It’s Not Too Late

Hecate pointed my way to this today:  Fear of failure, of course, can dim the pleasure of new beginnings and cause creative paralysis at this crucial time. When such anxieties arise, I remember this useful advice from Helen Keller’s mentor, Anne Sullivan: “Keep on beginning and failing,” she said. “Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose — not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.“ Now’s the time when I see so many people trying to justify the things that didn’t happen. When … Continue reading It’s Not Too Late

New Year, Nine Lives

Slade, this is the Internet. Internet, this is Slade. Slade has been living with us since Thursday afternoon, when we brought him home from the West Suburban Humane Society. We haven’t had a pet since Claire died, in part because we were selling our condo and it’s hard to stage with animals, and in part because oh my God, a baby was exhausting and a baby plus animals was exhausting and we needed a break. That break was just long enough for Kick to become OBSESSED cats. I mean seriously obsessed. Even for this family full of madmen, she was FOCUSED. … Continue reading New Year, Nine Lives

Sure, Right…Because The Resemblance Is Uncanny

Mike Hucakabee decided we needed a new example of the word lickspittle. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas drew a swift and intense response with a provocative claim on Tuesday: President Trump, he wrote, is similar to Winston Churchill, one of history’s most iconic leaders. Mr. Huckabee had just watched “Darkest Hour,” a film about Churchill. It was, he wrote on Twitter, a reminder of “what real leadership looks like.” “Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press,” he tweeted. “Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness. But unlike Neville Chamberlain, he didn’t retreat. We had … Continue reading Sure, Right…Because The Resemblance Is Uncanny

Headline Of The Day: The Power of the Butt

I’ve been feuding with the Times-Picayune/ since the great purge of 2012. I doubt that they’ve noticed but I’ve enjoyed deriding them as the Zombie-Picayune since they “moved their focus to digital” and began “robustly” firing people left and right. … Continue reading Headline Of The Day: The Power of the Butt

In Praise of Frantic Christmas

Kick passed out before we left the subdivision. My mom’s cousin Andy’s party was the third she’d been to that day and the sixth in three days, it was 9 p.m., she hadn’t napped in 72 hours, and all she’d had to eat was four bites of ham and 357 types of Christmas cookies. We had a trunk full of presents and bellies full of food and at one point at least every hour I’d laughed so hard it hurt. It hardly mattered I was slugging back repulsive bottled “peppermint mocha” drinks and testing the upper speed limits of I-94. … Continue reading In Praise of Frantic Christmas

Not Everything Sucks

We want to help, always, from the earliest age on:  “If my mom asked me what do you want for Christmas, I’d be like, lead,” Gitanjali said. That’s right, lead, which Gitanjali needed for an invention. “Imaging living day in and day out drinking contaminated water with dangerous substances like lead. Introducing tethys, the easy to use, fast, accurate, portable and inexpensive device to detect lead in water,” Gitanjali said in her presentation for the Young Scientist Challenge. She won the national competition for her invention. These are the instincts we should be nurturing. A. Continue reading Not Everything Sucks

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Bannoned for life edition

Well, folks – I spotted a fetid little barrel of funny hiding among all the “Yay, I’m gonna be rich some day too and THEN my taxes will go down” crapola.


G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon
New York Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Jeremy W. Peters

Posted on 12/16/2017, 11:28:58 PM by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

But enough about Melania…

A small group of conservative leaders had gathered in the Trump International Hotel last week for a friendly discussion about the year that was ending and their priorities for the year to come, when Stephen K. Bannon spoke up.

“I’m not going to name names,” he snapped, looking around the room as he complained about being left virtually alone to defend Roy S. Moore, accused of sexually molesting and assaulting teenage girls, while the Republican leadership and Democrats bludgeoned the Alabama Senate candidate. “If we want to win,” he added, according to three people who were in the room, “We need to stop playing footsie with the establishment. They’re just going to string you along, pat you on your head, and send you on your way.”

…..many Washington Republicans have no intention of patting Mr. Bannon on the head. They intend to kneecap him before he has the chance to recover.

“First is to dry up his money,” said Scott W. Reed, the chief political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a pillar of the Republican establishment, explaining how top Republicans in Washington were making a new round of calls to donors across the country to press them not to donate to Mr. Bannon or the candidates he supports.


Mitch McConnell and the GOP establishment are clearly to blame for the recent loss of the Republican Senate seat…..
1 posted on 12/16/2017, 11:28:58 PM by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch
Astute observation there, evil witch.
It’s not because the teabaggers have urped up their collective id, put spurs and a cowboy hat on it and run it for office – it couldn’t possibly be that!
To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

Bannon has the funds to get to the ROOT of the fraudulent votes in Alabama, and the “ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS” know it !

Don’t for one second think that Judy Roy Moore lost that election !
Can’t you see DemocRAT generated FAKE VOTES right in front of you ?

3 posted on 12/16/2017, 11:36:08 PM by Yosemitest (It’s SIMPLE ! … Fight, … or Die !)
To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch


There is NO DIFFERENCE between the G.O.P. Establishment and the New York Times .

7 posted on 12/16/2017, 11:43:42 PM by MarvinStinson

That’s a bit like saying there’s no difference between snow and a snow-blower, innnit?
To: snarkytart


While I agree with you 100% the fact is Moore should have won by at least 5% if the people of Alabama gave a damn about the MAGA agenda.

The same phenomenon seems to exist in VA.

Whether it’s a RINO in VA or a Jesse Helms conservative in AL neither can win if the Trump voters stay home. Because it looks to me as though the folks who voted for Donald in 2016 think they did their job and now they’re done.

If that’s the mindset we’re dealing with now, then we could be in big trouble for 2018.

11 posted on 12/17/2017, 12:19:07 AM by Ceebass

Actually, you’re in big trouble RIGHT NOW.
You’ve just lost THREE unbelievably-red-state elections.
In three weeks.
To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch


The only things worse than a dem are RINO’s and GOPe’ers.

16 posted on 12/17/2017, 2:50:25 AM by Boomer (Leftism is a Cancer on society)

The Force directs you to click on the “read more” link…

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If Jesus had been born in Wisconsin…

On this hallowed Christmas Eve, everyone in my house is pretty much asleep or trying to pretend to be in hopes of getting out of work in preparation for the Wigilla celebration tonight. As my wife and I kind of muttered our way awake, we ended up on a riff about traditions and food and Wisconsin and suddenly, we were into “What if Jesus were born here?” I did my best to document the answers (and augment with a few additional thoughts), so enjoy regardless of your faith, creed or lack thereof: If Jesus had been born in Wisconsin: He … Continue reading If Jesus had been born in Wisconsin…


Listen:    It is going to be a very hard winter and we all know it in our bones an almost atavistic memory with instruction—wear heavy clothes horde food, drink water, stand against the wind listen. Listen:  EVERETT, Pa. (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid off all the items on layaway at a Pennsylvania Walmart, giving 200 families a holiday gift. WJAC-TV reports that staff members at the Everett store say this is the second year in a row that the anonymous donor has made such a gift. Store veteran Barbara Kearns says she’s never seen generosity and humility on this … Continue reading Listen

Fake News Happens Because of YOU, Kids!

Learn to diagram sentences properly because SLJKFL’SKJDFDL;KFSJARGLEBLARGE:  The ancestral lineage of fake news is easy to trace. It winds back through the birther movement and Benghazi, as a tool for weakening political opponents. It filtered through Sarah Palin, who never said she could see Russia from her house, and Al Gore, who never said he invented the internet — myths that hardened into seeming truths due to repeated retelling. It has silly origins, as networks begged us to believe that reality TV was real. It had sinister origins, as W. begged us to believe that weapons of mass destruction existed … Continue reading Fake News Happens Because of YOU, Kids!

I’m Done With Your Doug Jones Feelings Too, Internet

See the Bernie & Hillary edition. AAAAND we’re already mad at Doug Jones.  Instead of, rightly, being mad at the assignment editors who are out there asking every conservative Dem to take impeachment off the table like it’s 2005. Look, the point for anyone who lived in Alabama was not to be represented by a Bible-banging pedophiliac, and for anyone who doesn’t live in Alabama the point of Doug Jones was to elect a Democrat, full stop. Doug Jones is almost not the point at all. The point is a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House, a Democratic White House, Democratic … Continue reading I’m Done With Your Doug Jones Feelings Too, Internet

The False Choice

Ugh, stop it:  Even by the loose standards of the hospitality business, where rowdy drinking sessions after shifts and playful sexual banter are part of the culture, employees described Mr. Friedman’s restaurants as unusually sexualized and coercive. Ten women said that Mr. Friedman, 56, had subjected them to unwanted sexual advances: groping them in public, demanding sex or making text requests for nude pictures or group sex. Many others also said that working for him required tolerating daily kisses and touches, pulling all-night shifts at private parties that included public sex and nudity, and enduring catcalls and gropes from guests … Continue reading The False Choice