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).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Stuff

K.O. tells us the latest on our infantile Gropenfuhrer and his lackey VP over their recent nonsense with the NFL (though, unfortunately, it may have worked due to the utter cowardice of Roger Goodell)…



…and I swear, if I were the besieged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, at this point, I’d put up a sign advertising for help from any other country on the globe, since we have failed them so miserably, to our shame…



…and as far as I’m concerned, everyone in the administration of the Gropenfuhrer is unrepentant scum for allowing these and other horrors to continue, to say nothing of our wretched Republican-“led” Congress, and Scott Pruitt may be the absolute worst of the worst for this (and I’d honestly like to know the name of every one of the guttural life forms who stood and applauded Pruitt’s assault on our planet)…


…and I’m a little uncomfortable with the use of the laugh track here, but I still think this gives us an indication of how the rest of the world sees us, particularly on the gun issue…



…and yeah, I think Tiny Hands Jr. had better not cross metaphorical swords with Kimmel again based on this…



...and believe it or not, today is the 30th anniversary of the video for this song.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Monday Stuff


Isn’t it just so nice that Ivanka is such an advocate for women in her daddy’s wretched circle of influence? And yes, this most definitely is snark (and as I pointed out the other day, apparently the only thing our Tiny-Handed Treasonous Delusional Egomaniac of a “president” can get right is undoing all of the good work of his predecessor)…


…and right about now is the time when we tend to focus onto something else aside from the latest gun carnage – not trying to throw stones at anyone; it’s just a comment on how hectic our lives are…well, these brave Americans who have truly suffered as a result of this issue, to their credit, are having none of it (and I agree with The Rude One here)…


…and Kyle K. tells us that Generalissimo Trump is trying to decertify the Iran nuke deal, which I’m sure means to kill it (intelligent commentary on this IMHO…NSFW – glad he included Netanyahu, who for my money is a murderer too)…



…and gosh, what do you do for the bigot who insists on his or her own racial purity and has no way to determine that? Well, Stephen Colbert has an answer…



...and happy birthday to Jackson Browne, with a tune for the 30th anniversary last March of The Sainted Ronnie R coming clean on Iran-Contra (and yet again, imagine if a Dem had tried something like that in clear violation of the Boland Amendment)...



…and once back in the day, he appeared with Yoko Ono on The Dick Cavett Show and said that Congressman Ron Dellums, an African-American, said it was OK for him to use the “N” word, in case anyone gets upset by that…the selection is based partly on this, this, and this, as well as the first video in this post…also, I don’t have a lot to say about Harvey Weinstein because he isn’t a politician, but that doesn’t mean I think he’s anything but a moral leper for this…all of this is my admittedly long-winded way to note that today would have been the 77nd birthday of John Lennon.

(Oh, and DON’T get me started on the fact that, if Hillary Clinton had been a man, I think we would be dealing with a much better set of circumstances instead of our Impulse-Control-Issue Treasonous Toddler of a “president”).



Update: Sometimes, sadly, it writes itself.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Saturday Stuff


Rachel Maddow reminds us what happened in our media a year ago today and the consequences; as far as I’m concerned, the Repugs are low down enough to pull a lot of garbage, but they’re not smart enough by themselves to orchestrate everything that happened on that day, and I’m talking about the timing of the news stories, not the obvious hacks (Maddow talked later with Jennifer Palmieri and Glen Caplin of the Hillary Clinton campaign…



…and I know I’ve been a little behind on this, but since I know you love it – heh – here is the latest installment of “This Day in Doomsy History” (more or less) from 10/5/12; yes, I know the video is a campaign promo for Obama, but I think its message about “trickle down on” economics is timely in light of this (big surprise, I know)…



…and here are four more of my favorite Tom Petty tunes to wrap up my tribute.







Friday, October 06, 2017

Friday Stuff

K.O. tells us about the roots of Generalissimo Trump’s prejudice against Puerto Rico; actually, I think that extends to pretty much everyone who isn’t part of the “1 percent” world of the truly wretched Number 45…



…and Rachel Maddow tells us of the Gropenfuhrer rolling back the Obama-era rule (and boy, am I already tired of hearing that phrase so often) prohibiting the mentally ill from getting guns…



…and speaking of guns, I would call John Lewis a voice of moral authority on this issue, and a few others also…


…and oh yeah, here’s another Obama-era rule we apparently can say goodbye to (good point that it’s a family issue and not a “woman’s” issue...more here)…



...and we do so love our children, don't we (re, Repugs in Congress letting CHIP expire - Ari Melber talks to David Berzonsky whose daughter is named Luna...more on CHIP is here)...



…and I couldn’t let the week come to a close, almost, without bringing you this clip of Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripping a new one, as it were, into Equifax CEO Richard Smith (more here – oh, but ignore Warren because she’s a “corporate Dem” according to that fool Jimmy Dore, who, as far as I’m concerned, is one of the people who helped to get President Tiny-Handed Impulse-Control-Issue Egomaniac elected)…



…and the first of these two Tom Petty clips was inspired a bit by the Ari Melber video (easy to forget the great contributions from Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell to the sound of the Heartbreakers, though we shouldn't of course).



Thursday, October 05, 2017

Thursday Stuff


Don’t expect the lunatic Las Vegas shooter to be labeled for what he is anytime soon, and that is “domestic terrorist,” which, as far as I’m concerned, is perfectly apt…


…and I thought this was a pretty accurate summation (cringe worthy all the same, though) by Seth Meyers of Generalissimo Trump’s antics in light of the Las Vegas horrors as well as those in Puerto Rico…



…and yeah, looks like U.S. House Rep Tim “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” Murphy in our beloved commonwealth is stepping down (love the way he threw his staff under the bus when it came to being a “family values” Repug...more here)…



Update: On second thought, just say “oops” and get out (here).

…and kudos to these moms for standing up for clean water in Flint and elsewhere…


…and here are two more great Tom Petty tunes, including a personal favorite to start.



Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Wednesday Stuff


Cenk and Ana of The Young Turks talk about that fool Pat Robertson (and Billo as well) in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting…



…and David Pakman tells us how the NRA recently pulled their ads in the gubernatorial campaign of Repug Ed Gillespie and AG campaign for John D. Adams in VA (waiting for this country to forget about this issue and move on, unfortunately, as we are wont to do as a nation…didn’t get to the “Christian” pastor - probably Robertson again - or country music person on this - and gee, it looks like gun sales were only "tepid" ” after the L.V. massacre based on thisam I actually supposed to feel bad?)



…and I would say that Chuck Todd found the proverbial nut here…


…and Joy Reid interviews Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan , Puerto Rico about how that ravaged island is making out (still horrific, and much help is still needed – to do what you can, click here; looks like progress is halting somewhat despite the antics of “Terrible Towel-Man”)…



…and yeah, I’d say that this is a pretty sober analysis of what Generalissimo Trump is really talking about when he sent out his moronic (way worse than that, actually) tweets concerning that devastated island…



…well, here is some actual GOOD news related to our fellow American territory, and that is that Moveon members raised $2.5 million dollars, as pointed out by Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton”…


...and here are two more great Tom Petty tunes.



Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday Stuff


K.O. comments calmly on the Las Vegas mass shooting (apparently the measure to allow silencers has been tabled indefinitely – some progress anyway)…



…and once more, it looks like we have to rely on comedians to speak truth on these issues, and kudos to Jimmy Kimmel once more for doing so (here)…



Update: Cause, meet effect...


…and I’ll be featuring Tom Petty songs this week in light of our other unbelievably awful story – yeah, I think “a window to hell” is apt.



Monday, October 02, 2017

Monday Stuff (updates)


Gee, it looks like this is yet another time when we’re not supposed to politicize gun violence (snark of course – the table appearing in the middle of this report in the video listing the shootings is, as far as I’m concerned, a monument to our collective failure and cowardice when it comes to addressing this issue for real…more here and here…on a side note, like millions of others we’ve been to Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay is a great place, and we once ate at Red Square, which was great as well; it’s somewhere where, like just about everywhere else in this country, people shouldn’t have to fear for their lives when they’re just trying to relax).

(And by the way, remember this, Nevadan voters who damn well should be going to the polls next year.)...



Update 1: Let’s see (based on this):
  • Utterly brainless and disprovable propaganda aimed at “others”? Check.
  • Enticement to violence (i.e., “clenched fist of truth”)? Check.
  • Promise of sex with attractive woman conflated with worship of “external death penis”? Check.
  • No wonder mass shootings continue to occur. The Repugs and their pals know how to push all of the metaphorical buttons of a typical voter of their base (of course, as opposed to actually doing something constructive on this horrific issue).

    Update 2: This puts me in a mind to view this clip (from this movie/book), particularly at the very end.

    Update 3: 58 now - dear God (more here)...

    Update 4: Uh, yep...

    Update 5: President Dotard, clueless as always (heckuva job, all you clowns who did anything whatsoever to help him get elected last year)...

    Update 6: And given the source of this Trump-credentialed bunch, could we have expected any different (here)?

    …and shifting gears a bit, as it were, David Pakman talks with Steven Clifford on CEO pay (definitely the story of what’s going on in corporate America as far as I’m concerned, particularly in the last minute)…



    …and Kyle K. tells us about U.S. bombing civilians in Syria - and apparently we're actually arming both sides...terrific (NSFW)...



    …and the utter garbage depicted in this campaign ad by Repug gubernatorial candidate in Virginia Ed Gillespie is, of course, right out of Generalissimo Trump’s playbook, and I’m sure we can expect this next year as both PA guv Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey run for re-election…


    …and I know there are so many outrages going on with the Gropenfuhrer that it’s hard to keep track of them all, but we can't lose sight of this one – namely, the potential for right-wing wackadoodle Jeff Mateer to be appointed as a federal judge – for life, people…


    …and I’ll continue to look forward to that fine day when, God willing, I’ll no longer feel obligated to put up this video.

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Saturday Stuff


    And yet, somehow, our sick, demented, attention-span-deficit toddler child of a “president” actually made things worse today for Puerto Rico (here and here)…


    …and I thought this was some particularly good commentary by Farron Cousins about regretful Trump voters, and I’m not surprised that the catalyst for this commentary is Vice News, which, as far as I’m concerned, has the most courageous reporters on earth still practicing the actual craft – and it is that – of journalism; how in God’s name someone could vote for Obama and then turn around and vote for Trump is something I’ll never understand, but this did happen last year…I like the fact that Cousins emphasizes that trying to talk down to people will only make the problem worse…yes, I know I get snarky here at this site, but it’s because I’m trying to communicate a message in my admittedly imperfect way…I have never claimed to be the smartest person in the room and I wouldn’t do that because I’m not – I just believe that I have valuable information to share to help people make up their own minds, and make of that what you will – that has always been my goal here, and that remains so…



    Update 10/7/17: That being said, I think we need to keep this in mind also.

    …and I have to admit that this “Resistance” commentary about the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL is a little personal for me, and of course I agree with K.O. – only an idiot would argue that Sidney Crosby isn’t the best hockey player on earth, having led his team to back-to-back Stanley Cup wins as Olbermann notes as well as a good deal of “hardware” for himself, but as somewhat of a lapsed Flyers fan, I should tell you that Crosby, along with his equally odious (but incredibly talented also) teammate Evgeni Malkin, engage in their own goonish, crybaby antics on the ice (to say nothing of the Pens as an organization, which staged a brawl over a few games with the hardly-innocent-themselves Winnipeg Jets that led to suspensions and injuries to each other’s players, with Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford complaining about those very antics while he recalled minor league goon Tom Sestito to deliberately injure a Jet player in response)…what on earth does any of this have to do with giving tacit endorsement to the behavior of the Gropenfuhrer? Maybe not a lot I’ll admit, but it fits into a pattern of organizational tone-deafness as far as I’m concerned…



    …and in other political news this week, it looks like Repug Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee won’t seek re-election, and guess who may decide to jump into the fray and run in response, as noted here? Why, none other than Marsha Blackburn (and by the way, in the following clip, Blackburn won’t tell you, of course, that “cutting discretionary spending” means kicking the “poors,” and when she praises the states for supposedly doing a good job, what she’s really talking about is this…)



    …and kudos to former Dubya ethics lawyer (yes, that actually was a job for real with that bunch) Richard Painter for standing in opposition to President Tiny-Handed Treasonous Egomaniac here…


    …and related somewhat to Painter and his justifiable words, I give you this as a “don’t-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-out” gesture to departing HHS Secretary Tom Price.

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Friday Stuff


    To paraphrase Farron Cousins of “Ring of Fire” here – it’s the income inequality, stupid! And let’s not forget this too...



    …and Rachel Maddow has something to say about the Gropenfuhrer’s new tax plan – naaah, it’s not a shameless giveaway for the “pay no price, bear no burden” bunch…not much it isn’t; contrasted in the same report with the utterly scandalous mishandling of aid to Puerto Rico, which desperately needs all the help it can get (more here...if you can assist somehow, please click here)…



    …and in the latest chapter of the “them that’s got shall get” file, I give you Equifax CEO Richard Smith, who will receive a nice payday even though he failed to secure the data of about half of the U.S. population from hackers – oy vay (here)…



    …and Kyle K. tells us that DEA admin Chuck Rosenberg has quit in response to the Big Orange Cheetoh – NSFW; to his great credit, Kyle has continually beat the drum about this country claiming it has the right to take out the families of terrorists, which we most definitely do not…I’m not sure how much of this I agree with after about 4:13 – I get Kyle’s “libertarian” argument to leave everything alone, but I don’t totally agree with getting rid of the DEA…serious reforms for real, sure, however…good argument by Kyle also about trying to keep everything from going underground…still thinking about this commentary…



    …and I’m sure this is going viral now, as it should be, and that is Lt. Gen Jay Silveria of USAFA speaking out against racism (may we as citizens be worthy of the honorable tradition and sacrifice of our military men and women – here)…



    …and I’m going out of order once more with K.O.’s great commentaries about Generalissimo Trump, but I think it’s appropriate for the moment (and speaking of disgraced former advisor Paul Manafort, I thought this was particularly repellent)…



    …and with the passing of Hugh Hefner this week, I wanted to take a moment and bring you this clip from “Playboy After Dark,” a late-night variety and entertainment show from back in the Dippity-Do era…as I watched a few clips over the last day or so, I was struck when I recalled all of the big-name music acts that appeared on the program, as well as entertainers and other celebrities of the time; this features an early version of Fleetwood Mac in more of a bluesy than pop phase, with former guitarist Peter Green (also, kind of klutzy comedy with Arte Johnson, and was that Don Adams? And you'll have to crank the volume a bit)…



    …and happy birthday tomorrow to Trey Anastasio of Phish.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Thursday Stuff


    I would say that Tom Steyer knows a thing or two about how to successfully grow a business…


    …and K.O. opines here on Trump allowing Puerto Rico to die (and screw the bleeping Jones Act – I know the Gropenfuhrer has said that he’ll go to the island, which is literally better than nothing)…



    Update: Took him long enough (here)...

    …and it’s also thoroughly embarrassing that Alabama Republicans actually voted for that clown Roy Moore to victory in their U.S. Senate primary, but that’s where we are now all right – OK Dems, let’s actually remember the party we’re supposed to be all about, OK?...



    …and RIP Hef – I don’t indulge in the kiss-and-tell gossip stuff, as it were, and I’m sure there was another side, but I think he ended up pretty well for a guy who wanted to sleep in late most days and go to work in his pajamas…



    Update: I thought this was interesting about the departed Playboy founder also - kudos.

    …and speaking of gender issues (were we?), it looks like Jared Kushner is registered to vote in New York as a woman (the jokes truly write themselves at times, people...now which party are the ones screaming about "voter fraud" again?)…



    …and I think, if Hef wanted to leave us with a particular message, I think it would be expressed in the title of this song.

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Tuesday Stuff


    I’m not sure if I’m totally onboard with K.O. here on not standing for the anthem, but I DEFINITELY support what he tells us here otherwise; if someone decides to protest the anthem, that right should be respected without a doubt (and I also DEFINITELY respect the courage of Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, among others)…



    …and speaking of courage, two days ago marked the 60th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s use of the 101st Airborne on behalf of the “Little Rock 9” allowing them to enter high school (imagine the caterwauling if a president, especially a Democrat, tried that today – Fix Noise would be screaming for impeachment)…



    …and though I know it’s hard to keep up with all of the outrages of Generalissimo Trump, I would say that allowing Puerto Rico to die is particularly horrible (to help, click here)…


    …and today is National Voter Registration Day; the video is from two years ago, but it definitely still applies, now more than ever as far as I’m concerned…



    …and lost in all of the political flotsam over the thoroughly justifiable demise of Graham-Cassidy is the truly courageous vote of Sen. John McCain; if he is nearing the end, then he definitely is going out like a hero (McCain’s struggle will end one way or the other eventually and his good name will stand up for all time – on balance I’ll admit given some past misdeeds, but they pale in comparison now – but the stupidity of Louie Gohmert is eternal)…



    …and Turner Classic Movies is showing the D.A. Pennebaker film of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival at the moment, which reminds me that I utterly blew it by failing to acknowledge the 50th anniversary last June – please allow me to make up somewhat for that oversight with this memorable performance.

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Monday Stuff

    When you've lost Terry Bradshaw and Rex Ryan on the whole “take a knee” NFL thing, then yeah, I would say you've lost the moral high ground (and let’s not forget, as some particularly astute folk have noted, it isn’t about the flag or the anthem)…


    …actually, it has a lot more to do with what Hasan Piker notes in this very NSFW clip…



    …and Cassidy-Graham is still very much alive, people, unfortunately (here – call 202-224-3121 to demand that our Republican congressional frauds VOTE NO!)…


    …and Puerto Rico is still a total mess from Maria, as Cenk, Ana and Ben tell us – to help, click here (more here from our Tiny-Handed, Clueless, Treasonous Egomaniac-In-Chief)…



    …and whaddaya know – it turns out Jared K. used a private Email server too (and it runs in the family of course)…



    ...and RIP Charles Bradley.

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Saturday Stuff


    I would call this an effective ad (keep calling 202-224-3121…we’re not there yet, people.)…



    …and Kyle K. is absolutely right when he sez that, while last year’s Dem presidential nominee is promoting her book (which she’s allowed to do, I realize), Bernie is doing this…


    …and oh yeah, I left a message with this thoroughly compromised charlatan about Graham-Cassidy, and of course you know how he intends to vote (the time to do something about Toomey came and went last year, sadly, and now we’re stuck with him until 2022 at a minimum – heckuva job)…



    …and sticking with health care, I now give you the latest installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” (more or less) from 9/24/13 (yeah, why the hell would the Kochs be in favor of a trans-vaginal probe anyway...utterly sick, twisted bastards - here)…



    …and I know I’m a little behind on my Seth Meyers videos, but I still thought this was a good one (hard to keep up with the outrages, I know)…




    …and I guess this selection is inspired a bit by the first video in this post.

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Friday Stuff


    Wow, it looks like President Tiny-Handed, Impulse-Control-Issue Treasonous Warmonger is afraid of a lady with Stage 4 cancer – what a “tough guy”…


    …and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich reminds us just how awful Cassidy/Graham is also, and more importantly, what to do about it…


    …and Cenk and Ana discuss that puke Bill Cassidy, and Kilmeade too of course, in light of recent commendable comments by Jimmy Kimmel (and boy, is Cenk right about the Dems and the media not doing their jobs on explaining how horrible Cassidy/Graham is - I think from about 9:01 to 10:05 of this are particularly noteworthy about Dems not fighting, sadly - there have been signs of that getting better under the Gropenfuhrer, but it needs to change ONCE AND FOR ALL - and by the way, I would say once more that karma is a bitch based on this)...



    …and Chris Hayes tells us how HHS Secretary Tom Price is pissing away our precious tax dollars on private jets, like the rest of this outlaw regime (and Hayes is absolutely right in his comments about commuting between DC and Philly)…



    …and Rachel Maddow reminds us that, in certain cases, campaign funds are to be used for campaign funds only, as in the case of former Idaho Repug Sen. Larry “Wide Stance” Craig, and also in the case of Generalissimo Trump and his family (although, after talking with Craig Holman of Public Citizen in this thought-provoking discussion IMHO, it looks like we have a lot of places where we need to tighten things up on how campaign donations are spent; as Bill Maher said, you can never assume anything with the Trumpsters – have to get it in writing)…



    …and Kyle tells us that Sen. Bernie Sanders’s claim about tuition-free college weren’t as “pie in the sky” as his detractors claimed (and yeah, another profile in cowardice by the Democratic Party on this issue – NSFW)…



    …and TMR & Sam Seder tell us about the conservative writer who said the Trump was elected because liberal women refused to have sex with conservative men (and Charles Murray, to me, is the very embodiment of an elitist right-wing scumbag)…



    …and tomorrow marks what would have been the 91st birthday of legendary jazz saxophonist (and one-time Philly resident) John Coltrane; this year also marked the 50th anniversary of his passing on July 17th.

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Thursday Stuff


    Yeah, I would say that Dem Sen. Kamala Harris of CA understands what’s going on here (and spare me the noise that “oooh, she’s a ‘Corporate Dem’! – I agree with what Kyle said yesterday, but still, can we please put the purity tests on hold for now?)…


    …and yeah, perpetually playing the victim sure is a tactic of right-wing demagogues all right, as K.O. notes (and yep, nothing is EVER the fault of Generalissimo Trump, is it? - here)…



    …and I remember when we used to do stuff like this in our own country (and in a somewhat related story, I give you this)…


    …and Seth Meyers gives us a wrap-up of recent news, including that Disney-esque pink dress (and I don’t mean that in a good way) that Melania Trump wore recently (wonder if she was cleared for takeoff? And I respect John Kerry also, but I’m afraid the proverbial ship has sailed for him also)…



    …and heh, “All Lives Splatter,” huh? What a “laff riot” – NOT (updates are here and here)…



    …and I haven’t featured a song from 1967 for a little while now, so I now give you the following (Bowie once sang a great cover of this tune - once saw "Waterloo Sunset" or thereabouts almost 14 months ago).

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Wednesday Stuff


    It seems that there are many voices rising up in response to the Graham/Cassidy atrocity that the U.S. Senate Repugs are trying to foist on us in one last effort to destroy the dreaded “Obamacare” once and for all (to resist, click here and here – more here and here).

    Here’s what’s really going on here, people: the Repugs and their Koch/Club for Growth/Americans for Prosperity, etc. puppet masters want to destroy Medicaid by “block granting” it to the states. With that done, the strategy is for private insurers to gobble up the remaining subscribers (assuming they could pay the premiums, which they probably won’t be able to given that 32 million people are projected to lose insurance according to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

    And we should no longer be fooled, assuming we have all wised up by now; this latest horror from this bunch should prove that such a thing as a “moderate” Republican is as extinct as the brontosaurus (please prove me wrong, Sens. Collins, Murkowski and Capito – not holding my breath on “Regular Order” McCain either).

    They are trying to kill us to make a profit, people. The stakes are literally life and death; I don’t know how else to lay this out (and Dem U.S. Senator Brian Schatz does so commendably here)…


    …and the U of P study cited by Farron Cousins here yields some truly depressing results about our civic ignorance as a country (not saying that people such as your humble narrator is smarter than a Trump voter, though at the risk of being snarky that may be true, and I’m definitely not trying to say I’m a better person since I don’t have the right to try and make a claim like that, nor does anyone else…I’m just agreeing with Cousins that, at some point, we need to learn how our government works and who the government REALLY IS, and that would be US! If we don’t, we’re bound to lose it all)…



    …and yeah, I heard what Fran Leibowitz said on “Real Time” recently, and after that, I think she should just go away (I give Salman Rushdie a bit more credit) – hey Dems, Bernie had the momentum last year! If those supposed DNC geniuses had known what was going on, they could have tried to “out-Bernie Bernie” (assuming that could be done) and, as Kyle has said before, “go to the left”…but of course, HRC decided instead to have a party onstage with LeBron James while she was losing the state of Ohio (and yes, there are times when I get sick of the “Corporate Dem” caterwauling, but bashing Bernie feeds that narrative I’ll admit…incredibly NSFW; this is the angriest I’ve ever seen Kyle, and I think he definitely has a good reason for that – makes a whole bunch of good, sobering points)…



    …and turning to the Gropenfuhrer, Chris Hayes reminds us that, of all of the inauguration $$ received, our ruling cabal of idiots and crooks committing high treason basically haven’t given a dime of it to charity as they said they would (big surprise, I know)…



    …and hey, all you MAGA saps – Rachel Maddow tells us that all the money you forked over for merch is going right to Generalissimo Trump’s lawyers (“Lordy, there might be tapes” indeed)…



    …and nothing against Peter Gabriel & co., but why do I have a feeling that this song is on the Big Orange Maniac's playlist?

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Tuesday Stuff


    Want to know why the Repugs keep coming back OVER AND OVER AND OVER to try and kill the Affordable Care Law, which has been upheld by not one but two Supreme Court rulings, to say nothing of loud voiciferous protests ALL OVER THE COUNTRY telling these Congressional bottom feeders to LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE (more here)?

    Because of human stains like this Anthem Blue Cross guy who Elizabeth Warren is questioning here, who represents the true “base” of the party; yeah, that was his canned answer and Warren didn’t really speak to it, probably because she rightly IMHO realized it was utter nonsense.

    (Oh, and don’t listen to Warren according to that idiot Jimmy Dore, because Warren is a “corporate Dem” who has fought more battles in the public area for us that Dore ever will in his entire life.)...



    …and K.O., for my money, connects a hell of a lot of dots here in terms of just what happened in last year’s presidential election; what I’d like to know is Mark Zuckerberg’s reaction to all of this given that the Facebook genius got utterly played here by Russia and the Repugs…



    …and for the love of God, somebody get this lunatic out of the White House somehow before he blows up the whole goddamn world already (and I don’t think the Gropenfuhrer has the foggiest idea of what is in the Iran nuclear deal, by the way – more here)…


    …and for a bit of much-needed comic relief, Cenk tells us that the wingnuts are now mad at “The Man of Steel” (way too damn funny)…



    ...and I'm a little behind on this latest clip from Sam Bee, but here it is anyway (NSFW I think)...


    …and happy 70th birthday to Lol Crème of 10 C.C. (yep, I agree with You Tube commenter Sam R; this indeed should be the theme for Our Tiny-Handed, Warmongering, Impulse-Control-Issue Chief Executive).

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Monday Stuff


    (Yeah, "Photoshop"-ed I know, but it still works for me.)

    While Generalissimo Trump was engaged in this typically childish crap yesterday, the person who won the popular vote in last year’s presidential election by about 3 million was doing this (related to this)…


    …and gosh, could it be that the “Gropenfuhrer” is finally getting the memo? Don’t hold your breath...



    …and Kyle K. tells us that Congressional Repugs are trying to destroy “Obama-care” AGAIN (here) – looks like we have to fight these idiots on this YET AGAIN (no wonder this bill is called “Screw Blue”…NSFW - more here)…



    …and it’s hard for me to tell here which ones are truly the clowns (nah – actually, it really isn’t…and pardon me while I wipe my butt with the “flag of St. Andrew”...more here)…


    …and RIP Harry Dean Stanton (Frank Vincent also – BTW, the Emmys are even more ridiculous IMHO for forgetting to note the passing of these two as well as Dick Gregory…clip is from “Repo Man”: NSFW)…



    …and I know yesterday was a day for worship, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t go to “church” (the title of this song is my mantra every single day).

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Friday Stuff


    I think that the red-shirted idiot in the following video should be tested to see if he can dent the IQ meter...


    …and once more, we support our brave Brit friends during a time of crisis (and the utterly non-surprising response from our Tiny-Handed Impulse-Control-Issue-Child-In-Chief is here…more here and here)…



    …and K.O. holds the “news” organizations with initials for names to account for all of their mindless garbage about the Gropenfuhrer (as well as the "fourth estate")…



    …and I heer that the presidunt haz a probluum wit typos on hees oofishul communicashuns – yeah, goes to the whole “woefully unprepared to do the job” thing as far as I’m concerned…



    …and potty mouth Kyle K. tells us that the DOL under Fergus Laing intends to honor The Sainted Ronnie R; hard to think of a worse selection as far as I’m concerned (“you’re just sleazy liars, and that’s clear”…NSFW)...



    …and speaking of sleazy liars, here is my question: what will it take for longtime Repug scumbag Roger Stone to be arrested and imprisoned at long last?...



    …and with the Jemele Hill story in mind as well as this one, I think that makes the following segment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 9/15/14 more timely than ever…



    …and it’s Friday night (and a payday also – woo hoo!) – anybody in the mood for a swim?