Irony: Trumpers Race To Campaign Rally To Tune Of ‘Macho Man’

I reported earlier today about Donald Trump’s visit to Nevada over the weekend where he held an indoor campaign rally with a few thousand supporters in violation of the current Nevada guidelines regarding gatherings of more than 50 people.

I just came across this, however, which has to go in the ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ file.

Watch these hundreds of Trump fans race past the barricades (barely a mask in sight) all to the tune of the Village People’s gay anthem, “Macho Man.”

It’s also worth noting that Victor Willis, the only original member of the Village People still with the group, sent a cease and desist letter to the Trump campaign in June asking that the group’s music (Trump also loves using “YMCA” and “In the Navy”).

Woman Who Mocked COVID-19 Dies From Virus Two Weeks Later

A new variant of the coronavirus in the UK is being closely tracked by scientists

A Texas woman who mocked the ongoing COVID-19 health threat as a “hoax” on social media has died of the virus.

As Twitter user @sunnmcheaux posted, on March 14th Karen Kolb Sehlke shared a lengthy coronavirus “hoax” rant on her Facebook. On April 2, her family launched a GoFundMe campaign to pay for her medical and funeral costs.

The third tweet below carries a Facebook post that has been attributed to a friend of the deceased, but I haven’t been able to confirm that.

The same Twitter user noted that initially, the GoFundMe listed the cause of death as COVID-19. The campaign has since been edited to now say cause of death unknown.

The campaign raised more than $35,000 before the family stopped further donations.

The Facebook rant has reportedly been removed as well.

I agree with Sunn m’Cheaux that the point of highlighting this story isn’t to mock the woman’s death but to understand the ongoing risks and widespread effects of the disease.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Asymptomatic Sen. Rand Paul Tests Positive For COVID-19

Sen. Rand Paul (photo: Gage Skidmore)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has become the first U.S. Senator to test positive for coronavirus.

From NBC News:

“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19,” Paul’s account tweeted. “He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”

“He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time,” the thread continued. “Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul.”

Paul is the third member of Congress to announce a positive test for coronavirus, following Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah. Several Republican lawmakers also self-quarantined earlier this month after learned they had interacted with someone who tested positive for the virus at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Some might note the irony that Paul was the only senator to vote against a bipartisan $8 billion deal to provide emergency coronavirus funding earlier this month.

Earlier this week, I reported that Walking Dead actor Daniel Newman developed symptoms, knew he’d been exposed to the coronavirus, went to the ER and was told (after ringing up a bill for $9,000+) that his test couldn’t be “processed” because he wasn’t a senior citizen or traveled recently in China or Italy.

How did an asymptomatic U.S. senator get tested if Newman and others couldn’t?

Of course, we know the answer to that question.

Trump Says GOP Would Take ‘Far Stronger Action’ Against Their Own Regarding Racist Allegations

With the ongoing political turmoil happening in Virginia as Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring each deal with past allegations of racist or misogynist behavior, Donald Trump took to Twitter today to say if these were Republicans 'far stronger action would be taken' against their own.
Donald Trump

With the ongoing political turmoil happening in Virginia as Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring each deal with allegations of past racist or misogynist behavior, Donald Trump took to Twitter today to say if these were Republicans ‘far stronger action would be taken’ against their own.

Now, this comes from the man who has repeatedly said misogynistic and racist comments for years – on tape!

Seriously, folks, irony is dead.

Donald Trump Once To Students: ‘Go Through A Concrete Wall’ And ‘Never Give Up’





The Daily Show found video footage of Donald Trump telling graduates back in 2004 to ‘never give up,’ even if there’s a ‘concrete wall in front of you.’

“Never, ever give up. Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”

Hmmm…

Trump In 2013: Presidents Should Be Fired For Government Shutdowns

CNN host Don Lemon took a trip on the way-back machine last night by airing a 2013 video of Donald Trump saying then-President Obama should be fired over a government shutdown.
Donald Trump

CNN host Don Lemon took a trip on the way-back machine last night by airing a 2013 video of Donald Trump saying then-President Obama should be fired over a government shutdown.

Lemon first ran down a list of those agencies and employees that are affected by the current Trump shutdown of the federal government:

• 380K federal employees on leave without pay
• 420K working without pay including 41,000 law enforcement and correctional officers, and tens of thousands of Customs and Border Patrol agents and customs officers.

Lemon then aired a clip from 2013 where Trump told Fox News: “If you say, ‘Who gets fired?’ it always has to be the top. Problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top.”

“The president is the leader, he has to get everyone in a room and lead,” Trump continued.

Lemon calls the now-ironic remark “priceless.”

Irony: Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro “Leftists Are Normalizing Outrageous Behavior”

Irony is officially dead.

On her Fox News show last night, Jeanine Pirro railed about “unhinged leftists” who are “normalizing outrageous behavior” regarding the story of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant due to the owner’s deeply held moral convictions.

“Political debate at the very heart of the founding of this country has devolved into political harassment and outright political abuse. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, one of the most of prestigious jobs in Washington, D.C., out to dinner, places her order and is then told to leave by the owner because she works for the president of the United States. Sarah quietly leaves.

“The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week was literally screamed and heckled out of a restaurant while eating her dinner. Trump supporters are being harassed all across this country by a hysterical left unwilling to accept the decision and the will of the American people who put Donald Trump in office. These unhinged leftists are normalizing outrageous behavior which is only getting worse.”

Of course, what’s hysterical is Pirro is one of the most fervent supporters of the king of ‘normalizing outrageous behavior,’ Donald Trump.

Pirro being offended by a restaurant owner quietly asking Sanders to leave when the Trumpster has spent years saying every kind of offensive thing he can think of about his political opponents is truly laughable.

I thought Republicans had decided that businesses are allowed to discriminate and don’t have to serve people they don’t want to serve. Or is that just for gay couples who want wedding cakes baked for them?

Watch the opening rant below.

President With Lowest Approval Ratings In History Mocks Oscars Low TV Ratings

Donald Trump

And who says irony is dead?

Donald Trump, the president with the lowest approval ratings in history, took a swipe at Hollywood by pointing out the Academy Awards’ low TV ratings with a tweet that read, “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President.”

The Trumpster added a quick “just kidding, of course,” but I’m not so sure he was kidding…

Irony Of The Day: Trump Laments “Shattered Lives” From False Allegations

Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to defend two White House staffers who resigned due to allegations of domestic abuse.

Time and again Donald Trump finds a way to side with men accused of bad behavior but he never has a word for the victims.

From The New York Times:

In a Twitter post, Mr. Trump appeared to raise doubts about the entire #MeToo movement, a day after he had offered sympathy for a former aide accused of spousal abuse.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the president wrote on Twitter, adding: “There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

On Friday, the president had jumped into the controversy over the former aide, Rob Porter, who is accused by two former wives of physical and emotional abuse, defending him and offering no denunciation even for the idea of assaulting women. Mr. Trump, who himself has been accused of sexual misconduct, focused instead on Mr. Porter, saying that he was enduring a “tough time.”

Of course, this is the same man who makes unfounded claims against his enemies all the time…