Dedicated to people who watch way too much TCM. Continue reading If Life Were A Capra Movie
The cat atop the tower is not terrifying. That was the late, great Della Street’s job. Paul Drake is a schmoozer, not an terrorist. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: The Return Of The Tower Of Terror
The show will go on for a few days, or a few days more if, by some odd set of circumstances, you don’t get the rest of the GOP caucus — excuse me, the GOP cult — to fold like, take your pick, Cory Gardner or a cheap card table. C’mon…Mitt? Hahahaha. Sure, watching Bolton testify wouldn’t hurt, but how much more evidence do you need, and how much more evidence will the MAGAts ignore? Lev Parnas — who’s wearing an ankle monitor — is less delusional than the cultists, who’ve gone all in. And, for who? Donald J (could … Continue reading See No Evil
What’s not to love about the title Space Lawyer? Here’s the original dust cover: Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Space Lawyer
When Neal Katyal speaks, I listen: Yet Republican members of the Senate have signaled that they intend to uphold Mr. Trump’s unprecedented decision to block all of this material. But it turns out they don’t get to make that choice … Continue reading The Roberts Option
This is the first and probably the last time I’ll have a hashtag of the day. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I remain skeptical that “moderate” Republican Senators will buck their leader and their president*. BUT hope is one … Continue reading Hashtag Of The Day: #MittOrGetOffThePOT
For many years, I thought of Buck Owens as the genial co-host of the cornball hickfest, Hee Haw. It wasn’t until I started listening to Dwight Yoakam, that I realized he was so much more. Thanks, Dwight. Buck was a … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: In Japan
I know, I know, it’s Jacobin, but it’s not all that different from something really poisonous in our political landscape right now which is the tendency to act like it’s 1992: Joe Rogan has some views on trans issues that anyone on the Left should oppose. Unfortunately, at least half the country holds similar views. The issue isn’t whether Bernie Sanders should compromise with such positions. As a matter of principle, he can’t and shouldn’t do that. The question is whether the best way to build a movement that appeals to rather than alienating the tens of millions of Americans … Continue reading Pointless Triangulation
Adrastos on the Trump Removal Trial. Continue reading The Big Picture
Quick one today: New York Times: Bolton draft book manuscript says Trump tied Ukraine aid freeze to political investigations CNN ^ Posted on 1/26/2020, 7:28:29 PM by janetjanet998 Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump in August told his then-national security adviser John Bolton that he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into Democrats — including former Vice President Joe Biden — the New York Times reported Sunday, citing multiple people’s descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton. ********************************** as predicted here is the “Bolton bombshell” media leak 1 posted on 1/26/2020, 7:28:29 PM … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati -“Stop him, he’s bolton” edition
Dear Kick, Today you are six, and you are beautiful. I don’t mean that in some metaphorical way, like your soul is beautiful, though it is. You are relentlessly cheerful and generous and always thinking of something you can do to make other people smile. You are kind to animals and strangers and homeless people on the train, patient with younger children, dedicated to your schoolwork and your chores. And physically, you are beautiful, to the very T of American beauty standards. You are slim and strong. You have long straight fair hair and wide blue eyes and perfect delicate … Continue reading Six, and Beauty
It’s been a busy week. so I’ll keep this introduction brief. And I mean it this time.
This week’s theme song was originally supposed to be a George Harrison single, but it turned up on the Traveling Wilburys first album in 1988. The song is credited to the band, but the primary writer was George. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We have four versions of Handle With Care for your listening pleasure: the Wilburys original, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Stephen Stills & Judy Collins.
If you can handle it, let’s jump to the break but with care. Always with care.
Apologies for being a removal trial slacker. I feel like a juggler with too many balls in the air. That’s life. Adam Schiff’s closing on Day Two of the trial was passionate and downright brilliant. Ain’t nothing better than a … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Adam Schiff Edition
It’s been 104 days since the Hard Rock Hotel collapse. Continue reading Bayou Brief: A Tale Of Two Tones
We have a new rug in our living room. Paul Drake approves: Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Rugrat Cat
A Virginian On The MLK Day Gun Nut Non-Riot. Continue reading Guest Post: Lobby Day; A Peaceful, Queasy Feeling
Not-so Instant Analysis of the Trump Trial. Continue reading It’s A Removal Trial, Not An Impeachment Trial
On Tuesday, Moscow Mitch — who hates being called Moscow Mitch — anyway, Moscow Mitch was so determined to display how thoroughly zombified his caucus is that he earned a new nickname from Carl Bernstein…while his zombie caucus stumbled and shuffled across the floor of the chamber, dutifully doing as they were told in vote after vote. Yesterday they did the same as the House Democratic Managers presented a devastating case. Today will be no different. The final vote, when it comes, will be Democrats on one side, Zombies (Zomblicans?) slowly shuffling around on the other. DJT will proclaim it … Continue reading Coming Attractions
This post is dedicated to Mitch McConnell. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Case Of The Hated Senator
Watching Trump’s lawyers lie with the Chief Justice seated behind them makes me want a cocktail. That’s where this 1965 album comes in. Let’s have a drink with the Iceman: Here’s the album via the YouTube playlist format. Bottoms up: Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Cool Sound Of Albert Collins
One of my earliest memories is of a dead deer. I think it was a deer. Might have been an elk. Anyway, big dead animal. Hanging suspended from the garage ceiling, its blood draining into a bucket below. Smelled pretty bad. My mom wasn’t thrilled. That was the spot, after all, where she was supposed to park her car, and my dad killed this critter, dragged it home, and was now preparing it to be made into sausages. Stew meat. Salami. Plus a taxidermy head, to be mounted on the wall in the living room. Dad had bagged this thing … Continue reading Guns at the Statehouse
Not Everything Sucks. Continue reading A Man Named Doris
A quickie this week.
Posted on 1/19/2020, 1:10:25 PM by SoFloFreeper
I cannot go into details because I don’t want to harm the innocent parties involved, but here is the basic true story:
My workplace is exceedingly liberal. A few conservatives, but we’re outnumbered. I don’t hide my views, but I also don’t get in fights with others. Honestly.
Seven or eight months ago, maybe longer, I was told my comments offended people and could get me fired. I asked what the specific comments were, and no one could tell me. The response was basically “We all have heard you say things…”
A few days into the new year, I was again read the riot act, told that if I offend anyone else I will lose my job. One of the bosses (there were two) told me not to even talk about the weather or sports. Only work related words should be coming out of my mouth.
I told them I have been very careful about using any language that could be construed as offensive. I asked again for what exactly was my offense. No one could give me a quote.
So, I am doing my best to watch out. I am a good employee and have been that a long time.
What I think I’ll do this week is wear RED (not a hat of course LOL) during my work hours. The red will be in solidarity with MAGA. I will do my best to remain quiet.
By the way, I’d appreciate your prayers. Feels sometimes like there are traps being set for me.I also think God may be teaching ME about humility. I need to honor my supervisor even when I think they’re putting unfairness upon me. Such a posture would show trust that my Creator is able to take care of my situation. I wouldn’t be relying on my own intellect or value, but on HIM.
To: SoFloFreeperSuch a posture would show trust that my Creator is able to take care of my situation.Your creator may guarantee you a place in heaven but He can’t and won’t guarantee you a job………
[[The response was basically “We all have heard you say things…” ]]
And your response to them is “So what? I’ve sat here and listened to your offensive nonsense over and over- What gives you the right to arbitrate what is offensive and what isn’t? You offend me!”
Inject this into my veins: Baker, like all MercMerch™ vetbro entrepreneurs in MAGAmerica2020™, deploys one of the strongest weapons in the veteran’s arsenal—shame—against others, the way the Air Force deployed Agent Orange in Vietnam, while somehow remaining immune himself to any of the weapon’s ill effects. It’s the audacity of dopes: The average pirate in the Gulf of Aden has more integrity than a guy who left the Marines, war unwon, to make more money killing people overseas for a private contractor before his next act—pulling the service-disabled veteran card to sell coffee and build his bro brand. Patch, please hear … Continue reading VetBro Branding
The weird weather continues in New Orleans. I’ve compared it to a yo-yo or a rollercoaster in the past. This week’s analogy is a pendulum only with fog. Fog is the only constant. January skies are on the gloomy side: gray, overcast, and depressing. If only it were overcast in August when it’s blazing hot. So it goes.
We’re in throes of preparing for Krewe du Vieux. It’s early this year: February 8th, a mere 3 weeks away. This strikes me as a good time to link to last year’s Bayou Brief piece, Confessions Of A Krewe du Vieux Member.
This week’s theme song was written by Dave Wakeling for the Beat’s 1982 album, Special Beat Service. It, in fact, has a beat and you can dance to it. Uh oh, I’ve morphed into Dick Clark in my dotage. What’s next? A gig hosting a game show?
We have two versions of Save It For Later for your listening pleasure. The original studio version by the English Beat (the Beat to me) and a live version by Pete Townshend.
Before jumping to the break, another song with save in the title:
All that saving made me feel like Mariano Rivera. OMG, a Yankee reference. I’m going to hell but on the way, let’s jump to the break.
Are you are ready to rock? I would hope so. We have three versions of the Queen classic for your listening pleasure this evening. If you think that’s overkill, you’re a buzz kill. Continue reading Friday Night Music: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
“So, tonight we gonna party like it’s 1999.” Continue reading Throwback Impeachment
The title is, of course, nonsense. Paul Drake is a cow cat, not a lion. He’s never been confused with Peter O’Toole. And we’re having a mini heat wave in January. In short, it’s a tissue of lies; much like … Continue reading Friday Catblogging: The Lion In Winter
When Lev Met Rachel. Continue reading Parnassian Frenzy
Well, the relationship is presumably shattered beyond repair — breaking up is hard — but until then, it was kind of like…Scarface-meets-The-Odd-Couple-meets-Borat-meets-Who-is-America-meets…the fucking United States government, i.e., the reigning global superpower. A global superpower that’s been…MAGAtized. Hell, Parnas, judging from last night’s interview, seems the sanest of the damn bunch. Rudy’s a gibberish machine, and Trump himself went off on a no-shit-no-pun-intended-obsession/extendend-rant-about toilets last night. And it’s not just his equally psychopathic base (and the failure of the media to do a proper job of reporting). It’s the entire GOP cult. They’re all in. And we’ll be in…deep…if he gets … Continue reading The Lev & Rudy Show