Monday, June 12, 2017

All Praise to Dear Leader Kim Il Trump From His Inner Circle of Ass-Licking Yes Men and Yes Women! #MAGA! #MAGA!

For a man who claimed that he never would have demanded a pledge of loyalty from his fired FBI chief James Comey, this Cabinet meeting today seems to demonstrate the opposite, namely that nothing is more important to him than public pledges of fealty from his sycophantic underlings.

This has to be seen to be believed:


Only one question remains after watching this, so I posted a quick one-day poll on Twitter to determine the answer:
Senator Schumer's short parody shows how ridiculous this would look if an actual politician... an actual human being... did it:


Friday, June 09, 2017

A 'Total and Complete Vindication!' Poll

While yesterday's James Comey Senate testimony branding the current occupant of the White House a liar was seen by most as a bad day for Donald Trump, at least one person on Twitter took a contrarian view when he awoke at five this morning ... after almost two full days of social-media silence.

Which leads to this morning's @TrueBlueLiberal Twitter Poll question:



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Poll: Which of Trump's co-conspirators will go on the lam first?

Here's a new Twitter poll that I'll leave up for a full week. Who knows how these names will be affected by the #TrumpRussia news, rumors, and leaks in the next seven days.
Unfortunately, Twitter only allows four options in these polls; if you want to add Jared Kushner or another name, you'll need to do so in a response to the tweet.




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It's not #TrumpRussia collusion; it's simply another in a long (and increasingly improbable) string of coincidences.

At 6:04 this morning, the current resident of the White House woke up obsessing about the #TrumpRussia developments that are quickly becoming his Watergate (or at least his Iran-Contra) scandal.
This afternoon a complementary message from the other half of the #TrumpRussia dyad echoed the president's early-morning toilet tweet.
At least Putin and Trump know how to keep their story and their messaging language coordinated.




Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Deplorable Sibling Rivalry Poll

Here's a poll that could go either way, so there's no reason for Trumpkins on Twitter to try to hijack it for their own ends. After seeing a story earlier today about Betsy DeVos's gleeful endorsement of states' rights to discriminate against children, I thought about her and her brother, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, and which one is more, for lack of a better word, deplorable.

First I asked a rhetorical question on Twitter:
But then I decided to throw the question out to the Twitterverse for a final determination. As I said, I wouldn't be surprised to see this go either way.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Presidential Commencement Speech Worth Watching

As I type this, the 45th president of the United States is getting ready to give a commencement speech at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia (established 1971), though he would have preferred to have given this address at Trump University if fraud charges hadn't brought it down.

As an antidote, here is the 44th president of the United States giving the address to Rutgers University's (established 1766) graduating seniors almost exactly one year ago, on May 15, 2016.




Thursday, May 11, 2017

"What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?"

The headline about the new Quinnipiac Poll that was released yesterday was about the percentages of Americans who support (36%) or don't support (58%) Donald Trump. However, scrolling down below the demographic percentage breakdowns (which were all moving dramatically out of the president's favor even before his firing of James Comey), reveals this gem of a question that appeals more to those of us who love language more than numbers: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?"


The only thing that surprises me is that 'asshole' only came in at eleventh place, but otherwise this is a list that you could hand to any American and they would know exactly who were describing.