Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, falls victim to Russian pranksters.

Dammit! I thought these glasses made me too smart to fall for shit like that?
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was duped by Russian pranksters in a phone call he believed was conducted with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman. In the 22-minute phone call confirmed by an Energy Department spokesperson Tuesday, Perry discussed everything from the oil and gas industry to coal exports and Russian cyberhacking with a person he believed to be the Ukrainian PM, but who was actually a Russian comedian. At one point, the man claiming to be Hroisman announced that the Ukrainian president had personally developed a “new kind of fuel” made from alcohol and manure, the distribution of which Perry said he’d be willing to discuss at a later date. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, two Russian comedians known for similar prank calls, took credit for the stunt. Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said Perry was “the latest target of two Russian pranksters” who often target “those who are supportive of an agenda that is not in line with their government’s.”

Nice explanation there Ms. Hynes, but we all know that the Trump Administration is not doing ANYTHING that is not in line with the Russian government.

Perry was pranked because simpletons are easy to take advantage of, and that is why we typically choose intelligent people to run the government.

I am sure that the first thought that went through most of your minds was that this seems eerily familiar, and you would be right.

Yet another bespectacled moron that pranksters found to be an easy target. 


  1. Bespectacled moron.
    I love it!

    Trump should start wearing fake glasses too.

  2. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Rick Perry has zero diopter glasses to make him look smart in the 'minds' of Palin-type supporters. It is so easy to fool plebeian republicans. They suffer from some form of cretinism. They will vote against their self interest until they die. Even ignorant and clumsy hucksters like Trump the Degenerate and Tiny and Corrupt Simple Sarah can fool them. I wonder what that idiot Caitlyn Jenner thinks about the LGBT ban. She is representative of the stupidity of the republican base.

    1. Anonymous2:56 PM

      "plebeian republicans." I love that. It really hits the mark.

  3. Anonymous1:31 PM

    The 'spectacles' (which are not spectacles) fool the abject stupid. It is why we have Trump and why Perry has persisted. As hard as it is to believe, there are millions of folks stupider than Perry (or Palin). Large blocs of dumb folks (republicans) who can vote are dangerous.

  4. Anonymous1:32 PM

    ‘Dancing with the Stars’ courting ousted press secretary Sean Spicer: report

    But, according to Page Six, a surprising TV show is courting the Trump administration castaway: ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

    1. Anonymous1:59 PM

      God, he'd be a horrid choice! Watch their viewership go down - to include me! Can't imagine him in that position. First off, he's too short and squatty! Would not look like a dancer or someone that would have knowledge of it.

    2. Anonymous2:37 PM

      I stopped watching DWTS after Barstool was chosen to be on there.

  5. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Melts Down While Trying To Defend Trump’s Transgender Discrimination

  6. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Democrats Win Again As Straight Obamacare Repeal Goes Down In Flames In The Senate

    Before the vote, Democrats didn’t even bother to raise a point of order, which meant that they were extremely confident that that vote would fail.

    The usual Republican suspects voted for the bill, but Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John McCain (R-AZ), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH). and Dean Heller (R-NV) voted no. The seven Republican no votes combined with all Democrats voting no meant that the amendment was defeated.

    Straight Obamacare repeal was never going to pass. Rand Paul demanded a vote on straight repeal. He got it, and he lost.

  7. Anonymous1:36 PM

    WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatens to end press briefing over trans questions — and fails miserably

  8. Anonymous1:45 PM

    State Department head of diplomatic security resigns

    ...“It is with extraordinary sadness, counterbalanced by extreme pride, and with the deepest sense of humility, that I announce my retirement from the Department of State and the Diplomatic Security Service,” he told colleagues in his note. “I have been blessed throughout my life in so many ways. I count among those blessings the opportunity to SERVE with all of you.”

    Christian Schurman, the deputy assistant secretary for international programs, will assume the role of acting assistant secretary for the bureau, said Heather Nauert, State Department spokeswoman.

  9. Another ACA repeal defeated, but McConnell isn't done yet. He's going to beat at it until he gets something approved.

    "The measure, known as as the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, failed 45-55, with seven Republican senators voting against it, along with all Democrats and independents in the upper chamber. GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), John McCain (Ariz.), Shelley Moore Capito (W. Va.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Rob Portman (Ohio) opposed the legislation.

    The path forward for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn’t clear, but the defeat of another bill doesn’t mean the Affordable Care Act is safe."

    "The budget reconciliation process enables McConnell to win final passage of legislation with a simple majority because budget reconciliation bills aren’t subject to filibusters. But it also limits legislation to matters directly affecting the federal budget, which doesn’t include things like creating new programs or changing regulations.

    Congress passed a version of this same bill in 2015, and President Barack Obama vetoed it.

    Six Republican senators who voted for that measure two years ago opposed it this time: Alexander, Capito, Heller, McCain, Murkowski and Portman. Collins and then-Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.) were the only Republicans who opposed the 2015 legislation.

    After this latest unsuccessful vote, the most likely scenario, for now, is that McConnell presents the Senate with a new, so-called “skinny” bill ― written on the fly ― that would merely repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates, along with its tax on medical device sales.

    The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the effects of repealing only the individual mandate in a 2015 report, and found it would destabilize the health insurance market, leading to 15 million fewer people with coverage and 20 percent health insurance premium increases. The budget agency didn’t project the effects of eliminating the employer mandate and the medical device tax in that report.

    If McConnell chooses this option, it would force Republicans in the Senate and the House, which passed its own version of repeal-and-replace legislation in May, to negotiate still another health care bill that leaders would ask their members to support. President Donald Trump has been clear that he will sign whatever health care bill Congress sends him."

    There is every chance that the "skinny" bill will get passed if for no other reason than exhaustion and pressure from Bitch and the rest of the Death Party.

    "The Republican senators who qualify as “moderates” in today’s Congress are running out of chances to stop legislation they have said repeatedly would be bad for their constituents and bad for the country.

    But it’s not clear whether they realize what’s happening ― or, ultimately, if they even care."

    They talk a good game but still vote yes.

  10. Anonymous1:46 PM

    Republican Trey Gowdy acted behind closed doors like a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, during questioning Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, said the top Democrat on the panel.

    "Mr. Gowdy took the role as a second attorney for Mr. Kushner," Adam Schiff of California told reporters.

    1. Anonymous3:51 PM

      PecKerwood Gowdy!

  11. Anonymous1:49 PM

    White House senior advisor and Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is trouble once again, this time for his use of a cell phone app designed to erase all traces of communication.

    “Splinter has confirmed that Kushner downloaded an encrypted messaging application that permits users to send disappearing messages,” Kashmir Hill reports. “The use of the app by White House officials has the potential to undermine the Presidential Records Act.”

  12. Anonymous1:50 PM

    Shocking DOJ report links Trump campaign manager to ‘upper-echelon’ of Russian mobsters

    ...As President Donald Trump continues his cyberbulling campaign against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has identified a Paul Manafort business associate as a top Russian mob boss.

    Dmytro Firtash – a Ukrainian oligarch and Vladimer Putin supporter with close ties to Paul Manafort – was accused of being in an “upper-echelon [associate] of Russian organized crime,” NBC News reports.

    This could be a significant development as Special Counsel Robert Mueller seeks leverage over Manafort and federal investigators seek to get Manafort to “flip” and testify against President Trump.

    After Firtash’s attorney’s tried to get bribery charges dismissed, the government responded with a 115-page filing against the Ukrainian oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimer Putin.

    Previously, Firtash has admitted to his involvement with the Russian mob.

  13. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Trump on Wednesday announced that he was opposed to transgender people serving in the military in any capacity — and now a new report from Politico claims that Trump did so just to secure funding for his border wall.

    Specifically, Politico writes that “an internal House Republican fight over transgender troops” threatened to blow up a deal in the House of Representatives that would have provided funds for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    When anti-trans Republicans told Trump that they would hold up funding for the wall unless he barred transgender people from serving in the military, Politico writes that Trump “didn’t hesitate” to announce his opposition to transgender service members.

    A congressional fight over sex reassignment surgery threatened funding for his border wall.

  14. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Perry has never struck me as someone that is particularly sharp. But, I've noticed he does have a good sense of humor!

  15. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Sarah Huckabee is a horrible Press Secretary or whatever they are calling her. She's dull, poorly spoken and not in any way attractive or inticing.

    I'm really surprised Trump selected her for the job! He must owe her Dad something from his past?!

    I seriously doubt she'll last in the job!

    1. Anonymous8:37 PM

      She takes after her daddy.

      He's a whorrible shit himself!

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  17. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Feds Crack Trump Protesters’ Phones to Charge Them With Felony Rioting
    Officials have cracked the locked phones seized from protesters at the inauguration—and may be planning to use browsing data and texts against them.

    Officials seized Trump protesters’ cell phones, cracked their passwords, and are now attempting to use the contents to convict them of conspiracy to riot at the presidential inauguration.

    Prosecutors have indicted over 200 people on felony riot charges for protests in Washington, D.C. on January 20 that broke windows and damaged vehicles. Some defendants face up to 75 years in prison, despite little evidence against them. But a new court filing reveals that investigators have been able to crack into at least eight defendants’ locked cell phones.

    Now prosecutors want to use the internet history, communications, and pictures they extracted from the phones as evidence against the defendants in court.

  18. Anonymous8:07 PM



Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.