The state of the presidential race at the end of August. Continue reading Summer Of Hate
OK people – let’s get to the Free Republic thread about the Kenosha murderer being in the front row of that Trump rally in Des Moines a few months ago. You know they’re dying to address this.
Maybe I need to refine my search criteria. Changing “murdering trumptard fuckhead” to “Rittenhouse + rally”.
“Nothing matched your criteria”
Oh well – they had plenty to say otherwise about their new hero :
BREAKING: SHOTS FIRED in Kenosha Between Armed Rioters and Business Owners, 3 Reported Shooting Victims
24News ^ | 08-26-2020 | Greg Reynolds
Posted on 8/26/2020, 12:31:25 AM by montag813
“Armed rioters”? That’s not what the linked article headline says. It actually says:
BREAKING: SHOTS FIRED in Kenosha in Clash Between Rioters and Business Owners, TWO DEAD, 1 Wounded
I guess you must have added the “armed” part yourself, huh?
Anyway – initial reactions?
Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old suspected of fatally shooting at least two people and injuring another during protests in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake, has been arrested, according to local media reports.
Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in Illinois and has been reportedly charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it.
You know – I’m gonna move on. I’m getting tired of hearing the quiet part screamed in my ear.
Follow me below the fold for some less depressing stuff.
Hasn’t condemned looting and property damage that follow protests. Hasn’t put the flag in the background of the Democratic Convention or in any commercials or campaign events. Hasn’t mentioned God and/or took God out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Is going to take away people’s guns. “You are actively trying to amend your Second Amendment right and take away our guns,” the man said. “You’re full of s—,” Biden replied, adding that “I support the Second Amendment.” Opposes law and order. Hates police. I can do this all day, you know. I can line-by-line refute what’s being shared around various … Continue reading What Joe Biden Hasn’t Done
Look, even if this shit was effective (and it’s not) it would still be hot garbage: There’s something wrong with Donald Trump. He has trouble speaking, walking. He’s weak. Why aren’t we talking about this?#TrumpIsNotWell — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 29, 2020 Trump is not a bad president because he can’t walk very fast or needs to use two hands to drink water or occasionally slurs his words. He’s a bad president because he’s appointed bad people to every job in the land and is spouting white supremacist nonsense every single day. If he was doing it from a … Continue reading Trump’s Illness Isn’t an Illness
Sam and Dave meet Linda & Aaron and Billy Eckstine. Continue reading When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Adrastos on 70 minutes of tedium. Continue reading Sleepwalking To Oblivion
2020 Can Go Fuck Itself. Continue reading Hurricane Laura & Other Disasters
Only a grim sense of civic duty kept me from ignoring the gathering of the Trump cult, last night’s episode capped off with an extended word from Second in Command but Toady in Chief Mike Pence. Wow. I don’t know what was more, I don’t know, amazing: the boot-licking fealty or the dire predictions of life under a Biden administration that sound a lot like the reality of the present one. About all that was missing was a collective statement insisting that Donald Trump was the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being they’ve ever known in their life. And … Continue reading Lickspittle Spoke
Why The Trump Regime Is Like A Three-Legged Stool. Continue reading Pompeo & Circumstance
Marco flops, Laura explodes, Republicans lie. Continue reading Bits & Bobs, Not Odds & Sods
I hate horror movies. (I am still watching Lovecraft Country, because Lovecraft + racial reckoning + OMAR COMIN’.) However, I will not watch all five SAW movies. I will not watch the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I will not watch any of the Halloweens and I only saw one of the Friday the 13ths at a sleepover like 100 years ago and none of the others nor that one ever since. People tell me I should watch the Haunting of Hill House because SHIRLEY THEE JACKSON but I cannot. I got 20 seconds into The Ring and shut that shit down. … Continue reading Who Thinks Like This?
2020 Can Go Fuck Itself. Continue reading Letter From The Hurricane Zone
Well, so much for a mental health week. I’d hoped that the DNC convention week would give me a respite from Freeperville, but NOOOOOOOOO…
“Coffee break’s over – back on your heads!”
Well, let’s get suited up and into the airlock. The warning buzzers and overload sirens are getting on my last nerve.
Breaking — Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage arrested and charged by DOJ…
www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on August 20, 2020 10:04 am
Posted on 8/20/2020, 9:15:08 AM by Red Badger
To: Red Badger
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been arrested after being charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors through their campaign “We Build the Wall.”
And now, the Southern District of New York fan club chimes in:
To: Red BadgeThe indictment was brought by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
To: Red Badger
The SDNY is a very large office with hundreds of prosecutors of which some will be closet Democrats of those that have been accidentally overlooked by the Attorney General and Trump.
Once Attorney General Barr hears about Bannon’s arrest, the charges will be dropped and the rouge(sic) prosecutor will be fired and disbarred.
And primates might take wing from my anus…..
And just like that – makeup was illegal…..
To: Red Badger
Not sure what everyone is complaining about with SDNY. Audrey Strauss is Barr’s appointee. Trump and Barr fired Berman. Therefore – this would be Strauss doing this – and would be Barr’s “man” (woman) doing this.
To: Red Badger
Barr is a deep state stooge
and needs to be FIRED now!
First, and this is critical, plan ahead. Like ideally four years ahead, the point in the past at which your country can elect a neon-colored asshead cheeto bigot. You’d think that wouldn’t be important later, as you’re intimately versed in how awful political losses are, but this one acts slow. First there’s the shock and fear, then the profound disappointment, then the anger. Skip bargaining and acceptance, they’re bullshit. Sometimes dabble in depression but mostly allow each day — with its particular indignity, executive order, general embarrassment, or outright attempt to murder those you love — to return you to … Continue reading How To Lose 25 Pounds in Quarantine*
Whenever someone’s shrieking about SAVE LOCAL JOURNALISM I think of things like this, wherein apparently nobody could Google anything [loud annoying autoplay live feed at link because no journalist has ever considered UX in any way at all]: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A peaceful protest against human trafficking in Grand Rapids brought a frequently forgotten criminal business to the forefront. Wherever there are people, there is the potential for human trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The department says thousands of cases are reported every year, though many cases go unnoticed. It’s a cause that compelled the … Continue reading Local Journalism
We’ve been catless since PD’s passing. It’s the first time in 35 years that I have not been owned by a cat. I miss having the silly buggers around so we’re looking into adopting. I regret not having given Paul Drake a furry sibling after Della’s passing but I was so traumatized by dealing with our former vet that I was slow to pull the trigger. Please don’t try to give us a kitten: we’re looking at older cats. They have a harder time getting adopted. It worked out well with Oscar and PD, after all.
If it’s a boy, Dr. A and I might have to fight over cat names. I want to keep the shamus tradition alive and call him Jim Rockford. She’s in favor of CK Dexter Haven, the name of Cary Grant’s character in The Philadelphia Story. I like both names, so it won’t be much of a tussle. Stay tuned.
This week’s theme song barely needs an introduction. It was written by Lennon and McCartney in 1965 and is one of the songs from that period that sounds like both songwriters were involved. It combines Macca positivity and Lennon’s mordant wit.
We have three versions of We Can Work It Out for your listening pleasure: the Beatles original and covers by Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan.
We Can Work It Out was selected as my high school class’ graduation song. It provided a swell send-off not that I remember much about those days. They’re a bit hazy, which makes posting this song mandatory:
Now that we’ve established that we’re experienced, let’s jump to the break.
“Smile though your heart is aching. Smile even though it’s breaking.” Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour: Smile
Biden-Harris: For The People. Continue reading Virtual Convention Notes: Allies Of The Light
The Return of Harold & Scout. Continue reading Friday Guest Catblogging: They’re Back
Biden-Harris: For The People. Continue reading Virtual Convention Notes: “There Is No Vaccine For Racism”
Of course he’ll go all in with the batshit crazy — he’s chosen to do so his entire life President Trump on Wednesday offered encouragement to proponents of QAnon, a viral conspiracy theory that has gained a widespread following among people … Continue reading It’s The Right Wing Nut Thing To Do
Pulp Fiction Thursday collides with TCM’s Noir Alley yet again. Eddie Muller is good company, especially in his very own tiki bar. Deadlier Than The Mail was written by screenwriter James Gunn. Gunn’s book has nothing to do with the … Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Deadlier Than The Male
Dedicated to the pun community. Continue reading No DeJoy In Mudville
Of Jill, Michelle, Bernie, and the road trip roll call. Continue reading Virtual Convention Notes
Not the Michael Jackson album. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Thriller!
Gonna be doing this often so if you’re not down with this being a Biden/Harris fan page you probably should have signed off long ago. A. Continue reading Happy Biden Campaign Thing
I’ve been done since March 20th with shaming individual people for decisions that should have been handled by the institutions we task with such things. Mad at kids partying in a club? Live from Stillwater, Oklahoma tonight ladies and gentleman. This is how #OkState students are complying to off campus social distancing guidelines. pic.twitter.com/zKQu1PyMP1 — Ryan Novozinsky (@ryannovo62) August 16, 2020 That’s not on “college students,” who make terrible decisions, news at 11. It’s on the city, county and state, and the presumed adults who own and operate that club, to shut that shit down. We keep acting like people … Continue reading On Unity
People are still making art, public art: A new grant program in central Wisconsin will employ artists to paint murals in rural parts of Portage County. It’s inspired by New Deal-era employment programs, and designed to help put artists who’ve been affected by the pandemic back to work. “Paint the County” is a new project by the nonprofit CREATE Portage County. They’ve identified five sites for the murals so far, and have opened applications for artists interested in creating them. Over the next year or so, CREATE will use grant funding of between $50,000 and $100,000 to pay the selected artists to create the murals, said … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks
Discredited racist theory makes an unwelcome comeback. Continue reading Rebirthing Birtherism