Constipation vs Diarrhea Pt. 2…. Ted’s Great Ad And the Filleting of Hillary & Fleetwood Mac

Trump vs Ted. My queasy, uneasy feelings from those constipation/diarrhea Super Bowl drug ads have subsided, but I still feel like I’m watching the 1962 classic “King Kong vs Godzilla” (Kong won, by the way!… and a remake is set for 2020). Which monster to cheer for?  This is a great ad, nonetheless, and I’m waiting for Trump to get wildly creative in his response by saying something like “Lazy Ted has to resort to using children in his ads, as Jeb had to resort to using his mommy.”

Meanwhile, like the markdowns retailers must make to move the Christmas merchandise, then the extreme markdowns they must make after the holiday itself, Hillary Clinton has been a public political product for 25 years.  You don’t have to dig too far into the the NH exit polls and the internals to acknowledge Hillary is thought of by millennials as an out-of-touch, rich old lady who can’t relate to me, who has a boring, talentless kid who was set up to be rich, is married to some creaky old guy who was president before I was conscious, and sounds like my mom when she’s yelling at me.  It’s totally not fair and most of these folks would be 100% behind Hillary Clinton….  the pre-Bill Clinton Presidency version.  Her public image, at this point, is so damaged…. with all due respect to the hypocrisy and consistency of outrage acknowledged… and if she has to play catch-up for the next two months to secure the nomination… she’s in big trouble in November.  She’s actually younger than both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but they get a pass with the kids and all demos…. she doesn’t.  It’s sexist crap, but it’s real.  Bill Clinton’s permitted use (Trump continues to flout the law by using artists who don’t approve of his use of their music…) of Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop (thinking about tomorrow) was perfect for that 1992 moment. But the lyrics now betray Hillary, as her time may have come….. and gone… when she was beaten by Barack Obama in 2008 and seems to be running more as a historical figure, returning on Bill’s bridge back to the 20th century.  Again, not particularly fair, since Bernie is political residue of the 60’s too, and Donald Trump has been in the headlines for mostly bad reasons for 15 years longer than Hillary.  Britt’s daily Trump Dump is current…. check out this comprehensive compilation of dreck: New York​​ Magazine’s look back on the GOP prince’s days as an NYC clown.

Why not think about times to come
And not about the things that you’ve done
If your life was bad to you
Just think what tomorrow will do

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here

This Bernie Sanders ad that has been out there for many weeks still seems to capture the moment and the optimistic spirit of thinking about tomorrow better than anything else seen so far in Campaign ’16.  Hillary Clinton can’t touch it.


Daily Trump Dump 02/10/16

THE BIG STORY: No time to bask in the glow of the big New Hampshire win because it’s on to South Carolina for their 2/20 primary. It’s a yooge one because I can’t find any research that indicates any GOP candidate who has won two of the first three contests (IA,NH,SC) who has NOT gone on to capture the nomination

Slight boo boo for The Donald at his big rally at Clemson University

By the way, a DT rally is Clemson’s punishment for losing college football’s national championship game

The NY Daily News pissed our hero off again

“The owner is a guy named Mort Zuckerman who’s got a total inferiority complex and he’s had [it] for years,” Trump said. “He’s jealous as hell because he would have loved to have done it himself.”

“He is a bad guy,” Trump told Fox News. “He asked me for advertising for his newspaper and he wanted me to make speeches and he wanted me to do his debate which was just before the Fox debate – the one where you drew 24 million people – and I said I could not do it.”

My God, Donnie Boy! That man sounds as petty and vindictive as YOU DO

But, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Mockery goes to Johnny Depp and the guys at Funny Or Die for their masterpiece, a supposed movie adaptation of The Art of the Deal

Absolutely BRILLIANT in every way

WaPo says one Trump sentence says it all

The only thing he (Senator Sanders) does know, and he’s right about, is that we’re being ripped off; he says that constantly; and I guess he and I are the only two that really say that

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager

The playbook for Mr. Trump’s double-digit first-place finish here, according to Mr. Lewandowski, has been the theory of the campaign from day one and will continue going forward: “Let Trump be Trump.” Those words have been scrawled on his office white board since Mr. Trump announced his run June 16

SUPER original

(Flashback to a month ago when Fox News accused Obama of ripping off West Wing)

The Beck vs. Trump war isn’t over

Funny stuff from Glenn, Pat, and Stu

Race war erupts over Trump sticker on a computer

The Donald wants China to wipe out Kim Jong Un

“I would get China to make that guy [Kim Jong Un] disappear in one form or another very quickly,” Trump said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” fresh off his New Hampshire primary victory.

Asked whether that meant assassinating the dictator of the reclusive regime, Trump shrugged.

“Well, you know, I’ve heard of worse things, frankly. I mean this guy’s a bad dude — and don’t underestimate him,” Trump responded. “Any young guy that can take over from his father with all those generals and everybody else that probably wants the position, this is not somebody to be underestimated.”

Yeah. He’s one bad haircut from being YOU

Cruz aide says Trump’s is a Seinfeld campaign

“The whole campaign is about nothing.”

Rick Tyler told CNN’s Erin Burnett that Trump says “nothing about immigration, nothing about job creation, nothing about what’s going on in North Korea, nothing about ISIS. I mean this is amazing.”

Russian immigrant turns Trump love into art

Krasky’s been busy trying to capture Trump’s larger-than-life persona for the last few months.

“When my wife comes home, she says: ‘Put your brushes away or soon we will be divorced,’” he says.

If I was a judge and someone came into court and said their spouse wouldn’t stop painting Donnie Boy, I’d award them EVERYTHING. House, money, EVERYTHING. I might even use eminent domain to seize a house and give THAT one to them, as well

The Rolling Stones say they haven’t given The Donald permission to use their tunes

That’s right, sir; even you can’t always get what you want



B&B Podcast 02/10/16

Chocolates, wine, jewelry and MORE to make for a happy Valentine’s Day. Order now at and help support B and B in the process. Lil’ Rush on NH results and Bernie Sanders being a “self-loathing Jew”, drug testing ppl on public assistance in NC is a joke, Trump lies about fracking in

Daily Trump Dump 02/09/16

THE BIG NEWS: Our hero landed a big victory in New Hampshire. After leading for months, Trump cruised to first place with Ohio Governor John Kasich coming in second. Trump was decaffeinated in his victory speech

I wanna thank everybody, but I really wanna begin by paying homage to my parents, Mary and Fred, they’re up there, looking down, they’re saying “this is something very special”. They love this country and they’re very, very happy right now

Humility? Saluting one’s late parents? These are almost human emotions. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH DONALD TRUMP?


WHEW! Thanks PoliticoThat’s more like it. It’s noteworthy that Trump had lobbed most of his Twitter bombs at Jeb! and Cruz, leaving Kasich untouched. It will be interesting to see if Trump goes after Kasich during Saturday’s debate in Greenville, SC, ahead of the Palmetto State Primary. Senator Rubio may have lost his debate partner in Governor Christie, which might leave him ripe for some Trump rump kickin’. Cruzer is expected to do well with the evangelicals in South Carolina, but, make no mistake about it, Trump’s New Hampshire victory put him in the catbird seat and it will be tough to knock him out from this point forward

Trump holds a dominant lead in SC

The great “P—y Debate” of 2016 raged on. Clearly, it doesn’t seem to have hurt him, so, I’d say this will be used liberally a la Oprah


I always like to drop in a “candy ass” and I would recommend that to The Donald. It was a favorite put-down of Dale Earnhardt and that will play well in South Carolina

Cruzer reacts

Let’s go to the feed

You betcha! And before you know it, we’ll be exporting quality AMERICAN heroin to Mexico! #MakeHeroinGreatAgain

Slight point-of-order here: If the Grande Wall is built, wouldn’t the drug guys just try to get the H over the CANADIAN border, which is a helluva lot closer to New Hampshire than Mexico, last time I checked. So, are we building ANOTHER wall, this one THREE TIMES as long as the Mexican one. Here’s the thing about a potential Canadian wall: I think we could actually get the Canadians to pay for that one. I can imagine that if Trump wins the presidency in November, Canada will start laying bricks within the hour

If you lived in New Hampshire and had to deal with these self-important blowhards and the media every four years, wouldn’t you wrap a belt around your arm and ride the white horse? I can hardly blame them

Heroin: It’s cocaine for people who don’t work on Wall Street

By the way, Trump says the wall will cost $8 billion, but, who cares, because Mexico’s paying, right?

I’m sure they’ll be sending you Whitman’s samplers in no time, Donny Boy. Hey! What kind of romantic plans do you think Trump has for Melania for Valentine’s Day? You think he’ll just roll out a bushel of 20s, spread them on the bed and make love right on top of thousands and thousands of Jacksons? How about getting himself in the mood by watching reruns of The Apprentice then screaming “YOU’RE FIRED!” as he climaxes? Or making sweet love in Trump Force One as the real Lionel Richie (he needs the cash) croons behind a curtain at the front of the plane? Say what you will about The Donald; he knows how to treat the ladies

Trump’s son Eric says waterboarding is more like college hazing than torture

Sure. If Dick Cheney is your frat president (double secret waterboarding, anybody?). Maybe Eric pledged Phi Kappa Sodomy

Trump launches attack ad against Cruz

WaPo explain’s Trump’s accent

Trump still wants Bloomberg to enter race

Sure. He’s running out of people to call p—ies




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“Premeditated” Counts Not Just In Murder Sentences, But In Super Bowl Post-Game Judgements

Just about everyone has piled on Cam Newton for his pathetic non-performance in sulking away his disgust in the press room after the Super Bowl.  Even those who qualify their criticism with irrelevancies like “he’s only 26,” as if he’d automatically act differently… more mature and sportsmanlike at 27, 28, or 31, are disappointed in his behavior.  One thing that we all can agree on though, is that Cam Newton did not plan to act the way he did…. that his few minutes of petulance and truculence (my favorite Howard Cosell-ism!) were totally spontaneous…. surely Cam didn’t have those kind of non-answers rehearsed and ready to go…. (here’s a more entertaining version of the moment)

Which brings us to Peyton Manning, winning Super Bowl Quarterback for the second time… the King of Preparation, who set the bar for Inexcusable, Premeditated Shilling at the highest level ever seen, by twice specifically mentioning the brand name Budweiser in post-game interview situations, against league rules and common decency. Fox Business: Manning twice said he planned to drink Budweiser during postgame festivities – first during an on-field interview with CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson, and again while onstage for the presentation of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Those two mentions of the Budweiser name generated an estimated $3.2 million in advertising value for Anheuser-Busch, according to Apex Analytics, a sponsorship metrics firm. Companies paid $5 million for 30 seconds of commercial time.  UPDATE from the Denver Post: By Monday morning, the value of Peyton Manning’s two mentions of Budweiser after the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 had zoomed to $13.9 million, according to a firm that analyzes the value of brands.  By Friday those mentions may be worth $100 million! “I’ll take some time to reflect. I’ve got a couple of priorities first,” he told Screen shot 2016-02-09 at 11.42.30 AMCBS’s Tracy Wolfson. “I want to go kiss my wife and my kids. I want to go hug my family. I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy, I promise you that.”

As always, irrelevancies must be put forth to deflect and justify.  The Washington Post headlined it like this:

Peyton Manning kept mentioning Budweiser and apparently wasn’t being paid for it

So, should we be led to believe this was just a happy accident that he mentioned Budweiser?  That a guy who actually owns a stake in two Budweiser distributorships merely casually spit out the name twice as he did?  That because he wasn’t specifically being paid to do it that he wasn’t shilling for his own financial self-interest?  That it doesn’t violate NFL rules.  Fox Business: The NFL forbids its active players from promoting alcohol brands. “Even if Manning has no current connection to Budweiser, it’s quite possible that he’s got a deal in the works— as a spokesperson, distributor or brand ambassador – that because of the NFL’s restrictions on promoting alcoholic beverages, he can’t officially announce until retirement,” said Bob Dorfman, an expert on sports sponsorships and executive creative director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco. “So the mentions yesterday were a calculated ‘teaser.’”   That the NFL itself can have alcoholic league-wide sponsorship worth tens of millions and individual players can’t is a subject for another day.  But the rules be the rules, Peyton.

Here’s the definition of plugola, which is the first cousin of payola: Incidental advertising on radio or television that is not purchased like regular advertising.

Do I personally care that Manning did what he did?  No, of course not. But he’s been doing it for years and getting away with it…. because he’s Peyton Manning.  Here he is doing it two years ago a few weeks before the Broncos got swamped in the Super Bowl by Seattle:

Maybe the next A-B spinoff product to follow Peyton’s retirement will be Bud Light HGH…. as in human growth hormone.  Sorry to be so truculent about the subject.  But before we do a full pile-on to Cam Newton for 3 minutes of self-defeating behavior, let us remember the Double Standard of Outrage and Hypocrisy that knows no boundaries.



Daily Trump Dump 02/08/16

THE BIG NEWS: One day before the First in the Nation New Hampshire Primary, our hero holds an impressive lead and if anyone except Donald Trump wins, it would have to be classified as a huge upset. But, let’s go back to Sunday

Were you thinking to yourself, about halfway through the first quarter Man! I sure wish I could see ANOTHER Republican debate or Let me go over to You Tube and check out three hours of Iowa Caucus highlights? Well, OF COURSE, you are. This just shows how this man has his finger on the pulse of America. People love politics way more than football. That’s why they’ve put Meet the Press on Thursday nights. And Monday Night Politics has been a winner on television for 45 years. Who hasn’t bought their son a bright, shiny Gerald Ford jersey for Christmas? America loves Trump’s edgy truth and they just can’t get enough of it

Back to the feed

I was so hoping Jebby would pile on Saturday when Trump was getting booed Saturday

Stuff like Gee, Donald, you’re really winning them over or What a crowd pleaser! New Hampshire loves you. But, Jeb’s not great at smartassery

Just hitting the speed bag. Don’t you think there’s a dark room at Mar-A-Largo with just cutout pictures of Jebby posted on a wall in a variety of posters with cutout letters from magazines and newspapers spelling loser and pathetic and horrible?

I am surprised that Trump didn’t tweet about Cam Newton’s “classlessness” after the Super Bowl. Is Cam Newton really a worse loser than Trump? Discuss

Polls? You want polls? CNN has Trump up by 14Monmouth says 16UMass Loweel has it at 21It’s 15 in the Emerson College pollThe Real Clear Politics rolling average has Trump’s lead at 16

So, looking ahead, South Carolina is looking really good for Trump. I’m not smart enough to know if anyone has won 2 of the 3 early contests and gone on to lose the nomination, bit I would think that would be just about a lock for the GOP nomination. That Rubio momentum and The Cruzer’s victory in Iowa just don’t mean a whole lot, at this point. If anyone has any secret weapon/dirty tricks to keep this man from winning the nomination, now would be the time to speak up. Tomorrow may be too late

Trump suggested to lunatic talk radio host Michael Savage that maybe, just maybe Obama doesn’t want to beat ISIS

“It’s radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won’t even use the words,” he said. “If you don’t use the words, you’re never going to get rid of the problem.

“Maybe he doesn’t want to get rid of the problem,” Trump said. “I don’t know exactly what’s going on.”

And if you don’t use the words “narcissistic billionaire” you’ll never get rid of the problem, either

Trump repeats woman’s assertion that Cruz is a p—y

Former Mexican president says Mexico won’t pay for Trump’s “stupid wall”. And, in other news, lungs are for breathing

The Donald doesn’t want Greenwich, CT sullied by Syrian refugees

Donny Boy told Tom Brady not to endorse him

I said, ‘Don’t do that, because you may have a sponsor that doesn’t like me.’ They may be liberal, they may be something. And I don’t want him to get involved in that stuff. It’s hard for athletes

See? This man is always thinking of others. Never gives a single thought to himself or his own wellbeing. Refreshing

Trump says he’ll return white supremacist’s campaign donation

WaPo says A Face in the Crowd foretold Trump’s political rise

Donald’s large head made an appearance at a German parade. Maybe someone should vow to make Germany great again

Oh, wait! I think someone already did that

B&B Podcast 02/08/16 is your hookup for great Valentine’s Dat gifts. Plus, it helps support B&B. Lil’ Rush on the Super Bowl and Marco Rubio’s repetition problem, B and B with Super Bowl talk, the ads, Cam’s postgame antics.

Trump Boycotts Super Bowl And Still Wins As Tastesless, Stomach-Churning Bowel-Movement Commercials Clash

I thought Trump was going to march out on the field during the coin toss, push Joe Montana aside, whip out his own coin with his face on one side and Putin’s on the other.  Instead, the Republican front-runner, acting like a know-nothing football idiot, believing he is somehow entitled to a Super Bowl game specifically tailored to his liking (Too much of that damned defense, eh Donald? You likey more when they score lotsa touchdowneys? So do six-year olds.) vomited up only one uncontrollable, pointless tweet during the game.  Only a simpleton continually forgets that most Super Bowls are not sixty minutes of exciting, scintillating football…. and this week and next week and the week after that Saturday Night Live will mostly suck, as it did 3,5, 15, 25, and 40 years ago….. except for the highlight reel.Screen shot 2016-02-08 at 9.56.29 AM

But Trump’s influence on changing America back to more winning than we’ll ever be able to stand was on full display Sunday night.  Just one night after a debate where he completely misconstrued Marco Rubio’s repetitive of course Barack Obama knows exactly what he’s doing (in his mission to change America) drone (Chris Christie was the one who nailed Rubio)… Trump either stupidly, or on purpose stupidly said this:

“Marco said earlier on that President Obama knows exactly what he’s doing, like we have this president that really knows. I disagree, respectfully, with Marco. I think we have a president who, as a president, is totally incompetent, and he doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

It’s pretty important that a president have reading and listening comprehension skills or we could be in a heap of trouble.  Just saying.

Trump’s quickening influence in making America Politically Incorrect Forever was on display during the Super Bowl, when finally, in its fiftieth year, we got some commercials that addressed the most common outcomes of each contest whose names are seldom spoken in polite company:

Constipation vs Diarrhea

Tens of millions of Americans sick to their stomachs crapping their pants off or unable to crap their pants off.  The Great Super Bowl Matchup that’s always been there.  Not Denver vs Carolina.  Not New England vs Somebody again.  Not offense vs defense.  Not Manning vs CAM.   Diarrhea was favored by 6 and covered the spread easily.  Oops.

In Early 1967, We Were All In Favor Of An All-Out Effort To Land On the Moon… Right? Wrong.

A very smart man, Coach Vince Lombardi was undoubtedly more concerned with winning football titles than when we would be putting men on the moon.  He may have personally cared about the US space program, but I couldn’t find any on-the-record remarks from him about the subject.  I bring it up only as an excuse to knock out a myth about the first Super Bowl and the false narrative that all Americans were gung-ho about beating the Ruskies to the moon as soon as possible, no matter the cost.  Are the two things really connected?  Hell no, but when you run through a NY Times archive of that day’s paper to read about the first Super Bowl….. you get a bonus!  You are reminded that Republicans are ALWAYS against progress, they ALWAYS have an excuse that involves spending, and they have been and continue to be against the New Deal, the Great Society, and of course, today, Obamacare.  Oppose it, derail it, defund it, kill it.  It’s all the same to them if it helps people and a Democratic president suggested it.Screen shot 2016-02-05 at 4.38.25 PM

I hear Joe McCarthy has already been put on retainer to return from the dead to lead a possible presidential campaign against self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist (a redundant term to Joe, of course) Bernie Sanders should he get the nomination.  But let’s start with football……

I’ve always heard that “you know, they didn’t even call it the Super Bowl until the third one, when Joe Namath and the Jets beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in 1969, the first two years they simply called it the AFL–NFL World Championship Game.”  But in the New York Times’ front page writeup about the Lombardi-led Packers 35-10 win over Kansas City on January 15, 1967 in that first game, the final paragraph reads:

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Of course, the Times may have retroactively changed the article all these years later, just as the Honolulu newspapers later magically inserted the “birth” announcement of Barack Obama into their archives long after 1961:

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Meanwhile, back to Super Bowl Sunday back in 1967 and that NY Times front page, which also featured this piece:Screen shot 2016-02-05 at 4.11.22 PM

It’s what they do.  It’s who Republicans are.  Nothing much has changed, but hostility to President Johnson, who, by then was the embattled Vietnam president, knew no domestic bounds even on our striving to land on the moon before the Soviet Union.  From the article, check out this 1967 variation on Hillary Clinton’s famous “what difference does it make?” remark to the Benghazi committee:Screen shot 2016-02-05 at 3.16.56 PM

Everett Dirksen is considered to be a highly thought-of senator.  His flippancy about not caring when we finally might make it to the moon was, if anything, consistent.  Dirksen is famous for having said, on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.”