Kathy Griffin’s Trump Video: I Got Nothing

(I was going to be the original photo up that came from the video, but given that this is such a non-controversy, I decided a pancake was better instead)

In the age before the Internet, finding a shocking video of someone being beheaded would have been something sold or watched in the dark corners of the world. Now such rare exclusivity is gone and beheading videos can pop up as often as Donald Trump tweets. The effect of such quantity and availability means that voices involved are varied; some are traditionally outraged, some perhaps think it’s promo for another season of American Horror Story and some would probably see it as an outtake from a really cheesy B-movie intended to send up horror films.

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Sean Spicer Places Foot In Mouth While Defending Hitler

Sean Spicer, the soon-to-be former White House Press Secretary, gave himself one more rope to hang himself by as he stated yesterday that Hitler never used chemical weapons on his own people:

From the New York Times:

“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Mr. Spicer said. “You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

He continued, “So you have to, if you are Russia, ask yourself: Is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with?”

A quick google search will point you to the Snopes website which has this little diddy using research from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Hitler’s regime started using poisonous gases against Germans in 1939, with mental patients being the first people put to death through the use of carbon monoxide gas under a practice the Nazis referred to as “euthanasia.”

Starting in December 1941, this method of killing expanded through the use of “gas vans” employing engine exhaust as well as carbon monoxide and crystalline hydrogen cyanide (a.k.a. Zyklon B) in concentration camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, and Treblinka, among others. The museum states on its website that “Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone. Only a small fraction of those imprisoned in Nazi camps survived.”

I hate to be typical with my response, but let’s be real; If a black man stood up there and said the same thing, he would be ghost within a half of a second. Due to his white privilege, and the fact that Trump is too slow with the replacement of Spicer, we will see Spicer for a few more weeks in the hopes that maybe we will forget about all this.

Nah, not going to happen; no way in the world can America un-remember someone as memorable as Sean Spicer. Then again, Donald Trump hires people to control the press and to control the message no matter how stupid the message is. I’m sure the next thing Spicer will state if asked about NASA is that it’s a fake organization whose accomplishments were created by Hollywood film makers.

When we ask Spicer for proof on that, he will point to his own research which consist of a lone Tumblr feed.

Steve Bannon Needs A New Home

Steve Bannon, Senior Political Advisor to President Trump, was recently removed from the National Security Council. The reason? He was only there to keep an eye out on Michael Flynn, the National Security Adviser fired for lying about not talking with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak according to the Los Angeles Times:

Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Press Secretary Sean Spicer about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, allowing all three to make repeated false public statements. He did not tell Pence the truth until after the facts were revealed by the Washington Post last week. On Tuesday, Spicer said Trump had known about Flynn’s inaccurate statements for nearly three weeks and had fired him because of an “eroding level of trust.”

So the National Security Advisor needed a spy to make sure he was in check? Nah. This from the New York Times sounds more believable:

For the first two months of Mr. Trump’s presidency, Mr. Bannon occupied an unassailable perch at the president’s side — ramming through key elements of his eclectic and hard-edge populist agenda, including two executive orders on freezing immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. Mr. Trump viewed Mr. Bannon as a street-fighting kindred spirit who favored his own attack-when-attacked communications strategy.

But blunders by Mr. Bannon’s team — especially the first immigration order, which was rejected by multiple courts — have undermined his position. His take-no-prisoners style was not a winning strategy on Capitol Hill, and Mr. Bannon declined to take a significant part. Experienced politicians, including Mr. Pence and Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, stepped into more expansive roles as negotiations over the failed health care overhaul dragged on.

What it comes down to is that Steve Bannon was very much like Trump, except for the part where he actually knew what he was doing. If the s*** you are trying to pull off doesn’t work, it’s time to find a new home for where your ideas can get support; for instance Breitbart News. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t wanna go back there. Maybe he could start new network called The Bannon Channel where he could give a platform to Steven Miller who famously stated that he would go on “any show at any time” to defend President Trump.

I have an idea for a new series that could be featured on Bannon’s never-to-be-created channel – “Mike Flynn and The Two Steve’s”. Nah, that would be canceled given that Michael Flynn is looking at jail time.