Republicans Don’t Get To Go Back to Normal After This

So after Trump, we’re all just gonna go back to pretending the Republicans get to be a party again, right? We’re gonna pretend this didn’t happen? We’re gonna pretend they didn’t build this? We’re gonna pretend Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and about a hundred other people didn’t sit silently by while this happened?  Donald J. Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Mr. Trump during the Democratic National Convention, saying that the soldier’s father had delivered the entire speech because his mother was not “allowed” to speak. We’re gonna pretend that every past president, … Continue reading Republicans Don’t Get To Go Back to Normal After This

Look, for America

Look, Lucy: Burns headed the NWP’s lobbying in Congress, edited the NWP’s journal The Suffragist, and spent more time in prison than any other American suffragist. Burns led political campaigns in western states, many of which already had woman suffrage, urging women to vote against Democrats as long as the Party refused to pass suffrage. She organized White House demonstrations against Wilson, was arrested, hunger struck, and force-fed. Look, Alice: After women won the right to vote with the 19th Amendment in 1920, Paul devoted herself to working on additional empowerment measures. In 1923, she introduced the first Equal Rights … Continue reading Look, for America

Sunday Morning Video: John Mellencamp Live By Request

After I wrote my last convention wrap up post with its ode to liberal patriotism, I had Pink Houses in my head for days. Hence this 2004 program from A&E before they devoted their programming to shit like Duck Dynasty. Anyway, here’s John Mellencamp posing the eternal question: “Ain’t that America?” It’s the last numbah. Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: John Mellencamp Live By Request

Orange Is The New Black Nixon … Dick

Yeah, I’ve cited that wily old German before, but damn if he’s not right about history repeating itself as farce with The Donald’s genuinely weird and pathetic pubic appeal for Putin’s Russia to come up with some sort of amalgam of Anna Chennault and The Plumbers…though as is usually the case with Trump, there’s an element of high school if not middle school insult/name calling. I think the Yippies would be embarrassed by Trump’s performance-art-as-political-campaign, and last night’s Democratic Convention delivered the disdain he, pun intentional, so…richly…deserves. Hell, even the Trickster would be put off. Sure, he was evil enough to slither … Continue reading Orange Is The New Black Nixon … Dick

DNC Odds & Sods: Monday Monday

Democrats in real disarray at the 1924 DNC aka the Klanbake.

John Phillips was right was he said you “can’t trust that day.” Of course, he was continuously wasted throughout the heyday of the Mamas and the Papas so who knows where it came from. It’s still a great line and it applied to the MSM coverage of DNC Day-1 as well” “can’t trust that coverage.”

The headline until the evening’s speeches was Democrats In Disarray when, in fact, the loudest Busters in the arena are Democrats of convenience who will doubtless vote for the Crunchy Granola Machiavelli who panders to anti-vaxxers. So much for purity or coherence for that matter. I think it was wise to allow the Berners to vent their frustrations and anger instead of keeping it bottled up. Here’s the deal: there was heckling from Jerry Brown supporters throughout Bill Clinton’s highly successful DNC in 1992. As with yesterday, it largely came from the California delegation some of whom were probably repeat offenders.

The Busters are a loud minority even among Sanders supporters and delegates. The heckling diminished as the day went on. I think the social media commentary about the spectacle of white Busters booing African American and female speakers stepped on it as did Senator Sanders’ personal intervention. Remember, the convention is in Philadelphia where booing is part of the culture.

Let’s play the theme song and get on with it after the break:

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A Gentle Reminder

This is as true today as it was back in February, guys. I am not okay with booing Elijah Cummings and I am not okay with booing Sarah Silverman (GODDESS) and I am not okay with booing MICHELLE GODDAMN OBAMA, and I am also not okay with calling everybody who voted for Bernie and is under the age of 50 a Kardashian-obsessed twit who doesn’t care about abortion rights, either. If your dude is not getting the nomination, heckling the first black First Lady is not gonna get it for him. If people are not voting for your candidate, calling … Continue reading A Gentle Reminder

‘Jim Robinson lived in a Friendfield Plantation slave cabin. His great-great-granddaughter lives in The White House.’

Michelle Obama, last night: That is the story of this country. The story that has brought me to the stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, who kept on striving, and hoping, and doing what needed to be done. So that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters —two beautiful intelligent black young women — played with the dog on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all … Continue reading ‘Jim Robinson lived in a Friendfield Plantation slave cabin. His great-great-granddaughter lives in The White House.’

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati -GOP convention crap-up.

Mercy.  Talk about some punch in a turdbowl?

I’ll put it this way – I got a phone call from the Quicken Loans Arena asking if I could lease them some of our ISO room clean-up gear for afterwards.

In Freeperville?  They’re getting right to the important stuff!

It’s – Plagarism for thee, but not for me!

Melania Trump speech appears to plagiarize Michelle Obama
The Hill ^ | /19/16 | Lisa Hagen

Posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎39‎:‎43‎ ‎PM by Typical_Whitey

Melania Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


Media is attacking Melania Trump.
1 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎39‎:‎43‎ ‎PM by Typical_Whitey
And by “attacking”, he means “reporting the news”.
And love your handle, BTW.

To: Typical_Whitey


Give me a ******* break!!! Idiots.

5 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎41‎:‎44‎ ‎PM by FlingWingFlyer (Let’s Make Our Founding Documents Great Again!)

I’m sorry, sir – you’re stuck here for the duration of the Freepathon.  Which never ends.
To: Typical_Whitey
I’ll bet anyone a beer that this paragraph has appeared in spouses convention remarks since the turn of the century.
6 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎41‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by JohnBrowdie
So it’s exactly like every other spouses’ convention speech?
To: arl295

Mooch said she was never proud of USA

Melania said the USA is the greatest

Doesn’t sound like the same speech at all.

8 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎42‎:‎31‎ ‎PM by Zenjitsuman (Y)

So it’s NOT exactly like every other spouses’ convention speech?


To: Coronal

It’s plagiarism. Yeah Obama and Biden did it too but this is politically devastating given the timing and the setting.

18 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎46‎:‎26‎ ‎PM by over3Owithabrain

Of course, the only good defense is a good offense :

‘JUST WORDS’: OBAMA ’08 RIPS LINES FROM DEVAL PATRICK… TWICE… ^ | Feb 19, 2008 Posted on 7‎/‎19‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎14‎:‎19‎ ‎AM by Helicondelta

Deval Patrick’s speech in Worcester, MA on 6/3/06.

Barack Obama’s speech in South Carolina on 11/2/07.

1 posted on 7‎/‎19‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎14‎:‎19‎ ‎AM by Helicondelta
More after the unbelievably original break…

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Lock Her Up, or Okay, We’re Done Screwing Around Now

We’re done, guys; The crowd @FIU eagerly awaits for @HillaryClinton and @TimKaine to take the stage. #StrongerTogether — Hillary for Florida (@HillaryforFL) July 23, 2016 I’m with her, I’m there for her, I’m ready to bake her cupcakes and have her political babies and shred her fuckin’ e-mails, because we have pro-choice, pro-gun-control, pro-goddamn American candidates at the top of the ticket and if what it takes is me quitting my job and following her and Tim Kaine around in a panel van for the next four months then that is what I will do. Let’s be clear, though: … Continue reading Lock Her Up, or Okay, We’re Done Screwing Around Now

The more I see Donald Trump, the more I love my car

Once upon a time on this blog, I was accused of creating “haigiography of a gas guzzling testament to why we don’t have widespread public transportation” in my tribute to Betsy, a gold, 1968 Mustang that saved me as much as I saved her. If that reader is still around, I’m sure she would be horrified of my most recent purchase: a 1966 Ford F-250 Camper edition with a 460 engine that gets about 10 miles to the gallon on a good day. I’m not thrilled at the impact I’m having on the environment, which is why we own a … Continue reading The more I see Donald Trump, the more I love my car

Convention Chronicle (Emphasis On Chronic)

So, last night, Patsy, I mean Pence, accepted his role of porter and coconut clapper for The Donald. To tell you the truth, I only caught parts of the speech as it played opposite a television show that’s made it to my list (Mr. Robot)…and I’m still too cheap to buy a DVR. But, I don’t think I missed much…because while Pence was the headliner, Tailgunner Ted sucked out all the oxygen, farting in their general direction I dunno. Sort of fits with the whole weird, sad, bizarre, and at times ugly clown show. Rudy Ghouliani looked and sounded like … Continue reading Convention Chronicle (Emphasis On Chronic)

Tweet Of The Day: Twinks For Trump Edition

Geert Wilders is a right-wing Islamophobic Dutch politician. He’s also openly gay. He appeared at a pro-gay Trump event in Cleveland last night. The WaPo’s Dave Weigel was there: Geert Wilders speaks at a "Twinks for Trump" party. Check out the art. — David Weigel (@daveweigel) July 20, 2016 If you don’t know what a twink is, I’ll let the Urban Dictionary fill you in: An attractive, boyish-looking, young gay man. The stereotypical twink is 18-22, slender with little or no body hair, often blonde, dresses in club wear even at 10:00 AM, and is not particularly intelligent. A … Continue reading Tweet Of The Day: Twinks For Trump Edition