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#EndorseThis: Fallon Says Kavanaugh Not Qualified To Work At Olive Garden

Sometimes the joke is all about the setup.

While Jimmy Fallon doesn’t exactly take it easy on President Trump or any of 45’s appointees/ex-appointees (just listen to the crack about Omarosa and Facebook 45 seconds into today’s clip), the comic is a little gentler than most on late night when it comes to politics. The Kavanaugh hearings are no exception. Jimmy has a hard time hating anyone, even when they’re connected to Trump.

So how did Jimmy draw the conclusion that new SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t qualified to serve spaghetti?

Fans of Orrin Hatch – and those with weak stomachs – beware. The awful truth is at the 1:20 mark.

#EndorseThis: Fallon Zings Eric Trump For Omarosa Bribe Clip

Note: Yes, the original headline of this story mistakenly credited Jimmy Kimmel, not Jimmy Fallon, with the clip described and embedded below. Lampoon us as thee will, but we absolutely did not confuse the two men, who each offer unique brands of satire. Just a miscommunication at the office. Now, back to your regularly-scheduled obtuse introduction.

Remember how transfixed the macho, (mostly) white cis-male characters in Slap Shot were with the daily soap opera on TV? “She too good for him,” said the mournful goaltender.

Maybe that’s the Trump family’s secret for appealing to under-educated white men from the Midwest? Make everything feel just like As The World Turns,and the masses will tune into the daily drama. The latest small-studio, fuzzy camera-angle twist involves a “secret” audio recording of Eric Trump’s wife Lara offering an amenable Omarosa a potential 6-figure bribe to keep quiet about her knowledge of hi-jinks in the White House.

Jimmy Fallon is fed up, and addresses the latest back-page headline with classic zingers for Omarosa and Melania Trump in the first 30 seconds of today’s clip. Trump’s health care wars get a little dig at the end as well, so no need to adjust that YouTube.

45 might earn a little more support if he just fessed up. This presidency is marketed as something new, but bribes and secret recordings belong to the Nixon era from 50 years ago.

Old time politics! Eddie Shore!

Danziger: Honor Among Thieves

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

#EndorseThis: Omarosa Says Trump Shows Signs Of Mental Deficiency

Try not to stare too long at today’s #EndorseThis screenshot. It appears as though the ghost boy from Three Men and a Baby has chosen to show up behind interview-guest Omarosa’s left shoulder. The reverse-negative NBC peacock on hand doesn’t make it any less eerie. Finally, there’s the lady on the left rocking one hell of a nice bracelet.

But it’s the subject of the MSNBC clip that has the interweb buzzing. Omarosa Manigault-Newman fires back at President Trump over his tweets attacking her brains and work ethic, claiming that she has many “tapes” of Trump’s wayward White House conversations with herself and others. “He (isn’t) fit to hold the office of the President,” she tells Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle.

At 3:00 comes the payoff as Omarosa comments on Trump’s mental health.

The mad master’s apprentice rebels!