This one was a motherfucker and next one’s gonna be worse. Sorry. You here for consolation? Wrong shop, chief. I wrote this in the wee hours of the morning after Trump’s election, and the fight was barely hours in coming, and we’ve been losing ever since, every day, on everything: Charlottesville, Kavanaugh, Gallagher, abortion, the ACA, the Muslim ban, the border camps, every single fucking day it’s another kick in the guts. You tired? Anybody here fucking tired? (We’re all so, so tired.) They’re counting on us being tired. Go get a B12 shot, take your stims with a shot … Continue reading Happy New Year
Adrastos eschews Listomania in favor of a look at the big picture. Continue reading The Decayed Decade
Well, people – since I’ve had about enough of Gladys Kravitz’s favourite site (NextDoor) and people who live in a town (Carrollton) that made the list of the safest cities in Texas constantly complaining about “intruders”, so I decided to post the following in the Nob Hill NextDoor group : ATTENTION! SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!!! Late last night (around 8:00) I noticed suspicious activity in my back alleyway. First, a probable coyote was walking along on the other side of my fenceline, obviously up to no good. If you ignore these vicious predators, they will form gangs and lurk on street corners. … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s obsession with NextDoor. com – barbarians at the gates edition
Can’t stop the signal: Since October, a wave of anti-government protests has swept across Iraq. The protesters represent a cross-section of society and, unusually for a traditionally patriarchal country, women have taken a leading role. Their prominence is celebrated in murals which have sprung up across the capital, Baghdad. Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, epicentre of the protests, has been transformed into a hub of creative defiance. I won’t repost the photos so you have to go to the link to look at them all. They’re gorgeous. One of the most frustrating things about the post-9/11 discourse was the half-assed discussion on … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks
Wow, nobody’s coming to save journalism, big fucking shock to everyone who isn’t an idiot pretending to be a smart person or a smart person pretending to be Roman Roy: “A reckoning” is next, they said. Publishers regret undervaluing their own audiences in favor of brand-diluting social-first content. While interviews for our earlier reports revealed a willingness to shift strategies and fall in line with platform maneuvers, publishers now believe that they must regain control of their revenue streams and put their own audience interests above platform demands. This means a renewed focus on owned-and-operated properties, where publishers control audience … Continue reading In 2020 Let’s Pivot to Journalism
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: The Best Of Adrastos 2019
Of nonagenarians, Shaq plaques, and Mittbots. Continue reading Foggy Day Thoughts
The Return Of Little Buddy. Continue reading Friday Guest Catblogging: Inside Agitator
Happy Boxing Day — and in the spirit, here’s a target if you’re inclined to practice a jab or cross. DJT did his part to merit jab or cross status, celebrating Christmas by “lashing out” and generally acting like a baby — is that even news anymore? And while I can’t complain about much if anything personally, I think the best present for next Christmas would be a pink slip for the present occupant of the White House. Fire Trump in 2020. Also, Happy Solstice. Continue reading Trump L’Oeil
Merry Christmas. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Christmas With Louis
Welcome! Come on in! Everyone here loves you and is so glad to see you and we’re glad you’ve decided to stop by. Grab a drink, a handful of Chex Mix, and make yourself at home. Party closed. I love you all. Behave yourselves today and tomorrow and remember, there is a place where you’re valued, loved, and admired as brave fucking badasses. A. Continue reading Virtual Christmas Party!
Profile In Courage: Doug Jones. Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Doug Jones On Impeachment
I know a few of our faithful readers have been waiting for this one, so without further adieu’ – It’s a fine whine!
Trump: It’s not fair that I’m being Impeached when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong!
Twitter ^ | December 13, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
Posted on 12/13/2019, 8:10:11 PM by EdnaMode
It’s not fair that I’m being Impeached when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong! The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of Hate. They are so bad for our Country!
*******************Impeach congress for Obstruction of the Executive and Abuse of Power.
As my grandma would say “fair” is a place where you go on rides and eat cotton candy. If you expect it to be anything else you are in for a rude surprise.
“Plead his case”?
Is he gonna blame the bone spurs?
To: Secret Agent Man
And you’re just now figuring this out?
More whining about the whining after the break….
Kick loves ice skating. As a profoundly un-athletic person whose only physical effort was a running routine that went tits-up after my back got destroyed three years ago, I have refused to invest any emotional energy into my child’s physical prowess. I have no idea if she can do a somersault. She runs kickball bases like a drunk freshman headed for Taco Bell. It’s all fine. She’s tried soccer and tennis with middling enthusiasm, but last winter, she begged to go skating. Her first lesson, she spent on her butt. I mean, typical, of course, but she didn’t know that, … Continue reading On Ice
History is still singing. We hear a lot these days about who even cares about books or movies or comics or celebrities anymore, like the world is on fire, right? How can we possibly make room for art? For beauty, joy, laughter? Well, listen to that, and rethink your despair. It’s so easy to discount that which keeps us alive. Songs and stories don’t feed us; pace Woody but your machine didn’t kill any fascists. It might have prevented some from being made, though, that’s not nothing, and when all you have left is your voice, you sing. People sang … Continue reading Still We Sing
We’ve been on a weather yo-yo all month. There have been several days where the drop in temperature was so drastic that the high was at midnight. It’s not Wisconsin cold but it’s damp and humid, which exaggerates how chilly it feels. It’s fucking cold, y’all.
New Orleans is an old city with an aging infrastructure. It seems to have rebelled this week: we’ve had collapses, explosions, water main ruptures, and a literal shit storm. The citizenry are getting cranky and blaming the current Mayor for decades of neglect. It’s unfair but she makes it worse by speaking in jargon. Mayor Cantrell actually said that she was “leaning in and being intentional” to help solve our infrastructure woes. It would help if we understood what the hell she means.
This week’s theme song was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke in 1944 for the Bing Crosby movie, Going My Way. It was one of the biggest hits of the year and won Oscars for best picture, actor, and supporting actor. Der Bingle was the show biz king that year.
We have three versions of Swinging On A Star for your listening pleasure: Bing Crosby, his frenemy, Frank Sinatra, and an R&B version by Big Dee Irwin and Little Eva.
I’m a bit dizzy from swinging on that star so let’s pause before jumping to the break.
Larry Tribe strikes again. Continue reading The Tribe Gambit
I ran this picture back in 2016 of Oscar and Della Street glaring at a faux reindeer. I don’t recall if they pounced but they were certainly riled up. A dirty look from Della was no big whoop but Oscar … Continue reading Friday Throwback Catblogging: Oscar, Della, & The Faux Reindeer
Human Turtle (not entirely certain about the human part) Moscow Mitch — he really hates being called Moscow Mitch — expressed a new found love of precedent following the House Impeachment vote of Donald Trump, and the announcement that the measure could be delayed in being reported to the Senate unless and until he agrees to at least the appearance of fairness. In fairness, with a nickname like Moscow Mitch, would you expect anything else besides a show trial Vladimir Putin would be proud of? Oh, and hats off to the Democrats, particularly in swing districts, who votes yes. Yesterday … Continue reading Moscow Mitch Has A Sad
Impeachment has not reached the Senate, but I have Congress on my mind. Hence this pairing of a classic political novel with the poster for the fine film made from it. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Advise and Consent
Instant instant analysis. Continue reading Long Day’s Journey Into Impeachment
I had the pleasure of making Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s acquaintance when I was a young Congressional aide. I can even say I drank with him at the Washington Mardi Gras ball. We didn’t have any epic conversations but a … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Pat Moynihan Edition
Have Yourself A Weird Little Christmas. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: More Weird Christmas Albums
Oh FFS, journalism: Nick: We thought it was interesting when [New York Times White House correspondent] Maggie Haberman retweeted it, and she was kind of like, “What is this?” And then someone was just like, “This is a joke,” and she was like, “Well, jokes need to be more …” She said something like … She said, “All the best parody has to be explained.” Nick: Yeah. Like … That doesn’t make any sense! [Laughs.] So that was very weird. Brad: It’s blatantly a joke! The campaign wouldn’t dryly dub someone saying “Bloomberg” over the song “Moves Like Jagger!” Nick: Yeah, and I don’t know … … Continue reading Face Value
How fucking dare you: Federal agencies will receive $25 million from Congress to study gun violence in a government spending deal reached by House and Senate negotiators — a major win for Democrats who have long pushed for dedicated funding to research the issue, a source told The Hill. “Democrats have broken the ban on funding for the first time in decades,” the source said. The deal includes $12.5 million each for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health to study gun violence and ways to prevent it. It’s the first time in more than … Continue reading Screw Your Smarter-Than-Thou Cynicism and Your Nihilism and Your Fear
Donald Trump is an idiot. Continue reading Seoul Man
Freaking out never helped anyone. Continue reading Regular Order, Irregular Times
Morning folks, let’s hope your week was less shitty than The Darnold’s was, eh?
Anyway, back to the Royal Flush!
Trump complains low-flow toilets are flush with problems
ABC News ^ | December 6, 2019 | ABC News
Posted on 12/7/2019, 9:24:13 AM by gattaca
…Trump said Friday that his administration is looking into relaxing water-saving regulations for toilets, sinks and showers, saying consumers end up using even more water by flushing multiple times and trying to get clean with low water streams.
“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once. They end up using more water,” Trump said while talking with business owners about what he said are ‘’common sense” steps to end overregulation. “The EPA is looking at that very strongly at my suggestion.”
To: gattacaJust to be clear, we are in the middle of a Historic Impeachment battle trying to overturn a Presidential Election based on the LIES of power hungry Bureaucrats, crazed Leftist Educational Elites and an out of control Leftist Media and the topic of the day is Water Saving Toilets?
Wait for it…..
(same poster in the same post – this made my cogitative dissonance alarm go off and scare everybody in the house)
Here’s some dumbassery to start your Sunday: Hallmark's statement on pulling commercials that featured a same-sex wedding: "The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value" https://t.co/3h5CYoU3vt — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 15, 2019 Once more and for all the marbles, being a homophobic asshole who doesn’t want other people to exist is not a “side.” A “side” is Bears-Packers, or sausage-pepperoni, or winter-summer. These things are “sides.” They are valid lifestyle choices (well, maybe not the Bears thing) and opinions you can differ from your … Continue reading There Aren’t SIDES
No matter what the truth is,
hold on to what is yours. Continue reading Saturday Odds & Sods: Hold On