United States intelligence officials are fairly certain that the direction to hack DNC and Clinton campaign emails came from Vladimir Putin, himself. These experts stopped short of implicating him explicitly, and were clear to state that they did not have any direct evidence that he was involved. However, they claim, the sophistication of the tools used to undertake the operation indicated that there were only two possible entities in Russia that could have carried it out. President-elect trump and his supporters seem to be the only ones who think the entire story is both fake and silly. source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/politics/russian-hacking-vladimir-putin-donald-trump/index.html   Meanwhile, in news that doesn’t matter…Read More →

On Tuesday, December 13, president-elect trump’s Thank You Tour landed in Wisconsin. As trump stood on stage, forgetting that he wasn’t campaigning any longer, he eventually turned his attention to House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was standing just off-stage. During the campaign, Paul Ryan claimed that he would no longer support nor campaign for donald trump after audio tapes emerged in which trump bragged about sexually assaulting women and getting away with it because he’s famous. Paul Ryan was banking on trump losing, and hoping he could parlay his ethical stand into greater power should the GOP maintain the House of Representatives. But that’s notRead More →

“It’s three agencies of government when I get there that are gone – Commerce, Education and the um, what’s the third one there? Let’s see. Oh five – Commerce, Education and the um, um […].” This was the beginning of a quote that should have both haunted and ended Governor Rick Perry’s political career as he stood on a debate stage back in 2011 and failed to remember the third government agency he would eliminate as president. After some prodding by the moderator, Perry continued. “The third agency of government I would do away with – the education, the uh, the commerce and let’s see.” He thenRead More →

President-elect donald trump was scheduled to hold a press conference on Thursday, December 15, to discuss how he plans to handle his numerous conflicts of interest. On Monday, December 12, trump announced he was postponing his news conference. His staff indicated that the delay was because trump is focusing on naming people to his administration. Apparently, he is incapable of doing more than a single thing at a time.   Meanwhile, in news that doesn’t matter… Christina and Tarek El Moussa have split after 7 years of marriage. Who are Christina and Tarek El Moussa? You might be asking yourself that as you read it.Read More →

Shortly after the election, president-elect donald trump decided he was no longer going to take part in his daily intelligence briefings. For those who may not already know, the daily intelligence briefings are designed to keep the president abreast of the constantly changing threats around the world. The world’s currently most famous daily intelligence briefing, or presidential daily brief (PDB for short) was issued in August, 2001, and was titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” That briefing was famously ignored by the president with consequences some of us might remember. In light of history’s possibly most obvious lesson, it seems both alarming andRead More →

In a seeming effort to prove he is not beholden to or allied with or has ties to Russia, President-elect trump is reportedly poised to name as his pick for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil and recipient of Vladimir Putin’s Order of Friendship award. Meanwhile, in news that doesn’t matter but should… Patton Oswalt, comedian extraordinaire and, in a world where the voices of the allegedly sane and rational have become insane and irrational, one of the only reasonable voices speaking loud enough for all to hear, perfectly articulated what this Russian hacking scandal means for us. Read it here.   AndRead More →

President-elect trump has decided that his favorite media weirdo will not be a part of his administration. On December 9, Rudy Giuliani, formerly known as the former mayor who couldn’t go a minute without reminding everyone he was the mayor of New York City on 9/11, announced that he had removed himself from consideration for a trump administration post, immediately sparking speculation that a scandal is imminent. President-elect trump, while making his statement, declined to remind everyone that Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York City on 9/11. source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/09/politics/rudy-giuliani-removes-himself-from-consideration-for-trump-cabinet-post/index.html   Meanwhile, This Matters… Today in the trial of Dylan Roof, the racist charged with killingRead More →

NBC announced today that, along with his busy schedule as president, President-elect Donald Trump will also serve as executive producer of The New Celebrity Apprentice, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. NBC, understanding the obvious conflict of interest, hastily added that they will not be paying Mr. Trump. Trump has been highly critical of NBC’s Saturday Night Live for their satirical portrayal of him. Many questions have been raised regarding the president’s ability to influence other programming decisions on the network, as well as questions about NBC’s news division to remain truly objective toward Trump, who has also been highly critical of NBC journalists. I’m left wondering if anyoneRead More →

Professional wrestling was confrontational reality TV long before confrontational reality TV was a thing. Jerry Spring owes his success to pro wrestling. The Real Housewives of Atlanta/New York/Beverly Hills/Podunk, Kansas owes their success to professional wrestling. Professional wrestling made a mockery of both sports, soap operas, and TV dramas, and wrapped into a testosterone-riddled package perfect for rage-roid’ing men long before road rage became socially acceptable. Donald Trump made a mockery of our political process and won the presidency in the process. It should be no surprise, then, that President-elect Trump would turn to the wrestling world to help populate his administration. After flipping offRead More →

Following President-elect Trump’s much ballyhooed tweet about Boeing in which he stated “Cancel Order!” following a brief, error-filled statement, Trump spokesman Jason Miller stated during a conference call with reporters that Trump “sold all of his stock back in June.” However, in a May, 2016 financial disclosure statement, Trump claimed over $20 million in stocks and bonds. The incoming Trump administration decline to offer any evidence that the incoming president had any financial interests that might influence his decisions as president. source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-stock-sale-claim_us_58470dbbe4b0fe5ab6935709?section=us_politics   Meanwhile, in news that doesn’t matter… Adult Swim, an irreverent comedy/cartoon network, finally bowed to public pressure and canceled the show “Million DollarRead More →