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"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

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“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Friday, February 03, 2017

Word for the Day (Update)


From the recipient of a Lifetime Tony Perkins Award:

Kellyanne Conway is calling Democrats opposed to President Donald Trump's unqualified and extremist cabinet picks "hysterical" and "crybabies."

The White House advisor hypocritically told Fox News Thursday morning "we're seeing" the Democratic Party "unravel in front of our eyes." She went on to complain Democrats are opposing Trump's Supreme Court nominee and cabinet picks.

"This obstinance and obstruction is the modern Democratic Party. I think it's going to cost them...They're hysterical about everything."

"Everything makes them cry and scream," Conway claimed, falsely.

Just think back over the past eight years and consider the Republican reaction to President Obama. (Remember, they tried for two terms to make him a one-term president.)

For that matter, consider the thin-skinned four-year-old in the White House -- Conway's boss.

Update: And as a reminder of why Conway is the recipient of the lifetime award, this:

Interviewed by Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball programme on Thursday evening, Conway compared the executive order issued by Trump in his first week in the White House to what she described as a six-month ban imposed by his predecessor Barack Obama.

This claim has been debunked by commentators who have pointed out that the 2011 action was a pause on the processing of refugees from Iraq after two Iraqi nationals were arrested over a failed attempt to send money and weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq.

Conway told Matthews: “I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalised and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre.

“Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”

It didn’t get covered, many are now pointing out, because there was no such massacre.

Raw Story has some of
the online reactions to the "Bowling Green Massacre."

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