Putin On The Ritz

So, Vlad himself allegedly signed off on Operation Are-They-Really-That-Dumb? — gee, anyone wonder why? And that’s without knowing specifics, like, for instance, how much the Clown-Puppet-in-Chief might owe to Russian banks, etc. Meanwhile, just my .000002 cents worth, but the Cabinet selections suggest an upcoming looting of the treasury that’d leave Harding Administration hacks in a combination of awe and envy…there’s corruption, then there’s open season on public funds getting shoveled into private pockets by the container ship-full. But hey, I guess we don’t have to worry about the emails, right? Get ready…come January, we’ll be getting it…good and hard. Continue reading Putin On The Ritz

Trump Really Dragged Down the Republican Party

This is what was happening when Obama got elected. The first time:  After Obama won the presidency in defiance of these racial headwinds, traffic to the white-supremacist website Stormfront increased sixfold. Before the election, in August, just before the Democratic National Convention, the FBI uncovered an assassination plot hatched by white supremacists in Denver. Mainstream conservative publications floated the notion that Obama’s memoir was too “stylish and penetrating” to have been written by the candidate, and found a plausible ghostwriter in the radical (and white) former Weatherman Bill Ayers. A Republican women’s club in California dispensed “Obama Bucks” featuring slices of … Continue reading Trump Really Dragged Down the Republican Party

The Bias Toward the Status Quo

Following up on Sunday’s post, things can’t be on fire because they can’t be on fire, guys: Media is full of people who thrived in stable systems with rules. They gravitate toward the assurance that things are still stable. https://t.co/MzMIU80LX9 — James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) December 13, 2016 And again, understandable. Everyone is tired all the time, but you take certain jobs, you don’t get to be tired without asking your editor to swap in somebody who can still see a foot in front of them. There is no law that says everything HAS to be okay, and not making room … Continue reading The Bias Toward the Status Quo

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – stupid hysterical women edition

Good morning, all – you already know about right-wing nutcases and their love/hate relationships with women. They hate to love them, and love to hate them.

This Obsession deals with the Freeperati and their desires for women to get back in the kitchen and make them a goddamn sammich. First up?

Ivanka climaxes!!

Eyeing climate role, Ivanka Trump to meet with Al Gore

Eyeing climate role, Ivanka Trump to meet with Al Gore
The Hill ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jonathan Swan

Posted on ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎41‎:‎05‎ ‎AM by GIdget2004

Ivanka Trump is meeting Monday with climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore.

The president-elect’s daughter, who reportedly wants to make global warming one of her signature issues, will meet with Gore at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to transition spokesman Jason Miller.

The former vice president will not be meeting with the president-elect, Miller said in a conference call with reporters on Monday morning. He would not elaborate on the contents of the meeting.

1 posted on 12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎41‎:‎05‎ ‎AM by GIdget2004
Freepers? You were all in lust with her and so happy she was running things for (insert The Darnold nickname of your choice here) – how about now?
To: GIdget2004

I don’t like the sound of any of this.

2 posted on ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎41‎:‎39‎ ‎AM by Senator Goldwater

gotabadfeeling
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Meh – what’s the worst that could happen?
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To: GIdget2004

Careful, my thread on this got pulled!

4 posted on 12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎42‎:‎22‎ ‎AM by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)

Heh.
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To: Senator Goldwater

She has been trouble all along.

https://i.makeagif.com/media/3-04-2015/p99oZ-.gif

I know we hear how bright and impressive she is, but I only see and hear a typical, privileged, NYC airhead.

7 posted on 12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎44‎:‎09‎ ‎AM by 9YearLurker

Dang woman needs to learn her place!
To: GIdget2004

Donald, you need to get Ivy in check.

9 posted on 12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎44‎:‎33‎ ‎AM by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in ’67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)

ivankabound
To: GIdget2004

Please don’t include “climatic” and “Ivanka” in the same sentence. I’m seventy. 😉

16 posted on ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎47‎:‎26‎ ‎AM by DCPatriot (“It aint what you don’t know that kills you. It’s what you know that aint so” Theodore Sturgeon))

eew
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One Freeper takes the new irony meter out for a spin…
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To: GIdget2004

:: The president-elect’s daughter, who reportedly wants to make global warming one of her signature issues ::

Fake News

18 posted on ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎48‎:‎20‎ ‎AM by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)

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And runs it into a tree…
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Love your handle, BTW.
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Hope – quickly dashed:
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To: MNJohnnie

Washington Times has confirmed this sad to say

46 posted on 12‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎ ‎10‎:‎56‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by wardaddy (trump is a great tourniquet but that’s all folks…….)

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Next up – bargaining!
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More after the “read more”…

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It Hurts to Take the Story Apart. Do It Anyway.

There’s a story we’ve been telling ourselves for a long time now, about how democracy works, about how it has to work in order for us all to get up in the morning. It involves how campaigns operate, how elections take place, how power is handed from one person to another and what is done with that power and to whom. The story’s called America. It’s a few years old now. Maybe you’ve heard it: We are free, and we choose who leads us, and we have chance after chance to make things better. We’re in charge, you and me, for good and … Continue reading It Hurts to Take the Story Apart. Do It Anyway.

The Bias Isn’t Just Toward the Negative

Everybody’s sharing this and I think it gets close to something:  The real bias of the press is not that it’s liberal. Its bias is a decided preference for the negative. As scholar Michael Robinson noted, the news media seem to have taken some motherly advice and turned it upside down. “If you don’t have anything bad to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.”[3] A New York Times columnist recently asserted that “the internet is distorting our collective grasp on the truth.”[4] There’s a degree of accuracy in that claim but the problem goes beyond the internet and … Continue reading The Bias Isn’t Just Toward the Negative

Liz Spayd Isn’t Helping

Shit’s sake, this nonsense again:  Carlson said that the tweets sent the message that “we tried to keep this guy from getting elected, but did anyways.” “That suggests they don’t understand the mission of a newspaper, which is to bring you the news, not to affect the outcome of a political race,” Carlson concluded. The Fox News host asked why the reporters had not been disciplined. “Where are the editors here?” he asked. “I mean, if my — you know, If I was the New York Times and my editors were tweeting crap like that, I would say you stop that right … Continue reading Liz Spayd Isn’t Helping

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – World War Flee edition

Let’s give the old airlock door wheel a spin and see what the Freepers think about The Darnold’s foreign policy chops, shall we?

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Easy German 143 – What Germans say about Donald Trump

Easy German 143 – What Germans say about Donald Trump
Easy German/ YouTube ^ | 5/15/16

Posted on ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2016‎ ‎12‎:‎45‎:‎53‎ ‎AM by DallasBiff

LOL, they have some Californian in Berlin commenting about Donald Trump in May 2016, and of course 95% of the comments are negative. With a German commentator to boot.

1 posted on 12‎/‎3‎/‎2016‎ ‎12‎:‎45‎:‎53‎ ‎AM by DallasBiff
JACKboot?
hitlerhoworiginal
And how dare an actual German  make a comment in Germany?
I’m expecting some cogent and self-searching discussion on what happens when a populist buffoon wins an election through ethnic scapegoating and blind nationalism.
To: lee martell

 

Yeah, Libruls. Look who won! You can tell Bronco Bama to report to the penalty box for some Time Out time.

I liked the part where Shrillary twirled her mustache, and chuckled, at the end of each debate. And then she lost!!!

Game over, Donkeycrats! Chetaers(sic) never prosper!

Winning! Duh!

4 posted on ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎10‎:‎55‎ ‎AM by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)

WinningBoom
…or Charlie Sheen…one of those two things, anyway.
To: DallasBiff

 

German politicians had better get used to the idea that there is a new sheriff in town. Americans are no longer being led by a crypto-Marxist, third-world agitator because we are extremely angry at what the international socialist/globalists have tried to do to us. The American public, much like the British public, enforced their will and decided their destiny for themselves despite the multinational-owned media onslaught. There will be changes to the international order so get used to it.

Americans have now become aware that politics no longer end at the shores of the oceans that once separated use from the filthy politics of Europe and we are angry. If Germany and other European countries keep interfering in our politics there will be a response that you will not like at all.

5 posted on 12‎/‎3‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎19‎:‎00‎ ‎AM by WMarshal ( Schadenfreude, it feels so good!)

What are you gonna do? Stop buying Mercedes? Scream and threaten to hold your breath until you turn blue?
Please proceed.
To: WMarshal

 

“If Germany and other European countries keep interfering in our politics there will be a response that you will not like at all.”

THIS time, we’ve got bombers that make those B-17’s look like toy planes! 😉

8 posted on 12‎/‎3‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎34‎:‎38‎ ‎AM by Frank_2001

Of course.
Bomb Germany.
Will Dresden be first?
Of course, it will be easy to do, as The Darnold can just order the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade over there to bomb itself.
More sound international policy discussions after the jump…

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Big Media Doesn’t Have to Know Flyover Country

If I read one more thinkpiece about how reporters/liberal think-tankers/big-money activists need to leave the NY/DC nest and come out and eat fried chicken with the rubes I will lose my mind. Guys, there’s no reason to squander money setting your HQs up in southeastern Wisconsin, however cheap the rent is.  There’s no reason to fly your reporters to Columbus and Kalamazoo. You don’t have to go back to school for an anthropology degree so you can write boring-ass longform wanks about the ways of the hicks who are strange to us all. You just have to pay, and listen to, … Continue reading Big Media Doesn’t Have to Know Flyover Country

Saturday Odds & Sods: Liar

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Heaven and Hell by heavy metal quilter Ben Venom.

It’s been another weird week in New Orleans. The weather has been yo-yo-ing to and fro. We reluctantly ran the AC on a particularly steamy day and we’re back to the heater right now. The kitties, of course, prefer the latter. So it goes.

There was a lethal shooting last weekend on Bourbon Street. It doesn’t happen that often but when it does the media, city government, and tourism establishment lose their collective minds. This time there are suggestions of metal detectors and limited access. That’s typical NOLA think: propose something that would be simultaneously costly and unenforceable. We live in a country and a state with an armed population and when you add booze and crowds to the mix, violence is not surprising. It’s difficult to prevent an asshole with a concealed weapon from discharging it. That may sound cold and harsh but “to live in this town, you must be tough, tough, tough, tough.” Thus spake Jagger and Richards. She-doo-be.

The mendacity theme here at First Draft continues with this week’s theme songs. That’s right, my obsession with different songs with the same title continues. We begin with Todd Rundgren’s 2004 tune Liar. It’s followed in quick succession by Queen, the Sex Pistols, Argent, and, of all people, Three Dog Night who covered the Argent tune.

I had no idea there were so many songs with liar in the title and that’s the truth. There will be more prevarication after the break, but first I need to find that lying sack of shit that we’ve heard so much about over the years.

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Doctor makes “monkey face” comment about Michelle Obama. Outraged? Yes. Shocked? Nope.

In the days after the presidential election, people have tried to parse the reasons for the rise of Trump and how racism will awaken from the dark, like it’s the Force or something. The current narrative has gone in one of two directions, both of which seem to land on the same group: Rural, uneducated white people. In one version of this, it was an economic/culture issue that led rural whites to see Trump as a savior. This is something Trump has been playing up in Indiana this week, where he courageously threw money at Carrier to only lose some … Continue reading Doctor makes “monkey face” comment about Michelle Obama. Outraged? Yes. Shocked? Nope.

Dollars And Pence

First, good for those employees at Carrier who didn’t lose their jobs. At this point in my  middle-aged life, I’m well aware of just how frightening the prospect of getting laid off is. Second, I’m also aware that tax incentives and other financial/political considerations are all in the business playbook nowadays. Hell, my local downtown is getting rebuilt via a combination of direct state government spending, TIFs and lord knows what else (a good bit of it done by GOPers Mike Foster and PBJ…go figure). So, on a practical level, I won’t holler — too loud — at the “solution” Trump/Pence … Continue reading Dollars And Pence