Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday Stuff


Seth Meyers goes over some recent news stuff, including the potential for another government shut down under a Republican congress (and yeah, I know the Nielsen/”shithole” stuff is a bit old by now, but I didn’t know about Patrick Leahy and the placard guy - love the “pong” clip)…



…and yeah, good one by Repug U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa to defend our Tiny Handed Orange Dictator, earning some thoroughly deserved derision…



…and oh yes (as Sam Seder alluded to), we do so love our kids, don’t we…


…and here’s another good argument for moving to a clean energy economy…


…and David Cay Johnston talks about what’s going on with the Gropenfuhrer’s regime “behind the scenes” with government agencies, using the word “termites” – that’s just great, isn’t it (and in a related story, as they say, I thought this was a great column)...



…and I guess you can consider this a “I know we’re still in the middle of winter, but God, I wish it were over and the nice weather was here right now” song.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday Stuff


Apparently Dem U.S. Senator Cory Booker lit up DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over DACA yesterday, and rightly so, over all of the “shithole” stuff from Generalissimo Trump; this is a small sample…


…and here is more on how you’re supposed to treat a “Trumpster”…


…and apparently, Dark Lord Bannon will continue to testify despite his ridiculous attempt to claim secrecy based on executive privilege, or something (and by the way, props to Michael Schmidt of the NYT for rebounding, if you will, in his reporting after that stoo-pid fluff interview with our Treasonous, Tiny Handed Orange Dictator...and speaking of "the old gray lady," OMFG! - I thought this was a good response)…



…and pride definitely goeth before a fall, certainly in the case of Repug MO governor Eric Greitens (NSFW – more here...more here)…



…and when it comes to Democrats as a whole, this is the stuff that I worry about, truth be told; give the damn keys to the metaphorical car to Bernie and let him call the shots, because the national party as a whole is clueless…as much as the Repugs screw up, it seems like ”team D” on the national level NEVER knows what to do in response (NSFW…oh, and as Atrios sez, love and kisses once more for the bankruptcy bill, Joe)…



…and I was remiss in not noting the passing of music producer Rick Hall a couple of weeks ago, who worked with Aretha Franklin and many other acts, including this guy, and this tune in particular.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Stuff


Seth Meyers talks about Generalissimo Trump and racism (and yeah, Rand Paul really is that stoo-pid…I also think the Fix Noise segment with the Barbie doll “news” person feeding that line to Repug senator Bill Cassidy was unintentionally hilarious)…



…and gee, isn’t it just so nice how Big Pharma is giving us the metaphorical middle finger raised on high in light of those grotesque tax cuts? Yep, they really are trying to kill us (makes me recall the story of this brave lady from another era; Google thalidomide kids to find out how the UK and other countries suffered – yep, there are some things that it’s up to government to do and some things that it’s up to the private sector to do…back then, though, more people actually knew the difference)…



…oh, and by the way, what country am I living in again?...


…and I give you another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 1/16/08 (yep, Irving’s Boy was wrong ten years ago, to say nothing of now also, but as noted here, he continues to be treated with undue deference, including by that “liberal” MSNBC network)…



…and RIP Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries…



…and since today marked the swearing-in of new New Jersey Gov (and Dem) Phil Murphy (here), that means that today also marks the end of the abusive tenure of Governor Bully; I thought we could sing this one to him as he fades (hopefully) into the obscurity he completely deserves.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Stuff


Rev. Al talks to Dem Congressman John Lewis about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how we must fight on to build on Dr. King’s momentous work on behalf of social and racial justice…



…and to give us an idea of just how much work still needs to be done, Kyle K. tells us about the Repug Kansas lawmaker who said that black people can’t handle marijuana because of their genetics – just say “oops” and get out (NSFW)…



…and here is Dr. King’s speech at the Barratt Junior High School in South Philadelphia from October 26, 1967, with the theme of “what is your life’s blueprint?”…



…and I may play this song once or twice a year, but I think it’s definitely appropriate for today.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Stuff


Yeah, I think this sure sez it...


…and I realize that, as much as Number 45’s conduct is foul and disgusting – and it is that – it’s also a bit counterproductive to analyze the garbage from this human stain which is meant more as a distraction from his other utterly abominable behavior (here), but sometimes what he says and does is so terrible that we have no choice but to do so (NSFW)…



…and Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org, Nicholas Kristof and Brian Klaas about this awfulness…



...and speaking of racism...


…and kudos to the Bernie Sanders state for telling our immunity gnome AG Jeff Sessions what he can do with his marijuana purge (NSFW)…



…and given the particularly repugnant garbage from the Gropenfuhrer and his pals, I think I’m in need of more of a “palate cleanser,” if you will, than usual, and I hope this (going from the ridiculous to the sublime) will suffice; the selection commemorates the 90th anniversary of the first U.S. concert appearance by Vladimir Horowitz (here), quite possibly the greatest concert pianist of all time – hope you enjoy this bit of culture.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday Stuff


So presidential, right?

I don’t understand why there are U. S. Senate Democrats out there who may yet sign off on a spending bill without a DACA fix (here), but apparently that is the case; this tells us more about the DACA fight for those trying to stay in this country (with typical Repug and Trumpian garbage thrown in of course)…



…and TMR and Sam Seder quite rightly IMHO go after Dana Bash over whitewashing Trump and DACA (tired of our corporate media trying to legitimize Repug stupidity; stop talking about the f*cking OPTICS and TRY TO DISCUSS ACTUAL SUBSTANCE IF YOU CAN!)…



...and here is more on corporate tax cuts vs. layoffs (repetitive I know, but it NEEDS to be repeated)…


Update 1/12/18: Uh, yep.

Update 1/15/18: And as if we needed more evidence...

…and another plutocrat scumbag from this regime of frauds and unindicted criminals has been named by our Tiny Handed Delusional Profane Orange Dictator as HHS Secretary, and that nominee would be Alex Azar (here)…


…and it should be noted that Bri-Fi has a declared Dem challenger in PA-08, and that would be Rachel Reddick (an intro video follows, and to her credit, she goes right after the Gropenfuhrer and the brother of Mikey the Beloved…damn, I like this ad!...and I guess she's made waves already, since Bucks County's most infamous fourth estate troll is after her, as noted here...see, as far as Mullane is concerned, only REPUBLICANS are allowed to switch parties)…



...and if there were a theme song for the foul, fetid Trump era, I wonder if this might be it?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday Stuff


I have to say that I got a kick out of this item from PA’s own Dem U.S. Rep Brendan Boyle here, with more here (could have spent some more time on it as opposed to those idiotic clips of our Tiny-Handed Orange Dictator…oh, and when it comes to Generalissimo Trump and Wharton, I give you this)...



…and Darrell Issa gone too? Gee, looks like it’s time once more for this clip from Ari Melber and Martin Bashir…



…and I thought this was a great analysis by Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich of what a typical joke it is for Dear Leader to claim any credit whatsoever for supposedly investing in U.S. workers in the Boeing “deal”; this should be shown in a steady rotation on every basic cable channel in this country - a radio ad wouldn't be a bad idea either...


…and (as if we needed one) here is yet another example of the “do as I say, not as I do” Trumpsters in action (and more Ryan Zinke nonsense is here)…


…and speaking of outdoors stuff, it looks like the EPA under Scott Pruitt is literally trying to kill us…


…and Jim Croce would have been 75 today; with all of the winter stuff getting splattered on our vehicles, I have a feeling that the people employed in the bidness noted in this song are pretty busy these days (with Maury Muehleisen as always, truly an unsung figure).