White House Microwave Confirms That Trump Said “Shithole”

Satire from The Borowitz Report

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A microwave oven that was present at last Thursday’s contentious White House meeting on immigration has confirmed that Donald J. Trump did, in fact, use the word “shithole,” as has been reported.

The microwave, which Trump uses to heat up popcorn, pizza rolls, and a variety of other snacks, offered its account in an official statement released on Tuesday afternoon.

“As a microwave oven in the Oval Office, I am in a unique position to hear what is said by the President in all of his meetings,” the microwave said. “There is no doubt in my mind that he used the word ‘shithole’ in the way described by Senator Richard Durbin and others.”

The microwave said that it had no partisan axe to grind in making its statement but was coming forward merely as a “concerned appliance.”

Minutes after the microwave’s statement, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, sneered at the oven’s assertion that it was impartial in the debate over immigration. “Like most microwave ovens, it came from another country,” she said.

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How The Public Feels About How Amherst Sank Into This Hell Hole

We need to ask ourselves why do we..the voters keep putting the same good ‘ol boys back in office…then complain when they dole out high paying, do nothing but a titled patronage jobs to their friends and family…this merry go round of politics will continue UNTIL the voters wake up, NOT elect career politics who owe everything , except the air they breathe , to their political party who supported them, and use them as puppets…The Erie Co. Water Authority is a perfect example of how NOT to run an efficient operation..a place where useless shelf life politically connected leeches go to expire while feeding off the taxpaying, water customers!!

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Comment: From A Comment From A Concern Citizen

The Planning Dept., in synchrony with the Planning Board, are two of the entities working for every developer in town. View any of the meetings or visit the department, if anyone has any doubt. Taxpayers are paying for employees misguided goals.

One has to wonder about the appointed board. Gilmour has a long record of voting for any development, in spite of overt problems. Guilani is another.

One has to wonder why Spoth finds Gilmour so appealing when the evidence of his incompetence, bias and rudeness is obvious. Vacancy is unacceptable in these positions. If they are cut from the same cloth, both need to resign. They are not operating in the best interest of the public. They can’t be serving the public when their primary focus is themselves and their “friends.”

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Town Board Meeting Tonight

Tonight at 7:00 is the Amherst Town Board Meeting.  All residents are invited to attend.  It should be noted that there is no 4:00 p.m. meeting so there is no consent agenda in the evening meeting.  Everything on the agenda will be discussed.

Many residents are interested to hear about the new positions Supervisor Kulpa has added, the Chief of Staff and Strategic Planner.

Come hear what’s happening in YOUR town.  Have a voice in the discussions.

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Amherst Woman Killed in Head-on Crash in Lockport

An Amherst woman was killed in a head-on crash Monday night in Lockport, the State Police said.

Elizabeth A. Lytle, 27, was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue east on Dysinger Road, just west of Old Dysinger Road, when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2015 Toyota Highlander at about 6 p.m., police said.

Lytle died at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The State Police did not identify the injured driver.

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This Buffalo Brewery Just Installed a Zipline Course From Silo to Silo

Buffalo RiverWorks completed its zipline and it’s open NOW because it’s Buffalo and the cold doesn’t stop us. Yes, after a few setbacks, the rumors are true. You can finally live your dream of soaring from silo to silo. The highest point is on top of the Labatt Blue 6 pack we all know and love. (Most of us anyway.) From there, you’ll zip down a multi-line course, zigging and zagging from brewery to abandoned silo, all with Lake Erie and the Buffalo River in view. #dreamsdocometrue

Riders will start the zip tour, featuring 4 zip lines, by trekking up 115 feet of stairs INSIDE the Labatt Blue six-pack. I mean, you need to get that workout in before you drink a few beers at the bar, right? After arriving at the top of the stairs (it’s not that bad, promise), you’ll be on your way! Local adventurers can take in views of the silo ruins from the sky and make their way across an Indiana Jones-style rope bridge before reaching the last stop that will land them right at the Riverfront Patio. #blessed Although the course is technically open, be sure to give them a call first because they always want to make sure weather conditions are safe for riders.

With the Motoped Bikes, Tiki Tours, Silo Vertical Tours, water toy rentals, rock climbing, the pedal boat, curling, and now the zip line, RiverWorks is quickly creating an adventure haven for locals to get their adrenaline fix!
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Let’s Drain the Swamp in Amherst

One of the phrases our President has uttered that I actually agree with is that we must drain the swamp of the leeches; people who are owned by power groups and those who are incompetent who are given patronages jobs.

Our local government in Amherst has been hit with this cancer of patronages jobs. Patronage jobs given to crooked, dishonest people is the main reason developers call Amherst their “dream town.”

People like Robert Gilmour, chairman of the Planning Board, is a perfect example of being a developers baby. Gilmour already served the allotted time on this important board but last year he was switched from another board back to the Planning Board by his dear friend Fran Spoth, so he could control this important board in support of developers.

My stomach turned every time the people of Amherst were voted down by the Planning Board and the decision went to a developer.

Amherst isn’t the only Town who gives out patronage jobs to people who are total losers. The King of Patronages jobs is our Erie County Executive, Mark Poloncarz.  His infamous gift was creating a $102,000 job for his car driver Michael Szukala.  Mr. Szukala was originally given the job title Inspector General of Erie County. The title was changed to Inspector General of Medicaid. This is an important job at the state level not at the local level.

If the powers in Amherst want the engine of our town to start running efficiently, we must release the individuals who hand out useless patronages jobs and those who were the recipients of such patronage.

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Today Is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today most of America celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King was a black leader who gave his life to help his people gain all of their rights as human beings. It is a privilege to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC Meat Raffle

Join us for a Meat Raffle to benefit the ministries that St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC provides throughout the year.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Doors open at 6:00 pm – 1st drawing will take place at 7:00 pm
Tickets are $7.00 – available at the door.
Admission includes beer, wine and pop. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

Grand Prize is a Freezer and $100 worth of meat.

Bring dollars to play and coolers to fill!

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All things GREEN: Energy, Environment, and Economy


  • TUESDAY, January 16, PUBLIC HEARING: Outer Harbor – Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation’s design proposal for the area next to the Terminal Buildings. 4:00pm, Buffalo Common Council Chambers, City Hall, Buffalo [LINK]
  • TUESDAY, January 16, PUBLIC MEETING: Citizens for Regional Transit –  Transportation: Year in Review, Future Directions.5:30-7:00 pm (Doors open at 5pm). United Way, 742 Delaware Ave., Buffalo [LINK]
  • MONDAY, January 22, PRESENTATIONS: “The Business of Water” – a sustainable business perspective on water: how we get it, how we use it, how we manage it. Sponsor WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable. 8:30AM-11AM, The Planing Mill, 141 Elm St., Buffalo  [LINK]
  • MONDAY, January 22, EDUCATIONAL EVENT: Fossil Fuel Divestment and Alternative Reinvestment by Peter Cook, ED, NYS Council of Churches. Learn how you and your community can join to protect the Earth and future generations from climate change through divestment. Sponsored by the Interfaith Climate Justice Community. 7:00 PM, St. Joseph University Church, Community Hall, 3269 Main Street, Buffalo [LINK]

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