The Gallery of Trump-Inspired Assholes


#2384

#2385

Damn, I knew it was started by pro-eugenics racists who attended Nazi conferences in Germany before the war, and they funded bogus “racial IQ” studies through the years, down to Richard Spencer, but this is a creepy link to Jesse Helms and the Republicans:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1985/03/31/cbs-fight-a-litmus-test-for-conservatives/121af96b-41a3-4aae-9ed7-be9f4360ce33/

The takeover bid by Fairness in Media, an ad hoc committee run by the political allies of Helms, was launched in January. Since then, CBS has hired a battery of top-dollar law firms with the goal of discrediting the North Carolina-based political machine in an attempt to uncover what it claims are improper political fund-raising and other activities that violate federal law.

As part of this effort, CBS already has linked officials of the Helms organization and its main lawyer in the takeover battle to a controversial tax-exempt foundation, The Pioneer Fund. The fund has financed research into “racial betterment” by scientists seeking to prove that blacks are genetically inferior to whites.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Jesse_Helms
https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Jefferson_Marketing,_Inc.

Hmm. It seems Jesse Helms was a bit of mentor to John R. Bolton. Unshocking!

Richard Spencer may have coined the term Alt-Right, but it seems more like only the current end of a long lineage that winds back like old network cable.


#2386

"As Virginia becomes a deeper blue state, (Cory) Stewart told the Post he doesn’t plan to reenter the political arena “until and unless the Commonwealth is ready for my views on things, and that’s not right now, clearly.” The Hill

Cory Stewart, Virginia’s defeated racist politician and all around disgusting human bows out of politics.

Good.


#2387

If he’s waiting for Virginians to be ready for his view of things he’d better get cracking on inventing a time machine that’ll take him back to the Reconstruction era (if not earlier).


#2388

This is truly stunning. With a daughter in college myself, I find the story just incredible.


#2389

Just as a warning, you might want to avoid the comments on this article if you have any issues with blood pressure. :rage:


#2390

Galaxy brain.


#2391

I don’t know what’s funnier, that people still sling IQ tests around, or that because of a variety of factors, it’s unlikely that the Revolutionary Period US would have tested at all better.


#2392

It’s such a dead horse trope, even if IQ was relevant in all of this it wouldn’t work because countries with millions of people always average out to the same number. Statistics, it works.


#2393

#2394

Too bad for him that rubbish isn’t science, no matter how much he tries to paint it that way.


#2395

Sadly, too many people absolutely still believe that it is…


#2396

Perhaps not Trump inspired, but a big reason the asshole is where he is.

Fuck those guys.


#2397

with a cactus.


#2398

In response, we need a bill to enact barriers for think tanks and PACs from using monikers that include words and phrases like “democratic” or “for America” or “improvement”. They know they’re lying. We know they’re lying. Just stop it already.


#2399

Sideways.


#2400

Fun fact: fire ants will hang out on cacti for a meal…:thinking:


#2401

Meanwhile, these assholes again…


#2402

Stay classy, y’all.


#2403

I work with some assholes that have that site open everyday. Ugggh.