Morning Joe Feminist Anthem — In what may be the most nauseating occurrence of the new year, MSNBC host and Elvis (Costello) wannabe Morning Joe Scarborough has released an anthem for today’s anti-Republican “Women’s” March.
Wonder what wives 1 and 2, think about the hipster’s new-found feminism.
Scottevest Mocks Customers Or Idiocracy In Action — ScotteVest advertises heavily on Fox News and seems like a good idea. It’s a lot more practical, after all, to carry a smart phone in a vest pocket than one’s pants or purse, and this is equally true of things like wallets and keys.
So it was getting a lot of sales. It was by his own admission making founder and CEO Scott Jordan rich.
“I love meeting new people that recognize me and my company from all of our television commercials. I am on the ski lift and the following exchange just happened and happens often. I ask “what network they saw me?” Invariable people say FOXNews. I laugh to myself, and tell that that we primarily advertise on Fox because we find their viewership to be extremely gullible and much easier to sell than other networks. The look on their face at that time is priceless. I am not kidding you. I get to tell them they are f*cking idiots while getting rich off them.”
Beam me up Scotte. Real slick move there.
The rest of the corporation quickly went into damage control mode saying “In 2017, Mr. Jordan stepped down from the management of SCOTTeVEST and he is not involved in our daily operations. We are extremely sorry for his unacceptable comments. Mr. Jordan’s post was impulsive and inappropriate for too many reasons to list, and rightfully offended so many people.”
Just the same when the founder thinks only idiots would buy his product it does make one go hmmm.
Conservatives are far more likely to choose substance over style and, as noted, pocketed vests are practical so it makes sense for a vest maker to target conservatives. On the other hand it is equally true that ScotteVests are ugly as all. There is no reason one can’t have looks and practicality. Pick up a old suit vest at a thrift store. Make your own fashion statement. Go for the Mississippi gambler look. Yancy Derringer had taste. Eventually, someone in the clothing industry will get it right.
ScotteVest doesn’t deserve your business and Scott Jordan doesn’t deserve to be rich.
Season Reason Bugs HOA — A homeowners association in Gettysburg ordered Mark and Lynn Wivell to remove the word “Jesus” from a Christmas display.
HOAs are notorious for their enforcement of conformity and lack of respect for the wishes of the residents to personalize their abodes, still this association allowed for Christmas decorations.
A resident, though, apparently offended by the reason for the season, complained and the timid mice who run things danced to the complainer’s tune rather than let matters run their inevitable course namely the word’s removal in mid-January.
The Wivells say the plan on keeping the word as part of their display until the schedule time to take it down on Jan. 15.
Good for the Wivells. How about just following the principle that if someone is not hurting you just let them be?
Liberal Women Weak And Meek –For those who have long believed that liberal “progressive” Democrat-voting women were not “strong and independent” but weak, stupid, and easily cowed hypocrites, well, it looks your instincts were right.
Kathleen Wynne is the premier of Ontario. She is a lesbian, ultra-liberal and an outspoken feminist. After a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29 that left six dead and 19 injured — how did that happen anyway, don’t they have gun control in Canada?? — she decided to show solidarity by visiting a mosque in Toronto.
Josh Shapiro Opposes Vetting Plan — Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro is among the 16 state attorney generals who have have filed amici curiaebriefs in Washington’s and Minnesota’s federal lawsuits against the Trump Administration’s sensible and necessary executive order temporarily restricting those from seven terrorist-sponsoring nations.
CIA Hoaxed Reportedly And This is Scary — A denizen of the notorious internet chatboard 4chan figured he’d have some fun and cooked up a bizarre tale about Donald Trump doing something bizarrely obscene in a Russian hotel room once shared by President and Mrs. Obama.
He says he sent it off to NeverTrump Republican pundit Rick Wilson who not merely believed it but sent it to the CIA.
And they put it in an official classified intelligence report on Russian involvement in the election.
An internet joke. The CIA may have treated an internet joke as real intelligence.
If they told us a particular country had WMDs, should we trust them enough to invade?
President Trump is going to have some serious house cleaning to do with regard to our national “intelligence” services.
As did the rest of the Washington/Wall Street swamp.
The government-connected media has been filling the airwaves all week with reports that Russia “hacked” our election. It’s based on CIA claims that leave dupes with the implicit conclusion that Donald Trump is not a legitimate president.
“Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency,” according to the government (i.e. Obama Administration) report. “We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.”
And the guy who is taking over in a couple of weeks is not happy so expect a lot of out-of-work spy types.
What should be especially disconcerting to the intelligence community is that conservatives who have had an almost knee-jerk instinct to defend it are now starting to say, well, maybe the progressives have a point about them.
Especially damning is the realization that the “intelligence” agencies tasked to understand what is going on in the world are either clueless about what is happening outside the little swamp in which they live, or they are so terrified of losing their wealth and power they are resorting to desperate measures to undermine a duly elected president.
If you are really concerned as to whether the Russians “hacked” into the Democrat National Committee database to reveal that Hillary Clinton told foreign groups that her campaign promises are lies and had squelched a primary opponent via unfair party manipulation, ask yourself if you’d rather had not known she did these things.
Ask yourself if the intelligence community was really concerned about security why did it tolerate the Secretary of State having a private email server not subject to government oversight and in violation of every protocol imaginable, not to mention common sense.
House GOP Guts Oversight — Chalk this up under why it is OK to hate Republicans too.
In a bizarre tone-deaf move, the GOP controlled Congress will vote today Jan. 3, on whether to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. It will be one of the first acts in the new reign of Republican power in D.C.
Way to prioritize.
An amendment by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va6) passed the GOP caucus, yesterday that will change the body’s name to Office of Congressional Complaint Review, strip it of its independence, block it from investigating any wrongdoing that occurred prior to 2011, and prevent it from releasing its findings to the public, without the authorization of the House Committee on Ethics. It would also prevent the panel from alerting law enforcement to criminal activity without the approval of the House committee.
What are these people thinking? In the eight years, it has been in existence it has unveiled shady doings by pols including powerful Dems Charles Rangle and Maxine Waters.
Congratulations Goodlatte, you are making Nancy Pelosi look good, a frankly amazing feat.