Jim Treacher
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Barack Obama Isn’t The President Of The United States Anymore

I don't really have anything to add beyond that. I've just been waiting 8 long years to write that headline, and I'm going to enjoy this moment.

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Vox Has An ‘Inauguration Day Emotion Tracker,’ Because They Want To Make Me Happy

11:21 AM 01/20/2017

It's not often that I link to Vox.com, but this is really, really special.

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, November 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Ellen DeGeneres On Obama: ‘I Am A Legally Married Woman Because Of Him’

8:34 AM 01/20/2017

Whether you believe in gay marriage or not, one thing's for sure: There's nothing more important than the narrative. Not facts, not evidence, not... well, not even time.

Pro-war politician of fortune Al Franken, who pimped out his own infant grandson for campaign contributions earlier this year, was once an unfunny comedian with bit parts on

Rick Perry And Al Franken Share A Rather Ribald Chuckle

6:31 PM 01/19/2017

If Rick Perry is at all bothered by that dishonest and inept smear attempt by the New York Times this week, he sure didn't show it during his confirmation hearing for energy secretary today. Here he is having a few laughs with Senator Al Franken:

U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (C) departs the courthouse at Fort Meade, Maryland July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Soon, Taxpayers Will No Longer Foot The Bill For Enabling Bradley Manning’s Delusions

2:58 PM 01/19/2017

When a man betrays his country, he should be punished for his treason. But why should an innocent woman be expected to pay for that man's crimes? That's why genetic male Bradley Manning was sent to military prison, but "Chelsea" Manning will soon go free.

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The Top 10 Things I’ll Miss Most About Obama

12:51 PM 01/19/2017

Here we are, less than 24 hours away from the end of the Obama administration. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually a bit wistful about it. I had him pegged as a jerk all the way back in September 2008, and the past 8 years have done nothing to convince me otherwise. He's been a terrible president, he's lied to me every day of his public life, and I'm not sad to see him go. Nonetheless, he hasn't been all bad. So, here at the Top 10 Things I'll Miss Most About Obama. Drumroll, please... Number 10!

CNN Center in Atlanta on August 10, 2014. The CNN Center is the world headquarters of CNN. [Shutterstock - f11photo]

CNN Devotes Entire Segment To Trump Assassination Fantasy

10:49 AM 01/19/2017

Hey, look, CNN isn't saying they want Trump to be assassinated. They've just been doing a lot of thinking about what would happen if he was.

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LGBT Activists Hold Dance Party Outside Pence’s Temporary DC Home

9:01 AM 01/19/2017

I'm not exactly sure what Mike Pence did to piss off so many liberals who happen to be gay (and gays who happen to be liberal). Is it because he caved to their pressure on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act? Or because he decided to go see Hamilton without their permission? Or because he's got that rugged Race Bannon look that drives them wild, but it's too agonizing to imagine doing it with a... Republican? [shudder]

Socialist College Students Plan Walkout On Inauguration Day For Some Reason

5:29 PM 01/18/2017

Back when I was a youngster in college, we found our own ways to have good wholesome fun. Stuff like swallowing goldfish and stuffing ourselves into phone booths and carving up hobos. But that was then. Young folks these days have come up with a new way to waste everybody's time: whining about Trump!

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Is Anybody Really Surprised That Obama Just Freed A Domestic Terrorist?

3:21 PM 01/18/2017

After all, a domestic terrorist named Bill Ayers launched Obama's political career.

Caption This: Michael Moore And Lena Dunham Wrap Themselves In The Flag For Variety

1:22 PM 01/18/2017

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Notice that the two black men are at the edges of the frame. This is unacceptable, Variety. You're literally marginalizing them! #smdh

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table for dinner with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) and his choice for White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L) at Jean-Georges at the  Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Anti-Trump Protesters Now Coughing On People In Restaurants

10:41 AM 01/18/2017

Sick.

Genetic Male Bradley Manning Pulls Off The Klinger Gambit

8:53 AM 01/18/2017

Remember Corporal Klinger on M*A*S*H? He was the fellow who wore women's clothes so the Army would declare him a Section 8 and send him home. In later seasons of the show, he gave it up and stopped being hilarious. But now, Bradley Manning has pulled off that ploy in real life. Obama is the first president in U.S. history to commute the sentence of a "woman" for the crimes of a man.

White Man In White-Owned Restaurant To Mixed-Race Couple: ‘You Couldn’t Find No White Woman?’

3:58 PM 01/17/2017

With the looming inauguration of Donald Trump, there's no avoiding the fact that America in 2017 is a hotbed of racism unlike anyplace else on the planet. We haven't seen such bigotry since the days of Emmett Till. And sadly, the following story just proves the point even further.

Esteban Santiago is taken from the Broward County main jail as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via REUTERS

Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Says He Did It For ISIS

1:54 PM 01/17/2017

Hang onto your hats, everybody. I've heard some crazy stuff in my time, but a guy killing a bunch of people and then claiming he did it in the name of Islam? That doesn't sound right to me!

Lena Dunham to campaign for Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lena Dunham & J.J. Abrams Make Animated Film Glorifying Planned Parenthood

11:22 AM 01/17/2017

Are you an abortion enthusiast, but you're tired of explaining to a bunch of dumb hillbillies why it's so great to kill a child before it can inconvenience you? Lena Dunham and J.J. Abrams know your pain, and they've created a short film to explain why all those anti-choice baby-huggers are wrong and Planned Parenthood is great. The film is called 100 Years, but with J.J. on board, I'm giving it a new title: The Forceps Awaken.

Caption This: Moving Vans Outside Obama’s New House

9:47 AM 01/17/2017

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One thousand words aren't enough to express my happiness.

Lefty ‘News’ Site Misidentifies Journalist As Omar Mateen’s Wife

9:00 AM 01/17/2017

Noor Tagouri is a young journalist and, apparently, the first woman to wear a hijab in Playboy magazine. She is not Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of confirmation hearings on Senator Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) nomination to be U.S. attorney general in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

John Lewis Boycotted George W. Bush’s First Inauguration Too, And He Gave The Same Reason

6:53 PM 01/16/2017

If I'm supposed to care that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is boycotting Trump's inauguration, and if it's somehow a big deal that Trump hit back at him like everybody knew he would, then the following item seems relevant.