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
Adrastos suggests two theme songs to Team Trump: Throwing It All Away and No Self Control. Continue reading Trump Toddler Tantrum, Day Four
Oscar is back and the blue box has him. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Blue Box Boy
Adrastos is just wild about Harry. Continue reading Zero Fucks Harry Reid Is The Best Harry Reid
A song for TFY. Continue reading Thursday Night Music: Bury Me In Willow
Gary Johnson plays Hardball and strikes out. Continue reading Governor Weed Whiffs Again
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
Tag line time: Were they lovers–or killers? Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Cottage Sinister
Shimon Peres 1923-2016. Continue reading Shimon Peres, R.I.P.
Just listen to what you heard and do the Clinton Shimmy. Continue reading That’s Why I Call Him The Insult Comedian
Jimmy Rushing was a short, stout man with a big voice. His nickname was Mister Five-by-Five. He was the sort of guy Donald Trump would fat shame but Jimmy would have laughed it off. He’s best known for his time with … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Jimmy Rushing
Ana Marie Cox on the Humbling at Hofstra. Continue reading Tweet Of The Day: When The Whip Comes Down
It would be irresponsible not to speculate if Trump is on cocaine. A. Continue reading Zero Fucks Howard Dean is the Best Howard Dean
“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.
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?
To: backwoods-engineerTrump is definitely losing by providing too much passion.
(from the Crack Van) Yelling: “I have a much better temperament!!
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.
Adrastos on the Humbling at Hofstra. Continue reading Instant Analysis: How Sweet It Is
NO VIOLENCE. Be nice. Share the van. Share the crack. Share the love. Update: VAN CLOSED. Thank you all for being here! A. Continue reading Debate Crack Van
Trump: Master debater or monkey with a machine gun? Continue reading The Debatable Debate Debate
Yeah, I went there. Unfortunately, so did the Freeperati:
Are we as a FreeRepublic group going to submit questions to the Presdiential(sic) debate?
CNN ^ | CNN
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!
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?
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
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
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!
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…
Della Street’s obsession with the yogurt box lasted for ten days, which by her standards is an eternity. Note the paws sticking out of the box. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Farewell To The Box
Governor Weed meets the Crunchy Granola Machiavelli. Continue reading Third Party Fantasies
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
“Books are burning in the playground. Smell of burnt books is not unlike human hair.” Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Fahrenheit 451
Donald Trump Jr. meets Pepe LePuke. Continue reading Tweet Of The Day: Don The Spawn’s Skittles Scandal
Gentle Giant were one of the quirkiest prog-rock bands ever. They never quite broke through commercially like their fellow Brits ELP, Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, or Tull but they made a lot of memorable records at their peak during prog’s … Continue reading Album Cover Art: Octopus
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