JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, the USS Carl Vinson is still nowhere near North Korea. It's currently 2,400 miles away.

Meanwhile, Japanese trade officials don't want to talk to Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross because he's batshit.

Finally, the CIA's liason to the White House was removed for his position for no apparent reason. He was fired by 30-year-old dipshit Ezra Cohen-Watnick, one of Michael Flynn's boys who, for some reason, is still there.

Multiple former colleagues described the former CIA liaison as a consummate professional with no history of infractions. But late one afternoon in mid-March, the retired marine was abruptly informed that his services were no longer needed and he ought not to come to work the next day. Co-workers were shocked at a display that seemed designed to humiliate him.

“It was the most disrespectful thing they could have done,” said a White House official familiar with the incident. “He’s a good man. What happened to him was fucked up.”

Now, here's Stephen Colbert on "right wing radio host and man getting arrested at mini-golf, Alex Jones."

Just to be meta, here's Alex Jones acknowledging that Colbert is very good at mocking him.

Before the cross-examination, Jones had taken questions from his own attorney, in which he tried to communicate to the jury that the enraged character he plays on his show is a different man from the sensitive father he says he is at home.

“You have a certain sort of delivery,” Wilhite said. “Do you take that home with you?”

Other than talking politics with his kids when they express an interest, he said, he didn’t.

“No. None of the bombasity, when I rage,” Jones said. “Stephen Colbert made fun of me the other day. I’m sure his kids see him get angry on TV.”

There was a lot of news this week that I didn't get to, so here's a few more stories.

Trump says President Obama is responsible for allowing the MS-13 Central American gang to form in America, which actually formed in the 1980s under Reagan when Obama was just a college student.

The government of Venezuela reportedly donated to Trump's inauguration using the state-owned oil company. Can you imagine the jeers if the socialist(!) Venezuelans had donated to Obama?

Chinese billionaires looking for access to Trump have apparently turned to registered foreign agent Paul Manafort for help.

  • Badgerite

    Jesus. Utter Republic of Bananas. It is like that stupid picture of Nugent, Palin and that Rock Kid by a picture of Hilary Clinton. Like anyone would care. For them, to be able to do that is some great ‘triumph’. For liberals, to be able to see that their fellow citizens have health insurance and health care they can afford is the satisfying part. Not trying or attempting to make other people feel bad or somehow dissed.
    I’m sure Hilary Clinton couldn’t care less about that either. God they are pathetic.
    The Rock Kid, I don’t know much about, but the other two are ….well, what’s the word,,,,oh yeah. Pathetic. Always have been. Still are.

    • EastCoastJ

      Why does Aravosis hide the fact that the Chechans are all Muslims. That’s why they started the concentration camps for gays. They’ve vowed to wipe out gays by Ramadan. That’s another reason Trump won….unlike Hillary, he wasn’t afraid to directly call out Muslim homophobia. Aravosis is lying. And Hillary wanted to increase the Muslim population of the U.S. four times over.

      • Badgerite

        Uh huh. Troll.

        • EastCoastJ

          Proud troll. Go look it up on Pink News right now. It’s their main story. It’s more Muslim homophobia. Aravosis is a liar.

          • Badgerite

            Paid troll.

          • EastCoastJ

            Go read the Pink News article. Stop hiding from the truth.

          • Badgerite

            Don’t need to. I know where Putin stands and has stood on the issue of gay rights. In fact, Russia passed it’s anti gay laws just before they were to host the Olympics at Sochi. If you recall. And there was quite a movement going, John posted frequently about this, to boycott the Sochi Olympics because of these laws and how they would affect not just the gay athletes but also their family and friends. The laws of Russia do not allow you to speak in support or act in support of gays. What is going on in Chechnya right now is merely an extension of what Putin allowed, supported and encouraged in Russia.

          • Scopedog
        • EastCoastJ

          And all Hillary said during the debates was “Islam is not our enemy-y-y-y-y-y!!!” Uh…yes it is Hillary.

          • Badgerite

            Islam isn’t our enemy. Hatred and dishonesty are our enemies. And by “our” I mean everyone.

          • EastCoastJ

            No, it’s Islam. Only Muslim countries execute and imprison for homosexual acts. And Chechnya is entirely Muslim (the same Muslims who pull terrorist attacks on Russian subways). I have to tell everyone about this because Aravosis won’t let me post it on Americablog. But he IS a dishonest liar. Every other blog is saying.”..okay, we admit it’s the Muslims who started the new Auschwitz for gay men.” Just go read the Pink News link. You’ll see. And you’ll see Aravosis lies. Go ahead and politely bring it up on Americablog and you’ll see how fast he bans you. Later.

          • Badgerite

            John won’t let you post because you are a troll. Putin has given his blessing to this. Or it wouldn’t be happening.
            He controls Chechnya. Or were you unaware that Russia has flattened Chechnya once already. There are plenty of kidnapping videos of gays in Russia. Kidnappings by Russian fascist gangs that knew there would be no law response from Russian law enforcement. Or Russian media.
            Kidnappings, beatings, torture and about the same level of rumored deaths went on in Russia. Now it is happening in Chechnya because Putin has given the green light for it to happen. With Russian cabal in the White House, Putin doesn’t fear a western liberal response anymore.
            He gave his OK. And that is why it is occurring.

          • Scopedog
        • EastCoastJ
          • Badgerite

            What are you doing at this sight? America blog is where John Aravosis has posted. Not here. And that is where I commented about the pogrom of gays going on in Chechnya. What are you hiding from? People who know John and comment at his sight. Have followed this story and know what has gone on in Russia with respect to gay right and the boycott that John organized in response to that abuse? What is going on now in Chechnya now with respect to gays, as John points out, is just an extension of what has gone on in Russia for years now under Putin. Laws that discriminate against gays and make it illegal to speak in support of gays were passed in Russia years ago. With Putin’s support. And a campaign of kidnapping and abuse, beatings and other acts designed to humiliate and terrorize, were allowed and even encouraged by the Russian government. It is well documented. Whatever Islam’s attitude toward gays, Putin is on board with it. And then some.

          • David Greenberg

            Trying to deal with this asshole “easrcoastj” using facts and logic, is clearly a waste of time and energy. Ignore him.

          • Badgerite

            I know. But on the theory that what the posting is really trying to do it spread disinformation ( lies ) I like to at least present the facts for others to be aware of.

      • Scopedog

        What the fuck did the previous post have to do with John Aravosis? Are you making a fucking point here or just being a goddamned troll?