Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Donald Trump fires the inaugural parade announcer who has been doing the job since the Eisenhower inauguration.

Courtesy of CBS News: 

When President-elect Donald Trump officially takes over the White House in two weeks, his inaugural parade will be missing the legendary voice of 89-year-old Charlie Brotman, the announcer of every inauguration celebration since Dwight Eisenhower in 1957. 

Brotman, who learned last week that he’ll be replaced by a younger, vocal Trump supporter, said he was “heartbroken” about the inauguration committee’s decision. 

“I was destroyed,” he told local Washington D.C. news station WJLA. “I’ve been doing this for 60 years.”

If any of you saw Rachel Maddow's amazing segment on this guy \you know that he recently lost his wife of  65 years.

He said the only thing keeping him going was his work on the inauguration. But now that's gone as well.

I swear this Donald Trump is like Snidely Whiplash, Charles Montgomery Burns, and Ebeneezer Scrooge all rolled up into one. 


  1. WA Skeptic8:35 AM

    So the Pasty-faced Twatwaffle couldn't wait for two more hours of this proud patriot's time to gently tell him his services would no longer be required?

    What a creep.

    But then, we knew that already.

  2. Anonymous8:44 AM

    I saw that segment on TRMS. What a nice man Mr. Brotman is and what repository of presidential history...a gem!

    Drumpf is determined to always do the opposite of what a "normal" person would do. (We all know he's mentally ill, but that's no excuse.) It's always about HIM and the butt-kissing he expects from everyone.

    I predict that an enemy of BFF Vlad will make an attempt on Trump's life. There could be hundreds, if not thousands, around the world that would like revenge on Vlad and taking out Trump would be a good way to do it.

    1. Anonymous9:15 AM

      I, for one, will not be sorry.

    2. Anonymous10:01 AM

      I, too, think Trump has a big chance of being assassinated. Look at the security that covers him already when he is out and about (which is seldom, because I think he fears for his life!).

      He is such an evil and nasty piece of shit! Mark me down as saying he'll never be MY president and I could care less if I ever saw the whites of his puffy eyes again!

    3. Anonymous12:16 PM

      *a "decent" person. Fixed it for you.

    4. They may not go after him. It's entirely possible that they'll go after his grown children and his son in law. Bear in mind there is no predicting how history will whiplash at him, but something always happens to our Presidents in office. And this one is delusional and psychotic so...brace yourselves.

  3. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Except that Snidely Whiplash, Mr. Smithers, and Ebenezer Scrooge are all fictional characters, and Scrooge turned charitable and good at the end.

    Whereas we're stuck with an all-too-real menacing jerk who takes great pleasure in hurting people. Jacob Marley, please, please.....

    1. Anonymous9:49 AM

      $adi$t Voyeur.

  4. Anonymous8:54 AM

    "as the first female self-made millionaire in America"


  5. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Friends - Today the Republicans are going to try to ram through confirmation of the worst-ever nominee for Attorney General: Alabama bigot, Jeff Sessions. He was the first -- and for a long time, the only -- Senator to endorse Donald Trump for president. Now Trump is trying to reward him by making him the head of our criminal justice system! Your Senators MUST hear from you this morning (most of their offices open between 8-9am ET). Please call the U.S. Senate at 202-225-3121 and ask to speak to one of your State's two senators (if you don't know your Senators' names, just tell the operator the State you're from and she/he will connect you directly to their offices. If you don't know the State you're from, stop reading this and unfollow me).
    Let your Senator know that you are STRONGLY opposed to Sessions being named Attorney General. He is anti-civil rights, he is opposed to the Voting Rights Act and he voted against the Matthew Shepherd gay discrimination act.
    The Senate confirmation hearing begins this morning at 9:30am ET so you must call now. And when you are done with the first of your Senators, hang up, call back, and ask to speak to the second Senator from your State. This has to happen NOW!
    Last week, at my request, you flooded the Capitol switchboard to oppose the Republicans' attempt to close the Congressional Office of Ethics (Rep. Cleaver from Missouri said your thousands of calls were like "an avalanche"). We succeeded in stopping them in just 3 hours! Let's do it again.
    Call/text/email/Facebook/DM your Rapid Response Team NOW. If you haven't formed a Rapid Response Team, do so this morning. All you have to do is commit to calling, texting or e-mailing an urgent notice to 5-10 of your friends or family whenever an urgent matter is before us in protecting this country from an admitted sociopath. So, this morning, that means you and your Team calling the U.S. Senate, 202-225-3121, and telling your Senators to VOTE AGAINST Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
    If you get a busy signal, keep trying.
    Thanks! And never forget -- he lost by 3 million votes! Our fellow Americans were very clear: They did NOT want Donald Trump as their president. WE are the majority.
    We cannot remain silent this morning as a malignant narcissist tries to anoint a man committed to white privilege as our Attorney General.
    CALL NOW: 202-225-3121. I just did.
    --Michael Moore"

  6. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Based on his age and being a white man, I would bet that Mr. Brotman voted fro trump.

    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      My 83 year old Republican m-i-l, who has never voted democrated and hated the Clintons voted for Hillary. You never know.

    2. Anonymous10:16 AM

      IF he did vote for Trump, I'm sure he is pissed as Hell he wasted it!

    3. Anonymous11:14 AM

      Well, given that his family were Russian-Jewish immigrants, I'd not assume him to be GOP.

  7. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Joffery, Joffery, Joffery...

    1. Yeah. Got it.
      So glad that punk ended up dead. Trump will too.

    2. Anonymous11:22 AM

      Joffery or Ramsey?

  8. Anonymous9:47 AM


  9. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Is anyone really surprised? Trump is going AGAINST the norms! The only thing about elite Trump is that he is a 'first class prick'!

    I will NEVER refer to him as president.

    1. Anonymous10:44 AM

      please consider using "Emperor Drumpf",

      It's derisive, caustic, disrespectful and mean-spirited.

      Just like the man himself.

  10. Anonymous10:22 AM

    This announcers voice will not be all that is missing at this "coronation" Class, decorum, dignity are all excluded. We are about to have a first lady that anyone in the world can google naked photos of. How very, very classy. I think the gop likes her because before tRump bought her a set of fake boobs, from the neck down she looked like an adolescent BOY, and we all know how the gop likes those, don't we? Also, too Mitch The Bitch McConnell secured a well paid position for his beard - wife - in the tRump cabinet.

    1. Anonymous12:06 PM


    2. Mr. Brotman's replacement turns out will be Steve Ray, a veteran DC broadcaster and Trump supporter.


  11. Anonymous10:40 AM

    As Trump is jeered, watch the 'people's president' get a raucous, heartfelt standing ovation in NYC


    As Trump Pleads For Talent At His Inaugural, The Refusals Get More Creative


    D.C. Dress Shops Dispute Trump's Claim That They Are 'Sold-Out' for Inauguration: 'There's Never Been Less Demand


    1. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Donnie must have misunderstood the saleswoman.

      She said they were all out of HIS size gowns.

    2. Anonymous11:32 AM

      10:40: That makes sense, that there has never been less demand! (Besides the obvious, since he will NEVER be our president (not even with a small 'p'!) ).
      Whatever he says/tweets, usually the truth is either the opposite (like in this instance), or he actually does whatever he accuses others of doing.


    3. Anonymous11:47 AM

      Just read the links. Thanks. I wonder if the Trump DC hotel has finally sold out and the Airbnb rentals are a must.

    4. Anonymous12:17 PM

      Again what president elect in the history of the USA has ever gauged his popularity by how many gowns have been sold for the inauguration?

    5. Anonymous12:28 PM


  12. Do any of you remember people saying, after about 2011 or so "I don't even recognize my country anymore!" (car reference to our nation under Pres. Obama)? I sure do. And never understood it. Even as I sit here writing this now, the America I knew in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, is more the same than different.
    What would make my America unrecognizable?
    -Having the promises of my Social Security and Medicare be taken away from me and have to navigate some sort of 'voucher' system instead.
    -Being told my benefits will have to be cut because we need to build a wall.
    -Having my congressional representatives be OK with and not care to investigate the hacking of out American governmental and political systems.
    -A president-elect having a child of his attend meetings with foreign leaders.
    -A president-elect hiring his son-in-law for an important position.

    -And a president who would refuse to use a guy who had historically done a job for years, simply because ....

  13. Anonymous11:15 AM

    As upsetting as this story is, he won't be lending his voice and stature to one of the ugliest days in US history.

  14. Anonymous11:17 AM

    OT, but doesn't it just figure that O'Reilly and Fox quietly settled a sexual harassment suit against him (the details are so specific and believable)as Ailes was meeting his Waterloo.

  15. You forgot Count Olaf and the Wicked Witch of the West.

  16. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Interesting Bruce "Brotman" was the last name of the FBI agent that investigated David Miscavige king of the tax exempt "church" of scientology, the silent majority. Is he related to Charlie?

  17. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Who is this vocal trump supporter, someone that donated a lot of money?

    Shame on traitor trump, such a crass, nasty, petty little boy.

  18. Anonymous12:15 PM


  19. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Busted! Senator Al Franken sets Sessions up and then traps him in his lies


    1. Should have been the people's vice president.

  20. Anonymous12:18 PM

    He's Dr. Evil, without the brains.

  21. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Annoying Orange doesn't want anyone in his sight that isn't a criminal or a billionaire. This gentlemen should be proud he isn't to be included in the swamp.

  22. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Counter-Sting Catches James O’Keefe Network Attempting To Sow Chaos At Trump’s Inauguration

    The stinger gets stung.


  23. Anonymous12:52 PM

    O/T Of course they didn’t hack the RNC or traitor trump campaign, they were in direct communication with them, idiot.
    No evidence Trump campaign or RNC ‘successfully hacked’: FBI director

    The FBI has no evidence that Russia successfully hacked President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign or the Republican National Committee (RNC), Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Tuesday.

    Testifying before Congress for the first time since Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, Comey declined to answer a question about whether the FBI was investigating the possibility of links between Trump associates and Russia......


  24. Anonymous12:54 PM

    O/T These morons have had 8 years to come up with a plan and they think they can do it in a month !!!!!

    A Ray Of Hope--"Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight"

    From an article posted this evening in New York magazine comes possible news of a victory for the good guys.

    Something big is happening in the Senate right now: The Republican plan, affirmed again today by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is facing dire peril from Republican defections.

    .... Even more ominously for the Republican leadership, four other Republicans have joined (Senator) Corker to sponsor a bill delaying the bill that would repeal Obamacare for a month.....

    The ostensible purpose of this bill is to allow Republican leadership time to craft an Obamacare replacement, which doesn’t seem any more likely to happen in the next month than in the past 7 years. The Corker bill appears to allow Senators who are unwilling to go public with their opposition a way to kick the can down the road.

    It now appears that at least 7 GOP senators are unwilling to vote for any kind of “repeal it now and replace it later” proposal. This means that McConnell doesn’t have the votes necessary for repeal, even with reconciliation. And a replacement would take a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, which isn’t going to happen.

    If the New York article is correct in its reporting and analysis, this means that Mitch McConnell will be exposed as being unable to control his caucus, and the rubes who voted GOP will see a party that is not only unfit, but unable, to govern.
    Even more importantly, it would mean that, even before the presidential inauguration, congressional Republicans are so busy kicking their own asses that our job will be that much easier.

    And most importantly, it would mean that Obamacare, which with all its flaws is America’s greatest healthcare advance in decades, may be safe, at least for now.
    Now on to saving Medicaid and expanding Social Security!


    1. Anonymous1:50 PM

      Who's the Big Four?

  25. Anonymous1:04 PM

    Instead of heartbroken, he should be proud not to take part in the swearing in of the traitor.

  26. I guess we know what is in Trump's heart now.

  27. Anonymous5:05 PM

    This shows the level of corruption in the Trump gang. They have obviously sold the gig to the highest bidder, wait and see.

  28. Anonymous3:28 AM

    At this point, would Brotman want to be the announcer of a sham inauguration? At the inauguration of a president who has compromised himself to such a degree?

    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      Can he do the announcing on another news outlet? Is the parade outdoors?

  29. Anonymous3:56 AM

    Kellyanne Conway and Paul Manafort for Natasha and Boris?

  30. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Brotman could be Jewish. Since Emperor Drumpf has promised Herr Bannon a judenfrei inauguration, it's not worth taking the risk, is it? How can Amerika be great again if Jews are involved?

    Trust me, mein herren und damen, they are simply trying to do the (alt)right thing here. Brotman will have to take comfort in knowing that he personally controls the media and the banking sector....



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