Adrastos stirs the potpourri and discusses Julius Caesar, Trump’s lawyers, Mitch Landrieu, cats, and Juneteenth. Continue reading First Draft Potpourri For $200, Alex
Morning, good people – I’m not even going to touch on The Darnold’s Very Bad Week, since everyone else in blogtopia has that pretty well covered.
Instead – let’s look at a Freeper favourite – well, EX-favourite – who has dared to mention that The Darnold is long on promising and short on delivering.
Remember these pics? Ah – how they loved her. Jimbo’s about to bust a nut in this photograph of record :
“Etchings? Etchings?? I said, come up and see me ITCHING!”
She goes there.
And the Freeperati are livid!
Ann Coulter Unleashes on Trump for ‘Zero’ Progress on Border Wall
Fox News Insider ^ | June 16, 2017
Posted on 6/16/2017, 3:25:46 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Ann Coulter was a big supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, but so far she’s been underwhelmed by the Trump presidency.
On Friday, Coulter unleashed a series of tweets, ripping Trump for his lack of progress on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing illegal immigration and halting the flow of Middle Eastern refugees into our country….
Ann has trouble seeing the big picture or she’s just bi-polar.
“Oh, we’re going to build a wall, don’t worry about it. We’re building the wall. We’re building the wall,” he said in an apparent aside from his prepared remarks. “In fact, it’s going to start soon. Way ahead of schedule. Way ahead of schedule. Way, way, way ahead of schedule. It’s going to start very soon.”
What is Ann’s problem? Did she think this was going to be easy? Did she think the swamp would be quick and easy to drain. Does she not realize this is “war” and the opening shots have just been fired?
I’m starting to think she may be just a silly girl…
Well, I do agree that he should be ignoring the courts and doing what the law clearly says he is allowed to do. We elected him BECAUSE he was going to break the china! Right now, he seems to be a very careful bull.
Lincoln and TR sure started their projects their first year in office or at least laid concrete plans to do so. She is right on target. This promise will rank up there with read my lips….. if he doesnt get it done. And the Dreamer amnesty and taking Australia’s refugee problem do not look good for the future at all.
To: TangledUpInBlueAnn Coulter was pushing Mitt Romney to run again in 2016 as recently as 2014. How you go from Mitt Romney to Donald Trump in the same election cycle is beyond me.It’s probably beyond her, too.
I know it seems ridiculous to think about it being over, but I want to start thinking about this being over. Because it will be, eventually. Trump’s presidency will end either with him being impeached or voted out in 2020 (three more years of this please no), and it will be over. And then we have to start remembering it, which is hard. Look at the presidency of George W. Bush. People who were actually alive during that shitshow treat it now like it was a goddamn ethics symposium and it drives me nuts. Oh, he’s painting and his former … Continue reading They Could Have Stopped It Long Before Now
It’s an Infinity Hall Live compilation featuring Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Shelby Lynne, The Wailin’ Jenny’s, Wilson Phillips, and Joan Osborne Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: Women Of Song Infinity Hall Live
The celestial switch has flipped and it’s full-tilt summer in New Orleans. We’ve also had a lot of rain but not in the classic downpour between 2 and 3 every afternoon pattern. Instead, we’ve had the sort of all day rain that makes one want to curl up in a ball. Of course, Oscar and Della Street need no such excuse, it’s what they do. It’s probably down to climate change but I’m not a meteorologist so what the hell do I know?
Today is the 45th anniversary of the arrest of the Watergate burglars. That scandal is much in the news for some peculiar reason. #sarcasm. One major difference between then and now is that many people argued that Tricky Dick was too smart to be involved in such a stupid crime. We’re not hearing that about the Current Occupant who is easily the most self-destructive and stupid president* in our history. Many think he’s already the worst ever. It’s too early to say, but he’s in a race to the bottom along with George W. Bush, Andrew Johnson, and James Buchanan
Let’s move on to a happier subject, this week’s theme song. The Beatles have tightly restricted online access to the original studio versions of their tunes. Fortunately, Get Back was performed by the Fab Four during their legendary London rooftop concert. We also have Macca on the kinda sorta rooftop of the Ed Sullivan Theatre. I guess that’s what they mean by shouting from the rooftops.
Yeah, I know. It’s called a marquee; not be confused with les Maquis.
It’s unclear to me if Jo Jo ever got back to where he once belonged. We’ll resume our rooftop shout-a-thon after the break. Marquee my words…
Fifty years ago tomorrow, two scared 20-somethings gathered with family and friends in a cathedral-esque church on the south side of Milwaukee to pledge their lives to one another. Her father thought the man wasn’t good enough for his daughter. His father thought the woman was far too strident and interested in a career to be a good wife. Nobody, least of all these two kids, knew if they’d make it, if they’d be OK. Still, there they were in front of a three story slab of pink and white marble with a giant crucifix, saying they would live together … Continue reading A Golden Anniversary Explained
This was an attempt to take a devil-eyed Della picture. As usual, Oscar was oblivious. Speaking of Crazy Eyes, here’s a classic tune by Poco: Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Crazy Eyes
Malcolm Turnbull: Amateur Insult Comedian. Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Trump Mocking Down Under
But my reaction to seeing this photo of James Hodgkinson made me think of… Here’s a visual Not to belittle a horrible act and what I assume will be several counts of attempted premeditated murder, but from what I’ve read, Hodgkinson shared at least a few temperamental if not psychological characteristics with Goodman’s movie character. Which can be interesting and even funny in the movies…not so much in reality… Besides that, I’m out of town on vacation this week, so I hope you don’t mind the even-shorter-than-usual post… Continue reading Is It Just Me?
Peter Cheyney was a British crime fiction writer who was very successful between 1936 and 1951. One reason was his “Dark” espionage series. Dark Wanton was one of that series. Given the fact that two of the people on the … Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Dark Wanton
In which Adrastos discusses empathy and the fatal lack thereof. Continue reading The Scalise Shooting
Really? You never thought? WASHINGTON – “I never thought I’d go to baseball practice and get shot at,” said Rep. Rodney Davis R-Ill., who was at bat Wednesday morning when a gunman started shooting at GOP lawmakers practicing for their annual charity congressional game. “I was at bat. I was hitting. I heard a loud bang,” Davis said, talking at the Capitol, still in his scoffed practice clothes. “It felt like somebody…dropped a big piece of metal. The next thing I heard was ‘everybody run, he’s got a gun. And we immediately ran and got into the dugout.” You never … Continue reading You Never Thought
It’s story time with Adrastos. Continue reading Tweet Of The Day: Larry Tribe Edition
Jim Kweskin was a respected folkie in the Sixties. He got involved with a semi-cult in Boston that was founded by the harmonica player in his Jug Band, Mel Lyman. There was a hair-raising story about the Lyman Family by … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Jim Kweskin’s America
Adrastos on Jefferson Beauregard Sessions’ appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Continue reading Instant Analysis: The Sessions Session
OMG, are all these nonprofits doing journalism too expensive for the MAGICKAL FREEMARKET ™ to bear? Nonprofit news organizations are staking out Chicago for hot national stories—and increasing the competition for funds. ProPublica is setting up a regional bureau here, and others, including the Marshall Project and Chalkbeat, are mulling a move into the Chicago media ecosystem. All are drawn to critical stories—on crime, finances, education and other issues—engulfing the city, and philanthropic sponsors, such as the McCormick Foundation, are giving the organizations millions of dollars for what they see as the evolution of journalism. Still, there are fears that … Continue reading Never a Dollar for Journalism
In which Adrastos riffs on the UK election, Roger Stone, Watergate, Ivanka, Ashley Morris, Adam West, and pineapple on pizza. Continue reading First Draft Potpourri For $500, Alex
Folks – this is going to be a quickie because frankly, Freeperville is caught in an endless loop.
I might as well just take last week’s Manila shooting “Obsession” and just set it to endlessly repost once a week.
Think I’m kidding?
‘Multiple fatalities’ in Orlando shooting, officials say
Fox News ^ | June 5, 2017
Posted on 6/5/2017, 8:25:15 AM by Zakeet
Police are investigating a shooting in Orlando Monday morning with “multiple fatalities,” officials said.
MASSIVE TRAFFIC backups along Forsyth Rd in Winter Park. OCSO working shooting investigation
If this is terror, the SCOTUS should review and uphold the travel ban tomorrow.
This sounds like heaven. A fourth-generation book owner, Hamzeh describes his work as a calling. “I run an emergency room for the mind,” he explains, while sipping coffee near the entrance of the shop late one morning. He wants to ensure there is always a place in Jordan where one can access the healing power of books, no matter the hour or the price. Hence the mattress in the back. Hamzeh keeps his store open 24/7, a practice he inherited from his father, who moved the family bookstore from Jerusalem to Amman before the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. He’ll occasionally get … Continue reading We All Need This, I Think
Being right doesn’t matter when there’s a “partisan divide:” But to Trump, many Republicans and a broad constellation of surrogates and conservative media outlets, the takeaway is much different: exoneration. “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication,” the president tweeted early on the morning after Comey’s testimony. That point of view has ricocheted across the conservative media world, both organically and in coordination with a hastily organized rapid-response operation at the Republican National Committee. The result is a parallel narrative — reinforced by the president himself on Twitter and at a Friday news conference — that … Continue reading WHO CAN KNOW THE TRUTH ANYWAY?
The 45th anniversary of the arrest of the Watergate burglars is next Saturday. And we all have Watergate on our minds right now for some odd reason. All The President’s Men Revisited was produced by Robert Redford in 2013. It got the WaPo band back together. Speaking of All The President’s Men, Here’s a link to the podcast I did about the movie with my friends Dave Gladow and David Lee Simmons. I’m the one not named David. Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: All The President’s Men Revisited
It was politics Thursday here at Adrastos World HQ. In addition to Comeypalooza, Oscar and I watched the British election returns. It’s always great fun to see the BBC’s venerable David Dimbleby at work in what are the wee hours in the UK. He gets a bit punchy whereas the young uns are falling out. I dig their graphics, especially the virtual House of Commons. It’s uncommonly cool.
The Tories ran a dreadful campaign and fell short of a majority in the House of Commons. The Maybot has vowed to soldier on with help from the Ulster Unionists but Tory knives are sharpening after her big gamble flopped. I’m not a huge Jeremy Corbyn fan BUT the man is a good campaigner and Labour made impressive gains. If the Maybot attempts to stay indefinitely there may be another election sooner than the British people would like. Stay tuned.
We return to our regularly scheduled Saturday programming.
The topic of who wrote this week’s theme song is the subject of considerable debate. One Way Out has been credited to both Elmore James and Sonny Boy Williamson. I haven’t the foggiest idea who the real songwriter is but it’s a helluva tune. There was even a 1965 variation by GL Crockett called It’s A Man Down There.
I’m not getting involved in the authorship fracas other than posting multiple versions of this blues classic. In fact, I’m staying out of the Sonny Boy/Elmore thicket altogether by posting the Allman Brothers Band, Crockett, and a rendition by John Hiatt from a Gregg Allman tribute. We begin with the version that I first heard on the radio longer ago than I care to admit. There ain’t nothing better than live Allman Brothers:
There’s only way out here at First Draft as well. I’ll show you the exit after the break.
It’s a duo picture of Oscar and Della Street for the third consecutive week. It may be a record but I’m too lazy to investigate. They could be the next Crosby and Nash. Bad choice: they’re not speaking because of … Continue reading Friday Catblogging: The Devil & Mister O
Adrastos on James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence committee. Continue reading Instant Analysis: Comeypalooza
No, not Gallant’s upcoming testimony and must-see TV appearance — barring any breaking news, it should be the one of the headlines keeping the chattering classes busy (along with, one can hope, Theresa May’s ongoing re-enactment of the Hindenburg disaster); but since Adrastos mentioned his own interest I’ll wait for his words on both…and keep my own comments brief. Certainly I’d like to see Gallant’s, um, Comey’s testimony leave a mark: anything to keep Orange Narcissus on the defensive is a good thing. That said, Comey is a major reason why we’re dealing with Team Trump in the first place. … Continue reading Opening Act
After doing the Blue Oyster Cult post, I googled grim reaper. This was my favorite image from that search. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Journey Into Fear Comics No. 20
Speaking Jerkish. Continue reading Lost In Translation
Fuck the implications should be the motto of the Trump administration*. The Insult Comedian is on his way to losing a Supreme Court case because he insists on calling a ban, a ban; thereby undercutting the DOJ’s argument that it’s … Continue reading Your President* Speaks: Rebel Without A Clue Edition
Blue Oyster Cult is one of the best band names ever. Their cover art was always pretty darn good as well. Here’s a sampler in chronological order for a change. Finally, a scatological parody of the previous cover: If you … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Blue Oyster Cult
Wonder if this has something to do with it: States have been racing to the bottom to try to attract corporations to their state, and as a result businesses are paying fewer taxes in states during a time of record corporate profits. On average, the state corporate tax rate is 6.25%, but these profitable companies paid just 2.9% of their profits. From 1986 to 2013, state and local corporate tax rates declined 30%, the report says. And yet states continue to compete with one another to offer tax giveaways to corporations. The report looks into 17 companies headquartered in Illinois … Continue reading Can’t Imagine Why Everything’s Going to Shit