Friday, January 20, 2017

Scientist names silky haired moth with tiny penis after Donald Trump. Happy Inauguration day!

Courtesy of Indy 100: 

Evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari has identified a new centimetre- wide moth, disclosing his finding on ZooKeys.

It has a silky head of bright yellow scales, which the moth develops in adulthood, and its head has been described as orange-yellow in colouration, the body is white and the wings are brown or greyish. 

Also an important detail - its genitalia is “comparatively smaller” than that of the Neopalpa neonata, its close relative.

Sounds like a good match to me.

The moth is now know by the scientific name of   Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.

You know it's quite an honor to have a new species names after you.

I just hope that Trump appreciates it.

I know I do. 


  1. Poor little moth. He'll never be invited to hang out around the light bulbs with all the other moths.

  2. Anonymous4:27 AM

    What's the scientist's name? I want his name on my hate list?

    1. It's in the first line of the post.

    2. Anonymous11:52 AM

      I hope your post is a snark.

  3. Anonymous4:51 AM

    The counterintelligence investigation centers at least in part on the business dealings that some of the president-elect’s past and present advisers have had with Russia. Mr. Manafort has done business in Ukraine and Russia. Some of his contacts there were under surveillance by the National Security Agency for suspected links to Russia’s Federal Security Service, one of the officials said.

    Mr. Manafort is among at least three Trump campaign advisers whose possible links to Russia are under scrutiny. Two others are Carter Page, a businessman and former foreign policy adviser to the campaign, and Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative.
    - New York Times

    1. Anonymous6:15 AM

      Then there's Michael Flynn, and Trump's two adult sons.

  4. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Donald what are you going to do as soon as you are elected president?

    What do you mean give yourself a pardon just in case the Russian investigation leads to you?

    Pardon Melania for her immigration violations if she has any?

    Kind of early to see the gold in Fort Knox don't ya think?

  5. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Where's my fly swatter?

  6. Anonymous5:46 AM

    Nefer-- Seriously, thank you for starting my day with such a laugh. I really need it (not snark).

  7. Anonymous6:34 AM

    The crowd numbers are in for Donald Trump’s inaugural concert, and they are as Trump would say sad. Trump drew an estimated 390,000 fewer people to his concert than attended Barack Obama’s in 2009.

    The numbers:

  8. Anonymous6:35 AM

    My sympathies to the moth - it didn't ask to be named after the worst president in US history.

    1. Leland7:03 AM

      Now, let's be fair here, 6:35. He isn't the President YET!

  9. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Alec Baldwin brought his Donald Trump impression to the stage when he was joined by several A-list celebrities at a protest in New York on the eve of the incoming Republican president's inauguration.

    Hollywood stars joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York near the Trump International Hotel on Thursday night to protest against the president-elect.

    Baldwin, who repeatedly parodies Trump on Saturday Night Live much to the Twitter drubbings of the president-elect, took to the podium to do his impression and joke that he was heading over to the Russian consulate.

  10. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Trump is beginning his presidency with the worst approval ratings in history, and his inauguration is not drawing the size of crowds that would suggest support and enthusiasm for the incoming administration.

    Donald Trump will never be on Obama’s level. He will always be the reality television star who conned his way into the White House. For roughly 60% of Americans, Trump is not their president.

    1. And it will stay that way.

      That 44% approval will only go down. It's the best he'll ever see.

      Once his own Deplorables wake up, smell the burning coffee and finally realize they were duped, his approvals will plummet.

  11. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Trump SCRAMBLING To Fill Over 600 Empty Posts – Literally Has ONE Option Ahead Of Swearing-In

    1. I'd like them all to quit, en masse. Leave the Drumpf administration floundering.

      (And maybe remove all of the "T" keys from all the computers.)

  12. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Protesters Just Trolled Trump’s ‘Deploraball’ SO F*cking Hard You Have To See It To Believe It (VIDEO)

    1. Someone had some fun hacking those new Holiday light projectors that have become popular this past Christmas. Bet they bought a bunch marked down after the Holidays. Best hack ever.

    2. Anonymous11:58 AM

      Thanks for mentioning the light projectors messaging onto the buildings. I loved it. I'm surprised that Trump didn't have a meltdown Tweet over it.

  13. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Seriously, Trump wanted something very similar to this. Are you scared yet, America?


      All he got was flyovers.

      "The Pentagon didn’t reject all of Trump’s ideas. At the request of the president-elect, there are five military flyovers ― one for each branch of the armed services ― planned for Friday’s inaugural parade, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Jamie Davis told HuffPost.

      The Air Force plans to fly four fighter jets: an F-35, an F-16, an F-22 and an F-15E. The Navy will fly four F/A-18 combat jets. The Army will fly four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Marines will fly four V-22 Ospreys. And the Coast Guard, which is still finalizing plans, is looking at flying four MH-65 rescue helicopters, Davis said. The number and type of planes used could change, depending on Friday’s weather, he added.

      Military flyovers are not typically part of inaugural parades. Outgoing President Barack Obama did not use any military aircraft at either of his inaugurations, the Defense Department official said. There were no flyovers at President George W. Bush’s 2005 inauguration, but he did have a flyover during his 2001 opening ceremony, which occurred two days before the inauguration. President Ronald Reagan considered including flyovers in his second inauguration in 1985, but one never materialized, the official said. Before that, the last president to include military flyovers as part of his inauguration was President Harry Truman in 1949."

      Poor little Donald. He can't even get a North Korea or Kremlin style parade to start his little dictatorship.

  14. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Well, here we are. The last day of eight years that is the Obama presidency. For eight years, we all saw a swarm of friends and acquaintances regurgitate the most asinine conspiracy theories about President Obama imaginable. Whether they came from Sarah Palin or Alex Jones, right-wing looney tunes were always a far cry from the truth. Today we have a new term for it: fake news. But we must always remember what it truly is: conspiracy theories.

    Now that the great and honorable President Obama leaves office tomorrow, let’s remind the “economically anxious” red America:

    You still have your guns
    Sharia Law is not the law of the land
    Communism hasn’t taken over
    You’re not in a FEMA camp
    You can still worship your god and read your bibles
    The government still doesn’t have death panels
    Obama has not declared martial law
    Jade Helm has not been dispatched
    President Obama was still born in the United States of America

    Congratulations on letting yourself be played for the last 8 years! It was quite a sight to behold, both sad and funny that teetered on the brink of near insanity. Hopefully, this will be a learning experience to turn off the TV, quit with the fake news, and apply some common sense, no?

    Considering they just elected the biggest conspiracy theorist around, one shouldn’t get their hopes up.

    Now that Trump has already broken a slew of promises, watch as red state citizens still bitterly cling to their guns and bibles while finding a way to somehow blame Obama.

    1. They're still being played.

      They think Trump is going to bring back those manufacturing jobs and coal mining jobs.

      They think he's going to give him BETTER health care for less money, or maybe free.

      They think he's going to build that wall and make Mexico pay for it.

      They think he's going to lock Hillary up.

      Poor little deluded Fascists.

      Just wait until they discover that they are one of the oppressed, just like the rest of us.

      And they'll still fucking vote Republican in 2018 and 2020. They are just that fucking stupid and that fucking gullible.

  15. Anonymous6:54 AM

    Intercepted communications suggest three Trump advisors directly linked to Russia: report

    The New York Times has named Trump campaign advisors Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Roger Stone as the subjects of a multiagency investigation into alleged Kremlin efforts to install the Republican candidate in the White House.

  16. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Crowds are looking mighty thin for the manbaby’s inauguration — take a look. EarthCam's live streaming webcam embedded in the Washington Monument's pyramidion

    1. Never mind.

      Trump will tweet that MILLIONS, MILLIONS I SAY attended his coronation. And his Deplorables will believe him.

      Because Donald needs that Twitter account to correct the lying, rigged media. We all know Twitter is more reliable than the Associated Press.

  17. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Southwest Airlines light up their aisles in pink to support historic Women's March

    1. Really? Well, good for them.

      I've finished my Pussyhat and put my clothes out for tomorrow.

      I checked the Trolley routes to the Civic Center and will get there in plenty of time.

    2. Anonymous11:55 AM

      Wow. Kudos for Southwest for doing it.

  18. Anonymous7:08 AM

    ...It turned my stomach to watch that fat, arrogant orange penguin, who has sacrificed nothing and no one in his life, and who has so little respect for our brave troops that he referred to his swinging lifestyle in New York in the ‘70s as his own personal Vietnam, even though he received phony deferments to keep from going to Vietnam, wrapping his tiny fingers around that wreath and placing it in front of the tomb of brave, anonymous men who sacrificed everything so that he could grab women by the crotch with impunity. But what really made my blood boil was when a commentator said that the next time he does that at Arlington, he’ll be saluting instead of putting his hand over his heart! Needless to say, I won’t be watching any of those future ceremonies for the next four years.

  19. Anonymous7:11 AM


    1. Minority president.

      Illegitimate president.

      President Pussygrabber, Criminal in Chief.

      His legacy has already started. With luck, he'll only be a footnote in future history books.

      It's Pence we really have to fear.

  20. Anonymous11:53 AM

    How any woman would bed this guy is beyond me. He so damn repulsive inside and out. Poor America!

  21. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Thanks Gryphen for this post. I'm avoiding the Trump inauguration news otherwise. I hear a protest going down a nearby street in south Minneapolis (drums and a policeman directing traffic; I live in the back of the building so I cannot see it a block away). I should march yet I'm not that political now in my 60s. I did go to protests when I was younger in my 20s and 30s. Trump might make me go again. Now I can hear people chanting. I think I'll go to investigate the protest parade.


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