Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I got a kick out of this (courtesy of Pixdaus and Daily Kos)...

...and here's another holiday fave, with an intro by Seth MacFarlane as Stewie Griffin (and again, the captions make this hilarious as far as I'm concerned)...



...and here's more holiday fun...



...and I kind of liked this also (hat tip for this to Daily Kos)...



...and here's a Thanksgiving message for those wonderful folks at the TSA.




Update 1: And here is another late addition.



Update 2: Might as well add this too.



Update 3: Imagine all the people that can be fed for $35 grand (here, getting serious for a minute).

Update 4: And since I add to this list every year, I might as well include this too (hasta la vista, baby!).



…and I guess this is an appropriate tune for the day.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday Stuff


Gosh, what festive holiday decorating ideas from Ivanka Trump (and if you think I’m being serious, then no giblets for you tomorrow)…


…and Thom Hartmann and Greg Palast tell us the gory details of the crack in the Keystone XL pipeline (more here…and why am I not surprised that Chuck and Davey Koch are involved with this?)…



…and Cenk of TYT tells us about National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster calling the Gropenfuhrer names behind his back (and yeah, it looks like the trail of ooze here indeed emanates from Sheldon Adelson all right…“no three-dimensional chess” going on with Trump – “barely two-dimensional checkers”…nice!)…



…and Seth Meyers weighs in on the latest against Roy Moore, Charlie Rose, and others…



…and given today’s anniversary, I thought these were some eternal words from our 35th president…



…and RIP David Cassidy…and yeah, I know we’re talking about big-time “bubble gum” music here (I’d forgotten what a hideous fashion statement sweater vests truly are).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Stuff


Rachel Maddow tells us about something that Tricky Dick and Generalissimo Trump have in common, and that is abuse of our law enforcement and the Justice Department (typical for despots – I don’t know what the next segment was about)…



…and it looks like I have another video to add to the Netflix queue (and I think this is a timely related post)…


…and it’s time once more for another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History”; we’re only setting the wayback, as it were, to a year ago, 11/22/16 to be exact, in which white nationalist wingnut Richard Spencer waxed triumphant over the Gropenfuhrer’s ascendancy (timely given this story – kudos to that Maryland farmer, and I think it’s absolutely hilarious – typical, though – to blame John Oliver somehow, and this makes this subject topical also IMHO, to say nothing of this...if what happened to PR had happened on our mainland...)…



...and I had this tune in mind in response to this item.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Stuff


Just say “oops” and get out, “Saint” Orrin – and oh yes, please regale us once more with your tales of how you lived in a shack with a label for a wall or something while you earned your law degree; you’re one of the most fossilized members of your utterly decrepit political party (and by the way, kudos to Claire McCaskill)…


..and here is your reminder of just how awful Roy Moore truly is (to help Doug Jones, click herethis, though, definitely isn’t good news about the man from Minnesota - I seem to recall an SNL skit he did once with the late Tom Davis that now seems eerily prescient)…


…and I know there are so many damn battles going on right now, but this may be one of the biggest (more here)…



…and Kyle K. tells us about 32 Justice Democrats (NSFW – and yeah, Kaniela Ing in particular sounds like a pretty smart guy to me also)…



…and a month ago today marked an anniversary that I forgot to note – nine days of hearings by the House Un-American Activities Committee began on October 20, 1947, which led to the creation of the so-called “Hollywood Blacklist”; I was reminded of this when Turner Classic Movies showed “Hollywood On Trial,” narrated by John Huston (and leave it to The Sainted Ronnie R to act like the utter stooge he truly was…there are a few good movies in particular about this, and one is “The Front,” with Woody Allen and Zero Mostel)…



…and RIP Malcolm Young of AC/DC.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Stuff


“Now it begins” (Steve Cohen needs to fix his shirt collar, though I admit that that’s a minor point)…


…and while what Bill Maher is talking about here may not be impeachable by itself, then, well, let’s just say that, at an absolute minimum, it shows damn poor judgment (NSFW I think)…


…and I thought this was some great dot-connecting by John Oliver, though (as I think I mentioned earlier), there really isn’t much that’s new about “whataboutism” (NSFW also)…



…and Farron Cousins of Ring of Fire tells us about an accidental re-tweet from the Pentagon about Generalissimo Trump resigning (along with Roy Moore and Al Franken).


And by the way, I don’t like what Franken did either (here), but here’s the thing; he got out front with an apology almost right away. And to me, that counts for something (along with this from Franken's accuser). Besides, let’s have the ethics investigation go forward – which Franken has encouraged – and if it turns out that he needs to resign (which would be awful since he’s spot-on for so many other issues, but there you are), then he can do it AFTER the investigation has completed.

And for anybody who sez “What a typical libtard! Double standard!,” then I’ll just say this; the person taking up space in An Oval Office is guilty of a hell of a lot worse than Franken has apologized for, and he plainly isn’t going to go anywhere unless he’s forced to. And I for one am fed up with this supposed unwritten Beltway courtier media “rule” that the Repugs can get away with whatever they want but, if a Dem is at least accused of the same or a comparable offense, then they MUST fall on their proverbial sword every time...



…and the interesting part of this report on the utterly lurid exploits of former Repug Sen. Bob Packwood (insert your own scatological reference here) is who led the calls for Packwood’s ouster, as Rachel Maddow tells us; would that “the sins of the flesh” had been Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao’s failing as opposed to his servile compliance to the whims of the “one percent”…



…and with that in mind, don’t think I’ve forgotten about yesterday’s atrocity – far from it (to do something about it, click here...more here)…


…and Ana, Michael Shure and Mark Thompson tell us about the Texas sheriff who went after the woman with the “F-Trump…” sign on her truck (and way to not back down, ma’am)…



…and I don’t know how many more tunes from 1967 I’m going to be able to get in, so I’d better not forget this one.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday Stuff





You just knew they were going to find a way to do it, didn’t you? And yeah, I think this says it.

And they had help from this guy, as noted here...


...which makes me recall this video...



You’re a thoroughly disgusting weasel, Bri-Fi!

You voted today to take money out of my pocket.

We need that deduction for state and local taxes when we file every year.

You and your utterly-beyond-a-joke of a political party is apparently SO DESPERATE for ANY LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT WHATSOEVER that you can use to completely suck up to your one percent base for re-election campaign funds that you have no issue whatsoever with throwing the Doomsy household under the metaphorical bus.

I can assure you that I will do all that is legally within my power to see that you do not serve another term in the U.S. House.

...and that supposedly "Christian" man Paul Ryan is as big of a fucking liar as the Gropenfuhrer is (Chris Hayes talks with Robert Reich)...



…and Ana Kasparian, Michael Shure, and Mark Thompson weigh in here…



…and yeah, I think this great cover is an appropriate selection.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday Stuff


Hey, did you hear the one about how the KGB is going to provide “security” for our U.S. Embassy in Moscow? I have to admit, though, that the “Eddie Bauer Rock Climber” solution was pretty innovative (I’m tempted to read Ronald Kessler’s book now after this report).

And yeah, I think “previously unthinkable submission” pretty much sums it up also…



…and this is some truly outstanding journalism by Shep Smith of Fix Noise (earning the predictable outcry here…for the longest time in this country, I thought there was nothing worse than hatred of Ted Kennedy, but I now know that there is truly NOTHING more rabid and insane – and I think that’s an accurate way to put it – than hatred of ANYTHING having to do with the Clintons)…


…and kudos to Jeremy Scahill for this – he doesn’t let the Dems off the proverbial hook either, nor should he as far as I’m concerned (I'll get to John Oliver's video later, by the way...and Scahill is right that "whataboutism" definitely isn't new)…


..and Stephanie Ruhle tells us all about the Repugs’ latest tax scam, and now with ANOTHER OBAMACARE REPEAL added (with Steve Schmidt, Ben White and Kate Kelly – to stand up and call your senator or congressperson on Capitol Hill to protest, call 855-999-1663)…



…and did you know that there are 95.3 million people out of the workforce under the Gropenfuhrer, though I admit that that’s a bit deceptive (more telling to me is what is happening to tourism); I thought this was a pretty good analysis from David Pakman…



…and given the opening segment and this 60-year-old item, I had this tune in mind, so here it is.