LSU AD thought he was a Moe when he was really a Larry. Continue reading Malaka Of The Week: Joe Alleva
Charlie Pierce on Republican ghost stories and Adrastos on fool’s gold. Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Piercing Insight Edition
Good morning, everyone! I promised some oldies, but first – a nugget of absolute pure Freepitude:
In a thread about Dead Breitbart’s assertion that The Darnold didn’t REALLY say what he said:
Donald Trump Corrects the Record: Media Proposed Muslim Database, Not Me
Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Charlie Sperring
Posted on 11/20/2015 1:47:54 PM by BigEdLB
Donald Trump corrected reports from the media suggesting that he actually wanted a government database for all Muslim Americans to be registered in order to stop terrorism.
“I didn’t suggest a database , a reporter did”, he wrote on Twitter moments ago. “We must defeat Islamic terrorism and have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America.”
The media spent most of the day reacting to Trump’s positive reaction to a question posed by reporters as to whether he supported a plan to register American Muslims.
….which he positively did!
Let the spin begin!
DiogenesLamp (which has apparently gone out) is furious. At Trump? No, for some reason, at the Democrat Propaganda Agents (another good band name, BTW) :
Donald Trump Corrects the Record: Media Proposed Muslim Database, Not Me
Democrat Propaganda agents were criminally lying again? They need to be brought up on Federal Election Commission charges for attempting to tamper with an election by deliberately promulgating known falsehoods.
We need to hammer these media bastards every chance we get. We need to be working on ways to put these Democrat agents in prison for election tampering.
I wrote to Trump on Twitter yesterday saying that same exact thing and also asked him to considering suing. This is outrageous where the media can just make stuff up like this then spread it like wildfire throughout social media. That idiot George Takei yesterday spread that story yesterday…This is was on Facebook, so I wrote him and told him “Calm down old man, you’ve been scammed” That guy has I believe 9 million followers, so that’s a potential 9 million people that saw that false story. This stuff ain’t no joke, this is absolute pure slander what they are doing to Trump.
Yes here is what he wrote………
In an interview, Donald Trump refused to rule out requiring all Muslims to carry special religious identification, or to rule out warrantless searches of their homes and places of worship. Said Trump, “We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. We’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.” Many recall, with horror, how Jews were forced to wear special religious identification in Nazi Germany—a yellow star of David. In the U.S., my own family, and over a hundred thousand other Japanese Americans, were tagged like mere pieces of luggage, with no charges, with no trial, with no due process, before they shipped us off to prison camps.
Mr. Trump, unto my last dying breath, I shall oppose this madness. I shall continue to speak out, whether on social media or from our stage in Allegiance on Bway, against the dangers of racial or religious profiling and its dehumanizing effect. Yours is the first step toward the destruction of all we hold dear, and to that I and all good people must say, “Never again, never again, never, never, never again.”
To: GrandJediMasterYoda; AllGeorge, you should be glad that you and your people WERE shipped off to those detainment camps because America was so pissed off with your ancestral warlords in Japan, that your safety and the safety of your family and friends could not be guaranteed in the post-Pearl Harbor world of 1941+.The only possible complaint you might have, would be if you would admit or confirm that it was in your own detainment camp that you were first introduced to the homosexual practice of sucking d–k. If you were coerced into being a peter puffer, you might even today, have a claim against the U.S. government. But as for this 21st century threat of Islamofascism from ISIS and their ideological brethren, you DO realize don’t you, that if they did manage to take over our Nation and institute sharia law, that YOU and your sexual ilk would be among the first ones to be decapitated in the name of ‘allah’, have you thought about that?Get back to me on that.
Kick crawls into my lap and she whispers to me, “Shhh, dark out” in the very early morning when she wakes up. She wakes at 6, almost every day (when she doesn’t wake up at 5:30) and she wants toast and milk and yogurt and to watch cartoons with the sound almost off. She shouts “up, up, up” in her crib until I go and get her, but if I dare speak in a normal voice she reminds me, “Dark out. Daddy sleeping.” She is the keeper of her father. If his office door is closed, it’s “Daddy working.” If it’s … Continue reading A Hard Year and a Cold One
There’s a lesson in here for everyone, horrifying as the Trump show has become: The political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has no plans to take on Trump. American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by strategist Karl Rove, is steering clear and fixated on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton instead. Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush, is not gearing up to attack Trump either. And major Republican donors, such as hedge-fund manager Paul Singer and the Ricketts family, have shown no interest in supporting the few organizations trying to undercut him. “It is probably accurate to … Continue reading If You Vote There’s Nothing They Can Do
Huey Long was Ken Burns’ third documentary feature and helped make his reputation as a filmmaker. Huey was, of course, the most colorful Gret Stet Goober of them all. Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: Huey Long
Oh, boy are we concern trolling HARD right now in Chicago: The protest did bother some shoppers, many of whom said they were from out of state and only had the day to check out Chicago’s Mag Mile stores. There were confrontations between protesters and frustrated shoppers, who in some cases enlisted the help of nearby police to get into stores. “I understand the protest, but there’s got to be a better way,” said Sue Hahn, who came with her family from Southwest Michigan. She was turned away from American Girl Place. “It’s inconvenient. We planned this for two months,” she … Continue reading Your Inconvenience Versus Someone’s Life
A post about why there isn’t a full-fledged Saturday post this week. Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: Pocket Of A Clown
A young woman from my feature writing class sat in my office and stared at me long and hard. She halted for a moment before saying something I knew to be true: “I’ve never seen you like this before.” We were sitting in my office during perhaps the worst stretch of my professional life, discussing how the concept of feature writing relies on both factual reporting and observation. She was probably one of the best kids I’ve had in a long time and she wasn’t off by much in what she was observing. I looked back at her with a … Continue reading Heroes often fail
Thanks, ferrets! One day in 1930, 16-year-old Boyce Lane was out indulging in a favourite pastime — rabbit hunting. The Tantanoola teenager was wandering around a local spot known as Hanging Rocks and was calling for his ferret, which had disappeared chasing a rabbit down a small hole in the cliffs. After some time, Boyce went home and grabbed a torch and his brother, and returned to the small opening with the intention of retrieving his wayward pet. Mount Gambier newspaper the Border Watch reported at the time that the teenagers squeezed through the small hole, shone their flashlight about … Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging: Ferrets Are Responsible for All Good Things
Oscar and Della are too tuckered out from turkey day to make an appearance this week. Instead, here are the deeply silly Amazing Acro-Cats on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Continue reading Friday Guest Catblogging: The Amazing Acro-Cats
Happy Thanksgiving from Adrastos, Dr. A, Oscar and Della Street. Continue reading Now Be Thankful
From Album 5 If you haven’t already seen it, Matt Taibbi looks at what happens when an entire generation or so buys into “facts are stupid things,” an-empire-versus-the-reality-based-community, Sarah Palin as somehow qualified to run for high office, etc., … and now the traveling clown show that is the 2016 Republican presidential campaign. Take a look if you’d like an easy read before or after a holiday nap or if you need a break from whatever is happening where you are. Otherwise…I guess reflecting on today’s celebration, I feel thankful that despite my conservative parents, I never bought into the mythology, and … Continue reading Who Needs Facts When Myths Will Do?
If your crazy right wing Uncle who watches too much Fox News goes off on you today, please do not re-enact this book. How about some cheesecake for dessert? Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Thursday Turkey Murders
Time to croon and do the old soft shoe with Buckley, Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II. Continue reading Wingnuts: The Musical
The Eleventh House with Larry Coryell were an early jazz-prog-rock fusion band. They were also one of the best because of guitarist Coryell, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and the funky drum stylings of Alphonse Mouzon. Their first LP also has a swell cover by surrealist artist, Jacques Wyrs: Here’s the LP in the YouTube playlist format: Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Introducing The Eleventh House
A Chicago police officer shot a guy, has been charged with murder, and people are going full ALL LIVES MATTER on it, natch: Last December, Kalven and Futterman issued a statement revealing the existence of a dash-cam video and calling for its release. Kalven tracked down a witness to the shooting, who said he and other witnesses had been “shooed away” from the scene with no statements or contact information taken. In February, Kalven obtained a copy of McDonald’s autopsy, which contradicted the official story that McDonald had died of a single gunshot to the chest. In fact, he’d been shot … Continue reading It’s Never About the Bad Apples
An important point as we all sit around and talk about why the dumb hicks are being dumb hicks: Meanwhile, many people who in fact most use and need social benefits are simply not voting at all. Voter participation is low among the poorest Americans, and in many parts of the country that have moved red, the rates have fallen off the charts. West Virginia ranked 50th for turnout in 2012; also in the bottom 10 were other states that have shifted sharply red in recent years, including Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee. In the spring of 2012, I visited a … Continue reading Poor White People Don’t Vote Against Their Interests Because They Don’t Vote
David Vitter, 1991-2015. May he rot in political hell. Continue reading The Political Obituary Of David Vitter
Hi, good people! Ms. A has given me permission to take a mental health day (week). Here’s what prompted it: In the middle of a “Kill all the ragheads” thread (which is about all there is on Free Republic lately): To: robowombat You can kill them, you can bomb them, you can even nuke them, but until the magic space rock in Mecca is turned into a sizzling pile of oozing glass, there will always be more of them. 13 posted on 11/18/2015, 11:43:24 PM by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did….) … Continue reading What goes into creating an “Obsession” post
Some not quite instant analysis of the Louisiana Governor’s race. Continue reading Louisiana Politics: Gret Stet Goober Race Wrap Up Act Two
Once upon a time: What I want to know, what I want to know, is what in the world so many Democrats are doing supporting the President’s unilateral intervention in Iraq? What I want to know, is what in the world so many Democrats are doing supporting tax cuts which have bankrupted this country and given us the largest deficit in the history of the United States? What I want to know, is why the Congress is fighting over the Patient’s Bill of Rights? If the Patient’s Bill of Rights passes, is a good bill, but not one more person … Continue reading Democrats Who Voted for SAFE Act are Cowards & Traitors
Instant analysis of the 2015 Gret Stet Goober race. There will be more to come. Continue reading Louisiana Politics: Gret Stet Goober Race Wrap Up Act One
This week Adrastos ponders Vertigo, Cecil B. DeMille, Pete Townshend, Barack Obama, Bill Simmons, and an art thief named Bunton. Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: After The Fire
Adrastos consults with Deep Blog about the state of the Gret Stet Goober race. Continue reading Louisiana Politics: The Night Before Gooberpalooza 2015
In his book “Dealing,” author Terry Pluto detailed a pivotal moment in the rebuilding of the Cleveland Indians franchise. The team had begun rebuilding after a long period of prosperity, using young players and absorbing losing seasons in the process. The team adopted a vision statement that spoke of professionalism, positive attitudes and an “all for one” attitude. The message hung on the walls of the team’s offices and was a guiding principle for how the team conducted itself. During this rebuilding process, General Manager Mark Shapiro acquired an incredible player named Milton Bradley (the fun line about him was … Continue reading Just take that thing off the wall
Here’s Della Street up against her favorite wall with semi-devil eyes; Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Upside Down
Adrastos urges the country to take a deep breath and relax: hysteria is hard work. Continue reading Hysteria Is As American As Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet
Paul Capdevielle: A Man and his Mustache. Continue reading The Fog Of Historical Pictures: Mayoral Mustache Edition
I hope it’s OK to get a little personal and tell you that, very sadly, this past week I had to say goodbye to a really wonderful best friend. A best friend who in 2008 made it to First Draft … with a little help from Photoshop. No way would he have sat quietly with ANYTHING near his front paws, much less something that could be clawed or attacked 🙂 From Album 5 This was Tigger. To keep this short, I’ll just note that while it’s a terribly sad time around here, I’m also trying to keep in mind that … Continue reading Personal Note