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  1. Open Thread - Even The Dogs Don't Want To Hear Trump
    Open Thread - Even The Dogs Don't Want To Hear Trump

    Open thread below...

  2. C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Parquet Courts

    Since their 2011 debut, Denton Texas band has been compared to the likes of the Fall, Pavement, Wire and a slew of other jittery indie and post-punk bands that proceeded them.

    Based on the title track from their latest album, Wide Awake!, tough folks might start calling them a new wave band and compare them to the Talking Heads or something.

    The world is full of strife now more than ever. Parquet Courts are well aware of that as anyone. The Parquet Courts are setting the current commentary to a weird dance groove.

    What are you listening to tonight?

  3. 'No Deep State': Pompeo Shatters Trump's PR Campaign In Three Words

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo found himself on the hot seat during a Congressional oversight hearing after his boss tweeted this nonsense about a "criminal deep state."

    Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018

    Rep. Ted Lieu questioned Pompeo about this so-called "criminal deep state" carefully during a hearing earlier today.

    "Do you believe there is a 'criminal deep state' at the State Department, Lieu asked.

    Pompeo was clear: “I haven’t seen the comments from the president. I don’t believe there is a deep state at the State Department.”

    Uh oh, that's the Secretary of State contradicting his boss, Donald Trump, the Big Boss of the Whole World.

    Just to be sure he was clear, Pompeo elaborated further.

  4. 'An Assault On The Truth': MSNBC Host Warns Viewers Before Airing Trump Rant

    This morning I was listening to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC when she literally cut off a reporter mid-sentence to turn to Donald Trump ranting on the South Lawn of the White House in real time, unedited, with no fact check. I was furious. So furious I turned it all off, not only because it was a waste of bandwidth but because Donald Effing Trump was being allowed to spew BS in my ear.

    So this was refreshing. Nicolle Wallace did play Trump's comments, but before she did she warned viewers in advance that "his meandering comments include lies about the nature of the surveillance of his campaign as well as smears on the former FBI director Jim Comey."

    She continued, "Attacking Comey, we understand, is the Trump legal team's entire strategy for defending the president in the obstruction of justice investigation, which hinges, at least in part, on Comey's firing."

    "We also want to tell you his new bumper sticker 'Spygate' is also based on a lie," she warned. "There is no evidence that anyone was spying on the Trump campaign. A counterintelligence investigation was underway."

    "And for the president who still doesn't seem to know what that means, let's try this: The good guys, American law enforcement agencies, were closely watching the bad guys, American adversaries like the Russians. The reason Trump's campaign is ended up in close enough cahoots with Russians to raise suspicions," she continued.

    "With those facts in mind, here's the president's performance today."

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  5. 'We're Kicking Those Traitors' Asses!': Alex Jones Declares Victory In Screaming, Unhinged Rant
    'We're Kicking Those Traitors' Asses!': Alex Jones Declares Victory In Screaming, Unhinged Rant

    Alex Jones is feeling the spirit, but it's not the one he thinks he's feeling. Watching him shout and spit and snort in this 72-second bit of insanity is evidence his ex-wife should use to make sure he doesn't ever regain custody of his children, but it is certainly not something healthy people watch without a suppressed grin or some concern for his mental health.

    “I don’t think you’re stupid. I’ve been betting on you my whole life. I believe in you,” Alex Jones screamed at his live viewers.

    “And we got Trump elected. And we got the economy coming back. And we’re kicking these traitors’ asses, politically, and we’re not backing down ever,” Jones snarled, voice rising.

    At this point, you'll hear a Satanic snort.

    “I want to get these people,” he bellowed. “We’re winning. I can feel the spirit rising, can’t you? The turning point was yesterday. I was sick all day, spiritually. I could feel the enemy launching with all its hate. But now, the tide turned today.”

    I'm going to venture a guess that if he was sick all day yesterday, it wasn't with the spirit of the Lord Baby Jesus falling upon him, but something he ate that clearly addled his brains and riled him up. Maybe it was the Ritalin. Or the testosterone he hawks like candy.

    Never afraid to be wrong, Jones declared victory over the evil liberals. “The tide turned on the 22nd day of May, 2018. We have broken their back. Yes! I can feel it.”

    (My back feels straight and stronger than ever.)

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