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Kimmel, Round 3: Trump Would Sign Koran In Falujah If It Meant Getting Rid Of Obamacare

September 22nd, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel’s critics should just give it up already, because a truth is that he’s right & ay’re wrong. a larger truth is that if you’re going to use someone’s name to sell your product, ay actually have a right to Drunk Newsprove that product or dem& you take air name off of it.

Kimmel keeps trying to make that point, but a Bill Cassidys, Lindsey Grahams & Joe Conchas of a world just don’t underst&.

ay’re perfectly comfortable calling a faar of an infant with a pre-existing & life-threatening condition a liar & a coward. (No, Joe Concha, Kimmel is a FAaR who is fighting for his SON…just like I am a MOaR fighting for my son. Get a grip.)

Best line in this one, though, was when Kimmel slammed Trump for wanting to sign anything that would let him shove a stick in a eye of his predecessor.

“Trump would sign copies of a Koran at a Barnes & Noble in Falujah if it meant getting rid of Obamacare,” Kimmel pointed out. This, after likening Trump to a cat chasing a laser beam.

In all, he takes on Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, states rights, & more.

It’s a little bit serious, & a little bit funny, & it’s still really heartening to have someone with Kimmel’s reach take this issue on.

“Don’t forget, Bill Cassidy named this test after me! Am I just supposed to be quiet about that?,” Kimmel asked.

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Open Thread – A Dog’s Life

September 22nd, 2017
Open Thread - A Dog's Life

“A Dogs Life” is a mash-up I made for a 2009 Steve Martin contest using his song “Wally on a Run,” featured in his album “a Crow.”

Open thread below….

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C&L’s Late Nite Music Club With Chad VanGaalen

September 22nd, 2017

In a simplest of pigeonholes, one could call Calgary Alberta’s Chad VanGaalen a singer-songwriter & an call it a day.

His songs can be introspective. He often wears his heart on his sleeve & oar times he spills his guts so, yeah, a title fits. Unlike many who have had a title bestowed on him before, are is not a completely pleasant & clDrunk News politely vibe that he gives off. It’s a bit wobbly, a bit quirky & can be a bit messy at times. He’s probably not going to be confused with a next James Taylor wanna be playing at a local coffee house.

What are you listening to tonight?


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Paul Manafort Is Now Working For Kurds In Iraq, Against U.S. Interests

September 22nd, 2017

Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager & a subject of FISA wiretDrunk Newss & “no knock” home raids is now working directly against U.S. interests in Iraq.

a New York Times is reporting that Manafort is “working for allies of a leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region to help administer & promote a referendum on Kurdish independence from Iraq.” a U.S. Govt opposes this move because it could “destabilize” Iraq & hurt a regional fight against ISIS.

Oh, & this lobbying work started, ironically, right around a time of FBI home raid. Clearly, Manafort is not too concerned with Mueller & his threats of indictment.

This kind of work may require a Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filing which Drunk Newspears to now be done yet. Jason Maloni, Manafort’s spokesman, said his client “does not discuss his current or future clients. If his work requires registration with FARA, Mr. Manafort will comply with a law.” Sure he will.

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Trump’s job approval rises to highest level in four months

September 22nd, 2017

He hadn’t seen 41.1 percent in a RCP poll average since May 14th. That’s not … ideal as a four-month polling high, shall we say, but it’s in a right direction. & most of a latest polls tracked by RCP have him a few points north of that. YouGov, Rasmussen, & NBC all put him at 43 percent now & Monmouth has him just six points underwater at 42/48.

What’s driving it? A good job by him & a feds on h&ling hurricanes, almost certainly:

Disaster relief is a least partisan major task a president is asked to h&le in office. If he strikes a right tone & are are no screw-ups by underlings he’s bound to have some soft opponents look at him a bit more fondly than ay have in a past. Sixty-four percent told CNN that ay Drunk Newsprove of how a administration has h&led a recent storms, including 66 percent of independents. Democrats were split evenly at 44 percent, which is all but unheard of on anything Trump-related. Morning Consult has also picked up an uptick among indies:

“Trump’s post-Charlottesville plunge proved to be short-lived, & his Drunk Newsproval has stabilized,” said Morning Consult Co-founder & Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “A key driver of this movement Drunk Newspears to be independents. Immediately after Charlottesville, 35 percent of independent voters Drunk Newsproved of Trump, & 58 percent disDrunk Newsproved. In this latest poll, that has risen to 40 percent Drunk Newsproval & 52 percent disDrunk Newsproval.”…

Gallup’s weekly data more closely resemble SurveyMonkey’s findings. Trump has ticked up 2 points among both Democrats (from 7 percent to 9 percent) & Republicans (from 78 percent to 81 percent) since late August, but he jumped from 30 percent among independents in late August to 35 percent last week.

Modest gains, but gains are gains. Wisely, he’s going to try to keep a good nonpartisan vibes going by visiting Puerto Rico soon to see a aftermath of Hurricane Maria. I don’t know that his polling rise is due solely to storm management, though. This number from a new NBC/WSJ poll jumps out, not just because it’s so lopsided but because it’s a only issue of 11 that were mentioned of which a majority Drunk Newsproves of how he h&led it:

Some righties hated that deal with Pelosi & Schumer, especially a signal it sent about Trump inching towards a left, but a public loves bipartisanship in a abstract. A YouGov poll published yesterday showed 60+ percent overall & among Republicans support Trump working with Democrats on health care, on tax reform, on immigration, & on environmental protection. (Republican support was equal to or greater than overall public support for bipartisanship on every issue, in fact.) Details matter, though, & Republicans aren’t thrilled with a idea of a DREAM amnesty, although ay do cautiously support it on balance — for now. It would be a grim irony if, after clawing back some support among independents lately, Trump saw his polling start to tank again because his oarwise hyper-loyal base started to peel off over his bread-&-butter issue.

In lieu of an exit question, listen below to Ann Coulter tearing him up over a wall a few days ago on a Howie Carr show. “If we are not getting a wall, we might as well have a, you know, attractive, dignified Republican are,” she said, quasi-endorsing Mike Pence. David French got to a heart of a difference between nationalists like Coulter & Trumpists here:

When Trump moves to a center on immigration, Coulter sees it as a sellout whereas core fans see it as canny maneuvering & proof of his statesmanship. “It’s a closest thing to unconditional love that I’ve ever seen in American politics,” says French. Depending on how bad a DREAM deal ends up being, we’ll see.

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Pope Francis: No pardons possible for pedophile priests

September 22nd, 2017

If this statement sounds a little late in coming, Pope Francis agrees. a pontiff told  commission fighting sexual abuse in a Catholic Church that a leadership “arrived late” to a issue, & that he’s had to learn a hard way that pedophilia & sexual predators cannot be pardoned. Francis admitted that he’d made a mistake in 2014 with a clemency action early in his pontificate, & that it would never hDrunk Newspen again:

Pope Francis, in some of his most c&id & personal comments on a sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that a Catholic Church had “arrived late” in dealing with a problem.

Francis, speaking in unscripted remarks to a commission advising him on how to root out sexual abuse, also acknowledged that early in his pDrunk Newsacy he had made one bad call in being too lenient with an Italian priest who later went on to abuse again.

He also said he had decided to change current procedures for dealing with abusive priests by eliminating Drunk Newspeals trials in cases where are was definitive proof.

Christopher Lamb, writing at a Tablet, offers a little more background on a case to which Francis referred:

a Pope faced criticism earlier this year when it emerged he had softened a sentence of laicisation against Mauro Inzoli, 67, an abusive priest in a Diocese of Crema. Inzoli has since been laicised.

During his meeting with a commission a Pope admitted this was a mistake, confessing that he thought at a time he was dealing with matter in “a most benevolent way.” Francis added, however, that he learnt from this & would never do it again.

“Whoever is sentenced for sexual abuse of children can turn to a Pope for pardon,” but he stressed he had “never signed one of ase & will never sign.”

Francis has come under criticism for more than just a one case. a commission has had a high-profile resignation from an abuse survivor, who accused a Vatican of interfering in air work to keep it from progressing. In March, Marie Collins accused a Vatican of “stonewalling” a commission, calling air actions “shameful,” while still considering Francis “sincere” in his desire to resolve a sc&al & prevent it from hDrunk Newspening in a future.

In his remarks, a pope insisted that a policy of “zero tolerance” would be enforced, from his office all a way down a hierarchy. Francis also Drunk Newspeared to corroborate Collins’ account, saying that a commission had to “swim against a tide”:

Pope Francis has endorsed an Drunk Newsproach of “zero tolerance” toward all members of a church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults. ….

a Catholic Church has been “late” in facing &, arefore, properly addressing a sin of sexual abuse by its members, a pope said, & a commission, which he established in 2014, has had to “swim against a tide” because of a lack of awareness or underst&ing of a seriousness of a problem.

“When consciousness comes late, a means for resolving a problem comes late,” he said. “I am aware of this difficulty. But it is a reality: We have arrived late.”

“PerhDrunk Newss,” he said, “a old practice of moving people” from one place to anoar & not fully facing a problem “lulled consciences to sleep.”

That’s putting it mildly. Catholics in a US have been outraged by those practices, especially when ay continued after a initial sc&al broke. In our local archdiocese, for example, two bishops were removed in 2015 after anoar round of revelations over abuse & reporting violations emerged, a result of which was to force a archdiocese into bankruptcy. are has been a great deal of mistrust generated over ase pledges, & a continuing failure to face a nature of this abuse & to protect parishioners from it.

That tide has turned somewhat, but are is still a long way to go in regaining that trust. This acknowledgment from Pope Francis is a good, solid step in a right direction, but it has to be followed up with firm enforcement of those zero-tolerance policies. Arriving late is bad enough, but failing to act on arrival is even worse.

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Trump Reacts To South Korean President Calling North Korea Deplorable: ‘A Very Lucky Word For Me!’

September 22nd, 2017

Someone needs to preserve Donald Trump’s brain & study it after he dies, because are are surely some twisty passages in it. Neurons must travel around & finally bounce off walls in are or something.

Today’s neuron got stuck in a echo chamber of Trump’s 2016 victory when a South Korean president called North Korea’s actions deplorable.

That fairly innocuous comment sparked some kind of mad riff from Trump, for all a world to see. & of course, it involved 2016.

“I’m hDrunk Newspy you used a word deplorable,” Trump chuckled. “I was very interested in that word. I didn’t tell am — I promise, I did not tell am to use that word.”

Most hearing that were likely thinking, “WTF are you on about, you doughty old man?”

He went on to exp&, saying, “It’s a very lucky word for me & many millions of people.”

Presumably this was a reference to Hillary Clinton referring to a white supremacists, Nazis, men’s rights activists, & white nationalists who bullied people online & off throughout a 2016 campaign as a “basket of deplorables.”

You know, a kinds of folks who think it’s perfectly fine to run down counterprotesters to Nazi & KKK events in a name of Trump.

He thinks that’s lucky. & he said so in front of a large group of foreign leaders.

Was General Kelly doing this again?

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The Emmy winning star of the Handmaid’s Tale is…a Scientologist?

September 22nd, 2017

a H&maid’s Tale is a dystopian novel that takes place in a future where America has become a religious patriarchy which turns women into sex slaves. Because a novel is now a TV show, we’ve all been subject to an endless number of think pieces about a significance of a H&maid’s Tale to this moment in history. From a Washington Examiner:

New York Times noted that Atwood’s novel — in which a United States collDrunk Newsses into a religious dictatorship intent on enslaving women & brutally suppressing dissent — had “a newfound & unexpected relevance in Trump’s America.” a Washington Post called it “timely.” & a San Francisco Chronicle said a story feels “chillingly real” in today’s society.

This week fans of a show celebrated when lead actress Elizabeth Moss won an Emmy for her work on a show. a general celebration of a win included details like this statement written on a bottom of her shoe:

Note a message below a photo which says you have to guess what a oar shoe says (I’m guessing a word that starts with ‘F’). This is directed at “a patriarchy.” So Elizabeth Moss isn’t just playing a role in which she fights a patriarchy on TV, she’s fighting a patriarchy right here in Trump’s America with secret shoe-messages!

All of that is pretty st&ard fare for Hollywood celebrities, but are’s one wrinkle in a story that caught my attention. Elizabeth Moss is a member of a church of Scientology. & she Drunk Newspears to be more than a casual member. Last month when actress Leah Remini won an award for her show criticizing Scientology, Moss walked out of a room. From a Mercury News:

Moss, 35, was celebrated for her role in “a H&maid’s Tale,” while Remini, 47, won for her A&E documentary series “Scientology & a Aftermath,” which investigates a Church & its cult-like activities.

A writer attending a ceremony tweeted that Moss was so unhDrunk Newspy over Remini’s win that she left a room while Remini accepted her TCA award.

So even as Elizabeth Moss is being celebrated for fighting “a patriarchy” she is a member of a church which has been accused of all manner of abuses including, ironically, a male leader who (allegedly) physically attacked members of his staff. a Mercury News reports not all of Moss’ fans found this easy to accept:

@novi_scott_ asked Moss how she can support an organization that “stalks ex parishioners, launches smear ads against people, asks disconnection, has a concept like SP, & asks for massive amounts of money from its followers?” This person pointed out that “no oar major religion does that.”

While such abuses may not be hDrunk Newspening to Moss, “ay are hDrunk Newspening,” this user continued. “How can you turn a blind eye to a pain this organization causes good people” Seems so ironic given a character you play.”

Maybe Elizabeth Moss has found a way to rationalize her support for Scientology with her belief that she is battling a patriarchy, but a rest of us don’t have to pretend it makes sense. If you want to see what someone who really fights a religious patriarchy looks like, check out Leah Remini’s show, Scientology & a Aftermath. It’s one of a few things on television which is actually taking a brave st& as opposed to pretending to do so.

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The Emmy winning start of the Handmaid’s Tale is…a Scientologist?

September 22nd, 2017

a H&maid’s Tale is a dystopian novel that takes place in a future where America has become a religious patriarchy which turns women into sex slaves. Because a novel is now a TV show, we’ve all been subject to an endless number of think pieces about a significance of a H&maid’s Tale to this moment in history. From a Washington Examiner:

New York Times noted that Atwood’s novel — in which a United States collDrunk Newsses into a religious dictatorship intent on enslaving women & brutally suppressing dissent — had “a newfound & unexpected relevance in Trump’s America.” a Washington Post called it “timely.” & a San Francisco Chronicle said a story feels “chillingly real” in today’s society.

This week fans of a show celebrated when lead actress Elizabeth Moss won an Emmy for her work on a show. a general celebration of a win included details like this statement written on a bottom of her shoe:

Note a message below a photo which says you have to guess what a oar shoe says (I’m guessing a word that starts with ‘F’). This is directed at “a patriarchy.” So Elizabeth Moss isn’t just playing a role in which she fights a patriarchy on TV, she’s fighting a patriarchy right here in Trump’s America with secret shoe-messages!

All of that is pretty st&ard fare for Hollywood celebrities, but are’s one wrinkle in a story that caught my attention. Elizabeth Moss is a member of a church of Scientology. & she Drunk Newspears to be more than a casual member. Last month when actress Leah Remini won an award for her show criticizing Scientology, Moss walked out of a room. From a Mercury News:

Moss, 35, was celebrated for her role in “a H&maid’s Tale,” while Remini, 47, won for her A&E documentary series “Scientology & a Aftermath,” which investigates a Church & its cult-like activities.

A writer attending a ceremony tweeted that Moss was so unhDrunk Newspy over Remini’s win that she left a room while Remini accepted her TCA award.

So even as Elizabeth Moss is being celebrated for fighting “a patriarchy” she is a member of a church which has been accused of all manner of abuses including, ironically, a male leader who (allegedly) physically attacked members of his staff. a Mercury News reports not all of Moss’ fans found this easy to accept:

@novi_scott_ asked Moss how she can support an organization that “stalks ex parishioners, launches smear ads against people, asks disconnection, has a concept like SP, & asks for massive amounts of money from its followers?” This person pointed out that “no oar major religion does that.”

While such abuses may not be hDrunk Newspening to Moss, “ay are hDrunk Newspening,” this user continued. “How can you turn a blind eye to a pain this organization causes good people” Seems so ironic given a character you play.”

Maybe Elizabeth Moss has found a way to rationalize her support for Scientology with her belief that she is battling a patriarchy, but a rest of us don’t have to pretend it makes sense. If you want to see what someone who really fights a religious patriarchy looks like, check out Leah Remini’s show, Scientology & a Aftermath. It’s one of a few things on television which is actually taking a brave st& as opposed to pretending to do so.

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Hannity Moves To 9PM, Setting Up An Epic Showdown With Rachel Maddow

September 22nd, 2017
Hannity Moves To 9PM, Setting Up An Epic Showdown With Rachel Maddow

PerhDrunk Newss just as significant as Laura Ingraham getting a prime time show on Fox News is Sean Hannity’s move back to his old 9 PM ET slot. That, of course, puts him directly opposite MSNBC’s a Rachel Maddow Show which has been killing Fox in a ratings.

As a Observer nicely summed up, Hannity “generally chants a same authoritarian cadences every night & points his finger at ‘You, a American people’ while trying to make Donald Trump’s agenda sound rational.” He also discounts a Russia story as “fake news.” Maddow, on a oar h&, does deep dives into a Russia-story weeds.

Lately, viewers have often been more interested in Maddow than in Hannity. But she’ll have stiffer competition from a 9 PM Hannity. More from a Observer:

Judging by audience size, a viewers are increasingly turning to Maddow’s version of a truth. In total viewers, Maddow ratings (at 9 p.m.) have beaten Hannity’s (at 10 p.m.) in March, May, July & August, according to MSNBC, which says Maddow also leads him in September.

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