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Earlier today, President Barack Obama did his final news conference of his entire presidency. (He left by explaining to that idiot Trump how press freedom works in a functioning fucking democracy, because that is where America is as a nation.)

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Yesterday, it was First Lady Michelle Obama’s 53rd birthday! We had a nice open thread for you, where we looked at pictures of her being badass, and we said happy birthday and reflected on how she’s been the best first lady in the history of U.S. America, and made a vow that we will never say happy birthday to either First Lady Melania Trump or First Lady Ivanka Trump, because PFFFFFFFFFFFFT is why.

As we write this, Barack and Michelle Obama will be residents of the White House for, oh, 43 MORE HOURS, and it’s OK if you are sad, because we are sad too and we’ll just cry together. And if you need help crying, hey, here is a video of Michelle Obama walking through the White House one last time with her dogs:

Was that really Michelle Obama’s VERY FINAL WALK through? Meh, probably not, but it makes for a nice video.

Anyway, this is your open thread, where you may cry or laugh or poke each other in the be-hinds, like you are so apt to do. And if you are too sad, just remember that Donald Trump will probably do a video next week of his first puss-grabbing spree through the White House, which will be OH GOD WE JUST MADE YOU SADDER, OUR BAD.

Anyway. OPEN THREAD!

Here are some puppies, so you can smile:

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  • Mary Sandoras

    It’s sakki time! I spent sometime with the infowarriors today. The stupid is deep there.

    • Yr. Gma

      Why do you feel the need to punish yourself?

      • shivaskeeper

        It helps to know what stupidity is coming over the horizon sometimes.

      • Mary Sandoras

        I was following up on the Roger Stone story and ended up there. I actually had fun messing with them. I was offered a free toaster if I would just leave.

        • Yr. Gma

          Did it make toast with pictures of Jesus on it?

          • Mary Sandoras

            No, just Alex Jones.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I want one that makes Cylon toast.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          I would hesitate to accept a toaster from them. You just know it would burn all the toast, leave huge piles of crumbs, and expect you to clean up.

          • Mary Sandoras

            It probably would have been tainted with baloneyium, also, too.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Rofl!

    • mancityRed6

      I looked at that oathkeeper’s site. Such a wall of text. You can tell they get paid by the word and not the syllable.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      You really should be kinder to yourself.

    • BosGrl

      You are brave!

  • WomanInTheResistance

    I will so miss having a first lady who I respect.

    • Mary Sandoras

      Ditto.

    • Yr. Gma

      But hey, we get a two-fer on this one, Melon and/or Ivankakaka. If Melon has any control over her life, she’s stay hidden in NYC and keep the boy out of the line of fire.

      • Thiazin Red

        Which I could kind of respect if that didn’t involve screwing over everyone in NYC.

  • Vecchioivan

    Needs more puppies.

  • Treg Brown

    There aren’t enough puppy or kitten pictures in the world to get passed this.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08c5c267dbcf0e88d053d1612c0347d2d180655b603663cc061b25fe6a8c5864.jpg

    • NotReallyHere

      I sort of hate to upvote this, but that was literally the first thing I said (cried?) when I found out Trump won the election.

  • Blanche Beecham

    I’m not crine, you’re crine.

  • WiscoJoe

    Has anyone watched “Barry” or “Southside With You”? I want to do a double feature, but not sure I can handle it at the moment. I might save it for sometime in the near future when I need a reminder that good things used to exist.

    • Dylan Black

      Saw Southside With You in the theater, its a good little movie, my only complaint is it left me wanting more. Haven’t tried Barry yet.

  • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

    In adhering to the tradition of keeping a domesticated animal for companionship in the WH, Donald is torn between Penthouse mags 2010 or 2012 Pet of the Year.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    I am looking forward to more nakie pics of Morani. At least the few that remain after Putty went out and had his agents try to buy them all up.

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    We’re going to need a lot more puppies

    • sw19bender
      • Mary Sandoras

        My hubby calls them the girls.

    • WiscoJoe

      Trump will be the first prez since ____ to not have a dog. He’s probably afraid a dog would pee on the bed.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Which would be ironic, to say the least.

      • Doug Langley

        Lassie would have a heart attack from constantly rescuing him.

        • WiscoJoe

          What’s that, Lassie? Donny fell down a Russian hooker’s golden well?

    • WomanInTheResistance
      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Awww!

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Yeah, he’s pretty cute. And I really must do some housework one of these days.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            I clean when I’m grieving. Especially the liquor cabinet.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I knew you were my long lost sibling! Cheers!

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Bottoms up! I’ll be thinking of all us wonkers in the streets at the Sister March on Saturday!

            My sign says, “HUMAN RIGHTS NOT TWITTER FIGHTS!”

          • WomanInTheResistance

            We shall not be moved!

            Sorry. Heard a lot of Pete Seeger growing up.

            And I shall be a peacekeeper, so I don’t know if I can carry a sign.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            I’ve always envied his FBI file.

            I’m marching with the Freedom from Religion Foundation folks here in Madison, the police are always great, so peacekeepers aren’t usually a necessity. When we occupied the Capitol in 2011 we had cleaning crews though…

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I can’t imagine that things will get rough here. And my cheerful demeanor will surely keep everybody calm.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Nothing diffuses angry people quicker than a big smile and an offer of hot chocolate, or pizza. Just keep some in your pocket ;-)

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I tend to wear roomy clothes. But hot chocolate might be that step too far.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I’m so glad we’ve got the Bikers For Trump to protect things in case you gals get rowdy.

            Property Rights Over Human Rights!

    • Nounverb911
      • Vecchioivan

        I’ve heard of biker bitches, but this . . . .

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee
      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        I bet they’re sloppy kissers!

        • JustDon’tSayPeePee

          Oh, you’ve met them? Because those two love every single living being on the planet, and are eager to demonstrate their love.

          Best foster failure ever!

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Not a failure! Kizmet :-)

          • JustDon’tSayPeePee

            Maybe you didn’t know: at our SPCA “foster failure” is defined as “adopting the critters you were supposed to only be fostering, then let someone ELSE adopt.” Best kind of failure there is!

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Disqus is borked as usual. We volunteer at a local shelter and can totally predict the future foster failures…the love at first hug gives it away every time :-)

          • JustDon’tSayPeePee

            These two were fosters 8 and 9, so we held out for a while. Recently, they helped foster a behavioral case – he was afraid of everything. They showed him how to be a dog: people can be persuaded to rub bellies, other dogs can be fun, not every single unfamiliar thing is a bad thing, peeing outside is what grown-up dogs do, etc. That was cool to watch!

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Truly, that’s awesome! You’ve saved a lot of lives! The best kind of lives are the furry kind, IMHO. Plus you get all the kisses :-) Our two elderly dogs passed in the last couple years, not ready to adopt yet, but I love walking the shelter dogs… sure that one of them will come home with me sooner or later.

          • JustDon’tSayPeePee

            I hear ya. It took me a couple years to quit missing our old hound. Fostering turned out to be a good way to test-drive dogs.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            My problem is that once you slobber out the passenger window of my car you’re pretty much family. In fact, that’s how I got Mr. Hontas!

          • Celtic_Gnome

            The Combined Charitable Campaign at work featured a lot of animal charities you could set up for payroll deductions. That worked out well for me. People are just the worst.

            Is my customer service background showing?

    • House0fTheBlueLights
    • willi0000000

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d089b6f9865bae5e98bf74fa91d95eaab5ce7969de5742dc00c0acf6046c3020.jpg here’s my Mum with Happy . . . i miss them both.

      [ her more than him ]

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Countdown to Trumpeteers bithc9ing about how “Undignified” it is for her to have dogs running loose in the White House: in 5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . .

    • Yr. Gma

      As opposed to housebroken hookers?

      • willi0000000

        if the hookers were housebroken, why did they pee the bed?

        • Yr. Gma

          Good point.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      If Trump was throwing rocks at the neighbors’ baby at four, I don’t think they had a lot of pets at their house, or at least pets that lasted long.

  • Nounverb911
    • Mary Sandoras

      That dog is an internet sensation. I think he is the “guilty” dog. Looking for the video now to confirm.

    • Doug Langley

      If he can be trained to fetch beer, I’ll take him.

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      happiness is a warm bun.

      • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

        True. tee hee hee

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Well darn you. I should eat healthy but this is making me think about the fantastic hot dog stand just one short block away from my house.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    This made me smile a little: the totally adorable and I don’t even do adorable Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend went to a slumber party as a KFC bucket and a piece of chicken. Which is vaguely adorably risqué, if you think about it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d9e4959d70ef22ec2ff96d3028aa540bd3a16be2f49586f74d0ce9b4b5c6029.png

  • Jenny

    Meeeeeeh. Impending doom.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    My life feels like the Night Vale episode title “Things Fall Apart” on repeat forever. My sister just told me my dad is dropping hints she should move out which means as soon as she graduates high school he’ll find an excuse to kick her out. Future Mr. Cats and I are discussing how to save money for her now because she’ll be out around the same time I’ll (hopefully) be entering college. Once I’m there we can give her a lot more but she’ll probably need some sort of deposit and food…

    • Jenny

      Can you help my 33 year old brother move out too??

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I think he needs supernatural help. Seriously, I’m really worried that bad things will happen over there. My dad is crazy and a creep and my sister is barely 18 with a baby, trying to finish high school. I don’t know if my dad is just staunchly conservative or consciously evil.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Why not both? And have you been able to keep getting her food? And is there somebody you can call on for help?

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Yeah, probably. She got the gift card today. If she needs more, she knows she can ask. She doesn’t live near any of our old friends. We’re talking about helping her open a bank account so it’ll be easier to transfer funds. When this happened to me, I was already going to Job Corps so I just stayed in a motel for several weeks. I’m afraid of that (or worse) happening to her with her tiny baby.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I’m sure your friends are willing to help, but I was more thinking along the lines of social workers, or local women’s shelters. You are a good person who is doing her best, but sometimes it’s a good thing to reach out. And there is only so much one person can do.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            The backwaters of Colorado doesn’t really have a safety net. That’s why I’m freaking out for her.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I can imagine. And of course I know nothing about the specifics of you and your sisters situation. But do you know anybody in the UCC (a super liberal church), or in a relatively lefty group? They may not be able to help directly, but they may know people who can. Yeah, its rediculous that the burden is on you, but with luck, others may be able to help.

  • Tallmutha
  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Mom and Dad,

    I know I’m on my own now. You’ve been role models of the audacity of hope and strength in the face of nearly impossible odds. I know you’ll still be out there, but I’ll miss sitting around the dinner table with you every night. Thanks for being awesome.

    Love, your Itt

  • Nounverb911
    • calliecallie

      If that dog were red and blue he’d be a canine representation of that Republican map of which districts voted for Trump. That big blot that is his ear must be the west coast.

  • Thiazin Red

    Man I finally saw Jurassic World ans it was just as misogynist as people said it was. I mean, its amazing how far from the original the treatment of female characters fell. In the first movie you had Ellie and Lex, but in this one you have the evil career woman who MUST BE PUNISHED until she learns that settling for an obnoxious tool and having his babies it what she really wants. Her obnoxious nephews, one of whom was a gross perv, choose the man over her despite seeing her save his life and not seeing him do anything heroic.

    Then there is the PA who has the cruel protracted death scene, which no male character has. If one of the computer people had to be the hero, it could have been the woman, but no.

    I was actively rooting for the dinosaur lady alliance to kill all humans by the end. But of course, even lady raptors must bend to the will of men, even if those men keep them in a cage.

    • WiscoJoe

      But she run real good in heels!

      • Prada’s new stiletto trainers! Keeps your calves in their sexiest form while you work on keeping the rest of you sexy!

      • HazooToo

        Apparently, she asked her character, and the Boss Lady said “Are you kidding me? I need those heels more than I need to not be eviscerated and devoured alive!”

    • I kept waiting for her to realize that, oh, I don’t know, that she was the boss and at the very least could give that douchebag a harsh memo from HR about sexual harassment. But, no.

      Another telling thing about how the whole mess came to be: the director was quoted before the film’s release as being reticent to take on a Jurassic Park movie, because of the tremendous pressure to do the franchise justice. But, he said, the script was just so good he couldn’t refuse. Then, when I sat down to watch it, I noticed that he had a freaking screenwriter credit! In his world, all men probably feel just as entitled to stroke their own egos at everyone else’s expense as he does. . .

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And, of course, a man with a big gun comes in and takes everything over. Of course, might makes right is a pretty Jurassic period credo.

        • Which is to say nothing about the concept of weaponized velociraptors. “Hey, let’s send kazillion dollar genetically engineered meatbags to take on people with machine guns in war zones! This idea is so awesome, it can’t possibly be stupid beyond all belief!”

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      The only point to that movie was to watch the dinos eat stuff

      • WotsAllThisThen

        I kept hoping Rocket and Groot would show up, but no.

  • Treg Brown
    • Suttree

      Ok, I would have those dogs.

  • SayItWithWookies

    So — how long after the inauguration do the Russian hookers show up at the White House? They’ve got a lot of work to do.

    • kfunk937

      People are saying that “soft sensuality” is code-speak for “pole-dancer motorcade”, like that guy’s funeral. Maybe the Russians are supplying the talent.

      • hyperzombie
        • kfunk937

          :D
          So . . . Braille it is.

          • Mister Atoz

            Hi, K! You mentioned “correlation does not equal causation” the other day and it reminded me of this website. You may already be familiar with it but, if not, you might get a kick out of it and it may even come in handy:

            Spurious Correlations

          • kfunk937

            Yeah, I love that site. I used four user-defined examples from the interactive setup there to show positive and inverse correlations that were nonetheless spurious. Great fun! Who knew that cheese consumption correlated with so much? LOL. I’ve got Vigen’s book on my wish list, too.

            Nice to hear from you . . . How’s by you lately? I hope all is well, an’ all manner o’ things wi’ be well.

          • Mister Atoz

            I’m hanging in there, thanks for asking, and I hope that all is well with you.

            What cracks me up most about that site is that I have a suspicion that The Daily Mail bases a lot of its stories on such correlations without having a clue that they’re spurious. I used to have some of the more ridiculous examples bookmarked but, alas, they were lost when my operating system crashed a while back. Things along the line of “tall people have better sex.” I, for one, know THAT’S not always true. I’ll just leave it at that.

          • kfunk937

            Maybe it’s a secret plot by the Onion and Spud?

            All cats are grey in the dark, darlin’. Horizontally equivalent, too.
            ;D

          • Celtic_Gnome

            As Lazarus Long said, “Everyone’s the same height lying down.”

          • kfunk937

            Points for recognising the Heinlein ref. :)

            I really loved that character, ever since I started at one end of the library’s Heinlein shelf and inhaled them all sequentially. It’s funny to me now, re-reading them and noting the big-L libertarian themes that flew right over my noggin as a kid. Still well-crafted story telling, though.

  • SammyDEEEEEE

    I was not prepared for that number to be given in hours.

    Not. Prepared.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I’ve been telling myself it was two weeks away for the last three weeks.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      IKR?
      That was like being hit with a sledge hammer.

  • Creepoman

    May I suggest Bo and Sunny leave a wet surprise on the master bed on Friday at, oh, 11:58 am or so. I hear the new tenant will appreciate the gesture.

  • Lulu Mac
  • Nounverb911
    • TundraGrifter

      Why is she touring one of Saddam Insane’s palaces?

      • Nounverb911

        They moved it to Trump Tower.

        • TundraGrifter

          Like William Randolph Hurst buying those European monasteries and moving them to California? There was a restaurant in San Francisco furnished with rooms he’d bought and didn’t use. They were just in storage. There are rumors other rooms are still out there…

    • Treg Brown

      Is that a little baby chandelier suspended from the carriage??

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      There is no way Cheeto Benito’s residence doesn’t look like urine intentionally.

    • efoveks

      The first time this was posted I thought it was a joke. And it was funny. Then I realized it was not a joke. And it was even funnier.

      How is that possible?!?!?!?!??

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Well here’s the problem as I see it.

    • Suttree

      I have a handle of booze and 3/4 a pack of smokes. Problems, problems.

  • Treg Brown
  • gullywompr

    Riding the DC metro home tonight. A woman travelling alone smiled and asked how to get around town. Was she here for the Woman’s March? No, for Trump. Oh have fun.

    Second smiling woman travelling alone all chatty and excited about her first time in the nation’s capital. Here for the Woman’s March? “Oh, when is that?” Goddammit!

    Fuck me blue…

    • WiscoJoe

      I don’t want to sound “elitist” (ah, fuck it), but just a hunch: people there for the march have probably visited DC before this weekend.

      • HazooToo

        Probably. But I hope there are tons of newbies.

        • efoveks

          Fresh Blood (wrings hands in anticipation)..

    • Jan_in_the_pan

      Four full charter buses of nasty women from Athens, Oh will be rolling up on Independence Ave first thing Sat. Morning. So don’t worry, we’ll be seeing you on the metro soon :)

    • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

      Did you send her to Anacostia?

  • Martini Ambassador

    I will miss the Obamas so much. And the Bidens too.

    Speaking of, The Onion did a look back:
    http://www.theonion.com/interactive/biden/2012/1
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dcd53c61915ce2a0bfd99d86a21a444ba7bab79dd8325d6d97fba57b1323d2d1.jpg

    I think they are going to miss Uncle Joe most of all.

  • WiscoJoe

    Remember when the biggest outrage in the world was that the First Lady showed off her bare arms in public?

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      What else were they going to scandalize the Obamas for? They are perfect.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Which only goes to show that only certain people are allowed to take advantage of the Very Important Vital Right to Bare Arms.

  • Crystalclear12

    If you need me I’ll be on a river in Egypt.

    Thanks.

    • proudgrampa

      I’ll be on a mountain top in Alaska.

      What? Mount DENALI ?!?

      Never mind.

  • Nounverb911
  • calliecallie

    All good things must come to an end. I just wish what comes next didn’t have to be so awful.

    • Tallmutha

      It’s all part of the great cycle of life.

      The LAST part.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    There is not one honest person in Donnie’s entire cabinet

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/politics/mick-mulvaney-taxes.html?_r=0

    • Martini Ambassador

      He likes toadies at his own moral level. And mostly a similar intellectual level too.

      • artem1s

        Twitler is moat smarter than all of them. narcissists need to feel like the smartest person in the room. think about that for awhile. ffs

  • Nounverb911
  • Treg Brown
    • boyblue123

      Thought that was Marco Rubio at first glance until I realized it was LeBron’s coach in Miami

  • Doug Langley

    Well, I FINALLY had the last interview with the place. I think it went pretty well, but one never knows. Now biting my nails until the verdict is in.

    • Crossing the things for you!

      • Doug Langley

        Never cross the streams.

    • efoveks

      Biting mine in solidarity.!

    • BosGrl

      Good luck, Doug!!

    • LucindathePook

      Thoughts and prayers (TM) with you.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Sending positive vibes D!

      • Doug Langley

        Hmm, was wondering why I was smelling tacos.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          if i get hungry tonight, I’ll post the picadillo TX mom made…if not tongiht, tomorrow.

          It’s great stuff.

    • artem1s

      good luck! hope health care benefits are in your future!

      • Doug Langley

        If this goes through, I’ll get paid a hefty 1099, which means I can afford any damn plan I want. Once it goes to perm (oh please, oh please), they’ll take the pay down slightly for a W2 and give me bennies.

  • Shan

    Are we having Disqus notification problems again?

    • I certainly am.

    • Nounverb911

      When aren’t we?

    • Treg Brown

      Yup. I’m having to refresh to see new comments.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      it’s majorly borked

    • Rick Hill

      Story about Russian interference(Rebecca’s)…discuss problems. Coincidence?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        It’s that 400 lb guy acting up again…

      • Shan

        Mighty suspicious….

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      “again” or “still”?

    • proudgrampa

      disqus has, at the least, lost its ability to count…

  • Nounverb911
    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      Boing! Boing! Boing!

    • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

      That is amazing!

  • Martini Ambassador
    • efoveks

      Except I think I would change “Blonde-Haired” to “Bad-Haired”

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Are there any moths with large genitals?

      • Martini Ambassador

        That seems like something you could get in trouble Googling trying to find out.

        • Markuserektus

          That’s like asking someone if they’d ever smelled moth balls.
          How did you manage to spread their tiny legs?

  • WiscoJoe

    So I was watching “How to be Single” the other night (don’t shame me), and during the opening credits the name “Steven Mnuchin” popped up with an Executive Producer credit. That is never going to get any less jarring.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Is that the one with the 50 shades of grey woman? I think I watched about 30 seconds of it before surfing away…

      • WiscoJoe

        Yeah, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson’s daughter. I couldn’t sleep. It was entertaining enough until I finally dozed off. But goddammit, all I wanted to do was watch a simple escapist rom-com and then the fucking opening credits put me back into a state of panic. This is not going to get any easier.

  • CraigSchultz

    What do,they do with the White House dogs? Can they take them with them or do they kill them so the next president can choose his own dogs?

    • efoveks

      Why? Are you looking to fill the opening? ;)

    • Yr. Gma

      Seriously?

    • BosGrl

      Can you even imagine being Trump’s dog?

      • ltmcdies

        Isn’t that what fluff on his head is?

      • Markuserektus

        There’s evidence that Donnie has never had a pet of any kind.

        • BosGrl

          You actually have to have empathy and be able to care about another living thing to keep a pet, so I’m sure you’re right.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Ummmm….no. just no.

  • Ryan Denniston

    It only seems fair that if Trump went on tour after the election that Obama should go on tour as well. Call it the Farewell America tour. And he could do whatever he wants. He could give a good speech from the past, have a town, even a press conference! He doesn’t have to talk about current events either, he could be coy when answering…

    REPORTER: Sir, would you care to comment about President Trump’s recently announced plan to erect a border wall between the US and Mexico?

    OBAMA: “Well, I’m not going to talk about the President’s decisions when he was just sworn in. You know, I hear a lot of this in commentary and on the news. ‘Oh, Trump made a bad call on TrumpCare.’ ‘TrumpTrain breaks down too often between Washington and New York.’ ‘TrumpTaxcut was too small.’ ‘Bad product rollout for TrumpNutz.’

    And you know I hear people say ‘Obama would have made a better call, A… Completely different call.’ And I even hear people say that it’s true. But I think that what people are missing is that the American people have spoken. The President won a majority of the Electoral College.

    And I think it’s incumbent on all of us to uh. Give the President a change and to be patient because, um. They’re his decisions, uh. To make!

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I think we should adopt the formulation “the electoral college has spoken.” Possibly in conjunction with Jim Crow.

  • Nounverb911

    In other DC news, the city is emptying out.
    https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/821783427435397123

    • WiscoJoe

      Just for fun (it’s all I have) I did a Google search for available hotel rooms in DC for this Thursday-Saturday. There’s still plenty of rooms available, within walking distance from the National Mall. Prices have actually dropped since I checked last week.

      • Little Lulu ResistanceFighter

        At the Trump Hotel reservations for rooms have a two-hour minimum.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      According to Trump, the dresses have all fled town too.

    • shaar dula

      nobody can get any fancy dresses and gowns, coz there’s nobody in town to sell them or anyone to buy them?

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      we used to do this in miami beach around music festival and spring break time…those who can afford it get the hell out of town.

      The rest of us stock up on booze and food and spend a week indoors.

  • shaar dula

    is that why his eyes are not on what he is writing, but instead has 80s pornstar gaze at the camera like every fake writing actor ever in the history fake writing?

    #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/S701FdTCQu— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2017

    • WotsAllThisThen

      He’s trying to figure out how to spell “presidented”

      • artem1s

        edumacated nucular deciderer ah how I miss those days. :P

    • Count Awesome

      That must be why his speeches never make any sense.

    • shaar dula

      why does he need a winter house? They don’t have heating in DC? he’s a fucking New Yorker for crying out loud. Buy a coat, live in DC. ain’t nobody paying no taxes for your indulgences. Nobody’s got money to pay presidential residence of the season.

      • BosGrl

        Oh there’s money, as soon as Medicare and Medicaid are cancelled. Then the caviar can flow!

    • mancityRed6

      I’m looking at that and thinking Madame Tussaud’s is ready for after Friday.
      Oh, wait, they are:
      http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/18/trumps-hair-a-challenge-for-madame-tussauds-sculptors/21657806/

    • “The Winter White House”?

      Wait. What? And let me guess, he’s going to charge the taxpayers for his room while he’s there, isn’t he?

    • Count Awesome

      He’s busy writing a fake speech about fake news.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        He’s busy writing a tweet about a fake speech about fake news.

    • Rick Hill

      Looks like Lloyd Bridges in an Airplane rejected scene. Holding it that way because it’s blank, right donnie?

      • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

        “Looks like I picked the wrong day to give up Russian pee hookers!”

    • Ryan Denniston

      And he’s a shitty manager. Dude, DELEGATE!

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Those wall tiles look awful muzlemy to me.

    • sw19bender
    • Yr. Gma

      Yes, everyone holds the pad up in the air at a weird angle while writing. And this dump is the first non-leftie Prez in a good while.

      • shaar dula

        gma I love you for noticing that. i use a lot of paper (both sides), never in 35 years of using paper have i done that. never.

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      Yeah, and we all hold the pad in the air when we write, right?

      • Markuserektus

        It’s a sekrit…

    • Markuserektus
    • Celtic_Gnome

      It’s also why he’s holding the pad up at an angle like everyone does so you can’t see the paper’s blank.

  • We are definitely going to need moar puppies:

    http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/emmyboo1992_2006/puppy.gif

    • Mary Sandoras

      I’m drinking and that’s giving me the spinners.

    • Markuserektus

      I’m guessin’ “no regrets?”

  • Nounverb911

    Major league off topic:
    The new class of HOF members has been announced:

    https://twitter.com/MLB/status/821855698518757376

  • sw19bender

    Okay time to break Disqus:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUDVMiITOU

    You’re welcome!

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Too late. It’s already broken.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    A Russian journalist repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama’s final press briefing on Wednesday afternoon, according to reporters in the room… he had yelled questions to the President with little success…“I think it would have been only fair given that President Obama and the White House in general have engaged in relentless Russia-bashing for weeks,” Sitov wrote.

    World’s smallest balalaika is playing just for you, asshole.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBD4vboKfkE

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/russia-question-obama-press-briefing

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Russians are really feeling their oats this year, aren’t they?

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      I just got a chance to to watch this and it’s funny as hell.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      I wish to Hell Obama had pointed at him and said “No you don’t get a question; you’re fake news! Disgusting!”

  • Nounverb911
    • mancityRed6

      they need a safe space.

      • sw19bender

        to pee?

        • mancityRed6

          do you think he’s going to let them do that on his beds?

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Have you seen that furniture? They’d dissolve.

          • mancityRed6

            I’ve seen what liquid does to particle board, it isn’t pretty.

        • Picabo

          Yes.

    • Vincent Ricola

      “Media is not allowed in this week in respect of the privacy of our guests”

      Guess we know where the Russian envoys are going to be staying during the festivities.

      • Nounverb911

        They move into the White House friday afternoon.

        • Rick Hill

          That’s why trump’s first day of doing everything is going to be Monday. He has his house guests to attend to.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        and yet by all accounts their guests will be respected by an unprecedented level of privacy for a DC hotel during the inauguration.

      • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

        They don’t want us to see how empty it will be.

    • Yr. Gma

      Send me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…well, don’t actually.

    • Strange. Even though he has NO control over the company at all, anymore? WEIRD!

    • Markuserektus

      So, will tRump transfer the lease on this joint when he comes to work bright and early on the 23rd?

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      maybe some restaurant critic got some bad salmon and lived to talk about it.

  • Even those little Golden Retrievers in the window are sad to see Michelle and Barack go.

  • Count Awesome

    For those that do attend the inauguration will they have to sign a binding confidentiality agreement on what they see and hear?

    • Nounverb911

      “Quoting me, is lying about me.”
      –DJT

  • Nounverb911
  • Electric Ukulele Land

    Just remember, whatever the do, whatever they throw at us, no matter how miserable they make us, they cannot take away the fact that for a brief shining moment, this was our first lady.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Eight great years.

    • snark-lurker

      and we can rub it in on orange fuckgutter again n again

  • Tucker Carlson interviews performance artist:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSm5dzaephk

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Apparently Fox’s chyrons can see into the future.

    • Carpe Vagenda
      • Ωbjectifier

        grit eatin’,
        scum suckin’,
        boot lickin’,
        drop kickin’,
        gut grindin’,
        nail bitin’,
        glue sniffin’,
        scab pickin’,
        butt scratchin’,
        egg hatchin’,
        sleezy,
        smelly,
        pepper bellied,
        dirty, lousy, rotten, stinkin’, freak.
        Nothing but a pencil neck geek.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          You know, I’m not super proud of us as a commonweal just now, but I have to say, I’m tickled that he got so little play when he tried to cointelpro liberals into violence that he had to cosplay a violent liberal on Tucker.

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      Peyton Manning, Assange and Snowden? And Tuck keeps on plodding along.

  • WiscoJoe

    Fun! Looks like the KKK has already arrived in DC.

    (EDIT: It’s just a protest using KKK imagery to mock Trump. OPTICS, PEOPLE!)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2fKPbcW8AAOuB3.jpg

    (Don’t quote me on this. Someone just posted this photo on Twitter. I can’t verify its accuracy. I don’t want to be taken in by fake news like some common President-Elect.)

  • AngryKatie

    Was it a mistake to watch all of the Mad Max movies back to back over the weekend?

    Nah, I think, as I look at the Honda Fit and wonder whether the sun roof will accommodate a gun turret.

    • Jennifer R

      Did you see Fury Road too? Well worth Slogging through Beyond Thunderdome.

      • shivaskeeper

        The best of the bunch. Road Warrior is a close second though.

      • AngryKatie

        Fury Road is fantastic, but I freely admit to liking Thunderdome.

        It’s probably the one I’m most prone to quoting. My husband long ago conceded that I run Barter Town in the vain hope that admitting it would make me less prone to yelling about it.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      My Subaru Forrester would instinctively recoil.

    • Thiazin Red

      I only saw the first one relatively recently, and it was kind of surprising how pretty much okay society was. By the time we get to Thunderdome, it seems like its been hundreds of years, not like five, since the fall of civilization. Then by Fury Road its been long enough that the Pacific Ocean has dried up and many generations of people with different new cultures have grown up.

      • AngryKatie

        I used to think that too. But after the last year, I fully believe 10 years could go from “huh, some of these bikers seem to be especially violent” to “holy shit, does that truck have a guy with a flame thrower/guitar on the roof?”

  • Suse

    Guys – you don’t need to refresh the page. Just “sort by newest.” Pass it on.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      I forgot that. Thanks again.

    • proudgrampa

      Sssshhhh. Don’t give away all the secrets!

    • Suttree

      That is what my default setting is!

  • sw19bender
    • shaar dula

      i love onomatopoeia. i call the Swiffer duster the pom-pom push-push. i will start using pushy-sucky, although i should be calling it woosh woosh.

      • Suse

        The Swiffer is one of the best inventions ever!

        • shaar dula

          i swear.

      • You could call it what the dog calls it, which is “MONSTER!!!1! ATTACK!!11! BARKBARKBARKBARK!” It’s a bit of a mouthful, though.

        http://barkpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Dog-vacuum-4.gif

        • shaar dula

          unfortunately, we cant have dogs at home. missus was bit by her family dog in childhood, so she has developed kind of a fear. but she also remembers better times a lot. so we have lot of stuffed dogs. her fav is called bow-bow.

          my mom adopted a street hound. he would eat at our home, sleep/guard at night. but during summers he would slouch at the door while we played on the streets. we called him vicky.

    • Jennifer R

      Obligatory your mother had it first.

    • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

      Because a cheerleader from high school already claimed that name.

  • shaar dula

    somebody has all the makings of a male version of Imelda Marcos.

  • proudgrampa

    Nope. Even the puppies didn’t help. *sniff*

  • Nounverb911
    • mackafritz

      Trump can read?

    • ltmcdies

      not really a huge surprise to anyone

    • Carpe Vagenda

      which is convenient, since that’s apparently what he’s capable of reading.

    • Count Awesome

      So he’ll get all of his briefings as cartoons.

      • Suttree

        Will a woman and a stripper pole, be able to impart the proper knowledge, within interpretive dance?

        • Count Awesome

          Only if there is pee involved.

    • Suse

      I truly believe he can’t read. He’s likely dyslexic, at the very least.

      • shivaskeeper

        I have dyslexic friends. None of them try to hide it. In fact most of them make jokes about it. None of them use twitter either because they can’t speak to it to post. Parsing what the voice recognition stuff posts for them can be interesting.

        He’s just functionality illiterate. He’s the reason we need signs with icons instead of words. He can read, but sees no point to it. If it’s not a bullet point it’s probably to complicated.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        Did you hear about the dyslexic atheist?

        He didn’t believe in dogs.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      That’s comforting. I would imagine President is one of those jobs where “knowing stuff” and “learning things” isn’t critical.

      • sw19bender

        I preferred the original series in 2000-8

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          At least Bush pretended to read books.

    • shaar dula

      ever since trump said he had all the big words, I’ve been waiting. all i have seen since is his big mouth. I’ve heard not one smart word, forget complete sentences or coherent vision statements.

    • therblig

      he and his supporters wear their ignorance proudly, don’t they?

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn
  • Picabo

    “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

  • Nounverb911

    Why trump was pissed at NBC this morning:

    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/821705456146124802

    • Count Awesome

      Trump will be in favor of recycling very soon.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I wonder how long it’s going to take them to realize that Trump’s voters, while they feel strongly about domestic jobs in the abstract, leave Thanksgiving dinner to buy cheap imported goods.

      • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

        How long until people realize that Trump’s voters weren’t worried about the economy at all. #racism

    • Rick Hill

      I think he’s going to get more pissed as this goes on. The constant hate directed at him, his failure to be a small fraction of the class act the Prez is…it’ll all add up. wait till there’s an actual crisis, as well

      • WomanInTheResistance

        That’s when I’m heading for the shelter, personally.

        • Résistance Land Shark

          Can I bring my kittehs? They don’t take up much room, and are warm at night!

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Do they play well with small, yet serious, cute dogs?

          • Résistance Land Shark

            One of them is a big, black neutered tom weighing in at a svelte 18 lbs. He’s just a big boy … but your dogs would totally control him. The other …. the Ms. … piss and vinegar, that one. Very accepting, however.

    • Thiazin Red

      Then maybe the press should report them as such, because people read the Trump saves jobs stories, but not the clarifications days later that he didn’t.

    • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

      Good.

  • Nounverb911

    Trump speech twat was photographed at Mar-a-Lago’s reception desk!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56efed7b029ad4269af2c3492fe4ed6123c9903e6fbf8b5d364ff5d391be70a9.png

    • jowgajen

      Propaganda, yay?

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      LOL Probably doesn’t even own a desk in the living quarters. Work? At Mar-a-Lago? Pfft. That’s for losers. And immigrants.

      • BosGrl

        But he definitely has a dressing table to hold his bobby pins and Aqua Net.

        (Edit: Just so I’m not misunderstood, that was a dig at his vanity, nothing else)

    • Rick Hill

      The only world class thing about trump is what a schlub he is.,

    • BosGrl

      I just can’t with this asshole.

    • Suttree

      What a pathetic POS. The unfortunate part, is that his followers will think he was sitting on his throne in his castle.

  • proudgrampa
    • BosGrl

      That is me every day :(

  • BosGrl

    Flagged and blocked.

    • Suse

      Ditto!

    • shivaskeeper

      Yup. Same.

  • Disqus is making me sad. Not as sad as i’ll be on friday afternoon, but pretty sad

    • Suse

      Keep hitting “sort by newest” and it will all be good.

      • But mom! I don’t wanna!

        • WomanInTheResistance

          It works. It really does.

          • I know. But like just bein’ able to find awesome funtime non-comments

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Me too. Because we need all the good things. But annoying as it is, it really is damn near the definition of a “first world problem”. And we actually always do have each other.

    • snark-lurker

      yabut the low low low attendance is gonna be pure gold on teh dRumpster

  • msanthropesmr

    So the ladees in my office, who I have never thought of as particularly political, are all going up to the march. And guess what? In virginia, anyway, many of the buses are fully booked, and one of the ladies had to go 40 miles to catch a bus!

    • Go your office mates! My coworkers all think i’m nuts

    • Suse

      I’m still deciding if I’m going to the Oakland march. I hope my sciatica will be on-existent that day.

      • BosGrl

        Sciatica sucks. Sorry you have that :(.

    • ViveLaPeésistance

      I got a call today from a complete stranger, a nice lady who got our number from our neighbor who knew we were marching. The nice lady wanted to know if we could meet up and march together because she doesn’t know anyone locally. So that’s at least 3 marchers in St Augustine! We are stoked!

  • Count Awesome

    You’re sheet must have shrunk in the wash and now fits your tiny brain perfectly.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • Nounverb911

      AND WHERE’S HIS FLAG PIN!

      • jowgajen

        IS IT ON THE SUIT THAT FITS?

        • Jennifer R

          Well you see, he was out at a storage unit auction, and ended up winning a unit of rejected men’s warehouse budget suits. He didn’t get rich by having more fashion sense than me.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I think part of Trump failing at pretending to be from Manhattan is that he continually mistakes not putting your business on the street for not believing in anything.

      • data_ninja

        And the red tie symbolizes his ties to the Reds!

        Well, that and probably his tax returns.

    • msanthropesmr

      WInter White House? Is that the kind of white you can wear after labor day?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        which will hereinafter be held on May 1st.

      • ViveLaPeésistance

        It’s South Florida. There is no concept of white after labor day.

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      from Hannah Jane P – Draw me like one of your French girls.

    • Markuserektus

      Everything’s a prop.

    • tehbaddr

      Does this look Presedental? I think this looks good, bigly, great!

    • BrendaKay

      LOL – but wait – he says he’s at the “Winter White House”… is that where he’ll be “working” from next Monday???

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Yeah, because it’s what, an arctic 60 degrees in DC? Trust me: me, the gentle walrus, and Donald Trump are built for colder weater than this.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Hey! Come on, guys! At least he isn’t using a knife and fork.

    • ViveLaPeésistance

      Ugliest bathroom tile ever.

  • sw19bender

    I will pray for you.

  • WomanInTheResistance

    Yeah, I may have posted this once or twice. *glares in a steely-eyed, totally not crying fashion* Want to make something of it?

    https://youtu.be/ln3wAdRAim4

  • Picabo
  • Vienna Woods

    Flagged and blocked for being a racist shitgibbon. Fuck off.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Your monitor is calibrated really badly. Your candidate is more orange than that. And his hair’s not nearly as attractive.

  • data_ninja
    • BosGrl

      I get chills just looking at this but Drumpf’s inauguration is scarier than Eurus and Moriarty.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Moriarty was intelligent at least. He’d line his own pockets, sure, but he wouldn’t threaten to use nukes.

    • Count Awesome

      I’m waiting to see if the stock markets go “holy shit, this is actually happening” and tank.

      • data_ninja

        Monday will be the real teller.

        • BosGrl

          Geez, most of us will already be working like Betty White. Could we at least retain some of what we’ve managed to save?

        • Markuserektus

          Donnie’s first day on the job!

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I pulled the maximum out of my 401k just so I could put it back in at the bottom of the market if the worst happens.

      • SayItWithWookies

        They’ll go up for about a year, maybe eighteen months. Then — as is typical of deregulated economies — boom. Barring, that is, a major terrorist attack or other catastrophe, which I already think is going to happen before a crash would happen.

        • Count Awesome

          Trump being president is a catastrophe of extraordinary magnitude.

      • ViveLaPeésistance

        Time will tell. Bankers I know are strutting as some of their stock prices are still up but every serious analyst report I’ve read predicts the longer range impact of deregulation and the inevitable bad behavior will depress stocks. I moved my entire 401(k) balance (what little was left after 2008) to a stable money market fund the day after the election.

  • WomanInTheResistance

    My goodness, what an unappealing human being you are. Kindly go fuck off.

  • data_ninja
  • CogitoErgoBibo

    41 is probably one foot in the No-Trump-Land and still that orange jackass makes it all about himself. “Look at meeeee! Preznit a wrote me a LETTER!”
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/821844875268255744

    • Jennifer R

      Both Barbara and HW separately went in to hospital care today.

      • jowgajen

        HW had pneumonia, which can be catching, so I think they have Barbara under observation in case of that. HW is in the ICU, which could be normal procedure for a 95 yo man after whatever procedure they did to open his airways. Or it could be one foot in No-Trump-Land. I guess we will see.

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          Babs was coughing and had “fatigue.” Could certainly be the beginning of the pneumonia which 41 had.

        • Jennifer R

          She was put in with dizziness and faintness.

      • ltmcdies

        I wish them both the best. Unlikely to have voted for 41 (if I had been American) but he appears overall to be a decent man who didn’t blow the world up

        • BosGrl

          I think he kind of mellowed through the ’90s. Didn’t like him at all in the ’80s.

          • ltmcdies

            and he didn’t inflict weird paintings of his toes or his dog on the public….soo….that’s good

        • yyyaz

          Never forget “carping little liberal Democrats,” his idjit sons and the gangrenous party he supported right to where we are today.

    • The Wanderer

      GHWB was a combat pilot. Trump isn’t worthy to breathe the same air.

    • Yr. Gma

      “Gimme a ticket for an areoplane…”

  • Parakeetist

    I has a sad.

  • shaar dula

    up yours.

  • Nounverb911
    • The Wanderer

      DeVos is A Idiot.

      • OrG

        A dangerous,rich Idiot.

      • yyyaz

        Maybe even Teh Idiot.

        • Edith Prickly

          Teh One Idiot To Rule Them All

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
  • Résistance Land Shark

    SCORES: 2, 1, 1, 2, 2.

    Only a 2 from the Russian judge! Sad! Weak!

  • Ωbjectifier
    • The Wanderer

      Rural inbreds!

  • shaar dula

    all you could do with your circumstances and assumed and real privileges is be an ignorant bigot? how pathetic and lazy are you?

  • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

    “(T)his is your open thread, where you may cry or laugh or poke each other in the be-hinds, like you are so apt to do.”

    http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/34894634.jpg

    • Ωbjectifier

      Is that a horn on your head or are you just happy?

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        It depends. Are you objectifying me, handsome?

        • Ωbjectifier

          Why yes, I am! I treat objects like women, man.

  • WomanInTheResistance

    And here’s a number for you to enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/HPXHRX8Q2hs

  • The Wanderer
  • Kakariki
  • Picabo

    Just a thought. If Mike Royko were alive today, he may be working at Teen Vogue. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b77459d8b0417a9671374e347a2134942d7cb160aff533c69aa39be9f11fafcd.jpg

  • Nounverb911
    • OrG

      Cheaters stick together.

  • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

    Bamz in his presser says the press should not be sycophants.
    Donald agree’s, I’m a germophobe and don’t like sick people.

    • yyyaz

      Putrump told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that he was “not a germophobe.”

      • Shibusa

        Thank gawd urine is sterile.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • BosGrl

      But personal and warm. :)

    • Lesser Tiffany

      This is oddly sweet

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Bill and Bush 1 apparently became friends at some point.

        • Picabo

          Yes they did.

      • BadKitty904

        It’s how adults act. We haven’t seen much of that lately.

    • Picabo

      If memory serves me correctly, G. H. W. Bush served in WW II as a pilot and had to bail out of his airplane. After his presidency he jumped with the Golden Knights. As a fellow skydiver, he is my brother in the air. Blue Skies! And soft landings.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        And his grandpa, Senator Bush, was not a fan of coming in against Germany since he had major investments there, but to give him credit after Pearl Harbor HW joined up.

    • MΩebym

      “Wild socks”

      Love you, Hillz.

  • Panika MCD

    you know how I tell people not to promote bad bills by talking about them when we’re not in a special session? here’s how most of this stuff works itself out in TX:

    “@SpeakerStraus calls #BathroomBill bad for attracting new business at #TAB biz conf. ‘It’s about sending the right msg’ @TPRNews #txlege”

    remember, the big bad TX HB 2 abortion law needed a special session to pass, just like the butthurt bathroom NC HB 2 law did. all the attention during special sessions, none during regular sessions. just pay attention to the budget because TX Sen. Fi. Chair Nelson had to put piss testing TANF recipients in the senate version of the budget to keep her chairwomanship.

    • yyyaz

      Fuck ’em all, with pointy votes.

    • HazooToo

      I am extra stupid today, nothing makes sense. Could you please explain this in a more idiot-friendly way?

      • Panika MCD

        the TX Speaker of the House said bathroom bills are stupid, bad for business and he ain’t got no time for ’em. people were wigging out about State Sen. Konni Burton’s (R – Can’t Count) bathroom bill a month or so ago and I was all, “NEGLECT IT TO DEATH! FOCUS ON THE BUDGET!”

        • HazooToo

          Thank you. That helped lots.

  • sosuume
    • yyyaz

      Beautiful.

      • shaar dula

        ok. i cant hold it anymore. this is really beautiful.

    • Bill D. Burger
      • yyyaz

        Dude! This makes my non-comment look like I’m referencing this, this *head explodes*

    • BadKitty904

      Gotdammit, do y’all mind if I get through ONE day this week without tears?!?1?

    • this is gorgeous thank you!

  • ltmcdies

    How fucking stupid are people….really

    http://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/1/18/14300952/donald-trump-vote-regret

    I read through this, seething at every sentence, spitting at the screen with the “I didn’t like Hillary…whaaaah” wondering…do you clods never ever listen to anyone. The author states she has some chronic illness (pre exisiting conditions, don cha know)….that the Obamacare premiums were too high because her husband made too much money…I’m not sure how that works….but fair point.

    So she pissed but do you think she had the brains to ask any GOPer or Trump himself what exactly they were replacing Obamacare with….no …of course not…because Donald was offering greatness and unicorns…have a hat.

    I tell yah….hats off to Wonketeers with Trump voting relatives …especially any who voice thoughts like these.
    Honestly..I would break something.

    • BosGrl

      Am I not understanding this correctly or are the people with the higher ACA premiums in states where the governor did not accept Medicaid expansion?

      • ltmcdies

        possibly…I may try to read the article again and see if it makes more sense.

      • That’s my understanding…and experience.

      • Shibusa

        Also in states where GOP governors refused to set up exchanges.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      “Saw who he really is…” Did she vote for him without watching one of his campaign rallies ever??? Or the debates? Or his idiotic TV show?

    • jowgajen

      When Obamacare first came into effect, I was excited to get what I thought would be financial help with my costly medicine and treatments. But when I signed up, my premium came back at an astronomical price, more than my monthly mortgage payment. This happened because I had to declare my husband’s salary as part of our household income, which put me in an earning bracket too high to qualify for any financial assistance. My husband works for a small business, and while he gets paid fairly, his company does not offer spousal insurance. I’m left with a premium of $893, so high that I can no longer afford the cost of my medicines and treatments on top of the monthly premiums. I wish I could opt out completely, but the penalty for not signing up is much too great.

      I call bullshit. For one, great her mortgage is less than $893 a month and her family makes enough money not to qualify for subsidies. My family did qualify when we made $60k a year combined but does not qualify above $80k a year combined. That means she is bringing home at least $3600 in post tax income a month, which would imply that she either can afford $893 + < $893 for healthcare and housing, or she is fucking lying somewhere.

      For two, $893 is about what a person I know pays per month for Platinum class policy on the exchange. It's also the market rate off of the exchange, we shopped around. So that amount is about right if she is middle aged with particular doctors and wants a low deductible. She can of course pay less if she's willing to accept an HMO. Her medications and treatments are all part of her annual out of pocket max, which she should budget in, as she can assume to always pay that amount each year. As does the anonymous person I mentioned, they pay about 18k a year in out of pocket medical expenses. Which sucks, but it's tax deductible if you make less than 200k, and it's not utterly unmanageable if you make more than 80k a year and pay a mortgage of less than $893 as the lady above mentioned she does.

      Also leave fucking Texas, or wherever, or tell your goddam governor to stop sacrificing your health and financial well-being over a fucking Ayn Rand book he read in college.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Can I also say something? Hillary Clinton said these were exactly the people she wanted to help. She wanted to fix Obamacare because she herself said some people fell through the cracks. In the debate. Mentioned it twice (or more). Did she not watch? Not only that, but she was willing to throw other people over because she wanted a lower insurance payment. Other disabled people (with things like autism), unborn babbies with zika, all the unborn babies, born babies (Donnie doesn’t believe in vaccines, or probably child support, or childcare, or any safety net), children, everyone of color, women, LGBTQ+, the poor, EVERYONE who doesn’t have it pretty good, like she does. I have ZERO sympathy. Absolutely none. I’m done.

        • yyyaz

          Can I buy you a drink?

      • suziq

        Their stories never really pan out when explored. When the ACA first went through and I was a small business owner there was some trade publication that had a story supposedly from a small business owner who was whining about it being bad for small businesses because it was too expensive and what if he had to close down because Obamacare Bad! I sent them an email right then and said if you are really a small business you are exempt so that is false right off the bat. Then I said that in fact it saved me money because my employees that were not in the union were able to get reasonable health care on their own so I raised their pay and made them get their own instead of providing insurance through work. I saved money, they got to pick what they wanted. Course I provided really good insurance in the good old days when we were profitable. They did ask me some follow up questions but I don’t know if they printed it because I didn’t see it and they never said anything else. ALSO too-yes, insurance goes up every damn year no matter what. Get used to it.

  • Lesser Tiffany

    Don’t leave us Obamas please

    • BosGrl

      hahahaha your alias – love it

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      you share the sentiments of 6 out of 10 peeps according to today’s poll.
      not bad for a family dragged thru the mud for 8 yrs.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    I thought all you rainbow and unicorn loving folk would like this:

    A #UnicornLatte is made with blue green algae, lemon, ginger, honey and coconut milk. Most of these colorful creations are from a coffee shop called The End in Brooklyn, New York, but maybe if you ask nicely… your local barista can whip you up something similar. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a9ab6191796c14e629843b307a92789b2649486c121d6e46703a1776b275abe.png

    http://cheezburger.com/1388805/unicorn-lattes-are-a-thing-now-and-they-look-like-theyd-taste-absolutely-magical

    • BosGrl

      Beautiful, but can it be done with real coffee, blue Slushie and red dye #5?

      • Shan

        I would use flavored Magic Markers.

    • HazooToo

      It’s beautiful, but it sounds absolutely disgusting.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        Yeah, I tuned out right at the aglae part…

        • HazooToo

          I got butter coffee for christmas. It’s weird. It’s really weird. Open the packet, and you get an oozy, partially congealed mess. But then you add your hot water and it’s so warm and velvety and rich and it feels so good like a hug for your stomach! So maybe weird blue green algae would be fine, but… why would anyone use that in the first place?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            as somebody who drinks instant coffee and loves fast food…I have absolutely no idea.

          • BosGrl

            I’m not eating leftover gingerbread cookies from the freezer, YOU ARE!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            mmm, gingerbread cookies.
            ; )
            The TX mom made picadillo today, but I’m not ready to dive in quite yet.

          • Count Awesome

            Supposedly it also helps “time release” the caffaine so instead of getting it all at once it’s absorbed slower.

          • Thiazin Red

            Fuck that! I drink coffee and want my caffeine now!

          • HazooToo

            Not sure if it does that or not, but it is definitely much creamier! Just you really, really need to drink it before it gets cold, or weird things happen to it. Still recommend.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      My local barristas would have more pride. Portland, you know.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m happy if they can draw a harp on top of my Guinness.

    • “Your local barista can whip you up something similar.”

      Uh, yeah. If they just happen to have blue green algae, ginger coconut milk and the star-shaped rainbow sprinkles you failed to mention. It’s called a coffee shop. If you want a freakin’ candy bar, hit the Chevron up the street.

      (Full disclosure: ex-barista who never liked getting yelled at for not instantly recognizing some random name like “Leprechaun Mocha” and not having all the necessary ingredients on hand to make it. “No, I do NOT have Irish Cream flavored coffee creamer! GO AWAY!)

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      You have got to be shitting me, Tex.

      Here’s what real unicorns drink:

      http://sports-glutton.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Weihenstephaner-Korbinian-Doppelbock-Review-7909.jpg

      • The Wanderer

        Hell to the yesth.

      • yyyaz

        I find your ideas interesting and would like to buy you a drink.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        hefferweizen libelz!

        (When I worked in a bar i was taught it has its own glass and has to be poured VERY specifically in order not to overflow the glass and/or waste any).

        • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

          Oh, they make a good hefeweizen, too! Most of the bottles we have for home brewing are Weihenstephaner empties!

    • ViveLaPeésistance

      Here in NoFla if I went looking for a barista I would be shot. Sounds like an illeagle.

      • PUAAN Pussy Has Clawz

        i’m in NoFla also, too. was thinking about organizing a wonker meet up sometime, somewhere?

  • The Wanderer

    Aw, aren’t you clever. We keep bright young folks like around to feed the Pantomime Horse.

  • Vecchioivan
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      love David Futrelle.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      They really should try typing this shit out then reading it aloud before posting. Maybe if they could hear how stupid they sound . . .

      • yyyaz

        Maybe if All they could hear how stupid is how awesome they sound. To themselves. In their moms’ basements.

      • mancityRed6

        self realization also brings a healthy dose of empathy.
        these people are low grade sociopaths.

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      As a White Man Who Works and Pays Taxes, I invite those nazi idiots to Go Fuck Themselves.

      • BosGrl

        As a fat, angry feminist I agree.

        • ViveLaPeésistance

          Me too. And I’m sure I pay more in taxes than 10 of those pathetic little twerps combined.

    • Shibusa

      It’s funny (in a bizarre WTF way) but the comments are deeply disturbing.

    • mancityRed6

      From one of the comments:
      “The only people you don’t ever see among the late night freaks are the working White Men who actually pay taxes.”
      Yeah, ’cause second or third shift doesn’t exist.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
    • ViveLaPeésistance

      This made me laugh so hard I nearly peed myself. Can I say that here?

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Only if you are Russian.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        As long as you don’t use the S word.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        check out the rest of hteir channel – I watch their walking dead ones at least once a week or so. They do other popular shows, but hte joke is somehow less funny cause i’ve never seen game of thrones or hunger games.

        The ted cruz one his fucking’ great, if you’ve never seen it.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v75wCTMZoSY

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Have you guys seen a picture of Snowden recently? I think he is regretting many life choices.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Aww, diddums widdle wacist Economic Insecurity your undeepants?

  • Bill D. Burger

    Cheeto Mussolini already has his slogan for 2020: “Keep America Great”! And he wants to register it.
    [Trump then called for his lawyer.
    “Will you trademark and register, if you would, if you like it — I think I like it, right? Do this: ‘Keep America Great,’ with an exclamation point,” Trump said.]
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/314750-trump-coins-2020-slogan-keep-america-great

    However, it was already taken, first by a Superpac opposing him and(wait for it)___in “The Purge”___perhaps a vision of what Trumpland would be like on a daily basis, huh? Americans violently preying on each other wholesale and encouraged by the government.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/QyLVUTzXGSAzC/giphy.gif

    • yyyaz

      All we will have left is art, and that will be cave paintings.

    • mancityRed6

      I bought that movie for a little over $2 at the goodwill before xmas, I still haven’t watched it yet.

    • BadKitty904

      Why, what is he planning on doing in 2020?

      • Don’t most people on 20/20 tell Barbra Walters what kind of tree they would be and why?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Hindsight.

    • “That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. ” –Donald J. Trump

      “Well, it worked for me.” –Sulla

      • Msgr_MΩment

        We’ll cross that Rubicon when we get to it.

    • handyhippie65

      yea, if we go full on purge, the conservaturds are in trouble. they are the biggest targets, after all.

  • Vecchioivan
    • shaar dula

      whatta happy marriage of lyrics and emotion in voice & music.

  • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

    I’m off to go exercise so I can be healthy enough to walk to work when we run out of oil in Trump’s America. If this country makes it through this drama, we will be stronger for it. #resist

    • BosGrl

      Maybe the Cubans can teach us how to make do when we can’t afford imported anything.

      • yyyaz

        Keep in mind they have actual health care for all and a real education system for the youngs. We are well and truly fucked.

      • Suttree

        My skillz in blacksmithing, fabrication, and mechanics will make me loved by all! I will accept chickens, booze, and tobacco in trade. :)

        • JustDon’tSayPeePee

          Uh-oh. All I have is kale and Swiss chard.
          Oh wait – and homebrew!

          • Suttree

            That all works!

        • Shan

          I can play piano but nobody would give me chickens for it.

          • Suttree

            We will all share in our beautiful post-apocalyptic hellhole! Trust me, a pianist will be needed. I just found this. Apparently people find these old stones in Thailand that have been dated to thousands of years ago. I’ll look it up later, just listen to the song!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uScac-N2jk

          • Shan

            That’s so neat! I have an upright as well as an electric so at least when we go dark I’ll have SOMETHING to do. For chickens, booze and smokes.

        • handyhippie65

          mine too. but i’ll swap the baccy fer weed. plus i got carpentry, and gardening going fer me as well.

          • Suttree

            We will rule the apocalypse!!! hahahahhahaha. Eh, or help everyone out. Post nuclear rules are everyone has to brew or distill! Or not, we should share.

          • handyhippie65

            being helpful is the best hedge against being voted off the island. i even made a gizmo for making my own charcoal for my forge. not as hot as coal, but it’s carbon from this century.

        • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

          I got beer brewing, woodworking, and some sewing.

          • Suttree

            We should start a craftsman’s guild!

      • puredog

        we can’t have nice imported thingz no more?

        • BosGrl

          Well, there will be imported things but not for us!

      • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

        And overcome racism while building an efficient health care system? I’ll take that.

  • Suse
    • BosGrl

      Freedom of Information Act will be eliminated on Day Two.

      • Suttree

        That will be sometime in mid-march I believe.

        • BosGrl

          Day Two for Drumpf will be sometime in mid-March.

      • Suse

        That’s what I fear.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        and as a former journamalist, that shit is flawed to begin with (at least the TX version of hte law). It’s easy to fuck with us on it.
        FWIW, never forget the FOIA is not just for journalists, it’s for the public and constituents too.

        FL used to have an (alleged) robust system, but I never used it.

    • Yr. Gma

      Well, if this keeps up, I guess we’ll find out what Justice Roberts really thinks of the constitution.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Like any purebred Republikaner, he thinks the Bill of Rights is #2.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Jeff Gannon libelz!

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      And in 30 days Keith will be broadcasting from an undisclosed bunker in upstate NY

    • Vecchioivan

      No rant like a Keith rant.

    • Let’s Make A Deal Libelz!!1!1!!1

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • puredog

      and now go fuck yourself.
      /s/ the electorate

  • OrG

    Is it okay to take alka-seltzer plus night formula in the afternoon?

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Yes.

    • BosGrl

      Yes, if you want to fall asleep.

    • Suse

      Sure – just don’t operate any heavy equipment.

      • BadKitty904

        Leave the combine-harvester in the driveway.

      • OrG

        Non-commenting on Wonkette okay?

        • Suse

          Non-comment away!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Heavy machinery? I thought they said homosexuality.
        (Stolen from Princess Leia, PBUH)

    • shaar dula

      sorry for being uncle prude. only if you have symptoms worthy of Alka-Seltzer.

  • Nounverb911
    • BosGrl

      Perfect size for his presidential library.

      • BadKitty904

        The car in the driveway could hold that, easy.

      • OrG

        Too big.His presidential library will be a smart phone.

        • Thumb drive of nothing but twitter hashtags.

        • MΩebym

          Anyone will be able to download his presidential library. It will be released as an archive of his tweets.

      • handyhippie65

        an empty cat food can is too big for a trump library.

    • Suse

      Drump said he wanted to buy it a couple of months ago. Probably can’t afford it.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Back when he had to urinate on his bed by himself?

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Good place for a parking lot.

    • HazooToo

      Rent it out to a lovely gay black couple.

  • BosGrl

    Argh, it would be faster to see new posts if they came by carrier pigeon.

    • Suse

      I told you how to fix!

      • BosGrl

        Yes, I’m doing “sort by newest” but doing it every 3 seconds is annoying. I’m lazy.

        • Suse

          True. Didn’t mean to be rude and/or bossy.

          • Shan

            That’s “no-nonsense leadership skills”, Missy!

          • BosGrl

            LOL! <3

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          aye, it is annoying and I’m lazy too.

          I’m seeing that a person is typing, but the new post never pops up.

          You never know what you have till it’s gone!

          • WomanInTheResistance

            There’s only so much scrolling down that is amusing.

        • shaar dula

          ok. incredible urge to adjust my old man glasses on, and descend into when i was your age, we used to blah blah, yackity yack yack speech.

          • BosGrl

            I’m 50. 50 and lazy.

          • shaar dula

            no you are not. you just pulling my leg. i don’t believe your for a minute.

          • BosGrl

            About the 50 or the lazy? True story: I am BOTH!

          • shivaskeeper

            We had to send letters. By mail. With stamps. And wait for a reply. Up hill. In the snow. With bears and wolves.

          • ViveLaPeésistance

            Up hill both ways…

      • WomanInTheResistance

        It fixes to a point. You can’t see what the new posts are. But thank you again.

  • Nounverb911
    • Suse

      lmao!

    • shaar dula

      rofl!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  • Courser

    Evan, you slay me. Really. …or poke each other in the be-hinds, like you are so apt to do.

    It’s just so… coy. I made me giggle, so it’s all good.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      all good news.

  • Nounverb911

    Alec Baldwin found this gem from 2014 and retweeted it

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/516382177798680576

    • BosGrl

      hahahahahahahahahaha

    • shaar dula

      don’t know about you senor grande presidente, but the rest of us were all born from consensual coitus of our creators. you perhaps were were born of the will of virgin Mary’s mother herself.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      By fucked up, he means “not rich”.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Where should my outrage/disgust/disquietude start? The ableism? The temperament? The language (specifically, “losers”)? I know, I know, “All of them, Katie.” But how do I begin? My brain has completely shut down and I missed at least two things of great concern.

    • MΩebym

      Of course you would know, Trump.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Love and affection, because they’re his base.

  • Résistance Land Shark

    Gotta love the Daily Mail …. Which shoes give you a perky posterior?

    According to them: Kitten Heels.

  • handyhippie65

    michelle has more class, and grace than the whole trump clan.

    • Résistance Land Shark

      Mrs Obama is a class act. A pooper scooper has more class than the whole Trümp klan.

      • handyhippie65

        too true.

  • puredog

    Does someone need to be poked in the behind? Because — depending — I could be willing and ready to serve. I am a patriot, after all.

  • Tallmutha

    As far as I can determine from the furious, spittle-flecked raging of my wife, the New York Times has a big story about one of the more pressing issues of the day: “Anti-abortion feminists.”

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Quit trying to make anti-abortion feminists happen, cause it’s not going to happen.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Just like TERFs were swiftly kicked out, as soon as they showed up.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      The NYT is a terrible newspaper, run by terrible people.

    • Scrofula

      Someone needs to explain to folks that you can be against something, and not forbid it for everyone.
      Like I am passionately against ketchup on hotdogs. But we don’t need laws to abolish it and take concession stands with it.

      • Vecchioivan

        Splitter!

      • Suttree

        People who use yellow mustard should be shipped to Antarctica. Maybe it’s tasty on penguins?

        • Scrofula

          BLASPHEMER!! All shall worship FRENCHIE’S, goddammit!

      • HEATHEN!

        • Scrofula

          And proud.

    • BadKitty904

      Didn’t the New York Times used to be a newspaper, back in the day?

    • OrG

      NYT,if you’re trying to make my head explode it’s not going to work.And also too fuck off.

    • Tallmutha

      I’m not going to read it, because NY Times, but according to Jezebel:

      “The Times piece masquerades as an ostensibly neutral entry into the debate, written in that familiar story frame where two sides with little-to-no philosophical middle-ground are presented as equally relevant, both with, in this case, just claims to the label ‘feminist.'”

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “Onion Headline Accidentally Appears in N.Y. Times – Editors Mystified”

      Story is that they are going to pass on the D.C. march. Both of them.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Still feeling grumbly about Assange and his little lickspittle troll minions that showed up to defend him. He’s been revealed to be a self-dealing shitbag of the first rank, but I’ve always hated him, even when he was something of a darling of the left. The idea of greater transparency in government is essentially a good one, but this whole kum-ba-ya notion of a world of complete openness is so tragically naive as to be infantile. Yes, we have some dark history as a country and we’ve done our share of dirty dealing, but anyone who thinks there aren’t far worse actors out there who would take information that-by necessity-is kept secret and use it for extremely nefarious and deadly ends is an idiot or worse. Good or bad, that is the reality of the human/nation state beast. Assange does what he does because he hates this fucking country. I am well aware of much of what was and is wrong with America, but also of what is right with it. But it’s my country, and I’m always going to defend it against creepy fucking losers like Assange, Trump, and Putin.

    • yyyaz

      Ramen.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      And bless you for it. Oh, and fuck those sad little trolls with a rusty chainsaw of votes.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Was it “Ross”? What a nasty little prick. And, of course, poke him a few times, and the racism/anti-semitism reveals itself.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          I blocked it pretty early on. Though I did see it responded to me. And yes, I’m curious. Having an obviously female posting name can get interesting.

    • Suttree

      My immediate reaction to wikileaks was due to that helicopter video. I was shocked and appalled and glad that it came out. After that it leaked the NSA spying. Both of those I appreciated. After that it just seemed to get muddled with bullshit, and I became indifferent.

      • shivaskeeper

        I appreciate the NSA spying leak as well. Can I ask why you were glad the video came out though? I can understand the shocked and appalled part but why glad?

        You off course don’t owe me an answer.

        • Suttree

          It came right after the Bush administration. And I was looking for something.

          • shivaskeeper

            Ok.

      • Shibusa

        Check out ‘Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam’ by Nick Turse. It’s a tough but worthwhile read. US troops inflicted a lot of horror on Vietnamese civilians, all with the unspoken blessing of top brass. My Lai was truly the tip of a very large iceberg.

    • shivaskeeper

      That about sums it up. Well said.

    • Lucas Foxx

      Him and the horses’ asses he rode in on.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      The main problem is they claim “complete openness”, and then they decide to act as gatekeepers as to what information should really be free. Plus some of their work was extremely slipshod (publishing a list of DNC donors including their Social Security Numbers) and when called on it they retreated to a defense of “the public has a right to know!” on things that the public doesn’t have a right to know!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Right? Complete openness for thee, but not for me. What the public has a right to know is what we selectively decide. Sounds like fascism to me.

      • Serai 1

        That “information wants to be free!” horseshit drives me crazy. NO DIPSHIT. Not everything is something the public should know about! Know why? Because the public, by and large, are fucking morons, especially about things like government policy, international relations, national security, and any of a thousand other issues. I know I’M certainly not qualified to make judgments about what’s going on in those areas, and the vast majority of the people on the internet aren’t, either. Christ, how in the FUCK did we ever get so monumentally naive and trusting that we would just accept that this shit was ever a good idea?

    • msanthropesmr

      True confessions:

      I have always hated Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden – not crazy about Manning either. Always stuck me as self-aggrandizing assholes, more than the saviors of democracy. This did not make great relationships with a lot of my very lefty friends.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Yeah, same here. My lefty pals are always slobbering about Greenwald. When I first saw him on MSNBC, I thought he was one of the scarier zealots I recall.

        • Serai 1

          I thought he was alright about ten years ago when he was first getting a name for himself. Then he started getting crazy and I stopped listening. And it didn’t take long for me to hate Assange and his creepy Eurotrash vibe.

      • this. a million times.

      • Snopes Shop

        GG is the worst. I truly believe he hates America and want bad things for us.

    • Serai 1

      I’ll never understand how anyone could think that potentially connecting everyone on earth directly could EVER be a good idea. It’s the kind of New Agey dumbass kumbaya nonsense I could only expect from someone who doesn’t understand people AT ALL. And then I remember the guys responsible for convincing us all of this crap basically DON’T understand people. Jesus fucking Christ, we’ve walked into a trap it’ll be very difficult to get out of, if it’s possible at all, without a real worldwide upheaval.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Absolutely. Assange is a narcissist and a solipsist. I imagine him as extremely dwarfed and limited as a human being. The rape allegations against him would seem to bear this out as a personality type. I got over this “one world, can’t we all just get along” shit in 3rd grade. I mean, I’m all for peace, love, and understanding, but fuck me, you gotta be a realist about it.

        • Serai 1

          Oh, I was talking about Jobs and Gates and Zuckerberg and all the other fucking techie idiots who apparently were brought up on some planet that doesn’t have human beings on it. Because anyone who thought it was a good idea to connect everyone in the world WITHOUT ANY KIND OF REAL SECURITY is a goddamn fucking moron. Those assholes saddled us with this. Yeah, yeah, we all have fun on the internet, but I’d give it up in HEARTBEAT if it meant we could get our world out of this deadly trap. We did just fine without the internet – it is in no way necessary to human life.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      He was always dodgy, but he’s been positively evil ever since Putin bought his soul.

    • Courser

      I’ve always thought Assange, et al were a bunch of sneaky, little fucks. He did all this shit for petty, bullshit reasons, not for any high ideals. Look, I still have a *little* bit of cold war about me. Those fucks weren’t about ideology! They were about fucking people over. I agree that more transparency is crucial, but that’s NOT the way to go about it. It’s ‘bomb-thrower’ move and sets progress back more than anything that can be gained.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Shoto

    We interrupt this program for an important bulletin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B92TGqbTzCE

  • MΩebym

    To distract myself from the coming tragedy on Friday the 20th, I’ve been LOL-ing at Renaissance (EDIT: and some medieval) artwork with ugly babies (mostly baby Jesus).

    Let’s just say anatomy was not the artists’ strong suit…

    • BadKitty904

      I wonder if babies were uglier back in the Renaissance.

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      The Mrs and I, after a day at the Uffizi in Florence agreed, “Not looking at one more Madonna and Child. Not. One. More.”

      • Vecchioivan

        The Church didn’t pay for velvet paintings of dogs playing poker in those days, so artists were somewhat limited as to subject matter.

      • Courser

        When I was in Italy, mostly around Perugia and Ravenna, the wife of my host was a curator of a museum in Spoleto. She took me to virtually every, single, church in the area. Spoleto was also on an old pilgramage route, so there were a LOT of churches. After a while, they all sort of blurred together, but I saw a LOT of really cool artifacts and relics. I’m essentially pagan, but I do enjoy medieval history and religious history around the time.

    • Thiazin Red

      My favorite is when its really obvious that the models for the paintings were men. How boobs work seems to be something Renaissance painters struggled with.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        Also, penises. They’re either extremely large or extremely small.

        • Thiazin Red

          That seriously confused me for the longest time. I would look at an art book and wonder if all men back then really had such tiny penises.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
      • BadKitty904

        Well, that’s certainly the stuff of nightmares…

    • Martini Ambassador

      You probably have it bookmarked already, but do you know the Ugly Renaissance Babies site? I think it’d be right up your alley. Funny stuff.

      • MΩebym

        That’s the one I was reading.

        • Martini Ambassador

          It’s brilliant! I just laughed and laughed.

      • Suse

        Ack!!!

      • Thiazin Red

        Holy shit, the St Nicholas refusing his mother’s milk one!

        Again, a lot of confusion about boobs.

  • Thiazin Red

    I’m starting to think either my apartment is haunted, or my super breaks in during the day and steals my silverware. I bought a bunch of new forks, and now there is one. We haven’t taken them out of the apartment. The cats don’t bother the dishes. Still, only one fork left.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Look in the dryer.

    • BosGrl

      Is someone throwing them out by mistake? My kids used to do that.

    • Silverware gnomes?

      • msanthropesmr

        Profit???!!??

      • Thiazin Red

        I did bring home some lab mice from work, could be a Secret of NIHM situation going on.

        • That’s what you get for naming one Nicodemus.

          • Thiazin Red

            I think thats the only name from that movie I haven’t used yet. The current two are Ash and Bishop, after the androids in Alien and Aliens.

      • BadKitty904

        Sounds more like the work of hobgoblins to me…

    • Courser

      Have you checked the bottom of the dishwasher, if you have one? I kept missing stuff too. Not silverware so much as other little things. Turned out they were in the bottom of the dishwasher tub.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      You probably need one of these on your kitchen trash bin: http://cdnimg.webstaurantstore.com/images/products/extra_large/9753/730641.jpg

      Bonus: you end up with magnetic flatware, like most restaurants eventually do.

    • cmd resistor

      Thanks, Obama.

  • Marceline

    I have a confession: I haven’t been able to watch videos of Michelle or Barack for months. They gave us everything and we fucked them over not just now but every day for the last eight years. They deserved better than the country we turned out to be.

    Barack, Michelle, Hillary. If I ever meet any of these people, I will fall to the ground weeping and saying “I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry!” over and over until I have to be sedated. Because I really am so very sorry.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The amazing thing about the Obamas is that they are bigger than all that shit.

      • Suse

        Still, it had to hurt them.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Of course…unforgivably so. But their hopes and aspirations for this country are so lofty, their strength of character so high, they refuse to be undone by the hate. Me? I would’ve become a vengeful, raving lunatic after about 6 months.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            They kept knocking him for being “too professorial”, “too elitist”, “too detached”.
            To me, that meant he wasn’t about to let a bunch of piss-ants dictate the agenda.

          • shivaskeeper

            Who would want qualities like that in a President? They should be someone you could just go hang out with and have a beer. Nothing more.

          • Shibusa

            I have a friend (who is a single, 60 year old woman with no health care and who scrapes by doing temp jobs, who believes in climate change, universal health care, egulation of Wall Street and abortion rights, etc.) who has told me a few times that she didn’t vote for Obama because she didn’t like his “finger-wagging professor schtick”. Huh? So you voted for McCain? Romney? Who were for NONE of those things? It makes me nuts. She does watch a lot of Fox News because she lives in the pool house of a wealthy family that watches a LOT of Fox News…

          • Leonordhardiman

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          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            According to Rick Santorum, Obama is a very vengeful man. I heard him say that yesterday and literally became slack jawed.

          • shivaskeeper

            Fuck that guy too.

          • Dazza

            That guy is WAY too tightly wound. You know, what he needs is a good…

          • cmd resistor

            So did Santorum replace someone? Any respect I might have gotten for CNN is GONE for them hiring that jerk. And there wasn’t much there at all.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            They hire TERRIBLE Republicans, but in fairness to them, who is a decent Republican? At least Reagan had charisma, now they’re just Christian zealots and financial ideologues who want to cut taxes on the wealthy to zero.

          • Marceline

            He said that? *punches wall*

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I was watching CNN and my jaw literally dropped. Everyone on the panel just looked at him like he was crazy. Someone (Mark Morial?) took umbrage to his idiocy. I was sitting there like a slack jawed yokel, because I couldn’t believe my own ears, and my jaw literally dropped. I wish I could find a clip of that.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            In a more perfect world, nobody will ever care about anything Rick Santorum says ever again.

          • Shibusa

            From CNN’s “State of the Union”
            SANTORUM: “…President Obama was probably one of the most vindictive presidents that we’ve ever dealt with in going after individual members of Congress and anybody who disagreed with him, and that was one of his hallmarks. One of the things that made it him hard for him — I’ll be honest — hard for him to get things done was going after Paul Ryan while Paul Ryan is sitting right in front of him and trying to embarrass him.”

            Remember when Santorum caught himself calling Obama a
            “Nig–“? He stopped himself just short of saying the word.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Damn, I’d forgotten that! Santorum is literally THE WORST (with the possible exception of Ted Cruz).

          • shivaskeeper

            Six months? I think that would be some amazing restraint.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Did I say “months”? I meant minutes.

          • shivaskeeper

            That sounds better and more like it.

        • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

          The long arc of the moral universe will leave Malia and Sasha’s grandkids proud.

      • Marceline

        And that makes it hurt all that much more.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      “We’re not worthy, We’re not worthy!”

      ~Wayne and Garth and me

    • Suse

      I feel the same. I am so ashamed of the way the Obamas were treated.

      • Left Coast Tom

        I don’t feel that I, or “we” in the “we” sense of us here, failed them. I strongly feel the country failed them.

        • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

          The people who really failed him are the people who didn’t show up in 2010 and 2014 for congressional elections.

          • Left Coast Tom

            Yeah, I’ll go with that.

          • this a thousand times.

      • shaar dula

        c’mon suse you didn’t do it. why are you carrying that burden?

    • WomanInTheResistance

      You didn’t do anything wrong. Unless you are a secret RWNJ with money from Putin, you didn’t do anything wrong.

    • shivaskeeper

      We did not fuck them over. You personally did not fuck them over. They were treated like shit, but I know I defended them when I could and I’m sure you did as well. We can’t force others to be nice or even civil. We do what we can to combat the assholes and that’s all that can be asked.

    • shaar dula

      No. Marceline. you didn’t fuck up. I seriously believe that. When Obama says he believes in the basic decency of America, he means that. Ordinary Americans are indeed decent. That O was elected for 2 terms with solid majorities is proof of that. That H was swift-boated is proof that there are hurdles still be crossed.
      People before us have faced greater hurdles. We can’t fold like this not to a faker at helm.

    • MΩebym

      I have to this day not seen Hillary’s concession speech, and I haven’t been able to watch any campaign ads or even listen to music from the Spotify playlist since the election. Same for any videos of the Obamas, but especially videos of his 2008 victory.

      I understand the feeling of wanting to apologize to them, but the reality is that we couldn’t do much more than vote, donate, talk people into voting for Hillary, and volunteer. Forces far out of our control decided this election.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I was scanning through the radio today on my way to a meeting, and I landed on the local pop station right in the middle of “Fight Song”. I froze for maybe half a second, but then I thought “You know what? This song still has meaning. She used it to rally us to her side. Now we use it to remind us that it’s not over. We got knocked flat. Now it’s time to come up swinging.”

        • MΩebym

          At a restaurant today, I heard Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”. A lump formed in my throat. But you’re right – these are more than just songs on a campaign playlist.

    • Courser

      I feel the same way, so you’re not alone. I try not to dwell on that feeling because it’s just not productive

      • Dazza

        Agreed. Wouldn’t it be better, if/when you meet the Obamas, it will be as a fightin’, votin’ community organisin’ person – who can look them in the eye and say “thanks, you taught me what I need to know to pay it forward”?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      It wasn’t “we” who did that – it was the Fucktard GOP Congresscretins, the racist douchebags whose votes they live off of, and the legions of brain-dead Fucks Gnus zombies who were happy to watch it all happen.
      Now we get the government that they deserve.

      • Marceline

        But it wasn’t just them. It was also the people who sat home and the protest voters. I promise that I’m not trying to start the infighting again but Barack said it until he was hoarse: progress was on the ballot, decency was on the ballot, democracy was on the ballot. We’re here now because a lot of people who called themselves our allies fucked them over. I’m still trying to process that.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0KNku34G2Y

        • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

          And I’ll say it again…racism was also on the ballot. It won. This country has to do a “full body racism cleanse” before it can move forward with a truly progressive agenda.

          • Unpresidented Ron

            You guys’ve had 152 years to do that. I’m beginning to think it might not happen.

          • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

            *sigh* Who knows?

          • Shibusa

            Sexism was on the ballot too. Misogyny.

        • Treg Brown
    • you know i hear you but i’m actually prouder than sadder. i was a chicago bamz early adopter in the 90s, i was in grant park in 08, i’ve been an ACA person since ’13 and barry and michelle helped ME become a better person.

      no peestain russian plant is going to take that away. the next little while is going to be hard, but i have my marching orders.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      You and me both, on all of this.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So I was just reading Reagan’s old quoted, and realized that ONE of them is finally true –
    “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
    ― Ronald Reagan

    • BadKitty904

      Except, thanks to Reagan’s GOPee, it’s now spelled Я из правительства, и я здесь, чтобы помочь.

    • yyyaz

      Nyet.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I’m from the fracking industry and I’m here to help. Thanks for getting the government out of my way.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        “I’m from the department of education, and I’d like to help your children accept Jesus as their lord and savior. What’s that, you’re Jewish? That’s OK, it’s not too late to repent!”

    • Serai 1

      Yeah, but you can be sure that’s NOT what he meant. Gods, he was such an asshole.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I’d actually kind of forgotten how much of an asshole he was. Maybe that’s why the Republicans want Trump – he’ll make Bush and Reagan seem like geniuses.

        • Serai 1

          I don’t think I’ll ever forget the over 8,000 people who died because St. Ronnie thought he’d get cooties from even acknowledging their existence.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I don’t think the majority of Americans know he negotiated with the Iranians to HOLD the hostages for longer than necessary, so he could score political points, and they could get cheap arms from us. His ass should have been impeached over that.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “I’m a Republican and I’m here to help” is truly the stuff of nightmares.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        It’s quite an amazing shitshow this is shaping up to be. I was one of those people who foolishly thought Trump was going to move to the middle after he’d locked up the drooling idiot nomination. Meanwhile he’s picking people like Pence, Flynn, Devos, and Price. God help us all!
        !

  • bookish

    Of course, she wants to talk to Trump, whose team, she says, brought up the idea of an interview a few times in the recent past. What would she ask him? “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.” She’d also like to land Hillary Clinton and learn her future plans.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Poor hillary, I think she’s earned retirement.

      • Scrofula

        Sit back, maybe start a gator farm. Offer tours for Army brats stuck in Midlands, TX.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          christ I’m a Tex army brat and I don’t want to go to Midland.

          I was in Amarillo once as a kid…it was sad.

      • Serai 1

        Maybe she’s earned it, but I doubt she’ll take it. That lady will be working on the issues she believes in until the day she sets sail for the Blessed Isles.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          She’s gonna be Jimmy Carter – more beloved for her post-politics life than she ever was during her political career.

      • anon_the_great

        I don’t mean this to be mean but we have heard enough from Secretary Clinton for quite some time. I look forward to reading her memoirs. Until then all I want to hear from the Clintons about is the humanitarian work they are doing.

        • Valkyrie

          Actually, I’d love her to be a major thorn in Trump’s side throughout his reign, and keep reminding all of us why she’s on the sidelines and how she got there.

    • Scrofula

      At this point the Clinton’s are better off out of the spotlight and dismantling things from the inside–they still have their machine.

      • Résistance Land Shark

        Rebuilding from the inside would be better.

        • Scrofula

          Er, yeah, that’s actually a better choice of words. Let the shit tower on the right fall over on its own.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Like the PBS Newshour, but captivating and engaging?

  • ViveLaPeésistance

    Whoa, that is a really hot-looking guy. I’m a beautiful, intelligent, 20-year-old blonde gymnast and I would love to have his gorgeous children. Do you have your adorable friend’s number? I will be forever grateful and trust me, so will he! Dream about that tonight, you sad pathetic loser.

  • Jamoche

    Good lord, KPIX news, do you realize you are in the SF Bay Area? If they’ve done anything on the protests I’ve not seen it, but hey! Now I know that if I “can’t make it to the inauguration” (protests, assholes, protests!) I could see the wax effigy instead.

    • Left Coast Tom

      KCBS radio has covered the requests from Oakland and Berkeley to not hold school on Friday so students and teachers can protest.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    No way could Trump be President. Not even red state voters are that stupid. I mean, it would be a shit show of ridiculously obvious ignorance and venality.

    • Martini Ambassador

      Yes. I agree. There is simply no way this thing is gonna happen.

      I will be in the great state of Denial for the next 4 years.

      • Jennifer R

        Lucky me I can just tweak my meds and lose days at a time.

        • BadKitty904

          Did you bring enough for everybody???

          • Jennifer R

            Qutiapine is on a few of those 4 dollar a month generic formularies.

          • Unpresidented Ron

            Do they let you buy in bulk?

          • Jennifer R

            Well it’s dosed out up to 800mg a day so yeah.

      • Dazza

        The state of denial gets 2 senators, right? Will that be enough to flip the senate if Denial votes Dem?

    • MΩebym

      You’d think, but no one went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. Or, for that matter, their PRIDE in their lack of intelligence.

    • Vecchioivan

      Thanks. I feel much better now.

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      Said the same on Nov 7. Welcome to today’s #resistance and a few shots of Scotch.

    • Tallmutha

      Totally. I mean just because he was elected* President, that doesn’t mean he would ever be elected President.

      *with an asterisk, of course.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Orange County, CA, voters weren’t that stupid. And those are people who think Dana Rohrabacher belongs in Congress.

      Midwestern voters, apparently, were.

      Unfortunately my passport lists my state of birth (Michigan). Is it possible to get a court to change that?

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Yes. We may have noticed that, actually.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      He’s not. I don’t care what it says on his stationary, he will never be a president. Of anything.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Charles Pierce on the Betsy DeVos DeBackle:
    “As nearly as I can tell, the nominees for the president-elect’s Cabinet fall into several different categories. There are the people you’d pretty much expect from any Republican administration. (James Mattis, Stephen Flynn, Ryan Zinke). There are the people who understand the mission of their departments and have spent their lives undermining it. (Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, Rick Perry at Energy, Andrew Puzder at Labor). And there are the people who are fundamentally clueless about the general nature of public service. (Rex Tillerson at State.) On Tuesday night, DeVos demonstrated that she is that rarest of Trump administration fauna: Someone who fits capably into all three categories.”

    She really is a friggin’ A idiot.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      come on, that’s not fair – Rex Tillerson has been bribing the governments of foreign nations for decades!

      ; )

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      But she can write a check that would blow out our collective checking acct balances for 250 years.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        She earned it the old fashioned way, like Trump did, by inheriting it, and in her case, marrying it.

    • Jamoche

      She’s also the sister of Blackwater founder Erik Prince. As Fred Clark put it, ” Six degrees of Kevin Bacon is fun. Two degrees of Erik Prince is the stuff of a dystopian nightmare.”

      https://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I know! Erik Prince scares the shit out of me. He’s the type of guy who would be TOTALLY OK with fascist rule, as long as it was in the guise of Christianity. That family is really sickening.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          … as long as he got the contract for killing people.
          In a good Christian way.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            “Here. let me lovingly blow your brains out, if you’re not willing to accept Jesus as your lord and savior. “

      • Serai 1

        Fun fact: It’s not six degrees anymore. The last I heard it was Four Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Because he’s made so many movies that six isn’t any kind of challenge anymore. :D

  • Serai 1

    I’ve just spent the day cutting out cardboard stars and spray-painting them gold. (Yeah, that takes all day.) I’m wearing the first headband, which is a little awkward but I’m sure I can get it better. It looks pretty nice for something made on the cheap. I just hope they’ll hold up and not fall apart easily – I’d like them to last the whole day! When I have access to a camera (probably later this evening), I will post a pic. Go me!

    P.S. PLEASE MAMA MICHELLE DON’T GO DON’T LEAVE US ALONE WITH THAT MAN!!!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Mick Mulvaney, conservative South Carolina representative, vocal proponent of fiscal
    restraint, and nominee for WH budget director:
    “I have come to learn during the confirmation review
    process that I failed to pay FICA and federal and state unemployment
    taxes on a household employee for the years 2000-2004.”

    Yes, dipshit, you have “come to learn” about it, and had no idea at the time that you were cheating on your taxes. Makes you S.M.R.T. and an excellent Trumpaloompa.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Cheating on taxes, or hiring Ill Eagles? Or both… It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      This is what? Third or fourth person in recent memory caught doing this? You’d think they’d learn that people will find out if you paid someone under the table.

      • msanthropesmr

        I had a very, very, very small business. I paid taxes on every dime. I also paid all my state taxes for out of state purchases. I guess this makes me a sucker.

  • bookish
    • Well, thank goodness that is settled and we never have to worry about problems in the middle east ever again!

    • Left Coast Tom

      I’m OK with Trump’s “plan” to not begin “working” until Monday. In fact, I’d be perfectly happy if he chose to take seven day weekends.

      • ltmcdies

        365 days xs 4 ….that’s how long his weekend ought to be

    • shaar dula

      as one of the then fashionable minds of my people, with perhaps the horniest of schlongs ever* said “death is the ultimate orgasm”. no human is as at peace as he/she is at orgasm that’s undisputed and verifiably true.
      * as a sex positive normal who’s read bit of the basics, my judgment is that he was perhaps hornier than he was enlightened. ‘coz there is a nuance to it that he missed. but that’s for another day.

    • cmd resistor

      More and more I see this guy as wormy.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      It might work. All the conflicting entities will join together in their hatred of him.

  • If this post gets a million likes, Donald Trump can’t be sworn in! Pass it on!*

    *Unlike all those OTHER “like” scams, this is definitely NOT a “like” scam! To prove it, if this gets 10,000 likes, George Soros will come over to your house and tapdance naked on your kitchen table.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      I don’t want him to tap dance, I want those sweet, sweet protesting checks.

    • Could we give it 12,000 likes and have him go to your house instead?

    • msanthropesmr

      I want second prize if that is first prize. Can I choose Katy Perry instead?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        George Soros tapdancing naked on Katy Perry. Okay, I’ll bite.

    • Shan

      20,000 likes and he keeps his shorts on?

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Does it count if I upfist it a million times?

  • Sardonicuss

    Oh god is this really happening?
    In the course of the last 16 years I have seen the worst President of my lifetime….and the best President of my lifetime, possibly the best of anybody’s lifetime.
    It is hard to think of anything that has shaken me to my core like this …abomination… that we are about to see made real.
    I think back to even Nixon, but at least he was evil in an understandable..Machiavellian way….but this? An obviously mentally ill, blatantly mentally challenged morally weak…. puppet?
    For all of our historic faults as a nation, as a people, as a species on the planet: We do not deserve this. Every thing about it is wrong to the core.

    • jowgajen

      Bill Clinton was a really good President. Terrible person, amazing politician, good President.

      Jimmy Carter is an amazing person, and probably not as bad a President as he’s portrayed as.

      Barack is a decent President, and a really good person. I don’t think you can judge his Presidency without taking into account how threatened his legacy is currently. Also, we forget, but the first two years there weren’t so hot, he had to learn on the job.

      • Vecchioivan

        His first two years brought the ACA, which kept me and some other people alive and out of crippling debt.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        After the first two years, Congress and a stupid, ungrateful voting public put Obama in the stocks and threw shit on him at every turn.

      • shivaskeeper

        Jimmy Carter inherited a shitload of problems and did the best he could with them. Kind of like Barrack Obama. I also think Jimmy Carter is judged way to harshly.

        I served under four different Presidents, H.W. Bush, Clinton, W., and Barry Bamz. From an old warhorse’s perspective I would rate them from best to worst as President Obama, Clinton, H.W. and W. dead last.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Dumbya can relax a bit now:

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/941212d9d32805c598d3d7a936391247c8c8cd10d4020be96d9f394754fa1dda.png
          DALLAS (The Borowitz Report)—Former
          President George W. Bush is eagerly counting down the days until he is no longer the worst President in U.S.history, Bush confirmed on Tuesday.

          Speaking to reporters at his home, Bush said that he “could hardly wait” until Friday, when he will be officially bounced from the worst-President slot.

          “I have to admit, I never thought I’d see this day in my lifetime,” the former President said. “When you leave office with the nation in smoldering ruins, you sort of come to accept that you’re gonna be worst for a long, long time.”

          “I guess you could say I set the bar kind of high, worst-wise,” he chuckled.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          100% agreement on the order.

      • Sardonicuss

        The first two years were because he was an actual statesman in the true sense of the word. I will never condemn him for that. It wasn’t idealism…it was hope. And if he didn’t have it..he never would have made it to the heights he did.

      • Valkyrie

        He managed something no one had accomplished before–ACA. That alone makes his first two years a success.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Jimmy Carter is nowhere near as bad as President as he’s portrayed as. The man was one helicopter crash away from being a two-term president.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      And of the people who voted for this cretin? Bread and circuses still works, all these centuries later.

      • Dazza

        *sigh*
        Too true.

      • cmd resistor

        So today in the Walmart parking lot at lunch I noticed and sneered inwardly at a few empty cars with Trump stickers. Then the pickup parked next to me had one, the only political sticker among other stuff like oceans. So the apparent owner was standing by the car texting on his phone. Looked kind of like an old hippie type, not an obvious Trump voter. After I put my cart away and was getting in my car, the guy asked politely if he could ask me something, then asked if I could drive him to a gas station so he could fill his gas container. Now I already heard my mom’s voice saying, don’t let a strange guy in your car. I thought, hmm, should I do it to show Trump people kindness in a Ghandi sort of way? But, then I thought, even if my inclination was to be a nice libtard and help out, the guy had a sticker on his truck supporting a crazed asshole. So I said politely that I was late back for work, which was true. I didn’t even feel particularly guilty as he could easily have been a psychopath.

        • Sardonicuss

          I literally live in a world (state) of Trump.
          I doubt there is another state that went for him as big.
          Living is now a cross between constant furious anger at every neighbor….and abject fear.
          It is like being the only adult in a world inhabited solely by heavily armed toddlers.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Good call on your part.

    • BadKitty904
    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I flash back to the year 2000 when a friend said to me “god damn it, every time a Republican is in the WH I have to work two jobs.” I (foolishly) said “hey, Bush seems kind of stupid, but Clinton left the economy in such great shape, there’s no way he could fuck it up.” I was NOT worried about Bush. He at least knew how government worked.
      The present – I have this vaguely nauseating feeling of ice cold dread. The economy is still fragile, and we’ve elected a completely unqualified moron to run the country.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    I didn’t scroll down all the way (so sorry if anyone has already posted), but are any NYC Wonkers attending the Alec Baldwin/Michael Moore/Mayor De Blasio protest thingy tomorrow night at Drumpf Tower? I shall be there, to celebrate the last day of the Beforetimes, and to defy the Great Unravelling.

    I’ll be wearing my Hell. No. cap and waving a pithy sign that (hopefully) manages to pack the crushed hopes and dreams of the republic into one simple phrase:

    http://gothamist.com/2017/01/16/alec_baldwin_michael_moore_mayor_de.php

    • Pookabun

      Would totally be there but I’m heading to DC tomorrow after work. With you in spirit though :)

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Good for you – stay safe!

        I’m making up for not going to DC by protesting in the city for two or three days in a row. NYC: we never sleep.

        • Pookabun

          I’m gonna be a march marshall, yellow vest and everything – super excited! See you at the next NYC protest, you know there’ll be a lot of them.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Oh noes! Washington DC weather forecast ain’t looking too friendly for Friday. See Trump? Even FSM has come to piss on your (tiny) parade.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9cc2c9987a2a2f901a469fe081292199cab5a0980b987b3cfaf905b4d783e938.jpg

    • OrG

      Looking good for Saturday though.HAHA!

      • Ryan Denniston

        God smiled down among the faithful gatherers and said, remember your 2 Corinthians. For it is the whole ballgame.

    • janecita

      I was hoping for a blizzard.

      • OneYieldRegular

        I was hoping for a Sharknado.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Dress for a shitstorm.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          See above. You must be a meteorologist!

    • Sardonicuss

      WH Harrison ……it can happen!

      • JustDon’tSayPeePee

        *sniff*

    • Left Coast Tom

      Sorry, I was hoping for an ice storm. I understand that’s a thing that happens east of the Rockies, and it really needs to happen in Washington DC on Friday.

    • Apple Scruff

      But warm and sunny for Saturday!!!

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas
  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    You know who needs to be our next presidential nominee? This guy:

    “Students With Disabilities
    When Senator Tim Kaine asked if all taxpayer-funded schools should be required to comply with the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, DeVos said, “I think that is a matter best left to the states.”

    “Are you saying that some states might be good to kids with disabilities, and some states might not be so good, and then people can just move around the country if they don’t like the way their kids are being treated?” Kaine asked.”

    LOL – Tim Kaine is kind of badass!

    • Résistance Land Shark

      Mrs Land Shark watched Ms DeVos’ “testimony.” Never answered a signle direct question about Federal education law. Kaine was excellent, apparently, as he did not give up. He kept asking the same set of questions which she nevered answered.

      The summary of her goals: get Federal money for charters and vouchers without the Federal rulez.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        How do you manage not to be able to BS for five minutes? FIVE MINUTES?!?

        • Dazza

          Obviously she has never had to do a job interview before. Poor little rich zealot. /sn

        • Résistance Land Shark

          Even Smeg Head Ted can riff for that long ….

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        She’s completely off of her rocker. Trump is going to leave this country a smoldering ruin.

    • cmd resistor

      He is a badass and I am still sad he and Hillary don’t get to badass team rule.

    • msanthropesmr

      Anne Holton was Sec. of Education in Virginia. She was a bad ass dogooder.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I’ve been thinking we don’t have a lot of good people to run for POTUS in 2020, but I would be all about a Tim Kaine/Elizabeth Warren ticket, and I don’t care which one is at the top. I’d also be happy with Van Jones in there somewhere.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So there’s a troll roaming around on Wonkette who has a SERIOUS problem with “the JOOS!” His internet history is fascinating, and by “fascinating” I mean seriously horrifying.

    • jowgajen

      I never knew these people existed until I became a regular on Wonkette. In my world this shit is hidden.

      • shivaskeeper

        They exist and they have always been there. They have steadily been pushed into the shadows. Right now between the anonymity of the internet and the current political climate they feel like they can come out out into the light again.

    • shivaskeeper

      Where?

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He’s on this thread, and also on one about the alt right.

        https://disqus.com/by/ciaranreid/

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Can you specify which alt right thread? Disqus is borked, and life is too short. Thanks.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            It was from a day or two ago. I think if you look on his profile, you can see which Wonkette posts he posted on. I was able to see all the comments he left on Wonkette.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Found it. And what a wierdo. I may have mentioned to to it once or twice. I’m helpful like that.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I almost feel sorry for someone that full of hate.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Seriously, you are very strange.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      And this would be who? (Like I could ever find it with the disqus.)

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara
        • BosGrl

          Oh, that asshole.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I find it really weird that anti-semitism is making such a comeback. You’d think with Trump’s favorite child being Jewish, the alt right would be finding reasons to celebrate Jewish people. Instead they’re really going to town with all the crazy Nazi stuff. Sigh…

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Oh. That one. At least we’re giving hate watch a break.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            His answer to me was kind of innocuous, but then I started reading his history for some strange reason, and he’s a real doozy. They have so much hate in them, it’s really sad. I’ve never hated a group in my life, until recently. I’ve learned to really LOATHE Republicans, and I can’t help but think that means they won. I think they really want to re-live the Civil War, and this time they win.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            He’s a repulsive toerag, no question.

    • shivaskeeper

      Apparently I blocked that one already. I only blocked one today on it’s first post so I guess it’s that one. Flagged it’s post as well.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Probably the smart thing to do.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        It’s here. And I’m flagging like a Nascar official.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The JOOS?!!
      Leave O.J. alone!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I’m really LOVING that Trump released all this anti-semitism on the alt right, and then he’s getting ready to let his Orthodox Jewish SIL do the actual job of presidenting. I’m doing everything I can to spread the word whenever they show up here. My idea is divide the right so they start attacking themselves.

        The young Republican alt right losers really seem to hate Jews, which I find really odd. What’s behind this weird rise in anti-semitism? I thought the GOP loved the JOOS now.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      The one on the “Alt-Right in Shambles” story? I’m on it–thanks for the alert!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        You’re most welcome. If you feel like barfing, read some of his Disqus profile.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Thank you for your service. Trollsitting is tiresome but necessary work.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            You know I live to serve the Wonketariat!

            #sevice-y

      • Pinkham’s Law

        So, which story is that?

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Hey, you know what makes me happy? Knowing that you hate Jews, and an ORTHODOX Jew, by the name of Jared Kushner is getting ready to run the country, because a bunch of racist anti-semites voted for his crooked Daddy-in-law!!!! Are you a proud graduate of Trump University? Did you learn how the rich like to fleece rubes like you? I’m sorry Trump was forced to give the money back to the people he fleeced, since you hayseeds deserve whatever you get. Luckily now that he’s president, he can fleece you to his heart’s content.

      Say, you know who else is a Jew? Ivanka Trump and all her little children! You must be so excited that you’ll finally get the one world, Jew nation all you alt-right types have yearned for for so long. I’m so happy for you. Isn’t it GREAT that Trump is draining the swamp of Goldman Sachs, right in to the White HOuse? You’ll get that Jewish banking conspiracy you’ve always wanted with, with a touch of PT Barnum, and a gigantic fleecing of the hicks. ENJOY! After Trump is done screwing you, you’ll WISH Obama was back in office.

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      they’ll be the grand mashalls.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Horsemen for Trump??

    • BadKitty904

      And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
      And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
      And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
      And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
      And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
      And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
      And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
      And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed after him.

      ~ The Revelations of St. John 6:1-8 KJV

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      These guys think they have even badder asses. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8fd8cd9d43fa4048ac8bf8c8d459dc1681bd0d73ee6015a5e1c3837d9d01725e.jpg

      They will prevent anything at all from going wrong. I’m sure the District police are pleased to have these fine gentlemen around for assistance.

      http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/314521-donald-trump-hails-bikers-for-trump-inauguration-appearance

      • BadKitty904

        Yeah, “Hell’s Accountants”. Woo.

      • yyyaz

        One word: Altamont.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Man, I wish I had the beer and meth concession for these bozos.

  • Tallmutha

    First, Rick Perry proposed to eliminate the DOE. Then he accepted the job of leading it. Then he found out what it does.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/821888114453004288/photo/1

    • BosGrl

      :(( We are so screwed.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Especially when DJT has done as he does and fired everyone.

        • jowgajen

          The government brain drain has already begun.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Fuckbucket* started it by pithing everyone with experience.

            *someone suggested Fuckbucket as a way to refer to drumpf. I’ve been testing it and find it lyrical and appropriate. It’s a tiny bucket though.

    • Nounverb911
      • Msgr_MΩment

        Nor does he.

    • Apple Scruff

      I’ve bought a fresh new bag of popcorn and bottle of wine to watch Perry’s hearings tomorrow. I don’t care if it’s in the morning.

  • Dazza

    For those attending Washington for the protests – but won’t grace the inauguration festivities with their support – the Smithsonian will be open that day. I think a trip to the museum is a wonderful way to escape into rationality from the straight-up idiocy outside amongst the deplorables. It is a lead pipe cinch they won’t be anywhere near a museum that day.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      so sad I never got to see it when I was in D.C. – also too, the national gallery is supposed to be very nice.

  • Jamoche
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      gah, mispronunciation of guero, Sam!

      (My white ass gets called that far less often than you would think…however I dated a girl whose brother was a white-skinned latino whose nickname was latino – in a loving manner).

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender
    • BosGrl

      This is awesome – thanks!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Thanks!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Doing the FSM’s work. Thanks.

  • BadKitty904

    This quote has been much on my mind of late. Please God it is not applicable here. Surely, We the People are stronger than that.

    The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our life-time.

    ~ British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, remarking to a friend on the eve of Britain’s entry into the First World War.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      God, I hope that isn’t accurate.

      • ltmcdies

        because right behind them is the Dirty Thirties.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      So tragic, and so appropriate.

      They will be lit again in our lifetimes, but the world may be just as changed a place as it was in 1918.

      Here’s to the roaring ’20s!

    • ltmcdies

      my parents were teens during the Second World war. I wish they were here so I could ask them does this feel horribly familiar.
      I know I’ve read holocaust survivors say it feels familiar to them..

      • Sardonicuss

        My dad dropped bombs on Hitlers bunker as a pilot from s B-24.
        He’s been gone since 93….but he damn sure knew a fascist when he saw one.
        Wish he was around and flying these days..
        * With votes…??? Bombs filled with votes….and high explosives….for vote dispersal.

    • Courser

      That’s very chilling.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Everyone is dying, you adorable little moran. It’s called entropy.
      But I’ve seen your commenting history. You’re not exactly a fount of wisdom. More, I dunno, an upwelling of santorum.
      Bye, Fake News!

  • Pookabun

    No Michelle, please don’t go. I’m scared and I need an adult :(

    • BloviateMe

      “But you are an adult.”

      “No, a real adult. An adultier adult.”

      • Résistance Land Shark

        “A real grown up!”

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911

    BRILLIANCE! Fiona Apple strikes again! NEW ANTI-TRUMP PROTEST SONG!
    “We don’t want your tiny hands anywhere near our underpants,”

    https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/821883409089908736

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      This is my kind of protest song. I just cannot do the “we shall overcome” one.

  • Jennifer R

    And the massive unpressidented storm system here knocked my power out.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Oh, monkey-trumpets!

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      Yeah, I’ve been stalling going home because power’s been out there since about 3:30.

  • MΩebym

    I’ve been seeing some parallels to The Lion King in our current situation. The Trumpanzees are kind of like the hyenas in the sense that 1) they’re dumb as bricks, 2) they’re only interested in what’s in it for them, and 3) Trump, like Scar, made promises to them that they’ll be rewarded for their loyalty, and that things will be better under him than under his predecessor (or Mufasa). Also, the true heir to the throne is exiled, and falsely blamed for the tragedy that led to the change of leadership.

    We all know how that unfolded. And while Hillary’s probably not going to run again, I’m sure many of the Trumpanzees will feel deeply betrayed by Trump, and metaphorically “eat” him alive.

  • BloviateMe

    Is Disqus absolutely not working tonight, or is it just me?

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      yeah, it’s borked.

    • shivaskeeper

      Sort by newest for updates.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        glad you’re still around – apparently alligator experts think our suspicious alligator is not fake…
        I still don’t believe it.
        The American alligator in the video does not look nearly as big as those record-holders and I have no reason to suspect it is a fake.”
        http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/massive-alligator-in-florida-video-is-dinosaur-cousin/

        • shivaskeeper

          It is possible it’s real. But I still think it looks fake as hell.

          They say size wise it’s possible, and 12′ is defiantly not out of the range of possible, large but not a record. they are right. Never trust field estimates on size though. When you trust them you end up with 100′ snakes and 50′ gators. I still think it moves wrong though. I would love for Captain Disillusion to do this one.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            Captain Disillusion

            I had no idea what that was – thanks for the rec!

          • shivaskeeper

            Great stuff there.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            it’s pretty fascinating, and a bit weird.

            I of course learning some of this stuff (light fall off and inverse square law) in film school…but we were all film in those days, so the discussion of digital technologies is interesting.

            Thanks!

    • WomanInTheResistance

      It’s not just you. Disqus is completely messed up.

      • BloviateMe

        Holy hell it’s frustrating. Think I’ll go do job stuff.

        Salary is awesome (cry).

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      It’s just a good thing comments aren’t allowed, or we be really fucked.

      • BadKitty904

        Just wait ’til Friday…

        • Dazza

          Yes, I can definitely wait until Friday (Saturday my time), since you asked.

    • shaar dula

      reverting to my go to prescription for all things wonkette. you should try losing the pants. as absurd as it seems — your hands are cold but not your legs?
      but in all seriousness, wonkette just does not work on my android fone. I’ve just given up.

    • BadKitty904

      To the best of my knowledge, Disqus has never worked since Wonkette switched over to it.

      • It worked now and again! Just, weirdly, and I am sure coincidentally, not on Trump scandal nights.
        So…expect something to be happening about 3 am.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Not sure if it’s something Shy changed, or if work changed something, but Wonkette has been utterly unusable at work for me for the past week. Pages hang and never finish loading, requiring MANY multiple refreshes to even see if a new article has been posted. It can literally take an hour to get the front page to come up cleanly. And then, the same problem occurs when trying to load the new post. If anybody’s been wondering why I am no longer not-commenting during the day, well, there you have it.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        The Disqus has been exceptionally awful tonight. And I wish we had more posts from you.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So if A-Aron Rodgers needs a last-minute score in Sunday’s post-inaugural sportsball contest, will he throw a Heil, Maria?

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Yay for the Key and Peele reference!

  • Panika MCD

    POLL TIME

    since you guys seemed to be doing so anyway last night when I asked you what the color names would be for a box of Trumpola crayons–what would be the names for the colors in a TX Dept. of Crayons box?

    remember, you’ll have to make up your own drinking rules for this one and the TX Dept. of Crayons does not come with a sharpener.

    • Hm. How about HomeSkool Brown and Bigger Than Yers Red?

    • Fetal Heartbeat Fuscia

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      me libelz!

      • Panika MCD

        but you get to make the drinking game rulz!

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          keep drinking…

          that’s the only rule.

          ; )

          • Panika MCD

            I thought you’d just tell people “DRINK!” throughout the night. I can’t. Sallie Mae has to be really, dearly dead first.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            yeah, she’s no bueno and “the booze” aggravates it.

    • I can’t figure out how to cover blah without being super offensive. Disaapointed in myself

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        Bigoted Black?
        Biased Black?

        (i’m a slut to alliteration).

      • huh. See your point

      • Amy!

        Burnt Cross Carbon?

      • Panika MCD

        Polonium
        Russian Bear Brown
        Mar-a-Lago Sunset
        Bannon Black
        Breitbart Red
        Grabbed Pussy Pink
        Roofied Dream Green
        First Wife Blonde
        Second Wife Bonde
        Third Wife Brunette
        Rude Red
        Crooked Cerulean
        Great Wall Grey
        Very, Very Orange
        Spray Tan Orange
        Putin Pink
        Taj Mahal Bankruptcy
        Shafted Silver
        Trump University Maroon
        Libel Lilac
        Wrong White
        Alt-White
        K-Conn Bon Bon

      • shivaskeeper

        I went with aryan white and urban black on yesterdays crayons. Since it is supposed to be what they would name then, not what we would name them.

    • Sardonicuss

      Myocardial infarction indigo…

    • Markuserektus

      White bread white.

    • Dazza

      “Ignorant white”
      “Dyspeptic red (neck)”
      “Racist bile yellow”
      “Dust bowl taupe”
      “Obama cool blue”
      “Trump golden shower”

      • Panika MCD

        so you’re going for TX Dept. of Crayons…?

        • Dazza

          Well – I only know about Texas politics from you, and I expect some things on the federal level ‘trickle down”. Heh.

          • Panika MCD

            I was going to say it’s stuff that TX Dept. of Space Tacos would say. the Trumpola ones I was going for what he would name things. like “Ass of Ivanka” or “Putin Pecs” for “nude”.

          • Dazza

            Ah. got it.

  • Jamoche

    As if we didn’t know which part of the whole process was the only one Donnie cared about – he’s already got a slogan for 2020. “Keep America Great”.

    https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow/status/821894969153597440

    So what’s the middle part look like? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a5ea0c49680c6e1b0ea702192affdbc90501d1739003f4e5dc31b7e79a967b1f.png

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Make America Make Russia Great Again

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I want everyone to know they used that in “The Purge: Election Year”.

      • Jamoche

        Yeah, I found an article on that not long after I posted it. If we’re in the Matrix, someone has seriously fucked up the algorithms.

    • Markuserektus

      If he starts a war, he’ll get a second term.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        If it’s bad enough they might not bother with archaic stuff like ‘terms’ and ‘elections.’ National emergency, you know.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    My boyfriend Jonathan Chait channels my rage about people who claim Obama led to Trump:
    “Trump does say something important about the Obama years. But what he says is something very different. Republicans have spent eight years insisting Obama holds some or even all the blame for their refusal to negotiate with his policies. Why would a party that once advocated Keynesian stimulus and an individual mandate and cap and trade come to denounce all those ideas as ruinous socialism? The explanation offered by conservatives, and taken seriously by many fair-minded observers, held that the party had undertaken a serious process of ideological self-evaluation. Republicans had simply embraced deep-seated beliefs in stringent fiscal conservatism, Constitutional absolutism, and the principles of limited government.

    The rise of Trump shows how false that explanation rings. Here is a candidate who makes a mockery of all those alleged principles. Trump reveals that the backlash against Obama was exactly what liberals said it was, racialized hysteria against social change, and that no negotiating strategy or policy concessions could have calmed the rage on the right.

    Obama produced a tremendous amount of progress in spite of a backlash he could do nothing to stop. And he will leave the White House with peace and prosperity and an approval rating hovering around 60 percent. Trump belongs to the right. He is a product of the backlash against Obamaism, and the personal and ideological antithesis of the urbane, intellectual, sober, empirically minded 44th president. Trump is related to Obama only in that he is the perfect incarnation of the rage, bigotry, and ignorance that defined his opposition.”

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/trumps-the-legacy-of-anti-obamaism-not-obama.html

    • Fuckin’ A.
      Railed against “The TYRANNYYTTT” for 8 years, and went and fucking elected an actual one.
      Good job, GOP! You fucking assholes

      • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

        I think that was the plan.

        • shivaskeeper

          It was. But much like Victor Frankenstein, they created a monster they can’t control.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        At this point they’ve painted themselves in to such a quagmire. They’ve got nowhere to go except even further to the right, and they’re going to absolutely leave this country in smoldering ruins, and they’ve managed to rile up all the armed, drooling idiots as well. I really hope this doesn’t end as badly as I think it will.

    • BadKitty904

      Obama had nothing whatsoever to do with leading to Trump. Obama was elected to the Presidency by the majority of the American people twice.

      The Republican Party, entirely and solely, led to Trump. THEY did this to America. THEY own Trump, from start to finish.

      • shivaskeeper

        You are correct.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Amen! Republicans have been moving increasingly to the right. Their policies are so unpopular, they had to tap into racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc… to get the idiots to come out and vote against their own interests, so we end up with an idiot king, to lead the idiots. Duhmerica!

    • Dazza

      I read that article – and I agree with everything Chait said. Well done, sir.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        It infuriates me when Republicans blame Democrats and/or the press for Trump. Republicans have been cultivating the idiot vote for 60 years, and this was the natural progression – Goldwater, Reagan, Bush I, Bush ((, and finally Don the Con. He’s Reagan without the charisma, but with the Russian baggage.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      It’s always the blah guy’s fault

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Sportsball fans beware – during the Pregame for Super Bowl LI Donald Trump is scheduled to be interviewed by Bill O’Reilly.

    • Of course he is.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      dear god – what do you a call a 69 but with poop?

      (Apologies, y’all, but that was my first thought).

      • shivaskeeper

        Not good at all. Possibly a colossal mistake that would scar any bystanders for life. Just like that interview.

      • O’Reilly and Trump interview.
        Do a hard one next time!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Glad I’m scheduled to do a half marathon in a different county. I’ll barely get back in time for the kickoff, God bless!

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Lemme guess … Fox has the S.B. broadcast this year.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Yep. Oh, and the NFL has been in full spin-cycle denying rumors that they and/or FOX has told Lady Gaga she is not permitted to do any sort of anti-Trump message during the halftime show.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          And that would stop her how?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            It wouldn’t. But they don’t quite want to be seen fully knuckling under just yet.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    lol…

    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday disclosed that first lady Mary Pat Christie had refused to move with the governor to Washington D.C. should he take a job in the Trump cabinet, and that this informed the governor’s decision to turn down several cabinet-level slots.

    “He didn’t offer me a job that I thought was exciting enough for me to leave the governorship, and my family,” said Christie. “Because Mary Pat made really clear she wasn’t coming to D.C.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/chris-christie-my-wife-refused-to-move-to-dc-so-i-couldnt-take-trump-administration-job/

  • Nounverb911
    • yyyaz

      Great movie. If you’ve never seen it, you may never look at Andy Griffith the same way again.

  • Jamoche

    http://ew.com/movies/2017/01/18/donald-trump-a-face-in-the-crowd/
    TCM to show “A Face in the Crowd” immediately after the fall of western civilization:

    Against the backdrop of Trump’s unprecedented political ascent, A Face in the Crowd has frequently been compared to the trajectory of the former Apprentice star, in outlets including CNN, the Washington Post, the Ringer, Deadline Hollywood, and the AV Club.
    According to a TCM spokesperson, however, the film was programmed as part of a tribute to the actress Patricia Neal, whose birthday coincides with Inauguration Day.

    Mm-hmm, TCM, you just keep saying that.

    • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

      They could have gone with “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        Nah, no gentlemen in the incoming ‘administration.’

    • BadKitty904

      Manchurian Candidate would be more appropriate.

  • BosGrl

    ::Throws up hands at Disqus and flops on the couch to watch Rachel::

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      also too, the older kittens are up doing their olympics.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPv9yKC76hE&feature=youtu.be

      • BadKitty904

        This should replace PBS for the next four years.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          I use a big widescreen tv as a computer monitor – I’ve had that stream up for 2 days straight.

          Being kids, they mostly sleep, but when they get up to play, that go balls out. I just told the TX mom I know understand why she had only 1 kid.

      • Suttree

        I told Lizzie earlier about the joy that she has shared with people by putting this up! You have been spreading it though CJ TX!

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          amen, I’ve been bad not to credit Lizzie!

          Tell her we love it.

          • Suttree

            You credited her when you first started doing it! That is all of the credit you need! Spread the word of the kitty and make it your own! :)

      • Suttree

        Gah! Humans!!!!!

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          IKR?

          Who wants them there.

          • Suttree

            I’m charging my headphones now. So that I might catch a squee after teh humons leave.

          • Suttree

            I turn off the TV and sit in silence. And wait for the pitter patter of furry kitten feet

          • Dazza

            From my study I see in the lamplight,
            Descending the broad hall stair,
            Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
            And Edith with golden hair.

            A whisper, and then a silence:
            Yet I know by their merry eyes
            They are plotting and planning together
            To take me by surprise.

            A sudden rush from the stairway,
            A sudden raid from the hall!
            By three doors left unguarded
            They enter my castle wall!

            They climb up into my turret
            O’er the arms and back of my chair;
            If I try to escape, they surround me;
            They seem to be everywhere.

            H/T to HW Longfellow

          • Suttree

            Purrrzzzz

    • shaar dula

      I’m going to go to bed myself. 19th hour of the day anyway. good night.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Sleep well.

        • shaar dula

          you too.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Rachel is kind of scaring me tonight.

      • m3bosha

        She doesn’t usually depress me. But tonight there was more of “oh shit this is real and it is going to suck so hold onto your socks” vibe. Blah.

      • BosGrl

        She did scare the crap out of me, but I was glad she had that guy on who said, whoa, we do have people at the NSC.

  • MΩebym
    • But Hillary did email that MIGHT have been hacked.
      ….
      guys guys guys, not everyone can use “god” as their password

      • shivaskeeper

        It also can’t be said enough that as soon as an official policy about her server and official email came out, she complied.

    • BadKitty904

      Say, Moe!

    • shaar dula

      but Trump said get defence and preibus got defense the best defense against the cyber. you mean people can hack even when trump says no?

      on the otherhand, all passwords are *********. how hard can it be hack them. any person > 400lbs in New Jersey can do it.

    • Dazza

      Was it Password123?

      • Left Coast Tom

        I’m hoping the system was at least programmed to reject “pee” as a password.

        • MΩebym

          Too short. Coincidentally, like Trump’s peepee.

          • therblig

            8==D~

    • Ryan Denniston

      This should not happen in the Age of Computer.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Even money Trump’s password is “Mr. Trump”.

      • TJ Barke

        Emperor Trump.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        ‘ME’

    • Doug Langley

      As if they needed to be hacked.

      “Let’s see – bigly?”
      “Denied.”
      “Yuge?”
      “Denied.”
      “911?”
      ACCESS GRANTED . . .

    • Scrofula

      The BEST cyber.
      That 400# fucker in NJ has sure been busy, why hasn’t Baron found him yet?

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Yeah, they released the http://www.guilianisecurity.com/ DNS.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Someone was DEFINITELY having a bit of fun with these twunts. Hope they keep it up.

  • OrdinaryJoe
    • BadKitty904

      This is America calling…

    • First of all, the government actually does things, and without all the jobs filled it’s not apt to do them very well. Even if there’s no catastrophic failure, lack of leadership will, as should be no surprise, yield inertia and low morale, leading to steadily worse performance.

      Huh. Almost as if electing a megalomaniac “business” man who is only in it for his own ego was a bad idea?

      • shivaskeeper

        The bit about bureaucratic push back, resistance to change, and ability to thwart an engaged president? Called it. That’s going to be a better check on him than the Congress will.

        He may well be trying to outsource the leadership of the various departments, but they’ll have as hard a time as he will getting things done. Hopefully the next senior person in each department steps up to run the show as they should.

        • Doubt it.
          Government workers are already overworked and have been a time. I forsee many quittings and only those with the itis remaining

          • shivaskeeper

            What I mean is getting a bureaucracy to change is hard. They run on inertia and “we’ve always done it this way”. The lower level folks may not step up, which would make it even harder to change since there is no one there to push it.

    • Jamoche

      This is looking so familiar. Last year my whole team got laid off, with 5 of us kept an extra couple of months for a “transition”. They swore up and down that there was a replacement team, the product wasn’t getting canned, honest, even though they only hired a few before those two months were up. End of year came and went, no new release of the product went out. Quelle surprise.

      tl;dr: there’s no replacement team because they want to shut it all the fuck down.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Or in my case, they tried to get me come back, even though the separation package specifically said that I could not during the severance period (14-months).

        • Jamoche

          At one early meeting they asked “How does the update manager work?” All of us went “Hell if we know, it’s a highly specialized PITA and you got rid of the person who knows how it works.” Now, updating is non-optional, unlike most of the other stuff they didn’t bother learning about, so six months later when they wanted to push a minor release, they had to bring him back as a contractor at about twice the usual contractor rates – we told him to hold out for as much as he could get.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            I just told them that if I had to pay money back, they would not like my rate. As far as I know, billing system security audit did not happen for 18 months after I left. By then, all my friends had left also too. But not with the lucrative severance package I got.

          • Jamoche

            The worst part of being on the transition team was that we’d have to leave the *entire* severance package behind if we quit before it ended. The ones who got a simple layoff could get new jobs whenever they wanted – and did so quickly; us getting dumped made a big splash in tech news.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            The problem is that they didn’t include me in the transition team. Those guys got so well compensated that they didn’t have to work ever, ever again. Including two of my old bosses. Current management was glad to see me go, until…

    • Ryan Denniston

      Buehler? Buehler?

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      They know even dictators need a staff, right?

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        Someone has to make the trains run on time!

      • Doug Langley

        And a rod.

        • Dazza

          And butt plugs.
          Gold plated ones.
          With electro-stim for Perry – for Energy Department tutorials, of course.

        • therblig

          they comfort him

      • Unpresidented Ron

        Yeah, it’s not like you can carry out purges and oppression all by yourself. There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

      • Stulexington

        Yeah, but they all need to be friends of Trump, and he doesn’t actually have that many.

    • Thiazin Red

      I remember reading right after the election that the Trump team was shocked to learn that they had to replace everybody not just the cabinet level positions.

      • Ya know…they were surprised by that and yet he STILL demanded a resignation from everyone who did not just leave automatically.

    • Blacktop Autumn

      This is somehow not surprising one bit.

      Jesus, why can’t he even appoint his goon squad to good things up? How lazy do you gotta be here?

  • pb_&_sauerkraut

    If I had ever bestirred myself to have daughters, Michelle Obama is who I would be so proud to have them turn out like.

    • Suse

      Are you new?

      • Suttree

        Says the black cat to the dog in a raincoat……….

    • tbh, I’d be fine if my sons turned out like MO.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    So Cheeto Hitler gave over the money for the settlement. At this point I am 100% certain (rounding up) Putin is giving Donnie literal dollars somehow.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Sounds to me like Republicans are going to do what they always do – start a bunch of government programs that they don’t bother to pay for, while cutting taxes, and proclaiming they are fiscally conservative, as they run up massive debts:

    “And the president-elect’s preference for putting public opinion above Paul Ryan’s agenda extends beyond issues of trade. Over the weekend, Trump promised that his party’s Obamacare replacement would provide “insurance for everybody.”

    “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it,” Trump told the Washington Post. “That’s not going to happen with us.”

    Of course, the “philosophy” Trump cites here is conservatism, and the “circles” are those that the House GOP swims in. The Republican Party has no desire to guarantee universal health-insurance coverage. They merely want to guarantee “universal access” to such coverage. Which is a bit like saying your public-transportation plan is to provide “universal access” to Lamborghinis — anyone who can afford one will have the freedom to access it!”

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/trump-trashes-the-house-gops-compromise-on-trade-policy.html

  • Suse

    Is anyone actually going to watch the coronation on the teevee?

    • mackafritz

      HELL.NO.

    • Jamoche

      Nope. May his ratings be worse than that weird show on community TV.

    • BadKitty904

      Absolutely not. I refuse to have anything to do with this travesty or, in any way, boost its ratings. May it be seen for what it is – a national debacle.

      Besides, my honeybun and me have our own protest specifically planned for that day. ;0)

      • Suse

        P’raps you will join in here.

        • BadKitty904

          I can try, but we have a 10AM appointment at the County Clerk’s office on Friday morning and will be somewhat occupied, following.

          • Suse

            Are you getting married?1!??

          • Dazza

            If so, Molotov!

          • BadKitty904

            Much obliged, sir! Your kind wishes now make the Big Event international!

          • BadKitty904

            Indeed, we are, in the last few hours of American democracy.

            A double, in fact, along with my brother and his bf. Joaquin and Curtis proposed to both of us this past Saturday, at our birthday supper.

            Our little tribute to “America’s true spirit”… :0)

          • Shan

            SQUEEE! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

            Will we get pics?!

          • BadKitty904

            Thank you kindly, Shan! Despite my family’s abiding hatred of photos, the Big Cat’s and Curtis’ kin will be there, so I’m sure someone will take some

            ‘Sides, it’s not every day gay twins that get married in our lil’ town.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            OMG! That’s wonderful!

          • BadKitty904

            Well, I’ve known we were going to get married for over a year now. I reckoned he’d figure it out and ask me sometime before the actual wedding. ;0)

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
          • BadKitty904

            Many thanks, Spotts! That’s pretty adorable!

          • BadKitty904

            I wanted to tell you first, Mom, since you’re the one who’s been pushing for it for so long. :0)

          • Treg Brown

            Holy cow? Seriously?
            Congrats bro!

          • BadKitty904

            Thank you, brother.

            Try as the GOP may, we’re American citizens and have the right to love who we love. :0)

          • TJ Barke

            Right on!

          • BadKitty904

            :0)

          • BadKitty904

            (Now that the conversation has passed on a bit…)

            Seriouslynojoke, bro, thanks very much for the kind wishes. The congrats are sincerely appreciated. :0)

          • bobbert

            Wait. Is this the start of something big?

          • BadKitty904

            I rather suspect it is. :0)

          • bobbert

            Molotov

          • BadKitty904

            Thank’ee!

          • efoveks

            Does this call for champagne?

            EDIT: I should have hit the bar to see more comments. This certainly DOES call for champagne! Congratulations BK!!! :D

          • BadKitty904

            This is just the marriage, not the wedding. So it calls for bottles of champagne, versus the eventual cases of champagne…

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Seriously! And this is how you tell us?!? Congrats!

          • BadKitty904

            Well, I dislike boring people with personal stuff…

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Yet you admit to wanting a fringed suede vest? BadKitty, I am seriously happy for you! And your future Husband! And your brother and his future husband. And imagine virtual birdseed, flowers and good wishes raining down on you!

          • BadKitty904

            OK, no fair making the little guy tear up…

      • Serai 1

        It’s going to be raining cats and dogs on L.A. on Friday, so I’m not budging. But Saturday will be magically clear! (Tucked in between two whole days of rain before and two whole days of rain after. Which makes me think the weather gods don’t like Trump any more than we do.)

    • satanscheerleadersloveamerica

      not me. I will only read about it to see what bullshit was presented.

    • Serai 1
      • TJ Barke

        Which kind?

        • Stulexington

          The kind we need to protect our schools from presumably.

    • m3bosha

      Oh hellz no. It’s supposed to snow, so a walk to out. But I’m sure Law & Order is on somewhere.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      It’s gonna be cold and rainy here. I think I may prefer contracting pneumonia outside.

    • Tallmutha

      Maybe, if I run out of broken glass and anthrax snacks.

  • Vienna Woods

    Just making my list for Friday in my bullet journal. First: weep helplessly.

    • Keep drinking

    • BadKitty904

      Now, now. While it’s hard not to mourn What Should Have Been, we’re real Americans. We don’t do “helpless”.

      Given the coming absence of a functioning government, more and more of our fellow citizens will be looking to us for help. We’ve got to tuffen up like never before and get busier than we’ve ever been.

  • Husband Of Mrs God

    Paint it, Paint it, Paint it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d8eKvegLI

    • Suse

      Black is black
      I want my Obama back
      It’s gray, it’s gray
      Since he went away…

      • yyyaz

        Wooo, oooo.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Thanks for this! I forgot how much I love them!

  • Suse

    Rick Perry hearing tomorrow. He’s so fucking stupid. He had no idea what he was saying “yes” to, according to Rachel.

    • DOE? I like deers!

      • BadKitty904

        Female deers?

    • bookish

      As we used to say, body by Soloflex, brain by Mattel.

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      Can I offer the word ‘stupidified’ as a combo of ‘stupid’ and ‘stupified’ into the lexicon to describe all of us as collective US voters.

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      With his smart glasses, I thought he’d be a shoo-in for Sec of Education.

  • Jamoche

    WTFuuuuuuckk: Fishermen catch giant Nazi-eating catfish
    http://www.planeta.fm/Newsy/Ciekawostki/Polacy-zlowili-gigantycznego-suma-W-jego-wnetrzu-znalezli-swastyke-i-ludzkie-kosci

    In Polish, but the pictures tell the story: this catfish was found with part of a skull and some Nazi insignia inside.

    • Not even nature likes a nazi

    • shivaskeeper

      It’s a Wels Catfish. The size isn’t unrealistic, even allowing for the perspective. If that was really in it’s stomach, it’s something it picked up recently. They are active predators and they don’t digest for 70+ years.

  • boyblue123

    Trump already has a new slogan for 2020. He copied it from a certain movie

    https://twitter.com/mark_bartus/status/821815242015539200

    • lol he is calling dibs on that already eh?
      Man does not understand the meaning of tempting fate.

    • Markuserektus

      Ironically Uncle Sam is/was the largest purchaser of AK-47’s.

  • Jamoche
    • Dazza

      Thank you!

      • Jamoche

        I only found it on Tumblr; I wish I had talent like that!

    • MΩebym

      That is superb.

    • Snopes Shop

      May I share that?

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I used to want to vomit when I’d see the bumper sticker “I want my change back” on Republican’s cars.I need a bumper sticker that says “I want my hope back!”

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Oooh. The South. The only things my ex-inlaws used liberally were peanut oil, racial slurs, and blue eyeshadow.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Lucky you! I wish I could do something with my Republican IMMEDIATE family. Sigh…I’ve always suspected I’m adopted.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Have you checked for superpowers? Maybe you’re secretly an alien from the planet Krypton.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I wish! I’d love to turn back the hands of time and un-elect Doofus Don.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          If my dad had the strength to chuck a gator through a drive-through window he would be actual Florida Man, so it’s not necessarily just a regional thing…pretty sure all the Hontas clan is accounted for, but a long lost 3rd cousin would be welcome at our Creaster celebration (it’s the weekend of the superbowl, and we eat wings and don’t see each other again until Mother’s Day).

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Uggh…why is half of the country totally insane?

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            From what I gather, half the eligible voters usually don’t vote, and roughly half of that half usually vote republican…so a very small percentage of votes actually sway elections. In sum, our system is bad and should feel bad.

    • Sister Artemis

      Shamelessly stolen and shared with my small social media network

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    “Every day, every hour. Turn the pain into power.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHXXktQcd-g

    • BadKitty904

      Well quoted, Spotts!

  • Gosala

    OK, Obama was a damn sight better that what preceded him and a double damn sight than what follows him,

    But

    He (and she) was not the messiah. His legacy is decidedly ambiguous.

    He blew an enormous amount of political capital on the ACA, which is deeply flawed and can reasonably be seen as a sop to the insurance companies. He never have a good explanation for running away from single payer.

    He left climate policy for the eleventh hour. Throughout most of his term he was half hearted, supporting an “all of the above” policy long after it was clear that “leave it in the ground” was the only viable policy.

    His drone strategy is decidedly in a gray area of international law.

    He avoided race, gender, ethnicity, gender identity and disability issues

    So, while far, far better than the worst, he was far from what he could have been.

    • Treg Brown

      Not sure what your fucking point is, but after reading your comment history I know all I need to know about you.

      *Blocks*

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      And Meryl Streep should have won that Oscar last year.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      He never have a good explanation for running away from single payer.

      Besides the fact that Joe Lieberman and Max Baucus wouldn’t have voted for it? It took every Democratic vote they had just to get the ACA through a Republican filibuster, and losing them would have killed any sort of reform stone dead.
      The ACA is flawed, but better than what we had. Single-payer, with that Congress at that moment was a pipe dream.

    • Dazza

      Seems to me you are conflating Republican obstructionism with Obama’s legacy. wasn’t ACA what he COULD get approved – rather than what he wanted?
      An obstructionist Congress hobbled every policy aim.

      • Gosala

        He didn’t even try. He negotiated against himself.

        What if he had used the Bully Pulpit? What if he had strong armed the Congress?

        But he didn’t, did he?

        • Hellhathnofury Demme

          I sense the righteousness simplicity and black/white world of a Bernie Bro.
          Bad timing, my friend.

          • Gosala

            You need to get your sensors retuned.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Excuse me, I am going to be uncharacteristically rude here, but: what leaking-peen drivel is this?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I think someone decided they just needed to drop a deuce in the punch bowl for kicks.

    • shivaskeeper

      Much like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell during the Clinton term, the ACA is nothing more that what could be done. It was not what was wanted, but it was a step in the right direction.

      Same with climate change. What can be done in the face of a Congress determined to deny it exists?

      Drones are a tricky one for sure. Technology advancing faster than the law. It happens on a smaller scale all the time.

    • Gosala, I love ya, but compared to what is comin’ next? Barry H Bamz Obama is probably one of the best presidents that will ever be.
      Also, pretty weird accusing the guy who literally painted the white house with a rainbow after the courts struck down the anti-gay marriage laws as one who avoided gender identity, and REALLY weird to say he avoided race, considering all the flack he got from the right about ‘race baiting’- the man lived, in reality, day in and day out not avoiding race issues in his face.

      Progress is made slowly- this is true all the world over (some countries, however, have a head start since they do not have the same freedoms of free speech and actually hush up their lying liars, so they don’t have to contend with a willingly mislead populace afraid of everything they are told to be afraid of).

      I will admit that he could have been more perfect, in a more perfect universe.

      • Gosala

        Didn’t I say he was far better than what came before and far, far better than what is coming after?

        Sure, in the end he endorsed GLBT rights, but he was pretty late to the party, wasn’t he? After all tbe courts had pretty much decided on the subject before he came out.

        Sure, he endured a hell of a lot of racist crap. But did he ever call it out? No, he did not.

        Maybe he felt he could not. I respect that judgement. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t duck tbe issue.

        We can agree that Obama was better than what proceeded him and better than what follows him and still recognize that he is not the messiah.

        And that is what is needed. Not the partisan we’re right and you’re wrong. But rather a clear eyed understanding of what is right and what is wrong.

        Is that so hard to understand?

        • He called it out all the time. Remember the kerfluffle with Gates? Treyvon? on and on and on and on?
          Remember his very adamant stance that no, NO we cannot have a Muslim registry?
          He’s called out the potty laws and the anti abortion laws and the thinly veiled segregation laws. Every time, no words minced either. It is wrong, and we are better than that- his words, over and over and over.
          He called out the paranoia of the gun fetishes, and tried way more than I think is humanly possible to reach out to those who were willing to oppose him just because he is black or in the wrong party.
          I happen to think being clear eyed is not confusing what was good for not being what we thought should be perfect is all. As well as we’re right and you’re willing.

          • Gosala

            I guess we live in alternate realities. I remember nothing about Obama responding to Treyvon.

            Nothing about anyone named Gates?

            His stance against a Muslim registry happened only since the Orange One’s election.

            He did nothing about the gun lobby.

            Sorry, he was OK, but not stellar

          • You honestly do not remember the “If I had a son” bit?
            The call for sensible gun laws after Sandy Hook that very nearly succeeded until Congress dragged its feet until the press took their attention elsewhere and the people forgot, again?
            The infamous beer summit made in an attempt to get Gates and the bumblefuck cop who accosted him to meet and discuss and hopefully find some resolution? (That he was attacked for because beer, no less).
            The line that started it all “We still have a long way to go” that set the right howling about how he doesn’t respect cops just because he DARED to suggest a cop arresting a Harvard professor entering his own home was a bad thing?
            None of that rings a bell at all?

            Like I said: Clear eyes can, and should to my mind, also mean not tossing out the good because it is not the perfect.

            No human is perfect; no president doubly so because liberal or conservative, he is the president of ALL Americans. That the liberal ones seem to try to reach out more than the conservative ones have, recently, is no coincidence.

          • Gosala

            I never said he should have perfect. I never said he was no good. Quite the opposite.

            And your copious examples merely illustrate my point: he could have kept the focus on gun control but chose not to.

    • Yr. Gma

      I thought you said you were leaving Wonkette.

  • Jamoche
  • o’look Skwerl!
  • Unpresidented Ron

    I decided to make what could be my last trip to Amerika today. After Friday, who knows what restrictions on travel there might be, and I always hope for the best and plan for the worst. Bought wheel paint, picked up some groceries we don’t see here (diet pop with cherry, canned frozen fried clams, huge boxes of Crispix and so forth.)
    Still too many Drumpf signs on lawns in Port Huron.
    Too many people with Drumpf bumper stickers on their cars. Not always on the bumper, either.
    Too many ancient, decaying members of the Master Race looking daggers at everyone younger than themselves. Including ‘youngsters’ like me.
    Maybe I’m imagining it, but the atmosphere seemed oppressive somehow, over and above the miserable grey sky. Then again, people were filling their shopping baskets like they expected anarchy to break out any minute. Seriously weird.

    • Suttree

      So if I need out? ??<?? Where do I meet you on the border?! I have snowshoes and a pirogue. I can probably cross country ski 40 miles or so.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        I’d try swimming across the St Clair River between Port Huron MI and Point Edward. It’s only a few hundred feet and nobody’s really paying attention. In winter there’s hundreds of miles of unprotected border between the US and Quebec – literally. At the road crossings there’s signs asking you POLITELY to visit the nearest control point and register. If you get caught pretend you’re from Toronto.
        <waves a hoof to all the nice NSA people reading this>

        • Suttree

          They used to have a border patrol checkpoint just south of White River Junction, VT on I-91. It was one of those Bush era Homeland security bullshit deals that gave them reign within 100 miles of the border. I drove though it exactly twice. The second time I had a little Nazi fucker ask me if I was carrying drugs and to please open my trunk. Mind you it’s 5:30 am and I’m in my fucking work uniform, with Vermont tags and a VT DL. There is also Route 5 that parallels I-91 so I started to take the exit before the checkpoint and get back on the highway the next entrance. I called Bernie and bitched, along with a ton of other people. Bernie got that shit taken down. (He’s good at local stuff) Oh right, yeah so I don’t even need snowshoes to find somewhere easy to cross up thataway. I assume Canadian truckers are very nice people who will pick me up hitchhiking. Probably free Timmies and cocaine?

          • Unpresidented Ron

            Quebec truckers will, plus you’ll get where you’re going WAY faster. Ontario truckers will try to run you over.
            If you survive that be sure to ask for a lemon meringue pie donut. It’s like an orgasm in your mouth. In the GOOD way.

          • Suttree

            Is there a bad way? (redacted)(redacted)Lizzie(redacted).

    • Scrofula

      Well shit, from the map you’re stuck b/n Flint, Detroit, and Buffalo, with the vast frozen tundra hellscape to the north.
      I’d be shooting daggers too.

    • I think it is starting to dawn on them that they fell for the con. They have to know, deep down, that they have been utterly fooled.
      But to look inward, to admit to having been wrong or fooled is incomprehensible.
      This will get worse before it gets better: But it will get better.

      • TJ Barke

        Can’t we have some purges, and gulags?

      • Scrofula

        And how, how will they fall back on blaming the n*r-in-chief and poors and whatnot? Can’t be their false orange prophet. But it’s someone’s fault, as soon as they figure out who.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        I agree, it will. I hope we’re alive to see it.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    How crazy is it that a seemingly SANE man sets himself on fire to protest Trump?

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/protester-lights-himself-on-fire-outside-trumps-d-c-hotel.html

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
  • Stinky_Hole

    I want to see Donald Trump inaugurated as president. I want to see all of his cabinet positions confirmed. I want to see this clock-work-republican-wet-dream set into motion. I want to see Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell spring into action and have-at what they’ve waited eight long years to do.
    All they’ve ever wanted, for all this time, was to screw over the black guy, and day after tomorrow he’s history (“make him a one-term president” – hope they make that your epitaph, Mitch). Whatever he’s accomplished they will strive to undo.
    Next Monday (since Twittler doesn’t work week-ends)., the bumblefuck will be the president, and hell will be visited upon us one and all.
    Nobody will be in charge.
    Constant, never-ending scrutiny (eternal vigilance) is all we have.

  • m3bosha

    Bill Maher comes back on Friday. I look forward to his angst.

    • m3bosha

      ETA… I don’t mean Michelle vs Melania, but what he’ll say about Obama vs Trump. Go Bill!

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    as noted, tx mom made picadillo…eyeball this and envy me! (got some nice spiciness to it too!)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c3654a57987e034415088e11bde761a075eb4ac5eb4832b7205111490609398.jpg

    • BadKitty904

      One of my very favoritest of all dishes. And I make a mean picadillo myownself…

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        cuban style picadillo? Apparently that’s a thing. I only ask given your location and boyfriend. ; )

        But yes, wonderful stuff – and for poor or single people it’s good to do what we do – mix up a huge batch and have for lunch and/or dinner for a few days.

        • BadKitty904

          Si! With cinnamon and cloves and buckets o’ sherry!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            see, so different!

            I didn’t even know cubans did picadillo different than mexicans until another wonketteer posted some recipes and photos.

          • BadKitty904

            Cubans make it different from Mexicans who make it different from Peruvians who make it different from Dominicans, etc.

            It’s like the Spanish language – differs somewhat from place to place within the Old Empire…

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            aye – and i just saw the news about your wedding…super sorry for calling him your boyfriend…should have said fiance/future husband!

            Molotovs and congratulations and all sorts of things!

          • BadKitty904

            Mil gracias! I’m nervous as dammit, but excited, too!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            heh, you’d be crazy not to be nervous!

            I’ve avoided marriage studiously my whole adult life. Once again, nervous about marriage is a thing gay and straight folk share in common!

            I know you were saying you were going to do the marriage and the ceremony separately…any idea on honeymoon?

          • BadKitty904

            Almost certainly Cuba. Joaquin still has a good deal of family and family history around Baracoa.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ah! Given the developments recently, that should be great!

          • BadKitty904

            I’ve always wanted to go! And the man does love his cigars, so…

      • Tallmutha

        I’ve been involved in some mean peccadilloes, does that count?

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          well, they may have been tasty…need moar info.
          ; )

    • Shan

      Looks like my keema aloo but with more meat and less sauce.

      I didn’t know what picadillo was.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        so good yo!

        I have no idea what keema aloo is, so we’re trading!

        • Shan

          Looks like it’s the Indian version of picadillo. Keema aloo has diced tomatoes for the base sauce plus Indian spices (obviously). I like to give mine a spicy kick.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        P.S. After googling, that looks good – different spices and the peas are different, but I’ll have to try someday!

  • WomanInTheResistance

    Hey all, I’ve flagged, but now it’s time to email Dok. Our troll is seriously following me and others around, and posting very wierd things. Hateful, wierd things. Can you all help out by blocking it? Thanks.

    • shivaskeeper

      I haven’t seen it here on this thread but who knows with Disqus tonight. I blocked one earlier today. What’s the name?

      ETA: also flagged the one I blocked at the same time.

      • shivaskeeper

        Yeah I blocked and flagged that one on it’s fist post on another thread. I haven’t seen any This User is Blocked notices, but again, Disqus is being Disqus.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          On the bright side, I was just able to see your response. Maybe Disqus is up and running again.

          • shivaskeeper

            Mine seems to be crippled running now, instead of just crippled. I can actually see replies without refreshing, sort of, but I’m not sure about new posts yet.

          • I’m getting new posts only occasionally. And no replies at all. I’m thinking its a ways to go before we’re back to the usual state of horror that is disqus. . .

          • shivaskeeper

            I can’t see replies to me unless I refresh the notifications. I can see replies to others though, so better than nothing.

      • I flagged that one quite some time ago. I didn’t block it, but it hasn’t chosen to follow me around, either.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          I currently have 11 responses from it. Racist? Check. Sexist with veiled rape comments? Check. Gas chamber references? Check. Do not engage. This one is batshit crazy.

      • TJ Barke

        That one’s definitely human garbage.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Yes. Yes it is.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      you got dok’s email?

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Trying to find it. Where should I look?

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          I will email you.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Thanks.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I just replied to him, congratulating him on finally getting the Jewish president he’s always wanted (Jared Kushner). I’m done with him after that parting shot. Now that he knows he’s just elected the first Jewish president (Jared Kushner), that should have him foaming at the mouth for the next four years. I’d love to get his thoughts on all the Goldman Sachs bankers Trump is installing in the White House. My work is done with this one!

    • Suttree

      Wait what where?

      • Dazza

        Yes, where?

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Downthread, mostly.

          • Dazza

            Thanks.

          • Suttree

            I looked at it and it wasn’t worth it.

          • Dazza

            I have encountered him already (yesterday my time), and already flagged and blocked him. I agree that he is rather nasty and difficult to scrape off one’s shoe. I am sorry you have had to deal with him.

    • BadKitty904

      I block every troll I see, as soon as I identify them as such and flag them to Dok& Co. Why waste my time on attention-seeking feebs?

      • Yr. Gma

        Me, too. If this was a yesterday troll, for sure it’s blocked. The point is DON”T FEED THEM in the first place. Once fed, they go back to the swamp and tell all their little slimy buddies to come and join them and then Dok gets to spend a few hours banning them all.

        • BadKitty904

          Amen. They aren’t interested in conversation or debate – they only post their nonsensical bullshit to desperately garner attention. Give them what they want – attention – and they’ll keep coming back.

          Ignore them and they’ll go away.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Sorry, I tried. In theory, I have permissions in the system to delete comments – but not to actually ban commenters – and ‘Trix gave me permission to use it on actual Nazis, which this guy qualifies as, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I spent the last hour trying to delete its posts, but they’re all still visible. I have failed. I can only hope you will forgive me.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Forgive you for what? You didn’t post vile, insane things. Honestly, I was a bit taken aback at how many awful, weird cartoons it had, (at one point I had 13 responses from it!) but that is in no way on you. And I very much appreciate the time you’ve spent cleaning up. Because you’re a peach.

        I should have blocked it much earlier. Fwiw, that cleaned up my notifications nicely. And thanks again.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          OH! It DID work! Just not instantaneously. I hope I didn’t make things difficult for Dok, since the comments no longer exist for him to review in deciding whether or not to banhammer the fucker..

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I just went and checked. It did work, you lovely thing. Since I blocked it, I don’t still have its responses. I’m OK with that. You saw what it was posting. Deeply creepy stuff. The references to the showers was particularly wrong, and wierd. Thank you so much.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Just sent ‘Trix an email saying, “Hey, I did this. Here’s why. Let me know if I overstepped.” Mod powers are fearsome, and I’m not approaching them lightly.

  • Jamoche
  • Sally

    Just checked the Weather Channel. Supposed to start raining in DC about 11AM Friday and rain on Donnie’ s tiny parade. I’m actually thinking we may lose a Bush tomorrow and all the coverage will be on that. Have a tantrum, Mr. Lying Cheater! Will you blame the media or Obama this time?

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

      Twas Nobummer in the Oval Office with polonium.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      “lying weathercasters. so dishonest!”

    • Stulexington

      How much you wanna bet none of that 90 million allegedly raised dollars went to an alternative in case of rain?

    • i was thinking the EXACT same thing. the bush’s are devious critters and this would be the ultimate revenge.

      probably not deliberate. probably.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I’m watching “Divided States of America” and it’s depressing as all hell to watch the Tea Party insanity all over again. Trump was watching, and figured out how to tap in to that angry bunch of morons.

    • Scrofula

      Fucker doesn’t have a strategy. He was the right buffoon for the moment, a screaming white nationalist fantasy at the end of a black man’s term.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        He’s a natural born con artist with a con artist’s instinct for reading people

        • Count Awesome

          He must be way better at cold reading than John Edwards.

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          He aintnt smrt, but he is fiendishly cunning.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I think he figured out there was a bunch of angry white morons and he could tap in to their rage. He’s a stupid man, but he did figure out that there were enough idiots in this country who would vote for a buffoon.

        • I don’t think he did it all. I really do think he is just a puppet being told what to do and given his phone for random tweets to keep distracting the attention of the nation.
          Bit telling that all his tweet tantrums are JUST when something is breaking. People pick on him all the time- no trantrums! But evidence comes around that the FBI maybe did not do its job and BOOM John Lewis is the worst!

          • shivaskeeper

            Trump on his own is a puppet. He’s not smart enough to tap into anything on his own. He may be a Putin puppet, or he may be a GOPer puppet, but he’s for sure a puppet.

            The thing is he’s not really self aware enough to realize it and he’s far to incurious about anything to figure it out.

          • Dazza

            I fear you are correct.

          • shivaskeeper

            To me, his lack of curiosity about anything is the scariest thing about him.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            He’s also getting a serious Howard Hughes vibe. According to this article from the Washington Post, he rarely leaves Trump Tower, and maybe goes a few blocks down to buy an overpriced burger that he then has them burn to a crisp.

          • Scrofula

            Dude’s overwhelmed. Totally out of his element. Too much fucking READING. And he knows people are doing stuff behind his back . . . the paranoia is building.

        • shivaskeeper

          Not to sound to CT, but if Putin has been grooming him for years, then Putin figured it out. Trump isn;t smart enough.

          • Odd Jørgensen

            Now I have a pic in my head of Putin doing Hair Furors hair for him, crossweaving origami and all.

        • Scrofula

          “Abortions for all”
          BOOO
          “Abortions for no one!”
          BOOO
          “OK, Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others”
          Yaaay!!!

      • strategy? jesus christ. he doesn’t know how to spell strategy much less formulate one.

        that being said, for the first time in a long time i feel moderately optimistic. i think (weirdly) it will be better to have barry out of the white house. no comparison, no waiting for the sword of damocles.

        you own it motherfuckers. lets see just how bad this goes.

        • Scrofula

          It’s a “OK, hotshot, let’s see what you fuckin got?”
          But oh, the damage that could be done.

    • It’s all been PR. For legit real. And now they are using the inability or, perhaps I should say, dis-inclination of the media against itself and pushing their own PR as the actual real thing.
      Very disquieting.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        It was fun reliving Eric Cantor getting primaried out of a job. He did so much to foment the hicks, and then they turned on him. I think the GOP and the wealthy are going to live to regret riling up the rubes.

        • I am sure they already are regretting it. Unfortunately, it will take many years to undo all the damage. Sigh. So many fights already won to be re-fought.

    • Count Awesome

      Trump is just the devil they sold their soul too.

      • I think my favorites are the ones going “Race relations were better before him!”
        oh, right, before those POC started to think for a second that they, too, were citizens entitled to the same laws and protections as everyone else?
        For real, the entire Tea Party BS was nothing more than a thinly concealed racist tirade pretending it was worried over money

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          It will be fun to watch Trump spend massive amounts of money, without a peep from the Tea Party.

          • Suttree

            We probably have different definitions of fun? :(

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I can’t wait to watch my neighbor twist in the wind when I ask him why the national debt isn’t going down after the wealthy get another HUGE tax break. He’ll figure out a way to rationalize it.

          • Ohhhh I believe that infrastructure thing he plans. Mostly because the mob still has deep fingers in construction. The Freedom Caucus is going to have to choke that one down.
            THAT one thing will be fun

          • Suttree

            I’ve missed this entire thing. I was cuddling with my moose.

        • Suttree

          It’s still about money also. It’s just more so about who receives that money..

        • Count Awesome

          But blacks and browns shouldn’t have money like the white folk should.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Reality Kills

      That song is about heroin.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • Count Awesome

      That guy is a true christianist.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “How easily people would believe it. It was almost like a sociological experiment,” added Mr. Harris

      Except instead of being in a laboratory under controlled conditions, you decided to release your crazed concoction into the world. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/023d884e2db1a2e1beb80a12f893719891b141606cc56213cc151c1adc995fb1.gif

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        just another morally challenged republican spying a money making opportunity- it’s pretty much the DNA of the GOP at this point

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

      If only Ali was alive to use this doucherocket’s scrote as a speed bag.

    • HazooToo

      Opportunistic greedy shit-gobbling liar tries to make himself look thoughtful and superior. Pretends he had a loftier reason for his actions than making money off other people’s stupidity. Took advantage of Trumplings’ paranoid delusions, and doesn’t care about the consequences to the nation. Film at 11.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Wow, listening to Sam Bee talking about Steve Mnuchin makes me realize how genuinely fucked we’re going to be.

  • Markuserektus

    Curious point brought up by Ms. Maddow. Obama has deployed troops to Norway and Poland, because NATO, much to Russia’s chagrin. Will Donnie Moscow undo those deployments to show an alliance to Putin and his disregard for NATO? Is it a crafty trap set by Bamz?…Stay tuned.

    • shivaskeeper

      Yes and no.

    • TJ Barke

      It’s unlikely it’ll do anything. Trump tells his little followers that the sun shines out his ass and they believe it. It makes me want to kill myself. It’s basically killed off all the faith I had left in humanity.

      • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

        I lost faith in humanity in general around 94/95. November 2008 gave me some hope, then I looked at my fambly and realized that the overarching goal of most people is “fuck you I got mine” and/or “fuck you, ima get mine”.

    • Reality Kills

      Donnie is going to allow Russia open a mil base in US soil (and don’t pay for it).

      • Nounverb911

        Andrews Air Force Base?

        • Reality Kills

          “Boris Krutchev” Air Force Base.

        • Stulexington

          Camp David?

          • Reality Kills

            Camp Comrade Nitika

        • Husband Of Mrs God

          Strategic Air Command.

    • Serai 1

      Remember him saying that not all the action he takes will be made public? I expect to see more than a few land mines he’s laid for Trump along the way.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Sam Bee is EVISCERATING Kellyanne Conway.

    • Good. I still have to wait hours to watch. Stupid, nonexistent time zones!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Oh, it’s a good one! You won’t want to miss it. Damn I miss Stewart and Colbert. I wish they could have just done one more year, and maybe we wouldn’t have had a “President *choke* Trump.”

      • HazooToo

        “Well, if that’s not Sting, then who have I been having tantric sex with?”

    • BadKitty904

      Good.

      She’s worked so hard to earn it.

    • Nounverb911

      Is the food processor set on mince or puree?

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Slice and dice, baby!

    • HazooToo

      That was beautiful. I love her.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I wish I could marry her!

  • Reality Kills

    None of Donald’s Circus should be confirmed. A bunch of imbeciles everyone one of them. Everyone of them is totally unfit for the position. DeVos is an absolute moron. Guns at school to protect kids against grizzlies? What the fuck? The neighbor’s chihuahua is smarter than that moron. That idiot for EPA, there is room for debate despite the fact 97% of climate scientists agreed! Fuck you! Oh, that 3% must known better. One of them must be Donald himself pretending to be a scientist.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Reality Kills

      Crayons? Too high tech. Using food or poop to draw something seems more appropriate.

  • Suse

    BadKitty904! I’m going to cry… I’m so happy for you, dear son.

    • Wait, what?

      • Suse

        Wedding bells! Well, civil marriage bells, anyway.

        • Suttree

          Awwwwweeee! Love in the air!!!

        • BadKitty904

          The four of us had the weirdest conversation of my life Sunday morning. Among many other things, Joaquin, who’s a lawyer, insisted that we be legally united before Trump took power. However, knowing his mother, our mother, and Curtis’ aunt, as well as our MANY aunts, grannies, sisters, cousins, etc., the actual wedding is going to involve incredibly extensive planning, so that will take place in the summer.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Why not both? This is a real wedding – two of them, actually. Many wishes for your continued happiness.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        They’re gettin’ hitched!

        • WOOOO!!!!
          GOOD NEWS

          • BadKitty904

            Thank you, Jen. Friday morning, before the coronation. A lil’ “fuck u” to the Trumpenreich.

          • Suse

            Love you bigly, my son!

          • BadKitty904
          • WomanInTheResistance

            At last. Something good on Friday!

          • BadKitty904

            I’ve got to admit, the man knows how to get my mind off worrying about the “Inaugurination”…

          • Reality Kills

            BadKitty!

          • BadKitty904

            RK!

          • yyyaz

            All the best! Seriously, shit!

          • BadKitty904

            That’s very kind of you, Yyaz. Thank you!

          • :huggles: Congrats, Kitten! May you live as long as you love, and love as long as you live ^.^
            Or, more Wonk style
            Honey is nice on a honeymoon, just sayin

          • BadKitty904

            Much obliged, Jen! And no fear there – we’ve been practicing. Lots! ;0)

          • Amy!

            Oh, perfect! Many happy returns of the day: life, love, lusty tumbles!

          • BadKitty904

            How kind! Thank you, Amy! :0)

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            “A lil’ GREAT fuck u” to the Trumpenreich.”

            FIFY

          • BadKitty904

            “We’re Americans. We have ‘certain unalienable’ rights. And we’re not going to give them up.”

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            Amen. I’m not sure if you saw my comment last night, but I’m really thinking of either working/volunteering at my local Lambda group.

            Anyway, celebrate! and so very happy for you buddy!

          • BadKitty904

            Do, at least, check them out. As one of the minorities targeted by the incoming Junta, we need ALL of the help we can get. I don’t think I’d much enjoy being in a concentration camp, but I could do it if Joaquin was there.

        • BadKitty904

          Just seeing that in print gets me all emotional. Ugh.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Hey, it’s cool. This is a big day for you and the Big Cat. You’re going to fight hate with the strongest power of all: love. And you’re sticking your thumb in those God-botherers’ eyes for extra points.

          • BadKitty904

            One little glimmer from We the People… :0)

    • BadKitty904

      Now, if YOU start, then I’LL start and I’ve already been teary eyed all week. How manly is that???

      • Nounverb911

        I hear congrats are in order. Mazel Tov!

        • BadKitty904

          Thank you for the very kind felicitations! :0)

      • Suse

        Men who can cry are okay in my book.

        • BadKitty904

          Being able to control when and where would be nice, though.

  • Reality Kills

    No one likes liberals because we lose like all the fucking time. They slap us, we just show the other cheek.

    • Scrofula

      It fuckin is a drag that we’re not down with the Dark Side sometimes. Ratfucking just comes natural to the right, and we strive for higher ideals.

  • Michael R

    and to end the night for me :
    dog going down an escalator

    https://s24.postimg.org/i8tocroud/escalator_dog.gif

  • Nounverb911

    US Air Force to confiscate Trump’s plane after last flight tonight.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4134746/Donald-flies-DC-final-flight-Trump-Force-1.html

  • Reality Kills

    Richard Spencer doesn’t think he is racist. He is, he says, identitarian.

    Listen moron, no matter what codeword you use, you are a racist and xenophobic moron. Hope you die while lost in the nowhere in Montana.

    • Scrofula

      Or my old neighborhood.

  • Suse

    I saw my shrink on Monday and reported how horrible I feel due to Drump’s win. She asked if I could reserve judgment and I said, “hell, no!” She’s an immigrant from India and seems not to understand what’s going on.

    • HazooToo

      She’s an immigrant from India. She will understand, when they start talking about whether they want to deport her, or put her in a camp.

    • Reality Kills

      Look for a new one soon. That one is going to be deported back to India.

      • Suse

        Most of my docs are Indian.

        • Reality Kills

          Sorry. What need are doctors if people don’t have insurance? Deport them!

          • Suse

            I have a great HMO thru hubby’s work. I feel extremely fortunate that we will continue coverage after he retires, although our co-pays will be much higher. I’m committed to volunteering at local community clinics, since I have a medical background.

    • Scrofula

      I briefly had an Indian shrink (so I can generalize a nation of 1 billion), when I was trying to get released after a 5150 (drunken misunderstanding). He was very weird and went off on some tangents–thing is, when I’m talking about my “home life” it seems important for someone to understand the cultural contexts, and I couldn’t tell if he was missing that or just rambling.
      Anyway, I figure that’s what it must be like when you’re from an immigrant family and your shrink doesn’t “get” how family dynamics are different.
      Especially when you desperately want to get out of the loony bin.

      • Reality Kills

        A bit weird having for psychologist an Indian person. There are obviously cultural barriers. What do you do when you start talking suicide and depression and being a hardcore addicted to porn and drugs?

        • Scrofula

          Are we talking about you with the porn and drugs?
          I’m sure the guy is qualified and a licensed MD to handle all that.
          But for a therapist, yeah, there are nuances of family life . . . but then, that’s true for everyone.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          You make sure your dr understands. Culture doesn’t dictate compassion.

      • Suse

        I’ve never had to be in the loony bin. Deep depression is my deal.

        • Scrofula

          Be happy. For mine, it was a case where everyone knew I was just drunk and on Benadryl, but the only open bed was in the genuine Psych Ward. It was full of schizophrenics, and while I’ve known a few, these folks were there b/c they were still in or coming out of, psychosis. It was some straight-up 12 monkeys stuff (but the food was great, actually).

        • Reality Kills

          Chronic depression here back in the late 2000’s. Still have residues but not as bad as before.

          • Reality Kills

            But still everything can change, all goes down hill in one day.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Been there. Not to be a nosey stranger, but after many years of CBT I found out my thyroid was way low, and treating that brought me up to an acceptable level, moodwise. It’s worth checking if you haven’t already.

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            Do NOT go to xhamster.com and search for CBT!

  • And just as he’s leaving, let us all remember that this is true. For now. Drop the mike, Barry. You earned it!