50 thoughts on “Gone with the winds”

  1. when a late night comedian can’t even watch the GOPer show, they’ve jumped the shark for sure

    NYTimes Best of Late Night:

    “The Late Show” has been airing live during the political conventions, with Stephen Colbert offering his immediate thoughts on each night’s events. But on Wednesday, Colbert admitted that he hadn’t watched the third night of the Republican National Convention.

    “Because right now in America, we’re facing a global pandemic that has killed 180,000 Americans, heavily armed Rambo wannabes are murdering people in our streets, the strongest hurricane in the history of the Gulf Coast is making landfall as I speak,” Colbert said in his monologue. “And the R.N.C.’s message is, ‘Who’s up for four more years?’”

    “Now, I know by not watching the R.N.C., I didn’t do my job tonight. I just want to say, I feel great about it. Why should we pay attention to what they’re saying if none of what they’re saying tonight is about what’s happening in America right now? Why should we watch their reality show if it doesn’t reflect our reality? Why subject ourselves to their lies that stick to your soul like hot tar? Lies like ‘Donald Trump cares whether you live or die.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT


  2. speaking of rambo wannabees, fearless leader linked this last night:

    BuzzFeed finds the teenage Kenosha murder suspect in the front row of a Trump 2020 rally. https://t.co/64dSSk00Oc

    Kenosha teen terrorist at Trump rally

  3. They didn’t mention Harris?  Did they mention the dead from the virus?  Did they mention the dead and wounded from bad police?   Did they mention dread and wounded from the white terrorist that tRUMP inspired?   Jeez, what did they talk about?  
    I don’t really care.

  4. No BiD

    To hear the speakers tell it, Trump single handedly saved New York City and God looked down on Donald and pronounced it “Good”.  

  5. God knows tRUMP looks nothing like Cuomo.  
    Who were they talking to about saving the liberals of NYC?   Not New Yorkers.  His base hates them.   

  6. BTW, the thread title can be read more than one way:

    1.  devastation due to hard blowing hurricane 

    2. devastation of a lincoln’s grand old party by blowhards 

    3. destruction of democracy by the windbag in chief

    4. …

  7. from this story run in vanity fair monday and the ongoing NY atty gen’s  case, it looks like the spawn will be in deep doodoo spilling their guts or committing perjury in a slew of depositions:

    In the midst of the book blitz, Cohen’s attorneys headed back to court on Wednesday. He has been in a protracted battle with the Trump Organization for years, since the company allegedly first said it would pay what amounted to millions of dollars in legal fees stemming from Robert Mueller’s and other congressional investigations, then backed out. On Thursday, a judge ruled that Cohen can move forward in his pursuit of some of these legal fees, leaving open the possibility that not only will the Trump Organization have to reimburse Cohen, but that Cohen could depose relevant members of the company. First and foremost, a person familiar with the situation told me, would be Trump’s sons and employees, Don Jr. and Eric, as well as his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg.

  8. jamie, they’ll have a goldplated sign instead.  too expensive to do the whole house; and anyway if/when (god willing) he loses they can take the sign with them.


    See the source image

  9. so they’re only testing anyone who’ll be close to Trump at these super spreader events, everybody else on their own. 1500 people coming to speech tonight. At least do a shoutout to Herman Cain

  10. the hill:

    Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” taunted President Trumpwith a full-page ad in newspapers on Thursday for a mock law firm looking to represent a “soon-to-be ex-president.” 

    The ad was published ahead of the Republican National Convention’s last night, when Trump is expected to deliver remarks formally accepting his party nomination. 


    The ad appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, Deadline reported

    The ad directs the public to a phone number, which when reached has two options: one for the president and one for anyone who is not the president. The message for Trump includes an offer to transport Trump and “any family you actually like” to Uganda, which Noah said in the call does not extradite to the U.S. 

    The message for people who are not Trump directs the public to a website to register to vote. 


    Hey @realdonaldtrump! Take a break from Fox & Friends and give us a call!
    Karen Tumulty
    Full-page ad on the back of the A-section of today’s ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ —


  11. from mashable story on the above ad:

    We called the number and here’s a transcript of Noah’s message, which you get if you press one, indicating that you are indeed, the president:

    “Hello, Mr. President. I’m Trevor Noah, managing partner of Trevor Noah and Associates and Sons. Have you ever been to Uganda, sir? It’s a beautiful country with a strong goat-based economy. And most important, it does not extradite to the United States. At any time on or before January 20th 2021, I can transport you and any members of your family you actually like to Uganda. I can provide the service for, I don’t know, $10 million. Let me know. Oh, and if you made a mistake, and you’re not actually the president, press or say two now. Otherwise, goodbye, Mr. President.”

    Pressing two then results in the following PSA:

    “Congratulations on not being the president! If you do not need a lawyer specialising in president crime, why not visit votevotevote.com to make sure that you’ve registered to vote in the election? That’s right. This is a public service announcement. Gotcha! Anyway, please check your voter registration and make a plan to vote. Goodbye.”

    It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time The Daily Show has pulled a stunt like this, either. The show placed another ad in the Washington Post last December, along with an actual billboard in Times Square, trolling Trump after his impeachment by the House.

  12. The combination of the gaslighting and lies at the RNC combined with the information in “Hoax” about how the people at Faux news think is mind bending like I bad “trip”, I suppose.
    There are SO many truly sick people around, 17 year old with gun killing 2 people , cop shoots man in the back, all the RNC people, all the Faux news people. There aren’t enough adjectives. 
    Some people will stop at nothing.

  13. Not sure I can force myself to watch the gasbag tonight – there HAS TO BE something better on TV than that.  Golden slumbers has interfered on the first 3 nights.  But whatever – if I’m awake I’ll prolly watch. 
    BTW, a shout out for the Lakers and Clippers – and to Doc Rivers.  There does appear to be a place for a principled stand in this country after all.

  14. Nope. That’s why it’s time to clean house and retrain police, as well as move some funds to mental health and family counseling.  
    Does Tucker Carlson  have any sponsors left after last night’s admission that he is a racist?   If so, boycott his sponsors.  Ride him out of town on a rail.  Bind him (figuratively) and the rest of his ilk and cast them into the abyss where they have no influence.   What he said in justifying vigilantism, will prove to be his undoing, as it will incite others.    What a miserable piece of human waste.  

  15. Has Tucker Carlson been fired yet?  He encouraged domestic terrorism.   Good job Fox News.   

  16. wapo:

    Trump has now visited his own properties 270 times as president, according to a Washington Post tally — with another visit planned for Thursday, when he is scheduled to meet GOP donors at his Washington hotel.

    Through these trips, Trump has brought the Trump Organization a stream of private revenue from federal agencies and GOP campaign groups. Federal spending records show that taxpayers have paid Trump’s businesses more than $900,000 since he took office. At least $570,000 came as a result of the president’s travel, according to a Post analysis.


    Now, new federal spending documents obtained by The Post via a public-records lawsuit give more detail about how the Trump Organization charged the Secret Service — a kind of captive customer, required to follow Trump everywhere. In addition to the rentals at Mar-a-Lago, the documents show that the Trump Organization charged daily “resort fees” to Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Pence in Las Vegas and in another instance asked agents to pay a $1,300 “furniture removal charge” during a presidential visit to a Trump resort in Scotland.

    In addition, campaign finance records have provided new details about the payments the Trump Organization received from GOP groups, as a result of the 37 instances in which Trump headlined a political event at one of his properties. Those visits have brought the company at least $3.8 million in fees, according to a Post analysis of campaign spending records.


  17. And after the piece of shit we call “president” is done with the convention… he’ll show up in my state.  D’ump will hold a rally at the Manchester airport tomorrow.   Too bad hardly anyone flies anymore.

  18. from the story in wapo:

    Joe Biden isn’t onstage this week as Republicans celebrate their presidential nominating convention. But his campaign is trying to make sure he’s on TV.

    That presence will come in the form of a two-minute television ad set to debut on broadcast and cable networks Thursday night, offering pricey counterprogramming intended to coincide with President Trump’s renomination speech.


    The ad will also run Friday through Sunday in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, part of the campaign’s $26 million ad buy for the week of the Republican National Convention.

  19. NYTimes:

    WASHINGTON — More than 100 former staff members for Senator John McCain are supporting Joseph R. Biden Jr., a show of support across the political divide that they hope amplifies the “Country First” credo of the former Arizona senator.
    That motto and “his frequent call on Americans to serve causes greater than our self-interest were not empty slogans like so much of our politics today,” the group of aides, most of them still Republicans, wrote in a joint statement, praising Mr. McCain and implicitly taking aim at President Trump. “They were the creed by which he lived, and he urged us to do the same.”
    The list of signatories includes a range of people — from chiefs of staff in Mr. McCain’s Senate office to junior aides on his campaigns — who worked for him over his 35 years in Congress and during two presidential bids.
    Mark Salter, Mr. McCain’s longtime chief aide and speechwriter, helped organize the letter.
    “We have different views of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party platform — most of us will disagree with a fair amount of it — but we all agree that getting Donald Trump out of office is clearly in the national interest,” Mr. Salter said.
    Coinciding with Mr. Trump’s renomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday and the second anniversary of Mr. McCain’s death this week, the joint endorsement of Mr. Biden represents the latest effort from anti-Trump Republicans to lure conservatives and moderates away from the president.

  20. There must be some nice clips of reagan with Biden that Dems could run in MT, KS, western IA & southern OH, AZ, north & east TX, north & central FL, GA, SC, and NC. 

    I mean, just to make it look like the ‘Great Communicator’ is on the ticket with Joe, who stutters. In Blue areas, remove reagan and run the full Joe & Kamala ads.

  21. Bumper Stickers

    A Vote For Putin Is A Vote For Trump
    The russians are coming; pretend you’re republican

  22. vladmir is coming to town
    You’d better not vote;
    You’d better not try;
    You’d better keep quiet,
    Or else you will die.
    Vladimir is coming to town.
    He knows what you’ve been learning, 
    And when you demonstrate.
    He knows when you’ve been good or bad,
    So, be bad, for goodness sake.
    You’d better not gripe,
    or show discontent;
    Wear my pillow sheets; 
    Say, trump’s Jesus-sent.
    vladimir is coming to town.
    He knows if you’ll be poisoned;
    He knows when you’ll be shot;
    He knows if you are red or Blue,
    And if Blue, you’re good as snot.

  23. I’ve decided to write Mq to address Hands whose gender I don’t know/remember. 
    It is not meant as an insult. 

  24. Great speech by Kamala.  They are still probably terrified to say her name.  That brilliant black woman must have them quaking in their white privilege boots.  

  25. xrepublican: I’ve been under covid house arrest for so long that I don’t quite remember my gender either.

  26. XR, ask and it will be so. Do a bit of narration while showing this and who knows, a coupla repubs might think Reagan liked him and figure, what the hell?

  27. Josey Wales: Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.

  28. Who/what hasn’t tRUMPsky ruined?
    The ads write themselves:
    Active military 
    Medical professionals 
    Teachers and parents
    Those who will be seniors some day and want Social Security and Medicare
    Make them understand that the division and chaos has all been seen by tRUMPutin because divided, America falls.

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