One of my odder hobbies was the focus of my attention last night, the 2019 British general election. The result was depressingly predictable: the Tories won again. They’ve been in power 67 of 101 years since the Liberals blew themselves … Continue reading British Election Notes
Meet Flip. His cat guardian Maureen is one of Dr. A’s colleagues. As you can tell from the box, she’s Canadian. This picture poses the eternal feline question: What’s better than a Christmas tree? A Christmas tree box. I stole … Continue reading Friday Guest Catblogging: Flip In The Box
The sound of lies rings funny against the truth. Continue reading Sound Of Lies
Well, Trump WOULDN’T be a James Bond villain. Bond villains have more class. They have names like Goldfinger, not Shitheel. Trump’s level isn’t Bond villain, it’s wrestling heel, which he’s actually done. And the impeachment hearings offer more evidence. His style is crude, ham-fisted, heavy-handed, cloddish; his associates are almost comically villainous: Lev, Igor, Rudy, Devin, Gym…his alternate narrative of “what really happened” is straight out of the wrestling hype playbook, right down to the loud, fast paced hectoring offset by epic self-pity. And if you don’t find the spectacle…repulsive, well… Continue reading If Donald Trump Was A James Bond Villain
Another day, another holiday themed regular feature. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: A Corpse For Christmas
I bring the snark in my latest 13th Ward Rambler column at Bayou Brief. I write about the holidays, the LSU Tigers, Senator John Neely Kennedy, my Bayou Brief year in review, and Krewe du Vieux. I also bid a … Continue reading Bayou Brief: Last Month Of The Year
Merry Schiffmas. It’s time for some zany, kooky, and downright weird seasonal album covers. The abundance of kitsch is one of the things I like about Christmas. Our first combination could be called Hung and the Hampster, which sounds like … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Weird Christmas Albums
And, you know, America, but mostly her: A. Continue reading Today’s For Rashida Tlaib
I mean, how even are you supposed to do this job? Fallout from the #MeToo movement continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in our current political climate. For parents of sons, navigating complex and sensitive conversations with their boys about sexual consent, harassment and assault, and respect for women and LGBTQ people is difficult enough, especially when they’re young. And, it’s only compounded by the fear President Trump is helping to spread that young men could be unjustly accused. Here’s an idea. Just spitballing. Just throwing this out there. A suggestion for you to pass on to your young men. DON’T RAPE … Continue reading You Guys It Is HARD Telling Boys Not to Rape
Featuring the mendacious minority whip from Metry. Continue reading Starring Steve Scalise
Have Yourself A Merry Little Schiffmas. Continue reading Merry Schiffmas
Good morning people! You’ve watched the Freeperati lower and lower and lower the bar on acceptable behaviour until someone in China screamed that the bar just poked him in the ass, but first…..Biden – his time!
Biden Sides with Foreign Leaders Mocking Trump: ‘The World Is Laughing’
Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2019 | Haris Alic
Posted on 12/5/2019, 1:00:05 PM by ChicagoConservative27
Joe Biden released a campaign ad Wednesday siding with the foreign leaders caught on camera mocking President Donald Trump at the recent NATO summit.
“The world sees Trump for what he is: insincere, ill-informed, corrupt, dangerously incompetent, and incapable, in my view, of world leadership.” the former vice president says in the one minute ad. “If we give Donald Trump four more years, we’ll have a great deal of difficulty of ever being able to recover America’s standing in the world, and our capacity to bring nations together.”
To: ChicagoConservative27Boy this guy makes me SICK.I felt bad the other day for him for a little while.
Now I hope his parkinsons or whatever it is lasts DECADES and is HORRIFYING for him and his family.
(while the poster’s own family is quietly picking out a bargain-basement nursing facility)
A far greater man and President suffered with it for almost a decade.
If you were talking about Regan, that was Alzheimer’s, you ignorant fucktoy.
Or, in the words of someone who was actually there (his own son) :
“At 73, Ronald Reagan would be the oldest president ever re-elected. Some voters were beginning to imagine grandpa — who can never find his reading glasses — in charge of a bristling nuclear arsenal, and it was making them nervous. Worse, my father now seemed to be giving them legitimate reason for concern. My heart sank as he floundered his way through his responses, fumbling with his notes, uncharacteristically lost for words. He looked tired and bewildered.”
I hope biden decays to 70 pounds over 15 years and can’t utter one sensible word.
Maybe then he could run as a Republican and you’d vote for him.
Well..that wouldn’t be a
changeTrump press conference…
If the ‘world’ is laughing at us,
No, you lickspittle, the world is laughing at HIM.
Us, the world just feels sorry for.
then why are so many trying to get to America by any means necessary, legally or illegally?
Tell me if this rings a bell:
If it’s so awful, why aren’t the Democrat Socialists leaving in DROVES for greener pastures? There are still plenty of Communist countries to live in!
Douthat always flaps his mouth-butt when it’s my goddamn turn to blog: In the Democratic coalition more than the Republican one, meritocracy and technocracy have long been unifying forces. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama represented somewhat different party factions, but they both embodied wonkery, a vision of competence and expertise governing to some extent above ideology, in which there are assumed to be “correct answers” to policy dilemmas that a disinterested observer could acknowledge and the right technocrat achieve. Well, when one judges a solution “correct” on the basis of “how many Americans will this solution keep alive,” then yes, Clinton … Continue reading Above Ideology
I gave you a week and you did it in almost a day: Every year they do a MASSIVE toy drive for the little kids so they can have some holiday presents and they’re well-supplied, but need $500 for gift cards for the 50 or so older kids. Think about how in high school your buds want to go out for a burger, or over to the Starbucks to study, and you don’t have any money to buy anything. Wouldn’t you like to be able to give some kid the ability to feel normal for Christmas? You raised $500 for the … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks: YOU DID IT!
It’s Pearl Harbor Day. This Saturday might live in infamy for another reason: we’re attending a top-secret event in an undisclosed location this evening. I can’t tell you what it is but if you’re a member of a certain benign but bawdy organization, you know what I’m talking about. If not, you may be feeling thoroughly befuddled. So it goes.
Speaking of bombs, the 2019 British general election is heading into the homestretch. I haven’t written about it because it’s so depressing. The two big parties have terrible leaders neither of whom is fit to be Prime Minister but Corbyn is the lesser of two evils. Bozza the Bozo who currently holds the job has bad hair and an even worse slogan: “Get Brexit Done.” The pro-European Union Liberal Democrats shot themselves in the foot by declaring they could win the election when they currently have 20 seats. They’re still limping away from that absurd declaration. Making matters worse is that the Tories deserve to lose and there’s a good chance that they’ll win.
This week’s theme song was written and recorded by Mark James in 1968. His version bombed but Elvis Presley’s did not. It became the King’s’ biggest hit of the Sixties.
We have multiple versions of Suspicious Minds for your listening pleasure: Mark James, Elvis, Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter, and a reggae version by the Heptones.
Now that you’re suspicious, let’s clear the air by jumping to the break.
“She’s mean and she’s evil,
Like that old Boll Weevil.” Continue reading Friday Night Music: Little Sister
Crooked columns, straight talk. Continue reading 2020 Candidates In A Word
Paul Drake lost his collar under something or other. One of these days, we’ll hunt it down but for now he’s a nekkid cat: Continue reading Friday Catblogging: PD In Profile
Adrastos on Turley’s Tulane Time. Continue reading Talking Turley
Stupid Watergate continues, and despite the the best efforts by the librul media to pull out all the usual flags — Democrats in disarray, the GOP’s terrified of their base (well, that one…yeah, maybe they should be a little afraid), both sides, Melania (for real — christ) — one thing I keep noticing, in part because I’m still dealing with a busy work schedule, is that, regardless of what you think of the pro-Trump side…at a glance, they all look like a bunch of fucking goons. No lie. And if what you’ve heard or seen at the hearing, or even … Continue reading Just A Bunch Of Fucking Goons
This Saturday is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s time to celebrate the most famous book and movie adaptation set before and during the attack. Even in a crowded field of war novels, James Jones’ … Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: From Here To Eternity
The Donald Trump Is trilogy becomes a quartet. Continue reading Donald Trump Is A Misogynist
I’m working my way through the House Intelligence Committee’s report. It’s essentially a narrative history of what happened with Ukraine and why it matters. It’s more readable than the Mueller Report. It doesn’t hedge its bets and calls an Igor … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Impeachment Report Edition
This week we have dogeared images via Discogs of a 1979 Spinners album. And what’s not to love about an album title that’s a pun on From Here To Eternity? The front and back covers are hardcore sci-fi images by … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: From Here To Eternally
I know all y’all’s favorite nonprofits are all over you today because it’s Giving Tuesday but I wanted to find out if we, The Blog, could get together and raise some funds for the St. Hyacinth Food Pantry this year. Remember the pantry? It’s the one we started boosting back in 2016 to help out the folks most likely to be hurt by what we’re all now just calling The Way Things Are Nowadays. Every year they do a MASSIVE toy drive for the little kids so they can have some holiday presents and they’re well-supplied, but need $500 for … Continue reading Giving Tuesday, Get On It
In which Adrastos resurrects the ghost of smear tactics past. Continue reading It’s A Plame Shame
Short one today, as recurring #^@#& back issues preclude sitting for very long.
First up – it’s good not to be da king!
Former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey subpoena to testify before Congress, judge rules
NBC News ^ | November 25, 2019 | Pete Williams
Posted on 11/25/2019, 5:15:37 PM by Coronal
WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled late Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a subpoena for his testimony issued by the House Judiciary Committee.
Federal District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said McGahn must appear before Congress but retains the ability to “invoke executive privilege where appropriate” during his appearance. The judge did not put her own ruling on hold, but the Trump administration will likely seek one to put the effect of her ruling on hold while it pursues an appeal.
“It is clear to this Court for the reasons explained above that, with respect to senior-level presidential aides, absolute immunity from compelled congressional process simply does not exist,” Jackson said in her ruling
(Inexplicably left out of the above excerpt by the poster, for some reason 🙂
Judge Jackson also explicitly said the president “does not have the power” to stop his aides from responding to subpoenas from Congress – adding that “presidents are not kings”.
To: Berlin_Freepernot true, they can be forced to show up but still trump can claim executive privileged(sic) and they don’t have to say a word.
Affirmative Action judge.
Actually no. Getting into Harvard could easily be through AA; however, graduating magna cum laude can only be done through talent. Same with Harvard Law where she graduated cum laude. Udumbo was an AA slacker dullard. Not this one, though.
A federal judge has ruled…
He says breathlessly.YAWN!…BFD.
If YOU had donated to FR,you would know that there is an option to donate anonymously. Some of us use it to avoid tit4tat bullschiff with leftist trolls like you.
The problem you have with that is, I am the one being trolled and we are posting anonymously so why wouldn’t someone simple(sic – I think, anyway) say “I have donated money to FR”?
This is a lot of words about why “we” don’t believe in science anymore just to NOT say “Republicans:” We are abandoning our last greatest hope and assuming enormous risk when our policy makers stand at odds with science without any rational foundation for their dissent. The U.S. has long led the world in scientific discovery and putting science into practice to advance human health, energy, agriculture and food safety. Yet, now, amidst impending crisis, are we to deny our own strength and step back from leadership? I mean … I can’t imagine why one political party in one country … Continue reading It’s A Mystery
The Packers exist: In honor of the #Frozen2 official release today, here's super fan #Packers Jamaal Williams: "I'll be like the first one in line, pushing kids out the way… Elsaaaa!" pic.twitter.com/V8kTi9elDC — Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) November 22, 2019 I love this team of large adult sons so very much. A. Continue reading Not Everything Sucks