Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday Stuff

(By the way, you can consider this pic my response to this story.)

Robert Reich tells us about the latest tax scam by the “party of Lincoln” (here)…


…and this clip from Rachel Maddow aired last week and is a little late I’ll admit, but I still think it should be shown anyway – a lady from South Carolina protesting Tim Scott and Huckleberry (Long Overdue) Graham’s failure to hold a town hall (and dick move by Scott to piggy-back off "Appalachian Trail" Sanford's town hall with not enough notice for her to get there in time)...



…and gosh, it looks like Generalissimo Trump finally made some utterances about anti-Semitism that any human being with a pulse should know to do by instinct (and good for Ben Jealous to go right after Steve Bannon, where all of this garbage starts as far as I’m concerned, not just against Jews but any other group based on race, ethnicity or gender preference)…



…and here is another attempt to keep my musical selections reasonably new and relevant (kind of a nice, poppy little tune).

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday Stuff

Once more, Rachel Maddow connects the dots on stuff concerning Russia and President Fergus Laing (drip, drip, drip – “this is a test” indeed…don't forget Felix Sater either, by the way)…



…and Ari Melber speaks with a panel about Generalissimo Trump’s ongoing battles with, really, everything that isn’t Number 45 or his beloved base at this point (And comparisons to Nixon already? SAD! And another ridiculously stupid video cut by MSNBC…do they have toddlers doing this stuff?)…



…continuing, this tells us about the “Not My President” protests yesterday…


…and this tells us about the recent immigrant protests in These United States and those who were fired for doing so (including the “I Don’t Care Bar and Grill” in Oklahoma somewhere)…


…and by the way, did you hear about the two guys in Texas who shot each other and blamed it on illegal immigrants (along with that idiot pol on Facebook who apparently needs a Comp 50 class)? John and Ana explain…



…and Kurt Cobain would have been 50 yesterday.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Stuff

Speaking of presidents (though I know this day is mainly for Numbers 1 and 16), Rachel Maddow brings us a clip of JFK talking about what should be the role of the press in our country, and often it is, though there are always exceptions (kind of a clumsy cut to the video at the end)…



…and you can agree or disagree with whether or not Jeremy Scahill should have bailed on “Real Time” over the presence of Milo Yiannopoulos, but I think Maher made up for that a bit with this great “New Rule" (NSFW)...



By the way, I basically side with Scahill. Yes, there is a principled argument to be made about Scahill appearing and confronting all of the garbage from this latest wingnut, made by Kyle Kulunski among others…and apparently, in response to Scahill not appearing, Maher said something about liberals continuing to lose elections unless they face up to radical Islam, or something, which to me is horseshit…but here’s the thing: it won’t matter one damn bit to Yiannopoulos or anyone of that ilk. Sorry to go “meta” on this, but speaking only for myself, I spent YEARS going to The Weakly Standard, Irrational Spew, clonwhall.com, AEI, and of course Fix Noise and the WSJ to find garbage from their sites that I refuted as best I could, and it didn’t matter ONE DAMN BIT how much I tried to blow up their idiotic and frequently insane talking points with the actual facts…they just came back a few weeks later with another wingnut spouting the same wingnut garbage over and over.

So good for Scahill (and by the way, with the focus on Yiannopoulos, it’s easy to overlook how Maher keeps bringing back people like former GA U.S. House Rep Jack Kingston, a pal of Number 45 and someone who has spouted garbage on that show for years but keeps getting booked anyway)…

Update 2/22/17: And after reading this, I'm even MORE convinced that Scahill was right.

…and continuing, Chris Hayes tells us about Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, the new head of the EPA who is definitely NOT OK, as the song goes (and this is typical)…



…and speaking of that senatorial waste of space from Kentucky, here’s wishing the worst possible 75th birthday to Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao…



Update 2/21/17: He does KY proud once again here...

…and it’s safe to say that our elected representatives in our beloved commonwealth are definitely acting like towers of Jello during this week when they’re supposed to be meeting with constituents, and that goes for Repug U.S. House Rep Brian “No, I’m Not My Brother Mike, Honest” Fitzpatrick and “No Corporate Tax” Pat Toomey of the same party, which makes me recall this less-than-courageous Fitzpatrick moment last year (to find out about a Resistance event in your area, click here)…



(Oh, I’m sorry…”Bri-Fi” no doubt will hold a “tele” town hall where he and his campaign people can screen out people they don’t want to talk to on the phone. You know, the same ruse his brother used, and the same thing “Mikey the Beloved” criticized former rep Patrick Murphy for when Murphy held the position.)

…and I know I put up a Supertramp song last week, but here’s another one for the occasion for Toomey and “Bri-Fi” (and with the McConnell turtle metaphor in mind too).

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday Stuff

K.O. is out with #35 (kind of chilling a bit the way he links drug abuse at the end to votes for you-know-who, but the evidence doesn't lie)...



…and Samantha Bee gives Repug U.S. House Rep (and NOT Senator, Sam!) Mr.-Puppy-Dog-Eyes-With-The-Shiv the treatment he deserves here (NSFW)…



…and Rachel Maddow gives us an update on Dems allegedly competing in state and congressional races, with David Nir of Daily Kos also talking about the contest to fill the GA U.S. House seat of sleazeball Tom Price (more here - the “cliff hanger” had to do with the owner of the Miami Marlins baseball team being named ambassador to France if he sold his team to Jared Kushner, who of course is Generalissimo Trump’s son-in-law – the whole thing was put on hold, apparently…nah, no “conflict of interest” here…move along)…



Update 2/20/17: And speaking of important state races...

…and it looks like both chambers of Congress have now rolled back that pesky Obama-era regulation of not letting mentally ill people buy guns, as noted here (and yes, I’m definitely being tongue-in-cheek – and the ACLU doesn't usually put its foot in it as far as I'm concerned, but they sure did this time)...



...and I thought this was a great ad by Moveon.org given everything that's going on...


…and happy 70th birthday to Dennis DeYoung of Styx (with a tune possibly apropos for "Fortress America" envisioned by the Gropenfuhrer?).

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Stuff

I thought this was an excellent analysis of President Big Orange Cheetoh’s typically surreal press conference yesterday; I give all of the reporters credit here including Shep Smith, who continues to stand tall, but here is MY question – what made ANY of you think any of this would be any different from how he presented himself on the campaign trail in ’15 and ’16? Did any of you SERIOUSLY think that he would pivot somehow to a sane, rational perspective, when the tiny-handed egomaniac plainly doesn’t know of such a thing?...



...and I give you yet another installment of "This Day In Doomsy History" from 2/17/15 (FBI Director James Comey gave an enlightened speech on race and law enforcement, timed a bit for Black History Month...as I watch this, I wonder if he wasn't just trolling us in the end given his despicable behavior last year timed for the presidential election, particularly timely in light of this also)...




…and K.O. is here to tells us about the effects of Generalissimo Trump’s deportation orders (“U-S-A! U-S-A!”)…



…and I would call this democracy in action (from yesterday)…



…and Thom Hartmann speaks with Eve Ensler about a new organization to end violence against women, as a spring board to other related protests (good call by Thom for saying that it isn't just Trump, and I'm not talking just against violence against women - the "party of Lincoln" dances to their corporatist masters exclusively and acts like "The Handmaid's Tale" is a documentary...might be a tad late with this, but there's no "expiration date" on the message)…



…and I have to admit that Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have come up with a novel way to respond to peaceful protestors; just run them down with your car (oh, but the Teahadists protesting against the Affordable Care law were good protesters, and they deserved to be covered 24/7/365 on CNN, but those damn tree-hugging hippies trying to make sure they don’t lose their health care, their jobs, their savings…just go commit vehicular homicide, and it’s all good - and this gives you insight into their coal black hearts also)…



…and gosh, could Fergus Laing actually be getting bored with his new job? We’ll see (“President Von Munchausen” – good one by Rick Wilson, I have to admit)…



…and nothing like a little Delbert McClinton to help put us in the mood for the holiday weekend, is there (a long one for everybody, I hope).

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday Stuff

I knew I would eventually have a problem trying to keep up with all of the scandals from President Fergus Laing, and that kind of bit me in a butt a bit with Andrew Puzder, who quite appropriately bailed as Labor Secretary Nominee before I could put up this video from Rachel Maddow – here it is anyway, notable if for no other reason than to point out the serf-like treatment Puzder gave to his employees (“oh, but it’s the franchise owners, not Puzder” – my ass; I worked in fast food many moons ago, people – anyone protesting for a livable wage in that bidness automatically has my respect)…



...well, regardless of what happens with the Trumpsters, I'm sure that pleases this life form...

...who I'm sure believes every word of this clip...


…and K.O. brings us some sage words on Number 45’s recklessness on national security (particularly galling given the way he acted on this during the campaign of course, lying on this like he does with everything else)…



…and given this recent typical idiocy from Steve “Calves The Size of Cantaloupes” King, I’m duly obligated to provide this clip once more (don’t want to contemplate the clueless meat sacks in Iowa who keep sending King back to Congress every two years)…



…and Kyle K. tells us that the Saudis just won some kind of counter-terrorism award; yep, I guess we’re officially “through the looking glass” now (NSFW)…



...and here's a somewhat retro new tune that the kids seem to like, so here it is (a little NSFW).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Stuff

Yeah, Rachel Maddow tells us about the collusion between at least 4 members of the regime of Generalissimo Trump and our ol' buddy Vlad Putin...



…and who exactly is this demonic entity named Stephen Miller anyway? David Pakman tells us more…



…and Seth Meyers gives us a pretty informed take on the administrative implosion of our 45th president…



…and Chris Hayes talks with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson of what the rest of the world thinks of all of this insanity…



…and Cenk and Ana weigh in (and “No Corporate Tax” Pat Toomey criticized the leaks as opposed to the actual collusion between the “Trumpsters” and Putin – typical)…



…and happy birthday to Gary Clark, Jr. (yeah, definitely the news is on my mind with this selection, from the Grammys the other night – could have gone on with this one for about 10 more minutes, but it’s great for what it is).