The news has been full of destructive people who have stupidly made fools of themselves — real chumps. And they’ve deserved it.

  • Betsy DeVos. She got in front of the television cameras and spoke to Leslie Stahl, and revealed that she is the perfect person to implement Trump’s scheme to destroy American education.

    All this proves that it is sheer (if perhaps unintentional) genius to have DeVos, who married into the Amway fortune, in her role in the Trump administration. If this is the caliber of the top education official in the land, it hardly speaks well for getting an education. People could quite reasonably conclude that education isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and they wouldn’t go to all the trouble of attending school.

    As it happens, this is exactly what Trump needs to secure the future of his political movement. For Trump, the fewer people who get an education, the better off he will be. Exit polls showed a huge education gap in the 2016 election. College graduates favored Hillary Clinton by nine percentage points, while those without college degrees favored Trump by eight points. That 17-point gap was “by far the widest” dating to 1980, according to the Pew Research Center.

  • Matt Heimbach. This may be the most spectacular flameout in ages. Heimbach, a proud neo-Nazi and founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party, was caught boinking his mother-in-law by his father-in-law and wife, and was arrested for domestic assault. The police report is like a caricature of redneck America.

    Down to the Walmart! Sex! Trailers! Familial affairs! And there’s a video recording!

  • Dennis Alexander. He’s the reserve police officer who was supposed to be teaching a gun safety class in a high school (why?), who pulled out a handgun to show the students how to properly handle it, and ended up shooting the ceiling and injuring three students. It was such an effective demonstration of why guns are absurdly dangerous, even in trained hands, that I’m sure Alex Jones is going to come along any moment now and declare it a false flag operation.

  • Alex Jones. He’s being sued by Brennan Gilmore.

    On Aug. 12, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was tragically killed and at least 19 others were wounded when a driver plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters during the weekend of the infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, the close-knit college town where I went to school and where I live now.

    I saw this happen right in front of me. To me, it was clearly deliberate. I captured that horrible moment on my phone’s camera, shared the video with police and posted it on social media. Not long after that, I was verbally attacked by Infowars’ Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists, who wanted to portray me as a “deep state” operative motivated by a desire to undermine President Trump and his administration. As a result, my family and I have been attacked and threatened.

    That’s why I’m suing for defamation.

    The only question in my mind is why he wasn’t sued into oblivion long before this. This is what he does for a living: he makes up horrible conspiracy theories about the victims of crimes. His schtick is to lie to his massive audience about “crisis actors” and claim that the families of murdered children profit from the tragedy.

    Also mentioned is Gateway Pundit, another scurrilous source of fake news.


  1. emergence says

    Okay, all that Gillmore did was film that shithead running people over. Do they somehow think he faked the footage? The injuries and the death of Heather Heyer were certainly real. I’m wondering if they’re attacking him just because of how he described the incident on social media. We’ve gotten to the point where actual footage of an incident can be displayed online and shared with law enforcement, and conspiracy theorists will still shoot the messenger and claim that they have ulterior motives if the footage is politically inconvenient.

  2. davidc1 says

    Over here in GB we have our own version of that devos woman .jeremy hunt is in charge of the NHS ,he is the author (haha) of a book about how to privatise the NHS and turn it into an American style health service ,he is widely regarded as a lady part ,the part that rhymes with his name ,well the rude name for a lady part.
    How about that for a Freudian slip?

  3. microraptor says

    I saw part of that DeVos interview. Had to change the channel before I started vomiting again (I’d had food poisoning the night before).

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more blatantly insincere person on 60 Minutes. Trump comes across as more sincere than she does.