More signs that Trump has driven HuffPo to madness

Despite Trump’s continuing screw-ups, which dominate real papers like the New York Times, HuffPo needs to pin everything on the Prez. Here’s one (click on screenshot if you must read it):

Why? Because Babs is forced to eat pancakes with maple syrup after she hears the morning news. Poor thing! It’s all the fault of Trump, not of her appetite!

And why did they report this, based on two tw**ts from Streisand? Because PuffHo has gone bull-goose loony since the election, and simply can’t accept that their candidate lost.


  1. Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I think this is a lighthearted play on the idea that something is “causing me to drink” joke.

    Example: as an undergraduate, I had a professor who once moaned that our midterms were bad enough to cause him to have a “stiff drink”.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted March 7, 2017 at 2:23 am | Permalink

      Yes. From Streisand, lighthearted. From PuffHo, heavy-footed and ham-fisted.


  2. Bryan
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    In fairness, claims to their volatility towards journalism could have been predicted over half a decade ago by their ubiquitous coverage of tasteful side-boob stories.

  3. P. Puk
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I got fat. It’s the Streisand Effect.

    • David Duncan
      Posted March 7, 2017 at 1:53 am | Permalink

      I got fat in 1980. All Reagan’s fault!

      • Mike
        Posted March 9, 2017 at 8:18 am | Permalink

        I got fat due to my “sweet”

        • Mike
          Posted March 9, 2017 at 8:19 am | Permalink

          Could be Barbs problem.

  4. Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Huff’ton Post or The Onion?

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    “bull-goose loony”

    Nice allusion to the game of the Dozens played by McMurphy and Harding!

    (IIRC, R.P. McMurphy won by asserting he voted for Eisenhower … twice … and the second time Ike wasn’t even on the ballot.)

  6. Kevin
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    It’s not unhealthy to gain weight in one’s seventies, especially for women. One bout of pneumonia can send anyone back 10-15lbs and at that age, it’s not always safe to be without a little reserve.

    • Claudia Baker
      Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

      Oh yay! Only a few more years of busting my butt at the gym and watching what I eat. Can’t wait for my 70s!! Baskin-Robbins chocolate-mint ice cream – here I come! This is the best news I’ve heard in ages.

      • Kevin
        Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

        Well, actually, the best news Barbara could follow is not to follow the news and she could still eat her pancakes and be much happier. There is probably little she can do now to stop the Orange Chaos Monkey…from what I’ve seen he will take self-implode.

        • Claudia Baker
          Posted March 6, 2017 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

          Yes, this is good advice. I need to stop watching the news too. I just saw that Ben Carson, in his first address to his department, said that the slaves were “immigrants in the bottom of ships” who also came here with “hopes and dreams” for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrrg! Are we living in a parallel universe now? How can this possibly be real?

          • Filippo
            Posted March 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

            ‘ .. . slaves were “immigrants in the bottom of ships” who also came here with “hopes and dreams” for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.’

            Yep, what else was there for them to do but to hope for the best (and plan for the worst?)?

            • infiniteimprobabilit
              Posted March 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

              How much ‘planning’ do you suppose they were able to do?

              I just find the original statement completely absurd. They came because they were prisoners with no say in the matter, probably no knowledge of what was going on, and if they had any hopes at all it was probably of escape and getting back to where they had been abducted from.


  7. Ken Kukec
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Trump himself always seems so puffy and grouchy in public, Babs should offer to front him some Midol.

    • Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      I think that one of the jokes on Twitter is that Trump eats a Snickers and then reverts to being Obama.

  8. GBJames
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    How can I fault HuffPo when Trump & Company have driven me to madness?

  9. E.A. Blair
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    From my birthday in 2001 to my birthday in 2009 (i guess it helps to explain that my birthday falls on 20 January*) I blamed everything on Bush. The cat barfed on my shoe? Bush’s fault. No Sunday paper? Bush again. Missed a bus? Bush told the driver to pass my stop.

    Of course that was all tongue-in-cheek Onionworthy stuff. I’m doing the same thing with Trumpp* in the same spirit. However, I must say that Dumbya never filled me with as much apocalyptic dread as Trumpp does, mostly because preznit #43 had some competent people in his administration and he had some experience in political administration – though to look at things objectively, Bush was an even worse businessman than Trumpp.

    *If he can spell it “tapp”, I can spell it “Trumpp”. Potato, potatoe.

    • E.A. Blair
      Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

      First footnote missing: Every four years I get a turkey for my birthday – and they put it in the White House.

    • ratabago
      Posted March 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

      That reminds me of one of my favourite Bloom County strips from the 80s. Here’s a reprint on Go Comics.

  10. Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    You know all those times Shaggy said ‘It wasn’t me’?

    It was Trump.

    • grasshopper
      Posted March 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

      Trump said “I didn’t cut down the cherry tree”, and then gave the axe to Lizzie Borden to hide.

  11. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Trump drove HuffPo to madness?
    Well, in a reflection on Trump’s general competence, it wouldn’t have been a long and complicated drive. Even an Übër managing dickhead could have managed it.

  12. jeffery
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know that it’s HuffPo itself that has gone mad; I mean, after all, they DO accept articles (left-wing, alt-medicine, or “New Age” only) from virtually everyone- it’s THESE people who have gone mad, and they recognize HuffPo as an readily-available forum for their absurdities….

  13. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I got a bit embarrassed by Streisand when in 2002, she gave a speech (against the Iraq war) with a long quote allegedly from Shakespeare’s “Julius Ceasar”
    which was actually a sort of Internet prank,(full details here
    You would think anyone with any acting training could see right thru its many anachronisms and stylistic infelicities
    (Although the word “citizen” is medieval, the word “citizenry” was not coined until the early 19th century- there are other dead giveaways. The word “patriot” is medieval, but the word “patriotic” is 18th century, etc. etc.)
    And, Babs, there are lots of online searchable editions of the Bard’s complete works. You don’t have to rely on the “misty water-colored memories” of high school English. (Couldn’t resist that!)

    In his autobiography, wrestler Duane Johnson, aka the Rock has a Shakespeare quote wildly out of context, but at least it was a real one.

    It was only two years after Streisand that Democrat Howard Dean while running for President said his favorite book of the NEW(!!) Testament was the Book of Job. (Fortunately, about the same time Bill O’Reilly mocked Dean for this BillO incorrectly said the Book of Revelation was written 5000 years ago.) I was really really mourning the removal of the Western civ requirement from America’s universities around then!!

    “Some quotes on the Internet are fake”– Abraham Lincoln

  14. BJ
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    That poor, poor woman. She’s so sad after hearing her morning news that she has her chef prepare her pancakes! Talk about oppressed and marginalized!

  15. Posted March 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    It seems to pose no problem for such news to use up their reputation, and be known only for clickbait rubbish. Maybe they adapt.

    They may work with the insight that their political tribe will share an occasional serious news when needed, without any fear that they will be laughed out.

    What do you do with reputation in a media landscape where nothing is believed, and everything is believed with zeal, just depending on what is required at a time, and which interests are being promoted. When you can rely on that, you might as well earn some more clickbait dollars in the meantime and also popularize the site.

    This might be another adaption. Because much clickbait comes from a myriad of random sites, having any name, any familiarity might be “good enough”. The hard work and restraint to leave clickbait-dollars on the wayside might not worth the effort at this point.

    It’s a shame, but let’s be honest, when they have a solid story next time, which is substantiated enough, it will be accepted anyway. We should be ignoring them, then.

  16. Posted March 6, 2017 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    People, people who need pancakes, are the luckiest people in the world.

  17. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted March 7, 2017 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    In fairness to Barbara Streisand, those tweets could well have had an ironic edge to them.

    But if course it’s impossible to be ironic or subtle or nuanced or any other darn thing when you get doofuses like PuffHo just waiting to jump all over it and run it into the ground.


  18. fellytone84
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Breitbart showed equal interest 😑

  19. Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure it’s just a light-hearted poke at Donald Rump. He deserves worse.

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