Here we are in the longest shutdown hellscape in our nation's history, created by our tantrum-throwing White House resident. And the Sunday shows ... well, they said words!

We begin with South Carolina Senator Lindsey "Mint Julep" Graham.

Transmitting from a secure location where he hid the last of his dignity

In a discussion with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday about the possibility of replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the near future (NO!), he tried to peddle an alternate history of how Sen. Schumer and retired Sen. Harry Reid are responsible for lowering the vote margin for Supreme Court confirmations (even as he accidentally gives away the truth). Wallace, continuing his "Call Out Bullshit Tour," corrected the record in a vain hope that Fox News viewers might accidentally get FACTS on their channel:

GRAHAM: [….] So this decision by Reid and Schumer may come back to haunt them, but I am dead set on making sure it is a conservative nominee. And elections have consequences. The rules of the Senate were changed not by me, by them, and we had to do it on the Supreme Court because they would not give us any votes to nominate anybody and Kavanaugh was a fine man, they tried to destroy him. All this is going to come back to haunt them one day.

WALLACE: Yes, let me just really quickly explained that when the Democrats with the majority, Majority Leader Harry Reid changed it for judicial nominees short of the Supreme Court and for cabinet appointees.

GRAHAM: Right.

It went from the 60-vote margin to 51, and then the Republicans did it for the Supreme Court. Senator Graham, thank you. Thanks for your time.

That would have been the end of the interview if, like a guy who was embarrassed publicly, Graham didn't have to get in one last "tough guy" word to maybe impress his Russian blackmailers (allegedly) and/or his peach patron:

GRAHAM: Can I just say one last thing?

WALLACE: Yes, sir.

: One last thing. We don't need -- we don't need one Democrat to replace a liberal justice. And the reason that's the case is because of what Harry Reid did. What he set in motion. Thank you.

: Always good to speak with you, sir.
(Graham sits there without speaking until feed is cut)

: OK. I guess you think it was OK to speak with us....
Next up is House Minority "Leader" Kevin McCarthy on CBS's "Face The Nation." Margaret Brennan asked McCarthy if the Republican House leadership would take ANY action against Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who's been so overtly racist even the GOP hasn't been able to ignore it completely. The evasion to the answer was loud and clear:
BRENNAN: Should there be action against Congressman King?

MCCARTHY: First, and foremost, I came out at the very moment -- that language has no place in America. That is not the America I know and it's most definitely not the party of Lincoln.

BRENNAN: Should he be punished for it?

I have a scheduled meeting with him on Monday, and I will tell you this: I've watched on the other side that they do not take action when their member says something like this. Action will be taken. I'm having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party, because --

BRENNAN: What does that mean?

: As a leader. There is a number of things you'll see that is taking place, but I will not stand back as a leader of this party, believing in this nation that all are created equal that that stands or continues to stand and have any role with us.

In other words, they're doing NOTHING. There will be Jeff Flake levels of head shaking and disappointed looks. There might even be another hollow Sen. Tim Scott Washington Post Op-Ed. But actual action taken to say they are not standing by this? Nope. Why? Because this isn't Steve King's first time at this white supremacy rodeo:

Or as fellow Puerto Rican and personal favorite new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed out when a Washington Post Op-Ed tried to lament the "sudden" (?) racism within the GOP:

We end on Texas Senator ... actually stay tuned for a special bonus post to cover ALL the lying Ted Cruz did on NBC's "Meet The Press"! So until then, have a week!

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Once upon a time... about ten years ago, a group of entirely ridiculous men burst onto the scene wearing stupid hats and telling men that wearing stupid hats and telling men that walking up to women in bars and insulting ("negging") them would get them laid. This did not last long, as women also had televisions and computers and were completely aware of these tricks as well, so when some ass came up to us in a bar and said "Hey, nice nails, are they real?" we would laugh and laugh and loudly announce "Oh my god, this guy just tried to neg me! Can you believe that shit? HEY EVERYONE, THIS GUY JUST TRIED TO NEG ME!" and then refer to him as "Mystery" the whole night.

Most of the men who tried that shit only did so a few times before realizing that it wasn't going to work, and thus moved on to other things. Perhaps things that did not involve furry hats and coming off as a huge creep. We may never know, because I would assume that those who tried it are now extremely embarrassed and would never, ever admit to this to us.

Still, there were a few men willing to eat that shit up, as well as some grifters willing to take advantage of that. Said grifters tended to be extremely misogynistic and seemed more like they were teaching men how to be as despised by women as they were than teaching them how to actually be liked by women.

Some of them, like Roosh V, a creepy weirdo who actually does live in his mom's basement, actively encouraged men to rape women who were intoxicated to the point of being obviously unable to consent.

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'Baby Geniuses' star Jon Voight took to Twitter early this morning to proclaim his undying love for Donald Trump, probably because there is no one left in his life who will listen to him talk about this, or anything else, in person. In this video rant, Voight encouraged members of the Republican Party, whom he apparently thinks are the only real citizens of the United States, to stand by Donald Trump and "acknowledge the truth" that he is the best President since Abraham Lincoln.

Part ONE:

People of the Republican Party, I know you will agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction. I've said this once and I'll say this again. That our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln. I'm here today to acknowledge the truth, and I'm here today to tell you my fellow Americans that our country…

Oh no, not our absurd words of destruction!

Part DEUX:

is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our President has made his every move correct. Don't be fooled by the political left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president. Let us stand up for this truth, that President Trump is the greatest president since President Lincoln.

Does Jon Voight not know there have been... other presidents? Can he name them? Because really, it does not sound like it. Does he also not know that a very big chunk of the Republican Party actually does not care very much for Abraham Lincoln? Namely those defenders of Confederate statues that Trump called "very fine people?" Also, did he intentionally diss their beloved Ronald Reagan?

Who can know? Who can even tell what he is trying to say or why he is trying to say it. He doesn't appear to have tweeted much since 2016, so I'm guessing whoever's job it was to keep him from tanking his career quit. Either that... or after filming the seventh season of Ray Donovan, he found out it's going to be canceled or his character is getting killed off or something and he is now free to be a jackass? I don't know, I haven't watched the show, although my parents are very into it and mad that I haven't watched it. Literally all I know about it is that it has something to do with Boston, because they keep mentioning that to me like it's a selling point.

It seems useless at this point to note that the people who scream their faces off about how bad it is for Hollywood celebs to support liberal causes, and how they should keep their politics to themselves, etc. etc. make a way bigger deal than normal people do whenever a Big Time Hollywood Celebrity like Jon Voight or, uh, Scott Baio, supports their cause. Mostly because they're the only ones who have elected a reality TV star and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo (who by the way, also once practically ruined a perfectly good Bette Davis movie with his bad acting. Which is not to say that Dark Victory is not fantastic and probably the best thing to watch if you want to sob your face off, but he was very bad in it.) to run the country.

But we might as well do that anyway, because it actually never stops being funny.

[Jon Voight Twitter]

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