B&B Podcast 02/04/16

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Trump Exhibits Signs of CTE, Confuses Canada With Mexico Following Loss to Cruz in Iowa

A sad-but-predictable public meltdown occurred Tuesday in New Hampshire when Donald J. Trump slimed, slurred, and attacked the entire country of Canada… our best friend and Neighbor to the North.  In taking the issue of broad stereotyping and generalization to new heights, here are his exact words as he attempted to hammer home an attack on Ted Cruz, who’d sent out a dishonest, scare-the-old-people mailer over the weekend.  Newsmax:  “What kind of people do we have running for office? It’s really dishonest” Trump said. “These politicians are worse than real estate people in New York.” The real estate mogul says he knows the reason for Cruz’s dishonesty: “it’s because he was born in Canada.” 

 

Problem 1:  Are we to believe, therefore, that Donald J. Trump is the only honest “real estate person” in New York?  Problem 2: Is Ted Cruz’s dishonesty problem really the result of his being born in Canada…. which is not in dispute?  He was born there. It’s his “natural born citizen” status as per the Constitution… an issue that has not been formally decided by the courts.  Those are two quite different things.  Problem 3:  We were all getting used to Donald trashing Mexicans who come to the United States.  Now we have to suspect all Canadians, too?

According to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center, this terrible brain disease is associated with confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.  The latest NFL star to have been conclusively diagnosed with CTE is Ken Stabler, the great Oakland Raiders quarterback who died at age 69, officially of cancer.  His brain was removed and studied and Stabler had a high Stage 3 (out of 4) version of CTE.

Donald Trump has been saying…. and getting away with saying…. many, many things during the course of his campaign that make no sense…. that are 100% illogical, not standing up to the slightest bit of scrutiny.  His blusterous, confident, angry delivery of those remarks pleases his followers, inspired by the impossible strength of Trump’s maniacal delivery.  When presented with a real situation that he cannot control…. the actual numerical outcome of the Iowa caucus, for instance… he simply lies about the result, disavowing his own previous grandiose prediction of victory.  I am now prepared to excuse Trump as yet another victim of CTE… brain damage.

ABC News: “My life has been about victories,” Trump told a crowd in Fort Dodge, Iowa, last November. In a state Trump really wanted to win and said as much, Monday night was not the result the real estate mogul was banking on.“I want to win in Iowa, I want to really win, I don’t want to come in second,” Trump said in Cedar Rapids last month. “Smart would be to say, I want to do well. That way if I come in second everyone is going to say you did well. I don’t want to do that. I want to win, right?”

Angry and confused that his second-place finish is not being credited as a victory for him because he has now decided it’s more important to disregard his non-stop bragging about leading in polls leading up to the vote, including the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll…. the newspaper which he trashed continuously as biased until that last weekend poll which had him leading Cruz 28-23 with Rubio at 15, his brain melts down in discombobulation. He goes bonkers in denouncing the interpretation of third-place Marco Rubio (right behind Trump) as the real surprise, momentum-building result coming out of Iowa, when he is sure he is being unfairly treated. The guy who has no handlers, no consultants, suddenly demands credit for getting the number of votes he got without campaigning nearly as hard as Ted Cruz and Rubio, upon “being told” not to try.   Not fair.  Somebody should be getting fired!

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Bragging that he received the second-most votes ever in a Republican Iowa caucus, he leans on that tiresome, nonsensical, pointless claim that he drew such a yuge turnout… not mentioning that yuge turnout was yuger for the guy who got more votes than him.  Bragging you got the second biggest vote ever is great, unless it occurred at the same time another guy got the biggest vote ever.  Then, you’re an idiot.  It’s like a 54-48 Super Bowl score where the team that got 48 brags it scored the second-most points ever by a team in the Super Bowl.  You lost.  Confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression.  Bye bye.

B&B Podcast 02/02/16

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Groundhog Day Decision in Iowa and Elsewhere: At Least Six More Weeks of Trump

Our long, national nightmare …… has just begun.  Watching the returns come in as Ted Cruz whooped Donald Trump in Iowa and deciding who to favor was like imagining an arm wrestling match between Lord Voldemont and Darth Vader.   Screen shot 2016-02-02 at 10.06.03 AMIowans are no more politically engaged, nor do they love America, nor do they “take their vote more seriously” than any other state, in spite of the over-romanticized drivel we’re exposed to every four years.  Every meal consumed by every Hawkeye citizen is not eaten at a local diner (NH gets to add-in ubiquitous Dunkin Donuts franchises) and Iowa’s position as the first state to have any kind of say in the process is so arbitrary, wrong, and non-representative of the country that…. nothing will change.  The only answer as to why this is so is because we’ve been doing it that way for 40+ years.

On the positive side, I noticed there is no voter ID law in Iowa.  You don’t need to whip out your government-issued ID to prove who you are to vote.  Why is that?  Is that because everyone really does trust everyone in Iowa, or because they realize you’d truly have to be insane to want to waste your time impersonating someone else at those dreadful caucuses?  How do Republicans in all the other states that passed those phony voter ID laws under the guise of “protecting the integrity of the vote,” when we all know they’re about suppressing traditional Democratic voters on the margins…. how do Republicans reconcile the results in Iowa?  The answer is they don’t, and would surely already have a voter ID law just like other Republican-controlled states except that Iowa still has a Democratic state senate to stop it from happening.  Not so many minorities to disenfranchise in Iowa, but during the returns you hear lots about those counties where the U. of Iowa and Iowa State are located.  A good, American Legislative Exchange Council-written voter ID law would help discourage those little crumb-snatching college brats from participating.

I also noticed the remarkable logic of the county map of Iowa.  The counties are as square as possible and line up in rows so nicely.  It’s like a Municipal Bingo Card.  If you rule that center county, Polk, where Des Moines is, you’re on your way.  It makes so much sense. Screen shot 2016-02-02 at 10.00.24 AM

 

 

 

 

Why must the state I live in have counties that look so goofy?

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Up next, New Hampshire…. another non-representative state that takes itself way too seriously, guarding its position as the First Primary with that stunning childish arrogance.  As if I need to abide by a state full of people who are part of the Tom Brady Cult.  No way.

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Trump Daily Dump 02/01/16

THE BIG STORY: After being the favorite for a while, Trump finished second, as Ted Cruz took the Iowa Caucus. In fact, Donald was closer to third place (Rubio) than he was to first. In his quick (I clocked it at about 2:43) concession speech, he was uncharacteristically gracious and professed his love for Iowa saying (jokingly, of course) that he might like to “come back and buy a farm”

I was expecting a spitfire, torch-the-earth, screw-you-people kind of speech from The Donald, but, no dice. A little disappointing. I don’t want Decaf Donald Trump

Rubio congratulated the Cruzer, but never mentioned Trump in his concession speech

The real Jesus guy beat the fake Jesus guy. And, speaking of fake Jesus guy, Trump can’t tell a Communion plate from a collection plate

Trump supporter Sarah Palin wasn’t very happy with Today hosts for calling her out on blaming her son’s PTSD on Obama

“You guys brought me to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids — and that was a promise,” Palin said. “But as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises, evidently.”

“I never blamed President Obama,” Palin continued. “What I have blamed President Obama in doing, though, is this level of disrespect for the United States military that is made manifest in gutting budgets and not trying to beef it up and let our military do the job that they are trained to do. And in specific issues that we’re talking about that are so hot today — specifically, let’s get there and let’s utterly destroy ISIS as we know our United States military can do, yet we have a commander-in-chief who seems to kind of want to kowtow and allow the enemy to be poking at us — and that’s unacceptable to most Americans, certainly to me.”

Got that? Good. Can you explain it to me?

She also threw some shade at Cruzer

Palin added that the mailers were “very offensive” and said they were part of an effort to “intimidate” voters.

“I think that’s very shameful,” Palin said

The former Alaska Governor then chatted with Extra

“Usually, I say polls are only good for strippers and cross-country skiers,” Palin joked to Extra, “but in this case, I do think the polls are accurate and are reflecting that the American people, the electorate… we’re looking for something different.”

YOU ROCK ‘N’ ROLLERS! AND HOLY ROLLERS! YOU BOOBY DANCERS! AND SECOND CHANCERS!

Bluebloods vs. Crips alert: Koch Brothers are ready to unleash the hounds on Trump

Some Koch donors are refreshed by Trump’s style and his willingness to reject political correctness and speak his mind. But his past support for tax increases, universal healthcare and other liberal issues means, they say, he cannot be trusted

I just hate it when billionaires fight. There are no winners

Former Trump staffer accuses campaign of sex discrimination

Davidson also alleged in her complaint that men were allowed to speak at rallies, whereas her requests to speak at them were ignored and said that when she and a female volunteer interacted with Trump at a rally last summer and asked him about appearing, he replied: “You guys could do a lot of damage,” a reference to their physical appearance

The guy who rails against Islam wants women to hide? Is that irony? Or has irony been bludgeoned to death by Donald J. Trump

1 in 4 federal employees would quit if The Donald is elected POTUS. Undoubtedly, another plus for Republican primary voters

Adele puts the kibosh on using her music at Trump rallies. I think I heard “Rolling in the Deep” at one of the Trump road shows (maybe Tulsa). Unless we’re talking about BS, Trump ain’t rollin’ in anything deep

Trump spent $10 M in fourth quarter

Trump supporters continue to jack with Cruz’s Wikipedia page

Kid Rock loves him some Trump. Mr. Rock’s track record on these things is not-so-good. Also, it wasn’t that long ago, that Bob Ritchie (KR’s real name, dawg) was “f—-g embarrassed” by the GOP

Trump offered legal support to anyone who would “knock the crap” out of potential tomato throwers

“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them,” Trump said at his rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“I will pay for the legal fees. I promise,” he added. “They won’t be so much because the courts agree with us too.”

Ah, yes. In the famous Heinz v. Hunt’s case, the courts ruled that tomato-fueled rage was, in fact, justifiable self-defense

Only Felix Frankfurter dissented. He was always more of a French’s guy

Creepy photo of Trump with his daughter from 1996 emerges

WARNING: You can’s unsee it

 

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.”

MY ENEMIES LIST WILL BE YOOGE! MUCH BIGGER THAN NIXON’S! SO BIG, IT’LL MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN!

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

Your Daily Trump Dump 01/20/16

The Donnie and Sarah Show played Tulsa. If you hate yourself, here it is

Palin gave almost the identical speech she gave in Iowa on Tuesday, with the exception of blaming Obama for her son’s recent arrest. She received immediate pushback from some of America’s top veterans’ advocates

“It’s not President Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son has PTSD,” said Paul Rieckhoff, who heads Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). “PTSD is a very serious problem, a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular.”

The alleged incident took place at Sarah and Todd’s house and included a suicide threat from Track Palin

Kudos to the NY Daily News for the boss cover

Sadly, Glenn Frey’s final days get hind teat. The Daily News has become what Keith Olbermann was during those murky ’04-’06 days of the Iraq War. It’s a calculated decision as the Post continues to kiss butt

NY Post

Feel Free to vomit. BTW, Public Enemy dissed the Post properly 25 years ago

Here’s a letter to the New York Post
Ain’t worth the paper it’s printed on
Founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton
That is 190 years continuous of f—d up news

That hideous sweater Sarah wore in Iowa continues to get play. The WaPo says that monstrosity was supposed to be distractingIn yet another disturbing indictment of the intelligence of the American people, that sucker flew off the shelves. In any case, she went all Leather Tuscadero on us in Tulsa

Palin leather

The Cruzer gains on Trump in NH

Trump says Cruz worse than Hillary

Bob Dole slams Cruz, says Trump would “fare better”

But Mr. Dole, 92, said he thought Mr. Trump could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.”

I don’t…it’s…uh…*sigh*

CNN‘s Don Lemon asks Trump if he was “uncomfortable” standing on stage while Palin spoke

 

Daily Trump Dump 01/19/16

Most of the coverage centers around Palin’s endorsement of the Donald. If you hate yourself, here it is

Word salad. Mmmmmm. This remix is better

Trump’s nonverbals during Palin’s talky speechy were amazing

Trump and Palin

(Related: Todd and Sarah’s oldest was arrested for allegedly punching his girlfriend)

I’ll take your useless endorsement and raise you one: The daughter of John Wayne loves her some Trump

The guy who says he isn’t a politician sucked up to Iowans by calling for more corn to go into our gas. Yeah, that’s a really refreshing escape from pandering pols

While Trump killed Cruz over that “New York values” stuff with some sweet 9/11 invocations, first responders say he doesn’t have their back. Again, just like politicians

That whole deal about making Apple manufacture stuff in America? Well, say hello to the $1,300 iPhone

Not sure what a “wazzock” is, but an MP (member of Parliament) in the UK called Trump a dangerous one of those. They’re not going to ban him, however

Proof that if you hang out with Palin, you get dumber

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Remember when Heath Ledger played The Shoker? Dude was AMAZING

BABA BOOEY!

Here are some more Cruz missiles

After all this social media bitch slapping, do you think Cruz would be Donald’s running mate?

Trump suggests Biden should maybe jump in the race

The good people of Tulsa get the Donald & Sarah Show on Wednesday