Tweets Of The Day: Satire Edition

There was some swell Michael F-style satire on my Twitter feed today, so I thought I’d share. First, a poster celebrating the departure of Bibi Netanyahu: Bye bye BITCHES!#BenjaminNetanyahu #DoneAndDoner pic.twitter.com/ISwDLdFNzS — Paul Lee Teeks (@PaulLeeTeeks) June 13, 2021 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were funnier and only a danger to themselves. Here’s an oldie that popped up on my feed as a retweet. Remember when Trump got all pushy at a NATO summit? Four years ago, one of the most disturbing displays by a world leader played out on live TV, when Donald Trump physically shoved the Montenegro Prime … Continue reading Tweets Of The Day: Satire Edition

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Godfodder edition

Yeah – yeah. I know I was going to take a short break from Freeperville, but…

 

Let’s make it a short one, anyway – starting with “I sowwy.”

 

Capitol rioter Garret Miller says he was following Trump’s orders, apologizes to AOC for threat
cnbc.com ^ | January 25, 2021 | Dan Mangan

Posted on 1/25/2021, 7:30:00 PM by lowbridge

A Texas man charged with invading the Capitol and threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday that he was effectively following then-President Donald Trump’s orders when he joined a mob that stormed Congress on Jan. 6.

Garret Miller also apologized to Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for writing “Assassinate AOC” in a Twitter post. He said he would be willing to testify to Congress or in a trial about the riot.

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MIller is one of dozens of people charged with participating in the riot, which began shortly after Trump held a rally outside the White House, where he urged supporters to pressure Congress to reject the election of Joe Biden as president.

In a statement released by defense attorney Clinton Broden, Miller said he had been motivated by Trump’s false claims about having been cheated out of reelection by ballot fraud and said, “I am ashamed of my comments.”

U.S. could be headed for an era of increased political violence: Hayden Center

“I was in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, because I believed I was following the instructions of former President Trump and he was my president and the commander-in-chief. His statements also had me believing the election was stolen from him,” Miller said.

“Nevertheless, I fully recognize Joe Biden is now the President of the United States and that the election is over. Donald Trump is no longer president and I would not have any reason to continue to follow his lead.”

“While I never intended to harm Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez nor harm any members of the Capitol police force, I recognize that my social media posts were completely inappropriate. They were made at a time when Donald Trump had me believing that an American election was stolen,” he said

1 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:30:00 PM by lowbridge
To: lowbridge

This is like those in the USSR under Stalin when they would “spontaneously” shout out how terrible they were and how socialism had saved them.

4 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:32:28 PM by frogjerk (I will not do business with fascists)

Nice tagline you have there. Does that mean you’re “antifa”?
And WTF is it with you nitwits and Russia, anyway?
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For the last four years you’ve been praising The Darnold for fellating Vladimir Putin, a KGB tool who murdered and lied his way to the top, but when you think it makes sense (it doesn’t) you refer to the things he did on a regular basis as bad.
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Make up your fucking minds.
To: lowbridge
I smell BS from this one.

 

That’s the smell of your post.

 

President Trump never said or suggested any such thing.

 

He was just joking about “if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

Also about having the mob go to the Capitol. What a kidder

 

Perhaps he meant Madonna, or one of the other liberal celebrities, or that play in New York, that suggest violence against President Trump.

6 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:33:04 PM by freeandfreezing

He wanted Madonna to go to the Capitol and “fight like hell”? Or a “play in New York”?   That’s quite a commute.

Must have missed that in the transcript.

To: lowbridge

This scumbag will now get a pass.

7 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:33:07 PM by Mariner (War Criminal #18)

I know – I know you like scumbags who don’t get caught.
To: lowbridge

CNBC.

Need more be said?

14 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:35:18 PM by Da Coyote

So he didn’t say that at his hearing? Interesting rationalization. You can stop shooting the messenger now, I think.
To: lowbridge

Seems to me FBI and media are planting evidence. This is the second person who has claimed they were “following Trump’s orders” on Jan 6.

Maybe because it’s only the second one they tracked down and caught? Hmmmm….

 

We will see this used as evidence in the sham impeachment trial.

18 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:36:30 PM by cockroach_magoo

Is the sham wow guy going to testify? Or is he in the adjacent cell?
To: Eagle of Liberty

“ Learn up on this guy now…false flag brewing. Probably a plea deal in there somewhere…”

False flag or Quisling. One of the two.

40 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:45:17 PM by jdsteel (“A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it.” Sorry Ben, looks like we blew it.)

See? These mental defectives are incapable of blaming The Darnold for anything. Even when it has his grubby fingerprints all over it.
To: Mariner

This guy was probably a plant in the first place .

42 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:47:38 PM by katykelly

Plants are more intelligent.
To: lowbridge

QAnon Shaman following Trump’s orders.Insurrectionists were following Trump’s orders.

Now this guy was also “following Trump’s orders.”

Think we just found the House Democrats’ prosecution strategy.

44 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:47:48 PM by cockroach_magoo
Ya think?
To: lowbridge

I had a friend once who told me minimum security prisons are no laughing matter.

He said on day one, either become someones (girlfriend) or kick someone’s (Romney).

58 posted on 1/25/2021, 7:58:15 PM by Eddie01

Oh dear.
To: lowbridge

Fake, fake, fake. Why would a Trump supporter want AirheadOCommie dead?

65 posted on 1/25/2021, 8:28:24 PM by bray (Pray for fake President Biden)

Why indeed? Preposterous!

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Not Everything Sucks

The MERL had a bat in its library: First things first, we gave him rehydration fluid as he was very thirsty, having probably been trapped in the store for a few days at least. Fortunately, he was completely uninjured. We had a look round the outside of the building to try and see how he might have got in but with no windows, no doors to the outside, no louvres or obvious ventilation shafts we couldn’t spot anything. However, as a bat can get through a gap as small as a couple of centimetres and it’s a huge building, it … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks

If Jesus had been born in Wisconsin…

On this hallowed Christmas Eve, everyone in my house is pretty much asleep or trying to pretend to be in hopes of getting out of work in preparation for the Wigilla celebration tonight. As my wife and I kind of muttered our way awake, we ended up on a riff about traditions and food and Wisconsin and suddenly, we were into “What if Jesus were born here?” I did my best to document the answers (and augment with a few additional thoughts), so enjoy regardless of your faith, creed or lack thereof: If Jesus had been born in Wisconsin: He … Continue reading If Jesus had been born in Wisconsin…

Tweet Of The Day: Crazed Trumpette Edition

Remember the picture taken at a Trump rally earlier this year in Mobile, Alabama? You know, the one with the wild-eyed strawberry blond cheerleader type thrusting her baby at the Insult Comedian. Here’s its scariest iteration thus far: #Trump2016 😉 pic.twitter.com/wTUfjlKbot — Old Photos and Bacon (@OldPhotosBacon) May 25, 2016 To see the silly/terrifying GIF, click on play. The crazed Trumpette looks a bit like white trash by choice Kathryn on Bravo’s Southern Charm. You can tell I have a cold: I just admitted to watching a show that makes the Real Housewives franchise look like Shakespeare. I have to somehow cleanse myself … Continue reading Tweet Of The Day: Crazed Trumpette Edition

Album Cover Art Wednesday: Frankie Stein and his Ghouls

Monsters were all the rage in the mid-1960’s. The Universal classics were playing on late late shows on local teevee stations and the Addams Family and the Munsters were on ABC. Frankie Stein and his Ghouls were a rather successful attempt by Power Records to cash in on the trend. Here’s how Wallace McBride at the Collinsport Historical Society described it:

The music of Frankie Stein and his Ghouls is cooler than it has any right to be. Between 1964 and 1965, the “band” cranked out no fewer than five full-length albums. By all rights these records should have been little more than white noise, the kind of generic elevator music that blared from teenage radios in movies and television whenever the producers didn’t feel like ponying up the dough for a legitimate song.

But there’s something special about the Frankie Stein series. Something surprisingly focused, haunting and aggressive. Which has led fans to sometimes speculate about the identities of the anonymous musicians that made of the ersatz band. If Frankie Stein was a real person, he’s been suspiciously quiet in the years since his band’s albums were hastily released. And there might be a good reason for it, if even a fraction of the rumors about the musicians involved with this project are true.

The “Frankie Stein” albums were released by Power Records, a subsidiary of the children’s specialty label Peter Pan Records. Power would later strike a chord with its young audience during the ‘70s when it licensed movie, television and comic book properties for its famous “book and record” sets. Years earlier, though, it was still struggling to find an identity, which lead the company to create some … unusual products.

I didn’t remember the name Frankie Stein and his Ghouls but I recall the music. It’s the sort of instrumental pop-rock music you’d hear on teevee shows of that era only with mildly spooky sound effects and wacky voices added to the mix. I wish Frankie Stein would come out into the light and reveal his true identity unless, that is, he’d melt as a result.

I give you three-count ’em three-album covers including one after the break:

Ghouls-one

Ghoul Music

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Stupid Even For Twitter

I mentioned earlier this morning how frustrated and annoyed I’ve become with the Tweeter Tube’s culture of instant outrage.  This flap takes the biscuit as the silliest one I’ve ever seen: The backlash against this #DaveAndBusters tweet was immediate: http://t.co/hAYWNlmQlH pic.twitter.com/G7tduOjTNE — The Root (@TheRoot) November 18, 2014 That’s right, ladies and germs, it’s racist to make a pun on the name Juan. Members of the pun community are running for cover. I myself am feeling pale and wan in the wake of this revelation. I may even have to swear off won-ton soup jokes, which makes me feel all … Continue reading Stupid Even For Twitter

Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Tale Of The Giant Rat Of Sumatra

I had planned to post another cover until I listened to this album for the first time in many years on the YouTube. I’d already posted a Firesign LP cover, after all. I laughed so hard when listening to Firesign’s classic 1974 send up of Holmes and Watson that I changed my mind. Neil Young will have to wait until next week.

The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra is primarily an affectionate parody of the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes film series of the 1930’s and ’40’s. It was one of the few times Rathbone played a hero. He’s best known as a hiss-provoking villain: Sir Guy Of Gisbourne, come on down. Bunny Bruce played true to type, portraying Watson as a bumbling, lovable upper class twit. Firesign’s Dr. Flotsam is thick and hard of hearing who incorrectly, and hilariously, transcribes the ravings of the brilliant but cocaine addled Hemlock Stones.

The puns are to die for in The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra as is Bob Schulenberg’s cover, which resembles a Victorian era penny dreadful magazine:

Giant Rat

 

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From Debrisville To Kaleville

Right after the Flood, I began calling New Orleans Debrisville. In fact, my inaugural First Draft post was entitled Greetings From Debrisville. It wasn’t much of an inauguration, there was no 21 gun salute and we drank beer instead of champagne. Anyway, the New York Times seems to be jealous of how many hits Buzzfeed generates with clickbait so they published a ludicrous article about hipster musicians, actors, and artists who have moved to New Orleans. It’s written by some silly billy named Lizzy Goodman who treats the aforementioned hipsters as if they were cultural anthropologists. The story starts off … Continue reading From Debrisville To Kaleville

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet

If they don’t know how the Internet is gonna work: Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!” It’s probably fair to say that he didn’t expect the tsunami of “YES” votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted. Respondents have listed, among other things, their newfound ability to obtain coverage despite preexisting medical conditions, the right … Continue reading Republicans Shouldn’t Use the Internet