Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday Stuff

#nobillnobreak – damn right (more here…and leave it to “Goober” Gohmert, the stupidest man in the universe, to get the issue totally wrong)…



…oh, and speaking of guns, it looks like this is more good news for Donald Trump (snark of course, and aren’t you glad that Stuart Varney didn’t “speculate,” to say nothing of that other rent-a-blonde, both taking up space with a “news” network?)…



…well, it was a hell of a good try anyway, and if this doesn’t move the proverbial needle somewhat in November, I’m not sure anything will (here) - during the ‘60s civil rights protests, Lewis was hit over the head with a crate; compared to that, how can the U.S. House Repugs do anything worse short of trying to kill him?...

…and to see the face of what we’re up against, I give you this knucklehead…he knows damn well what the legislation is that’s being proposed, and while people are slaughtered in this country from gun violence, he actually cares about the so-called U.S. House rule on photography…oh, and he’s the guy who compared Democrats to criminals and terrorists – U-S-A! U-S-A!...



…and it’s time for me to shut this whole thing down for a couple of weeks – going to take a long and much-needed break; I’ll leave you for now with something mellow and a bit upbeat, and I’ll look to restart this whole thing sometime after July 5th.

Courage.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

I don’t know if Dem U.S. House Rep John Garamendi has given us the latest video to go “viral” on those Internet tubes, but if he hasn’t, he’s come pretty damn close with this – kudos…



…and I give you more spot-on commentary from Samantha Bee here on the GOP and their all-but-proclaimed presidential candidate, who of course is He Who Shall Not Be Named (and Pat Toomey has that elevator-ducking move of his just about patented, by the way)…



…and even though it now turns out that the so-called ISIS link between Orlando shooter Omar Mateen is specious at best, I still think this is a good story (NSFW); - Kyle Kulinski hit the proverbial bullseye with that last sentence…



…and happy birthday to this guy, Upper Darby, Pa’s own, with a tune from these guys.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Stuff

Bill Maher compares the most recent foibles of The Donald to prior gaffes from other political campaigns (here – NSFW of course)...



…and speaking of history, 60 years ago today, playwright Arthur Miller defied the House Un-American Activities Committee (here)….



…and I would say that this is food for thought in light of this depressing but utterly predictable development; oh, and by the way, Senator Mr. Elaine Chao is a goddamn liar, in case somehow we don’t know that…



…and here is a special request from yours truly.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Stuff

It’s beyond belief to me that we have stories like this coming out of the Orlando massacre, but we do.

Let’s see now – you can argue that our failure to enact common sense gun legislation on the federal level could have been a contributing factor to getting Juan Chavez Martinez killed in the first place, then of course we have the typical LBGT discrimination/demonization, and now, on top of that, because we ALSO don’t have common-sense immigration reform, his family can’t even take Martinez’s body back to Mexico for the burial without running the risk of being locked out of this country.

If none of these are reasons to elect Hillary Clinton and a Democratic congress, then reasons to do that don’t exist (“U-S-A! U-S-A!”)…



…and Rachel Maddow tells us about the political after-effects of Dem CT Sen. Chris Murphy’s great filibuster on gun votes earlier this week (and Lord, does “Straight Talk” McCain need to be voted out of office)…



…and it looks like that pesky Josh Fox is back to remind us about what we should have done long ago by now for the sake of the planet (tied to his new documentary also)…



…and the insanity hasn’t let up lately, unfortunately; what follows is a tribute to anti-Brexit British MP Jo Cox, who was brutally murdered by someone who was, by all accounts, some kind of UK nationalist nut job (oh, right – “allegedly”…don’t want to say anything prejudicial…and wouldn’t you know that there’s a reported link to right-wing extremism in this country, as noted here?)…



...and I had this song in mind as a tribute...



...and I was a bit delinquent in not featuring a Father's Day tune yesterday - I think this will do.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Stuff

My guess is that, even if armed with the same caliber weapon, if Larry Pratt faced “a bad guy with a gun,” he’d wet his pants (here)…



…and I meant to get to this a little while ago, but I thought this was a pretty good response from Number 44 to those who keep acting like “OMIGOD HE DIDN’T SAY THE CODE WORDS HE WAS SUPPOSED TO SAY. THAT DAMN KENYAN MUSLIM SOCIALIST STRIKES AGAIN!!”…



…and I felt like I was in the mood for the Ted Stevens techno dance mix “It’s A Series of Tubes” from about 8 years ago in light of this great story; yes, ready or not, it’s time for another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History”…



...and Lee Camp is back with Naomi Karavani (?) to explain why those pesky poor people just keep ending up in jail, gosh darn it (snark)…



…and I always thought the so-called “civility pledge” that Steve Santarsiero signed with Mikey Part 2 Brian Fitzpatrick was nonsense (sometimes politics is mean - deal with it), and this proves to me how seriously Bucks County Republicans actually take it, which is to say not much (a prior post on this is here)…excuse me, but during the last decade, wasn’t the “party of Lincoln” telling everyone how staunchly pro-military they are? Then why are they ripping on Steve for missing votes to be with his ailing dad, a World War II veteran?

Yep, pretty lowdown all right – here is a reminder why this election for PA-08 in particular matters (and even though this is true, as far as I'm concerned, Steve deserves an "A" for effort, particularly with the Orlando horror fresh in our minds)…



...and I'm of a mind to try and wind things down in a bit of a mellow mood, so here's a tune that I hope gets that done.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday Stuff

Kudos to Anderson Cooper for this (a related post is here)…



...and kudos also to Dem CT Sen. Chris Murphy for his filibuster on guns, forcing “The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” into doing what they should have done long ago; as you can see, Murphy saved his best for the end (here)…



Update 6/17/16: More here.

...and Kyle Kulinski gives us his NSFW comments on Neanderthals attacking the Muslim representative coming to our country's support in the wake of Orlando...don't condone criticizing ALL religions by definition, though; they can each be a force for good too of course…



...and when it comes to anti-gun songs, I can't forget this one.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

Yeah, what did that stinky body-surfing, brie-eating French (I think) guy John Kerry know about prosecuting criminals and trying to restrict the insane number of guns in this country, particularly assault rifles? A lot, as it turns out (here), compared to Former President Numbskull (pains me to bring this up, but I do so mainly to point out which political party stands for sane gun policy and which doesn’t…not even going to both to investigate Dubya’s 72 percent number since he was such a chronic liar on everything else)…



...and Rachel Maddow tells us about the Sig Sauer MCX gun used in Orlando attack; kudos to her for returning to form, though it's sad that it took a story like this to make that happen (I'm sure the makers of this monstrosity that has no business with anyone except the military or law enforcement manage to sleep at night; will never know how, though)...



…and I want to thank Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox for giving me my best about nine-and-a-half minutes of the day (here)…



…and RIP guitarist extraordinaire Henry McCullough of Wings.