Trump cranks the racism up to 11 at his Minnesota hate rally

And the state has just 10 electoral votes. Finding white men with a racist grudge in the Midwest isn’t exactly a heavy lift. I lived in the region for decades. Go into any bar that serves Jägermeister, mutter something barely intelligible about food stamps or free Obama phones, and they’ll flock to you like raccoons…

Penn State alum sends racist letter to football player with dreadlocks

So a football program once famous for legendary coach Joe Paterno and now, well, infamous for legendary coach Joe Paterno really doesn’t need more bad publicity. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s about to get some. A Penn State alumnus recently sent this not-at-all-racist-to-him-apparently letter to one of the Nittany Lions’ football players: x One of my…

The Most Segregated City

To many, Omaha Nebraska is where you could buy insurance from the company that sponsored the Wild Kingdom TV show.  Henry Fonda and Johny Carson were from Omaha.  The liberal billionaire, “Oracle” Warren Buffet, lives in Omaha. Yet for 50 years, Omaha also became the most segregated city in the US, or anywhere. The civic racists drew…

Milo Yiannopoulos is having a sad over his plunging popularity, savings account

Happy Monday! Here’s a bracing dose of schadenfreude to perk you up as you start your workweek. Right-wing troll asshole fuckface shit-for-brains intestinal fluke gutter weasel provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is whinging like a champ over his sinking fortunes. And it’s beautiful to behold. Vice News: The former Breitbart tech writer shared the complaints on Telegram, a…

Twitter users clown on new painting by Trump super-fan Jon McNaughton

Weirdo artist Jon McNaughton, who loooooooves him some Donald Trump, has a new magnum opus. It’s called “The Masterpiece.” (Does that mean he’s done painting? No? Oh, God forbid he ever lay down his magical brush. It’s like Gandalf’s staff or something.) You’ll remember McNaughton as the dude who painted this Louvre-worthy thing, among many other … things:…

Trump isn't racist. Bill O'Reilly says so.

He’s researched it! RESEARCHED IT! x While researching my upcoming book “The United States of Trump,” we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance. — Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) August 13, 2019 By the way, I’ve always kind of thought of Bill O’Reilly as…

El Paso residents write letter to Trump telling him to stay away

The Fake President Fake Condolence Tour is scheduled to make a stop in El Paso tomorrow, but the city’s residents aren’t having it. They’ve been signing onto an online letter to Trump telling him, in no uncertain terms, to stay the fuck out. Written by the Border Network For Human Rights, the letter pins the blame for…

The Party of Reagan: Back to the Future

One of the most overused talking points of the Republican Party is calling themselves the “party of Lincoln.”  Because too much of America has no sense of historical nuance, explaining that Lincoln would be a Democrat today is useless and I have ceased trying years ago. The switch of the Republican party to a strategy…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 132)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah Cummings 1506. Lied to the media…

Why the D.C. press isn't equipped to handle Trump's racist re-election crusade

Doubling and tripling down on his bigoted commentary and racist tweets, Donald Trump is all but boasting that his re-election run will be fueled by hate speech and hardcore white grievance. Unlike anything ever seen before in American politics (remember, segregationist George Wallace didn't have a Twitter feed), Trump's re-election strategy is to basically spark…

Trump Wants ‘Us’ to Save Him from ‘Them’

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear, that there is a white America that he believes will save his version of ‘Us’ and his presidency.  I have read story after story about the infighting that is tearing at the diversity seams of the Democratic party when the real story is the shredding of…

#TrumpIsARat is trending on Twitter. Enjoy!

After The Baltimore Sun declared that “it’s better to have a few rats than to be one,” #TrumpIsARat started trending on Twitter. Enjoy: #TrumpIsARat trends on Twitter after Baltimore Sun publishes scathing editorial of Trump https://t.co/wEfad07A50 pic.twitter.com/38DKUQNBeZ — The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2019 Obama = still loved and respected all over the world Trump = greeted…

Trump's racism is about to have an impact

For four long, embarrassing, tortured years, Donald Trump has gotten away with being a virulent racist. He’s gotten away with it mainly because the party he purports to represent has consistently ignored, laughed off, refused to comment on, or attempted to explain away his inexcusable behavior. But those days may rapidly be coming to a…

Obama shares impassioned anti-Trump op-ed on Twitter

President Obama rarely comments on the puerile antics of Donald J. Trump. Let’s hope that changes when election season gets into full swing and he hits the campaign trail on behalf of our nominee. But for the most part, he’s faithfully observed tradition and held his tongue, despite the dopey depravities of our doddering dunce-in-chief….

How The New York Times' obsession with white voters helps amplify Trump's racism

Forever committed to shining a constant, glowing spotlight on members of Donald Trump's political base with a series of endless updates that closely examine their unwavering support, The New York Times has carved out a completely new political beat during the past two years. The Times' white voter obsession (see here, here, here, here,  here, here, and here)…

Eugene Robinson puts it bluntly

His column for Tuesday’s Washington Post is titled succinctly and pointedly on the Post web page as We can’t pretend this is a normal election (although the text of the url that takes you there is even more direct:  “the 2020 election is a fight for the soul of our nation”). The opening paragraph clearly…

Charles M. Blow says “Denying Racism Supports It”

< p class=”is-empty-p”> When did we arrive at the point where applying the words racist and racism were more radioactive than actually doing and saying racist things and demonstrating oneself to be a racist? That is the first paragraph in this powerful column in today’s New York Times, which has as its subtitle these words:…

Trump retweets racist who promoted 'final solution' for Muslims

And the hits keep coming. This morning, in a bid to prove he really isn’t racist at all, Donald Trump retweeted a virulent racist. Because it’s 2019, and shit like this happens all the time.  x As you can see, I did nothing to lead people on, nor was I particularly happy with their chant. Just…

Behold! The dumbest tweet in the history of tweets!

Diamond & Silk are … I really don’t know what. Whatever you call people on the internet who attract a lot of attention for saying stupid things. Give me a break. I’m high. I had to smoke weed before writing this so I could hope to get through it. But they’re something or other. And they just…

Some Chicken S*** Democrats Want To Ignore Trump's Racism.

Amanda Turkel of Huffington Post is reporting that some chicken shit Democrats in congress want to ignore Trump’s racism. One anonymous House Democrat told CNN host Jake Tapper that what Trump did was “politically brilliant” and that he “won this one.” Another advised that Democrats should simply move on: “The president’s words and actions speak…

Ilhan Omar greeted at home state airport with rousing chant

No, not that chant. This one: x *This* is America.#WelcomeHomeIlhan was chanted as Congresswoman @Ilhan arrived home to the Twin Cities this evening. pic.twitter.com/S088GQddwJ — 💙 Koko ✊✊🏽✊🏾💙 (@Kokomothegreat) July 19, 2019 That feels pretty good, doesn’t it? I needed that. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. #WelcomeHomeIlhan Is Trump still singeing your…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 130)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1483. Told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes and Illhan Omar to “go back to wherever they came…

Let's end the media charade that Trump's a master communicator

Has any recent president snatched political defeat from the jaws of victory quite the way Donald Trump has done over the last few days? Watching the Democratic Party become ensnared in a nasty civil war being fought among House leaders and insurgent freshman congresswoman, Trump inexplicably entered the fray over the weekend by posting blatantly…