DO NOT FEED THE TROLL. Continue reading Sycophancy, Not Sedition
I talked to Lyz Lenz this week about what really happened to newspapers: Lyz: For so long, I made “subscribe to your local newspaper” a part of my efforts. And it’s why I took the job that I was fired from. But every once in a while, I hear from people who say, “I would love to subscribe to my local newspaper, but it’s run by literal, like, white supremacist apologists.” And you know what, good point! Allison: I used to subscribe to both the Tribune and the Sun-Times when I was reporting, because I basically felt like I had to. And nine times out … Continue reading This Didn’t Have to Happen
So, Freepers – how did that that Ken Pax-Man Supreme Court lawsuit that was going to save The Darnold even better than a Sidney Powell Kraken work out for ya?
SCOTUS Denies Texas
legalinsurrection.com ^ | 12/11/2020 | Staff
Posted on 12/11/2020, 5:37:10 PM by jroehl
155, ORIG. TEXAS V. PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL. The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot. Statement of Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins: In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction. See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S. ___ (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.
To: jroehlHow the heck is this even possible?!?!
Um – one state can’t dictate election terms to any other state? I know it’s a shocker….
The Soap BoxThe Ballot Box
The Jury Box
<———you are here
The Cartridge Box<———you are here – fire at will
Actually, I predicted that the matter of standing would block this case from consideration.My fellow Freepers, while I acknowledge the moral righteousness here and also acknowledge that “no standing” is a typical judicial dodge to avoid making controversial rulings, we have to ask ourselves if one state really has standing to sue over how another state runs its business.
Common sense and morality are not necessarily the basis on how The Law works.
OK, well, I don’t know about anyone else, but as for me – I’m going to war.- Mike out.
December 8, 1980 is another day “which will live in infamy.” It was the day that John Lennon was murdered. I keep meaning to mark the day here at First Draft but somehow keep missing it. This year, it was Athenae Tuesday so at least I have a good reason.
All Beatles fans who were alive and sentient 40 years ago remember where they were when they heard the news. I was a typical college kid: I was doing laundry at my parents’ house and watching Monday Night Football with my father. Howard Cosell made the announcement. I was shocked and saddened. Lou made it worse by saying, “He was probably buying drugs on the street.” My mother shushed him but my aggravation level hit 100. That’s the not terribly interesting story of where I was when John Lennon was killed.
John Lennon wrote Watching The Wheels in the year of his death for the posthumously released Double Fantasy album. He was returning home from a recording session when he was murdered. I should have told my dad that rock stars didn’t score on the street but had their drugs delivered to them in the studio.
We have three versions of this swell song for your listening pleasure: the Lennon original and covers by The Samples and Chris Cornell.
This is the second time this fall that I’ve used a wheelie tune as the Saturday post theme song. Here’s a Kiwi wheelie song before we jump to the break:
Now that we’ve been fortified by the Crowdies, let’s do it. See you on the other side.
Trump loses again. Continue reading Texas Twisted: I Told You So
This week’s entry is one of the most recorded songs of the post-Rat Pack era. According to the indespenaible site, Second Hand Songs, it’s been recorded 344 times thus far. Kris Kristofferson wrote and recorded Help Me Make It … Continue reading Help Me Make It Through The Night
Begone, demon. Continue reading Biden To Delouse The White House
An update on Paxton’s Folly. Continue reading Texas Twisted Too: Quantity, Not Quality
Steve Schmidt is no Mike Schmidt but Lindsey Graham *is* Don Knotts. Continue reading Quote Of The Day: The Incredible Mr. Lindsey
With their rabid temperaments and tendencies to possess arsenals of weapons, this is like watching someone playing with sparklers in a garage full of greasy rags and open gas cans. Maybe nothing will happen, but if something does, we can’t claim to be surprised. Sadder still is that it’s taken this long to see just how bugfuck crazy the nuttier examples of the wingnut persuasion are, even though it’s really not new at all. Birchers ranted about fluoridation of water. The pro-Vietnam war faction spent decades insisting the Rambo fantasy of unreleased POWs was real. QAnon’s rantings about pedophilia … Continue reading Sore Loserzombies
Meet Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Chester Himes
A pander as big as Texas. Continue reading Texas Twisted
I don’t recall why Eddie Albert had to climb a telephone pole to talk on the phone in Green Acres. I suspect it made no sense whatsoever but what did on that daffy sitcom? It was, however, a helluva recurring … Continue reading More Perfect Phone Calls
Cover art by Keith Haring. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: A Very Special Christmas
Got this in the mail the other day: (Yes, it’s a screenshot of the message on my phone, I switched computers recently and can’t figure out how to edit files yet, gimme a break, there’s a pandemic on.) You guys are the best blog EVER. A. Continue reading THANK YOU!
Just say no to self-pardons. Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Larry Tribe On Self-Pardons
“He’s King Midas with a curse. He’s King Midas in reverse.” Continue reading Who Says Rudy Isn’t Powerful?
Every time the Freeperati turn to a new hero, the previous one kicks them in the ass.
I’m loving it!
First, a little reminder of how much Freepers once loved them some Billy Goat Gruff :
William Barr — mic drop moment — BOOM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KzSNZVl40E&feature=youtu.be&t=8227 ^ | July 27, 2020 | William Barr
Posted on 7/28/2020, 3:32:11 PM by edwinland
Without a doubt the best and most hilarious answer to a question in the 231 year history of the United States Congress.
Bill Barr was awesome today. Freakin’ love this guy. And what a scary reminder of what constitutes today’s Democrat party, i.e., race-baiters and insane, foaming-at-the-mouth liberals (e.g., that guy with an Italian name from, I think, Rhode Island).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Barr is compromised and scared.
Sounded better in the original German.
This ulcer’s coming along nicely, thanks much: The Assembly GOP plan would also enact several restrictions on state and local governments when it comes to limiting crowds. It would: Restrict the power of local health officers from ordering the closure of a business unless it applies to all types of businesses. Similarly, a local health officer would be barred from restricting capacity at businesses unless those restrictions apply to all businesses. Prohibit state and local health departments from prohibiting gatherings in churches. Okay. Let’s ignore the obvious, which is that this entire bill is BUGBONKERS INSANE, punishing schools for offering … Continue reading I Am Running Out Of Patience With People Who Think God Needs Our Defense
It’s a been a cold week in New Orleans. Not Minnesota cold but our hundred-year-old raised house is designed to stay coolish in the pre-AC era, not stay warm in the winter. It’s drafty but we love it anyway.
It’s runoff election day in the Gret Stet of Louisiana. I discussed the DA’s race at Bayou Brief but there’s also a local ballot measure that would mess up our public library system, which is one of the few things that works well in New Orleans. I’m voting NO and if you’re in the Crescent City, you should too. If you don’t believe me, read this piece by my friend Kevin Allman.
This week’s theme song was written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter for the Dead’s 1975 album, Blues For Allah. The attached instrumental Slipknot came out of a jam by the whole damn band.
I selected Help On The Way to remind our readers that the Trump regime will only be in power for 46 more days. Help is on the way, y’all.
What’s a Grateful Dead theme song without a live version? It’s not only helpful, it rolls away the dew too:
I’m in a helpful mood right now, so here are songs by The Beatles and Joni Mitchell that should help elevate your mood:
Now that I’ve extended a helping hand, let’s jump to the break.
“It’s an ill wind that blows no good.” Continue reading Share Your Love With Me
Vote Against The Crooks, It’s Important. Continue reading Peach State Political Potpourri For $600, Alex
For the “cleanest man in America” Donald Trump sure has a lot of lawyers. They keep popping up like kudzu, making extreme statements and preposterous arguments from which they should shy away but Trump’s shysters are unshy. Word Press is … Continue reading Unshy Trump Shysters On Parade
What is Gret Stet politics? Continue reading Bayou Brief: Louisiana Potpourri For $400, Alex
…wonder no more, your question is answered. When Trump first announced, I thought he’d be an amusing sideshow/clownshow, but I also thought, ok, guess it’s good to know if were a nation of petty, narcissistic, racist assholes (or used car salesmen). Turns out, no, but not by nearly the majority I thought (might be a bit more than that if we really did have universal suffrage, but..). Damn. Did Trump get a pretty big boost from an idiot media that ignored or downplayed his massive and obvious lack of qualifications to do much of anything besides cheat at golf? Yeah, … Continue reading If You Ever Wondered How ‘The Big Lie’ Gets Spread…
Beware, take care. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Never Smile At Children
Freedom, man. Continue reading The Lame Duck & The Quack
St. Nick meets the Prince of Punks. Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Father Christmas