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We now live under an administration that derides modernity in all things. Education should be guided by Bronze Age mythology. Settled medical consensus is rejected in favor of lies and poorly constructed, misleading arguments regarding the side effects and the dangers & effectiveness of vaccines. Climate science is not just questioned, but dismissed out of hand as merely a conspiracy theory. Considering their antipathy for all things Arabic (except for petrodollars. They lervs them some petrodollars!), one wonders if they also deny the validity of algebra!

It seems appropriate, then, to bring a modernized version of an ancient recipe to the table this week.

While its progenitors certainly didn’t use tomatoes, as the “New World” was still unknown to Europeans, this recipe traces its earliest roots to traditional peasant cooking during the Roman Empire. In a nod to those roots, and out of respect for our current Administration, I have done my best to use an appropriate numbering system and units of measure. Today, we make:

OSSO BUCCO

So tender. Much flavor. Yum!

Serves IV hungry Americans, VIII – XII Europeans or Canadians

Difficulty: III/X. The hardest thing about this is enduring the tantalizing smell while it cooks.

Time: XXX minutes, working: CXX – CLXXX minutes cooking. CL – CCX minutes, total

Intoxication level: Pace yourself. It cooks for II – III hours, and you want to be conscious when it’s time to eat.

WHAT YOU NEED!

Ingredientses
Ingredientses
  • IV beef shanks, cut II uncia thick
  • II scant acetabulum flour
  • I + I/II ligula salt
  • I + I/II ligula pepper
  • XI scant ligula olive oil
  • I large onion, diced
  • X garlic cloves, minced
  • III celery ribs, diced
  • III large carrots, I/II digitus cubes
  • III dashes Green Chili Tabasco
  • I + I/II ligula orange zest
  • II generous acetabulum Lemon Juice
  • II generous acetabulum Tarragon
  • III/IV ligula sage
  • I ligula parsley
  • III/IV ligula thyme
  • II bay leaf
  • I quartarius and I acetabulum beef stock
  • I quartarius and I cyathus red wine
  • IV large tomatoes, skinned and chopped
    • WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU NEED!

      Whaddyamean, 2 more hours? I want it NOW!!!
      Whaddyamean, 2 more hours? I want it NOW!!!
      • Heat oven to CCCXXV degrees (f).
      • Combine Flour, salt, and pepper
      • Dredge the shanks in flour salt and pepper mixture.
      • Heat olive oil in stainless steel, oven safe pan and brown beef shanks II – III minutes per side.
      • Remove shanks from oil and add carrots, onion, garlic and celery. Saute II – III minutes.
      • Add the tarragon, sage, parsley, thyme and bay leaves. Saute another II – III minutes.
      • Add the chili pepper and continue sauteing for another II – III minutes.
      • Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
      • Boil for V – X minutes, until reduced by half, then add beef stock and tomato.
      • Return the beef shanks in the mixture and place pan, covered, in the oven for CXX – CLXXX minutes.
      • Remove pan from oven.
      • Move Beef shanks to plate/platter.
      • Add orange zest & lemon juice to sauce. Stir.
      • Ladle sauce over beef shanks.

      Traditionally, Osso Bucco is served on a large platter, surrounded by risotto (some good risotto tips are available HERE), but smooth, creamy garlic mashed potatoes work well if you haven’t time for all that adding and stirring.

      Braising, like stewing, is all about cooking meat in liquid for a long time, to both concentrate flavor and tenderize the meat, and this delivers on both, in spades. The beef is meltingly tender and thoroughly infused with the many, many flavors of the sauce, and the sauce gains depth from the richness of the beef, while each differentiates itself from the other.

      Peasant food? Perhaps. But proof, I think, that the Elites could learn a few things from those selfsame peasants.

      Have you noticed that Wonkette no longer has those ads you hate? Instead, it’s now fully supported by reader donations! So, if you want an ingredient list in modern measurements, you maybe should give some Ameros, yes? Say, $250 within the next 2 hours? Seems fair to me.

      Fo Sizzle!

      PSYCH! Did you really think Pinkie would do that to you? Here you go:

      • 4 beef shanks, cut 1 1/2 inches thick
      • 1/4 Cup flour
      • 1/2 Tsp salt
      • 1/2 Tsp pepper
      • 1/4 Cup olive oil
      • 1 large onion, diced
      • 10 garlic cloves, minced
      • 3 celery ribs, diced
      • 3 large carrots, 1/2 inch cubes
      • 3 dashes Green Chili Tabasco
      • 1/2 Tsp orange zest
      • 1 Tbl Lemon Juice
      • 1 Tbl Tarragon
      • 1/4 Tsp sage
      • 1 Tsp parsley
      • 1/4 Tsp thyme
      • 2 bay leaf
      • 1 Cup beef stock
      • 1 Cup red wine
      • 4 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped
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  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    May I say it is VERY Patriotic of the Wonkette to do this week’s recipe in Roman numerals. It is HIGH TIME that we stop using the terrorist Arabic numbers!!!!!

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Although in a weak, sad moment reverted back to them Muslim digits for the measurements…….sad, weak….

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Well, multiplication in Roman numerals is…shall we say…A TOTAL PAIN IN THE GLUTEUS MAXIMUS.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Prezactly!! Will sombody please think of the gluten free!
          …oh. Nevermind.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Multiply by X, carry the L….

        • PubOption

          And division is worse.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            I’ve heard that the Russian Puppet is really divisive. Maybe he can help?

  • Warned_and_Persistent

    Will try it. My Uncle Vito will slurp up several servings while telling me how great America is at everything.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Update. Trump’s “secure” donations website hacked and defaced. No word on whether or not donors’ data compromised yet.

      • Does this foretell 12 hours before an investigation committee by Trump?

        Don’t be silly, it’s not like he’s a common Hillary!

    • boyblue123

      No way that website was hacked. Computer security master extraordinare Giuliani is in charge

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        I am afraid it’s true. I trust you will not have to check your statement to confirm your card was not compromised? :) I kid. Trump supporters, on the other hand, should check.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Trump supporters, on the other hand, should check. deserve it.

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            The website is down now.

    • Nockular cavity

      I’d investigate Barron. He’s good with the cyber.

    • Sophia

      Ooh, love this comment:

      It is unfair to criticize a public figure for the misfortune of having their web site hacked. After all, they don’t claim responsibility for the security of the IT systems they own or rent. And they certainly would never brag about not being hacked…

      Quote:
      At my suggestion, because I know something about this world, I said I want a very strong defensive mechanism. I don’t want to be hacked. And we did that. And you have seen that they tried to hack us and they failed.

      — Trump, three days ago, halfway thru his insane rambling anti-press conference

  • ViveLaPersistence

    Just looking at that much red meat makes my stomach churn.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Sorry. :( I hate that I don’t ever put anything up for the crunchier types that don’t eat meat, but . . . I don’t make that kind of stuff. Well, not very often, and very seldom in the “colder” months.

    • Yr. Gma

      More for us!

  • dslindc

    Roman numerals? INPEACH!!!!!11!1!

    • They were the original Latinos! DEPORT!!!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Mmmmm

  • shivaskeeper

    I have got to finish reading before doing calculations. I actually translated all the Roman numerals before I got to the end. Damn you Pinkham, damn you to Hell.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!! *fist pump*

      • You are mean. I love you, but you are mean

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Thank you! I seriously considered not giving the “normal” ingredient list, leaving people to figure out the conversion for themselves, but decided that would be going too far.

          • Treg Brown

            Too far yes, BUT hilarious!

    • Nockular cavity

      You still have to translate the cooking instructions. I’m preheating my oven to 30,000 degrees F right now.

      • shivaskeeper

        Got all those done as well. So it’s all good. You could try 325 instead of 30,000, but then what would you be able to bitch about? That’s even better than substituting random ingredients before complaining to Pink about it. Win/win.

        • Nockular cavity

          325? Now, when I’ve already achieved a sustained fusion reaction?!?

          • shivaskeeper

            The style guide says you can complain to Pink about it.

          • Longstreet63

            Highest temperature since Reagan…

        • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

          “Stove melted, house burned down, will not make again.”

          • shivaskeeper

            Just like that. Well done.

          • SkinlessGenderlessMan

            “….Neighborhood looking smooth and glassy.”

      • Pinkham’s Law
    • zerosumgame0005

      is it bad that I translated them on the fly? am I really that big a nerd?

      • Sophie McMillan

        i did that as well.. Oh well – we nerds must unite

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I did the same thing in my head because it’s good for the brain.

  • dslindc

    Can I just put everything in the Instant Pot for an hour? Y/N?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Can’t I just drive down to Wendy’s?

      • dslindc

        I assume so. Unless you have been drinking, then no.

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        Nearest Wendy’s is 100 miles……….

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Consider yourself lucky. Those places stink out loud.

    • wait! what?

      Unfortunately, no. You will get really nasty soup.

      Generically, you brown the meat and remove it from the pan, use the drippings to sautee the veg, pour in some wine ro get the tasty bits off the bottom, reduce to concentrate flavor, add your “sauce” (broth, tomatoes), put the meat back in and simmer.

      • dslindc

        Cool. So pizza it is then!

  • Wild Cat

    It’s OK, but it’s not like the Shredded Hot Dog in Snot Sauce on a Brooklyn Potato-Free Knish I can get at the Barclay’s Center for $34.95.

  • ManchuCandidate

    This dish contains almost nothing a real US Amercian can eat.

    Where is the:
    1 half bag of salt?
    2 Budweiser?
    3 Deep frying?
    4 3 pounds of US Amercian Cheez?
    5 Hydrogenated High Fructose Corn Syrup?
    6 3 additional pounds of US Amercian Cheez?

    All kidding aside, if a kitchen doofus like me can make it then anyone can.

    • Wild Cat

      You forgot the ton of bacon.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      It does, however, suggest that a beef shank – which usually weigh over a pound each – serves one. That’s pretty damn ‘Murican!

    • Shoto

      Needz moar drive-thru.

      • Shanzgood

        Not enough hidden MSG in the form of “natural” ingredients.

  • Martini Ambassador

    Directions unclear, Procouncil’s dick stuck in aqueduct XIXIXI’leventy!!XI

  • Groundloop

    Nicely done, and thanks for the reminder I need to buy wine for my cooking adventure later today.

    Just kidding. I never need a reminder to buy wine.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    In life, it pays to set realistic goals:

    https://twitter.com/SaIIyYates/status/832851611852668929

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      omg

    • Pinkham’s Law

      That doesn’t make him look like a vindictive asshole. Nope. Not in the slightest!

      • Does he truly need help with that?

      • Groundloop

        To his base, him being a vindictive asshole is a feature, not a bug.

        • Rubytharper

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dt206c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !dt206c:
          ➽➽
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    • Dudleydidwrong

      Now if we could only block the short-fingered sender of those twerpy tweets.

    • boyblue123

      Its an imposter account

      They spelled Sally with the capitial letter I instead of the lower case letter L

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        I see–parody account.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      And thus began the best day of Sally’s life…

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Real Sally Yates is SallyQYates. So it’s actually pretty funny that they blocked the fake one.

      • David Chaillou

        More crazy than funny. These people are beyond weird.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Recipe sounds wonderful. Too expensive for most Russians, though.

    Russians are eating less meat, fish, sugar and dairy now, with food prices having doubled.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Coming soon to an America near you!

      • Dudleydidwrong

        Already here! I’ve given up that cake we like and have found a good supply of inexpensive cat food for myself and Mrs. Dudley. Odd Lots had a lot of it–boxes and boxes–for some reason. Something…something…out of date but it looked perfectly good to me. My neighbor’s cats won’t get fed but the neighbors voted for the Orange Shitgibbon so…(I know: wrong to take it out on the cats but what’s a feller to do?)

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Трамп — поддельные Шемп

      (Trump is a fake Shemp)

      • Lancelot Link

        Trump is Moe Hailstone, Dictator.

  • DahBoner

    Sounds wonderful but I can’t read Latino.
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/BM5piDpZ9neV2/giphy.gif

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      That is VERY insensitive, considering he lost his life in the Ikea Massacre of 2017!

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Update on Trump’s fundraising “secure” website being hacked: if you visited it, you may have had your device compromised:

    https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/secure-trump-website-defaced-by-hacker-claiming-to-be-from-iraq/

    The source code contains a link to javascript malware on a now-nonexistent Google Code account, masterendi, previously associated with the hacking of at least three other websites.
    Ars reached out to both Cloudflare and the Trump-Pence campaign team for comment. As more information becomes available, we’ll update this report.

    • shivaskeeper

      But… the cyber. He knows the cyber. He told the RNC to upgrade the cyber and they didn’t get hacked at all. How could such an expert in the cyber be hacked. Fake News.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Get Barron on this…Barron is the cyber expert of the entire Trump Organization!

      • Sophia

        I thought Rudy was working on the cyber how could this happe…………oh wait, forget I asked

        • shivaskeeper

          IK,R?

    • boyblue123

      Barron was supposed to be in charge of all the cyber and make it all work.

      Damn you Barron

    • phoenix00

      Rudy Giuliani is……………. is his company’s website still pwnz0r’d?

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        That thang is permanent dead.

        • phoenix00

          The company? Website? Or Giuliani?

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            1 & 2. Possibly 3, but not sure on 3.

          • phoenix00

            Dangit, I was hoping for ‘AOT,K’

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I can’t wait until the scientists’ march. The signs are going to be awesome.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        IKR? I got five bucks says they won’t get covered at all in reich-wing media because nobody will get the signs.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Pink, Pink, Pink! Osso Bucco without the Gremolata? Heresy!

    2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
    1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    1 teaspoon minced garlic.

    Combine all the ingredients, use fresh only. Place a dab on your hot Osso Bucco and inhale.

    Still a great recipe Pink!

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Everyone’s a critic…

      • BloviateMe

        She says…critically.

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          He loves it.

          • Jonny On Maui

            For all definitions of ‘it’…

          • BloviateMe

            Giggity.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Not being from the South, your Mama didn’t teach you “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all, until later when we get home, then we’ll chat!”

          • Shanzgood

            Take it outside, you two!

            Or get a room.

            How does this work, anyway?

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            We don’t know!

          • Shanzgood

            It’s early days yet, I guess.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            It was nice hearing about you and Baconz. Baconz IS good!

          • Shanzgood

            He is! Can’t go see him yet due to bad logistics though.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Hope that changes soon!

          • Yr. Gma

            Well, it IS Hawaii.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Grazie mille.

  • Shanzgood

    OT and apologies to Pinkham but I am in desperate need of help from lady Wonkers of a certain so I can figure out how to deal with the sudden (in the past week) onset of hot flashes and night sweats without spending 20 out of 24 hours in the day either soaking in a cold bath or sticking my head in the freezer. It’s the sleep-interrupting night sweats that are the worst. Gah!

    • BloviateMe

      Not a Wonk-lady, but my wife gets those, and was prescribed “magic pills” by her Dr. to dramatically lessen the effect.

      Dunno what they are, but they are indeed magic.

      • Shanzgood

        I’m calling my doctor tomorrow if I can stay awake long enough. Are you talking about HRT?

        • BloviateMe

          Not sure, but I’ll ask.

          • Wow! Sounds like being a lady is more complicated than taking care of a salt water aquarium.

            I salute all of you!

          • Shanzgood

            I had a fresh water aquarium and all the fish died. They jumped out of the tank.

        • BloviateMe

          Yeah sounds like it, Lopreeza is what she takes.

          • Shanzgood

            Thanks!

    • Well I only sleep well when it’s -10°C out and I keep the window wide open. Mr. Ferdzy now sleeps in another room with a little heater in it. Also I have gone out and rolled naked in the snow, but only a couple of times.

      That’s what you wanted to hear; I know.

      • Shanzgood

        I shut my heat vent but still…half the time I’m freezing and need the entire duvet and a robe but then an hour later I’m drenched. Ugh.

        • Oh. Yeah. It’s amazingly hard to get just the right balance. I have taken to making little shrugs so I can put it on take it off put it on take it off put it on take it off put it on take it off etc, etc.

          • Shanzgood

            Yeah, that’s what I’m doing but it’s not conducive to restful sleep. Thanks, though!

          • On a more serious note, I love a fat fluffy duvet snuggled up around my neck but I do better with layers of sheets and blankets that have a fighting chance of being adjusted to the right degree. I’ve decided to go pill free but my symptoms are not the worst I’ve heard of. It’s mostly the night that is bad. I also just take naps but not everyone can do that.

        • memzilla Ω

          Jeezum Crow, this sounds like malaria. Been anywhere tropical in the last month?

          • Shanzgood

            Lol! No. It’s definitely just hot flashes. I didn’t know they’d be so bad. Now I know why women cut all their hair off.

          • memzilla Ω

            There’s only one reason a woman should be getting hot and sweaty in bed, and THIS IS NOT IT.

          • Shanzgood

            Agreed.

        • Sophie McMillan

          totally understand. I spend the whole night removing and replacing covers. It has gotten to the point that i do it with barely any disruption to sleep

          • Shanzgood

            maybe I can manage that at some point

    • notaten

      I smoke a little marijewanna of the indica variety before bedtime, it works for me. However, my niece, who first suggested it to me, gets no relief at all. Worth trying?

      • Shanzgood

        Looking for a new job so that’s not an option. Thanks, though. But I’d be interested to try to figure out why the MJ mitigates night sweats. Hm.

        • notaten

          I don’t know why it works, I just assume it relaxes whatever little hormone driver causes the night sweats enough so that it doesn’t go into overdrive during REM sleep. There is not a lot of information about the efficacy of MJ available, really, to provide more than anecdotal evidence.

          • suziq

            If only there were researchers who could look into that…

          • Shanzgood

            No shit. I’m still struggling years later to help my daughter not get so debilitated with her period that she misses several days of school a month. If the MJ were legal, I’d let her do it if it helped.

          • suziq

            magnesium really helps with that too, I don’t know if our bodies are lacking it for some reason? Back when I had cramps before the hot flash days I found out that a lot of magnesium helps with cramps and sugar cravings. Like take 1500mg 3X a day. Or maybe it was 500 3X a day to make 1500. Might want to check and see if there is a “too much” but with the extra magnesium and cut out the junk food and booze you will feel much better. Unfortunately I like junk food and booze. I still take magnesium at night because it helps calm and relax you if you have problems getting to sleep.

          • Shanzgood

            I wonder why?!

          • notaten

            I suspect that once the Rethuglicans figure out how to fix it so they can make all the moneys off of it, we’ll have the bigliest mmaryjuana research industry on the planet. Until then, we’re just a bunch of dope smoking hippies who shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

    • Amelia

      Wonk-lady, but a young’n, so I’ve never had actual night sweats but I am naturally hot basically all the time, which made it super hard to configure a comfortable sleep space. I have a powerful standing fan that I use year-round and then there is this, an actual gift from the universe itself: https://www.amazon.com/Bed-Fan-with-Wireless-Remote/dp/B00L3EY29C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487534134&sr=8-2&keywords=Bed+fan

      It’s kind of annoyingly expensive though, so if you don’t have a birthday coming up there may be a way to configure something similar with a desk fan and a stool.

      • Shanzgood

        I guess I was looking for more systemic solutions to maintain an equilibrium than ways to deal with the symptoms. But a fan is not a bad idea. Except for the rest of the time when it would freeze me out and I’d still wake up over and over all night.

        • Amelia

          Then my best guess would be talking to your doctor. My mom went through it slightly early and had so few symptoms she was worried she was pregnant when her periods stopped. I can only hope to be so lucky.

          • Shanzgood

            My mom went through it kind of early AND had anxiety/panic attacks so I should count myself lucky that all I’m getting is extra laundry and having to wash my hair a lot.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            I had a hysterectomy 20 years ago and have had hot flashes ever since. The best remedy for me is to get a bare foot on a cold floor (during the day) or at least both legs out from under the blankets. I have heard nothing good about HRT at all. I’d stay away from that if possible.

    • I dunno. But i am weird and looking forward to menopause. No more periods!

      • suziq

        That part is great, once you get past the hot flashes part which is way worse than just feeling hot.

        • ltmcdies

          It’s a whole different level of “hot” isn’t it. Mine did feel like they started in the core and it was wave after wave.

          • nightmoth

            Mine, too. Like there was a furnace in my core that suddenly got turned to “High.” Bright red face, heavy sweating. Unpleasant!

          • notaten

            The whole menopause experience has just been weird if you ask me. Hot flashes, night sweats, the hair on my legs barely grows any more (yay!) but now I’m growing a mustache? Boo!

          • ViveLaPersistence

            Me too. I could literally feel the heat in the core of my body. I have been fortunate to not have literal night sweats, but I wake up feeling like the core of my body is on fire.

          • suziq

            Exactly, it isn’t the same as how you feel when it is hot outside, for me it was so weird it would distract me which was not helpful if I was in the middle of an important conversation. Waking up 5 times a night is no fun either.

          • Shanzgood

            Yeah I can deal with the insta-sweats in the daytime but the night ones? No.

        • Shanzgood

          Funny thing is that it doesn’t actually raise your core body temp. It’s just on the skin so you only FEEL hot.

      • Shanzgood

        I would rather have periods. They don’t make me reek and need to wash my hair every day.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        I had the no-menopause version. Menstruated until I was 50fucking7 years old. Then it just stopped one month. So i missed out on all the crazy, but on the other hand had nearly a decade of extra unwanted fertility and mess.

    • My Best Beloved used to have that but has had no problems since moving onto progesterone only pill (Cerazette) with no off weeks. Warning some apparently cannot take that

      • Shanzgood

        POP is supposed to be very safe, from what I’ve read as a former user. You just have to take it at the same time every day for it to be the most effective if you’re using it for BC.

    • suziq

      Go for the drugs. I took them for a couple of years, then that study came out that said you shouldn’t take them long term so ‘we” decided to quit. Not good. There are things you can do like not drink-ha! Also taking magnesium seems to help me. Now I am past all that though and don’t get the hot flashes any more but it is BAD. So try everything that you legally can. If you can, in this day and age, try not drinking and eating super healthy see if that helps. Good luck!

      • Shanzgood

        I think I’ll go with the drugs…

        • Scrofula

          That’s my philosophy, and I turned out great!

          • Shanzgood

            No more night sweats? Sweet!

          • Scrofula

            Well, no, that depends on the drugs, or coming off the drugs.
            Yeah, I can’t really help you there.

        • Yr. Gma

          Talk it over with your doctor before you go for HRT. I’m not usually a health nut, but the (relatively) short term benefits of HRT might not be worth the longer risk associated with it, especially when the limited number of years you are bothered by symptoms is compared with the much longer number of years you’ll live after the flashes have gone. (I also have an issue with medicine making a “disease” of the natural process of menopause.)

          • Shanzgood

            If I can get something to get me through losing my mind from not sleeping I’ll be happy.

    • Sophie McMillan

      if the drugs dont work ( and none of them have for me) I discovered a pillow https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Flash-Pillow-1/dp/B006XG6JM8 that really helps at night. I also have a fan directed at my body all night ( mr sophie complained about the noise for a while). This has been 4.5 yrs for me so far ( i do have a weird hormonal imbalance). The other thing is to learn to dress in layers. I am always taking of jackets when the rest of the world is putting them on. Good luck and stay sane

      • Shanzgood

        Thanks!

    • ltmcdies

      I went through that a few years ago….did the soy and Evening Primrose and was still walking around Calgary mid winter with a light spring jacket looking for a marble slab to lay on.

      The only thing that worked was a short course of HRT to get through the worst….then taper off and done.

      I know other women who didn’t need to go that route but there was not enough Evening Primrose, soy or fans that would help.

      • Shanzgood

        I’m gonna try BC first because according to what I’ve seen on Ancestry.com the women’s in my family tend to be fertile for a long time and, well…

      • bookish

        The hot flashes do eventually taper off. Eventually. Most of the time.

    • nightmoth

      There are low dose estrogen patches you put on your belly that deliver the good stuff straight to your confused ovaries. They work great, and they ARE low dose, so not so much of a cancer threat. I used them for a year, through the worst of it. Helped my husband, too, because he was no longer awakened by a fan on the night stand suddenly blasting on high while he was sleeping.

      • Yr. Gma

        I like the idea of the patch blasting the drug into the ovaries. But that’s not how transdermal therapy works. The medication first must enter the bloodstream and then make its way through the body.

    • The Librarian

      My sweats weren’t very bad, but I slept in a light nightie in the winter and told the spawn to layer extra blankets because I refused to turn the heat up. I tried a few homeopathic remedies, but they didn’t really help. I didn’t want the drugs, but no judgment on those that do. To reach her own. I would check with your doc. There may be newer treatments.

    • Shibusa

      Dr. Andrew Weil’s advice might be helpful if you don’t want to get going on Premarin or anything like that. https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/health-centers/women/menopause-symptoms-and-treatments/

    • Suse

      I did HRT for 9-12 months and it helped somewhat, but I stopped when my sis was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. None of the “natural” remedies helped at all. I just lived with it. I still “sleep hot” several years later and have the bedroom window cracked open year round. Hang in there.

    • Yr. Gma

      Soy. Soy milk, beans, vege meat, etc. HRT is dangerous, truly. Also a fan blowing on you while you sleep.

      • ViveLaPersistence

        This worked for me, too. I can’t take anything hormone-based without risking another blood clot like the one that left one of my eyes partially obstructed. I drink a glass of soy milk right before bed and keep a fan blowing on me even in winter. Reducing alcohol helps, too. Bed covers in layers…a light sheet, a light quilt and maybe a blanket. As soon as you feel warm, throw off all but the sheet, and then layer back on if you get cold. You probably won’t get get cold. Good luck.

      • Shanzgood

        Soy makes me as wickefly sick as milk so that’s not an option, unfortunately.

        • Yr. Gma

          Too bad. Worked wonders for me.

        • David Chaillou

          There goes the Neanderthal hypothesis.

    • Persistent Demme

      Oh, Shan, I am so sorry!
      I have been through the wringer. Off and on HRT(low-dose patch).
      There is a lot of controversy out there.
      My new doc (ob. gyn.) has me on Bio-identical hormones now.
      They may be a little woo, but I don’t care, cause they make life manageable.
      My husband and I have both researched this topic to death.
      He even had detailed conversations with a scientist who was a researcher in this field for 10 years, and she says to take hormones.
      (My doctor actually gets very angry when he thinks of a whole generation of women who could have had stronger hearts and bones and less hot flashes and suffering with HRT.)

      So there is one side of the issue.
      I wish the whole thing was clearer.

      • Shanzgood

        Thank you!!!

    • Courser_Resistance

      Ugh! I’m sorry, that’s the worst! You’re probably having the whole-body sweats now! these days it’s usually just my head and neck that pour sweat, so I keep a terry hand towel nearby to put on top of my pillow. It helps getting back to sleep.

      I also found a ‘cooling’ mattress pad at Target for about $50 and found it really does help in the summer. I also switched to 100% cotton sheets (percale is the perfect weight) and a down comforter – lightweight for summer/mid-range one for winter. I find the down helps regulate my body temp better than anything else in a wider range. Ikea has down comforters for a reasonable price, which was what always kept me away from them before.

      To be honest the most brutal hot flashes I ever has was when I was on Depo-Provera shots for birth control. Because of that, I hardly noticed the ones I got with normal menopause, but I was probably lucky. Hang in there, and do the nutritional things others have suggested. I’ve never tried them, myself.

      • notaten

        All too the cool gel pillow and bamboo sheets.

        • Courser_Resistance

          Oooh, no, nekkid didn’t work for me. I have very large breasts & freak out if I start sticking to myself. But I did find a compromise. A stretchy rib-kit tank top (from Walmart-they’re cheap, awesome and last) and men’s boxer-brief in whatever size feels right. I always have clean, dry sets on hand so I can just slip one set off and a new set on without even turning on the lights. They cover most of the places that get icky-sweaty and they absorb a fair amount of moisture.

          I also found that I can regulate temperature pretty well by just kicking my feet out from under the covers. I don’t even tuck the top sheet in anymore at the foot of the bed. Sometimes that’s enough to short-circuit a full-blown hot flash. But I’m post-menopausal now, so like everything in life, YMMV

    • bobbert

      Also not a wonk lady, but oldz. Many of my female friends speak highly of HRT.

      • Shanzgood

        Yeah, calling doc tomorrow.

    • Nancy the Artist

      If you know of a compounding pharmacy and your DR is willing there are topical hormones you can apply to your skin that are not supposed to be as systemic as oral hormones and are therefore less likely to cause a build up of hormones in your body that might have the potential to encourage breast cancer.

      • Shanzgood

        I’ll ask my doctor! This is crazymaking.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    This looks very good, I love braised dishes. Short ribs braised in dark beer are heavenly. Just about to head into the kitchen and make some chicken cacciatore, one of my favourites.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • Sophia

    China violated its own law to grant Trump a trademark

    https://thinkprogress.org/china-trump-trademark-e3abd18f58f2#.8u3n8ueij

    Not that it will ever be looked into.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      *squints* what Constitution? What laws? Laws don’t exist here, in The Twilight Zone.

      • phoenix00

        Doesn’t exist in China either.

        No snark.

  • Suse
    • BloviateMe

      The dude on the left (I’m ABBA illiterate), those shoes. Those magnificent shoes.

      I could’ve used those bad boys for painting the ceiling, would’ve been nice to have.

      • jowgajen

        I believe he is one of the A’s.

        • Suse

          He’s Björn Ulvaeus. The other guy is Benny Andersson.

      • ViveLaPersistence

        I wish I could find a picture of the platform shoes I was so proud of in the 70s. I had my first job and could buy my own clothes. Purple hip-huggers and a purple star-spangled shirt.

        • Sophia

          Fell off mine once. Sprained my ankle and pulled some tendons in my foot. Didn’t stop me from wearing them though. The price we pay for fashion.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      It’s America that has been suffering an ongoing terror operation since Nov 9. It’s always projection with these people. The Swedes just channeled America wondering, “it used to be so nice, it used to be so good” with a cry for help.

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

      • Suse

        It’s clearly the work of Al-IKEA! (stolen from Twitter).

  • Sophia
    • Suse

      Oh, marvelous.

  • anon_the_great

    Fuckin translate bitch. The Roman numeral flippery should not have gotten past yer editor

  • bookish

    The Resistance Retweeted
    Kaci Calyx @ALottaPeopleSay
    @ActualEPAFacts I LOVE it .. a NEW word for the dictionary! When your children have no schools … You’ve been “DEVOSED” perfect.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • Suse

    Where is Scaryanne Conway?

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    I remember that story about Osso Bucco having an affair with the Long Island Loliita as if it were yesterday. I guess we didn’t have anything else to do in the 1990s.

    • Suse

      Don’t tell Drumpf about the Osso Bucco Affair or we’ll never hear the end of it.

  • bookish

    Networking for academics.
    #ScholarSunday

    Promoted by #ScienceMarch

  • Michael R
  • bookish

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/19/politics/senate-intelligence-committee-russia-materials/

    Washington (CNN)The Senate Intelligence Committee is asking more than a dozen agencies, organizations and individuals to preserve communications related to the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    The panel, led by chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and top Democrat, Mark Warner of Virginia, sent letters asking for those materials to be kept, a Senate aide said Sunday.

    The move comes amid inquiries into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign officials were in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 race. High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials have told CNN.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I got five bucks says they’re already destroyed and there’s no backup. And when that’s revealed the reps will all shrug and say ‘meh, what can you do?”

  • janecita

    I love Osso Bucco! I only made it once but I totally fucked it up. Now I know what I’m having tonight, when I go out to dinner!

    Ps. I’ll save this recipe, for the next time that I’m feeling adventurous in the kitchen.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    If they’re easier to get, the same recipe works on neckbones and oxtail.

  • bookish
  • Scrofula

    How is it my mother’s never brought home “beef shanks”? She’s pretty big on the discount “variety pack mystery cuts” from when the butcher came in drunk. I also like when the Spanish doesn’t match the English (when available) on the label.

    • Jamoche

      Even better, when there’s Spanish and Portuguese:
      http://68.media.tumblr.com/36dc3c4964eec7fa9a45f72de0459190/tumblr_inline_odr9e4nPSd1rlujgs_400.jpg

      y’see because spain and portugal are so close, labels in stuff like food, shampoo, etc often come in portuguese as well as spanish, with “jamón” being spanish and “presunto” being portuguese
      however, “presunto” is also a spanish adjective, meaning “presumed” (or suspected)
      so you have this in-joke going where spanish chips taste like ham, presumably

      • Scrofula

        That is good, but it ignores the question of who the hell wants ham-flavored chips?
        They also LOOK like regular Lay’s, so if you ate one, you’d say “These taste like ham, I suspect they’ve gone bad.”

        • natoslug

          The boy-child here picked up a bag of crab-flavored Lay’s last week in Moscow. It’s a taste that makes you long for the suspected “ham” flavored chips.

        • One of the people at work had a bag of the “garlic and something” chips, offered me some. My response? “Tastes like the sour cream and onion ones.”

      • A_Changeling

        Here you can get your chips in a Megapussi:

        https://farm1.static.flickr.com/240/446057084_1725fdc853.jpg

        I don’t know if they’re beef curtain flavoured.

  • Sophia
    • Awww…shitmuffin

    • Suse

      Mean libtards!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      what a WATB! We’re gonna keep redoing our stupid survey until we get the answers that we want!

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        And without the people who disagree with us because AMERICA

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Only REAL MURICANS™ may respond…

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Democrats expressing their rightful opinions = sabotage
      People who are mean to me = sabotage
      People who said I ate those cookies = sabotage

      • People who have hard evidence that you ate those cookies = Enemies of the American people

    • Painter of Goats

      Just took it. The questions weren’t biased at all. No sirree.

      • Sophia

        Only the libtards say it’s biased.

    • memzilla Ω

      I took the survey, gave my email as vlad@kremlin.ru,

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Thanks. The howling, need their diapers changed babies of Team TRUMP”.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Great! I didn’t have a link to that before. Just did my part to Keep Drumpf Pissed (I hear he likes that)

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      So they’re basically admitting that he is not the president of Americans who also happen to be Democrats. Nice.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    About those Romans and their Latin, I’m with Eddie on this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI8UZubOJlo&t=18s

    • Jamoche
    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      German is worse in some ways. Basically, Germans concatenate words.

      Some of it is obvious, but there is no orthogonal rule about how it is done.

      For example: Exit is a concatenation of Aus (journey) and fahrt (out), Ausfart.

      An Autobahn exit, however, is “Aus” (journey) and gang (corridor), Ausgang.

      A Becher is a “cup”, but Beirbecher is “Beers”.
      Aschenbecher is an “ashtray”
      Kaffeebecher is a cup of coffee
      And Eisbecher is ice cream.

      And that’s when I knew I would never completely master German.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Gosh, I dunno. I seem to remember seeing “Ausfahrt” all the time along the Autobahn as the way off the Autobahn. In fact, some GIs never got this…they thought “Ausfahrt” was the biggest town in Germany…

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          Maybe I have the two reversed? Been a while.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Not difficult to do with German.

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            Ausgang (exit) is also slang for ass.

            Eingang (entrance) has no such dual meaning. Just looked that up.

      • LucindathePook

        Aus is out, fahrt is journey, travel.

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          Ausgang must be ppl exit. had it reversed.

    • A_Changeling

      Maybe it sounds odd… but because I’m not a native speaker of an Indo-European language, once I learned one the others seemed so much easier. French and Swedish seemed really close to English to me. I can usually figure out a bit of other Germanic and Romance languages based on the similarities.

      So maybe in order to understand another European language, take a look at Japanese or Basque or Mayan and suddenly it’ll seem so much easier!

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie
  • Michael R

    Kellyanne Conway tries to cash in on the Swedish Massacre

    https://s21.postimg.org/sc0caeejb/KAC_fake_swedish_fish.jpg

  • Pinkham’s Law

    I feel so proud. I finally – FINALLY! – got an honest to Dog commenter who got deleted for being nasty about my recipe post.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      they got shanked?

      • Pinkham’s Law

        All the way to the marrow.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          here today, gone to marrow

          • Rick Hill

            Neither hide nor hair left of them

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            What was their beef?

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            Will it be hot tamale?

          • yyyaz

            I dunno, but it is chili today.

        • memzilla Ω

          These trolls never loin.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          They came to bury Pinkham, not braise him.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Chopped.

    • Scrofula

      Can you share the gristly details?

    • Shit. Was it me? I got mean for a minute, but edited, i swear

      • Pinkham’s Law

        No, no! Someone who isn’t a regular, with hidden history, got nasty about my having used Roman Numerals and demanded that I translate them. I guess he didn’t read the whole thing. LOL.

        • Sophia

          Always read to the end.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Werdz to live by.

          • TL,DR.

          • David Clark

            Attention span sounds about right for one of these morons.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            or don’t bother reading at all and just comment

            Wait, wut?

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          Fuckin’ eye-ties and yer stupor numbericals. Use godamm merican numbers next time, not that a-rab shit.

  • Jennifer R

    So I went and opened the page for that Mainstream Media Accountability survey, and I opened up my console and as far as I can tell, I am right and they don’t save any of the answers. Besides your name/zip/email which is written totally differently than the rest of the code. Sloppy.

    • Scrofula

      You thought they were actually interested in the media their followers consume?
      ETA: they used to send those in the mail–get you riled up on their talking points with loaded questions, then ask for money.

      • Jennifer R

        Of course I didn’t that is why I went to go validate my idea.

    • Maclare

      ah, so its only a email/money harvester, and not a combo survey/harvester. I used one of my throwaway emails, it see if i’d get any spam.

      • Jennifer R

        I mean, I figured what about this administration makes anyone think they care about any sort of input from the lumpen masses? Nothing at all aside from money. Everything about this election has confirmed every awful thing I have thought about professional conservatives. and the Keyes Constant that vote for them.

  • notaten

    This sounds like a great recipe, thank you.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      You are welcome!

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • ViveLaPersistence

      Totally understandable. I keep all my industrial construction supplies next to my hair care products.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      She can be seen sitting in a waiting room looking understandably unhappy with her situation with a giant solid helmet of polyurethane foam on her head.

      One of the funniest things I have read. But at least, she can go on a bike ride safely. Turn that frown upside down!

    • notaten

      I just read the headline and immediately thought “oh, that poor Melania”.

    • Maclare

      having gotten that shit in my hair before, I feel for her.

      • msanthropesmr

        I have as well. Exothermic reaction and chemical burns.

    • Well, if you’re trying to keep your hair in place, I guess that will do.

  • Sophia

    Have any of his spokespeople come on air yet to defend the Sweden remark? I haven’t been paying any attention to the TV news today and haven’t noticed anything on the intertubes. Are we finally to the point where his stupid is indefensible?

    • Scrofula

      Priebus and Santorum were on Meet the Press, but I decided to walk the dog rather than listen.

      • Mr. Lambert

        Picking up dog poop in a small plastic bag is like a New Year’s Eve party compared to the Sunday morning political talks.

        • Scrofula

          And those two are such sad pathetic characters, I feel guilty watching them get pwned. Like watching baboons attack the lower class members.

    • notaten

      “It’s not what he says, it’s what’s in his heart” that we should listen to. At least that’s what KaC told us anyway.

      • Sophia

        It’s not what’s in his heart it’s what’s in his head and what the little voices are telling him.

      • David Clark

        One of his sycophants was on CNN, spewing some bullshit about how he was referring to “rising crime in general” or some such. Yeah sure whatever.

        When is this clown car going to go off the road and burst into flames? Please God let it be soon. Ignorant lying cocksuckers, every last one of them.

        • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

          Careful what you wish for. America is quite flammable…

        • Yr. Gma

          Flaming votes.

    • A_Changeling

      I just looked up some statistics about Sweden. Sweden has 14.66 refugees per 1000 inhabitants (according to UNHCR, mid-2015), 9th most in the world, compared to 0.84/1000 in the US (74th) (and 2.15/1000 here in Finland). In the 21st century I could find three instances classified as terrorism: in 2010 an Iraqi-born Swede killed himself and two others, in 2011 three people (1 Somali and 2 Swedes) were arrested and acquitted for planning to knife one of the Danish Mohammed cartoonists, and in 2015 a Swede killed two teachers and one student in a school in what was described as a racist hate crime.

      That’s it.

      Now full disclosure: as a Finn I know that the bloody Swedes are always a little better than us in everything, so I hate to defend them. They’re nicer, prettier, more progressive… do we not even get a false story about us??! Now I must go sulk with the Norwegians.

      • yyyaz

        Skol!

        • A_Changeling

          Kippis!

    • Sophia

      I took the bullet for you guys and went looking. Yep, it seems he was watching Tucker.

  • ViveLaPersistence
    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Sooner or later he’ll get one. That scares the hell out of me.

      • Sophia

        There is no current rush for a US terror attack. Trump is doing a tremendous job scaring the shit out of US citizens on his own. Mission accomplished.

  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

    This recipe sounds yummy! Thank you, Pinky!

  • memzilla Ω
  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I added shirataki noodles to my stir fry. I really should have took turns cooking the vegetables because of the sheer amount of food but my new roommate (who used to be a professional cook) really liked it.

  • Sophia

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 24m24 minutes ago
    More
    My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/19/politics/trump-rally-sweden/index.html

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      Ain’t buyin’ it, Donnie. For one thing, that was articulate enough that it was clearly written by a staffer.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        more cleanup from the underlings

        • Yr. Gma

          I wonder if that means there will be another tweet and that heads will roll.

    • Yr. Gma

      That part we knew, asshole.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Lying to the base, then covering his ass to the rest of the world- knowing full well his base will never hear the truth

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      “That’s what I was told!”

      That shit is already getting old, dumbass.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        If your bad information is coming from the people in your administration briefing you, maybe you should fire them?

        • Sophia

          He should pay attention to the leakers. They seem to know more about what’s going on in the WH

    • OneYieldRegular

      I’m beginning to think that Donald Trump may have been the sole student responsible for Richard Lederer’s History of the World in Student Bloopers:

      https://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~norman/Jokes-file/StudentBloopers.htm

      • Sophia

        Seems some of them know their bible as well as your average Fundegelical

      • Sophia

        There is so much wrong with this that I can’t even..

        The Renaissance was an age in which more individuals felt the value of their human being. Martin Luther was nailed to the church door at Wittenberg for selling papal indulgences. He died a horrible death, being excommunicated by a bull. It was the painter Donatello’s interest in the female nude that made him the father of the Renaissance. It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented the Bible. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper.

    • A_Changeling

      That was on the news here. Swedish authorities debunked the story (they don’t have statistics based on country of origin/ethnicity and overall crime is down) and were worried that stories like that were spread. They’ll probably have a polite talk with the embassador.

      Edit: I mean, this is Sweden’s BRAND. It’s like calling the US the land of the prisoners and the home of the cowards or something…

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        What ambassador? I’m sure Twitler hasn’t gotten around to naming one yet.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Mom’s Osso Bucco is da bomb. Your recipe looks pretty much the same … on the list for this week.

    OT: White House denies any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

    As questions deepened about ties between President Trump’s administration and Vladimir Putin’s Russia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus flatly denied Sunday that the two camps colluded during the 2016 presidential campaign.

    • yyyaz

      The smegma-gelled Thief in Chief’s plan is to split up everything he and PootyPie can steal. The question now is whether they can delete all the incriminating data before it becomes public knowledge.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Thanks for the compliment! This was actually the first time I made this. I found 3 recipes that looked good, took the best parts of them & rolled my own out of that.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Osso Bucco is a rare treat in our house. While the recipe is fairly simple, it is still a labor of love. Mostly because you have to find a real butcher who will cut the shanks properly. Sadly, there are fewer of those around than when I was younger.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

    The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance of ultimately getting asylum, but does not give specific criteria for establishing credible fear of persecution if sent home.

    The guidance instructs asylum officers to “elicit all relevant information” in determining whether an applicant has “credible fear” of persecution if returned home, the first obstacle faced by migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border requesting asylum.

    Discretion of the asylum officers? This won’t cause any problems with rights violations, no, none at all.

    • Sophia

      Merriam-Webster Definition:

      4) somewhat old-fashioned : an institution providing care and protection to needy individuals (such as the infirm or destitute) and especially the mentally ill

      I think they raised the bar already and let trump out

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • David Clark

      For God’s sake don’t try to discourage him.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        “Would you like to examine the fuel up-close, Glorious Leader?”.

    • Greyhame

      I just realized that’s the official North Korean version of Richard Spencer’s haircut.

  • boyblue123

    There was a terror attack in Sweden recently by Neo-Nazis

    A month ago Neo-Nazi’s attacked a refugee center

    Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested in January after a Gothenburg Asylum centre became the target of a homemade bomb attack, leaving one person seriously injured.

    Security services said all three suspects had previously been members of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR), a group that openly promotes racist and anti-Semitic views and has vocally opposed non-white immigration to the country.

    The Swedish intelligence service Säpo said the incident on 5 January, which was also linked to two others in Gothenburg in recent months, appeared to be politically motivated.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Meanwhile, neo-nazis on twitter are sharing a video of fireworks from New Year’s Eve claiming it shows rampant daily violence in Sweden.

      • boyblue123

        Video of fireworks. Wow they are really reaching

        • Jennifer R

          They are the biggest babbies.

    • David Clark

      Of course that doesn’t make Trump’s myopic radar, just like Quebec City.

    • ltmcdies

      Apparently that “incident in Sweden” didn’t rate a mention

  • Sophia

    Ever the Gentleman

    Trump Caught Being A Huge Jerk To Melania On Leaked Video Tape

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjo17AsVhjA

    • yyyaz

      Just a piece of ass to show off.

      • David Clark

        What a fucking pig.

        • yyyaz

          And his fanbois and girls (do not ask me how self-loathing they have to be) slurp it up at the trough squealing like …. the piglets they are.

          • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

            Well, let’s face it – most of his fan girls think their men are “spoling” them if they let them have a day off from mucking out the pigsty.

      • I wonder if the Secret Service agent rushes down the last couple of steps to protect Melania from a possible attack by Trump?

        It would be remiss not to speculate…

      • snark-lurker

        it iz wut hoars do, no?

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Why does this particular video make all stabby?

    • snark-lurker

      i am afraid to play that

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Good grief. Just good grief. He gets in the vehicle and she has to walk around to the other side by herself? WTF? Bereft of basic social skills.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall
    • bookish

      A self-centered jerk. Who could have guessed.

    • Greyhame

      Oh she’s getting a special treat, on a special occasion. He only made her walk 3 steps behind him instead of the usual 10 paces!

  • Yr. Gma

    Gpa is a great fan of Osso Bucco, but he claims it must be done with veal to be done right. Since I do not eat baby cows (yes, I’m a hypocrite shut up) I think I’ll try this version. (I can even follow the Roman directions! All those Latin classes come in handy!)

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Piers Morgan got tired of being tweeted Harry Potter and tried to troll prominent Twilight fanfic author EL James (50 Shades). I wouldn’t have guessed it was even possible to use the phrase ‘pwned by EL James’ in a sentence.

    https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/831874189686628352
    https://twitter.com/E_L_James/status/831888509770330113
    https://twitter.com/E_L_James/status/831888604242776064

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Never get into a fandom war with a Big Name Fan.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        An ascended BNF, even.

    • I Am Helpy

      omg

    • The Wanderer
    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Piers seems to enjoy getting slapped around himself.

      • Yr. Gma

        He is a tool.

        • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

          Tools are useful…

    • Pinkham’s Law

      That. Is. GLORIOUS!

  • Thiazin Red

    The last time i made osso bucco was after the episode of Hannibal with the guy who made the giant eye art piece out of dead guys. Hannibal winds up making osso bucco out of people legs. It looked amazing, like all the food on the show, and I got a huge craving for it.

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      Did you have any luck finding locally-sourced human legs?

      • Jennifer R

        If you ask my ex I am sure he could help you out.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        The damned Messicans took those jobs too- it’s those great big calves

        • Mary Sandoras

          Yeah, but their made from cantaloupes.

    • snark-lurker

      me not know wut to say in mental shock right now thx 2 U

    • Tacoclamgenda

      I don’t do emojis here but for you…😬

  • ViveLaPersistence

    I’ve already had my quota of booze. Here’s some cute puppehs.
    https://twitter.com/CuteBabyAnimals/status/833444848434688000

    • Mary Sandoras

      Stop that! Now I want a puppy and I already have 2 dogs.

    • Greyhame

      I’m stealing this and redistributing it to the poor.

  • msanthropesmr

    Just occurred to me that Google Play has just played the Who’s magic bus three times in the last 30 minutes. Their algorithm needs a little help.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      You say that like it’s a bad thing.

  • Vecchioivan

    Veni, vidi, vittles!

  • Duke

    I smell pot roast! It’s Silver Palate-style.

    It’s old stuff now, but who loves the Silver Palate cookbooks?

    • msanthropesmr

      Me! Early locavore, farm to table stuff without being giant douches about it.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        until the licensing started.

        • msanthropesmr

          Oh, are they douches now? This was in the 90s? I guess? Someone gave the their book. I liked it, filed it away, used it, and lost it along the way. Haven;’t given it much thought till today.

          • Blackest Noobs

            kinda reminds of the other similar douches in the 90s…i dubbed them veggieterrorists.

    • msanthropesmr

      How bout the moosewood cookbook
      “500 ways to fuck up Eggplant and one good brownie recipe”

      • snark-lurker

        how can one NOT fuck up eggplant–leave it on the fuckin chicken for dogs sake

    • hvdv

      I used to, but Sheila Lukins’s solo cookbooks are vastly superior.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Just need a Sam Bee to add to Pink’s wonderful recipe.

    https://youtu.be/oAEJsE-TUvQ

  • Alternative Pony Ron

    Peripherally food-related:
    So I was at the grocery store earlier today, picking up things for making sammiches for dinner, and I happened to walk buy the sushi counter, as one does. Idly looking over their offerings (no sashimi. barbarians.) I spotted something so clever, so audacious, so (dare I say) brilliant, that I was taken aback.
    Sushi burritos.
    So I know what I will be making for dinner later this week. I hope. The Better Homes And Gardens New Cook Book (1953 ed.) doesn’t seem to have a recipe for vinegared rice. Curious.

    • msanthropesmr

      I bet this one doesn’t either (I own this in such ratty shape it’s in many pieces)
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6cc2fe559a656083292197732ef33693236dc0466a1d43f6fb9099ed6ac238f6.jpg

      • Carpe Vagenda

        OMG my mom has both of those.

        • notaten

          My Mom had The Lighthouse Cookbook which was published during the rationing in WWII. It had a lot of helpful hints, including how to make a substitute for margarine out of lard, and how to re-use coffee grounds to make a delightful coffee-like drink.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        I inherited my grandmother’s copy of that one! It’s in pretty good condition, but it falls open to the recipe for Spanish rice, which was one of her favorites.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        PENIS!

      • hvdv

        I own a mint copy of this gem!

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      My younger sister bought a Betty Crocker cookbook from 1975. Some of the recipes are clearly an insult to all species in the universe.

      • Yr. Gma

        Hey, lots of people who ate in 1975 are still alive!

        • BrendaKay

          But is that because of or in spite of all that gelatin. (Yes, I was eating in 1975)

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        My mother’s Betty Crocker Good & Easy cookbook has some peculiar things in it, frequently involving gelatin.

        • Vienna Woods

          I have my aunt’s 1950’s version. My mother had a copy too and it was the only one we had. We used it a lot. Nice that all the recipes use real ingredients.

        • magyar of infinite power

          My parents had the complete 48,534 piece Jello mold set when I was a lad. They came in all the (horrid) colors of 1960s appliances. Funny thing tho, we never actually ate anything prepared from them, as far as I recall. We just moved them every three years (military).

          • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

            Harvest Gold FTW!!!

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            My mom had a number of Tupperware Jello molds, although she never used them to mold Jello – we just used them as mixing bowls with weird, embossed removable bottoms. We ate a lot of Jello, though…but it was all regular fruit-flavored dessert Jello with no additions, made in a Pyrex bowl and spooned into small bowls and eaten plain. LOL

          • magyar of infinite power

            That is the way God intended Jello to be eaten (maybe with some Cool Whip on top). The other thing my parents did to torture us, and they are lucky child protective services didn’t exists back in the 70’s, was make us drink warm Jello when we were sick.

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            Ugh… the things people thought were good ideas!!

            We were similarly afflicted – we got Coke syrup for upset tummies, because real, actual soda was mostly banned from our house. Grandma, on the other hand, gave us tablespoons full of honey and made us weak tea with lots of milk and sugar when we were ill. We liked her better.

            I wish we could have called CPS on my mom for saving money by making Kool-Aid with 1/3 cup of sugar instead of the full cup the packet called for. The resulting liquid made every orifice in your body pucker.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      Curious and curiouser, it appears that Joy of Cooking is lacking as well.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    and some presidents get real massacres

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/833367192657854466

    • msanthropesmr

      There’s some Kosovars and Bosniaks here in Richmond, and the have told me, unprompted, how grateful they were to the US (and also unprompted how the UN could go fuck itself)

    • Mary Sandoras

      I’m not crying, you’re crying!

  • proudgrampa

    Yum. That looks delicious.

    Memento vivere!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Te gratias ago.

  • Vienna Woods

    OT but I have to boast: the show I directed in November has been selected for festival competition next month! I’ve got a busy 3 weeks of rehearsal coming up.

    • Painter of Goats

      Congrats!

    • Sophia
      • Yr. Gma

        Because big thumb?

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Okay, Cowgirl….quit showing up trump!…

          • Amy!

            Hmmm. That thumb wasn’t blue ….

    • Mary Sandoras

      The name of the show? Do tell so we can boast for you too.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Congrats!

    • Tacoclamgenda

      This is great! Break legs and all that.

    • Vecchioivan

      Molotov!

    • janecita

      Congratulations🎊🎉

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I didn’t even know there was a festival circuit for donkey shows. Learn something new every day! Congrats!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Oh, this sounds so good right now – something hearty for the weather that’s coming in full speed.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I’m looking down the barrel at some horrible weather, also too, here in Kentuckistan. It’s only going to be 48 next Saturday after being in the 70s every day that week. Sad.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Not moving there until Mitch is fired…tell your mayors!…

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          As if. Most of the mayors here are Reps. This is a horrible state run by horrible people, with tiny pockets of largely-inept resistance, and Dems who run as Rep-Lite.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • boyblue123

      Probably a bunch of Russian trolls attacking the pope’s twitter account as we speak because of this statement

      • msanthropesmr

        I’m sure that the Vatican’s cyber-security is better than Trump’s

      • Sophia

        Pfft Russians. There are plenty faux Christians capable of that.

      • Alan

        Oh yeah, read the replies. What nice people.

    • msanthropesmr

      That’s not in the American bible.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        If King James’ English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me!

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          A quote often attributed to the first woman governor of Texas, Ma Ferguson.

        • notaten

          How many christianists think that Jesus spoke English? Never mind, I don’t want to know.

          • proudgrampa

            AOT, K!

          • Jeffocaster in the desert

            Or his name was Jesus…..

  • Tiny kaiju

    Stealing my intro from AlternativePony Ron:
    Earlier today we went to the local chocolatier. They make wonderful chocolate and delicious ice cream and sell tchotchkes for the tourists. Among these unnecessary decorative objects are pithy little signs with bits of homey wisdom. I noticed one that said “Mistakes aren’t something (sorry, my memories for shit these days) They are lessons learned.” I thought I could have used another panel with an asterisk followed by”exceptions are made for fascism and genocide”

    • beingreleased

      I would just like to point out that “chocolatier” is a really wonderful word.

      • Tacoclamgenda

        When one enjoys the goods it’s even a better word.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Are you in Bonn?…where the Chocolate Museum is?…

      • Tiny kaiju

        No… but this may be may next vacation destination. Tell me more, please.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I can’t cook anything with Roman Numerals..reheating last night’s penne recipe…

    • notaten

      I can’t cook anything with shrimp, I always over cook it, so I feel your pain, man.

  • msanthropesmr

    Now the Google algorithm has wandered over to Scritti Polliti.

  • TJ Barke

    Is the long national nightmare over yet?

  • msanthropesmr
  • magyar of infinite power

    Damn you! I was translating, by hand, as I read the post. And I thought Osso was made with veal?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Another one!*fistpump*

      • magyar of infinite power

        But veal or old cow?

        • Pinkham’s Law

          I did beef. Never made it before, so wasn’t going to go spendy, in case it didn’t come out well.

          • magyar of infinite power

            My neighbors have a frequently unattended child. I should be able to sell him off to buy veal.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            How much for the leetle girl boy?

          • magyar of infinite power

            3 pounds of veal? About 250.00.

      • Sophia

        People need to learn the art of copy/paste onto a word doc. That’s probably the only reason I didn’t get caught.

        • magyar of infinite power

          I was trying to show off. To myself. I failed.

          • Sophia

            I’m just lazy and I also know that if I try to write it out by hand I’ll miss a key ingredient. Also, too I can be very disorganized and I am forever losing recipes. If if copy/paste to a word doc it’s always there on my computer when I lose the paper one.

          • magyar of infinite power

            Look at you being all fancy!!! I am still in the “850 post-it notes-under-the-refrigerator” phase.

          • Sophia

            If you new how many times I needed to reprint my taco dip you’d understand.

          • Sister the Resister

            I started keeping all my recipes and notes and such in OneNote, because it was easy to move things around and recategorize, and YES! copy and paste. I sometimes print things out, but mostly just refer to recipes I almost-but-not-quite remember. Quite handy, and because it’s OneNote, I also can access it from my phone when I’m not at home – shopping lists, cooking at a friends’ or on vacation, sharing recipes, etc.

          • Sophia

            I like this. I think the way I usually lose my recipes is by taking them with me when I shop for the items I am going to need.

  • Shoto

    Let me see if I understand this.

    The use of Roman Numerals implies that we’re going Old School on everything today. That being the case, it’s safe to assume that the Osso Bucco delivery truck is a covered wagon. Given the levels of snowfall in Northern California in recent weeks, I have to assume that the covered wagon was unable to complete the perilous journey over the Donner Pass. Fortunately, there would have been delicious Osso Bucco on-board to sustain the driver (and passengers) for the duration. (Because, y’know.) On the other hand, my dinner is probably not going to arrive on-time.

    It’s always something, right?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Unless it’s another.

      • Shoto

        Good point.

      • Sister the Resister

        That sounds so very Piglet-and-Pooh to me, somehow…

  • ltmcdies
    • Sophia

      I was watching that wondering WTF is he doing when the other guy comes falling down. At least he landed on something soft.

  • ONE FINE DAY IN THE TRUMP OVAL OFFICE

    A classic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0Bt2cbcc8

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • Shoto

      Bullseye.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Mick Jagger could not have been describing them.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Man of wealth and taste, indeed. Not either one of them.

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        Perhaps Milton.

        “Our state cannot be severed, we are one,
        One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.”
        -John Milton, Paradise Lost

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Simultaneously: “You complete me.”

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Haha!!

    • phoenix00

      Where’s Mitch the McTurtle?

      • Shoto

        Already in hell, maybe?

        • Bill D. Burger

          From Goethe’s “Faust”: (Upon seeing Beelzebub) “Why art thou not in hell?”

          Beelzebub: “Hell is always with me. Whither I go, there also is hell.”

          McConnell….this also/too!

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Beelzebub carries his house on his back, just like a turtle

  • Sophia

    Here’s What We Learned From Friday’s #DayofFacts
    Libraries and museums reminded the world of the better alternative to “alternative.”

    If you have a couple minutes check out the link. This is kind of fun to read.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/twitter-day-of-facts_us_58a797a9e4b037d17d280ffb?section=us_good-news

  • phoenix00

    Animalistic nice time. With Lil’ Croc Hunter!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrVfuDx4ET8

  • Brian

    Headline you’ll never see but should: Asshole President doesn’t realize he has better ways of getting information than Fox News.

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/833435244451753984

    • phoenix00

      With his intelligence apparatus now withholding, bypassing, or ignoring him, all he’s got left is Fucks Noos.

    • beingreleased

      I actually believe this. I just don’t think he understood the story and thought it was referencing an actual attack.

      • TJ Barke

        Because he’s incredibly dumb.

    • Thiazin Red

      The other people who write the tweets should at least attempt to make it sound like him. This is so obviously not him that its ridiculous.

  • hvdv

    OMG it is VEAL shank! Baby cow is essential here. Also, I would like to argue about the herbs and spices, but I’m not going to. Yes, gremolata, though. Which needs to include anchovies, no that’s not “optional.”

    • Count Awesome

      Osso Bucco is also traditionally cooked with white wine.

  • EER

    I will never criticize your recipes, Recipe Site, until I do. Bone and muscle from dead animal? Urp, braaak, belch, coff, coff, with a side of methane. Be sure to include the caveat that it is unhealthy to eat undercooked eggs or meat, and the production of beef might also contribute to global warming (which does not exist).

    Sorry about that little barf thing.

    • beingreleased

      Yeah. You don’t have to eat meat. I taught a lion to eat tofu.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6sM8pDH-HMc

    • beingreleased

      Speaking of undercooked meat, I once ordered raw cubes of sirloin at an Ethiopian restaurant. It was delicious.

      • Thiazin Red

        I know the dish you’re talking about, it is good.

      • Jennifer R

        Were they done in something like lemon juice?

        • beingreleased

          No. It was just raw meat. It was weird, but I liked it. My wife, on the other hand, …

          • Jennifer R

            Raw bacon is nice if you enjoy a good chew.

    • Alan

      Agreed. As a vegetarian I usually throw up a little at the recipes.

    • phoenix00

      Bones, tendon, sinew, etc are a big part of many Asian cuisines, especially in soups and stews.

      Pho is many animal inedibles, mainly cow, boiled for a good long time to extract maximum flavors, and Chinese believe much of the same parts as having medicinal value even.

      • Jennifer R

        The knee tissue and bible tripe is the best part.

      • beingreleased

        Why does EER hate the Asians?

        • phoenix00

          Well I wouldn’t say “hate”, it’s probably just unfamiliarity since a lot of us Asians simply grew up being around the stuff and eating it.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      If you don’t like the recipes, you can always stay for the mommyblogging, and/or the dick jokes. .

  • Shoto
    • phoenix00

      Carefully scouring Benghazi for any remnants of Hillary’s e-mails. Thoroughly.

  • Sister the Resister
  • Shoto
  • Dg Hacket

    Looks like the Oroville dam spillway has failed. Folks being evacuated again.

    • snark-lurker

      nuttin on MSM WTF?

    • Links? I ran a google and got nothin’

      • Dg Hacket

        Live feed on YouTube right now.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I’m not seeing anything on the Sacramento Bee’s website or on KCRA’s main site or FB page…

      • snark-lurker

        my top-gunner IT guy not seeing it

      • Sophia

        Me too and I checked for everything, the papers, live shots of the spillway.

      • Dg Hacket
        • Pinkham’s Law

          Yeah, I don’t trust that stream. going to hunt up another one.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Um, that’s normal runoff. That’s not “OMG panic NOW!” runoff.

        • Dg Hacket

          When I’m watching this the date posted is 2/19 but the links date is 2/17. I guess I’m completely mistaken and I apologize

          • snark-lurker

            speaking only for me i accept apology cuz i ben tricked before too

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            good news according to KCRA is that they’ve been able to reduce outflow and do some needed maintenance, down from 100K to 55K on Sat and back up to 60K today in anticipation of more storms. Right now inflow seems to be about 32-42K, which means they’re making progress

        • Sophia

          No sure why Trump is showing in the lower left up on that link but could someone suggest he should get a little closer to the spillway for the photo op

      • snark-lurker

        BS noise?

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
  • Michael R
    • Alan

      My cats are repulsed by bananas. They squint as if it’s toxic and then flee.

      • I have that same reaction. Maybe i am actually a cat?

        • Alan

          Previous life, I think.

      • Shanzgood

        Try citrus.

        • Alan

          Oh yeah, that’ll go over well.

          • Shanzgood

            Yeah, I had a cat hiss and bat at me for offering her an orange slice. But it did break her from begging at the table.

      • Shibusa

        I have a horse that loves bananas!

        • Alan

          I had one that liked pepsi and tic-tacs.

    • Greyhame

      What an adorable alternative-monkey!

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Dawww…he thinks he’s people…or a monkey!

  • A_Changeling

    Home economics… Osso bucco… I’ve been trying to remember but all I can recall is a sense of dread…
    I don’t know what happened but I think my mind is trying to protect me.
    I’m sure this is a good recipe but I just can’t go there.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I like that your first line was about Trump attacking education, because I wanted to post this about Robert Reich wondering who sent the violent protesters to Berkeley:
    “Which raises the possibility that Yiannopoulos and Brietbart were in cahoots with the agitators, in order to lay the groundwork for a Trump crackdown on universities and their federal funding.

    Thursday night on CNN, I said “I wouldn’t bet against” that possibility. Almost immediately an indignant article appeared in Breitbart News, misleadingly headlined “Robert Reich Lies, Claims Breitbart News Organized Berkeley Riots.”

    Hmmm. Connect these dots:

    (1) Yinnopoulos writes for Breitbart News, which Steve Bannon – Trump’s strategy director – ran before joining Trump.

    (2) Before Yiannopoulos speaks at Berkeley, Breitbart publishes an article saying that Yiannopoulos will call for the withdrawal of federal grants and the prosecution of university officials who endanger their students with their policies.

    (3) Berkeley opens its doors to Yiannopoulos, but campus police have to cancel the event because of masked agitators.

    (4) Hours later, Trump issues a misleading tweet, accusing the university of not allowing free speech and promoting violence against innocent people with different views and threatening to withhold federal funds.

    (5) The next night, Yiannopoulos on Fox News says the incident proves that universities like Berkeley don’t deserve federal grants by cracking down on free speech.

    (6) That same night, on CNN, I raise the possibility that Yiannopoulos and Breitbart could have been collaborating with the agitators – saying “I wouldn’t bet against it.” This generates a belligerent column in Breitbart with a misleading headline calling me a liar for claiming that Breitbart News organized the riots.

    I don’t want to add to the conspiratorial musings of so many about this very conspiratorial administration, but it strikes me there may be something worrying going on here.

    I wouldn’t bet against it.”

    NOTE: I also assumed Milo and Breitbart had something to do with sending those people to Berkeley.

    http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-who-sent-thugs-berkeley-552577?utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=incontent&utm_medium=related3

    • Jennifer R

      Of course they did. Milo is a fratbro caricature of what they think a fierce gay man is.

      • Thiazin Red

        I think of him as like the human version of Piss Chirst, something that is so desperate to be shocking and edgy that its kind of sad.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          I think Milo thinks liking black dick makes him edgy. If this was 1960 it might, but I think now it’s just kind of pathetic to constantly mention it.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            “Only edgy, edgy white people have sex with the lesser breeds without without the law.” —Ginni Thomas

          • Treg Brown

            yup

      • I watched the Overtime segment this afternoon so i could watch
        Larry Wilmore tell him to go fuck himself. And yeah, Milo is in some serious trouble when the Trumpanzees get finished with all the mooslems and the brown people

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        and fuck Bill Maher for legitimizing him for ratings

        • Jennifer R

          I hope coulter gives him syph.

    • OrG

      Eh,I’m not sure it’s that deep.Milo speaking at Berkeley,no story.MILO SPEECH SHUT DOWN BY LEFTISTS big story.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I think that’s why Breitbart did it, to get attention, and further their meme about “the intolerant Democrats.”

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          of course- “lefties hate free speech, are the real intolerant ones!”

          That rocketed around the RW echo chamber moments after Milo’s speech was cancelled

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I can’t wait to see Milo’s speech at CPAC. I’m hoping everyone will bow their head down and pray for his wicked soul, like they did the first time a queer spoke at the RNC.

    • HorseChestnut

      They weren’t even good agitators. Which, again, points to the White House.

      • Yeah, Berkley knows how to fuck shit up right

        • Treg Brown

          Where’s Daisy? She needs in on this :- )

    • Michael R

      Not to give this boring troll any attention ,
      but he’s about to get in some trouble …

      Milo Yiannopoulos “child molestation is great for the young guys”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTE2XPAQiY

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        OOOOH…he’s so edgy and outrageous. Can’t wait for CPAC to hear that and applaud him.

        • OrG

          If he actually speaks at CPAC, the entertainment value could be high.

        • Carpe Vagenda
          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I LOATHE Log Cabin Republicans. I hate gay Republicans more than I hate your average run of the mill idiot Republicans. How dumb are you if you’re gay and think “say, you know who really represents me? REPUBLICANS and evangelicals!”

          • Carpe Vagenda

            It’s the money. Remember, they still get to be rich white men.

      • snark-lurker

        just a think…mebbee republcans are against sex education because then their children would know when they are being sexually assaulted/victimized/incested etc

        • OrG

          It’s in the Bible!

          • snark-lurker

            i read that book once & the Old & New seemed to be about 2 totally different gods

    • Carpe Vagenda

      And the whole Bannon left Breitbart thing kind of elides the fact that HE STILL OWNS IT.

  • Thiazin Red

    My dinner tonight is mangos. The grocery store across the street has mangoes at exactly the right ripeness. Usually they’re too hard or over ripe and mushy, but these are perfect so I’m getting my mango fix.

  • Ninja0980

    If anyone read the latest Trump voters are poor snowflakes who can attack us but we can’t do the same article in the New York Times, you’ll see a voter from my neck of the woods mentioned in there.
    Turns out the tough fuck your feelings Trump voter who said liberals/Democrats were worse then terrorists is now being told to fuck off by some of her friends and is oh so upset about it.
    To her and so many other Trump voters, my only reply is FUCK YOU.
    You want to say folks not like you are trash, they can respond in kind.
    It’ll be nice if our side does that in the voting booths this fall and next though.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      That was such a service article for the Times. Hey, we might think about being an honest paper, but you hurt our feefees.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    My new roommate thinks nothing is believable, not even if you have primary sources or watched it live.

    • snark-lurker

      old saw: Never believe anything you hear & only half of what you see.

      • Shanzgood

        No goes the other way

        • snark-lurker

          nuh uh! doz snot

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I would drive her nuts. “So, what are you reading?” *Book Title, by Author Name* “Are you SURE he wrote it? Did you watch him write it?”

      “What did you buy for dinner?” *Chicken, potatoes and spinach* “Are you SURE? How do you know it isn’t another type of bird?”

      • beingreleased

        I remember reading that DNA tests show that fish is often mislabeled.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I have to live with her. She’s claiming because she’s older she knows more.

        • Invalid point. Age does not guarantee wisdom or knowledge

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Assuming facts not in evidence, but even if true there’s no guarantee that what she knows isn’t wrong.

        • Dazza

          Seriously? If it’s your flat – find a new room-mate. If it’s hers, look around for a new place to live.

          I lived with two, count ’em, two, New Age crystal buffing, vaccine-denying idiots who disbelieved science and logic. It was hell. I moved out as soon as I could – ’cause we fought all the time. Denying facts and evidence-based argumentation led to everyday clashes over cleanliness (and its merits), property-as-theft justification for unauthorised borrowing, and shouting matches over the slobby freeloading houseguest crashing on the couch for 2 months.

        • Sophia

          Age doesn’t bring wisdom it brings wrinkles. Stole that but I don’t remember where it came from.

      • beingreleased

        Pinkham, since you’re around. Your salmon recipe a few weeks ago said to set the oven to 125-150. The lowest my oven will go is 175. Am I fucked?

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Not really. Preheat it, then turn it off about 10 minutes or so before you start the salmon. It’s just to keep it warm while you reduce the glaze.

          • beingreleased

            Just something I thought of at the time and thought I wouldn’t get to ask. Actually, everyone liked it. Even my kids ate it, which is a challenge.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I actually go back every couple of weeks to see if anyone has posted anything. Found some people asking questions, and one or two that found an error, which I corrected. Or, feel free to ask, anytime you see me around.

    • snark-lurker

      sounds like a philosophic thing

    • Carpe Vagenda

      As a counterpoint, kick her briskly in the shins.

      • …..and tell him/her that you don’t believe it happened.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          and to prove it did.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Just tell her “I don’t believe that”

    • Treg Brown

      That’s not the way a sane person thinks IOLC.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Obviously not but future Mr. Cats and I have decided it’s not a winnable fight.

    • Dazza

      Well, take some of her food from the fridge, eat it – and when she goes looking for it – tell her the food is where she left it, “right there, can’t you see it?” If she accuses you of taking it, shout “fake news” and flounce out.
      Then wait for the implosion.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        We share food. She wouldn’t mind.

        • Dazza

          Bugger. I’ve got nothing.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Betsy DeVos decided on her first visit to a public school that the problem is teachers “seem to be waiting to be told what to do” rather than show initiative.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      iow, she created that idea of “receive mode” and just rolled it out at the first school she saw. Wouldn’t have mattered which school it was bc she’s trying to create the meme.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        the painful thing is that the last rollout of Republican school “reform” actually mandated that teachers be in receive mode.

  • Sophia
  • bookish

    http://abc30.com/news/russia-recognizes-passports-from-ukrainian-separatists-stoking-annexation-fears/1762803/

    MOSCOW — Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an order recognizing passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, prompting alarm from the United States and Ukrainian officials amid fears it could represent a step by Moscow towards declaring the rebel regions independent states.

    The executive order recognizes passports and other documents issued by the self-declared People’s Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, the two rebel republics that have established themselves with Russian support in an ongoing war against Ukraine’s government. The republics are currently unrecognized — including by Russia — but Moscow has secretly supplied them with arms and money, and has covertly deployed its own military to carve out their territory.

  • memzilla Ω

    Borowitz: “Trump now says he got the Sweden stuff from Fox News, which is roughly the equivalent of saying his imaginary friend told him.”

    Translation: “I ignored 17 US Intelligence agencies and am too smart to read the PDBs I get every day.”

    And rather than take responsibility, Drumpf shifted the blame. Again. As he always does when he is confronted with his bullshit. “That’s the information I was given.”

    The only reason he said anything at all — and this is his key weakness — is that HE CANNOT STAND TO BE LAUGHED AT. It’s why Kellyanne Conway is lying low after the “Bowling Green Massacre.”

    And this is our key strategy against Dolt 45. Laughter. Laughter and ridicule. As Mark Twain said: “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/511df7c971643ddd02406003644fe803ae4089e81980ff774e961c5999f0b887.png

  • Shoto

    Interview with the new first family.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5harjyjggI

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Here’s an interesting article that crossed my Twitter feed:

    “Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex”

    “In the final weeks of the US presidential election, Veles attained a weird infamy in the most powerful nation on earth; stories in The Guardian and on BuzzFeed revealed that the Macedonian town of 55,000 was the registered home of at least 100 pro-Trump websites, many of them filled with sensationalist, utterly fake news. (The imminent criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton was a popular theme; another was the pope’s approval of Trump.) The sites’ ample traffic was rewarded handsomely by automated advertising engines, like Google’s AdSense. An article in The New Yorker described how President Barack Obama himself spent a day in the final week of the campaign talking “almost obsessively” about Veles and its “digital gold rush.”

    Within Veles itself, the young entrepreneurs behind these websites became subjects of tantalizing intrigue. Between August and November, Boris earned nearly $16,000 off his two pro-Trump websites. The average monthly salary in Macedonia is $371.”

    “Trump groups seemed to have hundreds of thousands more members than Clinton groups, which made it simpler to propel an article into virality. (For a week in July, he experimented with fake news extolling Bernie Sanders. “Bernie Sanders supporters are among the smartest people I’ve seen,” he says. “They don’t believe anything. The post must have proof for them to believe it.”)

    https://www.wired.com/2017/02/veles-macedonia-fake-news/?mbid=social_twitter

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Actually the fake news people have been saying that about liberals in general. I think we saw that it was not uniformly true of Sanders supporters.

  • bookish

    http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-02-19/ap-source-trumps-revised-travel-ban-targets-same-countries

    A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.

    The official said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt. The new draft also no longer directs authorities to single out — and reject — Syrian refugees when processing new visa applications.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      I take it they’ve had lawyers write it this time.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Seth Meyers on Trump’s deranged press conference: “What president hasn’t had to say, ‘I’m not ranting and raving’? Who doesn’t remember Lincoln’s tirade at Gettysburg or FDR’s fireside meltdowns? And of course, Reagan famously saying, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, if you don’t tear down this fucking wall, I’m gonna lose my shit?’”

    PLEASE…feel free to leave your own “famous American president meltdowns.”

    • snark-lurker

      my imagination won’t stretch that far

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Obama: It’s not red America and blue America, it’s the United Fucking States of Fucking America, you cocksuckers!

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        are you sure that wasn’t President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho?

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        JFK: “Ask not what you can do for your country, you lazy, selfish pricks, why don’t you get off of your goddamned asses and ask what YOU can do for your country, you SOBs.”

        • snark-lurker

          that never did sit well with me, coming from a democrat. just don’t seem right

        • snark-lurker

          wut did jack mean by doing something for [our] country? work on a road crew or dig ditches for free? that is not a question for us 90%ers

        • Blackest Noobs

          same as i said to TJ, though you being the originator, but, yes another need for a wicked boston accent.

      • David Clark

        Not any fucking more, it isn’t. Sad.

    • TJ Barke

      JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do to not be sucha lazy asshole!”

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        See my answer below, you comment stealing bastard!!!!

        • TJ Barke

          GMTA.

      • beingreleased

        Trump: ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for me… I mean your… just send me cash..small, unmarked bills would be best.

      • Blackest Noobs

        i kinda feel like this needs a wicked boston accent.

    • beingreleased

      The only thing we have to fear is shit you read on the internet.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Ask not motherfucking moochers what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your fucking country goddamnit assholes.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Woodrow Wilson:
      “I would rather belong to a poor fucking nation that was free than to a rich god damned nation that had ceased to be yoogely in love with liberty, you stupid assholes.”

    • OrdinaryJoe

      The god damn selfish motherfuckers in the military-industrial complex want to get us all fucking killed.

      • Blackest Noobs

        but they get paid handsomely, and gee, isn’t that the most important thing, wealthy people gaining another percentage point.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “I speak softly, but I carry a big motherfuckin’ stick. And if you assholes don’t start getting your shit together I’m gonna use it to bust your fuckin’ skulls!”

    • OrG

      “I am NOT a criminal”…..wait ….what?

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Here is my sword you assholes. When you fucking figure out how to reimburse me and pay my soldiers I’ll think about coming back. Until then, fuck you.George Washington

    • TJ Barke

      Four score and twenty fucking years ago, we kicked out those filthy limeys and built ourselves a rad new nation!

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      “I have lusted in my heart and grabbed a little pussy, I admit it. But if they don’t let them hostages go, I am going to bomb the shit out of them!” Jimmy Carter.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      I will be speaking softly when I smack the fuck out of you with my big fucking stick.

    • Sophia

      We did not come to fear the future you fucking idiots. We came here to shape it

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      “Mankind must put an end to all this goddamned war — or war will put an end to fucking mankind. ” – John F. Kennedy

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      “I don’t want this shit! The buck stops with that other guy over there!”

      — Harry S. Truman

      • Sophia

        That sounded more like Ben Carson

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Damn you! I was just going to say that sign needs to be on Ben Carson’s desk.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Harry was channeling the future Sleepy Ben ….

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      The only thing you pussies have to fear is motherfucking fear itself. F.D.R

    • Carpe Vagenda

      “Whaddya fucking stupid? A house divided against itself cannot fucking stand, you cumguzzling cuck twat.”

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      “To the victors belong the all the fucking cash!”
      — Andrew Jackson

    • OrdinaryJoe

      What the fuck do you whining snow flakes want: you have a chicken, you have pot, and you drive a cheap jap car. H Hoover

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
      • TJ Barke

        Great, the president is as informed as the average Foxbot…

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Hiya, Tx. :)

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          hola! How goes it?

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            It goes, it goes. :) I’m trying to figure out if I want to watch the new episode of Colony or if I want to watch a movie.

            How goes it with you?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            pretty good day! I was productive…at least for me. I’m watching old MST3K episodes:

            http://www.club-mst3k.com/episodes/111-moon-zero-two

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            Cool on all counts! Thanks for the link. :)

          • TJ Barke

            Oh god, are you two gonna start banging now too?

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            Hey! Men and women can be friends, you know! :)

          • TJ Barke

            Sure. Whatever.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            You don’t believe men & women can be friends?

          • TJ Barke

            Of course they can.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            heh, that one come from another wonketeer – but happy to share!

      • David Clark

        The fact that I am a complete idiot who is too stupid to understand simple English had nothing to do with it.

  • boyblue122

    It all makes sense now. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together. Drumpf was right

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5EP1q7VMAEbldO.jpg

    • Sophia

      They gave him the wrong fucking map. Jeez

    • Treg Brown

      Holy shit!!!! You’ve done it!

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Good News: Chief Justice John Roberts admits his Swear In the President Card had expired. So the runner up in the electoral college is now President.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      If only.

  • memzilla Ω

    I decoded the measurements into English and I got :
    B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E
    Worst recipe ever.

    • Shanzgood

      Bovril or GTFO

      • Suttree

        Have you been rooting through my fridge?!

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Why, certainly not?

          By the by, you might want to get some new lettuce. That was starting to wilt.

        • Shanzgood

          It’s like beef stock sticky stuff. I know it’s bad like bouillon cubes but I still eat it with a spoon.

          • Suttree

            I have Bovril and Better Than Bouillon beef base. Both serve well as a delicious snack. I add garlic and a little bit of tomato paste.

          • Shanzgood

            No doubt you have good reasons for doing that!

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        Sounds disgusting.

        • Shanzgood

          It is. Never eat it on toast after a night out at the pub.

      • snark-lurker

        isn’t Bovril a laxative for cows?

        • David Clark

          No, but it’s made OF cows.

        • Shanzgood

          I dunno. I’m not a farmer.

      • Scrofula

        From wikipedia, the “Bo-” comes from Bos taurus, and the “vril-” comes from a novel: “whose plot revolves around a superior race of people, the Vril-ya, who derive their powers from an electromagnetic substance named “Vril”. Therefore, Bovril indicates great strength obtained from an ox.”

        • Jeffocaster in the desert

          Soylent green, “made with the best people”

        • Shanzgood

          Okay, I like ox-juice?

          • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

            Where do they put the spigot on those things, anyway?

          • Scrofula

            Or you’re some kind of race of superhumans who get their powers from some kind of electromagnetic whatever. It wasn’t clear to me.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      “A crummy commercial, son-of-a-bitch!”

      • snark-lurker

        let us diqus side-boob & side-butt for awhile

  • Brian

    I wish we had a president as comprehensible as this, I mean, I love this book but I do not comprehend it.

    “In Watermelon Sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in Watermelon Sugar. I’ll tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.

    Wherever you are, we must do the best we can. It is so far to travel, and we have nothing here to travel, except watermelon sugar. I hope this works out.”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    So my friend who runs the high school speech and debate league texted me today about this weekend’s tournament. The tournament host is a friend of my ex’s new boyfriend, so there’s a good chance they’ll both be there this weekend. So she said if I wanted to bow out of this one, she’d understand.

    I replied that I appreciate her asking, but that I am not going to be run off the things I want to do. I’ll be working in the back most of the time anyway, so it isn’t like we’d be in proximity for long stretches.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Yeah, fuck the ex-, her fuckin’ friend and the whole lot of ’em…..that’s the spirit.

    • Yay! I loved debate in high school! Teach those teens to formulate a rational argument!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        We do a good job of that. The topics this month are about free speech on college campuses and the Cuban embargo. The policy topic is still changing foreign policy towards China.

        • Daisy

          Oooh, policy! I never got to do that one, since I couldn’t find a partner.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Hey Daisy! You doing okay, or drowning in the rain?

          • Daisy

            Drowning in school work, more like. My roommate got me into K-Pop, which is odder than it initially sounds, as she doesn’t like the sound of Korean.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            K-Pop is interesting stuff, though.

            I almost ended up over there this weekend for the high school invitational, but my colleague didn’t need an extra chaperone/judge so I missed out.

          • Daisy

            Awww, man! :(

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I am so glad my ex is in another state and I don’t have to deal with anything like that. Stay strong–you are a cool dude!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Thanks. I think it’s going okay. It was a bit awkward yesterday because my ex was on the news (her new bf is a National Guardsman who just got back from his fifth deployment – this time he was in Tikrit), so it led to some uncomfortable questions.

      • OrG

        Ex in a different state is the way to go.

  • Jeffocaster in the desert
    • snark-lurker

      iz that your crib?

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        It tis. Humble abode, 25 miles from where Jesus (aka Joshua) lost his sandals.

        • bookish

          Gorgeous.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Forgive me for being dumb, but is that in the desert in California? Also, how the hell do you get internet that far from nowhere.

          • Jeffocaster in the desert

            Off to the NW, there is a Indian Rez. A band of the Navajo. There is fiber optic cable run to the rez and our “development” has a cabinet off of it. So we have DSL. Not super fast, but around 4Mbs.

        • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

          Helluva nice place to have a telescope.

          • Jeffocaster in the desert

            Night sky is spectacular.

          • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

            Maybe this year I’ll get back over to the dry side of the state for a weekend.

    • snark-lurker

      i see a utility pole so you got electrons on tap. adobi?

      • TJ Barke

        That’s definitely a solar panel array in front of the building on the left.

        • Jeffocaster in the desert

          Yep 5.4 KW array. Yields 40KWh on a real good day.

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        Stucco over stud. Fake adobe. Alternate adobe.

    • TJ Barke

      Is that like, super nowhere?

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        Not quite, but you can see super nowhere from the back door.

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        yes, the Trinity Site is about 50 miles to the SE

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Wow. I’m a city person, but that would inspire me to try living in the country!

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        Not for everyone. Nearest grocery store is 45 miles. We have a Family Dollar 18 miles away. We generate solar even though we are grid tied. About 10,000 KWH a year.

        • oh hell mate, I live in the heart of Virginia and my nearest store of any kind is about 30 minutes. 45 miles, lolz.

          • Jeffocaster in the desert

            30 minutes could be two miles if you are inside the beltway.

          • True but in this case, 30 minutes going 55-60 XD Should have specified.

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      C3PO: “What a desolate place this is.”
      R2D2: *beep, whistle, click*

    • Dazza

      Wow. Are you an evil overlord plotting world domination from a remote location? Because this would totally rock as a Bond villain lair!
      *gazing at the photo for a few minutes*
      Do you need any minions? Asking for friend.

      • The yurt is mine. I called dibs!

        • Jeffocaster in the desert

          I thought you were sleeping in the wine cellar. Oh wait Whine….

    • Yr. Gma

      The desert has it own special beauty. My American mother lived in Gallup, NM, as a child, and we used to go to the southwest every other year for vacations. I once spent the spring in Monument Valley with friends of hers. Her sister loved the desert so she lived many years in the Mojave Desert. The smell of the desert at dawn is magical. There are so many plants with their own aroma. You are a lucky guy.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Just got off the phone with people in the resistance. The call that I thought was going to be 60 minutes turned out to be 90 minutes. Worth it! (PS: Move On is one of the groups that sponsors these, which appear to be weekly calls, so you can probably sign up at their website. The more the merrier!

    I’ll get to my Twitter feed in a moment, but first to share a non-political sad: one of my buddies at work got let go. IDK why–maybe he goofed around a little too much (I tried to warn him.) I do have his email and I contacted him: he got back to me, but it was hard to tell from what he wrote how he’s taking this. But damn, I’ll miss him :-(

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      That’s sad to hear. I hope he’s able to find something else quickly.

  • bookish
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      just ewww. Funny, but …. ewwww.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • memzilla Ω

    Borowitz: “People say Trump hasn’t accomplished anything, but in a mere four weeks
    he has stood up to three of America’s arch-enemies: Mexico, Australia and Sweden.”

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Donald Trump Thinks He’s Good at Being President
    By Jonathan Chait

    “Trump, as many have noted, is the world’s highest-profile case of the Dunning-Kruger effect, which is the phenomenon by which incompetent people are unable to gauge their own competence. Of course, Trump is not bereft of talent. He mastered the technique of using the media to raise his profile, flooding the news with arresting quotes and tidbits and scandal, turning the ordinary heir to a real-estate portfolio into America’s most famous rich person — a branding triumph that he leveraged into a lucrative licensing operation, some outright swindles, and, most crucially, a television show in which he played a brilliant executive.

    All the evidence suggests Trump truly believes he is the character he plays on television. And now that he is surrounded by courtiers and the trappings of power, and constantly flattered by powerful people who are secretly terrified of his incompetence, he is convinced of it more deeply than he ever has been before.”

    I’d almost feel sorry for Trump if he wasn’t such a flaming asshole.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/donald-trump-thinks-hes-good-at-being-president.html

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Donald Trump Thinks He’s Good at Being President

      HA HA fucking HA!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He genuinely thinks he’s doing a good job. The Dunning Kreuger Effect is definitely real.

      • bookish

        At what point does narcissistic grandiosity veer into delusion? I used to think people were overstating it to say Trump was crazy, but it seems he’s getting worse with the pressures of the presidency, or maybe he’s just appearing on a bigger stage and we’re seeing more of what’s always been there. Let’s ask Melania.

        • yyyaz

          She probably thinks Dunning and Kruger hired her several times back in Slovenia.

        • I think him surrounding himself by yes men who never let him see any truth probably has something to do with it. Bigly.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    There may have been a nuclear incident in the arctic.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Wut? Got a link?

      Never mind, I’ll Google:

      Please let this be fake news!

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Oh, fuck.

        • snark-lurker

          looks legit but bet these leaks happen all the time, routine, the follow-up also routine

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            I think the key is that no one is saying there was seismic activity that would be indicative of a weapons test (even a tactical nuke would cause some seismographs to jump a little). Might just be some leakage from a facility that got people on edge.

  • Me The People

    From ‘The Blaze’, which has Milo Yiannopoulos on video defending paedophilia:

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/video-surfaces-of-milo-yiannopoulos-defending-pedophilia-acu-board-reportedly-not-consulted-on-cpac-invite/

    He’s saying ‘deceptively edited video!’ etc but it looks pretty conclusive. He’s definitely suggesting that it’s silly that we think that sex with adolescent children is a crime, and that being molested by his priest didn’t do him any harm.(WTF!)

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Of course being molested didn’t harm Milo. He’s totally normal and well adjusted, which is why he’s a self loathing homosexual.

      • Me The People

        Is Team Trump going to be up to defending this paedophilia advocate after this?

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Sure, because it was “FAKE NEWS!!!”

          • Me The People

            What would KellyAnne say?

          • Me The People

            “There’s a perfectly simple explanation that isn’t being picked up by the fake news and that is that he started this whole thing by saying “Check this out. I’m going to give a demonstration of what a paedophile sounds like when he is trying to normalise sex with children…”

      • snark-lurker

        i ben eatin paint chipz awl mie life nevuh don me no harm

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “These things do happen: preferably consensually.”

      PREFERABLY consensually?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c715d60367960bbe95a2a88b06358843ebaa01f74b95b07bb8a06b37d80f1a19.png

    • Blacktop Autumn

      The sad thing is this will be used against decent gay men to paint them as predators.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Oh, Christ, you’re probably right about that. Fuck.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Greg Abbott is salivating over the prospect as we speak.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I showed my roommate that video and I think she believes it.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • o’look Skwerl!

      “So you’re saying you’ve never seen a 15-year-old girl, at any point in your life, that you thought was hot?” Yiannopoulos asked.

      “Yeah, when I was 15!” Rogan replied. “I’m not retarded dude.”

      “No, when you were 25 or 30, you’ve never seen girls you thought were hot?” Yiannopoulos asked again.

      “No, I thought they were little kids!” Rogan said.

      Exactly.

      • snark-lurker

        that poopy pants draft-chicken with guns n guitars haz the same “argument”, if you will

        • OrG

          Dude,”poopy pants draft-chicken with guns n guitars” is fucking genius.10/10

          • snark-lurker

            blushing, swoon to follow

      • So you’re saying you’ve never seen a 15-year-old girl, at any point in your life, that you thought was hot?” Yiannopoulos asked

        Once again….Is this guy actually gay? Are there ANY confirmed black dicks out there who say yeah man, he suck good?

      • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

        Hahahahahahaaaaa…!

      • Thiazin Red

        Too true, most college students look like small children to me now. I don’t even get how creepers can even think of them that way.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      I can’t even upfist this but I appreciate the post.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
    • Wait. The Blaze is after milo?

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      This Milo guy gives livestock fanciers a reason to hold their heads high.

  • bookish
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I’ll stay tuned. Thanks for the update!

  • o’look Skwerl!
  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Sadiq Khan calls for Donald Trump state visit to be blocked over ‘cruel and shameful’ policies (Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London)

    Sadiq Khan has criticised Donald Trump’s “cruel and shameful” policies and said the US President should be denied a state visit.

    The Mayor spoke out as MPs prepared to debate the US President’s forthcoming trip to the UK on Monday.

    Parliament is set to debate rival petitions on the invitation extended by Theresa May to the president to make a state visit while protesters will gather in Westminster to speak out against Mr Trump.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      In Westminster Hall on Monday, MPs will debate a petition – signed by more than 1.85 million people calling for the visit to be stripped of the trappings of a state occasion in order to avoid causing “embarrassment” to the Queen.

      They will also consider a rival petition, backed by 311,000 signatories, demanding that the visit goes ahead.

      While the debate proceeds, protesters will gather for a rally in Parliament Square which organisers claim will attract more than 20,000 people.

      • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

        Take note, everyone: 311,000 > 1.85 million from now on. That’s how it works in the puppet’s head and therefore that’s how it is, OK?

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          I would truly enjoy having the Brits remove the “state occasion” from his visit. That should set him off but good.

        • redarmyzombie

          But…but…electoral college!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Ha! Retweeted.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I wish I knew how to Twitter!

      • snark-lurker

        purdy sure no yuh don’t–like wanting to know how to get n smoke crack

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        How to use Twitter

        The tl;dr version: follow like minded accounts and avoid arguments with trolls. Enjoy!

        • But I like arguments with trolls. Provided they say something funny and do not mind getting trapped in Socratic logic loops and or wear sailor hats.

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            I’ve been pretty disappointed with the quality of trolls here, so maybe I’ll seek them out on Twitter after all!

          • The only thing with the twitter is the doxxing and the death threating. That is no bueno.

    • calliecallie

      Is this really a thing? I think I would rather fire him for realz. How about #unpresidented ?

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Anyone seen Daisy lately?

    • Shanzgood

      I was wondering!!!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      She’s around. I is speaking with her now.

      • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

        Good. Glad she’s OK.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Good to know. Tell her I say hi!

        • Tacoclamgenda

          Same here.

      • I tweetered her the other night. She is being a good student like we all were yelling at her to be!

        • Internet Aunties and Uncles RULE!!!!!

        • calliecallie

          Hope she is also seeing the boyfriend!

    • OrG

      Downstream right now.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I just thought she might be happily consummating her friendship with her boy friend, and just decided to leave us old cranks to our own devices.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      Pesky Constitution…

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      And will repeat it ad nauseam.

  • Shanzgood

    Pinkham, this looks really good and you know I normally want to run right off to the grocery store and get everything to make it right away. Today is just not a good day, I’m afraid.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Weather got Shan down, or life playing it’s usual games?

      • Shanzgood

        Life stuff. Getting better, though.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          As long as it’s getting better.

          • Shanzgood

            Yes, thanks!

    • snark-lurker

      you spend too much time wearing pants

    • snark-lurker

      check your thong mebbee it’s on backwards

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Shanzgood

      Goody!

      (With FUCKING ASSLOADS OF VOTES)

    • calliecallie

      I hope he doesn’t meet up with any of the NYC Italian mobsters that have access to Pres. Trump. Gee, remember when that was a thing? Mario Cuomo? Geraldine Ferraro? Kennedy, even? I am old. WTF have we come to?

      • I am more interested in what the Mob thinks of him now that the FBI leaked that stuff that he agreed to let the FBI spy on the mob at his casinos.
        Bet they are REAL HAPPY with that

    • Brian

      What do you have against Teddy KGB?

    • thewalkindude
  • OOOOO Pinks this looks AMAZING. Not even gonna drop a normal substitution for like chopped hog hooves or something

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Good ol’ Pop – he’s gonna keep speaking his mind.

    https://twitter.com/PaulBegala/status/833168069988061184

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Don’t conservatives hate eminent domain?

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/833510492551467008

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      IOKITABP (It’s OK if they are brown people)

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Huh? A Google search for that acronym did not explain it. Please tell me what it means!

        • It’s ok if something something border patrol?
          Workin on the TP bit XD

          • snark-lurker

            It’s OK If Trump And Bannon Both P…?

          • It’s ok ifTrump And Bannon Pee. I like it

          • snark-lurker

            its ok if trumps anus ? ?

          • snark-lurker

            ok if trumps anus b? poop

          • Chris

            It’s ok if Trumps anus begets Pence

          • snark-lurker

            that werks 4 me

        • TJ Barke

          It’s okay if… something…

    • Sophia

      Also plan on using it against the holdouts for the Keystone Pipeline.

    • RobKanC

      It’s bad unless it is used to advance a con ideology or con the ppl.

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      I’d rather have a nice waffle iron, as per John Oliver.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Article on the front page of today’s Arizona Daily Star says the Tohono O’odham Nation reiterates it will NIMBY this to death. Their tribal lands extend through Southern-most Arizona and down into Mexico. They do not officially recognize the border between the two countries, even though they are supposed to obey the laws about crossing it. They are their own nation and this is their land. The border between the US and Mexico cuts through the Tohono O’odham reservation for about 75 miles. Since election day they have been telling the Trump administration: NO WALL in our nation. Watch this space. It’s going to get very interesting. The link below has a map that shows the reservation in the US. But the tribe’s historic lands extend far south of where you see the border drawn.
      http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/tohono-oodham-nation-will-reject-wall-tribal-land-borders-mexico/
      http://tucson.com/news/local/border/tohono-o-odham-leaders-confident-trump-s-wall-won-t/article_6403a694-d3f4-5bcf-9120-fba3a0f53bdc.html

      • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

        Used to buy my cigarettes from those lovely people. Pretty sure they can kick some serious ass.

  • Me The People

    Speaking of food, it’s cod roe season here till the end of this month. I boil it then slice it and fry it. Very tasty stuff. Might have some right now.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/195df39954d3803b41259e5407c0960af4ec2f9e47febd20a55f4b748551351c.jpg

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Umm no.

    • The trick is to get em waaayyy up high

      • Me The People

        Yeah you want a good sear on them. I’m a bit of a fan of frying the hell out of things generally.

        • I too have been known to sear and fry. tbh, my baking and roasting skills are abysmal so….yeah. Always tasty with enough oil!
          My poor arteries.

    • calliecallie

      I am watching the zombies on dvd right now. This looks like set decoration.

      • Me The People

        It looks better when sliced and fried, kind of like an improved version of scallops. They don’t taste like scallops though.

    • bookish

      I thought the Budget Surprise I fixed for lunch was bad. This is worse.

      • Me The People

        You don’t know what you are missing. It’s delicious. I guess it does look bad when you see the whole ovary uncooked, but when served its a very attractive looking dish. Sorry about the photo!

        • snark-lurker

          ovaries? you eat OVARIES?!gtfo

          • Me The People

            Well, it’s Scotland, we eat a lot of things.

          • snark-lurker

            i thought pig nuts (aka Rocky Mountain oysters) wuz bad but ovaries? i can’t get there

          • It is where they store the roe, lurker XD roe is the eggs

          • snark-lurker

            like kaviar?

          • yep ^.^ But cod shapped. It does look yummier when cooked *points up*

          • Me The People

            Its the millions of tiny eggs, really, the ovaries just contain them – the ovaries are like seran wrap with a few veins in it – it’s not substantial or ‘fleshy’. It turns into a kind of crispy skin when fried. Here’s how it looks on the plate –

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4225cbe164e827c65869add637b56f0132790f8db570993371c4d296eb0b7832.jpg

          • Amalga

            Rocky Mountain Oysters are lamb or calf nuts. Never heard of pig nuts being called that.

          • I eat scrapple. I shall not judge.

          • Amalga

            Do you eat herring eggs on kelp there?

    • Jennifer R

      Why does that look like a dish of penis.

      • female penis!

        • Jennifer R

          There was an early episode of dirty jobs where mike had to help castrate like 2000 baby goats. One of the old guys dropped his knife and used his teeth.

    • Amalga

      Yum yum yum!

    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      Okay before I scrolled down half-way…

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So I’d forgotten the “Blacks for Trump” guy was part of this murderous cult:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/09/us/09yahweh.html

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • bookish

    Yes, we noticed.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/GOP-Adviser-Trump-Delusions/2017/02/17/id/774234/

    President Donald Trump may be suffering from “outright delusions” and is placing the nation in danger, Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior adviser to the Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, says in a blistering opinion piece in Friday’s New York Daily News.

    • TJ Barke

      Yeah… I’m not clicking on a newsmax link…

      • bookish

        I should have looked before I did…I am so busted.

      • The comments are hilarious. FAKE NEWS and ILLEGAL LEAKING!!!
        Which is it, guys?

        • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

          Illegal leaking of fake news!

          • That one was the BEST. They are illegally leaking fake news XD SNORK

          • Vecchioivan

            Fake leaking of illegal news!!!

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        I’ll take one for the team:

        Top GOP Adviser: Something ‘Deeply Wrong’ With Trump

        http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo91pxPOa61qakh43o1_500.gif

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Here’s the source article at NYDN.

    • TJ Barke

      Okay, I clicked it… No shit, Sherlocks, anybody could tell you that. At the very least he has severe narcissistic personality disorder, if not outright dementia.

      • I think we ought to start a whisper campaign that Bannon is the one doing the leaking.
        Mostly because I think it is, since he does want to burn the entire thing down.
        But partly because it would be funny

    • ltmcdies

      I seem to recall this nice lady in a pantsuit pointing this out OVER AND OVER for all “some people” seemed to pay attention

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Stephen Colbert on Trump’s press conference: “How presidential. It reminds me of Harry Truman, who so famously said, ‘Look, I don’t know where it’s supposed to stop. I was given that buck.’”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    God, I love Gretchen Morgenson from the NYT:

    This is the party line: Banks aren’t lending nowadays because the regulatory burden they face is too onerous. And that is hurting the economy and job creation.

    Articulating this view, President Trump has vowed to slash financial regulations to fix the problem.

    “Frankly, I have so many people, friends of mine, that have nice businesses and they can’t borrow money,” he said in early February. “They just can’t get any money because the banks just won’t let them borrow because of the rules and regulations in Dodd-Frank,” the Wall Street reform law of 2010.

    Anecdotes can be compelling, of course. So many people with nice businesses who can’t borrow money. That sounds very bad.

    But the actual figures tell a different story.

    Indeed, a look at recent bank results shows that lending among the big institutions is rising, not falling. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the most recent period, Bank of America, Citigroup, J. P. Morgan and Wells Fargo all reported increases in their average loan figures.

    Tell ’em, Gretchen!

    • They leant to me for a car and it is improving my credit. What Trump means is that his buddies can’t fucking sell junk loans and make money off that.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Yeah, they didn’t do enough with all those toxic mortgages. They want to take another turn at that buffet line.

        • ya kiddin? They made out like bandits with that! They want MOAR
          Though if he does ditch the regs, it is likely hubs and I can get a house loan and if we play it correctly, we might actually beat them.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            My 401k just sent me a letter telling me they’re no longer offering one of my investments and moving the money into a high-risk fund. Or I could switch to a federal or municipal bond fund, which the small print tells me is actually a stock fund which is designed to mimic the returns of a bond fund (so, low interest, high risk). The date of the transfer has already passed.

            This is bad.

          • see that shit. How can that shit be legal at all.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Oh, they disclosed and I can opt out. They’re just clearly hoping I haven’t noticed that.

          • When my company rebranded, they switched the 401k over and charged me a transfer fee for it.
            I was PISSED. So next open enrollment fuck it, I will go back to mattress hoarding.

      • HogeyeGrex

        He means they won’t lend to him and that he had to go to the Russian mob.

        And that other stuff, too, but “Me, me, me, me, me!!!” is pretty much all he’s capable of thinking.

    • TJ Barke
  • aktlib101

    About Orange Shitler and that neo-fascist rally in Florida the other day:
    “We are now facing the most significant internal challenge to the American Republic since the Civil War, with a President’s attacks on our institutions such as the Judiciary and a free press at levels and hysteria that few of us can recall in our lifetimes. But these attacks are not occurring in a vacuum—they have the wholesale support of a huge portion of our population. For the same reason it’s a mistake to focus solely on the Nazis when considering the massive crimes that culminated in the Holocaust, it’s shortsighted to focus solely on Trump. The real danger lies in the fact that he holds such sway among millions of Americans who have shown themselves to be incapable or unwilling to consider his glaring incompetence and venality, while wholly accepting his demonization of the institutions capable of thwarting him”
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/19/1635510/-Trump-s-Willing-Executioners

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    DAMN, I wish she would join our side. But if not–I don’t watch CNN so I haven’t seen much of her on TV, but if her personality is anything like her tweets, this is a Republican with whom I’d gladly have a beer:

    https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/833402387767377921

    • What is with the right going pedophile about everything? Yeah ok Milo did a dumb about finding a 15 year old girl hot (srsly, he is gay, right?) but it is like their ultimate go to now when they want to tear someone down. He’s a pedophile! There are basements under pizza joints! Weird.

    • Sophia

      She has been on fire over Trump

      • I’d feel a lot more sorry for the actual conservatives if, you know, they did not help create this by going along with the Muslim Terrorist Kenyan Usuruper Tea Party Taxes are Bad stuff with winks and nods along the way.
        They get what they deserve.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Most of them, yes. IIRC, Ana Navarro was Never Trump from the start, so she deserves credit for that even if I disagree with her on numerous other issues.

          • I would still prefer her to admit openly that the GOP winking and nodding to the far right and subtly stoking their racist fears had a BIG part to play in this.

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            Well, yeah, that would be a good thing. I say we play nice with her because she might come around!

          • You are nicer than I am currently feeling XD But I am all hyper. On meds for a cold, hubby’s surgery is tomorrow, feel like drek and have so much to do this week.
            BRING ME THE TROLLS. I shall eat them! Without fava beans!

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            But you’ll still have the Chianti, right? :-)

          • I actually do not like whine. But I bet troll goes good with vodka.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Best of luck to you and hubby tomorrow.

          • aw thanks, dear woman!

          • bobbert

            Best of luck on the surgery.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            Okay yeah, I also have a cold and a fiance with surgery tomorrow. SOLIDARITY!

          • :hugs: hope it goes well, my comrade in misery!
            I am even valiantly taking the couch tonight so my snotty snoring does not either infect him nor keep him up.
            I R SACRIFICING

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            The struggle is real.

            (And how did your day go? We’re all fine here.)

          • phoenix00

            *fist bumps* best of luck.

        • Vecchioivan

          Lie down with dogs . . .

  • aktlib101
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Poor people are unable to save 0.2 of every dollar of income, really rich people are unable to spend 0.8 of every dollar. In a society with a reasonable distribution curve, it would wash out. But when income is heavily weighted to the top, the result is a restriction of the economy.

      It is this principle that makes trickle down economics a sham. The notion that if the guys at the top get more money, they will spend more and it will work its way down to the little guy flies against all data as well as being contradicted by the math. There is nothing anywhere in any reality based world that suggests the possibility of trickle down economics working.

      Ding ding fucking ding!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Hell, Adam Smith could have told you this.

      • OrG

        Give it a chance!

        • Courser_Resistance

          I did, under Reagan. I ended up broke and jobless. It fucked me hard, and didn’t even leave a tip. Fuck that shit.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Vecchioivan

      Snort!

    • Scrofula

      Hey, Tapatio libelz!!!

    • Courser_Resistance

      We can do this every weekend, Asshole, is completely awesome.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • Scrofula

      When/how did Milo endorse pedophilia?

      • Apparently the dork was going on about how he seduced some adult at 13, that a priest molesting him never did him harm, and that 15 year old girls are “hot”
        To which the interviewer was all “NO YOU FUCKING FREAK NO”
        I paraphrase the response a bit.

        • Scrofula

          And he’s going to speak at CPAC?
          Seriously, no credibility (CPAC). At all.
          I have no words to express the manner in which they can all go fuck themselves with votes.

          • Well, they did have the Molesting Duggar once so yeah, they have a weird attraction to pedophiles.
            Wonder why?

          • Scrofula

            Yeah, molest your sisters, strangle your dog (Huckabee Jr), elect a twice divorced sexual assaulter, and invite some shock troll to speak simply because he agrees with yer boy–but don’t you fucking DARE think of contraception or sex ed, or shit, abortion.

          • I said it before. If Jesus did return, these fucks would either shoot or deport him. Probably both.

          • Scrofula

            Gag him and send him to Gitmo–they can’t risk him publicly disavowing everything they stand for.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Nah. Even simpler. “I can do whatever I want, cuz Jesus. You should be hanged for doing anything I even slightly disapprove of. Also, cuz Jesus.”

            Jesus would actually slap the shit out of these people. Cuz Jesus.

        • One has to wonder if it ever crosses his mind that if conservatives had their way, he’d be in jail, in a “conversion therapy” program, or just beaten by them. Or maybe he’d enjoy it.

          • Oh he says conversion therapy works, he just does not want to bother because bitches be annoying

          • Scrofula

            Cause he knows CPAC and the rest are full of shit, and in the meantime he’ll ride the alt-right gravy train.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        According to the Blaze, here.

        “We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff,” Yiannopoulos is heard saying in a video, acknowledging that he has a controversial point of view, “to the point where we are heavily policing consensual adults.”

        “In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents,” he added.

        “It sounds like molestation to me,” an unnamed person tells Yiannopoulos in reply, likely an interviewer. “It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me.”

        “But you know what? I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him,” Yiannopoulos replied, using a euphemism for male oral sex.

        • Scrofula

          I read that and first thought, “head” works for men AND women, and then, I don’t even know which way is up that this shock troll is a conservative darling. Where are their pearls? Why aren’t they clutching them?

    • boyblue122

      Have you seen the speakers for CPAC…Hannity, Sheriff Big Hat, Santorum, Bannon

      Milo fits right in

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    Apropos of absolutely nothing, it occurs to me that the biggest difference between 21st Century Republicans and Democrats is that the Republicans want Democrats to go away, while Democrats want the Republicans to come back…

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Pinky, this looks delicious. Thanks!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Yup – now we get to the “You cross Trump, and it’s to the cornfield with you!”

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/833529112820064257

    • reassigned lol.

      • Yr. Gma

        I guess that’s what they’re calling it now.

    • phoenix00

      A few days later: “A body was found dumped with his fingers crushed and kneecaps drilled out”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • I actually saw someone try to make the argument that welfare is going broke because of too many abortions.
      I think they were crossing the streams, but it was funny as shit watching them try!

      • Courser_Resistance

        I’m not a math wiz or anything, but that doesn’t compute.

  • Me The People

    Hahahaha ‘Right Wing News’ and fuck you very much.

    http://rightwingnews.com/conservatives/liberals-hated-conservative-notched-top-speaker-cpac/

    Daddy’s home! Milo Yiannopoulos is rising above and will crush the
    liberals and democrats watching speeches at the Conservative Political
    Action Conference (CPAC) next week. Milo is the gay right wing
    commentator who points out flaws in liberals, democrats, and shady
    leftist groups such as Black Lives Matter, violent ANTIFA, and of course
    the haggard feminist bunch.

    Milo is hated by liberals who claim his words are hate speech, but
    Milo presents speeches based on FACTS, not feelings, and he is not
    hateful in anyway whatsoever. If facts are hateful, then people need to
    stop creating those facts. Milo’s keynote address
    will receive more talk time than most other registered right wingers –
    even more time than Vice President Mike Pence. Also scheduled to speak
    are Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Mark Levin.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Well, that’s sure a dream team. Do suppose Cruz will punch Carly again?

      • phoenix00

        Or let her fall off the stage. Again.

    • lol see, now hackers, this would be the time to do something good. Play his 15 year olds are hot tape riiiiggghhhtttt in the middle of his speech, over their speakers.
      Come on, do it. I dare you.

    • phoenix00

      Even when not justifying their BS, right-wingers need to go ahead and justify their BS anyways.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    So I just got back from a worshop/potluck. Mine was the non-vegan dish – cheesy polenta casserole. But damn, braised beef sounds mighty tasty.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      A good polenta is always a welcome addition.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I am happy to say it was eaten quite quickly.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Waah! It’s so UNFAIR!!! (from WaPo):

    Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t

    “They’re stonewalling everything that he’s doing because they’re just being babies about it,” said Patricia Melani, 56, a Jersey native who now lives here and attended her third Trump rally Saturday. “All the loudmouths? They need to let it go. Let it go. Shut their mouths and let the man do what he’s got to do. We all shut our mouths when Obama got in the second time around, okay?”

    http://33.media.tumblr.com/bdabb74d2a5eab00aadb2431fee6d863/tumblr_inline_nqehts5vA91t68op0_500.gif

    • lol they did???? What about the first time, Patricia?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I seem to remember lots of people yelling right up until January 19th, 2017. I suppose Patricia must have been comatose from 2012 until then…

      • Hell, remember how they threatened 2nd amendment solutions if Hillary was elected?

        • Gosala

          Doesn’t the 2nd amendment guarantee freedom from guns?

        • David Clark

          Yeah. Following HIS lead.

          How can so many people be so fucking stupid?

          • I think they know deep down they are wrong. Hence the gigantic amount of butthurt that we are just not letting them enjoy the gloating.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            I’m not sure they do. I think they’re really this delusional. Not stupid, not crazy, just fucking clueless. They have a narrative they’ve been telling themselves and they are sticking with it come hell or high water.

          • Right, but someone who holds a world view and actually believes it wholeheartedly does not get all hurt and upset when someone challenges that. Because they are firm in that world view.
            These people are anything but. It really, really, REALLY makes them worry when people speak out :)

      • Sophia

        You doing that fake news thing again. They never made a peep. I can’t decide if their world is scary for them or not as it seems to consist of whatever they want it to.

    • Gosala

      We all shut our mouths when Obama got in the second time around, okay?”

      No. No, you didn’t

      • Jukesgrrl

        What are they talking about. They’re STILL yelling and blaming everything wrong with their lives on Obama. You don’t even have to read Shit Fer Brains. Go someplace like the MSN News or Yahoo News. Every other post is a slam on Obama. Even now. He’s still hurting them. Apparently the man is a magician.

    • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      Yeah, no. Not shutting my mouth. And oh by the way, Ms. Melani, your candidate hasn’t achieved a single thing most of us would consider worthwhile, or even tolerable. So go fuck yourself.

      • I want to ask her, if he is so great, why is he already campaigning and asking for her donations?

  • Gosala

    Pretty sure the bronze age ended around 1200BC.

    Not going back there.

    No.

  • Sophia
  • WomanInThePersistence
    • thank you :*

    • Sister the Resister

      I’m getting an “invalid URL” notice, but trimmed some stuff off the front and back of the URL and got this – is it what you were going for?
      https://act.moveon.org/event/resistance-recess_attend/

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Yes! Thank you. I am very bad at links.

        • Sister the Resister

          But very good at other things!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            You are very kind. Thanks for fixing that. I really want word to spread.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Madeline’s war it was called at the time. By the right. Fuck those guys.
      THIS is the America that I know and is worth fighting for.

  • Sophia

    Was doing one last news troll before bed and I stumbled across this. Sweet dreams people.

    ‘Impeach President Bannon’ signs pop up around country

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320310-impeach-president-bannon-signs-pop-up-around-country https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef8386a036a1c2a26af5ef6a5240b8c792be89474c91d021337430bf207f6d9f.jpg

  • Jennifer R

    Whoo nice day writing story tonight. Drop in the bucket compared to the total of it but still that is how the bucket will fill up. I also hit the 90,000 word mark.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Are you doing NaNo?

      • Jennifer R

        Writing an interactive fiction from scratch. Engine and all.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • CindyinEncinitas
    • WomanInThePersistence

      That doesn’t seem problematic. It seems lovely.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Oooh, pretty.

    • Gregory Brown

      Don’t you dare. Sunsets are a gift for us at the end of a day, no matter how good or bad it was.

  • Gosala

    Good night and good luck

    https://youtu.be/kbJcQYVtZMo

    • David Clark

      That genuinely brought a tear to my eye. Several in fact. For that six minutes or so everything else seemed to matter a little bit less. Thank you so very much for that.

      A cat is nuzzling my head. Odessa, the gray tabby foster. My tortoiseshell Becca is licking my arm. Think I’ll watch John Oliver now.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      That was beautiful. Thank you!

    • NellCote71

      Fabulous. Thank you.

    • The Wanderer

      Always puts a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.

  • BloviateMe
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
      • BloviateMe

        I cannot unsee, misery loves company, etc.

        But really, sorry.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Sweet Jesus on a breadstick! A little warning would be nice.

      • Up at the top next to your name, choose “hide media” then you can click view (and swiftly close it again!) whenever you choose ^.^

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I do hide media. But I clicked on this in my usual spirit of innocent curiosity. Yurggghhhh….

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Dick too big. As are hands.

    • Sister the Resister

      Well. Um. Er…..
      Very nice artwork, at least. Subject matter kind of makes me nauseous…

    • Gregory Brown

      Jesus H. Christ on Crutches, did you have to do that?!

    • Jennifer R

      The poop on the phone is a nice touch.

    • phoenix00

      Fruity Obamaphone company libelz!!!

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • Sister the Resister

      I love this guy

    • Apple Scruff

      I thought the same thing about Milo! WTF with those dumb ass pearls? Dude is so try-hard.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Daisy Buchanan cosplay?

  • Apple Scruff

    So about this Swedish terrorist attack. Do we think President Cheeto purposely made it up (like Bowling Green Massacre), or that he legit has early stage dementia or alzheimer’s?

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Can one of the choices be that he is A idiot, and a pathological liar?

      • Apple Scruff

        Of course! And totally logical. He eventually said it was something he heard on Fox News, which turned out to be a story about Sweden and immigrants. So my guess is that he heard part of the story, but not all of it, or then forgot, or wasn’t paying 100% attention, heard what he wanted, made up the rest, and then just ran with it.

        So it could be a combination of dementia, old age, idiocy, and pathological lying.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          It was Tucker Carlson, natch, and his guest was saying that it was freaky that the Swedes weren’t turning against the refugees over crimes they weren’t committing.

          • Jamoche

            And Sweden, being much more enlightened than us, had expanded the definition of rape which is what caused the uptick in reported incidents.

        • Scrofula

          It’s just his comprehension level–FOX News, map showing Sweden, mumble glurble immigrants–morphs into “that . . . incident . . . last night in Sweden.”
          Probably the same grasp as most viewers.

    • He apparently blamed it on Fox news XD Which makes the irony so much more funnier

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Wait, what?!?

      • At his campaign rally, that is totally normal for a president to hold one month after inauguration, he went on about the terrible incident in Sweden who was letting in all those refugees.
        Sweden was swift to assure the world that no, they are ok, and our president is A Idiot

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Seriously? God almighty, he is a pustule.

          • Then when caught, he blamed it on something he saw on Fox News.
            Which is totally normal for a president to do ^.^

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Does he think people won’t notice? And now he’s pissing off Fox (granted, they won’t notice).

          • Apple Scruff

            There are a few calling him out on Fox now. In fact, the only ass lickers over there now seem to be Fox & Friends and Sean Hannity. Shepherd Smith has been entertaining.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Yeah, I’m sure that Fox will keep at it, being such stellar news-type people.

          • Apple Scruff

            They’ll get the memo when the rest of the GOP gets it, that it is safe to turn on Trump now and they are going to be putting in Pence.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Nah, Little Lord Hungryman is probably wetting himself that he managed to inject a bullshit fake news meme right into the dialogue like that.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            That is when the real fun begins, I hope.

        • Apple Scruff

          A campaign rally he held in Florida while his VP was off working at a conference in Germany.

          Totally legit, indeed.

          • No no, see, what Pence is doing is an apology tour ^.^ Seriously, tweet it, FB it, whatever.

          • Apple Scruff

            It’s kind of amazing that they’re slowly training Pence to be Prez and our dear orange Overlord is so self-involved that he cannot see it happening before his eyes. He’d rather be bathing in the undying love of his (ever shrinking) army of followers and sleeping at Mar a Lago than do something, like, travel to Europe for his job.

          • slowly nothing, the fucking moron let it out of the bag during the campaign when he said, out loud, that he would be doing the fun stuff and Pence would be doing the presidenting.
            Of course, our press panned on it.

          • Apple Scruff

            True, he said that (he also said it when he tried to entice Kasich to be VP). So he doesn’t even see that he’s going to replaced. SAD!

          • Phoenixdoglover

            Yes, that is definitely what Pence has been doing. He has much practice at it.

    • boyblue122

      There was actually a terrorist attack in early January planned by Neo-Nazis on a refugee center in Sweden

      Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested in January after a Gothenburg Asylum centre became the target of a homemade bomb attack, leaving one person seriously injured.

      Security services said all three suspects had previously been members of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR), a group that openly promotes racist and anti-Semitic views and has vocally opposed non-white immigration to the country.

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/donald-trump-terror-attack-claim-sweden-neo-nazis-refugee-centre-florida-rally-a7588516.html

    • Yr. Gma

      Yes.

    • Dazza

      Trump: Pay no attention to my loans from Russian banks for my various ventures (since my bankruptcies scared off American banks), or to my possible connections to the acquisition of a chunk of the 19.5% stake in Rosneft (the Russian government’s oil giant) sold in 2016 to a Singaporean corporate “entity”. LOOK: I said a stupid thing about Sweden and my campaign rallies are noisy and shiny.

      • Campaign rally just one month after inauguration. Cannot be said enough.

        • The Wanderer

          He cannot stand being without the adulation.

        • HogeyeGrex

          Publicly funded campaign rally.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Bidding you good Wonkers good night with this:

    https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/833536177890291716

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Dude its like 9:00…

  • redarmyzombie

    I was told there wouldn’t be math.

  • BREAKING NOW! WHITE HOUSE STAFF PICKS FILM FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO WATCH TONIGHT TO SOOTH HIS JANGLED NERVES

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71f0ca6304d89fa15f2b3e0eff6741877afebbf0eb0df822cbb851e904963523.jpg

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Mind you, moose bites can be nasti.

      • Bob Hope once bit my sister.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Did she get better?

        • BloviateMe

          Abandon Bob Hope, ye who enter here.

          On account of we don’t wanna get bit.

          • TJ Barke

            Shoot some golf and shoot some dope?

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Oh, not that one. Dina Merrill’s mom built Mar a Lago, and she fought against it being sold to him. Also, she’s a Merrill as in Merrill Lynch and her stepfather was EF Hutton. By all accounts he hates her about as much as you’d expect.

      • David Clark

        All the better!

      • So the Sweden Terror Massacre was a Trump plot to get Dina Merrill?

        So the man is a genius!

      • Jamoche

        “And when EF Hutton talks…”

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • Unfortunately the survivors of the Bowling Green Massacre were having their reunion in Sweden just at that minute when all of a sudden . . .

      • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

        I guess that was their Final Destination.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Sometimes a woman just needs to dance.

    https://youtu.be/BoeAqeKW5Wk

    • Carpe Vagenda
    • Sister the Resister

      Wow – those are Some Costumes!

      • Not sure what has me going more…the very start spangled jump suit or the feather boa trimmed leisure suit or the snake skin one piece. The red one looks like something I woulda worn clubbin back in the day, minus the boot cuff things so….I will remain mum on that one

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Hey! That’s how I dress for work. Are you suggesting that’s unusual?

          • Not at all.
            I would however like to submit my resume. Or I can old school it and do a full CV

        • Sister the Resister

          I like those sassy boots!

  • Shoto
    • phoenix00

      That’s inaccurate. Those two are cheering all this.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      So if you put your finger a duck in its butthole, it will quack?

      Best vid since https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EdzOSSDV0

      • guppy06

        Whose finger is in whose butt here?

    • Tallmutha

      It actually took an enormous campaign of viewer mail and celebrities accusing the network of being duckist before they put the Visser video in rotation.

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Good night guys……….sleep well ……be well……..

  • Ninja0980

    Tsk tsk, does appear Milo’s 15 minutes of fame are up.
    Goodbye asshole, go back to the rock you came out from.

    • bookish

      Now that Milo’s on the pedo train, how many young Republicans will be inviting him to speak at college campuses?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Just for once, I hope AOT; K is not the correct answer.

        • bookish

          Somehow the fundegelicals manage to rationalize Trump’s three adulterous marriages and his incestuous fascination with his daughter. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I hope the Dowager Yiannopoulos has finally jumped the shark, but we shall see.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            He is remarkably matronly for a boy his age.

          • Thiazin Red

            They rationalized that Duggar creep molesting his sisters, so there is literally nothing they can’t pretend is okay.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      It’s not even so much him as the people who enable him to have had access to a large media market. It’s like these wingnuts don’t care much about vetting their own people or having the self-awareness to question not just their actions, but their own intent.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        tbh I’m starting to wonder if he’s actually gay.

        • Jennifer R

          That is what I have been saying. He is a fratbro caricature of what they think a fierce gay man who is on their side would be like. He gives them license to say awful things because he dresses up like a queer.

          At most he is gay for pay.

    • Shanzgood

      And of course he’s helped add to the “queers are pedophiles!” hysteria, dammit.

      • Jennifer R

        I watched that Bill Mahar bit where Larry Wilmore tells him to go fuck himself a few times. He says “Homosexuals are deranged, I feel deranged”.

        • Shanzgood

          Maybe he is, but not because he’s gay.

          This is so sickening.

          • Jennifer R

            It’s sounding like Milo has a serious problem.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Did you really watch that? Because urgh. No way for me.

          • Jennifer R

            I sure did. Remember I am a massive masochist, and a never ending font of outrage. I would not recommend watching it but it is worth noting that there is video evidence of Milo calling all gay people deranged, before saying that he thinks he himself is deranged.

            Overall it was just SLIGHTLY less awful than A Serbian Film.
            Slightly.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            That sounds awful. And if you chose to watch it, that’s your call. Not for me.

          • Jennifer R

            Well I really wanted to watch Larry WIlmore.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I miss him.

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah he was funny and it’s nice to have him defending gay and trans people.

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            Remember I am a massive masochist, and a never ending font of outrage.

            Now I can go to bed with a fucking smile on my face!

            Thx. JR

          • Jennifer R

            I will be your raging beacon in this storm.

        • TJ Barke

          Deranged is indeed an appropriate descriptor for Milo…

          • Jennifer R

            Sure is, sounds like his visa should be revoked.

        • BloviateMe

          The Maher interview alone was rough. He seems like a messed up youngster, a product of abuse. It’s too bad, for him and us, he’s in the limelight. It made me sad, not angry.

          • Jennifer R

            Youngster my ass, he and me are both 33.

          • BloviateMe

            Wow really? I would’ve guessed young twenties.

            I still saw pain manifested as outlandish behavior. I could of course be wrong.

          • Jennifer R

            Oh yeah, he needs psychotherapy not attention. But the same could be said of me, so I will just call him a homophobic prick and not throw stones from my glass house.

      • Jennifer R

        Actually, That is the whole point. Even this is part of the act, make even the conservative queers look awful and resolidify homophobia as a key conservative tenant.

  • bookish

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39024648

    Scientists across the US plan to march in DC on 22 April.

    “I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire career,” the former Democrat congressman told BBC News.

    “To see young scientists, older scientists, the general public speaking up for the idea of science. We are going to work with our members and affiliated organisations to see that this march for science is a success.”

  • Shoto
  • Carpe Vagenda

    So, totally OT, but it’s a 3 day weekend: I am totally not making this up. William Shatner is having a flame war with Destiel and SPN RPF shippers on twitter.

    • TJ Barke

      3 day weekend for whom? Bank and postal workers?

    • Sister the Resister

      Ok, I’m obviously out of some loop here. I (of course) know who Shatner is, but who is Destial, and what is a SPN RPF?

      • Jennifer R

        Destail seems to be a pairing, and if I remember high school right RPF is using real people and not the characters the actors play in your fiction.

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          I remember a time when none of this would have made
          any sense.

          Like now.

          • Jennifer R

            A friend of mine in high school was into reading and writing stories about Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen having sex. Not Legolas and Aragorn, but the actors themselves. She also liked Ewan McGregor and would often give him character traits from Trainspotting.

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            After my mom died, I came across the inevitable pictures, and cutouts, and letters from her 1940s youth. I have to say, despite our age or time in life, we all share a common humanity.

          • Jennifer R

            Homemade Tijiuana Bibles?

          • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

            Dude, I’m like, standing right here…

          • Sister the Resister

            I love having a unicorn as part of the Wonketariat. We should get more species in here.

          • The Wanderer

            Yo.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Until recently I had a teenager. It’s very educational.

      • I Am Helpy

        Google seems to be telling me it’s some sort of Supernatural fanfic thing?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        SPN = Supernatural

        shippers = people who support a non-canonical romantic relationship between characters in a piece of media

        Destiel = the ship for people who support a romantic relationship between hardcore but secretly sensitive demon hunter Dean Winchester and his equally-pretty angel buddy Castiel on Supernatural

        RPF = real people fiction, or fanfiction that ships the actors instead of their characters. Some of the people who do it are way too invested in it being real.

        • I Am Helpy

          … OK, good. Now how/where does Shatner come into this? I NEED DEETS.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            That’s the random. I have no idea. But it’s been going on all. day.

          • Jennifer R

            Shatner is both a giant ego and a giant nerd. There isn’t much more to say than he found a fire to throw some gas on.

  • Shoto

    Here’s ProPublica’s main page for reporting on Drumpf.

    https://www.propublica.org/trump-administration/

    • bookish

      Bookmarked for when I need my two minutes of hate :)

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Why go two minutes when they’ve already taken your cash for 15min?

        • bookish

          Whu…I have to pay?

    • HogeyeGrex

      Because I wasn’t feeling stabby enough already.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Well, I have to go to work tomorrow. Sweet dreams, everybody.

    https://youtu.be/OLvk-qsKonQ

  • Jennifer R

    This Milo thing has reminded me that the person who has shown me the creepiest porn was a conservative man in Texas who thought that LCR were RINOs. Before you ask it was a combo tape (of course it was an unlabeled VHS tape) of twincest, and probably asian sex slaves? Like one of the women was covered in burns and skin and bones and the both women looked super drugged.

    • Scrofula

      Do you often find yourself watching porn with conservative men in Texas?

      • Jennifer R

        I was 19 and was recovering from a short time in a suicide ward and taking a year off from college. I thought I was in love and bought a one way 800 mile Greyhound.

        • Scrofula

          Well I’m glad you recovered. Oh yeah, and from the psych ward too.

          • Jennifer R

            Bad choices are my bread and butter.

        • I Am Helpy

          You got us now, though. We got your back.

          • Jennifer R

            He grew some really pretty Orchids though.

        • Yr. Gma

          Nineteen is the worst. If you live through it, it gets better.

          • Jennifer R

            Oh yeah it really did get better. Mid 20s and early 30s have both been rather good. Late 20s weren’t so hot, but I got that squared away down to a dull roar.

          • Yr. Gma

            I was 19 in the middle of the hippie sixties and VietNam and since 21 was the majority age, I was a minor with adult problems. I hated 19.

          • Jennifer R

            I could find people to buy me alcohol easy enough, that wasn’t ever the problem. Being really queer and kinda spectrum in the rural south was the problem. Not knowing what I was feeling for two wholly separate reasons and both needed to be addressed to make any progress? Super fun.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      I can see that. Conservatives are into the strangest shit when it comes to porn.

      • Jennifer R

        Also pretty much the entirety of the porn section of the video rental place in Huntsville Texas is gay porn.

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        You must not know any furries.

        • Jennifer R

          I know a lot of furries and most of them tap out not much farther past some light leash and pet play. Maybe some of them would pee outside if it wasn’t a crime? Eating out of a dog bowl isn’t really *that* strange.

        • The Wanderer

          I write furry smut, but I have clearly defined limits. And I’m a fairly vanilla person IRL.

          • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

            I probably should’ve made it clear that I was thinking about the contents of my own pron files.

        • What, you don’t know any confurvatives?

          • Jennifer R

            That might be the best worst portmanteau I have seen in awhile.

          • They tend not to be the best people, either. Furries are usually very liberal, so the conservative ones often feel the need to be ultraconservative.

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah most of the furries I know are either far left or at least self aware enough to make suitable volumes of donations in penance for their progress in the system.

          • guppy06

            How does the fox vote?

          • ILLEGALLY, BY THE MILLIONS, FOR CROOKED HILLARY

        • guppy06

          There’s a serious overlap between furries and libertarians/objectivists.

        • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

          I don’t but I’ve heard all about yiffing.

  • Stupid Monkey – Call me Stu’

    How many Drachma do the carrots cost?

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      How many wrens’ livers do you have?

      • The Wanderer

        I don’t have any wren’s livers. Would chaffinch brains do?

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          In a pinch, in a pinch.

  • I Am Helpy
    • Jennifer R

      Maybe some problems are self solving?

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    what’s up late night homies….I did some work today, lotta laundry, some chores, even ate some friggin’ vegetables. I was (mostly) not anxious all day.

    It’s about as good as it gets.
    What’s going on ’round here?

    • Jennifer R

      Milo is a pedo and I did some writing. That sums up all I can remember from today.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        Fucking fuck Milo… I haven’t read whatever it is he said, but I read some of the early reax earlier here. What a surprise…a total intolerable douchebag is…a criminally intolerable douchebag.

        ‘Member we were talkin’ about his appearance at CPAC? He’s definitely out now. For goddamn good reason.

        • Jennifer R

          #CPAC is blowing up with this. maybe 1 in 10 posts is someone saying it’s fake news or Milo is just being edgy. Everyone else is calling for his balls.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            I really believe he needs to be ignored, like trump it’s his kryptonite. But we said CPAC was going to rebel. Between “queer”, and racist, and now this new disgusting development, I’d hope he goes the way of Ann Coulter.

          • Jennifer R

            You mean having sex with Bill Maher in exchange for media exposure?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            fuck ’em both – fire, piss on ’em, you know the expression.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        Sorry, also too glad you got some writing done. Is this for the game or another project?
        All my writing is academic these days. : (

        • Jennifer R

          Yeah it’s for my game. I hit 90,000 words as well, it’s really starting to take off.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            glad to hear it! Sounds like you hit your groove…

            It’s totally not the same thing, but I also wanted to tell you that i been treating my gnarly hands well. You remember those pics I posted int he middle of hte night a few weeks ago? I’m all good now, they’re nicely healed, not cracked and dry.

            Sorry, it’s all I got.

            Did you ever figure out how to get flamethrowers into your fantasy game? I liked the adaption of the hand grenade you mentioned. ; P

          • Jennifer R

            I haven’t yet, but I know where I wanna place it. The western continent has both a tinker’s guild and an alchemy guild with a strong history of competition. Already had A Thing for turning over a bundle of the sorceress’ papers to the tinkers. The A Thing that gets out in the world for giving them to the alchemists is some sort of sprayed fire.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            see, the more i hear about this game, hte more I want to play it.
            ; )

          • Jennifer R

            Sadly I am still early in the second arc. there is a wide but not too long intro scene that leads into 4 major branches and I am a couple of smaller scenes into each branch.

            The nice thing about writing it in HTML and JavaScript is that at any given moment the thing I have is 100% playable, no compiling or jigger-pokery.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            lol…maybe look into william goldman books – the godfather of hollywood style scripts.

            Or don’t, and do your own thing – I suspect the latter would be more interesting. ; )
            Best of luck Jennifer. You have to make a chubby troll based on me. (The TX mom asked me tonight if I had yet to take care of my “troll feet”, lol).

          • Jennifer R

            Is it bad that I already have 4 non human intelligent races that are commonly accepted and known to exist in my world? Complete with at least a vague civilization and average life expectancy? And in the case of one of them details in how they played a role in the farther back history? (basically a cause for the A Danger that is in the game) I may have a lot of details thought out.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            I think we can all agree, the best ficitonal worlds are the ones that are totally fleshed out, with plenty of detail AND variety. THAT’s the key I think…detail mixed with some surprises.

            Let’s poll, Star Trek TNG did this? Check. Firefly? Check…and on and on and on.
            This, THIS, is why I coudl never write sci-fi. I just don’t have the imagination for it.

          • Jennifer R

            I mean you have to have a degree of suspension of disbelief, at least in regards to gravitational effects of a planet on minor transstellar objects and the possibility of moving enough material on a planet to one position to alter its orbit even slightly, or my cosmology and history will sound strange. But if I can beg that much from my players then I think everything else should jibe.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            I’m shit at science…I’m on board.
            Lol.
            ; P

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah, my playtester likes the history of the world. I just don’t really have a place in game to work much of it in yet. Right now the player will hopefully be more interested in whichever of the four branches they go on, and will maybe remember that a lot of spying was happening in the first arc.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            whether story game, board game, book, or video game – the story part is what hooks ’em.
            Sounds like you’re on the right track though.

      • The Wanderer

        Hurrah for writing! I posted a chapter of one story and worked on another yesterday.

        • Jennifer R

          I did 1100 words worth of work on an interactive fiction I am writing from scratch.

          • The Wanderer

            1100? Excellent work!

          • Jennifer R

            Thank you :) Looking at my layout I think I will be hitting about 350 000 when I am done. The truth is this is like writing a whole bunch of stories all at once and for a first time project still daunts me at times.

    • bluicebank

      The left end of my sway bar popped out on the Baja Bug, but happened in the garage where the three parts presented themselves on the floor, meekly saying “we are important parts.” But I can’t re-align it to re-insert the bushing, so tomorrow to the local mechanic where cuss words will be exchanged.

      But it’s not as bad as the mayhem in Sweden, thank god.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        lol, I wish my dad was still alive. He was a VW fan my entire life…his last one was a baja that was the ugliest piece of shit, but he loved it. I came home once to visit and he took me out jumping hills in the desert. I had NEVER seen him like that. He was fucking having fun!

        I wish I could give you some good advice, but the only thing I can do on a VW is replace a few fuel lines and MAYBE change the oil – depsite an entire life of running tools to him.

        There’s plenty of forums on them; when dad was sick, he used to surf those – as that was about all he coudl do. That and order parts. ; )

        Best of luck – I’d love to see some pics of your machine.

        • bluicebank

          It ain’t no thing. If I was still 20 I’d bust some knuckles. But without the bushing, no way in hell can I run over pro-Trump supporters without jacking up the alignment. Sucks. (kidding). Here’s some eye candy:

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcf24b408daeee1acb0e275047252f2850f90b35d388ed299c634eabfec4926b.jpg

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            oh she’s purdy — it ain’t a real baja without some primer grey pieces, is it?
            (Totally kidding…dad’s was all primer grey, missing the interior door panels) Still that motor looks well cared for. Bet you get a helluva ride out of it!
            Hope your repairs go well and the sway bar thing is a drag. She seems like a nice ride!

          • bluicebank

            Oh, it’s all primer now. Had big plans to put a redunculous fade rainbow paint job on it, but everyone tells me the “rat rod” look is killer.

            It’s a 2110cc bad boy, custom built for me. Sounds like a roadster, but drawback is, even including all the internal sound-dampening, is I can’t hear myself think past 50 mph. Plus side is people think I’m like James Dean. Even better, the German tourists around these parts go agog, snap pics, saying “Shit, we did good.” (Not much of it is German, except for the frame and half the body, but I don’t have the heart to rob them of national pride.)

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ” is I can’t hear myself think past 50 mph.”
            This made me literally laugh out loud. (Frankly, my type III probably couln’dt have lasten above 60 for too long).

            ” Plus side is people think I’m like James Dean”
            This makes me want to be your friend.

            I like you B – you’re my kin – even if we ain’t blood related.
            I gotta see if I can dig up some photos of dad’s Baja…I have some of his grandchildren (my nephew and niece) on his tricked out harley (w/ sidecar!).
            Best of luck with it!

          • bluicebank

            Consider us kinfolk, then. I could go on, like my project to custom the dash out of mesquite I milled. But mine is a never-ending project, so long in the doing I best never finish it, lest I pass away.

            Anyhow, long ago, I recorded the effort:

            http://www.kustomrides.com/baja-bug/index.html

            It’s and old html-style with linkies and such. If I had to do it all over again, I’d buy someone else’s Baja Bug. Because doing from scratch is a pain. And joy. (At least I know every bolt and how it got there.)

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/858c83974fe6341491a9caa7f44b852965f617b000cd2a6a556c5c07e0220c96.jpg

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            “But mine is a never-ending project, so long in the doing I best never finish it”

            I was going to make a similar point earlier…but I’m sleepy and just a little drunk. Somehow, I know what you mean.

            “Because doing from scratch is a pain. And joy. (At least I know every bolt and how it got there.)”

            Heh, I have witnessed this before. I came home from college once, got picked up at the airport, walked into the garage, saw dad had taken the engine apart. And i don’t mean a engine lift – I mean he broke down the whole entire thing down to the most basic nut and bolt. When I walked in, he was cleaning some piece with diesel fuel and a tooth brush.
            He bragged about how grinding out some section of the carb meant he’d get an extra 5 hp. Lol…I don’t understand…and yet I do.

            You gotta find joy wherever you can in this life, right?

          • bluicebank

            Your pa sounds like a man I once knew, who machine-ground his own cylinders. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e035c06974cb638c823e6d2b1a8b05d025c4ad34e411568f41271f0b3dc6ffd.jpg

            I love old school, as in the steam-engine age:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHxOj0F2sig

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            yeah, actually! I think that was the operation he did. Engines always made sense to him. He was technically my stepdad, so I didn’t inherit ANY of his practical know how. Lol.

          • You want “old school?” I’ll give you old school – the Replica of Trevithick’s Chariot
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/975752f2c6421cdc970ce33b2b6ae90f61b012a5ba90aac875eb919438af5bb8.jpg

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Just got here after another dull day of applying to jobs, and then being auto-rejected thanks to one’s immigration status…

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        ugh…that sucks friend. I keep getting rejected by the county even though I’m damn qualified.

        Best of luck, it’ll happen. Keep your chin up and keep at it. Best wishes.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          It’s freaking irritating. I’m already starting to question if I will ever get a job when I graduate.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            you know, I KNOW exactly what you mean, and this is my second degree. You will…millions of other have done it.
            It MAY (probably) take some drastic measures, dozens of submissions, LOTS of networking, even one of those goddamn free internships…but you’ll get it.
            The improtant thing is not to give up.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            I better get networking ASAP. Uni resumes in a week, and I’m eager to make as many connections as possible.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            speaking of which, and I’m sure you know, does your campus have a job placement office? Any job fairs?
            Since I go to community college, I TOTALLY, uh…made it KNOWN to my profs that I’m looking for work.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            They do and I have been to quite a few, but no luck so far.

            Right now, under my visa conditions – I’m only allowed to work 20hrs/week. Since most of these part-time jobs require max. flexibility, they automatically disqualify students as they never want to work around their schedules.

            Sucks 100%.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            oye, that’s a bitch.
            The (at least American) job market is so insane. Full of catch-22’s like yours. Can’t get experience without a job, can’t get a job without experience. 20 year ago when Iw as a teenager, palces would train you. Now you gotta know 10 pieces of software on day fucking 1.
            The other thing is hte credit check…my credit sucks cause I don’t work, can’t pay those bills without a job-that I can’t get b/c of my credit.
            Sigh…
            These are the reasons I kinda wish for a Walking Dead zombie apocalypse.
            Having a laugh and best of luck (and hang in there):
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vxsE2SejHI&t=208s

    • Shanzgood

      *waves hello*

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        hello! I’m glad for you two – but ya gotta change that name and avatar…I don’t know who I’m talking to!

        • Shanzgood

          What’s confusing?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            duh, is this shan or baconz?
            I could see why shan would adopt the “zgood”…and yet I coudl see why Baconz would declare from teh rooftops that “shanzgood”.

            So I haz a confused.
            ; )

          • Shanzgood

            It’s Shan! Baconz doesn’t wear lipstick.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            well, hell, I dunno what kind of spell you cast on him.
            ; P

            Good morning, why you up so late? (early?)

          • Shanzgood

            I’m usually awake about this time.

          • shaar dula

            wait. what? you mean shan & baconz? get outta here. that would be awesome.

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah they are A Thing now.

          • shaar dula

            now thats a Wonka bago. awesome

          • Shanzgood
          • Warning!

            That is very similar to what happened to myself and Best Beloved 13 (?) years ago

          • Shanzgood

            Aww! Is your BB chaos on legs, too?

          • No. She is kind, attentive completely together and well organised

            … and Applejack is the best pony

          • guppy06

            Trixie is greater and powerfuller!

          • Shanzgood

            She’s watching you post, isn’t she?

          • The Wanderer

            Feh. Luna is best pony.

          • Mary Sandoras

            LOL, OMG that’s so adorable.

  • The Wanderer

    Well, it’s 4 in the A of M, and time to ready for the work thing.

    • yyyaz

      Been there, done that, tiger. Keep your head up,

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Reading this an hour later, doing the same thing: getting ready for work.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby
    • Martini Ambassador

      Nice!

  • wait! what?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DabinReece/status/833113206398865408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    Anti-Trump activists have seized on Monday’s federal holiday to organize “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities around the country.

    Protest leaders say they expect thousands to take to the streets in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and as many as two dozen other communities in the latest round of demonstrations to oppose the policies of President Donald Trump.

    • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

      This is not a rag against wait! what?, and I appreciate the resistance news. But…

      Am I the only one who has a problem with that “Not My President” thing? I hated it when the right wing did it to President Obama, and as much as I dislike President Trump, I guess I don’t remember the framers of our democratic form of government saying “anybody can just opt out if they don’t like the election results.”

      We have a participatory form of governance. We’d get better presidents if some of us participated a bit more. I’m all for resisting the current administration’s efforts to fuck all of us over, I just think that he is our president, like it or not. Let’s work on changing that without going all Tea Party about it.

      Just my $0.02 worth.

      • yyyaz

        Just remember, “YOU LIE!”

        • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

          I do! I just think there is a better way to frame this, such that we don’t sound like non-participants in the government.

      • wait! what?

        Counter Point:

        The framers of our democratic form of government told King George III he wasn’t their king.

        And thusly…

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3abf409ca2fdd8e5f85506c868db6201cec8987094e9438c746863b3cda09116.jpg

        • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

          The King was the head of a different government. What happened in the colonies was also correctly called a revolution.

          You want a revolution over Donald Trump? Go visit some country that is “enjoying” a revolution now and have a good look around, and then tell us if you are still interested.

          • wait! what?

            To invoke myself; wait! What?

            If the King was the head of a different government, then his colonists wouldn’t have revolted against him.

          • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

            Sorry, after the revolution. My point is, you want a revolution? Go visit one before you decide.

          • wait! what?

            I think you want me to say I want a revolution when I advocate the removal of Donald Trump from the office of President of the United States of America through peaceful and legal means.

          • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

            What I am saying:
            1. “Not My President” sounds like Tea Party bullshit. We can do better.
            2. If you bring up King George, you are pretty much bringing up non-peaceful means.

          • wait! what?

            What something sounds like and what it is, in rhis case, are different and proven by history which you are deliberately ignoring.

            You brought up King George III when you brought up the American Revolution via the framers of our democratic form of government. But you didn’t know that so I had to elucidate.

          • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

            You’re my hero, what can I say?

      • wait! what?

        The Tea Party movement may have used the term “not my president,” but it didn’t start there. The term was popular with anti-W. Bush folks before 2009.

        So, saying “not my president,” with regards to Donald Trump, is not “going all Tea Party about it.”

        • ¡Persister de la Résistance!

          I just think we can do better than recycling that sentiment, and quite frankly, that orange asshole IS your/our president. Emigration is about the only way to fix that in the short term.

          Here is one from Nixon’s days I liked: IMPEACHMENT WITH HONOR.

  • Mary Sandoras
  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    Morning everyone!

    Anyone notice how sassy Chelsea Clinton’s been on twitter since the election…?

    Not that I’m complaining – that girl’s had enough…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be3a6777bdc51aaddc3cbf62f1e0b7f1d3882c1a0ea5bd683079df46b714703e.gif

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      I’m still befuddled by Iambic pentameter. I learnt it once in 6th grade – but alas, I’ll never understand…

      • guppy06

        iambic: stress on the upbeat (“per-SIST, re-SIST”)
        pentameter: 5 syllables a line

        • LucindathePook

          Much English poetry:
          When I have fears that I may cease to be
          ‘Til human voices wake us and we drown
          The force that through the green fuse drives the flood
          etc. etc.

      • Just remember Popeye – “iamb what iamb”

      • Teecha

        Speak in the rhythm of your heart. That’s iambic – de dum, de dum, de dum…

  • DahBoner

    No one should work in the White House unless they agree with Donald Trump…
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/GehHGRMMH5OxO/200w.gif

    • guppy06

      Wouldn’t that exclude Trump himself?

      • yyyaz

        As if he could make that determination.

  • Just come across a wonderful Swedish word – bajskorv

    • Mary Sandoras

      Google translator won’t give me a translation.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • yyyaz

      Nice. I hope the Tiny-Dick-in-Chief follows up on this. As if.

      • Mary Sandoras

        Do they have golf courses there? Than maybe.

        • guppy06

          Actually, yes, Ft. Meade has a golf course.

        • yyyaz

          I detest golf, only because of the elitist bastards who think it separates them from the hoi polloi. I would stuff a niblick up Dolt 45’s ugly fat ass sideways.

          • wait! what?

            I wonder if Jeb Bush has flashbacks everytime he hears Dolt 45…

  • fishslappingdancer

    Hi, I noticed nobody has wished Happy Birthday today to Mitch McConnell. Don’t you like him??
    *ducks and runs*

    • Turtles only have birthdays once every 100 years

    • The Wanderer

      I like Mitch McConnell in much the same way as I like liver flukes.

    • shaar dula

      yells fU$%$%$ you
      runs after
      throws the left shoe,
      still chasing with a limp throws the other left shoe
      throws socks
      pulls sweater over head. bumps into a pole. recovers. throws sweater.
      continues chasing.

  • Painter of Goats

    Well, since Shan and Baconzgood have found each other (congrats you two) perhaps it’s time to launch WonkHarmony, “The dating site for snarky liberals who can spell”. (I’ll just have watch and enjoy as Mr. of Goats won’t let me date.)

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      I like progressive tax structures, higher education, and long walks on the beach kept clean through effective regulations.

      • o’look Skwerl!

        Keep talking…

    • Shanzgood

      Baconz is going to need some work. He’s a reformed R and still can’t spell worth shit.

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        There’s a lot of ex-Rs at all the sites I frequent. Some recent, some of longer vintage.
        Is this what a “political realignment” looks like?

        Hey, but happy for you and Baconz.

        • Shanzgood

          Thanks! I think he’s been a non-R for a while because he’s never ever mean-spirited. Totally bizarre most of the time but…always kind.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      I cunt spel aythere.

  • HogeyeGrex
    • Mary Sandoras

      That’s what nightmares are made of.

    • The Wanderer

      “Feast on me only with thine eyes . . .” or something like that.

    • cheetojeebus

      Luis Buñuel libelz!11

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Rarely is the question asked: is our herdthinking center-left political journalists thinking?

    I’m at a total loss. This man is so overtrained that he reflexively distanced himself from the imaginary armies of adjunct professors providing the same trigger warnings that are mandatory on television while he was discussing the leader of a movement which deliberately induced an epileptic episode in his brain advocating child molestation. Because both sides?

    https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/833531172470788096

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • Carpe Vagenda

      I like nurse lady, who has somehow managed to miss all of the events of the last four weeks but somehow knows that Trump is the winningest and the left is ignoring it out of blind partisanship.

    • Shanzgood

      “post-inauguration campaign rally”

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        Tom Nichols (a conservative #NeverTrump R) mentions people who think factories that closed 35 years ago will be re-opened.

        • o’look Skwerl!

          Yep. The galvanized garbage can market is back!

          Remember when we used to have to supply our own cans?

          Now if we only could build mufflers that fall off our cars every two years!

          • Pierre_de_Fermat

            Yeah. Really takes you back. I have one (a clean one) I keep bags of birdseed in.

          • o’look Skwerl!

            I had one for sawdust in my workshop.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      “I hope so,” Mussler said with a shake of her head. “I don’t know. I don’t know. It would be nice, and I think if — I don’t know, I don’t know. I think the only thing that’s going to reunite us is maybe the Lord coming back.”

      FFS.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Update from the Executive Mansion:
    //twitter.com/PRESlDENTBANNON/status/833635061740273664

    Address your #PresidentsDay greetings to:President BannonWhite House1600 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC 20500#PostcardsToBannon— President Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) February 20, 2017

  • Rubytharper

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dt206c:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !dt206c:
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    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Ugh, how much did Bannon pay you to troll this site, Ruby…?

      (coz, I’m broke too – i wanna sign up)

      • o’look Skwerl!

        Bannon pays her 97 rubles ($1.67) and holds her passport.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          Sounds marginally better than the laborers working in Qatar!

  • bookish

    About the Global Times, China’s state-run newspaper.

    http://nbcnews.to/2lcJ7UM

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Why some Republicans are opting for conference calls instead of town halls
    A number of Republican lawmakers are opting out of town hall meetings this week, citing concerns about protesters disrupting such events.
    http://politicalhat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/precious-snowflake.jpg

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Hiding into their safe spaces…. what cucks!

    • The Wanderer

      Aw, such delicate little flowers. I don’t want to see any of these spineless assholes trying to portray themselves as gun-toting tough guys. They have no balls, and they’ll never have my respect.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        I’ve never been more prouder of America than I am right now.

        PEOPLE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO CIVICS.

        • The Wanderer

          Finally!

    • Bill D. Burger

      Republicans = Cowardly Lyins

  • shaar dula

    MacArthur projects picks 8 projects (via NYT))

    Problem: Orphanage care

    “Residential care causes long-term negative effects on children’s physical, intellectual, and psychosocial development,” the foundation said in a statement.

    Problem: Malnutrition in developing countries

    “Nearly one person in three have daily diets that lack sufficient vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc,” the foundation said.

    Problem: Needless blindness

    “80 percent of global blindness is treatable or preventable,” the foundation said.

    Problem: Americans without health insurance

    “For the one in ten Americans who lack health insurance and need specialty care, the options are limited: pay out of pocket or delay treatment,” the foundation said.

    Problem: Lack of access to books online

    “Surprisingly, in the digital age millions of books, representing a century of knowledge, are not accessible online to scholars, journalists, students, and the public,” the foundation said.

    Problem: Newborn deaths in Africa

    “Worldwide, 40 percent of childhood deaths occur in the first four weeks of life,” it said.

    Problem: Lack of education for displaced children

    “Children face multiple adversities, including limited access to education and lower academic achievement, loss of loved ones, and violence,” it said.

    Problem: River blindness in Nigeria

    “River blindness affects an estimated 32.7 million people worldwide,” the foundation said.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby
    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      A friend linked this last night. But there’s no discrimination against women any more!

      • o’look Skwerl!

        Harassment culture? What harassment culture? He’s a “high performer”. God I hate HR.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        My sister just said -“Yeah, right…”

    • mancityRed6

      “The director replied back, saying that if we women really wanted equality, then we should realize we were getting equality by not getting the leather jackets.”

    • RobKanC

      My favorite part is the leather jacket equality bit. Made my blood boil, but in par with what’s going on in the country now.

  • Carpe Vagenda
  • The Wanderer

    If anyone sees Trump cavorting naked on the South Lawn of the WH tonight, don’t think too much of it – one of his aides has leaked that Lord Dampnut is suffering from “cabin fever,” unable to go out for a night on the town like he used to.
    All together now:
    Awwwwwwwwwww.

    • Me The People

      “You (The American) people have no idea what you’re putting me through, the sacrifices I’m forced to make would make your heads spin. If you only knew, folks. Unbelievable!”

      • Martini Ambassador

        You know, if he’s not up to the job, he can quit.

    • Apple Scruff

      Oh please. The guy is practically a hermit who barely left Trump Tower and almost never traveled. His idea of “night on the town” is Trump Grill or that French joint he took Romney to.

      Though I do wonder if he is actually getting homesick for Trump Tower.

      • The Wanderer

        I’m sure that Sauron pined for Barad-Dur every now and then. Dol Guldur didn’t have the best, yoogest climate.

  • Martini Ambassador

    Just got back from dipping my toe into the wingnutosphere (and now I have to cut that toe off). Did you know that the entire liberal media cabal (which I guess includes Fox and the president of Sweden now??) is suppressing the news of the gang rape of something like 20 Swedish women last night perpetuated by Muslim immigrants in that country’s no-go zones? Further, did you know that a once-proud Viking population has become a bunch of beta cucks thanks to too-liberal immigration policies forced on them by the evil government?

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Hold on, I have to amputate part of my brain to get this conspiracy…

      • Martini Ambassador

        Remove brain entirely. It just might work. Lord knows, the Trumpettes have.

        • Pierre_de_Fermat

          Would explain a lot.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      Charles XII, killed in battle. What a loser! What a cuck!

    • Mary Sandoras

      I thought only 30 Swedish meatballs were killed in the massacre.

      • Martini Ambassador

        That’s just what they want you to believe. Only real patriots know the truth. Don’t trust anybody by Donnie to give you the real news, mang.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I thought they raped the meatballs!

    • Carpe Vagenda
    • RobKanC

      totally. I believe that incident has been immortalized by the Girl with the dragon tattoo books written by a time traveller as a warning to all. This same time traveller encouraged Trump to run to stop the incident but since its fixed in time, it cannot be changed.

    • Bill D. Burger

      By the might of Thor’s Mjölnir, Swedes practice and prepare to prevent the next massacre, vowing never to be caught unaware again.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/07ca74c567dca213c13b6e0b0a5d659d7a4d17ba4fd67ed46d40556d2948838a.gif

    • Teecha

      Wow! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing. I’ll pass this on to my chum in Sweden who, I’m sure, be delighted to hear that *someone* is getting the truth out there!

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      As long as the news media stops perpetuating this crap, it will die with all the MGTOW idiots. See above …. Drudge might be getting a clue about which way the wind is blowing. Less pro-Trump, more actual fact.

      These are scary times indeed.

    • Shibusa
  • Mary Sandoras

    It’s looks like outsiders were collaborating with Flynn on lifting sanctions with Russia…if true.

    Several associates of President Trump — all working outside the government — have been involved with a peace proposal for Russia and Ukraine.

    The proposal would result in U.S. sanctions being lifted on Moscow, and it has been heavily criticized by Ukrainian government officials.

    The Times also reported that