Monday, April 3, 2017

DONALD TRUMP DID A THING




















Hey kids. Today's post isn't meant to incite political outrage on one side or another or stir up some kind of incendiary debate, because there's plenty of that already on... well, any other website on the Internet. Frankly, we don't give a shit if you hate Donald Trump with a passion or if you have a major hard-on for him and want to pump out his orange, fish-lipped babies. We just want you to ask yourself, do you have those opinions because you researched the facts yourself and drew your own conclusions, or do you have those opinions because the TV and/or the Internet told you to have them, based on "facts" they presented to you?

(We would have said newspapers, too, but nobody reads those anymore. What is this, 1920?)

Cheers and stay informed, friends,
B&B

See you again on the 20th for an epic 4/20 post!

125 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, most people just go by what they hear on the news or online. And if you're getting all your news from CNN or USA Today, then you're screwed.

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    1. But why would the TV lie to me, Alex? The TV is my friend.

      You know, it's kind of hilarious that CBS News' new slogan is simply "CBS: REAL NEWS". Brilliant thinking.

      "Uh, so how can we lie to you when we say at the beginning of every broadcast that we're real news?"

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  2. I followed that dude out the window. Good or bad, the news is a mess.

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    1. We're right behind you. Unfortunately, at a certain point, the bodies are going to stack up enough to create a sort of dead-body-safety-net.

      We're gonna need more windows. WAY more windows.

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  3. It even made the news when he didn't do a thing. He was supposed to sign some more executive orders and just left without signing them. That was funny.

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    1. Ha! How could we have forgotten that?

      CNN: Today Donald Trump didn't do a thing. Why he's a lazy asshole who's ignoring you while you suffer, coming up after the break.
      Fox: Today Donald Trump didn't do a thing. Why he deserves a rest after kicking so much wimpy Democrat ass, coming up after the break.

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  4. The important part is for all the news channels to use the Breaking News banner constantly. Joe Scarborough used it two weeks ago because the President had tweeted.

    I'm watching a lot more cartoons these days. Hopefully, that will insulate me from a constant barrage of Trump news (if Teen Titans starts to make reference to Trump, I'll fire off a very sharply worded complaint).

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    1. Yeah, I love that Donald Trump tweeting is always major news. HE SHOULDN'T TWEET! THEY SHOULD TAKE HIS TWITTER AWAY! NO, HE SHOULD TWEET WHATEVER HE WANTS! SAVE FREE SPEECH!

      I wonder what Spongebob Squarepants would have to say about all of this?

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  5. Trump does a lot things.

    Married women and golf are the top two things he often does

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    1. I'm doing a married woman. She's married to me, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm doing her.

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    2. Say what you want about Bill Clinton, at least he never wanted to bang his daughter.

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    3. I don't know if that makes me a true moderate, but I wouldn't let my wife/daughter alone with a Clinton or a Trump. Any of them, really.

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  6. Fact checking? But that's hard work! And why should I, anyway? Isn't the news more trustworthy than ever, now that information is freely available to everyone at all times? Sheesh, we don't have the media for nothing, you know.

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    1. Now that I'm busier than ever with Facebook and Instagram and Twitter, I just don't have the ten seconds it takes to Google something. What am I, made of time?

      Please ignore the fact that it took me roughly ten seconds to type out this comment. Anyways, back to Facebook - Your #1 Trusted Source of News™!

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  7. How dare you say that about newspapers? I read out local paper two or three times per week so I can indulge in days old news that I've already seen on TV or somewhere else. We really need some 'just the facts' reporting. Except who decides which facts to report? OMG, we can't trust anybody!

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    1. I'd love to see a news program that reported nothing but facts, and let you decide for yourself whether it was good or bad, rather than turning to a panel of talking heads to tell you what to think. But what the hell do I know, right?

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  8. Is there a mattress outside the window? We'll let him go first and get the glass in his ass and then go along with.

    Believing what you see on TV can't be bad. Just ask "Numbnuts" as he pushes his cure all weight lose pill on late night tv. There are now no fat people in the world. What? That 300 pound guy over there? Not fat, just skinny challenged. He must be from Russia and in cohoots with Trump, only logical answer.

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    1. Damn right! I get all of my medical advice from Dr. Oz, and when I buy his Dr. Oz branded Vita-Supplements™, I know I'm getting the best healthcare money can buy! I'm so excited just thinking about it that my heart hurts. And my arm tingles.

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  9. >> . . . "We just want you to ask yourself, do you have those opinions because you researched the facts yourself and drew your own conclusions"

    Research? My own conclusions?
    What's that?

    Who needs to research when we have NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and the CPUSA?

    I've found the quickest and easiest way to know what to think about politics is to find someone with a track record of always being wrong and then just automatically believing the opposite. So far it seems to have worked flawlessly.

    Of course another option is the Magic 8-Ball, now with the electrolytes that vegetative plant people crave.

    And, BTW, Trump's Twitter account needs to be deactivated!
    That's really the ONLY political opinion I hold with a vengeance. Call me "One-Note Charlie" if you must, but don't call me late for Happy Hour.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    Check out my new blog @
    (Link:] Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews...

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    1. Hey, that's actually a great idea. If what the news is saying is a lie, then that means the exact opposite has to be what's true. I'm going to spend the whole afternoon watching Fox News and CNN.

      CNN: Donald Trump spent today golfing.
      Me: Ah, so that means Donald Trump DIDN'T golf today. WHAT ELSE ARE THEY HIDING FROM ME?

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  10. I get my news from earthworms and tremors. I'm a real head-in-the-dirt kind of guy.

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    1. I'd much rather get my news from the ostrich beside you, who relays his experience to me of having his head in the dirt, where I then draw my own conclusions based solely on his experiences. He's a good guy. He wouldn't lie to me.

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  11. I like to see what the entertainment of the day is, and I find out by checking the USA news stations. Then I find out what he Canadian News says and average out the info. Trump is best illustrated by the SNL impersonations, IMO. And Sean Spicer too. I don't read newspapers much anymore, but I mourn their passing. Now all those journalists will write a book. Doesn't Trump already have a book out? Or am I jumping too far ahead?

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    1. Please ignore any errors such as 'he' for 'the'. Ahem, that must be the 'fake' news gremlin trying to subvert my comments. . .

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    2. Donald Trump has like 20 books out. It's crazy. I'm sure they were all just ghostwritten for him, but now I'm kinda bummed out by that. And today's journalists don't write books. They write Buzzfeed articles. Crappy, crappy Buzzfeed articles. RIP print journalism.

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  12. Political outrage!
    Incendiary debate!

    Also, having been on both sides, I know which one is the Dark Side.

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    1. It's the Sith, right? I'm politically "with it", as you cool kids might say.

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  13. B&B:
    ROFL...You guys REALLY nailed this one.
    That is simply BRILLIANT.
    I knew as soon as I saw the first panel, it was gonna be a wonderfully portrayed scenario of the media...both sides.
    ---Now, all you need is a MEDIOCRE news source that reports that Trump didn't do a single thing today, but was considering it...

    Well done.

    Stay safe (and politically-classy with your incorrectness) out there, guys.

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    1. Ha! Yeah, I'm sad we forgot that part, because damned if you do, damned if you don't. It was good/bad that Trump did a thing, and now it's good/bad that he didn't do a thing. Tomorrow we ponder Trump's very existence, live at 11...

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  14. Whatever I read, I follow up with research. I never believe anything on first pass and especially not just from a headline. I tried to find honest, enlightened sources and not just those that spout what I want to hear. President Cheese Puff and his administration do lots of very, very bad things. Every day. I'm glad I don't have a sensitive stomach.

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    1. Meanwhile, I puked just from reading your comment. Not because of your enlightened and fair treatment of facts and the media, but because I pictured Trump as a giant Cheeto and forever have ruined cheese-flavored snack products for myself. :(

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    2. Lucky for me, I never liked Cheese Puffs or Cheetos in the first place.

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  15. I did my research and came to the conclusion I only care this week that the premiere of Archer is on!
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  16. Interesting that the news has become a comedy routine, while shows like SNL are gospel truth. Best to blow up the TV and eat a lot of peaches.

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    1. Now if only SNL was actually funny. Can we get that, or are we 20-30 years too late?

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  17. You are in fact 20-30 years too late. Gilda Radner - now she was hilarious. Alec Baldwin isn't terrible, but he's no Gilda Radner.

    And I don't research facts, because there are no facts to be researched. It's all biased. We're all biased. I based my conclusions on a mishmash or merely one statement by the orange mofo. That's all I need to know in order to keep saying that Bernie is my President.

    PS Your uses of Berkeley and Glendale are perfect!

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    1. I'm going to assume the one statement that set your political fire ablaze was this one?

      "Bing bing, bong bong, bing bing bing" - Donald Trump, 2015

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    2. Yeah, it still infuriates me that he even had the gall to say that. What a monster.

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  18. We still have a newspaper stand *one that you put money into and open* at the end of our street. But I never see anyone buying a newspaper. I wonder if they even fill it anymore.

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    1. I wonder what kind of currency it takes. Can you get a newspaper for a quarter, or does that thing make you insert dollars? My parents, the last people I know to have read a newspaper, eventually cancelled theirs because the cost kept going up and up (while the quality of the news kept going down and down...).

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  19. Oy vey, what did I do? I'm sorry I keep f*ing this up when I try to post an image.
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    1. It's all good over here now. You just closed your first one with the wrong type of bracket.

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      (My sincerest apologies for this horrific mental image)

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    2. Thanks for telling me what I did wrong. It helps. And it helps me not be quite so frustrated. And HAHAHAHA! I almost posted that one. Eww. It's even more disturbing than the orange mofo's face. The concept of mixing in my Bernie with...ugh. I can't. I couldn't. You have more courage and a stronger stomach than I.

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    3. If there's any bright side (and there's probably not) it's that Bernie Trump is still somehow less nauseating than Donald Clinton.

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    4. Well, Donny Boy has nice eyes actually.

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  20. I liberal friend tweeted a LATimes article yesterday on "The train wreck that is Trump". I briefly perused the article and told him, "This could have been written before the inauguration. Simply tweek it for the latest and publish it over and over. Cause thats what hatchet jobs are like. If he gives a case original thought, more than happy to give him his due, but when you sit cow patties on a public street, expect to get them swept up.

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    1. Now that you mention that, I actually wonder how many articles have already been lazily pre-written like that? Like, the only thing the journalist has to write is, "Donald Trump signed a new piece of legislation today, which, like his other pieces of legislation, has been an absolute disaster." It then immediately goes into the pre-filled out garbage, which is something like, "And we all know Trump is no stranger to miserable failures. Why, if you just recall last month..."

      Wow, I could be a journalist! Fuck this blog shit. CNN, hire us bro! 2-for-1 with us!

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  21. Hey, dudes! I'll have you know, I'M still addicted to the newspaper. :)

    I formed my opinion about Mr. Trump long before he ran for office, and it was based on things he DID, not on what anybody else told me to think. I didn't like him then, and he sure as heck hasn't done anything to change my opinion of him.

    As for TV news? How sad. I used to watch CNN, but since my husband's candidate (gag!) won, all he puts on is (gag!) FOX. I wonder if there are any news programs left that deserve to be called "news" these days. They all seem to be more interested in rating and yellow journalism than they are in reporting the facts.

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    1. The newspapers used to be so good. So very, very good! But now they're bad. And that's just so very, very bad. SAD. - Donald Trump, master of words

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    2. Ha!-Ha! Man, that reads like an authentic, direct quote from Trump. That was some serious channeling right there!

      ~ D-FensDogG
      Check out my new blog @
      (Link:] Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews...

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  22. My own opinion that I formed completely from my own research is that dude who jumped out the window hit the wrong part of the window hard. He hits the non breakaway part and ricocheted into the breakaway part. Looks like it hurt real bad.
    I do so much thinking, I'm tired, just tell me what to think.

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    1. I think he's dead now, so there's no more pain and suffering. Maybe. Or maybe there's a lake of eternal fire and maggots are burrowing through his rotting eye sockets? Yeah, think that. That's a fun one.

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  23. Look Bryan, Dons the man, so its simply not true that I'm one dude with real problems, creating lots and lots of problems just because I didn't tow the line. No way, no way, the donny and me we're the bestest buddies with absolutely n-o- p-r-o-b-l-e-m-s. (seriously, I know you guys believe me)

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    1. I'm just impressed that you're on a nickname basis. I've tried to reach out to Don, to see if he wants to hang with the Bry-Guy, but so far it's a no-go. Man of the people my butt. :(

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    2. I mean really, does anyone have a clue WHAT is going on? Bry-Guy you could be Fry-Guy next....unless you become Dons kissing-butt-guy but hey I could be wrong about this, you just can't believe Fake News these days...

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    3. I'm not entirely sure that's a butt I ever want to be caught dead kissing.

      -Cry-Guy

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  24. One would think that having this array of clowns in the news that it would be more entertaining. Sadly, I just want to turn the channel or maybe turn the TV off until after 2020. No guarantees that the future is going to be any better. (not sure if it could be worse though????)

    Your response "The newspapers used to be so good. So very, very good! But now they're bad. And that's just so very, very bad. SAD." That is SO Donald. Scary!

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    1. Isn't that the truth? At least if it was entertaining I could put up with this nonsense. But no, it's just a bunch of talking heads shouting over one another.

      "Tonight on CNN, Don Lemon will square off in the steel cage against Tucker Carlson... to the death! Stay tuned for tonight's weapon choice! But first, let's head over to Anderson Cooper who's going to breakdance in a squirrel costume while he raps the day's headlines."

      I would watch the crap out of that.

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  25. All of a sudden, watching reality TV instead of the news is the cerebral choice. Well, except for that "K" family... that's still a dumpster fire.

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    1. Oh god, have we reached a point where scripted reality shows are more honest than the nightly news? Because I don't know how I feel about this. Maybe I should consult Flavor Flav or that one reality tv chick who's a porn star now*?

      *trick question that's like 50% of them

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  26. I love him, he does such wonderful things such as ignoring all the work so far achieving progress towards clean air, and totally contravening the Kyoto Accords. I don't really watch TV much anyway. So.......

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    1. I haven't had TV service in over 5 years. Don't worry, though, you can still get PLENTY of fake news from the Internet. That's why Al Gore invented it, after all.

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  27. People quit reading newspapers when I quit being a newspaper reporter. It's all my fault, as are so many other problems in the world.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Well, it's nice to finally be able to put blame to this whole fiasco. We expect a full written apology on our desk by tomorrow morning, which we'll print in tomorrow's iss...

      You really did screw everything up. DAMMIT.

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  28. I am pretending to be a Flamingo and have my head buried in the sand. I avoid the news and anything political on the internet. I just can't deal with the drama.

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    1. Actually, I think it's ostriches that stick their heads in the sand. Flamingos stick their heads in water. I think sand is better if you don't want to drown. I'll join you. I can't deal with this bullshit either.

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  29. Actually you are so spot on with how opposed in one way or another people are with this ignorant orange buffoon. Oops, did I show my side:) The best is to just listen to him and what he writes or says. I can honestly say he says something that I may agree with...until he keeps talking...then I just say, " he's gone beyond insanity."

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    1. Knock knock.
      Who's there?
      Orange.
      Orange who?
      Orange you glad I'm not him?

      We already live in a mad, mad, mad world, so at this point very little surprises either of us.

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  30. Sighs - I have no opinions either way. Everyone has both sides, except the media, of course. They only have the ratings side.

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    1. And ratings are good! People do love a bit of Schadenfreude, don't they? It's almost as if real life is more fun and is more insane than fiction. Who'da thunk...

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  31. I feel pretty apathetic about the situation at this point. I don't think my apathy comes from research or TV news, but rather from an avoidance of either of those things concerning this subject. Then again, the avoidance is probably driven by apathy as well. There's just a deep, deep well of apathy here. I'd investigate just how deep it goes, but there again, you know ... apathy.

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    1. I'd nod along with your comment until my damn head fell off, because I feel much the same... but... you know.

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  32. That's actual footage of me doing a running jump out the window when I saw Brandon, Bryan, Frandon, and Fryan. I nope'd outta there real quick.

    Unrelated: Was Brandon (or Frandon), by any chance, in my store today? Because if not, you have a twin and it was weird as all hell.

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    1. I never figured you for the khakis and loafers type. How dadly of you. I guess you really can't judge a book by its cover.

      And apparently, Brandon has evil twins all over the world. Even in Denver. A few weeks ago I found an Instagram picture of a guy that looks identical to him. And when I say that, I don't mean 'kind of looks like him if you squint', I mean he did a double take and had to figure out if that was him or not.

      There's a glitch in the Matrix. Trump started this all when he fucked with the space/time continuum and came here via time travel. God help us all if there's multiples of us now running around this world, unsupervised.

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  33. Fun post...and fun to read through the comments! OMG! So hilarious...everyone has an opinion!

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    1. Well, some people have an opinion, and other people were given their opinion. Don't be the latter!

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  34. I have to say fake news is scary. I recently watched a segment on fake news. It was amazing how quickly it can be spread over the internet via some program.

    Things are bad really really bad! Oh and there is a plan to make them really really really bad.

    News is opinionated not fact based, just tune into Fox or CNN.

    Now, what's really important is whether the sun will shine tomorrow? Stay tuned for the latest update from our fake meteorologist, she is there for ratings only. She doesn't know a stratus cloud from a cumulus...

    Sorry, I enjoy Baldwin's impersonation of Trump. I guess my sense of humor is biased. Haha

    Looking out my window you may need an umbrella today folks...

    Have a good day guys!


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    1. Not to make you paranoid, but how do you know that segment you watched wasn't fake news trying to label real news as fake news? It's a crazy thought, right? But truth is often stranger than fiction, and every news outlet is trying to prove not just how they're right, but how any news that opposes their news is 'fake news'. It really is hard to keep track of what's true and what's not.

      Crazy, crazy times we live in! I don't need an umbrella. I need a tinfoil hat.

      And no need to be sorry. Baldwin is funny. We just think that SNL's formula lately has become lazy. There's so much more potential than what they're giving us. In comparison, look at this video that Sweden made welcoming Trump to Sweden (in his own words, so he'll understand it). Comedy gold.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuJ8yVCgSM

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    2. Haha playing with my mind, which leads to the question. What is reality? I have seen some strange things and it always leaves me wondering is life an illusion or would that be a distorted reality? Oh don't get me going today.., lol

      Haha tinfoil hats might help to keep unwanted energy fields away.

      I will check out the video. I need a good laugh!


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  35. If I saw it on the internet it must be true. The world is about to end or we are embarking on the greatest time ever. Who the fuck knows? I'm glad I'm old and won't have to see the long term results of the current crop of idiots. No kids either, so I don't have to worry about them. Maybe I'm the perfect person to do something about it.

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    1. Well, I don't have kids, either. Or plan to. Maybe WE'RE
      *cocks shotgun*
      the perfect PEOPLE to do something about this.

      ...Wait, I have no idea what I'm doing with this thing. I'm going to set it down before I hurt myself.

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  36. Over the last six months, I've gone from being a major news junkie to barely glancing at the headlines. The exception is our local news here. Even formerly trusted sources are suspect as to what they report. Makes me crazy not knowing what's real and what isn't. I truly feel extremely uninformed.

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    1. Yeah, right?

      "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed." - Denzel Washington

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJfp15OK9NQ

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  37. I'm not willing to take the time to look for proper, trustable sources for my news. So instead, I take into account in all my opinions that they're relatively uninformed and highly disputable.

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    1. I just like to remember that as the smartest person in the room at any given time, my opinion will always be right, so whether your opinion is right or not really just depends on whether you agree with me or not.

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    2. Wow, that sounds so much easier. Screw my thing, let's both go with yours.

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  38. Yeah... Pretty much I just want them to move on and actually report real news. Was Obama monitored like this? No. So GET OVER IT PEOPLE. We have a new (not so new) president. Stop throwing fits--on either side of the aisle.

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    1. Wait, are you telling me this is a bit of an overreaction?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBipMHCUXjo

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    2. LOL! I heard on the radio how a woman told her dying husband that Trump was impeached, just to make him happy. He then cursed Trump and died. Wow. What a way to go out, eh?

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    3. I would think I'd be more concerned about letting my wife know that I loved her in her final moments, but you know, I'm also not a cynical asshole.

      Yeesh.

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  39. ...and want to pump out his orange? YIKES! Not today.

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    1. I'm the best at pumping out orange babies. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. Believe me. No one is better. No one is better at pumping out orange babies.

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  40. I get my news from my dogs. They're the only ones I can trust. Aside from the voices in my head.

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    1. While everyone else is talking about racism and healthcare and immigration, I wish someone would just take a stance on the REAL issues, like why is that vacuum cleaner trying to kill me, and why do people pretend to throw tennis balls and then really not?

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  41. Do people even know what newspapers are anymore? Even my local chip shop doesn't use newspapers anymore. Being a centrist is kind of funny. I get to watch both sides in their echo chambers just screaming about how wrong the other person is.

    Frankly, you're all a bunch of cunts. So is everyone. Breaking news; people are shit.

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    1. This just in: I'm a cunt. To follow up, let's go live on the scene, where we talk to some cunt.

      (I would watch the fuck out of that newscast)

      Also, how dare you be a centrist. That means you might possibly be willing to give someone like Donald Trump a chance, which means you're an alt-right troll, which means you're a Nazi. That's how that works, I've been told.

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  42. Today, it's easier than ever before to be a centrist. All you have to do is not give a flying F about the national scene and instead, concentrate on thins that really matter....like, will the New York Yankees dive bomb into oblivion, or will ESPN finally stop fawning over highly paid but poorly educated sports celebrities by giving them their "courage" award (Jenner).

    Seriously though, only when the vitriol gets too hysterical or disturbing do I block people/pages in cyber space or not communicate with them in the real world.

    I Are Writer!

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    1. Kendall Jenner won a courage award? Good for her. And all it took was one can of Pepsi to end all that hate.

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  43. It's amazing to me—and it really shouldn't be—that people are STILL so quick to forward and share "news" that has no basis in fact (or reality of any type, for that matter). So much of it is ridiculous enough that it shouldn't even get a second glance, much less a "hmm, wonder if this is true?" from anyone. It's making me lose faith in some of my friends, wondering if they have the brains and logic I gave them credit for. I'd hate to think I have that many morons for acquaintances. Family, maybe, but chosen friends? Sigh.

    I would love to have a variety of headlines side by side, describing the same event, to see how drastic the bias is from the supposedly unbiased news sources.

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    1. That's a great idea. Let's try it out!

      [im]https://a57.foxnews.com/media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2016/05/28/640/360/694940094001_4916982691001_3849264d-ca27-40a5-94ef-2116b1b3295d.jpg[/im]
      [im]http://static.snopes.com/app/uploads/2015/06/peanut-butter-jelly-racist-.jpg[/im]

      Never mind. Let's never do that again. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

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    2. Oh my gosh. Neither do I now.

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  44. Seriously, right? Are there any real journalists left? The kind who don't care about Rs and Ds and just seek the truth? I thought about doing it myself, but I'm lazy.

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    1. I think everyone gets that idea in their head at least once, until they realize how much work that is, and how exhausted you already are from all the BS, and I'm gonna go take a nap now thanks.

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  45. That's why I just concern myself with his grammar. Comma splices are non-partisan.

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    1. I think what you meant to say was, "That's why I just concern myself with his grammar, comma splices are non-partisan." A little comma splice humor, that might be your thing.

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  46. Yeah, I hear you. I definitely have to make sure that when I hear 45 did something that sounds bad (ex fired everyone in XYZ department), it's not something every pres does (which it turns out it was, but just not the manner in which 45 did).

    Luckily for me, there's plenty of brand new unprecedented terrible things 45 has done that actually are a lot of worse/different than previous presidents (ex global $ for womens health...the "gag" rule is actually a lot more jacked up than it used to be). Hurrah?

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    1. And see, that's what it's all about. If we're going to be outraged at Trump, it should be over actual bad things that he actually did, not A) something that clearly didn't happen or B) like you said, putting a spin on something that every president does and just trying to make it look like he did something 'bad' because he's him.

      I saw someone passing around an article on Facebook over the weekend that said something like, "Donald Trump just lowered the age of consent to 13! You should be outraged about this!" And to the people squabbling over it, I just thought, spend 10 seconds on fucking Google and you'll see that's complete bullshit. How do these people claim to be informed and fall for this shit?

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  47. It's gotten to where I don't dare say a thing about him, good or bad, because people just go insane if you stray a millimeter from your party's interpretation of events. I don't want to spend endless hours arguing on the internet. I have but one life to live, and that's not how I want to spend my time.

    Good comic, though. :)

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    1. The only party WE acknowledge is this party.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WccfbPQNMbg

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bERtaqXtBpI

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  48. A lot of people base their own "opinion" on what other people tell them to think through TV or social media. It really makes me sad to know that people have lost their ability (or interest) to educate themselves! I always try to dig a little deeper and find out for myself! Maybe I should become a journalist, but I doubt anyone wants to read my articles lol!

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    1. If you think for yourself and do solid research, I'd read your articles. They're probably more informed than the garbage you see on TV.

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  49. Unfortunately, most people just go with whatever they hear on the news, or whatever the popular opinion is. The art of research seems to be lost. People need to think for themselves and do their very best to get all the facts before they start formulating opinions.

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    1. There's nothing more pathetic, and simultaneously more hilarious, than going into an argument with someone who finds half way through said argument that they don't even know the actual facts.

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  50. I must be demented, because I was laughing so hard while reading this. I definitely do my research when it comes to politics and current affairs.

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    1. You are one of the very few, so cheers to being informed! Will you tell me what to think now? (Kidding)

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  51. I had a dream last night about this blog.

    The two of you had a falling out over "creative differences" and you split it into two blogs by who claimed credit for different things.

    Like one of you claimed the goat and one claimed the hobo, and then Brandon had come up with the image of Bryan's wife, so he got to use ther other guy's wife for his blog.

    And each blog wasn't even half as good as the one blog was before you went solo.

    At first, I thought maybe I'd gotten this idea from one of your old blogs. But now I think it was just a nightmare.

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    1. Oh One-Leg Craig, it's been so long since we've exploited you. And Peggy Sue! We need to remake her in not-MSPaint. I wonder which of us got Rikolas the potato-sack wearing Latvian? Or the much appreciated but under-utilized Conspiracy Theory Bear?

      Man, the real nightmare is that we've been sitting on these awesome characters for way too long. We need to bring them back.

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  52. I miss being a kid and not really knowing that there was two sides to every topic. I was under the impression that bombs=bad... I've never thought to myself- oooo... look... something was blown up and that makes me happy!

    Yet- seems like that's what I'm being asked to do from one side- and the other is bemoaning lack of vision and foresight for the guy doing ostensibly the same thing the last guy did...

    So... we dropped a MOAB today. 16 million. We dropped 50 tomahawks. 100 million.

    Effect? Why not pay for college students and social security...

    blah.. sorry.

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    1. No need to apologize. We're sick of it, too. Even adamant Trump supporters should be against his using the MOAB, because it contradicts his "America first" statement, which was a YUGE part of his platform. The idea that every single thing he does is bad and he's secretly trying to destroy the country is ludicrous, but so is the idea that everything he's done is amazing and he's made nothing but fantastic choices, even when he contradicts himself.

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  53. My goodness. All that beer drinking has given you cool clarity we should be paying attention to. Wonderful words of wisdom! Many Hugs...

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    1. See? Beer makes everything better. Even perspective on global affairs. I'm going to go solve the Syria crisis; just hold my beer...

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  54. Well, since I moved to China, I kind of don't give a flying fart what is happening in the US. Unless someone bombs a city where I have loved ones, of course.
    Politics and the way social media has polarized everyone on the planet is actually not just boring, but it steals my inner peace. And I need my inner peace. I have enough trouble navigating a foreign world where... let's just say the phrase "red" tape may have come about because the Communists have a TON of it!

    Judge me if you will, but ignorance truly is bliss.

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    1. No judgment here. We respect someone who willfully stays away from it all, knowing the harm is causes, over someone who spouts political party line garbage without even knowing if it's true or not. Both of us would consider ourselves very informed, but we stay out of the fighting, because it doesn't help.

      And you want to know the truth? Being informed, knowing exactly what's going on in the world... it's not something either of us are happy about. There's so much evil going on in the world, most of it unreported in the main stream news, and sometimes we both think that we'd be happier if we were just blissfully unaware of it all.

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