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She, as always, is sticking that thing right up Paul Ryan's ass.
She, as always, is sticking that thing right up Paul Ryan’s ass.

It is no secret that we at Wonkette love Nancy Pelosi very much, as she is a badass liberal California womyn who drives Republicans up the god-dang wall, and also she knows how to whip the vote real good-like. So we are happy to report that Pelosi has offically tossed her hat in the ring to be the boss of House Democrats, and moreover, says in a letter that she already has the support to stay on as House Minority Leader:

“It is with both humility and confidence that I write to request your support for House Democratic Leader,” Pelosi wrote in a letter sent to all House Democrats on Wednesday morning. “As of this writing, I am pleased to report the support of more than two-thirds of the Caucus.”

HA YEAH, unless there’s something happening in the House that the polls haven’t caught, that’s yoooooge and bigger than Brexit, and maybe Pelosi didn’t spend enough time campaigning in Pennsylvania. Oh wait, that was Hillary. Anyway, all hail Leader Pelosi!

Now, if you’ll remember, the Democrats’ official elections for party leaders in the House have been pushed back until after Thanksgiving, because some young whippersnapper House Democrat types want to take some time to work through their feelings after the election HAHA JUST KIDDING, SERIOUSLY WONKETTE IS SO MUCH KIDDING RIGHT NOW. Actually, they have some valid concerns, and Pelosi would do well to keep them in mind. For instance:

“It’s important that members of our caucus have the opportunity to discuss and talk through things they thought went right and things they thought went wrong,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told The Hill Wednesday.

OK, so Tulsi Gabbard is kind of a weirdo, but we agree that it’s incumbent upon #AllDemocrats to make sure that, after Trump’s first two years of failure, they are well positioned to speak to the concerns of All Americans, even bizarro white dudes who were like “I voted for Obama twice but he didn’t snap his fingers and give me a pony, so let’s pick Hitler instead!” The worst thing anybody can do right now is say, “Mistakes: Let’s not learn very much from them!”

For her part, Nancy Pelosi said in her letter that hell yeah, let’s learn from the mistakes and correct the problems and go beat ass, because beating ass is what she does. And really, Wonkette would like her to bring in the #youngs as much as possible, so that we as nice, decent U.S. Americans might have #hope.

Meanwhile over in the Senate, Chuck Schumer is officially the boss of Democrats, and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and Tammy Baldwin have also been elevated to leadership positions. Hooray for smart progressives!

Also, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin got a leadership position, because TAKE THAT, REPUBLICANS, we Democrats also have a conservative motherfucker white guy dickface from an economically disadvantaged white guy place, and WE’RE KEEPIN’ HIM. (Especially since Manchin has flirted with switching parties. Schumer’s gotta keep his foot up his ass.)

Anyway, we are heartened to see congressional Democrats choosing to stay and fight hard for this country, and we look forward to them fulfilling their God-given destinies as mean red wasps who live in the part of Donald Trump’s butt canyon that he can’t reach.

[The Hill]

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  • Nounverb911

    Speaking of California, what was the outcome of the Issa (R-Arsonist) / I forgot his name race?

  • Yr. Gma

    Nancy is a California Girl (and don’t we wish they all could be?) Okay, I’ll stop with the dumb jokes.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      She was a Baltimore Girl first, however.

      • OneYieldRegular

        Just like DIVINE!

      • Yr. Gma

        East coast girls are hip.

  • mimar

    So great to have you back, Evan!

  • Nockular cavity

    Welcome back, Evan! OTOH, points off for “Donald Trump’s butt canyon.” Ew!

    • Lambsendbeds

      Yeah, thanks for putting that mental image in my head before lunch.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Many lawmakers returned to Washington this week voicing another frustration: The top five leaders all hail from coastal states. To win back the rural, white, working-class voters who propelled Donald Trump to the White House, said Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), the party also needs leaders from “flyover country.”

    “This isn’t about the past election, in my mind, this is about the next election,” Ryan, who’s mulling a challenge to Pelosi, said Tuesday.

    “Who is the leader who can go into those Southern states? Who is the leader that can go into the mid-Western states, and begin to pull those voters back into our [camp]? That’s the question. That’s the discussion that needs to happen.”

    (cough) Sherrod Brown Tammy Baldwin Tammy Duckforth Tim Kaine maybe Roy Cooper (cough)

    • Marion in Savannah

      Also, IF WE WERE ALLOWED TO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT IN MY DISTRICT instead of having our useless Congresscritter run UNOPPOSED there might be some up and coming leaders to be groomed. /rant

      • Jukesgrrl

        That’s what Gov. Dean was so good at when he chaired the DNC.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Exactly. We need him back as DNC chair as badly as we’ve ever needed anything in our lives. For a brief shining moment there we actually did have a D Congresscritter. Good times… (To be sure he wasn’t a bomb-throwing progressive, but he did vote against some of the worst shit during W’s second term.)

  • Lambsendbeds

    I sure as hell hope she can bring in the youngs, since only 18% voted in the general, FFS.

  • Nounverb911

    “and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and Tammy Baldwin have also been elevated to leadership positions.”
    Wait! Does this mean Bernie is really a democrat now?

    • Lambsendbeds

      Was he ever, really?

      • Melinda Piette

        No, he’s largely full of shit, in fact. Over him.

    • jowgajen

      Nope.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      no, and it irritates me to no end when he starts scolding about reforming a party he doesn’t belong to

      • Marceline

        What I hate is that it’s all just an obvious attempt to juice his re-election campaign.

      • Melinda Piette

        Agreed. Neither he nor Warren deserve those posts—they’re both idiots, still pushing the “economic anxiety” narrative. So I’m over them

        However, yay, Nancy!

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          While I get that that was part of it, they are in danger of derailing the conversation by trying to make economic insecurity ALL of it, when it clearly isn’t. The chip on rural people’s shoulders is much more amorphous than a simple economic issue- they feel ignored and taken for granted and they (wrongly) feel that too much of their tax moneez goes to the cities to help others. Plus, you can’t ignore the elephant in the room- a good many of them, are bigots, xenophobes and misogynists

          • pstockholm

            This really says it all and is both an accurate analysis and points to the way forward. In <100 words no less. You could really replace the entire liberal election postmortem with this one paragraph.
            Unfortunately simple and helpful things like this will be ignored and everyone will go off and indulge in an unholy stew of twitter-gasmic signalling or revolutionary romanticisms or business-as-usual attempts to triangulate fascism.
            We are doomed.

          • Melinda Piette

            Agree completely. They’re likewise incorrect that they’re ignored!

            Since they’re in the few swing states that actually determine the EC, they get a shit ton of attention: from the candidates and the media—-to say nothing of $$$ and their projects given preference in congress. A more accurate example of “forgotten” would be us coastal elites, fully ignored, but expected to continue to subsidize all of them.

            No wonder CA wants to secede!

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            it’s nothing more than a giant inferiority complex

          • Melinda Piette

            Ding, ding, ding!!! And we need to stop perpetuating the false narrative

      • Jamoche

        When he started going on about “liberal elites” on Colbert, I was all “WTF? Don’t we get that enough from the Republicans?”

    • Jukesgrrl

      His committee appointment was chair of “Communications and Outreach.” That seems sensible to me. If Dems don’t get young people active in the party, we are dead.

      • Melinda Piette

        Yeah, except Howard Dean can do a lot of that (better) as DNC chair. Again, we won stuff with him back then—being namby-pamby and promising young people free college will only get you so far (as we’ve seen)

  • Crystalclear12

    Republicans are the party of NO.
    Democrats are the party of WTF, America!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Is FTS (fuck this shit) an acronym? If not, we need to make it one.

      • willi0000000

        acronyms are usually pronounceable . . . like NASA.

        [ maybe FuTS? ]

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          FUTS, for Fucking Undo This Shit. I like it!

        • Latverian Diplomat

          “Yes, technically, FTS is an initialism, not an acronym, but the goddam proles can’t keep the distinction straight!”
          — A Grammar Nazi

    • elviouslyqueer
  • Seccessiony-Katie

    Did anyone else watch the TV Show Brain Dead? And if you did, are you also finding yourself remembering things and then being unsure whether you saw it on the news, or on the show?

  • elviouslyqueer

    PIcture caption: “Here Paul. All lubed up and ready for you.”

    • willi0000000

      . . . and remember, paul, big end first!

    • Logic of Color

      Paul looking at the gavel: “Ahhh, my old friend”

    • Creepoman

      No lube. Splinters.

  • Cousin Itt de la résistance

    OT

    81º in Denver. 10% relative humidity. You gotta love August along the Front Range.

    • Lambsendbeds

      August in November – how nice. We have spring here in the Bay Area – it’s hovering around 60.

    • Blacktop Cadence

      I ordered like three long sleeve flannel shirts for this winter, and I’m still wearing short sleeves msot days here in St. Louis. >.<

    • Nounverb911

      Seattle, 15 inches of rain in the last six weeks….

      • Cousin Itt de la résistance

        Stop Bogarting our rain and snow!

        • Nounverb911

          Wettest October ever.

          • Marion in Savannah

            Could you find it in your heart to send some of that down here to us? Tx!

          • Vericima

            Get a hose?

  • WiscoJoe

    For argument’s sake, “Mistakes: Let’s not learn very much from them!” was actually a pretty successful strategy for Republicans following the 2012 election. (Alternately, external factors and long-term patterns are more influential than short-term changes to party strategy.)

  • Nounverb911

    “West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin got a leadership position”
    Was that a bribe to keep from flipping over to teabagger?

    • Beaumarchais?

      Yes.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Because nothing says “the party of fresh, new ideas” like re-electing the same 76-year-old (okay, have at me…)

    • Logic of Color

      If someone is good they should keep being good.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      well, we don’t have that many 76 year olds to choose from

    • Marceline

      I said something like that about Bernie. It didn’t go over well with the kiddies.

    • Seccessiony-Katie

      She’s the only reason the ACA passed, she can work rules and technicalities like nobody’s business, and she rules her members with an iron fist. Right now we need a bad ass that will do all of those things, and there’s currently no one else that can step in and do it the way she can.

      • Beaumarchais?

        I actually agree completely, but it’s the optics. Doesn’t she have a perky daughter—or granddaughter?

        • Seccessiony-Katie

          I read an article this morning that suggested she take on a protégé that she can mentor through what’s sure to be an incredibly challenging two years, and they could act as the Dem’s public face part of the time. I think that might let us have our cake and eat it too as it were. Because even if she’s good for now, she’s not going to be there forever.

          It also suggested that they give some of the younger members leadership positions so there’s more diverse voices. That absolutely has to happen.

          • Beaumarchais?

            Seth Moulton!

          • Seccessiony-Katie

            He was specifically mentioned as being perfect for a variety of reasons.

            As the daughter of a marine, I feel pretty confident that he’d be great with the ass kicking and line keeping.

        • jowgajen

          Do you see our enemies being confined by optics?

    • M.E. Lawrence

      If we had someone a little more–reasonable in the White House, maybe, but this would be like passing to a rookie in a tied game with two minutes to play, when your proven shooter is jumping up and down by the basket.

    • Mezzaluna

      If she is still bad ass and can keep the waverer from wavering, why switch? Unless there is definetly someone else who can do the same thing.

    • jesuswasablack

      I agree, she’s presided over three consecutive losing election cycles, time to go.

      • Marceline

        Incipient fascism is probably not the time to put Wesley Crusher in the captain’s chair.

        • Jukesgrrl

          I’m not sure I agree with that, but it was hella funny.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Do not underestimate elderly people. They will cut you. Besides, 76 is the new 50.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Come — I’mma show you all my knives. I hone them regularly…

    • jowgajen

      Because we can’t trust anyone over 35 and the best thing to do with shrewd experienced people is to retire them so we can fumble on in the dark without their guidance? Right?

  • Rick Hill
    • Vincent Ricola

      How does the person that got “attacked” always manage to use their superpower strength to escape when they “tried to hold” them? It’s like they can’t help but sneak in a quick personal shout out to themselves during their propaganda bullshit story.

      • Mezzaluna

        Wonder Twin powers activate! Form of a slippery dick, shape of a used condom with blood in it!
        sorry that was probably over the top. I sit in shame.

        • Vincent Ricola

          You still earned my upvote!

          • Mezzaluna

            And you know nobody would be touching either of those things in a parking garage.

          • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

            I take it you’ve never met a Trump voter.

      • Shibusa

        He probably used the magic words: radical Islamic terrorism!

      • Querolous

        He waved a pork chop at them and they fled in terror?

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Really – when in fuck has anybody ever said it’s racist to report to the police a violent crime committed by a refugee?

      Come to think of it, I’d hazard a guess that violent crimes committed by refugees are very very scarce indeed.

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        It’s the like so many other things with these people, including the pussy grabber story. They think people are mad about one aspect of it and people aren’t, they’re upset about some other aspect of it.

        But total strawman, to be sure.

    • mailman27

      File under Widely Circulated Things That Never Happened.

  • schmannity

    I’ll be surprised if Pelosi has time for the post what with the Trump Justice Department investigations, the IRS audits, and the disappeared parking spaces.

  • Marion in Savannah

    OT, and I’m not sure that the video will work, but apparently Steve King has asked what minorities have contributed to civilization…
    https://youtu.be/tu-LBS_kpDQ

    • Nounverb911

      Marconi invented the talk radio show.

      • Cousin Itt de la résistance

        Macaroni invented pasta.

        • Nounverb911

          Ricearoni invented San Francisco.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            He wanted to treat himself.

          • Cousin Itt de la résistance

            On the corner of 20th Street and Castro?

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Spumoni invented ice cream.

          • Querolous

            Ghiardelli invented chocolate?

        • Carpe Vagenda

          No, but in keeping with our long tradition of our ‘discovering’ things non-northern italians already own, we did steal it from China.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            That’s probably a myth. It was possibly an Arab invention though.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasta#History

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I’m not sure I can get with an origin story which ascribes pastahood to what sounds an awful lot like phyllo, but somewhere on the Silk Road is close enough for me. :)

        • Msgr_Moment

          Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio.
          Don’t you remember?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “Tesla Libelz!”
        — because somebody’s gonna say it

    • Mezzaluna

      What has Steve King ever contributed to anything? Beside the phrase “calves like cantaloupes”.

    • Msgr_Moment

      I bet he flunked algebra. What a zero!

      • Spurning Beer

        You mean “Sharia math”?

    • TX Taco Truck Brigade

      Is that the one from a few months ago? Yeah, we had some fun with the whole China, Japan, and that Musilm-y sound al-gebra stuff. Plus our letters and numbers.

    • Daisy

      So apparently, he’s never heard of math. Among many other things. Like, for instance, gun powder.

      • Courser

        Like, mebbe, WRITING???

        Edit: The stupid, IT BURNS!

        • Daisy

          Obviously, he’s never heard of anything whatsoever.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      by minorities do we mean people with african ancestry? Because then the answer is everything.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Correct.

    • Anna Rompage

      We were promised taco trucks on every corner, but some stupid people fucked that one all up….

    • Lefty Frizzell

      That rates a full Gohmert

    • ….Iowa…I have tried and tried to say how great you are.
      But you keep giving us shit like Steve King.
      Yer on yer own, kids.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Perhaps it was great once. I lived there in the 70’s, and it was nice (but too cold), but it doesn’t seem nice anymore.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          At least now it’s not cold.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Here is a partial list, from Quartz: numerals, mathematics, religion, Christianity, irrigation, novels, paper, ink, dance, music, gunpowder, guns, bombs, the seismograph, the compass, CD players, MP3 players, Pokemon, calculators, karaoke, lithium ion batteries, yoga, martial arts, silk, umbrellas, tea, noodles, futures markets.
      http://qz.com/735731/dear-steve-king-here-are-some-things-not-invented-by-white-people-in-the-us-or-europe/

      • Anna Rompage

        Tomatoes, potatoes, coffee, and ganja….

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Chilis. Turkeys. Corn. Wild rice. Pumpkins. Peanuts. And top of the list. . . Chocolate!!!!

          Also Poison ivy, but let’s not go there.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Well, possibly Mama Gaia had something to do with those. (But overly-melanined people helped…)

  • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

    BUT I READ ON THE INTERNETS THAT PELOSI AND SCHUMER WANT TO MAKE TRUMP POPULAR BY WORKING WITH HIM LIKE COMMON POLITICIANS DOING THEIR DAMN JOBS!!!!

  • Ricky Gay

    The Red Wasps of Butt Canyon next, on TLC.

    • Marion in Savannah

      And where should I be sending the bill for my new keyboard?

    • Cousin Itt de la résistance

      WASPs sure put the Meth in Methodist.

  • Roger Wilco

    You mentioned a Pony, what is her stand on that?

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I think Donald pays someone to reach the places in his butt canyon that he can’t reach. But it’s a good visual, thanks.

    • Msgr_Moment

      He could always sit on a cactus.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Ah, another good visual. Thanks.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Hey Republicans, we’ll trade you Manchin for uh…umm…no….never mind.”
    — Senate Democrats

    • Nounverb911
    • Mezzaluna

      for a sandwich that can vote? I think that might work.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Oh Chuck, we needed that sandwich, couldn’t you have waited for your afternoon gnosh?

    • Honestly, can we just give him to them? He is only a Dem of convenience because gerrymandering means you have to give the libs ONE district to vote behind

      • Latverian Diplomat

        FWIW, he’s a Senator, so in his case, gerrymandering doesn’t apply.

        Mostly he’s a D because the migration of conservatives from D to R in West Virginia was a little slow and bumpy.

        • Eh, it still works if you move the lines around enough to make sure certain places are covered by one Senator, and certain places by another.
          Example:VA has Brat, and Warren. No one can explain it! (Kidding, NOVA can explain that).

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Umm, what? Both Senators are elected at large, in different years though.

          • Eh?
            Huh. I thought we did it the other way, cause I got to vote for Brat, but not for Warren (was not even on the ballot in his year, where I am at.
            I should probably look into that.

          • JustDon’tSayDittos

            Warren wasn’t up for re-election this cycle.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Brat’s in the House. VA’s Senator’s are Warner and Kaine, neither was up for election in 2016.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        oooh, maybe we could trade him for DC statehood?

    • Melinda Piette

      Lately, I’d rather have Miss Lindsay or Krusty Walnuts, TBH

  • Paperless Tiger

    Even though they lost the White House, the Democrats still have control of their own party. The GOP was taken in tow by Trump, who seems to be completely out of control himself. They are flying high, but they are flying blind.

    • vivian

      something something pigs come home to roost something

  • Marion in Savannah

    OT, but for those in need of happy foody stuffs here’s a thing from the NYT on the different way we Americans celebrate Thanksgiving:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/16/dining/thanksgiving-dinner-in-america.html

    • mancityhombres

      I’m going to my parent’s for the first time in about 7 years (instead of them driving up north). Dad already asked what I wanted him to make.
      Tacos.
      I’m gonna be having tacos.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Enjoy! I’ve got traditionally minded older folks (even older than me!) coming from Ohio, so it’s going to be standard T-Day all the way here.

        • mancityhombres

          the dad hates turkey. previous thanksgiving days have involved cornish hens, sandwiche trays from a deli, and lasagna
          and since he cooks, it’s his choice.

        • mancityhombres

          and not just to Marion, but to everyone
          don’t forget the turkey day marathon for MST3K
          on youtube

    • shaar dula

      In my family, we all started cooking for subsistence after coming to the States. On TG we all cook, and we mostly make our favorite new recipe from the year.

      • Marion in Savannah

        What’s your favorite from this year?

        • shaar dula

          There are 2 recipes.
          #1. I discovered grilling veggies this year. Aloo Gobi with grilled peppers, onions and roasted garlic was a bit of a hit.
          #2. Mint & Coriander Pulao.

  • TX Taco Truck Brigade

    OT Nice time: Sam Bee’s show gets renewed for another year! And apparently they’re moving it to Wed. (so it was great, but they want to dump on a different night? THat’s either sabotage or attempt to pick up whatever is running after her on Wed.).

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/tbs-renews-samantha-bees-full-frontal-for-2017-season/

  • Nounverb911

    Completely off topic..
    But does Grover Norquist still exist? I haven’t heard his name in months.
    Just wunderin…..

    • Marion in Savannah

      Yeah, unfortunately. The SOB is only 60…

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      There is (I shit you not) a current Republican/teatard conspiracy theory that he’s a closet muslin, and that’s broken a lot of his clout.

      • :facepalm:

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          Tell me about it. But gift horses and all.

          • Maybe we should start spreading conspiracy theories?
            Donald is a secret gay liberal, he was a D after all, and he is married to an immigrant. Could use all those donations to Ds as proof, while ignoring all the donations to Rs.

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        Yep, cause of his wife, no?
        The Tea Party folks really cut ole grover’s status.

      • PubOption

        Apparently, his wife is a muslin.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          Yep, which turned him to sharia through the power of her terrorist verginer. Or something.

      • azeyote

        i heard that too, – so of course it’s true – i guess it’s up to the grover to prove other wise before he goes on that special new list –

    • Paperless Tiger

      I suspect some of the GOP operatives were pretty busy with undercover work this cycle.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      He’s sitting by the reflecting pool, waiting for the government to come by so he can push it in.

    • Marceline

      Grover has apparently decided that vaping is his new favorite cause. No, I’m not kidding.

      http://www.vice.com/read/grover-norquist-talks-vaping-taxes

      • Vincent Ricola

        LOL. The vaping movement is real.

      • Got to this line
        In the last few years, though, Norquist’s public profile has gotten a bit groovier.

        And threw my hands up.
        Yeah. So groovy because he wants to vape tax free. So very.

        • Vincent Ricola

          I kept reading and laughing and reading and laughing. This is the single dumbest thing I’ve seen in awhile and that’s saying a lot for 2016.

          • Just can’t XD Just cannot read a lovely little boot licking of Grover fucking Norquist, of all fucking people.
            Jesus fuck, America, paying your taxes if fucking patriotic, ok?

          • SuspectedDemocrat

            I thought it was the dumbest thing until I got to the end of the interview and he talked about how chewing tobacco doesn’t cause cancer.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Wow. I can’t believe I forgot all about that guy during this trashpile election. I need to put down the bong.

  • Blacktop Cadence

    OT: Has Wonkette talked about FADA recently? If not, man, I’m scared enough to want to see some snark over it.

    • Cousin Itt de la résistance

      We’re all in Camp Granada now.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjiWS__Mp0

      • Suse

        I went hiking with Joe Spivy
        He developed poison ivy
        You remember Leonard Skinner
        He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner

        Loved this when I was a kid.

        • mailman27

          The food here
          Is improving
          Now the little black things in it
          Are not moving

      • Creepoman

        Granada sound nice. I’ve never been to camp before . . . (for non-Coloradoanerites, that’s our little version of Manzanar)

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      No, but someone needs to draw some attention to it, and ASAP

      • Blacktop Cadence

        Yeah, even the queer sites are more worried about executive orders and the like right now. Those are scary as shit too, but good lord, I just read FADA.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          I don’t think it’s all that likely there’ll be many executive orders on it; Trump would have to do those himself, and he could give a shit about gay rights one way or the other. FADA will die in the senate in any form it appears. Gay rights advocates should be more worried about the Supreme Court fight.

          • Blacktop Cadence

            You are making me feel slightly better. Stop it. Haha.

      • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

        Here is FADA:

        Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.

        Defines “discriminatory action” as any federal government action to discriminate against a person with such beliefs or convictions, including a federal government action to:

        – Alter the federal tax treatment of, cause any tax, penalty, or payment to be assessed against, or deny, delay, or revoke certain tax exemptions of any such person; disallow a deduction of any charitable contribution made to or by such person; withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any federal grant, contract, subcontract, cooperative agreement, loan, license, certification, accreditation, employment, or similar position or status from or to such person; or
        withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any benefit under a federal benefit program.

        -Requires the federal government to consider to be accredited, licensed, or certified for purposes of federal law any person who would be accredited, licensed, or certified for such purposes but for a determnation that the person believes or acts in accordance with such a religious belief or moral conviction.

        -Permits a person to assert an actual or threatened violation of this Act as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding and to obtain compensatory damages or other appropriate relief against the federal government.

        -Authorizes the Attorney General to bring an action to enforce this Act against the Government Accountability Office or an establishment in the executive branch, other than the U.S. Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, that is not an executive department, military department, or government corporation.

        Defines “person” as any person regardless of religious affiliation, including corporations and other entities regardless of for-profit or nonprofit status.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      In view of Trump’s election, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) is viewed as too moderate. Republicans are drafting a new Hatred Advocates To Receive Special Privileges, Enforcement Worldwide (HATRSPEW) Act.

      • Captain HappyPants

        I can’t like this comment enough. HATRSPEW. omg ::alternately laughs and sobs::

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • mackafritz

      What is there to decide?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Fuck if I know.

      • Depends. She has to weigh how much she really dislikes Jews against admitting out loud as to how much she really dislikes Jews.
        That would be my guess.
        Snark aside, it is likely one of those “We should work with him for the good of the country!!!” excuses.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Then she needs a “mommy pop” upside the head. With votes…

        • Carpe Vagenda

          She’s from a Republican-connected family upstate, and she moved significantly to the left when she went statewide as Senator. I’m hoping that she’s smarter than that. Northern and western NY really don’t have the votes to stop her with a tea party candidate, and the tea party owns them up there.

          • Melinda Piette

            And she’ll quickly cease to be Schumer’s L’il Princess if she pulls this shit

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Schumer is probably the next least liberal Senator NYS has had for decades, behind Al D’Amato. Jacob Javits, who the convention center was named after, was a Republican who was to the left of Schumer. It should seriously give people pause moving forward that he headhunted Sanders for the Senate.

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          It seems to be the “we need to work to heal the wounds” thing, combined with the lingering hangover of her upstateness (it’s awful red up there).

      • Creepoman

        I think she’ll go with reverse cowgirl so she doesn’t have to look at his face.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Done.

      The guy in her office couldn’t have been more appreciative.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Good to hear!

  • Spurning Beer

    The most important lesson to learn from this electoral cycle is that “populist” means “of, relating to, or addressed to dumb-fucks.”

    Don’t use big words.
    Don’t use subordinate clauses or “whom” or fancy syntax.
    Don’t traffic in ideas or logic.
    Do express feelings.
    Do use short sentences.
    Do choose a few barbed catch-phrases, and repeat them tirelessly.
    Do identify at least one (straw person) enemy to rail against.

    “They must really think you’re stupid. You know who I’m talking about. Those guys sitting in the corner office in a high-rise office building. They think they shouldn’t have to pay taxes. They think that you ought to pay all the taxes for them! They can drive on the roads you pay for, get you to pay for the air traffic controllers and the military and the food inspectors. They think you won’t notice. They think you’ll give them whatever they want because they’re ‘job creators.’ Well, guess what. They don’t want to employ more people. They want to pay people more money. They don’t! They want to keep labor costs low. You know what that means, right? That means overwork your people as much as you can, and pay them the least you can get away with. They must think you’re stupid!”

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Don’t ever defend or explain yourself. If you follow up with an attack of your own, people won’t remember what you were being attacked about.

    • tehbaddr
    • cat cafe

      Oh no, no, no. You have it all wrong. ALL THOSE WORDS! They stopped listening and anyway only heard the word stupid and tuned out. More like:

      “CROOKED TRUMP! He’s a cuck! Fag! Jew! “Oh, wah wah, I hate fat people, I wear a girdle!” What about US FAT PEOPLE? No one’s listening to US, am I right? I’m right, am I right? What do we want? PIZZA! Yeah! Pizza for everyone! And BEER! YEAH! Fuck that Kraut immigrant!”

  • Beaumarchais?

    OT, but does anyone know the deadline for late voting?

    • Nounverb911

      January 19th 2017.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Depends. You in the Electoral College?

  • Suse

    Damn – lost another great old singer and piano man. RIP Mose Allison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCpbWLjlrdU

    • idiotboy

      Saw Mr Allison twice, one at the Lighthouse in Redondo and again in Humboldt County. The coolest of the cool, for a white dude.

      • Suse

        Yeah – that smooth voice and carefee singing style – sigh.

  • tehbaddr

    Ryan is thinking there: “No I won’t bludgeon her with it, I’ll just privatize her Medicare.”

    • Blacktop Cadence

      And block grant Medicaid. Bye-bye coverage for me. I just hope to make it through to next fall at this point.

      • jowgajen

        Really looking forward to being impoverished and without healthcare in my old age after working and paying taxes my whole goddam life.

        • Blacktop Cadence

          Honestly, I can probably afford my trans related care and all, but good lord would it be tight. If something happened to my car or something…. Ugh.

        • tehbaddr

          Yup! I’m thinking of trying some seafood Friskies in the near future, get a taste for it maybe.

          • Melinda Piette

            I put Purina salmon cat chow (hubby bought the wrong brand, Kitty Camille prefers Friskies) on my back porch for Jet (the neighborhood kitty with a hate crush/proclivity for trolling on Camille) every morning—-you’re welcome to drop by and see if you enjoy that flavor!

            We ever have nice chairs for you to sit on!

          • tehbaddr

            Does it stay dry under the porch when it rains? You know I’ll probably also need some shelter!

          • Suse

            Funny you should mention shelter. I’m listening to Gimme Shelter by the Stones and the lyrics are so relevant to the impending fascist state. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBva-z1AsGk

          • therblig

            i use the GS intro as the wake up alarm on my cell phone every morning. truly one of the greatest musical openings ever written.

          • Suse

            Yup!

          • idiotboy

            Top Ten all time favorite.
            Mick Taylor years were the very best imo.

          • Suse

            You said it – the best albums ever featured MT.

          • mailman27

            Big ups for Taylor. See esp. Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out..

          • Vagenda and Tiara

            That song just never gets old.

          • Melinda Piette

            Unless it’s really storming, yes, quite dry! And it has a storage space under the porch, that if you clean out, you’re welcome to make your very own! Or you prefer (and are the tiniest human ever), we still have the very small doghouse I long ago outfitted with blankets to give shelter and respite to a stray kitty (and this one time, a possum!) that I could move back onto the porch for double comfort….

            ETA: bonus points if you can take up Jet’s slack (when he’s with his REAL family) in trolling Kitty Camille thru the big front window—-he likes to throw himself at her, while merely landing on the glass, with his fangs bared–while she issues blood curdling hisses from inside.

          • Suse

            We older cats needz moar choline and less taurine (or something).

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          That’s the taste of freedom!

      • Jennifer R

        I am assuming my SSI won’t be showing up February.

    • mailman27

      Yeah, and remember Trump’s passionate arguments for ending Medicare as we know it during the election? Right. I don’t think many Republicans do, either.

  • Nastybluebelle
    • JustDon’tSayDittos

      Fuck. Day-drinking it is, then.

  • Shouldn’t they be blue wasps?

    • mailman27

      And furthermore, the less said about Trump’s “butt canyon,” the better, no?

  • TX Taco Truck Brigade

    EDITED: Whoops, sorry left out the important bits – see above.

  • snark-lurker

    IMHO all but a handful of sitting (D) congresscritters are too deeply couched in The Way Things Are to be moved by highfalutin words from one of their own, one who’s already been at the head of the #1 trough, making speeches at them why she ought-a be at the head of the #2 trough sum moar.

  • TX Taco Truck Brigade

    This made news a few days again, but it’s the details that blow me away:
    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-anti-immigration-guru-for-doj.html

    “For instance, longtime GOP national security expert Eliot A. Cohen, a Trump foe during the election, was told in no uncertain terms that his offer of help was unwanted:

    Cohen, who last week had urged career officials to serve in Trump’s administration, said in an interview that a longtime friend and senior transition team official had asked him to submit names of possible national security appointees. After he suggested several people, Cohen said, his friend emailed him back in terms he described as “very weird, very disturbing.”

    “It was accusations that ‘you guys are trying to insinuate yourselves into the administration … all of YOU LOST.’ … it became clear to me that they view jobs as lollipops, things you give out to good boys and girls,” said Cohen, who would not identify his friend.

    He said his friend told him, “We’re so glad to see the bicoastal elites get theirs.””

    • mackafritz

      These morons are going to crash and burn so hard. I just hope the collateral damage is small.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        I hope the collateral damage is centered on the red states.

        • Msgr_Moment

          Ah, the gigantic smoldering crater where Kansas used to be?

          • nastymagyar

            Would anyone care? Or even notice?

          • Naytch

            Not Jericho!?!? Aw, nuts!

        • TX Taco Truck Brigade

          Normally, being a liberal and from a red state, I’d say slow down there hoss. But fuck it, give the voters what they want and let’s so how they feel about it then.

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          Unfortunately we will all get stuck with the bill for Trump’s massive tax cut, and Ryan’s gutting of Medicare, except for the elderly Republicans who keep voting for this shit.

    • Blacktop Cadence

      Was Bannon in the back hissing “Jooooooooooo” too?

      • cat cafe

        No, in the front, and he was just making a “hook-nose” gesture like he always does.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Trump was right. I’m tired of all the winning already. And I don’t even like lollipops.

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        They’re all lime flavored anyway. ;)

        (I like the lime ones).

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          Don’t you mean they S-Lime flavored.

    • chascates

      It’s just like fucking high school.

    • DainBramage the BBROYGBVGW

      Expect the kind of competence that became familiar under C+ Augustus.
      http://bushrewrite.americanbridge.org/app/uploads/sites/12/brownie.png

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      Thanks for continuing to push the rubes to the far right side of the political spectrum, GOP. There’s absolutely no worries whatsoever when a totally unqualified moron is “elected” to be POTUS by the rubes, and he decides to let his rich brat kids run the country. Yeah, this is going to end well.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Cohen’s correspondent knows that his boss is from New York and, as a billionaire, qualifies as elite, right?

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        Apparently elite refers to anybody who does their job without behaving like petulant children. …apparently.

    • LadyLaz

      Cohen did an op ed in the Wash Po. Enlightening.

  • TX Taco Truck Brigade

    From the dept. of ass-backward appointments:

    Trump’s new EPA boss denies climate change, loves pesticides
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/16/1600271/-Trump-s-new-EPA-boss-denies-climate-change-loves-pesticides#read-more

    Wait, I thought they were going ot shut down the EPA? Instead they’ll just pervert it. Okie doikie then.

    • DainBramage the BBROYGBVGW

      Will the new EPA push to bring back leaded gas?

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        It’s sure looking that way! Which one is more profitable to Donald Drumpf and the plutocrats? That’ll be the answer for anything for the next four years.

      • Suse
        • DainBramage the BBROYGBVGW

          I learned to drive in a ’68 Ford station wagon. Blue, no wood panelling.

          • Suse

            My dad gave me his ’65 Impala when he got his new LTD. What tanks those things were.

          • DainBramage the BBROYGBVGW

            Yeah, tanks with massive amounts of power. Ours had the 390 cubic inch V8 engine that was great for pulling a camping trailer. Dad loved car/trailer camping.
            It finally bit the dust in the mid-80s, when some idiot ran a red light and hit it. Fortunately, Mom was OK.

          • Courser

            My best friend’s family moved back to CA after high school, so they gave us their 63 Ford Galaxy because it’d never pass CA emissions. It was a freakin’ tank. Perfect car for kids in high school and college. It had like, zero, power. I’d say it’d go 0-60 in about 5 minutes. It’d get there, but it took awhile.

          • Jamoche

            My college car was a 77 Grand Prix. I never pushed the limits of the 0-60 time, but when an idiot from another college in a classic VW Beetle did the “let’s race” dance on the freeway and wouldn’t give up, it took 5 minutes for him to catch up after I left him in my dust.

          • Courser

            OMG, why did he even *try*! We had a few of those beetles from time to time and most of ’em were lucky to even *make* 50 mph!

          • Jamoche

            Half the Southwest Conference went home for the weekends on the same freeway. Rivalry and testosterone – I was a girl in a gray mom car :)

          • Querolous

            A bit older here. Mine was a ’63 Olds. Never met a gas station it didn’t like.

          • cat cafe

            Haha! Vivid picture–I can just picture you chugging along!

          • Old Man Yells at Cloud

            Green for me but with the wood paneling! And it had black vinyl seats so in the summer you couldn’t wear shorts without getting severe burns.

        • Courser

          Christ, we had one of those back in the 70’s. My dad would never tell us where he got it, but it smelled *reaaaallll* funky if you let it sit in the sun with the windows rolled up. Us kids suspected some old guy died in it. At least it made a good story.

        • idiotboy

          THE BEST. Sitting in the fold up rear facing seats no seat belt, making rude gestures at everyone and pumping fist for truckers.
          Then, a few years later, driving down the 101 blind drunk, no seat belt throwing up out the window (mostly), sparks off the back bumper as I dragged it against the 360 degree on ramp guardrail.
          Four barreled 302 under the hood
          Am amazed daily that I still breathe.

          • Me not sure

            Cruisin’ in yer 5.0, babeee!

          • Old Man Yells at Cloud

            Ahh, the memories… I’m environmentally conscience now, but feel sorry for today’s high school kids who’s car memories will be of a Prius.

        • cat cafe

          My highschool boyfriend’s mother’s car! Let me tell you that “cargo” area got a LOT of activity!

        • Me not sure

          Ahhh… the old Family Truckster.

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          There are times when I do miss my old boulevard-barge.

    • Rick Hill

      …and then shut it down

    • Anna Rompage

      Jesus fucking chist….

      Ebell said that the Endangered Species Act unfairly infringes on land owner’s property

      Ebell has been among the vocal opponents of the Clean Power Plan developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell argues that the plan is harmful to the economy and illegal.

      In September 2016, Scientific American quoted Ebell’s urge versus the US Senate to debate the merits of Paris and express a vote against the agreement.

      Ebell worked as part of a team to make regulating the tobacco industry “politically unpalatable”, in 2011, as part of its “Control Abuse of Power”

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      I feel that lead in paint has been grossly slandered. Bring back the lead!

      • Mayor_Mayor_Mayor

        These new fangled paints just don’t taste the same.

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          How is it fair that Donna Rose grows up without the chance to nibble on lead paint chips? UNFAIR!

      • Duke

        We need leaded gas and no ethanol!

    • nightmoth

      Well, Reagan did it first-that guy who said no point in saving the earth cause Jeebus was gonna give us a new one. MAYBE the earth will survive this. I’m reading a lot of Robinson Jeffers these days.

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        The Earth is a large ball of iron and rock and, with the exception of the hypothesized Theia impact, has survived being hit with many asteroids with little effect on the planet itself. It will continue to orbit the sun for another several billion years until the sun swells up to engulf the planet. Until then, the planet will continue to do just fine. The myriad of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and prions that inhabit it are another story.

    • cat cafe

      It’s really simple, see. Just pick the absolute worsest most absurd heinous possible person for each job and then they’re the ones Trump will pick! Because it is not only Trumpland, it is Opposite Land! See? FUN!
      I had a friend who worked for the EPA under Reagan. Easiest job he ever had! (It was not the easiest job he ever had. He almost wept when Clinton was finally elected.) He was talking to someone in Reagan’s Justice Dept, who actually said to him one day, “for God’s sake, just because ONE guy in a wheelchair comes along every TWO MONTHS or whatever, they want RAMPS EVERYWHERE, it’s RIDICULOUS.”

      • cmd

        So someone posted on FB about an alternate universe where the election results were different. Didn’t have teh heart to read.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Perverts are people too!

      • zerosumgame0005

        I would prefer an Agnew Day for Pence!

  • chascates

    I hope there’s an end to the typical circular firing squad and all Democrats get united and fired up like a rocket.

  • nightmoth

    OMG—that little smirk on smirky Paul Ryan’s face—hit him with the stick, Nancy, hit him with the stick!!! Gawd, I hate smirkers, reminds me of George W. every time!

    • NastySnarkOff

      I was just thinking that I miss W. Really, wouldn’t you rather have him than Drumpf?

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        I’d rather have a burnt turd covered in rat hair, than Donald J. Trump, for president. I think the “J” stands for jackass or jagoff.

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          How would you tell the difference between “a burnt turd covered in rat hair” and Lil’Donnie?

          • Vagenda and Tiara

            Fair question.

      • Blackest Noobs

        i let my android oil-cry itself to sleep over the fact Mittens shouldve ran…damn you Mittens, damn you to hell.

      • cmd

        I don’t miss him but he’s not as awful as Trump. Plus he got a rescue dog on Election Day, who seems to get along with his cats. The fact that he has cats is even surprising. There are rumors that Trump might have dog but I bet even if he does they are not close.

        • BosGrl

          He was not an awful human being, like Trump. But he was an awful president. He tanked our economy and ruined people’s lives. I wonder how it would have gone had he not had Cheney. But my therapist says speculating is bad for me…

          • Old Man Yells at Cloud

            Its an interesting exercise to run the thought experiment where when Cheney picked himself for VP, Shrub had laughed in his face and fired him on the spot as he should have done and then picked … you fill in the blank and then run the experiment.

      • SayItWithWookies

        I’d vote meteor.

        • Cranky Man

          After watching “Into the Inferno”, I switched my affiliation from Asteroid/comet, to Super volcano/ river of lava.

  • Duke

    Needed someone new and angrier.

  • BMW

    As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain, I take a look at my wife and realize she’s very plain. But that’s just perfect for an Amish like me, you know we shun fancy things like electricity.

    • Nounverb911

      And therefore commenting?

      • Msgr_Moment

        You see anybody commenting in here?

    • DT

      At four thirty in the mornin’ I’m milkin’ cows, Jedediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows.

      • HazooToo

        And I’ve been milkin’ and plowin’ so long that

        Even Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone

        • Master Contrail Program

          I’m a man of the land. I’m in to discipline.

          Got a bible in my hand and a beard on my chin.

          So when I finish my chores and you finish thine, then tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1699.

          • DT

            We’ve been spending most our lives livin’ in an Amish Paradise, there’s no cops or traffic lights living in an Amish Paridise.

    • phoenix00

      Melania says what?

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        Malaria says “Get Moose and Squirrel”.

    • LadyLaz

      We all need more weird al in our lives.

  • Nounverb911
    • Msgr_Moment

      My sources tell me that instead, Trump will hang a black velvet painting of Jeebus giving Vladimir Vladimirovich a hummer while Putin wipes his ass with the Declaration of Independence. It’s yoooooge art. Classy art.

      • nastymagyar

        I’ve seen that movie. The cover was better than the contents.

    • nastymagyar

      Is that a McNaughton?

      • Courser

        Yupper! Right up there with Jeebus handing down the Constitution to whomever it was.

    • cmd

      Maybe if there is a nasty gilt frame to go with it.

    • BosGrl

      I can’t with this shit.

    • SayItWithWookies

      A: No, Trump will hang a McNaughton of Obama trampling the Constitution. It’ll occupy a place of pride next to his replica of the Spear of Destiny.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      No painting will hang in the Whitehouse unless its of Lil’Donnie.

    • LadyLaz

      I can’t. I just want to cuss.

  • Blackest Noobs

    I think it’s time for new blood for leadership.
    Nancy is great and all but we NEED changes….MAJOR CHANGES.

    • When your quarter back is aged, but still can make a play, you don’t bench him for the rookie until AFTER he’s trained that rookie.
      Sportsball metaphor for the evening.

      • Blackest Noobs

        eh? im sorry but that’s a sorry excuse to keep on someone who isn’t helping. they pulled Tony Romo and Romo knew he needed to be pulled….the idea of doing the same thing and expecting a different result is kinda ridiculous.

        and honestly what have we got to lose? it couldn’t be any worse than their situation is now….heck even when they were in POWER they were pretty lackluster and spineless.

        i’m done with the the quarterback who can’t throw the sportsball anymore….time for change.

        and hell the change might do nothing too….but at the very least we can move on and evolve….maybe.

        but it’s Democrats….so probably not.

    • Monty Market

      California loves us some Nancy, not to mention WEED to go along with all-Dem statewide office holders, pristine coastline, 5th largest economy, etc. We should lead the nation out of the desperation.

  • Nounverb911

    The trumpanzees are inundating Amazon with bad reviews of Megyn Kelly’s new book.

    https://twitter.com/latimes/status/799038123363762176

    • BosGrl

      Because of course they are. Uppity female with her opinions and stuff.

    • cmd

      Oh, lordy, does this mean we have to buy it or submit positive reviews?

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Nah, you don’t have to buy it, but dammit, it means we have to think nice things about her for a minute, again.

        Stoopid Trumpanzees.

      • DT

        Just hit the Five Star

      • Begin Anew Day

        Just stand back and hold their coats (over your concealed knife gripped firmly in your hand).

      • Me not sure

        No. Just stand back and let them tear each other apart.

    • Reality Kills

      How can they comment about if they don’t know how to read?

      • wavicles

        blind trust

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Zing!

    • TX Taco Truck Brigade

      Is this America being Great yet?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      They can’t handle the truth.

    • LadyLaz

      Makes me want to read the book.

      • Michael Loraine

        Buy it, maybe. Read it? Probably not.

  • in the name of the moon

    wtf everyone knows if you want a pony you vote for Vermin Supreme. It’s in his platform for globs sake.

  • Reality Kills

    I think they are going on move and she is not going to be picked again as minority leader.

    • zerosumgame0005

      English maybe?

  • Begin Anew Day

    Big upticks for Military hardware and private prison providers.

    Recent gains in minority demographics wiped out as whole generation of 18-30 year olds find themselves drafted for New Crusade in Asia Minor.

    Bible sales are up.

    Crom Deliver Us!

    • Odd Jørgensen

      Bible sales are up.

      Whole lot of idjits poring over it looking for prophecy about Trump probly.

      Scribe of God: and the last days shall be heralded by Trump/Pence. . .
      God: No no no, trumpets
      SoG: That`s what I said, Trump/Pence
      G: Fuck it, they`ll know what it means.

  • cosmiccowgirl

    “I voted for Obama twice but he didn’t snap his fingers and give me a pony, so let’s pick Hitler instead!” So perfectly summarizes this election.

    • LadyLaz

      YES YES YES

  • DahBoner

    My, what a big opium pipe you have there Nancy.

    It’s pre-loaded, Paul. Take a hit.

    Don’t mind if I do, it’s gonna be a long four years.

    http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/26/2696/U7SUD00Z/posters/george-lacks-customer-smoking-opium-in-an-opium-den.jpg

  • Marion in Savannah

    Oh, just fucking kill me now. The headline on the lead article in this morning’s NYT:

    “Democrats May Try Surprising Strategy: Align With Trump.”

    Now where did I leave that gallon of gin…

    • Rick Hill

      Of course, the best way to manipulate trump is to make him think he’s the bestest in the world and it’s all his own idea to do something. Hire Stern as a consultant

      • Marion in Savannah

        That’s optimistic. I’m of the opinion what what will happen is that they’ll wind up making Casper Milquetoast look like a strongman.

    • blondeiq

      Marion? Marion? You there? We need to go buy more gin. Remember? One of us has to sober up and drive.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Okay, I’ll get the gin. Luckily there’s a liquor store within walking/crawling distance..

        • blondeiq

          Plymouth, if they have it. I’ll kick in the difference. *hic*

  • Zyxomma

    I was wondering about the origin of the red wasps. Now I know.

  • Bill Slider

    I don’t know. Maybe it’s time to really
    shake up the House Democrats. For example, don’t waste that political action figure, Rep Keith Ellison, by sending him to the DNC. Make him of the Midwest, Minnesota, the new House Democratic Leader. Stop rinse and repeat after the Democrats have just been bulldozed by Trumpence. Try and engage some of those 100 million eligible voters who didn’t bother. Excite the younger Democratic voters with more than the Roman Catholic grandmother from posh Marin county, CA. Give them a liberal, younger, Muslim. Watch the Nation of Israel realize we are not their ATM machine. Place Michelle Obama at the DNC. She could make a hugh impact there.

  • Michael Loraine

    Democrats don’t think “who would motivate voters?”, they think “whose turn is it?”. That’s how we got Hillary rather than Bernie. And if Nancy Pelosi’s turn is over, then it’s Steny Fucking Hoyer’s turn. That’s why we have Chuck Schumer now in the Senate, rather than Elizabeth Warren. And when Schumer’s turn is over, we’ll have to wait for Dick Durbin to have his turn. I’m not going to live that long. There will never be another sunny day for America in my lifetime. I have abandoned all hope.

    • mfp

      i hereby donate all of my alotted upfists for this^^…forever…

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