Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Donald Trump's worst fears realized as immigrant takes his job.

Courtesy of Variety:  

NBC has tapped Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Donald Trump as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” 

Schwarzenegger is a natural choice for the “CEO” role in the reality-competition franchise that challenges celebrities to prove themselves as entrepreneurs as they raise money for charitable causes. In addition to his credentials as an action-movie star, Schwarzenegger is a two-term former governor of California and has long had a range of business holdings, from restaurants to real estate development to sports franchises. 

“I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger said. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”

If you think about it this seems like an obvious choice. After all there are few people as arrogant and dedicated to self promotion as Donald Trump, but Schwarznegger is definitely one of them.

A fact that the Donald himself seems to realize as evidenced from his response to this news:

"Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season's Celebrity Apprentice," Trump tweeted. "He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity. To all my fans, sorry I couldn't do The Apprentice any longer—but equal time (presidential run) prohibits me from doing so. Love!"

Plus, you know, his being fired kind of prohibits him from doing the show as well.

If NBC doesn't change the catch phrase from "You're fired" to "You're terminated" then they will have missed a golden opportunity here.

In other news a Portland, Oregon artist has painted Trump's portrait. Using her own menstrual blood.




The artist, Sarah Levy, decided to paint the portrait in response to Trump's comments concerning Megyn Kelly; "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her -- wherever."

Well you have to admit, she got the skin tone right.

34 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:22 AM

    Tttttttt rump.

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  2. Trump's little round pursed sphincter-like mouth is just so repulsive. Yecch. {shudder}

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    1. Balzafiar9:41 AM

      What's repulsive is the fact that it was painted with real blood, which the artist says has now turned a rusty-brown. I can't get past that part.

      Other than that, it's a nice piece of art, true to the subject. If it were painted with paint, I wouldn't mind owning it if I could afford it -- but one must also consider it is time-limited in value.

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    2. fromthediagonal9:44 AM

      Nefer, I am glad I am not the only one whose thoughts go there. Orrin Hatch is another who has me make an effort to make an effort and "crawl up to the curb"! ;)

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  3. Balzafiar6:31 AM

    Schwarzenegger had business holdings but I doubt he ever personally ran any of those businesses. He was likely just a big-name investor. He definitely loves any camera aimed in his direction.

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  4. He spent the last three years of his position as Governor of CA being as absent as the Idiot Palin was; he just didn't have the balls to quit and let someone else do the job. He and his
    Rethuglican buddies ran the state budget into the ground, almost taking the entire state with him.

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    1. As Governator he was less terminator and more insinkerator.

      He stole from the children (public school funding) and was about to steal the teachers' pensions before the legislature finally put a stop to it. We're still digging ourselves out of the hole he put us in.

      But he wasn't the worst governor we ever had. That would be PETE WILSON. Wilson was the one that set up the Enron extortion that Gray Davis was blamed for.

      Gray Davis tried to do something about it, telling the public truths they didn't want to hear and got impeached for it.

      Schwarzenegger just kicked the can down the road until he was termed out. Schmuck.

      You'd think after that m0r0n Ronald Reagan we would have learned our lesson to never elect an actor but no. We just keep making the same mistake over and over.

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  5. Anonymous6:57 AM

    I find what that woman did - to be just as gross as The Donald's sometimes doings/sayings!

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    1. Anonymous7:34 AM

      Agreed!

      Seriously, Gryphen, could you at least take that picture off the main page so we don't have to look at it every time we come to this site? Please???

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    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      I appreciate it. There are circumstances where shock-art is appropriate.

      Also.......get a grip, it's only blood.

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    3. fromthediagonal3:13 PM

      Anon@8:15:You are absolutely right!
      I find it interesting that the "ick" factor of menstrual blood comes up. If the respondents are vegetarians. I can see the squeamishness.
      If not, by all means dig into the blood of raw meats while fixing dinner, while seeing this picture as an apt metaphor.

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    4. I think the likeness is excellent and the metaphor is appropriate.

      I have no problem with it, not even after knowing the materials used.

      Artists have used far worse bodily fluids for statement art.

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  6. Anonymous7:02 AM

    Ahnold shouldn't have had that cosmetic surgery. That surprised look is a bit much.

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    1. I can't get over the boot polish hair.

      Is he trying to imitate Ronald Reagan's hair?

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  7. Dinty7:35 AM

    Howard Stern was also considered to replace Trump

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  8. Anonymous7:40 AM

    This video proves that Trump and Palin are true psychopaths.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SiSIgnbsT8

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    1. Anonymous8:36 AM

      You may like 'I Am Fishead,' a documentary about psychopaths and they're prevalence in the corporate world. It's also based on Dr. Hare's work.

      http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/i-am-fishead-are-corporate-leaders-psychopaths/

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    2. Anonymous8:43 AM

      The youtube video at 9:15: Clive Boddy 'began hearing that some banks executives went so far as to use Bob Hare's psychopath checklist to recruit employees.'

      Chilling. I wonder if some big political donors do the same when they're looking for politicians to support.

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    3. Anonymous9:58 AM

      Fellow psychopaths, the Koch brothers come to mind using Walker and Kasich to do their bidding.

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  9. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Linguistic analysis of Trump's speeches shows his favorite word is "I". Shocking, I know.

    "Trump’s favorite word, however, is “I.” His fourth-favorite word is “Trump.” Eight out of his 13 favorite words are one syllable, and the two syllable words are simple — “very,” “China,” and “money.” His only three-syllable favorite word is “Mexico.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/09/15/3701215/donald-trump-talks-funny-2/

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  10. I LOVE it! Arnold is a much better actor than Donald. I shall always have a soft spot in my heart for Schwarzenegger from "Pumping Iron."

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    1. Anonymous8:36 AM

      Soft spot? The man cheated on his wife. Repeatedly. Why are GOP cheaters always 'forgiven,' and allowed to stay in Congress, while people who never actually cheated (like Weiner) are denigrated for life?

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    2. I really don't much care about people's sexual mores, affairs or infidelities. And If Democrats are disproportionately punished for the sexual indiscretions that I don't care about, that is the fault of other Democrats.

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    3. I live in California.

      I can't stand to look at him anymore let alone watch any of his old movies.

      He's been relegated to my personal "banned" list along with Mel Gibson.

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  11. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Were it not for Article II, Section 1, Arnold would be running for the GOP nomination. There was talk of amending the Constitution specifically for him but that never happened.

    We are a warped and freaky society where Trump is running for the presidency and Arnold fills the slot of misogynist host on Celebrity Apprentice. I predict show ratings that will crush and embarrass Trump.

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  12. In terms of human qualities, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not much of an improvement, if any at all.

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  13. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Better yet, "YOU! won't be baaaack."

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  14. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Speaking of immigrants...

    http://www.esoterically.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/margulies091015.jpg

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  15. Anonymous6:51 PM

    I bet Arnold is going to say: "Hasta la vista, baby".

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  16. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I don't know, what I saw was a tired old man talking or whining and boasting only. "I make deals." Yeah with cheap labor, which is usually people of color doing the work.

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  17. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Yeah and Arnie can take his wife too.

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  18. physicsmom8:25 PM

    I might take a peek at Arnold when this show comes out, but I think Howard Stern would have been a much better choice. I don't watch America's Got Talent regularly, but I have been impressed with Stern's intellect and actual heart. Plus, he and his partner have been together for ever.

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  19. "Yooah Fahyad"

    Replacing one arrogant ass with another.

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