Sunday, December 4, 2016

SNL: 'Weekend Update' Hillary Jokes

There actually were a couple of jokes on Saturday Night Live yesterday that were at Hillary's expense during "Weekend Update."

COLIN JOST: This week, Donald Trump began what he's calling a Thank You tour of the country, while Hillary Clinton, I assume, is planning more of an F.U. tour.

Trump's holding victory rallies in all the places that helped get him elected, like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Russia, the F.B.I., WikiLeaks, and Hillary campaign headquarters.

Nun: Trump is 'Evil'

Graeme Zielinski's weird nun tweets are embarrassing.

Let's assume his story is true. That's quite a leap, but let's assume that.

This nun must be a deranged Leftist like Zielinski.

I spent nearly 20 years in Catholic schools. I'm a product of Catholic education and I've known some extremely liberal nuns and priests. But would a nun say Trump is "evil and has no bottom"?

Not a good nun.

As has become very clear in the last 15 years, the Catholic Church has some very flawed individuals, priests and nuns.

Evil is a strong word and should be used appropriately.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Trump and Taiwan and China

Trump took a congratulatory call from Taiwan. It's not as if he announced he's going to decree that the U.S. return to its previous policy of refusing to recognize the People's Republic of China. Yeah, for decades, we only recognized Taiwan. That was the one and only China.

So, Trump talked on the phone with Taiwan's president.

Oh no! China, the one with over a billion people, will be mad! Oh no! This is terrible!

If that's the case, China needs to put on its big boy pants, and so do all the people going nuts over the call.

The U.S. has an "unofficial" relationship with Taiwan.

OK. Let's consider the phone call part of that policy and "unofficial."

Speaking of awkward moments on the world stage, remember how smooth this move by Obama was when he was schmoozing with Raul Castro?

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration and Garth Brooks Joke

JIMMY FALLON: And according to TMZ, it's possible that Garth Brooks will perform at Donald Trump's inauguration. Don't confuse Garth Brooks and Donald Trump. One has friends in low places, the other grabs friends in low places. They're different people. Don't confuse the two.

Jimmy Fallon: 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' National Anthem Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I noticed that at the end of his big rally last night Trump played the song 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' or as it's now known, the national anthem.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump's Thank You Tour Joke

JIMMY FALLON: And while kicking off his Thank You tour, Trump said we spend too much time focusing on what divides us and we need to embrace what unites us. Then, he went back to visiting only the states that voted for him.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, Charlie Brown Christmas, and the Great Pumpkin Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Donald Trump kicked off his big Thank You tour last night in Ohio, and I saw that his speech was on at the same time as the Charlie Brown Christmas special. It's nice because while kids were watching Charlie Brown Christmas, their parents got to watch the Great Pumpkin.

The Beatles: Rubber Soul - 51 Years Ago

Fifty-one years ago today, The Beatles released Rubber Soul.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wisconsin Recount: Hillary UP!

Good news for Hillary and her supporters!

From the Daily Caller:

The first day of Wisconsin’s presidential recount narrowed the gap between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump by precisely one vote.

...But the first results to emerge suggest the final tally will be rather close to the original one. Only Menominee County, home to the Menominee Indian Reservation, fully reported its recounted results on the first day. It found 17 extra votes for Stein and 12 for Libertarian Gary Johnson, while removing two votes from Trump and one from Clinton.

Here's the bad news for Hillary and her supporters:

...At her current pace, Clinton will overtake Trump in Wisconsin in approximately 74 and a half years. Unfortunately, the recount is expected to last just two weeks.

No, not unfortunately.


Bill Penzey's Letter to America's CEOs

I only recently joined Penzeys Spices email list, not because I would ever buy the products but to read Bill Penzey's political screeds.

Every day, there's an email. Some make no mention of politics and actually are about the products. Others aren't about spices.

Yesterday evening, another crazed political Bill Penzey email arrived.

The message wasn't about spices, special offers or deals, none of the typical stuff I've come to expect from emails from stores. This message was an "Open letter to CEOs of America." That was the subject line.



Here's the text of the email:

Please forward this on to the business and community leaders in your life.

Please share this with the business and community leaders in your life. If you want to do this through Facebook you can find it here.

Dear CEO,

Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable.

Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we raised our voice. We felt we had to. We did this because we are Penzeys. The Spice business is so intertwined with history that it's not really possible to have one without the other. It became clear to us that we are now in a moment history will long have its eyes upon. For the sake of our customers, and for the sake of future generations, we felt the time had come to stand on the right side of history.

And while the reasons for why we took a stand might be specific to our unique outlook, what we learned actually applies to all commerce in the United States. What we learned is that President-elect Donald Trump has no real support. Voters, sure, but no constituency. Running a campaign on "that horrible-terrible-woman who should be locked up," while at the same time working to raise fear of minorities among white voters with limited access to education, clearly achieved its goal. But none of it left Americans with any sense of connection to the candidate they actually voted for.

Willing to take a hit for what is right, we did what we did. In the two weeks since, online sales are up 59.9%, gift box sales up 135%. And we didn't have a catalog arrive in this window this year, while last year we had 1.1 million! Yes, maybe for the moment we have lost 3% of our customers because of the so-called "right wing firestorm." And, yes, they send emails of rage, and ALL CAPS, and bad language with the hope of creating the perception that they are bigger than they really are. But what we learned is that, in terms of retail spending, Donald Trump simply has no one supporting his views for America. He has no constituency.

America's Values, on the other hand, have a really sizable constituency, and that constituency moves quickly to support those that stand up for the values of America. If, as a company, you have values, now is the time to share them. You may well lose a chunk of your AM radio-listening customers, but if you really are honest and sincere, don't be surprised to see your promotions suddenly, finally, find active engagement with the Millennial generation.

And the time for this really is now. We understand all too well that, with the holidays, December is a tough month to get things done. We understand that a change in direction will not be easy, but you are where you are because you don't need things to be easy. If you wait until after the wheels come off the track for the incoming administration, this moment will have passed. And while there's no bad time to do the right thing, to do the right thing at the same time as others in your industry will work so much better than waiting until someone else has shown the way.

In this moment there is finally the real chance to unite our nation in our shared rejection of sexism, homophobia, and racism. This is your chance to stand up for America's values and make January a tent pole in your company's history. Opportunities to do the right thing at the time when doing the right thing makes all the difference come once in a lifetime. Make your history proud.

Thanks for reading,

Penzeys Spices


Each communication is more bizarre and more out there than the last.

He's addressing CEOs?

Forward this to CEOs?

Penzey is delusional. I think he might be clinically delusional. It's really kind of creepy.
Yes, maybe for the moment we have lost 3% of our customers because of the so-called "right wing firestorm." And, yes, they send emails of rage, and ALL CAPS, and bad language with the hope of creating the perception that they are bigger than they really are. But what we learned is that, in terms of retail spending, Donald Trump simply has no one supporting his views for America. He has no constituency.

America's Values, on the other hand, have a really sizable constituency, and that constituency moves quickly to support those that stand up for the values of America. If, as a company, you have values, now is the time to share them. You may well lose a chunk of your AM radio-listening customers, but if you really are honest and sincere, don't be surprised to see your promotions suddenly, finally, find active engagement with the Millennial generation.

Penzey is really going out of his way to anger half the country. He's also trying to appeal to Millennials. That's the plan apparently. I guess he's trying to build a loyal clientele by closing the door on an enormous group of potential customers and brutally disparaging them.

I suppose that's OK if he wants to be a niche business-- selling spices to smug, youngish Leftists out of touch with reality.

That's not smart. It's bad business.

Penzey's shtick is getting old fast.

Rosie O'Donnell Apologizes to Melania Trump for Attack on Barron

Rosie O'Donnell took a long time to issue an apology for her role in attacking Barron Trump.

She apologized to Melania Trump on Twitter.

From TMZ:

Rosie O'Donnell has belatedly apologized to Melania Trump for blasting out on social media her 10-year-old son, Barron, might be autistic ... which he is not.

Rosie now says, "I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry."

Melania went ballistic after a YouTuber posted a video suggesting Baron had autism, and Rosie then re-posted the video with the caption, "Barron Trump Autistic?"

TMZ broke the story, Melania hired lawyer Charles Harder, who fired off a letter to the YouTuber telling him if he didn't take the video down he'd sue. He also called out Rosie in the letter, but did not threaten her.
O'Donnell's Twitter account is private, but here's the screen grab of her tweet, from Mediaite:

It took a week for O'Donnell to apologize.

"Queen of Nice"?

Not very nice at all.

Jimmy Fallon: Jill Stein Michigan Recount Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Yesterday, Jill Stein officially requested a hand recount of 4.8 million ballots in Michigan. But Donald Trump says he's going to fight it, by shouting out other numbers while they're trying to count. 'Seventy. Nineteen. Start back at one.'

Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Palin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that Donald Trump is considering Sarah Palin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Palin said she's great at helping veterans and John McCain was like, 'Wrong.'

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Planned Parenthood

What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

The purpose of Giving Tuesday and giving the gift of death by supporting Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, are at odds.

Ripping a baby apart, killing the little one, isn't an act of kindness.

From LifeNews:

On Tuesday, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda spotlighted abortion giant Planned Parenthood as part of the annual #GivingTuesday effort on Twitter. Miranda re-Tweeted a follower’s post that sang the praises of his mother, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, for her service on the national board for the left-wing organization. The celebrity added, “Working on this…,” and included the Giving Tuesday hashtag.

Miranda's support of Planned Parenthood runs counter to his concern for diversity and supporting minorities. The abortion provider kills a disproportionate number of African American babies.

Of course, when Mike Pence and some of his family members attended the Broadway production of Hamilton, he was subjected to a lecture about the fears and anxiety experienced by a diverse America in the wake of Donald Trump's election.

BRANDON VICTOR DIXON: Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do.

We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir.

But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.

According to the New York Times:
The statement that Mr. Dixon read was written by the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda; its director, Thomas Kail; and the lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, with input from cast members, Mr. Seller said.
So, Miranda fears that the new administration won't protect "our children"?

He's got to be kidding!

The politically active and allegedly socially concerned Miranda promotes the Planned Parenthood mission, a portion of which is ending human lives. That is undebatable.


Mediaite and Spoiled Barron Trump

I couldn't find the story on the website. I wondered if the image was fake. So did others.

I trust Greta. The story was on Mediaite, but now it's gone.

Of course, once it's posted, it lives forever.

You can see the source is Worldlifestyle, but Mediaite is responsible for promoting it.

Barron Trump is really being abused. It's awful.

He's just ten years old!

The Leftists are so compassionate, aren't they?

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, Lego Gingerbread Houses, and the Wall

JIMMY FALLON: This year's White House holiday display also includes 56 Lego gingerbread houses, which took over 200,000 Legos to make; or as Joe Biden put it, 'This gingerbread is crunchy as hell.' 'You're eating a Lego.' 'It doesn't even taste like gingerbread.'

They used over 200,000 Legos for the White House Christmas display. After hearing this, Donald Trump said, 'Save those Legos. We can use them for the wall. Save 'em. We need 'em. We need every Lego. At the very least, they really hurt to step on. If they come over barefoot in the middle of the night, it hurts when you step on those things. It's a pain I can't describe.'

Jimmy Fallon: White House Christmas Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, the Obamas just had the White House decorated for their final Christmas before they leave. They want to make it look nice for Santa since he's not coming back for at least four years.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bill Penzey Email: Art of Hope - Cooking Trumps Racism

Bill Penzey, spice guy, is addressing his band of Trump haters again, encouraging them to "embrace hope" to cope with their sadness and sense of loss following the election.

Penzeys Spices November 30, 2016, email:

Subject line: The Art of Hope

Art. Paragraphs are great, but sometimes just a word or two carried in the strength of art can say so much more. Wisconsin six years ago was the testing grounds for what we now see unfolding in our nation’s capitol. I understand from your emails the sadness, and the honest sense of loss many of you are feeling right now. I wish I could tell you to take your time to heal, but I can't. In Wisconsin, most of the damage to our economy, our environment and our children's futures happened in those first few months when all-too-many of us had lost our grasp on hope. So here's the Penzey family Thanksgiving weekend art project. Embrace Hope.

On our Facebook page, someone was hoping our Cooking trumps Racism image (yes Cooking trumps Sexism is in the works) was going to become bumper stickers, mugs, etc. I thanked them, but said sorry, no, as much as this message is the one we need right now, in the long run I don't want to trump anything. I do believe strongly that Kindness can't just sit down every time anger stands up. Cooks have strength, cooks are up to the struggle for hearts and minds ahead of us. But if we have to battle dragons, once we are done, no good will come of holding on to souvenirs that reignite conflict. This Embrace Hope plaque on the other hand, with the way color brought it to life this weekend, really might be worth holding on to.
Penzey hates Scott Walker and he hates Trump and he hates all who voted for them.

We know, we know. You've told us what seems like a million times.

"Cooking trumps Sexism" is in the works?

Oh, goody. I can't wait.

I won't do business with Penzey. He gets off on stirring anger, creating divisions, and causing discord among people. That doesn't sound like a recipe for peace and love and healing the world.


Pelosi Wins

Hillary and the Recount

Hillary Clinton is untrustworthy. She's a liar.

From FOX News, Democrat Bryan Dean Wright writes:

Saturday, Hillary Clinton announced that she had joined a recount effort in at least three Midwestern states, questioning whether “an accurate vote” will be reported to the Electoral College. This comes on the heels of a concession speech where she told her supporters tha

Hours after Clinton delivered her remarks, President Obama joined his nominee in asking the same of the country – and my Democratic party. It was a moment of pride for many Americans. We could celebrate a peaceful transition of power, even if we didn’t like the result.

It’s now clear that Clinton’s speech wasn’t genuine. According to her campaign, they’ve had lawyers, data scientists and analysts combing over election results starting “the day after the election,” or the day of her otherwise thoughtful concession speech. Their goal: find evidence that would suggest a hacked result, despite the president – and my former colleagues in the intelligence community – stating clearly that there are no signs of foreign tampering at the ballot box.

Why would Clinton do this? Some suggest it’s a vengeful ploy to make Trump look illegitimate in the eyes of the American people. But I suspect that this is the last, embarrassing gasp of a flailing politician, unable to accept defeat with grace.

As a Democrat, I am frustrated and ashamed.

...With Clinton’s embrace of an electoral recount, it is clear that she cannot accept defeat with grace, nor does she hold our nation in the same regard as [Samuel] Tilden or [General Robert E.] Lee. That means my fellow Americans – and especially my fellow Democrats – must stand up to her hubris. We must make clear that we offer no excuses for our loss. We will not chase the ghosts of foreign hackers. We won’t be fooled by FBI conspiracies, blame bad campaign staff, whine about false Facebook posts, or blame mobs of deplorables.

No, we realize that we lost because the nation wanted change and our candidate was too flawed and untrustworthy to carry that mantle.
Hillary's gracious concession speech was a lie.

"We must accept this result.... Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."

What a load!

Hillary didn't accept the results of the election. As she addressed her supporters and all Americans, she knew she was lying.

I'm glad she lost.

Obama Blames FOX News for Democrats' Inability to Reach Voters

It's incredible that Obama actually cites the alleged omnipresence of FOX News as the obstacle that blocked Democrats from reaching voters.

It's laughable.

He and the Democrats have the Leftist news media and the entertainment industry in their pocket, yet FOX News is the problem.

Obama can't be serious. He's either lying or delusional.

Jimmy Fallon: Frosty Hillary and Snowmen Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that the White House Christmas display features a portrait of Hillary Clinton, and it's positioned between two snowmen. It gave the kids a chance to see Old Frosty, as well as two snowmen.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump's Cabinet and Tighty Whities Joke

JIMMY FALLON: On a lighter note, I saw that the Naked Cowboy was performing at Trump Tower yesterday in his patented tighty whities. Incidentally, the tighty whities is also the nickname for Trump's cabinet. That's interesting. That's a coincidence.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and American Flag Burning Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Also this morning, Trump also tweeted out a threat to take away the citizenship of anyone who burns the American flag. He says that there are plenty of other things that people can burn instead, like their tax returns.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Obama Phone Call Joke

JIMMY FALLON: The White House said that President Obama and Donald Trump spoke on the phone for 45 minutes on Saturday. Everyone knew Trump was on the phone because those were the only 45 minutes all week where he stopped tweeting.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Cuba Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Yesterday, Trump tweeted that he will end the United States' relationship with Cuba unless they are willing to make a better deal. When asked how they felt about Trump threatening them on Twitter, Cubans said, 'What's Twitter? Can I get it on my AM radio? My '55 Chevy?'