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Not Ryan Lochte.
Not Ryan Lochte.

It seems all the internetz can talk about right now is Ryan Lochte and #LochteGate, and did the world’s stupidest Olympian lie about getting robbed when in actuality he and his buddies frat boy-ed into a gas station, fucked shit up and left, like dumb frat boys? Meh, we do not care. We’d rather talk about an American Olympian who is not misbehaving (allegedly!), and he is not misbehaving in the very best way: by getting nekkid, while doing gymnastics!

Danell Leyva won two silver medals in Rio, and at the post-competition gala, where all the gymnasts show off their business for fun and sport, Leyva decided to show off LOTS OF HIS BUSINESS. He didn’t actually get all the way nekkid, because that would be NSFW, but he definitely stripped his leotard down while doing parallel bars to “Fireball” by Pitbull. Consider this your dance party video, since we skipped that this week. (You actually have to click over to YouTube, because NBC Sports is stingy as fuck.)

The boy gymnasts of America have indeed said they want to compete shirtless, and we guess that’s fine, if they’re more comfortable that way. They can also go all the way nekkid if they want, but that Japanese pole vaulter’s bad experience with his own penis knocking him out of medal contention might make them think twice about that.

Anyway, back to Danell Leyva. On top of being an all around great gymnast and a very sexxxy man, he is also a super feminist and LGBT rights-supporter! And he’s not afraid to say that his biggest inspiration in gymnastics is gazillion gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles. And also this:

A quick scan of all things Leyva, and you’ll find enthusiastic reblogging of feminist-centric topics, such as supporting safe and legal abortion and the amplification of body positivity. You’ll find support for people of color and LGBTQ communities, alongside positive promotion of female (and male) athletes he shares the Olympic and world stage with. […]

For example, Leyva was asked by popular gymnastics post GymCastic host Jessica O’Beirne in a 2015 episode whether he felt that the FIG — the international governing body of gymnastics — should move FIG-sanctioned world cup competitions out of the nations where citizens don’t have equal rights. Leyva, who had advocated in support of a gay teammate to move the 2015 U.S. Gymnastics championships from Indiana to another location after the state passed discriminatory legislation, answered simply, “I’m going to say yes, that is what we should do. That is the type of action we need to take to make an actual change.” He added later, “I’m still a little heated that championships are in Indiana.”

He is A Ally!

For more on how much of A Ally he is, enjoy these videos he posted on the Instagrams, about the Pulse Orlando shootings, transgender bathroom rights, and how straight people allies SHOULD act. Here’s how it ends:

The love within the LGBT community is so much stronger than the hatred against it, and it is our responsibility as non-LGBT people to help emulate this love, and create a world where LGBT people don’t need to create their own safe spaces. […]

Thank you so much for listening to my rant, I hope you guys enjoyed this video, and if you didn’t, please unfollow me. Thank you, bye.

HE TOLD YOU, BIGOTS!

A video posted by Danell J Leyva (@danelljleyva) on

A video posted by Danell J Leyva (@danelljleyva) on

See? Now you have forgotten all about dumb Ryan Lochte, oops we just reminded you of dumb Ryan Lochte. Our bad.

[Huffington Post / Danell Leyva on Instagram]

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  • dslindc

    I needed a little eye candy nice time at this point today. Well done, Evan!

  • Ms.MLG1979

    In the wise words of Salt-N-Pepa-

    What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!

  • YoBunnyBunny

    Oh my, he’s lovely… I’m going to be humming happily to myself on my commute this evening. Thanks, OBAMA!

  • msanthropesmr

    I feel the need to critique his fashion choices.

  • Jamoche

    “Fireball” by Pitbull?

    That sounded like Nirvana’s In Bloom to me.

  • Daisy

    Aww, he seems nice!

    It’s great to be able to say that and mean it, also too.

    • BadKitty904

      I can’t remember the last time that was true.

      • Daisy

        Neither can I.

  • memzilla
    • Markuserektus

      Next he’ll wanna join a union.

    • Doug Langley

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      They ought to release that one in Philly. It will fit right on in.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      OMG I want one of those so bad! “Bye-bye, Kevin, see you tomorrow, fuckface! If a robot doesn’t burn your fucking house down!”

  • Vincent Ricola

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Señor Skwerl

    Not sure what all the hub-bub is about here, but he looks like a guy who could change a flat.

  • janecita

    We make them hot in Cuba!!!

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      FOR SURE!!!!
      He can come on the pirate ship too, any time.Not only smoking but bright /and/ liberal?

      • Cindyinencinitas

        I will even make him a sammich.

      • janecita

        Feast your eyes, this is Rubén Cortada, a Cuban actor.

        • Treg Brown

          So THAT’S what they mean by “smoldering good looks”.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          You know, I always liked Cuba….

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          BRB
          Okay, not right back.

          • janecita

            If you have Netflix, you can see him in “The Time in Between.”

    • BadKitty904

      *koff* has a 6’2″ Cuban bf *koff*

  • wide_stance_hubby

    I am lusting in my heart and doing even worse things in my bathing suit area.

  • cousin itt

    Brazil assures you Mr Lochte, the water is perfectly safe. We wouldn’t joke about a thing like that.

  • Cindyinencinitas

    Jesus H. Christ! Does he know he’s in US Murca? Clearly, he comes from a place where there are no maps. Sad.

  • Astraea

    He’s not gay though? What a waste.

    • SDGeoff

      You can’t have everything.

    • Ms.MLG1979

      Please let us straight girls have a few nice, clean, hot ones!

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Straight ally or perhaps slightly upturned (and thick and veiny) ally?

    • SDGeoff

      Asking for a friend?

      • wide_stance_hubby

        My little friend, in fact.

    • BadKitty904

      Down, boy! HEEL!!!

      • wide_stance_hubby

        I never tire of being told that.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    Meh, if we can’t get an Olympic athlete to out himself in a Grindr sting, I’m not interested.

  • cousin itt

    There’s nothing like a well-hung medalist.

    I’ll see myself out now, shall I?

    • Spotts1701

      No, no. We’ll help you. :)

  • Shibusa
    • Toomush_Infer

      I dunno – this is just depressing to an old Toomush….

      • cousin itt

        I concur. I’m just not as tan as they are.

        • Toomush_Infer

          And their fashion choices are just way cooler than these saggy old tighty-whities…

    • Cindyinencinitas

      Can I have two? Do I have to pick one?

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …geez, Evan! Can you keep it together buddy?!?! It’s not like I, one of the “straights” randomly spouts off about how I would sell my soul for a kiss from Rhianna or Beyoncé. I have said too much!!! I am currently deleting my browser history before my wife comes home

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Hey! I was here first! *sharp elbows*

      • AngryBlakGuy

        …lol, hey buddy!!! I have been deliriously attracted to unattainable women since middle school in the mid 90’s!!!!

  • Panika MCD

    I for one am glad that he is carrying on the tradition what started during the 1996 Olympic Gymnastics Gala with Alexei Nemov .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNY5qjCEdeY

  • anwisok

    NO FAIR EVAN!! You got my hopes up for a nekkid gymnast, then dashed them heartlessly with a hot video of him shirtless! If this is how a popular liberal voice lies about things, I’m changing my vote to Trump! TRUMP/PENCE 2016!!!!

    • Panika MCD
    • cousin itt

      In advertising, I think they call that trick the bait n’ snatch.

    • Amy!

      There are pictures of the Trump-nekkid statue. As an adherent, surely you’d like me to post a picture here?

  • Fartknocker

    Given all this beefcake can we older, somewhat handsome Wonketters please ask the Marketing Team to bring back Courtney the athletic trainer and her love of farm fresh vegetables?

  • BadKitty904

    See? There ARE SO some real Americans left, despite the GOP’s best efforts.

  • Crystalclear12

    A good guy, those are rare.

  • calliecallie

    This is a nice way to end the day. I’ll be in my bunk.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    For me, it’s women’s diving and beach volleyball. Nicest derrieres. Everyone else is too skinny.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Check out rhythmic gymnastics. For some reason, that sport consistently attracts girls who are drop-dead gorgeous.

    • Doug Langley

      You may wish to look into women’s weightlifting. They are decidedly not skinny.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Too late! I just wanna say one thing: “what if Ryan Lochte and company were black, FAUX News?”…

  • Bitter Scribe

    Sounds like a hell of a guy.

  • Callyson

    and it is our responsibility as non-LGBT people

    Wait–this guy is hetero?

    Um, BRB…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He seems to be in your market, Cally. Go for it!

      • Callyson

        Pretty sure I’m a little old for him. But he’ll definitely not be lacking for dates!

        • efoveks

          Not old, experienced. Very, very experienced… ;)

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Coo coo chachooo Mrs. Callyson

        • OddMan

          One can never be too old for an Olympic Medalist. Isn’t it on your double dark secret bucket list?

  • anwisok

    I’m not sure my liver will allow me to attend another Dance Party tonight. But I may show up anyway, if one breaks out!

  • Brian

    this is all very nice, but how is a scandal about a swimmer not called Watergate? too obvious? could merge it with another scandal and call it Waterghazi?

  • goonemeritus

    Why do you never profile any of our nation’s eligible mechanical engineers? I understand that as a group we may not be thought of as conventionally handsome but we at least are handy.

    • Painter of Goats

      As the wife, daughter and mother of an engineer I heartily agree.

      • goonemeritus

        Grandfather, Father, all my brothers and I. It is the family guild.

    • Doug Langley

      Hear, hear!

    • Rufus T. Firefly

      What, couldn’t handle AC circuits?

      • Rufus T. Firefly

        I couldn’t handle thermodynamics so there’s that.

    • OddMan

      Service Station Mechanic on duty, Machinist Mate on Submarines, Johnson Outboard Mechanic, and finally at 33 – Mechanical Engineer. Took me a while.

      Now retired.

      • goonemeritus

        My Grandfather got his degree after my father got his. It was in the thirties and the depression was in full bloom.

    • shaar dula

      Kol mo gorov but, the odds of a statistician being profiled are low too.

      Mathematicians have no equation. The differentiation is integral to their being. Not even a functional approximation of their existence. So ya Fourier’all.

      The relationship with chemistry-walas is inorganic and never physical.

      No spark with electrical engineers of yore either. Maxwell forget about it. New ones, no direct current, but feign fabricated fealty induction. When in reality it alternates unstably between resistance and capacitance.

      I’m out. In fact I was not even invited, so was never really in. Nevertheless in keeping with the convention, I’ll show myself out of wherever I currently am.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Can Danell Leyva get it? Danell Leyva can Get. It. Something something something parallel bars pommel horse floor exercisehe can get it.

    (Disqus, meanwhile, can suck it, because seriously, why is t so hard to type comments? It can’t ust be because they aren’t allowed.)

    • Painter of Goats

      Sure, blame Disqus. Are you sure those pix of Danell aren’t distracting your typing fingers?

    • Ms.MLG1979

      I have accepted I am too (sob) old to ever be good at typing on this ridiculous, tiny smart phone keyboard. A real keyboard? I rock it out. This thing? Too. Old.

  • Brian

    NYC Parks Dept. trolling Donald Trump.

    https://twitter.com/laurennmcc/status/766375581361508352

    • Blank Ron

      Ooh, that is gonna leave a mark.

    • Astraea
    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      Hysterical. Did de Blasio write that himself?

      • jmhm

        Nope. Young Vassar graduate at Parks.

    • jowgajen

      Glorious.

    • Jamoche

      SF is apparently friendlier to unexpected erections. Not surprising; it’s the Castro.

      “We have not received any complaints,” said Department of Public Works spokeswoman Rachel Gordon. “It is not a high priority at this point with other needs in the city.”

      • Amy!

        Missed their chance. “It is not a high priority at this point,” she said. “Frankly, it seems like a … small thing to be concerned about.”

    • Amy!

      That was a ponderous bureaucratic rule-citing buuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrnnnnnn of Great Beauty and Justice.

  • Vienna Woods

    “This video is not available.” Oh well.

  • Daisy

    OT: Yes Dad, I understand that I probably should’ve helped Mom on my own initiative, even if she didn’t ask. But yelling at me doesn’t help the situation at all.

    • Brian
      • Daisy

        Thanks! Sara always helps, and the choice is well-suited, here. :)

      • Courser

        I love that song, thanks!

    • Astraea

      Just remember, soon you’ll be at college and you’ll have all new things to be annoyed with!

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      But she gave birth to you, Daisy! Uphill in the snow, both ways!

    • Suse

      My dad yelled at me all the time. Were were always at odds and I have some residual psych trauma related to that. I dreamed about him last night and it was very nice and comforting because we liked each other and laughed a lot.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Spoiler: this dynamic will never go away, not even when you are a grown-up professional person. It is the reason why people drink and stay in a hotel when they go home for Thanksgiving.

  • Tio_Doidinho

    Ay que bonitinho!

  • Brian

    OT: are we sure Jennifer Granholm isn’t Ann Richards?

  • jowgajen
    • Painter of Goats

      “…Hillary and Obama talked for hours that night. When they got tired of the kitchen, they moved outside to the Rose Garden with a six-pack, a joint, and, like, a ton of cheese.”

      Poetry.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      “Isis?”
      “No, ISIS. All caps.”

      ROFL

  • UnsaltedSinner

    OT: Winner of today’s internet?

    https://twitter.com/joshs/status/766377528583872512

    Edit: Oops, wrong link. Here’s the right one:

    https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/766374635776708612

    • jmhm

      The Parks Department is awesome.

    • TJ Barke

      Well done.

    • Enfant Terrible

      I see what he did there. So it is written, so shall it be.

  • JMP

    Wonkette turned into a hardcore porn blog so gradually I didn’t even notice.

    • jowgajen

      Softcore is appropriate for a mommyblog.

  • TJ Barke

    Woo! Welcome back inadequacy complex!

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      TBH, this guy makes me feel inadequate, but mostly for his activisation XD

    • Ah, it’s nothing that a quick glance my way can’t cure.

  • Panika MCD

    OT: adding to the growing list of reasons Ken Paxton should go fuck himself

    http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/editorials/article96050167.html

    for those who don’t know, Ken here cannot stay out of the news. in addition to reinterpretting the new gun laws and defending every attack on PP and, you know, suppressing the vote, he has also: been indicted in state court for securities fraud, been indicted for the same charges in federal court (which revealed that his excuse for the whole thing was that God visited him and this other guy in the McKinney DQ), got told by the TEC that he could not use campaign funds for his legal defense, paid 3 staffers who left to work on presidential campaigns “emergency leave” and then got caught accepting large donations to his new legal defense fund from at least one company his office was investigating for Medicaid fraud.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      So again, how long before the Texas voters realize these guys are just grifting them for every penny?

      • Panika MCD

        the Texas Tribune has a very nice tracker of how much they’re wasting on suing the feds. I still find that the easiest way to get people to vote down here is to show them our district maps.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          I greatly admire your stamina, comrade. I do some local stumping up here in BFE virginny and that can be tough enough (though always polite! To your face) I cannot imagine how hard it might be in Texas. Not because Texans are a buncha wankers and shit like that, I know they ain’t, but because there are soooo many conspiracy centers there it has to be difficult to combat.

          • Panika MCD

            the only thing that really pisses me off is the fact that we haven’t managed to banish Alex Jones from Austin. the only thing that scares me is the prospect of getting stuck in an elevator with Jonathan Stickland. most everyone else has their heart in the right place even if they either have their head or their manners shoved up their asses.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Hey, if their hearts are in the right place, one can work with that.
            Sort of like if a house still has walls, everything else can be fixed.

    • mackafritz

      If anybody should be locked up, it’s this guy.

      • Panika MCD

        unfortunately, unless he gets disbarred, the constitutional amendment we passed last year to allow statewide officers to not live in Austin would allow him to continue serving from a jail cell.

  • DemmeFatale

    My favorite sport in the Olympics!
    These men are perfection. The display of strength on the rings alone takes my breath away.
    Beauty AND brains?
    I will now lose conscientiousness.
    (Hey! This pure objectification thing is kinda fun!)

  • Astraea

    It seems so quiet tonight. Did everyone go to a different thread and not tell me?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Dinner hour. They are feeding their faces with canned clams.

      • Daisy

        You monster!

    • Panika MCD

      I keep checking for trolls on other threads, but can’t find any. I can give you a poem to read in the meantime if you want.

    • Spotts1701

      I’m just putting out fires here and there at the job. Tonight, though, I get to go down to our lovely Triple-A park and take batting practice on the field.

  • Jen_Baker_VA

    I keep seeing commercials for the Ark. It is an Arkitechtual wonder! It is Arktastic! And I am all….it is a friggin reconstruction of a boat. That is all that it is. And an inaccurate one because no one knows what a cubit is anymore so it cannot possibly be accurate.

    • Jeff in the desert

      Bill Cosby knows his cubits………..( euphemise all you want…)

    • Toomush_Infer

      Egyptian term for ” a bit of a cube”…..no problem….

      • Jeff in the desert

        Epicurean for small squarish bits…..

    • Daisy

      It’s in Kentucky. Personally, that’s a no go. My mom had family from there, including the grandma she despised. Who, incidentally, dressed much like Kim Davis.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        tbh, I dress not unlike Kim Davis in that over sized shapeless comfy things are not, in and of themselves, the ebil.
        My hair is all short tho.

        • Daisy

          I was mostly taking about the dress over the long sleeve shirt thing plus the Baptist hair. It’s totally a thing. And over sized shapeless things are so comfortable, and hell, it’s not like I look good in anything form fitting.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I bet that you do. I am told that I look so much better in something a bit more fitting.
            But the fit is the trick XD I find for big boosomed gals, like me, fitted under the bust line to the waist is the bestest fit. And yet everything is fitted at the hips or shoulders. DO NOT LIKE.

          • Daisy

            Eh, I really need to lose weight before I truly look all that great in stuff I like. But yes, fitted under the bust line is nice, when it can be found. I hate it when stuff gets fitted at the hips, since mine are so narrow in relation to everything else.

      • Astraea

        There’s no reason to go to Kentucky unless you like Jesus or caves.

        • Daisy

          Caves are okay, but I’m sure I can find them somewhere else. That is not Kentucky. Not Kentucky is a nice place to be.

          • Pickwicknext

            Come to Canada. We have nice caves! They sometime have Justin Trudeau in no shirt in them!

          • Daisy

            Canada is so much nicer than Kentucky, I feel guilty for causing it to be brought up in a conversation about Kentucky! And caves and Justin Trudeau?

          • SeekingBarbie

            My maternal grandparents were from Canada. Does that make me Better? And can I repatriate?

          • Pickwicknext

            Not sure…would have to check our refugee hugging laws

          • david spikes

            Mosquitoes, winter, poutine. Not all is well north of the border.

          • Jeff in the desert

            And Molson………yuck

          • Pickwicknext

            Oh i just ignore that shit.

          • Pickwicknext

            You forgot blackflies. And deerflies. And winter. Ned Stark doesn’t know winter

          • Amy!

            I loved Montreal in August. But I spent a couple years in Russia, and promised myself I’d never have to be that cold ever again … so no travel north of the Mason-Dixon after Labor Day, for me.

          • Arolpin

            Canada even has big caves with hot springs in them. And Canadians.

          • NellCote71

            Reason enough right there. Grrrr says Cougar Lady.

          • TJ Barke

            Oregon has a caves, I went there in middle school.

          • Daisy

            Oregon is also Not Kentucky, and also too nice to mention in relation to Kentucky. :)

          • TJ Barke

            It’s more or less Kentucky east of the cascades.

          • Daisy

            The Central Valley is basically East Texas.

        • Jeff in the desert

          EXCUSE ME….Bourbon.

          • Astraea

            If I’m going somewhere for whiskey I might as well go to Ireland.

          • Shan the Libtart

            That was my train of thought as well, but Scotland.

          • Jeff in the desert

            Very old single malt, not the other crap.

          • Shan the Libtart

            Well, yeah! I’m partial to Oban but it’s expensive.

          • Astraea

            I like Irish whiskey better but I need more taste tests. Just to be sure.

          • Shan the Libtart

            I tried that taste test thing in a pub in Scotland one time. The next day I was…not good. Very bad, indeed. SO bad.

          • Jeff in the desert

            Un American.

          • Astraea
          • btwbfdimho

            Make Kentuckystan Dry Again.

          • TJ Barke

            They export.

        • Jeff in the desert

          Oh and Bluegrass music…

        • Jen_Baker_VA
          • Astraea

            I like that their nonprofit is called Friends of Big Bone.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            RIGHT??????? Fucking awesome. We could also swing up to Hisscock because archaeologists are a bunch of leches, pretty much.

          • TJ Barke

            Something something in the pocket of big bone…

          • Daisy

            Okay, I have a thing about state/national parks, so this is nice.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          I always enjoyed the many tank farms and refineries outside Ashland.

          • Astraea

            Ah yes, such a refreshing smell in the air in that area.

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            “It smells better than Billings,” was the nicest thing I could ever think of to describe Huntington.

          • Daisy

            I can enjoy those at home.

        • marxalot

          We have a bunch of Jesus in Texas, and at least one cave.
          And a barrel full of new breweries/distilleries.
          Just sayin’.

          • Astraea

            I live in Ohio and I can’t even think of two reasons to come here.

          • Jeff in the desert

            The snake mound, the Rock and Roll HOF, Corky and Lenny’s in Beachwood, great motorcycle roads in the SE, my alma mater (really not a reason to visit) flatness. Hillyness. Great weather…..

    • Jeff in the desert

      And on top of that, it is a story from the Torah, not some new fangled fiction. I thought Christ said forget all that. Eat pig! Go forth and be happy!

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        No no no, you keep the bits of the bibble like the ten commandments, the ark, and the no homo.
        Everything else you can ignore, though

        • Toomush_Infer

          Um, about those 10….. some seem a bit, well, awkward for Reprobates….

        • TJ Barke

          I’m wearing more than one kind of fabric right now, and loving it!

          • Jeff in the desert

            Well, since Christ it is all God’s fabric. As long as you cover your sinful nakedness.

          • TJ Barke

            Don’t tell me what to do, god!

          • Jeff in the desert

            You have free will. But if you don’t do EXACTLY as I say, as interpreted by my chosen Bible speakers…..YOU ARE GOING TO HELL!

          • sw19womble

            This is a test for the real thing! Now give the church 10% of your earnings and ignore all the kiddie-fiddling which may or may not be going on. Also keep fucking as much as possible because we need more customers!
            Thank you for your continued business.

    • Shibusa

      Don’t look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion Jen. Don’t look at it, no matter what happens!

  • Daisy

    OT: My dad and I just apologized to each other.

    • Jeff in the desert

      Good. Reconciling is good.

    • Shan the Libtart

      Good. One of mine (I’m lucky and have 2) died a few years ago and the last thing I said to him was “Shut up and put Mom on the phone!” Jokingly, of course, but still…

      • Daisy

        Awww, I’m sorry. :(

        • Shan the Libtart

          It’s okay! You guys are stressed right now. Moving is hard. Changing life situations is, too. Your dad is probably worried about you, and my dad always yelled at ME, too, when he was worried.

          • Daisy

            He’s also really stressed, because our entire sprinkler system is shot, and the water was leaking so badly we had to shut off the water to everything. Both of us are in a bad mood, so that didn’t help.

    • As Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us, there is joy in beginning again!

  • btwbfdimho

    “Swimmers made up robbery. Brazilians say.” NYT.

    Really? Lovely golden guys.

    • Brian

      reportedly Lochte and one other swimmer have now been indicted by Rio police. Now the question is will we extradite him and send him back. The other one is already there.

      • Toomush_Infer

        They’ll forget it if he’ll just fess up…

        • Brian

          I doubt it. The other guy that was indicted did fess up.

      • jowgajen

        I don’t see how Brazil benefits from making an international incident out of this.

        • Jeff in the desert

          False police reports and vandalism?

        • Toomush_Infer

          butthurt…

    • TJ Barke

      So i guess even olympians can be douchey jock assholes.

      • marxalot

        who knew???!!?

      • btwbfdimho

        Typical attitude of first-world people visiting third-world country. Isn’t enough crime everywhere we have to invent more crime?
        “Dude, everybody is a criminal over there, and the water is all polluted”.

        • Brian

          the thing is though, is that they were good. They did stupid shit, they paid for the damage, it was over. But then Lochte told his mother he was robbed. His mother then tweeted he was robbed. Then NBC interviewed Lochte and he repeated the lie. Then the police got involved and he REPEATED the lie. I put a link to a great story about it above. Lochte’s stupidity is hilarious.

          • Jeff in the desert

            Not to stereotype…..WHITE SWIMMER.

        • TJ Barke

          He’s half right.

      • Jeff in the desert

        These were White Swimmers, no? Exempt from punishment from rape, remember? When you get to the elite swimming level….well…..

    • Brian

      here’s a great and hilarious article on the whole thing.

      https://twitter.com/JPosnanski/status/766389937012875264

    • Toomush_Infer

      These aren’t the usual suspects!…

      • richardgrabman

        For those of us who live in the global south and have to put up with spoiled, self-indulgent gringos, yeah… they are the usual suspects when they start out with a “we wuz robbed” story, especially when it’s in a well-heeled neighborhood known for a heavy police presence.

        • Amy!

          Yeah, claiming that the robbers showed a badge was … extra dickitude. “Don’t trust their cops! They might be bad guys pretending to be cops!”

          The drunken celebration and privileged-guy vandalism is stupid, but understandable (figure they’ve been living on the adrenaline rush for a week), so mostly just petty and forgivable. The making up stories to blame the locals and avoid responsibility? Not so forgivable. Take your lumps, privileged idiots.

  • Robin

    :) can he team up with tara lipinski and Johnny weir? I think those three alone, beat the brakes off of any #squad I can think of. (Other than the current wonketeers of course)

    • Pinkham’s Law

      A threesome with those 3? Do you realize how BIG guy gymnasts are, and how SMALL girl gymnasts are?

      • Astraea

        Johnny Weir is a figure skater, so he’s probably just medium sized.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          point taken.

          • Pickwicknext

            The glitter makes him look bigger

      • Robin

        Haha they’re both figure skaters. Some women figure skaters are pretty tall.

      • Jonny On Maui

        Hey! How’s the arm?

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Way, way, way better. Not 100%, but sooooooooooooooo much better! Thanks for asking.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Glad to hear it. Did you end up seeing a doc?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Was not needed/ Just i the stupid macho guy thing, just waited it ut

            o

  • Pickwicknext

    Just had my ID wallet stolen. Huzzah, now i have to replace my gov’t issued health card (that gets me the free stuff) which, in actial fact, requires more ID and proof of residency to get than a passport.

    • Daisy

      That’s awful, I’m sorry!

      • Pickwicknext

        Upside, all my banking and credit card stuff is in my phone case, which was right next to the wallet. I only had actual money in the wallet because a friend paid me back for a couple of things we did

        • Daisy

          Well, that’s great!

        • Panika MCD

          you can usually get copies of the copy the bank made of your ID. that combined with the bank cards should help.

          • Pickwicknext

            They don’t do that in Canada :)

          • Panika MCD

            does the department which issues the IDs keep the photos on file?

          • Pickwicknext

            No idea…this was my first photo health card. I avoided it as long as humanly possible.

          • Panika MCD

            did you have a driver’s license?

          • Pickwicknext

            Nope! Well, not a non-expired one!

          • Panika MCD

            check with the local department that issues them. if they can give you a new one, you should be able to take that and your birth certificate as proof of ID.

      • Pickwicknext

        And i still have my keys and bus pass

        • Daisy

          Also very good! :)

          • Pickwicknext

            Yeah..i’m not too annoyed, but frustrated

          • Daisy

            Yeah, it sounds like a hassle.

          • Pickwicknext

            I still have my passport at home too. Just in case i need to flee the country. And really, if they rry and steal my identity….well, they are in for an unpleasant awakening

          • sw19womble

            To be fair, there can’t be many dodos left in Canada.

          • Pickwicknext

            It’s more the 20 grand of student loan debt i’m carrying

          • sw19womble

            Just watch out for hungry sailors!

    • Jeff in the desert

      Check with the Rio police…(sorry)

    • Astraea

      Oh no! That’s terrible :(

    • Robin

      Damn no good! Although all that talk on here earlier about the evils of privatized healthcare insurance, makes me think I’d give up a lot to only need to show a few forms of ID and get free health care :)

      Anyways, hope that’s your bad luck moment, got it out of the way now!

      • Pickwicknext

        True. I am exceptionally happy with my single payer gov’t healthcare. Downside, all my supplimental work insurance cards were in there too

      • NellCote71

        I lived in Europe where one simple plastic card could be used for either private or public care. It was so freaking easy, and your doctor had all of your previous treatments, conditions, and medicine.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I’m so sorry to hear that. That sux!

    • TJ Barke

      You gotta go Liam Neeson on their asses!

      • Pickwicknext

        They didn’t steal my Pokemon

  • sw19womble
  • Joshua Norton

    Speaking of nekid doods:

    NYC Parks Dept. official statement on why they had to remove Naked Trump statue:

    https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/766374635776708612

    Sometimes the entendres just double themselves!

    • Beaumarchais?

      They had so much fun writing this tweet!

      • Left Coast Tom

        San Francisco allowed its “Emperor Has No Balls” statue to stay…up… for quite a few hours.

        Here’s an sfist link showing a lot more pictures of the thing.

  • Jeff in the desert

    Talkin’ ’bout, I just wanna objectify
    What your bod has done for me
    Everybody sing (oh baby) I just wanna objectify
    What your bod has done for me
    See you now, hummmmmmm
    Luscious sho been delicious to me
    Bring it home now, I just wanna objectify
    What you bod has done for me
    Everybody sing, I just wanna objectify
    What your bod has done for me

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPWo2WxwRno

  • Astraea

    OT on gawker:
    “Sadly, neither I nor Gawker.com, the buccaneering flagship of the group I built with my colleagues, are coming along for this next stage,” Denton wrote. “Desirable though the other properties are, we have not been able to find a single media company or investor willing also to take on Gawker.com. The campaign being mounted against its editorial ethos and former writers has made it too risky. I can understand the caution.”

    lol what will the world do without Gawker.com’s editorial ethos???

    • Brian

      as much as they did sketchy shit, this is a terrible precedent for getting rid of a media outlet you don’t like.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Concur 100%.

      • Astraea

        I think Gawker did plenty to screw themselves. And I don’t get the worry about precedent. Theil didn’t set any new laws or create new ways for rick fuckers to use their money to get back at the media. They’ve always been able to abuse lawsuits for their personal agendas.

        • Brian

          fair enough

        • Amy!

          Thiel did his lawsuiting by proxy. In some places and times, that has been illegal. It does provide an example of how to destroy a media outlet: bankroll lawsuits against it in venues where the defendant can’t be ordered to pay plaintiff’s costs.

          It’s the revenge by proxy bit that’s kind of frightening, to me.

      • btwbfdimho

        Gossip is a hell of a drug.

    • btwbfdimho

      Gawker decline began when Denton let Wonkette go.

    • btwbfdimho

      Now that Gawker filed for bankruptcy, will Denton move to London and run for British prime minister?

  • M.E. Lawrence

    Thank you, Evan, that does make feel more cheerful and patriotic.

  • Brian

    did you want to see the naked Trump statue that got taken down? Of course you didn’t. Too bad!

    https://twitter.com/bombaycowgirl/status/766345128453677056

    • ViveLaRes

      Holy fuck, talk about a buzzkill.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Only been posted in, I think, every single thread today. Multiple times in some of them.

      • Brian

        okay, I deleted it. I saw the story about it, hadn’t seen the photo. my bad.

        • Juan de Fuca

          I kinda wish you hadn’t deleted it. Some of us *looks at Pinkham* have jobs that don’t allow us to surf the web all the time and we catch up on all of the things on the last post.

  • meanlawyermom

    Is there a drooling emoji?

    • sw19womble

      i only do jpegs and gifs, sorry!

  • SnarkOff

    Love ya, Leyva!

  • Longstreet63

    Needs more Tonga oil.

  • Duke

    He’s goofy looking with a forehead like a beluga whale.

  • Pickwicknext

    I am now home where things can’t be stolen from me. And i’m bored

    • Jeff in the desert

      Dial a robber: For a monthly fee you can get your home robbed with all the excitement and police action. We hire the best and extreme vet them. Our latest recruits are a couple members of the Olympic Team…….

      • Pickwicknext

        I’ve been paying my dues to the Theives Guild

        • Jeff in the desert

          Well, then call customer service. BTW, what are these your IDs good for???

          • Pickwicknext

            Government health care. Possible credit application if you like being laughed at

        • Spotts1701

          Make sure you keep your robbery receipts come tax time, then.

        • TJ Barke

          Good, you don’t want to piss off the Gray Fox.

    • btwbfdimho

      Really? To be sure, shut down your LAN and take all your monies from your bank first.

  • Panika MCD

    I knew that we needed Uruguay to keep Argentina and Brazil from going to war over whose soccer team was better, but why they got to be so mean?

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2887665/rio-2016-ioc-president-condemns-shocking-behaviour-after-crowd-booed-french-pole-vaulter-renaud-lavillenie-until-he-cried/

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I’d like to criticize the Brazilian fans, because they do kind of seem like assholes from time to time, but I can’t. I’m American. I can never say anything about sportsmanship because of Hope Solo, the US Men’s Basketball team (pick one), every crybaby associated with the ’92 games, and people drowning out whistles and coaches by mindlessly chanting USA USA for 20 minutes at a time.

      • Panika MCD

        I went to the ’96 games and didn’t see any bad behavior by the fans of anyone–though the Brazilian soccer fans could have been cited for excessive neon clothing.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Even Hope Solo’s teammates are horrified by her outbursts.

    • dshwa

      Booing a guy on the medal stand is over the line. I’m ok with booing anyone with a history of Doping, and I’m more than OK with booing Hope Solo, who is a loudmouthed, boorish, arrogant jerk who more than deserves it.

      • Panika MCD

        I’m glad the gold medal winner at least showed him that not all Brazilians are asshats.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    too much autotune, but you can just turn the sound off:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juN6xIKIvRk

    • btwbfdimho

      Who is the singer, Elmo?

    • btwbfdimho

      1800…that’s a lot of tequila in a glass…Is google the designated driver?

  • Brian

    Clinton and Trump appearing at a “forum” on MSNBC on Sept 7th. Whatever that is.

    • TJ Barke

      Lots of morons yelling, probably.

      • Daisy

        So,it’s high school debate?

        • Spotts1701

          Having sat through too many Novice PFD rounds, I’m going to agree with this.

          • Daisy

            I took high school debate. I was okay at Public Forum, but crap at LD.

          • Spotts1701

            PFD wasn’t around when I competed. I did LD and Policy, mostly. But baby PFDers…*sigh* I know they’ll improve. They have to learn by doing, and I get them because I’m soft on speaker points when it comes to the rooks.

          • Daisy

            *pouts* I wanted to do Policy, but the rest of my team didn’t want to do that much research, and my second(and last) year in, we switched coaches.

        • TJ Barke

          More like a high school locker room.

          • Incoming Ham

            Or a hazing.

    • msanthropesmr

      A forum, is where people comment. Mostly stupid things. People have imaginary friends. Talk about shit. Stuff like that.

      • TJ Barke

        Thank god comments aren’t allowed here.

    • Callyson

      FUCK…I’ll have to miss this epic throwdown civilized public forum.

  • Daisy

    My dad has trouble telling Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, and the Beastie Boys apart, in entertaining news.

    • TJ Barke

      Sabotage!

    • mackafritz

      Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister being generic hair metal I can understand.

      • Daisy

        Yeah, I understand that one. Neither me or my mom get how the Beastie Boys got dragged in.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Hair Band Libulz!!!!! You probably can’t tell the difference between Dokken & Ratt, either! gerroffmahlawn!

        • mackafritz

          I’m an old and I hated those bands. I was more into alternative kind of stuff like the Pixies, REM, Butthole Surfers.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Easy solution, just like gay marriage. You don’t like those bands, don’t listen to them! I never hated the Pixies or Butthole surfers, but they weren’t my “thing.” REM, OTOH . . .

          • Shan the Libtart

            REM and 10,000 Maniacs. I saw them at the same concert!

          • Jamoche

            I was onstage when the Cranberries did their sound check once, opening for Duran Duran; a friend of mine ran the sound crew.

          • Shan the Libtart

            Cranberries, yes! And Fairground Attraction!

          • Pinkham’s Law

            THAT was a good night, wasn’t it?

          • Shan the Libtart

            Yes! I think people would had more fun if they hadn’t been taking themselves so seriously. I guess it was the “thing” then, though.

            Although, the ones with the weed seemed okay.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Who goes to a concert to be all hipster? I’ve never understood that! I’m always *that guy* who’s waaaaaayy too into it and having waaaaaayyyy too much fun! Music is (should be) special to you.

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            Some dude told me once: “Without Michael Stipe, there’d be no Scott Weiland.” I’m still not sure if he meant that as a good thing or a bad thing.

          • SnarkOff

            This seems like the kind of conversation one would have while high on mushrooms, hiking through the Angeles Crest Forest.

          • TJ Barke

            MUSIC FIIIIIIIIIGHT!

          • Incoming Ham

            Yeah, they need to get off my lawn.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhW4j7uraTw

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’ve never heard anyone use “REM” and “Butthole Surfers” in the same sentence. It’s like the difference between Bing Cosby and GG Allin.

          • Major_Major_Major

            I dunno, I hear Bing used to throw shit and blood on his audience also too.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Before he sold out with the big record contract and went mainstream?

          • Major_Major_Major

            Indeed.

          • Catstro

            Really? Butthole Surfers (Independent Worm Saloon, pioughd, and Hairway to Steven) and REM (Fables, Lifes Rich Pagent, and Dead Letter Office) are both mutually agreed upon road trip bands in the Catstro household (those albums, anyway).

            It kind of isn’t a road trip until we’re listening to Driver 8 and singing about Garry Shandling.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Hmmm. REM seemed like earnest high school kids to me. The Surfers were….dangerous. Hairway To Steven is the best album title ever.

            There’s a book about the City Gardens club in Trenton-“No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes”-who’s central narrative is a particularly unhinged show the B.S.s did there…copious amounts of booze and acid, Gibby setting himself on fire, setting the club on fire. When asked about it, he kind of yawned and said, “yeah, all our shows were pretty much that way.”.

          • Catstro

            I split the bill between earnest and weird, I guess. I remember smoking weed for the first time in college, and mentioning that it was, indeed my first time; one of my aquaintances turned to me, shocked, and said she assumed I’d been high literally every time she had talked to me. So, I guess that sums me up? Earnest enough to admit I’ve never smoked weed, weird enough that everyone thinks I’m baked when I’m stone cold sober.

            I would never have gone to a show, though! Their live shows (clearly) had a reputation, and I have always fucking hated mosh pits, so anything that threatens to get *worse* than a normal mosh pit is a no-go. Though I have gone to a Cannibal Corpse show with Sr. Catstro because he didn’t have anyone else to go with and he said it was ok if I hung out in the way back.

          • Really? I would think that Cosby has a lot in common with GG, especially in the dark.

    • msanthropesmr

      Quiet Riot ripped off slade
      Twisted Sister were cross dressers (not that there’s anything wrong with that)
      The Beasties were awesome after Licensed to Ill, but not before or during.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Quit Riot, however, had a better guitarist. Well, until he left to help Ozzy start his solo career.

        • msanthropesmr

          Quit Riot indeed.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            LOL. Well, yeah. He did!

      • Arolpin

        And they followed Licensed to Ill with one of the densest, most complies, and greatest hip-hop albums of all time (Paul’s Boutique).

    • cousin itt

      Aren’t they all clothing stores at the mall?

    • Juan de Fuca

      My daughter has the same problem. She’s your age.

    • i love your dad.

    • Pickwicknext

      My mom gets mad when i play her the Boys

    • SnarkOff

      Luckily, they all suck.

    • Catstro

      I was into the Butthole Surfers at the same time as the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and my mom once referred to them as the Butthole Zippers.

      Dee Snider is mostly an ok dude, though. Very much pro-choice, and made a point of saying that it’s possible to be a Christian and pro-choice at the same time. And I love Twisted Sister’s cameo in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Though he’s friends with Trump (he doesn’t like his politics, though, and he wouldn’t vote for him, and he asked him to stop using “We’re Not Going To Take It”, but still…friends).

  • Callyson
    • TJ Barke

      Bam.

    • Suse

      I love this bigly. She probably bought it so she could copy the design and say it’s her own original creation on her crappy merchandise website.

  • Panika MCD

    excuse my French, but FUCK FUCK FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2016/08/17/court-ruling-strikes-blow-laredo-bag-ban-local-con/

    and double fuck Talmadge Heflin and TPPF.

    • Jenny

      UGH!

  • Callyson

    Got more fun for us, NYT linky?

    Donald Trump’s Crucial Pillar of Support, White Men, Shows Weakness

    Surveys of voters nationwide and in battleground states conducted over the last two weeks showed that Mr. Trump was even with or below where Mitt Romney, the Republican Party nominee four years ago, was with white men when he won that demographic by an overwhelming 27 percentage points.

    For Mr. Trump, who has staked much of his legitimacy as a candidate on his strength in the polls, the numbers are a dose of cold, dangerous math. If he does not perform any better than Mr. Romney did with white men, he will almost certainly be unable to rally the millions of disaffected white voters he says will propel him to the White House.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      He didn’t have my old white guy vote from the get-go.

      So he is actually losing ground with my bro’s?

  • none of today’s events has challenged my natural dislike for professional athletes

    /nerd girl

  • dshwa

    Lochte’s dye job tell you all you need to know about his potential life choices.

    • btwbfdimho

      Too much gold could be dangerous. NEVAR FORGET KING FELIPE II OF SPAIN!!

      • Pinkham’s Law

        He has a total of 11 Olympic medals, total. I believe that is fewer then Phelps has Golds. Yet, Phelps seems to be a LOT less of a douchebag. Or listens to his publicist better, at least!

      • dshwa

        I expect Glen Beck to start selling Lochte’s hair on his program any day now.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Was he at the Alamo?

    • Suse

      His idol is Guy Fieri, apparently.

  • Jenny

    Lochte oh good. He is someone you would kick out of bed. JUST SHUT UP AND DON’T TALK! NO! NOPE! I SAID NO TALKING YOU’LL GIVE ME A HEADACHE!

  • SnarkOff

    Who the fuck is Ryan Lochte, anyway? #gladtobeanoldrightnow

    • Amy!

      Swimmer, olympic medalist. If Michael Phelps didn’t exist, Lochte (who’s thirty-two and has competed in three olympiads, i think? or has twelve medals, or something related to twelve that I’m too damned lazy to actually look up?) would be much higher profile. Prolly even more of a dick in that case, too.

      • SnarkOff

        Swear to god, I thought he was some dumb actor. Good to know. Thank you.

        • Major_Major_Major

          Close enough, he is a dumb athlete.

        • Suse

          I can’t tell the difference between all of those Ryan guys.

          • SnarkOff

            Why are you racist against Ryans?

    • Major_Major_Major

      An embarrassment to my alma mater.

    • Brian

      the guy who would have been the best swimmer in history if it weren’t for Michael Phelps

    • Suse

      Fux Newz is defending him and his team mates for their youthful high-jinks. Lochte is 32 years old, for fuck’s sake! Grrr…

      • UnsaltedSinner

        But he’s a white 32 year old. Not like a certain female gymnast thug…

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        And has a well-documented history as douchebag, besides.

        • Suse

          Reminds me of Stanford swimmer/rapist Brock Turner, who gets out of jail very soon.

          • Daisy

            UGH!

      • DainBramage

        They disregard that whole “personal responsibility” thing at the drop of a hat.

        • dshwa

          Personal responsibility is only for the differentially hued.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Somebody who used to have a future about 12 hours ago.

      • Suse

        No Wheaties box for you!

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Not gonna starve, unless he’s stupid with his money. Net worth of over 6 mil.

        • Suse

          No fair!

          • Pinkham’s Law

            All from endorsements. He *needs* to not be stupid with his money, because those endorsement deals just went bye-bye! For a while, anyway.

          • Daisy

            I could pay for both my undergrad and law school with that, and have money left over to donate.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Kinda not, really. He’s the second best in his field, *ever*. That does come with a reward, even if he’s a total dick.

          • YoBunnyBunny

            So if we exclude Michael Phelps he’s the best in his field ever?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Judging by Olympic medal count, I believe so.

        • Catstro

          He’s pretty stupid in general, so I don’t know how far his 6 mil will go

    • Treg Brown

      All you need to know about Ryan.

    • atheistinafoxhole

      Ryan Lochte, Olympic American douche bro.

      • Suse

        He and the Pharma Douche were separated at birth. I sure miss Spy.

  • Daisy
    • SnarkOff

      YOU. ARE. A. MONSTER.

    • Brian

      MONSTER!!!!

    • TJ Barke

      Chopped! How are you supposed to eat them with a toothpick?

      • Suse

        Use a knife like you do with peas.

        • BloviateMe

          peas porridge hot
          peas porridge cold
          peas porridge in the pot
          if my ear were a cunt I would fuck it.

          Wait, I think I fucked that up. Give me a minute.

    • Suse

      I always make my chowder with canned clams. The green stuff inside fresh ones grosses me out. My chowder is damn good, too.

      • Major_Major_Major

        When I make clam chowder, I usually substitute gummy bears for clams, and use Elmer’s carpentry glue instead of cream.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          And then only give the recipe one star, right?

          • Suse

            I hate those people who change everything in a recipe and say. “It was the worst recipe ever. Threw it in the garbage.”

          • msanthropesmr

            MY personal favorite – one that was posted on a vanilla biscotti recipe – “These tasted nothing like lemons”

          • Suse

            Hahaha!

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            “I couldn’t find pork belly at my supermarket, so I subbed bacon. This dish was way too salty.”

            ETA: This was a recipe for Miso-glazed Pork Belly

          • Suse

            “I didn’t have any flour, so I substituted laundry detergent. It was very soapy-tasting.”

          • msanthropesmr

            I didn’t have any grapes, so I used super balls.

          • Suse

            Yer funny!

          • Shan the Libtart

            I see that craziness all the time. Also, vegetarians who troll recipes that have meat in. I actually had to block one, she was so awful.

          • Daisy

            Just…WHY!?

          • Pickwicknext

            Why vegetarians or why are the majority of them assholes? Second one is lack of bacon in their lives

          • BloviateMe

            Everyone could use a good porking.

          • Daisy

            Them being assholes. Seriously, most recipes I’ve seen say whether or not they have meat, FFS!

          • Shan the Libtart

            Well, yeah. And that’s why the crazytarians show up in the comments section to troll everyone.

          • Daisy

            *groans* It’s like Berkeley students thinking protesting on a highway will win people over. It doesn’t, it just makes them look like assholes.

          • Suse

            They’re as annoying as anti-vaxxers and woo health remedy types.

          • Jenny

            Probably the same people

          • Suse

            Yeah – love those types. “Butter is murder!”

          • YoBunnyBunny

            Or the types who complain about all the fat and calories in a cheesecake… Really???

          • Suse

            I save a lot of NYT recipes and there is always someone who complains about the sodium, fat, sugar, etc. Go find another site and STFU.

          • Pickwicknext

            More of those thjngs for me. Bmwahahahahah!

          • Suse

            Sadly, I can’t eat a lot of that stuff anymore. Hubs and I were talking the other night about how we used to go out and eat huge Mexican combination plates, chips, guacamole, a whole basket of tortillas, plus dessert when we were in our 20s.

          • Pickwicknext

            Delicious, delicious murder

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Well, that’s pretty much how we got the “Canned clams – YOU MONSTER” thing in the first place. Not a vegetarian, but same thing. AND SHE WASN’T EVEN ALLERGIC!!!!!!1!!!

          • Suse

            That was funny. She claimed to be a professional chef, I think.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I am SO sorry that Dok deleted her comments! They made that thread priceless!

          • Pickwicknext

            The certainly made me feel sane

          • Shan the Libtart

            I’ve kind of pieced that together over time, yeah.

          • msanthropesmr

            Wow. Saltier than salt itself. A bit like cheeze waffies.

          • Major_Major_Major

            One star, that’s seems awfully generous.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Only because you can’t give zero, of course.

            And, if I suddenl start posting things without the letter “y” showing up, it’s because that key is going to be the first one to fail on me.

        • Suse

          I use real worms instead of potatoes.

          • Major_Major_Major

            I’ll have to remember that. I usually settle on boogers, and the results are hit or miss.

        • msanthropesmr

          YOU’RE THAT RECIPE BLOG COMMENTER

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Of course! As the Ubertrout said in that thread, “Fresh is for raw, canned is for cooking.”

        • Brian

          canned is for cooking? steamed clams or fried clams aren’t cooked?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Exceptions to almost every rule, aren’t there?

          • Brian

            not the rule that I will say something stupid when drunk. happens every time!

          • Pinkham’s Law

            YOU, ALSO TOO?!??!?!??!??!!???!

          • Suse

            Fried clams are the only way I will consume fresh ones. Can’t see the green stuff when they’re covered in crispy batter.

          • Brian

            steamed is best, but fried is good. pretty much the only way I eat them because I can make them.

          • Suse

            What recipe do you use for the batter?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I’ve got a beer batter that comes out almost like tempura. I need to find it. Haven’t used it in . . . a while.

          • msanthropesmr

            So, you get lost in the beer part?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Just haven’t done any frying in a long time. It’s probably been 2 ears since I got the fryer out!

          • Suse

            I found that a good buttermilk pancake mix made with beer makes a good batter for fish and other stuff (and tasty pancakes, too).

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I’ll need to try that.

          • BloviateMe

            Onion rings too???

            Yeah, I’m obsessed with my mission right now.

          • Suse

            Sure – just make the batter a bit thinner.

          • BloviateMe

            I would LOVE to cook up some homemade onion rings for Mrs. Blov (in the ol’ deep fat fryer), do you happen to know a good recipe for the batter? You seem like the person to ask…

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Not sure I have a good one for onion rings. Mine is a bit too delicate, I think.

            I’d suggest searching food.com for “onion ring” recipes, then click “most popular.” Print out the three or four highest rated, compare them, see where they overlap, add the interesting parts that don’t, and you have a new, interesting recipe, and it’s probably gonna be pretty great. That’s how I end up with most of the snarky recipes that I post here.

            Or, if you don’t want to expend that much effort, grab the highest rated Onion Ring recipe there, and claim it as your own. You’re unlikely to be disappointed.

          • Brian
          • Suse

            That sounds great. I’ll bet the vanilla adds a nice touch.

      • Brian
    • Nounverb911

      Needs more Geoducks…..

      • BloviateMe

        How the hell is it pronounced “gooey ducks?”

        I’d like to write a scathing letter, just not sure who I need to send it to.

        • eggsacklywright

          Let’s ask Brett Farve.

  • Suse

    I must say that I love Rachel Maddow. I want to have her child.

  • Juan de Fuca

    Know I’m late to the party again but have all of the Michael Cohen jokes been used up yet?

    Never send to know for whom the bell tolls.
    Instead ask, Say’s Who?

    #sayswho

    I’ll show myself out

    • Suse

      His CNN interview is priceless.

      • Juan de Fuca

        I saw it before leaving my house this morning. Me and my Trump supporting mate worked together on a project today and even he said (paraphrasing) – “It’s like this guy is picking his people from the Goodfellas movie.” We had half of our office repeating “Who says?” in a New York accent all day today. It was a fun day.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Get in line.

        Oops…meant that as a response for wanting to have Rachel’s baby.

    • Brian
      • Juan de Fuca

        Hilarious.

        BTW, this Cohen guy is a lawyer or something, as crazy as that seems. Imagine him in court while the judge is handing down a vedict –

        “I find the defendant guilty…”
        “Who says?”
        *awkward silence*
        “I do – the judge.”
        *awkward silence*
        “Ok. So, what’s your point?”

    • cousin itt

      Will always be awesome.

  • Brian

    The Sept 7th forum is a Commander and Chief Forum. With a crowd of veterans who can ask questions. They will appear separately.

    • cousin itt

      They will appear separately.

      The Rhetorical Octagon sadly weeps.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Just prepare yourself now, ’cause tomorrow’s media will be all about how serious and moderate and presidential Donald Trump is, all of a sudden.

    https://twitter.com/owillis/status/766439103843958784

    • Pinkham’s Law

      The Bleatfart influence hasn’t taken hold yet. You KNOW it’s gonna get crazier than a drunken bat if Bleatfart’s involved!

      • Spotts1701

        Oh, go read this guy’s feed. He was in the audience at the rally tonight. People taking pictures of the press, threatening them, calling for them to be jailed or executed, etc.
        Trump’s trying to put a nice coat on slime. It’s still slime.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Jesus.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I second that- holy shit!

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            So much for the press falling over themselves in praise. I really do not think this will make them back off their coverage.
            But I DO hope they finally get that this is why you don’t pretend it is a horse race just for ratings.

    • SayItWithWookies

      I heard a smidgen of that speech where he admitted hurting people — which for him is real humility, though for a normal fourth-grader it would be followed by a sincere apology. The funny thing is that Trump does all his fake pivot stuff in a voice that makes it clear he does not want to be saying this right now. When he uses his normal asshole voice, that’s the real Donald Trump.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      I give it a day before he flips out again.

      • dshwa

        Aren’t you optimistic.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          I always hedge my bets with an over under priciple. Science.

    • Zippy W Pinhead
  • Jenny

    OT! Another day in the life of Jenny!

    Some of you may remember that my ex husband had a random hook up and the young lady is now pregnant and was due in October.

    I got a message today saying that she is in labor. Now for the fun part. My son has been adamant that the baby is going to be born in August. And when I tried to correct him that the baby was due in October he said no, my brother will be here in August. And just last week he said “Mom, it is August now, my brother will be here any day now, I can’t wait!”

    So, is this going to be a 10 lb preemie or does my son talk to cucuys?! Let’s wildly speculate!

    • Suse

      Someone miscounted?

      • Jenny

        Would not be surprised. This lady doesn’t have a job, a car, a place to live. Little does she know that my ex is terrible!

        I asked him if he was going to help her with night feedings and stuff (he never did that with our twins) and he said no. That’s her job.

        I am laughing and feeling sorry for her at the same time. It is a weird feeling.

        • Pickwicknext

          He sounds like a real winner. Several of you make marriage sound so awesome….

          • Daisy

            *snort* No kidding.

          • Pickwicknext

            I like not having to share my bed or my remote. I have a TV that has never had sports on it

          • Daisy

            No sports sounds awesome!

          • Pickwicknext

            Well, other than A League of Their Own

          • Daisy

            That’s perfectly acceptable. I’m just glad the only one I’ve ever had to deal with is the NFL. My dad loves pro football.

          • Pickwicknext

            Nope. I pay the cable ( when i had that), that means i decide what is on the TV

          • Daisy

            I have my family’s cable login for college. I can just watch what I like and ignore the sports network entirely.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            If you choose to partner up with someone, hopefully they will help pay the cable bill too.
            To be on the safe side, make sure you still pay the cable. Then it is no sweat.

          • Jenny

            Oh man I have so many terrible stories involving the ex & Kobe Bryant…

          • Major_Major_Major

            Go on…

          • Jenny

            He left me at a train station once because he didn’t want to miss the end of a basketball game. The best part was that he had it on TiVo but didn’t want to see that cuz social media would ruin it first.

            Also he got really drunk once and expressed his desire for a threesome with Kobe Bryant. He tried to tell me that was my imagination but he said it in front of 8 people…

          • Major_Major_Major

            I can’t imagine why he is your ex… That second part is kinda funny, hope it embarrassed the shit out of him.

          • Major_Major_Major

            So you aren’t a REAL Canadian, eh? Of course, I hear that hockey is a religion up there and not a sport. Soooooo, could be technically true.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            that poor TV

          • Suse

            My 40 year old marriage is solid and happy, though there were some early rough times.

          • Jenny

            Yeah he said he had a job and I was like uhh hey I know you don’t remember but I also HAD A JOB WHEN THE KIDS WERE BORN AND I HAD TO GO BACK TO WORK BECAUSE THAT IS HOW INSURANCE/FMLA WORKS!?

            But that is different then his work, somehow.

            Phew so glad I only have to deal with this guy in my life for another 8 years!

          • It is cool when the kids turn 18 and you don’t have to be involved any longer. My first ex did pay for college but he and the kid worked it out.

          • Marriage is not what’s bad. Liars and cheaters are bad and it doesn’t take marriage to get entangled with one of those.

        • Suse

          Poor thing.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          “laughing and feeling sorry for her at the same time.” So, you’re admitting to being human?

          • Jenny

            Allegedly!!

            I was told this is where the godless monsters hang out.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            godless monsters would simply be laughing. it’s the feeling sorry part that makes you human.

          • Be Gin

            You were told wrong!

            Devotees of Crom, Yog-Sototh and Kardashian The Idiot God frequently show up here.

            And worse! I have seen the spoor of the most ghastly cult of all… the Pony Goddesses of Equestria! Avert your eyes lest their image turn you to stone!

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            She’s a terrific human being too. I would not put up with even a quarter of what she does because I would be in jail for doing radical rule violating without votes.

          • Msgr_Moment

            Speak for yourself. Nobody here but us hedgehogs.

    • Wild speculation ~ it’s not your ex’s! And is your son psychic, prescient or does he have inside info?

      • Jenny

        The best explanation I’ve got from the boy is that his “brain knows.”

        I sure wish he would conjure up some power ball numbers with that brain!

  • Jeff in the desert

    I posted this also over at the Waitress got stiffed by bigot

    An update:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/we-only-tip-citziens-receipt_us_57b62796e4b03d5136875a22?section=&

    Ada M. Doriot is the woman’s name and she claims she did not make the comment. However, she did not tip apparently.

    I searched on White pages and there is a Ada M. Doriot that is in Harrisonburg.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Too late. Mob has spoken.

      I try not to leave a tip via CC if I can. If I have cash, I leave cash, even though I pay with a card. I know many people who do the same because some sleazy assholes take a percentage of their waitstaff’s tips to “offset” credit card fees.

      • Jeff in the desert

        Right….so the plot thickens.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        I think it much more likely that her partner at the meal made the comment, with her blessing, and they had a laugh over it, and now that she was doxxed (which I really do not like anyway) she is all “I didn’t write it!!!!”

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        it’s also easier for waiters or waitresses to not declare tips for income tax purposes when they are not done via CC

  • Brian
  • Suse

    Haha! Rachel just showed the Louis Gohmert clip where he says, “Don’t cast ‘spersions on my ‘sparagus.”

    • Daisy

      *snort*

      Louie Gohmert is the reason my congressman isn’t even in the running for stupidest member.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        There is always that. “Vote for me, I am not as stupid as Gohmert!”
        Can even put that last bit on a bumper sticker.

  • Treg Brown
    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Oh hell yeah, Tina!
      True story: I so wanted to be Tina when I was a yute. I am short, a bit clunky and paler (in comparison), and can’t sing. None of those facts bothered me a wit.

      • Treg Brown

        It’s her spirit. And then you think she was doing this brilliant work on stage, and had to deal with her private life and Ike. She’s the queen.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          She really is. My pops was a pretty straight laced moderate conservative worker churchy church dude…and he actually liked Tina. BECAUSE SHE OWNS YOU. Science fact.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        None of those matter when you’re a ute!

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          How true that is! Of course, at one point I also figured I might find some little door to another world and go live with centaurs and stuff. I blame Narnia. You have no idea how hard I looked for that wardrobe….

          • Daisy

            Harry Potter, for me. *sigh*

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            My son, also, too. He owns a wand, Daisy.
            A wand.
            He wants to own a broom. I told him if he wanted to save up 200 bucks for a broom that was entirely on him.

          • Daisy

            *giggles*

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            He’s got all the movies and books now, and the books on the books, and a wand, and everything he gets to name is Harry this or Potter that, and I am like dude, you are 11, stop being so obsessed.
            BUT. At least he is finally over the Titanic.

          • Daisy

            I never got into the Titanic. Like, I refused to watch it and everything.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            OH no! Not the movie. The actual disaster. He did watch the movie of course, and then proceeded to tell me how wrong it was.

          • Daisy

            Oh, that makes more sense. I don’t know as much about it as i want to,honestly. And yeah, the movie was probably at least 80 kinds of wrong.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Let me introduce you to him sometime. You could take him for ice cream, across the street. Before you say the words “Two scoops of chocolate marshmallow” you will have learned everything there is to learn about the Titanic.
            *shudder*

          • Daisy

            *grins* Sounds fun, honestly.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            SWEET. Next time you are on the Beast Coast then. I will hold you to it, too because honestly, I could use the break.

          • Daisy

            I might end up going to law school in Virginia, or DC. At least one school in that area is cheaper than my alma matter to be, and a good school at that.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            We do lawyering good here. But the humidity will seriously kill your hair do. Fair warning.
            It is exciting that you are getting out and going other places, even if it is an interum thing XD I highly, HIGHLY advise all youngs to get out. That is all, just get out.

          • Daisy

            I’m not too worried about my hair. It’s dead straight without doing anything to it, plus I keep it short. And I’ve been eyeing that particular college for a while. I regret not applying this time around, just to see if I could get in.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            You can get in! You are wicked smart. And bless you for wanting to do law.
            I like to argue, but habious corpus cristie on a stick I don’t feel like I could learn latin, ever.

          • Daisy

            I’ve spent so much time memorizing Latin and Greek nomenclature for my English classes, and my Vet Science class, that it is ridiculous.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I know erm, carpe diem and quid pro quo and the numerals. About it.
            I used to be able to say “Oh my god, I have an axe in my head!” in russian, but now all I remember is golova.

          • Daisy

            I basically have to redo all of Spanish. I had two teachers over three years, and my second one, who taught my third year, was great, but my first teacher sucked.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            donde esta el bano.
            Also Dos coca colas, por favor.
            I am really bad at language. In my defense, I don’t even english that well and I’ve been speaking that one forever.

          • Daisy

            I got excited this year, because I was finally able to string together more complex sentences. Sometimes I’d only be missing a word from a sentence close to how a spoke in English.

          • Catstro

            My cousin whittled wands for his friends. They’re beautiful and I’m jealous and he’s the best (also he is An Old and gives zero fucks about anyone’s thoughts on that in relation to his love for HP).

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I wanted to wittle one for him, but no, it had to be the official one, mom.
            But, says I, sticks are like our principle crop here and I am really good with the wittling!
            But it is still not official, mom.

          • TJ Barke

            Luke Skywalker. Yes I am that bland.

          • Daisy

            Hey now, Luke Skywalker is cool!

          • Pickwicknext

            Until he wants to go to Tooshi station for some power converters!

          • TJ Barke
          • TJ Barke

            Right? When he goes to Jabba’s palace and he’s like “Bro, you best give back my friends or I’ll fuck your shit up…”

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Episode VI Luke is the BEST Luke.

          • Daisy

            *nods*

    • Pinkham’s Law

      She was always a Proud woman
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UyCb2FHt_w

    • Major_Major_Major

      So my mum is a wee bit religious and she was convinced I would start sacrifices to SATAN listening to these guys. https://youtu.be/pqcAidqgqmU

      • TJ Barke

        Better than sacrificing to Blue Oysters…
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg

        • Be Gin

          BLASPHEMER!

          The One True BOC is SECRET TREATIES!

          • TJ Barke

            Sorry, I can’t hear you over the glorious solo.

        • Jenny

          My mother loved some band called Blue Murder. I have no idea if that is a real thing but I think they toured with Bon Jovi once…?

      • Treg Brown

        My bio mom’s favorite song from the Cult!

  • sw19womble

    News just in: Jade Jones will kick your arse, or ass, or indeed any way you feel like spleling it – she’ll be waiting.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36691179
    Double Olympic champion and she’s only 23. Blimey.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Nice.
      And in 2020, they are adding karate too ^.^

      • sw19womble

        The Canadians and the Brits have the trampolining sewn up, so it’s only fair to bring in a few fad-type disciplines ;p

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          I am going to pretend you just said the American woman totally demolished the field in gymnastics and oh yeah, swiming also, too.
          Because we agree on EVERYTHING.

          • sw19womble

            Yes I agree, you guys are pretty good at the swimming and running around and dancing events. You didn’t do that well in the Shooting events tho, which surprised me. ;P

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Not too good says you? The very first gold medal of these here olympics of 2016 went to a Texan blond for the shooty shooting.
            SO THERE.
            Also, that sort of surprised me too, but goes with my hypothesis that most gun humpers can’t actually aim worth a damn.

          • sw19womble

            1 Gold and 2 Bronze in the shooty-shooty-bang-bang events, apparently. So how matter how you spin it, that’s a very poor return for the NRA’s investment.
            A silver and a bronze in the Archery tho. So The Walking Dead are pulling their weight!

          • Arolpin

            Becuz the dadgum IOC don’t have no AK-47 events.

    • TJ Barke

      The padding makes it very hard to fap to…

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        yer doing it wrong..

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        I don’t get the padding. I can see head of course, and maybe fist/foot so the contact does not do internal damage, but it seems to me all that chest stuff would get in the way?

        • sw19womble

          FYI There’s sensors in the pads that set off a ‘score’, although coaches can challenge if they think a scoring kick has been missed.
          Boxing has done away with the head protectors this Olympics (and also allowed professionals to fight) but the less said about the scoring in the boxing, the better. The words ‘clusterfuck’ and/or ‘bribery’ come to mind. Also, “you’re sacked”.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            AHHHH the sensors. That makes much more sense then.
            Boxing is the one sport that probably should not to away with head protection.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Tia did alright once she kicked Ike *hock, spit* to the curb
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGpFcHTxjZs

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Some people would even say she was, Simply, The Best:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLi-KJJTSyc

    • Be Gin

      Some of those “some people” are right about that!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I learned to hate that song from doing too many corporate shows

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Oh, I can believe that!

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Also too, she knew some people you might also too know:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of1HV4b0ccg

  • Brian

    one of the great intros building anticipation before the explosion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OueyaMoUUt4

  • Pinkham’s Law

    I mean, people you’d KNOW:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb-70HObnpU

  • Pinkham’s Law

    More Tina & Bowie, because is it EVEN POSSIBLE to have too much of either one>
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=619kF0Y7zE4

  • Pinkham’s Law
    • Brian

      isn’t that one of his most famous songs? I can proably only name 10 or 20 of his songs and I know this one.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Um, no. He probably has at least 15 or 20 songs that are better known. Congratulate yourself for being a True Fan!

        • Brian

          I’m not a fan at all. never owned any of his albums. i really only know what I’ve heard on the radio. and my reaction to them ranged every where from loved to meh to my ears are bleeding.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            That may be the case, but he is now dead, and, therefore, sainted. That gives you the option of being the connoisseur who appreciates his work and can differentiate between the commercial and the artistic in his work! you could have a new career!

  • Pinkham’s Law

    We all know Space Oddity and Let’s Dance, but do we know his deep cataloge?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjYHTCR0qBk

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Not that there’s anything wrong with Fame, mind you!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7l60SLHubI

  • sw19womble

    Before I go to sleepzzz imma just leave this here, *in case of Trumpsurgency, break glass*
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/livable-cities-rankings-1.3727156

    Ha suck it Toronto and Calgary! :P

  • cutter

    Finally, an intelligent, mature American Athlete at the Olympics. I’m sure his picture won'[t be on a box of Wheaties. But then who buys Wheaties anymore. Hopefully, other athletes will start showing maturity especially those white male swimmers who “paritied and were”attacked”..

  • Brian

    I see I’m left battling Bowie on my own

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adsAR9bB-rk

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Yeah, you’re pretty much on our own if you’re fighting against Bowie. Good luck with that.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSx3uT9cJ04

      • Brian

        I’ll take my odds with Prince who is dead, thus sainted so become a connoisseur or get a new career!.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          That is also too an option!

  • Serai 1
  • Brian
  • Serai 1

    See now, THAT is the kind of body I like. Never been into bodybuilders and big buff muscles. My parents were both dancers, and I was raised to prefer this kind of body – sleek and strong, got that way through movement rather than constant punishment with weights. OH YUM YES MAMA COME HERE LITTLE BOY AND LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT’S COOKING IN MY CAULDRON.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      I am not going to lie, I like…all of the bodies. Muscle or sleek, teddy bear or wiry. All of em got good points for me.
      But of course, my current fave is canadian bacon……

      • Serai 1

        Well, I also go by specimen, so there have been a very few really insanely buffed guys that I like. Dwayne Johnson, for one – he’s not only huge, he’s usually bald, both of which are normally not my thing. But my goddess, that man is so fucking SPECTACULAR that I don’t care about any of that. There’s always exceptions to any rule!

  • Brian
  • Daisy
  • Daisy
  • Brian
    • btwbfdimho

      Did he compose this song?

      • Brian

        yeah

        • Pinkham’s Law

          He composed most of what he released. He was awesome.

          • Brian

            but he also composed and wrote many songs for other people. like this was a Sinead O’Connor single. He wrote it and gave it to her.

  • Serai 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb6Gbi1MpoE

    Because you never hear this version played.

  • Brian

    who did Bowie ever discover?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJuKy9rjQgs

  • Pinkham’s Law

    I Never Meant to Cause You any Sorrow . . .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilXCntbOvdo

  • Jeff in the desert

    G’night ‘ettes. Not feeling the snark today….sleep tight

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Sleep well.

    • WomanInAMood

      Pleasant dreams!

  • Brian

    hey, look Prince taking over someone else’s song with his guitar? Bowie do that?

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

    • Vegan and Tiara

      Prince taking over a song, you say?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

      • Brian

        yeah, that’s the one everyone knows, so I wanted to find something different. Still, I’m gonna watch it five more times right now. Thanks!

        • Vegan and Tiara

          I watch it pretty regularly, because it never gets old.

  • Vegan and Tiara

    Jeff Beck, Steven Tyler, and Beth Hart on vocals!

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

  • Daisy
  • Serai 1

    So, if anyone saw my earlier post on this, my Frodo is at the vet’s where he will be until Saturday. An incredibly generous stranger ponied up the money and waved off any repayment, saying that he’d had a very bad time a few years ago and was paying forward the help he got then. I’m going to sleep for fourteen fucking hours tonight, I’m so exhausted from being scared and desperate. (Was kinda shocked about it, frankly. I’d always thought I’d be able to keep it together in a situation like that.) A lesson I keep learning: there are far more really good people than you think there are.

    • Daisy

      *hugs* That’s great! I hope everything goes well!

      • Serai 1

        So do I! Thasnk!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I’m glad you got the help you needed. Sleep well, and know that Frodo has help from Gandalf The White!

      • Serai 1

        I will! Dream of shagging hobbits, probably, my brain is so addled.

    • WomanInAMood

      Oh Sarai, good thoughts to you!

      • Serai 1

        Thank you! SUCH A RELIEF.

    • Barley_Brains

      There are a bunch of good folk. It is good that you met one at the right time. Enjoy the 14-hr nap.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    OK, not sure why THIS showed up in the list of suggested videos, but I’LL TAKE IT!!!!Q@@ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW_7XBrDBAA

  • nightmoth

    Yee-hah, buckaroos! Troll alert in the Hillary thread.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    OK, I’m not sure why this showed up in the suggested vids, but I’LL TAKE IT!!!!!!11!1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW_7XBrDBAA

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      No stairway. Denied

      • Pinkham’s Law

        No. THEY are allowed to play it.Followers of the Hammer are prohibited from playing it.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          I just like to go “No stairway. Denied”
          <—sort of a gen Xer. We think shit like that is still funny.

          • WomanInAMood

            Because it is funny.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            It is isn’t it?
            And hi! I was thinking of you all today. This morning I saw your hymn singing and now I have hymns stuck in my head. But ones with good words so I am good with it XD

            Ahem. Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me
            Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be
            With God as our father, we are family
            let us work with each other in perfect harmony.
            Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now
            with every breath I take let this be my solomn vow
            to make each moment and live each moment in peace eternally
            let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me

            There. NOW I can get it out of my head XD

          • WomanInAMood

            Well, good. I have to say, it’s a little wierd being associated with hymns. Not bad, mind you, just wierd. Of course, Jesus did stop by last night, and the water that I should have been drinking got all changed somehow.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            He’s a good friend like that.
            And is totally on my list of people, historic or current, who I would invite to a diner party. Because if he could turn water into wine, he could turn hamburger helper into filet mignon.

          • Jen_Baker_VA
          • WomanInAMood

            Nice!

  • BadKitty904

    Hi, kids…

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Hey kitty ^.^ Why so glum?

      • BadKitty904

        Not really glum. Just sleepy…

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Me too. Friday tho, so yay!

          • BadKitty904

            Good thing.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Do ou want to wake up, or go to bed?

          • Jonny On Maui

            Why? What are you offering?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            music. of course.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Ah, of course… Music…

            *shiftyeyes*

          • Suse

            How about a nice glass of Ficklin port? Good stuff.

          • Jonny On Maui

            I’ll have to decline, Thank you anyway!

          • Suse

            I hope you are okay, Jonny.

          • Jonny On Maui

            I’m okay Suse, thank you for asking.

          • Suse

            Thinking of you and sending hugs.

          • Jonny On Maui

            ::HUGS::

          • Vegan and Tiara

            One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small, and the pill that mother gives you, does nothing at all…

          • Jonny On Maui

            And I went and posted Eric Burton’s Sandoz yesterday…

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            The blue pill is the one that makes you larger, right?

          • Vegan and Tiara

            I’m not sure, but I do know the red one turns you into a sad, angry MRA, so don’t take that one!

          • BadKitty904

            Right now, yes.

            How’s your arm, Pink? You get it looked at, young man?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Arm is well on its way to a full recovery, and no expenditures at a doctor’s office were required.

          • BadKitty904

            Kden, all’s well that ends well! Just mind you’re careful with it…

          • Pinkham’s Law

            *eyeroll* Yes, Mom!

          • BadKitty904

            Don’t you sass me, young man! ;0)

    • Daisy

      Hello!

      • BadKitty904

        Heya, toots!

      • BadKitty904

        What’s poppin’, girl? You get your books settled?

        • Daisy

          Done packing, waiting to deal with textbooks when I’m on campus. Mostly just dealing with file transfer right now, because I’m a virtual hoarder. :)

          • BadKitty904

            Well, it sounds like you’re moving in the right direction, then. “Bit by bit” does it.

          • Daisy

            Yeah, it’s definitely easier than doing it all at once? How’s your day been, BadKitty?

          • BadKitty904

            Oh, fine-ish. No horrors, at last. It’s storming here, now, though, and whenever the barometric pressure drops, I basically keel over.

            How’s tricks out your way?

          • Daisy

            Hot. Dry. The usual, basically. I’m mostly just amazed when it dips below 70 degrees for Thanksgiving. And I’m glad to hear that there were no horrors, at least!

          • Suse

            It’s awfully hot and dry here in the east bay, as it is all over CA. We can see the smoke from the Lake County fire now.

          • Daisy

            Yikes! We have a fire going near us, last I heard, but there’s so many I can’t remember the name.

          • Jonny On Maui

            It’s August. California’s burning. I fear it’s only going to get worse.

          • Daisy

            It’s drier than I’ve ever seen it. And it’s only getting worse.

          • Suse

            I hate to sound like an old fart, but I grew up in the bay area and it used to rain bigly every year from October through April when I was a kid. Also, everyone was vaccinated, we rode our bikes all over the place without helmets, and there were no car seats or seat belts.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Up hill both ways?

          • Jonny On Maui

            In the snow. It always snowed…

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Buuucccckkkkkk nakid! Wearing broken glass for shoes!
            We didn’t have no namby pamby “clothing” and “food,” we ate dirt and called it cake and we liked it like that, I tells ya! We liked it!

          • Jonny On Maui

            yer gonna oldz greatly…

          • Jonny On Maui

            And we rode in the way way back of station wagons and the beds of trucks on the way to the drive in.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            And we liked it like that!

          • WomanInAMood

            And our parents chain smoked in the car. We liked it!

          • Suse

            Absolutely!

          • Suse

            I went to HS with a guy who was riding in the back of the family station wagon. He ended up flying through the windshield when his dad slammed on the brakes. Everyone thought he had acne, but it was actually embedded glass shards. Poor guy.

          • limberrat

            Bluecut?

          • Daisy

            Cedar fire, a little to the north.

          • Jonny On Maui

            That’s heartbreaking.

          • BadKitty904

            Dang.

          • BadKitty904

            Aww.

            Glad to hear you’re busy all settled it!

    • Jonny On Maui

      Who’s got three ostriches for a posse?

    • Suse

      Hello, my son!

      • BadKitty904

        Ma!

        • Suse

          You’re a good son, but you need to call more.

          • BadKitty904

            Jeez…

    • Kakkeltje

      Oh man, I always hate it when that happens.

      • BadKitty904

        IKR?

        “Dude, I’m just tryin’ to buy a Lotto ticket.”

  • Brian

    maybe I’ll go troll hunting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqmORiHNtN4

    • BadKitty904

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      meh, repetitious boring troll is repetitious and boring.

      • Suse

        We have a troll?

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Sort of? We have a spam poster, who is bad at spamming, and just posts links to his own blog. Or what I suspect is his own blog. Which is called hot gas so I am not clicking that and besides, it annoys them when you don’t click on it and their counter does not go up.

          Edit: I told him Trump had a tiny penis because /no impulse control

          • Daisy

            Jeez, the quality of troll just keeps going down.

          • Suse

            We do have standards here, after all.

          • BadKitty904

            I think it must be very tiring to be constantly enraged and bitter.

        • yyyaz

          We had a piss-poor one who seems to have slithered away.

          • Suse

            I seem to miss most of them, which I guess is a good thing. Sometimes it’s fun to bat them around a bit.

      • Brian

        yeah, I feel like I wasted some good stuff!

    • Panika MCD

      report back if you find any new ones.

  • Suse

    So, Drumpf’s end game is to create a media empire even worse than Fux. Who woulda thunk?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Cause it’s all about that grift, bout that grift

      • Suse

        Roger Ailes won’t be unemployed for long.

        • BadKitty904

          But time is on our side…

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Yes, it is

          • Suse

            Now you always say that you wanna be free

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to use. And truck nuts

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          why do you think he and Bannon were brought onboard?

          • Suse

            Cuz they’re so good lookin’?

          • Amy!

            I was sure that Bannon was called in because his first name is ‘Steve’. Dunno about Ailes, though.

          • BadKitty904

            Ew.

          • Daisy
          • BadKitty904

            SUCH badness! Soooo very bad. ;0)~

          • Daisy

            I figured we both needed something pretty to stare at.

          • BadKitty904

            As I said yesterday…

          • Suse

            It’s a Seinfeld thing.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            that’s gotta be it…

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Because they know by now they are going to lose (Trump today was absolutely not animated. Like as in utterly flat out don’t care blah blah blah) and thus it is time for stage 2; turning this circus into a money making wingnut circuit case for the next xn years.

  • sw19womble

    Also, too: weeee! a fourth goal for Canada – this time in the Lady Wrestling:
    http://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/wrestler-erica-wiebe-wins-canada-4th-gold-rio-olympics.html
    Do not mess with her either!

    We’re [ruthlessly claims dual nationality] not doing too shabby in this warm version Olympics either.
    Okay, really do need to catch some zzzzs…

    • Jonny On Maui

      Get some sleep sw19womble. Pleasent dreams!

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      OHHHHhhh Caaaaannnaaadddaaaaa
      Canada always does a right good. Fuzzy dreams, Wombles!

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • Brian

    yeah, that troll was dull, and I think gone. This is decidely not dull!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF_rZrH4yBY

  • Jonny On Maui
  • Daisy
    • BadKitty904

      You are such a bad girl… *purrs*

      • Daisy

        That’s actually one of his more normal picture, too. He’s odd. But pretty.

        ETA: You could say he’s Pretty Odd.

        • BadKitty904

          Nyuknyuknyuk…

          • Daisy

            I didn’t mean to render you incoherent. :)

  • Jen_Baker_VA

    OT but funny: My husband’s phone thinks he is a wingnut. He was showing me the news feed that comes up when he opens news and it is WND and rightwingnews and then goes sharply downhill from there.
    When I asked him “what do you look up?” it is all NFL and USA today (and probably porn hub, that he wisely did not show me)

    • Jonny On Maui

      No the pornhub app is definite left leaning, dressing to the left, as you were.

      A friend told me…

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        Well then he is looking up horny sisterwives or something XD
        Point is, his phone thinks his actual hippy ass is a wingnut and that makes me laugh and laugh.

        Course, I checked my own recommendations, and it is all centric stuff and woman’s world.
        REALLY?????

        • Jonny On Maui

          Hm. I don’t seem to have anything like that. Course the only app I’ve got on my phone is the CPR.

          Cannabis Pocket Reference…

      • btwbfdimho

        MILF: Mothers Intransigently Lefty Feminists?

  • WomanInAMood

    In honor of this delightful election cycle.

    https://youtu.be/MQMAGT-3wx4

  • Brian

    a non Beach Boys song for all you Beach Boys fans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukunx21UHCA

  • BadKitty904

    I’m too sleepy to dance, so I’ll post this instead.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q50WILS9Wrw

    • BadKitty904

      Where’s my hookah?

  • Brian

    to people here who may be in a mood

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC8gz9ZxWII

    • WomanInAMood

      And what, exactly, are you implying?

    • TJ Barke

      I’m 26, I’m always in the mood. Usually.

      • Suse

        Aww, you’re just a youngster!

        • BloviateMe

          I remember snapping whips and such. Now I just yell at clouds.

          • Suse

            Shit, I hate being an old. Even gaining wisdom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

      • BadKitty904

        Ha! I’m a year older, Teej, which makes me the boss of you. Or something.

        • BloviateMe

          I’d just like to be the boss of my bladder again.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Just wait. It goes downhill from there.

            Fast!

        • TJ Barke

          Ain’t nobody the boss of me!

          • BadKitty904

            Fair enough. It’s all I can do to be the boss of me.

    • BadKitty904
  • Jen_Baker_VA

    GAK. Way late, night wonkers, in salute to a certain woman in a certain mood, I present this hymn for which to sustain you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI

    • Brian

      just random fact I learned maybe 10 or 15 years ago. Greenbaum at that time was still making over $400,000 a year off of t hat one song just from radio play.

      • Treg Brown

        Holy cow. Where’s my guitar?

        • Brian

          I think classic rock with baby boomers just had a long lifespan. the way music is consumed today I doubt it’ll be the same for today’s people.

          • Treg Brown

            I’m afraid you’re right.

          • Brian

            If I’m right, you should be afraid!

          • Suse

            There’s nothing like it. Young people who dis the Beatles and the Stones and all the other great bands have no idea WTF they’re about.

      • BadKitty904

        Good on him, says I. It’s a fine tune.

    • BadKitty904

      May flights of angels guide thee to thy rest…

    • WomanInAMood

      I really love this song! Sleep well Jen!

    • Jonny On Maui

      Good night Jen.

  • Daisy
    • BadKitty904

      Lawd hammercy…

      • Daisy

        In this video, he is wearing more eyeliner than I’ve ever worn in my life. Which I find strangely amusing.

        • BadKitty904

          lol You could put your eye out.

  • Vegan and Tiara

    I should be in bed…but one for the road to celebrate midnight:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvxJ0TVvVzE

  • Brian

    let’s celebrate midnight!!

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

    • Vegan and Tiara

      I’m banging a gong for midnight!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVEhDrJzM8E

    • BadKitty904
      • Vegan and Tiara

        Always a good choice!

      • Treg Brown

        Wilson Pickett. One of the best.

        https://youtu.be/apdCgfr05rU

        • BadKitty904

          And a fine-looking man, to boot.

        • Vegan and Tiara

          Duane Allman is playing guitar on that song. Eric Clapton tracked Duane down from that song…and Derek and the Dominos was born.

          • Suse

            Duane Allman was so great. He played on Boz Scagg’s first album with the Muscle Shoals musicians and it’s still one of my favorites.

          • Vegan and Tiara

            Duane Allman was amazing. That whole band was so good. I remember Phil Graham from The Fillmore saying that they were the best musicians he’d ever seen…and he saw them ALL in the sixties and seventies.

          • Suse

            Listen to this when you have a chance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIRBLUh3MGM

          • Vegan and Tiara

            Fun fact: I briefly dated one of the people on the BACK of that album, namely their road manager.

        • Spurning Beer

          And some people say nothing good has come out of Alabama.

    • WomanInAMood

      On the left coast, this is more accurate –

      https://youtu.be/qcCq3DoTtoM

    • Spurning Beer

      My sister-in-law used to date the guy who co-wrote this song! But now she’s sober and a Southern Baptist.

  • Vegan and Tiara

    Midnight Rambler…everyone’s got to go!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEQL6z1U0wY

    • Suse

      I will love the Stones until the day I die. I first saw them in 1965 in SF and many times since then.

      • Vegan and Tiara

        To my great regret, I have never seen them live!

        • Suse

          They have a great deal of energy for being old guys. Mick is absolutely incredible onstage.

  • Daisy
    • BadKitty904

      Now you’ve got me focusing on their eyeliner…

      • Panika MCD

        I believe “guyliner” is the preferred nomenclature.

        • BadKitty904

          Madison Ave. has always had quite the sense of humor.

  • Brian
  • Brian

    So, the guy who wrote Patricia Smith’s convention speech, who has never voted Democrat, is going to vote for Clinton. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    • Suse

      He should be ashamed of that speech.

      • Brian

        especially because he says it’s because of the Muslim ban. Which IS NOT NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Daisy

          He said that? *headdesk* What, did he live under a rock in the middle of the ocean?

      • BadKitty904

        Maybe this is penance.

        • Suse

          I know I’m evil, but I wish some of these assholes would experience a lightning strike.

          • BadKitty904

            From what I’ve seen, these folks are bitter, unhappy people and, based on their behavior, they consciously or unconsciously know it. I reckon I don’t need to punish them – they do that to themselves, every minute of every hour of every day, far better than I ever could.

          • Suse

            You’re a far nicer person than I am.

          • BadKitty904

            Not really. It just saddens me to see some folks work so hard to makes themselves so unhappy.

          • WomanInAMood

            This the best, most poetic, and we’ll written piece of passive aggression that I have seen in a long month of Sundays. I, for one, salute you!

    • JCfromNC

      Yeah, I’m listening to Rachel Maddow talk about that now. I guess Trump really is going to unite the country — mostly against him.

    • Panika MCD

      I believe that woman goes by “Pat” as we all know that this is the real Patricia Smith:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwLaOtt-tvM

  • SayItWithWookies

    You want a mood? Here’s a mood — if you have eight minutes to spare.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Ca9mwb0DU&list=PLAhwneLBOOadO6ovrsKWKBdaaN77BxZ_4

  • Brian

    It’s after midnight now. And looks like we’re going out. so. . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwOWX6b8HHw

    • WomanInAMood

      Patsy is so Good! And you sleep well!

      • Brian

        not sleeping, time to hit the town! just got to wait for the wife to which perfect. (Which she already does but she never believes me!)

  • Panika MCD

    the scores are in for this year’s Olympic Wide World of Sexism awards:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-liz-plank-doles-out-awards-to-sportscasters-in-the-wide-world-of-sexim/

  • Enfant Terrible

    Oh, this is our dance party?

    https://youtu.be/qe7W3u7l0u8

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • Vegan and Tiara
  • BadKitty904

    Well, lambkins, I’d best trundle my lil’ butt along to bed – our two kitties, who sleep with us, are glaring at me. Y’all bide well ’til the dawning of the day…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKK4driU_Yo

    • Suse

      ‘Night, darlin’!

    • Daisy

      Good night, BadKitty!

    • WomanInAMood
      • Suse

        Love this.

        • WomanInAMood

          I am kind of a Richard Thompson freak. Man writes some great lyrics.

  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • cousin itt

      Evan, this is really you, innit?

    • WomanInAMood

      I so love this guy! And it looks like he got a regular gig on the Daily News. More Trae Crowder is a good thing.

  • cousin itt

    Larry Wilmore and his crew brought me to tears and laughter tonight.

    And Comedy Central management can go fuck themselves.

    • Vegan and Tiara

      Damn, I forgot to watch it!

      • cousin itt

        Have Kleenex at the ready.

        • Vegan and Tiara

          I didn’t realize that Larry was the producer of Blackish, so he should land on his feet, but I did enjoy The Nightly Show. It was always interesting.

    • btwbfdimho

      Same here, bye Larry Wilnomore.

  • Callyson
    • Daisy

      Good on you, Pennsylvania!

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Reliably blue – and they sure as hell aren’t going red for the Drumpfenführer.

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • Suse

    Good night, friends. Sweet dreams.

    • WomanInAMood

      You too!

    • Daisy

      Night Suse, I’m headed off myself.

      • WomanInAMood

        Have a good night!

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • WomanInAMood

    I just took a little wander through the threads. Damn. What is up with all trolls these days?

    • Jonny On Maui

      I read that one of the Wonkette articles trended on facebook. I gather that means it was highly read and spread all over.

      Attracting various vermin from their little filthy corners.

      • WomanInAMood

        I saw mentions of that. I don’t do Facebook, so it’s all second hand. I just wish that these sad people would be more amusing. I come here mostly to hang out. These are not people I want to know, even sideways.

        • Jonny On Maui

          That’s why I stay away. I simply don’t have the time or the desire to hang with such pitiable people.

          By the time I get to wind down, I’ve read all the articles but the last one. There’s no way I can keep up with all the comments anymore. I’m lucky if I get to read a tenth of the folk I like to read and that’s most folk around here.

          So I come here to the last one and hang or I go up to the property and hang on the lanai, tho I haven’t done that in a while, maybe tomorrow…

          Got no time for trolls.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqeSUAlI5uI

          • WomanInAMood

            On my work days, I generally head to the last thread to see who’s around. There are so many good people who come here. Not a trace of sarcasm. I like this group of folks. Tonight, it got a bit quiet, so I went exploring. I’ll admit, I do seem to have fun with the trolls, but generally it’s all for fun. My fun. Which is strange, now that I think about it. Btw, Cheers!

          • Jonny On Maui

            Cheers to you too!

            It’s not like any minds are going to be changed. What you did last night was brilliant. I’m glad you’re having fun.

            Are you still keeping track of troll types?

          • WomanInAMood

            You are very kind. I was just annoyed. Next time – folk tunes!

            And why has spellcheck gone all 17th century on me? Half the nouns in my posts suddenly are capitaliced. It’s unsettling.

          • Jonny On Maui

            :-)

            Gremlins. Or pixies, could be either one…

          • Did you accidentally set the dictionary to WingNut StanDard?

          • WomanInAMood

            Since when did Wingnuts have standards?

          • Jonny On Maui

            Their standards are irregular.

          • WomanInAMood

            That explains why I keep finding items labeled “Wingnuts” at Ross’ Dress for Less. I had wondered.

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Mostly they just bring a lot of anger and denial with them.

          They could never be unicorns.

          • Jonny On Maui

            No poise, no charm…

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            No awareness. No perspective. No curiosity.

          • WomanInAMood

            I am a native Oregonian. Another person I worked with used to refer to us as unicorns. Because in this Libtard heaven, we are so rare. I toast you, my sibling!

          • I am in the reddest corner of this blue, blue state. It REALLY gets on my nerves. Because, of course, it is also one of the poorest counties in the state, also, too.

          • WomanInAMood

            I saw that you won’t be able to join us on the 7th. Which makes me sad. Would it annoy you, or make you happy if we put up a board for those who can’t be there? Please let me know.

            Btw, are you in the far reaches of Malheur county?

          • Well, unless the meetup is going to be about … oh, this time at night, I wouldn’t be able to attend even electronically, unfortunately. But, otherwise, I’ve been known to show up to virtual meetups.

            And, no. I’m in Washington.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            A meetup?
            Details, please!

          • WomanInAMood

            We are going to meet at Peninsula Park on Wednesday, September 7th. If I get organized, I will contact the parks bureau and reserve a place. At the moment, it’s going to be a bring your own food kind of thingie. But more details tomorrow, because your post put a burr under my bustle. And I look forward to meeting you!

          • SisterArtemis

            Yay, so glad this is happening! Can we make at the *earliest* our meetup a mid-afternoon one? (Just ‘cuz I work late, sleep late, and have a couple of hours drive to do)

          • WomanInAMood

            After I (in a bossy way) declared that we should meet, I realized that I have inventory that day. Because I am a idiot. So does 3 sound good? It would be helpful to know.

          • SisterArtemis

            3 or 4 is perfect – being a late night person, later always works as well. But I do realize not everyone lives on a 9am-3am schedule.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Gosh, I’ll have to rearrange some things, but it might be doable. I haven’t been to Portland in a while.

          • WomanInAMood

            Peninsula Park is super easy to find, and I’m sure we would all love to meet you!

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Oh yah, I know it!

          • SisterArtemis

            Yay! I’ve never met an actual unicorn before!

          • Kiri the Unicorn
          • Kiri the Unicorn

            *nods* I was born here, I am of this place. I’ve found out that I don’t like being far from the mountains and tall trees, the waterfalls and the basalt bones of the land.

      • Vermin with very low reading comprehension levels.

        Or else, deliberately low nuance acceptance levels.

        But, vermin, nevertheless.

      • The Wanderer

        Yes, ’twere an article about Dead Breitbart. Glenn Greenwald started spreading it about the FB, and we received a visitation by a legion of tiny-brained, tiny-genitaled sheepshaggers.

    • Apple Scruff

      Gawker’s shutting down and the trolls are trying to find a new place to go.

      • Ah, they probably don’t want to hang out in the comments section with a bunch of durned furriners once Univision takes over and turns all of the sites into Sabado Gigante! fan pages.

  • Jonny On Maui
    • SisterArtemis

      Oh, that one is lovely!

      • Jonny On Maui

        There’s 2 versions actually…

  • btwbfdimho

    Goodnight Evan, goodnight room, goodnight Tina & Sly, goodnight Rollin’ Stones, goodnight Shy & the Wonketterian Family Stoned, goodnight broom, goodnight Brokeback Midnight Cowboys jumping over Dr Zoom, goodnight Crosby, Hash, Still, Nash, Sting, Jobs, Hope & Cash, goodnight old HRC whispering Bill Hush, goodnight DNC chairs, goodnight sleepless gawkers everywhere.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl4tWRsOxV0

    • WomanInAMood

      And a good night to you too!

      • Jonny On Maui

        btwbfdimho gives good good night, don’t they?

  • Markuserektus

    For the single night owls

    https://youtu.be/4YG__LBJVZ0

  • Jonny On Maui

    Let’s see if I can pull outta this dive before I spiral in…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sUXMzkh-jI

    Set to 11, there, that does it…

  • Jo Mathie

    I am quietly delighted by this person (and his achievements).

  • I’m probably repeating someone else’s post but …

    Has anyone caught the Nude Donald Trump Statues????
    via Crooks and Liars for the full frontal version

    and the BBC for the variety shots (check the woman tonguing DT’s navel)

    • Jonny On Maui

      “MY EYES! MY EYES!!”

      • SisterArtemis

        3 or 4 friends posted pics on FaceCrack, which meant I saw it over and over again, eewwww

        • Jonny On Maui

          Things you can’t unsee…

          • SisterArtemis

            Indeed.

            I will say this – that nude painting of Trump, while repulsive in terms of subject matter, was quite good, right down to portraying his basic arrogance. This sculpture…. meh….

          • Jonny On Maui

            The sculpture did capture the cheeziness…

          • WomanInAMood

            Cheese libelz!

          • Oh, YES!

        • WomanInAMood

          Friends? Friends don’t let friends see pictures of statues of nude Donald Trump.

          • SisterArtemis

            I have twisted friends. I’m trying to encourage a couple of them to visit here once in a while.

          • WomanInAMood

            If they insist on posting nude Donald Trump pictures, I would prefer that they not come here.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Now now, it takes all kinds. My absoluely best bff is a right wing nut job. I still love him to death even tho he’s batshit crazy.

          • WomanInAMood

            My uncle, who I love to bits, is quite conservative. Have I mentioned that I love him? In this case, it’s not the politics, it’s the visuals.

          • Jonny On Maui

            My bff is an intelligent human being, born and raised R. Eagle Scout, retired Navy chief. An amazing asset as a friend and co-worker.

            He’s horrified of trump. I’m working him. He’ll come into the light before November.

            “Look, you already admit she’s close to old school center republicans. You can’t vote Trump, you know it! Go ahead, vote for Hillary and then do a straight R vote all down the rest of the ballot. You’re in California, it’s not going to make a difference.”

          • WomanInAMood

            My uncle and his wife were out here a few weeks ago. At a family dinner, his wife (who I don’t know well, but like a lot) made a joke using the word yooooooge. He cracked up. Us left coasters damn near fainted.

            There is hope.

          • SisterArtemis

            Oh, they’re the sensible type, who will lurk for a while, make a couple of tentative offerings to the conversation, get the feel of things, and fit right in if they choose to stay.

            I have an ulterior motive. They are both late night people who live on the west coast and haunt the interwebs in the wee hours.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Tell ’em to come on in, the water’s fine…

    • WomanInAMood

      Nude Donald Trump are three words that I most profoundly never want to see together again.

      • Jonny On Maui

        WHAT EVER YOU DO THEN, DON’T CLICK A LINK…

        • WomanInAMood

          There is not money in the world enough to tempt me.

      • So what about “Woman tonguing Donald Trump’s navel?”

        • SisterArtemis

          OH! YOU, SIR AND/OR MADAM, ARE EVIL!!!!

        • Jonny On Maui

          You are an evil, evil person.

          And I like that! ;)

        • WomanInAMood

          That would be five words. That I most profoundly never want to see together again.

    • Kiri the Unicorn
      • WomanInAMood

        This is one of my favorite poems!!! It took all of my restraint not to type this in all caps!!! Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make Trump.

    • SisterArtemis

      News outlets have been breaking the story all day about the ‘anatomically correct’ Donald Trump statue that stood for two hours in NYC’s Union Square. [….] A plaque attached to the base of the statue read ‘The Emporer Has No Balls’ which seemingly is the theme of the statue. [….] Perhaps the best thing about this statue, however, is the New York City Parks Department’s response. According to NYMag.com, it read;

      ‘NYC PARKS STANDS FIRMLY AGAINST ANY UNPERMITTED ERECTION IN CITY PARKS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.’

      source (no gross pictures in this one): http://americannewsx.com/hot-off-the-press/nyc-parks-priceless-response-trump-statue/

  • Markuserektus

    A favorite from the topless bar playlist circa thirty years ago…

    https://youtu.be/i3MXiTeH_Pg

    • Jonny On Maui

      This was popular at the place that had a special on prime rib on Thursdays. Yeah, we didn’t go there for the food…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppOu3ogzL-M

      • SisterArtemis

        So, not really being someone who follows NIN, that’s a song about the reproductive lives of various woodland species, correct?

        • Jonny On Maui

          As far as i could tell it was music to “put dollar bills where they didn’t belong.”

          It’s not one of my fav NIN songs…

          • SisterArtemis

            And all of this from a NIN link *wink*

        • WomanInAMood

          Aren’t unicorns considered woodland species?

          • Jonny On Maui

            I am unsure what the Pony canon says about this…

          • SisterArtemis

            Well, unicorns are not earth ponies, but more than that, I’d have to consult the granddaughter

          • Jonny On Maui

            There seems to be a lot of contradictory information on the interwebs…

          • WomanInAMood

            And that is surprising how?

          • Jonny On Maui

            Well, one of the sites talked about ‘em being carnivores. I had a problem with that one…

          • SisterArtemis

          • SisterArtemis

            *sigh* pony science…

          • WomanInAMood

            How it possible for something to be both charming and disturbing?

          • Jonny On Maui

            You’ve never hung around 5 year old boys?

            Schools and birthday parties fer cryin’ out loud!

  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • Jonny On Maui
    • SisterArtemis

      1000 upfists!
      This is possibly my favorite piece of long-form music ever, any genre

    • SisterArtemis
      • Kiri the Unicorn

        I want this song played at my funeral.

        Really loud.

        • SisterArtemis

          I have had that thought as well.

          Have you seen the movie?

          • Major_Major_Major

            It is totally worth it, if only for the scooters. So many lambrettas, vespas, mauch chrome, many mirrors. And the movie itself is good too.

  • 3FingerPete
  • 3FingerPete
  • bubbuhh

    Trump Now Kicking Own Supporters Out Of Rallies Cuz Wrong Color Tan
    Tan ain’t the orange they are lookin for – politicususa.com
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/18/trump-kicking-supporters-rallies-protesters.html

    https://twitter.com/CandaceSmith_/status/766404296007122944

    • SisterArtemis

      Trump can’t win for losin’, huh…

    • WomanInAMood

      So does anybody know if this fellow is still a Trump supporter?

      • bubbuhh

        Given that he was a Trump supporter as of last night, I imagine he’s home steeping in a papaya-mango-orange skin treatment so he can get into the next rally he attends.

    • Nothing says, “Racial Transcendence” like, “Profiling”.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      ..CaN the profile rally attendees like that? Is that a thing that is done?
      Edit: Also, do you get it now, Jake?

      • bubbuhh

        Most of Trump’s rallies are, believe it or not, private events. That’s why they can keep reporters out if they wish.

  • Markuserektus

    Prelude to Rio; The ambitious coach of a girls track team gives the squad steroids. The team’s performance soars. They win the county, state and eventually national championship. A few days before the Olympics Games, Penelope, a 16-year-old hurdler visits her coach and says “Coach, I have a problem. Hair is starting to grow on my chest”. “What?” the coach says in a panic “How far down does it go?” Penelope replies “Down to my testicles. That’s something else I want to talk to you about…”

    • The Wanderer

      (giggles) Oldie but goodie.

  • WomanInAMood

    I’m feeling a bit bolshie right now.

    https://youtu.be/4CkFPyH8v1c

  • Change of pace and in recompense for the Trump Statue thing. Offenbach –
    https://youtu.be/Hdc2zNgJIpY

    and Bizet
    https://youtu.be/jGFUKsv1epk

    • Jonny On Maui

      Now that is not my normal genre but those are beautiful.

  • SisterArtemis

    Yikes! just looked at the forecast for tomorrow – in my end of the valley, we’re looking at 105-107ish by early afternoon. I know it gets hotter down south, but this is extreme for our locale.

    • WomanInAMood

      It’s not something I’m looking forward to. Over 100 is crazy.

      • SisterArtemis

        I think you guys are going to be a little under 100. Southern Willamette valley really stores up the heat. Roseburg’s going to be miserable too (often hotter than the S.valley).

      • Teecha

        It’s 43c here at present. Due to get to 47c later. I just googled and that’s 116f. My kitchen AC is once again broken, and it’s Friday so no one is around to fix it.

        I love it!

        • SisterArtemis

          Where are you, Teecha?

          • Teecha

            I live in Qatar. I came back from my summer hols yesterday- my sleep is all over the place for some reason, so I learned at 2am that it was 38 on the balcony.
            It’s really fucking hot. ?

          • SisterArtemis

            I probably can’t even imagine, thought I suppose it’s not a humid heat. Still miserable.

          • Teecha

            I thought it would be dry too, on account of it being a desert. I can see the sea from my building (tho not my flat) so maybe that causes the humidity? Who knows. It’s hot and humid. Or hot and windy. Or hot and hot.

            But I am from grey and rainy england, so I do not mind any of these permutations as long as it’s not drizzling.

          • SisterArtemis

            I loved grey and rainy England… so similar to my grey and rainy Puget Sound in Washington State (NW corner of the U.S.). Made me feel quite at home.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Cripes? What ballpark area are you in again? Oregon?

      • SisterArtemis

        roughly two hours south of Portland

        • Jonny On Maui

          Ummm… It’s not supposed to get that hot up there is it?

          • WomanInAMood

            No. It really isn’t. It’s too depressing to think that this is the normal. And in my lifetime.

          • Jonny On Maui

            The most boring job in the world has got to be weatherperson here. “What’s it going to be like tomorrow?” “Nice. Back to you.”

            with apologies to Mr. L.Black…

          • SisterArtemis

            oh yes, in the summer. Not southern California hot, Arizona hot – but stretches in the high 90s-low 100s

          • Yes, it is. Global warming is a myth, you pathetic lieberal commie.

        • So, you are about 4 hours away from me.

          Strange, when I was in Texas, that would be closer to me than Austin was, and driving down to Austin felt like nothing.

    • HOLY SHIT!

      It was, like, OVER 90, last week and we were all dying, up here.

    • WomanInAMood

      I grew up in southern Oregon, and I remember as a child that we would have a week or two in those Temps, but not in the northern parts of the state. Everything seems to have moved a few hundred miles north.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      It’s supposed to be 96F in Kamloops, BC tomorrow. That’s pretty toasty.

      I once had a nice Canadian explain to me that “Kamloops has some major league warmth.” A prized commodity in Canada, I guess.

  • Markuserektus

    CHP will pinch anybody…

    • WomanInAMood

      Eric Estrada libelz!

      Of course, I have no idea what you were linking to….

      • Markuserektus

        The Pelican Brief

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      The sign clearly said “No Pelican Parking.”

      • Jonny On Maui

        “Post No Bills”

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          *golf clap*

          “Daddy, a man came to see you today.”
          “Did he have a bill?”
          No, a regular nose like yours.”

    • Msgr_Moment

      Always sad to see it when one’s life heroes turn out to be common thugs
      For the record, I loved his early work:

      • Markuserektus

        He was actually injured and wandering around near I-80. CHP rescued the bird and took it to an animal rescue facility…

  • SisterArtemis

    my musical tastes have been mellow and folky-ish lately
    an earworm for me the last 2 days
    https://youtu.be/HQ8iDmbeSuE

  • Jonny On Maui

    Because I’m no where near tired yet…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZFl0gQLz2k

    • WomanInAMood

      I know the feeling. It’s my Friday, I had a pretty good week, and I can’t seem to stop humming “What a Friend we Have in Jesus”. Not how I usually roll, but there it is.

      • Jonny On Maui

        I’m sort of playing ‘when will the neighbor show up’?

        On the plus side lately it’s been around 50% of the time…

        • WomanInAMood

          I do not envy you your neighbor. He sounds nice. How much longer before you move to your real house?

          • Jonny On Maui

            I’m guessing 4 to 6 weeks.

          • WomanInAMood

            That’s such a very soon but seems like forever thing.

          • Jonny On Maui

            It’ll be here quick, I’m getting thing organized now.

        • SisterArtemis

          Once upon a time, I didn’t have any neighbors. At least not any human ones closer than about 1/2 a mile. I’d like to be there again.

          • Jonny On Maui

            I’ll have neighbors there, one’s already a real good friend. The rest are loners and busybodies. The loners aren’t a problem and the busybodies will be fun.

            For as long as they let me play with them…

          • WomanInAMood

            I have a hymn book, only slightly used, that I can loan you.

          • Jonny On Maui

            LOL! I’m sorely tempted to slip ’em one of my candies, see if that’d do something about that stick up…, butt I know better.

            Who retires, moves to Maui and then complains about the natives? Morans, that’s who…

    • Markuserektus

      That’s intense

      • Jonny On Maui

        These guys do a lot of Metallica covers and have their own rockin’ music out too.

        Quite talented…

  • Jonny On Maui

    Good night Folk, I’m turning in. Thank you for another very pleasent evening.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiAQkroEZ7M

    • WomanInAMood

      Pleasant dreams!

    • Markuserektus
      • SisterArtemis

        Awww, makes me think of watching Red with my dad when I was little :)

    • SisterArtemis

      Goodnight!

    • Sleep well

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      From the days when they were really getting good. Jesus just left Chicago…

      • Msgr_Moment

        I saw them in Johnstown, PA, in the mid-seventies when a little-known band named Kansas opened for them. My first rock concert.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          I saw Billy Gibbons and later ZZ Top in Texas a lot in the early 70s. About the time Tres Hombres came out, they were smokin’. I caught them once just afterwards in a smallish theater… Gibbons came out in a gold-lame suit, top hat and matching Les Paul (!) and proceeded to snarl his way through one of the best Texas blues/rock sets I ever saw. My wife is a blues nut too; we still spin that CD once a month at least. Good times!

  • WomanInAMood

    As always, it has been good to be here. Good night everybody.

    https://youtu.be/MSDyiUBrUSk

  • The Wanderer

    Just a bit of whimsy (coupled with practical advice) to start your Friday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qfBnSqi8eo

  • Astraea

    Trump getting all the credit for finally “pivoting.” I’m sure it will stick this time, unlike the 10 times before.

    • WomanInAMood

      It’s rediculous. Not sounding like a hate-filled lunatic is “pivoting”.

      • Astraea

        While hiring white nationalist holocaust deniers and conspiracy theorists.

        • WomanInAMood

          How many pivots before you have done a complete circle?

          • Msgr_Moment

            Yes, Trump has accomplished the difficult 360 degree pivot.
            Kudos!

          • WomanInAMood

            It’s like 12 dimensional go fish.

          • jmhm

            Kellyanne Conway, the woman he hired to try to make him more appealing to women (and the president of the Co-op board in one of his Manhattan buildings*) had this to say about his ‘apology’

            “He was talking about anyone who feels offended by anything he said,” Conway elaborated today. “He took extra time yesterday going over that speech with a pen so that was a decision he made. Those are his words.”

            With a pen, people. He feels real bad about everything he ever said which may have offended anyone, and he made a decision to write those words with a pen.

            Right after he hired the Frank Luntz of Goldman Sachs and his armies of neo-nazi flying monkeys to run his campaign.

            *fun Kellyanne fact: she’s also the campaign consultant Todd Akin hired to fix his little ‘legitimate rape’ problem who advised him to be more like David Koresh, the violent child-molesting cult leader who got all those people at Waco killed.

          • WomanInAMood

            This one? So eloquent!

            https://youtu.be/Wqh82A3O2ZY

          • jmhm

            She’s a fig leaf. Apparently the financial rewards are enough to make it up to her for where she spends her professional life hanging.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            Where does the right wing find this endless supply of blond spokes-hags?

          • eddi

            Dr. Goldfoot’s Bikini machine.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            So fluid and smooth that you didn’t even notice the pivot as it took place.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          This is the distilled essence of the Republican party.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Urban Dictionary:

      TOP DEFINITION

      pivot man

      someone who stands inside a circle jerk

      • Msgr_Moment

        “Pivot Man” could be the new “Teabagger”. Make it so!

      • The Wanderer

        If Trump’s the pivot man, he can use the result as mousse to keep whatever that is on his head in place.

    • jmhm

      So, Cohen’s what polls? According to Katrina Pierson, he couldn’t hear the question. Her own claim that Obama and Clinton were responsible for US foreign policy in 2004? Audio disruption and echoes.

      Clinton’s “mannerisms”? Dr. Pierson says dysphasia.

      • The Wanderer

        Experts (no, not really) at deflection and projection. I seriously think Trump’s going senile or soft in the brain-pan in some other way.

        • jmhm

          She amazes me. I keep expecting her to demand that the anchors tell her which walnut shell the pea is under.

  • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

    If only James O’Keefe and a few of his “operatives” would join the Trump campaign, I think we could wrap this thing up in a week or two:

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/17/1561290/-WI-Sen-EPIC-FAIL-Right-Wing-Activist-Busted-Trying-To-Infiltrate-Feingold-s-D-Campaign

    • Astraea

      Someone recruit this woman to the CIA ASAP.

      • WomanInAMood

        Maxwell Smart would look like the epitome of spy craftiness, next to this one.

        • jmhm

          It fills me with joy that the editor in chief of Campus Reform, the group these young infiltrators are all connected to which has no knowledge of their activities totally ever at all, is run by a guy named Sterling Beard.

          • WomanInAMood

            Heh heh heh heh ….hahahahaha! I am also full of joy! And Sterling Beard is the name of the anti-hero in my new graphic novel. Which will be marketed to 12 year olds.

          • jmhm

            I too am twelve! Let us drink deep of the joy. Hur, I say! Hur!

        • The Wanderer

          KAOS wouldn’t hire them, except as cannon fodder.

          • WomanInAMood

            Red shirt libelz!

          • jmhm

            Hey, the redshirts would kick the asses of the imperial stormtroopers.

  • Lynn A Myers

    Back on topic…………..I am in lust with Danell!

    • WomanInAMood

      On topic? What can this possibly mean?

  • bubbuhh

    Based on the Trump Statues and what he had to say about why The Blahs should vote for him, yesterday marks the beginning of The Trump – Give him a Pity Vote Tour.

    NYC Parks Press Release upon removing the Trump Statues

    “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”
    http://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nyc-parks-department-mocks-donald-trump-statues-tiny-penis

    • jmhm

      I’d be willing to bet they’ve changed the password on his social media accounts. It’s the only way he’s not tweeting about that six times since yesterday afternoon.

      Unless anyone thinks he wrote any of these words.

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/766585563805802497/video/1

      • bubbuhh

        Trump’s about as sincere as when he signs a contract

      • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

        At the bottom, this photo says “see more.”

        NO!

        • eddi

          Don’t worry it’s just the caption and the usual stats.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            STILL NO!

      • Sheepshagger

        Mitt still has a car elevator full of etch a sketches he could have

      • Sheepshagger

        Fuck is Obama gonna make him hug down in Louisiana? I bet that’s it. “You wanna come together bitch? Cmere “.

      • eddi

        That’s authentic fake realDonaldTrump.

        • jmhm

          Just, you know Bannon and Lewandowsky are going to be pounding on Manafort’s little issues and sticking with what works, and I give it til maybe late afternoon before we get at least a hint of classic let Trump be Trump out of him.

          • eddi

            I have every confidence Donnie will get both feet in his mouth in plenty of time for the weekend news shows. And double down on Monday.

          • jmhm

            Yeah, but if a Trump fails in the forest and there’s no-one there to point a camera at it, does he still exist?

            Maybe they’ll set up some klieg lights in one of the empty apartments and let him make a speech to building maintenance.

    • WomanInAMood

      “Unpermitted erections in city parks”? Talk about the nanny state.

      • bubbuhh

        All I know is this exposure must be quite a comdon for Trump.

        • WomanInAMood

          He still got the shaft anyway.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            The only way he’s ever going to get one.

          • bubbuhh

            I guess he keeps it in his golf bag

      • Sheepshagger

        “Pitch No Tents”

        • WomanInAMood

          This would definately not be a big tent.

          • Sheepshagger

            Polls too short.

      • jmhm

        Funnily, that’s pretty much the demographic for Manhattan parks ;)

    • eddi

      Severe burn.

  • Astraea

    “We learned tonight that his speechwriter and teleprompter knows he has much for which he should apologize. But that apology tonight is simply a well-written phrase until he tells us which of his many offensive, bullying and divisive comments he regrets — and changes his tune altogether.

    Christina Reynolds, Hillary Clinton’s deputy communications director, in a statement Thursday in response to Donald Trump expressing “regret” for past comments.

    • Sheepshagger

      AOTK

    • jmhm

      I think this would be a good time for Senator Professor Warren to speak up.

      • Sheepshagger

        I’d like to see a Trump/Warren shit talking contest. I’d really like that. Face to face I mean, none of this Twitter bullshit.

        • jmhm

          Yeah? I feel like that might be kinda squicky, what with her having to be in the same room with him and all.

          • Sheepshagger

            It’s always bad seeing an old man have his toupee torn off but I’d live with it.

          • eddi

            It’s when his merkin ignites that the real fun begins.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Fire up that Twitter, LIZ!!! Say All The Things to make Drumpf have a mad. We’ll see how long the pivot lasts…

    • bubbuhh

      Clinton Campaign came out with a rough list of 250 people, places and things they would like Trump to address with apologies. These are just his Twitter insults.

      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html?_r=0

      • jmhm

        You know, they really are good.

        • eddi

          Simple Google search. “Trump speaks”.

      • eddi

        Looks like Trump already has his wall. A wall of noise. And I don’t mean Phil’s.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          Not exactly what Owsley had in mind.

    • Sheepshagger

      Well ok then

      • bubbuhh

        Conway thinks an impersonal pro forma apology should suffice for the hundreds of people Trump’s personally insulted in the past year. Conway is contemptible.

        • WomanInAMood

          And this is different from anything else in the Trump campaign how???

          • vivian

            It’s Presidentially Contemptible™!

        • eddi

          “Let Trump be Trump” is her mission statement. That apparently means alternating set-piece speeches with his more typical stream of Logorrhea (definition, pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech).

          • YoBunnyBunny

            Or just letting him spew insincere lies just to temporarily appease people while he runs another con.

          • bubbuhh

            Logorrhea is word spew.

        • jmhm

          She’s one of the impeachment blondes (along with Ingraham and Coulter). Her whole thing is the news cycle. She’s giving cable what they’ve been openly begging for, a pivot, and she only has to keep his android away from him for another few hours to make that the big story of the weekend.

        • BadKitty904

          K. Conway = Goebbels Lite

          • eddi

            Baghdad Bob for a new generation.

          • BadKitty904

            So, then, Kellyanne, how ’bout those tax returns?

      • BadKitty904

        Who put the “con” in “Con-way”? Kellyanne did!!!

      • bubbuhh

        Dumbshit thinks Trump going to Louisiana is Presidential? Why? What is he going to do there besides take people away from the essential and difficult tasks they have right in front of them.

        You know what is Presidential? Obama being on top of this flooding incident as soon as it was predicted. Obama having a competent and professional staff, people who were able coordinate with and support the various state and local officials, in place years before this horrific emergency occurred. Obama, not making this a political issue but a people issue. Obama didn’t do a useless flyover. Nor, did he issue press releases and phony commendations. Under him the Federal government has done all that it could almost without any fanfare whatsoever.

        • eddi

          Trump and Pence will scrub pots in an unused kitchen. A new GOP tradition.

          • WomanInAMood

            And you just know they’ll do a heck of a job!

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            I’m good as long as they’re honey pots.

        • YoBunnyBunny

          Trump will probably talk about how better managed his hotels are. Unlike those stupid governments. He likes places that don’t get flooded. And his places are tremendous. The best.

          • eddi

            He should also mention how Baton Rouge looks like a war zone. Or compare it unfavorably to Detroit.

          • BadKitty904

            Perhaps he’ll tell Brownie he’s doing a heckuva job.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            “Hey, at least your water is cleaner than Flint’s.”

      • YoBunnyBunny

        In sum. “Trump apologized, so you lamestream media folks can’t bring up any of his past offenses again. If you do, you’re treating Trump very unfairly… Hillary killed Benghazi with her gmail!!11!1!”

      • Creepoman

        In Trump’s own words: “Obviously I’m being sarcastic.”

      • dshwa

        So as we all suspected, it was a notpology.

    • eddi

      The only thing Trump ever regrets is getting caught.

      • BadKitty904

        THIS. As with any other Republican…

        • eddi

          He does have a lot in common with the Rebs. Just not enough to care about the wreck he will leave behind.

          • BadKitty904

            This is mere noise, a marketing ploy to sucker in the fawning press. When he actually makes the charity donations he’s says he’s made, when he pays the vendors and employees he’s stiffed, when he apologizes – by name – to the many, MANY people he’s viciously attacked – THAT will an apology.

            Actions make the man, Donnie, not words…

    • Paperless Tiger

      His hairdresser should apologize also too.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Or he should apologize to his hairdresser…

        • eddi

          Or the ASPCA.

    • dshwa

      I wouldn’t call it an apology, because he didn’t say he was sorry, and basically promised to keep doing it by saying he would continue “telling the truth,”

      • eddi

        A non-apology of that caliber is the province of real politicians. Maybe he has pivoted. To about where Santorum and his kind dwell.

  • jmhm

    Owch. Eugene Robinson, at the Washington Post:

    Bannon runs Breitbart News, a website that creates its own ultranationalist far-right reality — one that often bears little resemblance to the world as it really is. As I write, the site is claiming that Hillary Clinton has some serious undisclosed health problem (her doctor says she is just fine), that one of Clinton’s aides has “very clear ties” to radical Islam (which is totally untrue) and that Clinton herself has “clear ties” to Russian President Vladimir Putin (when in fact it is Trump who often reveals his man-crush on the Russian leader).

    The site’s since-deceased founder, Andrew Breitbart, once “described Bannon, with sincere admiration, as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement,” according to a Bloomberg Newsprofile. Riefenstahl was the brilliant filmmaker who became one of Hitler’s most effective propagandists. I think the comparison is wrong; Bannon is not nearly as talented.

    • WomanInAMood

      So Waco just called it Dead Breitbart? Nice.

    • Sheepshagger

      I wonder what the average conservative voters thoughts are when they get curious about this “breitbart” site that’s in the news and have a look- a bit like finding out your favourite uncle got arrested for masturbating in a playground I guess.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Your average conservative voter now thinks places like Breitbart are acceptable, mainstream news outlets. I see people on fb I once considered relatively sane Republicans citing them all the time.

        • mancityfooty .

          “See? They write about what I already believe!”

      • jmhm

        They’re sure going to be fascinated when they find out Breitbart created their movement and Bannon runs it now, that’s for sure.

  • Creepoman

    Way to go Daniel. This whole being a human thing – you’re doing it right.

    • WomanInAMood

      ???

      • jmhm

        The guy the post is about, I think ;)

        • YoBunnyBunny

          Danell was glorious yesterday evening. And he’s still glorious today.

        • WomanInAMood

          Good heavens, it’s on topic. And yeah, he is doing the human being thing right.

          • eddi

            The commenters lost their laser-like focus about 3AM PDT.

          • WomanInAMood

            Errrrr….uuuuhhhmmmm… yeah, that would be me.

    • BadKitty904

      Rather a refreshing reminder, no?

  • eddi

    Way OT but hopefully the Wonkagenda will cover it later.
    Ryan Bundy subpoenas Oregon Governor Kate Brown
    “As a matter of compliance, Abrams points out that Bundy has requested the governor to testify on Sept. 17 — a Saturday. He said that makes it impossible for Brown to comply because court isn’t in session that day.”
    His declaration of being an idiot goes deeper than anybody thought.
    http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-ryan-bundy-oregon-kate-brown-trial-testify/

    • WomanInAMood

      Well his declaration was a bit more literal than anybody thought.

    • BadKitty904

      Surely Oregon has some sort of mental-health agency. This boy obviously needs help…

      • WomanInAMood

        I’ll be honest, most of these people just annoy the hell out of me, but I actually feel a tiny bit sorry for this one. He is so clearly dominated by his repulsive father and brother.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I don’t. These people are all meaner than snakes, Ryan included. Ask anyone that works for the Forest Service or the BLM. They make death threats, intimidate family members, destroy Native American cultural sites, and wreck wilderness areas just for fun.

          • WomanInAMood

            Maybe I’m just a mushy kind of gal (that is rhetorical, I am stronger than fucking granite), but I do feel sorry for some people who do bad things. In no way does that excuse their actions, EVER, but can I say that I would do better if I lived under the same circumstances? I like to think that I would, but honestly….would I?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            As I might’ve mentioned before, I flirt with a Catholic concept of “radical forgiveness”. It’s something that intrigues me, that I find admirable, and in baby steps, aspire to. Suffice to say I’m not there yet, and not even close.

          • WomanInAMood

            I doubt that I could ever meet that standard. I am not that good a person. Sometimes just walking away, even with anger and bitterness seeping through me, well, at least I walked away. It’s a very tiny win.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I often think of our society as trapped in a cycle of retribution-it’s almost tribal-and I thirst for ways, beginning with the personal, to overcome it. It’s all aspirational, of course, but better than simply resigning oneself to it.

          • WomanInAMood

            I really try not to be a resentful kind of person. I don’t succeed as much as I want. It’s very hard, especially when one is built to be cranky.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Yikes. I know, right? I am, by nature, something of a loner, a glass-half-full type, and a cynic. Raising a child and having a dog-you know, things you value more than your own life-have helped me moderate some of these inclinations.

          • WomanInAMood

            I have no experience with raising a child, but I can’t believe how much having a dog can change a person. Give Molly a good belly rub! And is Hank still hanging out with you? Give him one too.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Must. Have. Dog. When I lost my Jessica, I was numb with grief for months, until I realized the only solution was to get another dog. Airedale Rescue hooked me up with Mollypop and we’ve had seven wonderful years together. She’s almost nine, and our “gotcha day” is in Sept.

            Saw a pic of Thor you posted, btw. What a prince! Feel free to post more shots of him….it’s what social media was invented for!

        • eddi

          We go out of our way to ensure we do not mistake his looks for mental illness. I doubt his family is so careful. Think of being called ‘retard’ all your life. That should warp one very nicely.

        • BadKitty904

          Based on his actions and comments, I’m seriously wondering if he’s not a bit…off.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            All these Mormon fundies are both badly inbred and ascribe to a thoroughly whacked out ideology. It’s hard to tell between the natural craziness and the apocalyptic rhetoric.

          • WomanInAMood

            So disagree with me. I suspect that he has been treated badly by his awful family for his entire life. This is his one attempt to out-Wingnut his dreadful family. I have no sympathy at all for his completely bonkers point of view. But I do pity him.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I didn’t mean to dismiss your compassion as any way naive or misplaced….I apologize. I know people who work for the federal government-including my own brother-who have had some really bad encounters with these types, and I tend to judge them harshly.

          • BadKitty904

            That’s the kicker – trying to distinguish actual, innate dementia from the acquired kind.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            And to be clear, I’m not a Mormon hater. I grew up with a fair number of them, and despite their goofy beliefs, I also saw a lot of good in many of them. The fundies are a horse of a different color. They live in the 19th century…and unlike the Amish, not in a good way.

          • WomanInAMood

            I also grew up with a fair number of Mormons. My best friend in 1st grade was Mormon, and invited me to a church dance. Her mom met with my mom, just to explain that there was no proselytizing going on. These were seriously decent people, and I learned the Virginia Reel. The nut jobs don’t live in Oregon, by and large.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I think the Mormons of my childhood, though naturally conservative, had not yet morphed into a hardcore element of the religious right. The local bishop was a wonderful man…his best friends were the Mexican kids he grew up with. I suspect he was somehow aware of some of the challenges I faced in my home life, and he was incredibly kind to me; gave me summer jobs, welcomed me in his home, provided sound adult mentorship.

            The fundies are a different breed. Their world view is heavy on persecution, paranoia, and retribution.

          • WomanInAMood

            They are, no question. Jon Krakauer wrote an amazing book about the whack jobs of the Mormon church “Under the Banner of Heaven”. It would be well worth checking out, in your copious spare time.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Oh, I read it…like the day it came out. Krakauer has also been involved with efforts to free some of the girls trapped in sexually exploitative bondage in Colorado City.

          • WomanInAMood

            I love Krakauer. He brings honesty, and clear eyed understanding, and intellegence to everything he writes.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Likewise. Great integrity and depth in his writing…I think “Missoula” should be required reading in this country. I keep hoping some day he will be a featured guest at the annual book festival here. I get the sense that he is a good man but a somewhat prickly character. I think he was someone who was basically living the life of a dirtbag climber who got thrust into international fame with his Everest book, something he is not fully comfortable with.

          • WomanInAMood

            That was my first book. What I immediately liked was that he didn’t spare himself. I think that you’re right. He was a guy who did carpentry to pay for his climbing gigs, and suddenly became famous. If you ever feel a need to hate everybody associated with the Dubyu administration, I cannot recommend “Where Men Win Glory” enough.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I didn’t think I could hate that bunch more until I read that one. I actually wrote a letter to his incredible mother in the wake of it. Thankfully, I resisted my urge to gratify my own anger by ranting, and simply offered my condolences for her loss, and my admiration for her courage. A remarkable family, the Tillmans.

          • WomanInAMood

            Truly. I get so angry about this. And good for you. Because the Tillmans are a remarkable family.

          • eddi

            The fringe sects of the modern (19th Century) religious movements are some of the worst wackjobs on the planet. Christian Scientists who use prayer exclusively to cure. With a 100% failure rate. Adventists like David Koresh and Mormons like the Bundys. All of a kind. They want progress banned and the clock turned back to an imaginary age when they ruled the land.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I tend to give a pass to the Amish and Mennonites, among whom I have a number of friends and share paternal ancestry. Whatever one might think of their ideology, it is not one rooted in violence and retribution….quite the opposite in fact.

          • eddi

            You never hear about them holing up on a compound and threatening government agents. That whole beard-cutting business was internal and apparently personal.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            And yet their entire history as a religious minority has been one of genuine persecution. They are well aware of it, and pretty certain it will happen again at some point. But their answer is pacifism and forgiveness.

          • eddi

            That attitude has never been popular with religions. Which explains why they were constantly persecuted. Hopefully America will continue to be a safe haven.

          • Thaag Tidestalker

            I like Mormons for the most part. I think FEMA should be run by Mormon women. Their networking is amazing.

          • eddi

            Physical damage to the nerves of his face. The mental part is the result of a lifetime of weird politics and religion.

          • BadKitty904

            Hard to tell and I’m no doctor. Whatever the cause, the end result is still sad and horrific. Imagine living a life like that…

          • jmhm

            His father, who local law enforcement supported when he had snipers draw down on the feds for defending federal lands, never got his face fixed after he ran it over with a truck. I’m sure he’s pretty far off.

      • eddi

        I that respect, he is Nevada’s problem. And we cannot wait to see the back of him.

        • BadKitty904

          Understandable. I’m just wondering if that childhood injury might’ve caused more damage than has been suspected.

          • eddi

            Really hard to tell. The whole clan is seriously disconnected from any consensus reality. As Alwayspunk notes in this thread, “It’s hard to tell between the natural craziness and the apocalyptic rhetoric.”

          • mancityfooty .

            Nature vs. nurture

          • eddi

            And even the pros are still debating those.

    • jmhm

      Snort.

      If he’s not whatever these people are calling citizens these days, what standing does he have to order her to appear?

      • eddi

        He is acting as his own lawyer. As such he is free to subpoena any witness he wishes. Of course there are laws about calling on government officials without any real reason. The subpoena will probably be tossed as soon as a judge officially hears about it. Not sure if a private citizen has similar protection from harassment.

        • jmhm

          Right. But aren’t those the rights of a citizen?

          • eddi

            I think so. But don’t take my word. Legal rights and duties are complex and sometimes contradictory depending on the judges mood.

  • jmhm

    I guess Newt’s a little cranky. He told Steve Doocy yesterday that Drew Pinsky is a “tv doctor” spreading irresponsible “junk science” who shouldn’t be diagnosing a patient he’s never examined.

    • eddi

      He has probably had a few bum long-distance exams like that during elections.

      • Catstro

        To be fair, long-distance is the only way anyone would want to examine his bum.

        • eddi

          ?…

    • Vegan and Tiara

      Yet Trump’s campaign is constantly diagnosing Hillary’s ailments?

      • jmhm

        Yep. And apparently Newt objects to that now. Wonder how Christie feels?

        • eddi

          They just found out about the slack he cut Trump concerning the taxes on his casino. Christie’s health is his least concern right now.

          • jmhm

            Knowing that a Trump administration is the only way the guy who gleefully javerted his dad is going to stay out of federal prison, I wonder how young Mr. Kushner feels about the campaign now?

        • Vegan and Tiara

          Poor Christie! He shouldn’t have jailed Jared Kushner’s father (Mr. Ivanka Trump), because he would totally be the VP nominee if he had.

    • mancityfooty .

      How did he feel when Frist did that to that poor woman down in Florida?

      • jmhm

        I’m sure he thought it was a smart political move. But then, Jeb Bush never kept him dangling for months and then dumped him for a white-headed Ken doll.

        • H0mer0

          I always wondered how anatomically correct the Ken dolls were (prolly as much as Babs)

          • jmhm

            Ken doll nether regions look pretty much exactly like Barbie doll nether regions if they had room enough for a pelvic girdle.

    • theblackdog

      Well, he’s right, but he’s not, since of course they were fine with it when Drew’s diagnoses were not hitting close to home.

      • jmhm

        Oh, no, Pinsky is diagnosing Clinton. Gingrich is apparently distancing himself from Trump.

        • theblackdog

          Whoops! Misunderstood

    • artem1s

      shorter Newt: I have messed with Killary, don’t mess with Killary, it will not end well for you

  • Jeff in the desert

    News round up: Trump is stupid, someone did something racist, Trump is tied to Russia, someone did something stupid with a gun, Trump says I did not say that, a state legislature passes a law which does not let trans people have abortions while receiving medical coverage under ACA while using medical marijuana.

    • eddi

      Succinct and sarcastic. Well put.

    • Catstro

      You left out “Trump campaign says “I’m rubber, you’re glue” to the Clinton campaign”, otherwise this is perfection.

  • Longstreet63

    I do hope this won’t lead to the objectification of these fine, young, fit, glistening, muscular athletes in their skin tight leotards.
    I’d be, you know, against that.

    • jmhm

      I just hope he managed to evade the team of greasy ab-gropers from the Today show.

  • berkeleyfarm

    Is this the open thread this morning?

    Mildly on topic:

    The Fug Girls have published their Olympic Abs 2016 post for your bunk reading.

    http://www.gofugyourself.com/well-played-the-glorious-swimming-abs-of-the-rio-olympics-08-2016

    I will lobby for Mr. Leyva – who is hella talented, handsome, *and* compassionate – to be one of their “Afternoon Men”.

    Off topic:

    Had my hairs done last night, and I’m cheerful this morning because the blowdry-and-curl thing my hairdresser did survived being slept on, so I will be bouncing my Katie Cambridge waves all over the office today. It’s the little things some times. ;)

  • Butbutbut MRAs all say that male feminists are weak manginas with no upper body strength! Why would MRAs lie?!

  • going4baroque

    There is a good cautionary tale, in the recent Lochte vs Rio dustup, for our nation’s youth who are still dragged along to events by their mothers, even though they are 32 years old:
    If you’re gonna tell your mom a fib about how you burned through $400 on a trip to the loo, you may as well tell the whole damn world.

  • SomeYankInRio

    now that the games are ending let’s hope the sponsorship dollars go to athletes who deserve them

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