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President Trump, Coward: He Wants Paul Ryan To Step Down But Gets A Sycophant To Say It

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Donald Trump was sold by his campaign team and supporters as the ultimate alpha-male. He was the guy “who fights,” who “hits back,” “says what he means,” and generally, is the “manly man man.” In reality, Trump is a thin-skinned bully who shrinks when somebody goes back at him. His thin skin is legendary in that he is always whining how somebody or something is being “unfair” to him. He holds grudges that make the Hatfields and McCoys envious.

He’s also excellent at deflection. When asked about spreading the lie Ted Cruz’s father took part in the Kennedy assassination he said, “I just read it in the paper. I didn’t say it.” The “paper” in question is The National Enquirer. Earlier yesterday, Trump tweeted the following:

Naturally, people were wondering what Jeanine Pirro had to say or speculating he’d make an appearance. It wasn’t the latter. In fact, here are the first words she said:

Well, isn’t that special?

Trump couldn’t fight the battle himself, so he sent somebody to start it for him. And he sent a television sycophant to do it.

Despite all of the happy talk following the AHCA bill being pulled, Donald Trump and his inner circle were seething. First, their anger was directed at the members of the House Freedom Caucus, many of whom were not going to vote for the bill. Steve Bannon wanted to create an enemies list of those who voted “No.” It was Paul Ryan who convinced Trump not to do it.

Now, it looks like Trump, Bannon and the rest of Trump’s lackeys are going to make Ryan the scapegoat for the AHCA failure. Remember, Donald Trump sees failure as “losing” and being a “loser” is something he can’t have. I wouldn’t doubt if we say a lot of stories with those anonymous sources Trump hates showing up where people are expressing their “disappointment” with Speaker Ryan and how it “may be time” to “go in a different direction.”

Ryan is going to have to watch his back.


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VILE: MSNBC Personality Refers To Unborn Life As “Those Things That Might Turn Into Humans”

It’s been a tough contest, and it’s still early, but an early contender for the Most Vile Idiot of the Year has to be MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry.

If you’re not quite sure who she is, she’s the insufferable void who thought wearing tampons as earrings made some kind of cool, edgy statement.

It didn’t.

While attempting to make a point about the merits of abortion on a recent MSNBC broadcast, Harris-Perry plumbed the depths of depraved and reckless scumbaggery, in an effort to prove how abortion is an economic necessity.

After breaking a model of a fertilized egg, she bumbled her way through an offensive, science-free screed about the origins of human life and the ultimate cost.

Transcript:  Oh, no. That might be bad. I seemed to have popped open the fertilized egg. We’ll put that back together. But the very idea that this would constitute a person, right? And that some set of constitutional rights should come to this.  Look, I get that that is a particular kind of faith claim. It’s not associated with science. But the reality is that if this turns into a person, right, there are economic consequences, right? The cost to raise a child, $10,000 a year up to $20,000 a year. When you’re talking about what it actually costs to have this thing turn into a human, why not allow women to make the best choices that we can with as many resources and options instead of trying to come in and regulate this process?

No, you hateful half-wit. The model you busted is not a living thing, but the actual fertilized egg is the building block of every human life that walks, or has walked, or will walk on this earth.

It’s necessary.

Recent science has even revealed an electric “spark” that occurs when the sperm and egg meet.

It’s a beautiful thing, and if you can quibble over costs and worth before life begins, how far away are we from making random assessments of life, after it has been birthed?

Seek help, Melissa. You’ve got a lot to learn about reproductive biology, and about just being a sane, decent human being.

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Making Saturday School fun at O.L. Slaton

"We try to make it fun and exciting," 8th Grade English Teacher Angela O’Brien said. "Once the kids that didn’t come last time heard how fun it was, now they are here this Saturday."
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SHOCKER. Violence Mars MAGA Rally in California (VIDEO)

Today was a day of multiple pro-Trump rallies at several different sites across the nation. I’m assuming there was some kind of coordination, but maybe not. Who knows? Who cares?

There was one at Huntington Beach, CA, that had some minor violence attached to it. A small number of anti-Trump hoods showed up with their trademark bandanas covering their faces. At some point, one of them decided it would be a lot of fun to pepper spray someone’s wife, because what’s more fun than pepper spraying someone, right?

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday when an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the female organizer of the event with pepper spray and was immediately set upon by a group of Trump supporters.

After spraying the march organizer, the man, wearing a black mask, was tackled by a group of flag-waving Trump supporters, who started punching and kicking him, according to witnesses at the scene.

The crowd then chased the man, who jumped over a fence and started running along Pacific Coast Highway, where he was detained by California Highway Patrol officers.

A handful of other counter-protesters fled the scene.

Here are some other assorted images.

And here’s the hero that started it:

And there is a question that occurred to me when watching the media during this episode:

It is a fine line dividing a bunch of yahoos getting into a punch-up because there are cameras around and people with cameras wanting a little action and egging it on. At some points in the video, some of the “journalists” seem to be encouraging the anti-Trump protesters. Nothing like a little riot incitement to create some good visuals for an otherwise boring story.

I don’t have a lot of support from folks on my side, but I think this ethos we’re allowing to develop where it is perfectly okay to punch, and now pepper spray, people with whom you disagree politically–if they are Trump supporters, that is–is not only imbecilic but dangerously stupid. Eventually, someone is going to get killed. In a situation like today, the guy who used the pepper spray deserved whatever he got, though he obviously didn’t get what he deserved. (My gosh, where did these guys learn how to throw a punch? Heidi’s Slapfight Self-Defense School?) We are close to institutionalizing this kind of crap as a way of life in America and it is simply wrong.

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