35th and Shitbag

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin found himself in hot water this week for telling the truth at a Madison Rotary event about his team’s city as well as his experiences there. Somewhere between trying to jack up excitement for a team that went 33-49 last year and trying to explain how the state’s $250 million investment in an arena that looks like Elvis’ haircut, Feigin made a comment about race and the city: “Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life. It just is a place that is antiquated. It is in desperate … Continue reading 35th and Shitbag

Reality Television Versus Reality

So, Monday night we all got a glimpse of the kind of train wreck a Trump administration would be — a yuge one — as The Donald sighed, sniffled, bullied, and lurched incoherently through his responses, equal parts Elmer Gantry and Elmer Fudd. “Laid an egg” doesn’t even begin to describe, and the equally scattershot/scatter-brained excuses — it was a bad microphone, Lester Holt was mean to me…the first half hour was good (that’ll be the one they really push, and at least some in the media are pathetically playing along) — anyway, the excuses just underscore that it was, ahem, … Continue reading Reality Television Versus Reality

This is it. This is the hottest take.

“Put the TV on mute, and he clearly dominated.” They’re drinking heavily over at the Cornhole: What did swing or persuadable voters think? If you’re truly pro-Hillary or pro-Trump it doesn’t matter what you thought tonight. Your vote is baked in. But if you’re on the fence or thinking about not voting at all, your impression matters — a lot. And in this regard, I think Clinton was the winner. Unpersuaded college educated white women didn’t come away from this debate — at least not in large numbers — feeling reassured by Trump. Clinton was narrowcasting at the voters she … Continue reading This is it. This is the hottest take.

Bone-us Obsession – the “I can’t take it anymore” Freeper debate thread

I got permission from Ms. A to do a special, because – holy shit.

(my thanks to all that crammed into the Crack Van last night, BTW)

I’m as partisan as they come, but  – christ on a cracker – what a slaughter that was!

The Free Republic live thread?  A thing of beauty.

The “I Can’t Take It Anymore” Thread
26 Minutes In | Backwoods Engineer

Posted on 9/26/2016, 8:26:47 PM by backwoods-engineer

Let’s hear it from people who can’t take the Clinton/Trump debate any more. I turned it off after 26 minutes.

This whole thing is such a farce. Really, Hillary Clinton has “solutions” for people out of work? SHE’S A SOCIALIST! Any “plan” she has is for MORE GOVERNMENT! Why can’t Trump come out and say that?
1 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:26:47 PM by backwoods-engineer
So Hillary did badly?
To: backwoods-engineer


We are in a world of hurt.

9 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:30:59 PM by crusty old prospector

So Hillary did well?
To: backwoods-engineer


It was boring, I agree. But he just hit it good, saying I will release my tax returns when she release the 33,000 e-mails.

17 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:34:44 PM by ProudFossil (” I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.” Harry Truman)

So Hillary did badly?
To: onevoter


My God, he’s walking into it. He’s playing defense, and that is not what he needs to do.

25 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:37:03 PM by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)

Make up your fucking minds.
To: backwoods-engineer


Uncle. I’m out.

12 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:32:11 PM by KingLudd

Tapping out already?
To: backwoods-engineer


Turned it off here after about ten minutes.

24 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:36:54 PM by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)

To: Bringbackthedraft


And…..I’m gone….and off of Free Republic for the night.

28 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:37:25 PM by Gadsden1st

They’re dropping like flies!!
To: backwoods-engineer
Trump is definitely losing by providing too much passion.


(from the Crack Van)  Yelling: “I have a much better temperament!!

He needs to get control of himself.

47 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:43:29 PM by RoosterRedux (An unidentified enemy is safe from defeat — Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady)

From the “Duh, motherfucker” department :
To: onevoter


WOW-she just hit him hard talking about his businesses. Said she has an architect in audience that Trump didn’t pay him what he was suppose to be paid; how he has stiffed so many little people building his business, how he has gone bank rupt 6 times, etc.


52 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:44:12 PM by Engedi

the sweet taste of the tears of unfathomable sadness
To: ought-six


Yep, she’s setting him up and he’s taking the bait. Our only hope is for her to have another fainting spell.

57 posted on 9/26/2016, 8:46:43 PM by fightin kentuckian

Then I guess you have no hope.
More after the “read more”.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – master debater edition

Yeah, I went there. Unfortunately, so did the Freeperati:

Are we as a FreeRepublic group going to submit questions to the Presdiential(sic) debate?

Posted on 9/23/2016, 11:59:29 PM by Robert357

OK CNN is collecting questions for the Presidential debate. Are we as a group going to Freep this? I say Yes!

1 posted on 9/23/2016, 11:59:30 PM by Robert357
OK people – strap in for a series of “When did you stop beating your wife” questions.
To: jcon40


Mrs. Clinton: Do you still beat your husband?

25 posted on 9/24/2016, 12:43:56 AM by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)

Jeez, you jagoffs – I didn’t mean literally!
To: Robert357


In what federal department of corrections facility for women will Hillary be housed?

2 posted on 9/24/2016, 12:02:57 AM by SpaceBar

To: Robert357


Hillary, why do you lie so much?

31 posted on 9/24/2016, 12:54:32 AM by Heart-Rest (Make America Great Again!)

Hillary responds:
“Everything I have ever told you is a lie – including this.”
Let’s get all of the conspiracy theories out of the way in one fell swoop, shall we?
To: Robert357


Do you still have those 1100 raw FBI files you obtained illegally while you were first Wench?

Who did you ask to stage Vince Foster’s murder? What did you do with the whitewater documents you had taken out of his office the night you had him killed?

When did Bill find out you actually had sex with Web Hubbell. Before or after Chelsea was spawned?

Why did you wack Ron Brown?

Did you ever hit Bill with any of the ashtrays you threw at him?

When did you find out Huma is a agent of a foreign Terrorist group, before or after you hired her?

10 posted on 9/24/2016, 12:17:19 AM by VRWCarea51 (The Original 1998 Version)

Thenk yew.
And, just in case any of our First Draft readers were thinking of not voting this year:
To: SpaceBar


There aren’t enough sturdy trees or solid street lamps to solve our progressive traitor problem.

I’m afraid the queue will have to begin behind her.

5 posted on 9/24/2016, 12:04:39 AM by Celerity

Never seemed to bother you before…
You know, this weekly feature is supposed to be a light-hearted ha-ha nutpicking romp, but you Freepers make it pretty difficult sometimes.
For my readers, let me repeat that Freeper quote:
“There aren’t enough sturdy trees or solid street lamps to solve our progressive traitor problem.
Just so you know what they want to do.
More after the thingumabob.

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Predictable & Sad

I wrote this back in FEBRUARY.  Running from Trump right now means running from that power. They’ve never done that in all their livin’ lives no matter what supposed assault was being mounted on their beloved conservative principles. They learned to love racism and they learned to love the military industrial complex and they learned to love the surveillance state and they learned to love vast governmental expansions and they learned to love borrowing and borrowing and borrowing again. They learned to love everything they say they hate, so why not Trump, too? The only people who honestly thought the … Continue reading Predictable & Sad

Reporters Who Want to Whine Can Do So in the Time Out Corner

We don’t need to listen to it here:  Against Trump, the press is a particularly ineffective prosecutor, for the obvious reason that “mainstream media” enjoy so little legitimacy among his followers. Only 14 percent of Republicans express trust and confidence in the media, according to Gallup. The figure for independents, who also lean toward Trump, is 30 percent. In fact, sticking it to the “liberal” press is probably one of the things his backers enjoy most. By and large, the American free press has performed its democratic function with respect to Donald Trump — and then some. Instead of carping … Continue reading Reporters Who Want to Whine Can Do So in the Time Out Corner

This is Excellent News for Donald Trump!

Shit explodes, police shoot a black guy again and there are protests, and to CNN, this is all a win for Donald Trump!  For fuck’s sake. There’s a way to be a person about all this, which is to say that Trump capitalized on these world events and SAID they fit his campaign’s (small, nasty, sad, gross) narrative. But to declare bombings and police shooting people as “wins” like this is something he did is sociopathic. There are actual injured and/or dead people whose pain is not just a tick on the Trump side of the scorecard. Trump doesn’t have … Continue reading This is Excellent News for Donald Trump!

Saturday Odds & Sods: Better Days

Arboretum By Flashbulb by Stuart Davis.

Researching and writing about the lunatic fringe is exhausting. Any time I write a post with a picture of, say, the froggy Pepe Le Puke, I am followed on Twitter by alt-right types, the more hateful of whom I block. The rest I disappoint by being a liberal Clinton supporter. You’d think they’d notice the “echoes” around my handle and avoid me like the plague. It’s proof positive that some of these folks are dumbasses as is this GIF from the Daily Show:

The damn thing is animated elsewhere but static here; just like the dude in the Trump hat. He seems to have forgotten a Republican President named George W. Bush. If you note the back of his hat, he’s clearly one of Bill-O’s pinheads; either that or he stuffed socks in his cap. Perhaps he’s Beldar Conehead’s redneck brother. Nah, he doesn’t look French.

On a lighter note, the Krewe of Spank had our first meeting of the 2017 Carnival season. Yes, we actually plan in advance. Hard to believe, isn’t it? We have at least one promising theme idea but my lips are sealed with or without a kiss. Hush-hush.

We have a doubleheader for this week’s theme song, featuring two of my all-time favorite artists. We’re in the different songs with the same title zone once more. Let’s begin with Bruce Springsteen’s Better Days, which is the opening track of the Lucky Town album. It features one of Bruce’s best lyrics:

Well I took a piss at fortune’s sweet kiss
It’s like eatin’ caviar and dirt
It’s sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor man’s shirt

It’s hard to do much better than those lyrics but Gary Louris gives it a shot in *his* Better Days, which comes from the Jayhawks’ Smile album.

Now that I’ve finished bettering you up, let’s go to the break fast. Mmm, toast…

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What Drew Magary Said

Shorter version (basically his title) — Trump Voters, Eff You. Because while Trump is a miserable bastard, YOU are the people who have handed him the bullhorn. YOU are the people willing to embarrass this nation and put it on the brink of economic ruin all because you wanna throw an electoral hissy fit. YOU are the people who want to revolutionize the way America does business by voting for its worst businessman, a disgusting neon pig who only makes money when he causes problems for other people instead of solving them. YOU are the thin-skinned yokels who clutch your … Continue reading What Drew Magary Said

You Aren’t Safe

I read so many of those stories after 9/11 and they all made me insane, the stories about some asshole in a mall in Oklahoma saying that what had happened to New York had made him go back to church, or made her call her mother, or inspired them to go back to church or change into a complete pile of garbage and paint their chests red white and blue and beat up Sikh cab drivers. If you needed 9/11 to teach you that you were not safe, the proper response was not to freak the fuck out, it was … Continue reading You Aren’t Safe