Not So Stormy Monday

We survived the influx of teevee crews, MSM reporters, carpetbloggers, disaster tourists and former Presidents. I stuck to my guns and avoided the hype as much as possible. I did, however, make an exception for President Obama’s outstanding speech last Thursday wherein he acknowledged the man-made nature of our post-K disaster. That was something his feckless predecessor never did. Other than the sign I posted last Friday, I ignored the Texas Napoleon’s return to his Waterloo. I made an exception, however, for pictures of W dancing with a high school principal. He moves like a white preppie who went to Yale and learned … Continue reading Not So Stormy Monday

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – gruesome grab-bag edition

Morning, everyone!

Well, I was going to do a bit on the Perd Hapley Bryce Williams shootings, but Ms. A made that superfluous.

So – that leaves us with Trump.

Not trying to say he’s sucking all the air out of things, but he’s sucking the air out of things. Freeperville is no exception. The non-nutjobs have given up for the most part, and the Trumpaholics have taken over. Something horrible was said by The Darnold or reported on?

Good news for Trump!

Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Throws Support Behind Donald Trump
The Wrap ^ | August 25, 2015 | Itay Hod

Posted on ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎03‎:‎22‎ ‎AM by 2ndDivisionVet

Trump is “the best of the lot,” Duke says of GOP frontrunner

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can count on at least one die-hard fan: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.

Self described “racial realist,” Duke, praised Trump during a recent rant during his online radio show, calling the business mogul a “good salesman.”

Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, also said he liked Trump because of “the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue,” adding, “he’s an entrepreneur and he has a good sense of what people want to hear, what they want to buy.”

While Duke admitted Trump’s proposals could be a political ploy to get the nomination, he agreed with the real estate mogul’s policies aimed at mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, calling him “the best of the lot” among the crowded GOP primary field.

After complaining about the “Jewish domination” of the media, Duke said Trump is telling it like it is.

“Trump, he’s really going all out. He’s saying what no other Republicans have said, few conservatives say.”

Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Listen to Duke’s comments on Trump below


You can’t stop someone from endorsing you. I wouldn’t put it past Karl Rove or someone similar paying Duke to do this.
1 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎03‎:‎22‎ ‎AM by 2ndDivisionVet
Karl Rove’s fault!
To: re_nortex

He’s simply a liberal.

Of course he is.  “White Power” has been the rallying point for liberals since August 6, 1965.

Like half the country, and doing what liberals do. Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. Husbands and wives.

Liberals ALL belong in cages for the safety of the human race.

4 posted on ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎11‎:‎21‎ ‎AM by Norm Lenhart

He seems nice.
Auschwitz file
To: Norm Lenhart
Liberals ALL belong in cages for the safety of the human race.Frankly I consider liberals as less than human and, therefore — like you — think it is wise and prudent to secure them in cages and/or detention camps.

7 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎14‎:‎56‎ ‎AM by re_nortex (DP – that’s what I like about Texas)
Yeah, yeah – we get it.  Untermenschen and all that.  Fuck me Freddy – can’t you nincompoops get through one thread without making Godwin throw up?
To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes this article seems to be an answer to a question that nobody asked…right out of left field. Maybe next they will hold a seance with Hitler to find out if he likes Trump.

5 posted on ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎11‎:‎55‎ ‎AM by cabojoe

Sorry I asked.
To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.]

For once, Team Trump may be stumped.

Should be interesting to see how Team Trump handles this.

They better answer fast, or else the media may smell blood in the water, or wherever.

11 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎19‎:‎44‎ ‎AM by Vision Thing (“Community Organizer” is a shorter way of saying “Commie Unity Organizer”.)

I see what you did there.
One Freeper tries to have it both ways, and the cognitive dissonance is like a slow-motion car wreck:
To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ll be seeing a lot of these ‘he must be a racist’ by association hit pieces in the near future.

But with the excesses of this clown negro regime the danger of a ‘critical mass’ moment exists revealing the so called racists of our distant pass(sic) were absolutely correct on the condition of black culture and their devastating effect on civilized society.

47 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎6‎:‎22‎:‎24‎ ‎AM by exPBRrat

Thank god you escaped being associated with racism.  That was a close one.
Of course, “re_nortex” (ah, how I love ya) knows who’s really to blame:
To: Reno89519

Seriously, KKK?As was in the 19th and 20th Centuries, so it remains in the 21st Century:

The Ku Klux Klan is a Democrat outfit!

Um, not since the Southern Strategy, no.  Duke did indeed run as a Democrat in 1975, but failed miserably.

You guys always leave out that he switched to the Republican Party in 1988 and immediately started winning, although his myopia on issues like Da Joos (who for some reason, mostly vote Democratic – perhaps they didn’t get the memo), and drug-testing for welfare recipients (an infamous Republican bette’ noire) and his penchant for raising money and gambling it away brought him down.

They’re on the side of the abortion industry and seek to exterminate Jews

(see above)

and blacks.


Their goal is nothing less an all-white America, populated by fellow leftists.

Jesus fuck – have a care you don’t pull a muscle doing those obscene mental gymnastics.

Duke has spoken of his affinity for Russia. Why? Because it’s white — but above all, liberal!

25 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎41‎:‎37‎ ‎AM by re_nortex (DP – that’s what I like about Texas)

That’s right, sheeple!
Russia, home of oligarchs, the Stasi, political prisons (like the Freeperati think we should be in), persecution of LGBT people, where dissidents are routinely imprisoned and murdered, is a liberal dreamland.
I’d also like to point out that you guys are the ones routinely jerking off over manly bear-riding man Putin, not us.
More bullshit after the Duke boys…

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Denying Birth Certificates to Children

There’s really no level of mean we won’t go to, to prove we just want to be mean:  Six U.S.-born children and their Mexican citizen mothers who lack legal status were the original plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project. The lawsuit has since expanded to 17. The state has said it is enforcing laws already on the books requiring specific types of identification that the women don’t have. The state says it does not accept the Mexico government-issued matrícula consular ID card from parents wanting to obtain their child’s birth certificate. Families have also said they have been … Continue reading Denying Birth Certificates to Children

‘They made a decision not to be a viable newspaper’

Here’s yet another example of “newspaper companies made the choice to destroy newspapers which means newspaper destruction was inevitable due to randomness and things like ‘change’ that we are not going to explain or quantify or really research anyway, here is some mush:”  Hurricane Katrina dealt a staggering blow to New Orleans 10 years ago this week. A far lesser, but still lingering, punch came in late 2012 when Advance Publications, the owner of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, launched a bold strategy to arrest the paper’s financial free fall. A bold strategy. Firing a shitload of people is a bold strategy now. … Continue reading ‘They made a decision not to be a viable newspaper’

The Not So Great Fleur de Lis Ban Hoax of 2015

I guess it must be a slow news week in New Orleans because one of our local teevee stations, WDSU, ran a story about an obviously fake letter, he said in a voice dripping with sarcasm. There was even a Twitter teaser from one of the station’s anchors. No, not Scout’s little buddy. It’s another Scott Walker who, to his credit, has had fun with having the same name as Gov Deadeyes. The other reason it works so well is that viewers in New Orleans watched NOLA Scotty blow last night. What would we do without Charlie Pierce? Back to my own  shebeen… WDSU’s … Continue reading The Not So Great Fleur de Lis Ban Hoax of 2015

Penn Jillete On Donald Trump’s Hair

I mentioned not long ago that I was watching a season of the Celebrity Apprentice on YouTube hoping to get some insights into what makes the Insult Comedian tick. All I’ve learned is that he likes yes men, ass kissers, brown nosers, and people who tell him how awesome he is. I learned more from an excerpt from magician Penn Jillete’s memoirs published by Salon back in 2012: I wasn’t even going to say anything about Trump’s hair. I live in a glass house. I’ve always had ugly, out-of-style hair. Trump’s hair is a lot better than mine—but as I sat there for hours … Continue reading Penn Jillete On Donald Trump’s Hair

Untalented Artist To Visit City He Let Drown

From Album 5 Well, not when the untalented artist was doing untalented, amateur art, but only when he was leader of the free world. Adrastos has already covered this, but if I may add a visual interpretation and a few additional remarks…because, in its own way, the tragic horror, and subsequent epic, incompetent, gross failure by the Bush administration demonstrate how history repeats. The same folks loudly taking victim blaming to new heights ten years ago now loudly, obnoxiously, smugly…and, of course, stupidly…pin their hopes on the single person who’d be an even worse executive than Dubya: a loud-mouthed-fraud and casino … Continue reading Untalented Artist To Visit City He Let Drown

Congratulations Racists and Assholes It’s Fucking Christmas For You

Two people (three if you count the shooter but I don’t just now) are dead but hey, don’t let that get in the way of the carols you’re singing:  Breitbart News reacted to reports that two Virginia journalists were shot to death on-air by a disgruntled former co-worker by publishing an article with the headline, “RACE MURDER IN VIRGINIA: BLACK REPORTER SUSPECTED OF EXECUTING WHITE COLLEAGUES – ON LIVE TELEVISION!” On August 26, two employees of Roanoke, Virginia CBS affiliate WDBJ were shot to death while reporting from Smith Mountain Lake, a public recreation area popular for boating and fishing. The gunman, who … Continue reading Congratulations Racists and Assholes It’s Fucking Christmas For You

Tweets Of The Day: Texas Napoleon Returns To His Waterloo

One of the most annoying, aggravating, and irksome things about this year’s Katrinaversary is, of course, George W Bush returning to the scene of the crime. He’s about as popular here as a dead refrigerator full of rancid, rotting crab, shrimp, and crawfish. Maggots have a higher approval rating in Orleans Parish than Bush. Two NOLA Twitteratti rather neatly summed up my un-resilient reaction to the news of Bush visiting this upcoming Friday. I can never get enough of John Fogerty’s post-K rant and roll song, Long Dark Night, so I’ll give him the last word: Brownie’s in the outhouse Katrina … Continue reading Tweets Of The Day: Texas Napoleon Returns To His Waterloo

Album Cover Art Wednesday: Wake Of The Flood

I usually post this feature at the stroke of midnight but I want the stench from the Hurricane Katrina Snowglobe post to have faded away. Let’s have a nooner instead. Uh oh, that was a bit Ashley Madison of me… I’ve already posted a Grateful Dead LP cover but this one fits the theme of the week. Wake Of The Flood was the first Dead album released on their own label. It was plagued with returns and production problems. The cover by Rick Griffin, however, is swell: The music is pretty darn good too, especially the sublime Eyes of the World: Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Wake Of The Flood

Quote Of The Day: Ken Burns Edition

I suspect y’all have heard about Ken Burns’ appearance on Face The Nation and his stirring comments about the cause of the Civil War. But it can’t be repeated often enough as far as I’m concerned: You know, we’ve grown up as country with a lot of powerful symbols of the Civil War in popular culture that would be ‘Birth of a Nation,’ D.W. Griffiths’ classic, and ‘Gone with the Wind,’ of course,” And in that, it postulates, among other things, both films, that the Ku Klux Klan, which is a homegrown terrorist organization, was actually a heroic force in the … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Ken Burns Edition

Killer Kitsch: The Hurricane Katrina Snowglobe

I was premature in saying that I wasn’t going to write anything else about Katrina 10 malakatude. I learned about this after posting on Monday. It *almost* makes the resilience tours look less tacky. Almost. What’s an American “celebration” without a crappy, tasteless souvenir to put on the mantle? Killer Kitsch Triptych. That’s right, ladies and germs, for a mere 45 bucks you can have your very own Hurricane Katrina Snowglobe. The houses come in 4 colors and the scariest thing of all is that the order page at the web site says that the yellow house is sold out. That’s right, people … Continue reading Killer Kitsch: The Hurricane Katrina Snowglobe

In Which We Fight Over A Composer’s Body

Russia wants Rachmaninoff back:  Despite considering himself “the most Russian of Russians,” writes Mary Jane Ayers, Rachmaninoff watched his bourgeois way of life evaporate during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. That year, he fled to Sweden and later the United States, where he worked as an acclaimed concert pianist. Though the composer mourned his country for the rest of his life, he never returned. Russia’s culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, recently called on the United States to repatriate the composer’s remains in what the BBC calls “a lavish mausoleum” on his old country estate. But the move appears to be less about a composer’s … Continue reading In Which We Fight Over A Composer’s Body

Degrees as Pre-Reqs

Welcome back to school, kids!  The problem seems to be rooted in two main factors: More federal money appears to have just resulted in schools scrambling to find ways to take and spend it, but not in ways that make the education more affordable. We’ve also made having a degree a prerequisite for any kind of decent-paying job. Don’t get me wrong, there are highly specialized positions that should absolutely require certain standards of education — but we as a society place far too much stock in whether someone simply has a piece of paper as opposed to whether that … Continue reading Degrees as Pre-Reqs

Katrinaversary Blues: Of Resilience Tours, Carpetbloggers & Disaster Tourists

The hype behind the 10th anniversary of Katrina and the subsequent flood reminds me of a flock of turkey buzzards circling the city in search of carrion. I, for one, have no desire to be roadkill and plan to hide under the bed on Saturday 8/29. There are too many people with too many agendas who have seized that day, transforming it into a metaphor. All most of us have ever wanted is to get back to what passes for normality in New Orleans. I’d even take Gamaliel-style “normalcy” once I stop cringing… After the water receded, there was a second inundation of people … Continue reading Katrinaversary Blues: Of Resilience Tours, Carpetbloggers & Disaster Tourists

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – conservative slap-fight edition

OK guys – back in the saddle again.

I did expect that the crowded Republican field would result in a lot of desperate mud-slinging, but I had no idea the shouts for attention would get so bad. Let’s start of with a bit of Anne-archy from The House Of Dead Breitbart, shall we?

Meltdown Day 2: Rick Wilson Asks Ann Coulter If Donald Trump ‘Pays More for Anal’ ^ | 18 Aug 2015 | John Nolte

Posted on ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎45‎:‎51‎ ‎PM by Rockitz

Tuesday afternoon, Rick Wilson, a top Republican consultant who sometimes appears on CNN as an analyst, sent a tweet to conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter asking if Donald Trump pays her extra for anal sex. “Does Trump pay you more for anal?” Wilson tweeted.

Apparently Wilson was responding to Coulter tweeting out a Breitbart News article from Monday detailing his bizarre decision to politicize a rape threat Wilson claims was made against his daughter.


Friday on CNN, Wilson attacked 25% of the Republican base as “low information voters.” Just two days later he publicly politicized the rape threat against his daughter. Twenty-four hours after that he’s publicly accusing Coulter of being a prostitute.


Jeb sure has a great mouthpiece in Rick Wilson. What a loser. How does this guy ever work again after this?
1 posted on 8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎45‎:‎51‎ ‎PM by Rockitz
Now, bear in mind – the Freeperati consider Anne Coulter a RINO turncoat and a self-promoting Maher-dater.  Just to put these reactions into perspective…
To: Rockitz

That’s really shocking. I doubted his rape threat, now I’m convinced he’s lying. He has a filthy mind.

4 posted on 8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎48‎:‎07‎ ‎PM by miss marmelstein (Richard the Third: I’d like to drive away not only the Turks (moslims) but all my foes.”)

Well, at least he’s not a “moslim”.
To: Sarah Barracuda

Rick Wilson. Animate fecal matter. Hope Ann laughs it off and considers the source.

7 posted on 8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎49‎:‎20‎ ‎PM by BigEdLB (They need to target the ‘Ministry of Virtue’ which has nothing to do with virtue.)

Well, well, well.
I see that sucking up to The Darnold paid some dividends, after all. Two months ago, every Coulter post looked like this:
To: Beave Meister

A woman that promoted Flip Flopping like John Kerry and Mitt Romney, Arch Liberal, really has no business talking about leftists destroying America unless as an insider to the process.

2 posted on 5‎/‎25‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎13‎:‎59‎ ‎PM by Norm Lenhart

To: Beave Meister

What RINO will she be endorsing this time for POTUS so we will have another Rat POTUS?

…and so on.

Now, all her sins have been forgiven, as she has kissed the hem of The Darnold’s robe.

To: Rockitz

Just another reason why I’m glad I’m no longer a Republican.

9 posted on 8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎50‎:‎25‎ ‎PM by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)

May your tribe increase.
To: Jan_Sobieski

I see it too. Erick Erickson’s B***H move was what opened my eyes. I always got that skeez vibe off the guy, then he pulls that stunt. It’s very homo to need attention that much.

32 posted on ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎04‎:‎14‎ ‎PM by The Toll

(insert obligatory Freud pic here)
To: Responsibility2nd

Just remember the “Breitbart” websites are NOT LIKE ANYTHING Andrew Breitbart would be running. Once Andrew passed, they do no high quality investigative reporting like Andrew did.

93 posted on 8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎06‎:‎56‎ ‎PM by seekthetruth (I still want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)

To: Rockitz

Sounds like Wilson wants to be anally violated. Perhaps, even, by going to one of those Washington, D.C. S&M madams and having her wear one of those contraptions to do him. Heck, Wilson secretly wishes (or does) to drop trou in a bath house and bend over to pick up the soap. His foul “tweets” are subconscious declarations of his own perversity.

97 posted on 8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎13‎:‎43‎ ‎PM by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called “Conservative” is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)

Followed immediately by:
To: Rockitz

Liberals always think about sex. Everything is related to sex. They only have primal impulses and never any high cognitive thoughts. This is an eGOP representative who no doubt claims Trump is “hurting the brand” while he utterly destroys it.

98 posted on ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎16‎:‎40‎ ‎PM by CodeToad (If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement I’d be unstoppable!)

Hard to top that sequence of posts, but I’ll try – after the anal violation….

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Black Wealth Matters

I grew up in a fairly segregated town, not much different from the way a lot of white kids grow up, and recently I asked my mother if she had grown up knowing any black doctors, or lawyers, or teachers. Did my father ever have an African-American boss or even a peer?   She couldn’t think of any. Me neither. I had one black teacher, for algebra, in high school, and one Hispanic teacher. Those were my only experiences of authority of color until I got to college (and even then, those were thin on the ground). We knew black people, … Continue reading Black Wealth Matters

Own What You Want

Wow, what would it look like if we all just took responsibility?  Huffington Post Editorial Director Danny Shea took to the MSNBC program to defend the site’s decision to relegate coverage of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to the entertainment section. “For me, the fundamental issue is that we’re not passive observers here in the Trump show, we have a role to play and nobody can deny that his poll numbers are fueled by non-stop media coverage which you wouldn’t give him if he weren’t a celebrity,” Shea said. “You’re not giving Bernie Sanders the wall-to-wall coverage because he’s not … Continue reading Own What You Want

Last of the Dambusters

Rest easy now:  On the night of May 16, 1943, a squadron of bombers set out from Britain to conduct strikes against heavily fortified dams in the Ruhr Valley of Germany, using bombs that bounced on the water before exploding. Of the 133 crew members who started the mission, only 77 returned. The last surviving pilot of those who came back was John Leslie Munro, who died Tuesday at 96 in Auckland, New Zealand. A lot of these guys have lived into their 90s. The one friend I have left who served in WWII is 96. This group of folks is going nowhere until they … Continue reading Last of the Dambusters

Saturday Odds & Sods: When The Spell Is Broken

Master of Magic
Sideshow banner by Fred G. Johnson

This is the second Richard Thompson song I’ve used as the Saturday post’s theme song. RT’s gloomy elegance fits my cranky, irascible mood at this moment in time. There are many spells that need breaking here in New Orleans. One that has been broken is our string of consecutive days of over 90 degrees. It ended last weekend at 48, which is the third most in recorded history. I’m contemplating taking credit for it since I mentioned it in this space last Saturday.

The other spell that needs breaking is the hold that the events of 2005-2010 have on my community, but I’ll go into that in more detail on Monday. I feel like Michael Corleone in Godfather 3 much of the time and I don’t even have to deal with the director’s miscast daughter. That’s right, I keep getting dragged back into the Katrinaversary. Trust me, I wish it didn’t happen since I’ve lived it every day since 2005 but it does. Fuck a duck.  Enough crankiness.

On with the theme song. When The Spell Is Broken first appeared on the 1985 album, Across A Crowded Room. It’s a song best heard live, so I’m posting a 1999 version with the RT Band as well as a 2011 solo acoustic rendition by the man himself. Finally, Bonnie Raitt’s cover from the 1994 RT tribute album Beat The Retreat.

More spellbinding breakage after the break.

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Internet to Alpha Phi: It’s horrible when you portray yourselves the way you want

Nothing seems to draw more outrage these days than people being whoever they are and showing others their least-positive side. Donald Trump’s “blood feud” with Megyn Kelly, Jared Fogle’s proclivity for children and Josh Duggar’s general hypocrisy when it comes to “family values.” All of these guys are scummy assholes who deserve whatever is coming to them. For Duggar and Fogle, it’s likely going to be an unpleasant prison experience. For Trump, it’s probably going to be a runaway sprint to the Republican nomination for president. Trump has always been a sexist blowhard. He’s the physical embodiment of the sexist … Continue reading Internet to Alpha Phi: It’s horrible when you portray yourselves the way you want

The Fog Of History: Today On Bad Historical Analogy Theatre

I am gobsmacked that this piece was written by a professional historian: Just as President Lyndon Johnson, whom everyone expected to run for re-election, symbolized the Democratic establishment then, Hillary Clinton does now. While Johnson controlled the party apparatus (which in 1968 still chose most of the delegates), Clinton has locked up most of the Democratic donors. Both of them, too, have already lost a nomination battle to a younger, more attractive candidate: LBJ to JFK in 1960, and Clinton to Barack Obama in 2008. And both have serious vulnerabilities that pundits initially underestimated: the Vietnam War for Johnson, and … Continue reading The Fog Of History: Today On Bad Historical Analogy Theatre