Old Gnuz: Look Back in Irony

While clearing out an old magazine rack, we ran across – surprise! an old magazine!  (Seriously, we almost never buy any magazines.)  Actually, it was the ‘People Magazine’s 2006 Sexiest Man Alive’ issue, with George Clooney on the cover – which may explain why we happened to have that particular issue.

But don’t worry, this isn’t going to be about sexy men.

Nope – it’s about Donald Trump, Jr., and the “Scoop” in that People issue: 

“Another Trump on the Way”

“The Donald may soon be known as The Gramps.  Donald Trump, Jr. and his wife of one year, Vanessa, have confirmed to Scoop that their first child – the mogul’s first grandchild – is due early next summer.  “Everyone’s very excited,” says Vanessa, 28. Although “if you mention the ‘grandpa’ word [to Donald Sr.], he might not be so excited.”

Complicating the family dynamics:  The new baby’s uncle Barron (son of the elder Trump and his wife Melania) is just 8 months old.  “They’ll be more like brothers, or brother and sister,” says Vanessa, who wants her baby’s sex to be a surprise.

What kind of father will Donald Jr., a Trump Organization executive VP, be?   A lot like his own dad.  “Trumps don’t do diapers,” says Don, 28.  But he does vow to be more hands-on – think playing catch – with his own kids.  “She [wants] five,”  Don says. I’ll wait till [sic/mine] she cranks out one, and then I want to renegotiate that back a bit.”  Spoken like a Trump.”

Looks like he’s had to renegotiate more than just the number of kids his wife “cranks out” – now it’s more like the number of kids he gets to see.    “Spoken like a trump,” indeed.

Open thread – what’s on your mind?

Mundane Munday Gnuz

Another Mundane Monday, and here’s what’s passing for Gnuz these daze.

Trump to trade Places with Kim Jun Un
H/T href=”gotchabigtime.fakegnuz”> The Dirty Rotten Scounderels
In shocking gnuz today, Trump and Kim traded places.
Trump was seen smirking now that he’s Diktator for Life in North Korea.
Kim was seen packing suitcases full of condoms in anticipation of being like his pal Donnie, but with hot American porn stars

And,
North Korea declares war on US, starting with an embargo of all American Television and News shows
H/T href=”really?.com”>
North Korea, its new leader not realizing they were still at war with the US, declared it again. They are banning all importation of American Television, especially the News.
DonneKimChee will have only one station, all DonnieKimChee, all the time.

Finally,
And, in other breaking Gnuz, Russia annexed North Korea, deposing the new leader and appointing him Mayor of Outer Siberia.
H/T href=”Whatdayisittoday.gotcha”> aka TASS

Open Thread, pick it up and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Marching into Fascist Madness

I’m not ready to discuss A.G. Barr’s “summary” of the Mueller Report, which came out as I was starting this. I didn’t bother watching most of the press coverage, I was too disappointed. Besides, I’d rather wait to see if Jerry “Nads” Nadler, Adam Schiff, etal, can come up with something to cheer me.

In the meantime, I had already run across this survey, which I decided on a whim (of a hat?) to take a look at. I’m glad I did, but when I started reading the questions, I was disturbed – to say the least.

We all know that trump would love to change the libel laws so that he (and his cohorts) can sue a reporter, a newspaper, a network, whoever, over any criticism of trump or his administration.  And of course we all know that trump has been in a verbal war with every news agency except Fox, aka “trumpTV”, although he has lately begun to call out certain Fox reporters who are not lobbing softball questions.

And lastly, we all also know that trump LOVES dictators, and is just dying to emulate them.  So far trump has mainly stuck to his well-documented verbal and Twitter war with journalism and journalists, despite the fact that trump’s stochastic terrorism has already spurred trumpists to violent actions and plots. However, the even stronger stench of fascism in this survey leads me to conclude that the next battle will be much scarier and, eventually, even more violent.  It also seems certain that trump will do whatever he can to try to subvert the First Amendment in order to jail journalists whose questions piss him off for any reason.  The survey also panders to single-issue voters, i.e., anti-choice/”religious-freedom” and/or 2-A voters.

If you don’t want to take the survey or go to the link, below is a description plus the questions.

The survey was titled (in a big red box):

“MAINSTREAM MEDIA ACCOUNTABILITY SURVEY”, above which it states

“Certified Website Of President Donald J. Trump”

The response choices to almost all of the following questions are YES, NO, or NO OPINION:

Do you believe that the mainstream media actually cares about working Americans?

Do you believe that the mainstream media has unfairly reported on our presidency?

Do you trust MSNBC to fairly report on our presidency?

Do you trust CNN to fairly report on our presidency?

Do you trust Fox News to fairly report on our presidency?

On which issues does the mainstream media do the worst job of representing Republicans? (Select as many that apply.)
-Immigration
-Economics
-Pro-life values
-Religion
-Individual liberty
-Conservatism
-Foreign policy
-Second Amendment rights

Which television source do you primarily get your news from?
-Fox News
-CNN
-MSNBC
-Local news

Do you use a source not listed above?  [I added BBC News, just for fun – although I was also tempted to add Al Jazeera]

Do you trust the mainstream media to tell the truth about the Republican Party’s positions and actions?

Do you believe that the mainstream media does not do their due diligence fact-checking before publishing stories on the Trump administration?

Do you believe that the media unfairly reported on Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting people entering our country from nations compromised by radical Islamic terrorism?

Were you aware that a poll was released revealing that a majority of Americans actually supported our temporary restriction executive order?

Do you believe that the media is engaging in a witch hunt to take down President Trump?

Do you believe that people of faith have been unfairly characterized by the media?

Do you believe that the media wrongly attributes gun violence to Second Amendment rights?

Do you believe that the media has been far too quick to spread false stories about our movement?

Do you believe that the media has turned a blind eye to Planned Parenthood’s worst actions?

Do you believe that the media uses slurs rather than facts to attack conservative stances on issues like border control, religious liberties, and ObamaCare?

Do you believe that the media purposely tries to pit Republicans against each other in order to help elect Democrats?

Do you believe that the mainstream media has been too eager to jump to conclusions about rumored stories?

Do you believe that if Republicans were obstructing Obama like Democrats are doing to Trump, the mainstream media would attack Republicans?

Do you agree with the President’s decision to break with tradition by giving lesser known reporters and bloggers the chance to ask the Press Secretary questions?

Do you agree with President Trump’s media strategy to cut through the media’s noise and deliver our message straight to the people?

Do you believe that our Party should spend more time and resources holding the mainstream media accountable?

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Let me repeat that last one:

Do you believe that our Party should spend more time and resources holding the mainstream media accountable?

Um, in what way, trump?

This is more than just shouting “FAKE NEWS!”, or even “THE PRESS IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” This is painting “the media” as the enemy of everything trump’s cult holds dear, the enemy of the trumpian “reality” that trumpists are so desperately trying to force on the rest of us, despite the evidence before everyone’s “lying” eyes. It is an attack on one of the most sacred foundations of our democracy and our freedom, and it must be stopped.

OPEN THREAD – Chime in!

Sunday Gnuz and more Funnies

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy, says AG TrumpSucker
H/T Politico
Trump Not Vindicated, but claims total exoneration.
Of course.
Not Over Yet.
SDNY et al.

And,
Republicans are ‘letting down the Founding Fathers’: Presidential historian blasts GOP on lack of accountability
H/T Raw Story
No Scheiss!. Party before Country, every time.

Finally,
Jay Inslee is running
H/T He’s going to run with a single theme.
And it’s the one that means life or death for our habitat.
Shameless plug for the Governor.

Thank You.

Open Thread, pick it up and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Sporadically Gnuz Special

Howdy Critters.
Sorry for the lengthy absences, but life, family and work seem to take up 105% of my time these days.

Not to mention the miserable state of our dis-union.

But, here’s another episode of Sporadic Gnuz, pried from the cold dead hands of the Guttenberg digital press.

Supreme Court on 5-to-4 vote blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law
H/T Wa Po

A big fat up yours to the tiny horde of internet trolls predicting a swift end to Roe v. Wade.
And, not just up yours, but perhaps with a yard long strand of rusty barbed wire.

And,
Young People Really, Really Want a Green New Deal
H/T The Nation
More heartening Gnuz.
Now we just need to get the hell out of their way and kick out all the azzhole politicians in their way.

Finally,
AOC Lays Bare How Dark Money Corrupts Everything
In Thursday’s hearing on HR 1, Democrats’ ethics bill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her time to demonstrate how dark money corrupts everything.
H/T C&L

Open Thread, cherish it and tuck it into bed tonight!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz – New and Improved!

Well, at least New, as in New Year.
Sorry about the hiatus, been buried at work and raising the two kids…

Anyhoo, here’s what appears to be passing as Gnuz these days.

Here’s Trump’s latest offer to end the shutdown — and why Democrats aren’t interested
H/T Vox
The TrumpShutdown now at historical length, baby making doodoos in his Depends to get his WaLL.
Sad.

And,
Internet brutally mocks Trump after he claims the wall worked in San Antonio — which is nowhere near border
H/T Raw Story
No mocking of this fake Prezidunce is brutal enough.

Finally,
Immigration hardliners blast Trump’s shutdown deal offer
H/T Politico
Poor T.Rump. Caught between the CoulterBaugh and the Nuck&Chancy nightmare. Most likely consoling himself with mountains of cold Big Macs.

Open Thread, pick it up and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz – Christmas Week

Hey Critters! Sorry for my extended absence. Been working my fanny off and finally get some time to breathe.

Today, the day after Christmas, I’m not going to give us too much bad gnuz…

This is what Christmas looked like the year you were born – for me – 1948
Irving Berlin, Jinx Falkenburg, and Bob Hope spent Christmas 1948 overseas entertaining the troops – and got into some hijinks at the same time.

H/T MSN

And,
5 moments that show 2018 was marijuana legalization’s biggest year yet
From Canada to Michigan to California, marijuana legalization had a very big year.

H/T Vox

Finally,
Larry Flynt trolls Don Jr. by hiring mistress that blew up Trump’s marriage to New Year’s Eve soiree
H/T Raw Story
Karmic Ending. Enjoy

Happy New Year to you all!

Open Thread, pick it up and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo