A very smug John Dickerson asserted on Sunday's Face The Nation that Donald Trump was just flat out wrong in his assertion that millions of people voted illegally in California. In fact, Dickerson tried but failed to get incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus to agree with him that Trump is somehow lying about this matter. Nice try, John, but Priebus wasn't biting. After Reince took the very reasonable position that we just don't know how many people voted illegally in the last election, Dickerson proceeded to recite the standard mainstream media dogma on this matter:
I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.
I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy.
Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list.
Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.
When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry, due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).
A really really angry Sally Field announced on Chelsea Handler's Netflix show on Thursday that she joined Twitter in order to understand why people voted for Donald Trump. As you can see in Chelsea's tweet video below, Field is not only clueless as to why Trump won the election but has no real understanding of how our federal constitution works.
President-Elect Donald Trump just tweeted something really astounding about his domestic policy. However, should it be reported as news? What to do? What to do? Oh, what a quandary! Anybody with a lick of common sense would agree that, of course, it should be reported as news. After all, what difference does it make whether the medium is television, radio, telegraph, smoke signals, carrier pigeons, or, yes, Twitter? News is news. However for the New York Times the fact that Trump uses Twitter to relay important information is a matter for much amusing hand wringing as you can see in the very title of their Tuesday angst-ridden article, If Trump Tweets It, Is It News? A Quandary for the News Media.
Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser might have placed his career in jeopardy on Saturday. How? By writing an amazingly upbeat article on the background of Steve Bannon, primarily about his time as a student at Harvard Business School. You just know that any investigation of Bannon by the liberal Boston Globe would be in effect an example of extreme vetting. The fact that they not only turned up nothing really negative but instead provided a report that could best be described as absolutely glowing and on the verge of awe in regards to Bannon's character is quite telling.
Rolling Stone has a new article about how "sex workers" are supposedly so outraged about the election of Donald Trump that they are now actively working to oppose him. Is that for real? The magazine hasn't exactly had a very good track record on sex related stories after that discredited article about a certain rape on campus has proven.
The Democratic Underground went into the election last week absolutely confident in Hillary Clinton's victory. As we shall see they were even openly gloating about her winning the presidency before the election even happened. And then the Trumpocalypse shockwave hit them hard. Very hard. In fact, they went into such a deep state of grief that their website shut down. Here is their laughable official excuse:
There have been many liberal mental meltdowns since Donald Trump's election last week but few of them have approached the epic proportions of Obamacare numbers cruncher Charles Gaba. Until he went over the edge, Gaba was known for quietly delving into the arcane statistics of Obamacare for the past few years and posting them several times per week on his blog. Although he is a liberal, his dry analysis of the failed program at least kept him out of trouble and his stats were often cited by reporters, such as Sarah Kliff, whose big shtick is Obamacare.
That all changed with the election of Trump. His quick plunge into the completely unhinged began early on the first morning of the Trumpocalypse and culminated a few days later on Sunday when he gave full throttle his inner monster from the id resulting in posting a gruesome concentration camp scene from "Schindler's List" implying that was the future of America under Trump. First let us join Gaba at 4:32 AM on November 9 when his Obamacare stats obsession suddenly gave way to his descent into mental hell:
"The trip began a day before the election, and Mr. Kerry had confidently predicted a Hillary Clinton victory."
Ah! It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Not a hint that anything could possibly ruin the upbeat mood of what was essentially an Election Day victory lap by Secretary of State John Kerry and his merry band of liberals to the bottom of the world. Fortunately, for the eternal amusement of posterity, New York Times science reporter Justin Gillis was on hand to record the tragicomic scene. First let us begin as he notes the jubilant visitors touring Antarctica avant le déluge orange:
OUCH! Remind me to never get on the bad side of Maria Bartiromo. After watching Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber wither during her incisive interview Tuesday on Fox News' Mornings With Maria one could almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.
What riled up Bartiromo was Gruber's smug assertion of no job losses due to Obamacare despite Bartiromo citing business executives telling her the opposite. After Gruber brushed her off for supposedly relying on anecdotes rather than hard data, the fireworks began as we shall see.
Film director and writer Paul Schrader, who used to be somebody many years ago in Hollywood, has taken to Facebook to call for "violent resistance" to protest the election of Donald Trump. Actually, the keyboard guerilla has gone to the extent of claiming to be willing to take up arms. Schrader claims to be enraged by "alt.right nut jobs" but as you can see in his Friday (ironically Veteran's Day) Facebook post, Schrader is obviously living out his violent fantasies in an alt.world:
I believe it was Rush Limbaugh who once said that liberals in power are dangerous but once they are out of power they are funny. And when they unexpectedly lose power in a most stunning way as happened last Tuesday when Donald Trump won the presidency, they are absolutely hilarious as you will see.
Right now on YouTube there are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of hilarious liberal mental meltdown compilation videos which have gone viral. Once you start watching them you just can't stop watching the over the top real life comedy. So let your humble correspondent be your guide through just a few of these videos as I review the highlights.
Columnist David Brooks is the house "conservative" of the New York Times which means he is currently busy consoling his fellow liberals over Donald Trump's election victory. Brooks, in his column today titled "The View From Trump Tower" but which could more accurately be labeled "The View From Ivory Tower," describes texting people "off the ledge." Ironically it is Brooks himself who leaps off that ledge at the end of his column due to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Less than a month after gloatingly predicting a major loss for Donald Trump, Washington Post columnist reacted on Wednesday to the election result in a highly bitter manner. Poor guy. His Beltway Bubble safe space is about to be punctured by those he spent over a year sneering at and his column reflects his rage.
You would think someone with such a poor prediction track record would absorb just a bit of humility and keep his anger in check. However, Dionne never seems to learn from experience. His legacy for laughably wrong predictions about Trump which led to his extreme bitterness began last April with his column titled, This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.
Donald Trump is going to be elected the next president of the United States. And you know what? I...am...going...to...be...okay. I'M GOING TO BE OKAY!!! But I don't know if you are. AGGGHHH!!!! AGGGHHH!!! AGGGHHH!!!! AGGGHHH!!! ...I'm going to be okay, DAMMIT!!!
That's a brief encapsulation capturing the general tone of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton's mental meltdown last night when it became obvious to him that Donald Trump would be elected president.
You did it, Bob Shrum! Your perfect track record now extends to 0 for 9 in presidential candidate victories due to your powerful "Shrum Curse."
Your humble correspondent was the first to note how the Shrum Curse doomed Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign the moment he declared certain victory for her on September 2. Here is a gloating Shrum spiking the football and declaring the election basically over that day on With All Due Respect in a video posted by Bloomberg Politics titled "Bob Shrum Says Labor Day Is the End of the Election":
Should CNN change its name to the Comedy News Network? That seems to be the suggestion of Dilbert cartoon strip creator Scott Adams in his Thursday blog. The reason why Adams now finds it so hilarious to watch CNN is the lengths they go to in order to avoid mentioning Hillary Clinton's name or her troubles. This is in stark contrast to Fox News according to Adams. The differences between the networks in their election coverage is so stark, Adams claims it is like watching two separate realities:
I'm sure it wasn't the intention of the liberal Atlantic magazine but they published an article that provided an excellent reason for why the Second Amendment is so important. The article itself was about the turmoil in Venezuela. However, the story revealed the reason why the highly dissatisfied citizenry of that troubled nation are unable to remove their highly unpopular government: they lack ownership of guns and it is the government and their goons that have them.
The set of With All Due Respect was a sad place today due to the shocking revelation that the computer seized in the Anthony Weiner probe has caused FBI Director James Comey to announce that he is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. In addition to being irked at Comey, Halperin and Heilemann seemed to be searching for lifeline assurances that this probe might soon go away and have little or no affect on the upcoming election in eleven days. Of course, the problem with that hope is that any news story involving Anthony Weiner is almost guaranteed to be comedy gold. In fact, #Dikileaks is now trending on Twitter.
Esquire magazine's resident Chekist, Matt Miller, whose official job title is Associate Culture Editor, is now engaged in a culture war against celebrities whose high crime is that they haven't joined in the liberal hate fest against Donald Trump by openly denouncing him. Not only does he condemn them generally but Miller goes so far as to list their names along with their social media following. It doesn't matter if these celebrities are silent even though they really support Hillary or they are just apolitical or if they secretly support Trump but don't want to alienate a portion of their fan base. To Miller it is an outright Thought Crime if they don't loudly become as openly psychotic over Trump as he is.
"Oh, um. Let's see. Um. That would have been onnnn... Uhhhh.... Let's see if I have the date exactly... It would have been onnnnn.... 'Lock her up' would have been onnnn..."
No, I am not indulging in a bit too much of fermented extract of sugar cane. Instead I am directly quoting "conservative" Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin as she stuggled in a most hilarious fumbling way on The O'Reilly Factor last night to find a quote where the host supposedly made excuses for "lock her up."