Saturday, August 19, 2017

All Nine Bowls of a Milestone...

It's taken a while.

And to tell you the truth when I started this thing I never even thought about it.

But at the rate we're going we should top a quarter of a million hits on this little Underground Bunker of ours within a week's time.

Not bad for a blog that exists in a vacuum, huh?

Anyway, I think it's kind of a big deal and it calls for a celebration.

And I can't think of a better way to celebrate it than to dedicate today's edition of Room 235 to one of our favorite mods ever.

The one that was always more than willing to do Batshit's bidding for him.

Today I celebrate Auntie Em...

Kevin McGinty

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Excuse me, I'm not finished, "Fake News..."

And what a press conference it was!

I know by now most of you have either seen or at least listened to the press conference President Trump held at Trump Tower yesterday.

He minced no words.

And no one with an ounce of integrity could walk away not understanding exactly what he was saying.

Unfortunately, integrity seems to be a thing of the past in America today.

Take a quick look at how CNN covered it.

These people are so full of hate that there's nothing they won't say or do in order to make Trump look bad.

They twist his words to make it seem like he said something he never said.

There's no level they won't stoop to in order to bring him down.

It's kind of funny how there wasn't a single question regarding the fact that North Korea backed down from their threats to nuke America.

Seemed like a pretty big deal to me.

They just can't wrap their minds around the fact that left-wing violence even exists.

They refuse to report on the million plus jobs that have been created since he's taken office.

They won't cover the fact unemployment is at the lowest level it's been in decades.

They can't possibly admit the stock market is setting record highs on a weekly basis.

Nope, can't do it.

He must be destroyed.

And the will of the American people must be overturned.

Screw em all.

Like it or not President Trump is doing exactly what he said he'd do.

And unlike most politicians, he's doing everything possible to keep the promises he made.


Kevin McGinty

Sunday, August 13, 2017

So, you bastards wanted a race war? Hang on to your asses... You got it...

Well, I had this rant all worked out in my head this morning.

I had my notes ready.

I had my facts all in a row.

I had the photos I planned on using saved.

And just before I sat down I went out back to drink one last cup of coffee and have a quick smoke.

As usual I had my phone with me and started scrolling through Facebook when I came across this guy's video.

I realized he had touched on almost every point I had planned on making.

Only he did it better than I ever could.

So instead of me babbling on I'll just turn it over to a fellow patriot and let him explain it in his own (colorful) words.

These bastards have spent the last 8 years doing everything they could to start a race war.

Well, they got it.

And from my perspective, yesterday, with only one person killed, they got off lucky.

I'm afraid it's only going to get worse from here...

Kevin McGinty

Friday, August 11, 2017

It's getting crazy out there

The war drums are beating. The crazy Norks are nuke ready thanks to Bill Clinton. And they are talking about launching. Bad news.

So our President gives them a clear message. Pull that shit at your own peril. And Mad Dog Mattis echoes his statement. Pretty clear. Zero tolerance.

And what do the godless liberals have to say about it? In their ongoing raging hatred for our President they are of course calling his actions everything they always call his actions. Even the brain tumor addled John McCain suddenly opposes standing up to the crazies.

obama, who dropped more bombs than Johnson was at war his entire two terms. Clinton bombed Serbia like it was Viet Nam. And not a peep. But suddenly it's time to negotiate. With crazy people who are beyond negotiation.

I swear, these people will sacrifice anything to overturn our election. They would let fat boy and the Norks fire off nukes and kill millions if they thought they could get political leverage from it. These people are traitorous seditious enemies of America. And I'm talking about the godless left. Not the Norks. We know where they stand. It's the enemy within that worries me more.

So it's Friday. Thank God for small favors.

Here's a little of the great Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass for you on a Friday.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Well, the swamp is filled with swamp creatures

The swamp is doing it's job. I heard this morning that 73% of people say they don't trust what they hear from this white house. Now I know, these are the same polls that told us Donald Trump couldn't win the primary and then couldn't win the election so I take it for what it's worth.

But the fact is the nonstop barrage of lies and excrement from the godless left is doing it's job. It's keeping our President from doing what we elected him to do. And that's bad.

When the TEA party rose up the swamp crushed it after a few years. And that's what got them Donald Trump. We the people elected him. And for good reason. And they are scared.

They seem to think if they can crush him, then we will give up and slink away into the night. Wrong.

Donald Trump isn't our last chance. He's their last chance. We have spoken. Things have to change. If they are able to overturn a fair and lawful election and overturn the will of the people using a bunch of democrat hack lawyers what comes next will not be pretty.

This President was elected by the people. Simple as that. Accept it, or don't. Frankly, I don't care. But that's the way it is. And the people aren't going to sit by and let their vote be nullified by an out of control left wing media and a corrupt and godless democrat party aided by a bunch of equally corrupt and godless Republicans.

If they drive Donald Trump out of office what comes next will be bad. Bad for them. Really bad. I don't know what it will look like, but it will be ugly. Trust me on this friends. Really ugly.

And I just heard today that the city of Chicago via the mayor Rahm "the ballerina" Emmanual is suing the Federal Government for enforcing immigration laws.

Now let that soak in for a minute. They claim that enforcing the immigration laws is "unconstitutional".

The last time this happened was when the Federal government passed laws affecting slavery, and the democrats considered the nullified because they didn't like them. That led to secession and a civil war. This is insane.

But this is what we are up against. And I don't doubt these seditious bastards will find some obama appointed federal judge who will rule against the rule of law and side with the anarchists. Seems to happen pretty regularly.

 fear for our country. I fear for what will follow if they are successful at this rebellion against us. In the end, it will all be bad. The Civil War ended slavery but 700,000 men died to settle it. Quite a price.

And this one won't be much better I fear.

Make America Great Again.

"It's a Republic Madam, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, August 6, 2017

One Last, Quick Blog Before Safe Takes Over Tomorrow Morning...

Just for the record, you guys are amazing.

I don't think there's ever a been a blog go by that I haven't learned a thing or two from you.

For instance, take a gander at the video Sarge posted on the last edition on "The Underground Bunker."

Like he said, if you're easily offended by the unvarnished truth I'd suggest not watching it.

However, if you have the guts to hear what the average British citizen really think of the Muslim invasion the leaders of their country has forced down their throats, you might want to check it out.

Sarge, thanks for passing this along...

Kevin McGinty

Trump hating opinion page editor Matt Johnson is what happened to the once proud and trusted Topeka Capital-Journal...

I'm gonna throw out a rare but important Sunday edition of "The Underground Bunker."


Because I can and because more and more people are starting to notice that under the leadership of Opinion Page Editor (and dedicated Trump Hater) Matt Johnson the once proud and trusted Topeka Capital-Journal has become nothing more than another mouth piece for the America-hating left.

I've taken the liberty of re-posting a comment by our good friend and fellow patriot, Nunya as a way of making that point.

The following is that comment in it's entirety.


NunyaAugust 5, 2017 at 5:05 AM

"I see Little Matty, the Johnson, has rendered yet ANOTHER total bogus hit piece about Trump, this time using "Scaramooch, Scaramooch...will you do the fandango" as his justification to tie the Mooch's vulgarities to the Johnson's interpretations of his long list of Trump "misdeeds", with some of them just blatant unproven allegations and lies. Of course, nobody expects that prick to be honest in his writing, since EVERYONE knows he's no "journalist", but only a petulant child with a low IQ, a nasty vindictive temperament, and prone to throw his little hissy-fits into public. (He emulates his hero, Imam Obama.)

"Yes, it's disturbing when he slanders journalists..."

No, it's not. The "truth" cannot be slander. Besides, Little Matty, just like you, ALL those other far-left radical operatives in mainstream media who have no ethics or "journalistic integrity" gave up the right to be called "journalists". You are all left-wing political hacks, and no more important than any other person "stating an opinion, to steer a narrative". You are all "commentators", at best, but more like bottom-feeding bloggers peddling fake news.

"...peddles insane conspiracy theories...was flabbergasting when he lied about being "wiretapped" by his predecessor..."

WHAT?! You fuckin' IDIOT! He and his team WAS spied on, and people were unmasked! IT WAS ADMITTED, AND THE PROOF IS THERE! And, the ONLY "insane conspiracy theories" are coming from the left! "Russia...collusion".

The ONLY "collusion" and Russia involvement happened BY THE DEMS, WITH OBAMA AT THE HELM!

"It was appalling ...transgenders barred from...military".

No..."Americans" were "applauding". Parents don't want their sons and daughters having to rely on mentally- and emotionally-unstable people who can't even accept THE FACTS of their DNA to help keep their children as protected as possible during fighting. THIS IS NO GAME! These are NOT lab rats, to run crazy social experiments on!

Besides, OUR tax money is MUCH better used on REAL surgeries to piece together the injured. Shouldn't diminish those funds for "elective, voluntary, unnecessary cosmetic surgery". THAT is "appalling"!

Screw Matt, the Johnson."

Ever since the arrival of Matt Johnson it's been nothing but one attack after another.

On Governor Brownback.

The Kansas Legislature.

Kris Kobach.

Republicans in general.

It's funny how they've never said a single thing about the left-wing violence that swept the nation during last year's presidential election.

They never once addressed Hillary's 33,000 deleted emails.

The meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clint0n.

Proven cases of voter fraud.

Proven "Fake News" his fellow Trump haters have spread nationwide for months on end.

The illegal unmasking of hundreds of American citizens.

The illegal leaking of classified information inside the White House.

In order for his radical left-wing bullshit to gain traction all opposing views had to be silenced.

That's what lead to tying comments to Facebook accounts.

And it's what eventually led to destroying the community blog section.

And now you know that Trump hating Opinion Page Editor Matt Johnson is what happened to the once proud and trusted Topeka Capital-Journal.

Kevin McGinty

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Free For All Friday...

So, our worthless little bottom feeder's all giddy about that piece of shit Muller putting together a Grand Jury.


Let me tell you something, gimme.

You might think this is all fun and games.

You might think it's all one big joke.

Have you even bothered to consider the consequences of successfully taking Trump out?

Do you not understand the implications of overturning the will of the American people?

Do you not understand that there are tens of millions of armed to the teeth, American citizens who will take to the streets and raise more hell than your stupid ass can ever imagine?

You and your America hating buddies have no idea what you're getting yourselves into.

President Trump held a rally in West Virginia earlier tonight. (See video)

It ought to give you a glimpse of how passionately the American people support the president we elected.

I don't give a shit what you think about my president.

And I don't give a shit what you believe about him either.

And frankly I'm becoming bored with your "drivel."

Oh, and hey, you're really gonna hate hearing the name, Senator Kid Rock when the time comes.

You guys get out there and have yourselves a wonderful day...

Kevin McGinty

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The American Party?

There's a reason I asked our friend and fellow patriot Still Safe At Home to join me as a co-host in this little blog of ours.

And that reason is because more often than not we're on the same page.

Like most Americans we're both fed up with what's going on in this country of ours.

We're fed up with the corruption.

We're fed up with the lies.

We're fed up with a republican party that seems hell bent on destroying itself.

Anyway, in the final hours of the last blog Safe brought up what at one time I thought would be a stupid idea.

The idea of a third party.

I've always been of the opinion that the only thing a third party could accomplish would be to destroy the republican party.

But all you need to do is to look at the last 6 months to see they're already doing that by themselves.

Has the time for a legitimate third party finally arrived?

I don't know but it's a conversation worth having.

So without further ado I'm just going to post Safe's comment and let you guys take it from there...

"I think it may be time to think about a third party. This may finally be the time. Nothing says President Trump can't create a third party right now. The American Party. Announce he is no longer a Republican since they are working against him, at least some of them. And probably more than we think behind the scenes. And the democrat party has gone full on communist now, anti American attempting to overthrow our election. So what's left? Third party.

Create the party and tell those Republicans who really do want to Make America Great Again they can switch. Let the rest wallow in the swamp they love so much. Crust McCain can be their leader.

I think the time is right. I think Americans are sick of both parties. And they might just be on board for flushing that toilet that is Washington and getting rid of the turds that are stinking it up.

Maybe more on this later. Just a seed of an idea right now.

Anybody think it might be time? Seems like right before an election is a really bad time. But if the President and a bunch of patriotic Republicans do it now, might just work.

It will drive a bunch of godless left wing democrats and the godless democrat controlled media crazy. So it's worth that at least."

What say you?
Kevin McGinty

Monday, July 31, 2017

Nikki Haley rejects more U.N. sessions on North Korea: "The time for talks is over."

Good morning boys and girls.

With all the crap going on in the world today it's hard to zero in on one topic to talk about so I thought I'd just throw a few headlines out there and let you guys do what you do best.

Here goes.











And perhaps the most telling.


And in the meantime, what do the democrats and what passes for today's mainstream media focus on?

You know.

What a mess.

If it comes to all out war I wonder whose side these bastards will be on.

Just kidding.

We already know the answer to that question...

Kevin McGinty

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Random thoughts

So how about this big Boy Scout controversy? Seems the lefties hate the idea that the Boy Scouts cheered our President and booed the crooks and people who hate America. Seems OK to me. And all the same people who are ranting and raving about how horrible this is are the same people who are trying to destroy the Scouts by integrating sexual deviants into their ranks and removing their Christian ties which go back to their founding. So frankly, I don't care what they think.

What's everybody think about this Topeka Mayoral race? I don't know much about the candidates at this point. I guess it's not that important, we have a weak Mayor system. The Mayor is more of a figurehead, really. Doesn't vote. Doesn't really do much. I think it's more of a springboard for people who have higher political aspirations than anything else.

At least a couple of them are big downtown redevelopment backers it looks like. One of them owns property downtown. A sad little restaurant that looks closed when it's open, frankly. And I think he owns some other property. He probably sees big bucks pouring in when they get this hotel built that will probably be bankrupt in five years. So I think he probably is hoping to cash in and wants to be Mayor to steer money his way.

Another one I don't know about, but she is the leading fundraiser. And I see her signs all over downtown so I'm just guessing her money is coming from a small group of developers who own the entire downtown and have gotten rich destroying it by tearing down historical old buildings and putting up eyesores. That's a pretty small group and frankly I don't trust any of them. They wrecked downtown and now they are extorting taxpayer money to try to build a bunch of new crap. I think anything and everything these guys do is to benefit them. And if they are backing a candidate it's because she is promising to steer money their way.

Of course these are just my opinions. And honestly I haven't spent a ton of time on this issue. I just spend a lot of time downtown and have been disgusted with all this crap they have done.

They built a bunch of fountains and statues and repaved the sidewalks under the pretense that would bring back the people to downtown. But the people didn't stop going downtown because there weren't enough statues and fountains. They stopped going downtown because there is nothing there. Nothing but panhandlers and crazy people walking around and a guy dancing with a lamp screaming obscenities at passers by. And that ain't drawing crowds.

So I'd be interested in what anybody else thinks. Not big national significance, but I'm still wondering.

So feel free to comment on whatever. This isn't the Urinal, we talk about whatever the hell we want to on this blog so no such thing as "on topic" or "off topic" around here. Just thought I'd bring up something local for a change.

And thanks to Kevin for posting the videos. Take a look at those and then listen to the godless left screeching about the Boy Scouts. Singing praises to the great leader Chairman Mao is what that was. Boy Scouts cheering our President is what Boy Scouts do. Big difference.

Monday, July 24, 2017

So what's been happening?

I haven't posted much lately, I've been so busy I can't believe it. Work is crazy busy and me and Mrs Safe have a new side business that is taking every spare minute. It's just nuts. And it's tough on an old guy like me.

I hardly ever catch much news. And frankly, it doesn't seem to matter. Nothing changes. President Trump tries to do what he promised and the godless left, the godless left media, the godless democrat party and a bunch of turncoat swamp dwelling Republicans just stop him at every turn. It just seems to get worse by the day with no relief in sight.

The godless left has gone full in on this. They lost the Presidential election and it would seem their collective minds at the same time. I would think losing over 1,100 elections over the past six years would tell them something but it doesn't seem so. The continue their fight to destroy everything America is and stands for. They will not rest until they accomplish their mission. They will not give up. They will not suddenly recover their sanity. It's just not happening.

They hate us and everything we believe in. They hate the America that was founded some 240 years ago. They hate the governmental system we agreed to so many years ago and have fought wars internally and externally to defend and support. And they won't rest until it is burnt to the ground and replaced with some kind of pseudo communist top heavy godless government that turns us into Venezuela.

I honestly don't know how this all turns out. It's pretty scary. Never in our history have so many been dedicated to destroying everything good that has been built that is America. Or I guess I should say so loud and violent. I don't really believe their numbers are as high as they would have us believe, otherwise they wouldn't be losing election after election. But they are loud, and destructive, and violent. And they control almost all the media. So their lies are spread at an alarming rate.

So I may not be as vocal lately, but I'm still in the fight. So keep the pressure on.

And for the record. I don't think I've ever said I thought Jimmy the fishbait boy was entertaining. I certainly never thought that. I don't find him to be anything but another godless left wing POS troll who has nothing to add but shows up to pick fights. He's the scum of the earth along with his fellow travelers who want to destroy my country. So no, I don't find him entertaining. I find him disgusting, as I'm sure most of you do.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free For All Friday...

With so much insanity going on in this country right now I'm not even sure where to start.

Luckily, because it's finally Friday I don't have to.

Today, that's your job.

For me, I think I'll just play a little music and chill out for a while.

Stay safe and be well, my friends...

Kevin McGinty

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cowardly Republicans...

Give us the House and we'll get things done, they told us.

We did.

Give us they Senate and we'll be a force to be reckoned with, they claimed.

We did.

Give us the White House and we'll be unstoppable, they chanted.

We did.

And what'd we get for it?

A bunch of frigging cowards.

I've been a die-hard, staunch republican my entire adult life.

For what?

Seriously, what's the point?

For the last 7 or 8 years these worthless bastards have campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

I understand their reluctance to vote in favor of the bill that in all reality was just another version of Obamacare.

I get it.

What I can't accept is the fact that they couldn't even come up with the votes to support the back up plan which was to simply repeal Obamacare and start all over.

Every one of these cowards voted in favor of the exact same bill in 2013 while Obama was still in office and they knew for a fact he'd veto it anyway.

So what's next?

Tax reform?

I have zero confidence in their ability to make it happen.

Trump's border wall?

There's a story in "The Hill" about an upcoming House bill that includes funding for a whopping 28 miles of it.

What a sad, pathetic joke these people really, truly are.

I think Charlie Daniels defined our current situation perfectly yesterday with two simple yet accurate Tweets. 

The senate is not a political body, its a kindergarten class
OK the congress and senate we have can't work together and have proven it.
solution- replace them all until we find people who can

We finally have a president who's willing to fight for us.

We have the House just like we were told was needed.

And we have the Senate which we were told was was vital.

And what'd we get for our efforts?

Cowards, liars, and losers...

Kevin McGinty

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More than just some campground somewhere in Colorado...

Ah, despite this God-awful heat it's good to be home.

I mean, home is where all my stuff is and where my people are always close by. But it is nice to get away every once in a while.

By now most of you know my family and I went on our semi-sorta, yearly Colorado vacation.

Most people (including my kids when they were growing up) would think my idea of packing up and going to the same destination year after year would be the most boring idea there ever was.

Maybe I'm just a boring guy.

It all started pretty much by accident the first time my wife and I hauled our little popup camper and three kids out to Colorado.

We got a late start leaving Topeka and didn't get to Colorado Springs till somewhere around midnight.

I was tired, the kids were fighting, and my lovely wife was bitching about something or another so I pulled into the very first campground (still inside Colorado Springs city limits) we came to, played my "man card" and boldly announced this was where we were going to spend the night, now shut up.

Those of you who know that lovely wife of mine already know how far playing my "man card" got me.

She looked around and said something like, "you're crazy if you think the kids and I are going to spend a single night here, it looks like a damned ghetto!"

Fine then!

We pulled back out onto the road and headed west toward Woodland Park, and there it was.

A few miles west of Manitou Springs, on the south side of the road, we saw a sign that led us to what was to become our family vacation destination for the next 20 years, Lone Duck Campground.

We pulled in and I wasn't surprised to find the office already closed but what did surprise me was the sign on the door saying something like, "go ahead and pick an open spot and come see us in the morning."

I knew right then that the owners of the place were probably good people.

And meeting them the next morning confirmed it.

Much like my own family they were young and had little kids.

Among the things we hauled out there were bicycles and skate boards.

Scattered around the office were bicycles and a little kid's wagon.

After a few years we ditched the popup and got a bigger travel trailer.

The kids who by now were teenagers decided they needed their own tent site.

As they grew older their toys got bigger and eventually we'd have a caravan with my wife, youngest son, and I hauling the camper, my oldest son with a trailer hauling his jeep, his best friend, Fred with a trailer hauling a couple dirt bikes and 4 wheelers, and my daughter and her husband hauling themselves and my first grandson.

Over the years we had multiple vehicle breakdowns along the way that at the time seemed like game changers. But looking back we all just laugh about it.

It'd take all day to tell you about the adventures we had back in those early days so I'll just describe them in one, simple word.


Things were easier back then, too.

For the most part the only thing we had to consider when scheduling the whole thing was when school started.

Now that they're all grown, married, and have their own kids and lives to take care of it's a lot harder to make it happen.

But we keep trying.

Since they now have trailer and cabins for rent we no longer haul the camper out there which is fine with me.

It's funny, once you get older, you finally realize you're not going to live forever, so for me this a way to give them all something they'll remember the rest of their lives.

Whether it's fishing in the pond, playing pin ball at the arcade, swimming in the pool, stumbling out of bed at 6:00 in the morning for breakfast, or sitting around the campfire rehashing the adventures of the day, they'll all remember at least bits and pieces of it.

Building memories.

To me, that's what it's all about.

Go ahead and ask any of my kids or grand kids where we went on vacation.

Obviously, we went to Colorado but they're all going to tell you, "we went to Lone Duck."

And Steve and Lisa, if you're reading this, thank you so much for being a part of it...

Kevin McGinty

Monday, July 10, 2017

Forget politics, play with a three year old all day

I haven't been posting much last week, or this week probably. My daughter and three year old grandson are visiting from California. And no, we don't talk politics. At All!

I am having more fun than I deserve. This boy entertains me constantly. He calls me Poppy, except when he decides to shorten it to Pop. He loves cars and trains and sandboxes and swimming pools. The little inflatable kind, I don't have a pool.

So I didn't watch five minutes of news last week. And probably won't this week. Frankly, I don't care what's happening in the world right now. All I care about is entertaining this little guy.

You want to forget about all this stuff for a while, get yourself one of these grandchildren.

And you know what? He doesn't care either. If I tried to explain about President Trump or the evil of liberals, he would just laugh at me and want to play with his trucks. And frankly, I like that. Because who cares when you have a bunch of toys to play with and popsicles to eat and dogs to chase and naps to take.

I'll be back full steam when he leaves. A little sadder to have him gone, but refreshed and ready to get back at it.

I know there's a bunch of stuff happening, and it sounds like we are winning the battle for the soul of America. But for a couple weeks, all I care about is this little guy who loves trucks and trains and having Poppy read him books.

So this will be short, and not particularly relevant politically. But that's OK. I hear a little voice upstairs looking for Poppy so I got to go. There's a bunch of trucks waiting for us, and adventures to have.

I'll check in from time to time but unless he's taking a nap, we got business to attend to. Truck and car business.

Stay cool.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The fundamental question of our time: Does the west have the will to survive?

I know by now most of you guys have heard at least parts of President Trump's Poland Speech.

I finally found a fairly short video (about 5 minutes) that touches on the highlights.

Check it out if you get a chance as it's well worth the time it takes to watch it.

I don't know about the rest of you but for me personally, listening to him speak makes me proud to be an American again.

It sure beats the hell out of the way Obama humiliated by bowing down to every tin horn dictator in the world.

God bless President Donald J. Trump.

And God bless The United States of America...

Kevin McGinty

The meme wars have begun and CNN has no one to blame but themselves...

"CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change."

You guys have all heard the story about CNN tracking down the poor schmuck who created the goofy internet GIF that Trump re-tweeted,

In their world everything else ceased to exist.

Mocking our fake, lying asses will not be tolerated!.

With a gleam in their eye they breathlessly reported they'd found the guy and as long as he kept his promise not to do it again, his identity would remain secret.

Well, that was yesterday before the whole thing blew up in their faces.

This is today.

As of this morning there have been literally hundreds if not thousands of internet GIFS mocking those arrogant bastards.

Some of them are just goofy and some of them are downright hilarious.

But they all serve a purpose.

And combined together they serve an even greater purpose.

Evidently the American people don't take too kindly to multi-dollar so-called news organizations blackmailing people.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.

I could keep posting videos all day long, yes, there are literally that many to choose from.

The point is CNN started something they can't possibly handle and may not even survive.

I suspect they'll do what they can to change the subject.

And I also suspect there'll soon be a few changes in management positions.


Kevin McGinty

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


CNN and Andrew Kaczynski, head of the network’s Republican oppo research unit “KFILE,” gave a misleading defense after receiving an intense backlash to a Sunday night post boasting that he had tracked down and identified a man who claimed credit for a gif shared by President Donald Trump — and that CNN may reveal his identity if the man chooses to “repeat this ugly behavior.”

Reddit user “u/HanAssholeSolo” posted an apology to CNN and journalists at the raucous pro-Trump subreddit “r/The_Donald” earlier in the evening, saying he did not create the specific WWE-themed video that Trump tweeted. Kaczynski, in a story titled “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” revealed that this individual posted the apology after the CNN reporter had discovered his identity and sent him an email asking to talk.
Dozens of celebrities, commentators, politicians, and journalists criticized the network, all across the political spectrum — from Donald Trump Jr. to YouTuber Philip DeFrancoto WikiLeaks to anti-Gamergate stalwart Brianna Wu. The hashtag #CNNBlackmail became the number one trending topic on Twitter, with many critics calling the sentence about CNN “reserving the right” to release the man’s name as a “threat” to “dox” him.

Wow, classy move here by @CNN. Threatening to dox a guy over a gif. Wait who's the child again? Thought that was Trump. @KFILE

@ttabatabai8 @KFILE obtaining someone's IRL name whether published or not to extract obvious unoriginal apology describing sources/methods snds like dox to me.

This line is being misinterpreted. It was intended only to mean we made no agreement w/the man about his identity. 
@KFILE Bullshit. It flat out states his behavior is contingent on whether or not you dox him.

For those out of the loop, CNN reporter @KFile threatened to doxx the Reddit user who made the WWF gif and demanded an apology. Not news.
@KFILE Either doxx him or don't. But don't threaten to do it to blackmail him into certain behavior. That's way out of line. 

Problem is the internet is not proportional. This person was a jerk, sure, but revealing his ID would lead to death threats, job risks, etc.
I can't emphasize how bad this is on CNN's part. This is basically "don't post stuff we don't like or we'll dox you." Extremely unethical.

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This line is being misinterpreted. It was intended only to mean we made no agreement w/the man about his identity. 
@KFILE @mathewi @CNN no matter how ignorant Han's words & actions may be u & your editor should be fired. That was a threat.. not journalism

CNN specifically choose not to reveal this guy's identity and to say we threatened anyone is a total lie. 
@KFILE @SilencingTrees Sorry, it's difficult to believe this isn't a threat.

Dumb GIF or not, this isn't really acceptable from a news outlet.

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Kaczynski distanced himself from the proverbial scalp, saying that the man “posted his apology before we *ever* spoke [to] him.”

However, Kaczynski and his colleagues appeared to take credit for the apology before the story backfired.

Pressed on the apparent contradiction, Kaczynski clarified that his use of “spoke” should only be understood as literal speaking — not that the apology came before CNN ever communicated with the man.

A representative for CNN did not respond to clarify whether the man, according to Kaczynski, “called us to apologize further” after the story was published with the language that many readers perceived as a threat.
The network released a statement echoing Kaczynski’s defense, saying that the man “apologized and deleted his account before ever speaking with our reporter.” The statement does not admit that the man likely knew he had been identified by a CNN reporter — and could potentially be outed — before he wrote his apology.

Conservative critics pounced on the discrepancy in Kaczynski’s tweets, accusing him of “lying” about the timeline of the apology.

Still others pointed to CNN producer Donie O’Sullivan seemingly celebrating Kaczynski’s piece and New Day anchor Chris Cuomo asking if the network should publish the man’s identity — claiming that their language suggested a company-wide intent to intimidate or punish the Reddit user.

It's being said that Solo's apology was out of character, that he was initially really happy Trump shared his work

The network is under fire as critics assert that Kaczynski failed to establish the newsworthiness of the story. The network’s statement does not answer this concern, and representatives for CNN have not responded to a request for comment at the time of this publication.

People posting offensive memes are not newsworthy. CNN only cared about this guy because of the Trump gif. Theyre using racism as an excuse.

If the CNN story was worth publishing, it was worth IDing the guy who made the meme. If he isn’t worth IDing, it wasn’t worth publishing.

I have a lot of feelings about this CNN thing. Firstly -- you have no right to anonymity on the internet. If you wanna be anon, cover yr ass
Second, dude's name wasn't released. But I am kinda - unsure what the newsworthiness of this story was? Racist dude is a racist dude online?

If you think the Reddit guy's name is newsworthy, publish it. If it's not, don't.

Holding future behavior over his head is .

O’Sullivan retweeted a post from the New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman asserting that the “real story” in this saga is how Trump’s social media team is providing “hate memes” for the president to share.

Kaczynski’s post was only the latest part of a campaign by the network to attack “HanAssholeSolo” and to tarnish Trump supporters (and the president himself) by association. Breitbart’s Tony Lee wrote:
Outlets like CNN searched the user’s posting history and tried to make the case that the wrestling meme may be “racist” and “anti-semitic.” A White House official told media outlets that the video Trump tweeted was not pulled from Reddit. The reporter (Jared Yates Sexton) who first revealed the Reddit user’s racist postings said he received death threats after he published his findings before promptly blaming Trump for the “hateful environment.”
“This environment is the creation of the man in the White House,” he tweeted.
The Reddit user apologized to the reddit community and for previous posts that were admittedly “racist, bigoted, and [anti-semitic].”
“HanAssholeSolo” also said the post was “in no way advocating” violence “in any way, shape or form” and emphasized that the original post is not what ended up on Trump’s Twitter feed.
At the time of this writing, the article is not featured on the page for Kaczynski’s “KFILE” vertical.