Trump Changes All Rules; Even Godwin’s Law Warning Against Invoking Hitler Now Suspended

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We really need to know the origin and meaning of Godwin’s Law, so here it is, courtesy of

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In their endorsement of John Kasich, the New York Times addressed those of us who see the fraudulent, unprincipled, Sarah Palin-endorsed pitchman Donald Trump currying favor with his idiot followers who now permanently and singularly own the definition of “low-information voters.” Says the Times in their editorial endorsement: “At a meeting with The Times’s editorial writers, Mr. Trump talked about the art of applause lines. “You know,” he said of his events, “if it gets a little boring, if I see people starting to sort of, maybe thinking about leaving, I can sort of tell the audience, I just say, ‘We will build the wall!’ and they go nuts.” Wouldn’t it just be easier to have some chicks with big boobs come out and lift up their shirts, like they do at the infield at a NASCAR race? It’s all about the applause, right Donald? Jheesh…. As for Der Spiegel’s cover invoking a dictator destroying his country and its civilized moorings and basic decency….. who’s to argue with their experience in this area?  Click here to see the flames actually dance!

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B&B Podcast 01/29/16 is a great way to get the stuff you need AND support B and B. FRIDAYS WITH SATAN: Beelzebub is very happy with his newfound television success, the inside story on Trump’s debate boycott.

Another Culture Bowl/Super War Fought On A New Kind of Ideological Turf. Uggg…

The fiftieth Super Bowl is about to be played.  Some Super Bowls are good, others are boring, but going back to the first one, the games are always played against the backdrop of the cultural and political zeitgeist of the day.  When the Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City in front of 61,000 (not nearly a sellout) in the LA Coliseum on January 15, 1967, in a game not even known yet as the Super Bowl (it got the actual name two years later), the United States had just crossed the 400,000 mark in the number of American Screen shot 2016-01-29 at 10.03.16 AMtroops in Vietnam.  The Gallup Poll that month was already showing 32% of Americans agreeing that it was a mistake to send those troops.

Every fourth year, of course, it’s a presidential election year…. the game is played near the beginning of actual voting in Iowa and New Hampshire.  Two years ago, then not-yet candidate Hillary Clinton thought this was a hilarious barb in the direction of All-Benghazi-All-The-Time Fox News, just Screen shot 2016-01-29 at 10.10.12 AMahead of Seattle blowing out Denver on the Fox Broadcast Network, where Bill OReilly played with President Obama in the pre-game.

In what may have been the biggest buildup to a big, fat zero when it finally aired in 2010, pro-choice forces got all worked up over what they assumed was to be an explicit Focus On the Family anti-abortion commercial.  It ran during the game and never actually mentioned abortion.  Featuring Tim Tebow and his mom, it fell flat and there was no real “pro-life” message as we know them to be.

It will be interesting to watch this year’s game to see if CBS stands by their alleged policy to not air political ads during the actual game. (Read here how a Jeb super-Pac plans to get around the rule by buying local instead of network time) They rejected this 2004 ad that criticized the “bad economic policies of President George W. Bush” from  Just on the merits and the point of the ad, CBS was vindicated when the reelection of Bush resulted soon after in the greatest economic boom the country has ever seen  the worst economic mess the country has seen since the 1930’s Great Depression.

Here’s one more extremely well-done ad that while it didn’t run during the actual game in 2008, it was a brilliant remix of one of the most famous Super Bowl ads …. one of the most famous anywhere ads…. ever.  The Hill: Adapting the “1984” Apple ad that premiered during the Super Bowl 32 years ago, an Obama fan’s video showed a blond female athlete throwing a sledgehammer at a huge screen of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) talking to people who appear brainwashed. The ad, which only appeared on the Internet, ended with this message: “On Jan. 14, the Democratic primary will begin. And you’ll see why 2008 won’t be like 1984.”

… Which gets us to what already is a tedious split in the culture between those who love Cam Newton “just being himself”…. and those who hate his every non-football move on the field… from the Superman bit to the “dabbin” in the endzone…. to the Gatorade towel on the head and the “first down” self-congratulatory gestures to the giving of the ball to kids in the stands after a score.  Disgustingly, it seems to have infected the entire Carolina Panthers roster.   Screen shot 2016-01-29 at 11.51.18 AMWhat a remarkable coincidence that the only possible comparison to a Super Bowl-winning team of the past is to those ’85 Super Bowl Shuffle Chicago Bears of Mike Ditka, who employed a linebacker named Ron Rivera, now the Panthers coach.

There have been major personality differences between Super Bowl quarterbacks in the past, but none being played up in such a pernicious way as this one between young, black Cam (26), and Probably Last Rodeo white guy Peyton Manning (39).  In 1969, brash, upstart, slightly long-haired punk Joe Namath (25) pulled the greatest Super Bowl upset there can ever be in leading the New York Jets over the Establishment Baltimore Colts 16-7. The Colt’s qb was Earl Morrall (34), straight-laced, crew-cut guy who was pinch hitting for injured legendary, straight-laced, crew-cut guy Johnny Unitas.  It took 19 more years to pass for a black quarterback to start a Super Bowl.  1988-Doug Williams has the day of his life, going 18 for Screen shot 2016-01-29 at 11.57.23 AM29, 340 yards, four TD passes as his Washington Redskins beat….. the Denver Broncos 42-10.  Williams was the game’s MVP.

No, Cam Newton and Peyton Manning do not have the same quarterbacking style nor the same kind of physical skills, but I would submit that if we’re serious about “bringing this country together,” we’d do ourselves a world of good in concentrating on what these guys have in common…. that winning attitude we so allegedly admire, leadership and desire to inspire teammates both on and off the field.  The NFL is a brutal, hyper-competitive business that most of us have no real idea about except as fans.  This year, at this time, these two guys represent the best of their sport.  They do not represent black vs. white or demonstrative vs. quiet.  Cam Newton has not disrupted football as Donald Trump has disrupted the political process.  I will not up-close-and-personal myself into a tizzy over another football game.

Peyton Manning is not truth, justice and the American White Way personified…

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Cam said this ten days before the Super Bowl: “I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing they can compare me to.” Muhammad Ali once said, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”  Doug Williams says this:

“Let’s be real.  This kid has had an unbelievable year. He has his own personality. … I don’t see anything arrogant about Cam Newton. And I think a lot of people would agree with that. The kid is having fun. Ain’t nothing wrong with having fun.  The team loves him. The fans love him. And the city loves him. At the end of the day, for Cam Newton, that’s the most important thing to him.  I don’t think he spends a lot of time with what people think about him if it’s not positive. I think what he’s shown in Charlotte and a lot of other places is that he’s a pretty good kid.”

Can’t we all get along?  My parents finally gave up on hatin’ on the Beatles and I finally gave up on hatin’ on Frank Sinatra many decades ago.  Different styles.  Both winners.

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B&B Podcast 01/28/16

For all your Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day needs, shop It’s the same as Amazon, but they kick back a little to the B and B Show and that’s a great way to support us. Lil’ Rush on Cam Newton and the Fox vs, Trump War, B and B break down an unintentionally hilarious interview Bill O’Reilly had with Trump.

Daily Trump Dump 01/27/16

THE BIG STORY: The Trump vs. Fox News turmoil was at full boil today. Let’s break a couple of things down

Ooh, Mr. Billionaire. You’re sooo smart. I can barely decipher that you are calling her a bimbo. That was at 6:44 this morning. Remember that

Check the time stamp. Nearly 12 hours later. So, why did you call her a bimbo (which you did)? If the PR statement was what set you off, why was it necessary to slander her? Did she write it?

New York Magazine says the offending statement has Roger Ailes fingerprints all over it

Various reports say that Trump won’t talk to Megyn Kelly or Sean Hannity or even Ailes. He wants to hear from Rupert Murdoch (hey, Donald, he communicates on your platform of choice

I also loved this one

Do rich people not own mirrors?

Paul Waldman of The Washington Post says Trump will be at the debate

Some time today or tomorrow, Fox will agree to release an anodyne statement saying they intend to treat all the candidates fairly, including Trump. At that point Trump will declare victory, saying that because he’s such a great negotiator he got them to capitulate to him, just like he’ll do to the Mexicans and the Chinese. Then he’ll participate in the debate, after garnering two solid days of wall-to-wall Trump coverage


Yahoo! News says Trump>Ailes because Donald got Roger to stoop to his level

If Trump doesn’t make it to the stage and, instead, does the fundraising event for veterans in Iowa, one veterans group is saying no thanks

Rieckhoff was one of the strongest voices rebuking Sarah Palin for claiming that Obama made her son Track hit his girlfriend

But, The Great Fox-Trump War wasn’t the only thing on Donald’s mind


May I suggest Banff? I hear it’s lovely and right in Cruzer’s home province of Alberta. By the way, Cruzer knows how to use the twitter machine, too

So, Cruzer took the opportunity to challenge Donald to go one-on-one

Is that a Scrooge McDuck photo shop? Well played

Bill O’Reilly tried so hard to tell Trump he had a lot to gain by showing up at the debate

Alas, no dice

But, I don’t want you to think that today was all about negativity

Rush said he wasn’t taking sides in The Great Fox-Trump War, but

That was RT’s by The Donald. Rush has given himself enough space on his show that if the whole Trump movement turns to crap, he can back away from it without owning it. He certainly speaks highly of Trump, but the proof that he wants to maintain a little distance is this: Trump hasn’t appeared on Rush’s show since he started running for president. It could be easily arranged and Trump has appeared on just about every show on every possible platform

Trump has presented quite a dilemma for local talk radio hosts across the country. Many of them know he is crazy and that his rhetoric is pure BS, but they have to walk a thin line because the crazy right-wingers that still listen to talk radio love Trump. Some of these hosts have to take weak pokes at Trump then they go home and drink themselves into a stupor and cry themselves to sleep because they have to pretend to like him

Rand Paul took some shots at the GOP frontrunner today

It’s sort of a double-win for me: Not only am I on the main stage, but we don’t have to put up with a lot of empty blather and boastfulness and calling people names

Hey, man, nice shot

SC’s Lt. Gov. endorsed Trump. Seriously, he’s going to win SC by like 30 points unless they catch him peeing on Strom Thurmond’s grave. A maximum of 8% of people in any state can even name their Lieutenant Governor

Today’s other big fight was Kanye vs. Wiz Khalifa. Just in case the Trump-Fox thing was a little highbrow for you

From yesterday, AP does a profile of the current Mrs. Trump

Note to Washington power snobs: Don’t expect Melania Trump to put up with condescension.

On a visit to the Trump triplex above Manhattan, one of the contestants on his show, “The Apprentice,” says to Melania: “You’re very, very lucky.”

“Thank you,” Melania, holding a glass of champagne, says with a glittering smile. “And he’s not lucky?”

Aw, snap!

CNN talked to 150 Trump supporters to find out why they’re supporting The Donald

Brothers Ernie Martin and Lee Walter from Cresco, Iowa, were among a group of zealous Trump fans at the front of the line outside a Trump rally in Des Moines on December 11. They had waited more than seven hours to see the candidate in person.

“Hey, hey. Ho, ho. All the Muslims have to go!” Walter, a 64-year-old retired factory worker, began to chant

You can do better than that, Walter, buddy. How about

Two, four, six, eight. Being white is really great


No, No, B-H-O. Back to Kenya, you must go

B&B Podcast 01/27/16

Shop at for all your Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day needs. Lil’ Rush on Trump vs. Megyn Kelly, B and B discuss Trump skipping the GOP debate, top sporting events ever in NC, guy goes to court because he took away his kid’s phone.

Daily Trump Dump 01/26/16

THE BIG NEWS: After 24 hours of twitter bombs and speculation, Trump announced he’s skipping Thursday’s Fox News debate (“definitely not participating”). Allegedly, this is all about Megyn Kelly

“Let’s see how much money FOX is going to make on the debate without me,” he told reporters in Marshalltown, Iowa

Kudos to Fox News for not folding

Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement that Kelly is locked in as a moderator for the Thursday night clash.

“Megyn Kelly is an excellent journalist and the entire network stands behind her — she will absolutely be on the debate stage on Thursday night,” he said

Contrast that with the RNC, which punted The National Review as a debate sponsor after Trump whined about them last week. It should be said that he could change his mind and enter stage right as the conquering hero on Thursday, but that would mean that Trump is an attention whore and we know that’s not true

I imagine that a Trump-free debate would be similar to the rare afternoon that stay-at-home moms get when the grandparents take the kids to the park and poor mom gets a chance to drink some wine tea, eat some shortbread cookies and do adult stuff before the little hellions come home, wreck the house, and make her cry as she wonders why she ever thought reproducing would be a good idea

You know, Coack K, I don’t think ESPN has been very fair to you or Duke University. I think you should boycott the next game they’re televising

Well, it’s worth a shot

On The Brad & Britt Podcast , I’ve been speculating for a while now that Trump’s endgame is to damage the Fox News brand among wackos hardcore conservatives and then, when he isn’t elected president, start the Trump News Network (because he has to pee all over put his name on everything). I’ve seen a lot of conservatives killing FNC on social media for their “unfair” treatment of their hero. Many of them have said that CNN has given him a fairer shake than Fox

Imagine him putting his daughter (who he definitely wants to bang) on the Trump News Network head-to-head with Megyn Kelly and then doing everything including having her do the show naked in order to beat Megyn. I can just see those tweets, trumpeting the huge ratings victories that Ivanka rolls out night-after-night. Obviously, Ann Coulter would have a show. His other kids and the wife would have shows. You think this couldn’t happen? IT’S GONNA BE YOOGE! WE’RE GONNA BE SO GREAT AT NEWS, IT’LL MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN!

Two big endorsements today: AZ Sheriff Jor Arpaio and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. The latter could help with those tricky evangelicals, which Politico tells me are loving them some Trump. I don’t know how or why. Down is up. Up is down. Red is blue. Blue is red

Remember, the only divorced person ever to hold the office of President of the United States was Ronald Wilson Reagan and he was only divorced once. By the way, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) poked at Trump’s past marital troubles

Hey, Mr. Dealmaker: Isn’t marriage the ultimate negotiation?

As befits an evangelical champion, Trump took to twitter to go after an Iowa religious leader

Boy, he lit this guy up

But, Vander Plaats didn’t take it sitting down

Brings up a fair question: What would Jesus tweet?

Former Braves P John Rocker says he’s a Trump man

Republicans plan to attack Trump’s alleged business excellence

You don’t usually find the words “Trump” and “humorous erotica” in the same sentence, but here you are

The Republican presidential candidate who has a massive lead in the polls is also the star of “Trump Temptations: The Billionaire & The Bellboy,” a fictional gay-themed erotic novel written by 22-year-old Los Angeles comedian Elijah Daniel, who is, perhaps, trying to make America sexy again.

And it’s winning on Amazon. The book is ranked No. 1 in the “humorous erotica” and “gay erotica” categories despite Daniel’s warning in his author biography: “I’m a comedian and very bad author, of very awful things. You shouldn’t read anything I write.”

D0n’t let that Vander Plaats guy hear about that

9-year-old girl bursts into tears when she finds out she’s meeting the Republican frontrunner

There aren’t many clear signs that you’ve failed at the monumental task of parenting…

But, it’s a beautiful story for that child: One day, little girl, maybe ten or twelve years from now, you, yes YOU, can grow up to become the next…Mrs. Donald Trump





B&B Podcast 01/26/16

Our friends at are the best. If you’re in the Greensboro, NC area, check out Dr. Hyman, Dr. Bell, and their awesome team. Lil’ Rush starts us with news of stolen cheese and an NBA star’s broken hand, B and B discuss Cuban refugees getting into America via Mexico, Trump may not go to Thursday’s debate, Jesse Ventura may run for POTUS, Rand Paul should run as a Libertarian.

American Hoarders

This piece has had me noodling for a couple of days

American businesses currently have $1.9 trillion in cash, just sitting around. Not only is this state of affairs unparalleled in economic history, but we don’t even have much data to compare it with, because corporations have traditionally been borrowers, not savers. The notion that a corporation would hold on to so much of its profit seems economically absurd, especially now, when it is probably earning only about 2 percent interest by parking that money in United States Treasury bonds. These companies would be better off investing in anything — a product, a service, a corporate acquisition — that would make them more than 2 cents of profit on the dollar, a razor-thin margin by corporate standards. And yet they choose to keep the cash

My immediate reaction was to be a little angry. These business GENIUSES can’t figure out any way AT ALL to take that cash and make more than THAT.  They have entire DEPARTMENTS of human beings that do nothing but crunch numbers. I never went to business school and I’ve done stuff that managed to return better than 2 cents on the dollar on my money (I’ve also figured out ways to do worse).  Most small business people can take tiny amounts of cash and turn that into equipment that improves efficiency and returns way more than 2%

By the way, if you’re thinking this is about Obama/Obamacare/”creeping socialism”

This strange vogue for corporate hoarding seems to have begun around the turn of the millennium

You know, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator

I had to chuckle to myself when I suggested in my own mind that Trump should announce tomorrow that when he becomes president, he will force those corporations to spend that money, hire people, and grow the economy

Let’s get that out of the way quickly: I don’t think government should be in the business of making hoarding companies spend their money and no one is even suggesting that. Even Bernie Sanders. I also don’t think that our politicians need to incentivize these companies to spend this cash

It would be kind of funny if one of those hoarding shows on television had a host who performed an “emergency intervention” and broke into a CEOs house and found nothing but stacks and stacks of cash littering every square inch of space

Sir, you know you have a problem

I know, but I just can’t let go of this money. I mean, this stack over here was from 3rd quarter of 2012 and those were the happiest days of my life

The big question is why? Why is this happening?

The answer, perhaps, is that both the executives and the investors in these industries believe that something big is coming, but — this is crucial — they’re not sure what it will be. Through the 20th century, as we shifted from a horse-and-sun-powered agrarian economy to an electricity-and-motor-powered industrial economy to a silicon-based information economy, it was clear that every company had to invest in the new thing that was coming

So, the truth is that they’re not afraid something bad is coming, but that something good could be coming. This could be very good news, but when we will know what the new thing is? When will we know it’s “go time”? Time to invest and get more than 2% return on the cash that’s just sitting around

Of course, they could be sitting on the cash because they expect another ’08-’09 type of crash. But, you can’t live your life that way, can you? This is disturbing on two levels:

  1. How can you live your life in fear? Sure, being cautious is important, but what great American business icon achieved anything out of fear?
  2. CEOs and senior management know that we haven’t done the things we needed to do to prevent another collapse like we saw in the last decade

Here’s hoping that another massive American business boom, like we saw in the 90s, is just around the corner. Here’s hoping that the cash that’s not being spent right now, will be spent soon to create jobs, foster innovation, and improve people’s lives. Perhaps that’s why this years’s presidential race is so contentious: The combatants know there’s a lot of money out there just waiting to be spent and they’d love to take credit for the good times that could be just around the corner


Trump Daily Dump 01/25/16

No overwhelming big story dominating the headlines, but the Glenn Beck vs. Donald Trump war continued

Beck continued, quoting Trump, “‘I could go onto Fifth Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose a vote.’ He has joked about killing reporters — and ‘not’ killing reporters like Putin does.”

So, when Beck thinks your rhetoric is dangerous…

“One of the things that Donald Trump does, when you have a guy who is angry and then has an enemies list and starts to just take people down over and over and over again — if you disagree with him, he destroys you.”


Quickly, let’s sketch out the Trump Enemies List:

  1. Megyn Kelly
  2. NBC
  3. Scotland (wouldn’t be surprised if bombing Scotland was on the “first day in office” agenda)
  4. The National Review
  5. Mexicans (despite his MANY Mexican friends)
  6. China
  7. People who don’t say “Merry Christmas”
  8. Glenn Beck
  9. George Takei
  10. America Ferrera
  11. Reporters with disabilities (probably making mental note to amend Americans with Disabilities Act to exclude joutnalists)
  12. Hillary
  13. Jeb!
  14. The Cruzer
  15. Carly Fiorina
  16. Obama
  17. Political Correctness
  18. People who hate on “New York Values”
  19. People who don’t support the 2nd Amendment
  20. People who hate on eating pizza with a knife and a fork
  21. Bill de Blasio 
  22. Rowdy Ronda Rousey
  23. Conor McGregor

You can see, without breaking a sweat, we’ve exceeded the paltry 20 names on RMN’s list. Guy was a total LOSER with a capital “L”

Let’s go to the feed. Lots of Cruz missiles today

That’s a two-fer. You slam both Cruz and Jeb!

Donald is just concerned about Cruzer’s health, sounds like. Hilarious campaign stunt: Send Cruz headquarters a case of Lexapro

Sure. Like saying Mexico would pay for the wall. Now, this next one was RT’d by The Donald

I’m assuming that Geraldo is one of Trump’s MANY hispanic friends. Here’s one from Geraldo’s feed that Trump did NOT re-tweet

Under other circumstances, if Geraldo wasn’t being so solicitous, Trump would tweet about “terrible” Geraldo being fired from his NYC talk radio job. Donald also RT’s this

When Coulter points lovingly to Rummy, somewhere an angel gives up and throws her wings in the trash. My new hope is that the Coulter/Trump love affair continues and they make a sex tape, which would then DESTROY the entire sex tape industry

Trump is skeptical of Bloomberg’s reported worth, but he would “love” to have the former NYC Mayor get in the presidential race. Trump’s questioning of Bloomberg’s fortune isn’t just one of those “unzip and measure your willie” contests, is it? Nah. Couldn’t be that

Cruzer still banging that “New York Values” drum. Did this actually ring a bell for people in focus groups or something?

Scouring the twitter account of Trump spokeswoman (her description) Katrina Pierson has drawn the ire of The Catholic League. To be fair, that tweet is more than four years old and she hates Catholics way less now

Cruz on feud with Trump: He started it

Trump heartily endorses Holiday Inn Express. Why, I bet after a good night’s rest there, he could shoot anybody at 100 yards on 5th Avenue

Cruzer hits Trump on that “Two Corinthians” thing at Liberty

Rapper Chingy may or may not have endorsed Trump

Cruz accuses Trump of “insulting me every day”. In other news, sharks live in the ocean

Donald isn’t “100% sure” he’ll be at the debate on Thursday