End of An Era: The Jerry Springer Show is Ending Production

“The Jerry Springer Show, which ushered in an era of trash TV talk shows, is ending production after 27 years, according to reports.

Jerry Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor, started the show in 1991 as a thoughtful topic and issues show. The next year, production moved to Chicago and by 1994, the furniture throwing and fistfighting format was introduced.

Springfield News-Sun

After 27 years the Jerry Springer Show ends not with a bang but a whimper. I expected the venerable show to end with a pay-per-view battle royale featuring midget lesbian strippers, trailer park hoes sporting daisy duke shorts, blind anorexic models, line dancing obese hillbillies, and a transsexual who`s had multiple sex-change operations and doesn`t know whether to identify as a man, woman, or tree. Instead the iconic show ended with a nondescript press release.

As a political blogger my TV is always on CNN or MSNBC; I write a daily column and I need to keep abreast of politics and current affairs. But I take a break from cable news when Springer is on, I desperately need a diversion from the madness of real life.

Springer kept shi* real, he was in on the joke and unlike Maury Popvich he didn`t pretend to care about his guests. Springer was never intentionally cruel to his guests like a Morton Downey Jr., he gently mocked them. He left it to his audience to deliver the verdict on the sad cast of characters who appeared on his program. His audience was always brutally honest: Whore! Whore! Whore! They would scream at a 300-pound woman who flashed her sagging boobs.

I can`t imagine TV without Springer, that`s like a mega church without a pastor, an amusement park without a roller coaster or a brothel without a madam.

It`s appropriate that Springer ended during the Trump administration, after all how could his strippers, trailer park lovers and assorted freaks compete with the insanity of the White House?

There should be a national moment of silence or better yet a chant of “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry” as a tribute to Jerry Springer The Man, The Show, The Legend.

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Patriotic Congressional Intern Shouts ‘F-You’ at Trump

“A Congressional intern yelled Mr. `President, F-k You` as President Trump walked through the Capital rotunda on his way Tuesday night for a talk with legislators about immigration.

The F-bomb incident was captured on video as the president walked through the Capital rotunda on his way to the meeting with GOP congressmen.”

The New York Post

If by happenstance you found yourself just a few yards away from Donald Trump as he quickly walked by on his way to a meeting, what if anything, would you say to him? Keep in mind that he`s going to be within earshot for just a few seconds, so your message must be concise.

Trump`s sycophants and enablers tickle his ears all day long and he doesn`t need to hear another compliment or his super-sized ego might burst.

Even if I was a lowly Congressional intern and any outburst directed at the president would mean the end of my career before it got started, I would curse him out.

This young woman, who has yet to be identified, is a patriot and if she`s fired I hope she`s offered an important position by a fellow patriot.

The Capitol Police are said to be on the lookout for her, but I`m not sure what they could charge her with, considering she was only exercising her First Amendment right of free speech.

I`m not a young intern, I`m an old fart who has been around the block a few times, and I`ve met many pompous jerks like Trump, and I know how to treat them.

I would yell an obscenity at Trump, knowing full well that it wouldn`t temper his behavior or cause him to reconsider his racist policies. But I would be satisfied knowing that the insult would penetrate his thin skin and bother him for the rest of the day. A monster like Trump doesn`t deserve a minute of peace.

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Donald Trump Hugs American Flag! Disgusting!

“President Donald Trump paused to give the American flag a hug after giving a speech to business owners on Tuesday.

“The president, clapping as he walked off the stage at the National Federation of Independent Business to the Rolling Stones` `You Can`t Always Get What You Want,` opened his arms wide as he came to the flag and then hugged it.”

New York Post

“Refuge is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

Samuel Jackson

Trump likes to wrap himself in the American flag, while at the same time disrespecting everything that Old Glory stands for with his behavior and his policies.

The Orange Buffoon may not be a stable genius, but he`s a cynical genius at playing to his base. At every stump speech he flings enough red meat of xenophobia and misogyny to sate his base, and festoons the stage with enough patriotic trimmings to convince them that he`s a statesman and a patriot.

Naturally the morons erupted in wild applause when he hugged the flag after delivering his speech. These are the same simple-minded evangelicals who give their tithes and offerings to greedy televangelists.

I`m outraged watching our Nazi president hug our American flag, I would be less outraged if he pulled out his little pecker and pissed on the flag, because that`s what`s he`s really doing to our great democracy.

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Melania Weighs In on Trump’s Inhumane Immigration Policy

“First Lady Melania Trump, an immigrant, hates to see other immigrants have their children ripped out of their arms and stored in former Walmarts.

The First Lady doesn`t typically descend from her tower to comment on the dirty world of politics, but apparently, the images of crying toddlers and stories of distraught parents committing suicide when their kids are taken away is just too much for the noted anti-cyberbullying expert to bear and she has made a rare statement.

`Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,` her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN Sunday. `She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.` Basically, she wants her husband`s administration to be best.”

Fast Company

Melania Trump rarely opines on current events or the policies of the White House, in fact we rarely hear a peep out of her on any subject. She`s so reticent she makes former First Lady Pat Nixon look like Chatty Cathy.

I can`t say that I blame Melania for keeping a low profile, English isn`t her first language. Melania`s handlers haven`t done her any favors by plagiarizing the speeches of Michelle Obama in preparing her own orations.

But Melania, an immigrant herself, has lent her voice to outraged citizens who vehemently oppose the Trump`s administration`s Nazi-like policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.

Melania didn`t exactly speak truth to power, but her mild rebuke is nevertheless significant considering she`s married to the orange bastard.

The current FLOTUS joins her predecessors Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Laura Bush in speaking out against the inhumane policy.

We aren`t married to Trump (Thank God), and we aren`t under any constraints, and it`s incumbent upon us to loudly condemn his barbaric policy in no uncertain terms.

What are you going to say when your grandchildren ask you what you did to oppose Trump`s oppressive regime?

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When It’s 90+ Degrees, Asphalt Can Burn Your Dog’s Paws

It`s late June in Virginia, and that means that it`s sizzling outside, and most Virginians are cooling off in the comfort of their air-conditioned homes.

My dog, Mandy, loves to walk regardless if it`s snowing or sweltering outside, and I walk her almost every day of the year.

When I go walking with Mandy in the heat of the summer I keep in mind that dark colors absorb heat, thus I typically wear white shorts and white shirt.

But I`m also aware that the color black also applies to asphalt, and when it`s upwards of 90 degrees outside, asphalt can reach scorching temperatures of around 150 degrees. Needless say that can burn your doggie`s paws.

By all means walk your canine companion in the heat of the summer, but exercise caution by walking him on lawns as much as possible, and shortening your daily walk.

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Clouds That Resemble Donald Trump an Internet Sensation

A man`s photos of clouds resembling Donald Trump are going viral on social media.

The menacing dark clouds capture the evil essence of Trump, there are dark clouds on the horizon and they threaten to destroy our democracy.

As alarming as they may appear the clouds will dissipate within a few minutes, unfortunately we still have at least two more years of the Trump tornado to endure.

The clouds wispy nature also speaks of the unsubstantial aspect of Trump`s persona, there`s no gravitas only racist, misogynist and hateful buffoonery that carries no weight.

You don`t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don`t a political commentator to know that we`re in deep trouble until the Trump thunderhead can no longer be seen in our rear view mirror.

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Trump Wants People to Sit Up at Attention for Him Like They Do for Kim Jong-un

“In a surprise interview with Fox and Friends on Friday, President Donald Trump announced live that he wants his people to sit up at attention when he speaks – the same way North Koreans do for dictator Kim Jong Un.

During the interview, the subject of Trump`s recent Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un arose. `He`s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head,` Trump remarked. `Don`t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.`”

When White House reporters later followed up on his comment, Trump said `I`m kidding, you don`t understand sarcasm.`”


Let`s parse Trump`s statement, it reveals his narcissistic and egomaniacal personality.

“He`s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head. Don`t let anyone think different.”

Nobody thinks different. Everyone knows that Kim Jong-un isn`t just a “strong head,” but a ruthless tyrant who tortures, imprisons and starves his own people. Trump is the only one who thinks that the North Korean dictator is a “smart guy” and a “very talented man” who “loves his people.”

“He speaks and his people sit up at attention.”

Of course the terrorized citizens sit up at attention when their Dear Leader speaks, he sentenced people who didn`t cry at the funeral of his father Kim Jong-il to long sentences in a labor camp. But we live in a democracy, not in a dictatorship, and we aren`t about to sit up at attention whenever Trump babbles incoherently. A president who tramples on the Constitution, runs roughshod over the other co-equal branches of government, and condones racism and misogyny doesn`t deserve any respect.

“I want my people to do the same.”

Trump isn`t my president, and we aren`t his people. We are citizens in a democracy, not subjects in a monarchy or slaves in a dictatorship.

“I`m kidding, you don`t understand sarcasm.”

Trump may or may not have been kidding, but one thing is clear his so-called joke reveals his demented personality that craves adulation. We understand humor, and we understand that Trump is the biggest joke in the world.

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Jim Carrey Painting Depicts ‘Calvin’ Peeing on Donald Trump’s Grave! Bravo!

None of Jim Carrey`s films are considered a great work of art, but every time he posts a new drawing on Twitter he astounds the world of art with his brilliance, and delivers a gut punch to the corrupt Trump administration.

The actor turned artist, posted his latest masterpiece on Twitter Thursday. His new work depicts Calvin from the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip pissing on Trump`s grave.

Given Trump`s penchant for hiring prostitutes to perform golden showers, I would argue that pissing on his grave would be more appropriate than places a flower or an American flag. I won`t visit Trump`s grave without first drinking a gallon of water; I will show him proper respect.

Calvin mischievously peeing in various scenarios is a wildly popular meme, but this is perhaps the best appropriation of that meme.

Demonstrating that his way with words is as remarkable as his painting skills, Carrey captioned his painting with these words: Oh how I urine for this all to be over with.

Amen Brother, Amen!

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Cat With Head Stuck in Jar of Mayo is Rescued

“An outdoor cat with a taste for mayonnaise had to be rescued after getting its head stuck in a Hellman`s jar, said officials of the Hunterdon County sanctuary that managed to corral the kitty and take it to a vet.

A passing motorist spotted the cat, a male thought to be less than a year old, on Friday with its head inside a glass Hellman`s Mayonnaise jar on a farm in Readington Township, said Danielle Rice, director of operations for Tabby`s Place, a cat sanctuary in the Ringoes section of East Amwell. It was freed from the jar, neutered, and set loose back on the farm Sunday.”


A feline is an innately curious and mischievous creature, and the typical cat is always poking his little head where it doesn`t belong.

An outdoor cat with a yen for mayonnaise (must have been raised by white folks) had to be rescued after getting his head stuck in a Hellman`s jar.

Fortunately, a passing motorist spotted the hapless kitty, and took it to a vet.

The poor thing was freed from the jar, neutered, and set loose back on the farm.

The cat breathed a sigh of relief after it was freed, but shortly thereafter he was cursing God after his balls were snipped off. Talk about “out of the pot and into the frying pan.”

Poor, poor kitty! I hope somebody gives him tuna slathered in mayo.

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Trump G7 Photo Becomes Internet Classic

“A viral photo of Angela Merkel and other world leaders standing over a seated Donald Trump at Friday`s G7 summit has been given the meme treatment on social media, with Twitter users quick to liken the image to everything from renaissance art to a scene from the Apprentice.

The G7 summit, which brought together world leaders from Germany, Japan, Canada, the US, Italy, France and the UK, was held in Charlevoix, Quebec, in Canada, over the weekend. This year`s summit had a particular focus on trade.

However, the enduring image from the summit was one in which divisions between the group were clear. The German chancellor`s office posted the striking picture to Instagram on Saturday with the caption: Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions.”

The Guardian

In the instantly iconic photograph German Chancellor and real Leader of the Free World Angela Merkel, with other world leaders surrounding her in a show of solidarity, stares down at a seated Donald Trump, who has his arms crossed in defiance and disdain.

Merkel is leaning forward getting in the face of Trump, as a school principal does when reprimanding an unruly student.

Her hands are pressing down on a table in fury, I can only hope that it was solid oak able to withstand such pressure.

Trump, the putative Leader of the Free World, has his arms crossed, and this posture serves several purposes. It hides his grotesquely small hands, it prevents Merkel from slapping them with a ruler, and it conveys defiance.

Merkel is staring directly at Trump, but he seems to be looking far off into the distance. He instinctively knows that he can`t withstand her withering glare, and he`s probably praying that he was back home where sycophants like Mike Pence look at him adoringly.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and dozens of tweets by Trump and millions of words by his supporters won`t change the message that this photo depicts: The G7 Summit was an unqualified disaster for Trump.

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