Quotes Make Lies “OK”

According to White House “press secretary,” Sean Spicer, quotes indicate that Trump didn’t specifically mean wiretapping when he was lying about Obama’s administration ordering a wiretap on Trump Tower.

Jeremy Diamond:

Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn’t referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping.

“I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election,” Spicer said. “The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.”

Wiretapping is a narrowly defined surveillance activity that involves tapping into “a telephone or telegram wire in order to get information,” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Daily Kos Embraces and Extends Public Gullibility.

Yesterday while meandering around Fisherman’s Wharf in SF I saw a demonstration of folks attempting to trick local liberals into agreeing with Republicans and Libertarians on the subject of taxes.

As amusing as this (obvious) hidden agenda rally was — mainly due to their correct measure of the people’s gullibility — they missed out on one thing. They could really have screwed with people more by staying at home and starting a twitter account.

The Daily Kos has taken it upon themselves to bait Republicans into thinking that Democrats are going to spend $4 Million on Obama Bobbleheads and another $2 Million on shamwows.

Really?

Yes.

How?

With a twitter account.

The response to this once they realized they’d been duped was initially good, only in the comments does it get hilariously stupid (after the break) (all bold emphasis is mine):

Continue reading “Daily Kos Embraces and Extends Public Gullibility.”

A Politico’s Look Inside Obama’s bank CEOs meeting

Politico has posted a look inside Obama’s meeting with the CEOs of various banks. My opinion is that they sound like they’re still a bunch of shortsighted libertarian lunatics with no interest in even pretending to appeal to the greater good. But, hey, we all have opinions, and I think you should read this article and have one.

Sonic — Diarrhea at the Speed of Sound!

SonicSo I live in the upper midwest, and there isn’t much for a variety of fast food restaurants up here. We have a few local chains that let us mix it up, but there isn’t anything like what you hear from friends on the coasts or down south.

Times are changing, and we need some new grease to throw down our hatches. Sonic, you’re the one!

I was heading to a hockey game Saturday night, and I happen to drive past the new Sonic. It opened a week or so ago, so it’s not like it’s opening day or anything, but people are going batshit insane trying to get in there. They actually had police directing traffic and an electronic construction sign with directions on how to find the end of the Sonic line a block or so over. It was mad chaos. The only thing missing was riot police and a crowd of fat Americans riding on those electronic scooters.

So I see this line, and I’m thinking, “Wow, this is insane. Why on earth would anyone want to eat at Sonic that badly?”. There was about 30 stalls and they were full and with the line of cars you’d think they were giving away Euros. Wait, most American’s don’t value foreign currencies — let’s say they were giving away Walmart gift cards.

Anyway, the point is that I was on my way to get food and some beer before the game, and it was 4 hours before I headed home.

On the way back there was still a line.

Perhaps this is what they were wishing for when they voted for Obama’s change?