48 thoughts on “Show and Tell Time Today”

  1. late night recaps by Stephen

    Stormy Daniels testified about her one-night stand with Donald Trump, Stephen broke down his favorite looks from the Met Gala, and a Chinese zoo got caught trying to pass off dogs as pandas.


    Seth Meyers  does his monologue for Tuesday, May 7, before Late Night writer Amber Ruffin recaps what’s happening in pop culture news.


    Jimmy Fallon Jimmy addresses the latest news, like Stormy Daniels being called to testify in Trump’s hush money case, Trump deleting an angry statement about Daniels testifying and Bernie Sanders announcing his run for a fourth Senate term.

  2. and jimmy Kimmel

    Today the prosecution called Stormy Daniels to the stand in Trump’s hush money case, Jimmy was mentioned AGAIN in reference to an interview she did on our show, she revealed some details about her sexual encounter with Trump, after hearing the first half of her testimony he took to Truth social begging for a mistrial, after making a huge deal about missing his son Barron’s graduation – Donny is set to headline an event in Minnesota, Governor Kristi Noem is now distancing herself from her own autobiography after admitting to shooting her puppy and lying about meeting Kim Jong Un, the Met Gala took place in New York last night, and the monologue gets interrupted by a man named Von Schitzenpantz, who bares the same name that Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen came up with for him.

  3. also apropos this week for some of us still here for now in the heartland

    Attribution: Storm Shelter by Rivers, CagleCartoons.com

  4. but back to late night comics and haute “culture”, john oliver on something definitely not about the trials and tribs of you know who:

    John Oliver on public libraries: ‘Another front in the ongoing culture war’ | John Oliver | The Guardian

    John Oliver defended public libraries on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, as the local institutions have “become another front in the ongoing culture war” with attacks on their funding, their staff and their collections.
    The American Library Association documented efforts to censor over 4,240 unique book titles in schools and libraries in 2023, the highest level they have ever recorded, up 92% from the previous year. Library staff have also experienced a huge increase in harassment, with some baselessly accused of pedophilia for allowing certain books to be checked out.
    Numerous complaints note that parents haven’t even read the books, or quote them out of context. Activists at the Idaho library also asked the library to judge books under “God’s standards and not of the world’s standards”.
    “You know God – the freak known for building a nude garden he could watch all day,” Oliver quipped. “The guy who commissioned the construction of an all-animal fuck boat, and who sat back and watched while his own son got nailed. Oh, I’m sorry, am I misunderstanding the Bible by taking things out of context? Forgive me, I haven’t read it.”
    “Some books aren’t appropriate for five-year-olds, but might be if you’re 16, because those are two very different phases of life that we don’t treat the same way,” said Oliver. “It’s why a 16-year-old driving a car is perfectly legal, and a five-year-old driving a car is a news story.
    “And yet for some, keeping books like Gender Queer out of the kids section – where again, it isn’t – still isn’t enough,” he continued. Some parents argued that if it was on a library shelf, kids would find it, but as one exasperated librarian in Louisiana put it: “If your child is in the library by itself, or theirself, they probably have a phone. In which case, my library is the least of your problems.”
    “Right. This entire debate basically ends the second you remember the existence of the internet,” Oliver added. “If your child has a phone, they already have access to the most sexualized images you can imagine.”
    Surveying the landscape of library challenges, Oliver concluded: “Protecting libraries is a fight, but it’s also winnable. It just means standing up to all these bullshit attacks whenever they occur, and they are occurring a lot.” The Alabama house, for example, just advanced a bill allowing for librarians to be arrested for the content they allow on shelves, and Arkansas and Oklahoma have already passed laws making it possible to prosecute librarians for distributing “obscene” content.
    “This is all madness,” said Oliver. “And it speaks to the need for libraries to be vigorously defended. And I know it is not shocking that an episode of this show would advocate to support your local libraries. It’s pretty much implicit in our whole vibe.

  5. WaPo banner:

    Judge indefinitely delays Trump’s  documents trial in Florida
    “Cannon wrote in her order that her timetable is “consistent with Defendants’ right to due process and the public’s interest in the fair and efficient administration of justice.”.”


  6. BREAKING: The transcript from Donald Trump’s hush money trial reveals that he got upset today and started cursing so much that the judge had to scold him like an unruly schoolchild. This is just humiliating… “I understand that your client is upset at this point, but he is cursing audibly, and he is shaking his head visually and that’s contemptuous,” said Judge Juan Merchan to Trump’s attorneys. “It has the potential to intimidate the witness and the jury can see that,” he added. “I will talk to him,” said Trump’s attorney Todd Blanche. “So, I am speaking to you here at the bench because I don’t want to embarrass him,” said the judge. “I will talk to him,” repeated Blanche. “You need to speak to him. I won’t tolerate that,” said Merchan. “I will talk to him,” said Blanche. “One time I noticed when Ms. Daniels was testifying about rolling up the magazine, and presumably smacking your client, and after that point he shook his head and looked down,” said Merchan.

  7. Ty Cobb:
    Ex-Trump White House Attorney Has Damning Prediction For Classified Docs Judge
    Ty Cobb said Judge Aileen Cannon is “not capable of ruling intelligently or fairly.”
    Republican county commissioner has been unseated in Michigan after losing to her Democratic challenger by 20 percentage points.

    Chris Kleinjans won an Ottawa County election on Tuesday with 60 percent of the vote share, while the Republican incumbent Lucy Ebel lost, having received 40 percent.

  8. Raped 13 yr old girl in Mississippi forced to give birth as nearest abortion facility too far and too expensive. 

  9. Ex-Trump White House Attorney …Ty Cobb said Judge Aileen Cannon is “not capable of ruling intelligently or fairly.”

    Is it at all possible to either get this case moved to the DC courts who have a great deal of experience with classified intelligence procedure act (CIPA) or at least temporarily assign a particularly experienced judge from that court to “assist” Cannon?  national security is fundamentally at stake in most if not all CIPA cases and therefore should be handled expeditiously.

  10. Today’s lead cartoon reminds me how surprised I am that Trump’s horrible example for kids isn’t a bigger issue. Would be a simple ad: show clips of him at his most repulsive with tag line, “Is this what our kids should see for another four years?”

  11. I feel certain Jack Smith is not going to be stymied by the Loose Cannon.   She’s in way over her air head.   

    Seems like time for Merrick Garland to step in. National security and all.

  12. Sturg, if Alabama (and WV for that matter) didn’t have basically the same laws as MS, we’d be using the old saw, “Thank god for Mississippi.” Sadly, that doesn’t work in this instance.

  13. She’s in way over her air head.

    She reached her level of incompetence and it turned out to be immediately after her swearing-in. 

  14. Patd,

    Section 1404(a) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code provides that: “for the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district may transfer any civil action to any other district where it might have been brought.” Any party, including plaintiff, may move for a transfer under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a).
    I love the smell of legal research in the morning.  It smells like victory.

  15. pogo, but but the docs case is a criminal case. any chance they can stretch the word “civil” to include criminal?

  16. Good catch, patd. (That’s why I have a paralegal who checks my shit).  Unfortunately, no. That’s under Rule 21, F.R.Crim.P.
    The rule provides for a change of venue only on defendant’s motion and does not extend the same right to the prosecution, since the defendant has a constitutional right to a trial in the district where the offense was committed. Constitution of the United States, Article III, Sec. 2, Par. 3; Amendment VI. By making a motion for a change of venue, however, the defendant waives this constitutional right.
    Dumbass isn’t about to request that.

  17. Georgia Court of Appeals has agreed to hear an appeal from defendants over whether the judge erred when he ruled that Fani Willis could remain on the Trump RICO prosecution in Fulton County. This pushes that trial further off, likely beyond the election.

  18. mr. peter himself

    The Peter Principle states “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”. The mind behind the Peter Principle, Dr Laurence J. Peter explains some of the observations that informed his theory, and has some advice for those of you who wish to avoid reaching your own level of incompetence.

  19. mr. peter himself

    Interesting video, Pat. What comes after achieving one’s level of incompetence? The Imposter Syndrome?

  20. “‘It is hard to sit back and listen to lies and false statements be made against you knowing that if you respond, even in the most modest fashion, you are told by a Corrupt and Highly Conflicted Judge that you will be PUT IN PRISON, maybe for a long period of time,’ he added, claiming the gag order was part of a ‘sophisticated hit job’ coming out of the White House.”
    The courthouse jail isn’t “prison”, guy is such a whiny little *****

  21. hard to sit back and listen to lies and false statements be made against you

    True, but in his case, so karmic.

  22. ““It is a really bad feeling to have your Constitutional Right to Free Speech, such a big part of life in our Country, so unfairly taken from you, especially when all of the sleazebags, lowlifes, and grifters that you oppose are allowed to say absolutely anything that they want,” Trump posted on Truth Social.”
    We all about to have that feeling if this crying ****** gets elected

  23. It’s nice out today.  I might leave it out tomorrow.  
    —Jet Johnson

  24. Orange Adolf is a weak, little snowflake.  
    Pushing trials down the road won’t help him, either. 

    We have to get Biden a second term, and a Dem Senate and House so he can enlarge SCOTUS and pack the court/undermine those who lied under oath during their appointment hearings.

    Another election loss and still facing more trials.  At what point does he run away?  He’ll be useless to Putin and to the Saudis.  Nobody will take him in.  It will destroy him, but he did it to himself.   Weak, whining, little snowflake.

  25. “hard to sit back and listen”

    Grown-ups do it every day, but for babies, toddlers and other emotionally immature persons, it’s a mental and physical impossibility. 

  26. https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/08/politics/rfk-jr-mercury-poisoning-brain-parasite/index.html

    “…Robert F. Kennedy Jr. experienced a series of health issues in recent years, including an abnormality that he said was caused by a worm that entered his brain and then died…”

    “…it’s difficult to fully review Kennedy’s claim without looking at the scans. “It’s an incomplete story,” as he put it.  But, speaking generally, Hotez said people with pork tapeworm infections in their brains — a condition known as neurocysticercosis — more commonly experience seizures and sometimes need to be on anti-seizure medication for a long time because when the worms die, they form a calcified cyst in the brain that can cause the brain to release inflammatory chemicals called cytokines.”


    “Yeah, the worms are not feeding the brain. They are living in the brain,” Dr. Hotez said. The worms get nutrients from the body, but they are not eating the brain tissue, he said.”
    “Around the same time, the Times said, he suffered from mercury poisoning, which can lead to neurological issues such as loss of peripheral vision, muscle weakness and issues with movement, hearing and speech, as well as memory loss. Kennedy told the paper he has recovered from the memory loss and brain fogginess and that the parasite did not require treatment.”

    “In addition, he has grappled for decades with atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, an irregular heartbeat. He told the Times it has been more than a decade since he experienced the condition and said he believes he no longer suffers from it.”

    “Kennedy’s campaign declined to provide his medical records to the Times.”
    And then there’s any old damage from the heroin, and from the TRT he takes now to look like a jacked up kangaroo. 

  27. He was awake.  Did they change his dosage?  Hard to tweak the meds just enough to keep him calm but not sedated.  

  28. Irony is a concept Dumbass doesn’t understand and karma is a concept he’s coming to learn about. And he wouldn’t know a response in any sort of modest fashion, let alone the most modest fashion, if it bit him in his fat ass.

  29. From WaPo:

    Biden to tout Microsoft AI center on site of Trump’s failed Foxconn deal

    The investment is expected to create 2,000 permanent jobs and 2,300 temporary union construction jobs.

    Nice touch dontchathink?

  30. https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/08/uk/britain-russia-sanctions-espionage-intl/index.html

    “The United Kingdom has summoned the Russian ambassador and announced a swathe of new measures against Moscow, including the targeting of Russian-owned buildings that the British government said have been “used for intelligence purposes.”

    “Those properties include a building in Highgate, north London, and Seacox Heath, a mansion in the countryside in Sussex, in southern England, that is owned by Russia’s government.”

    “Cleverly said the measures come after five Bulgarian nationals were charged “in connection with an investigation into alleged offences under the National Security Act, as part of a counterterrorism policing investigation.”

    “The alleged offences relate “to a suspected arson attack on a Ukraine linked business in the UK,” which British prosecutors have confirmed “relate to alleged hostile activity in the UK in order to benefit a foreign state, namely Russia,” Cleverly said.

    “…the country is expelling the Russian defense attaché, who was described by the Foreign Office as “an undeclared military intelligence officer.”
    “Since the illegal invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s attempts to undermine UK and European security have become increasingly brazen,” Cameron said.

  31. Authors of the Day

    Donald Newlove
    Those Drinking Days is a 1981 memoir by novelist Donald Newlove about his alcoholism. It became his bestselling book. Wikipedia

    This book came highly recommend about 44 years s ago by a drunk English perfessor type in a bar. We were trading books and were both very pleasantly inebriated at the time.  He recommended that one and 

    By Malcolm Lowry

    There’s another great one by Upton Sinclair
    The Cup of Fury is a 1956 non-fiction work by Upton Sinclair describing how alcohol affected the lives of many writers including Jack London, Ben Hecht and Hart Crane.

  32. pogo, more on 

    Biden mocks Trump over failed Foxconn project in Wisconsin | The Hill

    Biden traveled to Racine, Wis., to announce Microsoft would invest $3.3 billion to build a new artificial intelligence data center at the same site of the Foxconn project that did not develop as promised. 
    Biden invoked former President Trump’s visit to Wisconsin in 2018 in which he predicted the Foxconn campus would be the “eighth wonder of the world” and used a golden shovel for the ceremonial groundbreaking.
    “Are you kidding me? Look what happened,” Biden said. “They dug a hole with those golden shovels, and then they fell into it.”
    “They did shovel some dirt,” the president continued. “One hundred homes were bulldozed. They wasted hundreds of millions of dollars of your state and local tax dollars to promise a project that never happened. Foxconn turned out to be just that, a con. Go figure.”
    Technology giant Foxconn announced in 2017 it had planned to invest $10 billion in a facility that would create thousands of jobs. The project was hailed as a major win for the Trump administration at the time but never materialized.
    The investment was eventually scaled back to less than $700 million, and the number of jobs created from the project was slashed from 13,000 to roughly 1,500.
    Microsoft bought the land originally slated for the the Foxconn facility in April 2023 for $50 million.
    The White House said the Microsoft project is expected to create 2,300 union construction jobs and 2,000 permanent jobs over time.

  33. I voted here yesterday. I was expecting to be able to vote out Lucy Ebel, but the only thing I was about to vote on was the millage proposal for the high school about 5 minutes from me. As mentioned earlier, Ebel did lose the vote to a Democrat 60% to 40%. The local newspaper is wondering if a message is being sent to the far right Ottawa Impact candidates (of which Ebel was one). Regardless, I was very happy to see her lose last night.

  34. Wisconsin is my No. 1 bellwether state to watch.

    My view is As Goes Wisconsin So Goes MI, PA — and as those three go, so goes the nation.

  35. President Biden coming up on CNN at 7pm with Erin Burnett.

    CNN promoting the Biden interview as “a major shift” in U.S. policy on Israel/Hamas.

    From the clips looks like he gets much tougher on Netanyahu, threatens to stop more weapons deliveries unless Israel stops targeting civilians.

  36. It’s about time.   Bombing and starving civilians isn’t getting the hostages back.  Netanyahu needs to go. September, I believe, unless he declares an emergency to stay in office and out of jail.  

  37. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/trump-spends-day-court-hosting-nft-customers-florida-rcna151240
    Orange Adolf complained about not being able to campaign because he had to sit in that cold courtroom. 

    He had the day off, but he was big in the campaign trail. 

    “Trump spends day off from court hosting NFT customers at Mar-a-Lago”

    “Over the last three years, Trump has used naming rights agreements with Florida-based LLCs to personally profit off his name and likeness. Financial disclosure statements showed that Trump made at least a six-figure dollar amount from his previous “superhero” NFT digital trading cards.”

    “Trump’s newest round of digital trading cards, dubbed the “Mugshot Edition,” includes a bonus offer for a small swatch of the suit Trump wore during his mug shot in Fulton County, Georgia, where he faces racketeering charges related to attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state.”

    Maybe the “October surprise” will be that he flees the country.

  38. If he faces an actual prison sentence he will fly  away. As long as he can get his way in court he’ll be around.

  39. Nyet-in-yahoo should never have been allowed back. We should learn that lesson too. Once kicked out, never back in.

  40. Narcissists never see when the jig is up. They always think they can beat the rap.

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