Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday Stuff


Once again, Jimmy Kimmel stands tall in the face of horrific gun-related tragedy (here)…



…and Stephanie Ruhle tells us about someone named Levi Patterson raffling off an AR-15 (and no, I don’t think it’s that damn hard to understand the disagreement – remind me never to visit Neosho, Missouri)…



…and this is a couple of days old from Lawrence O’Donnell, but it’s too important not to include here…



…and FINALLY!, a Democrat stands tall in response to all of the Repug “sanctuary cities” garbage out there, and that's Andrew Gillum; as far as I’m concerned, if Repugs want to pass “show us your papers” laws all over the country, then that would turn these places into “detention” cities then, wouldn’t it (try finding a clue on the messaging for once, OK Dems?)…


…and here’s another great way to effect political change…


…and given all of the stuff in the news, this may be a tongue-in-cheek selection, but I still think it rocks, so here it is; I led off with Kimmel, so I might as well finish with him (love the trippy camera effects at about 2:45).

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday Stuff


Stephen Colbert mutes the humor, and rightly so, in light of the Parkland, FL shootings…



…and apparently, Rachel Maddow contacted the U.S. State Dept. about Russian sanctions, and they suggested asking Russia about U.S. State Dept. business…gee, I guess that just about makes it official, huh (Update: They later denied the GRU guy was even here - as we know, this bunch is so trustworthy, so of course I believe that - snark)…



…and once in a while, The Moustache of Understanding finds the proverbial nut (and “shame”? We’re talking about the Gropenfuhrer and his wretched party, let’s not forget)…



…and I’m not in the least surprised by this…



…oh, and before we shed a tear for Billy Graham, I would ask that you keep the following in mind; this call with Number 37 took place in April 1971 (more context is here and here)…



…and yeah, I guess this tune applies to Graham and other notables, in a certain context I suppose.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday Stuff


Ali Velshi talks with author David Daley and tells us more on PA’s utterly gerrymandered map of voting districts and the PA Supreme Court’s decision to redraw our entire commonwealth (and why is this utterly predictable?)…



…and Rachel Maddow tells us the tale of Charlotte Fedders, someone who is truly heroic in my book for defending herself not just against her monstrously abusive ex-husband, but also for coming to the side of Lisa Fiertein, victimized under similar circumstances by one-time Trump Labor Dept. Head nominee Andy Puzder…



…and in case anything thinks I’m ready to move on from the latest mass shooting, this time in Parkland, FL, I can assure that I’m not; when I hear the phrase "I'm a firm believer in the Second Amendment," I want to vomit in my mouth, but I still think this guy deserves credit for this...


…and in a similarly tragic vein, I give you another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” (again, more or less), from 2/23/11, in which Dr. Robert Cowie courageously shared the horrific loss of his daughter Ashley at the hands of a drunken, drugged-up fool with an AK-74 weapon of mass death (more here)…



…and I liked the video that Rachel Reddick put up a little while ago, but this is damn impressive too from Scott Wallace (and a hell of a pedigree too!), also running for the Dem nomination for PA-08 (or whatever the new district will be); great to see two strong Dems emerging to take on Mikey The Beloved’s spineless brother (I had some slim hopes for Bri-Fi, but he flushed them when he sold out for the tax scam of Generalissimo Trump and the two craven life forms running that party from each chamber of Capitol Hill)…



...and happy belated 70th birthday to Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Stuff


John and Cenk of TYT bring us a report on the indictments against 13 Russians brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller; yeah, this doesn’t touch the Gropenfuhrer’s inner circle – yet – but I think we need to keep this in mind too…



…and kudos to Emma Gonzalez – not sure I can do justice to her incredible speech…I think the best thing to do is just present it and get out of the way…



…and nice work here also by Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr…


…and it’s taken awhile for me to get around to this great (comparatively) new tune, but here it is.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday Stuff


“Yeah, no it isn’t” is damn right – can’t fake the quivering in Jimmy Kimmel’s voice, which is commendable as far as I’m concerned…long past time to do something about guns in this country (here...and I liked this response also)…



...and this gives us an idea of the type of mentality we're up against...



…and I’m sure the people in the prior clip are fed a daily regimen of the type of bile inflicted by Fix Noise on this and many other issues (the very last commenter is right, but of course that nematode Bret Baier shoots her down, so to speak)…


...though I think the kids coming up are way smarter than too many of the damn adults on this issue (and in a related story...)...


…and to say I’m desperately looking for “good” news here is an understatement, and I have it (returning to the Sunshine State), and that would be Dem Margaret Good’s win in Florida's 72nd state district this week (a district the Gropenfuhrer won by 5 points in 2016)…


…and maybe it’s a little trite to keep putting up these gun tunes, but if it helps keep this issue front and center, then so be it.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Stuff


Rachel Maddow tells us more about the latest gun carnage at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (and this is typical)…



...and my very deepest possible sympathies go out to the mother of this beautiful young girl senselessly slaughtered, but as Jimmy Kimmel said, this Congress has its balls, if you will, in an NRA money clip - the thing to do is to vote these bastards out once and for all, and if the new bastards end up sucking up to the NRA teat also, then vote those bastards out too (here)...



…and “what about the rights of these students” indeed…


…and no disrespect to Farron Cousins, but to say that “thoughts and prayers” aren’t working is an understatement…



...and Cenk of TYT tells us about the fake news for real, if you will, in response...



…and switching back to other news, which I know we have to do, Kyle K. tells us about Generalissimo Trump’s budget and how horrific it is…increasing the military of course, but a 42.3 percent cut to everything else (NSFW)…



…and I think this is truly some spot-on analysis from Chris Hayes on DACA (see “vote out the bastards” as previously noted)…



…and I will be truly happy when, one fine day, there will NEVER be a need to include a gun song in one of these posts (even though this is a great tune).

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday Stuff


The only thing that the execrable life forms currently taking up space on Capitol Hill will understand on any issue (but the one related to this in particular) is pressure and force. So, to contact your U.S. House Representative, click here. And to contact your U.S. Senator, click here (and I think we need to keep this in mind also).

And as a reminder, here is Jimmy Kimmel on the Las Vegas mass shooting – I may replay this video over and over until these horrible people named Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are somehow shamed or disgraced into doing something about our horrific epidemic of gun violence; yeah I know, as someone once sang, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one…



...and here is a Now This video news update (more here)...


…and Cenk and John are both spot-on IMHO concerning the words of Dem CT Sen. Chris Murphy in light of our latest carnage…



Update: If the alleged shooter had been Muslim or dark-skinned in any way, our great big orange turd in the White House would have been railing about that. But since he isn’t, I guess 45 thinks it’s easier to blame the victims instead (here); the kids were too busy trying not to get killed to “Make America Great Again” I guess.

...and I think these were appropriate words from former Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger (a Republican, let's not forget)...


...and in a related vein, let's not froget this either from "No Corporate Tax" Pat Toomey...



…and nothing against the “man in black,” but with guns so ubiquitous in our culture, there never seems to be a shortage of songs about them, and here’s another one.