Sunday, April 23, 2017

Just in case you have not had enough opportunities to cringe today, here is Donald Trump congratulating a soldier for getting his leg blown off.

Courtesy of Mediaite:  

President Donald Trump congratulated an army sergeant for being wounded in Afghanistan during his visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday. Except, of course, that it’s not appropriate to “congratulate” a recipient of this type of award for almost getting killed.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump met with Barrientos and his wife at the hospital, and they had a small ceremony as Trump presented the sergeant with the Purple Heart. The medal is the longstanding award bestowed upon those wounded or killed in their service to the U.S. Military. 

“I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself,” said Trump. “Congratulations on behalf of Melania, myself, and the entire nation. Tremendous job.”

Not only does this soldier look like he would rather be just about any place else, but did you notice Trump slobbering on his wife?

You know I read that Trump got quite a lot of support from members of the military. I wonder how they are feeling about that vote right about now?


  1. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I just read about this on Crooks and Liars. They did a great take on it;

    And I must say, that as the daughter of a veteran who served honorably under President Kennedy and who was buried with military honors not four years ago, this cheap vainglorious display sickened me to no end.

    1. Anonymous5:34 PM

      I am so sorry for your loss. My Dad, a Marine, served honorably in WWII and Korea. Also four years ago this August. The disgust rises like bile in my throat.

    2. Anonymous7:29 PM

      Trump is tweeting that he "would still beat Hillary in the popular vote". He is such a whiny, delusional piece of shit.

    3. Anonymous10:10 PM

      Why is anyone surprised at his ignorance. He refers to medal of honor recipients as MPH winners. I don't think the ones who were awarded the medal posthumously would think they won anything.

    4. Anonymous2:54 AM

      My husband was awared the Purple Heart for service in Korea. Before he passed, he wanted to send it back, he was so disgusted with the Dubya/Cheney administration. I can only imagine how he would feel about this orange glow ass in the WH. Maleria kept trying to get "on camera" too, like a starlet. These two deserve each other. They hve absolutely NO redeeming qualities.

  2. Donald Trump has to be one of the stupidest MoFos that ever walked on the face of this planet. I wanted to believe that he was just heinous. I wanted to believe he was just stupid. I wanted to believe his narcissism was only a factor sometimes. I wanted to believe after a few months he would segue way out of his incredible imbecility and stop embarrassing us.

    Its not going to happen.

    What the hell is wrong with this man!

    1. Anonymous2:56 AM

      Also, too WHAT THE HELL is wrong with Washington DC and our supposed "leaders"?? The gop is grasping for power, while this idiot is making the US look like a tin pot banana republic.

  3. Anonymous5:07 PM

    New polls say 97% who voted for Prez Dump would gladly do it again today. Don't underestimate the hatred and stupidity of these lazy people who are highly motivated to vote against Dems, Libs, and Progs.

    1. Anonymous5:27 PM

      I'd love to see the source for that, because it's bullshit.

    2. Anonymous6:09 PM

      Actually I read too on WJS that while everyone else hates him for some reason his "base" is still behind him.

      It's because they are dumb, and even when they can't afford their healthcare and their taxes increase because of corporate tax breaks and they end up paying even more taxes to attempt to build the wall they'll still stand behind him, mainly because he's orange instead of black...although he's looking a little pale and wan and really not well these days. His orange days seem to be behind him.

    3. Anonymous6:18 PM

      5:27 - I read that same poll and it was done by ABC News-Washington Post. I commented on the Merkel post that I wonder how many of the people polled voted for Trump but were too embarrassed to admit it to the pollsters.

    4. Anonymous6:36 PM

      6:09 PM - welcome to the pee puddle!
      I'm just waiting for the shoe to drop.

    5. Anonymous7:06 PM

      That would be 25% of less than a third of the voting public. Only about a third vote in this entire nation of 359 million. His base is small. And their brains are small. Any other interpretation of this poll is fake lying news to make daddy feel better. The guy is a mental wreck and he should be. Being on stage lying your ass off daily is really a pathetic existence. If I wanted a business man to be president I would have voted for someone like Michael Bloomberg. At least he is honest. Trump is just a con man liar.

    6. Anonymous7:14 PM

      They're both stupid and tpo proud & embarrassed to admit they were wrong to vote for Drumpf. I hope every single one of them pays higher taxes and loses their health insurance during the administration of their orange treasonous asshole president.

    7. Give them time. 100 days is hardly long enough for Trump to screw over the Deplorably Stupid that voted for him. Just let it get personal, hit home and watch them turn on him.

    8. Anonymous3:00 AM

      "60 Minutes" had Michael Bloomberg on last night. He flies his own helicopter, without his name emblazoned across it. He is a REAL billionaire, and smarter than the entire tRump family combined. I was really impressed with him. He speaks in sentences, and KNOWS what he is talking about. Steve Croft kept trying to interrupt, he is so rude. He did the same to President Obama when he was on the show.

    9. Anonymous4:08 AM

      @ 6:09 - I'm Canadian and have a family member who is an ardent Trump supporter.
      Just to say there are no borders when it comes to sheer & total ignorance.

  4. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Without setting foot on a battlefield, Donald Trump said he received a Purple Heart medal on Tuesday at his rally in Ashburn, Virginia, from a retired lieutenant colonel and supporter.

    Trump: 'I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.'
    “I said to him, 'Is that like the real one, or is that a copy?” the Republican nominee said moments after taking the stage at a local high school.
    Trump recounted the exchange, remarking that the man, who he identified as retired Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman said, "That's my real Purple Heart. I have such confidence in you."

    "And I said, 'Man, that’s like big stuff. I always wanted to get the Purple Heart," Trump said. "This was much easier.”

    Trump then invited Dorfman to appear onstage with him on camera, as the two posed for photographs and Trump flashed a thumbs-up before placing the Purple Heart back in his suit jacket pocket.

    1. Anonymous5:35 PM

    2. Anonymous6:23 PM

      Pay to play

    3. Anonymous3:04 AM

      I LOATHE this orange ass, and his entire vacuous family. Ivanka really should get her black roots covered. Extensive plastic surgery can not make her "pretty". She could not make it as a "model" Had to have daddy fund her every business venture, and also steal other people's ideas. The two "boys" of tRump are dumb as doornails. How in the name of all that's holy, did this idiot family get into the WH?

  5. I got dentures on January 3rd, and I'm surprised I haven't damaged them with a reliable cause to clench them every goddamn day since with some new outrage by this privileged, geriatric punk.

    Though they'd be no less blameworthy, I'd like to think Trump's upbringing was left to servants that didn't give a shit, rather than a true reflection of the values and empathy of the two people who created him.

    Lily Tomlin was right. "No matter how cynical you try to become, it's never enough to keep up!"

    1. Anonymous5:42 PM

      I grind my teeth. Never did before, but do it all the time now.

    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      Add me to the list of teeth grinders with Cheeto Jesus in the White House.

    3. I'm a clencher. At night while I sleep. I guess my coping for stress.

      I have a feeling I've been doing it a lot the last 6 months. I may have to have the dentist make me something to protect them if Trump isn't impeached soon.

    4. Anonymous3:08 AM

      My doctor had to increase my blood pressure medication. He told me to try to ignore all things tRump. It is impossible the orange assh**e is on EVERY blog, every headline. He is like a virus that nobody can cure and it spreads uncontrolably. He is our version of N. Korea's little tin pot diCKtator.

    5. Anonymous7:37 AM

      Trump's parents hated his fucking guts. Wouldn't anybody?

  6. Anonymous5:30 PM

    "And by the way, Sargent Barrientos, I'm cutting off your benefits."

  7. Anonymous5:36 PM

    I can't remember what Donald's excuse was for not serving in Vietnam. He thinks he's smarter than the generals, so if he had served he might have won the war and been a hero also! Sadly no.

    Donald wasn't a draft dodger, no republican would ever do that! 'Murrica! Flag Pins! Pledge of Allegiance! Star Spangled Banner! Moar Gunz!

    Like I said I can't remember why Donald didn't get to serve in Vietnam. Was it an anal ulcer of some sort? Or was it flat feet? Maybe some sort of venereal disease ulcer where it hurts and the doctor has to lance it with a hot poker because the spiral bugs are resistant to most drugs?

    I doubt he claimed that he shit his pants and went without sleep to earn his 4F like Sarah's Uncle Turd claimed he did.

    1. Anonymous5:49 PM

      Bone spurs in his foot. Thank gawd he can golf with them...

    2. Anonymous5:51 PM

      Bone spurs. But he doesnt remember which for had them. Bastard got five draft deferments.

    3. Anonymous6:02 PM

      It was "bone spurs in his heels" despite the fact that he played football, tennis, and golf.


    4. Anonymous6:18 PM

      He had a "foot problem" but it was more like Creedence Clearwater Revival said regarding being a "fortunate son".

    5. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Someone ought to check into who was on the draft board that gave Donald his pass.

      Could be yooge!

    6. Bone spurs and a deathly fear of The Clap.

    7. Anonymous3:10 AM

      His "foot problem" has spread. He now has "foot in mouth disease".

  8. Anonymous5:41 PM

    "Hey, you lost your leg? Congratulations! Not as impressive as that guy over there, who lost both legs and part of his skull, but still pretty tremendous! You won a Purple Heart. I got one the easy way. Some old guy gave me his. I have no idea where it is, but it was a real one, not a copy. Anybody got a 'Tic Tac'?"
    Fucking moron.

    1. Anonymous5:58 PM


  9. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Disrespectful, Shallow, Insincere, zero compassion ,opportunistic at the expense of others, thoughtless,emotionless sociopathic fucking worthless,stupid piece of rat shit trump!
    Trust me I am being kind .Anyways that's what comes to mind.

    1. Anonymous3:11 AM

      That is a good start. I have run out of things to say about this worthless piece of orange slime.

  10. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Just a pathetic photo op at the expense of a wounded vet and his overwhelmed wife.
    Fuck drumpf and the whore he rode in on.

  11. This makes me sick and angry.

    I was an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam for 8 months. When I took over the platoon, the previous platoon leader had been killed a couple of weeks earlier; there were 38 men in the platoon.

    During my 8 months, 9 guys were killed, most of us were wounded one or more times.

    I promised myself I would visit the families of all 9 of my men who were killed. When I returned to the States I was a first lieutenant making $723.90 a month. It took me 15 months -- I traveled on weekends, occasionally took a day or two of leave; my parents helped by buying most of my airline tickets. I went to every family of the guys in my platoon who were killed in Vietnam. A few of the families were middle-class, most were working people, one was a desperately poor single black mother in the Mississippi Delta.

    Donald Trump and his entire family are not worth a dog turd that I wipe off the bottom of my shoe.

    1. Anonymous6:58 PM

      Welcome home sir!

      Thank you for your service .

      1966 1st Cav Anke, Vietnam

    2. Anonymous7:18 PM

      Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Old Redneck, and thank you for your intelligent, thoughtful posts to this blog. The world needs more people like you.

    3. Anonymous9:28 PM

      Thank you, Redneck! For your service to the country (and NOT to your president, as this a$$hole is claiming!), for having the courage to visit the fallen comrades'surviving spouses - and for being here on this blog!

    4. Anonymous10:17 PM

      Thank you sir,my husband served in Vietnam and lost many friends,he still has nightmares about some of it. He thinks Donald Trump is complete garbage.

    5. Anonymous3:14 AM

      Thank you for your service, and your compassion. My husband was in the air force, served in Bien Hua. (sp?) He could not talk about some of the things he saw over there.

    6. A. J. Billings3:29 AM

      THank you Old Red, and your friends at IM salute you for serving your country.


      Vietnam was a titanic screwup brought on by the Oligarch Country Club bastards as they sipped their Manhattans, and dreamed of "killing a commie for christ"

      (Those of you over 60 may remember that phrase which was VERY commonly used back in the day)

    7. Anonymous6:38 AM

      CONcur or CONquer Here> READ THIS


    8. Anonymous1:09 PM

      O.C.C. is about to get nuked!

      Ogliarchs Country Club.

      Fuck you Bastards! Bye bye!

      Go to bed. Wake up BROKE...

    9. Anonymous1:13 AM

      Old Redneck, you're full of shit. You said in other comments you were a medic in Vietnam.

      Now you claim to have been an infantry officer, yet somehow you were not automatically promoted to captain like every other infantry lieutenant returning from Vietnam. Some of us have been there and done that.

    10. Anonymous12:22 AM

      He might have been passed over for promotion to captain if he had sub par OERs. But yeah back then most LTs would have made CPT after a tour in Nam, and earning about $1100/month, which was enough to buy a house back then. During wartime less time in grade is necessary for promotion. Maybe Redneck is just embellishing his story. He wouldn't be the first.

      If I had tried to visit the families of all my men who were KIA, I wouldn't have had time for anything else.


    When Nigel Farage met Julian Assange

  13. Anonymous6:20 PM

    As I read elsewhere, paraphrasing, "who invited Inspector Gadget?" They will never represent me. EVER.

  14. Anonymous6:31 PM

    "Tremendous job."????

    The man lost his leg in battle but that was a tremendous job? A tragedy and a worthwhile reason to be awarded a Purple Heart, certainly, but that's not something that would be considered a 'tremendous job' by anyone with a functioning brain cell and ounce of compassion.

    I suppose we should be grateful that he didn't insult the veteran by saying he preferred soldiers who didn't get hurt.

    1. Anonymous3:16 AM

      Wouldn't you think the gop would be ashamed of THEIR leader? Are they so power hungry that they ignore the sheer stupidity of this piss poor excuse for a "man"?? He should not be in the same building as any serviceman or woman. He is a disgrace.

    2. Anonymous12:27 AM

      A tremendous job means accomplishing the mission. Grave injury is a tragedy, not an accomplishment. Hardcore military call the Purple Heart an idiot award. If you get one, it means you were either unlucky or you did something stupid. Trump unknowingly deserves the one he was "given,"

  15. Anonymous6:34 PM

    I've been wordless since I first read this and the most succinct description I can come up with is despicable. I am ashamed that he is commander in chief. And mortified that he used this soldier who sacrificed horrifically for a photo-op.


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  16. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Congratulations! That says it all.

  17. Anonymous7:13 PM

    There are no words to correctly describe this so called president. The damage that he has caused so many people, humans, innocent souls is criminal. He flies through life reading his enemies, plotting and planning and behaving like that 12 yr old bully brat in military school. He did not learn anything there and infact became an insane adolescent asshole. I have zero respect for men that lie cheat and steal to win. There is no honor in a liar.

    1. Anonymous3:20 AM

      It is the tRump way, look at how his "kids" behave. They really think they are royalty. I can hardly wait for them to be brought down. When will REALITY step in for this gross family of greedy asses?

    2. Anonymous1:11 PM

      Pretending are They? Haha.


      Reason they exhumed graves in Russia.

  18. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Comey lands in New Zealand for top-secret 'Five Eyes' spying conference between US, UK and allies

    ...New Zealand is part of the 'Five Eyes' intelligence-sharing network, which also includes the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia.

    The Five Eyes alliance is a surveillance-sharing group between the five English-speaking allies dating back more than 70 years.

    It is currently comprised of the US’s National Security Agency (NSA), the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Canada’s Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), and New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

    The group share signals intelligence and work together to create a global surveillance apparatus.

    1. Anonymous3:21 AM

      They really have their hands full with Orange Asshole, and his family of low-life turds.

  19. I really don't think this has anything to do with Trump having no filter, being crass, uncouth or insensitive.

    I think this is an indication he is just plain stupid.

    He has ONE set of speeches his gives that he uses generically for all occasions. Anything outside of his comfort zone he just reverts to that speech. Hence the callous disregard to the situation and inappropriateness of the content of his message.

    Angela Merkel had to explain 11 times to this klutz that no, Germany cannot make a trade deal with him, he had to go through the European Union. ELEVEN TIMES!

    I can imagine his face after this faux pas of a speech, when minion after minion tries to explain to him why what he said was not appropriate. Then Ivanka gives it a try. Still a blank face. Then someone says they'll just write up something for him to say and he'll just grunt and say FINE and go back to his TV and his Twitter.

    He is just that inept and useless.

    1. Anonymous3:24 AM

      Stupid as he is, he had lots of help from others to get his flabby orange ass into the WH. So, someone is behind him with some type of intelligence. Must be a republican, the democrats elect SANE, INTELLIGENT people. tRump is a total failure.

  20. Anonymous9:01 PM

    North Korea says it is ready to sink US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson 'with a single strike' as it joins Japanese destroyers in Western Pacific Ocean

  21. Anonymous9:24 PM

    What nerve of that 5 Time Draft Dodger step into a hospital filled with men and women who went to war and came back with injuries!

    Trump with your bone spur deferment, what did you do during the Vietnam War? Grab pussies, the sport of the rich elitists?

    But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.

    The diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.

    The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education

    1. Anonymous3:28 AM

      There had to be a least one for mental disability. He has shown daily what a dumb asshole he is. His "kids" have the same mental capacity, which is to say that without their grandpa's $$$ they could not make it for jobs at Mickey D's or WalMart. Stupid, uncaring, entitled self-agrandizing failures.

  22. Anonymous10:44 PM







    1. saying of the Arizona senator and former prisoner of war: “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

    2. Trump, during an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” said: "She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me."

    And Trump challenged Khizr Khan’s claims about having sacrificed nothing. "I've made a lot of sacrifices,” Trump said. “I work very, very hard. I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures."

    Ghazala Khan has said she didn't speak because she's still overwhelmed by grief and can't even look at photos of her son without crying.

  23. Anonymous11:03 PM

    #notmypresident is repulsive.

    1. Anonymous6:35 AM

      More than that...he is a cruel man that cares for nobody and nothing...except himself and his $$$!

  24. Anonymous3:24 AM

    In trumps world he did not graduate from college, he bought his way through college. Yep in trumps world he is too rich to fight for this country so he was diagnosed to avoid the draft. Trump is a weak little man boy with toys. He is not our president and never will be. He is an intruder, fraud, fake liar. He deserves no respect nor honor. He is a very bad influence on our young people. And he promotes stupid. The man is a menace to our society and he should resign and take his fake cabinet of criminals with him. Resign today Donald trump make America great again by just your resignation and end of the fraud against our country.

  25. Anonymous3:34 AM

    It's obvious Trump and the third wife don't have a clue about how to approach a man and his family in these circumstances. Trump is utterly incapable of empathy and I think the third wife is much the same. Such self-centered idiots.

  26. Anonymous7:08 AM

    What do you expect from a draft dodger?

    Besides isn’t the guy some sort of Mexican? Did little donnie ask him for his birth certificate after all he maybe an illegal?


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