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Top 10 Quick Takes: Proud Boys Gathering In LA Gets Ugly

Los Angeles police were called to an altercation at a neighborhood bar in Atwater Village on Saturday that stemmed from a gathering of members or supporters of a known hate group.

Proud Boys, a self-described “western chauvinist” men’s club that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled a hate group, were patronizing The Griffin on Los Feliz Boulevard on Saturday night, when word began spreading of the group’s presence.

Many of them were wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats and black polo shirts trimmed in yellow stripes from the Fred Perry fashion label, garments commonly associated with the group (the Fred Perry brand has distanced itself from the association).

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LAPD officers were called to the bar at 10:35 p.m., in response to a report of “large groups fighting at the 3000 block of Los Feliz Boulevard,” said Officer Rosario Herrera.

“When officers arrived they advised both parties to leave the location, both agreed and there was no report taken at that time,” Herrera told L.A. Taco.

There were no arrests.

Cell phone video shot on Saturday shows a uniformed LAPD officer standing in a crowd of patrons and staff inside the bar, where the lights were turned on. A crowd in the background is chanting, “No Proud Boys, No KKK, no fascist USA.” An unidentified man in a black T-shirt and black-and-gold baseball cap can be seen flashing the ‘OK’ sign with both of his hands to someone off camera — a gesture whose origins the Anti-Defamation League has traced to a “white power” meme born on the online forum 4chan.

In another video, filmed outside the bar, a young man standing in a group of men wearing “MAGA” hats and black and gold-trimmed polo shirt is heard arguing with someone off camera, saying: “… and Irish people were slaves just like the f-cking black people. I don’t wanna hear that f-cking shit.”
http://www.lataco.com/proud-boys-gathering-at-atwater-bar-the-griffin-draws-protests-police-possible-mom-no-arrests/


Fuck the Proud Boys. GTFO out of California.
Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:51 PM (10 replies)

Preview For This Week's Top 10 Conservative Idiots

https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1018255780838035458

Oh the humanity!!!!!!!!

*audience laughs and applauds*

This week - the Top 10 is live in New Orleans and it's gonna be a rager! We break down the Peter Strzok hearing, recap all the madness from Trump's London visit, introduce America's Next Top SCOTUS Justice, tell you about the latest Mueller indictments, Alex Jones is the go to guy on internet censorship, and we have more Profiles In #Civility. Plus in our weekly investigative piece, Top 10 Investigates, we're going to take a look at something called "Micro Cheating" - are you guilty of it? And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor is going to tell you some of the more insane ramblings from the Christian right about SCOTUS. Also we ask how Papa John's is still a thing, and the Alt Right is planning Charlottesville 2: Electric Boogaloo Die Harder. We've also got a new installment of "I Need A Drink" in which we get drunk and discuss the end of Blockbuster Video. And we've got the next installment of Deep State Diaries in which we find out how our meat is processed as we tour the USDA. Plus some live music from Slightly Stoopid!

Top 10 Conservative Idiots: Wednesdays at 2:00 PM /shameless self promotion
Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Sun Jul 15, 2018, 06:03 PM (4 replies)

Top 10 Quick Takes: Trump Is A Stable Genius II

President Trump called himself a “very stable genius” again on Thursday while discussing his social media habits after the NATO summit in Brussels.

Trump was asked during a press conference if he will take to his Twitter page while boarding Air Force One and send out his own comments after meeting with international leaders.

“No, that’s other people that do that,” Trump said. “I don’t. I’m very consistent.”

“I’m a very stable genius,” the president added.

Trump during the press conference also said NATO allies have agreed to "substantially up" their dense spending after his frequent criticism, adding that he will raise the issue of election meddling when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Foreign leaders, however, denied that NATO members will increase spending beyond previously set goals.

Trump in January defended his mental fitness for office, calling himself a “very stable genius” and “like, really smart.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/396628-trump-calls-himself-a-stable-genius


Well you know what they say about repeating the lie long enough...
Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:13 PM (4 replies)

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-4: Wheel Of Corruption & The Goblet Of Fire Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-4: Wheel Of Corruption & The Goblet Of Fire Edition

Ed. Note: We had some technical difficulties with the Wheel Of Corruption which resulted in the delay but we are back up and running! Enjoy!

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! What’s up Austin???? Yeah we need the reggaetón horn for this one! It’s our first ever road trip show and we’re doing it where else but the capital of Texas, Austin! Yes we have left our confines of the UCB Theater in Hollywood to go out and take the Top 10 out on the road. This time we’re hanging out in the one area of Texas where apparently liberals are still welcome – Austin, at the Cap City Comedy Club! Holy shit what a week it’s been! So do we have time for the thing or not? Yes? OK let’s talk about the World Cup. And one of my favorite subjects – prop betting. Because we here at the Top 10 will help you make money off just about anything. So we have the semi finals tomorrow with France vs. Belgium and Croatia vs. England. By the way did anyone else love it when Russia lost? Come on Austin! But there’s one prop bet in particular that I want to talk about and that involves former phenom David Beckham and current phenom Zlatan Ibrahemovich. I really hope I’m pronouncing that right. Anyway the two of them made a wager that if England won the winner would get dinner anywhere in the world – which is pretty cool in itself. But then if France won, Beckham would have to buy Zlatan anything he wanted from Ikea. To which the rest of the world responded: “Really?”. This has to be a joke right? I mean Zlatan can afford a mega mansion in Los Angeles, why would he shop anywhere else? Unless Ikea sponsors our show to which we say please by all means buy anything you want at Ikea! Great place! OK enough of the intro. Man it sucks on July 4th weekend when there’s no good talk show content being produced. So instead I’ll play Bill Maher’s new rule from a couple of weeks ago where he discussed “The Tick”:



Hey everybody the Wheel Of Corruption is back! Yay!!!! Wow, even on July 4th, conservative idiocy doesn’t take a holiday. In the first slot – another shake up in the Trump administration means it’s time for another installment of the Trumper Games! Woooooooooooooo!!!! Hell yeah! It’s been a while, but Tribute Pruitt has resigned because scandals, and it’s time for another go round! In the second slot we’re going to debut a new segment called “Profiles In Civility” (2). And by GOP “civility” they mean “kicking black people out of every public establishment”. There have been a lot of these stories lately and we’re going to burn through a few of them. In the third slot this week we have a new installment of “People Who Somehow Got Elected” and we are going to profile Ohio rep Jim Jordan in the wake of that massive and horrifying wrestling sex abuse scandal. In the 4th slot this week is also Donald Trump (4) and we’re going to recap his rally in Montana last week and it is something else. We’re talking off the rails batshit crazy. In the fifth slot this week is our weekly investigative piece “Top 10 Investigates” and this week we’re going to investigate actual NAZIs running for office, and some might be in YOUR OWN BACKYARD!!! *cue horror music* Taking the 6th slot this week of course is our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit”. And this week our resident pastor is going to take a look at the Ark Encounter theme park and its’ allegedly skyrocketing attendance. In the number 7 slot we’re going to bring back “Explaining Jokes To Idiots” and this week we’re going to tell you about how Alex Jones got trolled hard in response to his bizarre claim that democrats were going to start a civil war on July 4th, it was sweet! At number 8 we’ve got a new installment of “Beating A Dead Horse” and this week we’re going to talk about the Alt Right’s favorite conspiracy theory – Pizzagate. Seriously, guys, enough of this shit already! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot this week we’ve got a new installment of our favorite segment People Are Dumb because people are dumb! Finally this week we’ve got a new edition of Deep State Diaries and this week we’re going deep into the White House to take a look at how the White House Press Corps has been doing under Trump mouthpiece Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Plus we’ve got some live music for you from the Interrupters you guys! Yes I think this is the first ska band we’ve had on the show, but they are great and their new album you should definitely check out. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Hey everybody! It’s time for the WHEEL OF CORRUPTION!!! Yay!!!!



Of course you know the rules by now – I spin the wheel and we have to talk about whatever it lands on. Of course if it lands on the guacamole option, you know that it costs $1.50 extra. So here’s what is on the wheel this week:

- Guns
- Abortion
- Crime
- Poverty
- Chance
- 5,000
- Infowars
- Nazis
- Go Directly To Jail
- Buy A Vowel
- The Trumper Games
- Lawsuits
- Whammy
- Donald Trump
- People Are Dumb
- ‘Merica!
- How Is This Still A Thing?
- A Random Tweet
- 10,000
- Community Chest
- Talk Shows
- Clip Without Context
- Something Random In The News
- Fox News
- Top 10 Investigates
- Polls
- Chance
- Nukes
- Civility
- Intermission
- Deep State Diaries
- 15,000
- Bankrupt
- Morally Bankrupt
- Golf
- The GOP
- Butter Beer
- Community Chest
- Florida (Obviously)
- This Fucking Guy
- Beating A Dead Horse
- Holy Shit
- Guacamole ($1.50 Extra)
- Harry Potter
- T-Shirt Cannon
- ? (Mystery Item)
- I Need A Drink
- Lightning Round
- Bonus Spin

Let’s get this going! Spin that shit! Wheel goes ‘round, wheel goes ‘round… and it lands on… clip without context!



Well… at least he admits it! And we’ll kick their asses again! Spin it again! Hey it lands on the Trumper Games!



Yes, my pretties!!! I am back! And where’s my drink! Damn it, Charlie, I asked you not to bring me the cheap champagne! I want the good stuff! Now where was I? Oh yes! Another Tribute has been eliminated from the games. But not before the president could fire the tribute. No! He has been eliminated through self elimination! And we think that’s probably the best move he could have made given the circumstances.

WASHINGTON -- Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency who was key to implementing President Trump's conservative agenda but came under intense scrutiny for a series of questionable ethical decisions, resigned Thursday afternoon. Pruitt's deputy at the EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will serve as the agency's acting administrator starting Monday, President Trump said in a tweet.

"I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda," Mr. Trump tweeted. "We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!"

Pruitt had been the subject of a seemingly endless deluge of stories about his behavior and spending practices. It began earlier this year when it was revealed that Pruitt had rented a room at a favorable rate from a well-connected energy lobbyist. Pruitt's lavish spending on his own security then came under scrutiny, as did his decision to install a $43,00 private phone booth in his office. There were also allegations that Pruitt had created an toxic professional atmosphere at the EPA that penalized his critics.

Pruitt said his decision to leave the EPA was a hard one in his resignation letter to Mr. Trump.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scott-pruitt-resigns-epa-andrew-wheeler-interim-today-2018-07-05-live-updates/




Yeah!!!!!! Let’s all toast to Pruitt leaving! Of course he leaves and our temperatures skyrocket by 30 degrees! The environmental gods must be pissed! Enjoy Hell, assholes! So we might be asking – how did this happen? Because Pruitt is not exactly what one would call “honorable”.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, citing "the unrelenting attacks" on himself and his family, which "have taken a sizable toll on all of us."

President Donald Trump first tweeted the news Thursday that Pruitt had resigned.

"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency," Trump tweeted. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this."

Pruitt's resignation follows months during which the EPA administrator has been embroiled in one ethics controversy after the next.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/05/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-resigns/index.html




To which I respond: “womp womp”. Followed by an “I don’t really care. Do U?”. So who is the next tribute who’s in line to replace Pruitt? Well, Bill Shine is the guy! And here’s more about him!

The revolving door of the Trump White House swung again this week, with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigning and former Fox News head honcho Bill Shine coming on as deputy chief of staff for communications.

Let's cover the departure first. Pruitt left after months and months of negative headlines -- primarily surrounding his apparent attempts to use his office for personal profit. According to Brookings' Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, 54% of top staffers -- including Cabinet-level officials -- have left the Trump administration to date. Among Cabinet officials, seven have now left in Trump's first 18 months in office.

And now for the arrival. Shine, after resigning last year as the co-president of Fox News following whispers that he had been involved in building the toxic culture at the network, was scooped up by Trump to serve as his de facto communications director. Shine, a close confidant of Sean Hannity, had long been expected to join the White House -- and nary an issue was raised, at least not publicly, about the circumstances surrounding Shine's departure.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/06/politics/headlines-fourth-of-july-week-scott-pruitt-bill-shine/index.html




Yes, Trump is literally stacking his cabinet with former Fox News hosts! Think of it as a bullshit – to – bullshit pipeline! And by the way you want to know who’s really leeching off your hard earned tax dollars? It’s Scott Pruitt!

The letter, first reported Saturday by the New York Times and obtained independently by The Washington Post, does not spell out the precise actions that triggered Minoli’s concern. But a government official with direct knowledge of the inquiries, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because details have not been released publicly, said the referrals involved instances in which Pruitt potentially misused his position, such as having subordinates help with his housing search, inquire about a mattress or secure tickets to the Rose Bowl. Federal standards of conduct bar public officials from accepting free services or gifts from their subordinates, and from using their position for their own financial benefit.

The referrals also included a $2,000 payment, first reported by The Post nearly a month ago, that Pruitt’s wife received last year to help with logistics at an annual conference for the New York nonprofit group Concordia, the official said. Pruitt also spoke at the conference and had introduced his wife to the group’s chief executive as part of a broader push to find her employment.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/30/top-epa-ethics-official-discloses-that-he-has-urged-additional-investigations-into-scott-pruitt/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.68d3afa5d0a5




So for now consider Tribute Pruitt eliminated! And damn it Charlie, where’s my champagne? Keep my glass filled, damn it!!! But keep in mind that since Pruitt has resigned the planet has got so hot that it almost literally resembles hell!

Scott Pruitt resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, after one of the most scandal-marred cabinet tenures of any official. Pruitt abused his office for personal gain in ways large, small and even ridiculous. Lydia O’Connor of HuffPost has a good list.

Yet the worst thing about Pruitt’s tenure still wasn’t his personal corruption. It was his aggressive campaign to aggravate global warming, by rolling back federal attempts to combat it. Pruitt’s career — from Oklahoma attorney general to E.P.A. administrator — has been defined by his attempt to maximize the profits of energy companies, regardless of the effects on everyone else.

That attitude will almost certainly outlast Pruitt, unfortunately. It is effectively the official policy of the Trump administration. You can expect many more heat waves in the years to come.

“In the end, Mr. Pruitt was driven from office for having abused his position so outrageously,” the Times editorial board writes. “But if Mr. Trump continues down the same policy paths, as seems likely, Mr. Pruitt’s more lasting legacy, along with the president’s, will be an overheated planet and shortened life spans.” Frank Bruni also has a column on Pruitt.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/opinion/scott-pruitt-climate-change.html





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Let’s spin the wheel shall we? Wheel goes round, wheel goes round… and it lands on… wait for it… A random tweet!

https://twitter.com/TrumpBabyUK/status/1014831369522999296?s=19

Well they know he's so fat that he would need an industrial sized safety pin to hold his diaper in place! Although is it me or does fat baby Trump look like he's about to get popped by Westminster Abbey? Spin it again!!! Oh it’s our new segment… *cue reverb* Profiles In Civility! Ooh that was some good reverb there!



So here’s how this is going to work. Ever since Trump fans have harping on Maxine Waters and calling for civility we’re going to point out Trump profiles in civility. Which means essentially kicking black people out of public establishments. And we can define this the way Newt Gingrich defined it last week:

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker and Trump ally, said the way to end the public confrontations is “to call the police.”

“You file charges and you press them,” Gingrich said. “We have no reason to tolerate barbarians trying to impose totalitarian behavior by sheer force, and we have every right to defend ourselves.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/viciousness-trump-aides-endure-public-fury-toward-presidents-policies/2018/07/09/23d3b9a2-8051-11e8-b0ef-fffcabeff946_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d93ffe43e1c9




So the way to be civil to your fellow Americans is to press charges? All right Newt let’s see how many of these we can churn out. Because it’s just absolute madness at this point and it’s only seeming to get worse and worse. So in for our first “Profile In Civility” we’re going to San Antonio, Texas to talk about this incident. Yeah I don’t want to talk about this incident but it’s a perfect example to get us started.

A suspect who allegedly assaulted a San Antonio, Texas teen for wearing one of President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again hats was arrested and charged with felony theft Thursday night.

San Antonio police detectives nabbed Kino Jimenez, 30, without incident in nearby Universal City, Texas and booked him on a theft of person charge, according to the police department.

Bail for Jimenez was set at $5,000, police said.

The arrest came after a cell phone video surfaced on Twitter showing 16-year-old Hunter Richard being verbally abused and assaulted for wearing the bright red hat early Wednesday morning inside a San Antonio outlet of the popular Whataburger fast-food chain.

The video, which was recorded by a friend of Richard and quickly went viral in online social media, shows a bearded man throwing a drink in the teen victim's face, and then yelling "you ain’t supporting s—t" as he left the eating establishment with the hat.

The search for a suspect led San Antonio detectives from a robbery unit task force to Jimenez. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 180 days in jail and a maximum sentence of two years.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/07/06/teen-maga-hat-whataburger-theft/762422002/




Yeah so that happened. And yes there’s a report of some underlying racism coming from the victim that can’t be verified. But here’s where the #Civility comes into play. Guess what happened next? Kino got the treatment of the internet lynch mob – he got doxed, and very poorly at that!

MAGA Whataburger video: Vigilante mob justice leads to social media users doxing wrong suspect as threats of intimidation and violence sweep the internet demanding Kino Jimenez’s head.

In a sign of unrelenting fury and anger following the release of the MAGA Whataburger video, members of an internet mob seeking justice against the man seen throwing a drink at a teen at a San Antonio, Texas, fast food joint have been reportedly turning up at the wrong man’s home.

Livid with the apparent transgression against the teen and the boy’s rights to his beliefs, members of the public had taken to releasing what they believed to be Kino Jimenez’s address and phone number in the hope of inciting revenge.

Except the revenge never happened the way they had envisaged following many users on social media sharing what they believed to be Jimenez’s details. Details which in the end only turned out to be the suspect’s brothers, who have since told KSAT that they have been unfairly targeted and that their wanted brother hasn’t lived at their address in over five years.

‘People have been posting his old address and doxing it, but it’s really my address. He doesn’t live here anymore,’ Jimenez’s brother, Zeus, said. ‘He hasn’t lived here for the last five years.’
https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2018/07/maga-whataburger-video-dox-wrong-address-kino-jimenez/




Damn straight, Principal Skinner! But the examples just don’t stop there! There was plenty of madness to go around this week! Like look what happened in Florida when this woman screamed “I don’t really care, do U?” at a disabled kid just trying to get around in a Wal-Mart.

AFlorida Walmart refused to allow a 10-year-old disabled boy to use their motorized carts because one employee claimed it was against their policy.

His mother, Tiffany Ferris, was furious after the situation and posted a video to Facebook about what happened. According to Ferris, her son, Cameron, has muscular development problems which makes it difficult to walk.

“He has been in special shoes, wheelchairs at school, and there have been many nights spent rubbing his legs so he can just sleep. Well, he started to have leg spasms, and I had him use a motorized cart to finish our trip,” Ferris wrote on Facebook. “I had stepped away for a minute the first time a lady (Walmart associate) approached him and told him that he couldn’t be on the carts, he was trying to explain but she just continues to tell him no! My husband approached a manager (a floor manager) who apologized and said he would make sure that didn’t happen again”

“Then another lady says loudly ‘Ma’am, ma’am, excuse me Ma’am, is that your son?’ Pointing to my youngest. Yes he is, he is disabled and he needs it. To which she replies, ‘I don’t really care about that, but minors can’t ride our carts it’s policy because it’s a liability.'”
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/dont-really-care-florida-walmart-employee-yells-10-year-old-disabled-boy-using-motorized-cart/




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Come on, you’re at a Florida Wal-Mart. Of course they hire these kinds of people. But this isn’t the only one. There’s literally been *HUNDREDS* of these kinds of stories coming out like this in the last two weeks. I could post them all, but I don’t really have that kind of time. Like how about this one in Georgia where a Subway employee called the cops on a black family just trying to eat there?

The family was returning from their grandmother's birthday party in South Georgia over the weekend.

On their drive home to North Carolina, Felicia and Othniel Dobson stopped for dinner at a Subway on Newnan Crossing Boulevard with their children -- ages 8, 12, 13, and 19, -- and the children's aunt.

“I have a 24-year-old sister who’s a recent graduate of North Carolina A&T (State University). My daughter’s 19. She’s entering sophomore year at Wake Forest University,” Felicia Dobson said.

The family was at the restaurant for about an hour when a Subway employee made an urgent 911 call.

"I need somebody to come through here please, ASAP. Now," the employee said. "There's about eight people in a van, and they've been in the store for about an hour. They keep going back and forth to the bathrooms by my back door."
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/family-says-subway-employee-called-police-them-because-race/GLprIj51WxzU860ZeMSGyL/




So who’s the bigger danger here – the innocent black family just trying to eat a shitty footlong sandwich, or the white supremacist behind the counter who’s making them? And our final Profile In #Civlity this week we have to talk about this story out of San Bernardino, California, where a prosecuting attorney threatened to murder Maxine Waters, among other horrible atrocities committed on Twitter:

Michael Selyem, the lead gang prosecutor for the county district attorney’s office, is being investigated over the offensive Facebook and Instagram comments, authorities said Monday.

Staff complaints prompted the investigation, District Attorney Michael Ramos said. “The San Bernardino County district attorney’s office does not condone hate, discrimination or incitement of violence, he told reporters on Monday. “Our community and the entire criminal justice system depends on having a fair, ethical, and unbiased prosecutor.”

Selyem’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have been deleted. But a former member of his office captured screengrabs of several posts, which were passed on to law enforcement officials and The San Bernardino Sun, which first reported on them.

The post about Waters reads: “Being a loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now.”

The message appeared after Waters called on protesters last month to confront members of the Trump administration in public — peacefully — over the president’s harsh immigration policy. Her comments triggered a debate about “civility” in politics.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/prosecutor-suspended-maxine-waters_us_5b43e0f4e4b048036ea18a39




To which we respond: “womp womp”, followed by “I don’t really care, Do U?”. You know we’ll bring you more of these stories as we get them. But for now this has been:




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Spin that shit! Come on no whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy… STOP! Clip without context!



You guys are aware that you elected the antichrist president, right? Hey o!!! Spin it again! People who somehow got elected! Hit it!

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 – Ohio representative Jim Jordan, who is involved with a sexual predator at Ohio State University that would make the scandals at Penn State and Michigan State look like childs’ play if they get away with it. So let’s just start with how much trouble Jim Jordan is really in, he could be cellmates with Jerry Sandusky and Harvey Weinstein before too long.

In politics, as in life, there are varying degrees of denials. But only one denial counts — a full, unequivocal one. And in the case of what Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) knew about sexual abuse happening while he was a coach for the Ohio State University wrestling team decades ago, he has yet to give one.

That could complicate things for Jordan, specifically with whether his GOP colleagues have his back.

“I never saw, never heard of, never was told about any type of abuse. If I had been, I would have dealt with it,” Jordan told Fox News on Friday night of allegations by seven former Ohio State wrestlers that as assistant coach there, he knew or must have known of misconduct surrounding the team.

But when Fox News host Bret Baier asked Jordan to explain why more than a half-dozen wrestlers insist that sexual misconduct was discussed on a regular basis in the locker rooms, Jordan had this to say: “Conversations in a locker room are a lot different than people coming up and talking about abuse. No one ever reported any abuse to me.”

For something as serious as sexual abuse, that sounds to any logical listener like splitting hairs. In what situation would you hear about your own players feeling violated sexually and think they were just joking, or it wasn't worthy of following up?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/just-how-much-trouble-is-rep-jim-jordan-in-over-alleged-ohio-state-sexual-abuse/ar-AAzO6TJ?ocid=spartanntp


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I mean… Jesus. It seems Jim Jordan is in some very deep shit. And of course they’re joking – that’s that good old fashioned conservative “humor” at work. You can’t joke about this sort of thing, and neither will we. And of course it’s insane to think this has been going on many years *AFTER* the Jerry Sandusky scandal:

Jim Jordan continued to deny knowledge of alleged sexual abuse by a former OSU team doctor while attending a July 4 Tea Party rally. (AP)

Multiple former Ohio State wrestlers have accused U.S. Representative Jim Jordan of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse committed by team doctor Richard Strauss while he was was a coach for the Buckeyes.

Jordan, a prominent Republican from Ohio, was an assistant coach at OSU from 1986-94. NBC reported on Tuesday that three former OSU wrestlers described the alleged abuse by Strauss as common knowledge and that he assaulted as many as 2,000 student athletes from 1978-98.

“I considered Jim Jordan a friend,” Mike DiSabato, one of Strauss’s accusers, told NBC. “But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”...................
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-wrestler-says-rep-jim-jordan-witnessed-lewd-shower-acts-coach-ohio-state-001134484.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw




So for those of you playing at home, if you are following the conservative logic on this, they’re apparently OK with Jim Jordan’s witness tampering of an alleged pedophile at OSU, but they still think there’s an alleged pedophile crime ring out there somewhere. Yeah just… let that sink in for a few moments. But of course, the party where people completely lack empathy put it on full display of the Ohio State case.

Amid mounting allegations that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) ignored widespread allegations of sexual abuse at Ohio State, Jordan took to Fox News on Friday evening to defend himself — and to attack the former wrestlers who allege he turned a blind eye to the abuse they suffered.

At least six former Ohio State wrestlers say Jordan knew about ongoing abuse at the hands of team doctor Dr. Richard Strauss, who has been accused of molesting hundreds of student-athletes over two decades. Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at the university in the 1990s. Strauss committed suicide in 2005.

“There’s no way unless he’s got dementia or something that he’s got no recollection of what was going on at Ohio State,” one of the accusers, former UFC world champion Mark Coleman, told media outlets this week. A former wrestling coach who once worked with Jordan described the toxic environment for Ohio State wrestlers as a “cesspool of deviancy.”

Over the past week, Jordan has insisted he knew nothing about Strauss’ alleged sexual abuse. During Friday’s interview with Bret Baier, Jordan admitted he had heard some things among the team — but repeatedly downplayed these conversations as “locker room talk.”

“Conversations in a locker room are a lot different than people coming up and talking about abuse. No one ever reported any abuse to me,” he insisted.

When Baier pressed Jordan about why multiple former wrestlers are all saying the same thing — that Jordan knew about the abuse yet took no action — Jordan lashed out at the men, calling them liars and opportunists.
https://thinkprogress.org/jim-jordan-attacks-former-wrestlers-who-say-they-were-abused-0fe1f1506d8b/




So apparently the guys who saw the thing that they saw are lying about the thing that they saw, at least that’s how Jim Jordan put it. And who’s standing by Rep. Jordan? Well you know the old saying – with friends like these, who needs enemies?

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise on Tuesday came out in support of Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, the first member of the House leadership team to do so since the congressman has been rocked by accusations that he turned a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse while an assistant coach at Ohio State University.
"I have always known Jim Jordan to be honest, and I'm confident he would stand up for his athletes, just like he's always stood up for what's right," Scalise said in a statement to CNN, "I'm glad that Jim is committed to working with the investigators to see that the full truth comes out and justice is served."
Scalise statement marks the first statement from a member of the Republican leadership team in support of Jordan. In a statement released through a spokesman last week when the allegations were first made against Jordan, Speaker Paul Ryan's office only called the allegations "serious" and said that they should be investigated.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/10/politics/jim-jordan-steve-scalise/index.html




And then of course another person who somehow got elected – Louis Gohmert. Yes, he stood by the abuser witnesser:

Rep. Louie Gohmert on Monday defended Rep. Jim Jordan from accusations that he knew about allegations of sexual abuse at Ohio State University more than two decades ago, and blamed a "dirty tricks law firm" with ties to Democrats for raising the allegations.

Gohmert, R-Texas, said Jordan, R-Ohio, was a "fine and decent person," and said he suspects there are political reasons why the allegations are surfacing now. Jordan has been accused of knowing that a former team doctor at the university was abusing wrestlers on the team when Jordan was an assistant coach.

Gohmert specifically cited the involvement of Perkins Coie, a law firm in Washington, DC, as evidence that the allegations are a smear campaign against Jordan.

"They waited over 20 years to make these allegations with the willing and very expensive assistance of Perkins Coie, a Washington, D.C.-based dirty tricks law firm," Gohmert said, adding that the law firm has worked with Democrats before.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/louie-gohmert-blames-dirty-tricks-law-firm-for-jim-jordans-troubles




There you have it. The GOP doesn’t care whether or not sexual crimes were committed, they will just do everything they can to silence the abused. That’ s Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan – another one of the:




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Nice! Pay up, suckas! Spin it again! And it lands on… Donald Trump. So this last week Trump went to Montana to do some campaign stumping. Who was he there for? Ah, fuck it, it doesn’t matter who he was there for! All that matters is that the only man of the hour was Donald J. Trump, and he doesn’t give a flying fuck that there was someone there who might have been running a campaign. We don’t know.

Without question, President Trump’s Catskills roast of a Montana rally on July 5 was a gasp-worthy disaster. Still, it was, as we used to say as kids, just more of the “same old, same old.” An hour-long rant that mixed the greatest hits from his racist and xenophobic campaign for the White House with some flecks of new material. What has changed is the heightened atmosphere of danger in which he delivered them 18 months into his presidency.

Monday night, before a national audience, the president is expected to hand a rose to his second nominee to the Supreme Court. The retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the court’s swing vote, gives Trump the chance to give conservatives the majority they worked decades to achieve. And that will give them a chance to take a sledgehammer to rights they abhor, from abortion to same-sex marriage.

The nation remains appalled by Trump’s morally bankrupt “zero-tolerance” policy, which separated migrant children from their parents at the border and set up jails for babies. Now that his feckless administration is under court order to reunite the children with their parents, its sheer incompetence is plain for all to see. Just when you thought the callous disregard for these children couldn’t get any worse, the New York Times reported last week that “records linking children to their parents have disappeared, and in some cases have been destroyed.” And don’t forget that the Trump administration is going after naturalized U.S. citizens now, too.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/07/08/why-trumps-montana-rally-was-scarier-than-normal/?utm_term=.d44a46179392




Yeah I don’t think there’s any dental floss farms in this Montana. But really this is so fucked up what the Trump administration is doing in regards to immigrants. But that’s not the craziest thing that was said in Montana, and I think we might need an English – Trump translator here.

President Donald Trump held a rally in Montana on Thursday night and rambled for more than an hour about everything from ICE to tax reform to… Sir Elton John

At one point Trump went on one of his trusted riffs: complaining about no one congratulating him for how big the crowds at his rallies are.

“They never say I’m a great speaker,” Trump bellowed, pointing at the media attending the rally. “Why the hell do so many people come? It’s got to be something. I guess they like my policy?”

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“I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-goes-on-nonsensical-rant-about-elton-john-organs-and-the-brain/




Uh… could you repeat the part where you said the stuff about the things, Mr. President? Wow. I mean he has the best words folks! And it gets worse. Oh so much worse. I mean this is Donald J. Trump we’re talking about here. I mean if it didn’t get worse at this point I would be disappointed.

President Trump joked about the #MeToo movement Thursday, making light of the international campaign against sexual assault during a wide-ranging speech in which he also took aim at a potential 2020 White House opponent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

At a rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump deployed his familiar nickname of “Pocahontas” for Warren, which he has repeatedly used to mock the Massachusetts Democrat for her claims of Native American ancestry.

Trump imagined himself sparring with Warren on the debate stage and told the crowd that he would toss her a DNA kit, “but we have to do it gently because we’re in the #MeToo generation, so we have to be very gentle.”

He then made a throwing motion and said that “we will very gently take that kit, and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm.”

The #MeToo movement gained steam late last year following revelations about decades of sexual abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. It has since led to the downfall of dozens of powerful men across a broad range of industries.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-mocks-metoo-movement-in-montana-rally/2018/07/05/fad40ce2-80b3-11e8-b660-4d0f9f0351f1_story.html?utm_term=.5d899b2e3d53




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Dude, abusers don’t get to mock the abused. That would be like Lucy pulling the football from Charlie Brown, then Lucy spits in his face and kicks him in the nuts. You know – just for good measure! But this might be the worst thing said at the rally – and this is after everything that’s already been said! I mean just once I want a headline – “Trump speaks in Montana, nothing bad happened.” Can we have that just once?

It’s hard to maintain any shtick for more than a couple years, especially when the shtick is as innovative as the Donald Trump political rally. It’s now been just longer than three years since the president descended the gold escalator at Trump Tower, inaugurating the form. What is the point of a Trump rally in 2018? Can it still work its magic?

As the president’s appearance in Great Falls, Montana, Thursday evening demonstrates, it’s a mixed bag. The contours are all familiar—you know Trump will walk out to Lee Greenwood, and depart to “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” In between there will be a mix of somewhat labored reading from a teleprompter and flights of improvised fancy. Boasts about crowd size and those left outside. Some perfunctory “build the wall” chants.

There was a time when this was riveting spectacle, either enthralling or terrifying or some mix. In person, the Trump rally can still impart a frisson. Viewed remotely, however, it’s increasingly pallid. There’s a reason the networks don’t carry them live in full anymore. During the 2016 presidential campaign, I routinely met attendees at Trump rallies who were agnostic or even against the candidate, but were fascinated to see the experience. As president, he retains the ability to shock or to amaze, but in these Trump-saturated days, who is still curious about him?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/trump-in-montana/564515/





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It’s time to investigate beyond the headlines. This is Top 10 Investigates!



The Donald J. Trump presidential race of 2016 has brought to the forefront not only America’s seedy underbelly of hardcore racism, but has also paid attention to something that has become a global problem – hardcore racism. But now with the administration a full year and a half in power, the administration has made famous some extremely, well, let’s say not kosher people. In fact they might be running in your own back yard!

Voters in Illinois, Wisconsin, California, and Montana will be heading to the polls this summer and fall to make what should be an easy decision: neo-Nazi or not?

The candidates, all Republicans, are running various races in those four states — three for Congress and one for a state Legislature position. But they have one characteristic in common: Their views are openly white supremacist. Some even include limiting Jewish representation right in their political platforms or have the endorsement of the Ku Klux Klan.

The wannabe politicians, however, have tough campaigns ahead of them. Only 9 percent of Americans believe holding white supremacist or neo-Nazi views is acceptable, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted shortly after the violence in Charlottesville.
https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/qvnv5x/who-are-white-supremacists-or-neo-nazis-running-for-congress




Yes, don’t be a stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party! Yes, the horror of the Charlottesville should have been a wake up call of America’s growing racism problem. In fact hardcore white supremacy has been at the forefront of the Trump administration. But guess what party they chose to run on? Yup!

In at least five state and national races across the country, the Republican Party is dealing with an uncomfortable problem. Their party’s candidates are either a card-carrying Nazi, a Holocaust denier, a proud white supremacist, or all of the above.

In North Carolina, for example, GOP officials are stuck with Russell Walker, a white supremacist running for the state House of Representatives. According to his personal website (littered with the n-word), he believes that “the jews are NOT semitic they are satanic as they all descend from Satan.”

Republicans in the state have regrets. “This is a very Democratic district, one that we failed to keep our eye on,” Dallas Woodhouse, executive chair of the North Carolina GOP, told me in an email. “However, we can’t stop him from running.”
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17525860/nazis-russell-walker-arthur-jones-republicans-illinois-north-carolina-virginia




Apparently there’s nothing that the GOP can do to stop actual Nazis from running in their own party, so let’s take a look at some of the winners who are running. They might be running in YOUR OWN BACKYARD!!! Like this man from North Carolina.

A North Carolina state House of Representatives candidate who recently won the Republican primary has claimed Jews are Satanic, U.S. soldiers are being poisoned by the government and that God is a white supremacist.

Russell Walker, the Republican candidate for House District 48’s Scotland and Hoke counties, lost the support of the North Carolina Republican Party this week after being tied to several racist and bizarre claims. Walker’s personal campaign website and Facebook pages tied to him espouse his belief in white supremacy and what he sees as the Christian Bible’s support for the white race above all others. Walker has filed lawsuits to keep Confederate symbols in public places as well as against the Hoke County News-Journal for refusing to publish his conspiratorial letters to the editor.

After being linked to years of bizarre and racist behavior, the North Carolina GOP officially severed ties with the lone Republican candidate on the ballot in the upcoming November election. Walker, who owns property in Aberdeen, will face Democratic incumbent Garland Pierce, an African-American minister.
http://www.newsweek.com/russell-walker-republican-candidate-racist-god-jews-north-carolina-house-999434




And then there was this gentlemen (sic) from California, who was so extreme that the GOP had asked him to leave the party:

A anti-Semitic GOP Senate candidate was kicked out of the California Republican Party’s convention in San Diego Saturday morning, with one witness saying he was dragging and kicking an Israeli flag while being escorted out.

Party officials said from the outset of the convention that the candidate, Patrick Little, was not welcome at the political gathering.

“There's no room for that kind of hate speech that that man uses," said Cynthia Bryant, executive director of the California Republican Party.

In an recent interview with Newsweek, Little praised Adolf Hilter. His website is filled with anti-Semitic rants.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-neo-nazi-senate-candidate-kicked-out-of-1525542437-htmlstory.html




Or this guy who is an actual pedophile running in Virginia:

Nathan Larson, a 37-year-old accountant from Charlottesville, Virginia, is running for Congress as an independent candidate in his native state. He is also a pedophile, as he admitted to HuffPost on Thursday, who has bragged in website posts about raping his late ex-wife.

In a phone call, Larson confirmed that he created the now-defunct websites suiped.org and incelocalypse.today ― chat rooms that served as gathering places for pedophiles and violence-minded misogynists like himself. HuffPost contacted Larson after confirming that his campaign website shared an IP address with these forums, among others. His sites were terminated by their domain host on Tuesday.
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“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” he said. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nathan-larson-congressional-candidate-pedophile_us_5b10916de4b0d5e89e1e4824




And finally there was this guy from Illinois, who we have previously profiled here. Yes, an actual Illinois Nazi. Where are Jake and Elwood when you need them?

Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs.

“Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket,” Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Indeed, Jones’ website for his latest congressional run includes a section titled “The ‘Holocaust Racket’” where he calls the genocide carried out by the German Nazi regime and collaborators in other nations “the biggest blackest lie in history.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-republican-3rd-congressional-district-lipinski-newman/




There you have it. Nazis might actually be running for office in your own backyard. Do everything you can to stop them. Or history might repeat itself. That is it for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




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Woohoo!!! I hope it comes with a flaming electric guitar player like in Mad Max: Fury Road!



Spin it again! And it lands on… Holy Shit! Hit it!

Gather around my fair brothers and sisters! 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 a journey! One that will test the mind and bend the spirit to our heavenly father’s will! For we were off last week and I decided to take a spiritual journey! To the great state of Kentucky! For there, they have a theme park that you might have heard of. Well it’s essentially a giant boat-shaped zoo. But they call it a “theme park” anyways. I’m of course talking about the theme park in Cincinnati known as the “Ark Encounter”!

Northern Kentucky's Noah's Ark replica attracted one million visitors during its second year of operation, officials said.

Answers in Genesis (AIG), which owns the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, reported a 20 percent jump in attendance year over year for the ark.

The structure, literally of Biblical proportions, opened to the public in July 2016 and drew about drew over 1 million visitors to Williamstown during its first year of operation as well. Answers in Genesis initially projected 1.2 million would attend.

By most accounts, the ark draws more visitors than its sister attraction. AIG does not release yearly attendance numbers for the Creation Museum, according to spokeswoman Melany Ethridge, however, organization leaders said in 2016 they were hoping the museum would draw 600,000 that year.

New additions are planned for the Ark Encounter grounds including the Answers Center, more zoo space, restaurants and a children's play area. The center will house a 2,500-seat auditorium and a 36,000-square foot basement with classrooms.
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/07/05/ark-encounter-reports-1-million-visitors-2nd-year/759704002/




So it’s essentially a theme park with no rides and classrooms! I mean because the last thing anyone wants to do when they travel to a theme park is to sit at a desk. It sounds like the worst theme park ever. I mean my fair congregation, why should they even call it a theme park? Doesn’t that sound like they are lying? In fact they might be!

After not collecting the anticipated amount from a safety assessment fee in 11 months, Williamstown has scaled back its projected revenue in its 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

As of June 20, Williamstown has collected $374,700 on all businesses within city limits that charge admissions with tickets, including the Ark Encounter, Williamstown Family Fun Park and Main Street Gardens.

In fiscal year 2017-18, the city anticipated $715,000 in revenue based on ticket sales projected for the Ark Encounter and other ticket-based businesses in the city.

The Ark brought in $374,295 in its 11 months.

Williamstown still has one more month, June, to collect for this fiscal year. Skinner said June is expected to be the Ark’s best month for attendance.

“Last year, we based out budget figure on attendance at the Ark Encounter at 1,400,000,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner. “This year, we are more conservative and using 870,000 visitors. We had a very bad winter and a very wet spring, which probably affected attendance in those months.”
https://www.grantky.com/content/safety-fee-assessment-projections-fall-short




Now… that is a good question there! But seriously though I have been trying to contemplate what exactly this thing is supposed to be. Is it a zoo? Is it a Christian… well, anything? I mean no one wants to go to a theme park with classrooms and desks do they? I mean that’s why you go to theme parks!

AIG says Ark Encounter is in the process of a major expansion. Here’s what upgrades in 2018 and 2019 are bringing:

A large 2,500-seat auditorium inside a multi-purpose facility called the Answers Center will open later this year near the ark. The center will include a 36,000-square-foot basement with classrooms and breakout areas.
The impressive Ararat Ridge Zoo behind the ark is doubling in size, to be completed by the summer of 2019. Tibetan yaks, zebras, alpacas, kangaroos, and many other animals have been added since the Ark Encounter opened.
A large new children’s play area is being planned for a spring 2019 opening.
Village Market on the west side of the lake features new food venues and one-of-a-kind retail items for sale, including Fair Trade products. Featured in this village is Oscar’s Store, with unique hand-painted items.
The new Monument Walk entrance to the ark, now open on the east side of the lake, is an instructive area where guests are introduced to major biblical events of Genesis prior to Noah’s Flood. Exotic live birds are also exhibited.
The beautiful Rainbow Gardens are a must-see for guests as they walk to the Ararat Ridge Zoo. In one spot, flowers help recreate the rainbow of Genesis chapter 9 for visitors to view as they sit in covered eating areas.
The huge Emzara’s Buffet restaurant, with 1,500 seats, now features an expanded buffet with many new menu items, drawing raves from guests.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/answers-in-genesis-celebrates-growing-crowds-at-ark-encounter-and-creation-museum/




You know that is a good point. Nowhere in the Bible does it really explain what happened after the Great Flood! But it does say it in our Good Book! And I can point out the chapter and verse where it does, good sir! And by the way how great is our gospel choir? Let’s give it up for them! I guess hundreds of years of cleaning up dead animal and human corpses wouldn’t exactly be exciting reading material would it? But of course if you *DARE* question the attendance numbers of the Ark Encounter, guess what? It’s fake news!

Despite costing $100 million and taking tax credits from a nearby town, the Noah’s Ark-themed “Ark Encounter” attraction in Kentucky appeared empty during peak tourist season in a visitor’s video.

Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist reported Monday that a video posted by drone-owning YouTuber Ken Heron shows the nearly-deserted Christian theme park. It was recorded on Sunday, June 3, a time that Mehta noted should be “a day of peak attendance.”

Ken Ham, the Ark Encounter’s creationist founder who once blamed the town housing the theme park for its low attendance numbers, posted about the attraction’s “thousands” of daily visitors on June 6 — but Mehta noted that Heron’s video appears to prove otherwise.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/watch-kentuckys-government-subsidized-creationist-ark-encounter-theme-park-appears-almost-empty/




There you have it folks! Questioning the poor attendance numbers of the almighty is questioning the Lord’s work! Mass has ended may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:




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Of course, because with Alex everything is a false flag, right down to the reaction his bowel gave him after eating his dinner last night! Spin it again! And it lands on… Infowars! It’s now time for another edition of:



Alex, Alex, Alex. Really this is why conservatives just plain don’t have a sense of humor. You know this Wednesday was the fourth of July. You know the holiday where you fight traffic to go to your high school’s football stadium to watch a janky fireworks show, while your idiot neighbors practically blow their arms off igniting them at home, because, patriotism. But this July 4th was different – not in the sense that it’s our second year with Donald J Trump as president, but that Alex said this.

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has a bold prediction for America's Independence Day on 4 July.

No, it's not that aliens will come down and attempt to blow up the planet like that film starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum... we forgot its name.

Instead, he seems to firmly believe that liberals and Democrats will converge upon Washington DC and instigate a civil war.

His 'facts' on the subject seem loose at best, as he points to things like the left-wing media and activists stirring tensions. which he feels will eventually break out in a conflict that will attempt to oust Donald Trump from office.

If you want to sit through his 20-minute speech then please, be our guest.
https://www.indy100.com/article/alex-jones-4th-july-civil-war-infowars-alt-right-conspiracy-8428316




Uh huh. Sure. Right. Whatever you say, Alex. So here’s the thing – you know the first Civil War didn’t happen overnight. It took years and years and years of planning. With that in mind the internet took to trolling Alex extremely hard, and quite frankly, well deserved, over the fail.

Alex Jones named his website Infowars. Their slogan is, "there's a war on for your mind!" His central, long-running thesis? That he and his conspiracy-believing followers are at war, or on the verge of war, with the "deep state," liberals and the mainstream media.

All that is probably why Jones tweeted the following on July 1:

"BREAKING: Democrats Plan To Launch Civil War On July 4th."

And yet, because this is 2018, the tweet and accompanying video became a point of conversation, going viral on Twitter among those who believed this statement was an escalation for Jones. It even inspired a satirical hashtag that trended much of Tuesday (July 3) on Twitter.
https://www.nola.com/national_politics/2018/07/alex_jones_braces_for_a_left-l.html




Yeah Alex looks like the kind of guy who would enjoy a glass of champagne. Although even their champagne looks like water! But this isn’t the first time he’s cried about a Civil War that only exists in his head. And this is Austin, this is Infowars headquarters, their offices are right down the street! But really I was having a great time reading all the trolling going on on the 4th. No, I didn’t shoot any illegal fireworks, I value my limbs too much.

The "second civil war" is off to a fun start.

A baseless claim by InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that Democrats will launch a civil war on July 4 has inspired a viral #SecondCivilWarLetters social media movement of users mocking that idea.

#SecondCivilWarLetters became a top trending Twitter topic Wednesday as users wrote imaginary dispatches from what a civil war would look like in 2018.

"Dearest, I am okay. I was almost captured by a curly hair blonde girl with an AR-15. But she was just taking selfies with the gun so I was able to escape," one user in New York City wrote.

Col. Morris Davis, a retired U.S. Air Force officer who served as chief prosecutor for Guantanamo Bay military commissions, chimed in: "Dear Alexa, We are pinned down and in urgent need of ammunition. Please send ASAP ... but only if it qualifies for Amazon Prime's free shipping."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/secondcivilwarletters-alex-jones-conspiracy-theory-sparks-viral-joke/




And by the way if you want an example of how *NOT* to troll, just look at Orrin Hatch!

https://twitter.com/senorrinhatch/status/1014220729993187328



Yeah that was a swing and a miss. Especially coming from a guy who has a long history of striking out!

The "Infowars" host announced that Democrats, in alliance with anti-fascist protesters and billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor George Soros, had been planning to overthrow President Donald Trump since his 2016 presidential election.

"This is it," Jones warned in a livestream that logged nearly three-quarters of a million views. "The globalists see July 4th as their new D-Day against us, and a lot of stuff is going to start then."

Jones claimed to have seen recent indicators that the alleged effort was coming to a head around Independence Day, though he gave no specific reason that a "civil war" or any other potential actions would initiate on the Fourth of July.

The radio personality has a history of incendiary and false rhetoric. In 2016, Jones helped promulgate the fictitious "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory -- which falsely alleged that a child sexual assault ring was being run by figures tied to the Democratic party. He later apologized.
https://abcnews.go.com/News/civil-war-post-wing-radio-host-roundly-mocked/story?id=56363983





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Spin it! And it lands on… Food! Of course I’m in Austin, what better way of getting to know the city better than sampling the local flare? Which of course is barbecue, and we brought in some great local catering. Let’s check it out – I’ve got brisket, sausage, pulled pork, baked beans and potato salad. Wow, good shit!



Man you gotta love smoked meat. Not that kind of smoked meat, sir! Austin you guys are awesome! All right spin it again! And it lands on… Beating A Dead Horse!



You know conservatives, you really got to let this Pizzagate thing go! You already shot up Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC trying to prove it, and you also got kicked out of the same restaurant videotaping children’s birthday parties in a creepy stalker manner. And you also got to accept that you don’t really care about children, especially if you advocate that they get separated from their parents at the border! The sooner you face your denial, the better! But nope, this bullshit continues to be a thing despite getting called a hoax time and time again. And for the purposes of comedy, all of our funny memes and clips will be replaced with images of pepperoni pizza. Because we care! And Trump loving conservatives apparently get off on that sort of thing.

Larry Klayman, the founder of the right-wing organizations Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, appeared on a YouTube podcast called “Crowdsource the Truth” this afternoon. The show, hosted by Jason Goodman, is an established outlet for conspiracy theories on YouTube and has published content related to Pizzagate, QAnon and other conspiracy theories that accuse public officials of pedophilia.

Klayman first met on camera with Goodman earlier this year and has become a somewhat frequent guest on Goodman’s program ever since that meeting. Klayman has also appeared as a guest on other conspiracy theory propaganda sites including Infowars and otherwise can be seen with some frequency on Newsmax TV.

Klayman explained to Goodman, “I’m not interested in getting on Fox News. First of all, I can’t say what I want to say on Fox News because it’s censored to some extent. That’s why I like being on with you, and being on Newsmax, and like being on Infowars, because I can say it straight up.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/judicial-watch-founder-tells-pizzagate-podcast-that-the-clintons-had-people-killed/




Yeah sure, right. Keep talking guys – everything you say is worse than what came before it. And this wasn’t the only Pizzagate related story that’s been brought up lately.

Adherents to the “QAnon” conspiracy theory and former “Pizzagate” truthers who have alleged that President Trump is secretly working behind the scenes to dismantle a global network of satanic child sex traffickers believe a new press release from the Department of Justice has validated their wild conspiracy theories.

Yesterday, the Department of Justice issued a press release announcing the arrest of more than 2,300 “suspected online child sex offenders.” The DOJ statement reads:

The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography.

The operation targeted suspects who: (1) produce, distribute, receive and possess child pornography; (2) engage in online enticement of children for sexual purposes; (3) engage in the sex trafficking of children; and (4) travel across state lines or to foreign countries and sexually abuse children.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/former-pizzagate-and-current-qanon-believers-say-the-doj-has-validated-them/




OK for those you keeping score at home – actual sexual abuse, physical abuse, human trafficking, and child sex crimes committed by ICE, they’re perfectly fine with. But let’s keep investigating those fake child sex crimes that so far have not existed! And then there’s our favorite whack a doodle conspiracy theorist, Liz Cronkin. Who definitely isn’t helping!

On Saturday, “journalist” and fringe right-wing conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin posted a video on YouTube in which she celebrated that President Trump had supposedly confirmed that “Pizzgate is real.”

“Pizzagate” is a right-wing conspiracy theory that alleges that thousands of highly influential politicians, entertainers, and business leaders are part of a global pedophile ring and Crokin asserted that Trump “trolled” the Illuminati by using a Cabinet meeting last month to confirm that the conspiracy theory is actually true.

Proponents of the conspiracy theory allege that members of this massive pedophile ring use code words like “pizza” and “hot dogs” when discussing their pedophilia and Crokin noted that Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney had used these very words during a Cabinet meeting while railing against what he sees as overbearing government regulations.

“If you have a cheese pizza, it’s governed by the Food & Drug Administration. If you put a pepperoni on it, it’s governed by the USDA,” Mulvaney said. “The hot dog meat is governed by one; you put it in a bun, it’s governed by the other.”

“What I do love about President Trump is that he trolls the Illuminati and the deep state and the cabal,” Crokin said in reaction to Mulvaney’s statement. “He trolls them with their own words and symbols and it’s hilarious.”

Mulvaney’s use of cheese pizza and hot dogs in his example “was a thousand percent a troll,” Crokin declared. “President Trump and his staffers are constantly trolling the deep state … That’s President Trump’s way of letting you know that Pizzagate is real and it’s not fake. He’s constantly using their words against them and throwing it in their face and God bless him, it’s amazing.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/liz-crokin-trump-has-confirmed-that-pizzgate-is-real/




You know it’s like playing a fucked up game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Except there’s just one degree and Kevin Bacon is a Satanic pedophile! Does that image of cheese pizza turn you on Liz? I had leftover cheese pizza for lunch yesterday, actual cheese pizza. It is not a metaphor, you sick fucking lunatics!! Or is it?

Jack Posobiec, now a contributor at One America News, played a central role in promoting the so-called “Pizzagate” hoax that resulted in a man entering a Washington pizza restaurant and firing a gun as part of a supposed rescue mission of children whom he had been convinced were hidden beneath the building. Now, Posobiec is trying to rewrite history.

Pizzagate was a hoax that captured the imaginations of right-wing conspiracy mongers online toward at the end of the 2016 election. Proprietors of Pizzagate cited a hodgepodge of hacked John Podesta emails, screenshots of the restaurant’s menu, Instagram posts by the owner, and other random bits to build up the laughably untrue claim that Hillary Clinton and top members of the DNC were sex-trafficking children via an elaborate tunnel system beneath Washington. The conspiracy theory was spread by figures like self-described “New Right” pundit Mike Cernovich, Infowars’ Alex Jones, pedophilia-obsessed conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin, far-right YouTuber Brittany Pettibone, Posobiec and various anonymous users inhabiting the culverts on 4Chan and 8Chan.

In the last couple of weeks, Posobiec has been claiming with increased frequency that he actually “debunked” Pizzagate. He’s now declaring that Pizzagate was a hoax (which is obviously correct) and has accused former Fox News host Megyn Kelly of lying about his role in spreading the conspiracy during a Fox News segment. Posobiec has made his debunking claims for months, but something seems to have inspired him to restate his claims in recent weeks. These recent reiterations have earned him the ire of pundits like Crokin, who still believe the hoax.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jack-posobiec-is-lying-about-his-pizzagate-past/





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You know Dave, you should never fall asleep watching reruns of True Blood. That will screw with your head. Spin it again! People Are Dumb! Hit it!



So of course by now you know that people are people and people are dumb. So who’s dumb this week I ask you? And I answer you: a whole lot of stupid fucking people, Austin! And hey give it up for our sound guy Bryan! So this week I want to start with this story out of where else but our favorite state of Florida! So apparently the reason Florida man gets arrested all the time is because apparently he *LOVES* getting arrested all the time!

A Florida man who tussled with a cop trying to arrest him for disorderly conduct later said that he "really enjoyed resisting" because it was like being on “Live PD,” a cable program that chronicles the mayhem police officers encounter on the night shift.

A patrolman was dispatched yesterday to a home in Sebastian, a city near Vero Beach, after a 911 caller reported that a man wielding a golf club was chasing a woman.

When an officer arrived on the scene, he encountered Rudolph Grant, 53, who smelled of booze and was screaming and cursing in front of the residence. After trying to walk away, Grant struggled as the cop sought to handcuff him, according to an arrest affidavit. Grant, the cop noted, tried to pull away from him, "tensed his arms with an attempt to get away from me," and finally “made his body go limp.”

Due to his “erratic behavior,” Grant was subsequently placed in “mechanical restraints that were double-locked.”
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/ae/live-pd-superfan-popped-294035




I love that scene! Next up – apparently people aren’t just the only dumb species out there – animals are dumb too! Now let me explain – this happened in Australia, there were gay swans involved, and the “infant” they thought they were protecting wasn’t an infant at all!

A pair of swans in Austria have been forcibly removed from the lake they called home after a series of violent, escalating attacks to defend their nest from intrusive humans. The twist in this case is the swans weren't biological parents, but appear to have been two gay male swans who had formed an inseparable bond – and the nest they were protecting didn't actually contain eggs or cygnets, but at least one colourful plastic cup.

That minor technical point didn't seem to matter too much to the doting dad and dad, though, who treated the responsibility of protecting their plastic proxy with dangerous, almost deadly seriousness.

Last summer, the pair were known to approach people and boats and display aggressive gestures, but this year the attacks "reached a new dimension", according to the mayor of Grundlsee, Franz Steinegger, in the Austrian state of Styria.

"They have thrown themselves on the swimmers, trying to submerge them," Steinegger told Kleine Zeitung. "That was the biggest danger."

My daughter lives in Europe and this is apparently a big story there. The 2 male swans were moved to a more remote lake where they can stay together.
https://www.sciencealert.com/gay-swans-austria-attacked-people-protect-adopted-baby-plastic-cup-homosexual-animals




SWAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next up – one of our favorite sources of stupid people – Flat Earthers. Yes, the organization that literally welcomes people from *AROUND* the globe to discuss why the Earth is flat. I mean you can’t make this shit up!



That’s real. That happened. So why are they back in the news this week? Well for a rather bizarre theory! Because of course!

As the New Zealand Herald points out, some Flat Earthers think the massive continent down under doesn’t exist. But what about those lovely Australians we all know and love? Actors, all of them. Who’s paying for this massive fraud? Why, NASA of course.

According to those who’ve done a little digging, the theory first originated in a Flat Earth Society internet forum back in 2006, but found new life in a now-deleted Facebook post by a woman named Shelley Floryd back in 2017

A summary of the theory is as follows: The concept of Australia was created by the British government as a cover-up for a genocide. The Brits allegedly shipped over 160,000 criminals into the middle of the ocean during the 18th Century and intentionally drowned them.

http://deadstate.org/flat-earthers-australia-is-a-fake-country-and-its-citizens-are-actors-paid-by-nasa/




Just contemplate that one for a minute! Next up – OK we get that gas is fucking expensive these days but you also got to remember that this is America! No free handouts, damn it!

GILLETTE, WYOMING — A Montana man led law enforcement officers on a 48-mile chase Sunday evening after threatening to kill everyone near the Skyline Drive Kum & Go if he didn’t receive free gas, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said.

Paul Posey, 68, called 911 at about 8:40 p.m. and declared his plans. Police then responded to the Kum & Go where they told Posey to stop, Police Lt. Brent Wasson said. Posey sped off in a Toyota Tundra, and police and sheriff’s officers pursued him south on Highway 50.

After driving through a fence at Concho Valley Estates, Posey continued south, reaching speeds of 100 mph, Reynolds said.

Sheriff’s deputies deployed spike strips near Moore Road, and Posey came to a stop with all four of his tires deflated. When officers told him to get out of his truck, Posey reportedly took off, traveling 3 miles before deputies forced him to turn sideways and drive off the road.

Deputies then arrested Posey on suspicion of terroristic threats, a felony, as well as on suspicion of four misdemeanors: not having insurance, failure to stop at the scene of a crash, eluding officers and reckless driving, Reynolds said.

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/man-leads-police-on-chase-through-gillette-after-demanding-free/article_43476b0d-3545-513d-aa40-561547a2daf5.html




Yeah I can imagine it kind of went like that. Finally this week we go to Wisconsin – some might call it the Florida of the North, or others might say Florida’s cousin was visiting for the weekend. But one thing is for sure – ladies, if you travel, there’s one place where you probably shouldn’t hide anything!

J ULY 6--A Wisconsin woman had a literal grab bag of illegal narcotics--cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, Ecstasy, and synthetic pot--hidden inside her body when police arrested her following a recent traffic stop, court records show.

Acting on a tip, police pulled over a 1997 Monte Carlo being driven by Desiree Webster, 20, who was accompanied in the vehicle by Jaral McCollum, a 39-year-old convicted drug dealer. Investigators had been told that McCollum would “travel with females and have them conceal the contraband inside their body.”

After Webster refused to cooperate with a strip search, she was taken to a local health care facility where a CT scan revealed a “baggie type mass” in her pelvic area. Webster eventually removed what cops described as a “plastic baggie about the size of a fist from her vagina.”

The baggie contained three other baggies that held cocaine, meth, Ecstasy pills, marijuana, and synthetic cannabinoids. A white powder weighing 1.52 grams was also found, but police “couldn’t get a positive field test on this substance.”
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/woman-hid-drug-grab-bag-703281




That’s it this week for:




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Let’s spin the wheel one final time this week! And it lands on… T-shirt cannon!!! Of course for comedy purposes our t-shirt cannon has been upgraded to a t-shirt gattling gun!


Spin it again! And it’s time for Deep State Diaries!



It’s time for episode 4 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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The White House Press Corps is one of America’s oldest and most unique institutions. See, any time the president makes a major policy decision, or something happens in the news that involves the president, the White House Press Corps will be there to present the news to the people who present the news. So think of it as News-ception – it’s a newsroom within a newsroom within a newsroom. Where does it begin and where does it end? But the last year has been I don’t want to say different as much as run differently by the leader and woman whose curtains are most likely covered in cat hair, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Let’s delve into this institution and what they are up to.

The relationship between the White House and the reporters covering it has grown more tense than at any point in the last 50 years, according to White House press corps dean Tom DeFrank, who began covering Washington in the Johnson administration.

This week marked a new low, he said.

“There’s not a lot of good will,” said DeFrank, a contributing editor at National Journal, who also spent years at Newsweek and the New York Daily News. “I think basically they have no use for us and, for the media’s part, there’s a feeling that we’ve been misled for a long time on many different subjects. I know a little bit about adversarial relationships and it will always be an adversarial relationship and it should be, but this relationship is more adversarial than any I can remember.”

Tension has been growing for weeks between the White House and reporters. In addition to President Donald Trump’s usual attacks on the press, briefings have grown less frequent—there have been just four in June—and shorter, often running 15-20 minutes, when in previous administrations, they could stretch over an hour. And Trump, along with his top officials, including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have grown increasingly brazen in peddling falsehoods—particularly about the administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/20/white-house-media-relations-tom-defrank-656427




To which I think it’s safe to say every week since this administration took over has been a new low for this country. So how low does it go?

Beck Dorey-Stein found the job on Craigslist, and nearly blew it off before she rescheduled. When she did, the recruiter revealed a few more details: “For transparency’s sake, I wanted to let you know this is a job at the White House, and you’d be traveling with the president on his domestic and international trips. Let me know if this changes things.”

From the Corner of the Oval, which will be published on July 10 from Random House’s Spiegel & Grau imprint, tracks Dorey-Stein’s time in the Obama White House, traveling on Air Force One, recording and transcribing the press conferences after major meetings between the president and world leaders, and even exercising next to Obama—“I slow to a stop,” Dorey-Stein writes, “and out of the corner of my eye, I see someone step onto the treadmill to my right. ‘I thought you’d be faster than that,’ he says. I look over to see who this joker is. It’s the president.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/07/stenographer-beck-dorey-stein-white-house-job-via-craigslist




So apparently the system is so broken that you can apply for a job at the WHCP by Craigslist. Because all legitimate things happen on Craigslist. Gee, I wonder who broke it? Well we can’t point fingers here or anything.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gives few news conferences, and when one came Friday it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic.

After making a surprise visit to the White House lawn for a half-hour interview with “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy, Trump took 20 minutes of questions from a boisterous group of White House reporters. It was televised live on cable news.

Trump's remarks — about North Korea, his zero tolerance immigration policy, the investigation into his campaign's ties with Russia — offered enough fodder for television talkers to chew over all day and into the weekend. No one had any idea it was going to happen an hour before the president emerged.

Doocy, typically New York-based, was in Washington this week to cover the congressional baseball game. He stayed over to help anchor Trump's favorite morning show from the area on the White House grounds where television reporters usually congregate for live shots. No guests were expected; the White House offered a trade representative and Fox turned them down.
https://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/13765622-74/trump-holds-chaotic-news-conference-on-white-house-lawn




You know just once I want to see a conference where the news says “Trump gave a press conference today. Nothing of note happened.”. Is that too much to ask? Of course it is.

The White House press room hasn’t seen a briefing since Monday, but members of the press corps are still showing up to the empty room.

The White House has cancelled its press briefings for four days straight, CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta wrote in a tweet on Friday afternoon.

“For the fourth straight day there was no WH briefing. No officials to explain how the admin plans to return the separated kids to their parents. This is how the briefing room looks.. a few reporters waiting for answers that aren’t coming yet,” Acosta wrote.

He included a picture of the briefing room, showing several reporters waiting inside, despite the absence of White House communications officials.
https://www.thewrap.com/white-house-officials-ghost-press-room-for-4-straight-days/




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How Things Are Going: F
Likely hood To Survive: C

Overall: C

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Next week we’re going to take a look at how our meat is processed (no that’s not a metaphor you perverts!) and visit the USDA!



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Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest is a great punk / ska band from Los Angeles that just released a new album called “Fight The Good Fight”. You can see them on the Vans Warped Tour through August 4th. Playing their song “She’s Kerosene”, give it up for The Interrupters!




Austin, I love ya, you were amazing! I want to thank our gracious hosts at the Cap City Comedy Club for making this happen! We’ll be back soon! We’re off to New Orleans next! See you next week!

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots Best Of: Civility Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots Best Of: Civility Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! The Top 10 is dark this week because of the July 4th holiday so in its’ place we’re going to be running this best of from some of the previous editions, because we have some great stuff, and conservatives are acting stupider and stupider by the day! So just like the previous Top 10 best ofs, we’re going to post verbatim the best of the best. I also have some exciting news too is that we’re going to take our show on the road and do some live editions starting with our July 11th edition when we’ll be hanging out at the Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas with the Wheel Of Corruption! And then we’ll be going to New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago, New York City, and then back to Seattle and San Jose, and a stop at the LOL Comedy Fest in Santa Barbara, and then back home at the UCB Theater. But we will also be taking it out to Washington DC, Virginia, and we’ll have some southern dates in the future. If you want to know the tour schedule, here it is:

- Edition #5-4: July 11th: Cap City Comedy Club, Austin, TX (Wheel Of Corruption!)
- Edition #5-5: July 17th: Café Istanbul, New Orleans, LA
- Edition #5-6: July 25th: Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City, KS
- Edition #5-7: August 1st: Helium Comedy Club, St. Louis, MO
- Edition #5-8: August 8th: Grammercy Theater, New York City, NY (Wheel Of Corruption!)
- August 15th: Dark (Vacation)
- Edition #5-9: August 22nd: Redford Theater, Detroit, MI
- Edition #5-10: August 29th: Acme Comedy Club, Minneapolis, MN
- Edition #5-11: September 5th: Comedy Underground, Seattle, WA (Wheel Of Corruption!)
- Edition #5-12: September 12th: San Jose Improv, San Jose, CA
- Edition #5-13: September 19th: Levity Live, Oxnard, CA
- Edition #5-14: September 25th: UCB Theater, Hollywood
- Edition #5-15: October 3rd: UCB Theater, Hollywood (Wheel Of Corruption!)
- Edition #5-16: October 10th : UCB Theater, Hollywood
- Edition #5-17: October 17th: Laugh Boston, Boston, MA
- Edition #5-18: October 25th: Punch Line Philly, Philadelphia, PA
- Edition #5-19: October 31st: Zanies Comedy Club, Nashville, TN (Wheel Of Corruption - Halloween special!)
- Edition #5-20: November 7th: Orlando Improv, Orlando, FL
- Edition #5-21: November 14th: Comedy Works, Denver, CO
- Edition #5-22: November 21st: American Comedy Club, San Diego, CA (Wheel Of Corruption!)
- November 28th: Dark (Thanksgiving)
- Edition #5-23: December 5th: UCB Theater, Hollywood
- Edition #5-24: December 12th: 99 Club Leicester Square, London, UK
- Edition #5-25: December 19th: UCB Theater, Hollywood (Season finale, Year In Review Special)

Don’t worry east coast and south – we will get to you soon! So enjoy this best of for July 4th as we put together the best of the best, or maybe the worst of the worst, of the Idiots lists for the past several editions. OK enough of the intro, we got a lot of idiocy to get to. But first John Oliver is back and he delves into the unexplored world of eugenics and gene splicing. I mean they must have seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, am I right?



So where do we begin for the Civility Edition? In the first slot from Idiots #4-18 we are going to talk about how we came this close to getting raptured when Donald Trump (1) opened the new US embassy in Jerusalem to fiery, grisly deaths. In the second slot, from Idiots #4-19, in the “too soon” column, after yet another terrifying mass shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, we’re going to tell you about the jaw dropping, stunningly stupid solutions coming from Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (2) about how to end mass shootings once and for all. In the third slot, from Idiots #4-14, Trump’s got the worst attorneys when it is revealed that Michael Cohen (3) squealed that his mystery 3rd client is none other than Fox News giant Sean Hannity. In the fourth slot from Idiots #4- 15, the guy who we call president, Donald J. Trump (4) attempted to combine his two favorite hobbies – golf and angry toilet tweeting – while Melania was at Barbara Bush’s funeral. In the fifth slot is our weekly investigative piece “Top 10 Investigates” and from Idiots #4-16, we’re going to investigate an insanely terrifying cult called “NXIVM” (5) made famous by Smallville actress Allison Mack. At number 6, from Idiots 4-17, is our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit” (6) and this week our resident pastor is going to take a look at all of the wacky survival products being offered by Jim Bakker. At number 7, from Idiots #5-1, is “Beating A Dead Horse” and this time we’re going to talk about how conservatives are getting banned from their favorite social media sites for being conservative, or are they? At number 8, from Idiots #4-19. Alex Jones (8) is planning to take Infowars 24/7. You think he’s mad on a 4 hour a day cycle? Wait until you see him on a 24 hour a day cycle! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot from Idiots #4-16 is an installment of “People Are Dumb” which includes a preacher picking the wrong place to preach in public, a guy channeling his inner Walter White, and a visit from Florida Man! And we end this best of with a revisit to our Stupidest State contest from Idiots #4-9 when we brought out our Selection Sunday complete with all the teams, stats, odds and info you need to fill out your bracket! And we’ll end with the time we recently had Imagine Dragons on the show. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

From: Idiots # 4-18

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Hey everyone guess what? We’re all gonna get raptured! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Woooooooooooooo! Woooo! Woo. Ok maybe it’s not at all as exciting as it’s made out to be since a whole lot of us are probably gonna die in a nuclear holocaust, and relatively soon. At least the doomsday preppers can say “I told you so!”. Followed by a very childish “neener neener!”. So for the sake of this piece, let’s call it “Left Behind: The Real Life Interactive Version”. Or to use something that might be more popular with the kids these days: “Left Behind: Infinity War”. Yes I’m crossing two franchises here – one has a really bizarre doomsday scenario in which half of the population gets snapped up by a crazy wannnabe god bent on controlling the universe, and the other one has Iron Man.



See you next week! What? We still have the full hour left? And Post Malone is backstage? OK. I definitely wouldn’t want to leave Post Malone hanging. So how are we going to get left behind this week?

The US officially relocated its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.

At least 43 Palestinians were killed in Gaza as deadly protests took place ahead of and during the ceremony in Jerusalem — making it the deadliest day there since the 2014 Gaza war.

President Donald Trump did not attend the ceremony in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood, but in a video message broadcast at the event he congratulated Israel, saying the opening had been "a long time coming."

"Today, Jerusalem is the seam of Israel's government. It is the home of the Israeli legislature and the Israeli supreme court and Israel's prime minister and president. Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital, yet for many years, we failed to acknowledge the obvious, the plain reality that Israel's capital is Jerusalem," Trump said in the pre-recorded remarks.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/politics/jerusalem-us-embassy-trump-intl/index.html




It’s good to know that today’s lunatic fringe Christians plan to create a literal version of hell on earth! I will take that one, thank you! So this weekend – the week after the Kentucky Derby – Trump managed to create a trifecta of pissing off three countries at once! And those countries are Isreal, Syria, and Palestine – countries whose bad side you do not want to get on! So how did Palestine mark this momentous occasion?

The US officially relocated its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.

At least 43 Palestinians were killed in Gaza as deadly protests took place ahead of and during the ceremony in Jerusalem — making it the deadliest day there since the 2014 Gaza war.

President Donald Trump did not attend the ceremony in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood, but in a video message broadcast at the event he congratulated Israel, saying the opening had been "a long time coming."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/politics/jerusalem-us-embassy-trump-intl/index.html




So of course while patting himself on the back for a job well done of pissing off half the world while pleasing his “base”, Donald Trump seems to forget that he’s going to get a whole lot of people killed in the process. There goes that Nobel Peace Prize!

Israel is bracing for a tense week as the U.S. Embassy officially opens in Jerusalem on Monday — a move that has triggered fierce protests by Palestinians. Protests turned violent in Gaza, where dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in clashes along the border fence on Monday, according to the Health Ministry in Gaza, making it the bloodiest day of demonstrations in the past six weeks of protests.

Overall, over 80 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers and more than 3,000 have been injured since the embassy move was announced by President Trump in early December.

Observers of the conflict had already predicted the tensions when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced the move. At the time, the decision was branded “dangerous,” “catastrophic,” “irresponsible” and being “against international law” by countries usually considered U.S. allies, including France, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

Here’s a short recap of how we got to this point, which helps make clear why most other foreign governments are opposed to the embassy move.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/05/14/trumps-embassy-move-to-jerusalem-is-controversial-these-3-maps-explain-why/?utm_term=.32cfca59227e



You know it’s a policy here not to joke about tragedy. But when the guy who you currently call “president” is a walking tragedy and everything he touches turns to shit, exceptions have to be made, damn it! It’s good to know Trump has some company in high places because when the rapture does happen, he’s going to need to seek shelter fast!

The U.S. today officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem amid massive protests by Palestinians.

The move comes five months after President Donald Trump made his blockbuster announcement in December that the U.S. embassy would shift from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The new diplomatic office, in what was an existing U.S. consular building, was opened in a ceremony led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and attended by Israeli and American officials.

The day has also been marked by violence, with dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli military forces and more than 1,600 injured in protests at the Gaza border against the embassy move, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/us-embassy-set-open-jerusalem-netanyahu-praises-trump/story?id=55137896




And those men are currently running the show! And when this gets written up 50 years after nuclear Armageddon happens, assuming there’s something left of humanity, historians are not going to be surprised how we get to this point. I mean with friends like these, who needs enemies?

President Trump delivered recorded remarks Monday at the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

"Congratulations, it's been a long time coming," Trump said in a video played at the ceremony.

"This city and this entire nation is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people," he said. "The United States will always be a great friend of Israel."

The president went on to express his hope for peace in the region in the video message.

"We extend a hand in friendship to Israel, to Palestinians and to all of their neighbors. May there be peace. May God bless this embassy. May God bless all who serve there, and may God bless the United States of America," Trump said.
http://thehill.com/policy/international/387554-trump-delivers-recorded-remarks-at-us-embassy-opening-in-jerusalem




So the answer to world peace is… more war? How does that… oh fuck, it’s the Trump administration we’re talking about here! Attempting to question their logic could make one’s head explode! But it’s good to know those who fantasize about the apocalypse might actually get a chance to see it played out in real life. They do know Left Behind is fiction, right?

More than 20 people in Gaza were dead on Monday before anyone in Washington had had their breakfast. This was pitched to the awakening nation as a series of “deadly clashes,” even though the deadly part only applied to one side. It was a great start to a day in which the president*, who doesn’t know anything about anything, prepared to toss a lighted match into a lagoon of gasoline in the Middle East.

The decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is more unnecessary than it is stupid and dangerous, and it’s pretty stupid and dangerous. There was no overwhelming political support—and certainly no overwhelming political pressure—in this country for such a provocative development. It was solely the desire of that odd mixture of highly conservative Judaism and American splinter Protestantism, of the prolonged slow-dance between the apocalyptic factions of two major monotheisms that very likely will incite the apocalyptic faction of the third. It is religious extremism disguised as international diplomacy.
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a20681623/trump-jerusalem-embassy/





From: Idiots #4-19

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One guy who clearly isn’t helping is the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick. So Houston is his district, and he offered some of the most asinine suggestions on what we can do to end this madness once and for all. No, he didn’t propose firearm control. No, he didn’t propose that any kind of restrictions on firearm sales or anything that might you know, save lives. What he did propose was one of the most asinine suggestions yet.

In addition to the "thoughts and prayers" pro-gun politicians dependably trot out after a mass shooting, there's usually a wealth of ass-backward logic to explain why guns shouldn't receive any blame for the bloodshed.

In the wake of this morning's Santa Fe High School shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wasted no time with the contortions.

Within hours, the Republican was at a press conference ruminating on how to stop future school shootings. Apparently, limiting access to guns isn't one of the options on the table, but redesigning thousands of Texas schools sure as hell is.

“We may have to look at the design of our schools moving forward, and retrofitting schools that are already built, and what I mean by that is there are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas," he said.

"We’re going to have to be creative," he added.
https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2018/05/18/ban-doors-not-guns-to-stop-school-shootings-dan-patrick-says




Too many exits? Here’s the thing – Dan, you know what also devalues life? Guns. Thank you! And it’s bad enough that the NRA has made us sitting ducks, let’s arm teachers, close off all the exits, and appoint wannabe Rambos as hall monitors! What a great idea! Doing something creative might be, I don’t know, actually doing your job and protecting the people who elected you! Thank you! And that wasn’t all – Dan actually made things worse by blaming everything but the gun!

The Texas lieutenant governor, speaking two days after 10 people were killed in a school shooting in his state, said abortion, divorce and violent video games and movies show that 'we have devalued life,' which he pointed to as a cause of school shootings.

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday, "We have devalued life, whether it's through abortion, whether it's the breakup of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games."

Patrick continued, "Psychologists and psychiatrists will tell you that students are desensitized to violence, may have lost empathy for their victims by watching hours and hours of video violent games.”

He said, “the problem is multifaceted. It's not any one issue. But we, again, we have to look at our culture of violence, just our violent society, our Facebook, our Twitter, the bullying of adults on adults, and children on children. We have to look at ourselves, George, it's not about the guns, it's about us.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/guns-part-nation-texas-official-shooting-victims-dad/story?id=55300369




And we’re still not done yet! Guess what NRA approved talking point surfaced last week courtesy of Mr. Patrick? Yup you guessed it! Let’s arm teachers! And we wonder why the rest of the world is laughing at us!

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) responded Sunday to the high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas by pushing for arming teachers and reducing school entrances.

In an interview with CNN, the well-known conservative made the case for arming teachers saying, “We need armed teachers, trained how to handle active shooters.” He continued, “We need to get down to one or two entrances into our schools.”

Patrick visited injured students Friday with Governor Abbott and Senator Cruz where students and parents told them that their teachers needed to be armed. Patrick used the example of a former Marine teacher who could only lock the door in defense of students. He said, “some feel had he been able to carry a gun, he may have been able to stop that shooter.”

In an ABC interview, the Lt. Governor referenced the Second Amendment saying, “Our teachers are part of that well-run militia.” He added, “It’s guns that also stop crimes.”

The former State Senator argued that the plague of school shooters isn’t just about guns, “it’s about us”.
https://thehayride.com/2018/05/texas-lt-governor-dan-patrick-arm-teachers/




So it’s bad enough that bullets are coming from one direction, let’s arm the teachers and have armed hall monitors patrolling the hallways of our schools. Remember when Bush famously asked the question “Is our children learning”? Uh no they are getting shot at. And our elected officials – especially in Texas – aren’t helping things. If you think what Dan Patrick is proposing is certifiably insane, wait until you see what his boss is suggesting! Think the TSA but worse!

One of the most obvious changes that Texas can bring about is to improve school safety, Abbott said, noting that many in Santa Fe had asked him for that. After laying flowers at the high school on Sunday, the governor spoke about metal detectors and screening students for mental health problems.

Abbott said schools should consider screening students' social media accounts for threats or troubling behavior.

"We need to do that," he said, adding that Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the Santa Fe shooting, had pictures on his Facebook page of a T-shirt that read, "Born to kill."

Abbott said Friday that he'd been planning to roll out several proposals for new gun laws in Texas before the shooting, including "speeding up background checks" and keeping guns away from people "who pose immediate danger."
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/guns/2018/05/20/teachers-part-run-militia-lt-gov-dan-patrick-defends-gun-rights-after-santa-fe-shooting





From: Idiots #4-14

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When your attorney is a crook, how are you going to get out of this mess? I mean you know your situation is fucked when your attorneys have their own attorneys. Last week I called this phenomenon “attorney-ception”. It’s a trial within a trial within a trial. Well this week the concept of that was taken to insane new levels.

Michael Cohen, longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, on Monday showed up at U.S. District Court in lower Manhattan after skipping an initial Friday hearing.

Cohen is asking Judge Kimba Wood to bar prosecutors from getting the first look at client files seized from him by the FBI last week. A lawyer for the president, Joanna Hendon, on Sunday filed a motion asking the judge to grant the president the privilege of reviewing the documents first.

The hearings follow the April 9 raids, in which federal agents seized materials from Cohen's office, home, hotel room and electronic devices.

Both Cohen and Trump argue that they should be allowed to decide which of the documents should be permanently withheld because they are protected by attorney-client privilege.

U.S. attorneys pushed back against Cohen's request in a filing Friday, saying that "Cohen is in fact performing little to no legal work," and alleging that "zero" emails were exchanged between Cohen and Trump. Their assessment was based on already conducted searches of Cohen's email accounts which had not been reported before the court filing.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/16/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-in-court-with-porn-star-stormy-daniels.html




Seriously! Now Trump’s lawyers are appearing with Trump’s porn stars! I mean is there anyone who they aren’t in bed with? Both literally and figuratively? Oh but here’s my favorite part – he’s complaining about privacy! Cue the world’s tiniest violin!

President Trump’s personal lawyer said he is worried about the confidentiality of roughly three clients since he branched off from the Trump Organization in 2017 — including the president and beleaguered RNC fundraiser Elliott Broidy.

Michael Cohen, who is under investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors and the FBI, made the disclosures in a filing Monday morning as part of his bid to block the feds from reviewing documents that might be protected by attorney-client privilege.

On Friday, Broidy, a Trump fundraiser, stepped down from his Republican National Committee post after he admitted that Cohen arranged $1.6 million in hush money to a former Playboy model whom the donor had impregnated.

“It is unfortunate that this personal matter between two consenting adults is the subject of national discussion just because of Michael Cohen’s involvement,” Broidy said in a statement.

Cohen declined to name the third client, saying that person has requested his name not be made public.
https://nypost.com/2018/04/16/michael-cohen-says-hes-worried-about-client-privacy-after-fbi-raid/




Dude, seriously, Mr. Cohen, you work for the Donald Trump administration. Your privacy rights went bye bye when you signed up! But this week Cohen named 2 of his 3 ultra-prestigious clients – Donald J. Trump and GOP fundraiser Elliot Brody. Can anyone guess who the third is? Anyone? Well here’s who is behind door #3!

The legal battle over federal investigators' raids on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen took an unexpected turn Monday as an attorney identified Fox News host Sean Hannity as one of Cohen's legal clients.

Cohen's attorneys had acknowledged publicly that he represented Trump and former Republican National Committee deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy in legal matters, but they had sought to avoid naming a third client. Under direct orders from a judge, Cohen's attorney Stephen Ryan named Hannity as the client in court on Monday.

The revelation came amid an extraordinary showdown between a sitting president and his own Justice Department over access to files seized in the raids on Cohen's home and office last week and over whether the materials are protected by attorney-client privilege. Hannity's connection to Cohen was revealed after the conservative commentator — one of Trump's staunchest defenders — fiercely criticized federal officials for the raids, without disclosing his own connection.

Even before the surprise disclosure about Hannity, the afternoon hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood was a spectacle. Cohen came under scrutiny after he acknowledged paying $130,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election so she would keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Cohen also negotiated a deal in 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a woman who said Broidy impregnated her.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/16/michael-cohen-client-list-526288




Come on, even Larry David is playing you off, Sean! And yeah sure you can define “representation” all you want because that’s what the GOP does – they just make shit up as they go along! But hey I’m at least surprised that you found a real estate attorney who’s willing to give you advice for $10. That’s a bargain!

Sean Hannity used his radio program to deliver his first personal statement after being outed as the mysterious client Michael Cohen legally advised in 2017.

Cohen was trying to keep Hannity’s name off of public record during his court hearing today, but he was forced to identify his third client after the judge told him there wasn’t sufficient legal ground for the patron to retain his anonymity. When reporters reached out to Hannity before the start of his radio show, his initial response was “We have been friends a long time. I have sought legal advice from Michael.”

On Hannity’s radio show, he remarked how “very strange” it was to see the coverage from Fox News in light of the bombshell about their own anchor.
https://www.mediaite.com/online/sean-hannity-issues-statement-on-michael-cohen-he-has-never-represented-me-in-any-matter/





From: Idiots #4-15

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Since Trump is only taking up one entry this week we have to squeeze as much out of it as we can but before we get into the meat of this entry I have to bring up one story that caught our attention over the weekend. Remember a couple of weeks ago when Trump called Jeff Sessions “Mr. Magoo” at a closed door meeting? Well, just like Alex Jones, it turns out that he didn’t say that thing that everyone knows that he said.

President Donald Trump is denying he ever called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "Mr. Magoo," saying he knows nothing about the bumbling cartoon character.

In a weekend tweet, the president said the Washington Post story referring to the "Mr. Magoo" comment was nothing but "fake" news. Trump also denies calling Deputy Attorney General Jay Rosenstein "Mr. Peepers," a reference to a television characters from the 1950s.

The Washington Post reported in February on the "Mr. Magoo" nickname for Sessions, a one-time Trump ally turned frequent target of presidential criticism.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/04/trump_denies_calling_ag_jeff_s.html


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Fake news! You know what sir? Don’t give my regards to Mr. Magoo! Now let’s get into what I originally wanted to talk about - past presidents – let’s talk about them! Remember when we used to have a respectable leader that we could get behind? Yeah I miss those times. Even the republicans used to elect presidents who at one point or another, were respectable. But in 2016 all of those rules got thrown out the window. So you might be wondering where I’m going with this – take a look at our current president. He’s not even welcome at state funerals!

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement Thursday, citing the desire to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family and friends.

"First Lady Melania Trump will attend the memorial service for Barbara Bush this Saturday on behalf of the First Family. To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service, President Trump will not attend," the White House said in a statement.

President Trump offered his condolences to the Bush family Wednesday as he began remarks at a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Barbara Bush, Trump said, was a "wonderful, wonderful person" and "a titan in American life."

"Her strength and toughness really embodied the spirit of our country," Trump said at Mar-a-Lago. "She was a woman of proud patriotism and profound faith."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/19/politics/barbara-bush-funeral-donald-trump/index.html




Yes – stay classy, Trump! So we went from a president who actually attends state funerals to one who live tweets them! Talk about a huge drop off in quality. So what did Trump do when Melania was at Barbara Bush’s funeral? Only his favorite hobby. Which he’s not very good at.

Sometimes a picture is worth a zillion words. The viral group photograph from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral speaks volumes about the state of our democracy, poignantly illustrating what we have lost and must at all costs regain.

George H.W. Bush is front and center in his wheelchair. Behind him, left to right, we see Laura and George W. Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump. It is an extraordinary portrait of power, continuity, legacy, civility and mutual respect — a remarkable tableau that is made possible only by President Trump’s absence. Imagine him in the picture, puffed-up and no doubt scowling, trying desperately to make himself the center of attention. It’s a good thing he decided to spend the weekend playing golf and writing angry tweets at Mar-a-Lago instead.

I can’t look at that photo without pondering how destructive Trump has been — and how much work and goodwill it will take to put the pieces together again after he’s gone.

The elder Bush pursued conservative policies. Clinton was center-left. The younger Bush took the country back to the right. Obama pulled it to the left. These shifts seemed big and important at the time, but they pale in comparison with the disruption Trump has wrought.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-golfed-instead-of-going-to-barbara-bushs-funeral-that-was-a-good-thing/2018/04/23/a5930974-4731-11e8-8b5a-3b1697adcc2a_story.html?utm_term=.3b04139581ae




But then Trump followed that up with his second favorite hobby – which he is good at – live tweeting! I mean come on, you got to admit he is good at that. Only Donald J. Trump can topple whole governments with a single tweet, like a really fucked up Superman!

Personalities on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday criticized President Trump for tweeting on Saturday during the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski called Trump’s tweets “especially insulting to the United States of America” on a day “the world said goodbye to Barbara Bush.”

Panelist Mike Barnicle referenced a photo that went viral after the funeral showing current first lady Melania Trump; former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama; and former first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

“It’s a reminder of who we used to be as a government and as people who participated in politics,” Barnicle said.
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/384403-morning-joe-host-trump-tweeting-during-barbara-bush-funeral-was-insulting-to




Oh come on Joe! You’re just now realizing how bad Trump’s tweets are? There are lists out there compiling everything he’s insulted since he joined in 2009. And Trump insults your show while insulting whatever they talked about on Fox News! His insults are like fine wines – you have to let them ferment to get the most enjoyment out of them. But yeah even at Trump’s funeral, he was still outclassed by the last guy!

A lot has been said in regard to the chemistry between US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump. On numerous occasions, the FLOTUS was said to have looked ‘not happy’ with her husband and it became a talk of the Twitterverse. From swatting away his hands in public and awkward handshakes, to him leaving her during the inaugural dance alone to wave at the crowd — Twitterati haven’t missed a thing. So, naturally, when on Saturday, they spotted the FLOTUS sitting alongside Barack Obama and smiling — it got everyone talking.

The Obamas, Clintons along with the Bush family and Melania Trump attended the funeral of Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas. Although a solemn service, during the event, she was seen engaging in a conversation with Barack Obama and Tweeple ruled, “it’s the happiest they have ever seen her”.

Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George HW Bush, passed away at age 92 on Tuesday (April 17). Although FLOTUS attended the ceremony, POTUS Trump gave it a miss, to ‘avoid disruptions’.
http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/photo-of-melania-trump-similing-with-barack-obama-at-barbara-bushs-funeral-takes-twitter-by-storm-5148446/





From: Idiots #4-16
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It’s time to investigate beyond the headlines. This is Top 10 Investigates:



Cults. They are generally a faux pas not talked about in normal society except when they surface in the news. The last time a cult made the news? 2001 – Heaven’s Gate, and before that 1992 – the Branch Davidians led by David Koresh. None of these however hold a candle to the NXIVM cult that was recently thrust into the spotlight by Smallville actress Allison Mack.
In late March, a man named Keith Raniere was arrested and charged with sex trafficking for his role NXIVM, a sex cult he founded in 1998. Since then, there’s been a flurry of reports about other alleged members, with the most recent being Allison Mack, who was arrested last week for allegedly recruiting women to be sex slaves.

Below, here’s everything you need to know about the most recent developments.

First things first: How do you say “NXIVM”?
It’s pronounced “Nexium.”

And what exactly is it?
It’s an Albany-based cult with connections all over the world, that reportedly masquerades as a “self-help” organization, meant to empower women. It was thrust into the spotlight in October 2017, when a New York Times investigation exposed that the women who were involved were referred to as “slaves,” and subject to ritual humiliations and brandings. They were also allegedly told to starve themselves to achieve Raniere’s standard of beauty and to have sex encounters with him.
https://www.thecut.com/2018/04/smallville-allison-mack-sex-cult-nxivm-everything-to-know.html




Yes that is certainly true. And the allegations are definitely far more serious and damning than you would think possible. The NXIVM cult makes the previous cults we mentioned look almost cartoonish by comparison. It’s far worse than you would think. So how does a cult like this get sold?

A former Smallville actress has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking for her role in a secret society that news reports are calling a “sex cult.”

Allison Mack, who is perhaps best-known for her role as Chloe Sullivan on the WB (later CW) show Smallville, has been charged in a New York federal court with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy. She’s accused of having recruited women — some of whom were underage — to the multilevel-marketing organization Nxivm (pronounced NEX-ium). She faces life in prison.

Ostensibly a self-help group advertising “executive success programs,” Nxivm has been condemned by former members as a cult, in which female members are ritualistically branded and pressured to engage in sexual “master-slave” relationships with higher-ups in the program, and in particular with the group’s founder and leader, Keith Raniere. Raniere, who is known to his followers as “Vanguard,” was arrested last month on charges of sex trafficking.

Raniere maintains his innocence, and the Nxivm website has posted a statement denying all allegations, saying, “We are currently working with the authorities to demonstrate his innocence and true character. We strongly believe the justice system will prevail in bringing the truth to light. We are saddened by the reports perpetuated by the media and their apparent disregard for ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ yet we will continue to honor the same principles on which our company was founded.”
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/25/17275930/allison-mack-smallville-actress-sex-cult-nxivm-dos-prison-arrest-sex-trafficking-keith-raniere




So the cult got sold as a “female empowerment program” and a “self help” program. And just like most cults, they broke down the people who signed up for it and got tricked by their charismatic leader. Which is pretty common among all cults.

Pause your Wild Wild Country bingeing and look at the news, where so-called cult Nxivm has been making headlines for a week. Smallville actress Allison Mack was released on a $5 million bond on Tuesday after being indicted on sex-trafficking charges on Friday.

Since her arrest, stories have broken that Mack may have tried to recruit women including Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson, and several feminist writers into a group that she referred to on Twitter as a “human development and women’s movement.” The group, however, was allegedly Nxivm, the upstate New York alleged sex cult run by a man named Keith Raniere, also known as “The Vanguard.”

Mack is denying the charges, and per Today, has issued a statement via a representative saying she has no comment at this time. Raniere was arrested in Mexico last month and has been charged with multiple accounts of sex trafficking and forced labor.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/04/a-running-list-of-the-women-allison-mack-attempted-to-recruit-to-nxivm




This cult however, will most likely need defensive attorneys because they most likely can’t afford the other kind. These are very serious crimes and Ms. Mack and Mr. Raniere are probably going to be going away for a very long time. We could go into this subject all day – but NXIVM had branches all over the country.

A branch of notorious “sex cult” Nxivm — which has been known to brand female “slaves” with its founder’s initials — is covertly recruiting within the arty Brooklyn crowd.

While the Albany-based sect had seemed to be imploding after its founder, Keith Raniere, was arrested in Mexico last month on sex-trafficking charges, it now appears to be searching for new blood. Last month, a number of notable Williamsburg artists and writers, who asked not to be named, were invited by friends to what was billed as a party promising “authentic conversation” among creatives and “light vegetarian fare.”

A flyer for the event at a private home in Williamsburg billed it as “an evening of meeting cool, like-minded artists and chatting about life, authenticity, and the awesome human potential,” also vaguely referring to an unexplained “human expression program.”
https://pagesix.com/2018/04/09/alleged-sex-cult-recruits-hipsters-in-brooklyn/




So they would recruit nearly the same way with the promise of a free “get acquainted” weekend. They even had their own school:

In 2015, Spanish-language pop icon Alejandro Sanz spoke to Mexican television stations and newspapers to promote his wife's new venture: a midtown Miami school called the Rainbow Cultural Garden that purported to train toddlers to speak as many as seven languages at once.

In response, sisters Loreta and Jimena Garza posted fawning praise of Sanz's interview on their Facebook pages. "Here we go RCG!!!!!!" Loreta Garza wrote July 7, 2015. "Thank You Keith Raniere for such an amazing opportunity."

Since then, Raniere has been outed as the leader of the alleged NXIVM sex cult, accused of using flaming-hot irons to brand women, and arrested by the FBI in Mexico on sex-trafficking charges. According to the Mexico City newspaper La Silla Rota, federal agents found Raniere hiding on a compound trying to live "off the grid" — alongside Loreta, Jimena, and another sister, Carola Garza.
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/neighbor-speaks-to-cbs6-about-nxivm-party-house




So that is an insight into how one of the world’s most notoriouis sex cults was able to operate. This has been Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




From: Idiots #4-17

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Spin that shit! No whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy… stop! Clip without context!



To give you credit, Jim, I think you underestimated there a bit. Spin it again! Holy shit!

Gather around my fair brothers and sisters, it is 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 always the most full of:



You know my fair brothers and sisters, we usually cover a wide variety of topics in our weekly sermon from a wide variety of followers of the LAWRD! But this week we are going to focus on one, and one in particular. I’m talking about a guy who is so batshit crazy that he has his own special section on Right Wing Watch. He has a wide variety of end times products for us to sell! Yes everything from barely edible emergency survival food to a whole fucking village. Literally! I’m of course talking about Brother Jim Bakker. Brother Jim is in a world of hurt right now because he’s selling shit and nobody is buying it!

Controversial televangelist Jim Bakker has claimed that the Missouri town in which he is building a Christian community is equipped to survive the end of the world, and is selling survival gear, such as packs of bottles that cost $150.

Baker said on his program "The Jim Bakker Show" earlier this week that various prophets have predicted that if there is a major world disaster and humankind faces the end of the world, people in large cities are not going to be able to survive.

That is why for 15 years Bakker has been building his Morningside community in Blue Eye, Missouri, which will come with an amphitheater, houses for the residents, and a chapel that can be used for weddings.

He also is advertising survival gear, such as a pack of six "extreme survival" water bottles being sold for $150. His website claims that the bottles are "designed using a combination of both Advanced and Radiological filters."

"You all are going to know soon why God brought us here," Bakker said on Tuesday's show.

"Do you know the people from the government, from NASA, the research from so many of them, they have said in their research that the safest place to live in troubled times is right here. That's why God brought us here," he added.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/televangelist-jim-bakker-says-christians-can-survive-end-of-world-by-buying-his-condos-and-150-water-bottles-223671/




So Brother Jim is constructing his own village, because as you know – you all know, that in our good book, it says that “it takes a village to save mankind from impending doom”. That is a prophecy from the good LAWRD, creator of all things holy. Can I get an amen? And in terms of his village, apparently science is the reason why you should live in his village!

End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker has spent the last several episodes of his television program urging viewers not only to stock up on his buckets of survival food, but to move to his Morningside community outside of Branson, Missouri, in preparation for the Last Days, claiming on yesterday’s program that government scientists have declared that this location will be the best place to ride out the coming Tribulation.

“There is nowhere on earth you could live with more of God’s generals here,” Bakker proclaimed, bizarrely bragging that “Branson has the number-one Christian theater in the world.”

“You all are going to know soon why God brought us here,” he said. “Do you know the people from the government, from NASA, the research from so many of them, they have said in their research that the safest place to live in troubled times is right here. That’s why God brought us here.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakker-government-scientists-say-morningside-is-the-best-place-to-ride-out-the-end-times/






Yes indeed it is science! That’s not the only shit that Brother Jim is selling. But instead - Jim is also hawking emergency survival kits.

Jim Bakker of PTL fame is back. Or, rather, he's been back, you were probably just unaware of it. This time, instead of timeshares on the campus of PTL, a thrilling vacation at his "Christian" theme park, and promises of reaping material rewards for donating to his "ministry," the disgraced televangelist is hawking survival gear on Christian TV.

A long expose in The Charlotte Observer details Bakker's current activities. In a nutshell, as the article succinctly states, "Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message: The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready."

For Bakker, getting ready means sending him large amounts of money, called a "donation," and as a "thank you," he'll send you survival gear that he endorses.

Of course, you'll be forgiven if the specifics sound new and yet the overall theme of Jim Bakker's message sounds vaguely familiar to you. You can read the details of Bakker's rise and fall during the '80s by reading The Charlotte Observer article, but as the article points out, the financial information for his new "ministry" is shrouded in mystery. In other words, like in the '80s, people are apparently sending Bakker money without any real accountability for where the money goes and how it's used.
https://pjmedia.com/faith/disgraced-televangelist-jim-bakker-cashes-apocalypse-fears/




But here is how Brother Jim is selling this – and I think even the good LAWRD JAYSUS would want this because he is the creator of all that is good and holy! But not buying his shit will apparently cause cannibalism!

End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker used his television program again today to promote his line of survival products, urging viewers to stock up now because people will be forced to resort to cannibalism when the Last Days arrive.

Complaining that he has “been so lambasted in the last few years” for endlessly promoting his End Times survival products, Bakker lashed out, warning that “the Bible says a fool sees trouble coming and doesn’t prepare.”

“In perilous times, they do crazy things,” Bakker said, adding that he has “cried so much” over the destruction wrought on Houston by Hurricane Harvey.

“I saw wonderful people with everything gone,” Bakker wept. “Everything gone! You don’t understand everything gone! You don’t understand living in darkness unless you’ve lived in darkness. And they will kill each other, eat each other, steal everything from each other and that’s what the Bible warns about. I want you to be prepared.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakkers-food-buckets-will-prevent-you-from-resorting-to-cannibalism/




See here’s where you don’t give a crackpot a microphone and a license to sell crap that nobody wants – he will use it for evil instead of good. Because Brother Jim sells emergency kits and then, THEN claims that he can see into the future and that it will be a bleak one! Gee, I wonder why? Maybe Jim can tell me the plot of Avengers 4 at least?

Jim Bakker is making headlines again three years after his “Praise the Lord” (PTL) empire near Charlotte collapsed amid financial corruption and sexual scandal. Now, instead of rebuilding his 2,300 acre Christian theme park and resort, Heritage USA, Bakker is selling supplies for the coming apocalypse. “We are in the final days,” Bakker says.

While Bakker claims that he has abandoned his previous lifestyle in favor of coming to a truer understanding of Christ, plenty of people remember that his theme park and TV show funded an opulent lifestyle filled with vacation homes, expensive cars and an air-conditioned doghouse. There are questions about whether Bakker truly repented after serving five years in prison for fraud or if he is merely capitalizing on 21st century fears such as terrorism and climate change. His new TV show, “The Jim Bakker Show,” certainly works hard to sell fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf life of up to 30 years. Bakker, however, insists that the twin disasters of Hurricane Harvey and Maria and concerns of nuclear war with North Korea are signs that the end times are on the horizon, and that Christians ignore the warnings at their own risk. “One day,” Bakker says, “you’re going to shake your fist in God’s face and you’re going to say, ‘God, why didn’t you warn me?’ He’s going to say, ‘You sat there and you made fun of Jim Bakker all those years. I warned you. But you didn’t listen.’ ”

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/news/2018/02/jim-bakker-says-apocalypse-coming-proof.php#tXjqvltAWWbA37J0.99




Now because all good food comes in bucket form – we here at the Holy Church Of The Top 10 have actually acquired some food of theirs to taste. And we recommend that you do not try this at home! Can we show the flyer first?



Now we here have a wide variety of stuff that comes in that magical bucket! I mean look at that – you have pizza, you have fried chicken, mac & cheese, coleslaw – it’s essentially KFC for those that believe in the doomsday apocalypse! Let’s try some. Mmmmmmmmmmm…. Yeah!

Like other Religious Right leaders, Bakker is a zealous supporter of President Trump. Bakker said a few weeks ago that criticism of Trump was a sign that “America is in a war against God.” Last year Bakker warned that God’s judgment would fall on anyone who interfered with divine plans to use Trump to save America. Bakker has also warned that people will have to answer to God for making fun of him.

In his new pitch, Bakker warns his followers that the “popular and delicious Tasty Food Bucket is going to be discontinued at the end of April due to cost of the ingredients. Many of these recipes will never be offered in a configuration like this again! Some recipes may even be retired.”

The colorful flyer included with the letter spells out four offers, from the single food bucket available for a gift of $175 to Bakker’s ministry (374 servings) all the way up to the special Time of Trouble Officer of 28 Tasty Pantry Deluxe Plus Buckets (10,472 servings) that can be yours for a $3,700 contribution.

Says Bakker, “We believe in preparing because God has warned us to prepare.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakker-heed-gods-warning-and-buy-my-prepper-buckets-for-the-end-of-days-time-of-trouble/




You know what? Excuse me a minute! So there we have it, we have dedicated this week to exposing the end times crap that Brother Jim hath been hawking! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:




From: Idiots #5-2

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There’s nothing a conservative loves more than some good ol’ fashioned trash talking. In fact they have made it a part of their lifestyle and that’s how they win elections. They talk so much shit about people they could easily fill two landfills, a raw sewage treatment facility, and a fleet of manure trucks. Which is why they can’t stand it when people start fighting back against their bullshit. In the social media cold war that’s been going on since about 2009, conservatives have been completely paranoid about the way their bullshit is getting treated on social media sites. And guess what? It ain’t good, fellas! You can talk all the crap you want in private, but when you take that shit public, you’d better be prepared for getting as much as you can dish out. Just ask Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook is sending some of its top executives to meet with Republican leaders following complaints about anti-conservative bias on social media, the company confirmed to The Hill on Friday.

The officials from Facebook’s public policy team will be meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager.

A McCarthy spokeswoman said that the meeting would focus on “continued issues with conservative censorship on their website.”

The meeting was first reported by Axios.

Facebook will be represented by a group of former GOP officials: Kevin Martin, who served as Federal Communications Commission chairman during the George W. Bush administration; Joel Kaplan, Bush’s former deputy chief of staff; Greg Maurer, who was an aide to former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); and former Republican digital strategist Katie Harbath.

Facebook and other social media companies have faced criticism from conservatives over accusations that the industry is biased against conservative speech. The meeting comes after Parscale and McDaniel sent a letter to Facebook and Twitter in May. And McCarthy has become an increasingly vocal critic of tech companies, even though he’s received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Silicon Valley.
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/392443-facebook-execs-to-meet-with-gop-leaders-over-concerns-about-anti




Nah. See here’s the thing conservatives – you’re not getting censored because you’re a conservative posting on a social media site. You’re getting censored because you’re hateful dicks! But the accusations don’t stop there! Because once again they love some trash talking!

Donald Trump's 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee are asking Facebook and Twitter for assurances that they will safeguard access to "fair content" and guarantee that conservative voices are not censored or buried.

Trump's 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel made the requests to Facebook and Twitter in a letter sent Thursday, which they later posted online.

Parscale and McDaniel wrote that they have grown concerned after media reports over the past few years and claims from users that Facebook staff had "manipulated" the trending section to exclude conservative news and that some conservative personalities have had their content suppressed. On Twitter, they said that conservative users have "accused the company of unfairly targeting them," by purging their accounts of followers in an attempt to fight fake news.

"We recognize that Facebook and Twitter operate in liberal corporate cultures. However, rampant political bias is inappropriate for a widely used public forum," McDaniel and Parscale wrote.

Accusations that social media censors conservative views has hounded the companies for years. Both Facebook and Twitter are based in the largely liberal enclaves around San Francisco, California, and their executives are often aligned with liberal causes.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/24/media/parscale-twitter-facebook-letter/index.html




Exactly. See here’s the thing – it’s not them! It’s you! You know when you sign up on these services, they have this thing called a “terms of service” agreement that you probably didn’t read. If you did read it, most of them have a rule that says “don’t be hateful”. See every time you post on David Hogg’s feed about how he’s helping the NRA sell more guns, or telling mass shooting victims to go eat Tide Pods, or how Hillary Clinton sold out the children of Haiti and then gave money to her foundation, post every bullshit conspiracy theory like Seth Rich and Pizzagate, retweet nonsense from QANON about “the Storm”, or post poorly photoshopped pictures of Hillary pooping her pants, or every time you call us idiots, or libtards, or say liberalism is a mental disorder, and you wonder why your account gets banned, you might want to examine your own life. You can make all these claims about how you’re being censored, about how there’s a bias, but really, you’re just hateful dicks! You know, kind of like when your ex breaks up with you and says “it’s not you, it’s me”, she really means it’s you. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Such is the case here.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is calling out social media and technology giants over what he sees as anti-conservative bias.

On Tuesday night, McCarthy, a leading candidate to replace retiring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), tweeted a video from a speech in which he lashes out at Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of trying to censor conservatives.

“Social media is being rigged to censor conservative voices. We will not be silenced,” the No. 2 House Republican wrote in the tweet.

McCarthy, whose district is in Southern California, frequently turns to Silicon Valley for campaign contributions. Corporate PACs for Facebook, Google and Amazon have all given him $5,000 each since 2017.

In his video, McCarthy references an incident where Amazon removed a conservative organization that had been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center from a program that allows users to donate a portion of their purchases to a charity organization of their choice. He also noted an episode last year where Twitter briefly blocked an anti-abortion campaign ad from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/389876-house-gop-leader-lashes-out-at-tech-companies-over-anti-conservative-bias




Hey McCarthy – did you miss the key word there? Hate? Yeah that’s where you might want to take a look at your own party and some of the things they post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. See, hate has a conservative bias to it! Always has and always will. You know you always tell us to let go of shit, but why don’t you? You know while you’re busy figuring out new ways to troll us, we’re busy doing that thing called winning elections! People have had enough of your hateful ways. Even Donald Trump Jr has chimed in on the paranoia, but really stop beating around the bush – you’re hateful dicks. Either own the hate, or stop the abuse. Your choice.

Donald Trump Jr., President Trump's oldest son who helps the Trump Organization, posted on Instagram Friday he had a "crazy drop-off in new followers," which he said was due to search results of his name.

He posted a video of the top searches associated with #donaldtrumpjr, which included #donaldtrumpjrisatoll, #donaldtrumpjrcolludedwithrussia and #donaldtrumpjrisaliar. A more positive result, #donaldtrumpjr2024, also showed up.

The video also showed a warning that he claimed a friend received when searching his name. The message said "Can we help? Posts associated with words or tags that you're searching for often encourage behavior that can cause harm or even lead to death. If you're going through something difficult, we'd like to help." The warning did not show up for CBS News when searching.

The third slide in the video showed some of the memes, some which appeared mean-spirited, that appeared to show up under a search for his name.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-jr-claims-conservative-shadow-ban-on-instagram/





From: Idiots #4-16


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Of course you know that by now people are people and people are dumb. So who is dumb this week? Why there are a lot of people out there, sir! First off, you know that old adage about yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. And you especially don’t do that in a sold out movie theater showing Avengers: Infinity War, one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Well, there was a preacher out of Redlands, California, who did just that.

REDLANDS (CBSLA) — An outing to catch one of the season’s most anticipated films turned into a panic-filled afternoon for some moviegoers Friday.

Armed officers rushed to the Harkins Mountain Grove 16 theaters in Redlands, where people had just finished watching the latest installment of the “Avengers” franchise, fearing there might a gunman inside. Witnesses said when the movie was over, a man stood up and started yelling in what sounded like a preacher’s sermon.

“I think when he said, ‘If you were to die tonight, would your passage to heaven be guaranteed?’ — something along those lines — I think that’s when people started panicking,” Susie Arias told CBS2 News.

Arias said she and her partner were able to walk out, but they said people behind them started running and pushing in an effort to exit quickly.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/04/27/redlands-preacher-michael-webber-avengers-panic/


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It was kind of like that. Well to give the guy credit, at least he got his message out! Next up this is a perfect example of life imitating art. Remember that Breaking Bad episode where a Los Pollos Hermanos truck got hijacked ? Well this isn’t anything that crazy, but we’re not surprised.

On Thursday, Centralia police said 126 pounds of methamphetamine were found in a truck hauling Starbucks products between California and Spokane.

The truck was stopped and police say suspicious activity led to the request of help from a narcotics K-9.

The truck’s interior was searched, and police said they found 40 bundles of meth in a television box on the top bunk of the sleeper berth.

Under a mattress, police said they found another 50 bundles of meth, 2.4 pounds of suspected heroin, several thousand Oxycodone pills and a few grams of cocaine.
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/126-pounds-of-meth-found-in-truck-hauling-starbucks-products-in-washington-police-say/739922133




Next up – Legos! And if you’re being investigated by police for selling stolen goods, maybe you don’t sell stolen goods to undercover police. Get how that works? Well, this guy in Portland certainly didn’t.

Police said that investigators posed as thieves offering Azar stolen goods at far below the retail price. Authorities said Azar requested to purchase $13,000 of stolen goods from the undercover investigators.

He was arrested on April 26 after authorities say he purchased supposedly 'stolen' items from undercover officers.

When they searched his southeast Portland home, police said they found “a large quantity of stolen Legos [sic]”. The Lego and other toys that had been taken from Fred Meyer stores alone was worth $50,000, according to police.

That estimate did not include recovered merchandise that originated from other retail outlets, police said.

Authorities believe Azar would solicit stolen items through websites like Craigslist and OfferUp, purchasing them from thieves for low prices, before selling them on Craigslist, eBay and OfferUp for a profit. Those stealing the items to sell to Azar were often drug addicts, police added.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/portland-man-accused-of-dollar50000-stolen-lego-racket/ar-AAwx96E?li=BBnbcA1




Ha ha, Lego Batman was a great movie. Next up in People Are Dumb – Youtube! Yes, Youtube has brought out a ton of crazy people. And what happens when a guy comes in and pretends to be the CEO of a legendary burger chain? Well this is beyond stupid.

(Newser) – In-N-Out Burger isn't laughing about a YouTube prankster who claimed to be the company's CEO making a surprise visit. The burger chain has gone to court to seek a restraining order against prankster Cody Roeder, whose videos appeared on his popular "Trollmunchies" YouTube channel, the OC Register reports. In two now-deleted videos filmed earlier this month, Roeder visits Southern California In-N-Out burger locations dressed in business attire, claiming to be the acting CEO and demanding free food for a "taste test." He claims to be the ex-husband of Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, the granddaughter of chain founder Harry Snyder.

According to court papers, at one location, Roeder berated employees for "contamination" of the food and grabbed a burger from a customer believed to have been his assistant. Roeder "proceeded to throw the burger on the ground in the middle of the restaurant and step on it, telling the customer it was 'garbage,'" the legal filing states. In a statement, the chain said it has seen "an increase of visitors to our stores, who are not customers but instead are intentionally disruptive and who then try to promote themselves through social media." The legal action seeks a restraining order banning Roeder and his accomplices from the chain's restaurants, as well as damages of more than $25,000.
http://www.newser.com/story/257087/in-n-out-burger-seeks-to-ban-youtube-prankster.html


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Man why did you have to waste the cheeseburger? Dude should be arrested. I mean what did the cheeseburger ever do to you? Next up – you know it’s been a while since we heard from our good friend Florida Man but not a week goes by where he’s not up to his usual tricks! In a scene straight out of the movie Super Troopers, there’s this!

A Florida man was arrested after he tried to dump narcotics out of his car window in Martin County, authorities said.

Tyko Dean, 41, of Oakland Park was pulled over on I-95, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Dean pulled his car over initially, but fled when he was asked to leave the vehicle.

With the help of air and K-9 units, Dean’s car was forced to stop. Deputies said Dean tried to toss illegal narcotics out of his car window.

However, detectives said they recovered 359 grams of cocaine and 31 grams of heroin from Dean’s car.
https://www.statesman.com/news/florida-man-arrested-after-tossing-drugs-out-car-window-police-say/LpxBs47tkbgKyH0Py6oqvM/




Finally for People Are Dumb this week – campaign ads! Yes, even our elected officials or people running to be elected officials aren’t immune from stupidity. You know in this day and age when people are actually fighting against the gun lobby and the NRA, maybe you don’t lead with an ad that praises a “healthy admiration for the 2nd amendment”. Let’s show the ad first.



Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Something tells me I wouldn’t want to date this guys’ daughters – he seems like the “Dads Against Daughters Dating” type. Remember those assholes?

Political candidates have long appeared with guns in campaign ads — holding guns, firing guns, and even assembling guns blindfolded. Earlier this month, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill aired an ad showing him loading an assault rifle. The video title? “Liberals won’t like this.”

Now, a new ad in the race for Georgia governor — in which a candidate points a gun at a teenager — did not sit well with some Georgians. After all, it aired just one state away from the Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting

In the campaign ad, Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, sits in a room surrounded by firearms — handguns on a table to his right, rifles on the table in front of him, and what appear to be two AR-15-style guns leaning on the wall behind him. Across his lap he holds a double-barrel shotgun, cleaning it off as he speaks into the camera. Next to him sits a young man in khakis and a tucked-in flannel shirt.

“I’m Brian Kemp, this is Jake, a young man interested in one of my daughters,” he says, motioning to the teenager next to him. “Yes, sir,” Jake responds, looking nervous as he fidgets with his fingers.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/05/02/georgia-governor-candidate-aims-gun-at-teenager-in-campaign-ad-get-over-it-he-tells-critics/?utm_term=.8ccf38490ec9




That’s it this week for:




From: Idiots #4-9

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Ladies and gentlemen it’s time to commence the 2nd annual Top 10 Conservative Idiots Stupidest State Contest! And we have a lot of newcomers and old favorites this time around. And we’re going to change up the format a bit to please our overlords in the National For Fuck’s Sake Association. As you all know the winner will get the coveted DeLay trophy – named after former Texas coach Tom DeLay who took the team to an unprecedented 6 titles during the George Bush years:



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Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! As the commissioner of the NFFSA, it is my honor and privilege to be the host of this year’s Stupidest State tournament! Let the games commence! All four conferences are here and ready to tangle. We have all four corners of conservatism represented – god, guns, greed, and overall batshit insanity! So this time around we’re going to do things a bit differently. Since our season ends on May 23rd, we need to speed things up a bit from last time. The league, as usual is split into two factions – the Layover League and the Flyover League. And each league will crown its’ champion before they face off in the final round. The rules before state that each conference will get four teams, which will be ranked #1 - #4. And just like how March Madness kicks off every year with a “Selection Sunday”, this year we shall kick things off with the same! The tournament will start on Wednesday, March 21st – which is around the same time March Madness starts. The rules this time around – the first round will feature two matches, while the second round will consist of one match each. Both rounds of the Final Four will take place in the same week, and then the championship. Since we do encourage gambling here, we will be providing you with betting odds this time around! And here we go!



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Since 1890, the Batshit Conference is the largest conference in the NFFSA and it consists of 16 teams producing the finest guano that the country has to offer. They are the craziest of the crazy. The cream of the crop. The states that elect the worst politicians imaginable, who cook up the craziest laws known to man. The Batshit Conference caters to excellence in crazy lawmaking, and residents as equally crazy as the people who they elect. Places ruled by rural communities where there’s nothing to do but hardcore drugs, and with hardcore drugs comes hardcore craziness!

1. Iowa – the state that defined “Flyover country”. Iowa just barely missed the tournament last year due to some injuries. But this year they recruited lots of hot young talent and they are poised to go very far. Some say they could win the whole thing. Their policies have been called some of the country’s worst. The elected an actual racist and America’s worst Congressman – Steve King. They are also the home of Charles Grassley. They continually favor big business over the worker. They continue to fight for big farms over the smaller ones. They continually suppress education. Will they win? We shall see!
Betting Prediction: Iowa didn’t win that number one seed for nothing – they had the best record in the whole league during the regular season - they will be shocking and surprising you with how good their team is! 2:1.

2. Kentucky – The Bluegrass State is one of the hottest teams in the league. The state that was the first that voted for @realDonladTrump, also gave us Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Matt Bevin, and NFFSA Rookie Of The Year Kim Davis has shown absolutely no signs of slowing down when it comes to flinging some fresh batshit. They got a massive upgrade this year and they take the number 2 seed in the Batshit Conference. When you combine out of control college freshmen, some of the most insane politicians, and hardcore religious insanity, you get one of the best programs in the Batshit tournament, and they had the second best record during the regular season.
Betting Prediction: Kentucky can go head to head against any team they face, and they were ridiculously strong last year. They handily beat Pennsylvania for a seat in the tournament. They are looking to go far. 5:1.

3. Virginia – Another newcomer to the tournament. The Commonwealth State - adjacent to our nation’s capital has been a hot bed of white supremacy, redneck policies, and gun nut culture – creating a toxic mix that is sure to please longtime fans and newcomers to the Batshit Conference. Another first timer who if they can keep healthy, will promise to go very far in this tournament.
Betting Prediction: They have the drive and ambition to go very far but injuries plagued them during the regular season. 20:1.

4. Texas – Last year’s champion promises to repeat this year. They are tanned, rested, ready, and looking to do some damage as they climb their way to the top while producing some fresh guano not seen since the early days of the tournament. While a shell of their former selves as they produced that string of greatness during the Bush years, Texas squeezed out a win last year and they’re looking to repeat. Their coach has stated that they will be healthy, which can either be a good thing or a bad thing.
Betting Prediction: Texas isn’t the odds on favorite it was last year. If they do win the conference and advance to the Final Four, it’s going to be a very long uphill battle for them. 10:1.

[font size="6"]The Fiscal Irresponsibility Conference [/font]



Excessive greed here is the name of the game in the Fiscal Irresponsibility Conference. This is the second largest conference in the NFFSA consisting of 13 states. While the rule of the game here is “never underestimate the other guy’s greed”, these guys are doing just that! Six houses? Why not? The other guy has 8! 40 cars? The other guy has 50! You have a 500 foot yacht? The other guy has a 600 foot yacht! You have a Rembrandt? The other guy has a Picasso! And you never mix the two, that’s just bad feng shui. Since 1952, nearly all of the teams here are sponsored by Koch Industries. And coincidentally nearly all of them subscribe to Fox Business Channel where they always take the CEO’s side. While you’re watching your bank account grow by peanuts, these guys have taken the whole damn peanut farm! They’re Scrooge McDuck, Ritchie Rich, Carter Pewterschmitt, and Mr. Burns rolled into one.

1. Kansas – The reigning king of Fiscal Irresponsibility Conference is the home to one of the country’s worst governors – Sam Brownback. It’s also home to some of the country’s worst education policies and the home of the Westboro Baptist Church. It’s also a Flyover League favorite. They’re the home of Koch Industries and the Heritage Foundation – who some might be calling “economic terrorists”. Who needs Al Qaeda when these guys can do more damage?
Betting prediction: Kansas looks poised to repeat as conference champions, but it could actually be a toss up this year since the competition in this league is one of the most competitive. 10:1.

2. West Virginia – Coal mining country is always a hotbed for conservative insanity. Especially in an era where anti-environment coal industry CEOs are touting “clean coal” as if it’s a thing that it exists. It doesn’t. As this has been evidenced by the batshit crazy CEOs who run America’s coal mining operations and their never ending love for anti-worker conservative policies. And this is the first time they have appeared in this tournament – they recruited a lot of hot young talent, and they promise that they will go all the way!
Betting Prediction: Strong favorite to finish far, could be a huge upset if they knock off a favorite to win the first round. 5:1.

3. Wisconsin – Wisconsin is getting a huge upgrade this year. Yes, the home of New Glarus Brewing, the Green Bay Packers, and governor Scott Walker - the state that gave us House Speaker and Bro Magazine’s Bro Of The Year Paul Ryan is poised to have nearly all of its’ seats up for grabs in this year’s tournament which means that it literally could be anyone’s game and we will see the greed and big money fly during this election year of ours. They can go very far in this tournament.
Betting Prediction: Wisconsin bowed out in the first round last year and that made them angry to the point where they completely overhauled their team. 2:1.

4. Nevada – Nevada just barely missed the tournament due to injuries last year but this year they are coming back strong. And come on, how can you have a discussion on greed without having a discussion on gambling? Because the two often go hand in hand. And our president is also associated with the gambling industry. Can the gaming industry go far in this tournament? Only time will tell. The odds have them pegged as the biggest underdogs in this tournament, and we all love a good underdog story!
Betting Prediction: This is a strong conference, and the gambling industry is about as corrupt as you can expect, and they spent like ballers during the off season last year. 10:1.

[font size="6"]The Family Values Conference [/font]



What do you get when you mix toxic religious values with anti-progressive family legislation? You get the Family Values Conference! The Family Values Conference is the smallest conference in the league consisting of 9 (NEIN!!) teams, but they have the richest history. Family values hypocrisy is something that’s as old as the United States itself. While you’re on your 5th divorce and wondering which of your ex wives gets your alimony check this week, that poor gay or lesbian couple who lives next door is only wondering what life would be like when they get married, while transgendered people are denied bathroom privileges. Meanwhile corrupt pastors get away with the kinkiest sex imaginable and soliciting prostitutes.The Family Values Conference: Priding themselves on religious hypocrisy since 1789!

1. Indiana – This is Indiana’s first return to the tournament in many years. Last time they got trounced by Alabama who went on to win their first title. And Indiana is back and they’re looking for revenge. The Hoosier State is responsible for one of the single dumbest controversies in the country – gay wedding cakes, and with that controversy reaching SCOTUS, expect the insanity to fly like a triple double!
Betting Prediction: Indiana is a hot young team and they’ve recruited a lot of young talent, and they have a very talented staff. Expect them to go far. 2:1.

2. Alabama – Last year’s conference champion and the reigning king of the Family Values Conference suffered a bit of a setback and almost didn’t make the tournament this year but they are rested and they are ready. Of course we saw a lot of Alabama last year with the insanity surrounding Roy Moore’s campaign which saw him defeated by Doug Jones. But they also have another evil that they refuse to let go of – gay conversion therapy!
Betting prediction: Last year’s insane campaign of Roy Moore left them exhausted and they just barely made the tournament. If they do get out of the first round it will be interesting to watch. 20:1.

3. Utah – The Mormons are making their first ever appearance in our Stupidest State tournament, and they have the guts to go very far. It’s one of the hardest states to get liquor in but is the home of some of the best skiing in the country. Of course it’s outer beauty hides its’ inner ugly – the Mormon church is the dominant religion in the state and has produced some of the country’s most insane family values laws.
Betting Prediction: Utah’s first time in the tournament means that they will be fighting for supremacy in this division but if they can make it they will be Final Four contenders! 10:1.

4. Ohio – Ohio has been a family values underdog for years. They just barely edged out Arkansas for the first time in the tournament. Sure, they have the progressive cities of Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinatti. But the Buckeye State is ruled by rural farming communities, and they too are ruled by religion, which has given us some of the most batshit policies and SCOTUS cases in history. Ohio could go far in the tournament but this conference is really anyone’s game.
Betting Prediction: While traditionally a blue state, Ohio’s red state values have shocked and surprised people. They could do some serious damage here. 5:1.

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Shoot first and ask questions later. That’s the name of the game in this conference. It’s also the most effective means of communication in these states.It’s the conference where you too can take your AK-47 out on a dinner date to Chipotle, and nobody will seem to care. In fact they too might have their own AK. It’s the conference where the only thing that matters is your precious firearm. Hardcore racism and extreme gun nuttery usually go hand in hand in this conference. We’re not saying all gun nuts are hardcore racists, but all hardcore racists are gun nuts. It’s the conference where debating between concealed carry and open carry can be considered a contact sport. And you can ask your fellow gun lovers “Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?”. And getting shot means it’s usually God’s will.

1. Florida – Florida earns the number 1 seed in this conference. You might be asking “wait – wasn’t Florida a member of the Batshit Conference?”. Well I answer you – yes – but Florida was tired of losing and it has some of this country’s worst gun laws. It was also home to the Parkland School Shooting, and a legislature that almost literally threw these kids under the bus. They have the potential to make the final four this year.
Betting Prediction: After Florida Man’s humiliating stunt cost them the tournament last year, they’re angry and looking for redemption. But a repeat of last year wouldn’t be out of the question. 10:1.

2. Louisiana – The Bayou State is one of the worst states to live in if you don’t want to be associated with gun nuts. It’s the home of New Orleans, and if the creepy mascots of their NBA team the New Orleans Pelicans are any indication of what kind of people they elect, keep in mind that this is the state that gave us Bobby Jindal. They have the wit and gun nut insanity to outlast the tournament.
Betting Prediction: Another tournament first timer, Loosiana has recruited a lot of hot young talent and their gun laws are often referred to as the country’s worst. Expect them to go far. 5:1

3. Montana – Last year’s #1 seat and Flyover League champion Montana is poised to make a huge splash in this year’s tournament. They went from underdogs to juggernauts in the league with a toxic mix of wannabe cowboys, white supremacist militia hate groups, and doomsday preppers. As we learned last year – Montana has the nation’s highest concentration of racist hate groups (after all, they are the home of Richard Spencer) as well as the highest concentration of gun manufacturers. And yes, Frank Zappa might be moving to Montana to start a dental floss farm, but if you live in fear of getting shot, this state might not be the state for you.
Betting Prediction: Montana’s strong finish as league champions last year left them exhausted, but they could see a return to the top if healthy enough. 5:1.

4. Arizona – Last year’s conference champion got an extra upgrade when they kicked Sheriff Joe to the curb. But now he’s back and running for Senate! Yes, these guys never seem to go away but with the news of one of the worst sheriffs in the country and a guy who will look the other way if you take your AK on a dinner date is running for senate, expect that the batshit and the bullets will fly as they work their way up to a comeback as conference champions!
Betting Prediction: Arizona lost in a shoot out to Montana last year, but they went back to the drawing board and got a lot of hot young talent. Expect them to go far. 2:1.

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Here’s the bracket:



And here’s the schedule.



[font size="6"]Next Week [/font]

For the first round of the tournament – it’s a battle for the batshit as #1 Iowa takes on #2 Kentucky, while in the Flyover League, it’s a duel to the death as #3 Montana takes on #4 Arizona in a rematch of last year’s conference championship.




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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-3: Let Them Eat Flan Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-3: Let Them Eat Flan Edition

Ed. Note - unfortunately so much has happened since we put together this edition. Unfortunately we won't be able to talk about Kennedy's retirement, or the #Janus or travel ban decisions. So we will save that for the next edition!

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Sign up today for our exciting rewards program – get great offers and benefits today! Just kidding, I wouldn’t make you do that, what kind of host would I be? We are back everybody! And by the way give it up for our house band for the next couple of editions – Los Tigres Del Norte! How you guys doing? Good? Whew, god, where do I even begin? What a week, and it seems to get weirder and weirder. Normally I wouldn’t talk about stories about Trump for the introduction but since we don’t have anywhere else I really want to squeeze this one in. So you know that famous picture of our world leaders all staring at Trump like they’re a large family trying to put Grandpa in Shady Acres. Can we show that one?



So there’s apparently a back story to this one. Really, knowing this guy as much as I wish I didn’t by now, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. What happened was at the G7 conference, the conversation between Trump and Merkel was so heated. And by the way, you never want to get into a heated conversation with the Germans, those things usually don’t end well. So Trump took 2 Starburst candies out of his pocket and threw them at her. Yes, that’s alleged. Thank you sir. But anyway Trump threw candy at Merkel and said “Don’t say I never gave you anything!”. Which I’m sure he would later call “fake news!!!!”. Really the only thing that would make this creepier and weirder is if it had ice cream truck music playing in the background. Yes, Trump is now creepy candy truck guy. Ah there it is, that’s music to my ears! Ah, enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to, but first Bill Maher is back and he destroys his critics in his latest new rule:



In the first slot this week is Conservative Snowflakes (1). So when you’re the world’s most hated administration, you’re bound to get some push back when you go out in public. In the second slot this week is also Conservative Snowflakes, but this time we’re also going to show you how their anger can be misguided, and in some cases it can have potentially damaging side effects. In the second slot is Fox News, who has been turning up the justification 10 fold backing Trump’s ultra extreme policies. In the third slot this week, we’re going to try another new feature and I hope it goes well, and this is a Top 10 Throwback. So the guy who we currently call “president”, Donald J Trump (3), because he is lambasting the Red Hen Restaurant for being a dirty place, but we’re going to turn on the Way Back Machine and tell you about the time when Trump’s Mar-A-Shithole was condemned by Miami health inspectors. In the number 4 slot is also Donald Trump (4) because while he was trying to get Melania to pretend to care about . At number 5 is a new installment of “This Fucking Guy” where we will profile Trump admin lackey and possible serial killer Stephen Miller (5) who we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he has actual skeletons in his closet. Taking the sixth slot this week is our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit” (6) and this week our resident pastor is going to tell you how the Christian right is embracing Satan and backing Trump’s harsh policies. At number 7 is our weekly investigative piece “Top 10 Investigates” and this week we’re going to show you where some of those precious jobs that Trump promised are going, and yeah, we’re looking at you, Harley Davidson! In the number 8 slot is the Heritage Foundation (8) and while they are no friend of liberals, they’ve embraced the Dark Side and gone full batshit Qanon conspiracy theory. Yeah. In the number 9 (NEIN!) slot this week we’ve got a special World Cup edition of People Are Dumb (9) because the World Cup has been bringing the crazy extra hard. And last but certainly not least, in the number 10 slot this week we’ve got the next chapter of our ongoing series “Deep State Diaries” and this is going to be a fun one as we explore the FCC and one individual in particular – the guy who ended Net Neutrality – Ajit Pai! And finally this week we’ve got some live music for you from the Funklords – Chromeo! They have a great new album out called “Head Over Heels” that you should really check out. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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We’re going to start this entry by doing that thing that movies do and starting from the end first and then showing you how we got to this point. So on Saturday, the representative from Inglewood, California that drives Trump supporters batshit fucking crazy (gee, I wonder why?) – I’m of course talking about Maxine Waters, had some extremely harsh words for the Trump administration and Trump supporters over the weekend. So what was she saying?

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on her supporters to confront Trump administration officials and staffers in public amid widespread backlash to the President’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Waters’ call to action comes after two Trump administration officials recently faced backlash in public and, in one case, was denied service at a restaurant.

Last week, protesters confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she ate at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., after she defended the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security said Nielsen was having a work dinner at the restaurant.
http://time.com/5320865/maxine-waters-confront-trump-staffers-family-separation-policy/




And yes, Rep. Waters is definitely not wrong here. So here’s the thing – when you’re the world’s most hated administration since Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, if you’re going to go out in public, you’d better be prepared to get back as much as you can dish out. So let’s do a rewind now and show you what happened last Thursday.

In September of 2016, in the run-up to the Presidential election, Marco Gutierrez, a founder of the online activist group Latinos for Trump, appeared on MSNBC to discuss what he saw as a looming immigration threat at America’s southern border. “My culture is a very dominant culture,” Gutierrez, who was born in Mexico, said. “And it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.” Gutierrez meant this as a warning, a dire vision of what the future would look like were Donald Trump to fail in his Presidential bid. But Hillary Clinton’s supporters quickly reclaimed the idea as a welcome, and appetizing, possibility. At a campaign stop, Clinton said, “I personally think a taco truck on every corner sounds absolutely delicious.”

Last year, C.H.D. Expert, a hospitality-industry analysis firm, identified Mexican restaurants as the second most popular kind of dining establishment in the nation, and estimated that they make up about nine per cent of the half million or so restaurants in the United States—more than the total number of pizzerias. Countless additional restaurants bear signs of Mexico’s culinary influence: you can find fajitas at Chili’s, guacamole and chips at the Cheesecake Factory, churros at Disney World, quesadillas repurposed into burger buns at Applebee’s, margaritas at LongHorn Steakhouse, Baja-style fish tacos at hipster brunch spots, and nachos at every sports arena in America. Even the ubiquitous Caesar salad is Mexican—it was invented at a restaurant in Tijuana. In many respects, you might say, Mexican food is American food.
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-unsurprising-absurdity-of-kirstjen-nielsen-and-stephen-miller-eating-mexican-food-during-a-border-crisis




So let’s delve into the irony, er, coincidence, of members of the Trump administration building a wall in Mexico. I mean come on, this is the administration that ran on a platform of building a wall in Mexico and they’re eating at Mexican restaurants? Seriously? Get the fuck out of here!

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen probably shouldn't have gone to a Mexican restaurant while the government was splitting mostly Latino migrant children from their parents at the southern border. But in all fairness, Stephen Miller did it first.

Two days before Nielsen was publicly shamed for the family separation policy, President Trump's senior policy adviser similarly didn't think twice about eating at a Mexican restaurant, the New York Post reports. While protesters didn't flood the restaurant as they did with Nielsen, one customer did jump in.

"Hey look guys, whoever thought we'd be in a restaurant with a real-life fascist begging [for] money for new cages?” the customer said as Miller walked by, a witness told the Post. Miller didn't respond and stuck around to finish his meal.

After claiming for days that he was powerless to stop the separations, Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that seeks to amend a court ruling and thus allow migrant families to be detained together, rather than separate children from their parents at the border. Most of Trump's associates condemned the separation policy early on, but Miller was its fiercest champion and had a big role in crafting the so-called "zero tolerance" immigration policy. He even apparently enjoyed seeing photos of distraught kids torn from their parents, an outside White House adviser told Vanity Fair.
http://theweek.com/speedreads/780463/stephen-miller-dines-mexican-restaurant-gets-called-fascist




So now this has started a debate – should members of the world’s most hated administration be allowed to show their faces in public dining among the locals? We personally are on the side of “yes” but let’s serve their enchiladas with a side of “awkward stares” and “800 pound gorilla in the room”. Oh and something tells me they’re not good tippers.

Over the weekend there was a fair bit of argument over the decision by a small restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, not to serve dinner to President Donald Trump's press secretary. It wasn't the first time recently that strong political feelings have spilled into what used to be considered the private sphere. We understand the strength of the feelings, but we don't think the spilling is a healthy development.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was dining with a few other people at the Red Hen in Lexington Friday night. Several of the restaurant's staff are gay and objected to Sanders' defense of Trump's discriminatory policies against transgender people. The staff also objected to the administration's recent actions leading to the separation of thousands of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Respecting her staff's wishes, the restaurant owner politely asked Sanders to leave, and Sanders politely acceded. She then tweeted about the episode, turning it into a public controversy.

This followed by a few days the very public heckling of two architects of that border policy, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, at Washington restaurants. Last month a Nebraska sociology professor was found guilty of vandalism for spraying false blood at the home of a National Rifle Association lobbyist in Alexandria, Virginia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-sanders-redhen-restaurant-20180624-story.html




Yes Trump gives his own stamp of approval to this. So while we won’t get to what Maxine was talking about until the next entry (cue suspense music) there is still a lot of “what the fuck is going on” with this entry and it’s insane. Which begs the question – what do racists order at Mexican restaurants? You know what? We’ll let you answer that question! Tell us in the comments or you can leave one on our Twitter feed at @10Idiots. We may post the best ones in the next edition!

Let’s begin by acknowledging that there are not enough really good Mexican restaurants in downtown D.C. Sure, you can find solid options as you move farther away from the area. But within a mile radius of the White House, most people looking to spend big bucks on food would likely choose another cuisine.

Unless they’re a member of the administration, apparently.

In the past five days, two Trump officials made high-profile visits to pricey Mexican restaurants: White House adviser Stephen Miller and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. The timing couldn’t have been more ironic — Miller and Nielsen played a role in advancing and shifting the blame for the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, which President Trump ended with an executive order on Wednesday following international outrage.

That outrage manifested in protests during each restaurant visit. The New York Post reported that a fellow diner spotted Miller at Espita Mezcaleria on Sunday and said, “Hey look guys, whoever thought we’d be in a restaurant with a real-life fascist begging [for] money for new cages?”

Two nights later, a number of protesters entered MXDC Cocina Mexicana and chanted “Shame!” and “End family separation!” as Nielsen dined with one other person.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2018/06/21/a-brief-look-at-trump-officials-eventful-visits-to-d-c-mexican-restaurants/?utm_term=.543c5e4d8a35





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OK we’re almost caught up here. So for this one we need to talk about misguided anger. And I’m not talking about when you’re on a 3:00 AM all night bender and your Uber driver tells you that McDonalds ran out of chicken nuggets kind of misguided anger. I’m talking fucking rage. The kind of rage where you want to put your fist through the nearest wall. So unless you’re living under a rock you know that Sarah Sanders was dining at a restaurant called the Red Hen and got kicked out.

Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening — nearly 200 miles from the White House — when the choice presented itself.

Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen, the tiny farm-to-table restaurant that she co-owned just off Main Street in the small city of Lexington, in the western part of Virginia.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders had just walked in and sat down, the chef informed her.

“He said the staff is a little concerned. What should we do?” Wilkinson told The Washington Post. “I said I’d be down to see if it’s true.”

It seemed unlikely to her that President Trump’s press secretary should be dining at a 26-seat restaurant in rural Virginia. But then, it was unlikely that her entire staff would have misidentified Sanders, who had arrived last to a table of eight booked under her husband’s name.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/06/23/why-a-small-town-restaurant-owner-asked-sarah-huckabee-sanders-to-leave-and-would-do-it-again/?utm_term=.090174e7e647




OK here’s where… excuse me a minute… here’s where I love this story, and where misguided anger really does more harm than good. So just because one Red Hen restaurant kicked out Sarah Sanders, doesn’t mean that all restaurants called “Red Hen” should get the same scorn from Trump fans. Really guys this is where it helps to know how to read, and read well.

Several restaurants named the Red Hen said they were harassed over the weekend after press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked on Friday to leave an unrelated Lexington, Virginia, eatery of the same name.

Stephanie Wilkinson, who owns the restaurant where Sanders tried to dine, told The Washington Post that she asked the press secretary to leave because several of her staffers are gay and were concerned about servingSanders, who has defended an administration that has supported anti-LGBTQ policies.

The incident has sparked backlash, and hundreds of people have contacted the restaurant or posted on its social media pages to express their feelings.

Though Sanders’ tweet about the incident specified that the restaurant she had visited is in Lexington, President Donald Trump added to the confusion on Monday when he slammed the Red Hen on Twitter without identifying which Red Hen restaurant he was referring to.

Red Hen is not a chain restaurant, and at least three unaffiliated restaurants with the same name have been subject to critical comments on their social media and Yelp pages, as well as harassing calls.

Michael Friedman, a co-owner of the Red Hen in Washington, D.C., told The Washingtonian that his restaurant has received mistaken calls, emails, Yelp reviews and even death threats because of the confusion. He added that someone egged the restaurant over the weekend.

The D.C. restaurant posted on Facebook to clarify that Sanders did not try to eat at its establishment on Friday.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/red-hen-sarah-huckabee-sanders-harrassment_us_5b30f092e4b00295f15f0d82




That is a good question there, Mr. Pool – the Trump fans’ misguided anger is, well, extremely comical at best, and it leads to this. Apparently they do prefer mean comments – and a lot of them are mean. I mean the Yelp moderators are going to be working overtime this weekend.

Typically, a hot restaurant will earn a couple thousand reviews on Yelp. As of mid-morning Monday, The Red Hen in Lexington, VA has 15,000.

Conservative political activists, including Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, are calling on supporters to flood the restaurant’s Yelp page with negative reviews after it refused service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders this weekend.

“This is the market at work,” wrote Kirk in a tweet. “Don’t force someone to serve another person, but if you refuse, you must accept the consequences.”

Kirk wasn’t the only one taking to social media to bash the small business. Donald Trump, on Monday morning, took aim at the restaurant, saying (among other things) that it needed a paint job. (Liberal activists quickly announced they planned a fundraiser to cover those costs. At least one other fundraiser for the restaurant is already trending on GoFundMe.)

Yelp, in a statement on the Red Hen page, says it is actively working to remove reviews, both positive and negative, that appear to be motivated by news coverage, rather than actual experience with the restaurant.
http://fortune.com/2018/06/25/yelp-red-hen-reviews-sarah-huckabee-sanders/




You know guys, before you take your misguided anger out on a restaurant and their Yelp reviews page, you might want to learn that Yelp deletes reviews if you didn’t actually go there! But the Lexington and DC Red Hens weren’t the only ones who got hit by the Trumplodytes this weekend.

Shelley Deproto, who has owned the restaurant (in Old Saybrook, CT) for five years picked up the phone and “They said, ‘You’re done, and we’re coming to get you’. She soon realized the callers didn’t care. “You calmly and politely explain there’s no affiliation, but they’re so wound up it doesn’t matter what you say,” she said. “They’re ready to go. They say what they were going to say, which is usually something incredibly insulting and threatening.”

Soon, the Facebook pages and Instagram accounts of the Old Saybrook Red Hen were flooded with vitriol. Deproto took them down. The restaurant’s online reservation system was flooded with fake bookings for large parties. A “Nancy Reagan” and a “Sarah Sanders” took out reservations. Callers placed large, expensive takeout orders for 100 people that Deproto was not naive enough to fill.

She changed the voicemail greeting to stress her restaurant was in Connecticut. But the calls kept coming, mostly from area codes in North Carolina, Colorado and Texas, she said, a new snarling voice every 15 seconds. “As fast as I could delete the messages, we’d get another one.”

She’s now working with Yelp and TripAdvisor to expunge the scores of poor reviews left by people who have never set foot in Connecticut. She has not ruled out a name change.

Full story here http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-red-hen-old-saybrook-20180624-story.html




And there’s more! I mean really guys if you get caught up in the heat of the moment, at least know who it is you’re attacking! And really, stop doing this. Seriously. You guys are fucking insane!

A New Jersey restaurant named The Red Hen is being bombarded with threats and abuse by Trump supporters who are confusing it with the Virginia restaurant of the same name that refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

NJ.com reports that the Red Hen, based in the New Jersey town of Swedesboro, has been getting nonstop angry phone calls from Trump supporters ever since Sanders on Saturday revealed that the Virginia-based restaurant also called the Red Hen had asked her to leave because it disagreed with her politics.

“It was off the chart,” restaurant manager Elizabeth Pope told NJ.com. “Then the hostess comes to me and says, ‘people are calling and yelling and swearing.'”

What’s even more disturbing, said Pope, is that Trump-backing internet trolls have crushed her restaurant’s ratings since the start of the weekend — and have single-handedly dropped it by a full star on Yelp.

To counteract the Trump fans’ misguided rage, the Red Hen sent out an official statement on its Facebook page explaining that it was not the same restaurant that booted Sanders.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trump-supporters-bombarding-wrong-red-hen-restaurant-threats-abuse/?comments=disqus





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OK there, we’re all caught up. So now you’re the most hated leader in the world and what do you do when your press secretary gets kicked out of a public place? Do that thing you always do and resort to your angry 3:00 AM toilet twitter rampages! So of course there’s a lot of misguided anger coming from conservatives and mainly Trump fans over the Red Hen’s decision over the weekend. So apparently Trump has reduced the presidency to the status of being a professional Yelp reviewer.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday trash-talked a Virginia restaurant that asked his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to leave because she worked for his administration.

Trump, in a Monday morning tweet, said that The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia “should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”

“I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!” added Trump, an admitted germophobe, who has said he prefers eating at fast food chains rather than independent eateries because he trusts them more.

Images of the restaurant, a three-hour drive from Washington, online appear to show no evidence of serious disrepair, with clean-looking green awnings and white paint on the doors and trim.

The 10-year-old restaurant in downtown Lexington has a farm-to-table menu, with sample offerings including steak tartare ($9), chanterelle and scape risotto ($24) and peach/blackberry shortcake ($9).
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/25/trump-calls-red-hen-filthy-after-it-boots-sarah-sanders/


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Well I say give it a week, sir, then we will see if people still care or not. Now here’s where we’re going to throw up the Top 10 Wayback Machine. If you remember just last year (see Top 10 # 2-27 ) Mar-A-Shithole was hit with some massive health code violations. Let’s go through those again!

Unsafe seafood. Insufficiently refrigerated meats. Rusty shelving. Cooks without hairnets.

Reports show Florida health inspectors cited President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort with 15 violations in late January, days before the U.S. leader hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a diplomatic visit.

Still, the state inspectors allowed the luxury resort's main restaurant and beach club grill to remain open as staff scrambled to make several immediate corrections.

Among the "high priority" problems described as "potentially hazardous" were faulty fridges with meats stored well above the required 41 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, in the restaurant's walk-in cooler, the duck and beef were measured at 50 degrees, while a ham was at 57 degrees.

Other issues included smoked salmon being served without undergoing "proper parasite destruction" and a hand washing sink for employees with water that was not hot enough.

Stephen Lawson, spokesman for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said the violations were the result of a routine inspection and not prompted by any consumer complaints or food-borne illnesses.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-trump-mar-a-lago-health-violations-20170413-story.html




You think that’s bad? It gets worse! So much worse! And you know this is one of those times when you should probably Google before shooting your mouth off. Because doing this thing called “fact checking” will save us all! Oh wait, facts are fake news, I forgot!

President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at a Virginia restaurant that refused to serve his press secretary, saying it is "filthy" and "badly needs a paint job" ...

It was not immediately not clear how the president evaluated the restaurant's "canopies, doors and windows," and the White House did not respond CNBC's inquiry about the matter.

In February, the Virginia Department of Health found no violations at the property. Inspectors gave the restaurant, which claims to be Lexington's first farm-to-table eatery, its highest possible rating ...

The Associated Press found the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was cited 78 times over three years for health code violations including cooking staff not washing their hands and the “accumulation of black/green mold-like substance” on an ice machine ...

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/25/trump-slams-virginia-restaurant-for-being-filthy-but-inspectors-fou.html




So yeah while this whole thing was a completely unnecessary shit show and the definition of “peak snowflake” (and don’t get me started on who is the bigger snowflake here), this really shows that Trump just flat out doesn’t care.

After White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave The Red Hen, a restaurant in rural Virginia, it was only a matter of time before her boss stepped in to comment on the incident. And when he did, he did so not just as the president, but as someone who has strong opinions about restaurants. President Trump tweeted about The Red Hen, but many of the responses to his tweet seem to be focusing on the restaurants at his own properties — specifically the health and safety-challenged ones at his Mar-A-Lago complex.

"The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders," Trump tweeted on Monday morning. "I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!"

Among the responses were mentions of numerous articles covering the health and safety violations at an establishment where Trump is known to dine frequently: the Mar-a-Lago restaurants. In April 2017, Fox News reported that health inspectors in Florida had noted 15 violations on the resort's inspection, including meat and seafood not stored or prepared safely, shelves with rust, and cooks not wearing hairnets.
https://www.bustle.com/p/trumps-tweet-about-the-red-hen-has-people-reminding-him-about-mar-a-lagos-issues-9568885





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So when you’re the world’s most hated administration, and you’re in a hole, you know the first thing to do is to stop digging. Especially when we’re 523 days into this nightmare and the entirety of this whole shit show can be summed up in literally two phrases. And both center around the same thing – the kidnapping and torture of migrant children. Yes, the US is committing war crimes here, and we’re watching in horror. But not Fox News. In fact they’re probably laughing their asses off.

First they came for immigrants, and let the record show, Corey Lewandowski said, "womp womp."

Over the last few weeks, as stories of families being ripped apart and children locked in cages have proliferated, one thing has become very clear: If you are ever tempted to think we've reached the limits of cruelty from the Trump administration and its allies, think again. A report in The Wall Street Journal revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has separated a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome from her mother and brother. Her father is a legal US resident, but she's been sent alone to a detention facility in McAllen, Texas. Confronted with this latest outrage, former Trump campaign manager Lewandowski reacted on Fox News Tuesday by waving off the issue and cracking his little joke.
Asked on Wednesday if he wanted to apologize, Lewandowski declined and claimed his "womp womp" was intended to "mock" the Democratic strategist who raised the issue of the girl's plight in the first place.

Lewandowski's "joke" is just a highly visible edge of a much broader, terrifying, pattern. His callous indifference here is not a personality quirk or accident, but a necessary feature for a regime that seeks to dehumanize and destroy in their pursuit of a white nationalist agenda. It's hopefully difficult to inspire the thousands of men and women who work for the government and in the private prison industry or the government to take babies and children away from their parents while feeling good about themselves. What kind of person can lie to a mother that they are taking their child away for a bath, then never bring them back, and still go home and feel good about their lives at the end of the day?
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/20/opinions/lewandowski-womp-womp-is-terrifying-perry-opinion/




Which begs the question – who put the womp in the womp womp? Seriously they’re talking like the adults talked to Peanuts characters. So now we got that one out of the way. Which brings me to our next story. Yeah, get your boos out now because we’re going to talk about… Melania’s jacket. You all know it, so let’s get it out of the way!

It was the jacket that launched a thousand tweets. Boarding Air Force One on her way back from visiting a Texas detention center where unaccompanied children at the center of the current immigration debate are housed, first lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that had “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back. Many speculated, as they have of Trump’s fashion choices in the past, whether the jacket was meant to send a subliminal message.

Could it have been a coded allusion to her contempt for her husband? Was it, as the president himself claimed on Twitter, an attempt to tell off the media?

My sense is that it was neither and that it wasn’t saying anything else, either. More likely, it was, as her spokeswoman claimed, just a jacket, but that makes it all the more questionable.

Anyone who closely followed the first lady’s border visit Thursday would have noticed that Trump does appear to care about the fate of the children she was visiting. It was not a strictly congratulatory trip. The questions Trump asked indicated genuine concern, not indifference, such as how often the children were permitted to call their parents.

Trump’s statement this week urging the administration to govern “with heart,” an uncharacteristic foray into the policy sandbox, sent the same message. And that was on top of the lobbying Trump reportedly did behind the scenes to encourage her husband to end the practice of separating parents from their children at the border.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/06/22/what-melania-trumps-i-dont-care-jacket-says-about-the-state-of-the-east-wing/?utm_term=.c91d6ba37080




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Yes you should feel bad for this one, Melania but guess what? Her psychopathic husband isn’t helping things. This isn’t so much an explanation as to why Melania did what she did, but this was more rubbing salt in the wound, because that’s what a psychopath does.

President Trump said on Thursday that first lady Melania Trump's eye-catching jacket with the words “I really don’t care. Do U?" that she before and after a trip to Texas to visit with migrant children, was a reference to the news media.

"I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media," the president said in a tweet.

The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, however, had earlier downplayed the fashion choice, saying it was "just a jacket."

The Daily Mail first reported on Thursday that Melania Trump was photographed wearing the Zara jacket while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children held in detention centers. The visit came the day after President Trump signed an executive order undoing his own policy of separating families who cross the border illegally.

Critics were quick to attack the first lady's fashion choice, calling it insensitive.

Democratic Rep. Dina Titus tweeted out her own version of the jacket by wearing a sign attached to her back, reading "I Care."
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/393571-trump-melanias-jacket-refers-to-the-fake-news-media




Yes they should definitely feel bad about this, but this is the Trump administration here – when have they ever experienced any sort of remorse for anything? And they apologize for nothing! In fact Trump’s explanation made it worse!

President Trump said on Thursday that first lady Melania Trump's eye-catching jacket with the words “I really don’t care. Do U?" that she before and after a trip to Texas to visit with migrant children, was a reference to the news media.

"I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media," the president said in a tweet.

The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, however, had earlier downplayed the fashion choice, saying it was "just a jacket."

The Daily Mail first reported on Thursday that Melania Trump was photographed wearing the Zara jacket while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children held in detention centers. The visit came the day after President Trump signed an executive order undoing his own policy of separating families who cross the border illegally.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/393571-trump-melanias-jacket-refers-to-the-fake-news-media





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This week we’re actually going to investigate, who else, but Donald J. Trump? And particularly his attacks on one corporation that used to be his best friend forever, Harley Davidson. So what happened that the two previously best friends decided to suddenly part ways? Well there are many claims that can be made from both sides. No really, it’s just Trump.

President Trump lashed out at one of his favorite American manufacturers on Tuesday, criticizing Harley-Davidson over its plans to move some of its motorcycle production abroad and threatening it with steep punitive taxes.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the president accused the Wisconsin-based company of surrendering in Mr. Trump’s trade war with Europe and said the firm would lose its “aura” if it produced bikes overseas.

“If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end — they surrendered, they quit!” he wrote. “The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!”

The attack came a day after Harley-Davidson announced that it would move some of its production abroad in response to stiff retaliatory tariffs that the European Union imposed in response to Mr. Trump’s trade measures. Rather than raise prices to cover the new 31 percent tariff on bikes it exports to the European Union, Harley said it would shift some of its production to overseas facilities to avoid the tariffs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/business/trump-harley-davidson-tariffs.html




So what happened that these two decided to suddenly part ways? And what would happen if one of America’s biggest manufacturers were to suddenly go out of business or lay off potentially thousands of employees? There are many questions and this will have a long lasting effect on America’s economy.

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Harley-Davidson Inc with higher taxes on Tuesday and said the motorcycle maker, which he previously hailed as a model of American manufacturing, would suffer from a public backlash if it went ahead with a plan to move production for European customers overseas.

Trump’s attack, the latest in a series of criticisms of U.S. companies, was an about-face for the president, who hosted company officials and gleaming Harley-Davidson bikes on the White House lawn shortly after his inauguration.

“A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! Their employees and customers are already very angry at them,” Trump said on Twitter, without providing any evidence. “If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end - they surrendered, they quit! The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!” Trump said.

It was unclear what taxes Trump was referring to, and why the company might have to pay them, since it will maintain production in the United States for U.S. customers. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Trump’s tweet.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-harley-davidson-tariffs/trump-revs-up-attacks-on-harley-davidson-over-production-move-idUSKBN1JM1AF




And if there’s one group that we’ve learned that you don’t piss off over the years, it’s America’s biker gangs. Because they are armed, and they are dangerous. Have you seen the show Sons Of Anarchy? They can do some pretty horrible things. But none as horrible as what Trump is doing that could potentially put thousands out of work.

Production of Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in Europe will move from U.S. factories to facilities overseas, the Milwaukee-based company announced Monday, a consequence of the retaliatory tariffs the EU is imposing on American exports in an escalating trade war with the Trump administration.

President Trump has used the iconic American motorcycle maker as an example of a U.S. business harmed by trade barriers in other countries, but Harley had warned that tariffs could negatively impact its sales.

The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports including bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are retaliation for duties the Trump administration is imposing on European steel and aluminum.

The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that EU tariffs on its motorcycles exported from the U.S. jumped between 6 percent and 31 percent, adding about $2,200 per average motorcycle exported from the U.S. to the EU.
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/06/25/harley-davidson-stung-by-tariffs-shifts-some-production-overseas/




That’s true, he probably doesn’t . After all, this is the guy who, not even a few days ago, was bragging about how he was the definition of what an elitist is.



Yes, he actually bragged about how he was the richer guy than they were. Which is why he really doesn’t care about your common worker. But then of course Trump slams his favorite company after they enact policies based on his business plan.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) after the company said it would move U.S. production of motorcycles for European Union customers overseas to avoid retaliatory tariffs.

“Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U.,” Trump said in a post on Twitter.

“Taxes just a Harley excuse - be patient!” he added
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-harley-davidson-tariffs-trump/trump-slams-harley-davidson-plan-to-move-some-u-s-production-overseas-idUSKBN1JL2VI?il=0


There you have it, a president so unstable he attacks his own companies. At this rate there might not be any business left. That’s it this week for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




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Welcome everybody, please be seated! Now, my fair congregation! How…. I mean just how… do you justify the horrifying atrocities being committed at the border? You can’t. You simply cannot justify this, for it is among the most egregious of SINS! The only way you could justify this atrocity is if your heart was as dark as the DEVIL himself! In fact if the good LAWRD JAYSUS were to come down today, he would be smiting those preaching in his name.

Extremist right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson is not overly concerned about the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents who cross the border illegally, mocking Christians leaders who have spoken out against the policy, which he insists is such “a minor issue” that it is akin to getting upset that “somebody is breaking into the crack house.”

On his “Generations” radio program today, Swanson said that America is a debauched and degenerate nation that is due to receive God’s judgment, so getting worked up about an issue like family separation is rather pointless.

“It’s a little bit like America is a crack house and somebody is breaking into the crack house,” he said. “I have a hard time being bothered by that, given that America is so messed up with all of its systems.”

“They’re taking issue with Trump on these minor issues when, indeed, we’ve got a crack house here,” Swanson added. “We’ve got people killing their babies with abortifacients and abortion right and left, we have a welfare system that is redistributing 40-50 percent of the wealth every year and creating a welfare-dependent immigration base that’s inevitably going to vote Democratic year after year after year and year. We’ve got a mess on our hands. We’re violating the Seventh Commandment, we’re violating the Sixth Commandment, we’re violating the Eighth Commandment and these guys are all up in arms over what happens to some immigrants down in Phoenix, Arizona.”

“This nation is subjecting itself to the judgment of Almighty God because of its embracing of sodomy and transgenderism and abortion and the slaughter of hundreds of millions of babies,” he said, “and they’ll start making a big, big, big deal out of the tiny, tiny issues.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kevin-swanson-outrage-over-family-separation-is-like-getting-upset-that-somebody-is-breaking-into-the-crack-house/




I’m just going to play that clip every time Kevin Swanson says something. But there are DAYMONZ among us particularly those ultra far right wing preachers who are justifying this horrible atrocity being committed at the border, and it is a SIN!!!! For it says in our good book that JAYSUS wants families to stick together, and unlike these pastors, I can name the chapter and verse in our book where it says that! Now we might need some music for this next one. Can we get that?



Anti-choice/anti-LGBTQ Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire had a bit of a meltdown on his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning over criticism that the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents who attempt to cross the southern border illegally is unchristian.

Daubenmire fumed that liberals, who he insists are not Christians, are misusing the Bible to paint conservative Christians as heartless and uncaring for supporting the family separation policy. The Bible’s commands to care for the poor are directed at individuals, not the government, he said, which means that there is nothing unbiblical about separating children from their parents.

“If you really want to help the people on the border, go get them and bring them into your house,” Daubenmire bellowed. “But don’t make me do it! That’s between me and the Lord … I’m sure as H-E-L-L not going to make sure that the government takes care of them. I thought there was a separation between the church and the state? I thought morality was personal? Yet the government is telling the church how the church should behave!”

“They murder babies, the light up the White House with rainbow colors and then tell us how we’re supposed to treat children?” he screamed. “It’s the devil. It’s the stinking devil! Deception! I’m ticked off!”

Later in the webcast, one of the participants asserted that those who are crossing the border are not even real families but are “gang members” are are trying to sneak into the country, while pastor Dale Sochia of King Jesus Ministries on Louisiana misrepresented a statement from a border patrol agent to claim that undocumented parents are giving their underage daughters birth control and Plan B pills so that they can “use their children as sex to pay to get them into America.”

“These parents are wicked,” Sochia said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-melts-down-over-criticism-of-trumps-family-separation-policy/




No, Dave, the only one who’s wicked is you!!! But apparently it gets crazier – so much crazier my fair congregation! For apparently did you know you’re abusing your child by escaping extreme corruption and searching for a better life? And that these children are being used to play politics? Neither did we!

On his “Focal Point” radio program yesterday, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and his producer, Jeff Reed, defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the southern border on the grounds that the parents are committing “child abuse” by bringing their children into the country illegally in the first place.

“I don’t want to hear any of this stuff about the inhumane treatment of children on the border,” Fischer declared, arguing that separating families is no different than placing children in foster care if their parents are put in prison, insisting that requiring children to be incarcerated along with their parents would be truly inhumane.

“You might even be able to make the case that any adult or parent that forced their children on a march across the desert, putting themselves at risk to a lot of dangers—thirst and attacks and all that—just to go break some other country’s law, wouldn’t that be a form of child abuse?” Reed postulated. “If an American parent did that, we’d probably be taking the child away.”

Fischer completely agreed, insisting that Democrats “are just using these children” to distract Americans from the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“They don’t care about these children,” Fischer said. “They don’t have compassion for these children. These children, to them, are simply useful tools to demonize Donald Trump, to demonize you and me as conservatives who believe in the rule of law, and to distract the American public from the scandal of what the Inspector General revealed about the Department of Justice.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jeff-reed-undocumented-immigrants-are-committing-a-form-of-child-abuse-by-bringing-their-children-to-america/




Yes I think even JAYSUS is speechless at this one! By the way, how great is our Top 10 gospel choir everybody? Let’s give it up for them! But apparently if you so much DARE to criticize these most majestic of men, these ultra far right pastors, you might as well be persecuting them!

We noted on Wednesday that Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s earliest and most adoring Religious Right supporters, had been criticized by a Dallas columnist and the city’s Christian mayor for billboards put up by his First Baptist Church declaring “America is a Christian Nation.” After receiving complaints, the company that owned the billboards decided to take down the ads, while another company offered to replace the original two billboards with 20 touting the church’s message.

The story was irresistible to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who has often promoted stories of alleged anti-Christian persecution. In his email newsletter on Thursday, Starnes highlighted a story he posted earlier in the week slamming the mayor for being offended by the church’s “patriotic billboard.”

In Starnes’ telling, the people who were unhappy with the divisive message on the billboard became “angry anti-Christian radicals.” And Jeffress displayed the Religious Right’s time-honored practice of equating criticism with persecution:

It should greatly concern people of any faith when those in the press or government proactively seek to defeat, censor or silence any religious message with which they disagree,” Jeffress said. “We don’t believe Dallas city officials have any right to directly or indirectly be involved in censoring a church’s message.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/todd-starnes-robert-jeffress-equate-criticism-with-persecution/




So there you have it. By having our own church which criticizes their church, we might as well be persecuting them! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:




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This week’s “This Fucking Guy” is a Trump administration lackey and a guy who we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he has actual skeletons in his closet, Stephen Miller. Now Stephen Miller is probably the least identifiable man in the Trump administration, but he’s certainly the whitest guy in the Trump administration. In fact he’s so proud of being white that he pretty much wears it on his sleeves. Let’s get into this further.

Nearly ever present by the President's side, perhaps no one is more responsible for the Trump agenda than Stephen Miller.

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at keeping families together at the border, but not before several days of public outcry over the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that had resulted in thousands of undocumented children separated from their families at the border.

Some of the Trump administration's most controversial and chaos-inducing policies can be traced back to Miller, including the travel ban and the firing of former FBI director James Comey.
And the latest immigration debacle is no different.

Originally from California, the 32-year-old senior Trump adviser has been part of the Trump team since January 2016, where he acted as Trump's warm-up act during the primary and general 2016 election.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/23/politics/stephen-miller-immigration-family-separation/index.html




So if we were to compare him to TV and movie characters, Stephen Miller is equal parts Hannibal Lecter and Buster Bluth from Arrested Development. I could totally see him screaming “MOTHER!!!!” the way that Tony Hale does. So why is Stephen Miller so hateful? You know there’s nothing sadder than a closet self loather.

Until now, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were the main targets of ire for the overwhelmingly liberal American-Jewish community, horrified that members of its own tribe could have contributed to the policies and tone of the Trump White House.

But this past week marked a turning point: Jewish fury is now aimed squarely at another senior Trump official from the tribe: Stephen Miller, the staunchest advocate of the widely despised family separation policy at the southern border.

He has overtaken Jared and Ivanka for inspiring rage among American Jews opposed to the president’s policies and the language he has used to defend them – including use of the word “infest” to describe migration, a term associated with Nazi Germany.

Read more: https://forward.com/news/403903/why-stephen-miller-is-the-most-hated-jew-in-america-by-fellow-jews/




Holy shit! He actually used the word “infest”. It doesn’t get much lower than that. But that’s actually relatively tame compared to some of the stuff he’s done. And I mean after all, after all the horrible shit he’s said and done about Mexicans and Mexico, is it really the worst thing he has said lately? Is it?

Nearly ever present by the President’s side, perhaps no one is more responsible for the Trump agenda than Stephen Miller.

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at keeping families together at the border, but not before several days of public outcry over the administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that had resulted in thousands of undocumented children separated from their families at the border.

Some of the Trump administration’s most controversial and chaos-inducing policies can be traced back to Miller, including the travel ban and the firing of former FBI director James Comey.

And the latest immigration debacle is no different.

Originally from California, the 32-year-old senior Trump adviser has been part of the Trump team since January 2016, where he acted as Trump’s warm-up act during the primary and general 2016 election.

During the campaign, Miller would consistently address the crowds at Trump rallies before the then-candidate would take the stage.

“Everybody who stands against Donald Trump are the people who’ve been running this country into the ground,” Miller said at one campaign rally in Texas. “Everything that is wrong with this country today, the people opposing Donald J. Trump are responsible for.”
https://wtvr.com/2018/06/24/stephen-miller-is-the-man-behind-trumps-immigration-policy/




I’m sure he has probably said that at some point. Now let’s get into the absurdity of what happened last week when he tried to eat out with another Trump staff member.

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller was called a fascist earlier this week while dining at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to the New York Post.

The encounter took place on Sunday at Espita Mezcaleria. The Post reports that a patron of the restaurant called out Miller — an immigration hard-liner — over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that separates migrant families caught crossing the border illegally.

“Hey look guys, whoever thought we’d be in a restaurant with a real-life fascist begging [for] money for new cages?” a customer said to Miller, according to the Post.

Miller reportedly did not respond to the hecklers.

The incident occurred just a few days before activists similarly interrupted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner at a Mexican restaurant, resulting in her leaving the restaurant.

The group repeatedly yelled “shame” at Nielsen and “End Texas concentration camps.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/393403-stephen-miller-called-fascist-by-protester-at-mexican-restaurant




Yes, ay caramba indeed, Bart! So what’s the underlying hypocrisy in all of this? Well it’s just that – underlying hypocrisy. I mean if you’re in the news for talking shit about Mexico, maybe don’t eat at a Mexican restaurant! You might as well just make them say “let them eat flan”!

In September of 2016, in the run-up to the Presidential election, Marco Gutierrez, a founder of the online activist group Latinos for Trump, appeared on MSNBC to discuss what he saw as a looming immigration threat at America’s southern border. “My culture is a very dominant culture,” Gutierrez, who was born in Mexico, said. “And it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.” Gutierrez meant this as a warning, a dire vision of what the future would look like were Donald Trump to fail in his Presidential bid. But Hillary Clinton’s supporters quickly reclaimed the idea as a welcome, and appetizing, possibility. At a campaign stop, Clinton said, “I personally think a taco truck on every corner sounds absolutely delicious.”

Last year, C.H.D. Expert, a hospitality-industry analysis firm, identified Mexican restaurants as the second most popular kind of dining establishment in the nation, and estimated that they make up about nine per cent of the half million or so restaurants in the United States—more than the total number of pizzerias. Countless additional restaurants bear signs of Mexico’s culinary influence: you can find fajitas at Chili’s, guacamole and chips at the Cheesecake Factory, churros at Disney World, quesadillas repurposed into burger buns at Applebee’s, margaritas at LongHorn Steakhouse, Baja-style fish tacos at hipster brunch spots, and nachos at every sports arena in America. Even the ubiquitous Caesar salad is Mexican—it was invented at a restaurant in Tijuana. In many respects, you might say, Mexican food is American food.
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-unsurprising-absurdity-of-kirstjen-nielsen-and-stephen-miller-eating-mexican-food-during-a-border-crisis




There you have it, that’s the utter hypocrisy of this administration in a nutshell. That’s Stephen Miller, this week’s:




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So we’ve already talked in this edition about how the Trump fans see themselves after Maxine Waters called for a peaceful use of your first amendment right to protest against this out of control fascist administration. Well, this sparked a dialogue between liberal and conservative groups on all social media feeds about what it means to be civil. Let’s go do a deep dive on that. In fact let’s start with an instance of this exact same thing happening 6 years ago. Remember when it was a much simpler time? I miss those times.

Joe the Plumber, meet Chris the Baker.

The Republican ticket has embraced a new small-business hero. On Wednesday, the owner of a bakery who last week turned away Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced Representative Paul D. Ryan at a rally in this city where President Obama uttered his “You didn’t build that” remark.

Chris McMurray, the owner of Crumb and Get It Cookie Company with his wife, told a crowd at another small business, a hardware store, “We are gathered here today to send a message to the Obama-Biden team that we did build it.’’

Mr. McMurray said the Biden campaign approached him to ask if the vice president could drop by his cookie shop while campaigning, and he replied, “Nothing personal, but I just happened to disagree with the president and the vice president on a few things.”
https://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/va-baker-is-in-the-spotlight-at-ryan-rally/?mtrref=t.co&gwh=C301A4BD9BDBA48705E1597E8461DC02&gwt=pay




Yeah so remember Joe The Plumber, and Chris the Baker, and Kim Davis, and Sarah Palin and all the other jackasses that the GOP championed because they stood up to the evil intolerant, anti American left wing loonies? I mean remember that? Yeah. These are the same people calling for civility. Such fine examples of tolerance like this.

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist radio host responsible for Infowars, encouraged listeners who wanted to “dedicate something to your country” to do secret video surveillance outside the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because Jones suspected that “the left” would orchestrate a “false flag” attack on the restaurant.

The owner of the Red Hen, a small farm-to-table restaurant in the western part of Virginia, politely asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family to leave her restaurant last weekend. Since then, Sanders and President Trump have both tweeted about the incident and the restaurant (like others that share the same name) has been receiving harassment and death threats from right-wing trolls in what Cristina López at Media Matters accurately described as “Pizzagate-style targeted harassment.”

Today on Infowars, Jones joined in and encouraged his listeners to further harass the restaurant.

“If somebody smart—if you want to dedicate something to your country, you need to go sit out in front. I wish I had the money. I’d put [private investigators]—if I had billions of dollars, I would, every day, have teams of P.I.s all over the country. I’d say, ‘Get on this site,’ and I would have P.I.s just watch the Red Hen, show when somebody firebombs it, God forbid, or somebody knocks the windows out, or somebody paints a swastika on the door, we can follow them to their house and you know who they’re going to be, don’t you?” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-encourages-secret-surveillance-of-restaurant-that-asked-sarah-sanders-to-leave/




Yeah because nothing says “tolerance” and “civility” like some good old fashioned illegal surveillance and stalking! Let’s get real here. There’s also calls for civility like this! I mean did you know we’re this close to a civil war? I didn’t!

End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles used his “TruNews” program on Friday to warn his viewers that liberals may begin to assassinate Republican candidates before the 2018 midterm elections in preparation for civil war.

“When they get rid of Donald Trump, they are going to crush the people who voted for him,” Wiles said. “Your country is being taken away from you.”

“This is a revolution,” he added. “It is a communist/Marxist/socialist/leftist revolution and it has the potential to turn bloody. I would say that we need to be prepared for this fall. Be prepared. I pray to God that the leftists/Marxists/socialists/communists do not assassinate Republican candidates for the House and Senate and governor and other positions. But be prepared that as we go in to October, that they will carry out targeted killings of Republicans.”

“If that happens, then you know that a violent revolution has now begun,” he warned, adding that if Democrats win control of Congress in the midterms, “this country is going to be ripped to pieces.”

“We’re that close to civil war,” Wiles said. “We’re that close to violent, bloody revolution in this country.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-leftists-will-carry-out-targeted-killings-of-republicans-in-preparation-for-civil-war/




Yeah so apparently we’re “that close to civil war”. And let’s not forget the right wing’s most recent celebrity – this douchebag who started heckling and booing Jim Acosta for simply doing his job.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was heckled at a Donald Trump rally and urged to “go home” by the US president’s supporters.

Members of the crowd shouted “CNN sucks” and “Fake News Jim” as people waited for the rally to start in Columbia, South Carolina.

A woman reportedly confronted Mr Acosta – CNN’s chief White House correspondent – near his seat in the press area and then as he stood in front of the cameras.

Reporters at Mr Trump’s rally in support of South Carolina governor Henry McMaster documented the crowd’s taunting of the journalist.

“Sitting next to Acosta is the ... ahem ... ‘best’ seat in the house. Frequent chanting of ‘CNN sucks’, ’Go home, Jim’, after which many have then asked for selfies and autographs,” said Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jim-acosta-cnn-heckled-donald-trump-rally-go-home-south-carolina-a8417351.html




So there you have it, those are just some of the ways the right wing is calling for “civility”. But none hold a candle to what James Woods is proposing.

Actor James Woods Urges Conservatives to 'Get Armed' for Life-or-Death Battle With Liberals

"I urge you all to a) get armed, and b) vote. Your life literally depends on it."

Actor James Woods on Monday urged conservatives to "get armed" in preparation for "inevitable violence" by liberals, adding, "Your life literally depends on it."

He also called on his more than 1.5 million followers to vote.

Hours earlier, Woods tweeted that "liberals in America have gone off the rails," and "we are simply not going to take it anymore."
https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1279-actor-james-woods-urges-conservatives-to-get-armed-for-life-or-death-battle-with-liberals?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=share





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We need something much lighter to go out on. So of course by now you know that people are people and people are dumb. This week we’re going to do something a bit different. You know the World Cup is going on in Russia the entire month of June and spilling out into July. So we’re going to take this time to do a special World Cup edition of People Are Dumb. And I’m going to start with this story straight out of Russia where Burger King… well let’s just say they have some ‘splainin to do!

Burger King is under fire for an ad that encourages women to have sex for money and free burgers.

The advertisement promised Russian women a lifetime of free sandwiches and a $47,000 cash prize if they get pregnant with the child of a World Cup Soccer player. The campaign was launched on the Russian social media outlet VK.

The ad was meant for Russian "girls who manage to get the best football genes" and "lay down the success of the Russian national football team."

Burger King pulled the advertisement after receiving social media backlash.

"It is a very stupid campaign … from the hellish people of the fast-food chain," Russian State Duma leader Vitaly Milonov told reporters. "They are) trying to attract attention, not by improving the quality, but through silly offers."
http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2018/june/burger-king-shocks-world-cup-fans-with-very-stupid-advertisement




Yes. Where is your god now? Speaking of which, if you go to the World Cup maybe don’t buy the bad merchandise being circulated, because you may be hauled off for questioning by the Russian police, and nobody wants that.

Argentinian police say they've recovered various narcotics and thousands in cash hidden inside replica World Cup trophies.

UPI reports Buenos Aires Security Minister Cristian Ritondo tweeted photos showing the trophies containing marijuana, cocaine, crack-cocaine and more than $14,000.

Officials have arrested four men and two women in connection with the crime. Two firearms and two vehicles were also seized.
https://www.wsls.com/news/weird-news/drugs-seized-from-replica-world-cup-trophies




OK so we couldn’t do an all World Cup edition, but there’s plenty of stupidity back home in the States and we’re going to where else but Florida’s next door neighbors Georgia. You know I’ve been to a lot of drive thrus in my life, I’ve never got a side of this with any of my cheeseburgers!

In the several weeks that Cherokee County investigators were undercover at an area Wendy’s location for possible drug activity, narcotics task force commander Phil Price said employees never offered to sell them a hamburger.

“I can tell you we never bought any food there,” Price told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.

Instead, he said nearly half the staff was dealing methamphetamine.

“A stranger couldn’t drive up in the drive-thru and get meth and a hamburger or a frosty,” Price said, “but certainly if they were familiar with you, you could have bought your food at the same time.”
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/meth-and-frosty-please-wendy-employees-accused-selling-drugs-out-restaurant/hDaNBYgq1TRh9E7VGPI63H/




Apparently Heisenberg wants a piece of that market. Next up we go to Missouri where… how… who… what causes a person to attempt to have sex with a car? I can’t even…

A Kansas man was charged today with lewd and lascivious behavior for his repeated attempts to have sex with the tailpipe of a parked automobile, according to court records.

Ryan Malek, 23, was named in a Municipal Court complaint accusing him of exposing himself with the intent of arousing or gratifying “sexual desires.” Malek has been summoned to appear in court on July 19 to answer the criminal charge.

Local cops responding to a 911 call about a man beneath a vehicle discovered Malek endeavoring to place his penis into the tailpipe of a car parked outside an apartment complex. Malek, a Newton resident, was “oblivious” when initially contacted by police.

Malek, whose blood alcohol content was later measured at more than four times the legal limit, continued trying to have sex with the tailpipe in the presence of officers. Cops subsequently tased Malek, took him into custody, and transported him to a local hospital for treatment.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/kansas-man-charged-for-tailpipe-tryst-762953




Yes WTF lol indeed! Speaking of sex… man there’s a lot of sexy time happening in the Midwest and you know the movie Zack & Miri Make A Porno? Yeah that was a comedy, not real life! And there’s some places where you should definitely not porno at work.

Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse.

Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter.

Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week about the acts possibly being performed on city property. The firefighter reported it to his supervisor, who then told the chief.

A spokesman for the local firefighters’ union says Eller and Dean have no comment.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/06/19/firefighters-suspended-for-making-porn-firehouse/ODJWrRJ43p0zmlw2jPtbbO/story.html#comments




Somehow I don’t think it was like that. But next up – is there something in the air or has Florida Man been breeding all over the country? I mean when you’re at an amusement park don’t attack the guy wearing the animal costume!

It's duck season after all at the Six Flags in Eureka, where an Illinois man reportedly attacked an employee wearing a Daffy Duck costume earlier this month.

KMOV reports that a 23-year-old man from Caseyville, Illinois assaulted the employee, a 19-year-old who was probably already having a rough enough go of it, what with having to wear a mascot costume in the St. Louis summer heat and all, on June 3 at approximately 8:50 p.m. Eureka police say that the man grabbed the costume by the bill, attempted to pull the employee to the ground and threatened to "beat his ass."

Shockingly, alcohol may have been involved, according to police, who say the suspect smelled like booze.

The Leader reports that there were no injuries. The man from Caseyville admitted to police that he grabbed the bill of the costume, but claims he thought that was allowed because he saw other people doing it.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault and will have to appear in Eureka Municipal Court.

Elmer Fudd could not be reached for comment.

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2018/06/13/illinois-man-attacks-daffy-duck-at-six-flags-alcohol-may-have-been-involved




I’m sure the people writing that article had a good time coming up with cartoon references for this crazy story. Finally this week for People Are Dumb – we got to have our old buddy Florida man check in and show us what he’s been up to. So what has he been up to? Well, you know when you’re a kid and you forget to do your homework and you have to come up with an excuse as to why? Well…

State troopers last month pulled over a 2005 Nissan after spotting the auto being driven erratically on Interstate 95 outside Port St. Lucie.

When cops contacted the driver, they detected the “obvious and distinct odor” of booze “coming from inside the vehicle.” The motorist, Scott Garrett, 56, was lethargic, slurring his words, and had “red, very glassy, and blood shot” eyes. On the car’s front passenger seat was an open bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.

Before performing a series of field sobriety tests, Garrett, pictured above, asked troopers to give him a ride to his Jupiter home. Garret then sought to pin the dangerous driving on another party: “He then stated he wasn’t driving the vehicle but it was...actually his dog,” an investigator noted.

Despite Garrett’s alibi, he was arrested for drunk driving (a breath test recorded his blood alcohol content at more than three times the .08 legal limit). A Florida Highway Patrol report noted that Garrett’s rap sheet includes three prior DUI convictions.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/dogs/pin-it-on-the-pooch-198753




That’s it this week for:




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It’s time for episode 3 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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This week we’re heading down to one of the most controversial organizations in the US federal government – the Federal Communications Commission, otherwise known as the FCC. This wing of the Deep State is essentially the police department for all communications sources – which include television, radio, your 3G or 4G network of choice, and the internet. And since Trump installed Ajit Pai, is known for overturning the net neutrality laws. So what is going on at the FCC?

I support a free and open internet. The internet should be an open platform where you are free to go where you want, and say and do what you want, without having to ask anyone's permission. And under the Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which takes effect Monday, the internet will be just such an open platform. Our framework will protect consumers and promote better, faster internet access and more competition.

Our approach includes strong consumer protections. For example, we empower the Federal Trade Commission to police internet service providers for anticompetitive acts and unfair or deceptive practices. In 2015, the FCC stripped the FTC -- the nation's premier consumer protection agency -- of its authority over internet service providers. This was a loss for consumers and a mistake we have reversed. Starting Monday, the FTC will once again be able to protect Americans consistently across the internet economy, and the FCC will work hand-in-hand with our partners at the FTC to do just that.
https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-chairman-our-job-is-to-protect-a-free-and-open-internet/




Really dude? You just voted to end Net Neutrality and gloated in our faces about it, and now all of a sudden you’re for a free and open internet? Which is it, Ajit? I don’t want to get too much into Net Neutrality because we’re almost done this week, and I don’t have that kind of time! So what else does the FCC do? Well they approve that device that you’re most likely viewing this on.

Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have been spreading over the last couple of months and now the device’s existence has been confirmed. The Galaxy Note 9 has already been spotted at the FCC, signaling that the device might arrive earlier than its predecessor.

The Galaxy Note 9 was spotted at the FCC with the model number A3LSMN960F. The “SMN960F” part of the model number makes it certain that it is indeed the Note 9. The Galaxy Note 8 carried the model number SM-N950, so it’s obvious that the Note 9 will carry the model number SM-960F when it’s officially released. For further reference, the Note 7 was SM-N930 and the Note 5 was SM-N920, as pointed out by Droid Life.

The FCC filing for the Galaxy Note 9 also shows that the device will support LTE bands, which isn’t really a big surprise. Another thing to note about the handset’s model number is that “F” model numbers are typically associated with international variants of the handset. For the U.S. models, it’s likely that the Note 9 will have the model number SM-N960U. International models are usually approved earlier by the FCC than the U.S. models.

The FCC filing also confirms that the Note 9 will have Bluetooth, NFC and MST. For those unaware, MST is required because it’s what makes Samsung Pay work. Phone Arena also learned from the FCC documents that the device will have support for a stylus, which makes it even more likely for the device to debut as the Note 9.
http://www.ibtimes.com/samsung-galaxy-note-9-approved-fcc-month-earlier-note-8-2694839




So we’ve explored a couple of the good (?) things that the FCC does, now let’s get into the bad. One of the most annoying things about living in the 21st century is getting absolutely bombarded with spam calls, scammers, robodialers, and junk e-mails. Well, that’s about to get a whole lot worse if this happens.

There are 18 billion reasons why New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced legislation to increase the enforcement power of the Federal Communications Commission in the area of unwanted phone calls to consumers.

Pallone's bill, named the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, aims to curb the rise of robocalls that the Do Not Call Registry hasn't been able to address.

An estimated 18 billion of these calls were placed in the U.S. in 2017 — a 76 percent increase over the previous year. The country was home to more than 4 billion robocalls last month alone, according to the YouMail Robocall Index.

Some calls come from legitimate companies who follow the Do Not Call rules, but robocalls are also used by scammers looking to snag money or information from consumers. According to Pallone's office, robocallers bring in as much as $20 profit for every dollar spent on operations.
http://nj1015.com/nj-congressman-wants-to-close-robocall-loopholes/




And by the way, while we’re on the subject, if you think you’ve been bombarded with robocalls, you know how many were issued in 2017? This number will absolutely shock you!

4.1 billion. That’s the number of robocalls made to American consumers last month, according to the robocall index operated by YouMail, a robocall blocking service.

Managing illegal robocalls has been the FCC’s responsibility since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was signed in 1991, but a recent court decision means the FCC must reconsider how it defines—and handles—the most annoying phone calls.

In March, the U.S. federal appeals court in D.C. found that the Commission’s definition of autodialer could potentially apply to smartphones, and had to be reworked.

The court upheld the FCC’s position allowing a consumer any “reasonable means” to revoke his or her consent and its exemption for “time-sensitive healthcare calls.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaheilweil1/2018/06/12/there-were-4-1-billion-robocalls-dialed-in-the-u-s-last-month/#12d9ddd93099




Holy shit that is a staggering number. We may have to do a deep dive on robocalls and scammers in a future edition. But for now I’ll just leave you with this on the FCC.

Net neutrality rules enacted under former President Barack Obama expired Monday, completing a move last year by the Federal Communications Commission to end the protections.

The rules oblige Internet service providers, or ISPs, to enable access of all content and applications, regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said the agency under Obama overstepped its authority when it imposed the 2015 regulations. The end of the rules comes as House Democrats are pressing for a resolution to reinstate them.

Supporters of net neutrality say killing the protections lets ISPs charge more and limit online access. Nearly two dozen states and several companies have sued the government to try and preserve the rules. Some states are creating their own net neutrality rules, but are barred by the FCC from implementing them.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/06/11/FCC-leader-promises-better-Internet-as-net-neutrality-rules-expire/4031528727013/




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There is no Top 10 next week but when we come back in two weeks we’re going inside the White House to check out the White House Press Corps!



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Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest have a great new album out called “Head Over Heels” and you can see them live this July and August with a stop August 10th at the Hollywood Palladium. Playing their song “Must Have” give it up for Chromeo!




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Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:07 PM (8 replies)

Top 10 Quick Takes:Tea For Trump

The Trump International Hotel’s largest ballroom was packed wall-to-wall with Republican women dawning ornate hats and fascinators made of mesh, lace, ribbon, and feathers, at the Virginia Women For Trump’s “Tea for Trump” event yesterday, which celebrated the belated birthday of President Donald Trump. Organizers repeatedly insisted that the idea that women do not like Trump was “fake news.”

The event provided further evidence that even a news cycle as brutal as the one we saw last week, which resulted in outrage so pronounced that the Trump administration publicly backed down on its policy of separating undocumented family members crossing the southern border, is no deterrent for the president’s most ardent supporters.

Prior event descriptions claimed that a member of the Trump family was expected to attend, although none appeared to be on-site for the tea celebration. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was also rumored to be attending in order to receive an award, but did not make an appearance.

Rather, those in the crowd who had traveled from as far as California and paid at least $100 per person had a chance to gaze upon pro-Trump fashion designer Andre Soriano’s 45 gowns meant to commemorate Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States. One dress was dedicated to Trump’s meeting with North Korean officials in Singapore and a young girl wearing one of Soriano’s dresses earned widespread applause.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/republican-and-new-right-ladies-adorn-themselves-to-celebrate-trumps-birthday-at-tea-for-trump/




Do they not get that an elaborate tea and dress up party is the very definition of what an elitist is?
Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:06 PM (0 replies)

Preview For This Week's Top 10 Conservative Idiots

A restaurant owner in Lexington, Virginia kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her party out of his restaurant ... on moral grounds.

The waiter at The Red Hen said, "I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members."
Others say the owner didn't want Huckabee Sanders in the restaurant out of "moral conviction."

This is the second time this week someone from the Trump Administration was drummed out of a restaurant. Earlier this week Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was booted from a Mexican restaurant near The White House.

The Red Hen's Yelp pages has blown up with glowing and damning reviews ... along political lines, of course.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2018/06/23/sarah-huckabee-sanders-restaurant-thrown-out-moral-grounds-trump/#




Hey Sarah, I have just two words for you: "womp womp".

*audience laughs and applauds wildly*

This week on the Top 10 - Trump ends the crisis that he started, while creating an even bigger crisis! Sarah Sanders and Stephen Miller both get kicked out of restaurants, Melania Trump pretends to not care about something, Trump is getting told to fuck off by multiple sources, the Heritage Foundation goes full conspiracy theory, and Alex Jones defends child kidnapping while accusing others of kidnapping children. Plus we've got a new installment of "This Fucking Guy" and we're going to profile Trump admin lackey and possible serial killer Stephen Miller. In our weekly investigative piece "Top 10 Investigates", we're going to show you some responsible gun owners. You know - the "good guys with guns". And in our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in "Holy Shit", our resident pastor is going to show you some of the ways the Christian right is defending what the Trump administration is doing! And we've got a special World Cup edition of "People Are Dumb". All this plus the next installment of Deep State Diaries where we're going to take a look at what's going on at the FCC! This is going to be a fun one! Plus some live music from Chromeo!

Top 10 Conservative Idiots: Wednesdays at 2:00 PM /shameless self promotion
Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Sat Jun 23, 2018, 07:29 PM (0 replies)

Top 10 Quick Takes: Jim Bakker Is Literally Selling Snake Oil

https://twitter.com/RightWingWatch/status/1010245776285556736

Something tells me that this thing is going to cause more disease than it is supposed to prevent.
Posted by Top 10 Idiots | Fri Jun 22, 2018, 04:17 PM (37 replies)

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-2: Make A Run From The Border Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-2: Make A Run From The Border Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! 15 minutes with us can save an average of 15% or more on your car insurance! I want to start by talking about the World Cup. So you know how all teams have their favorite sporting rituals, Like how fans of the Detroit Red Wings throw a dead octopus onto the ice during a game? Or how fans of the Nashville Predators throw dead catfish on the ice? Well fans of the Niger team who made it to the World Cup this year were told by the Russian government that they couldn’t bring chickens into the stadium. No, I’m not talking about chicken nuggets. No, I’m not talking about chicken tenders. I’m not even talking about Popeye’s Chicken. Yeah somehow I don’t think you can get that in Russia. But fans of the Niger team have been painting chickens in the colors of their home country’s flag in hopes that it will bring their team good luck. Wait, what? Yeah I think we may need to do a deep dive into strange sports rituals around the world in a future edition of the Top 10 which would make for a great “I Need A Drink” segment. Yeah and how can I do a story about chickens without doing my best GOB impression?



OK enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to in an especially shitty week for those of us who haven’t drank the conservative Kool-Aid. But first John Oliver is back and he delves into the history of Chinese dictator Xi Jinping:



Conservatives were exceptionally evil this week. For the first slot this week we are going to the border because Trump’s ICE has become a shockingly evil force and it’s absolutely scary. In the second slot there’s an exceptionally foul plan to separate my home state of California into 3 states and it’s very evil, and has a stink of Russia on it. In the third slot this week we have a new installment of the Trumper Games! Yes, my pretties, it appears Tribute Manafort is going to prison! We will have all the juicy details for you! Taking the number 4 slot this week is also Donald Trump (4) because while this atrocity at the border is happening, he’s trying to justify it. In the number 5 slot is also Donald Trump (5) because while we’re all horrified about what’s happening at the border, our idiot-in-chief attempted to distract us with another shiny object, and we will tell you about it. In the number 6 slot this week is our weekly investigative piece “Top 10 Investigates” and this week we’re going to do a deep dive into Sinclair Broadcasting and their efforts to take over your local news! Expect local reports about it to be replaced with stories about your snowflake college student not needing a safe space! At number 7 is our weekly sermon of all things holy, Holy Shit, and this week our resident pastor is going to put on his tin foil hat and delve into the world of hardcore Christian conspiracy theories – and they’re even crazier than your regular run of the mill batshit crazy conspiracy theories! In the number 8 slot we’ve got another edition of “Beating A Dead Horse” and this week we’re going to delve into why conservatives think social media sites hate them. Not for the reasons you would think! In the number 9 (NEIN!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “I Need A Drink” and this time around we’re going to get drunk and visit AlienCon in Pasadena, and really, these are my people! I cant quite put my finger on it. Finally this week we’ve got the next installment of Deep State Diaries and this week we’re going to show you how buildings are made by exploring the Department Of Public Works! And to end the first edition of our new look Top 10 – to kick off our LGBT pride month, we’ve got some live music for you from our good friends Imagine Dragons! They are returning to the show to promote their new documentary “Believer”. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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OK yeah there’s nothing funny about this first entry so we won’t even try. So instead what we’re going to do here is very carefully examine the “both sides do it” argument that conservatives have been forcing into the discussion. Plus we’ll also make fun of some of the crazier things being said by Trump supporters this week. So where do we even begin this week? Let’s start with something being said by a former first lady.

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.

Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents -- and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura-bush-separating-children-from-their-parents-at-the-border-breaks-my-heart/2018/06/17/f2df517a-7287-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html?utm_term=.5408297272e3




Yeah I’m not sure this calls for a champagne toast, sir, but these people are fucking evil. I mean Bush did some pretty evil shit in his reign as the president, but in all fairness, he never stooped this low. But here’s what we can make fun of – the right wing justification of this horrifying act. Because these people are, simply put, fucking horrible.

Right-wing media are working overtime this week to defend the Trump administration’s policy of having U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers separate children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and house those children in caged enclosures.

Over the course of the last week, numerous reports were published detailing the separation of children attempting to enter the country with their parents and the life-altering trauma those children, some just toddlers, endure while their parents are processed in separate facilities. As a result, Democrats have been demanding resignations and calling on the Trump administration to change the policy, which has prompted right-wing activists to swing into action in defense of the policy.

Laura Ingraham said that people expressing concern and outrage over children being detained in cages was “hilarious.” Ann Coulter went the Infowars route, choosing to cite a nonexistent New Yorker article to allege that the children speaking to media about the way ICE has treated their families were “child actors.” Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said, “This children and families being separated at the border? It is an entirely manufactured crisis. It’s entirely manufactured … It’s all about people attempting to invade our country, not emigrate here.” Similarly, Infowars called the mistreatment of migrant children “a giant hoax.”

Conservative pundit and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro wrote that “Trump isn’t forcing children away from parents,” but is merely “enforcing the law on the books.” He continued, “Pretending that this is Japanese internment (as Laura Bush suggested) or the Holocaust (as General Michael Hayden suggested) is ridiculous.”

Senior Breitbart News investigative reporter Joel Pollak appeared on Breitbart’s morning radio program today and said that the children being held in cages at detainment centers are actually experiencing a better quality of life than they had before.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/spin-cycle-right-wing-media-defend-the-chilling-way-ice-treats-immigrant-children/




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Seriously, you’re calling torturing children “hilarious”. That is something that we cannot support as a supposedly “free” society. As we look on in horror, it only gets worse from there. Just ask Ann Coulter.

We currently live in a country where the young children of undocumented immigrants are being separated from their parents and kept in cages at the U.S.-Mexico border, while much of the Republican Party can barely feign interest. Now, we have vitriolic anti-immigrant commentator Ann Coulter going so far as to warn President Trump that the children were “child actors.”

Coulter appeared with Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle and former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz on yesterday’s episode of “The Next Revolution” with host Steve Hilton, where she defended anti-immigrant rhetoric like the phrase “anchor baby” and launched into a rant in which she accused immigrant children being interviewed on TV of being coached actors.

“These child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now—do not fall for it, Mr. President. I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” Coulter said.

Hilton tried numerous times to interrupt Coulter and change the topic to no avail. Coulter went on to source her claim in a New Yorker article that appears not to exist, or at least not with the details Coulter describes.

“They describe how these kids, these kids are being coached,” Coulter said. “They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to the New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/ann-coulter-calls-immigrant-children-ice-separated-from-their-parents-child-actors/




Holy shit! Ann went full Infowars, and you never go full Infowars, under any circumstances! Look this is unmistakable cruelty. You might as well make a run from the border! Yeah that’s right, I used an old Taco Bell slogan from the 1990s, what are you going to do? Fight me about it? Because I will throw fucking down, their evil is making me that angry. I mean just when you think they couldn’t stoop any lower, it gets worse!

Fox News opinion host Laura Ingraham sought to minimize the controversy surrounding the Trump administration's enforcement of a "zero-tolerance" policy on Monday night. That policy leads to adults being criminally prosecuted when they cross the US-Mexico border. Any children traveling with them are taken away to separate facilities.

Those family separations have led to thousands of children being housed in detention centers — some of which are warehouse-style facilities when the children are kept behind fenced-off barriers that resemble cages. Ingraham compared them to "summer camps" on her program Monday night.

Ingraham criticized the bipartisan backlash over the family separations, derisively calling it "faux liberal outrage." Critics have likened the rapidly growing child detention centers — in which some kids appear in pictures looking distraught and inconsolable — to a human-rights crisis.
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/06/19/laura-ingraham-compared-migrant-child-detention-centers-to-summer-camps-as-the-trump-administration-faces-escalating-blowback-over-family-separation-policy/23462448/




Oh ha ha ha ha ha… so fucking hilarious isn’t it? They’re in summer camp! They’re having the time of their lives with their new BFFs! Yeah fuck you, Laura. Because here’s things that are really going on, this ain’t summer camp. I’d love to say what I think should happen to Jeff Sessions and Trump but I’d prefer not to get a visit from the Secret Service any time soon. So I’ll just leave with this. I’m pretty sure this is what hell looks like.

They’d had a plan: Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez packed up what little she had in Guatemala and traveled across Mexico with her 8-year-old son, Anthony. In a group, they rafted across the Rio Grande into Texas. From there they intended to join her boyfriend, Edgar, who’d found a construction job in the United States.

Except it all went wrong. The Border Patrol was waiting as they made their way from the border on May 26, and soon mother and son were in a teeming detention center in southern Texas. The next part unfolded so swiftly that, even now, Ms. Ortiz cannot grasp it: Anthony was sent to a shelter for migrant children. And she was put on a plane back to Guatemala.

“I am completely devastated,” Ms. Ortiz, 25, said in one of a series of video interviews last week from her family home in Guatemala. Her eyes swollen from weeping and her voice subdued, she said she had no idea when or how she would see her son again.

As the federal government continues to separate families as part of a stepped-up enforcement program against those who cross the border illegally, the authorities say that parents are not supposed to be deported without their children. But immigration lawyers say that has happened in several cases. And the separations can be traumatic for parents who now have no clear path to recovering their children.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/us/immigration-deported-parents.html





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OK moving on. This is a comedy show, not a horror show. So where do we go next? If you haven’t noticed there is a war going on for the future of my home state of California, and no, it’s not a good thing, sir. So for those of you who don’t live in my great state, there’s a war on the liberalism of this state and a plan to split California into 3 states and while we have mainly just talked about it, this could become a reality in November.

Troublemaker Tim Draper’s latest proposal to split California into three states has some appeal for Northerners. At least it does for me.

That doesn’t mean it’s a smart idea. It’s impractical, a fantasy and doomed. But it does have an allure.

In November, Californians will have an opportunity to vote on whether to split the state in thirds because the venture capitalist’s initiative qualified for the ballot last week. So this is no longer just an idea for idle chit-chat. It’s potentially achievable, if highly remote.

Look, here’s one attraction for a Sacramentan: The new “Northern California” would be the second-wealthiest state in the nation, ranking only below Connecticut in terms of per capita personal income. The Legislative Analyst’s Office pegged it at $63,000, based on 2015 data, the latest available. For the entire state it was $54,000.

That wealth is because of the San Francisco Bay Area, especially Silicon Valley.

What it means is there’d be fewer people unemployed and on public assistance than in the other two new states: Los Angeles-dominated “California” and weirdly drawn “Southern California.” There’d be less northern tax money spent on the safety net and more for universities, transportation, parks and other lifestyle goodies.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-skelton-california-three-states-proposal-20180618-story.html




We already did that one. But I guess it’s that new theater smell. Yeah we’re still working out the kinks of our new set. But anyway this whole plan to split California into 3 states is certifiably insane and its’s nothing more than a partisan power grab. I mean we’re dealing with people who would literally take candy from a baby, and they don’t need an excuse.

This November, Californians will head to the polls to vote on a peculiar ballot measure that asks, "Hey, how do you feel about splitting into three states?"

This is really happening.

A proposal to divide California into three states — Northern California, California, and Southern California — qualified this week to appear on the ballot in November's general election. It received over 458,000 valid signatures, more than the number required by state law to get on the ballot, thanks to an ambitious campaign called Cal 3 and financial backing from Silicon Valley tycoon Tim Draper, an early investor in Tesla and Skype.

If a majority of California voters who cast ballots agree to divvy up the state into three, the plan would then go onto the US Congress for approval.

There's bad news for anyone in support of this initiative: Even if the measure gathers enough support at the polls, it would still be incredibly difficult for California to pull off.

All states have a special process for amending their state constitution. In some states, two houses of congress need need to approve a ballot measure before residents get a chance to weigh in at the polls. California is an oddball. The state's initiative process lets a vote by the people pass a measure into law, without the blessing of the state legislatures.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/incredibly-difficult-california-split-three-150000134.html




If *ONLY* we could call it High Cal and Lo Cal, that would be hilarious. Of course most people don’t vote for comedy. But this guy is doing it because one, he’s a billionaire with a lot of money to blow. I mean why can’t these guys ever spend their money for good? Instead they have to spend it on some evil shit, and this is about as evil and stupid as it gets. It’s basically a giant “fuck you” to liberals.

A Silicon Valley billionaire has amassed enough signatures to have his proposal splitting California into three parts on the state’s ballot in November.

Venture Capitalist Timothy Draper filed more than 402,468 valid signatures in all of the state’s counties for his proposal, qualifying it for the general election ballot in November, California’s Secretary of State said on Tuesday. Draper had actually garnered 605,026 signatures; a random sampling found 76 percent were projected to be valid.

Under the proposal, which Draper submitted to the state Attorney General’s office last September, California would be split into: Northern California, which would consist of 40 counties; California, which would be composed of six counties, including Los Angeles; and Southern California, which would house the remaining 12 counties. If the state’s residents vote for the proposal, California’s legislature would have a year, beginning in January of 2019, to implement it.

“The citizens of the whole state would be better served by three smaller state governments while preserving the historical boundaries of the various counties, cities, and towns,” Draper wrote to the Attorney General’s office when explaining his proposal.
http://time.com/5311037/california-ballot-initiative-split-state/




Excuse me a minute… yeah this guy will probably be the poster boy for why we have videos about why this is a bad idea in the future. But what does this mean? Why even have an initiative this batshit crazy on the ballot? Like we said some men just like to watch the world burn. And most of those men are republicans. But this is crazy, evil and stupid at the same time.

This November, Californians will head to the polls to vote on a peculiar ballot measure that asks, "Hey, how do you feel about splitting into three states?"

This is really happening.

A proposal to divide California into three states— Northern California, California, and Southern California — qualified last week to appear on the ballot in November's general election. It received over 458,000 valid signatures, more than the number required by state law to get on the ballot, thanks to an ambitious campaign called Cal 3 and financial backing from Silicon Valley tycoon Tim Draper, an early investor in Tesla and Skype.

If a majority of California voters who cast ballots agree to divvy up the state into three, the plan would then go onto the US Congress for approval.

There's bad news for anyone in support of this initiative: Even if the measure gathers enough support at the polls, it would still be incredibly difficult for California to pull off.
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-california-could-become-three-states-cal3-ballot-measure-2018-6





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Happy Trumper Games everybody! We have some new and exciting developments! So another firing means another edition of the Trumper Games! But this week it isn’t just a mere firing as it is something much worse - a jailing! Yes, it involves Tribute Manafort from the 14th district, who many say was the first tribute eliminated from the games! But how can you eliminate a tribute who’s already been eliminated, I ask you? That is the question on the table! Since the tribute has already been eliminated from the games, there is only one answer!

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s ex-campaign manager, arrived in court from his luxury condo on Friday morning with a confident swing in his step, even a faint grin.

By the time he left, through a different door, escorted to jail where he’ll remain through the end of his trial, his face had noticeably darkened.

That difference could alter the entire course of his case, legal experts said: The fact that he’ll face trial while incarcerated makes him far more likely to cooperate with investigators, according to former federal prosecutors and other observers who spoke to VICE News.

“If he’s convicted, he will die in jail,” Paul Rosenzweig, a senior counsel for the Ken Starr investigation into former President Bill Clinton, told VICE News. “He’s now going to come under much greater pressure to do something to immediately ameliorate his problem, and the only thing he can do is plead guilty and offer to cooperate.”
https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/4358qn/prison-is-going-go-make-paul-manafort-much-easier-to-flip-prosecutors-say




Yeah I think that is how most of us feel watching this shit show! But Charlie, where is my champagne? And don’t bring me the cheap stuff either! So Tribute Manafort is in jail now and that’s where most of the Trumper Games contestants should be! But guess what? The president can issue a pardon which means that Tribute Manafort can get right back in the games!

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller’s work wraps up, if he believed they were treated “unfairly.”

Until then, consideration of clemency is unnecessary, Giuliani said, as the White House presses to bring the yearlong investigation to an end.

Giuliani denied that Trump was trying to send a message to Paul Manafort, who was the 2016 chairman for nearly five months, or others to refrain from cooperating with prosecutors. The former New York City mayor suggested that an end to the investigation could be in sight one way or the other — either by undercutting the Mueller’s inquiry as illegitimate, or if necessary, by agreeing to a Trump interview with prosecutors under limited conditions.

“The president is not going to issue pardons in this investigation,” Giuliani said. “Because you just cloud what is becoming now a very clear picture of an extremely unfair investigation with no criminality involved in it of any kind.”

But, he added, “When it’s over, hey, he’s the president of the United States. He retains his pardon power. Nobody is taking that away from him. He can pardon, in his judgment.”
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/18/will-trump-issue-pardons-russia-investigation/




Oh you’re bad! You’re really bad! And damn it Charlie, why must you bring me the cheap champagne again? But what awaits the fate of Tribute Manafort? Is he going to be tucked away in a white collar resort prison or is he going to a far worse kind of jail?

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has become notorious for his extravagant spending, and for the alleged wide-ranging corrupt practices that helped fund it. But after being found in violation of his parole on Friday, Manafort will have to get used to the much humbler lifestyle of an inmate.

As detailed in an in-depth new report by CNN, Manafort’s tie, belt, and wallet were immediately confiscated after a judge rescinded his parole Friday. Manafort, 69, was then transported to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., a county jail which also sometimes houses federal inmates like Manafort. The jail has been described online by apparent insiders as a “hell hole” where “inmates are treated worse than livestock.”

Those harsh comments are only partly reflected in the jail’s public record. CNN found the facility, though currently holding more than 500 people, isn’t considered overcrowded. The jail has, though, faced accusations of medical mistreatment and failing to prevent an assault on an inmate, and four inmates have died there since 2011, according to the Washington Post.

The place isn’t without its upsides, though. According to a view on Google Earth, Northern Neck is surrounded by thick forest, and Manafort’s housing in a “VIP” unit might make his stay a bit more pleasant. Both NFL star Michael Vick and musician Chris Brown have reportedly been incarcerated in that section of the facility during their stints in jail. And according to reports, Manafort will be able to receive mail, make outgoing phone calls, and see visitors – though only for one hour a week.
http://fortune.com/2018/06/17/paul-manafort-northern-neck-regional-jail/




Yes so there’s a much different kind of prison that Manafort and everyone in the Trump administration we wish would go to! Thank you! But guess what? We’re going to keep going until the president is eliminated – because remember, in the Trumper Games, the president isn’t just the host of the games, he’s also a contestant!

George Papadopoulos. Michael Flynn. Alexander van der Zwaan. Paul Manafort. Some of the most high-profile men caught up in the Russia investigation all have one thing in common: They’ve learned firsthand that the cover-up can also be a crime.

All four men have either decided to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or have been sent to jail—not because it was proven that any of them colluded with Russia or attempted to obstruct justice, but because they lied to the FBI or tried to influence the outcome of the investigation in some significant way. Their fates could send a clear signal to the president, who is weighing whether or not to sit down with Mueller for an interview: If you lie to federal agents, there will be consequences.

Papadopoulos, a foreign-policy adviser on President Trump’s campaign, and Flynn, a top campaign surrogate who went on to serve as Trump’s national-security adviser, both pleaded guilty within months of one another to lying to the FBI about the nature of their contacts with foreign nationals. Van der Zwaan, a lawyer who helped produce a report friendly to Ukraine’s ousted President Viktor Yanukovych at Manafort’s behest, went to jail for a month after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with two former Manafort associates. And Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman, was sent to jail on Friday—not as a result of the original charges against him, which included money laundering, bank fraud, and tax fraud, but because he engaged in witness tampering and tried to obstruct justice, according to prosecutors..
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/muellers-targets-keep-digging-deeper-holes/562985/





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Now that we have this horrible atrocity going on at the border, the one guy who’s willing to defend it is of course our idiot in chief, Donald J. Trump. Any other president, this would be an impeachable offense, and Trump should not be allowed to get away with it scot free. Let’s face facts - Donald Trump is an absolute monster, he’s a fucking jerk, and he’s surrounded by monsters and jerks. But what makes somebody become a monster?

Imagine this scene: Tens of thousands of people, mostly families with children, are labeled by the government as a threat to our nation, used as political tools by opportunistic politicians, and caught in a vast gray zone where their civil and human rights are erased by the presumption of universal guilt. Thousands are moved around to makeshift detention centers and sites, where camps are thrown together with more regard to the bottom line than the humanity of the new residents.

That is America today, at our southern border, which asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants alike are seeking to cross. But it is also America in late 1941, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, when overnight my community, my family, and I became the enemy because we happened to look like those who had dropped the bombs. And yet, in one core, horrifying way this is worse. At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents. We were not pulled screaming from our mothers’ arms. We were not left to change the diapers of younger children by ourselves.

Photos of children in cages and camps today so strongly evoke the wartime past that former First Lady Laura Bush drew a stark parallel in an op-ed in the Washington Post. “These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history,” Bush wrote. She reminded us that there are dark consequences to such camps for their residents: “This treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.”

When a government acts capriciously, especially against a powerless and much-reviled group, it is hard to describe the terror and anxiety. There is nowhere to turn, because the only people with the power to help have trained their guns and dogs upon you. You are without rights, held without charge or trial. The world is upside down, information-less, and indifferent or even hostile to your plight.

And yet, with hideous irony, I can still say, “At least during the internment …”
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/19/at-least-during-the-internment-are-words-i-thought-id-never-utter-family-separation-children-border/




That’s the Hulk, and that was from George Takei – a guy who lived through this sort of unspeakable horror before. Now here’s a guy who seems to have forgotten history – Donald J. Trump, a guy who is not only defending this, he’s doubling down!

President Donald Trump on Tuesday quintupled down on the lie he has repeatedly told by once again falsely blaming Democrats for his own immigration policy.

“Democrats are the problem,” Trump wrote. “They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!”

In fact, the current policy of separating immigrant parents from their children is entirely due to actions by the Trump administration. Administration officials including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and aide Stephen Miller have even publicly stated that the policy is being used as a purported “deterrent” against immigrants trying to enter the country illegally.

Additionally, Trump’s use of the word “infest” to describe immigrants’ behavior is part of a broader pattern of dehumanizing rhetoric aimed at foreigners. Earlier this year, Trump said that undocumented immigrants in the United States were “animals” who couldn’t even be described as “human,” although the White House later insisted that the president was only talking about MS-13 gang members, not immigrants as a whole.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trump-says-immigrants-infest-country-quintuples-lie-democrats-problem/




I would like to tell you where you can shove that thumb, but it’s the same place where all those Big Macs you eat come out of, and it would get stuck. Yeah this shit is making me furious if you can’t tell my poker face. Oh and then here’s the fucking irony of this whole thing! Guess what? There’s no laws! No laws regarding this horror, and Trump is enforcing something that doesn’t exist. I got to move on, this is making me too fucking angry.

Is there a law requiring the separation of immigrant families at the border?

No.

But crossing the U.S. border without a visa or other authorization and between official ports of entry has been a misdemeanor crime for decades.

Some say it was first proposed in 1929, when Coleman Livingston Blease, a pro-lynching Democratic senator from South Carolina, pushed it to cut down on Mexican immigration.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, speaking on "Meet the Press," argued that the policy is a function of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. Congress that year was controlled by Democrats and the president was Democrat Harry Truman.

Either way, the federal criminal statute was rarely used until the last decade, reserved instead for only the most egregious offenders or those with serious criminal records.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/article/Explainer-Is-the-government-required-to-separate-13005122.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social





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Sigh… is this… is this really what we need right now? More ways for humanity to keep murdering each other and now we can do it from space? So while we’re all extremely horrified at what is happening at the border thanks to Trump and the idiot network, Trump has a new shiny object to distract us with – think of it like the dog from Up! getting distracted by squirrels. This is what we here at the Top 10 Home Offices like to call “the squirrel effect”.

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. "We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the space force, separate but equal, it is going to be something."

Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that the military will work with Congress and other stakeholders to move forward with the policy.

"We understand the President's guidance. Our Policy Board will begin working on this issue, which has implications for intelligence operations for the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy," White said in the statement.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-directs-creation-space-force-sixth-branch-military/story?id=55978674




Hey look everybody a squirrel! Although I will say that if there’s no sitcom being created tomorrow called “Space Farce”, I will have lost all faith in the internet! Thank you! So why do we need a military NASA and what’s the point of announcing this now?

President Donald Trump used a term from US segregationist history to describe the relationship between the Air Force and his newest military branch, the Space Force, calling it "separate but equal."

"We must have American dominance in space. Very importantly, I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That's a big step," he said in the White House East Room during a meeting of his National Space Council Monday.

"We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force: separate but equal, it is going to be something so important," he said.

The term "separate but equal" became a legal precedent following an 1896 Supreme Court ruling Plessy v. Ferguson that said the use of racially separate facilities, if equal, was not discrimination. That legal rationale was deemed unconstitutional through a series of Supreme Court decisions, ending with 1954's Brown v. Board of Education.

In addition to calling for the Space Force, Trump signed Space Policy Directive -- 3 on Monday, part of his administration's push to lead in the space space.
Trump previously floated the idea of adding a "Space Force" branch to the US military -- a concept that has received some support on Capitol Hill but drawn skepticism from the Pentagon.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/politics/trump-space-force-air-force/index.html




Wait why… how… who… ah fuck it, this is Trump, you can’t question his logic or it will cause one’s head to literally explode. Yeah think the guy in Scanners for a minute. So let’s explore the possibilities of what could happen if humanity waged a war in space. Let’s just say it would end faster than it would start.

For decades, the idea of extending Earthly wars into orbit has been taboo. The prospect of nuclear-armed satellites ready to drop on our heads was simply too terrifying. Then there were the implications of all the debris …

But, as more and more nations gain the ability to loft satellites into space, the old treaties between the United States and Russia have become increasingly irrelevant.

India. Pakistan. North Korea. All have recently joined the space race.

China, meanwhile, has been actively testing missiles capable of destroying satellites — the most recent being in January this year.

The implications are terrifying.

There's already plenty of deadly space junk hurtling about in orbit above our heads.

A simple fleck of paint — travelling at immense speeds — was enough to deeply crater a Space Shuttle's reinforced glass windscreen.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12073828




Hmmm… competing with those three countries at the helm, maybe we need to put the cone of shame on Trump for a while. I mean could you just picture that? He’d have to find a new way to eat cheeseburgers in bed. So why is he interested in exploring space when he hasn’t left the confines of his bed since he took office?

As private companies plan to send thousands of satellites into space to expand broadband internet services and for other uses, the Trump administration is taking steps to ensure that space debris doesn't get out of control.

Why it matters: We are beginning to see a large uptick in the number and diversity of satellites being launched into space by governments and private companies, such as Elon Musk's SpaceX. If no one modernizes the rules governing space, then there's the potential for overcrowding at various altitudes above Earth. This overcrowding could hold back the burgeoning space industry, and threaten national security.

What's next: On Monday, the president signed a space policy directive that gives various government agencies clearer roles in governing space.
“The space operating environment are becoming increasingly crowded. Orbital debris poses a growing threat to space operations."
— Scott Pace, the executive secretary of the National Space Council, on a call with reporters.

The details: The new policy directive requires that updates be made to orbital debris mitigation practices, as well as new guidelines for designing and operating satellites.
https://www.axios.com/trump-space-policy-orbital-debris-spacex-ea825f29-1d78-4ba9-92e9-b780783154cc.html






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One of the world’s largest mergers has recently escaped the headlines in the wake of the end of Net Neutrality and the other horrors of the Trump Administration. Sinclair Broadcasting is about to take over some 200 additional TV stations by purchasing Tribune Media. Now that is up for a vote by the FCC – and one guy in particular whose vote will really matter – Ajit Pai, the same guy who ended Net Neutrality. So what is at stake?

The Federal Communications Commission’s chairman is said to be planning a vote next month on limits to how many TV stations a company can own, rules he has said are too restrictive and that could factor into Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s planned purchase of Tribune Media Co.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is poised to schedule a July 12 vote on altering rules that cap broadcasters’ reach at 39 percent of the national audience, according to two people briefed on the plan, who who spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposal hasn’t been made public.

A vote next month could head off a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington that is considering a challenge to part of the existing rules. The case threatens to push Sinclair over the existing national ownership cap if it buys Tribune.

Proposals from Pai, an appointee of President Donald Trump, are all but certain to pass with votes from the Republican majority he leads. Pai hasn’t publicly recommended a new limit and details of his proposal could not be learned.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-13/fcc-said-to-plan-rule-change-before-court-can-upend-sinclair-bid




Except people do care, sir. In fact this thing is so controversial that in order to prevent state run television from coming to the United States it’s united lawmakers on both the left side and the right side to squash this merger before it becomes a problem.

The Donald Trump-backing Sinclair Broadcast Group’s pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, creating a local television station cartel of unprecedented power and reach, has triggered a mind-meld of liberals and conservatives that would otherwise have been unthinkable in the present era of polarized politics.

The result is a possibly heartening (and, let’s face it, bizarre) alliance between the usual suspects—that is, left-leaning public interest groups and elected Democrats who’d be expected to oppose any such merger—and right-leaning media outlets such as Christopher Ruddy’s Newsmax, the San Diego-based Herring family’s One America News, Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, and even the hard-right former House Republican Majority Leader, Tom “The Hammer” DeLay.

“Don’t get me wrong: I appreciate the conservative perspective of Sinclair, and support its First Amendment right to espouse its views,” DeLay wrote in a recent Politico op-ed titled “Why Trump Should Block the Sinclair Merger.”

This would be a highly unlikely outcome given the president’s recent tweet: “So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”

Still, DeLay added, “This transaction would set a terrible precedent by opening the door for ABC, CBS, and NBC to also buy many more TV stations. At that point, nothing can stop liberal Northeast corporate executives from telling homes in the heartland what to think.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/media-foes-on-left-and-right-team-up-to-fight-the-sinclairtribune-merger


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In fact, should this merger go through, you can expect far more “quality” reporting from Sinclair broadcaster Mark Hyman, who made that snowflake video we just showed. But guess who is in love with this idea? Why it’s the guy who we currently call president – Donald J. Trump. You know how much he loves his loyalty.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has a $3.9 billion takeover awaiting a decision by federal regulators, just got a vote of confidence from President Donald Trump.

It wasn't specifically about the pending deal to acquire Tribune Media. Instead, the president was defending Sinclair against charges of bias in the wake of a video that went viral over the weekend.

"So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased," Trump tweeted Monday. "Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke."

That video in question, from Deadspin, shows how Sinclair had its news anchors across the country read the same script warning of alleged bias in reporting by other media outlets. Last month, CNN first reported that Sinclair was requiring journalists at stations across the US to read scripted editorials condemning other news outlets for pushing "fake stories."
https://www.cnet.com/news/sinclair-media-awaiting-massive-broadcast-merger-gets-trump-defense/




Yes, we are reminded here at Top 10 Investigates that this is the Trump administration. It is where logic does not apply and all rules of logic and reason are thrown out the window. But really, would you expect the pro-Trump FCC, the one where they voted to end Net Neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take new comments from the public on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion bid for Tribune Media.

The agency is reopening its review of the merger for public comments after the two companies proposed to sell off some local stations in an effort to bring the deal in line with media ownership restrictions.

The public will have until July 12 to weigh in on the docket.

Many Democrats have urged the FCC and the Department of Justice to block the deal, arguing that it will give the conservative-leaning broadcast giant too much reach, while shutting out independent media outlets.

Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat on the commission, said the agency should not be moving forward with its review while a court is considering a lawsuit against the FCC over media deregulations that could affect the merger.
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/388658-fcc-will-take-public-comment-on-sinclair-tribune-merger




But is this really what you call “winning”? I mean is it what we need right now? Sure, Trump could block the merger, but considering we all know how much he loves his ass getting kissed, he probably won’t .

The biggest media news this year has been the mega-merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media, which would create the largest broadcast company in history—if antitrust regulators approve the deal. Republicans have been largely supportive of the move, not just because of the principle that the government should stay out of business decisions, but also for political reasons: Conservatives are excited about the prospect of a national broadcast giant with a distinct right-leaning perspective.

In the short term, they’re right to be excited: The merged broadcaster would have 215 TV stations covering more than 72 percent of U.S. households, an unprecedented reach into Americans’ living rooms. But in the long run, the move could well backfire, creating huge political problems for Republicans and President Donald Trump. Opening the door to the Sinclair deal could pave the way for networks such as NBC, CBS and ABC to consolidate their own empires even further, creating huge liberal broadcasters that dwarf the size and power of the merged Sinclair-Tribune company.

In many ways, the conservative revolution owes its early success to the ownership limits placed on big liberal media companies. When Ronald Reagan won the presidency in a 1980 landslide, many credited his win on restrictions against the liberal media’s ability to own most of the local broadcast TV stations throughout the United States. At that time, a single entity could only own seven broadcast television stations. Compare that to the 200-plus stations Sinclair will own if this transaction is approved. Then-candidate Reagan was able to reach America through a diverse group of broadcast owners, bypassing the liberal bias of New York City network executives at NBC, CBS and ABC.
https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2018/01/31/why-trump-should-block-the-sinclair-merger-000634




There you have it, Trump is a man so obsessed with loyalty he’d allow state run TV in the US. That’s it this week for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




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Gather around my fair brothers and sisters! For it’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate, as the Holy Church of the Top 10 has convened and it’s time for our weekly reminder to inform you of why the holiest among us are also the most full of:



So my fair congregation, while the DEVIL sits in power and the people who are enabling SATAN are sitting in control of the White House, Senate, and Congress, how is it they are able to retain their ungodly powers? Well it’s from the use of what one MIGHT call a “conspiracy theory”. Well since the election of the Dark One to the highest office in the land, the conspiracy theorists have come out of the woodwork to explain things that would make even the good LAWRD JAYSUS cringe!

Paul McGuire, author of the book “Trumpocalypse: The End-Times President, a Battle Against the Globalist Elite, and the Countdown to Armageddon,” appeared recently on the “Prophecy In The News” program where he asserted that the United States government is controlled by a massive secret network of Satanic “practicing pedophiles.”

“The reality is in America, we do have a hidden, invisible shadow government,” McGuire said. “It’s true and there is a trail of verifiable, impeccable evidence that proves it’s true.”

McGuire said that the media is “fake news because they’re not talking about the single most important story in America right now and for the last thirty years and that is simply this: At the very highest levels of government, culture, entertainment, media, politics—both in the United States and Europe—there currently exists and has existed for at least 30 or 40 years at a very high level, a largely hidden network of practicing pedophiles.”

“I would be failing as an American citizen … and as a Christian,” McGuire insisted, “if I didn’t tell you this. But there are high-level people who belong to a satanic network, they’re practicing satanists and one of the things that they’re into—and I’m sorry to say this, I don’t even want to talk about this … They abuse children emotionally, psychologically and very brutally, sadistically, including murder, in their sexual rape and torture and mutilation of these young children.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/paul-mcguire-america-is-controlled-by-a-hidden-network-of-practicing-pedophiles/




Well, a “little crazy” might be an understatement there. I mean Brother Paul, have you seen what’s going on at the border there? You might want to rethink what you are saying. Oh who am I kidding? You cannot use logic and reason with those who voted for the DARK ONE. But of course it’s all part of GAWD’s plan for America, you heathens!

Paul Begley is a right-wing pastor and rabid conspiracy theorist who insists that First Lady Melania Trump ordered the White House to be “completely exorcised” before moving in, that Barack Obama is leading an Illuminati plot to assassinate President Trump, that Hillary Clinton intended to hand America over to the Illuminati in preparation for the rise of the Antichrist, and that Kate Spade, Anthony Boudain and Larry Kudlow were all possibly targets of “Illuminati assassins.”

Corey Stewart, the Confederacy-loving politician who won the Republican primary earlier this week and will now challenge Sen. Tim Kaine in November, appeared on Begley’s webcast several weeks ago, where he stated that he makes it his mission to say something “politically incorrect” every day simply to offend liberals.

Fresh off his primary victory, Stewart appeared on Begley’s webcast again today during which he secured Begley’s endorsement after declaring that he is running for the Senate in order to ensure that America will do “what God wants us to do.”

The interview kicked off with a discussion of the segment Stewart did last night with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, during which he was grilled about the support he has received from, and his ties to, numerous anti-Semites and white nationalists.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/corey-stewart-endorsed-by-pastor-conspiracy-theorist-paul-begley-after-saying-trump-is-key-to-gods-plan-to-take-back-america/




Even the Holiest One is telling you that you’re off the message here! I mean this shit is crazy folks and it does go against what our good book teaches! And I’ve seen and read and memorized the verse, I should know better than anybody. But while the holiest among us have the wrong idea about the environment, especially the guy who runs it, it may be their only hope in well, destroying the planet!

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been embroiled in so many ethical scandals, from the ridiculous—having a government employee drive him from one Ritz-Carlton to another in search of his favorite hand lotion—to the seriously swampy—using staff to try to get his wife a job—that even some conservatives are calling him out and demanding that he go. But Pruitt may have a trump card, so to speak, in the support he gets from the president’s most important constituency: the Religious Right.

At last week’s Road to Majority conference, organized by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, Reed called Pruitt “a dear friend of faith and freedom” and promised his support:

You know, I know the left and the media like to go after this man. But the other day at a Cabinet meeting President Trump turned to him and said, ‘Scott, I want you to know, we’ve got your back. And you’re doing a great job.’ And we’ve got his back as well.

In his introduction, Reed reminded activists that Pruitt worked on religious liberty issues with the Rutherford Institute, which Reed described as a forerunner to today’s Religious Right legal groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom. Reed praised Pruitt for his record as Oklahoma’s attorney general, when he sued the EPA 14 times, and said he has brought “sanity” to an agency Reed said had been notorious for regulatory overreach.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/as-some-conservatives-abandon-scandal-plagued-pruitt-religious-right-may-be-his-trump-card/




And that is a good question there – the president said what??? Well I never imagined that supporters of the Dark One would be that crazy and stupid. But this is 2018, and they are that crazy and stupid – for it says in the good book that being that batshit crazy is a SIN!!!! It is one of the most egregious of SINS!!! Can I get an amen??? But apparently GAWD is using the Dark One to enact HIS agenda through the use of stealth technology! Did you know that?

During last night’s “Truth & Liberty” webcast, right-wing pastor Andrew Wommack said that God is brilliantly using President Trump to stealthily enact the Religious Right’s agenda without raising alarms that conservative Christians are trying to impose a theocracy on this nation.

Wommack and his guests were trying to answer a question from a viewer who wanted to know how evangelicals can support Trump despite his “immoral actions, behavior, character, and words,” to which they responded by insisting that “God is using Trump because He loves America, He loves the Christians, and He loves everybody that lives here.”

Wommack said that regardless of the fact that Trump is deeply flawed and “is always saying something offensive,” evangelicals can and must continue to support him because “he has done more to advance and protect Christianity than any president in our lifetime.”

Wommack went on to claim that he has a friend who serves as a religious adviser to the president who knows that Trump has been “born again” but has been instructed to keep his conversion quiet.

“I know at least three people who have prayed with Trump and say he got born again,” Wommack said. “This man believes Trump did get saved but he counseled him not to make this an issue because people would look at it as that is his conversion experience so that he could sweep his past under the rug.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/its-like-a-stealth-thing-andrew-wommack-explains-how-god-is-using-trump-to-enact-the-religious-rights-theocratic-agenda/




There you have it folks! I mean this is something they could not have dreamed of when they wrote the Bible. I mean even JAYSUS would not want that shit! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:




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There’s nothing a conservative loves more than some good ol’ fashioned trash talking. In fact they have made it a part of their lifestyle and that’s how they win elections. They talk so much shit about people they could easily fill two landfills, a raw sewage treatment facility, and a fleet of manure trucks. Which is why they can’t stand it when people start fighting back against their bullshit. In the social media cold war that’s been going on since about 2009, conservatives have been completely paranoid about the way their bullshit is getting treated on social media sites. And guess what? It ain’t good, fellas! You can talk all the crap you want in private, but when you take that shit public, you’d better be prepared for getting as much as you can dish out. Just ask Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook is sending some of its top executives to meet with Republican leaders following complaints about anti-conservative bias on social media, the company confirmed to The Hill on Friday.

The officials from Facebook’s public policy team will be meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager.

A McCarthy spokeswoman said that the meeting would focus on “continued issues with conservative censorship on their website.”

The meeting was first reported by Axios.

Facebook will be represented by a group of former GOP officials: Kevin Martin, who served as Federal Communications Commission chairman during the George W. Bush administration; Joel Kaplan, Bush’s former deputy chief of staff; Greg Maurer, who was an aide to former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); and former Republican digital strategist Katie Harbath.

Facebook and other social media companies have faced criticism from conservatives over accusations that the industry is biased against conservative speech. The meeting comes after Parscale and McDaniel sent a letter to Facebook and Twitter in May. And McCarthy has become an increasingly vocal critic of tech companies, even though he’s received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Silicon Valley.
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/392443-facebook-execs-to-meet-with-gop-leaders-over-concerns-about-anti




Nah. See here’s the thing conservatives – you’re not getting censored because you’re a conservative posting on a social media site. You’re getting censored because you’re hateful dicks! But the accusations don’t stop there! Because once again they love some trash talking!

Donald Trump's 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee are asking Facebook and Twitter for assurances that they will safeguard access to "fair content" and guarantee that conservative voices are not censored or buried.

Trump's 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel made the requests to Facebook and Twitter in a letter sent Thursday, which they later posted online.

Parscale and McDaniel wrote that they have grown concerned after media reports over the past few years and claims from users that Facebook staff had "manipulated" the trending section to exclude conservative news and that some conservative personalities have had their content suppressed. On Twitter, they said that conservative users have "accused the company of unfairly targeting them," by purging their accounts of followers in an attempt to fight fake news.

"We recognize that Facebook and Twitter operate in liberal corporate cultures. However, rampant political bias is inappropriate for a widely used public forum," McDaniel and Parscale wrote.

Accusations that social media censors conservative views has hounded the companies for years. Both Facebook and Twitter are based in the largely liberal enclaves around San Francisco, California, and their executives are often aligned with liberal causes.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/24/media/parscale-twitter-facebook-letter/index.html




Exactly. See here’s the thing – it’s not them! It’s you! You know when you sign up on these services, they have this thing called a “terms of service” agreement that you probably didn’t read. If you did read it, most of them have a rule that says “don’t be hateful”. See every time you post on David Hogg’s feed about how he’s helping the NRA sell more guns, or telling mass shooting victims to go eat Tide Pods, or how Hillary Clinton sold out the children of Haiti and then gave money to her foundation, post every bullshit conspiracy theory like Seth Rich and Pizzagate, retweet nonsense from QANON about “the Storm”, or post poorly photoshopped pictures of Hillary pooping her pants, or every time you call us idiots, or libtards, or say liberalism is a mental disorder, and you wonder why your account gets banned, you might want to examine your own life. You can make all these claims about how you’re being censored, about how there’s a bias, but really, you’re just hateful dicks! You know, kind of like when your ex breaks up with you and says “it’s not you, it’s me”, she really means it’s you. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Such is the case here.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is calling out social media and technology giants over what he sees as anti-conservative bias.

On Tuesday night, McCarthy, a leading candidate to replace retiring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), tweeted a video from a speech in which he lashes out at Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of trying to censor conservatives.

“Social media is being rigged to censor conservative voices. We will not be silenced,” the No. 2 House Republican wrote in the tweet.

McCarthy, whose district is in Southern California, frequently turns to Silicon Valley for campaign contributions. Corporate PACs for Facebook, Google and Amazon have all given him $5,000 each since 2017.

In his video, McCarthy references an incident where Amazon removed a conservative organization that had been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center from a program that allows users to donate a portion of their purchases to a charity organization of their choice. He also noted an episode last year where Twitter briefly blocked an anti-abortion campaign ad from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/389876-house-gop-leader-lashes-out-at-tech-companies-over-anti-conservative-bias




Hey McCarthy – did you miss the key word there? Hate? Yeah that’s where you might want to take a look at your own party and some of the things they post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. See, hate has a conservative bias to it! Always has and always will. You know you always tell us to let go of shit, but why don’t you? You know while you’re busy figuring out new ways to troll us, we’re busy doing that thing called winning elections! People have had enough of your hateful ways. Even Donald Trump Jr has chimed in on the paranoia, but really stop beating around the bush – you’re hateful dicks. Either own the hate, or stop the abuse. Your choice.

Donald Trump Jr., President Trump's oldest son who helps the Trump Organization, posted on Instagram Friday he had a "crazy drop-off in new followers," which he said was due to search results of his name.

He posted a video of the top searches associated with #donaldtrumpjr, which included #donaldtrumpjrisatoll, #donaldtrumpjrcolludedwithrussia and #donaldtrumpjrisaliar. A more positive result, #donaldtrumpjr2024, also showed up.

The video also showed a warning that he claimed a friend received when searching his name. The message said "Can we help? Posts associated with words or tags that you're searching for often encourage behavior that can cause harm or even lead to death. If you're going through something difficult, we'd like to help." The warning did not show up for CBS News when searching.

The third slide in the video showed some of the memes, some which appeared mean-spirited, that appeared to show up under a search for his name.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-jr-claims-conservative-shadow-ban-on-instagram/





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So tell me bartender, what goes well with aliens? Beer served in a glass wrapped in tin foil so they don’t see your mouth moving? Ah fuck it, just give me a large beer. So just north of my home town and where we host the Top 10 at the UCB Theater is AlienCon. Yes, it’s the annual convention that takes a look at all things involving extra terrestrials. I mean the truth is out there, yo!

So you've never missed an episode of History's "Ancient Aliens," the multi-season series that ponders the possibility of life on other planets, and whether those interplanetary travelers have visited our own world.

But, sigh. You don't yet own a spaceship that can zoom you to where other show fans might congregate?

No worries: Pasadena is the place to zoom over Father's Day Weekend.

That's where oodles of "Ancient Aliens" fans, as well as those curious sorts who want to ponder what might be out there, will meet up for AlienCon, no spaceship nor anti-gravity suit required.

The three-day Pasadena Convention Center event, which reaches across time/space from June 15 through 17, or at least across vast convention rooms, will include a host of actors famous for roles in iconic TV series and films.
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/AlienCon-Touches-Down-in-Pasadena-485312451.html




Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! It brings us love!!! So what else does it get you by visiting the annual gathering of alien lovers and tin foil hatters? Why it gets you UFOs and time traveling science fiction!

Could those who have made a multimillion-dollar industry out of promoting the idea of aliens visiting Earth in the distant past put on a show in Pasadena, home to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and attract scientists along with fun-seekers and the merely curious?

Ancient astronaut theorists say yes, and they intend to prove it when AlienCon opens Friday at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Many people may not realize that the Caltech/JPL connection to the science of celestial wonders has also inspired imaginations to create science fiction and a massive fan base for an ever-growing collection of TV shows and books examining the possibility of other life forms hidden in the stars.

This weekend’s three-day convention brings together top actors, writers, UFOlogists and TV hosts from the ever-expanding array of television series — particularly the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” — that have sprung up to study the signs and wonders of possible alien life forms and where space-related technology is heading.

With dozens of speakers and autograph sessions, and several thousand fans coming together at the Pasadena Convention Center Friday through Sunday, the Crown City will be a hotter spot than Area 51.
https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/aliencon-links-the-worlds-of-space-travel-ufology-and-science-fiction-at-the-pasadena-convention-center/




But really is this a convention for all the alien lovers out there or is this a convention for fans of science fiction and extra terrestrial novels and movies? Well you will see some Star Trek people there, because, convention!

We have a fundamental desire to explore the unexplained. To solve the world’s mysteries. AlienCon 2018 brings together all those seeking the truth about extraterrestrial existence throughout history.

Taking place June 15–17, 2018, in Pasadena, California, AlienCon will feature thought-provoking original programming, celebrity appearances, exhibits, exclusive merchandise, fan competitions, and much more.

Take part in celebrity autograph and photo sessions with some of the biggest names in alien exploration and pop culture.

Visit the AlienCon Marketplace, showcasing specialty merchandise from Ancient Aliens®, AlienCon, and unique vendors from across the universe!
https://southpasadenan.com/close-encounters-in-pasadena/





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What is Deep State Diaries? Our goal here at the Top 10 is that we like to educate you, as well as entertain you. We’ve toured the world and we’ve toured the country. Now we’re going to explore the favorite boogeyman of Trump fans – the Deep State! It’s time for episode 2 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. Next up is the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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We’re here at the department of Veterans Affairs everybody. Yes, we are going the controversial route because we live in such a patriotic country. And those that bleed red, white and blue always harp on everyone else for not supporting the flag, the troops, and whatever bullshit they can think of that isn’t American. And those same people have got us into two immoral wars that we’ll never get out of no matter how much we want to, and they’re responsible for our military being as insane as it is necessary to the well being of the United States. But what happens when our troops come home?

A former employee of the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Southern California has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing the personal information of more than 1,000 patients, according to the facility.

In April, a police search of the vehicle of Albert Torres, then a clerk at the VA, revealed patient data — including names, dates of birth and full Social Security numbers.

Torres was initially pulled over after a records search indicated that the license plates on his vehicle did not match the VIN number of the car, according to a press release from the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. The facility reported that police spotted a pill bottle in his car for which he did not have a prescription — it was later found to contain Gabapentin, a medication sometimes used to treat anxiety, epilepsy or pain associated with shingles.

After obtaining a search warrant for Torres’s apartment, police found hard drives and flash drives containing the personal information of an additional 1,014 patients, as well as cleaning supplies, worth $1,031.
https://statescoop.com/veterans-affairs-clerk-stole-personal-information-of-more-than-1-000-patients




Holy shit! So yeah rampant identity theft is a thing that is happening inside the VA. And there’s very little that’s known about the guy who Trump picked to run this department after the clusterfuck involving him picking his own physician to run the department. Maybe we can shed some light on this subject.

WASHINGTON — The White House named Peter O’Rourke as acting Veterans Affairs secretary after Robert Wilkie stepped down from the post to begin his formal confirmation process for the department’s permanent top job.

The move had been expected since President Donald Trump announced on May 18 that he was nominating Wilkie, the Pentagon’s top personnel and readiness official, for the vacant VA secretary job.

Wilkie had served in an acting role since March, when Trump fired David Shulkin from the post amid infighting at the department.

Naming O’Rouke as the interim department head once again bypasses VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman for the post. Bowman announced he will retire from federal service on June 15.

Veterans groups had complained that administration officials violated federal law by skipping over Bowman in March, and a pair of advocacy organizations have a pending lawsuit against the White House to invalidate decisions made by Wilkie as acting secretary.
https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2018/05/30/wilkie-steps-down-as-acting-va-secretary-top-deputy-retires/




Yeah that’s kind of how I feel about this one. OK so we’ve established who runs this department and what it does. So where do they send our returning troops? Especially those that need some critical help to get reintegrated into society? What kind of facilities do we have waiting for them?

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs’ independent watchdog office is accusing department leaders of improperly withholding records dealing with employee complaints, saying the action could be covering up potential criminal misbehavior.

Veterans Affairs leaders have responded by accusing the inspector general of overstepping its authority and improperly issuing reports that “recklessly cast the VA and its employees in an unfavorable light.”

Lawmakers pulled into the fight this week call the conflict concerning.

“The total lack of cooperation from the VA is alarming and a disservice to American veterans and taxpayers,” said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“I’m demanding the VA immediately comply with the IG’s request for access to information. The VA leadership that prides itself on transparency is not above the law or exempt from independent oversight.”
https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2018/06/19/va-watchdog-accuses-leadership-of-withholding-access-to-employee-complaints/




Good thing we’re doing this one first, I would hate to save that one for sweeps month! Yeah I’m starting to think we should get this one over with. But really it’s insane what is happening at the VA and if you’re a serviceman or woman returning from service, thank you. But if you exploit those people who are returning from service, fuck you.

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Officials with the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced an investigation Monday after a pathologist was found to be "impaired" and misdiagnosed patients, resulting in at least one death.

Dr. Skye McDougall, the Network Director and CEO of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, began the announcement on Monday.

"I want to apologize to all veterans for what we're going to disclose today," said McDougall. "What we're going to talk about today is a very serious and, I believe, very tragic situation with tragic outcomes for our veterans,"

She then introduced Dr. Kelvin L. Parks, the interim director for the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, to explain what happened.

According to Parks, a Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks pathologist was found to be "impaired" on March 22, 2016. The pathologist was immediately removed from clinical care. The pathologist had no previous disciplinary actions and was "deemed an excellent candidate of the impaired physician program."
http://5newsonline.com/2018/06/18/review-announced-after-pathologist-found-to-be-impared-at-fayetteville-va-medical-center/




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Likely hood To Survive: A

Overall: B-

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Ooh this is going to be a fun one – we’re going to take on the governing body of radio, film, television, and the internet – the FCC!



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Ladies and gentlemen, returning to the show is our good friends of the program and a huge ally to the LGBT community. They have a new documentary on HBO called “Believer” and you can see them on tour everywhere this July and August. Now playing that song Believer, give it up for Imagine Dragons!





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