This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy talk about Fingers’ disappointing trip to Cedar Point, Donald Trump Jr and the Russians, and Twitter users suing Trump for blocking them.
Fingers being the great dad that he is, took the kiddies, who are just home from Disney, to Cedar Point. While at the park, Fingers was fat shamed off of a roller coaster. Don’t worry though, he recovered mere moments later with the aid of a chocolate covered Twinkie!
Fingers is prepping for his upcoming trip to Philadelphia. His goal is to find the best cheesesteak in the city. Finding the perfect cheesesteak may be as difficult as not screwing up your order like several politicians have done over the years. Turns out it wasn’t Mitt Romney who ordered swiss cheese on his Philly steak, it was John Kerry! Via AP:
Five-point plans, engaging speeches and star endorsements are all important in a presidential campaign, but how well do candidates REALLY know the cities and towns where they’re wooing voters?
The supreme test in Philadelphia: ordering a cheesesteak.
Just ask Secretary of State John Kerry, who was roundly mocked in 2003 for passing up the more traditional Cheez Whiz on his cheesesteak for Swiss cheese.
“Don’t come into Philadelphia and try to cater favor with us and then order Swiss cheese, which no one does in Philadelphia,” Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor, said. Hillary Clinton, he predicted, will make no such gaffe should she sample a cheesesteak as she campaigns in the state before the primary Tuesday.
Bill Clinton “would always order a cheesesteak with onions and Cheez Whiz,” Rendell said. “That is the only way to order a cheesesteak.”
We grudgingly had to discuss the latest in the on-going
Donald Trump Jr, accepted a meeting with a Russian lawyer who he was told her dirt on the Clintons. Turns out she didn’t have the goods, and the meeting was a big waste of DTJ’s time, but little matter because this proves COLLUSION! or something. Hold on a minute now, turns out the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had been denied a VISA, but someone from the Obama Admin intervened on her behalf. From The Hill:
The Moscow lawyer had been turned down for a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully but then was granted special immigration parole by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the limited purpose of helping a company owned by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv, her client, defend itself against a Justice Department asset forfeiture case in federal court in New York City.
Odd that. No doubt this angle will go under-reported so that the Obama Administration’s filthy hands remain seemingly clean. In that same vein, Legal Insurrection had a fun flashback post that highlighted the help Democrats received from Ukrainian officials.
Seems like Scarborough conveniently forgot this Politico report about Hillary allies, including the DNC, receiving support from the Ukrainian government in the form of oppo research on Trump and his advisers [emphasis added]:
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found….
Too bad the double standard argument doesn’t hold any weight. Oh well.
It looks like the Great Climate Change Debate may be making its way to primetime. According to Reuters:
“There are lots of questions that have not been asked and answered (about climate change),” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Reuters in an interview late on Monday.
“Who better to do that than a group of scientists… getting together and having a robust discussion for all the world to see,” he added without explaining how the scientists would be chosen.
Asked if he thought the debate should be televised, Pruitt said: “I think so. I think so. I mean, I don’t know yet, but you want this to be open to the world. You want this to be on full display. I think the American people would be very interested in consuming that. I think they deserve it.”
Fingers crossed that Bill Nye is chosen to rep the hysterics, I mean Climate Change believers, side of the debate.
Some new information has come to light in the Russian “hack” of the DNC, from Disobedient Media:
New meta-analysis has emerged from a document published today by an independent researcher known as The Forensicator, which suggests that files eventually published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona were likely initially downloaded by a person with physical access to a computer possibly connected to the internal DNC network. The individual most likely used a USB drive to copy the information. The groundbreaking new analysis irrevocably destroys the Russian hacking narrative, and calls the actions of Crowdstrike and the DNC into question.
Perhaps if the FBI had gotten their hands on the DNC’s server, we would have known this months ago. Instead, for reasons unknown, they chose to take the word of Crowdstrike. Shockingly that decision seems to have bitten them in the ass.
FBI also bungled the investigation into Hillary’s emails accordingly to newly released documents. Breitbart has the story:
One document shows that one of Clinton’s private attorneys, Katherine Turner, had agreed to turn over one of Clinton’s non-secure Apple iPads and two of her BlackBerrys to the FBI.
However, neither smartphone had SIM cards or Secure Digital (SD) cards, the report said. A total of 13 mobile devices identified by the FBI as potentially using clintonemail.com addresses were never located by Clinton’s lawyers, according to government watchdog group Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton.
Some of those devices were pounded with hammers after Clinton’s homebrew servers went down or after news that Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal’s email had been hacked, the report said.
“We are presuming there are still 13 devices at issue,” Fitton told Fox News. “The new records show how badly the Obama Justice Department and FBI mishandled the Clinton email investigation.”
And finally, a bunch of whiny babies are suing because Trump blocked them on twitter. Via Reuters:
The lawsuit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in New York and joined by seven individual Twitter users, claims Trump blocked a number of accounts whose owners replied to his tweets with comments that criticized, mocked or disagreed with the president.
Trump’s blocking of the accounts amounted to an unconstitutional effort to suppress dissent, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York.
Because Trump frequently turns to Twitter to make policy statements, his account qualifies as a public forum from which the government cannot exclude people on the basis of their views, according to the lawsuit. Twitter users are unable to see or respond to tweets from accounts that block them.
What a complete waste of everyone’s time. Best of luck losers!