Clearly the federal government is going to do fuck all about Trumpland's rampant crime spree. Bill Barr is spiking the Mueller Report into the end zone, with an assist from Republicans in the Senate and heavy cover from Hannity and Howler Monkeys. And the entire executive branch is lining up to resist oversight by shouting CONGRESS IS ILLEGAL and ignoring all subpoenas. Thank Crom for the state of New York! If Donald Trump wanted to commit all the crimes, allegedly, he should've headquartered his business in Missibamatucky and built that Trump Tower right next to the Piggly Wiggly in Real Murica. But instead he parked his ample haunches in the land of Letitia James, who is no doubt impressed with Tuesday night's Washington Post story about wage theft at Trump's garbage palace golf club in Briarcliff Manor, New York:

His bosses at the Trump country club called it "side work."

On some nights, after the club's Grille Room closed, head waiter Jose Gabriel Juarez — an undocumented immigrant from Mexico — was told to clock out. He pressed his index finger onto a scanner and typed his personal code, 436.

But he didn't go home.

Instead — on orders from his bosses, Juarez said — he would stay on, sometimes past midnight. He vacuumed carpets, polished silverware and helped get the restaurant at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briar­cliff Manor, N.Y., ready for breakfast the next day.

All off the clock. Without being paid.

"It was that way with all the managers: Many of them told us, 'Just clock out and then stay and do the side work,' " said Juarez, who spent a decade at the golf club, before leaving in May 2018. "There was a lot of side work."

The New York Attorney General's office has reportedly interviewed dozens of former employees who describe rampant wage and tip theft from undocumented employees at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester. The Trump club also (allegedly) had this One Weird Trick to Make Overtime Vanish by booking an employee for 60 hours one week and 20 the next, averaging them out two 40-hour weeks. TA DA! It's only against the law if you get caught.

It seems that Trump has been targeting those scary MS-13 duct tape illegals for years -- but to steal from them, because "where are they going to go?"

One former manager from the Westchester club, who said he thought the undocumented workers at the club were exploited, described an environment where — in managers' meetings — it was clear that supervisors not only knew these workers lacked authentic documents but used that information to meet the company's cost-cutting goals.

The former manager said that "The City" — the club's word for bosses at Trump Tower in Manhattan — was constantly demanding a reduction in overtime costs.

The solution, going back a decade at least, the former manager said, was to pressure the undocumented workers.
"You want to be here? Don't clock in for overtime," the former manager said, paraphrasing the message to these workers. "Clock out, and work off the clock."

"There was a conscious effort to pay less wages, because they knew about the lack of documents," said the former manager, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal company policy. "You know, where are they going to go?"

The manager at the time was White House Social Media viper Dan "Hatch Act" Scavino, who denied that the club had employed undocumented workers and described the Post's reporting as an "attempt to attack the President through me, one of his senior staff." Pour one out for Trump's former caddy, who is very busy pretending immigrants are rapists who steal your jobs and suck up taxpayer money. Mr. Scavino does not have time for the lamestream media's accusations that he ... gave jobs to undocumented immigrants and then stole their wages knowing that they were using fake IDs to pay into a Social Security system that they would never be able to access.

Yeah, all right, Dan. It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do in New York. Well, nothing except mess with Ms. James, who DGAF about Bill Barr or Stephen Mnuchin or anyone else on Team Treason trying to obstruct justice to protect the president. And Jesus can't save you, life starts when the church ends.

Let's hear it for New York. AND LOCK THEM UP.


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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.

However, even that branch of the PUA tree is wilting away. Many "self-help" style PUA forums like Nextasf and RSDnation are shutting down or have already shut down. In March, Chateau Heartiste, a batshit crazy PUA turned White Nationalist/Alt-Right blog was shut down by Wordpress. This week, rape advocate Roosh V (whom you may recall once called yours truly a "Wonkette typist/clown face, would not bang") announced that he was renouncing his PUA ways and devoting himself to Jesus. He explained to the forum he manages that he would no longer be allowing anyone to discuss premarital "fornication."

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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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