Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Stuff


(By the way, I have some updates to this post about Bri-Fi and the Humane Society signs, and my Senate contests post is here, and to help Heidi Heitkamp, who needs our help, click here.)

I’d love to gloat over this, but Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao is way too cagey to NOT be playing some kind of a game by saying this typical nonsense…namely, that the Dems shouldn’t investigate the Gropenfuhrer because, gosh, McConnell is just SO WORRIED about how the Democrats will make out this year and in 2020…uh huh, sure – Farron Cousins explains…



…and when it comes to being branded a “troublemaker” or part of a “mob” (here and here), Francis Maxwell reminds us about MLK Jr., Rosa Parks, and many others who wore that mantle bravely (but let’s get it straight with Almost Silent Clarence Thomas – “harassment,” bad as it is, isn’t “assault”)…



..and Kyle K. of Secular Talk tells us that our corporate media, of course, ignored the New York Times story on all of Trump’s tax fraud…I know Kyle thinks the Russia story is a nothing-burger, you might say, but I think he’s wrong…NSFW – and praise “the old gray lady” for the tax coverage, but pan them for paying yet MORE attention to Trump voters in red America…how many of these damn stories are they going to publish (here)?

Oh, but we MUST write about Trump voters or else, if we blow them off, they'll claim that the li-bu-ruul media refuses to understand them so OF COURSE they end up voting for Trump. News flash: THEY'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR A DEM ANYWAY!

And by the way, Kyle, you DEFINITELY don’t have “a rinky-dink show”…



...and Cole Porter died 54 years ago today, believe it or not – I’m kind of in the mood for a show tune, so I give you this with Seth MacFarlane doing the Sinatra part and Curtis Stigers doing the Der Bingle part (if you ever get the opportunity to see it, “De-Lovely” with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd is a GREAT biopic).

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Stuff


Kyle Kulinski tells us of a recent “Frontline” documentary on decimated working class America…again, I’ll NEVER know how the Hillary Clinton campaign totally missed or ignored this somehow, or at least didn’t give it the attention it deserved, to say nothing of the Obama Administration…of course, this country electing Republican congresses only made this worse…and do you notice that nobody talks about the “sequester” anymore? I’m old enough to remember “CBS Reports” documentaries such as “Harvest of Shame” that would have drawn attention to stuff like this…and I’m coming around on UBI too, for what it’s worth (NSFW)…



…but as part of the Repugs’ never-ending “LOOK OVER THERE!” strategy, John and Cenk of TYT tell us that their main talking point at the moment seems to be OMIGOD THE DEMOCRATS ARE COMING TO KILL US!!!!!! And yeah, we’d expect this idiocy from Fix Noise, but of course CNN and MSNBC fall in line and parrot this nonsense like the sheep that they truly are, the vast majority of the time anyway (oh yeah, we Dems are SO TERRIBLE that we killed Heather Heyer, as John says – oh, wait)…



…though I wonder if the proverbial jig is up, seeing as how the Gropenfuhrer’s little Bund rallies aren’t automatically being covered by the leading corporate propaganda channel in this country, with Number 45 acting in a typically sane manner in response (just kidding)…



…and David Pakman below confirms for us that the “investigation” into Bad Boy Brett was indeed restricted (actually, the fact that an FBI investigation was restricted by the White House is something that I’m sure has happened before, but as usual, the typical blatant lying by our ruling regime of crooks and lowlifes is probably the biggest takeaway here…and I’m wondering about Jeff Flake’s role in all of this too – I’m inclined to believe “useful idiot” as well…)…



…and I didn’t want the week to end without putting up this “New Rule” by Bill Maher…I utterly despise Republicans of course (no secret, I know), but they DO know how to wield power, unlike our side more often than not (here)…



…and I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with that fool and idiot Mike Love; I’m putting up this video in response to this item because it was sung not by Love but by Blondie Chaplin, who basically walked into the studio out of nowhere and killed it when nobody else could (and yep, though I’ll always respect Brian Wilson, I’m sorry; The Beach Boys are now dead to me as well).



(By the way, I have updates here and here.)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday Stuff


(My U.S. Senate guide can be accessed from here.)

Hasan Piker brings us yet another stupendously outrageous lie from Generalissimo Trump and the Repugs, this time when it comes to health care and pre-exiting conditions (here)...



...amplified a bit here by Sen. Bernie Sanders (the rebuttal I mean)...




...and oh yeah - does anyone out there besides me remember that we're still at war in Afghanistan? Show of hands (more here)...



…and with the prior clip in mind, I give you the latest installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 10/11/09, in which the recently late Sen. John McCain said we were distracted by Iraq – at the time, I didn’t like the way he tried to blow off the Iraq war like that and try to get out of his responsibility a bit, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t think he was fundamentally right…doesn’t make me feel any better, of course…



…and as long as we’re in somewhat of a military theme, I’d like to bring you this item from Kyle K. about Dem Richard Ojeda in West Virginia, running for the U.S. House against Carol Miller…the ad Kyle notes is great, and so is this one…I’d really argue with Kyle about that “Philadelphia suburbs” comment if he we wrong, which he isn’t – NSFW…



…and I know I’m overdue for another “relationship” song, so I hope this qualifies.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday Stuff


(By the way, I’m planning to link to this post about the U.S. Senate elections as much as I can until November 6th because I expect to have updates.)

Rachel Maddow tells us how “the old gray lady” was too quick to dismiss the Trump/Alfa Bank story before the election…more here – sounds like a report by Eric Lichtblau of the Times was spiked (BUT HER EMAILS!!!!!!!...heckuva job!)…



…and Cenk, Brett Erlich and Margaret Cho tell us about Taylor Swift supporting Dems Jim Cooper and Phil Bredesen in TN, inspiring a big uptick in registered voters in Tennessee (people, even if you’re not a big Bredesen fan, you do not want Marsha Blackburn in the U.S. Senate…sorry I was late in mentioning the registration date for voting, which was yesterday in many localities including our beloved commonwealth)…



…and Farron Cousins tells us that Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao thinks that voters will just blow off the whole “Bad Boy Brett” thing and just write it off as NBD (uh, sorry Mitchy The Turtle – of course, the greater net impact remains to be seen)…



…and in the matter of racial justice, while this was positive (the verdict, I mean), this definitely wasn’t – made me want to put up this video…and we’re talking about Meek Mill here, so you KNOW it’s gotta be all about Philly (NSFW).

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Tuesday Stuff


(I also posted here.)

“What’s The Matter With Kansas”? Who the hell cares at this point…if these people are too f*cking dumb to educate themselves, then just put them on an island by themselves where they can’t break much of anything while we actually try to fix problems, as Farron Cousins tells us (pic pertains more to the next video I guess)…



…and this tells us about Viktoria Marinova, the Bulgarian journalist who was recently raped and murdered, and tragically, this attack on a journalist isn’t an isolated crime as the video tells us – shades of Anna Politkovskaya, who was killed at about the same time 12 years ago…you can look it up; not alleging a connection between that killing and Marinova’s (Putin?) because I have no information on that (and yes, the Gropenfuhrer and his attacks on the press are mentioned at about 11:56, and I believe I heard some applause from the audience, very much unlike those rubes in Kansas of course)…



Update 10/10/18: And speaking of dead journalists (here)...

…and gosh, it looks like we have another case of “Civility For Me, But Not For Thee” courtesy of U.S. Senate Repug Charles Grasshole, fresh from looking like a complete and utter fool during the “Schlitz” Kavanaugh circus (hat tip to Bill Maher for that one...NSFW)…



...and gee, I don't mean to be an alarmist, but maybe we should do something about this climate change thing, huh? (here)...



…and happy 70th (!) birthday to Jackson Browne



…and the eternal John Lennon.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Monday Stuff


(I also posted here.)

John I. and Jayar Jackson of TYT give us some more info on what was and was not included in the FBI's so-called "investigation" on Bad Boy Brett…



…and Farron Cousins tells us about the voter purging going on in Florida…about 20 percent of African American voters, 14 percent Hispanic, college students, and those number are on the rise (figures…the United Nations should monitor OUR elections!)…



…and with the prior clip in mind, I should note that we can use all of the attempts at humor that we can – this one courtesy of Robert Reich (and with an important message too of course)…



…and happy belated 75th birthday to Steve Miller (a far cry from the cretin inhabiting the White House, it should be noted).

Friday, October 05, 2018

Friday Stuff


Yeah, I would call this “asked and answered” on Bad Boy Brett also (and by the way, this isn’t done. Call 202-224-3121.)…




(Oh, and we know what the guy on the left is, but the one on the right is nothing but a stinking coward. Try firing a gun at your reputation for anything approximating decency, you POS).

…and Hasan Piker brings us another “Breakdown” on Tucker Carlson (the clip also mentions Hazelton, so by default I should include its former mayor who, as it turned out, made his political bones by stabbing that city’s immigrant population in the back, as noted here – to do something about that, click here)…



…and Kyle K. tells us about an OMIGOD SCARY MUSLIM TERRIST!!! attack campaign ad run by Duncan Hunter in CA against Dem Ammar Campa-Najjar (though Hunter has his own issues to distract from, to be sure – NSFW)…



…and Pap speaks with Brigida Santos on secret DOJ rules targeting journalists (yeah, I know this is The Putin Network, but again, this looks like solid reporting, unfortunately…and by the way, for anyone who thinks I’m just picking on Generalissimo Trump here, I could, but Obama didn’t have a great record on whistleblowers, to put it mildly, though the FISA garbage really happened under Dubya, with congressional Dem acquiescence, it should be sadly noted – Pap lays out some hard truths here, and kudos for bringing up the Church Committee in the 70s, and yeah, suddenly embracing John Brennan is kind of a squeamish place, but all I can say is that we have to fight our most immediate battles now and other battles later, which isn’t that great of an answer I know – we’ve gotten to a bad place in this country and it may end up taking as long to fix this as it did for the ruinous conservative ascendancy to take hold, and we’re talking about a couple of decades, so we need to be smart and “woke” for sure – may not need to say that with the Kavanaugh stuff going on, I realize...)…



…and John of TYT, along with Aida Rodriguez and Nando Vila, brings us the results of a recent poll on millennials (still some fault lines for white males, but definitely moving towards MORE socialism, which works for me to be sure)…




…and by the way, Joe Manchin, you stinking pustule of an excuse for a human being (who voted to end cloture and move to a vote for confirmation on Bad Boy Brett), here is a picture of someone truly courageous (noted previously by people smarter than your humble narrator).

Heidi Heitkamp may actually lose her Senate race, believe it or not (what the hell is wrong with you, North Dakota? To help, click here.), but she opposed Bad Boy Brett anyway even when the polls told her that the politically expedient thing would be to support him, so I dedicate this song to her (and Lisa Murkowski also).




Update: You might as well retire right now, lady (here...actually, it's more like this).