I have taken some true delight in the sheer stupidity of what our brothers and sisters on the right have accomplished! You really can’t get much dumber than this. For there is a show on Amazon about good vs EEEVIL that you must watch. That show is called “Good Omens”. Of course we all know that there aren’t any, that title is an oxymoron. So what did they do to deserve this? Well they’re so steeped in their outrage machine that they don’t even know who they are mad at!

Good Omens beam the focus of a petition to have the series removed from Amazon Prime.

More than 20,000 signatures were on the petition set up on Christian campaign site Return to Order.

The petition was in protest at the way the series depicted heaven and hell and even “mocked God’s wisdom”.

Good Omens was also accused of presenting “devils and Satanists as normal and even good.”
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1143179/Good-Omens-petition-why-is-there-a-petition-for-Good-Omens-Amazon-Prime-series




Of course the DEVIL walks among us! That’s what he does, and we see him literally everywhere, but that’s not what this sermon is about, now is it? But this, my fair congregation, this is where people can get so caught up in being outraged at something that they don’t even know what they’re mad at or who they are mad at. Enter the group Return To Order. So they had 20,000 signatures to cancel the show which went to… the wrong network! That’s hilarious.

When it comes to spearheading a petition drive, the devil is in the details.

Look no further than the Christian group Return to Order which managed to amass more than 20,000 petitioners demanding Netflix give the boot to the supernaturally religious series “Good Omens.”

Unfortunately, the organization was divinely unaware that the show plays on Amazon Prime.

“This type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil,” states the group calling for its cancellation.

It also blasted “Good Omens” as “another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable.”

The six-episode series about an impending Armageddon stars Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale who teams up with earthly demon Crowley — portrayed by David Tennant — to prevent the arrival of the Antichrist.
https://themercury.com/oops-outraged-christians-petition-netflix-to-cancel-supernatural-series-good/article_b163a32b-732a-5a2a-91cc-4340e3287a05.html




Yes, I got to say that even SAYTAN himself is laughing at you! Now in doing a deep dive on this subject, I had to look up exactly who Return To Order are. And they are a group of Catholics who, quite frankly have no sense of humor. I mean I have to believe that the GOOD LAWRD has a sense of humor because I’ve been doing this thing for a while and I have yet to be smited! So just who are these humorless killjoys who have to ruin everything?

But what The Return to Order campaign lacks in attention to detail, it makes up for in passion. An offshoot of the US Foundation for a Christian Civilisation, the campaign takes issue with the biblically-inspired series on several counts.

The first is that, “An angel and demon are good friends, and are meant to be earth’s ambassadors for Good and Evil respectively.” The second grievance is: “This pair tries to stop the coming of the Antichrist because they are comfortable and like the earth so much.” The third: “God is voiced by a woman.”

The list goes on, deploring the fact that The Antichrist is portrayed as a “normal kid” and that the four riders of the Apocalypse are “a group of bikers.” In short, it believes that the show “mocks God’s wisdom”.

This isn’t the first time that the Return to Order campaign, and its controversial orchestrator, have concerned themselves with policing the world of entertainment.

Using John Horvat II's catchily titled tome Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society – Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go as its sourcebook, the campaign spends a considerable amount of time objecting to pop culture it deems unchristian.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/movie-hating-catholic-group-behind-good-omens-petition/




Now maybe that’s in your good book, Reverend. But in my Good Book, it says that we can, and we can also taunt, so suck it!! OK that maybe went a step too far there. So GAWD has to have a sense of humor even if these losers don’t. But if we can’t laugh about the devil, at least Netflix and Amazon can get a good laugh at them. And yes, even the GOOD LAWRD JAYSUS is laughing at you and not with you!

Netflix has moved to assuage religious zealots who mistakenly petitioned the service to stop producing the Amazon Prime Video produced series Good Omens, with a sarcastic pledge not to make any more.

The streaming service mix-up saw Netflix petitioned by 20,000 people angered at the production of the fantasy adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, which they accused of ‘making a mockery of God’s order and religion’ with its religious overtones.

US Christian group, Return to Order, spearheaded the backlash with a disorganized petition calling on Netflix to scrap the show, having taken issue with the fact that God was voiced by a woman and the depiction of an angel and demon, played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant, as friends.

Partially conceding the error of its ways the religious group wrote: “Due to an oversight by Return to Order staff, this petition originally listed Netflix as responsible for the offensive series Good Omens. Amazon Video released the series on May 31. We regret the mistake, and the protests will be delivered to Amazon when the campaign is complete.”
https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/06/24/netflix-sarcastically-bows-erroneous-petition-calling-good-omens-ban




So there you have it, Return To Order might not have a sense of humor, but Netflix and Amazon do, and that makes them automatically better! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:




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At some point you got to tell yourself “just let it go, man”. Of course letting go of a grudge doesn’t apply to Donald J. Trump. Because he doesn’t know the meaning of the word “exonerated”. I’d also be willing to bet that he doesn’t know the meaning to a lot of words. So why does Trump, on the 30th anniversary of one of the most horrifying crimes to happen in New York City, still care? Even after the men accused were actually, completely exonerated? And it doesn’t matter what happened to the accused. Oh man, if Trump holds a grudge against you, oh man, he love it long time! So this whole thing started because of a new Netflix series examining the legacy of the controversial Central Park 5 case, which reignited Trump’s beef with the group. And this is taking “Beating A Dead Horse” to a whole new level of meta here.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday refused to apologize for his role in raising public fury against the now-exonerated Central Park Five, repeating his infamous phrasing that there were people on “both sides” of the case.

April Ryan, White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks, asked Trump if he would apologize for the full-page ads he took out in 1989 calling for the five black and Latino teenagers to face the death penalty for allegedly raping a woman in Central Park.

“You have people on both sides of that,” Trump responded. “They admitted their guilt.”

Despite telling the court that their confessions had been coerced by law enforcement, the teenagers spent six to 13 years in prison for the crime. In 2002, DNA evidence found that a convicted serial rapist had been responsible, and the Central Park Five were exonerated. The city of New York made a $41 million dollar settlement with the men for the ordeal, and the case has largely been seen as an indictment of institutional racism in the criminal justice system.

“If you look at Linda Fairstein and if you look at some of the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that case,” Trump told Ryan. “So we’ll leave it at that.”
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-central-park-five-no-apology-both-sides




Shut up!!! Of course there’s both sides to every case, that’s why we have cases. I believe that’s in law school 101. At least unlike Trump, the men who were exonerated in the Central Park 5 case are likely to stay that way. I mean this is a guy who won’t let things go! So why won’t Trump admit that he’s wrong here about the Central Park 5? Hey when I’m wrong about something I admit it. I still think I’m right about 7-11 chicken sandwiches though. For $2 there’s no way you can call them “awesome”. But that’s besides the point. What in god’s holy name is he blathering about this time?

President Donald Trump responded to a question about the Central Park Five during his appearance before reporters on Tuesday, once again declining to apologize for his actions following the incident.

When asked by a reporter if he would apologize for his actions surrounding the case -- he took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty that read: "Bring Back The Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!" -- Trump instead asked why the topic was relevant.

"Why do you bring that question up now? It's an interesting time to bring it up. You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt," he said.

The five teenagers who were accused of raping a jogger were pressured into giving false confessions. They were later exonerated when DNA evidence linked another person to the crime. The teenagers sued the city and the case was settled.

Trump insisted that some of the prosecutors believe the lawsuit was mishandled.

"They think the city should never have settled that case. We'll leave it at that," Trump said.
https://www.kmov.com/news/trump-doesn-t-apologize-for-his-central-park-five-ads/article_101cd88e-9294-11e9-8879-4fc517e34d0d.html




At this point, 30 years after the fact – you just got to let this shit go! And let’s be honest here – did you really expect Trump to apologize for his 30 year old ad which is now coming back to bite him in the ass hard? No! Trump doesn’t apologize for anything! Even the director of the series isn’t surprised by Trump’s behavior in this regard.

Director Ava DuVernay didn’t expect President Donald Trump to apologize for urging the execution of the five teenagers known as the Central Park Five, more than 30 years after they were falsely accused of raping a jogger, as dramatized in her Netflix miniseries “When They See Us.”

“It’s expected,” she said at a screening of the show Tuesday night in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. “There’s nothing he says or does in relation to this case, or the lives of black people, or people of color, that has any weight to it. It’s not our reality, there’s no truth to it.”

In the immediate aftermath of the 1989 incident, Trump notoriously took out a full-page newspaper ad to call on New York officials to reinstate the death penalty for the five black and Latino teenagers: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise.

On Tuesday, when asked by reporter April Ryan if he plans to apologize, the president declined, using a familiar refrain — claiming there were “people on both sides,” appearing to side with the prosecutors who wrongfully convicted the teenagers.

After the president’s comments, DuVernay also tweeted a clip from the series that briefly references the ad and features Trump appearing on TV at the time.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ava-duvernay-trump-central-park-five_n_5d0a3abee4b0e560b70c8050




So at this point – we’re all not surprised at Trump’s lack of apologizing because he really doesn’t apologize for anything. Hell, conservatives haven’t apologized for anything they’ve done since Nixon got elected. But at least when the Central Park 5 are completely exonerated, they don’t have any other crimes that they may be guilty of. Trump, on the other hand, has plenty! So who’s the real guilty party here?

Trump has previously taken an unrepentant stance on his 1989 ads calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty only ten days after the assault occurred.

"They admitted they were guilty," he told CNN during the 2016 campaign. "The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty."

Trump's 1989 ad proclaimed in bolded, all-caps lettering: "BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY."

"I want to hate these murderers and I always will," it read. "I am not looking to psychoanalyze or understand them, I am looking to punish them."

After the actual perpetrator of the crime, a serial rapist serving decades in prison, opened up about his culpability in 2002, evidence used to convict the five was retested and they were subsequently exonerated and released from prison.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-claims-people-both-sides-central-park-five-culpability-despite-complete-1444683





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Politicians at the state and local levels who are so toxic, you wonder how they’re able to get away with the things they get away with. This is:



This week – San Diego, California representative Duncan Hunter (R – Obviously). You might recall Rep. Hunter from when he famously tried to get his pet rabbit a seat on a Southwest flight (see: Idiots #5-10 ) that cost taxpayer money to the tune of $600. For his rabbit. And that’s not all – Rep. Hunter is in some seriously deep doo doo that is costing him big time. And when your wife says “she’s talking to prosecutors”, that’s never a good thing now is it? But for some reason, San Diego not only elects Duncan Hunter, they keep reelecting him time and time again.

California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife Margaret pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring with her husband to "knowingly and willingly" convert campaign funds for personal use. She has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Both Hunters previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they had stolen a quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds to furnish a lavish lifestyle that was beyond their means.

Margaret Hunter's agreement to cooperate with prosecutors was a huge development in the federal case that poses a legal and political threat to her husband, the sitting congressman.

Margaret Hunter appeared alone with her lawyers in a federal district court in San Diego before Judge Thomas Whelan, where she changed her plea in the high-profile case. The congressman did not appear with his wife on Thursday.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/politics/margaret-hunter-duncan-hunter-california/index.html




So Duncan Hunter may have stolen a small fortune of campaign contributions and used it to live the high life. Who wouldn’t? Oh that’s right, most of us have this thing called “integrity”, which you must lack in order to be a member of today’s republican party. So just how deep does this Duncan Hunter scandal go and how much worse could it get? Well, a whole lot worse. Think of this like Arrested Development.

Margaret Hunter, wife of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), pleaded guilty to charges in the campaign finance case she and her husband were indicted in last summer, saying that she — and the congressman — used campaign funds for personal use, including a $10,000 trip to Italy.

Margaret Hunter, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with her husband to using $25,000 in campaign funds for personal use, according to an agreement she signed with federal prosecutors Tuesday and read out in court on Thursday. She is scheduled to be sentenced in September and faces up to five years in prison for the one charge. Prosecutors dismissed the other charges she was facing.

The plea agreement represents a potentially awkward split with her congressman husband, who has pleaded not guilty to the four charges against him. As part of the deal, she has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as they continue to work their case against her husband, and to testify in any grand jury proceedings or trial that she is asked to. Prosecutors said that the congressman obtained a credit card tied to his campaign funds for his wife, “recognizing that she would spend campaign funds for the Hunters’ personal benefit.”

“I am deeply remorseful, and I apologize,” Margaret Hunter said in a statement. “I am saddened for the hurt I have caused my family and others. I understand that there will be more consequences stemming from my actions but, as demonstrated by my plea today, I have taken the first step to face them.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/13/rep-duncan-hunters-wife-admits-couple-misused-campaign-funds-she-may-have-testify-against-him/?utm_term=.aa1006243527




Well yeah if you have the worst attorneys, you probably should be aware that a husband and wife can be charged with the same crime. That’s law 101. So what would be the implications if Mr. Hunter is indicted for these crimes? Well, Margaret Hunter flipping on her husband could have serious implications for Mr. Hunter himself – and that can’t be a good thing. Remember that Arrested Development episode? Well, she might wind up sharing a cell with him.

Downtown attorney Jeremy Warren had work to do Thursday, but he took time to comment on what transpired in the federal courthouse a few blocks away.

A veteran criminal defense lawyer, Warren opined on Margaret Hunter changing her plea to guilty in the corruption case enveloping herself and her husband, Rep. Duncan D. Hunter.

“This deal gives her an excellent chance of not going to jail as long as she continues to cooperate against her husband,” he tweeted several hours after the 9-minute morning hearing.

Federal prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement that she get a far lighter sentence than the 5-year maximum for the single count she admitted. (She also confirmed that the couple illegally spent $200,000 in campaign funds on personal goods and travel).

The deal Hunter signed Tuesday drops her sentencing range into Zone B of the federal guidelines, Warren told Times of San Diego in a phone interview.
https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2019/06/13/flipping-on-congressman-husband-may-spare-margaret-hunter-any-prison-time/




No, no light treason here. Just massive greed on a massive scale. You can’t just steal $250K – that’s a quarter of a million dollars. So Duncan Hunter threw his wife under the bus, and now she got behind the wheel and is driving it. This is what we believe one would call a “circular firing squad”, and things could get that much worse for the embattled San Diego representative.

Margaret Hunter, the wife of longtime East County Congressman Duncan D. Hunter who was co-indicted with her husband last summer, has agreed to change her plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning.

The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket late Wednesday morning without any supplemental documentation.

“Notice of hearing as to defendant Margaret E. Hunter,” the docket entry states. “Change of Plea hearing set for 6/13/2019.”

Both Hunter and his wife were indicted in August on 60 criminal counts related to what prosecutors allege was a years-long misuse of campaign donations to the congressman’s re-election fund. Each of the defendants pleaded not guilty to all charges last year.
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2019-06-12/margaret-hunter-pleads-out-in-case-against-congressman-husband




Apparently they can. And in case you’re wondering how Hunter repeatedly gets elected in San Diego, yeah, you don’t really need to look far. In today’s republican party all you have to do is talk about how much you hate Islam and you’re in. In fact they’ll elect you to the highest levels of government. It really is that easy – if you’re a republican.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), who ran a 2018 reelection campaign rooted in Islamophobia, said Saturday that he had posed for pictures with dead combatants during his time as a Marine in the Middle East.

Hunter was defending Navy SEAL chief Eddie Gallagher, one of several servicemen charged with war crimes who may soon receive a pardon from President Donald Trump.

Gallagher is currently awaiting trial for numerous acts allegedly committed during his time in Iraq, including firing a machine gun haphazardly into residential neighborhoods and killing a young girl and an old man with targeted sniper fire. Gallagher also allegedly stabbed a wounded teenage ISIS fighter who had been taken prisoner, and shared photos of himself holding the dead boy’s head later, boasting that he “got him with my hunting knife.”

“Eddie did one bad thing that I’m guilty of too, taking a picture of the body and saying something stupid,” Hunter said over the weekend.
https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-with-history-of-islamophobia-says-he-took-pictures-with-dead-combatants-as-a-marine-98a38c048063/




So war crimes, fraud, high crimes and other misdemeanors, that’s just a day in the life of San Diego’s Duncan Hunter. Yet another in the ever-growing list of:




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Of course you know by now that people are people and people are dumb. So who might you ask is dumb this week? Well there’s plenty of stupid people out there. And I love all of these stories. And I also feel like they could all come from Florida. Well, most of them do, but a few out there that don’t. I want to start with this story out of Iowa – and really Iowa is giving Florida a run for its’ money. And I am always curious as to the types of things that people get arrested for driving drunk on, but have we ever had someone get arrested for a DUI on a children’s truck? Well, there’s a first time for everything, sir!

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication.

They say they spotted her cruising down the road in a Power Wheels electric toy truck after a caller reported a suspicious person on the street.

Officers say she was driving about a mile (1.5 kilometers) from her home in Walhalla when they stopped her.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/no-dui-toy-truck-megan-holman_n_5d040a2de4b0304a120f9645




Yeah that’s not the message that we will give you here. But you get the idea. Next up – the Sunshine State, America’s penis, Florida – never fails to disappoint week after week. You think they’d do something about the sheer amount of crazy in Florida but they have yet to. For this story yeah, I’m not entirely sure that poop is what one would call “protein-diet friendly”.

Court officials say a Florida man charged with burglary defecated during his criminal trial and tried to throw his feces at the judge.

The Miami Herald reports 33-year-old Dorleans Philidor was sitting in a wheelchair next to Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh when officials say he tried to throw his excrement at her. It did not reach her. There were no jurors present during Friday’s incident.

"It's protein. It's good for you," Philidor yelled, reports the Miami Herald.

Witnesses say dozens of corrections officers responded and the trial was moved while the courtroom was sanitized.

Read more: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/06/22/florida-man-dorleans-philidor-defecates-court-trial-throw-feces-judge-acquitted-lisa-walsh/1538567001/




Yeah well it’s probably a good thing that the poop doesn’t talk in this case. Next up – sticking with the Sunshine State, when you go to McDonalds, I don’t remember this being on the menu! And this might be the worst use of a playground ever, by the way.

As diners at a McDonald’s in Florida enjoyed their Big Macs, a 62-year-old man removed his clothes and performed a “strange dance” before apparently “trying to have relations with a railing,” according to a police report.

Investigators say that John Morgan was arrested Sunday after his impromptu 7:30 PM performance at the restaurant in Collier County. Charged with trespassing, the homeless Morgan was booked into the county jail on the misdemeanor count. He is scheduled for arraignment on July 3.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the McDonald’s due to a report of “Male taking clothes off doing a strange dance, subject possibly on drugs.” A 911 caller also reported that “it looked as though the male was trying to have relations with a railing.”
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/florida/strange-dance-at-mcdonalds-739506




Damn right! This is a family restaurant! Our basic freedoms!!! Next up – there is a lot of crazy happening in the Sunshine State. Look there’s only two guys in the entire world who can acceptably wear short shorts, one is Tobias Funke, and well, yeah let’s just leave it at Tobias Funke. So leading by example maybe isn’t the best approach here.

As soon as Jason Hilley walked into the room, the laughter started.

"I feel humor brings more meaning to discipline than yelling and screaming and all that," Hilley explained.

His 14-year-old daughter, Kendall, had shorts that he felt showed too much daughter so he put on his own.

"I will pick you up in school every day with these on you don't put them on," Hilley told Kendall as he convinced her to wear a pair of short shorts with him.

The thinking is that neither would like the other's short shorts.

"She has a pair of short shorts and I need to get my point across. I will wear a pair of short shorts, a kind of little tit for tat on the clothing idea," Hilley said.
https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Florida-man-sports-short-shorts-to-teach-daughter-a-lesson-511702541.html




Hey did he go to the conference this year too? Finally this week – we’ve got yet *ANOTHER* Florida Man story for you. And this guy is either an advertising genius – or just an idiot. Either way, if you’ve got coke on you, this is probably not the place to advertise, and it’s definitely not in front of the popos.

A career criminal with multiple narcotics convictions on his rap sheet was wearing a shirt with “red lettering on the front that said ‘COKE’” when he sold four crack cocaine rocks to a Florida undercover agent, according to an arrest affidavit.

Terry Leon Simmons, 53, was arrested Friday afternoon at his home in Fort Pierce on a felony cocaine sales charge. He was also hit with a second felony count after arresting officers spotted a marijuana joint and a bag of MDMA in plain view inside the residence.

Cops charge that Simmons sold crack cocaine to a driver who pulled up outside of a convenience store a couple of blocks from the ex-con’s apartment.

At the time of the $40 transaction, Simmons was wearing a “two toned blue shirt with red lettering on the front that said ‘COKE’ on the front.” The arrest does not indicate whether the lettering was in the style of the popular soft drink.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/cocaine/coke-shirt-collar-680513




That’s it this week for:




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What is up with Texas? That’s the question that we have on the table for you in our 5 part docuseries and right now, we’re on part 3. In part 2, we took a 550 mile road trip down the Texas border to the border town of Laredo – a town that literally shares two sides of the city, roads and municipal governments - on the US border with Mexico to find out the real truth behind our nation’s illegal immigration crisis. Turns out the real problem is with Texas republicans. This week, our journey takes us to the Lone Star State’s capitol in Austin to find out what is going on. Right now the state is being led by governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. And when I stayed at the Austin Airport Hilton, what did I see to my amazement when I got my complimentary newspaper and saw this insane headline?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a controversial measure that supporters say provides religious protections but Democrats and critics argue would allow discrimination against the state's LGBTQ community.

Abbott, a Republican, signed Senate Bill 1978, nicknamed the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill, on Monday, according to the Texas legislature's website, after the legislation cleared the state House and Senate last month. The chain has come under fire for its charitable donations to religious organizations, including the Salvation Army, that oppose same-sex marriage.

The measure prohibits the government from taking "adverse action" against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or donations to religious groups. Before being sent to the governor, the bill was amended to remove language that would have allowed the Texas attorney general to bring action against any government entity or employee that refused to comply with the bill.
Abbott's office did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on Wednesday.

The legislation comes after the San Antonio City Council in March approved a new concessions contract for the San Antonio International Airport on the condition that fast food chain Chick-fil-A be excluded. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an investigation that month into whether the city violated Chick-fil-A's religious liberty with its decision.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/politics/texas-save-chick-fil-a--bill-greg-abbott/index.html




I had to know more. So we went to the Capitol building in Austin where my attempts to score an interview with Gov. Abbott were met with “who the fuck are you?” and “no further questions”. After many attempts, the answers that I got from one of Gov. Abbott’s interns was that he feels that Chik-Fil-A’s “religious freedoms” are under attack. Whatever that is. My quest to know more about this went further down the rabbit hole. Really, crappy fast food is the hill they choose to die on?

It’s a red-meat issue, but it feeds on chicken.

San Antonio’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from its airport continues to resound in political circles. Legislators passed a religious freedom bill that gained steam after it was rebranded as the ‘Save Chick-fil-A bill.’ Gov. Greg Abbott beamed over its success on Twitter.

And Attorney General Ken Paxton, declining to wait for his own department to rule on a public records request, on Monday filed suit against the city to force it to hand over records he wants for his office’s investigation.

“The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty is somehow even better than Chick-fil-A’s chicken,” Paxton wrote in a letter to San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg early in his clash with the city. “Unfortunately, I have serious concerns that both are under assault at the San Antonio airport.”

The decision to exclude the restaurant made national headlines in March after some City Council members said they couldn’t support Chick-fil-A because of its anti-LGBT reputation and Nirenberg cited economic reasons related to its policy of closing on Sundays.
https://www.expressnews.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/Texas-Attorney-General-Paxton-sues-city-of-San-13921346.php




That still didn’t answer my inquiry. Further inquiries with the aide who was assigned to answer whatever questions I had only did not give me the answer that I wanted. So they seem obsessed with the religious culture of greasy fast food. My attempts to find answers turned up very empty. Back at the hotel and flipping through the channels, I happened to find this.

Adding insult to injury, the conservative hosts of Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends celebrated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of legislation dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill” by eating food from the notoriously homophobic fast-food chain on-air.

There has been a recent spate of pushback to Chick-fil-A stores opening in airports and on college campuses across the country, but the bill Abbott signed this Pride Month prohibits Texas and its cities and counties from punishing individuals or businesses because of affiliation with or donations to religious organizations (including those that are anti-LGBTQ).

"The bill is to protect private entities from punishment over actions they take due to their religious beliefs," Fox & Friends cohost Steve Doocy said.

“So, San Antonio airport — I used to live there, flew into that airport all the time — and they have obviously restaurants, their food court. And Chick-fil-A wants to move in there,” cohost Ainsley Earhart attempted to explain. “Well, the area lawmakers — the local lawmakers said no because there is some controversy with this restaurant. Whether or not — what their beliefs are on LGBT — and so they voted no. Well, it went all the way to the governor's desk, and he just signed it."
https://www.advocate.com/media/2019/6/13/fox-friends-celebrates-antigay-legislation-chick-fil-feast




Yeah probably. So my quest to seek answers from the governor’s office got nothing. Why are they wasting time on crappy fast food at the airport terminal when there’s far more important matters out there? And all I get was Fox & Friends stuffing their faces with this crap to stick it to LGBT people somehow? What are they proving? Nothing. But I did find out that the State, in their quest for grease and calories, sued one of its’ own cities to protect a bullshit fast food joint. Yes, that is what is going on in Texas at the capitol.

Escalating the fight over Chick-fil-A’s religious rights, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued San Antonio on Monday as part of his investigation into the city’s decision to reject the chicken chain as an airport vendor.

The lawsuit, filed in state district court in Travis County, seeks a court order requiring San Antonio to turn over emails and other internal communications in which council members and city employees discussed the Chick-fil-A contract with each other and outsiders.

San Antonio officials previously rejected Paxton’s demand for the internal documents.

Like other Texas Republican leaders, Paxton has blasted the airport decision as a violation of Chick-fil-A’s religious freedom, particularly because blocking the chain as an airport vendor was proposed by Council Member Roberto Trevino, who cited Chick-Fil-A’s “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” including opposition to same-sex marriage by corporate leaders. Trevino’s proposal was approved 6-4 on March 21.
https://www.statesman.com/news/20190603/state-of-texas-sues-san-antonio-escalating-chick-fil-a-fight




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Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! We are back! We are baaaaaaaaaaack! What’s up El Paso? You guys doing fucking good? I hope everyone had a good start to their summer! What? You mean it’s already been summer here since March? Seriously? Damn and I thought the rain season in California went on way too long. It is fucking hot out there, I will give you that, but of course it’s never the right time to talk about climate change. No, I’m not congratulating the Boston Bruins on winning the Stanley Cup. No. Make me. Boston has won every fucking championship ever in the last 15 years and the last thing they need is another one. No, make me again. I’m having a sit in. What? This makes the douchebag fans even more douchebaggy. I mean they are even fighting among themselves! Watch this clip!



Yeah I mean come on do we really want to give these drunk, crazy douchebags an excuse to be even crazier drunk douchebags? I know I don’t! And speaking of fighting, allow me to segue into this next topic. I mean does anyone else really want to see Tom Cruise go full Les Grossman and just beat the living ass out of Justin Bieber? Shit, if this fight were to go down I would actually pay the $49.99 to watch it on PPV. And if anyone knows what it’s like to be punched in the face it’s Tom Cruise – I mean if you’ve seen any of the Mission Impossible movies, you know that dude can take a punch in the face or two. I don’t think Beiber would last two rounds. And hey if Beiber really wanted to put up a fight, why don’t we put him in the nosebleed section of a Bruins game? At least then Beiber might have a fighting chance! Hey o!!! OK enough of the intro this week, we have a lot of idiocy to get to but first John Oliver is back and he delves into the history of the Equal Rights Amendment:



Wow, it’s been quite the last two weeks since we last saw you guys! As always whenever the Top 10 takes an extended break, we like to catch up on stuff we missed (1) and there was quite a lot of it so bare with us as we power through it. In the second slot this week is the guy who we currently call president, Donald J. Trump (2) and he had quite the week last week including his trip to England and his disastrous trip to Normandy – yeah a guy who didn’t serve lecturing us about supporting the troops is like a guy who doesn’t drink selling us vodka. Oh wait. In the third slot this week is also Donald Trump (3) and we have to break down his absolutely BONKERS interview on the Piers Morgan show, and really he went full Tracy Jordan on this one. In the 4th slot, sigh… there was another mass shooting while we were off, this time in Virginia Beach, and since the White House says it’s never the right time to talk about gun control ( ), we’re going to show you stories of good guys with guns (4) and we’ve got some good ones! In the number 5 slot this week is our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates (5) and this week we’re going to take a look at what’s going on at Mt. Everest. Yeah, climbing to the top of the world’s tallest mountain is one of the coolest things a person can do, but is it worth dying for? No! At slot number 6 is of course our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit” (6) and our resident pastor is back from vacation and he lived like a televangelist, because frequent flyer miles are for godless heathens! In the 7th slot this week is “Beating A Dead Horse” and June is Pride month, honoring our LGBT brothers and sisters worldwide, but do we really need a Straight Pride Parade? Hell no!!! And there’s some real winners supporting this idea. Taking the number 8 slot this week, we have a new “How Is This Still A Thing?” and while Youtube is cracking down on the worst offenders including neo Nazis, white supremacists, and white nationalists, somehow Christian “comedian” Steven Crowder’s channel is still allowed to exist, and we’re going to ask how that’s a thing. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot this week is “I Need A Drink” (9) and this week we’re going to get drunk and tell you about a new start up company that hopes to revolutionize consumer travel by… pogo stick. Yeah no, that is a disaster waiting to happen. And finally this week since we’re touring the great state of Texas, we thought it would be fun to really explore and find out why people either really love or really hate the Lone Star State in the first of a 5 part series “What’s Up With Texas” (10) and this week we’ve got a doozy of a story to report! Plus we’re going to close with some live music from our good friends Blink 182, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic album Enema Of The State! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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We took two weeks off. And we should never do that because we live in a world where literally batshit fucking crazy stuff happens on an almost minute by minute basis. So two weeks of time is a long break between when the last Top 10 happened and the current Top 10 happened. Where do we even begin to tackle what has happened? You know what? Let’s start in England where the guy who we currently call president spent his summer vacation. But we’ll get to that in a minute. I want to use this entry to bring you up to speed on Brexit – a hilarious combination of the words “brex” and “it”. And when you think about it – England is about to elect a Prime Minister who quite literally looks like Trump:



The resemblance is uncanny! I mean two elderly, grossly overweight fat men with bad hair and a messianic complex ruling their respective countries? How bad could it get? Really fucking bad if you ask me.

The UK economy could be headed for its first quarterly contraction since late 2012 after uncertainty over Brexit caused a sharp slowdown in manufacturing.

Britain's economy shrunk by 0.4% in April, according to official data published Monday that was even more dire than economists had expected. The data also showed a 0.1% contraction in March.

"The clear message is that underlying growth is pretty sluggish," said Ruth Gregory, a senior economist at Capital Economics, who added that it's possible the economy will shrink in the second quarter.

Manufacturing was hardest hit in April. Three years after the Brexit referendum, UK-based companies still have no idea what their future terms of trade will be with the European Union, which accounts for about half of British goods exports. Recent surveys suggest EU customers are taking their business elsewhere.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/10/economy/brexit-uk-gdp-economy/index.html




Yeah the people who voted for Brexit right now are like the dog in the cartoon – they’ll keep saying every thing is fine with Brexit while the whole fucking country burns to the ground right behind them! I mean as if things couldn’t get any worse the EU gave them an ultimatum. And come on you know everything’s going fine when that happens!

Mr Johnson yesterday used his first interview of the Tory leadership campaign to warn that he would refuse to pay the Brexit deal unless he got a better offer from the EU. The bookmakers’ favourite to replace Mrs May in Number 10 said his threat to withhold cash from Brussels would act as “great lubricant” in persuading the EU to reopen talks on the Irish backstop and the future trade deal. He said: “I think our friends and partners need to understand that the money is going to be retained until such time as we have greater clarity about the way forward.”

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They added: “First the Conservative party needs to elect a new leader, it’s only logical that they will try to renegotiate.

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The Elysee official said refusal to handover the £39bn to Brussels would represent the equivalent of a “sovereign debt default,”, as suffered by Greece.

It was claimed that the UK’s economy would be downgraded by ratings agencies causing Government bonds to collapse, hitting savers and investors hardest.

The source said: “Not honouring your payment obligations is a failure of international commitments equivalent to a sovereign debt default, whose consequences are well known.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1138590/Brexit-news-UK-EU-Boris-Johnson-next-prime-minister-Brexit-bill-latest-update




Of course everything is fine! I mean I’d expect this level of negotiation from a graduate of that seminar that advertises in the back of the airline in flight magazine, not politicians who are trying to decide the fate of the fucking global economy!!! OK I could talk all day about the cluster fuck known as Brexit but we don’t have that kind of time. It is fun to watch from afar isn’t it? Moving on, I want to discuss Trump’s war on tech companies. So while we were off this happened:

The president took to Twitter Sunday morning to yell at the New York Times, CNN, and Twitter and complain about the way he is treated by media in comparison to former President Obama.

Obviously upset over being called out for the way he originally expressed the timing of his tariffs deal with Mexico, Trump tried to reshape the agreement again and blasted the New York Times for reporting the truth.

The problem with the President’s rant is the omissions. Trump initially told anyone who would listen that the agreement with Mexico was based on the tariffs threat from last week and never mentioned that a deal had been, as the Times reported on Saturday, in the works for months.

Trump continued dangerously blasting legitimate media outlets calling them “The Enemy of the People!” while at the same time, showing his ignorance of the meaning of “freedom of speech.”
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-extended-twitter-rant-846071/




Wait, wait, wait, wait. So yeah while we were gone, Twitter went ahead and banned James Woods for threatening to murder members of Congress (HA HA!!!) along with some other prominent conservative voices, and in one angry tweet storm, Trump goes from tweeting about conservatives being banned on Twitter and supporting free speech, to the media is the enemy of the people. Maybe he’s nervous. Are you nervous, Donnie? Especially when this is happening this week:

Top Democratic leaders may be in no rush to launch an impeachment inquiry, but the party is launching a series of hearings this week on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

The slate of televised sessions on Mueller’s report means a new, intensified focus on the Russia probe and puts it on an investigative “path” — in the words of anti-impeachment Speaker Nancy Pelosi — that some Democrats hope leads to impeachment of President Donald Trump.

In doing so, they are trying to aim a spotlight on allegations that Trump sought to obstruct a federal investigation as well as his campaign’s contacts with Russia in the 2016 election.

And they will lay the groundwork for an appearance from Mueller himself, despite his stated desire to avoid testifying.

The House Judiciary Committee plans to cover the first topic at a Monday hearing on “presidential obstruction and other crimes.” The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday intends to review the counterintelligence implications of the Russian meddling. Mueller said there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, but he said he could not exonerate Trump on obstruction.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-push-ahead-with-hearings-on-muellers-russia-probe_n_5cfe4116e4b0aab91c08ea65





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Speaking of Donny shutting the fuck up, we got to talk about his trip to Europe. Ooh ooh we need some music for this one!



OK you guys are fucking with me. Wrong Europe.



OK much better! So Trump went to Europe… OK can we stop with the Final Countdown already? Thank you! Trump went to Europe to meet the Queen and to go pay his respects to the our fallen soldiers on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. And neither event went particularly well. For starters Trump channeled his inner Clark Griswold and brought his entire family along for the ride. And like most family vacations, this one became a complete clusterfuck.

President Trump returns to Washington on Friday afternoon following a four-day trip to Europe that began with a state visit to the United Kingdom and culminated with a ceremony in France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The state visit was a family affair for the president, who was accompanied by all of his adult children, and he stirred controversy with his comments about the royal family and British politics.

Trump ended the trip on a somber note, delivering a speech at Normandy in front of dozens of veterans who participated in the June 1944 Allied invasion.

Here are six notable moments surrounding the president's travels.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/447355-six-notable-moments-from-trumps-europe-trip




Yeah so it didn’t start off great. And it proceeded to only get worse from there. I mean come on, how can he fuck up a visit to the queen? Well take a look at him in a white collar tuxedo:



How much fucking weight has he gained since taking the oath of office? All those hamburder buffets cant be good for him. I mean England has “God Save Our Noble Queen”, we have “God Save Our Noble President Man Baby”. Yeah that doesn’t have the same ring to it. I mean how bad could it get?

US President Donald Trump says Queen Elizabeth II had the time of her life in his company during a state visit to the UK this week.

Reflecting on his trip to Europe in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday, Trump boasted about his connection with the Queen, who entertained the president at Buckingham Palace.

During the 16-minute interview, Trump said he and the Queen, who turned 93 earlier this year, had such an involved conversation at the state banquet in his honor, that he did not know who else was sat at the table.

"There are those that say they have never seen the Queen have a better time, a more animated time," he said, but did not elaborate on who these people were.
https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-queen-had-time-of-life-in-his-company-2019-6




Seriously, Automatic Chemistry sounds like the name of a 90’s alternative rock album. REM presents Automatic Chemistry! What? You think it would be better as a Pearl Jam album? But then switching gears Trump went to Normandy and that’s where the shit show started. I mean seriously, the GOP doesn’t get to say that we’re disrespecting the troops ever again, because they clearly don’t give a shit!

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took some shots at the White House on Sunday morning when he claimed President Trump’s staff did not serve him well by allowing him to sit down with pro-Trump Fox News host Laura Ingraham for an interview that featured him blasting his political rivals with the Normandy D-Day cemetery as a backdrop.

During a panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, Christie—who served as a Trump surrogate in the 2016 election and was briefly part of the Trump transition team—generally praised the president on his recent overseas visit.

The conversation then pivoted into the debate over Trump lashing out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the Ingraham interview, with Christie noting that the president was reacting to Pelosi reportedly telling Democrats she wanted to see Trump in prison.

After saying Pelosi “earned” Trump’s wrath due to her comments and claiming there was no excuse for her to say she wanted to see the president jailed, the one-time GOP presidential candidate tossed some criticism the White House’s way.

“I also think that the president’s press staff served him poorly in two instances in Europe,” Christie declared. “Putting him in front of Piers Morgan and putting him in that interview at that site with Laura Ingraham. That doesn’t serve the president well.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/chris-christie-trumps-staff-served-him-poorly-with-laura-ingraham-fox-interview-at-d-day-cemetery




Yes, Trump, there’s plenty of places that you could have given that interview but a cemetery before a major speech honoring our veterans isn’t fucking one of them!!!



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So the guy who we currently call president, Donald J. Trump, thinks he’s Winston Churchill. That’s right -a guy who didn’t serve in the military suddenly thinking that he’s on par with one of the greatest generals in human history. I mean let’s compare the two – one fought the Nazis, the other one thinks that Nazis are very fine people. How did this happen? Well, shortly before Trumpenfuror left England, he had a batshit fucking crazy interview with Piers Morgan that went way off the rails. And well, I would expect Tracy Jordan to give a far more coherent interview to Larry King, if you remember that classic 30 Rock episode. Just how bad was it? Well there’s a lot of things wrong with it and we will point a few of them out.

He quoted Roosevelt and gently greeted frail veterans at a D-Day commemoration, hours after proclaiming Bette Midler a “psycho” and Chuck Schumer a “creep.” He exalted soldiers’ bravery while dismissing his avoidance of service in Vietnam, calling it a country “nobody heard of.” He toasted Britain’s queen at a Buckingham Palace banquet, after calling London’s mayor a loser.

For President Trump, reconciling his impulses with the expectations for an American president has often posed a hurdle. And when he had idle time during his three-day trip to Britain, the gap between the two — which has come to define his presidency — was jarring.

Mr. Trump’s trip to Britain ended Wednesday much as it had begun: as a split screen of a president embracing regal respectability on one side and settling scores on the other.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/world/europe/piers-morgan-donald-trump-interview.html




There we go, everybody, I think we’ve reached Peak Trump here. I mean there’s nowhere it can go but downhill from here, can it? I mean really, the guy who walked in on underage girls dressing in a locker room calling someone else a creep? That’s rich! And why does Trump think that Vietnam was a terrible war? Just… I can’t even begin to comprehend his logic anymore. Of course it was, but we’ll save that for another topic.

Exactly 75 years ago Friday, Allied soldiers stepped on a deadly shore to liberate people they did not know, in a war they did not choose.

President Trump said he would have preferred to serve in that kind of war. One that stirred feelings of deep pride in a U.S. victory and righteousness against a clearly defined enemy.

But his generation got Vietnam.

“I thought it was a terrible war,” Trump told Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain” on Wednesday. “I thought it was very far away, and at that time nobody ever heard of the country. So many people dying, what is happening over there? So I was never a fan — like we’re fighting against Nazi Germany, we’re fighting against Hitler.”

The exchange occurred after Morgan asked Trump whether he “wished” he had served in the military, particularly in Vietnam, which Trump avoided with a string of student deferments and a medical disqualification for bone spurs.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/06/05/trump-is-making-up-not-serving-vietnam-with-increased-defense-funding-he-says/?utm_term=.c8c7352dc511




You tell ‘em, Walter! They’re our basic freedoms, after all! And you know what the irony of Trump’s appearance in Europe was? Not only did he undo the alliance that made D-Day happen in the first place, he’s just becoming more unhinged by the day. I mean really, he gets no, and I repeat no, right to call anyone else nasty. He’s the meanest, nastiest person in any given room. What? Did Megan Markle hurt your little feelings President Snowflake?

In a new interview during his state visit to the U.K., President Donald Trump insisted that the world had misunderstood his recent description of Meghan Markle as “nasty.”

He had not said Meghan was nasty herself, he claimed to Piers Morgan in a sit-down set to air Wednesday morning.

Rather, Trump said, Meghan had acted nastily by criticizing him during the 2016 presidential election.

“She was nasty to me, and that’s okay for her to be nasty,” he told Morgan, according to an advance copy of his quotes released by Good Morning Britain. “It’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.”

Trump also insisted to Morgan, long a sympathetic conservative voice, that he had planned to bring up the matter to Prince Harry when the two met on Monday at Buckingham Palace.

“We didn’t talk about it,” Trump told Morgan, adding, “I was going to because it was so falsely put out there.”
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-explains-nasty-meghan-markle-comment/




Obviously, Trump is batshit fucking crazy. But then this is where the interview went off the rails. Of course you can’t talk about American politics without bringing up our love of the gun, and don’t worry we’ll get to that in a minute. But really? He thinks a guy with a knife can stop a bullet? Funny I don’t remember that scene in John Wick!


Trump: Unarmed civilians are 'sitting ducks,' don't stand a chance against 'bad guys' with guns
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President Trump in an interview broadcast early Wednesday argued against gun control, saying that unarmed civilians are "sitting ducks."

"When somebody has a gun illegally and nobody else has a gun because the laws are that you can't have a gun, those people are gone. They have no choice, they have no chance," Trump told Piers Morgan on ITV's "Good Morning Britain."

"The people that obey the laws ... those people are sitting ducks," he added.

The president did say he doesn't like gun suppressors, also known as silencers, and would "think about" banning them after one was used in a Virginia Beach, Va. shooting in which 12 people were killed last week.

Trump also argued that a mass shooting near Paris would never have occurred if someone "on the other side" had a gun.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/447018-unarmed-civilians-are-sitting-ducks-dont-stand-a-chance-against-bad





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One thing we love to do at the Top 10 is refute talking points, and one of our favorites comes from that most American of institutions known as the National Rifle Association. While we were off, there was yet another mass shooting. And the response coming from the White House is the usual “we’re not supposed to talk about it” bullshit. Yes, they actually said this. Of course gun nuts are a large percentage of the base, and we wouldn’t offend the base would we? Boy, for the party that loves to “trigger the snowflakes”, they really are a bunch of pathetic snowflakes aren’t they? So with that in mind, we decided that we’re going to flip the script and instead show you some “Good Guys With Guns”. Like here’s a perfect example of the NRA’s dream guy. Just your average Joe Six Pack with guns and a messianic complex strolling through your average Wal-Mart:

https://twitter.com/Paul_VanDerMeer/status/1134856957792333827

Let me see if I can identify what's wrong with this picture. It's not the fact that he's holding what appears to be a single bag of questionable quality microwave popcorn. It's not the Harley Davidson belt. It's not the poorly secured holdster attached to the outside of his belt loop. It's definitely not the fact that he's got a key chain with more keys than a high school janitor would carry. Or the extremely dumb 2nd amendment t-shirt. I know... it's that fucking chain wallet! I mean what kind of grown ass man still carries a chain wallet in 2019??? That shit wasn't even fashionable when it was cool and that was in 1993!!! I know because I had one. and then there was this guy who loaded his store with so much inventory that it couldn’t manage it, and Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

Firearms distributor United Sporting Cos. loaded up on guns ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, expecting a surge in sales would follow the election of a Democrat. Then Hillary Clinton lost.

The miscalculation sparked a multi-year decline that has reached the courthouse steps in Delaware, where United filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.

When Republican Donald Trump emerged victorious in the election, United was left with lower-than-expected sales and high carrying costs for unsold inventory, Chief Executive Officer Bradley P. Johnson said in a court declaration.

United, which sells an array of outdoor equipment, is seeking protection from creditors while it sorts out more than $270 million of debt secured by liens on its assets, court papers show. The company, whose subsidiaries include Ellett Brothers LLC and Jerry’s Sports Inc., reported Ebitda of $4 million on net sales of $557 million last year -- well below its average of $885.3 million in sales from 2012 to 2016.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-10/political-misfire-debt-load-bankrupt-gun-seller-united-sporting?srnd=premium




That story right there perfectly illustrates why your average gun nut is so paranoid of democratic rule that they’ll go out of their way to prove their point. And I mean why use things like facts and logic when we live in 2019 and those things don’t matter? Only outrage does! But before we show you some winners, let’s talk some facts. Just how much money is the gun industry worth? The answer might shock you but it’s not all that surprising.

Gun stores had revenue of about $11 billion, IBIS World said in its 2018 report. Gun and ammunition manufacturers had revenue of $17 billion, but the majority of that revenue comes from the defense side of the equation: arms sales to the U.S. and foreign governments.

These numbers just aren’t that large. A single company, Amazon, had revenue of $178 billion a year in 2017. The GDP of the United States is more than $19 trillion.

What is larger than the revenue in the gun business is the amount of money spent securing ourselves against America’s gun violence problem, though it's harder to separate.

The security alarm business alone, for instance, brings in $25 billion a year. There are 1.1 million security guards employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor. I’m guessing the business of a company like ALICE Training Institute, which provides civilian training on how to respond to active shooters, is probably booming right now. The Washington Post estimated schools are spending $2.7 billion a year on security measures. Government spending on domestic homeland security averaged $65 billion per year from 2002 to 2017.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethmacbride/2018/11/25/americas-gun-business-is-28b-the-gun-violence-business-is-bigger/#602d60843ae8




Holy shit!!! Not only are guns a huge part of the American economy, keeping Americans safe from guns is an even bigger part of the American economy! So with that in mind let’s take a look at some good guys with guns, and why not? And also, why am I not surprised that a majority of these stories come from Florida?

Passengers say their charter boat captain went on a drunken, drug-infused tirade and threatened to shoot everyone on his boat during a nightmare fishing trip.

10News also obtained a police summary and witness statements that paint a disturbing picture of what should have been a 12-hour fishing excursion Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sarasota police say passengers aboard the boat told them Captain Mark Bailey, 36, drank rum from the bottle, had multiple beers, got high from cocaine and ended up in an argument with a 15-year-old passenger who reportedly tried to grab his uncle a drink from the captain's pail.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212165949




GILLIGAN!!!!! I mean if that guy is the guy who is supposed to protect the boat, why does it matter if the other guy has a gun? It’s more than likely that gun used to commit a murder was stolen, because these are some absolutely shocking statistics regarding guns and gun crime. No wonder we have guys like the winner in the Florida story above!

Stealing from people almost guaranteed to be armed would seem like a dumb idea to most, but not everybody got the memo. Firearm theft from licensed retailers including gun stores is becoming increasingly common, according to data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week.

The number of robberies of federal firearms licensees reported to the ATF have increased 227% since 2013 and burglaries of such gun purveyors are up 71% over that same period.

To make matters worse, the quantity of firearms stolen has increased as thefts become more frequent. In 2013, 3,355 firearms were taken in burglaries, compared with 7,841 in 2017, with a steady increase each year. The trend is slightly different for robberies, which tend to leave perpetrators less time to gather up guns: that number increased from 96 in 2013 to 370 in 2016, but fell to 288 last year.
http://fortune.com/2018/01/19/gun-thefts-atf-firearm-retailers/




Holy shit!!! No wonder there’s so many good guys out there. And with people like that and our MAGA friend above, it’s no wonder. And if you wonder where the right wing and their doomsday obsession comes from, this house in LA may provide some clues. I mean it’s in Beverly Hills! Remember the good old days when people used to just grow pot in their garage? This is in my backyard, damn it! Keep this in mind the next time the NRA tries to play down that talking point:

Police have seized more than 1,000 guns from a mansion in California, where photographs and video show guns stacked on top of one another in a line that extends the length of several cars.

The guns were found on Wednesday in the upscale Holmby Hills neighbourhood, where law enforcement described a property resembling a “hoarder’s house” that kept 30 officers busy for 15 hours as all of the firearms were removed from the mansion.

The search was initiated by Los Angeles Police officers and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), who served up a search warrant in the suspicion that someone was manufacturing or selling illegal firearms, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/girard-saenz-guns-mansion-california-holmby-hills-la-police-raid-a8907271.html





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Hey El Paso, it’s time to investigate beyond the headlines. This is Top 10 Investigates!



Climbing to the top of the world’s tallest mountain is one of the coolest things you can do – both literally and figuratively. But is it worth dying for? The amount of traffic that can be seen at the summit and the peak of the world’s tallest mountain might be the worst in history. There’s plenty of reasons that you can think of as to how we got to this point. While you can say that you climbed to the top of Everest, what you are really doing in 2019 is waiting in the world’s highest elevated line. And you might be asking how did we get here? Well the answer is shocking, but really not all that surprising.

The reward for climbers who ascend Mount Everest is a view like none other, an expansive vista of the Himalayas from the highest point on the planet.

On Wednesday, those who made it to the top saw something else: Hundreds of other climbers.

The final leg of their journey to the summit was a traffic jam of trekkers enticed by good weather, the route clogged by a single-file march of 250 to 300 people along a precarious cliff that caused delays of about three hours.

“I have had bottlenecks on mountains before but not this many people at such high altitude,” Nirmal Purja, a climber who photographed the scene, said in a message. If the weather had turned, he said, “it could’ve been a real disaster.”

The long, winding line to the peak added risk to what is already one of the most dangerous mountains, raising the possibility of frostbite and oxygen depletion. At least two climbers died after having reached the summit on Wednesday, and their deaths may have been related to the delays.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/world/asia/deadly-everest-traffic-jam.html




So if you’re the country of Nepal how do you do damage control on this? Well they’re probably scrambling to find answers and provide answers to those who wish to complete this most godly of physical challenges. But there does at least seem to be an answer as global warming is causing Everest to melt, and people are being discovered that have long been thought to be missing. And not in a good way either.

A few years ago, Kami Rita Sherpa, a veteran climber and guide, met with a gruesome sight at Mount Everest Base Camp. Human bones poked from the ground, smooth and ice-crusted.

It was not a fluke. Subsequent seasons yielded more remains — a skull, fingers, parts of legs. Guides increasingly believe that their findings fit into a broader development on the world’s highest mountain: A hotter climate has been unearthing climbers who never made it home.

“Snow is melting and bodies are surfacing,” said Mr. Sherpa, who has summited Everest 24 times, a world record. “Finding bones has become the new normal for us.”

In the last few seasons, climbers say they have seen more bodies lying on the icy slopes of Everest than ever before. Both the climbers and the Nepalese government believe this is a grim result of global warming, which is rapidly melting the mountain’s glaciers and in the process exposing bones, old boots and full corpses from doomed missions decades ago.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/sports/everest-bodies-global-warming.html




So what is the solution? Where do we go from here? You could say that bureaucratic red tape got us in this mess and you would be right. Raising the price isn’t going to help. Those same people who can pay the $11,000 fees are going to be paying the $20,000 fees. Something that was once exclusive is now accessible to everybody, and that’s not always a good thing.

Nine people have died on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest so far this year, the most during a climbing season on the peak since a deadly earthquake in 2015. This time however, climbers and guides are blaming a host of other factors for the spike in deaths:

CROWDS

This year, the Nepalese government issued a record 381 permits to climb Everest, costing $11,000 each.

Climbers spoke of traffic jams below the summit, in the “death zone” above 8,000 metres where many deaths occur due to the lack of oxygen.

Some operators have urged the government to cut the number of permits, and raise the price to around $20,000 to combat increased crowds.

“Confident climbers with experienced guides and sherpas would have known about the jam and waited for their chance to go up safely,” said Adrian Ballinger of the US-based company Alpenglow Expeditions.
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/whats-behind-the-spike-in-deaths-on-mount-everest/




When something gets that overcrowded, it can never be a good thing, can it? At least waiting in traffic on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, you probably won’t die. But waiting in traffic in unusually high altitudes with no water or food and you’re surrounded by thousands of other people waiting to reach the summit? Yeah you will most likely die. And you probably won’t be discovered for a very long time.

A British climber too weak to descend from Mount Everest died on Saturday, officials said, the eighth climber to die on the world’s tallest mountain and the 18th in Nepal’s Himalayas during the current climbing season.

Hiking officials attributed most of the deaths to weakness, exhaustion and delays on the crowded route to the 8,850-meter (29,035 feet) summit.

Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, died in the so-called “death zone” known for low levels of oxygen on descent from the summit, Mira Acharya, a tourism department official, said.

He is the eighth fatality on Everest in the current climbing season that ends this month.

“He died because of weakness after a long ascent and difficult descent,” Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivar Treks company that arranged his logistics told Reuters. “He was descending with his sherpa guides from the summit when he suddenly fainted.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nepal-everest-briton/british-climber-dies-on-everest-as-death-toll-of-climbers-in-nepal-reaches-18-idUSKCN1SV09T?il=0




Yes, Stupid Sexy Flanders indeed. So you will probably die if you reach the top of the peak in 2019, because there’s way too many other people attempting to climb the same mountain and it’s almost impossible to get back down. So what’s it really like? One Vail mountaineer gives a much more real portrait of what it’s like than the media does.

A photo circulating social media shows what appears to be a traffic jam on Mount Everest.

One day after it was taken, Vail resident Chris Cobb made it to the summit. He says it was a surreal moment that's hard to put into words.

"You don't have much time," Cobb said. "I mean you got to go or you're going to freeze to death. I was probably up there maybe I don't know -- ten minutes?"

It has been a deadly climbing season on Mount Everest. Eleven people have died so far, which is more than twice the number of people who died last year.
https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/vail-man-shares-experiences-from-mount-everest




That’s it this week for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




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Gather around my fair brothers and sisters of El Paso! It’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate, for the Holy Church Of The Top 10 has convened and it’s time to remind you that the holiest among us are the most full of:



My fair congregation!!! I have returned from vacation! Yes, I am tanned, I am rested, and I am ready to plow through another 28 weeks of this thing! And what did I do on my summer vacation? Where did I go to relax, you might ask? Well, I decided to live like I am a televangelist. I mean, I got to be honest, as much as I love and support UUC style preaching, there’s no money in it! There’s plenty of money however, in being a televangelist grifter. And it’s not one thing to have a private jet, these guys have all the private jet money in the world! Just how much money does a guy like Kenneth Copeland have? Well a hell of a lot!

Kenneth Copeland, a Texas-based televangelist, was confronted by a reporter who grilled him over his fleet of private planes. The exchange, which aired last month on Inside Edition, recently went viral over the weekend and showed Copeland justifying his luxurious spending.

Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero asked Copeland about why he won't fly commercial as he was getting in a vehicle in Branson, Missouri. He defended it, making it seem to be a vital means to his televangelism. He said, "If I flew commercial, I'd have to stop 65% of what I'm doing."

Guerrero questioned him about a private jet he purchased from filmmaker Tyler Perry, the Gulfstream V. He replied, "Well, that's none of your business."

Copeland, owner of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and a small airport in Texas, then said Perry "made it so cheap" he couldn't help to buy it. He cited a May trip where he traveled to five continents as a reason why he needed the plane. He also admits to using his private jets to travel to his vacation homes.

The journalist wanted Copeland to explain a comment he made in 2015, when he described flying commercial as "flying in a long tube with a bunch of demons — and it's deadly." While pointing his finger at Guerrero, Copeland denied saying it initially, before explaining that it's a "biblical thing."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kenneth-copeland-televangelist-defends-lavish-lifestyle-and-use-of-private-jets-2019-06-04/




Why yes, the devil does walk among us!!! But his name beith Kenneth J. Copeland! I mean is this a Biblical thing? I ask you my fair congregation! You know it does say in the Good Book that JAYSUS hated the rich and grifters, and hypocrites and Kenneth Copeland is all 3! I will say private jets are nice but it does indicate a very sinful lifestyle!

Copeland then added that he has more than three planes, but that he primarily uses the Gulfstream and two Citations, while others in his ministry have access to the planes too. The televangelist who is said to be worth $760 million as of 2018 explained that he needs to jet around the world to help the needy.

He admitted that he is a wealthy man, but said that the money doesn’t come from his ministry alone, as he has vast investments.

“My wealth does not come from offering alone. I have a lot of natural gas on my properties. You didn’t know that did you baby? Isn’t that wonderful?” Copeland said.

Copeland then added that the Jewish people understand that it’s not a bad thing to have money and to be wealthy.
https://www.inquisitr.com/5464178/kenneth-copeland-commercial-flights-demons/




Well they are DAYMON birds if they’re flown by Pastor Copeland. I’m not saying that Pastor Copeland is a DAYMON, but he doesn’t exactly live a Biblical lifestyle. And you can lie. You can lie all you want, but the DEVIL sees all and knows all! So here’s the thing, Pastor Copeland, when you’re already in a hole, stop fucking digging!!! Why yes, we can swear in my church and this is making me very angry, sir! And you do not want to see me angry, for I bring down the WRATH OF GAWD!!!

Brown’s argument is that we’re all presumably okay with Copeland spending more money to fly than take a bus. (I would agree with that. I don’t think anyone would criticize Copeland for flying to various locations if they were far away or overseas. The slightly higher price for a plane ticket could be easily justified.) By extension, then, Brown asks why we’re all mad that he spends more money on a private jet than flying commercial.

Because the drastic increase in cost for a private jet is a luxury he can do without.

Steven Kozar at Museum of Idolatry tried to make sense of it. Even if we’re talking about spending the bare minimum to operate the private jet — which one website said was $700,000 a year for a pilot, staff, maintenance, and other necessities — just think about the bills.

So, using the lowest annual cost of $700,000 and dividing it by 12 months the cost to operate a jet is at least $58,333.33 per month. That comes to $1,944.44 per DAY. A more expensive jet would cost $5,000 to $10,000 per DAY. If Kenneth Copeland bought a new ticket every single day, he would have to spend at least $1,944.44 on each ticket to equal the cost of running one private jet, and that doesn’t even figure in the cost of actually purchasing the jet.
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/06/07/this-is-a-horrible-way-to-defend-a-wealthy-televangelists-private-jet/




Except that it isn’t, sir. You know it is fun to play armchair auditor and those are some pretty alarming numbers that it takes to operate a private jet, let alone a fleet of them! So, the question is, is Pastor Copeland stealing from his collection offerings? I ask you my fair congregation!! But Kenneth Copeland apparently loves his private jets more than he loves JAYSUS, because frequent flyer miles are for godless heathens!

A journalist's confrontation with a televangelist has gone viral, bringing televangelism and its most prosperous preachers under public scrutiny once again.

Texas televangelist Kenneth Copeland came under fire this weekend for viral statements defending his lifestyle, including his ownership of three private jets.

Upon their first interaction in Branson, Missouri, Lisa Guerrero, an investigative journalist for news magazine Inside Edition, asked Copeland about his planes.

"That's really none of your business," he told her.

Copeland then justified his jet-setting by arguing that he would not be able to preach globally without them.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/04/televangelist-kenneth-copeland-defends-private-jets-inside-edition/1337549001/




Yes, god forbid that Pastor Copeland put up with the TSA and frequent flyer rewards programs like the rest of us have to! Now I know in the Good Book, it says judge not lest ye be judged, but really, fuck these people! None of your business? Well we’ll make it our business, thank you sir!! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for;




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June is Pride month and while we’re celebrating and respecting our LGBT brothers and sisters around the globe, some on the right side of things would like to remind you that they’re getting enough respect, you know, like a bad Rodney Dangerfield bit. In fact, they’d like to remind you that there’s an open season on being straight and white in this country. To which we say “HELL NO!!!!”. So let’s examine both sides of the argument here. Why do we need a Straight Pride Parade? And why is it the worst thing in the entire world? And also, why the hell did they choose Boston for this event? That seems like a very odd choice. Does Boston need some humiliation after winning all those championships? Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. But let’s start with the logic behind it before we meet some of the winners organizing it:

Boston conservative activists are planning a "Straight Pride" parade in the city for August -- with their own heavy security in case of trouble -- though both its organizer and the president of the LGBTQ pride parade invited each other to the other's events.

John Hugo, the president of the "Super Happy Fun America" organization that's putting together the event tentatively planned for Aug. 31, said the parade is aimed at protesting "some serious heterophobia" in Boston. He said he asked City Hall to fly the "Straight Pride" flag -- a pink and blue flag with an intertwined male symbol and female symbol -- on its flagpole, but that the city declined.

"We are sick and tired of being treated like second-class citizens," said Hugo of heterosexuals. "We shouldn't be treated any differently and we are."
Hugo, who said the causes he's advocating for include preventing doctors from administering sex-change procedures on minors.

But DeMarco laughed after being asked about the opinion that straight people are treated worse than gay people.
"It's ironic because a lot of the people who are going to be at Pride are our straight allies in the community," DeMarco said. "It's a surprise to us that there's a certain group that feels they need to do that."
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/06/05/Straight-Pride-Parade-Boston/stories/201906050184




Oh boo fucking hoo. Gee how insecure are you that you have to have a parade to honor your own massive ego? Wait, I know! They’re conservatives and Trump fans! And why Boston you might ask? Why not? Maybe they all secretly have a crush on Tom Brady? I don’t know! I am just speculating! But the sad reality is that the city of Boston went along and decided to green light it, so now that’s a thing whether we want it or not.

Reports by Complex indicate that the city of Boston has officially green-lit a Straight Pride parade. The organizer behind it all, Mark Sahady, shared that the parade is scheduled to take place sometime in August. "It looks like the Boston Straight Pride Parade will happen. We filed a discrimination complaint and it appears the City of Boston understands they would lose in litigation," shared Sahady via a Facebook post. "The city is now working with us on the parade. We will have the streets closed and be allowed to have floats and vehicles." And considering the numerous ways we could unpack what the parade's significance meant to the LGBT+ community, Twitter users were unafraid to share their outrage.

Users ensured to let Mark Sahady know they were not here for the bigotry underlying these Straight Pride efforts. Political affiliate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared the following with regards to the issue: "Will “Straight Pride” be a Freaky Friday type situation where all of our history books, movies, stories, media, news, etc feature mostly LGBTQ+ people & perspectives? Will people have to come out as straight? What would folks march in? Socks w/ sandals on? Dad jeans?" Even Captain America's Chris Evans chimed on the affair. Moreover, the permit was requested by the organizers during Pride month which somewhat serves to disrespect the LGBT+ community. See the ensuing reactions below.
https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/city-of-boston-gives-green-light-for-straight-pride-parade-news.82213.html




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Well we champion free speech here, so let ‘em have their parade. Just don’t show up for it. Now here’s where politics makes for some strange bedfellows, and none could be stranger than some of people and corporations who have spoken out against this stupid idea for an event.

Following the announcement of a "Straight Pride" Parade in Boston Tuesday, many took to Twitter to express their support or opposition. One tweet, which made light of the situation, gained a lot of attention and triggered a reaction by AXE body spray.

The initial tweet was written by Tony Posnanski Tuesday and listed stereotypical heterosexual and conservative "floats" that would sponsor the Straight Pride Parade. From "Tomi Lahren riding a Swastika" to a bag of Doritos, AXE wanted to make it clear that they did not belong on the list.

"We'll be at the parade that matters and this one isn't it," the official Twitter account of AXE wrote Wednesday.

One woman–under the Twitter handle of @karmatastrophe–responded to AXE's tweet, saying the company was "uninclusive" and "intolerant."

"Good to know you don't support straight people," @karmatastrophe fired back. "How very uninclusive and intolerant of you. My straight son and my straight partner have decided to no longer use your products since you don't support them."
https://www.newsweek.com/axe-body-spray-has-best-response-straight-pride-parade-sponsorship-claim




That’s right – Axe Body Spray, a brand commonly associated with bro culture, is siding with the LGBT community on this one! Yeah, suck it Straight Pride Parade! Although we have to address the name of the group that’s putting it on – what the fuck kind of name is Super Happy Fun America? That sounds like the name of a Japanese game show about American trivia, and we all know how crazy Japanese game shows can get! Let’s take a look at this group of winners! Would you be surprised that they’re far right white nationalists? I am shocked, shocked I tell you!!!

The organisers of a controversial Straight Pride rally proposed for the city of Boston, in the US, are heavily linked with far-right movements and nationalist protests, it has emerged.

Plans for the parade were widely shared on social media this week, despite no date yet being set and no permit being granted by the city council.

Organisers – a newly-formed group calling itself Super Happy Fun America – suggested the event would be a chance to celebrate being heterosexual.

They have already had to remove photos of Brad Pitt from their website after the actor, who had not given permission for his image to be used, threatened legal action.

Now questions have been raised over the past political activities of the trio of men behind the group, John Hugo, Mark Sahady and Chris Bartley.

Mr Sahady and Mr Bartley are both heavily associated with Resist Marxism – a loose ultra-conservative group found to have links to white supremacist organizations – while Mr Hugo ran, unsuccessfully, for congress in 2018 with an endorsement from the same group.

https://news.yahoo.com/organisers-straight-pride-revealed-links-101158404.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=fb





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This week: The Youtube channel owned by Christian “comedian” Steven Crowder – how is this still a thing? In the last few weeks, Youtube has announced an unprecedented crackdown on hate content with many white supremacists, hate mongerers, neo Nazis, and conspiracy theorists finding their channels either being demonetized or permanently banned. Which they are quick to scream about how they’re being victimized because they’re conservative. But that’s not the discussion this week. This week, the discussion is centering on one channel in particular. The one owned by Steven Crowder, a fundamentalist Christian conservative who also claims to be a comedian. In fact here’s how it got started:

YouTube has demonetized the channel of a conservative host after a Vox journalist called him out for his anti-gay and anti-Hispanic comments.

"Louder with Crowder" host Steven Crowder has made a series of disparaging comments about Vox producer Carlos Maza's sexual orientation and ethnicity.

Maza hosts "Strikethough," a show about media in the age of the Trump presidency, on Vox's YouTube channel. But he said his political views weren't what drew Crowder's ire; instead, he said he's been called a series of offensive names because he is gay and Cuban-American. Crowder's YouTube channel has almost 4 million subscribers.

"Watching videos where I am called a 'lispy queer' pass a million views is incredibly dehumanizing and degrading," Maza told InsideEdition.com. "My boss found out about it, which was incredibly humiliating. My family found about it, my younger sibling saw it, which was incredibly humiliating.
https://www.insideedition.com/vox-journalist-slams-youtube-host-steven-crowder-anti-gay-anti-hispanic-comments-53495




No, no you didn’t. Steven Crowder’s channel is so toxic that it’s attracted this kind of attention and we are sure that neither side really wants this. But in reality when YouTube attempted to respond to such controversy, it blew it big time. And neither party is really left with a satisfied outcome and angrier at the streaming service more than ever.

YouTube unleashed massive confusion and satisfied apparently no one with its handling of Steven Crowder’s homophobic campaign against a gay journalist on Wednesday.

The company will “demonetize” Crowder, a far-right performer, for harassing Vox reporter Carlos Maza. The announcement was a partial reversal from Tuesday, when YouTube said it would not take action against Crowder. After a whiplash-inducing series of tweets, YouTube went from declining to act against Crowder, to demonetizing him, to appearing to base its decision on homophobic t-shirts Crowder sells, before finally saying his entire channel is a problem.

Maza said the decision is a cop-out.

“Basically all political content gets ‘demonetized.’” Maza tweeted. “Crowder's revenue stream isn't from YouTube ads. It's from selling merch and ‘Socialism Is For Fags’ shirts to millions of loyal customers, that @YouTube continues to drive to his channel. For free.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-punishes-steven-crowder-for-homophobic-attacks-on-gay-vox-journalist-carlos-maza




Yeah you can’t please all of the people all of the time and Youtube did exactly that. So rather than telling some people they can make money off political content, they’re simply telling everyone that they cannot make money off political content. But this is what happens when you have very loosely defined rules that aren’t properly enforced enough. And when you have friends like these, who needs enemies?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) threw his support behind Stephen Crowder on Thursday, calling YouTube decision's to no longer permit the conservative commentator, who has been accused of online harassment, to profit from his videos "ridiculous."

"YouTube is not the Star Chamber — stop playing God & silencing those voices you disagree with. This will not end well," wrote Cruz to his 3.3 million followers.

In a subsequent tweet, Cruz broached provocative comments made by TBS's Samantha Bee and actor Jim Carrey as examples of what he says is a double standard.

"This is nuts. YouTube needs to explain why @scrowder is banned, but @iamsambee ('Ivanka is a feckless c***.') & @JimCarrey ('look at my pretty picture of Gov. Kay Ivey being murdered in the womb') aren’t. No coherent standard explains it. Here’s an idea: DON’T BLACKLIST ANYBODY," he wrote.
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/447264-ted-cruz-throws-support-behind-steven-crowder-youtube-is-not-the-star-chamber




In fact while Ted Cruz didn’t say it well, he’s not wrong. This is not ending well. This is the exact opposite of ending well. In fact a simple “you’re wrong” turned into a colossal clusterfuck that could decide the fate of free speech on the internet as we know it. And that enabled Steven Crowed, who not only doubled down on his attacks, he tripled down.

Conservative commentator Steven Crowder has complained that Vox journalist Carlos Maza thinks YouTube is "queer space" after the video site informed him that his channel has been stripped of advertising revenue.

YouTube stopped Crowder from running ads on his channel following complaints made by Vox journalist Carlos Maza on Twitter about racist and homophobic remarks made by the pundit about him on his show.

Speaking on his show Louder with Crowder, the host bemoaned comments Maza made to the Washington Post that YouTube was hypocritical for branding itself as a "queer space" while allowing Crowder to remain on the platform.

"This guy, Carlos Maza, talked about how YouTube was a 'queer space,'" he said.

He went on to make further references to Maza's sexual orientation, before saying that YouTube appealing to the LGBT community was "corporate censorship."
https://www.newsweek.com/steven-crowder-decries-carlos-maza-calling-youtube-queer-space-after-ad-ban-1442579




Except that it isn’t. And Mr. Crowder not only doubled down on his attacks, he opened up a dangerous can of worms that should have not been opened. In fact Youtube might be reversing their long standing policy on hate speech if it proves a point. Which will open the doors for white supremacy and hate speech to rule the streaming service. While they may have been able to police it before, this policy won’t help things.

YouTube has long had a rocky relationship with its queer users, due to a history of restricting queer content. Those tensions deepened this week when Vox video journalist Carlos Maza called out YouTube and right-wing personality Steven Crowder, saying that Crowder has harassed him for years using the platform.

Crowder is the host of Louder With Crowder, a political commentary show airing on Blaze TV, a conservative broadcasting network with cable, satellite, and streaming assets that hosts talking heads like Glenn Beck and Ben Shapiro. Maza says Crowder has targeted him personally because of his race and sexual orientation.

Maza is the host of Vox’s YouTube series Strikethrough, which analyzes news media’s role in the Trump era. For the past two years, Maza said on Twitter last week, Crowder has taken aim at him through Louder With Crowder, on which he regularly mocks Maza for being gay and Latinx. The effect, Maza says, is that Crowder’s followers have harassed Maza and invaded his privacy.

Maza first detailed his concerns publicly on May 30, illustrating Crowder’s behavior through a video compilation of Louder With Crowder video footage that he shared to Twitter. The compilation features repeated clips of Crowder mimicking Maza with an exaggerated lisp, saying that Maza “sashays” around, and painting him with other homophobic stereotypes, all while referring to him as “the gay Vox writer.”.
https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/6/5/18653900/youtube-lgbtq-hate-speech-policy-carlos-maza-steven-crowder




Except they won’t be. So a simple fight between two Youtubers resulted in a colossal fuck up that could determine free speech on the internet forever. That’s enough to make you ask – Steven Crowder’s Youtube Channel:




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Hey El Paso, we’re already one week in to season 7 and I really need a drink!



Of course you know by now the idea with this segment is that we never mix booze and politics, but we do mix booze and comedy! Because what good is life if you can’t joke about it while getting drunk off your ass? Not a very good one if you ask me! So tell me bartender, what goes well with a story about pogo sticking? Nothing? Really? You’re going to leave me dry here? Well, just like mixing booze and politics never goes well, mixing booze and pogo sticking shouldn’t go well either. But I will take my usual Jack Daniels mixed with Jack Daniels. But we are going to discuss a potentially new form of travel that could revolutionize the industry. Or maybe not.

The sharing economy has brought scooters and bikes to our sidewalks and streets. Now, an international company wants to add pogo sticks to those ranks.

Cangoroo, a start-up based in Malmo, Sweden, plans to roll out shared, app-based pogo sticks in several cities, including San Francisco, starting this summer.

The company expects its pogo sticks to be publicly available in Malmo and Stockholm by the end of June, with launches in San Francisco and London to follow by mid-August.

“We do know that pogo sticks aren’t for everyone. But our mission and the fact that we’re going to launch them are 100 percent real,” said Adam Mikkelsen, the chief executive and co-founder of Cangoroo.

Mikkelsen said the company hopes to expand strategically to cities known for innovation — including the Los Angeles area, likely in Venice — as well as Berlin, Copenhagen and Paris. Still, the timelines depend on approval and coordination with city officials, he said.
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pogo-sticks-app-rentals-20190604-story.html




And if you thought the giant pile of Bird Scooters was an eye sore and a waste of resources, just wait until you check out the unused pile of pogo sticks! Just picture that as one of the least efficient methods of travel possible. And can you imagine these things going up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco? Just think of what the liability insurance for these guys must be!

If you needed any further proof that we live in hell and everything is meaningless, there is a new tech-less pogo-stick-sharing micro mobility startup from Sweden called Cangoroo that people are apparently taking seriously. Allegedly intended to compete with soul-crushingly popular danger sticks known as dockless e-scooters, this pogo nonsense is eventually coming to American shores.

The system works exactly as the dockless scooters do. You have an app on your phone that unlocks the pogo stick, then you pay by the minute to use the thing. The website currently shows the rates at $1 to unlock and thirty cents per minute after that. Then you can pogo your ass off to your heart’s content.

For one thing, is pogo stick transportation any faster than just walking? It’s a hell of a lot more dangerous, especially on a busy city street. They want you to use these things in the goddamn bike lane. I’m sure already disgruntled cyclists will be happy to share the lane with your hippity hoppity jumping. And they realize San Francisco is full of hills, right? This must be funded by dental prosthesis companies. That’s the only logic I can place behind this.

I can only conclude that anyone with the confidence, talent, and wherewithal to competently pogo stick to work will already own a pogo stick. The plan is to drop a few hundred of these DangerStick+ models on sidewalks in cities all over the world. Are there even a couple hundred people in the country that could safely use these? I don’t want to see a five pound projectile bouncing into some poor unsuspecting pedestrian’s face when an unprepared person falls off.
https://jalopnik.com/pogo-stick-sharing-micro-mobility-company-cangoroo-is-t-1835184447




Ah that’s the stuff!! But guess what? We can make all the fun of this we want and there’s tons of things out there that cell phone apps have brought us like the Bird Scooters that we’d rather forget ever existed, but these guys are serious! I really mean it yo!!!!

The alleged pogo stick rental company Cangoroo wants everybody to know that it’s not a prank. The Swedish startup claims that it will actually rent app-enabled pogo sticks—yes—in five cities around the world, including San Francisco.

The devices are meant to serve as a competitor to e-scooters, at a rate of 30 cents per minute. (A per-hop fee was presumably not practical.)

“Cangoroo and our pogo sticks offer a quicker alternative to walking, a more convenient alternative to having a bicycle, and a more environmentally friendly alternative to cars and e-scooters,” notes the company’s site.

Suffice to say, skepticism abounds. So much so that the first paragraph of Cangoroo’s press release, issued in May, states: “We feel the need to underline that Cangoroo is 100 percent real. Our choice of shared pogo sticks as our first product is a planned out strategy in order to stand out in today’s media landscape and build an engaging brand in the generic ‘last mile transportation’ category.”

When asked about its mission statement, a company spokesperson tells Curbed SF, “We can totally see that some people think it’s a joke as we intentionally branded Cangoroo the same way as existing e-scooter companies. However, we’re serious about our vision to try creating a brand in the micromobility category that stands out from the...generic ones. And that’s one of the reasons we chose pogo sticks as our first products.”
https://sf.curbed.com/2019/6/3/18650710/cangoroo-pogo-stick-rental-company-sf-app-scooters




Yeah, travel by pogo stick makes about as much sense as chugging a whole bottle of maple syrup – sure you could do it, but sticky and feeling weird and will almost always end in a mess! But does it even matter that this is a thing anymore? I mean in the day and age where batshit crazy stuff happens on a day to day basis and the world as we know it is being turned upside down, does it matter that this is happening?

On May 18, the Swedish-based pogo stick rental company Cangoroo clarified that it is, in fact, a real company.

“With a lot of initial questions along the line of ‘is this for real?’, We feel the need to underline that Cangoroo is 100% real,” the company said in a news release. “Our choice of shared pogo sticks as our first product is a planned out strategy in order to stand out in today’s media landscape and build an engaging brand in the generic ‘last mile transportation’ category.”

Cities around the world are now awash in a mix of rental bicycles, scooters, Vespas and mopeds as part of the micro-mobility boom. A variety of smartphone-based short-trip startups — Lime, Bird, Flash, Skip, etc. — have rushed to stake their claim in the new category, with venture capital funding pushing them to grow.

The guerrilla tactics of the emerging industry — companies have been known to dump dozens of scooters on cities without warning, users are offered little or no training on their use and are not given easy access to helmets — have given the sense that anything goes in the micro-mobility scene.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/pogo-stick-rental-app-real-does-it-even-matter-n1014826





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What is up with Texas? That’s the question that we have on the table here for you. So why the fascination with the Lone Star State? Well, when we were in Austin last year, we got the idea to immerse ourselves in Texas culture. Once you get outside of the major cities – you are in prime MAGA / Fox country. Texas is the single largest state land size in the entire United States of America. It has the second most electoral votes in the country behind California. So we’re starting along the border – El Paso, San Antonio, the n off to Austin, Houston, and final Ft. Worth. And while we are here, we are going to be examining what makes Texas tick. Why do people have such a fascination or hatred for the Lone Star State? Well we’re starting our journey through El Paso – which also happens to be the home of presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. Now here’s where the ideal plan of Donald Trump’s border wall is coming to a head. In fact there’s a private company that wants to take things to the next level even if the government won’t.

The organization that raised millions of dollars to construct a border barrier on private land over the Memorial Day weekend will be issued a cease-and-desist letter due to a lack of permits needed for the project, a spokesperson for the city of Sunland Park, said Tuesday.

The group, We Build the Wall, used millions raised from a GoFundMe page to fund construction of about a half-mile barrier near the Texas-New Mexico state line across from Mexico. The site is on land owned by American Eagle Brick Co. and is just a few miles from downtown El Paso and the University of Texas at El Paso. The site is in the U.S. Border Patrol's El Paso sector.

“The city has not provided any permits, it has not approved of the construction that has gone up already,” city spokesperson Peter Ibardo told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday. “They built the structure without authority or any building permits from the city.”

Ibardo added that there were no site plans or recent surveys submitted to the city.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/28/el-paso-area-privately-built-border-wall-receives-cease-and-desist-let/




And that’s the plan. And is anyone really that shocked that a company planning to do something shady is caught doing something shady? I know that I’m not! Our journey continues further. I needed to know more about why they were doing what they were planning on doing. In fact the do it yourself border wall is such a SNAFU that it already hit a snag across the state border in New Mexico – where a monument already built on the land is complicating things.

The viral “We Build the Wall” GoFundMe campaign has hit a snag in the first leg of its construction. Due to its blockage of a federal monument and construction of the wall moving onto federal property without proper permitting, the privately built border wall is being ordered to indefinitely keep its gates open rendering it effectively useless.

After raising nearly $24 million on GoFundMe, the campaign was able to complete a half-mile stretch of wall near the U.S. and Mexico border in the town of Sunland Park, New Mexico. The campaign’s creator is Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee war veteran who began the project in an effort to combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling.

In their haste to build the wall, the project organizers failed to obtain the required permits to build on federal land. It was also determined that the wall would prevent the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) officials from accessing a levee and a dam on the land, according to BuzzFeed News. The wall also blocked public access to Monument One, the first in a series of obelisks outlining the U.S. and Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, to Tijuana, Mexico. As a result, the IBWC ordered “We Build the Wall” to keep a gate within the wall indefinitely open.
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/gofundme-border-wall-open-gate/




Yeah the last time that someone attempted to build a wall, was in South Park. And really? The name of your group is called “We Build The Wall”? You guys raised the money, surely you could come up with a much better name than that! That’s like an airline that just calls itself “airline”. Or that sleazy prostitute overnight destination called “Motel”. And would you really be surprised that this group simply doesn’t care where it’s building their wall?

We Build the Wall, the crowdfunded, ultra-right group that put up a multimillion-dollar border wall just west of El Paso in southern New Mexico, has said that it only builds on private land. But earlier this month, the group extended its wall onto government land — without asking first for government permission.

The extension is a wall with a locking gate that has closed a federal road next to the Rio Grande, at the intersection of Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico. Beyond the gate is a storied monument celebrating binational cooperation known as Monument One. For decades, it has been visited by locals who’ve enjoyed the area as a park. A We Build the Wall supporter last week said that the only people allowed to unlock the gate would be employees of the Border Patrol, the owner of the adjacent American Eagle Brick Company, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.

We Build the Wall adviser Steve Bannon bragged last month that the private border wall, which now snakes for almost a half-mile up a mountain, had for months been planned in secret, so as not to give protesters or civil rights groups like the American Civil Liberties Union time to mount challenges. Heavy equipment started rumbling onto the property in late May, as land co-owner Jeff Allen forbade the media and the curious from getting near enough to see what was going on.
https://theintercept.com/2019/06/11/private-border-wall-federal-land/




So does it matter to the locals whether or not crime is a problem after the makeshit, non government approved wall reduces crime or not? If anything it’s had the opposite effect of what was originally intended. We will explore this topic as we journey further south along the Texas – Mexico border, and it will get crazier. But what do the locals of El Paso think of this gaudy monstrosity? Will it help or will it not?

A border suburb of El Paso, Texas, has issued a cease-and-desist order against construction of a privately funded border barrier.

A spokesman for Sunland Park, New Mexico, said Tuesday that the barrier being erected by We Build The Wall Inc. on private property doesn't comply with city ordinances. City spokesman Peter Ibarbo says the company had applied for a construction permit but the application was incomplete.

The company didn't immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press.

In a statement to KVIA-TV in El Paso, the company says it had "done everything they need to do to be in compliance with all regulations." The company calls the stop order "a last ditch effort to intimidate us from completing this project."
https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/el-paso-suburb-issues-cease-and-desist-order-for-private-border-wall/2035992364





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For Part 2 of our documentary series, we are heading to San Antonio, and to even further south to visit the border town of Leandro – a town that literally shares roads with Mexico, to find out more about the issue known as border crossing.

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Ladies and gentlemen, my first guest of the 7th season needs no introduction. They are touring this year in support of their classic album Enema Of The State, and you can see them this July and August with Lil Wayne. Playing their song “All The Small Things”, give it up for the one, the only Blink 182!!!




Thank you El Paso! This was fun! We’re off to San Antonio next! See you next week!

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots Best Of: Fan Favorites Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots Best Of: Fan Favorites Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Oh hello again! While we’re getting ready to go hit the backroads of Texas in search of Lone Star Liberals, we figured that we would bring you some bonus content, because that’s what we do. You know last week our editors combed through all 147 editions of the Top 10 and over 1400 entries and selected their all time favorites that as a whole represents what the Top 10 is all about. This week, we’re letting you, the fans, have your crack at it, and we will reveal below what you selected as your favorites. But starting next week the Top 10 is back for good and wow. I can’t believe we’re starting season 7 already. Season 1 was started on a wing and a prayer, and now we’re still going strong 7 seasons in and we have no signs of stopping. So what do we have in store for season 7? Well we have two huge things – the first is our massive university tour which we rolled out the dates for. Yes, the Top 10 is going back to school! We will also be debuting some fresh content to go along with the universities that we’re going to be touring. While I can’t say what we have in store, let’s say that it will be great as usual. But… while the Mueller Report is going away, we’re not going anywhere. And we will, to the midst of my sanity, still continue to be covering literally Trump’s every single move. And rest assured that the rest of 2019 and continuing into 2020, this is going to be an absolute shit show. OK that’s enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to. But first John Oliver is back and he does a deep dive into the medical device industry:

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So here’s what you came up with for your fan favorite entries. The first is what has to be our most requested #1 entry, and it goes all the way back to the first season, to one of the first 20 Top 10s that we did, and Ted Nugent (1) wrote a criminally insane opinion piece that was so insane that the NRA had to apologize for it? And they apologize for nothing! In the second slot, from Idiots #2-4, is of course the guy who we currently call president, Donald J. Trump (2) and apparently, he has no idea how international diplomacy works, because he could have got China to destroy Taiwan, and those two countries hate each other. In the number 3 slot, from Idiots #2-13 is also Donald Trump (3). Remember when Nordstrom ditched the Trump brand and he went completely apeshit and started a huge tirade of boycotts against various stores? Here’s where it started! Taking the fourth slot, from Idiots #4-6, Sean Hannity (4) along with other conservatives, of course have to shit on everything, and they took a huge one on Obama’s official White House portrait, because, Obama Derangement Syndrome. For the number 5 seed, from Idiots #5-7, is our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates (5), and Looksmaxxers are a thing that exists. They’re like Incels but with the added bonus of unnecessary plastic surgery! For the number 6 slot, from Idiots #4-9, our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit” (6), our resident pastor is going to introduce you to a church where you can marry your gun, yes, that exists. In the number 7 slot, from Idiots #6-6, is “NO!” (7), remember when Delta attempted to introduce creepy pickup napkins? Yeah they shouldn’t have done that. For the 8th slot, from Idiots #3-16, the first “Beating A Dead Horse” segment tells Trump that he’s really got to let the NFL kneeling protests go, just let it go. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot this week, from Idiots #6-5, is “I Need A Drink” – just shut humanity down! Why do we need to know that women think serial killers are hot? Seriously, fuck our lives! And finally from our British Edition, Idiots #5-23, our series that explains how government works to conspiracy theorists, Deep State Diaries (10), hangs out with M:I-6! Plus we also have music from when Slash stopped by! Enjoy! Plus as always don’t forget the key!

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Ed. Note: This was by *FAR* our most requested #1 feature. Juan G from Oakland writes:

“The NRA is an organization that apologizes for nothing. Wasn’t there that one time where they actually had to apologize for something?”

Good question! And we think we have the answer, and it lies in this criminally insane Op Ed written by NRA board member Ted Nugent:


The republican argument on gun control is a lot like a bad thriller movie. You know it’s going to suck going in, and there’s a lot of plot holes and bad arguments and dialogue to get to the payoff. But you sit through it knowing it sucks because you want to get to the twist at the end of the argument. Because after all that’s how they keep you hooked and coming back for more. It’s like a bad Jerry Bruckheimer produced movie directed by M. Night Shymalan. And no matter how many times you have the formula figured out, there’s people who are willing to take it to new and terrifying extremes. Look at Ted “Pants Crap Fever” Nugent. Just like Donald Trump went Full Hitler, Ted Nugent is heading down that path, possibly vying for a VP position with Der Trumpenfuror. But here’s where Ted has gone full Hitler:

Ted Nugent Goes Full-On Jew Hater in Facebook Rant. Nugent posted a photo of prominent Jewish Americans to Facebook with the caption, “So who is really behind gun control?” and put an Israeli flag next to each of their faces

There is and has always been an undercurrent of anti-Semitism in conservative ranks. It rears its ugly head from time to time, such as when Ann Coulter claims Jews are “unperfected” Christians who are therefore oh so close to being actual human beings.

Nothing so “subtle” for Ted Nugent, who recently called Obama a Racist Child-Killing Freak. This time the admitted sexual predator and ex-rocker went to Facebook to publicly air his anti-Semitism, posting a photo with the caption, “So who is really behind gun control?”

The problem is that all those pictured are Jewish, like the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and attorney and pundit Alan Dershowitz, to name just a few.

Just to reinforce that point, Nugent got his Julius Streicher on and put an Israeli flag next to each of their faces:

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http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/09/ted-nugent-goes-full-on-jew-hater-rant.html




And of course the NRA is in full “move along, nothing to see here” mode:
NRA Dodges Accountability: "Individual Board Members Do Not Speak For The NRA." After declining to comment to several news outlets, the NRA told The Washington Post on February 10 that "individual board members do not speak for the NRA."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/02/10/gun-rights-advocates-urge-nra-to-remove-ted-nugent-from-board-over-anti-semitic-outburst/?tid=sm_tw


First off Ted – a word of advice – when you’re in a hole, stop digging!!!

In the ensuing controversy, Nugent has been condemned by diverse voices including civil rights groups, Jewish organizations, and both gun safety groups and pro-gun organizations and writers. Several organizations called on the NRA to remove Nugent from its board of directors. (Nugent was praised by white nationalists, and his support for Ted Cruz is still displayed prominently on the GOP contender's website.)

In a February 11 interview with an unnamed questioner, available only on his Facebook page, Nugent suggested that his critics are "mentally challenged" and said, "To attack me one would have to not only play devil's advocate, one would actually be the devil's advocate or more probably the devil itself." To deny charges of anti-Semitism, Nugent stated, "I admire and love my good Jewish friends even more than usual because of their valiant dedication to 'Never Again!'"

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/02/12/amid-anti-semitism-controversy-nras-nugent-atta/208561


But it gets better – he’s actively attempting to justify it by calling himself a “black man” and a “war hero”. Even Robert Downey Jr.’s Kirk Lazarus character from the 2008 flick Tropic Thunder is wondering what the hell Ted Nugent is smoking. Hell, I want some of whatever he’s smoking, because it must be some pretty strong shit:

Ted Nugent has had quite a start to 2016, posting anti-Semitic messages on his Facebook page and ludicrously declaring that he is a war hero, all of which came just weeks after he called for President Obama and Hillary Clinton to be killed.
Nugent, a board member of the NRA, kept it up with a bizarre column for WorldNetDaily yesterday in which he said that he is a “Motown black man” who is intent on freeing other black people from their “modern slave masters known as the Democratic Party.”
As a large, in charge, Motown black man my bad-self, who honed my Sonic Baptizm, soul-cleansing soulmusic on the greasy rhythm and blues of the musical funk and roll gods James Brown and Chuck Berry et al., and who learned and then perfected the fine art of American defiance from my hero Rosa Parks, I continue to celebrate nonstop all things good and black.

My motto has always been: Black is beautiful. Minimal exposure to my killer Detroit guitar playing would immediately reveal why I was voted the No. 1 Guitarist Alltime in Michigan a few years back. No cracker can play like that!

If you don’t like it, well funk you very much.

- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/ted-nugent-declares-he-motown-blac-man-who-will-free-democratic-slaves#sthash.j75lxPGH.dxcz6kHG.dpuf






He didn’t just say “funk you very much” did he? There’s only one person in the entire world who gets to say that phrase in a proper context, and that is Bootsy Collins. And big difference between Bootsy Colllins and Ted Nugent – Bootsy rules, Nugent doesn’t. Not by a long shot. Allow me to channel Kirk Lazarus for a minute: “Don’t go full Hitler, kid. Never, ever go full Hitler.”. In fact to get the stink of Nugent out of the room, let’s play some Bootsy:






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From: Idiots #2-4
Ed. Note: Sheila E. from Colorado Springs writes:

“Donald Trump sure thinks he’s the world’s greatest negotiator, but remember that time he failed big time at bridging the gap between China and Taiwan?”

Well, Sheila, our president has zero fucking clue what he’s supposed to be doing, and I think that’s the idea.


If you haven’t seen the current season of South Park, you must. It takes on Twitter trolling and Donald Trump:



Let’s lighten things up and talk about WWIII, shall we? Do I dare ask for some appropriate music?



Thank you!!!!!

Well it’s the end of the world as we know it folks, and I feel fine. Well REM’s song was only 25 years too early. Because the man who will most likely be responsible for the end of the world is none other than our actual future president Donald J. Trump. So before we dive into this head first, you are aware that Taiwan has been in a diplomatic feud with China over its’ independence and control of the South China Sea, right? Plus we have some long standing diplomatic ties to China. So here’s how Donald J. Trump is involved in this whole thing.

When President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwan’s president on Friday, he was wading into one of Asia’s longest-running and sensitive issues: the dispute between Taiwan and mainland China.

Though the call alarmed experts, who say it risks upending decades of American efforts to manage the dispute, nonexperts could be forgiven for scratching their heads about the uproar. What follows, then, is a guide to the China-Taiwan issue: why it is so delicate, what role the United States has in the matter and why the phone call is significant.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/world/asia/trump-taiwan-and-china-the-controversy-explained.html?_r=0




Whoa let’s stop there. Yeah you are wrong there, Donald. So what is the whole controversy between Taiwan and China?

What is the China-Taiwan issue?

Both players claimed, at least formally, to represent all of China — which they considered to include each other’s territory. That created problems, including periodic risks of war, for decades.

The disagreement dates to 1927, when civil war broke out in the Republic of China. The war culminated in Communist revolutionaries, led by Mao Zedong, mostly defeating China’s Nationalist government in 1949.

But the Nationalist leaders fled to Taiwan, which their forces still controlled. Though fighting eventually stopped, both sides continued to claim all of China. The Taiwan-based government considered mainland China to be controlled by illegitimate Communist rebels. The Beijing-based government considered Taiwan a breakaway province.

In this sense, the civil war was never fully resolved. Thus, Taiwan’s formal name is still the Republic of China. Mainland China — controlled by the Communist government in Beijing — is called the People’s Republic of China.




That’s not wrong Donald, that’s exactly what happened. So why does this phone call matter?

Why does the phone call matter?

The call does not in itself change policy, but it implies the possibility of a shift, forcing both China and Taiwan to guess at Mr. Trump’s intentions.

Mr. Trump’s transition team, by categorizing his call with Ms. Tsai of Taiwan alongside calls with other heads of state, implied that Mr. Trump recognized her as the leader of a sovereign state. Mr. Trump also wrote on Twitter that he had spoken to the “President of Taiwan.”

Recognizing Ms. Tsai as a sovereign leader would communicate that the United States considered Taiwan an independent nation.

Such a position would force both Taiwan and Beijing into a difficult choice. Either ignore American policy on the issue — perhaps ending the decades-long American role in balancing cross-strait relations — or confront Taiwanese independence, which Beijing has said would provoke war.




Holy fucking shit! So with one phone call, Donald Trump may have escalated 40 years of diplomatic tensions! By the way, does it seem odd to anyone else that all the world’s problems seem to have started around oh 1980? Maybe Reagan’s election was the nexus of the universe! Of course I’m surprised we didn’t see time travelers on election night. But there’s more!

BEIJING — China warned President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday that he was risking a confrontation over Taiwan, even as Mr. Trump broadened the dispute with new messages on Twitter challenging Beijing’s trade policies and military activities in the South China Sea.

A front-page editorial in the overseas edition of People’s Daily, the official organ of the Communist Party of China, denounced Mr. Trump for speaking Friday with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, warning that “creating troubles for the China-U.S. relationship is creating troubles for the U.S. itself.” The rebuke was much tougher than the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s initial response to the phone call, which broke with decades of American diplomatic practice.
www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/world/asia/china-donald-trump-taiwan-twitter.html




So Beijing has told Donald Trump that he’s treading on extremely thin ice here! So he might be the catalyst for World War III after all! He’s already nominated the other three horsemen – Bannon, Sessions, and DeVos to his cabinet! So what else is coming because of this?

Either Donald Trump misled all of us about his conversation with Taiwan's leader, or his team is trying to rewrite history so the whole thing doesn't come off as a giant diplomatic blunder.

In today's Washington Post, Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker and Simon Denyer cite inside sources who say the call was months in the making and intentionally provocative in regard to China.

That was apparently news to Trump, who on Friday night, as the controversy erupted, dismissively tweeted as if it were a small matter in which Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen phoned him to offer her congratulations, and he took the call as a courtesy.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/05/trumps-team-is-trying-to-have-it-both-ways-on-its-taiwan-controversy/?utm_term=.16a1fca74708


So of course Trump retreats to his old friend Twitter for some angry 3:00 AM toilet Tweets. Like these:




Those are the actual Tweets. Of course making ones up is my job, damn it!



And apparently this whole thing has been planned for a long time:

Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved in the planning.

The historic communication — the first between leaders of the United States and Taiwan since 1979 — was the product of months of quiet preparations and deliberations among Trump’s advisers about a new strategy for engagement with Taiwan that began even before he became the Republican presidential nominee, according to people involved in or briefed on the talks.

The call also reflects the views of hard-line advisers urging Trump to take a tough opening line with China, said others familiar with the months of discussion about Taiwan and China.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-taiwan-phone-call-was-weeks-in-the-planning-say-people-who-were-involved/2016/12/04/f8be4b0c-ba4e-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.d3e27a9e9699


Which prompted the White House to do some major damage control:

White House officials say they have spoken with Chinese leadership following President-elect Donald Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

Federal officials called to reassure the country that the US still adheres to the "One China" policy, which does not recognise Taiwan as its own sovereign nation.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said officials "do not understand why" Mr Trump's conversation with Taiwanese leader took place, but assured reporters that there would be no change in the official US position on the policy.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-china-relations-taiwan-donald-trump-call-white-house-statement-a7457481.html





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From: Idiots #2-13
Ed. Note: Ron F. from Portland, Oregon asks:

“Why do Trump and his crazy followers boycott every product that so much as looks at them funny?”

Well, Ron, that question is probably as old as time itself. But we think we’ve found the origin story.


I love this so much:



As I said in the intro – we’re going after department stores now. Really? So you know by now last week Trump was feuding with Nordstrom after they dropped Ivanka Trump’s line. Can we throw that Tweet up there?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/829356871848951809

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/ethics-watchdog-offers-to-help-nordstrom-sue-trump-under-california-unfair-competition-law/

Norm Eisen, co-founder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has offered to help Nordstrom and other companies sue President Donald Trump for improperly using his executive position to hurt their businesses.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump blasted Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka’s line of products.

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom,” Trump tweeted using the official POTUS account. “She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”

Eisen immediately called the president’s tweet “outrageous.”

“Nordstrom, others injured should consider suing, incl. under CA Unfair Comp Law, forbidding ‘any unfair biz act,'” Eisen wrote on Twitter. “I will help!”




But there’s more and the more you dig into this story the weirder it gets:

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that Nordstrom's decision to stop carrying Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories line is an attack on the president's policies and his daughter.

Spicer told reporters during his daily press briefing that the decision -- which Nordstrom said was a result of poor sales, not politics -- was because of the clothing company's displeasure with President Donald Trump's executive orders and his policies.

"I think this is less about his family's business and an attack on his daughter," Spicer said. "He ran for president. He won. He's leading this country. I think for people to take out their concern about his actions or his executive orders on members of his family, he has every right to stand up for his family and applaud their business activities, their success."

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump attacked Nordstrom on Twitter, saying that the brand treated his daughter "so unfairly."

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ivanka-trump-nordstrom-line


It’s a direct attack on the president! Oh no! The horror! And of course like everything Trump is doing, this is having a reverse effect:

Nordstrom's stock went up by more than 4 percent Wednesday after President Trump fired off a tweet criticizing it for discontinuing Ivanka Trump's brands of clothing and other merchandise.

Nordstrom’s stock dipped -0.5 percent immediately after Trump’s morning tweet calling it “terrible” for treating his daughter, Ivanka, “so unfairly.”

However, the stock fully recovered within four minutes, and closed out the day up 4.1 percent, MarketWatch reported.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/318597-nordstrom-stock-gains-over-4-for-the-day-after-trump-tweet





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From: Idiots #4-6
Ed. Note: Kendall J. from Austin, Texas writes:

“Conservatives are so disgusting! Why do they have to ruin everything they touch?”

We couldn’t agree more, Kendall. In fact, want to know how disgusting conservatives can get? Take a look at their super creepy reactions to the official White House portrait of Barack Obama:




There really isn’t enough batshit crazy for this one. And it might be a new low for Sean Hannity, and this is in the same month he had that epic clusterfuck (See: Idiots #4-5 ). But Hannity doesn’t just run away with his tail between his legs when he knows he’s been defeated. Instead he’s like Popeye – he downs a can of Covfefe and comes back with twice the batshit! And really? The Obama presidential portrait? That’s what you’ve got to attack? Never mind that our rights and civil liberties are being stripped one by one, Obama has a portrait! Squirrel???

As evidence for this claim, Hannity posted a link to an article on his own website titled, “PORTRAIT PERVERSION: Obama Portrait Features ‘SECRET SPERM.'”

The article itself details Obama portrait artist Kehinde Wiley’s past use of what the New York Times has described as “rich textile or wallpaper backgrounds whose patterns he has likened to abstractions of sperm.”

The article then zooms in on a portion of the Obama portrait that it believes depicts a sperm swimming on the former president’s head, just around the area of his left temple.

The Hannity article said that the purported sperm in the Obama painting was part of a “shocking” and “widening scandal” about the portrait. In addition to painting the supposed sperm, notes the Hannity article, Kehinde Wiley has in the past made jokes about “killing Whitey.” See the detail of the Obama portrait yourself below.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/sean-hannity-comes-completely-unglued-alleged-secret-sperm-hidden-obamas-portrait/




In this case, Hannity is *REALLY* making love to the canvas! Excuse me a minute! I feel better! I mean that’s all they got? And why is the first thought “sperm”? I mean are we living in that movie “There’s Something About Mary”? I think Hannity could call this “There’s Something About Obama”, although I do like that graphic! But there’s more to this of course!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Sperm is too.

At least for conspiracy-mongering Fox News host Sean Hannity.

His latest Barack Obama beef revolves around the former President’s official portrait by Kehinde Wiley and “secret sperm cells.”

After a handshake and a hug with the New York-based artist, the former commander in chief applauded the portrait at the unveiling Monday.

“What I was always struck by whenever I saw his portraits,” said Obama, “was the degree to which they challenged our conventional views of power and privilege.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/obama-presidential-portrait-draws-secret-sperm-cells-fuss-article-1.3818548




I hear Hannity might be looking for an attractive blonde cohost. And by the way if there’s no band starting tomorrow called “Secret Sperm”, I will have lost all faith in the internet! And we might be picking on Hannity for insane conspiracy theories surrounding the Obama portrait (trust us – we are) but he’s not the only one cooking up crazy theories surrounding the portrait!

The far-right internet spent yesterday hurling faux outrage at Kehinde Wiley, the artist who painted Barack Obama’s presidential portrait, with one internet personality going so far as to smear Wiley as a “white genocide fetish artist.”

Wiley is known for depicting modern-day African-American subjects using the tropes of classical European art. As Media Matters and Upworthy’s Parker Molloy first noted yesterday, the far-right has latched on to a pair of Wiley’s paintings in which he depicts the biblical story of Judith beheading Holofernes—a frequent subject in Renaissance art—as a black woman holding the head of a white man or a white woman.

These paintings were enough to revive the longstanding right-wing meme that Obama is racist against white people and to make Wiley the latest object of the far-right internet’s smear machine.

The Gateway Pundit’s White House reporter Lucian Wintrich claimed that it was hard to interpret Wiley’s prior paintings as “anything other than a blatant statement of racism.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/a-white-genocide-fetish-artist-far-right-trolls-smear-artist-who-painted-obamas/




And our good friend Alex Jones has also repeated this insane theory about the Obama portrait and sperm:

Infowars leader and crackpot conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, contributing to the second phase of the ongoing right-wing smear campaign against the artist who painted Barack Obama’s presidential portrait, claimed that the artist purposefully painted an image of sperm on Obama’s face to fulfill part of a globalist agenda to “have everything be a ritual of abomination.”

Today on Infowars, Jones claimed the artist Kehinde Wiley, who was hired to paint Obama, “is obsessed with sperm” and that “all of his paintings have sperm swimming all over everything.” For some reason, Jones also felt the need to clarify that the alleged sperm shape in question was a “GMO sperm” that was “fully formed.”

“You say, ‘But, it doesn’t make sense, it’s so degenerate.’ It’s a religion of degeneracy. It’s what globalism is. It’s what Satanism is,” Jones said. “So there you go, President Obama covered in sperm in new national portrait, and it’s all part of the joke in your face, because they don’t want upright strength. They want to have everything be a ritual of abomination.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-artist-painted-sperm-on-obama-as-part-of-globalist-plot/




Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…. In this case I don’t want to know what a happy accident is! And by the way I want to introduce to you my new band “Secret Sperm”! And we’ll be playing our debut album “Ritual Of Abomination”! One night only! And Jerome Corsi also took things in a very dark direction, like he does. We may have to profile him in “This Fucking Guy” sometime.

Corsi was online yesterday when the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were released, and like so many others on the Right, he saw something nefarious in the paintings, asserting that the foliage and flowers in Barack Obama’s portrait were a symbol of “the pedophilia that they’re engaging in.”

“That is one of the weirdest presidential portraits I have ever seen,” Corsi said. “It’s a bizarre picture.”

“It’s a reference to the loss of virginity in terms of a physical sense,” he added. “It’s a very physical reference to loss of virginity … This whole elite globalist pedophilia is a major theme that Q continues to remind us underlies a lot of these globalists that we are dealing with. The fact that they are sitting on flowers and the deflowering could be easily an image of the pedophilia that they’re engaging in or the slavery pedophilia, you know, tend your gardens everybody, their slave gardens.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jerome-corsi-obamas-portrait-was-a-secret-symbol-of-the-pedophilia-theyre-engaging-in/


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I don’t know why but Hannity’s insane theory suddenly makes innocent Bob Ross clips sound that much creepier. Don’t try to picture that when you go home tonight! I repeat! Don’t do it! “Yes, just ejaculate on the pallet. Now take your sperm, mix it with some blue paint… and then we want a nice little smudge in the bottom right corner. That will just be our little secret!” Whew, this might be the dirtiest entry I’ve ever done! Now… just to get that image out of your head, here’s an article about a guy on the US Men’s Curling team who looks like Mario!

The Winter Olympics have once again brought in the onslaught of jokes and memes at the expense of Curling, a sport that not everyone (including this writer) understands, but some people really enjoy. At the forefront of U.S. curling this year are siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton, who have arguably become superstars within their sport as well as within U.S. news for their impressive performances on the ice.

This year, after having helped dominate the sport in the U.S. for three years alongside his sister, Matt Hamilton has taken center stage for what might be the best combination of red sportswear and a thick mustache ever. Despite - or perhaps in spite of - their fall at the hands of Team Finland in this year's mixed doubles curling competition, the Hamiltons are enjoying a batch of entertaining posts and edits likening the elder sibling to one very important video game hero: Super Mario.
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/02/12/olympics-matt-hamilton-super-mario/







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From: Idiots #5-7
Ed. Note: Leon W. from Naperville, IL writes:

“Hey Top 10, what’s up with Incels? I just found out my cousin spent $60,000 on unnecessary plastic surgery to make himself look like a Ken Doll. I mean really… WTF? FML.”

Don’t FML yet, Leon. If your cousin is obsessed with the Looksmax movement, he definitely needs to seek psychiatric treatment ASAP!


St. Louis, it’s time to investigate beyond the headlines. This is Top 10 Investigates!



The era of social media has given rise to some very crazy movements, both good and bad, that you might not have heard of. It’s also given rise to celebrities who wouldn’t otherwise be celebrities. In the last two years, and especially in the last six months since the devastating terror attack in Toronto that killed 8 people, you might have heard of a burgeoning movement called “Incels”. These people – primarily young, under 25 males, call themselves “involuntarily celibate”. But recently, the Incel movement has broken off and given birth to a newer movenement called “Looksmax”. Here is how the Looksmax movement is defined.

It’s late on a Friday, and hundreds of men are browsing the forum Lookism.net. A new member logs on and posts two photos showing the lower half of his face.

“What surgeries/implants are needed to fix this?” he asks. “As you can see I have a recessed jaw/chin.”

The replies come swiftly: “It’s not just your chin. Your upper lip is retruded as well. Orthognathic surgery if you can afford it. Chin implant or [genioplasty] if you can’t. You should also look at jaw angle implants,” someone responds. “Start saving.”

It’s a typical exchange on the message board, where new posts continue to pop up throughout the night with men asking other men for physical evaluation and advice.

“Rate my face.” “I already know I’m ugly.” “Dropped 7K on a nose job.” “Candid photo of my profile reveals my subhumanity.” “I don’t even leave the house anymore, I don’t want to be seen.” “No Tinder matches in first 24 hours — is it over?” At one point, someone compares the skull sizes of Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik, carefully assessing which pop star has a more masculine-shaped head.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/incels-looksmaxing-obsession_us_5b50e56ee4b0de86f48b0a4f




Yes unfortunately these people have probably never seen Fight Club. Think of Looksmaxing like the Incel movement but with an added sense of both self superiority and self loathing. But in order to further understand the Incels and the Looksmaxers we must first begin to understand their language.

Michael had never even heard of incels until he accidentally stumbled onto a YouTube video criticizing men whose identities centered on their being involuntarily celibate. The high school student—who declined to share his real name in an article that might portray him as an angry virgin—had long struggled to date women, and the clip had the opposite of its intended effect: he actually found himself agreeing with arguments that were supposed to make him cringe. Suddenly, Michael realized, he had a proper term for what he now calls his "condition," and when he plugged "incel" into Google, he ended up on subreddits that provided an entire vocabulary around which to order his existence.

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"At first, 'low inhib,' [but] I later made the inference that it meant somebody who was shameless, and pretty much acted out with little to no regret," he told me. "'Beta-bux' was extremely confusing, but then I figured out that it just meant some unattractive man [who] literally used his abundance of money to keep a mildly attractive woman by their side, and if the money wasn't even a variable, the relationship wouldn't exist."

The incel world is not unique within the wide array of misogynist and other fringe American subcultures for providing adherents a shared dialect with which to spread toxic ideas. But if you're not already steeped in the primordial muck of the broader manosphere, it can be exceedingly difficult to parse what these people are talking about, and why. As J.M. Berger, an analyst of the intersection between radical ideology and social media and author of the forthcoming book Extremism explained, the incel community is still relatively new, small and understudied. "Another complicating factor is that a lot of different ideological strains are currently consolidated under the alt-right heading," he told me. "Drilling down into the component parts of the alt-right is a challenge, and it's sometimes easier for people to just treat it as a more cohesive group than it actually is."

But given incels' demonstrated capacity for murder, and the broader reality that much of the violence in American life is perpetrated by men against women, it can be helpful to have a general idea of how these people think—and how they talk. What follows is a brief guide to 32 of the most common phrases used across the murky forums and subreddits populated by incels, along with an attempt to grapple with the ubiquity of each term in what amounts to a noxious alternate reality.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xmaze/learn-to-decode-the-secret-language-of-the-incel-subculture




That’s about the most accurate way of describing Looksmaxing that we can think of. But there’s even more method to the madness than a strange vocabulary and way of looking at the world and even themselves. Incels and Looksmaxers live in a dangerous subculture. One where murder and other horrifying thoughts lurk.

Ben, who tweets from the handle @BenIsYourHero and declined to give his full name, found the image in a closed Facebook group called “Incels say the darndest things,” a gathering place where users mock and argue against the work of the “involuntary celibate” community. Soon, his tweet went semi-viral, popping up on blogs, anti-incel Tumblrs, and incel subreddits.

The term incel, a self-adopted label for a group of men who blame women and feminism for their inability to find sexual partners, first gained public notoriety in 2014, when Elliot Rodger killed six people in Santa Barbara, California, in “retribution” for women refusing to give him the sex he believed he deserved. It entered mainstream discourse again in 2018, when Alek Minassian allegedly killed 10 people in a Toronto vehicular attack after praising Rodger on Facebook and declaring “the Incel Rebellion has already begun!”

Incel culture has flourished online, where like-minded men post unsigned messages on Reddit, 4chan, and incel message boards, describing their most sinister fantasies about worlds in which women are collected like tax dollars and redistributed for sex. These insular communities have developed an in-group lingo that’s tricky for outsiders to parse. When a community that’s highly anonymous, decentralized, and often contradictory becomes fodder for memes, which are easily stripped of their provenance and edit history, it becomes extremely difficult for observers to understand and contextualize what they’re seeing. Memes can provide crucial insight into what’s really going on in incel forums. They can also warp the truth. Whether a meme is a bit of primary-source incel doctrine, a hyperbolic riff on an in-joke, or a work of satire can be impossible to determine if you don’t spend hours a day steeping yourself in the native language of incel culture.
https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/07/incel-memes-like-millimeters-of-bone-and-virgin-vs-chad-mask-a-dangerous-and-toxic-culture.html




That is probably the way Incels and Looksmaxers see themselves. But if you want to see what kind of celebrity the Incels make their own, look no further than this.

Incel is shorthand for “involuntary celibate”, a term used to describe (largely) men who are not only serially rejected by women romantically and sexually, but also feel that they are being denied sex that they are in some way owed. Their justification for this entitlement is rooted in the fact that they consider themselves physically attractive, or at least think they are “nice guys”. This has caused them to develop a universal hatred of women for repeatedly rejecting them despite these perceived good qualities. Born in the depths of Reddit and 4chan, the term entered public discourse after the south California shooting by “incel hero” Elliot Rodger in 2014, and re-emerged earlier this year following the Toronto van attack by self-proclaimed incel Alek Minassian.

When it comes to Love Island’s Alex, he fits the perfect archetype of an incel: he’s stereotypically attractive, an A&E doctor who saves lives, has indicated that he feels he is owed attention, and has, generally speaking, failed to secure it. Incels have flocked to Reddit and 4chan to support “our boy” Alex, seeing him as a mainstream reinforcement of their incel beliefs. This fandom was bolstered by the nation’s own (and admittedly waning) Alex fandom – with the Twitter hashtag for the show previously rife with support for Alex. For his incel fanbase, the widespread support became the perfect rationale for their own incel-related gripes: How could the nation’s successful, attractive, loveable sweetheart still not manage to get a girlfriend?
https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2018/07/how-love-island-s-alex-became-incel-icon




There you have it, that’s not only how Incels see themselves, it’s what kind of celebrities they call their own. That’s it this week for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




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From: Idiots #4-9
Ed. Note: Melissa V. from Coquitlam, British Columbia writes:

“Why doesn’t the Top 10 come to Canada? We have safe, clean cities and a nice environment where you don’t have to worry about getting shot!”

Well, Melissa, your wish is our command. We are working on coming to Canada for the first half of Season 8 next year, as well as a date in Tijuana, Mexico! Yes, we are going north and south of the border. At least we won’t have to put up with nonsense from gun humpers like this.


Gather around my fair brothers and sisters! Time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate for the Holy Church Of The Top 10 has convened and it is our weekly duty to remind you that the holiest among us are also the most full of:



Now in a time of tragedy and national crisis, I ask you, my fair congregation, what can one do to turn to their loved ones for comfort? Some turn to thine food, others turn to their own vices, none of which the lord JAYSUS would approve of! But would one turn to thy vice for… something other than comfort? Thank you sir!

NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. — Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes.

With state police and a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church, brides clad in white and grooms in dark suits brought dozens of unloaded AR-15s into World Peace and Unification Sanctuary for a religious event that doubled as an advertisement for the Second Amendment.

The church, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation, and encouraged couples to bring the weapons. An AR-15 was used in the Florida high school massacre on Feb. 14.

The Rev. Sean Moon, who leads the church, prayed for “a kingdom of peace police and peace militia where the citizens, through the right given to them by almighty God to keep and bear arms, will be able to protect one another and protect human flourishing.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/02/28/pennsylvania-church-ceremony-guns/383815002/




And I thought they were against marrying inanimate objects! But there is more method to the gun nutter’s madness. This ceremony was so scary that it was frightening nearby school children. You know – kind of like a moment in a comedy movie.

NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. — An Eastern Pennsylvania school district says it’s canceling classes at an elementary school because a church down the street is hosting a ceremony featuring AR-15 rifles.

World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, a suburb of Scranton, is encouraging couples to bring their AR-15 rifles to a “commitment ceremony” on Wednesday. The church believes the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the biblical book of Revelation.

The superintendent of the Wallenpaupack Area School District says “there is no direct threat.” But he wrote in a letter to parents that given concerns about parking, traffic and the “nature of the event,” students will be bused to schools about 15 miles away.

The church is a breakaway faction of the Unification Church, which has distanced itself from the event and says its ceremonies and theology do not involve weapons.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/02/26/School-scranton-newfoundland-pennsylvania-close-church-ceremony-featuring-AR-15-rifles-World-Peace-and-Unification-Sanctuary/stories/201802260112




Yes – holy shit indeed good sir! For marrying inanimate objects is a SIN!!!! It is one of the most egregious of sins and it says so in the Good Book for I have read it cover to cover! Getting back to other religious wackiness, apparently those who support Trump “taketh thy Bible seriously”! Really?

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager told the National Religious Broadcasters Convention yesterday that President Trump has the support of “religious Jews” and “orthodox” Christians because those people “take the Bible seriously” and know that the important question to ask about a politician is not whether he is a “good” person but whether he is “good for America.”

Prager, who during the 2016 campaign compared the choice of Trump over Hillary Clinton to choosing to ally with Stalin rather than Hitler, told the audience about a recent column in which he had written that criticisms from evangelicals about evangelical support for Trump “are not biblical, moral or wise.”

“There is a reason that most religious Jews, that is, Orthodox Jews, and most orthodox–small-o–Christians support the president,” Prager told the convention. “It is not because they are fans of his tweets or his past behavior or the sexual conduct that he is charged with. It is because they take the Bible seriously. That’s the irony. The more religious the Christian, the more wisdom he gets and the more orthodox the Jew, the more wisdom he gets from the Bible.”

Prager told the story of how God raised up King David, who “makes Donald Trump look like Mother Teresa.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dennis-prager-conservative-evangelicals-support-trump-because-they-take-the-bible-seriously/




No you don’t. I know this, Brother Denis, because LYING IS A SIN!!!! AND ONE OF THE MOST EGREGIOUS OF SINS!!! And only your repentance can be saved by the LAWRD and reading the Good Book, it even says so. Unlike many of you hypocrites, I can name the passage where it even says so that lying is a sin, and I suggest you read it too! But woe beith the most persecuted of Christians for they believe some crazy shit!

Mike Cernovich, a self-described “New Right” pundit who gained notoriety for peddling a variety of conspiracy theories such as “Pizzagate,” warned Christians that the effort by social media websites to crack down on conspiracy theories and extremist rhetoric was not actually aimed at people like himself, but rather at people who declare their Christian faith.

In a live stream video aired this afternoon, Cernovich brought up reports that Facebook had threatened to suspend a Christian satire site after fact-checking nonprofit Snopes flagged its article claiming that CNN purchased an industrial washing machine to “spin” the news. Facebook apologized for the error, but Cernovich used the event to tell listeners that social media companies want to “destroy” Christian ways of life.

“Don’t defend me. I don’t need you to defend me. Here’s what I need you to say: ‘Facebook and Snopes, they hate Christians. If you let them get rid of Cernovich, we are next.’ And that’s the truth. It’s proven now,” Cernovich said. “So rather than let people drag you into the weeds about Cernovich and this and that, just say, ‘They are only going after Cernovich because the real target is Christians like us.’”
www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-cernovich-says-social-media-censorship-is-a-warm-up-for-christian-persecution/




Yes, I can’t believe someone could be that stupid! Oh wait, yes I can. These are the same people who gave us Pizzagate and Seth Rich – both inherent LIES!!!! And we all know what the Good Book sayeth about lying! But apparently those who opposeth Trump will not see the light of Heaven, and we all know that is a flat out lie!!

Paul McGuire and Troy Anderson, authors of the book, “Trumpocalypse: The End-Times President, a Battle Against the Globalist Elite, and the Countdown to Armageddon,” appeared on the podcast hosted by radical right-wing commentator and crackpot conspiracy theorist Sheila Zilinsky yesterday, where McGuire warned that Christians who don’t support President Trump will not get into heaven due to their cowardice.

“We strongly believe that God has a plan for America in the Last Days,” McGuire said. “We believe that Trump won miraculously. He took on the invisible government that controls America and they didn’t expect it and he won. And ever since he won, and even before he won, he has been attacked 24/7 like no other president in American history, basically he has been attacked like no other world leader in human history.”

McGuire said that it is “obvious to people that are in the highest levels of witchcraft or Luciferianism and the deep state [and] it’s obvious to the occult globalist elite” that Trump represents a dire “threat to their plan for a global government and a global economy and a new world order,” which is why “all hell is targeted against him.”

“I’m kind of perplexed how Christians can’t get it,” he added. “If everyone who, in many cases, openly hate the Gospel, openly hate Christ, if they’re all in alliance to tear down a man … [who is] a spiritual threat to the Kingdom of Darkness, what’s the problem with God’s people in not recognizing that God is using Donald Trump?”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/paul-mcguire-warns-christians-who-oppose-trump-will-not-get-into-heaven/




If your GAWD is using Trump now to do “his work”, I would certainly hate to see what the devil’s work would look like! Thank you! That is it for this week, I hope this sermon has been enlightening for you, this has been:




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From: Idiots #6-6
Ed. Note: Mike L. from Washington DC writes:

“You know sexism has no place in modern society, but remember that time when airlines attempted to be dating services and failed miserably at it?”

Yup, we remember. And hopefully Delta Airlines does!




Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! And you know with the entire country and world taking notice of the victims of sexual assault in the post #MeToo era, what the fuck was Delta Airlines thinking? Yeah we don’t need this right now. I mean yeah you can talk all you want about how Virgin America had that in seat entertainment system where you could buy anyone a drink and that was creepy enough. But do we really need this?

Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola wanted to make the dream of falling in love on a plane a reality. But their approach did not have the intended effect.

As part of Delta’s brand partnership with Coke, the airline handed out promotional in-flight napkins that encouraged passengers to give their number to others on the plane.

On one side of the napkin it read, “Because you’re on a plane with interesting people and hey…you never know.” The other side had space to write down a name and phone number, with the additional text, “Be a little old school. Write down your number and give it to your plane crush. You never know…”

Delta passengers apparently did not take kindly to the approach, and dozens wrote to the brands on social media, calling the stunt “creepy.”
http://fortune.com/2019/02/07/delta-diet-coke-napkins-number/




NO!!!!! The airplane is the last place where I’d expect people passing around creepy pick up notes like this! It’s like being on an elevator. You don’t make friends with random strangers on an elevator, you shut the fuck up, stare at the door until you arrive at your destination! Look guys, there’s a fine line between clever and creepy and this definitely crossed that line.

Maybe Delta should stick to flying planes instead of playing matchmaker.
After handing out Coca-Cola napkins suggesting passengers give their name and number to their "plane crush," both companies are apologizing.

It started with 33 words on napkins advertising Diet Coke:

"because you're on a plane of full of interesting people and hey ... you never know," the front teases.

The back nudges further, emitting a shocking amount of peer pressure from a paper square:
"be a little old school. write down your number & give it to your plane crush. you never know ..."
Some passengers, like Terry Pendergist, thought the napkins were "Pretty funny."
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/business/delta-coke-flirtatious-napkins-trnd/index.html




Yes get a hold of yourself!!! And by the way if you want to be even more grossed out, Twitter’s worst comedian, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, somehow managed to make it even creepier!

https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/1093338203732525056

EW!!!!!!!!!!!!! EW EW EW EW EW!!!!! Wait a minute… EW!!I can guarantee that no one wanted to sign up for your daily newsletter, Mike! And you know here’s the thing, it started out like they were thinking it was going to be a good idea, you know, like having a shady billionaire real estate broker with ties to the New York mafia run for president, and well, just like that, it backfired! Big time!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, some would say this is kinda sweet and a little bit funny. But, as expected, there are some who find the notion behind the napkins just plain creepy.

This latest faux pas comes just days after Delta were accused of discrimination by a deaf couple travelling on the airline.
‘Creepy AF’

Although not many passengers were that keen to hand out their numbers (probably none at all), many failed to see the funny side of the promotion.

A torrent of complaints have rained down on social, with users branding them ‘creepy A
https://simpleflying.com/deltas-coke-napkin-sponsorship-backfires-leaving-some-passengers-creeped-out/




And if things couldn’t possibly be even creepier do we really need your airline playing match maker for you? I mean here’s the thing – falling in love in 2019 is a bit trickier than it was in 1970 when it was much easier to get away with this kind of thing. And sure, going “old school” may seem like a good idea at the time, but really. And in the words of the great Jerry Seinfeld – “Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?”

Falling in love on an airplane is the kind of story you only ever hear in a bar or see in a Lifetime movie. But for a brief time this winter, Delta Air Lines wanted to help passengers make it a reality - by gently nudging them to hit on other passengers.

With cocktail napkins.

"Be a little old school," said the small print on the napkin, advertising Diet Coke. "Write down your number & give it to your plane crush. You never know ..."

There was a little space on the napkin where flirtatious passengers could write down their name and another space for their number. The larger print said, "because you're on a plane full of interesting people and hey," again, "... you never know."

But while some found the napkins clever and charming, others thought they were creepy. In fact, evidently enough complained that Delta and Coca-Cola apologized for the marketing stunt Wednesday, saying the napkins have since been removed from flights.
https://www.nola.com/news/2019/02/delta-apologizes-for-creepy-napkins-urging-passengers-to-slip-phone-number-to-their-plane-crush.html





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From: Idiots #3-16
Ed. Note: Denise J. from Royal Oak, Michigan writes:

“My brother is an idiot. He loves Trump and has a seething hatred for the NFL and won’t stop talking about how much he hates the 49s and Colin Kaepernick, and wears a shirt all the time that says “I stand for the flag, I kneel for the cross.” How do I tell him how much of an idiot he is?”

Well Denise, you can!


It’s time to debut our brand new segment:



Remember last week when the worst thing we had to worry about is whether or not NFL players were sitting or standing during the national anthem? Those were good times. Or maybe not . The point of this segment is that there’s no one who’s better at beating dead horses like the GOP. Like the myth that there’s a liberal media out there. Let’s face it – conservatives own most of this country’s newspapers. They own the big 3 TV networks they love to bash and decry as fake news. They own most of this country’s newspapers. They own nearly every local TV station thanks to Sinclair Broadcasting. Nearly 95% of AM radio is conservative leaning talk shows. The American clergy preaches right wing politics. They own Twitter and Facebook. Every political book on every bookshelf is written by a conservative author with the intent of trashing liberals. Fox News is played in more public places than CNN or MSNBC. Even CBS president Les Moonves famously said that Trump isn’t good for the country but he’s good for ratings. Now witness Sean Hannity who continues to beat the dead horse known as the "liberal media" into the ground:

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/915356118536167424

Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I see what Hannity is doing here – he’s channeling his inner Joseph McCarthy. I’ll tell you what Hannity – we can do one better – how about we go after your advertisers and get them to pull their sponsorship of your hate-filled show? Thank you, and I think my audience would agree with me! But the GOP loves to beat dead horses. Like the liberal media and they’ve been peddling that lie for 40 years. And this week – the one dead horse they love to beat is the controversy surrounding NFL anthem protests. But the controversy that will never die, well, is never dying. And Trump trolls are like King Midas only in reverse – everything they touch turns to shit!

The Seattle Seahawks were on the field for the national anthem before their game on Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts, but a group of six players, led by Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, sat on the bench for the duration of the song. The rest of the Seahawks were standing, scattered on the sidelines in a far more disorganized grouping than most teams have chosen, while the Colts were on the sidelines with locked arms. Andrew Luck, the injured Colts quarterback, was shown during the NBC broadcast singing along to the song.

Rather than wait in the locker room, like they did during last week’s anthem, the Seahawks decided instead to create a fund with the goal of building a more compassionate and inclusive society, calling it the Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund.

Here is a quick look at what each team did during the playing of the national anthem on Sunday:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/01/sports/nfl-trump-anthem.html




Yeah I’m using Zoidberg memes because that will make this funny. But it gets crazier than that. Lets’ face it folks – we’re in it for a long four years. And I do mean long. Trump has only been in office… 224 days and I feel like I have already aged four years! But Trump just can’t help himself poking the hornets’ nest!

WASHINGTON — Most Americans say the protests by NFL players during the National Anthem are appropriate, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, and they say, by overwhelming margins, that President Trump's heated criticism of them are not.

Two-thirds in the poll of registered voters, by 68%-27%, say Trump's call for NFL owners to fire the players and fans to boycott their games is inappropriate. That includes a third of Republicans as well as nine of 10 Democrats.

By 51%-42%, those surveyed say the players' protests are appropriate.

"They certainly have the right to express whatever they want," says Ryan Doyle, 19, a college student and Democratic-leaning independent from Manhattan Beach, Calif., who was among those surveyed. "It doesn't call for violence; it doesn't call for pain; it doesn't call for any dramatic act."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/02/usa-today-poll-americans-say-trump-wrong-nfl-protests/721809001/




Yeah this thing is turning into as much of a distraction as the squirrels in Up!. I mean really, are we going to go through this shit every single week now? Are we going to make reporters wear the cone of shame so they stop paying attention to this issue? I mean ESPN now has an Anthem Watch! Week4!

President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who lodge pregame protests, saying in a speech in Alabama on Sept. 22 that he wished those players would be released. He also encouraged fans who are offended to walk out of stadiums. Several players and coaches reacted strongly to Trump on social media, and players -- joined by coaches and owners, in some instances -- across the league knelt, locked arms, raised their fists and even refused to come out of the locker room during the national anthem in Week 3. Trump has continued calling for action against those who kneel during the national anthem, while owners this week scrambled to retain control.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the pregame protest of racial oppression and inequality in the United States last season by sitting during the national anthem before a preseason game, then kneeling during the anthem throughout the season.
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/250489/what-every-nfl-team-did-during-the-national-anthem-in-week-4




But again Trump can’t stop poking the hornets’ nest. Someone really needs to take Fox News away from him!

President Trump’s ongoing battle with the National Football League over the “take a knee” controversy has raised new questions about possible criminal violations. At a rally in Alabama and then in a series of tweets, Trump suggested fans should boycott the NFL and that team owners should fire players who protest during the national anthem.

Trump’s actions quickly led to claims that his pressure on the NFL might be illegal. Particular attention focused on a relatively obscure law, 18 U.S.C. 227, which makes it a crime for a public official to wrongfully seek to influence an employment decision or practice by any private entity. Critics charged that Trump, by urging NFL owners to fire the protesting players, may have run afoul of this statute.

It is at least clear that this law does apply to the president. But don’t expect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to add this particular offense to his already hefty playbook of potential charges.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/10/01/trumps-rants-about-the-nfl-arent-criminal-heres-why/





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From: Idiots #6-6
Ed. Note: Dan B. from Fallbrook, California writes:

“Hey Top 10! I love your program and especially when you guys get drunk on stage. My wife and I were at the Stone Brewery and we were having a very lively discussion on Ted Bundy, but why do I have to hear about how hot he is?”

Well thanks, Dan! It’s good to know who the fans are! And if you want to know why women think serial killers are hot, just watch The Ted Bundy Tapes!


Whew, there was a lot to unpack there. Oh well, I need a drink!



So you know the idea behind this is that we get drunk and talk about anything in the news as long as it doesn’t relate to politics. Because you know when you mix religion and politics, it doesn’t end well for you. Which is why we generally don’t encourage that. But instead we’re going to talk about a favorite topic of ours on this show – serial killers! And this entry is for the ladies, because really, what are you doing? Tell me bartender – what goes well with a documentary about Ted Bundy? Some fava beans and a nice chianti? Eh, I’ll stick with my usual Jack Daniels mixed with Jack Daniels. So last week Netflix premiered “Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”. And well, the dialogue that has come out about this movie isn’t about what a gruesome killer Ted Bundy was. Nope, and I’m sure Netflix didn’t plan for this either!

What's the deal with lusting over killers?
Ted Bundy is back on a lot of people's minds, with two projects on the serial killer in the news.
First up, Netflix is streaming "Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," a docuseries about the man who confessed to more than two dozen murders before he was eventually executed in 1989.

Meanwhile, a trailer for "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" recently dropped with former teen heartthrob Zac Efron as Bundy, and once again people were talking about the charismatic killer.

"I've seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy's alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers," said a tweet Monday from Netflix's official account.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/entertainment/netflix-ted-bundy/index.html




Um… I’ll take both! Ted Bundy is hot, yo! And that’s the scary thing. Serial killers aren’t hot. They’re serial killers. I mean did Dexter glamourize the world of serial killers? Yeah probably. Here’s the thing, Netflix, if you don’t want a serial killer to be seen as hot, maybe, I don’t know, don’t case a heartthrob like Zac Efron in the role! But maybe… just maybe they’re secretly loving this!

Netflix says it wants people to stop lusting after Ted Bundy, because that’s what it has to say. But make no mistake, the streaming service is loving all the memes and tweets about the infamous serial killer’s “hotness.”

Bundy, who raped and murdered dozens of young women in the 1970s, was caught in 1978, and executed in 1989, remains one of the world’s most studied serial killers. That’s in part because he looked and often acted (according to some that knew him) like a normal, well-adjusted person. Since his execution, Bundy has been analyzed in countless films, documentaries, books, and songs, as Americans still struggle to understand how a human being could be capable of such atrocities—especially one as classically handsome as Bundy.

So it was only a matter of time before Netflix, in its quest to be the only entertainment platform you’ll ever need, produced a documentary about Bundy. Last week, the streamer released Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, a four-part docu-series featuring never-before-heard audio of the killer discussing his crimes in the third person. (For years after his capture, Bundy maintained he was innocent, only confessing to the murders shortly before he was executed.) Joe Berlinger, the writer and director of the documentary, also directed the Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which stars heartthrob Zac Efron as the vicious killer and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this month.
https://qz.com/quartzy/1537986/netflix-probably-loves-all-the-hot-ted-bundy-memes/




And that’s exactly what I will do! And by the way here’s the thing ladies, you should realize that before you go sexualizing serial killers, be aware that it has consequences. And Netflix, before you go scolding viewers for sexualizing serial killers, you should aware that this is a feature of modern society, not a bug!

You may have noticed that the internet has recently developed a bit of a crush on Ted Bundy—Ted Bundy, as in, one of the world's most notorious serial killers. First Netflix released a documentary, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, that's chock-full of archival footage and audio recordings made while Ted was on death row. Netflix had to literally ask viewers to stop calling Bundy hot. Then a new trailer dropped for the upcoming Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which stars Zac Efron, one of the most handsome men to ever grace this Earth.

In other words, Ted Bundy is having a moment. A big moment. And here's why that's f*cked up.

Attraction to the real Ted Bundy started long before the biopics, of course. Back in the days of his trial, hordes of groupies sent him love letters until the day he died. When asked why they did it, these women typically fell into two categories: they either believed someone that handsome couldn’t possibly commit such disgusting crimes, or plainly, they couldn’t articulate why they were so enamored.

It's called Hybristophilia. Think about it like this: Society teaches women to "fix" men, and to provide rehabilitation (and patience! and kindness!) for the very worst ones. Groupie culture around serial killers is pretty much an amped-up version of this relatively commonplace psyche. RJ Parker, in his book Serial Killer Groupies, chalks it up to women's nurturing instincts and a genuine belief that they can change their targeted serial killer through love. Heavy.
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a26131568/ted-bundy-penn-badgley-you-hot/




Yes and if you think you can “fix” a serial killer, just take Dexter’s advice. Ted Bundy was a complete monster. But then again lost in the conversation of whether or not Ted Bundy was hot is the fact that Netflix, in their infinite quest to prove that they can and will sign anything, paid a ton of money to make Ted Bundy great again!

Maybe you just got finished with Netflix's four-part Ted Bundy docuseries Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and thought to yourself, "What else can I watch about this fuckin' guy?" Then you searched the rest of the service and found yourself SOL.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, that will no longer be the case for true crime buffs, provided you can show a little patience. The streaming giant has apparently edged out STX and Lionsgate and is closing in on a $9 million deal that would give them the U.S. rights (and some international rights) to the Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile centers around Bundy's crimes via the viewpoint of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who in the film refuses to believe he's guilty despite numerous signs pointing in that direction.

For those wondering how Efron and Extremely Wicked fared with critics at the Sundance Festival, here's a roundup, but the (near) consenus seems to be that Efron is great and the overall film isn't. "I think [Efron’s] startlingly good: controlled, magnetic, audacious, committed, and eerily right," Variety's Owen Gleiberman wrote. He went on to say, "Ted is a kind of actor, a maniac playing a role, yet doing it with such sincerity and flair that it’s not just a role. It’s the person a part of him wants to be."
https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/02/netflix-ted-bundy-docuseries-zac-efron-biopic-9-million





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From: Idiots #5-23
Ed. Note: John K. from Norwich, England writes:

“Hey Top 10, my mate and I were at your London show. Any chance you might come back to England?”

Well John, we won’t be able to make it back this year but we’re definitely planning on coming back for 2020, and we may do more than one show. We’re also planning on possibly going to Ireland, Sweden, and France while we are here. In the meantime here’s our piece from our British edition on M:I-6:




It’s time for episode 23 of Deep State Diaries. Yes we’re touring the 24 branches and services that make up the United States government. Everything from the FBI to the IRS to the Pentagon to the CIA to the DPW to the DVA to parks and recreation and all branches and services in between. Of course if you’re here you probably already know more about our government and how it works than your average Fox News loving Trump supporter does. So that’s what this segment is going to address. We are going to do a deep dive into all that makes the United States the United States. Because we here at the Top 10 love to educate as well as entertain. Because we care.

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We need some music for this one!



Yes for our edition of Deep State Diaries this week we figured that we would pay tribute to our British hosts by talking about the British counterpart to the organization we discussed last week – the Central Intelligence Agency. This week we’re delving into and hanging out with the British counterpart – the Military Intelligence: Section 6. If you recognize who M:I-6 is, that is of course the employer of James Bond from the 007 movies. But what else does the super secret organization do when their agents are not going out on world tours to exotic locales and having sex with some of the most beautiful women on the planet? Well stuff like this. So where did the inspiration for M come from?

The Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, works covertly overseas to gather intelligence. The world’s oldest intelligence agency was founded by the legendary spymaster Mansfield Smith-Cumming in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, and he ran it util his death in 1923. He was well-known and liked for his colourful personality.

Many of his innovations are still part of the lifeblood of MI6, say insiders.

Former secret agents tell all in 2014 Netflix documentary “Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service".

Firstly, “good agents” were his most important tool, explains the documentary.

“From the very beginning, he understood it was all about collecting intelligence and recruiting and running sources," says Sir John Scarlett, who is himself a former MI6 chief.

"From the very beginning, that’s what he did. It’s just in the bloodstream."
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1057318/james-bond-real-mi6-chief-inspired-m-character-mansfield-smith-cumming-spt




Yeah so James Bond was partly inspired by real life M:I-6 agents! How about that? So that said how does M:I-6 take on different agencies like ISIS and Al’Qaeda from say, the CIA? Or maybe one of the big fish of the espionage world, Russia? Well it’s really interesting to get the M:I-6 perspective.

The head of MI6 said Russia broke one of the primary rules of espionage and won't be trusted again after it tried to assassinate a former Russian agent despite giving him away in a spy swap.

Alex Younger said British spies had to revise their assumptions about Moscow after Skripal was attacked with a deadly nerve agent, in an operation which Britain has pinned on Russia's GRU spy agency.

Younger is the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, more commonly known as MI6, and gave a speech to students at St. Andrews University in Scotland, which was reported by the Financial Times.

In the speech, Younger said the UK had partly trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin when Russia pardoned Skripal in 2010 in return for its own agents.

Younger said he and his agents assumed that Moscow's spy swap "had meaning" and would be honored, but he said they revised their opinion in light of the Skripal attack.

He said, according to the Financial Times: "Mr. Skripal came to the UK in an American-brokered exchange, having been pardoned by the president of Russia and, to the extent we assumed that had meaning, that is not an assumption that we will make again."
https://www.businessinsider.com/mi6-head-alex-younger-russia-wont-be-trusted-2018-12?r=UK&IR=T




So I can guess M:I-6 job interviews are kind of like that? Or maybe it’s like Kingsman: The Secret Service, another movie which I am a huge fan of? And speaking of technology how does M:I-6 prepare for the forthcoming technological wars, of which most hated foe Russia, is handling things?

The UK is in a technological arms race with hostile states who are using the tools of the information age to pose existential challenges to Britain’s national security, the head of MI6 warned on Monday.

In a rare speech, Alex Younger said British intelligence agencies had to “innovate faster than they can” as the country’s adversaries turn to cyber-attacks, disguised use of military force, misinformation and political obfuscation to probe and undermine Britain’s institutions and defences.

Though his remarks appeared primarily aimed at Russia, Younger also admitted there are emerging issues over China’s dominant position in the development of game-changing new technologies.

“Power, money and politics [are] going east ... it is all getting more complicated.”

Delivering only his second speech since he became “C” four years ago at the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), Younger attempted to set out how the threat to the UK has evolved in recent years, and how his agency, which has always had agent recruitment and handling at the core of its work, is having to adapt fast.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/03/uk-is-in-technological-arms-race-with-its-foes-warns-mi6-chief




And that is a good question, sir! Why not stay dead? Well here’s the thing when discussing spies and spy technology, it’s probably best not to underestimate what they’re currently capable of, since we currently have spy technology available right in our very own pockets!

The head of MI6 will on Monday highlight the urgent need for a new era of spying in which artificial intelligence and robotics are deployed to combat rogue states hellbent on “perpetual confrontation” with the UK.

In a rare public speech - only his second in four years in the job - Alex Younger, the Chief of MI6, will say that Britain must enter an age of “fourth generation espionage” to keep the country safe.

The MI6 boss - known as "C" - will also emphasise the importance of "strengthening" Britain’s security ties with European allies ahead of Brexit, pointing out that "multiple" Islamic State-inspired attacks on the Continent have been disrupted thanks to the co-operation of intelligence agencies.

The speech to students at St Andrew’s University, where Mr Younger studied, will also warn of the danger of “adversaries” who are “willing to take advantage” of huge leaps in cyber technology to launch attacks on Britain “in ways that fall short of traditional warfare”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/02/chief-mi6-calls-new-era-spying-using-ai-robots-combat-rogue/




But when it comes to the spy game, Trump is about to do something absolutely terrifying and if you’re not alarmed about this prospect, as I have seen just about every spy movie made in the last 5 years and I know what happens when you get names of agents leaked out in the open! Yeah it ends extremely horribly and Trump is going to do it!

British intelligence chiefs are reportedly desperate to convince the White House not to declassify more of the FBI wiretap application on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, because it would expose intelligence-gathering sources and methods.

According to a piece published late Wednesday in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, U.S. intelligence officials are also against the idea, as are those in Australia, another member of the intelligence-gathering club known as the Five Eyes (the group also includes Canada and New Zealand.)

Carter Page became a foreign policy advisor on Trump’s campaign team early in 2016. The FBI obtained a warrant to monitor his communications several months later, after they became aware that he may have been meeting with Russian officials in Moscow in mid-2016.

Over time, the investigation fed into the sprawling Russia probe that is currently being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. However, it did not spark the Russia probe, as some Republicans have alleged — the wider investigation was instead prompted by contact between the Russians and Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, regarding so-called “dirt” on Trump’s presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.
http://fortune.com/2018/11/22/mi6-trump-carter-page-fbi/




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Top 10 Conservative Idiots: The Complete 7th Season


Top 10 Conservative Idiots: The Complete 7th Season

Season 6: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211623942
Season 5: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210720590
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Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Yes, this is our 7th, repeat: 7th season. And when we started this thing we had no idea how long it would go on for. 160 editions and over 1600 entries later, we're still going strong! And we still have 10 fresh entries coming at you each week along with some fresh new content. Because conservatives aren't letting up on the insanity any time soon and are actually doubling down in what is coming to be the final year of the guy who we currently call president's final year of what will hopefully be his only term. So what do we have in store for you this year? Well we will have all of our usual favorites like How Is This Still A Thing?, This Fucking Guy, People Are Dumb, I Need A Drink, NO, and we will also be debuting new segments to go along with our perennial favorites. And also some fresh new sounds for 2019 as well! As long as there's conservative idiocy, we will be there covering it with our armchair Daily Show brand of humor to find some relevance of sanity in the Donald J. Trump administration. So with that in mind here's where we are going with the complete 7th season of the Idiots! Enjoy! And as always don't forget the key!

Edition #7-1: God Save The Nobel President Man-Baby Edition (6/12/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212183177

Live from El Paso! As always, whenever the Top 10 is on an extended break, we like to play catch up on stuff that we missed which includes a whole lot of insanity coming from the Trump White House. Trump took a trip to England which was an absolute disaster from the moment he was greeted with a giant penis mowed on a field when he arrived to his children crashing the Royal Dinner. Trump gives a completely unhinged interview on the Piers Morgan show and we will go through some of the juicier bits of the interview. In a new edition of "This Week In Hate", conservatives are cranking up the apocalypse scenario and civil war hysteria way past 11 and we will tell you all of the ways that hate is making a comeback. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at Mt. Everest. Yeah climbing to the peak of the world's highest mountain is one of the coolest things a person can do, but is it worth dying for? No! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor spent his vacation touring around the country televangelist style and he will tell you all about private jets for Jesus, because frequent flyer miles are for godless heathens! We also have a new segment of "NO!" and really people, straight pride parades are a thing? Go fuck yourselves. And yes, Smash Mouth did own the internet. We have a new edition of "How Is This Still A Thing" and while Youtube is cracking down on racist and white supremacist content, there's another channel that has gone unscathed and it's owned by Christian nationalist Stephen Crowder and we're going to ask "Stephen Crowder's Youtube Channel: How Is This Still A Thing?". We also have a new "I Need A Drink". There's a Swedish start up company that's trying to make travel by pogo stick a thing, and we're going to have some drinks and tell you why that will not end well. And it won't end well for us either. And since we're in the Lone Star State for a special 5 edition stretch, we're going to take a look at what makes it tick in our special 5 part series "What's Up With Texas?". This week it's Part 1 where we are going to find out what's up with a teacher who thought that she was tweeting Trump privately about border security but those tweets are very public.
Live Musical Guest: Blink 182

**Edition #7-2: Top 10 Gets Bumped For A Talking Puppet Show**

Note: We had things planned for this edition but a scheduling conflict at our host venue caused that to go very south but did manage to get Pt. 2 of our What's Up With Texas docuseries where we visit the border town of Laredo - a town that literally shares roads with Mexico - to find out what the climate is like there in regards to immigration. And that will appear in a future Best Of edition, as will our Holy Shit segment on Weather Warrior and self-proclaimed prophetess Katt Kerr.

Edition #7-3: Keeping Up With The Nazis Edition (6/26/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212222188

Live from Austin! After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares Trump's border detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps and ignites a debate, we examine just how close we are to Nazi Germany - and the comparisons are more inevitable then you might think. And equally as horrifying. Meanwhile, Trump announces his reelection bid while the biggest newspaper in his announcement city declines to endorse him! Mitch McConnell makes some controversial comments about slave reparations and actually sparks a serious discussion in Congress. Now what did you learn Mitch? Sarah Sanders announces her resignation from the Trump administration, making her the latest tribute eliminated from the Trumper Games! In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, Facebook wants to launch its' own, fully financially backed cyber currency called the Libre, but we play devil's advocate and examine all the ways it could possibly go wrong. In our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor is on a quest to find out who really controls the weather? Is it GAWD or is it divine forces or is it some crackpot with a tin foil hat and a cell phone? We'll let you be the judge! We also have a new "Beating A Dead Horse" - what's Trump's beef with the Central Park 5? A new Netflix series has reignited his 30 year old feud with the group and he's doubling down on his attacks. Really, let it go, man. We also have a new edition of "People Who Somehow Got Elected" and this week we're adding embattled San Diego representative Duncan Hunter to that ever growing list. We have a new edition of People Are Dumb, because of course they are! And the next installment of our "What's Up With Texas" docuseries takes us to the largest capitol building outside of Washington, DC where we attempt to get interviews with Dan Patrick and Greg Abbott but mostly get told to piss off.
Live Musical Guest: Amon Amarth

Edition #7-4: Wheel Of Corruption: The Hidden World Edition (7-3-19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212240438

Live from Houston! We recap all of the 10+ candidates who debated each other in the first of what will be the longest election debate cycle ever as democrats are pit against each other with Rachel Maddow monitoring - it's the GOP's worst nightmare come true! Meanwhile, after a long and hard fought battle from mass shooting survivors and anti-gun activists, we score a major victory as the NRA finally closes the doors on its' 24/7 lifestyle channel, NRATV. The 2019 SCOTUS begins deliberations on a number of cases and we will go through some of the juicier ones including the controversial census question case, and the gerrymandering decision - neither of which are good. We also have a preview of Trump's insane July 4th Americagasm Patriotic Extravaganza!! In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, the CEO of Hilton Hotels claims that he doesn't tip his housekeepers which, shocker, sparked the internet outrage machine - but is he right or wrong? We will investigate and let you be the judge! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10, our resident pastor is going to find out who among the Christian right is a false prophet - and tell you exactly what the good LAWRD thinks of them! We also have a new "Beating A Dead Horse" - Madonna and Taylor Swift both have controversial music videos out, and what does the internet outrage machine think of them? We will examine both sides of the argument. And in Portland, after yet *ANOTHER* Proud Boys rally gets crashed by Antifa, we ask "the Proud Boys vs Antifa - how is this still a thing?". We also have a new People Are Dumb, because of course they are! And in Pt. 4 of our 5 part docuseries "What's Up With Texas", we explore the Gulf Coast and what's going on after one of the biggest domestic hurricane disasters since Katrina!
Live Musical Guest: The Mountain Goats

Edition #7-5: The Battle For LaGuardia Terminal C Food Court Edition (7/10/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212263626

Live from Dallas! Trump's BFF, already convicted billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, is arrested again and this may deal a massive blow to Trump's reelection bid as he's outed as a BFF. After Trump royally screws up his speech at his Washington DC July 4th Amerciagasm Spectacular rally, we teach him some basic history after he gets it wrong even reading a teleprompter! We also recap his insane MAGA rally which was more of a stunning admission of what martial law would look like if it took place in the US than anything else. We also talk about Trump's latest war involving the US Census - after SCOTUS struck down the ban, is it possible for him to delay the census? The answer to that may surprise you! Meanwhile in Washington DC, the Proud Boys take their fight against Antifa from the streets of Portland to our nation's capital and it's going to be a colossal shit show! In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at the latest developments in Boeing's ill-fated 737 Max 8 and while none of it is good, tracing the roots of the problem might be easier than we think. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit" - how is GAWD working to protect the government? Our resident pastor is going to examine multiple instances of this and he will let you be the judge, while also keeping his tax exempt status! In the latest "Beating A Dead Horse" - OK conservatives, we get it! You hate Nike, you really hate Nike! So what did they do to piss you off this time? Stop it already! Meanwhile, after screwing Nike and possibly his entire state out of millions of dollars over a dick partisan political move, we add Arizona governor Doug Ducey to the growing list of People Who Somehow Got Elected. We also have a new "I Need A Drink" and folks, America's favorite trash talking playground pastime dodgeball is under attack and they are all fatty fat fat losers. And the final part of our "What's Up With Texas" docuseries profiles college life at two rivaling universities - University of Texas in Ft Worth and Texas A&M in College Station!
Live Musical Guest: Trey Anastasio

Edition #7-6: Three Men & A Subpoena Edition (7/17/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212287973

Live from the University of Georgia! We take a look at the latest developments in the Jeffrey Epstein case and it's about to get the doors blown wide open, while at the same time getting weirder and creepier. It turns out that the Seth Rich Conspiracy that Trump fans have been hanging onto this whole time was in fact a Russian social media hit job orchestrated by Putin's IRA, and the media bought it and funneled it. Meanwhile, President Stable Genius holds a summit at the White House for ultra far right social media personalities to discuss why the real world is mean to them. As the US celebrates the world champion US Women's National Team, the republicans look for patriotic symbolism in the victory and it backfires on them big time. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, Bernie Sanders has made the student loan crisis a huge issue in his campaign, but how just bad is it? We will examine this issue. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10, our resident pastor is becoming alarmed at the fact that god is bringing in his brand of fire and brimstone punishment on the masses, but do we deserve it? Yeah probably. And in "Beating A Dead Horse", when is it socially acceptable to take sides in a boycott? After Trump announces his support of Home Depot after a planned boycott, all bets are off! In "We're All Gonna Die", California experienced a pair of some seriously damaging earthquakes over the July 4th holiday, but just how bad is it? It could be disastrous. We also have a new People Are Dumb, because of course they are! And we end this week by debuting our new segment "Keeping Up With The Candidates" and the first episode is going to explore the almost-rans including rep. Eric Swalwell!
Live Musical Guest: Bastille

Edition #7-7: Scary 4chan, Bianca's Dead Edition (7/24/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212312778

Live from the University Of Florida! Rand Paul blocks yet *ANOTHER* advancement to the 9/11 First Responders Bill, prompting us to ask: "The 9/11 First Responders Bill: How Is This Still A Thing?". Meanwhile Trump not only doubles down on his racist tweets, they are so vile that they prompt Congress to formally declare and denounce them as racist. Also, Trump narrowly escapes his first impeachment hearing. For now. Meanwhile, notoriously toxic internet message board 4chan is under fire after a teenage social media influencer is murdered by an Incel and pictures of her show up on the forums. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at the status of Planned Parenthood after yet *ANOTHER* CEO is ousted after a very short period. This is fine. In our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor is going to talk about how GAWD needs money and while televangelists are living the ultra luxury lifestyle, they're going broke! We also have a new "Beating A Dead Horse" - really people, you're mad about casting in "The Little Mermaid"? Come on, we'll give you plenty of other casting choices you should be outraged about. We also have a new edition of "This Fucking Guy" and this week we're going to profile extreme right wing pundit Josh Bernstein. Whew, this fucking guy is CRAZY. Also, since we're in Florida, how about another round of an All Florida Man edition of People Are Dumb? Because Florida Man doesn't take a holiday and neither do we! And our second edition of Keeping Up With The Candidates is going to take a look at what's going on in the Alabama Senate. They didn't win our Stupidest State Contest for nothing!
Live Musical Guest: 311

Edition #7-8: Wheel Of Corruption Reboot Edition (7/31/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212335207

Live from the University Of North Carolina! We recap all the testimony and the fallout from Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill - how effective was it? And did it accomplish anything? Probably. Meanwhile, in the UK, they announce Boris Johnson as their new Prime Minister, a man who is so much like Trump that he even looks like him. Welcome to your new national nightmare, England! Bill Barr wants to bring back the death penalty and we discuss how that could either be a good thing or it could be a bad thing. After Trump makes some outrageous claims about where he really was on 9/11, and we put our crack investigative team on the case. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at some alarming statistics about your favorite phone-based meal delivery services and they are frightening enough that they might make you think twice before you hit that "order" button. In our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", Kanye West is looking to monetize his latest venture into religion with his Sunday Sermons by doing what Kanye does best - merchandising! What does our resident pastor think of this new move? Only one way to find out! We play a new game of "Is It Racist?" in response to a North Carolina woman who said some extremely racist stuff in a restaurant and ignited the age-old debate, and yes, it probably was extremely racist. In our latest edition of "NO!!!!", we're going to tell you that no one wants to hear your bullshit theories about the Clinton Body Count, or Clinton Foundation, we've heard them all! And we're sick of it! We also have a new edition of "I Need A Drink" - copious amounts of booze and an argument about "fancy dress" led to a massive brawl on a British cruise ship, and this might be one of the most England stories ever. And the third installment of our ongoing series Keeping Up With The Candidates is going to introduce you to a challenger of one of the members of Trump's "The Squad" and if you guessed that she is a crazy Qanon loving conspiracy theorist, well, you are correct!
Live Musical Guest: Death Cab For Cutie

**Top 10 Takes A Week Off (8/7/17)**

Edition #7-9: Suicide With A Chance Of Murder Edition (8/14/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212379509

Live from the University Of Kentucky! In a not at all shocking move, Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in prison - but was the troubled accused billionaire pedophile "suicided" or was it murder? We prove that your conspiracy theories are a steaming pile of bullshit. Meanwhile, after 3 mass shootings in less than a week, our current president, Donald J. Trump goes to "console" the victims and winds up using a baby whose parents were murdered as a photo op. We have a new segment of "NO!" - in response to mass shootings and Trump's inane ramblings on Twitter, Paramount decided to cancel the release of a new movie where humans are hunted for sport called "The Hunt". Yeah bad idea, guys. Also, Trump doesn't get satire. In the "Too Soon?" column, the outrage machine directs its' ire at the billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, over his decision to host a $250K a plate dinner fundraiser for Trump. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, Las Vegas is being taken over by grasshoppers, and not just a few - there's a grasshopper invasion that's taking over downtown that's visible from space! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", get ready for spiritual warfare, people! Our resident pastor will help you draw up your battle plans! And in "Beating A Dead Horse", 25 years after video games were first blamed for an increase in violence, that circular firing squad argument was reintroduced after 2 mass shootings in one day, and really, it's same shit, different day. And since Tucker Carlson and the NRA are doing damage control, Tucker Carlson is once again shooting his mouth off about white supremacy which cost him sponsors, so we are going to ask "The Tucker Carlson Show - How Is This Still A Thing"? We also have a new People Are Dumb, because of course they are! And the next edition of Keeping Up With The Candidates is going to hang out with Texas darling Beto O'Rourke!
Live Musical Guest: Alice In Chains

Edition #7-10: Springtime For Twitler Edition (8/21/19)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212398324

Live from Rutgers University in New Jersey! In one of the most colossal douchebag partisan dick moves of his presidential term so far, Trump goes out of his way to make sure that 1st representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are barred from visiting Isreal, because, reasons. Steve King, Iowa representative and racist douchebag extraordinaire makes what might be one of the most racist things ever said, by anyone in the history of ever. Meanwhile in Portland, the Proud Boys regroup to attack Antifa protesters once again, and Antifa takes the bait while the Trump ponders whether or not to declare Antifa a terrorist organization (they're not by a long shot). The Jeffrey Epstein case gets weirder and creepier and we're going to play armchair detective and find out where is his mistress Ghislaine Maxwell? In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at what's fueling a rise in Trump inspired crimes? These are some extremely frightening statistics here. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", is it OK for Louisiana to display "In God We Trust" signs all over public schools? Our resident pastor weighs in on this religious freedom issue! In "Beating A Dead Horse" - Quentin Tarantino's latest flick "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" has exposed his beef with legendary kung fu master Bruce Lee, and neither side is happy about it. After a twitter spat that got his company investigated for fraudulent business practices, we profile the CEO of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, in a new edition of "This Fucking Guy". In "I Need A Drink" - we will get drunk and try the new Heinz mustard flavored ice cream, and later regret our decision to do so. And in the latest installment of our premature 2020 voting guide, we're taking a look at the governor of the great state of Colorado, John Hickenlooper!
Live Musical Guest: Cage The Elephant

**Top 10 show at Syracuse unfortunately got cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances**

Top 10 Best Of #9 (NEIN!!!): Labor Day Edition
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Best Of! From Idiots #7-3, we draw some parallels from history and current events and ponder the question - just how close are we to Nazi Germany? From Idiots #6-17 - another Trump firing means that there's another Tribute resigning from the Trumper Games! And this is a big one as Rod Rosenstein resigns from the Trump Russian investigation. From Idiots #6-16, Trump went to Wisconsin for another one of his rah rah rallies and made some absolutely absurd claims, which like a fine wine need much fermentation! From Idiots #7-7 - did members of the ultra far right radical underground bunker known as 4chan have influence on the murder of a teenage social influencer? The answer is shocking but it is 2019. From Idiots #6-18, our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, takes a look at why anti-vaxxers are latching onto an old episode of the Brady Bunch to make bizarre claims about measles. Yeah that's a thing. From Idiots #7-8, our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor examines Kanye West's controversial plan to make money off his recent venture into hipster religion. From Idiots #7-5, "Beating A Dead Horse" takes a look at the conservative feud with shoe manufacturer Nike which was taken to new extremes with yet another planned boycott. From Idiots #7-3, after a lawsuit against Twitter for an absurd amount of money, we add California's Devin Nunes to the growing list of People Who Somehow Got Elected. From Idiots #7-9, People Are Dumb takes a look at some naked dudes, people on drugs, and stupid criminals in our attempt to laugh at the lighter side of the news. Finally from Idiots #7-8, our handy voting guide to the 2020 election, Keeping Up With The Candidates, takes a look at Ilhan Omar's challenger to MN-5, and she's definitely one of Trump's people with multiple DUI convictions and a tendency to love Qanon conspiracies.
Musical Guest: 311

Edition #7-11: This Is The Story Of A Hurricane Edition (9/11/19)
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Live from Michigan State University! As always whenever we are off for an extended period of time, we like to catch up on stuff we missed which includes a whole lot of hurricane price gouging and the latest mishaps from the Proud Boys at Boston's Straight Pride Parade. Back in Washington, DC - Trump takes on Hurricane Dorian in the most Donald Trump way possible - a sharpie followed by some gold and some exceptionally angry toilet tweeting. Meanwhile in England, the latest from the Brexit disaster is that Boris Johnson lost his conservative supermajority in Parliament, making his latest Brexit proposals a lame duck. With the latest string of mass shootings, mass shooting hysteria has been at an all time high so we examine some of the myths and urban legends of how and why mass shootings happen. And once again speaking of guns, our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, is going to show you Michigan's controversial new Fruitport High - a school that's being designed with mass shootings in mind. Because, banning guns is so much harder. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", a Catholic school in Nashville has banned the beloved Harry Potter book series because, witchcraft, and our resident pastor is going to examine the issue and provide alternatives! In "Beating A Dead Horse" - why does Mitch McConnell hate being called "Moscow Mitch"? Well we here have no sympathy but for the party that loves to "trigger the snowflakes", they really are a bunch of snowflakes! And we also have "NO!" - really Debra Messing, we don't need a registry and Hollywood blacklist of Trump supporting actors. We've seen what happens before when they get blacklisted. And in "I Need A Drink", people really love Popeye's new fried chicken sandwich, and the social media furor is causing people to go to extremes to try the greasy delight, so we will imbibe and try one! Plus the next round of our 2020 voting guide "Keeping Up With The Candidates" is going to examine the latest round of dropouts from the democratic primaries.
Live Musical Guest: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Edition #7-12: Vaping Death Edition (9/19/19)
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Live from Northwestern University! After the CDC issues warnings about the inherent dangers of flavored electronic cigarettes, Trump acts very quickly to ban them, but not a peep on AR-15s. While the world was remembering the horrible events of 9/11/01, Trump remembers the tragedy by making it all about him. The debate on the legitimacy of Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS seat heats up as a new New York Times article is published, and Trump once again takes Kav's side, but the whole deal is messier than you might think. Meanwhile, across the pond, the top secret papers known as Operation Yellowhammer look to put the kibosh on a hard Brexit deal once and for all, but what are the implications of that that they're not telling us? In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at the latest developments in the opioid crisis which include a pair of pharmaceutical companies getting their just deserts, while community outcries are going unheard by local governments. In our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", is a coup brewing at Liberty University? After a shocking article lands Jerry Falwell Jr in the hot seat, our resident pastor is going to delve into the self-proclaimed champion of morals and values, and he might be who he says he is. In "Beating A Dead Horse" - we're going to do a deep dive into the "liberals are too PC" argument, but really, the most PC people out there are conservative white males. After a special election that saw Trump's meddling, we add North Carolina's Dan Bishop to the ever-growing list of People Who Somehow Got Elected. We also have a new People Are Dumb, because of course they are! And in our 2020 voter's guide Keeping Up With The Candidates, we're going to re-introduce you to a guy who could make a sizable impact in the quest for the GA Senate, John Ossoff!
Live Musical Guest: The Raconteurs

Edition #7-13: You Should See Me In A Crown Victoria Edition (9/25/19)
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Live from University Of Missouri! In a Top 10 first, there was so much crazy news that happened last week that we had to consolidate a whole bunch of planned entries into one in a new segment that we are calling "So That Happened". Trump escalates his bizarre feud with the auto industry by cutting off California's ability to control the state's ultra strict emissions standards and roll them back to the stone ages. Meanwhile, in Michigan, vice president Mike Pence breaks a 100 year tradition and drives an 8 SUV strong motorcade through historic Mackinac Island, to much horror of the residents and Michiganders. Back in Los Angeles, after another overdose in his West Hollywood apartment, the arrest of billionaire donor Ed Buck may be far more horrifying than we could have ever imagined. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at a ticket selling scam that targeted fans of the Black Keys at their tour debut show in Los Angeles that turned what was supposed to be an innocent evening out into an absolute nightmare. In our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", is it your god given right to own a gun? Our resident pastor attended an event on the subject and he's got some thoughts. In "Beating A Dead Horse" - can we really be surprised when Saturday Night Live attempts to appeal to conservative voters and they found the most racist and sexist actor they possibly could? No. After it's back in the news after a long absence when Trump starts floating the conspiracy again, we ask "Clean Coal - How Is This Still A Thing?". In a new "I Need A Drink", we're going to fly to Area 51 in Nevada, have some cocktails and attempt to see them aliens as the Storm Area 51 Event actually happens, and there wasn't really much storming going on. And finally the next chapter in our 2020 voters' guide "Keeping Up With The Candidates", we're going to our home state of California to hang with Kamala Harris!
Live Musical Guest: The Black Keys

Edition #7-14: Wheel Of Corruption: Sign O' The Times Edition (10/2/19)
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Live from the University Of Kansas! Nancy Pelosi drops the big one and announces a formal inquiry into the impeachment of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump - who quickly retaliates by angry hate-tweeting. We also delve into who the whistleblowers are - the people that leaked the context of the phone call between Trump and Ukraine that got the impeachment inquiry started. Meanwhile, we are introduced to 16 year old activist Greta Thunberg who traveled from her native Sweden to New York to testify before the UN on climate change, and she has the alt right squirming. Plus there's new details in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoogi - did or did not Saudi Arabia do the dirty deed? In our weekly investigative piece Top 10 Investigates, we're going take a look at why the employees of General Motors are striking and it has a lot more to do with just their pay and benefits. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit" - after the Dark One promotes his theories on "religious freedoms" ahead of climate science, our resident pastor does a number on him and explains what "religious freedom" truly is. In "Beating A Dead Horse" - can a movie be too violent? We examine multiple controversies behind the origin flick of everyone's favorite Batman villain - the Joker and the controversy surrounding it. Plus we also have a new "This Fucking Guy" - and this week we add one of the biggest creepy weirdos in the country and Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to the list. And whew, he is crazy! Plus Trump may have shot his mouth off a bit. And the next edition of our 2020 Voters' Guide "Keeping Up With The Candidates" - where does your favorite candidate stand on impeaching Trump? We will examine who stands what and where!
Live Musical Guest: Steel Pulse

***10/9 - Top 10 Takes A Week Off***

Edition #7-15: Dancing With The Czars Edition (10/16/19)
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Live from Arizona State University! We discuss how far meme creation can go when an event held at Mar-A-Lago features a shocking and very poorly edited scene from the 2014 flick "Kingsman: The Secret Service" that shows Trump murdering all of his political opponents in a very gruesome fashion. Trump also steps in it when he unleashes holy hell on the Turkey - Syria conflict at Putin's discretion, because reasons. We also recap the latest Trump rallies in Minneapolis and Louisiana, which, while insane, actually prove to be somewhat effective in getting the message out to the masses. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani's aides have been, in a not at all shocking turn of events, caught violating campaign finance laws. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, Stockton, California is one of the first cities in the nation to provide a Europe-like free money incentive. What is it? And what are people spending this money on? We will investigate and bring you the hard facts! In our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit" - our resident pastor attended the annual Values Voters Summit, and well, how long before he casts a spell on the unholy Dark One? In "Beating A Dead Horse" - South Park has called out China on media censorship, and is it OK for celebrities to support Hong Kong protestors? We also have a new "How Is This Still A Thing" and after the Atlanta Braves fail to advance in the playoffs again, we ask "The Tomahawk Chop: How Is This Still A Thing?". And in "I Need A Drink", speaking of sports, the Philadelphia Flyers have introduced a new way to enjoy hockey! As if we didn't need one! Finally in our 2020 voters' guide - "Keeping Up With The Candidates" - we will update you with what went down during the October democratic debates!
Live Musical Guest: Fitz & The Tantrums

Edition #7-16: Bed Bugs & Broomsticks Edition (10/23/19)
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Live from UNLV in Las vegas! When there's so much crazy shit happening in the news, like your favorite pasta sauce, we put all the ingredients into a blender and hit puree in our segment "So That Happened". In sad news, longtime Baltimore representative Elijah Cummings passed away and we will show you the MAGA world's sad and utterly predictable reactions to his death. Meanwhile, Trump's attempt at international diplomacy has the whole world questioning his incompetence when he pens a batshit crazy letter to Turkey's prime minister Tayyip Erdogan. Back at home, it's been made aware that the 2020 G7 summit is going to be held in Miami at the Trump Hotel, in a not at all shocking and partisan move. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates - is your baby's food contaminated? After a shocking study that was posted involving the Gerber Corporation, it turns out that it's an extremely likely and very horrifying possibility! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", the apocalypse is imminent people! Our resident pastor will go through some of the crazier doomsday theories out there, while offering a few of his own! We also have a new "This Fucking Guy" in which we are going to tell you about Christian firebrand podcaster and hardcore Qanon conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald! In our new segment "Unpopular Opinions", we're going to tell you what we really think of student loan tycoon Sallie Mae after they got caught grifting with their pants down! We also have a new People Are Dumb, because there's always a never ending stream of stupid people! And in our 2020 voters' guide, Keeping Up With The Candidates, Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard really needs to put down the Covfefe as she goes on a defensive attacking Hillary Clinton after the media grossly misinterprets Clinton's statement about her. WTF?
Live Musical Guest: Sturgill Simpson

Edition #7-17: Butt Dialing For Jesus Edition (10/30/19)
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Live from Oregon State! Halloween Spooktacular! We add Florida representative Matt Gaetz (R-obviously) to the growing list of People Who Somehow Got Elected. Republicans decide that protecting the Trump cult is more important than letting the wheels of justice spin as they storm Capitol Hill in a stunt that hilariously backfired on them and could have severe consequences for their jobs moving forward. Trump has a horrible week in which he gets booed at the World Series and hilariously attempts to explain his way out of building a wall in Colorodo. Rudy Giuliani butt dials his way into a disaster and possibly several felonies while being investigated for the previous felonies he may have committed. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates - why is Amazon working with Trump's ICE? And why is there a boycott and backlash brewing against it? We will find out what's going on . And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10, Kanye West is back and he's converted! We will examine his new gospel album "Jesus Is King" and provide some insights into the new tracks! And in "Beating A Dead Horse" - we love a good beef and there's one currently brewing between legendary Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese and the head honcho of the MCU, Kevin Feige, and should you be allowed to enjoy the MCU? Really it's just entertainment, folks! In a new episode of "NO!", what the fuck is Harvey Weinstein doing at a showcase for young actresses? Is irony not lost on this psychopath? Who are we kidding, psychos have no sense of irony. We also have a new People Are Dumb, which includes one of the most insane Florida Man stories of all time! And no we're not exxagerating, either! And in our 2020 voters' guide "Keeping Up With The Candidates", Texas' Beto O'Rourke is one candidate who has taken the most thorough and controversial stance of any candidate to date on our nation's gun violence epidemic, but how does his buyback program work? We will attempt to explain to your NRA loving relatives!
Live Musical Guest: Korn

Edition #7-18: Do The Soviet Style Edition (11/6/19)
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Live from Gonzaga University in Spokane! The impeachment trial is put to its' first vote and conservatives still don't get the word "inquiry", but according to Steve Scalise, are the impeachment proceedings "Soviet Style"? The answer is easily nyet! In "We're All Gonna Die", it's fire season in California while the climate in the rest of the world isn't much better, but are we all going to die from this disastrous weather? Probably. Meanwhile, the latest developments in the impeachment proceedings are a disaster which includes Giulani's cyber security fail and Trump retweeting AM radio talk show hosts. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, the Nationals are your 2019 World Series Champions, and the fans have some choice words for the guy who we currently call president! In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, one of Costco's most popular food stuffs is the $4.99 rotisserie chicken, but what really goes into that bird you're consuming? A hell of a lot, actually! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", Halloween has come and gone, but is it a holiday to practice witchcraft? The Christian right is gunning for your soul - both literally and figuratively on this one! And in "Beating A Dead Horse" - Delta is under fire after nixing the gay scenes from the movies "Booksmart" and "Rocketman" and even after they put the scenes back, they're still under fire. Really guys let it go! And after California Rep. Katie Hill's disastrous departure, we discuss the topic of "revenge porn" in "Revenge Porn: How Is This Still A Thing?". And in "I Need A Drink", we explore the strange world of Ghostbusters star Bill Murray after he hilariously applied to work at the Atlanta Airport P.F. Chang's. Plus in a special "Keeping Up With The Candidates" - Georgia's massive voter purge should have everyone terrified. But what does it mean in the long run? You should be terrified if it comes to your state!
Live musical guest: Beck

Edition #7-19: No Country For Old Snowflakes Edition (11/14/19)
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Live from Boise State! The election results are in and the Blue Wave continues as one of the least popular governors in the country - Kentucky's Matt Bevin - is swept from office! But he's not going down without a fight! Meanwhile, in an attempt to find applause at a non pre-screened sporting event, the University Of Alabama is under fire for the way it's treating its' students who protest Trump at the AL - LSU game. Meanwhile, the battle against impeachment is brewing as Alex Jones outs a juror, while Trump Jr attempts to out one of the whistleblowers who's attempting to testify against Trump. In Kentucky, where Matt Bevin loses, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are running scared and McConnell picks a fight with the wrong guy who could pose a serious threat to him in 2020. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, how safe is the food and water you consume when you're on your next flight? An alarming study suggests that you might want to think twice before asking for that extra cup of water. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor is not pleased that the unholy Dark One has appointed his spiritual advisor to a White House position, and he will unleash his thoughts on the subject. In "Beating A Dead Horse", we have to talk about something particularly creepy and unpleasant as rapper T.I. revealed something about his relationship with his daughter that will turn the "ick" factor up way past 11! We also add the newly elected governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves, to the ever-growing list of "People Who Somehow Got Elected". And in "I Need A Drink", bands are cracking down more than ever on cell phones being used in concerts, and Maynard James Keenan and Tool have been among the most vocal, but do anti-cell phone policies work? We will drink and find out! And in "Keeping Up With The Candidates", the 2019 election results are in! While many were small, some things happened that could be a huge indicator of where we are going in 2020!
Live Musical Guest: The 1975

Edition #7-20: Wheel Of Corruption Presents Hobbs & Shaw Edition (11/20/19)
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Live from UC Berkeley! The impeachment trial is going about as well as you'd expect for Trump, and we have all the juiciest bits from week #1 which includes Jim Jordan making a complete ass of himself. Meanwhile, Trump's White House is proving to be an absolute dumpster fire of an organization under Trump's reign of terror as they are in complete panic mode leading up to the impeachment hearing. Meanwhile, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar puts in a request to the ACLU to confirm what we've all been suspecting, and it's far worse than we thought - Stephen Miller is indeed a Nazi. After mounting evidence is growing against controversial SCOTUS justice Brett Kavanaugh, Facebook seems to be upping the pro-conservative propaganda on him while silencing liberal voices. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, the Center For Disease Control has put in an alarming study about how dangerous bacteria-resistant superbugs have become, and we suspect this is how the zombie apocalypse is beginning. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", Kanye is taking his Sunday Sermon on the road - to Joel Osteen's controversial mega house of worship Lakewood Church! Yes, you can buy a $250 hoodie in the most holiest of stadiums now! And in "Beating A Dead Horse" - what did the CEO of Uber say about the gruesome state sanctioned murder of Jamal Khashoogi and why is he apologizing for it? If you don't want to apologize, don't say it! And in our segment "NO!", the State Of North Dakota is launching an ad campaign aimed at putting the spotlight on the state's meth problem, but does anyone really want to be remembered as the face of meth addiction? NO! We also have a new "I Need A Drink" - did the Houston Astros cheat their way to a World Series victory in 2017 against the LA Dodgers? Yeah probably! And in our 2020 voters' guide, "Keeping Up With The Candidates", while many candidates are jumping ship, Michael Bloomberg has unexpectedly thrown his hat in the ring. WTF??? We will find out why exactly he is doing this, and that billionaires are not your friends.
Live Musical Guest: Alter Bridge

**Top 10 Takes A Week Off**

Best Of #12 - Thanksgiving Edition (11/26/19)
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Best Of! From Idiots #7-12, Trump and Mitch McConnell ignore passing any sensible gun control laws while declaring war on e-cigarettes and vaping because, reasons. From Idiots #7-6, we learn that the Seth Rich conspiracy theory peddled by Fox News, Sean Hannity, and the right wing smear machine was a steaming load of BS. From Idiots #7-13, in a part of the country where there hasn't been a car since they were invented, Mike Pence drives an 8 SUV motorcade through it. From Idiots #7-18, Trump celebrates Halloween in the most Trump way possible by building a wall in the White House as an arts and crafts activity for children. From Idiots #7-11, our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, takes a look at a controversial high school in Michigan that was designed with mass shootings in mind, because enacting sensible gun control is so much easier. From Idiots #7-16, in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor takes a look at some recent theories about the apocalypse while offering a few of his own! From Idiots #7-15, "Beating A Dead Horse" takes a look at China's insane attempt to censor international opinions about what's going on in Hong Kong by going after South Park and the NBA - both of which are popular in China. From Idiots #7-16, "This Fucking Guy" takes a look at the owner and CEO of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, who was under fire for threatening his employees attempting to unionize. From Idiots #7-17, "People Are Dumb" takes a look at what might be the most insane Florida Man story in the history of Florida Man stories! And what was supposed to air in the cancelled Idiots #7-2, Pt. 2 of our docuseries "What's Up With Texas" takes a visit to the Texas border and the city of Laredo - a town that literally shares roads with Mexico - to find out what they think of Trump's insane border wall.
Musical Guest: Sturgill Simpson

Edition #7-21: He's The Bad Guy, Duh Edition (12/4/19)
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Live from Stanford University! In what might be one of the most stunningly evil moves of the Trump administration yet, they setup a fake university in Michigan with the sole intent to round up immigrant students and deporting them - but they're going a step further and blaming this on Obama, because reasons. Trump goes to Miami to deliver another rah rah MAGA hate rally and spends an unusual and absurdly creepy amount of time talking about how good he looks, channeling his inner Ron Burgundy. Elsewhere, giving a speech in Baltimore - a city that Trump has repeatedly attacked, Melania is booed during her #BeBest campaign on anti-bullying. Meanwhile, in what may be a rock bottom move, Kid Rock is kicked out of his own bar after delivering an expletive filled tirade on Oprah. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, more and more stores are forgoing the traditional Black Friday rush and opening earlier and earlier. So what's it like working on Thanksgiving? We will go behind the scenes and find out! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor is going to dissect the insane interview from ousted Energy Secretary Rick Perry in which he talks about the president being God's Chosen One, and well, he's got some thoughts. In "Beating A Dead Horse" - actor Sascha Cohen ("Borat", "Talladega Nights", "The Dictator" ) says that if Facebook and Twitter had been around during World War II, they would have allowed pro-holocaust propaganda to be spread and well, have you seen it lately? He's not wrong. And in a new edition of "NO!", we dissect the insane interview with former pizza proprietor John Schnatter of Papa John's, and it's quite insane. We also have a new People Are Dumb because of course they are! And in our 2020 voters' guide, "Keeping Up With The Candidates", is Indiana's Pete Buttigieg a racist? We are going to dissect this claim after an insane op ed appeared in the Washington Post.
Live Musical Guest: The Pixies

Edition #7-22: Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Whatever Edition (12/11/19)
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Live from USC! It's official: The impeachment of Donald J. Trump is no longer a hoax like Trump says it is, but it is officially a reality as Nancy Pelosi drops the big one and begins drafting impeachment articles against Trump. Not surprisingly, Louis Gohmert makes a complete ass of himself during the hearings and says what might be one of the stupidest things that a GOP congressman has ever said. We check in with our friends across the pond in Brexit to find out how things are going, and well, it's still a dumpster fire in the truest definition. Meanwhile, it's war as the husband of Trump's press secretary Kellyanne Conway goes on a social media tirade with her husband George Conway, and we're going to need a lot of popcorn for this one. Plus we're going to introduce you to a Russian hacker group known as "Evil Corporation" because it couldn't be any more obvious what they are doing. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, was your car hit by the massive Tataka Airbag Recall? We will dig past the headlines to find out if your ride is affected or not! And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", as the impeachment trial against the Dark One goes full steam ahead, the right is using the power of prayer to stop it, and our resident pastor, well, he's not exactly on board with this, as you might have guessed. In a new "Beating A Dead Horse" - calm down internet. It's OK if Billie Eilish doesn't know who Eddie Van Halen is, she's 17! Give her a break! There's plenty of dead references you and your kids probably won't get. And New York City's 3rd least favorite convention descends on the city and leaves a trail of destruction and half-empty booze bottles behind, so we're going to ask "SantaCon: How Is This Still A Thing?". And speaking of Santa, in "I Need A Drink" if you're tired of the holiday season and advertising blitz, pull up a chair and grab some egg nog because we've got a holiday for you! And finally in our 2020 voters' guide Keeping Up With The Candidates, we must say goodbye to the Kamala Harris campaign, as the campaign has ceased operations. But we must also move on.
Live Musical Guest: The Hu

Edition #7-23: 2019 Year In Review Edition (12/18/19)
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Live from UCLA! Season Finale! It's our 3rd annual year in review where we cram an entire year's worth of idiocy into 6 short entries! In the first two months of the year - January and February - we saw Donald Trump champion himself as the winner of some bizarre Game Of Thrones scenario that nobody was playing, while the BCS National Champions were greeted at the White House with a greasy fast food buffet. March and April was full of scandals where we saw the Jussie Smollet hoax play out in full, Patriots owner Robert Kraft got busted in a sex sting operation, and another piece of the treason puzzle was solved when Paul Manafort was found guilty of committing 16 crimes! May and June saw the conservatives' war on social media outlets come to fruition when Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of the House, Donald Trump's ass is broke, and Alabama signs one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the entire country! July and August we say goodbye to the 24/7 lifestyle brand known as NRATV, Trump hilariously bumbles through American history, Rand Paul blocks the 9/11 First Responders Bill, and Jeffrey Epstein got arrested and subsequently "suicided", prompting the conspiracy theories to flow wildly! September and October included such idiocy as Boston's Straight Pride Parade, Trump's unplanned war on vaping, Mike Pence driving through Mackinac Island, and how far meme creation can go when a scene from Kingsmen gets edited to show Trump vaporizing his enemies. November and December saw the impeachment trial go full swing, while the results of another Blue Wave Election sweep out more of the conservative tide. In our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, takes a look at what it's really like to stay at Trump's Doral Resort, and you might want to ask Hotels.com for a refund if you stay there. And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor looks back on the year that was in religious insanity and looks to the year ahead which is going to be even worse! We also have a new People Are Dumb which recaps some of the stupidest of the stupid of 2019! And our final edition of "Keeping Up With The Candidates" for 2019 is going to take a look at recent campaign developments and what we can expect going into the new year!
Live Musical Guest: Lana Del Rey
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