LeDaro: Barack Obama’s re-election angers Donald Trump

His tweets:Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!7 Nov 12 Reply~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump More votes equals a loss…revolution! It was early in the evening and Romney was slightly ahead in total popular votes.

Calgary Grit: The Most Entertaining Moment of this Election

Watching Donald Trump’s head explode on Twitter: My favourite part of this is that Donald appears to have deleted the following tweet out of shame for mixing up “one” and “won” – but has left up the ones calling for revolution.

LeDaro: "9 A**holes Throughout History"

Donald Trump made near the top of the list. “The archetype of the species. Crossing genres, Trump exemplifies all the ways an asshole can capture our attention on grounds of assholism alone. Steve Jobs and Mel Gibson would be remembered for their achievements even if they had been even-tempered and self-effacing, whereas a non-asshole Trump ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another of Donald Trump’s Depredations

While watching this video, which accompanies a story on Salon.com about ‘the Donald’s’ depredations in Scotland, I couldn’t help but think of a well-known biblical rhetorical question. Recommend this Post

Slap Upside The Head: Trans Contestant Booted From Beauty Contest For Being Born Male

Jenna Talackova, a contestant in this year’s Miss Universe Canada pageant, has been disqualified from the competition after organisers discovered that she’s trans. Pageant judges selected Talackova from numerous other applicants to compete in the finals for the Donald Trump-owned competition, but after Denis Davilla, one of the directors, had suspicions that she didn’t meet ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Fake Billionaire to Moderate GOP Debate

News that reality-show host Donald Trump will be “moderating” a post-Christmas Republican “debate” in Iowa gave Lawrence O’Donnell yet another delightful opportunity last night to heap copious amounts of scathing abuse on the obnoxious grifter… Of course, should the Newsmax-sponsored event actually come to fruition it will definitely be “must-see TV” – but solely as ...

Donald Trump still on TV, Contemplations of the Apocalypse

Arrgh.  I had planned on writing about something else, but this is bugging me. Short form: Donald Trump, still on TV, why? I wonder if anyone else is as tired as I am of Donald Trump incessantly braying at them from their TV sets.  Even as I type this, he’s bellowing about something or other ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: recommended reading: how the katz group did an end run around the best interests of edmontonians.

If you read one article today, please read Paula Simons well written column on how billionaire Daryl Katz and the Katz Group were able to score major concessions from the City of Edmonton during their campaign to secure public funds to build their new downtown arena. Simons: Katz Group power play scores major concessions from ...

LeDaro: Rick Perry trumped by Donald Trump

Donald Trump says he is very impressed with “Jim” Perry after Trump had dinner with him.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Lifestyles of the “Job Creators”

Donald Trump has a winsome spokesmodel show off all the creature comforts of his luxurious new jet… Isn’t it nice to know that the U.S. Department of Transportation uses taxpayer money to provide interest-free loans for the purchase of corporate jets? Even better, the draconian tax code right-wingers are forever decrying, allows Trump to write ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: the katz group proves that all the money in the world can buy some pretty bad political advice.

In their effort to secure more than $225 million in public funding for their proposed Katz Downtown Arena, local billionaire Daryl Katz‘s company, the Katz Group, has proven that even billionaires can buy bad political advice. The CBC revealed last week that the Katz Group has been contacting Edmonton’s Progressive Conservative MLAs asking them to ...

gay persons of color: Republican Party donors back New York marriage equality

“If they know us, they don’t vote against us.” Harvey Milk Of course, there will always be exceptions to that assertion made by Mr. Milk way back in the 1970s, but for the most part, I think it’s true that if someone personally knows a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender human being, then that someone ...

Art Threat: The sordid tale of the Trump golf course – A Review of You’ve Been Trumped

Donald Trump is a profound source of inspiration to so many all over the world. He inspires in us a sense of right and wrong, a sense of justice, and of course a sense of success. As a megalomaniac bully with too much money and nary the wit to match, The Donald embodies the role ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Blowhard Donald Trump Finally Gets His Presidential Comeupetance

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who takes special pleasure in seeing blowhards cut down to size. (Indeed, aren’t most of us hoping for that with Monday’s election results?) Stateside, I can think of no bigger waste of resources and airtime than Donald Trump who, many will recall, took real pleasure in claiming ...

Art Threat: Hot Docs 19 begins – Toronto festival brings another round of quality documentary

It’s that time of year again — when documentary makers, buyers and fans dust off their shoes and head to Toronto to feast on a ten-day diet of non-fiction cinema. Once again, like the 18 years before, the world’s second largest doc festival is delivering its usual panoply of prize-worthy productions, political powder kegs and ...

bastard.logic: Rima Fakih’s Trojan Bikini

by matttbastard Sometimes it takes well over a thousand words to highlight the absurdity of the viral xenophobia that periodically sweeps over the more Islamophobic denziens of Outer Wingnuttia. This time it would (at first) appear that a mere picture will suffice: Of course, as Echidne points out, the rush to silently refute the ridiculously simplistic racism expressed by Pipes, Schlussel, et ...