The Spectacle Blog

Bernie & The Donald Win Decisively in NH

By on 2.9.16 | 10:16PM

Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump won in New Hampshire big, very big tonight.

With just over 40% of the vote, the socialist Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by 20 points while Trump won the GOP primary by greater than a 2:1 margin over John Kasich (34% to 16%). Jeff Lord is no doubt ecstatic. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are fighting for third place. Chris Christie will finish 6th with 8% of the vote and won't be invited to the debate in South Carolina on Saturday, but he did plenty of damage to Rubio. Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson finished with 4% and 2%, respectively.

Is this the beginning of Trump running the table? Maybe so. Especially if Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Bush are all bunched up. But I think Yoko Ono is going to put a stop to Trump using "Revolution" at his campaign rallies. I And what about Bernie? Tomorrow, he kisses Al Sharpton's ring. Will it be enough to take the black vote in South Carolina?

Hillary Clinton, Old Person, Required Staffer to Create Printouts of Classified Emails

By on 2.9.16 | 5:03PM

Apparently, Hillary Clinton's troubles with technology extend even further than her famous tussle with the fax machine, revealed in the first set of FOIA'ed emails the State Department released several months ago. She also has a lot of difficulty with printers.

According to a batch of email released to Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton not only received classified information on her Chappaqua bathroom server, she often asked for said emails to be printed out so that she could review them without all of the distractions attendant to technology. Or, of course, she's just old and needed things in their paper versions. Bifocals and pixels don't mix, you see.

Hillary Clinton forwarded two emails that included “foreign government” information to a top State Department aide and asked for the messages to be printed out, according to correspondence obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

A Thought for Daniel Bryan

By on 2.9.16 | 4:58PM

When Daniel Bryan sent out a tweet yesterday afternoon indicating he was going to retire from professional wrestling, I thought it might be a work. Over the years, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have had other "retirement announcements" only for there to be a swerve to set up a match. In fact, I retweeted Bryan's tweet with the message, "I sincerely hope there is a swerve & Daniel Bryan wrestles in ONE MORE MATCH @ WrestleMania 32."

But it was not to be. Daniel Bryan announced his retirement during the closing segment of WWE RAW which took place in Seattle (he is native of Aberdeen, Washington).

Will New Hampshire #SettleforHillary?

By on 2.9.16 | 4:37PM

We are just hours away from the end of America's first-in-the-nation primary and you can feel the excitment in the air as we all ponder the pressing questions: will voters rescue Marco Rubio from his media narrative? Can Jeb Bush pave his way through to next Tuesday with Chris Christie fat jokes? Are there enough out-of-touch-with-reality New Englanders willing to put yet another nail into the Clinton campaign's coffin? 

So many questions, so few people who care about the answers. But at least as far as the last question is concerned, well, maybe things are looking better for ol' Hillary than can reasonbly be expected. Thanks to an enterprising Hillary supporter pictured on the Jumbotron at her final New Hampshire rally, the Clinton campaign - which is rumored to be "restructuring" in response to her devastating loss in Iowa - may have a very workable new slogan: #SettleforHillary. Wants MSNBC to Suspend Chris Matthews…And They Might Have a Point

By on 2.9.16 | 4:01PM

Recently, issued a petition demanding that MSNBC suspend Chris Matthews "because of his constant shilling for Hillary Clinton.", which supports Bernie Sanders, might have a legitimate beef. Matthews wife, Kathleen, is running for Congress in Maryland and as The Daily Caller revealed this morning, many of her top donors are Hillary Clinton's top donors.

It is worth remembering that MSNBC suspended Keith Olbermann for donations he made to three Democratic candidates in the 2010 mid-term elections

Matthews has a blatant conflict of interest. Surely, he has a vested interest in the outcome of Hillary vs. Bernie.

David Brooks Misses A Lot More Than The Crease in Obama’s Pants

By on 2.9.16 | 2:43PM

President Obama will be in office for another 346 days. But David Brooks misses him already:

Obama radiates an ethos of integrity, humanity, good manners and elegance that I’m beginning to miss, and that I suspect we will all miss a bit, regardless of who replaces him.

I wonder why the Obama White House didn't see fit to hire Brooks. Perhaps he is more useful to them as a New York Times conservative.

As much as I loathe Donald Trump, I loathe Barack Obama even more and would not miss him for a nanosecond. After all, if it weren't for Obama's deference to our enemies and disdain for America and her Allies, there would be no chance that Trump would be a viable presidential candidate.

Bill Clinton Says Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Are “Sexist” & “Profane” (In Other News, Pot Calls Kettle Black)

By on 2.8.16 | 12:50PM

You know Hillary Clinton's campaign is in trouble when Bill Clinton says Bernie Sanders' supporters are being "sexist" and "profane".

Under normal circumstances, Bill Clinton could be called upon as an expert witness on sexist and profane behavior. But these are not normal circumstances. When it comes to Hillary, nothing is normal.

If the Clintons have their way not only are Bernie's supporters a bunch of sexist hounds, but they would also have us believe that Bernie is not only a tool of the NRA, but a reincarnation of Charlton Heston.

Women Who Don’t Support Hillary Clinton Are Probably Going to Hell

By on 2.8.16 | 12:18PM

At least according to Madeleine Albright.

Last week, there was a Hill story about an organized pressure campaign on Elizabeth Warren, designed to shame her into openly supporting Hillary Clinton rather than the person who fits better with her New England socialist lifestyle, Bernie Sanders. This week, there's word that Clinton surrogate Madeleine Albreight has damned Bernie's feminist legions to Hell for their gender apostasy, openly declaring that they'll be chewed alive by Satan himself in the 11th circle if they don't wise up and get on the Clinton bus.

“Just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Albright — who was the first-ever female secretary of state — told the audience.

Social Justice Warriors Spent Miserable Night Complaining About Superbowl Commercials

By on 2.8.16 | 10:30AM

It has to be awfully exhausting to be a social justice warrior these days - at least, emotionally exhausting.

Last night, as the rest of America was casually enjoying a night of fun and football, perhaps over mounts of Bud Lite and other assorted carbohydrates, a team of SJWs, charged with "exposing" the biased nature of Superbowl commercials, took to Twitter under the hashtag, #notbuyingit, critiquing ever commercial as it aired for its relative commitment to social justice principles and/or the progressive platform, whichever you happen to think rules the day. Among the complaints? A missive from NARAL, accusing Doritos of adopting the "antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses" when they aired a commercial depicting an unborn baby chasing a nacho chip right out of the womb. 

The Free-Style Pout

By on 2.8.16 | 12:13AM

Those who watched the post-game press conferences after Super Bowl 50 got to see young Cam Newton working on his free-style pout. Great athlete, but outside the lines he’s often 26 going on 14. OK, most of the questions were dumb. But they always are, and this is part of the game. After facing Denver’s D on the field, facing reporters in the press room should be a lot easier, if not edifying. Even after a heart-breaking loss.

There are plenty of NFL years left for the multi-talented Cam. Almost certainly he will one day be where Peyton Manning stood after this Super Bowl. Maybe by that time he will have learned how to act like a grownup.