Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday Stuff


Damn, what a truly awful legacy for the Gropenfuhrer to inflict on us all – once more, heckuva job, any of you who did anything whatsoever to elect him…


…and maybe the protest on the part of the NJ high school students could have waited until the board had decided what to do about the teacher who told a student to “speak American,” and if the board had upheld what the teacher did, THEN walk out, but I don’t think a little civil disobedience is such a bad thing either (here)…



…and yeah, I’d like to know how the hell Jared Kushner got a security clearance also…


…and I’d also like to know the name of the Dem who no doubt will line up to oppose Repug U.S. House Rep Tim Walberg next year – this guy just said “Get a life” to his constituents who claimed that Generalissimo Trump should be removed from office because of his tweets (hell, the wingnuts want Hillary Clinton thrown into the slam over nothing by comparison) – more on the truly awful Rep. Walberg is here


…well, to offer a bit of good news, I have to admit that I thought this was pretty cool…


…and happy 60th birthday to Karl Wallinger of World Party (a tune for all of you "trumpsters" out there).

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday Stuff


David Pakman tells us about the latest dustup with Generalissimo Trump, this time telling the pregnant widow of one of the Marines slain in Niger that her deceased husband knew what he signed up for, or words to that effect (I’m not going to ask if this is the “bottom” for the Gropenfuhrer or not – at this point, I’m not even sure that there IS a bottom)…



Update: Yeah, I REALLY don’t want to know where the bottom is for President Fergus Laing (here).

And by the way, I should note that I’m trying to be scrupulous here in videos concerning the bilious Number 45. By that I mean that people such as Chris Hayes, who I genuinely respect, have had a lot of segments showing President Treasonous Egomaniac ranting on for a minute or two, and then presenting people to discuss why he’s crazy (though he is hardly alone on that one).

We ALREADY KNOW he’s crazy. There’s no need to point that out for the umpteenth time! HE NEEDS TO BE GONE!!!

…and K.O. points out the obvious concerning our Tiny Handed Dictator (“self-servatives”...good one)…



…and I wondered a bit where Rachel Maddow was going on this report on Hurricane Katrina and the wretched aftermath, but it looks like Kirstjen Nielsen is the utterly flawed common denominator here (and the note about PR losing power at about 15:00 is sickening, to say nothing of the lack of patients on the Comfort ship)…



…and here are a couple of more upbeat videos IMHO – the first has to do with what we can do as a people to end corruption in our politics…


…and conservatives for clean energy? Color me shocked - apparently they're serious, though...I may agree with them on absolutely nothing else, but kudos to them for this…


…and “congratulations” to Calista Gingrich for her nom as US ambassador to the Vatican – I think this tune selection is thoroughly deserved (here).

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Stuff


Rachel Maddow tells us the courageous story of Col. David Hackworth and the Big Orange Cheetoh lying (again) about Obama and ceremonies for our fallen service members…



…and speaking of honorable service people, congratulations to Sen. John McCain for being awarded the 2017 Liberty Medal (his words were plan and well-said enough, though I would like to have seen them aimed more directly at our ruling, kakistocratic cabal, but the reference to “blood and soil” is Bannon-esque language targeted right at the knuckle draggers who had more to do with installing the Gropenfuhrer than anyone else)…


…and K.O. reminds us of Generalissimo Trump and his, shall we say, Weinstein-ish behavior…



…which of course didn’t register at all with the “values voter” sheep who still lined up to support our Tiny-Handed, Treasonous, Impulse-Control-Issue resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ("Two Corinthians walk into a bar..."...and how’s this for yuks?)…



…and the next time a wingnut bitches about the ACLU, show them this clip (the cop should undergo the same treatment that he inflicted on that child)…


…and I haven’t been able to find any tour dates bringing these folks to our area – a few in the UK into next year – but I just kind of like their sound, so here’s a video.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Stuff


Farron Cousins tells us about the Gropenfuhrer’s lies (I think 5 per day is a conservative estimate, if you’ll excuse the expression)…



…and OF COURSE our Tiny-Handed Orange Delusional Psychotic of a “president” hates science like the rest of his foul political party and names the guy in charge of Accu Weather to head NOAA (and yet again, why should Americans get something for free like we’ve had all along when someone can mark it up and gouge us financially for it?)…


…and Mike Papantonio informs us on Dupont’s decision to use the chemical GenX in its manufacturing instead of c8, though both are apparently pretty bad (here)…



…and this tells us that, in another triumph for our formerly ol’ buddy Vlad Putin I’m sure, the U.S. is withdrawing from UNESCO (more here)…



…and legalization of pot has always been a bit of a slippery slope for yours truly, though I personally favor decriminalization for sure, but to claim that anyone has “overdosed” from pot is silly – not the greatest thing for your health, but let’s get real (NSFW)…



…and that isn’t necessarily meant as a transition to this tune to wish Bob Weir a happy 70th birthday – oh, OK, you found me out; maybe it is at that.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Stuff


Want to know about the latest political/legal maneuverings involving our Tiny Handed Impulse Control Issue Head of State? K.O. delivers them here…



…oh, and it looks like somebody doesn’t know what his job is – can we impeach him over just that already?


…and Sam Seder tells us what about a dozen vets found when they went to Puerto Rico to help (yeah, about as much of a “cluster” as you’d expect from our ruling cabal of compromised, incompetent frauds…to aid, click here)…



…and I give you another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 10/14/09 (close enough), with former Repug U.S. House Rep John Shadegg (here) railing about Soviet style-Gulag health care, or something, which is darkly funny to me when you consider this from our Russian operative of a "president" (Shadegg now apparently toils for a D.C. law firm)…



…and yeah, how dare schoolteacher Deandre Harris defend himself from the white crazies trying to kill him. Of course he should be charged (tongue in cheek of course – typical for the Jeff Sessions DOJ...good work by Thom Hartmann and Greg Palast)…



…and in a related vein, Rachel Maddow gives us a lesson on Repugs and racism and how they were enabled by their same-party brethren in Congress; this tells us of the origins of the alt-right (with immigration reform as the “lightning rod” issue for these guttural weasels of course)…report is about five weeks old…



…and the prior two clips are a bit of a lead-in I suppose to this segment on Confederate statues from John Oliver (“You know how much a slave cost back then??!!” Priceless)…



…and with today’s day and date on the calendar in mind, I give you this tune from 1967.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday Stuff


Rachel Maddow tells us about the insanity at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and what that’s doing to what passes for our relief efforts in Puerto Rico (and I think the lead-in had something to do with this)…



…and Cenk and Ana bring us a report on how Twitter, briefly, stood up to that lying sack of sh*t Marsha Blackburn and the alleged “baby parts” Planned Parenthood video (if nothing else, this is instructive in seeing how zombie lies from the other side never seem to die…oh, and by the way, to prove once more that commerce usually triumphs over intelligent, truthful editorial comment, Twitter caved...GREAT question by Ana at about 5:00)…



…oh, and I don’t recall hearing from our Tiny Handed “Dear Leader” on this, but four Marines were recently lost in Niger (the report by Judy Woodruff mentioned three – may we as a people be worthy of the sacrifices of our brave men and women in the armed services)…



…and yeah, apparently Neil Gorsuch really is that much of a snot, according to Ian Millhiser (who knows more about the Supreme Court than a lot of people IMHO), talking here with Sam Seder (more here)…



…and Seth Meyers tells us about the Gropenfuhrer feuding with his own party (normally I would say “pass the popcorn,” but between this and the Maddow report, I’m more concerned than anything else)…



…and with all of this craziness, I think we need something a little life-affirming (or country-affirming at least), and leave to four rock “gray beards” from “across the pond” to remind us what kind of character we possess as a people, despite what The Great Orange Maniac tries to do to us all…doesn’t hurt that this is a new tune, which I need here also.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday Stuff


K.O. brings us the latest on the cost of Mike Pence’s stunt on Sunday, to say nothing of the rest of this cabal of cabinet crooks…



…and I know I alluded to this yesterday, as did Keith Olbermann in the prior video, but here is more on the profile in utter cowardice from NFL head Roger Goodell recently (I didn’t know the thing with the players in the locker rooms during the anthem was the status quo until 2009…and yeah, I should have figured that Goodell was just doing what the owners told him to do, Jerry Jones in particular)……



…and don't look now, but progressive Dems are actually winning in the South...



…and Rachel Maddow tells us the latest on the Flint, MI water crisis (I don’t think this story is going to wind down anytime soon, nor should it…no disrespect to Dem U.S. House Rep Elijah Cummings, but I don’t see him getting any help on this from the other side)…



...and kudos to Roseanne Cash for standing up to the NRA..."Shut Up And Sing, The Sequel" (Mike Malloy comments...very NSFW mainly at the end...as far as I know, the silencer and armor-piercing bullets bills, which of course are madness, have been put on hold by this utterly supine and bought-and-paid-for Congress…and by the way, considering that her father once performed at Folsom Prison when everyone on earth was telling him not to – and ended up making both great art and a lot of $$ - I think I have an idea of what the “man in black” would have said to everyone claiming to speak for him)…



…and with the prior clip in mind, I give you the following (I think her accompanying guitarist flubbed a chord change, but it didn’t hurt the song…and there was much rejoicing).