Barack Obama Delivers Full-throated Rebuke of Donald Trump’s Administration

“The night before the 2016 election, Barack Obama said Donald Trump was “uniquely unqualified” on the economy, “temperamentally unfit” on foreign policy, couldn`t be trusted with the nuclear codes and had “utter contempt for the values that make this nation great.”

Friday, the former president took the stage here in a University of Illinois auditorium and said it had been all that and worse.

For all the unprecedented moments Trump`s presidency has brought, Obama`s speech, which kicked off his midterm campaigning, marked a new one: a former president going on the attack directly against his successor-and arguing directly that the man in the Oval Office isn`t just a political opponent, but a threat to the core of America itself.”

Politico

From the Muslim ban to Charlottesville to the separation of families at the border with Mexico, former president Barack Obama followed political protocol and refrained from attacking his successor explicitly.

But Today Obama took the stage in a University of Illinois auditorium and implicitly and explicitly criticized the Trump administration.

Obama was passionate but professorial in his ringing indictment of Donald Trump, and hopefully his young audience took his message to heart, and will vote in the midterm elections, instead of just hashtaging their frustrations.

This is the first of a series of lectures that Obama will deliver until the midterms in November; the juxtaposition between Obama`s professorial style and Trump`s Nutty Professor shtick will impress upon voters that it`s incumbent upon them to vote blue to hold the Trump administration accountable.

It`s encouraging and heartwarming to see Obama get back into the fray. The former president called out the beast by name, and I`m all in on his vision of a blue tide washing away the swamp creatures.

You Go Obama! I`m looking forward to every last one of your speeches!

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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/07/obama-says-trump-has-pushed-america-to-a-pivotal-moment-810650

Donald Trump Takes on Google, He Might As Well Take on God!

“President Donald Trump has renewed his claims of bias against conservatives on the internet, accusing Google of rigging its results to show `bad` stories when users search for “Trump news.”

`Google search results for Trump News shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media`, the president said Tuesday on Twitter.

`In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out,` he added. `Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives.`”

CNN

It`s one thing for Donald Trump to take on the likes of Crazy Joe Biden, Low Energy Jeb and Crooked Hillary, and it`s quite another to take on Google.

Trump has vanquished all of his foes, but you don`t spit in the wind, you don`t pull the mask of that old Lone Ranger, and you don`t mess around with omniscient and omnipotent Google.

I`m grateful that the articles I write for TheSop.Org are picked up by Google News, even though they are lower in the search results than media giants like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN.

A user search for “Donald Trump News” or “Donald Trump” yields stories that aren`t complimentary because Trump is the reverse King Midas, everything that he touches turns to crap.

The algorithms that Google uses to rank news stories are guarded more closely than the recipe for Coke or Kentucky Fried Chicken, but the tech giant doesn`t bias search results toward any political ideology.

Al Gore claims to have invented the Internet and Trump probably thinks Google algorithms were named after Al Gore, but Google`s algorithms are scientific not political.

If Trump wants more favorable Google search results, maybe he should stop being such a misogynist racist pig.

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https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/28/technology/donald-trump-google-rigged/index.html

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Cat Lady Needs to Get a Clue!

“DEAR JOAN: My cat has started waking me up at 4 a.m. every morning to be fed. She won`t take no for an answer. She walks all over me, swats my nose, meows in my ear and knocks things off my dresser if I don`t respond.

If I try locking her out of my room, she scratches at the door and howls. She won`t stop. She once continued with that behavior for two hours until I finally gave up and fed her.

What can be done to stop this? I love my cat, but 4 in the morning, especially on a weekend, is too much.”

G.G., Concord

The Mercury News

Dear Clueless Cat Lady: Get a clue!

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was a biological imperative to risk getting run over to discover that was on the other side.

Why is your kitty waking you up at an ungodly hour in the morning to be fed? It`s not because she is a diabetic with cravings that must be sated, like all cats she`s a jerk, plain and simple. I love my cats to death, but I accept that jerk-life behavior is as normal as purring and meowing.

What can be done to stop this? Nothing! Absolutely Nothing! A cat is the master of any home, especially a home where the only occupant is a cat lady. A feline expects nothing less than to be catered to at any hour of the day or night.

Your cat literally walks all over you, get used to it, that`s a small price to pay for having a kitty in your home.

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https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/04/why-does-my-cat-wake-me-up-at-4-a-m-demanding-to-be-fed/

Under-attack Pope Francis Calls for ‘Silence and Prayer’! Are You Freaking Kidding Me?

“Pope Francis on Monday said `silence and prayer` were the answer to those seeking `scandal and division`, amid a barrage of attacks from ultra-conservative Catholics.

The pope has so far refused to respond to allegations made last month that he for years covered up sexual abuse allegations against a prominent US cardinal.

His comments came after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to Washington, claimed in August that Francis ignored sexual abuse allegations against US cardinal Theodore McCarrick for five years.

But so far, Francis has remained silent, refusing to address the allegations and saying only that Vigano`s missive `speaks for itself`.”

Yahoo

I applaud Pope Francis for attempting to steer a centuries old patriarchy towards modernity, but I am aghast at his silence in the face of credible allegations that he covered up sexual abuse claims against US cardinal Theodore McCarrick for five years.

While it`s true that Vigano is a right-wing zealot who has a vendetta against Pope Francis for his compassionate stance on gays and lesbians, it`s an indisputable fact that McCarrick is a serial pedophile who should have been defrocked by the church, and imprisoned by the government, decades ago.

Now amid withering criticism not just from conservative Catholic clergy, but from Catholic laymen/women of all political persuasions, the pontiff is calling for “silence and prayer.”

Silence? Really? Are you freaking kidding me? The church has been silent for centuries as pedophile priests have systematically raped young boys, it`s only relatively recently that the church has even acknowledged that there`s a problem.

Prayers? Really? Are you freaking kidding me? With all due respect to His Holiness, he can stuff his prayers up his ass. What the millions of victims of pedophile priests need are sympathy, financial compensation and the prosecution of the reprobate priests, not thoughts and prayers.

Any Catholic who doesn`t demand that the pope break his silence and address the issue with repentance and humility is complicit in the rape of these young innocents.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/under-attack-pope-calls-silence-prayer-140408631.html

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George Bush Gives Michelle Obama Candy and Harmonic Convergence Breaks Out

“Sen. John McCain`s Washington, D.C. funeral was a bipartisan affair, bringing together politicians on both sides of the aisle – including McCain`s previous presidential opponents, former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush who both gave a touching eulogies.

But among the emotional words shared and the tears shed was one sweet moment between Bush and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

During former Sen. Joe Lieberman`s eulogy to his longtime friend, cameras caught the 43rd president grabbing a piece of candy (or a mint) from his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, and passing it to Ms. Obama.”

People Magazine

A hooker can always be counted on to have a condom or two in her hoe bag, and a senior citizen will always have peppermint candy in her purse.

As a child, and even as a young adult, old ladies never failed to discretely give me hard candy when I was in church. The old hags always had a glint in their eye when they handed me the candy. I don`t know if it was because the sadistic fiends knew I hated the menthol sweets, or if they genuinely derived pleasure from giving a small child a candy that they treasured.

An elderly person giving a mint to a younger person happens countless times every day in our houses of worship, and it doesn`t merit any commentary or conversation.

But in our toxic partisanship atmosphere when a former Republican president hands a piece of candy to a former Democratic First Lady, it goes viral.

Laura Bush and Barack Obama both smiled when they witnessed the sweet moment, indeed all of America is smiling.

Let`s spread some love and give a stranger candy, I`d recommend chocolate instead of peppermint.

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https://people.com/politics/john-mccain-funeral-george-w-bush-slipped-candy-to-michelle-obama/

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Does Mike Pence Resemble a Ken Doll or a Bobblehead Doll?

Vice President Mike Pence doesn`t strike me as a regular guy you could bond with over a couple of beers. In fact, he bears little resemblance to a human being, he has the air of a clone or a robot about him.

If you`re christening your baby, and you want to impress upon your friends that you`re not a total heathen, Mike Pence is the type of guy that you would invite, his sanctimonious look is tailor-made for such religious rituals.

Pence resembles a clone, a robot or a doll. Physically he is a dead ringer for that gay icon, the Ken Doll. The top Urban Dictionary definition for Ken Doll is: A male, overly attractive or primped, superficial, possibly straight, gay, bi or metrosexual.

Mike Pence, with his precision-cut hairstyle, looks like a receptionist at a gay bathhouse. Pence probably prays to Jesus every night that He would make him as penis-less as Ken so he wouldn`t be attracted to men.

Pence also resembles a bobblehead doll, when he stands behind the Stable Genius, rotely nodding at the nonsense emanating from his sphincter-shaped mouth.

It`s one thing to nod in agreement when an eloquent statesman the likes of Barack Obama is speaking, but when you nod in agreement when a buffoon is pontificating you look like a freaking idiot.

If Trump, who resembles a Chucky Doll or a Cabbage Patch Kid is impeached, we will be stuck with the Ken Doll from the pit of hell.

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Fatal Attraction in the Digital Age

“A woman (Jacqueline Ades) is accused of breaking into a Paradise Valley home, bathing in the homeowner`s bathtub, and sending tens of thousands of disturbing text messages to the man`s phone after the pair went on one date.”

ABC News

Before breaking into her victim`s home she had already been arrested a couple of times for threatening to kill him for spurning her advances.

This woman wasn`t just a harmless kook, when police officers arrested her for breaking into the man`s home they found a large butcher knife on the passenger`s seat of her vehicle.

This Fatal Attraction psycho armed with a butcher knife and a cell phone bombarded her victim with over 65,000 texts.

Ades was charged with breaking and entering, threatening, stalking and harassment, but she won`t be behind bars for more than a few months. Her victim would be well-advised to change his name, undergo plastic surgery, delete all his social media accounts, and move far, far away.

After reading this article you may say “Glad it wasn`t me” and then swipe right on Tinder or reply to the sexy text the new temp at the office sent you.

But I would urge you to at least google the hell out of the next person you meet online before meeting him/her in person.

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https://abc7chicago.com/woman-accused-of-stalking-sending-65000-texts-after-one-date/3456540/

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Outrage: Aretha Franklin’s Outfit Changed Every Day for Public Viewing

“Another day, another outfit change for late diva Aretha Franklin.

The Queen of Soul rocked a fresh outfit for the second day of her public viewing in Detroit on Wednesday – this time opting for a pastel blue frock and matching blue stilettos.

The I Say a Little Prayer songstress still had on her red lipstick and red nails – which went with the red dress she donned Tuesday.

Thousands of more fans lined up outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where Franklin`s 24-karat-gold-plated casket was wheeled into early in the morning.”

Page Six

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, like any diva worth her salt rocked some snazzy outfits in her day, but she became a legend because of her powerful pipes and her commitment to civil rights.

Aretha wasn`t a Lady Gaga or a Miley Cyrus who relied on outrageous outfits as a marketing ploy, and it`s a shame that the clowns who organized her Detroit memorial are changing her outfit every day for her public viewing.

The Queen of Soul was the epitome of class, and these hucksters are turning her memorial into a sideshow.

How about a little respect for the music icon? How about simply dressing Aretha in a Gospel choir robe as a homage to her Gospel roots?

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https://pagesix.com/2018/08/29/outfit-change-for-aretha-franklin-on-second-day-of-public-viewing/

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Old Ladies Crazy About Old Cowboy Who Rides a Robotic Horse

“When Mindy Weiss Affronti pulled up to the bank drive-thru two weeks ago and saw a man atop a robotic horse at the teller window, she did a double take.

Then she took his picture.

The friendly cowboy smiled, happy to oblige, before riding off. Left in the stupor of what she had seen, Affronti did what any other rational person would do: She posted the photo on social media.

And so began the newfound fame of Steve Bacque, the self-proclaimed Crazy Cranford Cowboy.”

NJ.Com

You know your neighborhood has gone to the dogs when you see golf shirt-clad senior citizens riding on the sidewalk on a Hoveround. Instead of terrorizing the neighborhood cats and dogs, why don`t they just stay inside and do crossword puzzles and clean their dentures?

But I have to tip my hat to the Crazy Cranford Cowboy, a crazy old coot who tools around town atop a robotic horse is a pimp in my book.

I bet all the grannies at the Bingo parlor wish he was riding atop them! Bacque is going to ride off into the sunset with a horde of old ladies in Hoverounds chasing after him.

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https://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/08/meet_the_crazy_cranford_cowboy_motorized_horse_sco.html

Racist Joe Arpaio’s Hero is Racist Donald Trump! What a Surprise!

“Joe Arpaio, the longtime county sheriff seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona on Tuesday, said during a television interview it took him 75 years to find a hero in his life. That person: Donald Trump.”

The Washington Post

NBC`s Kasie Hunt asked Arpaio “Is John McCain a hero?” and he deflected by answering that Trump was his hero.

Before the ascendancy of Trump, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents would have answered: Of course, McCain is a hero, his battle scars and his bipartisanship leadership in the Senate bear witness to his courage and integrity.

But the GOP is beset by tribal rivalries, and such a simple question poses a minefield for Republicans. They don`t want to offend Trump and so many balk at answering in the affirmative.

I`m surprised it took the racist sheriff 75 years to find a hero to his liking. He referred to his tent city jail, where inmates were housed in inhumane conditions, as a concentration camp, you`d think his hero would be Adolph Hitler.

Last year our racist president pardoned Arpaio for his conviction for criminal contempt of court, that`s what probably tipped the scales in favor of Trump.

Arpaio is running for the Senate seat in Arizona in what hopefully will be his last hurrah. He`s last in the polls but I take slight comfort in that fact, because his hero still has the fervent support of most Republicans.

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