ConMan

Look, this is popcorn time.   Orange man thinks he is so big and bad with a mouth that runs 90 miles a minute and filled with conspiracy and lies.  Personally, I was always a bit leary of a quiet, soft spoken person.    You never know what they are thinking and...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • May 12, 2021

I’d like to think I’m as patriotic as the next guy—so long as the next guy isn’t a Republican. I mean, given their ongoing deification of an insurrectionist who was reportedly “delighted” about the trashing of the U.S. Capitol and the near extrajudicial killing of his own vice president, Republicans...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 26, 2021

Conman in Chief Donnie “Pass the Snake oil” Trump and his  psychotic sycophantic shyster Rudy “preemptively pardon me please” Giuliani know all to well and have set up a slush fund to bank the profits. They also know their bases propensity for conspiracy theories and have used their guidebook to...

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  • Avatar of LaFeminista
  • December 2, 2020

More incompetence, as reports came forward only because of a Bloomberg journalist in the WH press corps. Trump knew of the positive diagnosis before he did a rally and a Bedminster fundraising event. Classic contact tracing problem arising from Trumpian groupthink. x At what point are President* Trump’s disgusting lies...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 3, 2020

There’s a major story in the Sunday New York Times about Trump’s hold on evangelical Christians: ‘Christianity Will Have Power’ The headline is a quote from the same speech Trump gave in which he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any votes. The 67-minute speech...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • August 10, 2020

Now this is fascinating. David Graham argues in the Atlantic that white voters are abandoning Trump, and they are doing so because of his attitudes about race: White Voters Are Abandoning Trump And they’re doing so for a surprising reason. It’s not the economy (Conman Trump continues to bamboozle 56%...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • July 2, 2020

LBJ once said that when he lost Walter Cronkite, he lost America. Well, Trump is no LBJ and Robertson is certainly no Uncle Walter. But today, at least for moment, Trump lost Robertson. ‘It isn’t cool’: Televangelist Pat Robertson blasts Trump for his protest response Televangelist Pat Robertson criticized President...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • June 3, 2020

Who would have imagined that the conman responsible for the largest Medicare fraud in U.S. history could be so … corrupt? Way back in 2012, then-Gov. Rick Scott made headlines with a weird new policy: Any claim for unemployment could no longer be done by phone or in person—it had...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • April 18, 2020

Interviewing Republicans and/or Trump supporters is like interviewing the devoted parents of a criminal.  No matter how guilty or how much evidence exist they will always say, ‘oh no not my child!’  It took a moment to calm down before I decided to put pen to paper, or in this...

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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • March 30, 2020

Donald Trump is king of the bungle, but he’s not, in any formal sense, a monarch. That didn’t stop him from suggesting it this morning in a tweet, though: x …..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 15, 2020

Yes, Mr. “Two Corinthians” himself. The apotheosis of the Seven Deadly Sins. The porn star fucker. The inveterate conman. Mr. “Drink My Little Wine and Eat My Little Cracker.” The guy who tried to put money on a communion plate. The guy who couldn’t name a single passage from the...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 4, 2020

On Thursday, Old-Age Mutant Cringey Turtle Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to whine about Democrats’ supposed deep dive into partisanship: “Let's be clear: the House's vote yesterday was not some neutral judgment. … It was the predetermined end of a partisan crusade,” McConnell mewled. That brought a strong —...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 21, 2019

How fitting that the conman in chief said this… x Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019 PT Barnum started The Greatest Show on Earth.  Donald...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • July 5, 2019

I can’t say I ever fantasize about Donald Trump’s inevitable death, because that would be wrong. But he will die some day, as all of us eventually do. I want him to die peacefully at home in his bed at a ripe old age, because I’m a humanist without a vindictive...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 10, 2019

Oh oh. Cancel Donald Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize. Politico: North Korea on Saturday fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 4, 2019

Appears that the grifter Ann Coulter is persona non grata with Trump supporters. “It’s frustrating,” Coulter said at a luncheon in Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post. “I can’t talk to Trump detractors because, as the subtitle to my last book indicated, they’re insane. I can’t talk to the Trump flatterers...

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  • Avatar of Merlin1963
  • March 12, 2019

Politico has snagged a copy of tomorrow’s Michael Cohen testimony. Here’s just a taste: I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty – of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him. I am ashamed that I chose to take part in...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 27, 2019

It's hard to believe a lifelong conman could get conned this easily.  Then again, if there is anything truly special about Donald J. Trump it’s his unique pastiche of insensate evil and abject stupidity. Trump’s advisers are freaking out — once again — over his foreign policy naiveté. This time it...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 23, 2019

One thing we know about the Resident, he is a mountebank and conman of the highest order and one thing you can’t take from him is that he is a survivor, no matter how many times he has been voted off the island.  Yesterday it was reported that Rep. Elijah Cummings and...

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  • Avatar of durrati
  • February 20, 2019

The torrent of Donald-Trump-is-a-debauched-amoral-criminal news yesterday drowned out this revealing piece from Dan Alexander, who works the Donald-Trump-is-a-debauched-amoral-criminal beat for Forbes magazine. Seems Trump has been taking in campaign donations since inauguration day, when he officially launched his 2020 reelection campaign, and has been using them to line his own...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 8, 2018