Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thursday Stuff

Yeah, President-Elect Fergus Laing is truly compiling a “cabinet of deplorables,” as it were, and if you DIDN’T think that Trump would bring back the dregs of Bushco, including the person highlighted in the following clip, then you’re dumber than a bag of rocks (more here...I've never featured the guy in this video before, and if he thinks "Infowars" will touch this, then he is very much mistaken)…



…also Chris Hayes talks with Linda Sarsour about those oh-so-brave-in-their-imaginations voters for “Donald Drumpf” who now feel empowered to be even bigger assholes than they already are…



…and I have a couple of items I’ve been meaning to get to, so I’ll do so here; first, Alex Witt talks to Victoria DeFrancesco about the Repugs and all of their “Sanctuary Cities” BS (from the party that supposedly is opposed to “big gumint,” of course – I would say that we’re going to have GIGANTIC “big gumint” under President Fergus Laing…the takeaway for me on this is that, yes Virginia, if an “illegal” commits a crime, the Feds can indeed get them even if they live in a “sanctuary city”…great job by our corporate media to fail to explain THIS also, among other screw-ups, and yes, I'm being sarcastic)…



…second, Kyle K. tells us that “Governor Bully” opposes pot legalization in NJ, as stated on a radio call-in show (NSFW – yeah, typically the first thing Christie does is rip the caller, who admittedly was wrong…I think there should be selective legalization for medical reasons and some other exceptions, but I definitely favor decriminalization)…



…and I know I have to play catch-up on some of K.O.’s great “The Resistance” commentaries, like this one…



...and here is another seasonal number.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

(Hat tip to Kriston Capps and John Fugelsang on Twitter for the pic, which speaks volumes as far as I'm concerned)

Gosh, how charming – an anti-Muslim letter from Trump supporters with overtones of Hitler (U-S-A! U-S-A! Oh, and any chance of a protest from President-Elect Big Orange Cheetoh? Don’t hold your breath…interesting idea from Ana, I must say – I think it should be expanded, actually, to folks of other ethnicities, people with disabilities, people living in poor neighborhoods, single-parent families, etc.)…



…and I thought this was an enlightening segment about Generalissimo Trump and the world wide web, as it were, with The Internet Archive trying to open up a facility in Canada because they're concerned about what "Donald Drumpf" will do when it comes to trying to curtail free speech, which he said he would do during the campaign, actually - also noted are all of the bottom-feeders from Fix Noise who will now reside in the administration of this utter fraud; I wish Rachel wasn't smiling so much over this stuff, but I'm sure her Comcast overlords won't permit the outrage that is entirely appropriate…



…and I give you the latest installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 11/30/09; Keith Olbermann told Number 44 that we need to get out of Afghanistan, no less true now than it was 7 years ago...there are a few things that Number 44 can do in his way out (including firing James Comey and cleaning out the FBI office in NYC), and committing to getting us out of the land where empires crumble should be pretty high on his list IMHO...



…and I give you another seasonal number – sometimes you get so fed up with it all that the only thing left to do is dance.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Stuff

I give you the latest on the “day of disruption” (otherwise known as the “fight for $15”) here and here (video focuses on a protest at a McDonald’s in Denver...and why am I not surprised by this?)…



…also, I thought this was a good clip of Chris Hayes discussing the foul, fetid origins of the latest lie from the horror who is about to reside in An Oval Office (and by the way, Michael Steele is absolutely right, but when Steele was head of the RNC, he was too busy afflicting the afflicted and comforting the comfortable just like the rest of that foul ilk to make any kind of a difference)…



…in addition, Sam Seder and Janeane Garofalo provide commentary on John Dickinson (of "Faze The Nation") and his ridiculous attempt to walk VP-elect Mike Pence through another softball interview (Garofalo’s disgust is completely appropriate as far as I’m concerned, and I totally agree with her sentiment – if it were just a matter of Republican voters getting hurt from this garbage, I would care absolutely nothing since they deserve all this, and more...NSFW)…



…continuing, I’d totally glossed over the fact that there’s still one U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana that is currently still being contested with a runoff scheduled for 12/10 (here); the Dem is Foster Campbell, featured in the Rachel Maddow clip below (to help, click here)…



Update: Uh, yep.


…and today marks the 15th anniversary of the passing of George Harrison



…and fortunately, we have the seasonal selections to briefly take our minds off of our current difficulty.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Stuff

I don’t really have anything particularly brilliant to say about the passing of Fidel Castro, except to say that, as nearly as I could tell, he was a brutal tyrant who doesn’t deserve to be remembered fondly by anyone (here). And yeah, I speculated on his death over 10 years ago here, for what that’s worth, and he managed to outlive 10 U.S. presidents, which I guess is no small feat. He was also a master manipulator who was able to parlay our clumsy attempts to undermine him into some kind of heroic image to people who, as far as I’m concerned, didn’t know any better for whatever reason. However, there are a lot of people who, for good or ill, show themselves to be skilled at the same propagandistic bent that Castro employed (Yasir Arafat and “Bibi” come quickly to mind...maybe "Number 45" too...), and I don’t think they deserve any hosannas either.

Oh, and closer to home, just remember that “now is not the time to talk about common-sense gun control” (here - and yeah, he allegedly used a knife and a car too, but I still think my point is valid)…

…also, I thought Thom Hartmann had a really good commentary here on the latest utterly preposterous lie from President-Elect “Donald Drumpf” and how that is used as bait for our corporate media to ignore much bigger issues with this rapacious pirate who, quite probably, will be taking up space in An Oval Office before too long (ugh – good job to link it to Kris Kobach & ALEC)…



…and keeping with the utter misery that will inflict us after 1/20/17 as of now, Rachel Maddow tells us about the popular vote discrepancy in the election…if HRC had won the electoral vote and “Fergus Laing” had won the popular vote, do you want to know how loudly our Beltway courtier media would be SCREAMING at a President-Elect Clinton to appoint a “bipartisan” cabinet? (and by the way, though Rutherford B. Hayes was, for all appearances, an “accidental” president and we had awful labor strife during his term in office, there was more to him in terms of understanding workers’ grievances than meets the eye…more nuance than we’ll ever get out of the person soon to take the reins at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)…...



…and gosh, color me shocked; Generalissimo Trump’s supposed infrastructure plan is nothing but a scam, as Joy Reid (sitting in for Rachel) and Ron Klain (of “Recount” fame) tell us…



...and K.O. is back with his #3 video in his series "The Resistance" (I once did a report on Benjamin Franklin Bache; can't tell you whatever happened to it – yeah, with hindsight, you can say that President John Adams overreacted, but you’d have to go back and read about what kind of names public figures used to be called back then…stuff I’d rather not repeat here actually)…...



…and yeah, Jimmy Dore has done more than a little to piss me off over the election, but he and Steve Oh are absolutely right here about what’s going on with the police at the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota; I know there are good cops and I’m sure some of these characters were told to do the garbage they’re doing to the protestors or they’re fired, even though that’s still no excuse – tells you how clueless the Hillary Clinton campaign was that they didn’t see this opportunity to show up and lend support somehow just by talking to the protestors…I really don’t think Bernie Sanders would have needed prodding to do that (NSFW of course)…



..and I’ll be the first to admit that this is kind of a clumsy transition to the seasonal stuff (I promise to get back to actual new music one of these days), but between the prior video and the next one, it’s hard to figure out which cops are really acting like cartoons and which ones aren’t.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Stuff

Hey, President-Elect Big Orange Cheetoh! You know those allegedly pesky, tiresome presidential daily briefs? You know, the ones you’re supposed to receive every day? Well, that’s part of the job description. That’s why they’re called “daily” briefs! (pic from here)…

Still proud of yourselves, all you Jill Stein and Gary Johnson voters (to say nothing of those who didn’t bother to vote for a president at all)? To be fair, though, at least Stein is commendably doing this



…and deep down, do I wish that somehow what happened on 11/8 could be overturned? Hell yeah, but there’s virtually no shot of that I know. However, I believe we should do EVERYTHING in our power to ensure the integrity of the voting process in this country, regardless of whether the vote takes place at the federal, state, city or county level, and if an audit of the votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and PA help to accomplish that, then I’m all for it (and somehow I think this clip could have run for a little longer, but then again, we’re talking about The Comcast Network, let’s not forget, so I’m sure that has a little more than something to do with why it was cut short – besides, given the total “sensible centrist” and thoroughly unimaginative way she campaigned, I honestly don’t think Hillary Clinton deserves another chance)…



…that being said, I know I’m presenting Keith Olbermann’s great “The Resistance” commentaries out of order a bit once more, but I think #4 here takes a bit of precedence over #3 for reasons that I’m sure will become apparent shortly (here)…



…and I know this is a little behind on the news cycles, but I still think it’s worthwhile to take “A Closer Look” with Seth Meyers (Trump/Pence & the “Hamilton” stuff, as well as Steve Bannon embracing the dark side, where he lives already apparently)…



…and I give you the latest installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” (close enough) from 11/26/10, with an eco-friendly message for all of you consumers out there, including those braving the malls on Black Friday…



…and yes, that means the season is upon us again, believe it or not.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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 23, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

Someone from al Jazeera thinks the US needs “anger management” (I think he’s right)…


...and here's some electoral "food for thought," that's all (this too)...


And maybe I need anger management a bit too, but I'd still like to point out the following (tied partly to the recent election):

There’s a really good video from The Young Turks about some of the horrific garbage going on at the DAPL protests in North Dakota – namely, that rubber bullets, tear gas and all kinds of weapons typically used during a war are being brought to bear against people protesting peacefully to protect their water. The video discusses in particular a brave young woman named Sophia Wilansky, who was hit with a grenade, believe it or not, and may end up losing her left arm.

I’m not including the video because, halfway through it, Jimmy Dore basically hijacks it and talks about how Barack Obama supposedly “lost”…not sure what election he’s referring to…and says that Obama could stop it all right now (re, the ridiculous tactics used against the protestors which are more typical of a banana republic which, truth be told, this country is turning into anyway). Yes, Dore’s right that what’s going on is an utter travesty and we should be focusing WAY more attention on it. However, I’m tired of listening to him blaming every politician of either party equally for all of the ills that, admittedly, they haven’t addressed as they should (the economic meltdown and the lack of prosecution of the “banksters” for same, the Iraq war of course, etc.).

Has Number 44 done everything I’d hoped he would when I voted for him? Not by a longshot. However (and I’m sure Dore doesn’t want to hear this, but I’m saying it anyway), looks what he was up against for the last 8 years!

And guess what? By just throwing up your metaphorical hands and saying “Everyone’s corrupt, so what else should we expect?”…well, congratulations, you moron. I’m sure that ended up depressing Democratic voter turnout to help bring to hideous fruition the governmental nightmare we now face.

Do you honestly think there’s an equivalency between ways that Obama and Hillary Clinton admittedly fell short and the devastation we could yet face under Generalissimo Trump? To say nothing of the battles that I’m sure we’ll have to face EVERY DAY starting next January 21st (to say nothing of the ones we have to face right now while “Donald Drumpf” is transitioning to power)?

Just how big a fool are you anyway?

Update 11/24/16: And let's remember this the next time we hear the US lecture another country about human rights.


…continuing, Joy Ann Reid talks to Richard Painter about the inevitable conflicts of business interests that I’m sure our incoming POTUS (ugh) will deny at every turn, to say nothing of the thoroughly odious cadre of sycophants doing his dirty work…



…and K.O. is back with his second video as part of his “The Resistance” series…



…and Kyle K. tells us that a poll resulted in 59 percent telling the media to report facts instead of spin - imagine that (NSFW)...



…and congrats to “The Boss” for this.