Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – shortest post ever edition

Taking a short mental health break, people. Have to. Saw this while cruising Freeperville for reaction to Kamala Harris’s VP pick:   I got nothing. ***************************************** Actually, that’s not true – I do have one little observation to make : A few weeks ago, I opined that Trump’s attack on the USPS would backfire on him, and in spectacular fashion. I’d like to take this opportunity to say “I told you so”. But why? It’s not Pelosi’s actions in recalling the House from recess to address this transparent rat-fuckery. It’s not the Veterans who get almost all of their medications … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – shortest post ever edition

RBG’s Fanclub Isn’t The Problem

Jesus tits, the world is on fire, imagine thinking people making Etsy pins are the problem here:  This national death watch is an absurd and distressing phenomenon. And yet Ginsburg’s physical frailty is central to her pop-cultural cachet. The whole appeal of her little-old-lady archetype is that it situates her as an underdog and makes for a heady contrast to her intellectual might. In a sequence from the 2018 documentary “RBG” that has been sliced into GIFs and pasted around the internet as tribute, she wears a “SUPER DIVA!” sweatshirt as she heaves teensy hand weights over her shoulders. Even … Continue reading RBG’s Fanclub Isn’t The Problem

Saturday Odds & Sods: A Trick Of The Tail

Illustration From Dante’s Divine Comedy by William Blake.

The weather in New Orleans has been beastly. We’ve alternated between extreme heat and extreme thunderstorms. Not an unusual summer pattern but the intensity has been, well, more intense than usual. Extremely intense or is that intensely extreme?

My birthday came and went last week. Birthdays are best celebrated when you’re a toddler or a dodderer. In my case, it’s just another tick of the clock or some such shit. All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall. Holy crap, I sound like a mason. Lest you think I’m as Thick as a Brick, I should stop rambling and get down to this week’s post. I don’t want this turning into a Trump press conference. Believe me.

Keyboard wizard Tony Banks wrote most of this week’s theme song in 1972, but it didn’t see the light of day until Peter Gabriel left the band. It was the title track of the band’s first post-PG album. The album is one of the best things Genesis ever did and sent the message that they were here to stay. Oddly, the departure of lead guitarist Steve Hackett in 1977 had a bigger impact on the band’s sound than the exit of Gabriel. Go figure.

A Trick Of The Tail was inspired by William Golding’s novel The Inheritors. We have two variations on it for your listening pleasure. First, the audio track followed by the first promo video Genesis ever made.

Phil Collins later described the video as the most cringeworthy thing he’d ever done. This from the man who wrote and recorded Sussudio, In a word: UGH. Other than the Face Value album, I’m not a fan of his solo work. Is UGH a word? If not, it should be.

I’m still feeling tricky so here’s a Who song:

Now that we’ve figured out that we’ve got no horns and no tail, let’s escape the light by jumping to the break.

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The Rot Runs Deep

Not to get ahead of things — sending Trump packing, and fitting him for a matching orange jumpsuit, is still Step One  — but goddamn if there’s not a whole lot of stupid out there Marjorie Taylor Greene triumphed in the Republican primary for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, one of the reddest in the country, meaning she’s odds-on to win the general election in November, too. She won 58 percent of the vote in a matchup with Dr. John Cowan, a neurosurgeon. (“She is not conservative—she’s crazy,” Cowan said of Green. “She deserves a YouTube channel, not a seat in Congress. … Continue reading The Rot Runs Deep

There’s Some Whores in This House

Everyone was clowning on The Virgin Ben yesterday which I’m glad we all had fun with, we desperately needed it: 😩😂😂😂 https://t.co/BoMFEkk0IG — Cardi B (@iamcardib) August 10, 2020 I am just super done with white people freaking out about Black women’s music, and Black music generally. I grew up in the Tipper Gore/2 Live Crew era and even as a white kid it was fucking embarrassing that these were our adult public figures acting as if hearing grown-ass people recite the lyrics to “Me So Horny” was any less traumatizing than half-hearing them sung by their progenitors. This made … Continue reading There’s Some Whores in This House

Not Everything Sucks

Doom Patrol still exists:  Not only do I need to know what happens to my favorite crew of screw-ups, I need more of them working through their trauma and growing. The thing I adore about Doom Patrol is that no one on the show is static. Miranda mentioned in the episode that she wanted to keep Kay and all her personalities moving forward, and even though she was maybe evil when she said that, she’s right. It’s a weird show about broken people healing each other, which is always my jam, and found family, which is also always my jam, and YES … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Interview with a cockwomble edition

Well, I guess everybody and his / her brother / sister has seen The Darnold’s – interesting – AXIOS interview by this point.

Unfortunately (for them), so have the Freeperati :

{Barf Alert – MSM} Trump Collapses Under Pressure of Extremely Basic Follow-Up Questions About COVID-19
Rolling Stone ^ | 5 August 2020 | Ryan Bort

Posted on 8/7/2020, 4:12:11 AM by Cronos

…We caught a glimpse of it last month when Chris Wallace of Fox News dismantled Trump’s argument that Joe Biden wants to defund the police. But we saw the complete picture on Monday night when with the help of a few color-coordinated charts the president hopelessly stumbled and bumbled his way through a train wreck of an interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios, which aired on HBO. … Because the president didn’t have the luxury of calling on another reporter, he was forced to at least attempt to clarify his nonsensical arguments, like why the percentage of the American population that has died due to COVID-19 complications isn’t really that important. He could not do this, of course, and the result was one of the most incoherent, depressing, and flat-out embarrassing interviews of Trump’s presidency.

…jonathanvswan: “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases. I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the U.S. is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc.”

realdonaldtrump: “You can’t do that.” … When Swan points out that only 300 people in South Korea have died, out of a population of over 50 million, Trump says, “You don’t know that,” implying the nation is lying about its death rate.

(Excerpt) Read more at au.rollingstone.com

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The MSM is having a field day.
Noticed that, did you?
Why did President Trump deign to be interviewed by this “journalist”?

Because he thinks everyone on this planet was born to kiss his ass?

President Trump should not be falling for MSM tactics and should just wait for the debates – he’ll demolish Biden

1 posted on 8/7/2020, 4:12:11 AM by Cronos

First of all – “Barf alert”?
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Barf
               “I resent that!”
To: Cronos

 

he’ll demolish Biden’

you’re certain of that, are you…? because Trump has set Biden up as such a dummy, it will be simple for Joe to hold his own in the debate, simply by not drooling and soiling his pants… and if there’s one thing Biden is a master at, it’s obfuscating so much that the other guy can’t get a point across…

Trump won’t have the luxury of debating an overconfident, under informed ideologue like Hillary Clinton this time, who was easy to fluster; and if Trump gets knocked off stride like this guy did to him, we’ll be looking at the most inept debate contestants in quite some time.

7 posted on 8/7/2020, 4:25:50 AM by IrishBrigade

Also, if The Darnold tries to hover over Uncle Joe’s shoulder like he hovered over Hillary’s at their debate, I feel like Biden might turn around, and the next thing Traitor Tot knows, he’ll be on his back looking at the stage lighting.
To: Cronos 

It doesn’t look good to dismiss the number of deaths.

It is what it is.

I hope he comes up with a better response because this question will be asked again.

6 posted on 8/7/2020, 4:24:34 AM by nbenyo

And THEN….
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Someone comes right out and says it :
To: nbenyo

 

I didn’t want to say this before, but his answers are possibly showing signs of dementia. I hope it’s not true, but he’s been pretty out of it this whole year.

8 posted on 8/7/2020, 4:27:04 AM by Monty22002

exploding_head
Blasphemer3
To: IrishBrigade

 

This is one of the worst interviews I’ve seen since Prince Andrew’s. I can’t even finish it. I’m sick.

9 posted on 8/7/2020, 4:30:06 AM by Monty22002

OtherwiseOKcarFail
To: IrishBrigade 

Yeah, at best he’s clearly tired. I’m really hoping that’s all it is and for God’s sake keep him away from Twitter for awhile!

Good luck with that one.

The position ages everyone, go in dark haired  stupid, go out white  stupider.

20 posted on 8/7/2020, 4:44:02 AM by Monty22002

FIFY.
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And WTF makes you think Donnie’s hair wasn’t already white?
To: Monty22002

 

Exactly who is going to “keep him away from twitter for a while”??

32 posted on 8/7/2020, 5:06:04 AM by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. – Marilyn vos Savant)

He’s got a point.
To: Cronos

 

I really hope that’s the case, but this was a bad interview. I haven’t seen it posted anywhere else so hopefully nobody actually saw it.

44 posted on 8/7/2020, 5:58:43 AM by Monty22002

Bwahahaha
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More “Dementia Donnie” musings below the fold….

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Another Mutual Aid Thread

All right. It’s pretty definitively up to us, right?   America’s prodigious infection rates are also a testament to our own national failure — and therefore a source of existential ghastliness, of sheer perversity: Why on earth were so many of us sacrificing so much in these past four and a half months — our livelihoods, our social connections, our safety, our children’s schooling, our attendance at birthdays and anniversaries and funerals — if it all came to naught? At this point, weren’t we expecting some form of relief, a resumption of something like life?   We did this back at … Continue reading Another Mutual Aid Thread

Scandals Large Or Small, He’s Got Them All

Yeah, I’m sick and tired of winning. Yesterday President I-Alone-Can-Fix-It insisted kids are “virtually immune” from Covid-19, a day earlier he mangled the pronunciation of Yosemite (Freudian slip?); he’s continued to brag about a has-grandpa-lost-it cognition test as if it demonstrated his very stable genius…as to-the-ongoing-and-showing-no-sign-of-letting up pandemic, we got a very presidential it-is-what-it-is, which is maybe ever so slightly less batshit insane than “It will go away — like things go away,”  except that he said that, too. While the pandemic races out of control, the economy continues to implode… Oh, and Deutsche Bank, which is known for being … Continue reading Scandals Large Or Small, He’s Got Them All

We’re Gonna Get a Really Bitchin’ Book Out of This

Just STOP: https://twitter.com/RachelFeltman/status/1290627181547323393 God, political journalism is so stupid right now. Between grownass people yelling SCOOOOOOOOOP at the beginning of all their tweets like goddamn children, like anyone cares, like if it’s really that big a revelation it’ll speak for itself, and now this nonsense courtesy of HBO and its wee Hannibal Lecters who think their role is to describe the foam in which they deliberately flip, it’s no wonder people are mad and scared and susceptible to ridiculousness on the internet. Ten minutes of morning news and you understand in a visceral way why people vote Republican, much less … Continue reading We’re Gonna Get a Really Bitchin’ Book Out of This

Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati – Darwin Award edition

Get those ISO suits on and crank up your oxygen supplies, chillen.

Freeperville has become The Andromeda Strain sequel.

Rep. Louie Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus
The Sun ^ | July 29 | Mollie Mansfield

Posted on 7/29/2020, 10:18:50 AM by RandFan

TEXAS Representative Louie Gohmert has tested positive for coronavirus just before he was set to accompany Donald Trump on Air Force 1.

The 66-year-old tested positive in a pre-screen at the White House on Wednesday.

The eighth-term Republican attended the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday where Attorney General Bill Barr was quizzed by reps.

He was sat at the podium asking questions without wearing a face mask.

Gohmert previously told CNN that he was not wearing a covering as he was regularly being tested for the virus.

“[I]f I get it, you’ll never see me without a mask,” he said.

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I wish Congressman Gohmert a speedy recovery. He looked fine the other day so could be asymptomatic like Rand Paul.He will be fine.

1 posted on 7/29/2020, 10:18:50 AM by RandFan
GoodfellasLaughing
To: RandFan

 

No worries Dr Stella Emmanuel is right down the road with Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc + Zpak in hand.

3 posted on 7/29/2020, 10:20:59 AM by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)

AlienSemen
To: RandFan

 

Strangely enough Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Maxine Waters, AOC, Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Brennan, Obama, Michael Obama, and the test of the treason crew all seem immune

9 posted on 7/29/2020, 10:23:15 AM by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)

Um – that’s because they’re not shit-stupid and take precautions, you brain-dead twatwaffle.

To: RandFan

Not sure why he attended the committee hearing after testing positive.

Let me venture a guess – there are more intelligent creatures lying on their backs at the bottom of ponds?

Seems irresponsible to me. Especially since his statements/questions to Barr were silly and worthless.

I usually like Gohmert, but I think he was wrong to attend the hearing.

13 posted on 7/29/2020, 10:25:28 AM by faucetman (Just the facts, ma’am, Just the facts)

Thinkest thou?
To: RandFan

 

Personally If I was a Republican and especially a Trump Supporting Republican I would be careful the other side isn’t sending in a Typhoid Mary to infect them… Dangerous game to play as it may backfire and infect the dems but there are always upsides to every downside…..

62 posted on 7/29/2020, 11:47:36 AM by lakeman (Semper Fi)

TinfoilConspiracy
To: KC_Lion

 

How many well-known people will have to catch this bug and NOT die before people catch on to the scam?

38 posted on 7/29/2020, 10:37:23 AM by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)

Funny you should ask that.

Herman Cain is hospitalized with coronavirus ABC 7 WWSB ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ed Payne Posted on 7/2/2020, 1:41:11 PM by Coronal

ATLANTA (Gray News) – Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 74-year-old found out Monday that he had coronavirus and by Wednesday “had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization,” a statement on his Twitter account said.

“Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.”

Cain, a cancer survivor, attended a highly publicized Trump political rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In photo posted to his Twitter account, he was shown not wearing a mask and not social distancing in the crowd of thousands.

1 posted on 7/2/2020, 1:41:11 PM by Coronal
Love your handle.
To: Coronal

. . . attended a highly publicized Trump political rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


here it comes.

4 posted on 7/2/2020, 1:43:28 PM by JohnBrowdie
Here it comes, indeed.  Click on “continue reading” to – well – you know….

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Just Shut the Fuck UP Until November

Sweet summer child has a point: If you’re a supporter of Joe Biden, one option you have is to NOT talk to reporters about his VP selection. In fact, I’d argue it’s the best way to show him your support! — Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 1, 2020 I’ve been saying for a while that Joey would have walked to the nomination if he’d kept his trap shut, like talking isn’t helping here, and I think the same thing applies to everyone who works for him and WANTS him to win, and him as well, and I don’t know why he’s … Continue reading Just Shut the Fuck UP Until November

Saturday Odds & Sods: Band On The Run

The Bird, The Cage & The Forest by Max Ernst.

I’ve gone on about NOLA rain in this space this summer. It was the wettest July in recorded history, and it happened without any tropical systems getting too close for comfort. That much rain can be inconvenient, but it keeps the temperatures down. That concludes this brief weather report. If I had a green screen, I’d go on longer, but we don’t have the budget for it.

Like everywhere else in the country, life has been grim in New Orleans of late. Small businesses, especially restaurants have been failing daily. It’s estimated that up to 50% of restaurants here will close for good. They need help and since the government ordered them to close, it should come from them. I am not optimistic that Moscow Mitch and his merry band of miscreants will reconsider and ride to the rescue. In the immortal words of Mel Brooks:

This week’s theme song is an ironic choice for this moment in time: ain’t no bands on the run or even on the road.

Paul McCartney wrote Band On The Run in 1973. It was the title track of Wings’ smash hit album, Band On The Run. Was that a run-on sentence? Beats the hell outta me. I’ll stick a band-aid on it just in case.

We have two versions of this Macca classic for your listening pleasure: the Wings original and a raucous cover by Foo Fighters.

Let’s run to the other side of the break. I think I hear band music in the distance.

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