‘Appalling, Sickening Cowardice’: British PM Theresa May Delivers Statement on Manchester Bombing

British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement today, where she declared that terrorism will never win despite the horrific explosion that took place in Manchester last night. The incident – which is being treated as a terror attack – took place at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, and it left at least 22 people dead with scores more injured. As May clarified the details of the incident, she noted that the attack was especially despicable since it was apparently designed to target the younger people who make up Grande’s fanbase.
All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the Continue reading "‘Appalling, Sickening Cowardice’: British PM Theresa May Delivers Statement on Manchester Bombing"

Trump is a Dumb Person’s Idea of a Smart Person

There is an episode of Seinfeld in which George, while being dumped, is hit with the “It’s not you, it’s me” breakup line. Forgetting about the rejection, he immediately obsesses over the fact that it was he, George, who came up with the line. He expresses outrage both to the girl and to Jerry, and as always, plays the fool. I feel his pain. At the risk of sounding like George Costanza, I will tell you that I came up with the notion that Donald Trump is the “Dumb Person’s Idea of A Smart Person.” I’ve been saying it for twenty years, before it came up on Twitter and, in fact, long before Twitter existed. My wife will vouch for me. The idea came to me as a reader of Sports Illustrated. Whenever a piece would run on a smarter-than-average jock, a reliable answer to the inevitable question Continue reading "Trump is a Dumb Person’s Idea of a Smart Person"

Rachel Maddow Tells Stephen Colbert She Expects Republicans Will ‘Do The Right Thing’ With Trump

Fresh off increasingly good ratings news Rachel Maddow took the stage with Stephen Colbert Monday night. The two NBC stars basked in the mutual good fortune the miasma of Trump scandals has brought them. Toward the end of the interview, the two spoke — with obvious relish — about the Donald Trump end game. For her part, Maddow said she expected Republicans would “do the right thing” when confronted with the facts. “He can’t go on trial for obstruction of justice but he could be put on an impeachment trial by the House and the Senate,” said Colbert. “But do you think there is any chance that would happen if the Democrats do not get back the House and the Senate?” “I try to not see it in partisan terms,” said Maddow “If it’s proven that the Department of Justice Inspector General or the FBI itself determines that Continue reading "Rachel Maddow Tells Stephen Colbert She Expects Republicans Will ‘Do The Right Thing’ With Trump"

Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Trump Moved on That Orb Like a Bitch’

Of the many notable moments during President Trump‘s recent trip to Saudi Arabia, perhaps none was stranger than the moment in which Trump joined Saudi leadership around a glowing orb of some sort. It was almost as if the organizers of Trump diplomatic visit wanted to make sure there was at least one meme-able moment, so they arranged this weird orb moment. As we noted over the weekend, Twitter went predictably nuts over the photo that emerged, and conspiracy theorists and comedians alike joined in their criticism and mockery. A good example of the latter is Jimmy Kimmel, who last night recalled one of the now-famous lines that Trump was recorded saying to Billy Bush in a run up to a Access Hollywood segment. It was a funny bit, that, depending on your political stripes, will bring joy or anger. Either way you are sure to be Continue reading "Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Trump Moved on That Orb Like a Bitch’"

‘Evil Losers’: President Trump Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack

Donald Trump took a moment out of his tour of the Middle East to address the catastrophic terrorist attack in Manchester, England last night. Speaking during a press conference in Bethlehem with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump offered a brief statement condemning the attack, calling the perpetrators “evil losers.” “I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and their families.” said Trump. “So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.” The president continued in his own unique way. “I wont call them monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers because that’s what they are, they’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers. Just remember that.” The death Continue reading "‘Evil Losers’: President Trump Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack"