The One-Day Story: In Which I Give Melania Trump’s People Some Free Advice

Oh, Melania. I so want you to succeed because I have a feeling you just married a rich dude, and now you’re in the middle of this shitshow, and I kind of dig your cheekbones. But now you’re in the middle of this shitshow for your own thing, and this is not helping. Guys, you fire the speechwriter, you say hey, we fucked up hiring whatsisnuts, he’ll never eat lunch in this town again, and by tomorrow everybody will be talking about something else. Probably some other preventable emergency you created. That’s how these things work. It’s a one-day story. … Continue reading The One-Day Story: In Which I Give Melania Trump’s People Some Free Advice

We Used to Fight for Better

I’m stuck at work right now, at a nonstop event that won’t end until Sunday morning, so I haven’t been able to watch the entirety of the RNC, and I’ll likely not be able to see much beyond tonight. I thought I would be sorry, but after 12 minutes of watching Melania (meh) and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (WTF POLAR BEAR) I wanted very badly to be drunk on any kind of substance whatsoever. I managed to see five seconds of Bob Dole standing up to be applauded, though, and that was worse, maybe, than anything that came out … Continue reading We Used to Fight for Better

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Sarah is the concept by which we measure our Palin” edition

Oh dear – “Satindoll”‘s got the fever for the flavour of Our Sarah. It’s –

Palin and simple!

Vanity — Who I Suspect Will Be Trump’s Choice for Republican VP
July 14, 2016 | Satin Doll

Posted on ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎01‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by SatinDoll

No, I do not believe Trump’s choice will be Gov. Pence of Indiana. Nor Newt, nor Christie — not even a man. Yes, I do believe the proposed VP will be a woman.

I suspect that Trump’s VP running mate will be ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Why? Well, she is a natural born citizen, a real conservative, and she is ferocious contra liberals/progressives. In addition, she isn’t on the list of speakers for the Cleveland Convention and she has been silent of late. She has had lots of experience in dealing with those demons from Hell (the MSM) and her nomination will literally terrify the GOPee boys club.

1 posted on 7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎01‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by SatinDoll
Well, Our Sarah’s name has disappeared from the “hot topic” block of links at the top of the Freeperville main page, but she is still in the “popular keywords” list on the right.
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Enthusiasm?
Or morbid curiosity?
To: SatinDoll

The flight out of Anchorage should be easy to track….

3 posted on ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎03‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by Genoa

Oh, we’ll get around to Track in a little bit, you betcha!
To: SatinDoll

“I suspect” = “I wish.”

5 posted on ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎04‎:‎09‎ ‎PM by Huck (Never give up.)

OhSnap
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To: SatinDoll

She has too much bad luck.

13 posted on 7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎06‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by donna (No one should be allowed to become a citizen or even a resident if they support Sharia Law.)

Bwahahaha
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To: SatinDoll

HELL NO!!!!!

21 posted on 7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎09‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by ObozoMustGo2012

But why??
To: SatinDoll

Sarah’s delivery has become too shrill and disjointed.
When she writes her opinions down on Facebook, it’s a totally different story, it’s the other Sarah, who is not caught up in performing for or reacting to the cameras.

20 posted on 7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎09‎:‎10‎ ‎PM by lee martell

 

To: lee martell

You said it well, as to delivery “shrill and disjointed”. The only word I could think of was “hysterical”, which was not an accurate descriptor.

26 posted on 7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎11‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by NEMDF

To: SatinDoll

It all depends if she can get her family under control, make sure no one is on probation for fighting in bars, no reality tv show conflicts, is not scheduled for Dancing with the Stars, and Kate plus her Eight is going to vote.

55 posted on ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎29‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by Toespi

To: SatinDoll

Sarah is nice, but has become a caracture(sic) of herself. It is now difficult to tell her from Tina Fey’s imitation.

82 posted on 7‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎53‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by aMorePerfectUnion

Actually, it always was.
More on this as reality sets in….

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Sunday Evening Sermonette with Adrastos

Social media has been a hotbed of hysteria and hyperbole the last few days. Yeah, I know, that’s typical but this has been extreme. It’s been amped up by people connecting unconnected events because they occurred at around the same time.  I saw the Nice attack, failed Turkish coup, and Baton Rouge police shooting listed as an unholy trinity that should have us all adopting monastic vows and/or run screaming into the night. Freaking out never made ANY situation better and usually makes things a helluva lot worse as does endless speculation about events and the who, what, and why of them. In addition … Continue reading Sunday Evening Sermonette with Adrastos

Sunday Ferretblogging: Science, Bitch! Edition

Sorry for not providing photos of my own weaselbeast this week; have been up to my neck in a work project and it continues all this week during the RNC, so no crack vans for this shitshow. I will be on Twitter of the evenings, though, so we can hang out and snark there. Let’s get to the fuzzy news:  The ferrets are being taken out by the sylvatic plague at the moment, and they’re in danger of being wiped out altogether. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a plan: They’re attaching a “glorified gumball machine,” so says … Continue reading Sunday Ferretblogging: Science, Bitch! Edition

We Always Criticize the Protesters

During the Bush years, we filthy hippies FREQUENTLY heard that if we were not so filthy, and did not smoke so much pot, and would just get jobs already or shut up about Palestine or not make giant puppets, more mainstream people like [hippie-puncher] would join the anti-war movement and the war would end. (Because refusing to end a war unless people conform to your aesthetics of protest is such an admirable sentiment. “I would have stopped all that killing but you used the wrong words so I did not.” The FUCK kind of sociopathic shit is that?) During the protests … Continue reading We Always Criticize the Protesters

Saturday Odds & Sods: Wish You Were Here

Kirchner-strasse-in-der-daemmerung
Street In The Twilight by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

First, a prologue. There’s been another horrendous terrorist attack in a beautiful place in a country that’s our oldest friend: Nice, France. The French Counsel General, Grégor Trumel, made the following remarks at a Bastille Day event at the New Orleans Museum of Art:

“I think more than ever we should stick to our values together — French people, American people,” he said, citing the national motto of France to hearty applause. “The words ‘liberté, égalité and fraternité’ are stronger than ever.”

Trumel led the crowd in a moment of silence and later, a rendition of the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise.” But before that, Trumel thanked supporters for attending the reception and reminded gatherers that France is not just a country, but an ideal.

“Perhaps for 5 seconds, 3 seconds, we thought that we could cancel the reception, but no — never,” he said. “Never. Never. It would be a victory for our enemies, and we should not compromise with violence, terror and horror.”

In the spirit advocated by Monsieur Trumel, let’s resume our regularly scheduled programming:

It’s been a less stressful week here in New Orleans. The weather remains blisteringly hot but we’ve had the odd bit of rain to cool things down and the tropics are quiet for the moment. Plus, the news from Red Stick may not be good but it’s not as bad as last week at this time. It will simply have to do.

I watched Hillary-Berniepalooza this week. It went fairly well. Bernie was scowling at the beginning but, eventually, warmed to his task. It had the hardcore Dudebros squealing like stuck pigs, which warmed the cockles of my heart whatever the hell those are. Watching it, I realized that if I were casting an actor to play Bernie it wouldn’t be Larry David (who can only play himself) but Walter Matthau circa Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys:

Walter Meme

You’ll have to see the movie or play to get the running “enter” gag. Y’all should see it anyway. Have I mentioned lately how much I love Neil Simon? The man knew his way around a joke. His work has become somewhat overlooked. It’s a crime, I tell ya.

Let’s move on to this week’s theme song. I’ve picked two repeat artists, Nick Lowe and Pink Floyd, with different songs with the same title. Nick’s song features the great Paul Carrack on second lead vocal and is pretty darn chipper. The more famous Pink Floyd tune is wistful but awesome nonetheless.

Now that I’ve alternatively pepped you up and gloomed you out, it’s time for the abominable showman to take a bow and go to the break.

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My Hero

To add my .00002 cents worth to what Adrastos posted below…count me in with him and others who think Justice tNRBG is … wise and just. Sorry, but we’re long past the fainting couch and pearl clutching over what are entirely reasonable observations regarding the most manifestly unqualified individual to obtain a major political party nomination for president in my lifetime. Hell, Trump makes Agnew seem almost reasonable, Quayle almost seem presidential…and Bush Junior almost seem articulate and prudent (well, –video link). Hell, just this past week not five blocks away from my small house in an otherwise sleepy backwater town … Continue reading My Hero

‘he had a football season to worry about’

Of course he did:  A man claims he told Joe Paterno and his assistant coaches the day after Jerry Sandusky allegedly molested him in a shower at a 1976 football camp, but Paterno brushed him off, saying he had a football season to worry about, according to newly unsealed court records. “I was shocked, disappointed, offended. I was insulted,” the man, who was 14 at the time. told lawyers for Pennsylvania State University’s insurer in a deposition two years ago. “I was embarrassed.” The man later became one of dozens of Sandusky accusers paid millions by Pennsylvania State University. His … Continue reading ‘he had a football season to worry about’

The Fog Of Historical Pictures: Demonstration Edition

The ineptitude of the Baton Rouge police has been on display all weekend. They’ve manhandled and tear-gassed demonstrators, arrested reporters under false pretenses, and generally made a mess of things. I happen to share a newspaper, The Advocate, with Red Stick and their coverage has been excellent. Click here to check it out.  This situation calls for a bit of comic relief, which is provided by a sign from an anti-Vietnam War demonstration: https://twitter.com/oldpicsarchive/status/752490032666124288 That’s *almost* as funny/ironic as the notion that Baton Rouge is working on its police brutality problem. It doesn’t help when the Mayor is invisible. Kip Holden was … Continue reading The Fog Of Historical Pictures: Demonstration Edition

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “guess the site” edition

I’m not going to touch on the murders committed in my city, since I need some detachment that is just not showing up yet.  Maybe later this week, if Ms. A approves.

It’s just too soon to do anything but grieve.

Since the funny has eluded me so far, let’s do something different.

It’s time to play:

“Free Republic? Or Bernie Sanders Reddit?”

  1. Shut the government DOWN!
  2. Did Comey “punt” to Lynch to avoid political retribution?
  3. Comey is a LIAR!!!!!!
  4. More important than the indictment is this – Hillary was just caught lying, to the public and voters, over 6 times
  5. yes Hillary had “intent” to break the law every step of the way
  6. What I still don’t get is whether or not she meant to leak classified info she still DID! She keeps calling it a mistake.
  7. The entire circumstances point to someone who broke the law and hid the evidence.
  8. Do you guys still think that nobody needs an AR-15, or wonder why these people are trying so hard to take them away from us?
  9. It’s not the email account, it’s the SERVERS, YOU JACKASS!!!
  10. So is anyone else just screaming BULLSHIT at the top of their lungs?!
  11. So disgusted right now. He basically said, “We have to give her a pass we’d never give to people not named Clinton.”
  12. I agree – the lying criminal would be very distressed by losing the election. Unfortunately the fix is in and they are not going to let her lose.
  13. Just because there is no indictment, does not mean there should be no punishment. Comey very specifically pointed out, several times, that this did NOT mean Clinton was innocent. She was just not guilty of a crime.
  14. The Uni-Party strikes again!
  15. Hillary supporters don’t CARE that she’s a ruthless liar. She could rape and eat babies on the street corner and her sociopathic supporters would still wave the banner cause they have NO moral compass.

Answers below the fold..

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You Cannot Get Upset Until a Rich White Man Thinks Things Are Bad Enough

You wanna know why both politics and newspapers are irretrievably fucked right now? Because we give our most valuable public real estate to people like THIS ASSHOLE MITCH ALBOM:  The media — TV and Internet — would make you believe that every racial encounter in America was a tinderbox. That tension burned through every black-white interaction. That mayhem was around every corner. But that’s not true. Real life doesn’t support it. The facts don’t support it. There were 990 people shot and killed by on-duty police officers last year in America, according to the Washington Post, and 41 police officers … Continue reading You Cannot Get Upset Until a Rich White Man Thinks Things Are Bad Enough

Your Country Didn’t Go Anywhere. It’s Here. It’s Right Here.

I am getting tired of describing the divide as city [government] mouse vs. country [individualist] mouse here:  Think of America as a set of stories. Not as a set of policies. Not as a set of ideals, even. But as a set of stories we tell about ourselves and who we want to be. This, I think, is where my fellow progressives fall down. We can argue until we are blue in the face about what the data proves, or what the facts say, and we will usually be right. But what we offer isn’t a mythology of the self. … Continue reading Your Country Didn’t Go Anywhere. It’s Here. It’s Right Here.

Today in Things That Are Not Helping

Oh FFS, the only good this law is going to do is for some attorneys’ kids, who will be getting NICE Christmas presents this year:  A bill that passed the N.C. General Assembly on Wednesday will create statewide rules for police body camera and dash camera footage, if Gov. Pat McCrory signs it into law. The bill’s main sponsors – two Republican members of the N.C. House who are retired law enforcement officers – have said it strikes a balance between the interests of police and the public. But open-government advocates including the state American Civil Liberties Union chapter say the opposite … Continue reading Today in Things That Are Not Helping