Your Cabinetmaking Is Killing My Irony

The Hill reports that former Texas Governor is being considered for  Energy Secretary and reminds us of Perry’s Oops moment During a presidential debate in 2011, Perry forgot the Energy Department as he tried to list the three agencies that he pledged to eliminate as president. “It’s three agencies of government when I get there that are gone: commerce, education, and the uh … what’s the third one, there? Let’s see… The third one. I can’t,” he said, adding “Oops.” Continue reading Your Cabinetmaking Is Killing My Irony

Normalizing, Comforting, and Why It’s NOT YOUR FUCKING JOB RIGHT NOW

They can’t help themselves: With Bannon in Trump orbit & Ellison at DNC, “we could be seeing our political system devolving to its extremes” https://t.co/VfQheMAf8v — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) November 14, 2016 Is there a keyboard macro or something? Are Bannon’s days as chief provocateur over? @playbookplus rpts he’s been calling senior Republicans in an attempt to build relationships — Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 15, 2016 Here’s some truly cowardly shit: “Critics See…” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/l3HG7YCq8A pic.twitter.com/uB33v4OTzo — Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) November 14, 2016 There’s also this: There’s a way not to do this and it’s called NOT FUCKING DOING IT. … Continue reading Normalizing, Comforting, and Why It’s NOT YOUR FUCKING JOB RIGHT NOW

Don’t Talk to Me About Bubbles

I’m going to tell you a story and I swear every single word is true. I work downtown in Chicago at least two days a week and on at least one of those days I eat lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant right near my office. This place is owned by a Vietnamese family. On the menu, which is on the wall, they advertise that some of the food is halal. They serve Chilean wine. Yesterday, when I was there, the older and younger cooks were yelling at each other in Spanish over what kind of music they were going to play … Continue reading Don’t Talk to Me About Bubbles

300 families helped: Food Pantry Fund

THANK YOU ALL! This is a message from the St. Hyacinth Pantry’s director to everyone who donated:

I want to thank you and all of your generous friends for their overwhelming support. With the money already raised, we can provide emergency food for over 300 families this month, which is especially important during this very busy holiday period, our busiest time of the year. Separately, if anyone is in the Milwaukee area, and would like to visit the Pantry to see our facility or see us in action, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully submitted – Steve Pollock, Acting Director, St. Hyacinth’s Food Pantry

300 families. That’s something, guys. Great job.

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Pardon me, I’m stuck between alts

I know I said I was back but now I can’t find the words. But that was a sentence.  Given my one word vocabulary (fuck) on Wednesday and 2 word vocabulary (fuck me) on Thursday, I am making progress. I wrote a to do list today. 1) Read as much as possible to understand what happened. 2) Get your passport renewed just in case. That’s as far as I got. I combed Twitter and did find links to interesting analysis articles. Well a few at least. Twitter is a mess for the most part. That is except for the alt-R and … Continue reading Pardon me, I’m stuck between alts

Where “Goddammit you fuckin’ guys” got us…

“You’re listening to me but you’re not understanding me.” “No I’m disagreeing with you. That doesn’t mean that I’m listening to you or understanding what you’re saying. I’m doing all three at the same time. – West Wing, In This White House   If we are going to get anywhere in this post, we need to start with a few basic understandings: I do not like Donald Trump as a person, a candidate, a businessman, a leader or a human. I voted for Hillary Clinton and it would be a cold day in Hell before I ever vote for Trump. … Continue reading Where “Goddammit you fuckin’ guys” got us…

So, Thanksgiving Just Got A Lot More Interesting For A Lot More People

First, apologies for recycling a recent Photoshop effort, but I couldn’t think of much anything else … guess I’m still processing it all and at least trying to reach stage 5/acceptance on the grief scale. Paul Krugman and Roy Edroso have good advice for not just the upcoming holiday gatherings but the next (hopefully only) four years… and the single other thing that came to mind seemed to be in poor taste, even if considered with the best intentions. If you’re wondering, it was some variant of a pelt or hunting trophy Wildebeest/Hilldebeest, since all the various forces finally managed, deservedly or not, … Continue reading So, Thanksgiving Just Got A Lot More Interesting For A Lot More People

We Did Not Survive Worse. We Should Not Survive This.

Stop saying “we” will survive this. Stop saying “we” survived Hitler. Six million of us didn’t. Stop saying “we” survived Nixon. One point seven million of us didn’t. Stop saying “we” survived Reagan. More than 20,000 of us didn’t. Stop saying “we” survived Bush. Stop saying “we” survived the Civil War. Stop saying “we” survived anything. Maybe you mean to comfort. You probably do. Stop. We don’t get better by surviving things. I know that’s mean to say, because you have a whole story in your head constructed about how what you went through tempered you and made you into steel, … Continue reading We Did Not Survive Worse. We Should Not Survive This.

“Obsession” special – This is NOT who we are.

Why we have to keep fighting : To: MaxistheBest   We may as well quit voting and just ask the damn spades and wetbacks who is going to be king and how much of our money they want. 1,362 posted on 11/8/2016, 7:14:47 PM by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don’t suck.) And that’s all you need to know about Republicans. Taking a week off – see you good people soon. Continue reading “Obsession” special – This is NOT who we are.

We’re Not Like You

I live in what would be considered a rural area, even if you don’t consider the kinds of people who consider everything that’s not in L.A., D.C., New York, Atlanta and Chicago to be rural. We have 3,300 souls in this city and the biggest issue on the ballot here was whether we should be forced to vote in “districts” for city council or if we should be voting as a city. I’m pretty sure my alderperson is my friend’s cousin. And he’s related to half the town, so that’s a pretty safe bet. My state is going the way … Continue reading We’re Not Like You

Fight Them Til We Can’t

I’m not sorry. I’m sure there are a lot of people expecting me to be, because WHOO HOO WE WON YOU LOST BLAHHHH BREXIT POLLS SUCK IT LIBTARDS. I’m sure if I went looking on the Internet I could find people who think I should take down my Hillary sign and pretend I didn’t vote, didn’t fight, didn’t care. I’m sure there are going to be plenty of stories about how arrogant angry liberals like me need to take a lesson from this and JUST ONE MORE TIME be nicer to the angry racists who hate us. I’m sure there … Continue reading Fight Them Til We Can’t

Libertarians – can’t live with em, can’t bury them in the backyard

OK – for once, a NON Freeper post: The recent libertarian outbursts in some of the political groups on Facebook started me thinking about the entire libertarian attitude/POV, I don’t do this much, any more than I ponder the viewpoints of the Flat Earth Society, since by numbers they are a tiny minority – a fringe of a fringe, if you will. Of course their vociferous nature is compensation for their tiny numbers, but the whole thing is amusing, in a watch-someone-slip-on-their-greed-and-fall-down way. libertarians decry laws, regulations, and the other hand brakes that the civil contract enacts to keep us … Continue reading Libertarians – can’t live with em, can’t bury them in the backyard

Bonus “Obsession” – Wiki takes a leak edition

Hi, everyone – It’s free-for-all day at First Draft, where we contributors are freed from our normal schedules to post whatever whenever.

So, for a change, I’d like to post – a Free Republic thread!

Stand by for – Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my asshole!!

Damn.  They pulled the thread!

SR 1326 – WikiLeaks Final Warning to Crooked Hillary Clinton (Hillary drop out!!!)

This thread has been pulled.

Pulled on 11/07/2016 7:00:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator, reason:Hoax OP request

Well, to sum up, it was a tweet supposedly from Wikileaks that said “Drop out or we’ll destroy your life”.

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There was the usual “we’re saved” from the Freeper Tinfoil Hat contingent, which was quickly countered by the “Yeah? Just like all of the OTHER times you destroyed Hillary?” and the “too little, too late” crowd. Then the “you’ve been hoaxed” posts started coming in and the Freepers had a massive sad.

Oh well. I haz a sad, too. That’ll teach me to not copy the entire thread instead of just the URL.

Oops! The mods missed this thread. I has a happee again!

“read more” for the particulars…

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – stupid lives matter edition

Good morning, people – still not much going on at Freeperville other than the “The FBI is gonna arrest Killary  ANY DAY NOW crapola that’s been going on for – let’s just say – a number of years now.
(Oops – scroll to the bottom for late-breaking Freeper news hearts on this)

There is, however, this:

SHOOTER KILLS 2 IOWA OFFICERS IN AMBUSH (Iowa)
ABC13 – Des Moines ^

Posted on ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎37‎:‎18‎ ‎AM by BookmanTheJanitor

S MOINES, IA (KTRK) — Two police officers were ambushed and killed overnight in Des Moines, Iowa.

A search is underway for the person who fatally shot them.

1 posted on 11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎37‎:‎18‎ ‎AM by BookmanTheJanitor
Search?  Not necessary!  The Freeperati have already gotten this one solved!
To: BookmanTheJanitor

 

Cop killers lives matter!

Uh, no.

6 posted on ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎52‎:‎23‎ ‎AM by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Reverse Wickard v Filburn (1942) – and – ISLAM DELENDA EST)

I’m sorry – you didn’t blow that dog whistle quite loud enough. Could you make that a little less ambiguous, please?
To: BookmanTheJanitor

 

Another BLM assassination?

9 posted on ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎57‎:‎39‎ ‎AM by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)

Thenk yew.
To: VanShuyten
Ambush attacks? Hmmm…the Religion of Pieces? Black Lies Matter?
4 posted on 11/2/2016, 6:53:26 AM by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables’ Lives Matter)
And then –
To: jjotto

 

LEO is looking for a person of interest driving a blue Ford F150. FNC showed photo of an ugly white guy with ?reddish hair.

42 posted on 11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎40‎:‎50‎ ‎AM by NautiNurse (ILLary uses BleachBit to scrub her medical history away…)

It’s obviously a clever disguise.
“I want the USA hack  back” obviously didn’t get the memo:
To: BookmanTheJanitor

 

Wanna bet the murderers chanted “black lives matter”?

44 posted on 11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎42‎:‎53‎ ‎AM by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)

Sure.  Whatcha got to put up?

Iowa cop-killing suspect identifiedFox News ^ | 11/02/2016 | Fox News Posted on ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎18‎:‎39‎ ‎AM by Trump20162020

BREAKING: Police identify suspect accused of killing 2 officers as 46 y.o. Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale, Iowa.


1 posted on 11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎18‎:‎39‎ ‎AM by Trump20162020
Oh darn.
Confederate Lives Matter?
To: Trump20162020

 

Driving a Ford F-150? Looks like Trump is about to get blamed for this somehow.

2 posted on 11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎20‎:‎33‎ ‎AM by Genoa (Luke 12:2)

Would it be irresponsible to speculate?
To: Trump20162020

 

Now that we know he’s white (in a trashy sort of way) we can assume he will be portrayed as a Trump-All-The-Way type….like the recent (and old) news that most Trump supporters are “uneducated white males”…..

9 posted on 11‎/‎2‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎29‎:‎06‎ ‎AM by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)

I know! Shillary done sneaked over in the dead of night and planted that sign in his yard two weeks ago!
More frantic evasion after the Noble Cause…

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