Your Morning Cup of Links

Obama’s favorite aspiring novelist spun tales about Iran for the press, which repeated them uncritically. Seriously, read every word of this NYT piece, in which the Obama administration brags about lying to the public to sell the Iran deal. It’s incredible. Every bad thing you thought about Obama’s NSC is true…and they’re proud of it. I think Foreign Policy summed it up well with this glorious headline: “A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru.” To the Democrats who called me a “hater” and “conspiracy theorist” every time I said that the Obama administration was doing exactly what it now admits to doing in that article, I’ll accept your apologies now. I knew I was right all along, but I must say it feels good to be vindicated by the Obama administration itself re: the Iran deal. ‪#‎IToldYouSoYouFuckingFools‬

Add Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, and Rick Perry to the list of unprincipled frauds you don’t have to take seriously anymore. If you would have told me at the beginning of this election cycle that Lindsey Graham is the guy I’d want to have a beer with and Rand Paul is the guy I’d want to punch in the face I would have said you were crazy, but here we are. Amazing how it’s the “RINOs” who are standing on principle and going ‪#‎NeverTrump‬ (Graham, all the Bushes, Romney, Ryan) while the “TruCons” are selling out to the statist orange clown-god.



No, Elizabeth Warren, there are no uniters in 2016 America.

“He hits me because he loves me.”

Way ahead of you, douchecanoe.

Candidate Shortbus is literally pledging to default on the debt here. #MakeBankruptcyGreatAgain

Every word of this. Every. Word.

“If you aren’t for Trump, then you’re for Clinton” is a cheap rhetorical ploy. I’d write that any thinking adult would be ashamed for falling for that kind of sixth-grade debater’s stratagem, but a Republican electorate capable of choosing Donald Trump as its standard-bearer is incapable of shame.

Donald Trump is unfit for the office. He is unfit for any office, morally and intellectually. A man who could suggest, simply because it is convenient, that his opponent’s father had something to do with the assassination of President Kennedy is unfit for any position of public responsibility. His long litany of lies — which include fabrications about everything from his wealth to self-funding his campaign — is disqualifying. His low character is disqualifying. His personal history is disqualifying. His complete, utter, total, and lifelong lack of honor is disqualifying. The fact that he is going to have to take time out of the convention to appear in court to hear a pretty convincing fraud case against him is disqualifying. His time on Jeffrey Epstein’s Pedophile Island, after which he boasted about sharing a taste with Epstein for women “on the younger side,” is disqualifying. The fact that he knows less about our constitutional order than does a not-especially-bright Rappahannock River oyster is disqualifying. There isn’t anything one can say about Mrs. Clinton, monster though she is, that changes any of that. Donald Trump is not fit to serve as president. He is not fit to serve on the Meade County board of commissioners. He is not fit to be the mayor of Muleshoe, Texas.

“Unite the Party” talk ignores the question: “Unite with what?” The answer, in this case, is a coddled, petulant, celebrity megalomaniac leading a small movement of cable-news-inspired populist drama queens whose motto is “Eek! A Mexican!” It is shallow, but celebrity is the most powerful force in American culture, more powerful than money and certainly more powerful than argument.

A great American

Bartending canines prove dogs really are man’s best friend

Shakespeare through the eyes of artists

A little mother prevents Big Brother


The lost art of reading handwriting

The great Robert Hughes


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