Bad Choice

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - David Horsey)

In other news, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is lobbying for the joint Venezuelan/Russian oil company Citgo. The number of foreign agents who worked for Trump is piling up quickly.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans say they're still working on their own bill to repeal Obamacare that won't be based on the bill passed today by the House. This is far from over.

Finally, Buzzfeed did a deep dive on the career of Alex Jones and what you come away with is the image of a man who may be clinically insane. I mean, you might have already gotten that impression from his rants about gay frogs and goblins, but anecdotes from his former employees paint a much wider picture.

People who worked with Jones during his early career describe him as perpetually "on" and ceaselessly focused on rooting out conspiracy of all kinds. “It was 24/7,” O’Neal recalled. On days when the crew would gather at a house or bar after work, Jones would sometime show up with a pile of documents in tow, touting it as evidence of some globalist threat. “He’d come over and go into his spiel and we’d tell him to be cool and he'd yell, ‘THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF,’” Matthew Hobley, a KJFK employee, recalled. “We’d be like, ‘Damn, Alex, it’s our day off.’ But he’d go and go and by the time he was finished there were papers everywhere.”

Former employees also revealed that Jones was rooting for President Obama because Mitt Romney's victory would have hurt his business.

One recalled Jones pacing back and forth on Election Day in 2012, nervous over the prospect of losing the polarizing president that had helped usher in ratings gold.

“He just kept saying, ‘Oh my God, if Obama loses, we're out of business,’” the employee said. “One of the guys in there asked, ‘You didn't vote for Obama, did you?’ And Alex said nothing. Just a grimace. I don't know what it meant.” A member of Jones’ staff during the 2012 election speculated that he would do anything for the sake of his show. “I personally think he voted for Obama to keep ratings going,” another former employee said. A third employee recalled Jones dropping hints that he was planning to cast his vote for Obama.

Programming note... I may be offline tomorrow. I have some important errands to take care of before I have a yearly walk-thru inspection of my apartment at an undetermined time of day. We'll see how it all works out.

I'm suppose to go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 tonight. I don't really feel like doing so after today's events, but I bought the ticket over a month ago so I guess I'm going.

  • waspuppet

    So Steve King provided a make-work government job for an unemployable.

  • Aynwrong

    “The number of foreign agents who worked for Trump is piling up quickly.”

    But the Clinton Foundation!!… (ASSHOLES!!)

    Someday some actor is gonna bring home a couple of awards for playing the overgrown homunculus.

  • ninjaf

    We also had tickets for “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” last night. Left the house feeling ragey and stabby. Left the theater is a good mood. It’s not a great movie, but it was fun escapism for a couple of hours.

    I am Groot.

    • JMAshby

      I thought it was great. I think I liked the story of Vol. 1 better, but Vol 2. was funnier. Everyone in my theater was laughing their ass off.

  • Draxiar

    “…gay frogs and goblins”

    I want that on a shirt.

    • Aynwrong

      “UNGH, UNGH, UNGH… I’m sick of this crap!”

      I still can’t watch that clip without laughing hysterically.

  • Badgerite

    What he means is push the button to kill his own voters. And bankrupt them and their families. I have always agreed with Bernie Sanders that healthcare is a right.
    You are, indeed, entitled to it as a human being and a member of our society, one of the richest in the world.

    • He means they gave the finger to millions of the poors.

  • Michael B. Conway

    Steve King can write?

    • Steve King has fingers? I was sure they were just stumps with webs.

  • Nefercat

    I can’t think of anything to say about health care except guhhnghh.

    So. I hope Baby Groot makes you feel better for a little while at least.

    • Badgerite

      “Jesus wept?”