Adrastos on the Forever Lee Circle beads controversy. Continue reading Lost Cause Festers Do Mardi Gras
Spanking in the streets, Krewe du Vieux style. Continue reading Spanktuary City
1973’s In Between Tears was something of a comeback album for Irma Thomas. She had not recorded a new album in seven years; then she met Jerry Swamp Dogg Williams. The result was one of her best records. The album … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: In Between Tears
You don’t owe Steve Bannon your stage. Free expression is one thing. But universities’ social responsibility does not mean being a jobs program for disgraced white supremacists. Coulter, Milo, this guy — they have earned their pariah status and then some. — James Noonan (@_jmnoonan) January 25, 2018 We keep hearing this from our elite totebag liberals, that we simply must invite the most cancerously dishonest wingnuts we can find into every place we can fit them, so as to promote the free speech which will eventually lead to the downfall of these human tumors. If we do not, of … Continue reading ‘a jobs program for disgraced white supremacists’
Yeah, it was supposed to be Sunday. Figured we could all use a little kittums before the SOTU tonight. Ada has that baby thing of falling asleep anywhere, including directly on top of me while I’m trying to write on the Internets. A. Continue reading Tuesday Catblogging
I’ve never seen the movie depicted above. I assume that it’s about blackmail. The phrase hush money is a venerable one, dating as far back as 1709. And no I was not the original coiner… The first time I heard … Continue reading Hush Money
Back when I covered local government this was beyond routine: Jewel wants to build a store to make money off of (and employ a few of) our residents! Let’s give them tax breaks to come here because if we don’t, they’ll build 10 feet down the road in a town that will! Thus ensuring that any economic development doesn’t benefit the schools or the residents, which is … the entire rationale behind encouraging economic development in the first place. I’m seeing more pushback against this in the Amazon discussion than I ever did previously: Critics of Amazon’s “race to the … Continue reading Giving Away the Store to Get the Store
You tell me how this works out well for anybody: John Anderson’s weeks blur together as the lone judge in Bayfield County. The largely rural county sits at the top of Wisconsin and is home to hundreds of miles of trails, some of the Apostle Islands, and 15,000 residents. But there are just 14 active attorneys. In Anderson’s courtroom, one scenario unfolds over and over: Nonviolent drug offenders file into court without a lawyer, Anderson tells them to contact an attorney and then they are released on a signature bond. They’re due back in court in two weeks for another … Continue reading The Rule of Law Without Lawyers
It’s Krewe du Vieux Saturday. Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: Smack Dab In The Middle
Jim Thome made the Hall of Fame this week in the same way he began his career: As an afterthought. Baseball pundits flocked to Larry “Chipper” Jones, writing stories about him “headlining” this class of inductees. Or, as one writer noted about him, he “feels” like a Hall of Famer. Vladimir Guerrero had more votes, so he deserved more attention. Edgar Martinez didn’t get ENOUGH votes, so people were talking about him as well. Oh, and let’s not forget talking about the steroid guys who we are somehow either too soft or too hard on. Thome? Mmph. OK. For all … Continue reading Thome, my homie
It’s been a trying and very short Krewe du Vieux season. A saving grace, as always, was Dennie the Den of Muses cat: Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Armchair Quarterback
Kick, today you are four, and I am ready. I am ready to give up. I have had fights about food and fights about toys and fights about TV and fights about books. I have listened to you argue convincingly that you should not wear a hat when it is five below, that you should wear your boots to bed, that we should find a Lego Moana figurine for you in the bottom of the car upon arriving home at 10:30 p.m. after an absolutely bitching 3-hour drive in the snow. I have listened to you argue that you did … Continue reading Four
Of course, they’ve always been bullshitters to the nth degree, but now they’re not even bothering to limit the sheer bugfuck lunacy. The Democrat Party is the Washington establishment, and the Washington establishment believes that Gore won the presidency, that the Florida recount aftermath was bogus and rigged, that James Baker did a better job than the Democrat people did in finding votes, the hanging chads. What if the intel on the war in Iraq was another disinformation campaign, to damage another Republican president? And boy, did that work. […] What if the quote-unquote “intelligence community” misrepresented, on purpose, the … Continue reading Reductio Sad Absurdum
The Sick Humor of Lenny Bruce and I Am Not A Nut. Elect Me. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Lenny Bruce
This, pretty much: So Democrats staved off the worst effects of a government shutdown. They prevented a turn in public opinion against their party for this shutdown, as well as Dreamers. They got CHIP. They got a commitment from McConnell to bring up immigration legislation. And they gave up none of their leverage. It may be tempting to insist that Democrats should have pressed on with the shutdown strategy until they got everything they wanted. But Congress works slowly ― barely ― until the moment that it all comes together in an instant. Democrats took a step toward that moment. … Continue reading Cave Diving
If Yogi Berra were still with us, he’d say it was “deja vu all over again.” The last federal government shutdown was in 2013, which was when I inaugurated the first incarnation of this feature with this opening paragraph: I … Continue reading America Held Hostage Day Three
Short one today, folks – horrible back pain nerve-shorting-out issues.
But this one’s a lulu.
Q Post believed to be President Trump’s words to prepare you for today
qcodefag.github.io ^ | Jan 13 2018 | Q Anon
Posted on 1/18/2018, 6:04:47 PM by ransomnote
OK – lay it on us!
WE, THE PEOPLE!
WE, THE PEOPLE!
You said that.
WE, THE PEOPLE!
Teleprompter not rolling, Donnie?
WE, THE PEOPLE!
Somebody hit him on the side – he’s stuck.
WHERE WE GO ONE, WE GO ALL.
YOU GO NOW!! FOUR HOUR YOU HERE!!!
NO ONE PERSON IS ABOVE ANOTHER.
WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY (& WORLD) FROM THE EVIL LOSERS WHO WOULD DO US HARM (ALL FOR A BUCK).
STAND UP PATRIOTS.
STAND UP AND DEFEND WHAT YOU KNOW IS RIGHT.
GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
So, Donnie – what are tonight’s winning Pick Three lotto numbers?
4, 10, 20
Stand by for Donnie – I mean “Q”‘s next important message:
“Drink more Ovaltine”
Above is the text of Q post #530. I believe that Q is more than one person and sometime it is President Trump. Note the last line of numbers are matched to the position of letters D J T in the alphabet. Note the style – I can almost hear him saying it with his east coast accent and American vigor.
So what is the translation?
Caption Slade here: A. Continue reading Sunday Catblogging
Let’s talk about these conscience clauses, shall we? WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it was expanding religious freedom protections for doctors, nurses and other health care workers who object to performing procedures like abortion and gender reassignment surgery, satisfying religious conservatives who have pushed for legal sanctuary from the federal government. […] “President Trump’s promises are becoming a reality,” said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council. “Americans should not be forced to choose between their faith and their desire to help patients.” It has been a bugaboo in the religious wingnut community for … Continue reading Forced
This week Adrastos discusses NOLA winter, the Franklinversary, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Little Walter Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: Cold Cold Heart
Somehow, she thought this was OK. Something, somewhere in her life convinced Harley Barber that it was OK to open her mouth and pour forth a river of vile, putrid, ignorant racism. Somehow, she figured she’d get away with it. Maybe it was her “finsta” profile, a fake Instagram account that she erroneously thought would provide her with the anonymity to act with impunity. Maybe it was alcohol or the invincibility that comes with youth that told her nothing bad would happen because nobody knew her or nobody took this stuff seriously. Maybe it was a life of privilege or … Continue reading There are always people like this.
The new kitty is in his second week with us. Before the big freeze, he was content to stay in the guest room. He’s slowly living up to his name and investigating the rest of the house. There are still … Continue reading Friday Catblogging: The Paul Drake Report
Teapot Dome was a tempest in an oily teacup compared to the Trump scandals. The result is chaos, confusion, and bedlam. Continue reading Bedlam
Call it whatever — moving the goalposts, working the refs, tilting the playing field…defining deviancy downward, or even the ultimate soft bigotry of low expectations — but the librul media is falling in, even as it’s obvious that Donaldo is bringing Banana Republic style governance to El Norte. while we have mostly managed to resist treating Trump as a normal president, I’m increasingly worried that we have simultaneously fallen into a more subtle trap: Even the private citizens, the business executives, and the politicians who are fully conscious that the president of the United States is a peculiar aberration … Continue reading Moving The Goalposts
This cover fits the weather conditions this week. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Fire Will Freeze
It’s 20 degrees as I write this. It wasn’t exactly a blizzard but we had snow last night. My front stairs are treacherously icy and I’m too comfortable in my study to take a picture of them. The smallest room in the house is the warmest by far. Yay, warmth. New Orleans is cut off right now as most of the bridges and elevated highways are closed. I kind of like it when we’re an island. It keeps the riff raff out except for those who are already here. I’m more raffish than riffish myself… Here’s a spectacular de facto … Continue reading NOLA Snow Day
It’s time to get funky at First Draft. This 1975 album from Kool & The Gang really brings the funk. Here’s what James Brown had to say about the band: “They’re the second-baddest out there…They make such bad records that … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Spirit Of The Boogie
Adrastos on Trump’s Starburst connection. Continue reading Kevin McCarthy: Candyass Candyman
The MSM portrays Martin Luther King as a Civil Rights teddy bear when, in fact, he was a tough-minded man. He *was* pragmatic and believed in non-violent action BUT he was a more radical and polarizing figure in his day than the man from the “I have a dream” speech. He would not have accomplished so much if he hadn’t been a bad ass. There are many good radical MLK quotes out there. This one fits our era quite well: “Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Radical MLK Edition