Adrastos on Romney’s dinner with Trump. Continue reading He Who Sups With The Devil Should Have A Long Spoon
Adrastos on how to deal with the Insult Comedian’s twitter addiction. Continue reading Tweets & Circuses
Liar, liar, heavy metal pants on fire. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Liar
One more time, because I keep saying this, because nobody’s hearing it: Stop it. Stop acting like they’re not governed by their own interests. How would being a hero help one of them? https://t.co/SZnv9ukaAf — Allison Hantschel (@Athenae) November 28, 2016 People who should KNOW BETTER keep asking when the noble heroes who surely, SURELY must lurk among the GOP will rise up and restrain the madman they nominated for president, reassert Genuine Strong Daddy Party authority, and return us to the glory days of polite racism and understated economic violence. And … I get it, okay? This is in … Continue reading No One’s Coming
Big Lie Update. Continue reading Trump’s Thanksgiving Toddler Tantrum
Well, good people, the Freeperati have gotten everything they’ve always wanted.
Or have they?
Remember Mitt Romney? The Mitt Romney that could get your thrown off Free Republic if you supported him? The Mitt Romney you Freepers hate with every fiber of your twisted beings?
Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump – Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job
TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
Posted on 11/24/2016 5:33:16 PM by Hojczyk
Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected.
Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration.
Trump supporters HATE the idea.
Now this… Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.
Can’t have someone in there who is likely to make it about self gain and profits.
The cowardice on display here is truly amazing: //storify.com/jayrosen_nyu/evidence-based-vs-accusation-driven-reporting/embed?header=false&template=slideshow[View the story “Evidence-based vs. accusation-driven reporting” on Storify] Jesus TITS. If enough people are talking about a thing, that means they deserve a story about a thing, even if that thing doesn’t exist, isn’t remotely what they’re talking about, is mostly or entirely bullshit, or is otherwise something any good editor should kill with a kitchen knife. This is garbage: Seems worthwhile to look into allegations that have currency over readers, voters- and present the facts as we find them. I HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS. Starters: What’s this “currency” certain “allegations” … Continue reading At Some Point Don’t You Want to Be About Something?
Peggy Noonan still thinks someone is coming to save her: The press does not believe, not for a second, and Democrats do not believe, not for a second, that Mr. Trump will be able to change the habits of a lifetime. They are relying on it. Mr. Trump shocked them by winning. He should shock them now with rectitude. HE’S NOT GOING TO DO THAT. God, everyone with a functioning keyboard told you a hundred thousand times he was like this, and HE told you he was like this, and you said over and over that maybe he wasn’t going to be … Continue reading Abandon All Hope of Trump’s Improvement
The game is afoot. Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: The Most Dangerous Game
This week Adrastos discusses Robbie Robertson, Francis Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and the Louisiana Senate run-off. Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: Broken Arrow
Della Street refuses to go shopping on Black Friday or any other day for that mater Why fight the crowds when one can contemplate the glories of Carnival past and future in a purple throw bag? Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Throw Bag Della
What’s Latin for Little Hands? Tiny Fingers? Little Gloves? I guess Little Mittens would only be confusing. Anyway, hope you have a pleasant holiday, particularly if you’re traveling and especially if you’re spending time in Trump territory. I’ve got a nice bottle of wine (ok, two)…that ought to smooth things over for the duration. Cheers! Continue reading If Caligula Means Little Boots
Happy Thanksgiving from Adrastos World HQ. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Thursday Turkey Day Murders
Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has been crunching the numbers and it looks as if Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote by 2.5 million votes. That margin is greater than the following post-World War II popular vote/electoral college winners: 1976: Carter beat Ford by 1,683, 247 votes. 1968: Nixon beat Humphrey by 511,944 votes. 1960: Kennedy beat Nixon by 112,827 votes. 1948: Truman beat Dewey by 2,188,055 votes. Our 19th Century electoral system has bitten us in the ass for the second time in five elections. Unfortunately, it’s how we elect Presidents. The only way to change the … Continue reading Electoral College Blues
The Spotnicks are a Swedish rock band that I’d never heard of until yesterday. They’ve been around since the early Sixties, which was when they first donned cheesy space suits. What’s not to love about a band whose name is … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Spotnicks
In the spirit of the holidays, I have a proposition for our Trump-supporting friends. Go ahead. Say it. Say, “Fuck you.” Say it to my face. Say it to my liberal, city-dwelling, higher-educated, Democratic-Party-voting, Starbucks-swilling, Whole-Foods-shopping, Heather-Has-Two-Mommies-reading face. Say it morning, noon and night. Say it as often as you want. As loud as you want. Say it in front of my husband, my daughter, and all my friends. Say it over and over and over again. Get it out of your system. So that the rest of us can GO BACK TO WORK. That’s my present. That’s my gift … Continue reading Love at First Spite or, An Offer to Trump Supporters in the Spirit of the Season
Tales of an Asian white nationalist. Continue reading Tweet Of The Day: Pho Neo-Nazi Edition
Fraud is more important than booing unless you’re the MSM. Continue reading Trump’s Tactical Tweeting
Hi everyone – I put down the Drano and bleach cocktail and decided to return for a bit.
First of all, a warm welcome back to the one and only Scout! Can Jude be far behind?
Second of all – I did kinda think that the Freeperati would at least wait until the coronation before falling on each others’ throats, but nope…
Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner
NBC News ^ | Nov 15 2016, 8:58 pm ET | by Andrea Mitchell, Alexandra Jaffe and Kelly O’Donnell
Posted on 11/16/2016 2:53:49 AM by CorporateStepsister
Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday.
Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward.
While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it.
To: CorporateStepsisterWhile Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it.
How much do you want to bet they act like jerks and deny it or delay it until January 21?
To: BlessedBeGodHow much do you want to bet that Trump doesn’t know about the NEPOTISM BAN ?Somebody better tell him about it ASAP!
Trump is a master delegater(sic).
There’s too many available jokes here to pick just one.
And he values the advice from certain key people on this planet.
…as opposed to OFF-planet people that keep him up by talking to him at 3AM in voices only he can hear…
It’s been obvious, for some time now, that some of those people are related to him.
Only to people who can read.
But who wants advice from a trusted individual who doesn’t have all the facts???
So of course he’s asking for clearance. Nothing more to this story.
To: SolidWood; nopardons
I’m beginning to think that Trump has dreams of a dynasty.
This didn’t occur to you when he threw the corporate keys to Beavis and Butt-head?
No family member should have clearance mainly since it would create a situation where there would be more people that the Secret Service would have to protect and frankly I do not believe that anyone unelected or not part of the official staff should have access. If Jared runs around NY with classified papers, it would be a spy’s dream come true. Or worse, Jared gets kidnapped and ends up tortured into revealing everything.
To: CorporateStepsisterI agree with you completely!And frankly, I don’t give a damn what Trump imagines that Jared knows that can “help” him; he’s damned dead wrong about that!
It’s a wrong and stupid move.
That’s because The Darnold is wrong-headed and stupid. What the fuck did you expect?
What is his expertise in regarding the national briefings?
Is he conservative?
Does he have vast experience in foreign and domestic affairs that he could offer so much to Trump?
Bad bad bad.
In Chicago, here’s what we’re doing: “This is the moment to really be organized and really be loving, hold everyone in love and bring people in,” said Luna White of the Chicago-based Black Youth Project 100. University of Chicago political scientist Cathy Cohen said the country could do well to employ Chicago’s brand of movement-based organizing. The city has a history of rallying around marginalized groups through the time-honored tradition of community organizing. Some recent successes involving young activists include a reopened trauma center at the University of Chicago, city council’s approvals of reparations for police torture and new policies … Continue reading Okay, What’s Next?
It’s our final tribute to the late, great Leon Russell. It’s Leon and friends on a homey Los Angeles teevee show hosted by the film critic Charles Champlin. R.I.P. Leon. Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: Leon Russell Live On Homewood Session
Facebook killed me off earlier this week. I even got a death notice from them but neglected to take a screen shot. I was not alone in receiving a premature memorial page notice from the Zuckerdudes. Facebook even whacked blog pun consultant James Karst:
I’m pleased to report that, unlike the late Johnny Winter, Karst is still alive and well:
I’ve heard several explanations as to what went wrong but there’s one I like. And I’m sticking to it even if it’s debunked as de bunk. Consider it my Ford factory relocation moment. Here it is: It may have been concocted by trolls who wanted to metaphorically liquidate people whose content they dislike. I wear their scorn as a badge of honor even if I have long believed that “we don’t need no stinking badges.” That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, y’all. Facebook and fake news go together like Lennon and McCartney before Yoko and Linda or Rodgers and Hart before Hammerstein. Oscar, Oscar, Oscar.
This week’s theme song is an obvious choice: God’s Comic by Elvis Costello. It’s written from the perspective of a dead guy. This may make EC the Nostraelvis of rock and roll since it was written for the Spike album in 1989 long before Facebook existed. Or is that Nostradeclan? I cannot for the life or death of me keep that straight. First the song followed by a few lyrics:
EC is a notoriously wordy songwriter so there are a lot of lyrics. Here’s the first verse followed by the chorus :
I wish you’d known me when I was alive, I was a funny feller
The crowd would hoot and holler for more
I wore a drunk’s red nose for applause
Oh yes I was a comical priest
“With a joke for the flock and a hand up your fleece”
Drooling the drink and the lipstick and greasepaint
Down the cardboard front of my dirty dog-collar
Now I’m dead, now I’m dead, now I’m dead,
Now I’m dead, now I’m dead
And I’m going on to meet my reward
I was scared, I was scared, I was scared, I was scared
He might of never heard God’s Comic
On that mordantly morbid note, it’s time for the break. We should move expeditiously before Facebook kills me off again and I go on to meet my reward.
Story Here Though I like what the Miami Herald wrote about the guy who went off on a Starbucks employee which started this dumbassery. Lead line: David Sanguesa said he was having a bad day. ….. Previous bad days: the one in 2008 when he was arrested on a DUI charge. The one a week later when he was again charged with DUI. And the day in 2014 when he was charged with domestic violence, which was later dropped. And there were all those days, going back years, when he emailed the Miami Herald with rants against Cubans, women, immigrants, … Continue reading Friday Cat Blogging: Reading Headlines To Buddy
She always finds a way to turn lemons into a reason to help other people, as witnessed by the food drive. I figured she deserved something for herself, so I headed to the local pet store and shot this. Pay particular attention to the fat one near the end who gets his head stuck in a plastic toy and decides to try to get out of there by beating his head into the floor. Love you, Chief. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging: This one’s for A
Any of you who have seen Tim Burton’s 2014 movie, Big Eyes knows what I’m talking about. My friend Kevin once remarked that Oscar looked like a Keane cat. He’s right as you can see from this picture taken by cat-sitter par excellence, Christy: Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Confessions Of A Keane Cat
Adrastos on the perils of collaborating with the lyingest liar who ever lied. Vive les Maquis. Continue reading The Most Dangerous Game
Adrastos on the so-called Muslim Registry. What’s next? A Yellow Crescent? Continue reading The Korematsu Case Revisited
The post title is something I recall attributed to journalist Claud Cockburn; turns out the origin is a little more complicated…anyway…Trump is officially denying the effort to staff the incoming administration is a cross between The Night of the Long Knives and Operation Stumblebum. Be your own judge. Last week I speculated they’d try to buy some time/breathing room by insisting they’ve inherited a colossal mess. That’s still possible, but I think we’ve also seen a bit of if not deer-in-the-headlights, then dog-that-finally-caught-the-car. Other than a few personal tweets, there’s been no pushback on the troubling-if-not-frightening report that Trump really IS presently … Continue reading Believe Nothing Until It’s Been Officially Denied
Robert A. Heinlein meets Leon Russell. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Stranger In A Strange Land
I wanted to take a break from US news, so I checked out what’s going on in Canada only to find our nightmare becoming theirs as well. In an editorial from the Toronto Star, on the appointment of Steve Bannon, we learn this: The message Trump is sending has implications beyond the United States. The bigotry let loose by his campaign knows no borders. Several posters popped up in Toronto this week calling on white people “sick of being blamed for all the world’s problems” to join the alt-right movement. On Monday, an Ottawa rabbi woke up to find an … Continue reading Hate knows no borders