American Lickspittle

Obsequious doesn’t even begin… When asked about this grotesque breach of protocol, the head of the White House’s coronavirus task force replied, according to The Week: “As Vice President of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus,” Pence said later Tuesday, citing CDC guidance that says masks help stop people who have the coronavirus from spreading it. “I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel, and look … Continue reading American Lickspittle

Project Novel: Tongue In The Mail, Chapter 25

We began this saga at the end of March and conclude it at the end of April. No details, no spoilers.

There are several musical shout-outs. Here’s the last one in the book. It’s what would play as they rolled the credits in the unlikely event it was adapted for teevee or the movies:

Repeat after me: this is the final installment. A reminder that you can catch up on earlier chapters of Project Novel by clicking here.

Thanks again for reading.

Our story continues after the break.

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Tuesday Catblogging

Adrastos said I should do this so here you go, here is our dumbass, here is the biggest lard on earth, all he does is flop around and whine for pets and playtime like a fucken dog. Like I am eating breakfast and he drags the half-dismembered feather stick toy over and drops it on my feet and nudges my knee and then puts his paws up on my lap and then if I STILL don’t pay attention BECAUSE I’M EATING BREAKFAST YOU DUMB HAMBONE he starts to meow. He almost never meows. His sister screams at us from dawn … Continue reading Tuesday Catblogging

Digital Deserts

This kind of thing is why internet triumphalism always sounds like it’s coming out of someone’s ass:  The schools recently sent Chromebooks to all of Black’s grandchildren, so they’ve been driving to the high school parking lot to get online. Each day they pile into a red minivan and drive 7 miles to the high school, where they work for up to four hours — or until somebody needs to go to the bathroom. But Black said she worries about them getting kidnapped or injured when they’re gone. “You keep calling them and they get agitated, and then they say … Continue reading Digital Deserts

Project Novel: Tongue In The Mail, Chapter 24

Our story is nearly over. This is the penultimate installment: the last two chapters are long so Chapter 24 stands alone today. I wanted to keep you puzzled and mystified until Wednesday. Besides, I’ll miss posting Tongue In The Mail. I hoped y’all have enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing this hitherto unpublished novel.

In this installment, we learn that our narrator survived being shot to the tune of Richard Thompson’s Shoot Out The Lights, but another character is not so lucky. The identity of the law school murderer is nailed down and a plan to capture him is hatched. There will still be twists: I promised to keep you puzzled and mystified, after all.

This is the rare chapter without any musical shout-outs so I’ll share the RT song that should have been cited somewhere in our story:

Slander is a loving tongue, indeed

There is only one more installment to go. A reminder that you can catch up on earlier chapters of Project Novel by clicking here.

Our story continues after the break.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Three course squeal edition

Wow – so much stupid, so little time! The Freeperati’s little bubble world is crumbling all around them, and it’s quite the banquet of schadenfreude, so let’s start with a little appetizer – “How did they blow this one??”

Democrat-backed candidate wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race
The Hill ^ | 4/13/20 | Tal Axelrod

Posted on 4/13/2020, 7:32:16 PM by DoodleDawg

Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky unseated Justice Daniel Kelly in a hotly contested race last week that drew national attention from both major political parties, according to Monday evening reports.

The Wisconsin primary took place on April 7 despite health fears from the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a surge in absentee ballots that delayed the results for about a week.

While the race was technically nonpartisan, Karofsky drew support from national Democrats, while the GOP fell in line behind Kelly, who was appointed to the court in 2016 to fill a vacancy and was running for his first full term

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Kelly has apparently conceded. Drops the conservative majority down to 4 seats to 3.

1 posted on 4/13/2020, 7:32:16 PM by DoodleDawg

We seldom get the thread title post so soon, but here we go :
To: DoodleDawg
how did they blow this one?
2 posted on 4/13/2020, 7:34:03 PM by bjcoop
Um – more people voted for Karofsky?  Just a hunch.

To: DoodleDawg

Is this a sign of things to come?

I’m thinking “yes”.

Seems we keep losing races!

Noticed that, did you?

Sad and damn!! The rats are on a tear!

6 posted on 4/13/2020, 7:35:56 PM by RoseofTexas

Actually, the tears I’m seeing aren’t coming from Democrats.
FreeperTears
To: CondorFlight

Well, you get what you vote for (and deserve it…)

Good and Hard.

10 posted on 4/13/2020, 7:36:52 PM by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
FreudOnVacation
To: DoodleDawg

 

Could it be something as simple as more Democrats voted on April 7 than Republicans because there was a contested presidential primary on the Dem side?

21 posted on 4/13/2020, 8:03:42 PM by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)

Blasphemer3

To: Dr. Sivana

Could it be something as simple as more Democrats voted on April 7 than Republicans because there was a contested presidential primary on the Dem side?

Was it really that contested? Biden has basically had it wrapped up since last month. A Supreme Court seat, on the other hand, would be something people would turn out for.

23 posted on 4/13/2020, 8:05:18 PM by DoodleDawg
Of course, there’s a shit ton of the usual “The old mail-in ballot victory” posts, but that’s kinda as-read.

The whole thread boils down to this one post :

To: DoodleDawg; Impy; BillyBoy; LS; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; …

 

Whut the **** ?!?!

26 posted on 4/13/2020, 8:09:06 PM by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself – Signed, Epstein’s Mother)

Heh.
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And that was just the appetizer – the good stuff is located at the “Continue reading”, so fer chrissakes, continue reading!

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From Here

I have started planning for summer camp being cancelled. We’ve been hunkered down since March 13, when Kick’s school closed and my job sent everybody to work from home. Mr. A has worked from home for years, but usually he travels to meet with co-workers or for office obligations; all of that, several trips’ worth, has been forbidden. We hoped Kick’s school closing would be short-lived; it’s a large school, 400 elementary kids, but a neighborhood one, the kind where everybody comes from the same 12 blocks. Nobody anybody knew was sick, then. So I held out for April 1 … Continue reading From Here

Not Everything Sucks: Baking Edition

Ramadan Mubarak:  ARRAF: Well, that, too, is really limited because there are those bans on travel. And some countries have relaxed curfews; some places like Dubai have even opened up shopping malls. But it’s difficult. People are trying to adapt, though. We went through the south of Jordan in the town of Shobak (ph) yesterday on the eve of Ramadan, and that’s where we found this pop-up bakery. UNIDENTIFIED BAKERY EMPLOYEE: (Non-English language spoken). ARRAF: It’s a tiny little place. The guy who’s shouting is actually welcoming people. He’s saying come and get qatayef. That’s this crescent-shaped sweet that’s traditionally … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks: Baking Edition

Saturday Odds & Sods: The Ghost Of You Walks

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper.

Richard Thompson-Edward Hopper month concludes with a perverse pairing of Hopper’s most famous painting and a lesser known RT gem.

There’s not a lot to report this week since we’re on lockdown like everybody else. The polls don’t seem to reflect the Impeached Insult Comedian’s notion that people are desperate to resume normal life and take another bite out of the COVID-19 apple. Even 70% of rank and file Republicans would rather not die. Imagine that. So much for the Trump Death Cult.

This week’s theme song was written by Richard Thompson for his 1996 album You? Me? Us? Dig those crazy question marks. It also has a cool Max Ernst-like collage album cover, which may turn up some Wednesday. You never can tell.

We have two versions of The Ghost Of You Walks for your listening pleasure. The studio original and a live teevee performance on the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. The latter is just the two unrelated Thompsons: Richard and Danny.

I’m not afraid of ghosts but if you are, let’s jump to the break to escape.

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Project Novel: Tongue In The Mail, Chapters 22 & 23

The plot thickens as speculation continues about whodunit if it wasn’t Guy Zeringue. The action peaks in Chapter 23 after our characters finish the bar exam.

There are several musical shout-outs in this entry. The second one is the biggie; tease, tease.

There are only two more installments to go. A reminder that you can catch up on earlier chapters of Project Novel by clicking here.

Our story continues after the break.

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As Seen On TV

Oh, and heard on the radio (Limbaugh)…until it wasn’t. Hydroxychloroquine got dropped like a campaign slogan that focus grouped lower than Dick Cheney. Down the memory hole. President Donald Trump and his allies in conservative media have subtly scaled down their hyping of hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure for the coronavirus, according to a POLITICO review of White House briefings and cable news coverage. Although Trump had repeatedly promoted the decades-old malaria drug since the early days of the disease’s outbreak in the United States, his public statements regarding hydroxychloroquine have diminished significantly over the past week for reasons that … Continue reading As Seen On TV

Project Novel: Tongue In The Mail, Chapters 20 & 21

We’re in the homestretch of our serialized novel. There’s only one more week to go.

In this installment, Nicholas pays a visit to Rev. Cyril Goodfriend and learns some disturbing things about his friend and classmate Jack. In Chapter 21, Nicholas has a long chat with Camille and learns the ugly truth behind Guy Zerngue’s arrest for murder.

There were two swell musical references in this installment:

A reminder that you can catch up on early installments of Project Novel by clicking here.

Our story continues after the break.

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