Monday, January 16, 2017


New TRUMP Mugs Just Arrived! (from China)

  • Once again, Saturday Night Live mocked Trump, taking the piss out of his tragicomic press conference. And once again, Trump took to Twitter to fire back at SNL. It's the circle of our decaying culture's radioactive half-life.
  • Our old pal Sandro did a little digging in the New York Times archives and dug out the first article in that august institution ever to quote Donald Trump. It was in 1973, in a story about how the Trump organization engaged in racist practices. I think you'll find The Donald's early response to those claims unsurprising.
  • Civil rights legend John Lewis declared the Trump presidency illegitimate, which is something he also declared about Jim Crow, back in the day. Trump, being a racist sack of shit and incapable of controlling himself, took to Twitter and declared Lewis "all talk" before ordering him to tend to his failing Congressional district (which, for the record, is doing just fine). In the long run, with Lewis' substantial help, Jim Crow was defeated. Let's hope the same can one day be said about Trump.

  • I realize it isn't easy, but try to forget all the salacious "piss party" stuff from that British intelligence dossier and focus on the fact that there appears to have been total cooperation between the Trump camp and Putin's government during his Presidential run, but we've got to try. Couple the fact that top Trump operatives were in contact with Russian officials with ongoing FBI investigations about that collusion, and how anyone can question those who say Trump's win was illegitimate is beyond me. He will forever be an asterisked President. 
  • Wow, Glenn Greenwald. What a disappointment. Up until a few days ago, I would have been willing to accept that he was suffering from some sort of leftier-than-thou, Hillary-is-the-Devil ideological blind spot. But recent comments (a lot of them, not just at the link) make me lean towards the possibility that there really might be something awful hidden away in the Kremlin's Greenwald dossier. To make him join Assange down at the rock bottom of the barrel, it had better be really bad... like, underage midget sheep S&M bad. Anything less would make him a coward.
  • Some folks built an anti-trolling bot that tracks and trolls anti-semites and other racists, and it's been reaping dividends on Twitter.


1. No matter what your political affiliation or ideological predisposition, Ta Naheesi Coates' My President Was Black, written for The Atlantic, is essential reading for every American and/or America-watcher.

2. In The New Statesman, John Simpson has penned an essay explaining how Putin has conned the world into believing that Russia is back in the superpower business. It's sharp and entertaining and well worth your time. 

3. This video from the Laughing Squid folks helps explain how entropy and complexity come together to create... everything, basically.


"There’s a danger on the internet that you think you’re accomplishing something. So you see an article about a disease and retweet it and think ‘It’s cured now!’ And you’ve fooled yourself into thinking that you’ve done something productive."

- comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow sums up exactly how yer old pal Jerky's been feeling these last few days. Like, what's the fucking point of all this flailing about? Fucked if I know...

  • If you want to learn about some cool and/or weird things that happened on the 16th day of January, check out our sister-site, Useless Eater Blog.


Hey, Glenn Greenwald! If it's kid stuff... why not just kill yourself? Life is cheap, after all.


  1. As a resident of Georgia's fifth district for over 20 years, and in fairness to Mr. Trump's "falling apart" coments, I noticed yesterday that none of our trees even have leaves on them. This is clearly on Rep. Lewis, the slacker.

  2. I don't know the credibility level of Wonkette, but it lacks the sterility of traditional journalism. That doesn't necessarily make it "fake news" but I'm still wary of the veracity of the Greenwald story. Greenwald got me through the Snowden stuff and I have always considered him a credible source. You know modern life sucks (and democracy is in peril) when you start to question the credibility of the credible. Then again, I doubt Socrates would have had it any other way. It seems people can only be somewhat credible some of the time, and that puts a big question mark on everyone involved in the media as well as the stories they tell. It's tough news times, I tell ya.