Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jesse Watters, Vacation, and Ivanka Trump

From Business Insider:

Fox News' Jesse Watters is reportedly taking a vacation, one day after making what was seen as suggestive remarks about Ivanka Trump.

CNN's Brian Stelter and the CNNMoney Media team reported Wednesday that Watters, who co-hosts "The Five," would be missing two days of his first week in the network's 9 p.m. timeslot.

"I'm going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I'm not going to be here tomorrow," said Watters. "I'll be back on Monday, so don't miss me too much."

On a Tuesday night segment in which Watters was speaking on Trump's appearance at a women's conference, Watters commented on the way President Donald Trump's daughter held a microphone.

"It's funny, the left says they really respect women, and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that, they boo and hiss," he said. "So I don't really get what's going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone," Watters said.

On Wednesday morning, Watters denied accusations that his comment carried lewd overtones.
Watters tweeted:

I really don't think Watters should be punished for the remark. I think way too much is being made out of it.

I happened to see that segment of the show on Tuesday and I didn't think he was saying anything lewd. That's not the way I interpreted it.

Earlier in the day, I had seen the footage of Ivanka Trump speaking and the ensuing negative reaction from the audience. It was all over the Internet. WATCH IVANKA GET BOOED AND HISSED!!!

I thought the audience behaved badly. I also thought Ivanka's manner of speaking into the microphone was a little strange, like she was whispering, using a voice that seemed more appropriate for a perfume commercial. That was my reaction.

So a bunch of people pounced and claimed to be horrified by Watters and his comments about how Ivanka spoke.

And FOX News is sending him on a little vacation for that? Really?

Also on that Tuesday show, the panel discussed the Nordstrom jeans with the fake mud. Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle talked about the sort of men women like. Perino said, "Women actually like men who do outdoor work, not men who pretend to do outdoor work."

Guilfoyle agreed. She commented that the appeal of the look of the jeans comes from the fact that women like "a guy that actually knows how to use his hands."

That remark was met with chuckles from the panel, especially from Bob Beckel. Guilfoyle had to know what she was saying had a sexual innuendo.

Why wasn't that an issue?

That was on the same show. At the time, I thought people would call for the whole panel to be fired.

It's crazy.

Watters' remark was not clearly lewd.

No benefit of the doubt given anymore?

I guess not at FOX News.

Jimmy Fallon: Chris Christie, Trump's First 100 Days Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Chris Christie said that he'd give Trump a B on his first 100 days. He said he'd give him an A on immigration and a C on health care and, long story short, he'd end up spelling 'bacon.' He can't help himself.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Canada Trade War Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump said yesterday that he's not afraid of getting into a trade war with Canada. It's getting serious. Canada is now threatening to withhold their most precious natural resource -- handsome actors named Ryan.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Border Wall, Legos Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I read that the Republican spending package does not include any money for Trump's border wall. Then Trump told his secretary, 'Get me the CEO of Legos.'

Jimmy Fallon: Melania Trump Birthday Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I want to say 'Happy Birthday' to First Lady Melania Trump, who turned 47 years old today. She plans to celebrate with her loved ones, and Donald.

They celebrated like they always do, making sure Donald had something to unwrap, too, so he doesn't feel left out. 'It's my birthday, too.'

Conservative Speech on Campus Not Allowed

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ann Coulter Speech Cancelled

The ISIS look-alike thugs have won.

From Reuters:

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has canceled her speech planned for this week at the University of California's Berkeley campus after a dispute with university officials, who feared violent protests, over whether a safe venue could be found.

"There will be no speech," she wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday, saying two conservative groups sponsoring her speech were no longer supporting her. "I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team," she wrote.

It's a disgrace that Berkeley is not permitting free speech, acquiescing or partnering with Leftist thugs determined to silence conservatives.

This is an affront to every American and our rights under the Constitution.

If you aren't angry about what has happened, you should be.

Jonathan Demme R.I.P.

Rest in peace.

Nordstrom - Jeans with Fake Mud $425

I would like to meet the idiot that would pay $425 for jeans with fake mud.

These have to be for people that never actually do anything that would get their jeans dirty. They can pose as real men, live out that fantasy.

From WXYZ:

The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans feature obvious splashes of what Nordstrom calls "caked-on muddy coating," giving the effect of being worn on a day in the dirt.

In its description for the pants, the company says they "embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action" and that, when worn, they show "you're not afraid to get down and dirty."

No, no, no.

These ridiculously expensive jeans show that "you ARE afraid to get down and dirty."

There is no way any sane person would pay to have fake mud applied to jeans.

When he discovered the product this week, "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe posted about them on his website, saying the Nordstrom jeans were proof of "our country's war on work."

"They're a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic — not iconic," Rowe wrote on Monday in a post titled, "Jeans made to look like you work hard so you don't have to."
Rowe is right. This is a costume.

You really would have to be crazy to buy these jeans.

I've never spent that kind of money on jeans. I've never spent more than $50 on jeans.

The fact that Nordstrom would sell the fake look of "rugged, Americana workwear" for so much money is funny.

Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty.

What's funnier is that some chump out there would actually buy the jeans.

Care instructions: Machine wash cold, line dry.

So rugged they can't handle the dryer.


Denim Day Milwaukee 2017

Dear City of Milwaukee friends and colleagues:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and 2017 marks the sixth year that Milwaukee has recognized Denim Day, an international effort focused on raising awareness of sexual violence and victim blaming. Since its inception, Denim Day has generated much-needed awareness and discussion around preventing sexual assault and supporting survivors.

Community engagement is the campaign theme this year. We ask all community members to make a personal pledge and take concrete action to end sexual harm. The community engagement theme encourages us all to consider the networks, relationships and resources available to us and reflect on the question, “What will I do to end sexual violence?” and ultimately act to fulfill those commitments.

Please join me and my co-chair, writer and performer Dasha Kelly, to offer your voice, talents and presence to support sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in Milwaukee. On Wednesday, April 26, I invite all City of Milwaukee employees and residents to wear jeans to show support for survivors.

To pick up Denim Day posters and stickers, please contact the City of Milwaukee Health Department at (414) 286-3521. You are also encouraged to visit Denim Day Milwaukee online at to find out how you can get involved. Thank you for your support.


Tom Barrett

Jimmy Fallon: Trump's First 100 Days - Pros and Cons

During Tuesday's "Pros & Cons" bit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump's first 100 days as president was the topic.

Pro: 100 Days.
Con: 99 problems.

Pro: He's really shown a lot of drive.
Con: And chipping and putting.

Pro: He has promised to take on China.
Con: As soon as he learns how to pronounce it.

Pro: Trump's spent a lot of time with Betsy DeVos in the Oval Office.
Con: Because she has no idea how to get out.

Pro: Hiring Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General.
Con: Having to also hire his brothers, Snap, Crackle, and Pop.

Pro: He said he'll "knock the hell out of ISIS."
Con: By writing ISIS on his golf balls.

Pro: The Trump presidency has encouraged Americans to exercise more.
Con: By going to protest marches every week.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Epcot Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I also saw that Trump hasn't visited a single foreign country in his first 100 days while Obama had visited nine. Today, Trump was like, 'Quick! Take me to Epcot! I need to bang out ten countries ASAP! Bigly!'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Television Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I thought this was interesting. Trump said that he doesn't watch any television that he finds unpleasant. I guess when you're the most powerful person on the planet and your wife doesn't live with you, nobody's fighting for the remote. So, I mean, you can do whatever you want.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Star Vandalized Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This isn't good. I saw that Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was just vandalized again. As of tonight, police have narrowed down the list of suspects to 150 million people.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Border Wall, Government Shutdown Joke

JIMMY FALLON: In the meantime, Trump is asking Congress to fund his border wall, and there might be a government shutdown if they don't. Or as Trump put it, 'Did you hear that? The wall hasn't even been built and it's already a huge obstacle. Amazing how quickly that happened.'

Jimmy Fallon: Hillary Crushes Wine Glass Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that President Trump did an interview the other day where he said that he never realized that being president was such a big responsibility. And somewhere far, far away, Hillary Clinton crushed the wine glass she was holding.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bike Roundabout - Fitchburg, Dane County

A bike roundabout? Are you kidding me?

I hate roundabouts. I have never seen one help the flow of traffic or increase safety.

In Wisconsin, they've popped up in the most idiotic places.

Now, they're on bike paths!


We need to do an immediate intervention. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has to stop this.

Debbie Schlussel Says Never Sexually Harassed by Sean Hannity

Debbie Schlussel has walked back the allegations she made against Sean Hannity during a radio program last Friday.

From LawNewz:

Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. In an interview with on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.


“He tried to get me to go back to the hotel after the show after he and his executive producer Bill Shine treated me horribly,” she said on the radio program. Schlussel later clarified that it wasn’t his hotel room, but rather his hotel. She told that she did go on the show following the incident, but after that was “banned from Fox News.”

“I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked,” Schlussel said.


UPDATE 7:53 P.M:

Schlussel contacted and re-emphasized that she never used the term “sexual harassment” during her initial interview with the radio station. She also clarified to LawNewz her initial allegations against Hannity as it related to the charity and said her claims surround the Freedom Concerts.
Schlussel apparently freaked out when Hannity said he was prepared to sue her.

The Leftist media that splashed Schlussel's story should be giving headlines to the woman's "clarification." They were quick to be part of the mob accusing Hannity. They need to make clear that the woman is not accusing Hannity of sexual harassment.

Alas, like Schlussel, those outlets have reputation issues.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump's Science Dictionary Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump actually responded to the marches. In fact, to prove that he loves science, he released his own science dictionary. Check out some of the definitions that he wrote here.

For example, Absolute Zero - A term to describe Mike Pence's personality.

Next up, Ferdinand Magellan - The doctor who created massaging gel insoles.

In no particular order, he has, Hale-Bopp - A popular 90s song written by Hanson.

Next up, the Universe - What revolves around Donald J. Trump.

And finally, an Asteroid Belt - How Chris Christie keeps his pants up.

Jimmy Fallon: Bill Nye the Science Guy, Constitution Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that Bill Nye the Science Guy spoke at the march in D.C. He said that the founding fathers promoted science in Article One of the Constitution. Trump was like, 'Meh, I don't read it for the articles.'

Jimmy Fallon: Border Wall, Disruption of Species Migration Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Actually, environmental activists say that Trump's border wall would disrupt the migration of hundreds of species. Animals were like, 'No problem. We'll just tunnel under it like everyone else.'

Jimmy Fallon: March for Science, Unicorn Frappuccino Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This weekend was the big March for Science. Big march. And there was a lot of animal rights activists protesting Trump's policies on endangered species. Trump was like, 'I love endangered species. That's why I refuse to drink the new Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks. I would not order that at all. All right, I had two, but after that, I'm full. No more.'

Obama's Hidden Iran Deal

From Conservative Review:

There was a “blockbuster” story in Politico Monday that Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin wants you to know about.

In “Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway,” Josh Meyer reports that when President Obama released Iranian-born prisoners to secure Iranian support for his administration’s infamous nuclear deal, he portrayed the released prisoners as simple “civilians.” “In reality,” Meyer writes, “some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security.”

The bottom line is that President Obama lied to get support for the Iran Nuclear deal. “And his surrogates lied, and therefore the media lied,” Levin said.

“And [Obama] surrendered America’s national security to do it!”

There is Democrat and mainstream media hysteria over possible, unproven, connections between President Trump and Russia, and meanwhile, President Obama released dangerous Iranian fugitives to pass a deal that enabled the nuclear proliferation of the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism.
This is a bombshell that's not receiving the attention it deserves.

Read Politico's report: "Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway"

Monday, April 24, 2017

Holocaust Remembrance Day

From the Times of Israel:

Israelis across the country paused for two minutes Monday morning in memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in Europe under Nazi rule as a siren pierced the clear blue sky in an annual marking of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The 10 a.m. siren was to be followed by ceremonies at schools, memorials and elsewhere in honor of those who lost their lives, as well as Shoah survivors.

Ivanka Mocked for Space Station Call

Leftists hate Ivanka Trump's presence in the White House. They absolutely hate it.

Funny response to Rogin's whining.

Hillary Would Lose Popular Vote if Election Were Held Today

American voters really don't like Hillary Clinton.

Not only would Hillary lose if the election were held today, she'd lose the popular vote as well.

Sean Hannity and Debbie Schlussel

Debbie Schlussel has accused Sean Hannity of sexual harassment.

From the Daily Beast:

Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment.

During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News guest Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again.

...Shortly before the show, Hannity allegedly told Schlussel they would team up against another panelist. But Schlussel told Campbell that the move was a “head-fake” against her.

“Sean came up to me and said we’re gonna double-team (which was a weird phrase to use) this Palestinian guy that I was up against on the show,” Schlussel said. “And then every time I tried to open my mouth and say something, they yelled at me and said obey your host, you can’t say anything or else we’re gonna shut off your microphone.”

After the show, Schlussel claims Hannity made another advance on her. “My dad and my brother were there in the green room,” Schlussel said, claiming that Hannity “tried to get me to go back with him to the hotel after the show.”

Schlussel claimed she rejected the offer a second time, and was not invited on any future Hannity programs.

“After that, I wasn’t booked on his show again. And he called me and yelled at me,” Schlussel said. “I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing, and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.”
Here is Hannity's statement on Schlussel's accusations:
LET ME BE CLEAR – THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual are 100% false and a complete fabrication.

This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.

The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with.

This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.

My patience with this individual is over. I have retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country who are now in the process of laying out the legal course of action we will be taking against this individual.

In this fiercely divided & vindictive political climate, I will no longer allow slander and lies about me to go unchallenged, as I see a coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views. I will fight every single lie about me by all legal means available to me as an American.

If Hannity is being slandered by Schlussel, he should sue.

Enough is enough.

I don't know what Hannity did or didn't do, but clearly, there is an effort to silence conservative voices. Conservatives are under attack. This is war.

Conservatives and liberals are not held to the same standards.

That is wrong.

Free Speech and Snowflakes

For snowflakes, a lesson about free speech:

Before Powerpoint

Media's War on Trump

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nancy Pelosi, Tom Perez, and Abortion

This morning on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd had the audacity to question Nancy Pelosi about being pro-life and being a Democrat. Pelosi was not pleased.

I can understand why Pelosi would say Todd should be asking Perez about his statement and not her. But, it's fair to use his statement to get Pelosi to comment on the topic of abortion and being a Democrat.

So, Tom Perez, DNC chairman, says ALL Democrat candidates must support abortion. Pelosi disagrees. Clearly, she didn't want to be pushed into a position that she would have to say a Democrat candidate can be pro-life because we all know a Democrat candidate must be an advocate for abortion on demand. End of story.

SCIENCE: Fetal Development

Let's talk SCIENCE!

Erin Moran R.I.P.

From TMZ:

Erin Moran who famously played Joanie Cunningham on "Happy Days" and its spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" has died ... TMZ has learned.

We're told authorities in Indiana got a call just after 4 PM ET Saturday from someone reporting an "unresponsive female." EMT's arrived and found Erin Moran's body ... she was already dead.

...Erin had a tough time after her "Happy Days" stardom ... a combination of drinking and bizarre behavior that eventually landed her in a trailer park in Indiana. She had run out of money and was reportedly kicked out of the mobile home she shared with husband Steve Fleischmann.
Very sad.

Rest in peace.


Erin Moran in Milwaukee, the setting for Happy Days: "Bronze the Fonz" Celebration

The Bronze Fonz Unveiled

Photo of Erin Moran with the Bronze Fonz:

The Simpsons: Mr. Burns, Yale, and Social Justice Warriors

Ramones: 41 Years Ago

Forty-one years ago today, the Ramones released their first album, Ramones.

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers - 46 Years Ago

The Rolling Stones released Sticky Fingers 46 years ago today.