Fact-checking website crashes during Trump’s first State of the Union

The fact-checking website crashing while checking Trump is the perfect metaphor for this Administration:

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address proved too much for non-partisan fact-checking site PolitiFact Tuesday night. The website saw its servers crash for six minutes during the President’s speech.

“Welp … our website just crashed. Thanks for reading ?!!? We’ll keep things up here on Twitter while we see what happened,” the website tweeted, citing high web traffic numbers.

Trying to Keep Up on News

So last night the following stories came out (after McCabe’s story broke)

The Trump Administration will not sanction Russia despite a bi-partisan bill which was overwhelmingly passed, and then signed by Trump himself. It’s almost as if Trump is colluding with Russia or something.

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Monday it would not immediately impose additional sanctions on Russia, despite a new law designed to punish Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, insisting the measure was already hitting Russian companies.

“Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. “Since the enactment of the … legislation, we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions.”

Names of campaign donors to be flashed during live stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech. I honestly thought this was from The Onion. This is a fool me 50 times shame on me situation.

President Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address on Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the screen during a broadcast of the speech.

In a fundraising solicitation on Monday, Trump offered those willing to pay at least $35 the opportunity to see their name displayed during a live streaming of the address on his campaign website.

And the GOP is going all in with the Nunes memo. Probably the biggest question I will have years from now while I’m looking back at this time period from the upcoming nuclear winter, is, why on earth did the GOP decide that Trump was the hill they were going to fight for everything on when they have Pence right behind him who is an honest to goodness, gay-hating, uterus-policing, conservative. If they had let Trump burn himself out, Pence could have stepped in and they would have had everything they wanted in probably a much more competent manner. My only guess is they are too afraid of Trump’s base and that letting Trump dig his own holes would be riskier if they waited for the midterms.

Trump is the Worst Person in the World

This is so petty and vindictive, but it’s Trump so I’m really not surprised:

WASHINGTON — The day after he fired James Comey as director of the FBI, a furious President Donald Trump called the bureau’s acting director, Andrew McCabe, demanding to know why Comey had been allowed to fly on an FBI plane from Los Angeles back to Washington after he was dismissed, according to multiple people familiar with the phone call.

McCabe told the president he hadn’t been asked to authorize Comey’s flight, but if anyone had asked, he would have approved it, three people familiar with the call recounted to NBC News.

The president was silent for a moment and then turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser — an apparent reference to a failed campaign for state office in Virginia that McCabe’s wife made in 2015.

McCabe replied, “OK, sir.” Trump then hung up the phone.

If you recall, Comey found out about being fired from news reports and thought it was a joke at first. I guess Trump expected him to hitch back home. Then McCabe made the fatal mistake of not being completely subservient to Trump so Trump made it personal. Everything about Trump is just the worst. He’s garbage.


I can’t keep up with Trump news. I don’t think it’s possible to stay on top of every single insane thing that comes out of that administration. Michael Wolff’s book is not even three weeks old yet it feels like something we were talking about three years ago. Latest developments from Washington Shithole DC

Trump attempted to fire Mueller way back in June.

Trump claims that the story (with at least four sources) is fake news:

The GOP in their attempt to discredit the FBI and Mueller seized on a text from an fbi agent about a secret society, which was just a stupid joke. (Seriously, rule #1 about secret societies is you don’t talk about secret societies)

Hannity may have to wear a neck collar after reversing this hard:

The White House asked the Guggenheim to loan them a Van Gogh. The Guggenheim said a gold toilet was better suited.

Billionaire Give Paul Ryan Half a Million After Receiving Their Tax Break

This country is a shithole:

House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from Charles Koch and his wife after helping usher through a massive tax reform law. According to a recent campaign finance report filed Thursday, Koch and his wife Elizabeth each donated $247,7000 to Ryan’s joint fundraising committee… The Republican tax overhaul plan passed in December benefited Koch Industries, as it cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, among other cuts. The legislation then got a boost from the Kochs’ multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to highlight its benefits. And 13 days after it passed, Charles and Elizabeth Koch made the near $500,000 donation to Team Ryan, which raises money for the congressman, the National Republican Congressional Committee and a political action committee run by Ryan. On the same day, Charles and Elizabeth Koch also each donated $237,000 to the NRCC.

North Korea Calls Trump Nuclear Button Tweet the ‘Spasm of a Lunatic’

Things are scary when Kim Jong-un is the more reasonable one:

North Korea’s state-controlled press has hit out at President Donald Trump’s tweet boasting about the size of his non-existent nuclear button.

An article published in the ruling party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Tuesday mocked the president as a “lunatic madman” for his Twitter outbursts, explicitly mentioning the name of the social media platform, which is blocked in the country.

Paul Ryan Says Trump’s ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment Was ‘Unfortunate’

When Paul Ryan says “Unfortuante,” he means that it’s unfortunate for the distraction this causes from taking more stuff away from poor and middle class families to give to the wealthy:

Nearly a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks “unfortunate” and “unhelpful.”

“So, first thing that came to my mind, was, very unfortunate, unhelpful,” Ryan said when asked about Trump’s reported comments on Friday afternoon at an event in Milwaukee.

Remember when Paul Ryan was on Wikipedia’s list of invertebrates?