Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday Stuff

I defy you to produce a list of similar falsehoods from any other president…



And by the way (speaking of the media), kudos to reporter Brian Karem here for trying to get this Sarah Huckabee Sanders person of the Trump pirates to owe up to the way they have treated the press in general, which is like garbage, not just since inauguration but during the campaign of course…the spox for President Tiny-Handed Egomaniac, in typical fashion threw all kinds of lies and charges at the media, calling them “fake news” as always, and then criticized the press for being divisive, or something.

The Trump regime is nothing but a bunch of moral lepers. And they should be treated as such without exception.

…and oh yeah, nice job by the High Court of Hangin’ Judge JR (including its brand new conservative hammer) to basically reinstitute Generalissimo Trump’s Muslim band (and oh yeah, hate rallies in Washington D.C. – what country am I living in again? And I thought it was pretty weak of Chris Hayes to try and draw an equivalency between the Alexandria shooter and the Trumpian “brown shirt” rhetoric…and good job by Ellison to NOT let anyone forget about all the Repug voter shenanigans)…



…and with the prior clip in mind, here’s more “winning” from the Gropenfuhrer…


…and the pressure is working – we need to keep it up (more here, though of course, Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao will try to sneak something past us later, as all weasels try to do)…



And by the way, I know it’s self-defeating to engage in name-calling and it’s something I suppose I really shouldn’t do, but sometimes no other descriptions fit – anyway, this jagoff is Doug Deason, who apparently is a BFF of Chucky and Davey Koch, as noted here. And here’s the thing – as far as Deason and his pals are concerned…dammit, those in this country who aren’t rich like him just aren’t suffering enough! And Deason and his like-minded gang of scurrilous weasels just aren’t going to give any donations to Repugs anymore unless the “party of Lincoln” makes damn sure that the “poors” and the “blahs,” to say nothing of men, women and children of other skin colors, suffer the way they’re supposed to! Who cares how many die without health care – AS LONG AS DEASON, THE KOCHS, SHELDON ADELSON & CO. GET THEIR STINKING TAX CUTS! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

…and yeah, it looks like a certain thoroughly unfit person residing in An Oval Office may turn to the “stupidity defense” if and when all else fails…



…and I’ve had this song on my mind with all of revelations about our problem-child-in-chief and his crew, so here it is (a bit dated, but you get the point).

Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday Stuff

Like you I’m sure, I’ve been watching a lot of these fine K.O. “Resistance” commentaries, and though I hope he’s right of course (because I want to see President Big Orange Cheetoh GONE from office like many others), I think the point that genuinely matters here is the one he makes about our media landscape at about 4:20, unfortunately; conservative Charlie Sykes said recently on Bill Maher that he’s not sure Nixon would have been forced from office if there had been the wingnutosphere and Fix Noise in place along with Drudge, Breitbart and the other usual suspects back then that we have now, and unfortunately, I don’t think Sykes was wrong…



…and here is an update to a recent Rachel Maddow report; so it looks like actual voting machines WERE hacked – terrific…



…and I know I’m a little behind on this, but kudos to this courageous 12-year-old Mormon girl…


…and I wonder if Carrier employees are tired of the “winning” yet (and no, I don’t think it’s the least bit funny when someone loses their job)…


…and Dem U.S. House Rep Cedric Richmond of Louisiana is my new hero for this; there was a time when I laughed at arrogant assh*les like Steve King…now, I laugh at the fools who keep sending him back to Washington so King can continue to grift from them – none of this will change unless we VOTE AGAINST EVERY REPUBLICAN IN EVERY ELECTION (And concerning King, why am I not surprised by this...yeah, let's use threats and intimidation; I guess it will make no difference to the "children of the corn," huh?)…


…and here’s a tune for all of you wonderful voters for Generalissimo Trump – may you continue to be proud of yourselves…hope you don’t lose your health insurance (here and here), but if you do, don’t come crying to me.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Stuff

Nice work by Jimmy Kimmel here to keep the pressure on (more here)…



…and here is Rachel Maddow’s “A” block from last night (more here); I pretty much agree with Karoli at C&L, and with respect to Charlie Pierce, I don’t agree…when a hostile foreign power is attacking our electoral process, what is called for is a BIPARTISAN response from our elected officials…again, if the shoe had been on the other foot, you want to know how fast the Repugs and our corporate media would have been attacking the Dems if they politicized this the way Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao did (to say nothing of the rest of his party)?...



...and once again, my hometown does me proud...


…and sticking with Philly, here’s a clip from about a year ago of local guitarist Chris Forsyth and his Solar Motel Band performing what I think are a couple of cool instrumental numbers – the second selection, which he starts at about 7:00, has a bad word in it which he states and appears onscreen once…c’est dommage.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Stuff

Rachel Maddow reminds us how disabled individuals stood up for their rights in Colorado and did likewise yesterday in the office of Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao; as a result, they were zip-tied and carried out.



Oh, and by the way (speaking of the Senate’s version of Mephistopheles), there are people dumping on Occupy Democrats because they have a pic of McConnell stating that he received government-funded care while treated for polio at Warm Springs, GA as a child (the same place where FDR was treated). The fact that McConnell was treated for polio as a child at Warm Springs is not in dispute; what IS in dispute is how much the government paid for it. I think the mere fact that he was at Warm Springs recovering (and again, despite what McConnell intends for us, I don’t wish physical harm for him of course) with people in similar circumstances and apparently learned ABSOLUTELY NOTHING or HAD NOT A SHRED OF EMPATHY for them based on his actions is damning enough. Whether or not he recovered on the government’s dime is needlessly splitting hairs as far as I’m concerned.

…and speaking of people facing risky health prospects, I give you this (once again, heckuva job, baby boomers, and I don’t absolve myself when I say that)…


…and this just in: Rand Paul is still a thoroughly compromised idiot…



…and Seth Meyers weighs in on Trump-scam-care (and of course, McConnell is an utter lying sack of shit about how supposedly closed the “Obamacare” legislative process was, a point amply proven in this video and in many other places and many other ways)…



…and kudos to young Joe Kennedy again on this subject…


…and after watching this, I’m not about to go out and say now that Jon Ossoff lost because of voter suppression, but I WILL say that this further emphasizes the need for increased transparency in our elections (GREAT reporting by Greg Palast on the GA-06 election once again)…



…and it’s time once more for another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 6/23/08, in which former Dem U.S. House Rep Dennis Kucinich did his best to mobilize us to try and get Dubya and “Deadeye Dick” impeached (given that, how can we do less for the “Gropenfuhrer”?)…



…and time once more for a 1967 tune (a question to ask President Tiny-Handed Impulse Control Egomaniac, though of course we already know the answer).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Stuff

It looks like Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao and his pals are trying to make us all bend over and say “Aaahhh,” on “Trump-scam-care” based on this (and kudos to Number 44 for this - more here).

…and with that in mind, I would say that Hawaii Dem U.S. Senator Brian Schatz is pretty spot-on here…


…and maybe this is piling on, but as you watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren here, note that “Aggressive Progressive” Jimmy Dore dumped all over her for being a “corporate Dem” for supporting HRC…yeah, what a “winning strategy,” that was, huh genius?...


…and we know who’s trying to perform this metaphorical bank robbery of sorts, but guess who is driving the getaway car, if you will (hint: they have a whole lot of initials)…


…and turning to how we ended up with Generalissimo Trump, Rachel Maddow gets to the election stuff at about 9:00 and does a good job once more of connecting the dots between the Russian hacking and how voting was potentially disrupted (likely disrupted as far as I'm concerned) in Dallas County in Texas, among other places (and yeah, I think it's genuinely sad to see Oliver Stone get played like that)…



…and yeah, Rep. Yarmuth, I think “that’s a shame” too…no disrespect to the Dem U.S. House Rep, but how about telling the “Gropenfuhrer” exactly what you think of him for this? Or, as Bill Maher said, the NEW Dem mantra should be “when they go low, we kick them in the nuts”…


…and try not to be too shocked, but here is actually a good tune from THIS century.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday Stuff

Yeah, I saw the news today oh boy, and I think this, this, and this sum up how I feel (and uh huh, THIS – and I’m looking at YOU again on this one, Jimmy Dore!). I believe it was Karl Rove, of all people, who said that “demographics is destiny,” and though the demographics aren’t there yet for us, we’re getting closer on that.

That being said, I watched a video that Cenk Uygur, who I respect, made last night right after the word came down about Handel’s victory (I didn’t include it partly because I didn’t totally agree with it and also because he couldn’t keep the camera still). Cenk is a little too doctrinaire as far as I’m concerned (to me, Repugs win because they fall in line, which Dems don’t do as often as they should); he caved on the whole “Nancy Pelosi” thing from the wingnuts because she’s a “corporate Dem,” but as far as I’m concerned, when someone tries to call her out, we should get in that person’s face and say exactly what their problem is with her – speaking only for myself, I’m tired of all of the ZOMG! NANCY PELOSI NANCY PELOSI NANCY PELOSI OOGA BOOGA!!! nonsense (oh, riight – she’s from SAN FRANCISCO!). Just saying she’s a corporate Dem without any pushback against those clowns is validating their idiocy (though, maybe, on the other hand...now DWS is a whole other story as far as I’m concerned).

Update 6/23/17: Yeah, I think this says it.

Also (with the huge qualifier that I rarely saw any political ads from Ossoff), if there is indeed any truth that Ossoff ran that typical losing centrist Dem strategy (for lack of a better word), then yeah, the outcome was totally predictable.

I just know that his ridiculous Emails definitely had the look-and-feel of the typical DNC garbage with headlines like “P-U-M-M-E-L-E-D!” “PLEASE!” “HOPE GONE!” “DEFEATED!” “AWFUL NEWS!” “FINAL REQUEST!” and the like. They got so ridiculous, actually, that I asked to receive fewer of them as opposed to unsubscribing from Ossoff Emails altogether. Well, I eventually DID unsubscribe because the volume was STILL totally out of hand. Then, I received an Email from the Ossoff campaign in the closing days via Daily Kos, so like a fool I made another contribution. And then, that started the whole daisy chain of constant Emails all over again to the point where I unsubscribed again.

Oh, and by the way, if there’s also any truth to this, then Ossoff deserved to lose; with a weapon to beat up Handel like The Great Orange Turd, why in God’s name WOULDN’T YOU FREAKING USE IT??!!

Now to the videos...…K.O. wonders about whether or not there really are tapes of the “Gropenfuhrer” and James Comey, and how exactly we would find that out (loved the Nathan Thurm reference)…



...and yeah, who's in the mood for another global financial meltdown? Show of hands?...


…and damn, how I wish I could vote for this guy



…and gosh, whaddaya know? It looks like a GOP contractor leaked a hell of a lot of voter information from their voter records – looking for the same degree of self-righteous indignation from our corporate media over this as I would over the Dem stuff during the HRC campaign last year…



…and just because our impulse-control-issue-child-in-chief has a problem with accepting climate change, that doesn’t mean the rest of us should too (I seem to recall the Good Book saying we should be stewards of the earth – oh, but that was from “hippie” Jesus, not Republican Jesus…oh, and let’s not forget who was responsible for this, by the way)…


…and happy first official day of summer, everybody.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Stuff

Kyle K. gives us the latest on Trump-Scam-Care and all of the disgusting secrecy by Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao and his pals (NSFW…and how typical is this…first comment is great – and boy, is Kyle right about “Medicare for all”)…



…and speaking of health care, this needs to be pointed out again and again and again (yeah, I’m sure Ivanka and Melania are such a mellowing influence for President Impulse Control Tiny-Handed Egomaniac…what a load of crap)…


…and of course, this is another health crisis, but at least SOMEBODY may get sent up to do hard time over it (more typical for a third-world banana republic than what this country is truly supposed to be)…



…and in response to this item from that human stain Darrell Issa, I give you the following commentary from Martin Bashir (Remember him? And what exactly was it that got him thrown off the air again? Oh yeah, that’s right…he made an unsettling reference that hurt the fee fees of “Caribou Barbie” – pretty thin given the garbage and viciousness of Generalissimo Trump that came after Bashir’s run had ended)…

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…and yeah, I think we’re no longer at a point where we should be amused by all of the metaphorical pratfalls of the “Gropenfuhrer” – assuming we were ever at that point in the first place – but genuinely concerned for our country, as K.O. reminds us…



…and I know I’ve been hung up on 75th birthdays lately, but I absolutely had to extend similar best wishes here to Brian Wilson.