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Defying Trump: Our new national pastime

UPDATE 2:44 PM: He has been fired.

In its characteristically subtle way, the Trump administration suddenly demanded the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by Barack Obama. It’s not unusual for new presidents to clean out the prior administration’s U.S. attorneys, but unlike Trump’s mass dismissal late on Friday, it’s usually only done once the president has appointed replacements for the Senate to confirm. But if Trump respected norms of presidential behavior or common decency, we’d have a functioning executive branch (not to mention his tax returns), and what fun would that be? But one attorney, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (despite appearing in almost every story about him, “crusading” isn’t actually part of his title), is apparently planning to withhold his resignation and force Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him, according to multiple reports.

We can’t say we blame him; for one thing, Trump had personally asked Bharara to stay on shortly after the November elections, and according to a “federal law enforcement official” who spoke to The Daily Beast, Sessions had assured Bharara in a phone call earlier this week that he’d remain in office. Yep, that sounds about like how these jerkoffs operate. So now that Bharara is among those told to pack their things, he’s apparently decided to say “Make me.”

Since receiving the letter demanding his resignation Friday afternoon, Bharara has yet to speak to the press or to his full office. Friday evening, the law enforcement official said, Bharara told his section chiefs that he’d yet to submit the requested letter and may instead challenge Sessions to fire him.

The New York Times adds Bharara has told associates he’s not planning to submit his resignation any time over the weekend, either, although as of yet he’s made no official statement to the press or staff. The guy seems to be under the impression that what Donald Trump promised in November might still matter in March. Administration officials are also not saying anything about how they’re planning to deal with Bharara; presumably, Donald Trump will fire him over Twitter.

Bharara is a busy guy, and his office has a number of ongoing investigations that could be disrupted by his sudden departure, including an investigation of fundraising by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a case against former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that’s just about to go to trial, and a reported investigation into whether Fox News informed shareholders of settlements made between the network and women alleging sexual harassment by former CEO Roger Ailes. Bharara has also gone after corruption on Wall Street and the Russian Mafia — as of September, his office was still working on a case involving the Russian mob, which, HOO BOY it’s a dilly! Russian mob? Trump? Probably nothing to get all worried about.

So far, it’s not clear whether the abrupt cleanout of U.S. Attorneys is anything more than the usual Trump administration chaos — doing normal things in the most abnormal way possible — or whether there’s something stinky here, which is always a good assumption with this bunch. We’ll try to pretend we’re surprised in a week or two if news drops that this was more than business as usual. A Trump administration official told Politico everything was normal, just ducky:

“Been in the works for awhile. Decided to pull the trigger today,” said one senior administration official.

“We were always planning for it on about Day 50,” this person said.

The unnamed source went on to explain, everything was under control, situation normal, just a slight weapons malfunction, but “everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?” before suddenly shooting their phone and muttering “Boring conversation anyway.”

Even if the Friday Night Massacre was simply the president exercising his prerogative — U.S. Attorneys definitely serve “at the pleasure of the president,” a phrase we’d just rather not think about in reference to Trump — the way it was handled was rude and awful, just like everything else Donald Trump does, said the federal law enforcement who spoke to The Daily Beast.

“Everything these people do is a Saturday night massacre. Remember the ambassadors?” the law enforcement source said, referring to Trump’s early January decision as president-elect to boot all politically appointed diplomats from their posts by Inauguration Day, even before most of their replacements were lined up.

“It’s such a lack of basic fucking decency and civility. They don’t see anyone as human beings; it’s horrifying.”

That person definitely isn’t wearing a MAGA hat, and it looks like Preet Bharara forgot to wear his, too. Get ready for another interesting week, kids.

[NYT / Daily Beast / NYT / New Yorker / Daily Beast]

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  • Pinkham’s Law

    About time somebody started throwing monkey wrenches around.

    • If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball

      • BloviateMe

        Preet is more of a pirate than you will ever be.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Sand in gears. Or wooden shoes in machinery (true sabotage).

  • I’m liking this guy. He’s not gonna last long, especially once Sessions gets his greasy little elf hands on him.

    • puredog

      He already hasn’t.

  • Shucky Ducky

    Han Solo Libelz11!!!!Q11!

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Sessions, making the DOJ white again.

  • Blacktop Autumn

    So, is it day 50?

    All the Cheeto has managed to do was punch trans kids, flip off immigrants and refugees, dump coal waste into our water, and allow sjhady energy companies to do shady things abroad?

    Fuck me.

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

      Annnnd piss off traditional allies, gut the state department, jerk off the military, and play golf almost every fucking weekend. Jackwagon should have kept his fat orange face shut about golf, because what’s good for the eloquent and classy goose, is good for the bloviating embodiment of obfuscation with a cutrate spraytan

      • onedollarjuana

        Annnnd spend more public money in a month on him and his evil brood than Obama did in a year.

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          Yeah but Obama was, um, uppity?

    • willi0000000

      and he’s turned over the administration of the nuclear weapons to the texass two-step*

      * two-step because he can’t remember the third

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        Well played.

  • OrG

    I’m starting to reconsider my policy of not owning firearms.

    • nightmoth

      My husband owns some—I dislike them, but I’m going to learn to use them and start target practicing.

    • JMP

      I don’t care how bad it gets, I have proudly never touched a gun and am never going to own one of those hideous things that should be completely banned.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Single shot long guns for hunting. There are way too many fucking deer.

        • willi0000000

          i’d rather they just bring back wolves and bears.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      I’m a Southerner and a Vet. I have never fired a gun in anger. That said, I have my shotgun and 9mm in my house.
      If you buy a gun, buy it for defense, and take some training.
      Few sounds are as easy to recognize as jacking a shell in a 12 gauge pump. Very good deterence.

      • OrG

        I owned guns when I was younger.Grew up in Indiana,so it was just part of life.Left them all at mom’s house when I moved out(1984).Never saw any need to have any until now.

    • puredog

      I just happen to have one — long story — and not only have I never regretted it, I especially don’t now.

  • shastakoala

    No doubt Trump will confiscate Bharara’s red slimline stapler and move his desk to the men’s room.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Remember how that finally turned out?

  • boyblue122
    • shastakoala

      Wow, that was fast.

  • SeekingResistanceBarbie

    Bharara just tweeted that he was fired moments ago.

  • canes_pugnaces

    In the space of an hour:

    => Trump fired Bhahara
    => Trump says the economy is straightened out (finally) after fifty days of chaos and thanks 100% to Obama.

    • puredog

      “Thanks, Obama!” Of course, Dampnut doesn’t get it.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “What kind of name is Preet anyway?” — Elmer Sessions

    • Rick Hill

      “I’m sayin'”–Reince

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      More normal and common than “Beauregard” … dipshit.

    • OrG

      Don’t sound muricun does it?

      • onedollarjuana

        Well, “Beauregard” sounds French and gay to me.

  • Shanzgood

    My head is spinning. I can’t keep up with all this.

    • OrG

      Just keep this in mind: trump sucks the end.

      • Shanzgood

        I knew that but…

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Don’t know if anybody mentioned it, but CREW and Richard Painter–George W. Bush’s Whitehouse Ethics Lawyer–asked Bharara’s office to investigate Trump’s business dealings on March 8.

    • Jennifer R

      Any chance he has something cool to say on the way out.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        I don’t know. It’s one of those… wait and see things.

  • BloviateMe

    So, already fired?

    Well, it’s not like we have any real use for justice or anything in the immediate future.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    I hope he’s barricaded some office desks and chairs against the doors.
    #rememberthealamo!

  • JMP

    Trump might want to try being a little less obvious in his attempts to cover up his corruption and agreements to be Putin’s puppet.

    • OrG

      Why?

      • Shibusa

        Sadly, his supporters don’t even pretend to care that he’s dirty up to his eyeballs.

        • TJ Barke

          Spite is basically their primary motivating directive. Spite liberals at all cost. Don’t matter how bad they’re fucking themselves, as long as they’re spiting liberals they are happy.
          Get cancer from all the unregulated toxic waste, lose the insurance you need to get it treated, lose your job because you have no sick leave, go bankrupt trying to pay out of pocket. But it’s okay because haha liberals! Take that!

          • cmd resistor

            That is the vibe i get from my brother.

          • TJ Barke

            Fucking simpletons.

          • cmd resistor

            Sometimes I wonder if life would be easier if I could just see things in black and white and mix apples and oranges.

          • Nice way to treat their families, isn’t it?

            They are the worst winners ever.

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        No shit. Like I said, if we’re gong to hell, it might as well be entertaining.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Also don’t know if anybody mentioned it, but Preet Bharara has prosecuted many Russian mobsters including those dealing in illegal arms shipped to Columbia, and Putin put him on a list of people not allowed to travel to Russia.

    • Shibusa

      Probably better for his health to avoid travel to Russia, anyway.

  • Nounverb911

    So what is donnie hiding?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Corruption, incompetence, etc. And he’s not doing it very well.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      No, no, no. You ask, “What current investigation doesn’t involve Donnie Dumbass or his cohorts?”

    • proudgrampa

      His tax returns?

    • proudgrampa

      His pee hookers?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        A tiny penis? That’s what I saw on the internet.

        • BloviateMe

          I have a portrait I can post if anybody wants a peekiepoo at it.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Please, no. I just ate.

    • OrG

      Nothing.

    • doktorzoom

      All of it, Katie.

  • Nick Scroggs

    Joisus, this administration just seems every day more a mix of incompetent gangsters, authoritarianism, and crappy sitcoms. Also, wondering if they’ll start giving clemency to guys like transnational syndicates and poachers.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Clemency? They don’t need so stinking clemency. They hold the reins now.

    • BloviateMe

      Somewhere, there’s a bald guy with a scar on his face, petting his kitty, and whispering “good, good.”

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      There will be so many Republican pols and connected types pardoned at the end of this circus of whores that you’ll need a scorecard to keep track. So many, in fact, that some enterprising wingnut will issue trading cards and make a fucking fortune…

      • willi0000000

        i’ve been waiting for that shoe to drop.

        [ bernie madoff, anyone? ]

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        The question is whether Pence will pardon Trump like Ford pardoned Nixon.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Garbage Pol Kids.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      In the end, assuming the country holds together, Many of these guys will go to jail. The “investigative committees” and “special grand juries” and more will not end. If it isn’t corruption, it will be some variant of treason. Incompetence is not a criminal offense, so they skate on that one. Most of this would not have mattered if he had lost — it just would not (really) come out. But he screwed up: he won. Now the crackpots and incompetents are being placed into positions of responsibility. Positions most are no more fit to hold than DT is fit to to be President … he isn’t even fit to be “President”, but is.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Yep. Just not to that kid in the Bronx with a joint.

  • boyblue122

    Two Drumpf related busts credited to Preet Bharara (that ive seen pop up on twitter)

    1. Trump Tower Russian gambling ring
    2. Kevin o Connor, who oversees staff picks for the Drump DOJ, fined a record $1.8B for insider trading

    https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/813861864924794880
    https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/829453355302875137

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    Some commenters over at the NYT are saying, “Dude, you serve at the pleasure of the President, you were being an asshole by not submitting resignation when asked,” conveniently ignoring the part where Trump had personally told him he could stay on. So good on Preet for forcing the firing.

  • Nounverb911

    Needs more trumpian skeletons in the banana closet.

    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/banana-2-big.gif

    • BloviateMe

      Creepy.

    • willi0000000

      and to think, my old man told me he liked bananas “because they got no bones”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      All that potassium’s got to come from somewhere.

  • proudgrampa

    He was already gone.

    https://youtu.be/sTrEAo0mbgA

  • Mavenmaven

    “OK, I got rid of him, so vlad, can you destroy the peepee tapes yet?”

    • OrG

      “Not so fast comrade,there are these other matters…….”

    • Jack Tenhet

      I really don’t think the peepee tapes are “it”. His base won’t care and it might even shore them up. There’s got to be some thing or series of things so sinister and corrupt that nobody will be able to turn a blind eye to it. We don’t have the full picture and may not have one for years if ever.

      There are many theres there right now. The trick is finding out where the pieces fall into place.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        “Who does ‘Number Two’ work for?!?” — A. Powers

      • Paul

        Rachel Maddow is doing a decent job trying to unpackage this unholy clusterfuck.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So who’s the soulless, craven Bork that pulled the trigger? Jeff-Beau get credit?

    • BloviateMe

      I imagine the conversation was pretty much “I’m not going to quit, you’re going to…”
      “You’re fired.”

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Then-prez-elect Trump met with @PreetBharara in November, asked him to stay on the job, told him to go tell cameras “I asked you to stay”…

    March 8, 2017

    “Published reports indicate that the Trump Organization and related Trump business entities have been receiving payments from foreign government sources which benefit President Trump through his ownership of the Trump Organization and related business entities,” according to a letter sent to Bharara. It went on:

    “A failure by your office to investigate these reports and to take appropriate action will leave the nation exposed to foreign governments directly and indirectly providing payments and financial benefits to President Trump when those foreign governments may be seeking to influence Executive Branch policies and positions. This is precisely the kind of problem that the Founding Fathers acted to prevent by including the Foreign Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.”

    The letter was signed by Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, which sued Trump in January, alleging ethics violations, and has worked hard to keep the issue on the table. Also signing were Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, and Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center, as well as former Obama ethics adviser Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, adviser to George W. Bush

    March 10: Preet Bharara asked to resign.

    March 11: Preet Bharara fired..

  • Jack Tenhet

    In the time it took for me to see this story on my feed and get here, he was fired. That’s not normal. I know we all realize that but it’s important for our sanity to keep repeating that none of any of this is normal no matter what anyone tells us.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      It doesn’t matter if it’s normal.

      All you can do is write your CongressCritters and mobilize in your free time and share info.

      And sharing info is like trying to drink from a firehose with these jokers.

      • Jack Tenhet

        I know, that’s just a thing I do for my own sanity. It’s more of a mantra than any actual advice.

    • doktorzoom

      It may say more about the speed at which Wonkette operates: A few hours behind (some of) the news, with Value Added Artisanal Dick Jokes.

      • BloviateMe

        If you hand craft it more than once, you’re just playing with it.

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          That’s a feature, not a bug.

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        I just can’t drink those mass produced dick jokes. Yes, I know, I am a dick joke snob!

        • Jack Tenhet

          My dick jokes have to be carefully crafted with vanilla and kale liquid because I’m more of a dick joke snob than dick joke snobs.

        • BearDeLaOursistance

          Mine have to ferment. Dick joke kombucha.

          • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

            That way, they get a really strong head on ’em.

      • Jack Tenhet

        And we all really appreciate the Value Added Artisanal Dick Jokes.

      • Kiri the Paid Protestor

        …Forged by hand by an ancient Japanese guy on his day off from being a master swordsmith.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Right. There’s that whole Mountain Time thing.

    • Miss Dill

      That’s exactly how I handle visiting my family of origin.

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    I still wonder if this mas firing wasn’t an attempt to reduce the pool of non-rightist prosecutors available for Special Counsel/Independent Prosecutor duties. If Federal Judges could be fired too, I have no doubt the benches would all be empty.

    • Shibusa

      Trump would love to make Roy Moore the Chief Justice of the entire USA. Judge, jury and executioner.

    • onedollarjuana

      Well, duh.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Bill Clinton did this too. The difference was that the attorneys were notified in advance, they were given time to prepare for an orderly transition, in some instances kept around long enough to finish up important cases they had going on. I.e., the difference between making a humane political change and saying “fuck you, clear your shit out by noon”. The difference between normal humans and fucking Visigoths.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Well, could be worse. He hasn’t recited any of his poetry at us.

      • willi0000000

        yet!

    • TJ Barke

      Visigoth libel.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Vogons, then.

  • theCryptofishist

    “We were always planning for it on about Day 50,” this person said.

    Ha! “[P]lanning.” he made a funny.

    • BloviateMe

      Well, obviously.

      It’s easy to see this was carefully planned, with such a seamless transition.

      • theCryptofishist

        (I’m just amazed that I was the first one to catch it. You gotta be fast in this crowd.)

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    If I said, “Trump is not very good at being incompetent”, would that be redundant?

    • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

      It kind of makes him sound better than he actually is.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Ok, so better phrasing: He’s incompetent. And he is terrible at that too?

        • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

          He’s terribly incompetent.

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            He’s completely incompetent, and he’s crappy at that too :)

    • OrG

      Not redundant.Maybe inaccurate,he seems to be an expert at incompetence.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        No, even his incompetence is incompetent compared to other incompetent folks.

        • OrG

          You win.

        • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

          So basically he’s a fuckup as a fuckup…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      No, I think he’s nailed incompetency.

  • folderol

    YOU CAN’T QUIT ME! I’M FIRED!!

  • willi0000000

    fucking Vogons!

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Oh freddled gruntbuggly, your micturitions are to me
      As an orange man-baby to his hooker pee.

  • ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️

    https://twitter.com/grynbaum/status/840241710223544320

    (Diplomatic immunity does not persist after death, as far as I can tell).

    • TJ Barke

      That’s not suspicious as all FUCK!

      • ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️

        Look, sometimes 8 or 9 senior Russian diplomats and security staff just up and die in a very short period of time, no need to examine the one body we have access to.

      • georgiaburning

        US Civil Service uses one definition of “Retirement Plan”, the Russian one has another.

    • Shibusa

      Too bad there is no diplomatic immunity to polonium-210.

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        You have won. Expect delivery of your internet in 3-5 business days.

        • willi0000000

          shit! . . . i had my money on ricin.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Well shit. What’s the over/under on a new American Civil War *and* a Third World War, all in 2017?

      • TJ Barke

        Only this time the axis of evil is America and Russia.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Roger that, Affirm.

          I’m watching “The Winter Soldier” for the first time right now. I’d prefer if conspiracies and government takeovers were only in my movies.

        • Stulexington

          But I don’t wanna be Austria.

          • TJ Barke

            Too bad, so sad.

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            I think we are the Sudatenland this time.

      • shastakoala

        The extended version.

    • Claire

      Pool on how long it will take for the entire autopsy report to leak starts now.

  • Msgr_MΩment
    • nightmoth

      Jughead Jeff is Elmer Fudd’s evil twin.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Oh, and so y’all know, today was Trump’s 9th day golfing in 7 weeks.

    • HooverVilles

      A day by day tally needs to keep and graphs of day and cumulative totals archived. On the cumulative a bar representing Obama’s total should be included.
      This should then be sent to the GOTPers who complained about Obama golfing.

      Where are the stats on Trump’s golfing days kept?

  • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

    I tuned in today for incoherent rage tweets and all I got was an impulsive firing.

  • Shibusa
  • Nounverb911

    In the meantime, Laura Ingrown is claiming that trump isn’t safe in White House anymore. (But she was okay when intruders got in when Obama was there).

    https://twitter.com/LifeZette/status/840642459092803584

    • TJ Barke

      Well, when your own secret service guys keep longingly staring at their pistols…

      • janecita

        They should take a page out of the Praetorian Guard’s book, they assassinated 13 emperors.

        • Royal Ugly Dude

          With votes.

          • TJ Barke

            I dunno, some of his followers are actively calling for our genocide…

          • janecita

            Of course!😉

    • boyblue122

      Its not like he actually uses the WH

    • therblig

      bongino – self- serving douchebag who wrote a tell all book about being on the secret service and who’s lost 3 elections for the house and senate. just trying to be relevant and keep the grifty train rolling.

      • bupkus23

        Shoilda read ahead – just posted the same thing about Bongonuts

    • Jack Tenhet

      That’s not a photo of the White House, it looks nothing like Mar-a-lago.

    • bupkus23

      Dan Bongino is a three-time loser – lost his first election bid for US Senator from MD in 2012 ( lost to Ben Cardin ), lost his 2014 bid for US Representative for MD’s 6th District ( lost to John ( “Who?” ) Delaney ), then moved to Florida and then promptly lost the Republican primary for Florida’s 19th Congressional District in 2016.

      What else can he do but continue on the RWNJ gravy train as a “commentator”?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    It’s such a lack of basic fucking decency and civility. They don’t see anyone as human beings; it’s horrifying.

    http://i.imgur.com/vztc6Bw.gif

  • Nounverb911

    Huckleberry is pooting something noxious again.
    https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/840656247846256640

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      How dare that uppity attorney have a mind of his own and not do what he is told!

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Nevertheless, he preetsisted.

    • Jennifer R

      Fuckabee deserves things that I can’t even articulate to be done to him.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I’ve adjusted my tweet style to sound more like Trump, but people still think I’m a nobody.”
      — Failing Mike Huckabee

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Sad!

    • Jennifer R

      Maybe we could see him in to a dog suit ND give him to his animal vivisecting son?

    • Chyron HR

      Does Huck have a job, or does he spend all his time as Donald’s twitter understudy?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      What the fuck does Huckabee even “do” these days, besides living off yokel grift and being a professional asshole?

      • An Outhouse for the Resistance

        Yes.

      • shastakoala

        He’s collaborating with Ivanka. The development of a makeup line for wrinkled conservatives.

      • kev

        isn’t that what he’s always done?

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        I think he still sells an imaginary sky friend to the lonely and gullible.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        That’s it. That’s what he does.

    • Yr. Gma

      He is such an exemplar of his Lord Jesus Christ.

    • therblig

      i would pay money to see hucksterbee shocked until he’s breathless.

      with volts votes

      • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

        Considering he gents breathless after one flight of stairs, I imagine a AAA battery would shock him breathless.

        • BearDeLaOursistance

          Now THAT’S reducing the size of government!

  • Me not sure

    So, Wonkette posts this story at 2:17, and by 2:44 the guy is fired. That is some influence you’ve got there, Dok. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I thought this was a mommy blog and recipe hub.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Clearly, President Bannon reads Wonkette.

      • Me not sure

        But can he cook?

        • Msgr_MΩment

          He’s memorized the book To Serve Man from cover to cover.

          • BearDeLaOursistance

            Buffalo Bannon? Goddess help us.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          “I can open a bag of cheetos and a bottle of whiskey. In my house, that’s fine dining.”

          • Me not sure

            I think Bannon would skip the Cheetos.

        • Jack Tenhet

          Nothing sexy like risotto. His cooking skills look like straight whiskey with a human soul chaser.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Reads? He’s probably a non commenter.

        • mancityRed6

          is that who Turgid Love Muscle is?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

          • willi0000000

            questions must be asked! . . . answers must be forthcoming!

        • Latverian Diplomat

          “Darn that ban hammer of loving correction.”
          — Steve Bannon?

          • Red Bird Ω

            I wouldn’t put anything past someone who is willing to use Trump to get into the White House.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Be careful with insulting Dok. Remember, comments are not allowed.

      • Me not sure

        No insult was meant. I was just surprised by how quick the blowback on this thing was.

        • Jack Tenhet

          I was as well. Before I could get here to read the article, he was fired. It’s just insane.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Ordinarily, I would wait until the week before Christmas to fire this many people at once.”
    — Donald Trump

  • janecita
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Wonder if the right wing death threats have begun yet?

      • TJ Barke

        You know it!

      • OrG

        Family Values!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Bless that babby. And her parents.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Lori? I didn’t realize that that’s what you needed the money for.

    • I have no plans to have kids myself, but NICUs have let me have several family members that i wouldn’t otherwise. They do important and amazing work

    • Jack Tenhet

      I’m not crying, you’re crying! I love that story and that little girl certainly has persisted.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      IN YOUR FACE, YERTLE!

  • Jennifer R

    Remember Frank Ancona that KKK fuckball who got iced for his four digit value gun collection? Turns out the wife wanted the money to fund the 70 house cats she had and Frank was known to reek of cat piss all the time.

    Master race my saggy ass.

    • TJ Barke

      Only 4 digits?

      • Sheepshagger

        You done enough cousins over the years, that’s what you get.

      • Jennifer R

        Buncha worthless mid century knock offs and poorly maintained Saturday Night Specials.

      • Crank Tango

        No kidding, I just have 4 little guns and they are worth 4 digits right there.

        • TJ Barke

          A single quality rifle can be 4 digits.

          • Jennifer R

            An ex got more than 600 for the body (no firing pin or trigger mech) for her mos nagat parts. My point is that the white trash only had trash arms, which outside of his personal side arm were likely at the edge of decomposing.

          • georgiaburning

            600 for an incomplete missy nugget? Did Stalin or Nicholas II autograph the bits?

          • Jennifer R

            Someone really wanted it I guess. 100% legal sale through a gun store with an FFL as well.

          • georgiaburning

            Hard to understand white people sometimes. Not a bad weapon, killed a lot of Nazis, but that’s a bit above nominal price.

          • Jennifer R

            The receiving gun store was in rural Washington so I assume that had something to do with it.

          • Crank Tango

            Exactly.

        • Jennifer R

          Yours are maintained and papered and unmodified and presumably not stored in an open air animal sanctuary filled with cat urine.

          • Crank Tango

            Exactly, that’s where I keep my food and weed.

          • Jennifer R

            Bet it keeps nosey folks away. Maybe not the noseless ones though.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        My gun collection costs me money, and I only have two. Protein shakes are expensive…

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    Issa seems to have survived his two town halls.

    https://twitter.com/DarrellIssa/status/840625500590505984
    https://twitter.com/DarrellIssa/status/840651547306479617

    I guess he’s scared of losing re-election and having to set fires for a living.

  • boyblue122

    So now Donnie gets to appoint a new Manhattan attorney to oversee his conflicts of interests in the area.

    Im sure the person wont be corrupt asf

    • Flashman

      It wasn’t clear from the stories whether or not Trump actually had any hack scheister douch bags lined up to replace the fired AGs.

  • Nounverb911

    This is good news for Rudy Giuliani! (He already had Preet’s job before he ran for mayor.)

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Preet needs to start leaking info to the NYT. Subtly and secretly.

    • Nounverb911

      A flood of leaks would work too, easier for Preet to dump and run into hiding….

    • Red Bird Ω

      If only Wikileaks wasn’t a Russian tool.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    What we need is more fucking decency.

    • Sheepshagger

      Bit of fucking decorum up in this bitch wouldn’t go astray.

    • TJ Barke

      You know who else fucked decently?

      • Sheepshagger

        Mitt Romney through the hole in the sheet?

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          Bill Clinton?

          • Sheepshagger

            We all know Bill is the Miles Davis of the skin flute. Always improvising.

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            Funny, W. and Trump are the ones always bragging about their Man Dates.

          • BearDeLaOursistance

            Hey, Milo’s gotta pay the rent somehow.

        • BearDeLaOursistance

          Jeff Sessions through the hole in his sheet? Oh wait, that’d be fellatio.

      • Jack Tenhet

        Sterling Archer?

    • Beowoof14

      Well with Trump in the White House I expect the indecency continue to well after the impeachment.

      • Jack Tenhet

        After the impeachment, we should be braced for a huge backlash of indecency. We all know it’s going to happen, we just need to be prepared for it.

  • Beowoof14

    Hmmmmmm, wonder what Preet has on Donnie. Things are getting curiouser and curiouser with the Trump Russian connections. Rachel has been leading the charge, doing such a good job I hope she has security.

  • Lefty Wright

    Well, it’s not like we need a federal District Attorney for the district that covers NYC. I mean, what could they possibly need to be district attorneying there for anyway? All they have there are huge corporations, Wall Street, city government and organized crime. I know, I’m repeating myself.

    • Nounverb911

      Steven A Cohen just made an 8 figure donation to trump’s re-election PAC.

  • Red Bird Ω

    OT. Does anyone think that the GOP attack against Planned Parenthood is really the insurance companies trying to get rid of the competition? Because it kind of seems that way.

    • Nounverb911

      No, just simple hate.

    • Shanzgood

      No, it’s red meat thrown to the god-botherer voters. The GOP doesn’t want the insurance companies picking up the PPH slack, either.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      The insurance companies don’t provide healthcare, they just pay for it. PP doesn’t compete with them. They are happy to have PP doing what it does — birth control, cancer screening, and yes, abortion too cause pregnancies are expensive.

      As for healthcare providers, I don’t think the stuff that PP does is a big moneymaker, despite what the crazies claim. They are fine with PP being in the game as far as I know.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Just asking because if they served a purpose they would not be thrown to the wolves so quickly.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Those particular wolves are what’s keeping a significant number of voters active Republican supporters, unfortunately.

    • Jack Tenhet

      It’s red meat and also just sexism. They’re burning down everything for women.

    • tinker12

      I have always thought that the reason the Rethugs hate PP is because they need cannon fodder for their supremely profitable wars. Yes, I am that cynical because I have been paying very close attention to these fkers for 40 years.

    • H0mer0

      They are not competing against the insurance companies or even Big Gyna (OB/GYNs–I just made that up.) As a health care provider, access is access, and I needed them about 12 years ago for a service that would have been embarrassing to ask a colleague (no, it wasn’t the clap but something much more obvious and potentially could have landed us economically in a trailer park, although for one of my sons, it would have a dream come true.)

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT – all theses macho monkeys spouting vague threats at Cap during “The Winter Soldier”? Why doesn’t Cap give them a Discus-shield facilitated prostate exam?

    I *really* hate when men issue vaguely-threatening proclamations.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Me too, sister.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I’ve been known to respond with:

        A) A call to 911

        B) A Raised fist and the words “then do it, *now*”.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Yes to A, no to B. Been there, had that done, and that response could be construed as consent. Not giving the bastards that excuse.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Just to be clear, this young man had threatened violence against me because he didn’t like my clothing and that I wouldn’t step aside for him when I was already stepping away from him.

            I did end up calling 911 rather than further escalating, but I couldn’t let some meathead bully decide where I could shop and when.

            I also had PTSD shakes for the rest of the month.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I am completely supportive of your response. It was right and just and good. And I am so sad that you were hurt. Nobody should be treated like that. But as a cis-woman, I can assure you that challenging these assholes would be taken as consent. I am not happy about that, btw.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            No, I understand what you are saying. :)

            I don’t like living as if I have to defend myself at any moment, but my abusive family trained me to expect it. At least in my new neighborhood, the threat level is far, far less than my old digs. I actually get a “feeling”, a tingle, when threats approach. Something about body language and facial expression,

            I guess I should be grateful to dear old dad et al. My childhood was good preparation for being openly Transgender in a nation of cowards and fools.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I can’t imagine how difficult your path is. And I am truly pleased that you are in a better place, both emotionally and physically. It’s also lovely to have you back here.

            But in some ways being a woman is hard. It can be work. It can be scary. You’ve probably noticed that. I appreciate that you signed up for that. Because it takes courage.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thank you sincerely. The joys far outweigh the pain since I’ve come out, it’s worth it. :)

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Good. I’m so proud to call you a friend. And I suspect that you look much more feminine than I do. I’m setting the bar pretty dammed low, btw. I shave my legs once a year, and I think I own a dress – it’s got to be around here somewhere. I have been known to wear lipstick. On special occasions.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thank you again, Friend. :)

            Every girl has to be a girl her own way. Several of my local friends are the jeans-and-hoodie type, but they are comfortable and happy. I love my cosmetics and heels, but you don’t have to. :)

          • WomanInThePersistence

            That’s a lovely thing – you have found your bliss, and we have different standards, and we can hopefully love one another. And respect our choices. Excuse me, I’m getting a bit weepy, in a good way.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Hey, I’m the girl that cries at weddings on TV. :D That final season of “Downton Abbey” used up a whole box of tissues.

            Yes, my idea of Feminism is to each of us be our own woman, and don’t drag each other down for choices that don’t hurt anyone else.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            That is Feminism in a nutshell. I’m delighted that you are my sister.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thank you, I feel the same about you. :) ~hugs~

          • nightmoth

            So glad you’re in a better place, Anna!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Me too Hun, thank you. :) It’s nice, not a showplace or anything, but I feel safe in my home for the first time in quite a long time, and the neighborhood is a delight for someone that enjoys walking.

          • BearDeLaOursistance

            “I couldn’t let some meathead bully decide where I could shop and when.”

            Brb, going out to Costco to buy a whole pallet of upfists for this.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thanx XD That made me laugh out loud. :)

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Because he doesn’t have to. It’s a feature.

      • Jack Tenhet

        It’s not a feature, it’s a bug.

        It’s also a floor wax and a dessert topping.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Oh, it’s that too. But I took it as Steve Rogers being badass enough even before he was big that he doesn’t need to pump himself up to try to look badass.

          • Jack Tenhet

            Absolutely, Carpe! Steve Rogers had courage, decency, heart and spirit long before the super soldier serum. That’s why he was picked for the project because he already possessed the traits.

    • Jack Tenhet

      Me too, especially when they can’t back up the vaguely-threatening proclamations. That’s how we men are, we speak before fully thinking things through.

    • Sheepshagger

      There’s a particular place in hell for those bastards who revel in creating just enough menace for discomfort without rising to the level of actionable threats. Or “pathetic fucking pricks” as I call them.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Yeah. My fucking dad was one of those pathetic little pricks. I guess he was a badass when he wore the Badge, or when I was too small to push him away.

    • Edith Prickly

      Because he can do this: https://youtu.be/jqIBGEcKhGs

      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD Yeah, I’m just past that scene. Cap’s a better human being than I am, I’d have killed or permanently crippled every one of those meatheads.

        • Edith Prickly

          Cap is the moral compass of the Avengers universe. Look at the rest of them: super-rich megalomaniac, crazy Norse gods, two cold-blooded assassins, and the big green rage monster. Someone has to be better than that.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Oh, I know. Captain America has been my personal hero since childhood. He has always stood for something better.:)

            Temperamentally, I relate to the Black Widow. Just fucking shoot the assholes. But I’m glad Cap has the better way.

          • Edith Prickly

            Cap should be swinging that shield around the White House right now. There’s something a million times worse than Hydra festering in there.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Damn right.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Spoiler:Technically speaking, only Thor and the Vision can lift Mjolnir thought :-)

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      “Here’s something we’re hoping you’ll really hate.” — Rocky the MRA Squirrel

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Please don’t ruin Rocky J. Squirrel.

  • Nounverb911
  • therblig

    obviously, they reviewed his employment history and saw that he was competent.

  • Sheepshagger
    • Latverian Diplomat

      I’m a Star Wars fan, but honestly, there’s no payoff to that line.

      “Force ghosts” can’t do shit. I think this may have been something Lucas rethought later.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    As a good student does he asks the question before he goes further into details about what he needs to learn if something is unclear to him:

    In its characteristically subtle way, the Trump administration suddenly demanded the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by Barack Obama. It’s not unusual for new presidents to clean out the prior administration’s U.S. attorneys

    So: Why?!

    • mancityRed6

      politics. the new president wants people who can further his personal agenda.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        You need well informed people. oh wait never mind.

      • tinker12

        But presidents in the past have waited until their successors were nominated and ready for senate confirmation. So far, we have an empty State Dept. and now no federal attorneys. This is how they “shrink the size of government so they can drown it in a bathtub” a la Grover Nordquist the unelected mofo who hates America.

        • mancityRed6

          and this is how nothing gets done.

    • gene108

      Those 46 attorneys were not going to be useful hatchet men in Session, Bannon, and Trump’s push to undermine civil rights, voting rights, and all social progress for the last 100 years.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Yeah but it says every president does it. why?

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          Why does every president do it? To install people that align with the administrations policies. Neglecting, for the moment, that Donny is attempting to restructure the US as an autocratic dictatorship, there is nothing unusual about it. The timing, and abrupt firing en masse is unusual. This tends to look more like a knee jerk response to the realization that “we are soooo fucked” by the Drumpfenreich with typical lack of foresight.

        • gene108

          They are political appointees, who need Senate confirmation. Those positions usually change, when a new President is sworn in.

          This is different in the suddenness of it all.

          Given the desire of Bannon to undermine government norms, and Sessions hatred of civil and voting rights, I think they are doing it this way to set the stage to best push through their regressive agenda.

          I think U.S. Attorneys are fairly independent. I think that is going to change.

          Top-down pressure from the DOJ is what got Gonzalez in trouble, as AG, and that only involved 7 U.S. Attorneys.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            So this is going to be big..

          • H0mer0

            wasn’t Comey the hero in that story?

    • georgiaburning

      Don’t know, but there are now 46 more possible candidates for 2018 Congress and state offices

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      So they can fill all those positions with newly minted graduates of Liberty University law school, who will do what they’re told.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    “From everything that I can see, his conversations with the Russian ambassador, he was doing this country a favor, and he should be thanked for it,”-Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee Chair speaking about Michael Flynn speaking with Russians, a topic he is supposed to be investigating.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Russians/Turks…who can keep track?

    • gene108

      What does Putin have on Nunes?

    • Jennifer R

      Well, showing the country that deadbeat donnie is a Russian spy is a good job. Doing it accidentally less so.

    • OrG

      Kinda what they said about ollie north,no?

    • TJ Barke

      Nothing Trump does is a favor for this country.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Devin Nunes is a idiot.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      HE should be up for Ambassador to France. Because that’s some unmitigated
      Gaul.

    • nightmoth
  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Oh by the way, did you guys know you are getting into a war without really knowing you are?

    https://twitter.com/KoenSwinkels/status/840658314375659520

    • mancityRed6
    • Amy!

      Apparently there’s also a current or planned increase of deployments to Afghanistan.

      The problem with electing a president who’s suffering micro-dick syndrome, like Ronny the Senile, either of the Bushes, hell even Nixon, much less the orange excuse, is that they have to get other people’s kids killed to show how tough they are.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        But they can;t just pass Congress right? That they can pass the UN we saw in 2003.

        • Amy!

          Congress has been avoiding declarations of war for over half a century now. It’s part of the decay of the system that’s established by the constitution. I believe we have not been in a declared war since 1945. Everything else has been “police action” or “authorization for use of force” or similar weasel-words. So long as they can weasel, they can pretend we’re not at war, at least until the war is over.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            What I could find last declaration of war was Iraqi freedom vbut it is named Military engagements authorized by Congress

            Ba’athist Iraqi government deposed April 2003. U.S. combat operations ended August 31, 2010. War ended December 15, 2011. Destabilization of Iraq and emergence of ISIL in the region 2011–present.[19]

          • Amy!

            Ah. That’s not a declaration of war. Here, this may help:

            http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2016/12/when-congress-once-used-its-powers-to-declare-war/

            After reading it, I’m forced to be grateful that we haven’t declared any of the numerous wars we’ve been involved in. Better still if we had avoided fucking around in other people’s countries, but what do I know?

            Anyway. The short version is that when war is officially declared, the executive branch ends up with a metric fuckton more power than the already weird collection of powers it has. We’re better off without that. Especially now. Donnie’s too dishonest to be trusted with that set of powers (which are clearly intended to be used when there’s an actual threat to the nation, which we haven’t had in a hell of a long time).

          • snark-lurker

            [Declared] Wars have Rules & Laws …whole different game from…something something something

        • nightmoth

          Unfortunately, the president, as commander-in-chief, has the ability to send troops wherever whenever he wants without any declaration of war. Our last official war was World War II: we’ve just called everything else a “conflict” or a “military intervention” or whatever. Doesn’t make us any less warlike, though.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Overlooking your comment about not declaring wart but calling t something else seems to be correct. Just semantics though.

          • Amy!

            Depends on perspective. From the perspective of American civil liberties (right to protest, right of free speech, etc.), declaration of war would be a really bad thing, right now. See the link I posted above.

          • nightmoth

            For a long time back in the sixties, the media kept saying the “Viet Nam Conflict” and those of us who called it the “Viet Nam War” were regarded as radicals. When the American war dead mounted into the thousands, though, most people dropped the distinction and called it what it was.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Ah just like we called our war with now Indonesia police actions instead of war even though it was really the army and not the police we sent in??

          • nightmoth

            yes, just the same

        • Paul

          It is Congress that is passing. Read Rachel Maddow’s book “Drift’
          The Unmooring of American Military Power”.

          Fucking chickenshits in Congress are too afraid to do their jobs and the Imperial Presidency just keeps growing. And now, fuck me, Trump is in that office.

        • magyar of infinite power

          I think he gets 90 as an “emergency”, then congress has to write him a blank check.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Hey, those defen$e execs gotta pay their kids’ tuition at Choate and Groton somehow.

    • Scrofula

      How has he not appointed Kissinger to something yet?

      • OrG

        Isn’t oliver north still alive?This seems like a perfect fit.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        He can’t afford Kissinger. Maybe Putin can.

    • ltmcdies

      Say it with me, boys and girls…
      “BUT HER EMAILS”

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Soon or later, I’m afraid it will end up like Lebanon- our troops will be decimated by some fanatical idiot with a rental truck. And of course it won’t be Trumps fault, because nothing is.

    • Wait – WHEN DID HE FUCKING INVADE SYRIA?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Last week.

        • I swear, I thought I was paying attention to these things.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Things are moving fast. I am a politicl junkie but don’t know how to follow all this.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Here you gohttp://www.westernjournalism.com/analysis-trump-suddenly-put-american-boots-ground-syria/

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        Which somewhat explains all this political theater. We are all rocked back on our heals trying to save ACA, civil rights and whatever that we don’t have time to react to these other injustices, or even demand accountability.

        • We got played again. He isn’t bright but he is cunning.

    • Snopes Shop

      Is Barron of enlistment age?

      • Liberoid Ron

        Did he inherit his father’s bone spurs?

  • HooverVilles

    Slightly OT. On the subject of fool proofing the presidency, Douglas Adams has a relevant comment,

    “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”

    • georgiaburning

      That’s a well known rule of design for serviceability

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I heard that as idiot proofing depends on your ability to provide solutions faster than god provides idiots.

      • SigDeFlyinMonky

        Natasha, “I thought you said this plan was foolproof.”
        Boris, “Foolproof yes, idiotproof no!”

    • FragileDog

      He also said this, which has become more and more relevant in these trying times:

      “It is a well-known fact that those people who must
      want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it…
      anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

      • FragileDog

        Although this applies more to his cabinet then himself I feel

      • HooverVilles

        Yep, another Douglas Adams gem!
        Thanks for the reminder.

  • Nick Scroggs

    Well, now for something good that has come out of Russia, although technically the Soviet Union: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhujgY6m0RQ

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
    • Sheepshagger

      “The man claimed he had an appointment with the president, according to an official with firsthand knowledge of the incident, but there was no such arranged meeting. Trump had been briefed on the matter.”

      Rex Tillerson?

      • Scrofula

        Tiffany?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Anybody else read “Assination Vacation”? This sounds a lot like Guiteau. Did the intruder want to be the Ambassador to France? And no, I am not wishing harm to anybody.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Michael Flynn?*

        *Not complete snark.

        • Sheepshagger

          Probably Carter Page with some stock certificates, come to think of it.

    • Scrofula

      I know it’s been posted, but fuck it’s hilarious:
      “The White House security level was temporarily raised to “orange” — one of the highest”

      • Latverian Diplomat
        • ZangoCrudmonger

          Heh. Scrolling past, my dyslexia had it as Orange, the Alert Prisoner. Had to come back because I could not think of any prisoners named Orange. There is a tin-pot dictator, tho.

      • ltmcdies

        Seems to me every day is “Orange” when Donald is in the building

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Trump would have been at the White House at the time, according to his schedule…”

      Does that sound they are trying hard not to say “President Trump was safely miles away at a local Russian Pee Brothel.”

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        I would be pretty sure the Russian Pee Brothel is in the White House.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Putting Taft’s bathtub to good use, no doubt.

          • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

            Ah, that brings to mind one of my favorite bits of de Sade.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Under Trump, the entire government is turning into a Russian pee brothel.
          And we are the ones getting pissed on.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Where are you, Gyro Captain, now that we need you the most?

  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted
    • weejee

      Baseball for sure. No football could be a problem, and also concerns my avatar, but perhaps for differing reasons.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Maybe I should emigrate to Israel …. must be a relation some where in my family tree. My grandmother was Dutch, so ….

  • Nick Scroggs
  • Carpe Vagenda
    • OrG

      Florida’s killing it lately.C’mon Texas.

    • Scrofula

      First comment: “If he is a suffering from a mental illness, why didn’t the @GOP just give him a gun?”

      • A Bashful Nobody

        Or a cabinet position.

    • Chyron HR

      Why didn’t he just eat a can of spinach and punch the store into the sun?

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        *gigglesnort*

      • OrG

        Vegetables are for Liberal-Commie Hippies!

      • A Bashful Nobody

        Pure coincidence! Nothing can be proved till we see his forearms.

      • H0mer0

        [Hanuman could have brought the sun to the store]

    • weejee

      His nose looks like a taillight. Is he related to Steve Bannon?

    • Sheepshagger

      “It’s a crime that my national security nominees aren’t confirmed and have to freelance in Florida. Sad.”

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • Crank Tango

      If he wanted to do something for America, he should have just set himself on fire. With votes or what have you.

    • mancityRed6

      we know where Issa was today, so that clears him.

      • weejee

        The Mustang Ranch?

        • magyar of infinite power

          Not enough money in the world

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Are you sure? It would be irresponsible not to speculate wildly.

        • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

          Are any cars missing?

    • Crank Tango

      Also, false flag! We know that’s really a black muslin lesbian in disguise.

      • Querolous

        “black muslin lesbian farmer”

    • A Bashful Nobody

      Nice mugshot. Ugh.

      • magyar of infinite power

        Was there any doubt that this is exactly what we all thought he would look like?

        • A Bashful Nobody

          Nope, so far they’ve all looked about like him. Hope he starts taking his meds……….

      • OneYieldRegular

        There’s something rather Bannon-esque about that gin-blossom-rouge pallor.

    • And of course the store owners were Indian, and not Muslim.

      • magyar of infinite power

        Pffftf. As if there’s a difference…

        • H0mer0

          Indians can be Muslim if they want (not that I am.) Racists don’t have to be accurate because that make their demonizing less effective.

          • Liberoid Ron

            Yup. The only thing that matters is ‘different from me.’ Details about why are irrelevant.

  • Nounverb911

    In other good news, Federal judge shuts down Texas Gerrymandering….
    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/840621936459862018

    • Scrofula

      Teh blahs need to file a class-action suit or something, undo all that shit.

    • Snopes Shop

      Hope it goes somewhere like nothing does.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    “They don’t see anyone as human beings”

    Well, no fucking shit. How long has this person been driving the bus to Obvious Town?

    • TJ Barke

      They only view people in terms of utility.

  • Nounverb911
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Of course it won’t. That’s the plan.

    • Scrofula

      Nothing is non-partisan anymore. Aliens could invade and the GOP would make them cabinet appointees if Dems opposed it.

      • OrG

        Ayup.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      They all got beamed up to the Death Star.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      “Not normal” is correct.

  • Nounverb911
    • Sheepshagger

      “Why all of these slack jawed proletarians are still alive and now they want us to get them jobs! That’s not what we do with straw dogs!”

      • snark-lurker

        Man, they sure do breed fast.

    • Michael R
    • Liberoid Ron

      It was GOOD for the people of Kentucky. By our standards that’s a major failure.
      – Mikey

  • boyblue122

    More Drumpfy corruption:

    Hes out selling tickets to a golf tournament thats being hosted at one of his Drumpf courses in Virginia.

    He just happens to be at the same place golfing today

    https://twitter.com/EricLiptonNYT/status/840667127161995266

    • georgiaburning

      Progressives should buy them up, turn the event into a protest. Then again, PGA Senior, who cares

  • Snopes Shop

    FUCK.

    • mancityRed6

      yep

    • Scrofula

      Agreed.

    • Brad H
      • Courser_Resistance

        Okay, I’m a fan! I’m an oldz but I can get behind that shit.

    • snark-lurker

      shitfuck

      • Shoto

        Fuckin’ A

        • snark-lurker

          Fuckin’rite

  • Nounverb911
    • Crank Tango

      Yeah this guy knows how to parenting.

    • Scrofula

      Joe Walsh have any larva of his own?
      If so, may they be spared the fate their Daddy believes necessary for the cause of “freedom”.

      • OneYieldRegular

        Yes, he does, but he’s paying child support for them, after not paying child support for them.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Isn’t he the father of that kid Adam who was abducted and murdered back in the 80s? Which he then spun into a lifelong career crusading for tough on crime posturing?
        If I am remembering correctly, it just makes him even more disgusting that he said that, if that’s even possible.

        • Scrofula

          Nah, that was John Walsh.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Ah, thanks for the clarification. I have had them mixed up for years.
            So this Walsh is just a straight up opportunist asshole.
            Got it.

          • Scrofula

            If you mean former Illinois Congressman, yes (one term, and Tammy Duckworth kicked him out).

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      As someone who has two cats this actually outrages me. These fuckers keep doing this

      • Crank Tango

        We have to keep our tp in a container. Our cat will steal the roll and pluck it apart like she’s defeathering a bird.

        • Robbertjan Brandenburg

          Yes they are brillianty cunning.

          • georgiaburning

            Yes, but as long as we can scratch their ears in that pleasurable way they can never duplicate, they will let us live

      • Snopes Shop

        Two Catter here too, and ditto.

    • Shoto

      Crackpot Joe Walsh lashes out in yet another feckless attempt to make himself relevant. Asshole.

      • H0mer0

        whose 15 minutes are up, Joe?

    • Bitter Scribe

      Their fifteen minutes?

      THEIR FIFTEEN MINUTES????

      Hey you festering anal cyst, THEIR CHILDREN WERE SLAUGHTERED. Do you think that’s the kind of fame ANYONE wants, you deluded pile of rotting filth? Their children were slaughtered because WORTHLESS PIECES OF SHIT LIKE YOU refuse to do anything about the ridiculously lenient gun laws in this country.

      Christ, this guy at least used to be amusing. No more. I am just fucking infuriated. The only way that kitten gif could cheer me up is if the clawing was being done to his face.

    • Sophia

      Isn’t this douche’s 15 minutes well beyond expiry date? STFU

  • therblig

    sorry if posted before, but trumpanzees are truly stupid fucking idiots – fake news site rakes in the lunatic rantings

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-million-trump-supporters-fell-for-this-absurd-fake-news-site_us_58c42653e4b0d1078ca7222e?tcjeg4jhe61or&

    • Scrofula

      Comment on Obama WH running pedophile ring: ““I believe it. They are scum. Down with the obama’s his it wife (sic) are him took 111 million dollars worth of stuff that should be repaid back to the taxpayers. Back to America.””

      Of course, it Trump was running a pedophile ring: “”I OK with it he helps pore kids like obama wife gorilla ate””

      • therblig

        i think biore strips would help the pore kids more.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      sorry if posted before, but trumpanzees are truly stupid fucking idiots

      Over and over again. ;)

    • snark-lurker

      it is okto repost. carry on

    • OrG

      Only thing surprising about this is that the creator of the website was surprised.

    • Sophia

      When told it was fake news they close their eyes and plug their ears and say I can’t hear you like a bunch of kids

      The top comment at the end of McDaniel’s confession post seems to prove his point. It reads simply: “Funny, I did’t fall for your FAKE STORIES, but FYI…Obama IS gay…there are TWO dead people that testified to it…so…you are proud of yourself for spreading FAKE news, huh? POS rag (sic).”

    • Jack Tenhet

      I saw this last night. The guy even posted disclaimers and I’m still seeing people reference this site as a “source”.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg
  • Shoto

    “…he’s apparently decided to say “Make me.”

    Excellent news. Now, if the Sunday Morning Yap Fests™ would deign to put on their Journalamism Hatz and cover the shit out of this development (looking at you Chuck, George, John, and (pffft) Chris), we might just have ourselves an even moar interesting scenario.

    • snark-lurker

      TRMS special at 7p Eastern

      • Shoto

        Good catch. I’ll fire up the electric box.

        • snark-lurker

          clock change overnight

          • Shoto

            Yeah, fuck DST. I absolutely detest it. If people wish to get up an hour earlier, then they can simply get up an hour earlier. Why do they have to drag me into their fictitious clock machinations?

          • snark-lurker

            i donut know nuttin bout it it sux tho.

  • bookish
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Michael R

    Someone posted this explanation of
    gerrymandering I thought everyone should see –

    https://s9.postimg.org/5n6xc81nj/gerrymandering.jpg

    • Shoto

      To state it baldly, these fuckers can’t win on the merits, so they cheat – and it’s only getting worse.

      • Scrofula

        Our entire tax code selects for the best cheaters.
        Dems used to have union machines that could counter that by cheating, but the Reps. won that war.

        • Annercrespo

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj324d:
          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
          !mj324d:
          ➽➽
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        • Emilycsadowski

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !du350c:
          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
          !du350c:
          ➽➽
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      • “M”
        • Gregory Brown

          And we can see every day now the level of human scum we’re dealing with.

    • bookish

      Good splainering.

      • snark-lurker

        excellent

    • HooverVilles

      ^^^^^THIS^^^^^

    • Help this foreigner out: why, unlike in EVERY civilised country, aren’t the districts in US American elections drawn by a NON-PARTISAN commission on the basis of shared interests and geographical logic, rather than partisan advantage?

      • mt2099

        Because there were no political parties in 1787, so the men who wrote our Constitution didn’t envision this problem. Now can you please tell me why other countries don’t spell “civilized” the way we do?

        • Rags

          They were aware of political parties (Parliament, much?) and the issues they raise. Most of them were simply violently opposed to political parties which they saw as the death of democracy. Another thing they were right about.

  • Nounverb911
    • Shoto

      D’Souza is mentally under-clocking, sub-human scum.

      • Nick Scroggs

        And yet the UCLA Republicans invited him to speak last year.

      • Hey, he’s an award winning sub-human scum! He took home a Razzie this year!

        • Carpe Vagenda

          “More soul crushing than the DC movieverse” is a pretty high bar.

          • Jack Tenhet

            No joke! Beat out BvS. That’s really an achievement.

          • Liberoid Ron

            You can’t be that bad right out of the box. You need to work down to that. As we look at D’Felon’s body of work we can see a man who is dedicated to achieving his goal, of becoming the worst filmmaker of all time.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Why are prominent conservatives all degenerate shitstains?

      • OrG

        Part of the job description.

        • magyar of infinite power

          The only part

      • Shoto

        Um, wait: Is that a trick question?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        It’s their nature.

      • snark-lurker

        DNA: just look in their genes

        • Tacoclamgenda

          ISWYDT

      • HogeyeGrex

        But you repeat yourself.

      • Jack Tenhet

        I think the real question is why are all degenerate shitstains prominent conservatives? Love and marriage, man, love and marriage.

    • Crank Tango

      Will no one address Indian on Indian bitchiness.

      • H0mer0

        ego nominor peccus

      • sw19bunnies

        Let he who caste the first stone….

        • therblig

          dinesh is just trying to curry favor

      • georgiaburning

        Sikh and ye shall find

        • Crank Tango

          Naan of these puns are right, and frankly they are making me Desi.

      • Jack Tenhet

        IINO.

    • TJ Barke

      Amoral hypocritical scum says what?

    • efoveks

      Dinesh D’Souza: common criminal and racist prevaricator. What a horrible human being.

  • Jennifer R

    Haha such snowflakes.

    • Michael R

      ” What ACTUALLY happened was these flaggers were INVITED to the party ”

      https://s8.postimg.org/fp4v4fcx1/cat_really_small.jpg

    • Blacktop Autumn

      You know, I actually ran into some dude who argued that transpeople don’t deserve rights because we’re just looking to be special.

      No joke. Dumb gamer boys actually believe this.

      • sw19bunnies

        You are trying to veer from the norm: ipso facto you are ‘broken’, ‘weirdo’ etc…etc…
        Thats the issue at the heart of most social conservatives – they want everyone to conform, so _they_ feel safe.

        • willi0000000

          also less temptation for them.

          • sw19bunnies

            indeed, their “shameful secret”

        • nightmoth

          People who want everybody to conform are BOORRING! Mindless, stultifying, yawn-inducing, chattering, can’t-tell-them-apart, chew-off-my-paw-to-escape BORES!

      • Jennifer R

        Dumb gamer boys who won’t get laid without rape.

    • Jack Tenhet

      Such “victims”. They show up, wave shotguns and threaten people. The response to their conviction? More Nazis threatening Judges. Yeah, there’s nothing “wrong” with that at all.

      Make Racists Afraid Again.

    • jaspersdad

      “Will no one rid me of this troublesome Judge?”

  • Michael R
    • Snopes Shop

      No but down the rabbit hole I go….

      • Paul

        Report back will ya’? I started down but had to stop for sanity reasons.

    • nightmoth

      He’s that offspring of the Ripley clone, and he DID make it to earth after all?

      • sw19bunnies

        XENOMORPH LIBELS!!!!!!

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        We may yet find out….

    • boyblue122

      Is he trying to dissolve all the corpses stored at his house

      • OrG

        It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

      • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

        That was my first thought. What does that say about us?

        • We all watched Breaking Bad?

        • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

          Thinking of the likeliest explanation for a bathtub being covered in acid? That we aren’t Trumpturds?

        • Moebym the Persistent Returner

          We like watching true crime documentaries?

          Or maybe that’s just me

          • Jack Tenhet

            Boop!

          • Meccalopolis

            There must be something wrong with me but that’s a good insomniac channel since they don’t go to infomercials at 3:30. I usually fall asleep to it

        • Wasn’t that what you used quicklime for?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Always love a chance to repost this epic answer on an old Metafilter thread. (Scroll to the highlighted response.)

        http://ask.metafilter.com/7921/If-you-killed-somebody-how-would-you-dispose-of-the-body-without-getting-caught

    • snark-lurker

      one wonders what the tub looked like before the acid treatment

    • Crank Tango

      I wouldn’t be surprised if his pores ooozed acid. And not the fun kind either.

    • mancityRed6

      “Padlocks had been placed on interior doors — or the doors had been removed altogether.”
      Yeah. That doesn’t ring any alarm bells at all.

      • Jack Tenhet

        “It puts the lotion on it’s skin or else it gets the hose again!”– Buffalo Bannon.

        • sw19bunnies

          Plus he needed a _lot_ of chubby girls to make his skinsuit.

          • Jack Tenhet

            “So what are you? About a size fourteen?”

    • Nounverb911

      Ritual sacrifice?

      • American Horror Story: Bannon House

        You know, that would work.

        • snark-lurker

          Yeah there is a teevee show just waiting to happed

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      When you’re Baron Stephen Harkkonen, let’s just say you have medical issues.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2298f2eb78144dc3b7ab462b4e6c581554d9d666b7e9f6d3f00a5ca514409c2.jpg

      • Miles Monroe

        Needz moar pustules …

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
    • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

      That does kind of explain his complexion. It’s the tragic result of a jacuzzi experiment gone terribly wrong.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      There’s a DA down in Florida investigating this guy. Who knows what they’ll find.

      • Jennifer R

        Polonium in their tea if they aren’t careful.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      Edit: It would take more than acid to clean his jacuzzi. You have to kill that thing with fire.

      • Shoto

        I recommend a good old-fashioned B-52 airstrike.

        • Liberoid Ron

          Can’t beat the classics!

      • theCryptofishist

        OT–I live less than a mile from a street named “Jacuzzi”. I thought everyone here would like to know.

      • Miles Monroe

        I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    • lroom

      That’s not creepy at all! JFC these people aren’t remotely human.

    • akryan

      could be a body. just like in the movies, you kill someone, dissolve their body in acid and then let the goo run out of a bath, or in this case a jacuzzi. I wouldn’t put killing underage Russian sex workers past a guy like him. It’d be irresponsible not to speculate.

  • Jack Tenhet

    Food for thought, if this sounds vaguely like someone.

    “Cocaine influences your pre-frontal cortex [the part of your brain
    that regulates behaviours and, essentially, your ability to make sound
    judgements]. It actually messes up your executive functions, your
    inhibitory control and your decision making. So now you’ve got this very
    strong motivation [from the dopamine] and, because of the effects of
    the drug, you end up with an inability to inhibit your impulses and make
    good decisions.”

    https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/why-cocaine-makes-people-act-like-dicks?utm_source=dmfb

    • Michael R
      • Jack Tenhet

        Come on, we know he’s at least tried it. He was part of that entire culture in the 80’s. Pretty sure he still does it.

        I’ve seen a lot of people on coke and they look and sound like he did during the debates.

        • canes_pugnaces

          I went to party at Trumpville in the 90s. And while I didn’t even see him, I saw a lot of old gross guys and very young models snorting coke.

    • OrG

      Sounds like a lot of people I know…..oh,you meant trump,right?

      • Jack Tenhet

        Mmmmmaybe. Does sound like a lot of people I know as well though. People who use cocaine.

    • Crank Tango
    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      As someone who did a lot of blow: first I wanted to rule the world, later I wanted a hug, Then I just wanted to sleep. During those waking hours I could not sleep I just wanted a hug and be sure nobody was mad at me and take a cognac and joint and finally sleep.

    • Jennifer R

      Outside of MDMA uppers don’t seem very fun.

      • Jack Tenhet

        Yeah, no, I already have huge anxiety issues and panic attacks, uppers are def. not for me. I can’t even drink more than one regular cup of coffee a day. Lightweight when it comes to stimulants.

        • Serai 1

          I’ve done MDMA several times, and I wouldn’t call it an upper. It never made me in the last bit speedy. On the contrary, it made me more mellow and tactile. For me, that has a lot to do with the set and setting – I never took it in public, or around bright lights or loud sounds. That seems like a real waste of the dose, frankly.

      • Serai 1

        MDMA isn’t really an upper. But it is my favorite drug outside of Lady Cannabis.

        • Jennifer R

          Well it’s got an energizing component to it. That and armodafonil (not really a stimulant more of a tiredness suppressant) are the only things that bring me up I can tolerate. Even caffeine leaves me jittery for 18 hours.

  • TJ Barke

    At this point I welcome the Hartz-Timor swarm…

    • sw19bunnies

      Avis-Calcutta or GTFO

      • TJ Barke

        Booo!

  • memzilla Ω
    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      So . . . do they offer, like, a one-stop thing?

    • Alan

      Ummm….

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Don’t go into the basement, is all I’m saying.

    • therblig

      i heard that if you put pineapple on your dicks, you’ll all get lei’d

    • akryan

      there’s a bed and breakfast halfway between anchorage and fairbanks named Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn

  • Nounverb911
  • Anna Elizabeth

    “Dude, Captain America needs my help. S’no better reason to get back in.”

    :D I always liked Sam Wilson in the comics, too.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
      • Anna Elizabeth

        He’s handsome, but not really my type. XD

        When Scarlett Johannson is on the screen, I kinda forget about the rest. Chris Evens is superb at portraying Captain America though.

        • Jennifer R

          He just *looks* too “dumb and pretty” for my tastes.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            *nods* Agree. I think Chris Evans would need more time in the mirror than I do. XD

            Guy I was with the other day was Gorgeous, but with the beard and all, not “pretty”. XD

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah the lone cis guy in my polycule has a beard too (not a hipster beard but a reasonable beard for a 45 year old).

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Nice! :) My guy has a full beard, he’s Bi, tall, dark, and lots of stamina. XD

          • Jennifer R

            G is tall and nerdy and practices tantric sex.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Nicer!

            Mine is half my age. Ima Cougar, and I don’t care who knows it. XD

          • Liberoid Ron
          • Anna Elizabeth

            XD

          • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

            “Dumb and pretty” is an integral part of life’s rich pageant.

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah and I’m not saying bad things about him. He sure is easy to look at, and in practice he isn’t dumb. Just that he doesn’t get my motor revving.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    If Trump is so rich and his suits are so expensive, why are they so ill-fitting? He looks like a fat orange toddler in them…

    • canes_pugnaces

      I don’t think he is so rich. If the guy were really a billionaire, he’d have replaced the constitution with his 1040.

    • georgiaburning

      Life Lesson for Rich People: Don’t piss off tailors or portrait painters.

      • sw19bunnies

        Dorian Gray approves this message.

        • snark-lurker

          mebbee dig that out for tonight ain’t red it in years

    • Snopes Shop

      BECAUSE HE HAS TERRIBLE TASTE

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      Emperor something no clothes something something

    • sw19bunnies

      There’s only so much that a tailor can do with that body shape.

      • Amy!
        • Jennifer R

          Yeah but he can’t admit he is fat after saying being fat is a personal failing all his life. Also he has a colostomy bag to hide. I bet he always smells slightly like shit and the NDA covers that.

          • theCryptofishist

            Okay, when did he get a colostomy?

          • Jennifer R

            Somewhere around the time his primary care provider became a gastroenterologist.

          • theCryptofishist

            Is this real, or just the usual chat?

          • Jennifer R

            Real.

    • mancityRed6

      ummm, you’ve seen his haircut, right?

      • Blackest Noobs

        ummm, you’ve seen his skin, right?

        • mancityRed6

          he is the emperor with no clothes because no one says anything about the gaps around his eyes that don’t get the spray tan

          • Blackest Noobs

            he likes to wear pussy grabbing goggles when they spray him.

    • Mavenmaven

      He’s from Queens

      • OrG

        Ramones libelz!

        • Mavenmaven

          They were conscious of it, see the beginning of “end of the century”.

      • bookish

        I was impressed when he buttoned his suit coat to address Congress.

    • msanthropesmr

      Because they’re cheap suits. Like his ties.

    • OrG

      Maybe it’s because he’s a dumbass who’s been allowed to get away with anything his whole life because of his wealth(whether real or imagined).

    • Sheepshagger

      As a chap with a few tailored suits let me explain. A tailor will measure you and listen to you and then make some suggestions and discretely tell you that you don’t know anything about suits. Here’s what you should do, and they’re invariably correct.
      If on the other hand you insist on looking like shit, they’ll do that too. You’re the one paying. I’m sure you can imagine the characteristic humility and openness Donnie brings to the tailors rooms.

      • Alan

        You assume he actually has them tailored.

        • Sheepshagger

          I can’t accept that there’s a sufficient market for that particular look that it can be obtained pret a porter.

          • Alan

            Oh yeah that’s easy, just buy a suit that doesn’t fit. I’m one of those sizes that can’t be bought off the rack, anything looks like shit on me without tailoring.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        He can clearly play the game–the suit he wore when he was playing Look I’m President for the joint session was impeccably fitted. I think it’s just part of the brand.

      • therblig

        don’t tailors have some sort of honor code that even if you say to them, “make me look like a disgusting bag of orange shit”, they’re still supposed to try and make you look good?

        or maybe that’s just simply the best anyone can do.

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        In the 80s, when I cared more about clothing than necessary, I had a suit made which came close to David Byrne’s shoulder-padded extravagance. The tailor did give me a healthy dose of eye rolling, but made it anyways.

    • snark-lurker

      Put a suit on a POS & whut do you expect

    • Jennifer R

      It’s to hide his colostomy bag and the 75 extra pounds he carries on his fat ass and guy.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        If Trump wants to hide a colostomy bag, he should wear a burka.

    • boyblue122

      He also eats prime cuts of meat totally burnt with ketchup. He doesn’t have taste

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      That’s because It’s hard to get a tailor who can do a good job fitting a suit on a fat orange toddler. Especially when the suits are that Trump Collection shit.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    correct me if I’m wrong but its having 46 U.S. attorneys resign before their replacements can be confirmed, a) dumb as hell and b) not helpful to a so-called “law and order president”? Who’s gonna prosecute the terrorists!

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      All purely intentional.

    • canes_pugnaces

      The game is to stop any investigations in their tracks… It’s a Bannon move.

      • Courser_Resistance

        This is the key. Take out anyone who even *might* have Dem sympathies and there’ll be no one to prosecute the Regime’s crimes. Classic, really. In the future, they’ll just be assassinated instead. These guys are getting off lucky.

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          So bitterly true.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        ^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

    • sw19bunnies

      Fabricate a whole bunch of ’emergency’ positions that suddenly need filling?

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        then bitch and moan after two weeks that Senate democrats are “Obstructing” him and making the country less safe blah blah blah.

        Yeah, oyu[‘re onto something.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Career deputies will supposedly take up the slack, but we’ve seen how well that’s worked at State….

    • OrG

      You’re not wrong.

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      I’m sure it’s all about getting Washington out of the law enforcement business, and devolving it to local authorities. Like sheriffs and mall cops.

      • OrG

        MILITIAS!

    • Jennifer R

      Cops will just shoot the browns and the lack of prosecutors means the white folk get released due to being timed out of the system.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      It certainly has NOTHING to do with dismantling the DOJ before they can investigate, say, someone’s collusion with Russia! No sir, nothing to see here!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Don’t worry. Jared’s got this.

    • ariel_gee_398

      It’s super helpful if your plan is to render the federal government non-functional.

    • Serai 1

      Prosecute? Why waste time with prosecutions? Just line up and shoot ’em.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Nobody is gonna prosecute the terrorists. They will remain at the White House impervious to the so-call Rule of Law.

      Next question?

  • Nounverb911
  • memzilla Ω
    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Well, since the medical insurance will be completely out of her reach financially, I suppose she might as well get an iPhone with the money. And an iPad, also too.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    RE: Totally AWE-sum scene of Cap, Sam, and Natasha vs. Winter Soldier, and here I am thinking “I need boots like Natasha’s”. XD

    • Jennifer R

      Everyone needs boots like those.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        :D Indeed. I need to go shopping soon.

      • theCryptofishist

        I wish!

        • Jennifer R

          Deny that your ass would look way better in them.

          • theCryptofishist

            I’m just not sure what I’d do with them. And I don’t know how to get them on my ass.

  • RobespierreHoo

    Preet is an incorruptible prosecutor who headed the most prestigious USAO in the country and bagged some big time slimes. He is also very familiar with the NYC FBI field office and knows who and where the Rudy moles are. As LBJ said about his staff’s insistence that they ask Ol’ Man Hoover to resign,his reply probably applies to Preet “I’d rather have him in the tent pissing out then outside the tent pissing in”. And Hoover wasn’t even Russian, though he may have dressed as a Russian Pee Hooker on occaison.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Oh, I do so hope Schneiderman hires him…

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        THIS! He can continue being a pain in Trump’s ass at the state level.

      • Jack Tenhet

        45 doesn’t seem to realize that by firing people like Preet, he’s giving them license to reveal information they wouldn’t have been able to before. I always thought the basic rule of “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” was known by everyone. I guess not so much.

      • Claire

        That’s the only silver lining in this: the bidding war for hiring Preet Bharara has to look like something out of Gangs of New York right now.

  • Nounverb911
  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Dutch forces are separating turkish nationalists who are screaming aluah akbhar to make it easier to identify them.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • sw19bunnies

      Make America Gruesome Again

      • snark-lurker

        thx 2 u I am going Poe for awhile

    • mancityRed6

      there is so much wrong with that story
      and what the hell is a “warrior’s path” walk?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I did a quick google search, it seems there is an organization that calls itself “Warrior’s Path” that is about PTSD support. No idea what this has to do with the thing in Salem, though.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          PTSD support is a good thing. This guy, however, not so much.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        That’s where you go a-ridin’ into town, a-whompin’ and a-whumpin’ every livin’ thing that moves within an inch of its life.

        • theCryptofishist

          I’m gonna go with bullshit excuse for armchair ninjas to act out.

      • Liberoid Ron

        It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Now we have “Oregon Man”. “Florida Man” was enough, you guys!

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        We always had Oregon Man. There’s this unpleasant little patch of Eastern Oregon that makes common cause with Wingnut, Northern Idaho. Eastern Washington, too. Hell, even Northern-Northern California has its ugly little patch of fearful morons. Luckily they’re vastly outnumbered.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          There’s also Josephine County.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            That’s a very special place. Pay taxes to support basic law enforcement? That’s commie talk.

        • OrG

          As far as I’m concerned most everything east of the Cascades is western Idaho.Doesn’t explain the guy in Salem though.

        • Gregory Brown

          Happy Camp!

          • Querolous

            That’s in California.

          • Gregory Brown

            Specifically, far northern California. My late brother, who served that area as a Siskiyou County psychiatrist, said that community was a hive of meth use and domestic violence.

    • Alan

      The guy needs mental health care.

      • Serai 1

        No shit, Sherlock. Doesn’t make him any less of an asshole.

        • Bitter Scribe

          IMO, from “asshole” to “insane” is a continuum.

          • mfp

            as someone who works with both (asshole, insane) as a job, i can verify…in fact, the two usually are co-occuring disorders

          • Bitter Scribe

            Yikes. Glad I don’t have your job.

          • mfp

            yeah…it definitely wears on ya…’burnt out’ doesnt even begin to describe…one has to look for the moments of entertainment value–bizarre, dark, and dank as they may be

        • Alan

          True but “asshole” can’t be treated, schizophrenia can.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            So true. As we see daily, all around us.

    • ltmcdies

      can we call they what they are “stupid, racist” man

      • Bitter Scribe

        Actually, we can call what he is “insane.”

        • ltmcdies

          clinical diagnosis please then.

          just “acting out” isn’t enough

          • Bitter Scribe

            Well, I’m not a shrink, but c’mon. Her blouse was a “signal”?

          • ltmcdies

            look I don’t know about America but actually “proving” clinical insanity isn’t that easy.

            the most well known Canadian case where going to court and proving “not responsible” due to mental defect was the man who had a psychotic break and beheaded another passenger because “voices told him too”

            Now I don’t read this guys as comments as he thought he blouse was talking to him…as much as knowledge of other cultures is so abysmal that scuttlebutt in the alt right communities is “slaves” wear certain kinds of clothing so please…by all means…feel free to smack some guy with a plastic tube while screaming “get out of my country”..

            I guess we’ll find out in court which it is

          • Liberoid Ron

            Don’t ask him about his underwear. Just… don’t.

          • Perhaps it was a smock signal …

          • Jennifer R

            “Insane” is a legal term not clinical.

          • Bitter Scribe

            Yes, and among other things, it means an individual can be forcibly segregated, for his own good as well as society’s. Sounds about right in this case.

    • Crank Tango
    • veska

      What the actual hell? He thought a woman was being held as a slave because of the type of blouse she was wearing?

      • Jennifer R

        When you really hate someone you will make up the dumbest reasons ever to attack them.

      • Liberoid Ron

        It was from Ivanka’s ‘House Ni***r’ line.

    • Crank Tango
      • Michael R
        • Michael R
          • theCryptofishist

            Oh, that’s so wrong…

        • Jennifer R

          I’ll never unsee this.

        • Bitter Scribe

          OK, who is the guy on the right? Looks a little like Manson.

        • Ωbjectifier

          Wasn’t Chuck supposed to be on death’s door a couple months ago?

          • Jack Tenhet

            I thought so too. Didn’t see this before saying the same thing above.

        • OrG

          Never been seen in the same place at the same time.

        • Jack Tenhet

          Both cult leaders.

      • bookish

        Where’s the Aryan Brotherhood tattoo?

        • Crank Tango

          I dunno, but you’re welcome to look!

          • Bitter Scribe

            You first.

          • Crank Tango

            1-2-3 not it!

          • bookish

            Pass. I’ve worked in several California state prisons, and I’ve seen plenty. This guy will fit right in.

          • Crank Tango

            Show off : P

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Another fine specimen of the “Master Race”.

        • Crank Tango

          I am thinking, with jerkoffs like that, it should be spelled “Mastur Race.”

        • Gregory Brown

          All the members of the “master race” look like they’re from the same family. Some of them are their own daddies.

          • theCryptofishist

            Did you lend them the time machine, again?

          • Gregory Brown

            Things get pretty strange back in them hollers. When they light them big bonfires on the weird, bald hilltops on certain nights, and engage in rituals to summon the Old Ones from Outside, dang near anything can happen.

      • nightmoth

        A definite fail for the Santa Claus lookalike contest.

      • Suse

        He looks totally nice.

        • Crank Tango

          He could play santa at the local methporium.

          • theCryptofishist

            (upfist for “methporium”)

      • Jack Tenhet

        Thought Manson was on death’s door. Waiting for that dude to croak.

        Seriously, does no one else see the resemblance?

        “All the lousy little poets come around tyin’ to sound like Charlie Manson
        And there’s a white man dancin’.”– Leonard Cohen.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      What the fuck is a “”warrior’s path’ walk”? Can any Wonkette vets explain this?

      • Jonny On Maui

        Yes. It’s the fever dream of either a 4F wannabe or a failed psych test wacko.

        Like most of the stuff in this idiot’s head, it’s not real.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Somehow, I suspect that this guy’s military career was less than stellar. And/or imaginary.

        • Kiri the Paid Protestor

          Discharged from service, y’mean?

      • It is one of those fake martial arts things, deliberately going where you think danger lies

        • WomanInThePersistence

          State Street in Eugene? Yeah, pretty damn dangerous. That’s taking yourself into the dark side.

          • Puck

            Eugene libelz! It’s Salem lol :P

          • WomanInThePersistence

            You’re right. I misread. And Salem is definately a whole ‘nother kettle of fish. A veritable death trap. A hellscape.

          • Send for Buffy!

          • Jack Tenhet

            Hellmouth Libelzzzzz!!!111!!

          • ZangoCrudmonger

            I lived two years in Salem about half a mile from the capital building. State St runs past it, the one with the gold plated pioneer on the top. Interestingly, at night the sex workers would often be seen, um, lobbying a block or two away from the offices.

            So, there’s an element of seediness even for what’s considered an incorporated retirement community.

          • Puck

            It’s all good :D. We have had some issues here in Eugene though. Bunch of swastikas showing up in the Whit, and some of those diversity is anti-white, white genocide flyers got put on some cars at Valley River Center. But meh, it only takes one asshole. We had over 10k show up for the womens march so those dicks are outnumbered.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      If it turns out the blouse read-
      HELP ME WHITE MAN THIS SWARTHY GENTLEMAN IS HOLDING ME CAPTIVE!!
      we’re all gonna feel really bad.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Damn. Most of my t-shirts actually say that. Looks like I need to go shopping.

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          You can borrow some of mine. They all say FUCK OFF WHITE MAN!

  • nightmoth
    • Jennifer R

      I don’t blame her for liking the cats more.

    • therblig

      so, even a pill popping cat hoarder can do some good for the world.

    • notaten

      Thanks for sharing that article. It is very sad to me. Mentally ill and piss-poor the both of them, and what does the one son take away from the whole thing? Well, at least my dad is finally famous. It’s called a cycle of poverty and violence for a reason. I can’t imagine what we could do to help these poor ignorant folk, and that makes me sad.

      • Claire

        Just a reminder: those poor ignorant folk think they’re better than you, and wouldn’t want your help if it came for free at the bottom of a cereal box.

        • notaten

          I know. I live near a bunch of these types. It’s enragening and still sad.

      • nightmoth

        Thank you. You get it.

  • Michael R

    It’s an indication of how serious Trump was about ” draining the swamp ”

    https://s23.postimg.org/dji0zqanv/time_preet.jpg

    • OppressedMass

      This man’s eyes belong to two different people. Explain, plz?

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    These idiot turks are making sure the populist parties here are getting way more attention and votes.

    • OrG

      False flag?

  • Rick Hill

    Ok, here’s the story behind the kids getting on the BBC, the other day:(Open it in a new window and embigggen it!!)
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/agLAweg_700b.jpg

    • mancityRed6

      “…like a pair of drunks who’ve just smelt a pizza cooking from the kitchen.”
      “..strides in with the confidence of Jeremy bloody Clarkson.”

      • theCryptofishist

        Ah, british syntax is the best syntax…

      • I want to hate Jeremy Bloody Clarkson, and he really does and says some spectacularly stupid things, but, he seems all charming somehow. Hammond can die in a fire of vote though

    • georgiaburning

      Nice family

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Preet Bharara is the best, most American name ever. Bless him.

  • Suse
    • Crank Tango

      That could be Paul Ryan under there for all we know.

      • mancityRed6

        legs are still too small, even under all the blow

        • Suse

          That seems like more than $164K’s worth, but then I don’t keep up with drug prices.

          • thewalkindude

            I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry. Pricing for the American people will come way down!
            — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2017

          • theCryptofishist

            Street value with extensive adulterating… ?

          • And Trump knows all about adultery

        • Crank Tango
          • Shoto

            #1 punchiest face in US America. Science Fact.

          • theCryptofishist

            Aren’t the calves supposed to be like cantelopes?

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      The poor dog that sniffed that out.

  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted
    • mancityRed6

      thanks for the nightmare fuel

  • Sophia

    Trump is not the only one that we need to worry about regarding mental stability. Sheesh.

    GOP congressman offers strange Obama conspiracy theory — and even stranger explanations

    President Obama himself said he was going to stay in Washington until his daughter graduated. I think we ought to pitch in to let him go someplace else, because he is only there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is going to totally upset the new agenda. It just doesn’t make sense. And people sit back and they say to me, ‘My gosh, why can’t you guys get this done?’ I say, ‘We’ve got a new CEO, we’ve got some new heads in the different departments, but the same people are there, and they don’t believe that the new owners or the new managers should be running the ship.’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/11/gop-congressman-offers-strange-obama-conspiracy-theory-and-even-stranger-explanations/?tid=hybrid_collaborative_2_na&utm_term=.82a8192558d8

  • Moebym the Persistent Returner

    Tuned in to the livestream of the ACLU Resistance Training townhall. Go to peoplepower.org to watch right now, if you wish.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
  • Jack Tenhet

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6bb095751593f7b7b42ab783145ebf8406fa018068d49be505112cd54eb8f172.png

    Who’d have thought someone could become preznit who was worse than dubya?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Who’d have thought we could get nostalgic for Shrub?

      • Jack Tenhet

        IKR!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I despised W. I spent a weekend knitting this :

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a389db263a15d443f3af34611427087e551cb465fc7ad270cf350d49b2b5f7fa.jpg

          And now I look back and think, “He may have been stupid. He may have been manipulated by evil people. But at least he wasn’t batshit insane.”

          • Jack Tenhet

            Hey, I despise the man too. His litany of sins is long, not the lest of which was DOMA. He’s not to be forgiven his sins. However, as you said best, he wasn’t batshit insane and he wasn’t selling us to the Russians.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Shrub made us nostalgic for Reagan.

        And Trump is making us nostalgic for Shrub.

        I have no idea who is going to make us nostalgic for Trump, but I imagine eating human flesh will be involved.

        • mancityRed6

          hey now, whoah, don’t prejudge.
          maybe this time they’ll bring the jobs back.
          so what if they like the long pork

        • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

          And Nixon is looking positively beatific these days…

        • theCryptofishist

          Reanimated Idi Amin?

    • Jennifer R

      It ran in the slot before the animated Lil Bush came on too

      • mancityRed6

        I kind of liked That’s My Bush

        • Edith Prickly

          It had moments. I still remember the aborted fetus that lived riding around on their dog.

          • mancityRed6

            oh, it was cheezy as fuck. just the way they wanted it

        • Thiazin Red

          My favorite thing was Bush finding Karl Roves diagram of all the people who would have to die before Rove became president and thought Rove was trying to kill him.

      • Jack Tenhet

        I remember that now.

  • Chadwells

    OT: when I saw this story a day or so ago…I was wondering why it didn’t get much airtime. I think this is gonna fuck that idiot up good!!

    “DC Wine Bar Sues Trump for Unfair Competition”

    http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/dc-wine-bar-sues-trump-unfair-competition

  • Probably posted before

    England 61 – Scotland 21

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Not soccer then?

      • Posh Rugby as opposed to real Rugby (League)

    • Shoto

      Is this some sort of obscure sportsball reference?

    • Jonny On Maui

      Lawn bowling, darts or cricket?

      • mancityRed6

        darts is going to have a score of at least 180

        • Jonny On Maui

          Depends on how you play. I’m lucky to hit the same wall the target is on.

          • mancityRed6

            the ex played league darts with her dad. she was the one who taught me not to go for the bullseye, go for the triple 20. I actually beat her a few times.

          • I have, in the past played darts. We stopped when a cousin took a dart to the leg anf the game was paused for first aid

          • mancityRed6

            she carried around her own darts, just in case.

          • Well, that’s a better kind of conceal and carry

        • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

          Not if I’m playing…

      • theCryptofishist

        What, not snooker?

    • Alan

      No, I’m pretty sure nobody posted that here.

    • mancityRed6

      the last time I actually watched any of the 6 nations games was around ’08

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Temperature in Fahrenheit?

    • sw19bunnies

      No need to rub it in.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    Nope.

  • Chadwells

    OT: Of course they fell for it. They are a bunch of fucking idiots. They voted for that leather faced piss jar…DUH!!!

    “A Satire Website Posted Fake News To Trump Supporters. Many Believed It.”

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58c42653e4b0d1078ca7222e

    • Alan

      There’s a guy who owns a company called disinfomedia. He operates a large number of fake news sites. I heard an interview with him. He does it for the advertising money and makes a decent living. He said that he has tried numerous times to run websites geared to liberals but he can’t make any money because they never fall for it. He can run anything, no matter how ridiculous, and conservatives believe it. Sad.

      • RobKanC

        To be fair these ppl believe a book written two thousand years ago to be real without any context whatsoever.

        • Alan

          Consistent at least.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Wow. They want to hear whatever supports their sick, sad beliefs. The comments…Jesus.

      • mancityRed6

        confirmation bias is a helluva drug

    • Serai 1

      I wonder if the Yes Men are still active, and if they’ll make an attempt to con the Trumpsters? That would be awesome, though probably dangerous.

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • miss_grundy

      We can only hope so……

    • WomanInThePersistence

      May Meathead be correct.

      • mancityRed6

        thank you. I was so wanting to call him the same name.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I call him that with love.

          • theCryptofishist

            Marty DiBergi LiebulLz!!!

          • mancityRed6

            that reminds me, spinal tap is on hulu…or netflix, I forget which one.

          • Serai 1

            Have you watched ST with the commentary?

          • No. But i did see Rob Reiner play the role of Grandpa during a live read of The Princess Bride

          • Serai 1

            See my reply to mancityred6. They are incredible.

          • mancityRed6

            Do they go into character? I think the last thing I watched with commentary was Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            All of the Christopher Guest movies are worth watching with the commentaries.

          • mancityRed6

            and here I was only watching all of his movies straight. dammit

          • WomanInThePersistence

            “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman” both have commentaries well worth watching.

          • mancityRed6

            if they all have commentaries, then they are all worth watching with it on

          • Serai 1

            Yep. The three of them spend the entire movie improvising in character. And boy, do they hate Mary DiBergi! Oh, the dishing! It’s fucking brilliant. It’s a whole different film with the track on. You’ve got to track it down. (It’s jewels like this that keep me buying DVDs. There are real gems tucked away in those commentaries and extras.)

          • arundel

            I loved in the commentary, about Fran Drescher’s character : “You know, if she hadn’t been a cheat, a liar, and a bitch.. she would’ve been a great girl.”

          • Serai 1

            They’re genius, those guys.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Smell the Glove, darling.

      • Meathead was always correct.

  • TJ Barke

    So, the moral of the story from the new PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn(a name that makes sense once you get about halfway through) is that some dumbass with an MBA will destroy the world if not all life on earth.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      we knew that before the game.

    • RobKanC

      No the moral of the story is sony sucks and that game should at the least get a PC release.

      • TJ Barke

        Platform exclusivity is a bitch…

        • RobKanC

          Remember all those pitch forks when Tomb raider got limited platform exclusivity.

    • Jonny On Maui

      And people thought it would be a scientist…

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      The composer of the music for that game:

      https://twitter.com/jorisdemanmusic

    • Thiazin Red

      I really want to play it, but I’ve got a pile of games to finish first.

      • TJ Barke

        It’s pretty good. You will believe a primitive warrior woman can bring down a robotic tyrannosaur.

    • Longstreet63

      I thought we all knew Trump was The Illusive Man…

      • TJ Barke

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… Oh… That’s good. Comparing Trump to a Machiavellian mastermind.

    • bobbert

      W had an MBA. THE Vile Yam does not.

  • Shoto
    • FDRliberal

      Kudos to US Attorney Bharara for his courageous stand against this fascist. It would be very cool if he could somehow employ his legal skills in helping to dethrone the Russian Puppet.

  • Bill Slider

    President Bannon won that argument. Trump will hear about from Faux News on Monday, and scream at his staff. Spicer will stutter.

  • Because guns help keep the peace – or something
    https://twitter.com/teamtrace/status/840699083140546561

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • WomanInThePersistence

      Does this mean we’re famous?

      • We’re part of the “In” crowd – as in “Infamous”

        • Liberoid Ron

          ‘Inflammable’ can mean ‘more than just flammable.’
          So ‘infamous’ can mean ‘more than just famous.’

          Right?

    • Biff52

      Rachel does, too. Even though our swears turn her ears red.

    • Sophia

      Get ready for the invasion of the trolls

    • Joy reads us. Rachel reads us. Can they point Chris and Lawrence in our direction? (If all the fucking swearing won’t offend them)

      • Shoto

        What fucking swearing?

        • Someone fucking mentioned it earlier. Fucking crazy

          • TJ Barke

            You guys! Watch your goddamn mouths!

          • notaten

            What the fuck for?

          • TJ Barke

            So whiny little bitches don’t go tattle on us to their fucking mommies!

          • notaten

            Thank you! All I want is a straightforward fucking answer to my fucking questions!

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        Pretty sure Trevor Noah lifted the “new hole” joke the other day, or his writers plucked it.

    • BosGrl

      I knew Joy was one of us!

  • Tallmutha

    Welp. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which is going to conduct an “investigation” of the Trump-Russia connection, had this to say about Michael Flynn:

    “From everything that I can see, his conversations with the Russian ambassador, he was doing this country a favor, and he should be thanked for it,” Mr. Nunes said.

    You’ve got to admire the cold-blooded sarcasm of the Times reporter who led the next paragraph with this:

    Mr. Nunes may need to tread cautiously to avoid the perception of crossing the line from impartial moderator to advocate.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/us/politics/house-intelligence-commitee-russia-investigation.html?_r=0

    • FDRliberal

      Mr. Nunes fluffs Trump so hard, he’s going to break his jaw.

      • Tallmutha

        Nice avatar. I never really thought of Lou Reed as an FDR liberal.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      When this is over, Nunes may avoid an indictment. But he won’t escape the stink of being one of the administration’s more craven defenders.

  • FDRliberal
  • Markuserektus

    Saturday massacre? Jared is out of town.

    • Sophia

      Read this today on Politico which actually makes sense. He wants the attention spotlighted on him.

      Trump’s friends said there’s a much simpler explanation for why the president makes his most outlandish statements on Friday night or Saturday morning: his intuitive understanding, honed from years of working the New York City tabloids, of when he can get the most attention.

      http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-tweets-saturday-jared-kushner-ivanka-shabbat-235902

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        I always dreamed we would have a President with a great deal of serious experience in working the tabloids.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    So supposedly Bannon earned $750,000 annually as chairman of Breitbart:

    “He stated on the application that he earned $750,000 a year as chairman of Breitbart News Network, a figure that has not been previously reported. He also earned $270,000 as executive chairman of Arc Entertainment, a film distribution company based in Santa Monica, Calif.

    In addition, Bannon received about $100,000 in salary that year as part-time chairman of the Government Accountability Institute, a new nonprofit charity in Tallahassee, according to filings with the Internal Revenue Service. Bannon, two Breitbart writers and other conservative activists had launched the organization a year earlier and it produced reports and books that were promoted by Breitbart. Bannon claimed he worked 30 hours a week at GAI, according to IRS filings.”

    “The Post learned that state prosecutors in Miami have an active investigation into Bannon’s assertions that he was a Florida resident and qualified to vote in the state from 2014 to 2016. In late August, investigators subpoenaed Bannon’s lease of a Coconut Grove home and other documents. They also contacted the landlords of that home and another that Bannon leased nearby, and sought information from a gardener and handyman who worked at one of the homes, according to documents and interviews.”

    “One of the allures of Florida is its zero income tax rate for in-state residents. The Post was unable to determine what state Bannon claimed as his primary residence for the purpose of income tax.”

    “During his political rise, Stephen K. Bannon was a man with no fixed address”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/during-his-political-rise-stephen-k-bannon-was-a-man-with-no-fixed-address/2017/03/11/89866f4c-0285-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_bannonflorida-1128am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.a3a2f81c5c50

    • Edith Prickly

      VOTER FRAUD!!!

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        As someone here likes to say, it’s always projection with these assholes.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I think we all like to say that. Because it’s true.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            What I find funny about this article is that it looks like Bannon tried to claim Florida as his place of residency so that he wouldn’t have to pay income taxes. These people are really freaking something.

    • mackafritz

      So he was a hobo?

      • mancityRed6

        is, is a hobo
        a drunken mess of a hobo

  • Sophia

    Oh FFS they aren’t even trying anymore

    Though Mr. Nunes emphasized it was only an early list, he referred to Mr. Flynn as “a tangent,” portraying him as more of a victim of the intelligence leaks Mr. Nunes is seeking to investigate than a target of the inquiry.
    “From everything that I can see, his conversations with the Russian ambassador, he was doing this country a favor, and he should be thanked for it,” Mr. Nunes said.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/us/politics/house-intelligence-commitee-russia-investigation.html?_r=0

    or

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/gop-house-intel-head-nunes-fired-adviser-michael-flynn-should-be-thanked-for-secret-talks-with-russians/

    • OrG

      Turning a traitor into a hero.See:oliver north.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      doing this country a favor

      Which country? Turkey? Russia?

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT: Miz Anna Elizabeth’s Review of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.

    Fuckin’ A Kicksass!

    But seriously, I’ve been getting tired of action movies lately, but with the way my life has been running, I hadn’t seen anything from the MCU since “Iron Man 3”, which I thoroughly enjoyed. “The Winter Soldier” was top notch, exquisitely paced, and I really enjoyed the mix of character development and action scenes. It was also surreal watching the conspiracy plot while in real life the Executive Branch and GOP seem determined to destroy our nation from within.

    I’ll have to rent another from the MCU very soon.

    • I liked the 70s political thriller feel on Winter Soldier.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Indeed! It fits right in with 70s-80s Cap comic storylines. Those kinds of things are why I love the MCU movies I’ve seen.

        So I should do “Civil War” next?

        • Yes. Same directors. They’ve been doing good work in the MCU

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Sweet. I think I’ll wait a few days, I still have 3 days to watch “Winter Soldier”. I’ll be buying DVD copies when I can, but it’s really fun to start catching up on the MCU again.

          • mancityRed6

            I’ll upfist all y’all even though I think I’ve seen Iron Man 1 and parts of 2, and the Avengers and that’s about it.

          • We can fix that when you move in. I have all of them up to Ant Man and can get my hands of the rest easily

          • mancityRed6

            I do like that self confidence.

          • I have ALL the movies. A 50″ TV, a blu-ray player and four streaming enabled devices attached to good wifi. All pointed at a comfy couch. #watcheverything

          • mancityRed6

            I’ve got the same 38″ I bought 9 years ago (still with the original projecter bulb). It’s a 50lb (23k) beast. Which is good, because Karl watches more tv than me.
            I’m currently making the cats watch Orange is the New Black.
            Also,
            http://img.pandawhale.com/post-58290-stop-my-penis-can-only-get-so-awjF.gif

        • therblig

          age of ultron provides some backstory for civil war.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Hmm. I have enough gift card balance left to rent both. :)

        • Longstreet63

          If you liked Iron Man 3, which I did not, you might move over to the Avengers line where they intertwine. Cap is my favorite (he’s almost the only modern superhero who isn’t an asshole most of the time) and I Did Not Want Civil War.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          YOU SHOULD. “Civil War” is kinda sorta the next Avengers movie (after Age of Ultron), but it’s still pretty good.

  • Shoto
  • ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️
    • Serai 1

      They just can’t hear themselves. It’s unfathomable.

    • Doubling down, even when it is pointed out that the station they are protesting is fake. Funny how they just assumed it was all about Trump, isn’t it?

    • TJ Barke

      Jesus fuck these people are dumb.

    • All this did was remind me that i still neeed to watch season 2. Then i remember that i watched the news recently

      • Liberoid Ron

        It’s good. TONS of character development, some surprise revelations, and a decent-size plot twist or two.

    • mancityRed6

      did they stop comments at the av club?
      jeez, some of those people on there were just stupid enough to make me feel better about myself.

  • veska
  • Bill Slider

    President Bannon is centralizing our government with great haste. We have no ambassadors, and Department of State staff have complained they have no duties to perform.
    The Secretary of State appears to have no clue and also appears not in the loop. Now Justice has no top field lawyers, but Sessions knows exactly what he wants to do, take away all the civil rights of non-white straight people, who are not very conservative faux Christians.
    Meanwhile Clinton wing Democrats are worried that the Bernie wing will sink the Democratic party. I thought Hillary already accomplished that.

    • Serai 1

      Just had to piss in your own nest, didn’t you?

    • TJ Barke

      Yes, the most historically popular version of democrats, the New Dealers, which is basically what the Bernie wing is/was, is going to sink the party…

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        The Bernie wing will not sink the party. The Hillary wing will not sink the party. The two of them continuing to childishly piss in each other’s Cheerios instead of worrying about the GOP, will…

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Yes, she sank the party. All those votes were so damned heavy.

    • Rags

      and take away all the civil rights of non-white non-straight people and white non-straight people and white and non-white non-male people also too.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Thank you, Bill. Fighting the primaries all over is EXACTLY what we need to be doing right now.

      • Bill Slider

        I agree with your snark. The infighting is crazy, and self defeating.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Seriously? Are we STILL doing this dumb shit?

        • Liberoid Ron

          Do you ever STOP?
          You people really need more than two parties. Then instead of all this moranic infighting you could just fight across party lines the way God intended.
          Sheesh.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Actually, most people just need to grow the hell up

    • Sister the Resister

      Yeah, Hillary arranged all the vote suppression moves and cut hours at polling places, gerrymandered districts, and invited the Russians to hack the DNC and influence voters with skewed “news.” Probably wrote all those fake articles coming out of Macedonia, too. And here’s some news: Bernie’s not a Democrat, so those of us who are life long party members kind of maybe think he didn’t really have a right to throw everything up in the air for OUR party. Fuck off.

      • TJ Barke

        Yeah, how dare someone spouting what were once centerpiece democratic values dare to think they had a place in the democratic party?

      • Thiazin Red

        And still got 3 million more votes.

    • Begin Anew Day

      I’ve got my fingers crossed that President Bannon appoints that Nazi Richard Spencer to be an ambassador to Mexico.

      And then I will watch all the great videos of this punk getting his head punched and I will shake my head and say “tsk, tsk. so sad to see such incivility with votes.

  • Well, Wonkers, I’m going out to celebrate 11 years of marriage with Mr. Sugarplum. It’s Bike Week, so we’re going to wander around Main Street, check out the bikes and bikers, maybe hit a bar, then go eat seafood. We were too busy and/or broke to do anything for our anniversary last year AND the year before, and I’m pretty sure our last real date night was around my birthday last May. So this is a big deal. Have fun without me!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Congratulations and I hope Y’all have an awesome night out! :D

    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      That sounds lovely! Where do you live, if I may ask?

    • OrG

      I met Mrs. G at BikeWeek 2001.Have fun!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Have a great time!

    • Longstreet63

      Enjoy, you crazy kids.
      And, you know, watch out for alien slug monsters.
      I mean, that’s always good advice, right?

    • Mike Steele

      lady MS here-My father, a former racer, and mother attended Bike Week well into their dotage. Mom still looked pretty good, so when the drunks would holler, “Show us your tits!”, she’d yell back, “Be careful what you wish for!”

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Congrats and have fun! I miss Daytona!

  • Most of my place no longer resembles a hoarders den. I just have to tackle the kitchen clean out (the scariest part) and then vacuum and scrubs

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

    Is Sean Spicer trying to send out a warning to us that he’s in trouble?
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/sean-spicer-trying-send-warning-193819684.html

  • WomanInThePersistence

    From the White House:

    “Seven years ago this month, despite profound objections of American people, Obamacare was signed into law. Our citizens were told they would have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it, and now they have learned it was merely hundreds of pages of broken promises.

    The law is collapsing around us, and we must act fast to save Americans from its wreckage.

    President Donald J. Trump along with House Republicans have put forward a plan that gets rid of the disastrous law and replaces it with reforms that empower states and consumers. Americans will, once again, have the choice and the freedom to make the decisions that are right for their families.”

    Grrrrrrrrrr…….

    • I think i went blind from the stupid

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Yep. These people are almost blinding in their idiocy.

    • TootsStansbury

      It sounds like something out of North Korea.

    • mancityRed6

      but but but, they still have 2 more bills yet to go since they can’t get a decent [redacted] vote on anything and that [redacted] Paul Ryan said that this bill is a year’s worth of work.
      *&*%& %^%&*
      just what in the hell have they been doing for that last 6 years?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I’m just passing along the latest spam from these idiots. Apparently, things are glorious and successful in Trumplandia.

        • mancityRed6

          I’m just angry that I have to live around idiots that voted for these idiots.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I’m sure there were Trump voters here in the People’s Republic. They have the sense to be very, very quiet.

          • mancityRed6

            in ’12 there was at least a Romney sign at a house up the street.
            tRump stickers were very few and actually outnumbered by Carson stickers

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      seven years and these fuckwits are STILL deliberately misquoting Nancy Pelosi

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • Beowoof14

      Food, rent, medicine you have the Freedom to pick two. And then shutup.

      • mancityRed6

        and then out come the pitchforks and torches

      • Liberoid Ron

        Two?

        • Beowoof14

          A little too optimistic?

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      And the Jews! These wicked, pestilent sub-humans are destroying our country! They are attacking us, setting our Reichstag on fire, and undermining our great civilization!
      We really have to start a chart, where one side shows Goebbels’ tactics starting around 1933, and the other shows Bannon (it’s so completely not Trump, he’s just a subfunctional moron, with a narcissistic streak that allows him to be played, and a cruel streak that causes him to enjoy this shit). I really will not be surprised when it comes out that Bannon is simply following his playbook.

    • House0fTheBlueLights
  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      I’m ready for the penalty phase, already, HELLO. CAN WE GET THE LEAD OUT?

    • Scrofula

      Half of it already HAS come out.
      More than enough to kick him out of office.
      It’s the goddamned GOP that’s waiting for . . . what? Rex and Pruit and DeVos et al. are all in place to fuck up everything. Time to pull the trigger.

      • shivaskeeper

        Unfortunately it has not come out. What we have is speculation. We have some evidence of shady ties. We have some evidence of collusion. We have some evidence of all kinds of things. Nothing I’ve seen so far would survive in a court trial, let alone an impeachment by a friendly House.

        The last thing anyone needs to to try to rush this to make a point. If he is impeached and found not guilty, he is 100% vindicated form that point on. What we need is a slam dunk, no way to weasel out of it evidence. With associated audio/visual. Every “I” needs to be dotted and every “T” needs to be crossed with no chance of anything being dismissed from the record for a minor procedural impropriety.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          ^^^THIS^^^

        • Scrofula

          Only because the house is too partisan.
          Impeachment and removal only require congressional votes; ie. political “evidence”. His examples of ethical violations alone would be more than enough for his removal. He’s directly profiting off his office, including in foreign nations. That stuff is out there, right in front of us.
          A criminal trial is, yes, a whole ‘nother thing.
          That IL gov went to prison for just implying Obama’s seat was for sale. This guy is openly selling the office of Pres.

          • shivaskeeper

            I understand that. Because the House would be looking at the evidence the evidence needs to be 100% bulletproof and unable to be ignored or hand waved away. No way to weasel out is what is needed.

            Fucking Sessions lied to Congress during his hearing, but he’s not resigning because there was weasel room in his answer. He can and did spin it as talking to the Russians as a Congressman, and not as a campaign surrogate. We both know, or in point of fact are pretty damn sure, that’s a lie. But there was just enough room for him to claim and be at least sort of plausibly believed.

          • Scrofula

            And unfortunately, even EVIDENCE at this point can be waved away as Fake News. Trump has to do something to finally sour support, and at this point, jebus only knows what that would be.
            I feel like he could felate an underage boy on camera and his followers would say it was penile resuscitation or something.

  • Serai 1

    Promotion by Hulu for its new series, The Handmaid’s Tale

    https://twitter.com/erica_grossman/status/840294583170936832/video/1

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Special Maddow show alert.

  • ElizabethBennet

    Is anyone else troubled by the president’s knee-jerk reaction to right-wing news? The tweet about President Obama wire-tapping Trump Tower was clearly a reaction to the Breitbart article on the subject. And this latest purge is clearly a reaction to Hannity’s rant the night before that Trump had to get rid of “the deep state.”

    • Thiazin Red

      Who needs intelligence briefings when he can decide policy based on what he saw on Hannity just now.

      • PsycWench

        Intelligence is to Hannity as … wisdom to Trump?

        • Picabo

          Q.E.D.

        • Jonny On Maui

          Reading that made me throw up in my mouth a little…

          • mancityRed6

            a little? take another hit off the bong, hippie

          • Jonny On Maui

            Nope. Got the new process going. Will have gelcap product in about 2 hours. The comes the critical quality testing where I feed some to Ms.MLG and see what happens…

            Gotta be on my toes for that.

          • mancityRed6

            nope, I like the taste of it in my mouth when I smoke.
            that’s just the way I am

          • Liberoid Ron

            Haven’t had that taste in my mouth since 2004. Funny how it comes back to you.

          • mancityRed6

            I haven’t in ages..or at least since Wed night.

          • Liberoid Ron

            In The Days Of The Donald, three days IS ages.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Yes, it is worrisome, though not surprising. Seeing as how Trump has the IQ of the average slime mold.

      Btw, I love your username.

      • HOW DARE YOU! Slime mold is a fascinating and diverse group of lifeforms who manage, without brains, to be more clever than Trump could ever hope to be!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I apologize, without reservation, to any slime molds who may have been offended by my comment.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            YOU MONSTER!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Hey, they weren’t canned!

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            Nor were they crunchy!

      • therblig

        Lord Running Clam libelz!!

      • Dazza
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • Suse

      It’s very disturbing. This maniac and his minions have got to be stopped.

    • TJ Barke

      Everyone’s crazy, idiotic, racist, fox addicted, rightwing uncle is now president.

      • Miles Monroe

        … and Congress, and they’re working on the Judicial; the word is “kakistocracy”.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Pretty much everybody is. See Colbert, Seth Meyers, Twitter, the Washington Post, etc. Also, too, this wasn’t a reaction to Hannity’s rant. This was pure Bannon–get rid of the investigators before they reveal the depth of his malfeasance and hateful, ugly, acid-bath-level cruelty. He’s almost literally following Goebbels’ playbook. As someone said earlier in the non-comments, these guys got off easy, in future days they’ll just be assassinated.

  • Suse
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      How do you reset the clocks if you live in the Twilight Zone?

      • Suse

        Is that where clocks run backwards?

      • Jonny On Maui

        If you live in the twilight zone, do you really want to know what time it is?

        • Suse

          Does anyone really know what time it is?
          Does anybody really care?

          • Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

          • mancityRed6

            thanks. no, really, thanks.
            it’s not like I grew up with that song and now I have an earworm.
            thanks.

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            25 or 6 to 4?

            enjoy!

          • mancityRed6

            darn you to heck!

          • mancityRed6

            does anyone really know what time it is?

      • Thiazin Red

        I don’t know about that, but if you live in Eerie Indiana, you get sent to a hell dimension if you change your watch. http://eerieexaminer.blogspot.com/2012/05/10-lost-hour.html

      • therblig

        just remember you have time enough at last.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Well, less us HI folk. We don’t truck with such foolishness. IMS the AZ folk don’t either…

      • Suse

        Commies!

        • Jonny On Maui

          Happy ones too!

        • Most of Canuckistan does the clock changy thing.

          • Liberoid Ron

            Fun Fact: in the early 60s it was municipal – some communities did it, some didn’t. The Official Railway Gazette had a list of places that did use DST, because that’s the kind of thing railways find important.

        • theCryptofishist

          Especially in Leningrad’s White Nights. (Which, refreshingly, are not the KKK.)

      • TootsStansbury

        I hate the jerking with sleep patterns but if there was no fucking DST wouldn’t the sun come up at 3:30 AM in July or something? I kind of love and hate high summer, it’s pretty, but goddamn! Go the fuck to sleep!

        • mancityRed6

          in the north in the UK, the sun rises in the summer at around 4 AM.

        • Jamoche

          I lived at both ends of the Central time zone as a kid, so every time they go on about “kids will be waiting for the bus in the dark!1!” I go “BS”. Central is wide enough that some kids are in the dark when the others aren’t. Also latitude matters a lot – the farther south you go, the more equal the days are. As a Texan kid I was utterly baffled by this poem:

          In winter I get up at night
          And dress by yellow candle-light.
          In summer, quite the other way,
          I have to go to bed by day.

          WTF? Kids stay up late in the winter? Go to bed early in the summer? Is this a riddle?

          No. It’s Scotland.

    • Thiazin Red

      The farming excuse never made sense to me. If you’ve got cows, they don’t reset their circadian rhythms, the farmer has to milk them at the same time. Other animals will start demanding food at their normal time, they don’t care that the clock is a different hour now.

      • snark-lurker

        Farmers! go figure

        • Suse

          Whatever happened to the lesbian farmers? I’m calling for an investigation!

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            God…what loss to mourn hardest? The American dream of lesbian farmers everywhere, basic human dignity and freedom, or taco trucks on every corner. *sobs*

            Didn’t we almost have it all??!!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Just like Bogey and McCall.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Sing our pain, Whitney!!

            https://youtu.be/eZVLHjnitnM

          • Shucky Ducky

            We can find it once again, I know. Just like they did at Mar-a-lago.

          • Markuserektus

            Bertie Higgins yacht rockers libelz!

          • theCryptofishist

            Key Mar-a-Lago…

          • Suse

            We were so close…

          • snark-lurker

            Our lesbian farmers?! They are missing?! Since when? I live on a town.

          • therblig

            someone form a tribbunal

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        That’s because it never had anything remotely to do with farmers. In fact, farmers are vehemently opposed to it, because the animals relate to the sun rise, not the clock, and it puts them completely out of sync with the feed stores, markets, etc.

        It originally had something to do with syncing up with working hours, during the war, in Europe, so people coming home in the blackout could still have daylight at the end of the day (in Northern Europe, in the winter, it gets dark at 4 or 4:30pm, BRRRRRRR, shivering at the memory we lived there when I was little). They even had “double summer time” in Britain.

        But now, the argument is faintly that “it saves energy,” only, it doesn’t. It’s mostly because giant businesses like having light for longer shopping hours. I wish I was kidding. We absolutely have to get rid of it, we as a country lose a huge amount of work hours and productive hours as people slog around trying to get used to it.

        In big driving cities, like L.A., in the fall, when it suddenly gets dark an hour earlier and hits rush hour, there’s a huge rise in car accidents. It’s ridiculous.

        I am an extremely boring person who has read not one, but two books about this, written by even more extremely boring people, my kindred spirits.

        • Thiazin Red

          Its strange that so many people think farming was the reason.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            I know, it’s so weird! It doesn’t make the slightest sense!

        • shivaskeeper

          How is it boring if you learn something?

        • Tacoclamgenda

          How can you possibly be boring when you have such fascinating and useful information at the ready? Although I might admit that two books on this particular topic could be seen as, well, odd. Not that one read two such books but that two exist.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            I love that there are other “time nerds,” though, who had to get it all out on paper.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Well I for one find this interesting. And I love that you have read books about this.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            I enjoy the oddest books. I also read a fascinating book called “Traffic,” which, I swear, would be interesting to anyone.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          I’ve always heard it had to do with schoolchildren getting on the bus while it was still light out, but what do I know?

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            That probably was the other end of the “allowing people to get home while it’s still light.”

      • shivaskeeper

        No so much for the livestock, but the harvesters and field hands could work longer hours. That was always what I was taught. I never really bought it either,

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Reset for Planck Time.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I already did. Because drinking in the morning is the first step on the road to hell. Never before noon.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      One less hour to endure Trump’s “presidency,” though.

    • Rick Hill

      Awww, man…not again…

    • Thiazin Red

      I should see if the Pete and Pete episode about daylight savings time is online somewhere, that was such a good show.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      It’s always so confusing now. Some of the clocks are “smart” and re-set themselves. Some of them are not, but I can never remember which is which. So I’ll get up in the morning and half the clocks will have changed and half won’t and I won’t have any fucking idea what time it is. This is why I keep one analog clock in my house still.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      What I don’t understand is why can’t we just keep this extra time of sun all year?!
      And, yes, I know it’s not actually extra.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Can I re-set my calendar to November 7th, 2016? That’s the last time I remember being really happy.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    They should all have said “nope, I’m not resigning, you’ll have to fire me.” At least they’d get unemployment.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Haha, that’s what I thought, too! I love that Preet Bharara did this, because it made it flamingly public and I truly wish the others had done the same.

  • PsycWench

    I’d like to pause and contemplate the outrage about Bill Clinton lying about a blowjob. Odd how 20-ish years changes things

    • OrG

      That’s not really what they were outraged about.

    • snark-lurker

      plz donut remind me but yeah, i get-cha

    • Picabo

      Well . . . Dennis Hastert is in federal prison. Thanks Karma!

      • Suse

        Real prison, or a Club Fed?

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Nothing has changed. They were STILL trying to make it an election issue, when they weren’t “outraged” that Hillary had chosen a more secure server for the State Department emails, as opposed to having top secret conversations about classified information on an unsecured cell phone, in the middle of a public dining room, lit by unsecured cell phones with cameras, surrounded by unvetted diners and undocumented workers, and even allowed the officer with the nuclear codes to be photographed and have the photo shared on Instagram.

      Notice that Hillary’s more secure server, like the White House’s private server, has never been hacked (while the government servers for State and the WH were repeatedly hacked by the Russians). The only thing that has “changed” is the venal, cruel, amoral plutocrat-servers have gained power and managed to elect a Russian puppet who placed a filthy anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, white supremacist liar on the National Security Committee and listens to hateful insane liars like Alex Jones. /end rant

      • mancityRed6

        I even heard it on the NPR that she did a better choice having a private server than to get her emails hacked with the rest of the state dept.

        • theCryptofishist

          Yeah, but listening to NPR means the terrorists are winning.

          • therblig

            no wonder my pledge receipt says “Isistalibanalqaedabinladen” on it.

    • shivaskeeper

      I was far from politically minded them. I was also stationed in Germany. None of my German friends could understand why a beej was a big deal. It didn’t effect his job performance so who cared? I couldn’t explain it then. Even now, when I understand the motivations behind it, it still doesn’t make a lot of sense.

      • OrG

        It wasn’t about a blow job.The motivation was rethugs will do ANYTHING to attain and keep power.

        • shivaskeeper

          I get all that now. Along with the personal hated of Bill and Hillz, But then, I didn;t and none of my foreign friends could even attempt to grasp it. It just seemed to bizarre to them.

    • Courser_Resistance

      The huge fucking hypocrisy turned me against R’s ever since. I hadn’t even voted for Bill but that shitshow was disgraceful.

  • Cranky Man

    Look, with a name like Preet Bharara, just slightly browned skin, dark hair, and a hard worker, he’ll be lucky to avoid deportation.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Also too, an honest defender of traditional American values.

      Traitor!

  • snark-lurker

    That’s it I’m takin my pants off!

    • Jonny On Maui

      What took you so long?

      • snark-lurker

        this clock change thing haz made confuse in brain

    • Suse

      I just put mine on.

      • snark-lurker

        Why? Donut you like us?

        • Suse

          I was cold.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      What are these “pants” of which you speak?

      • snark-lurker

        ask Suse, she haz them

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    OT: Los Pollos Hermanos is open in downtown Austin and serving free curly fries:

    http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/have-a-look-inside-amcs-perfect-replica-of-breaking-bads-los-pollos-hermanos-at-sxsw/

    • Suse

      Gus Fring is back?

  • Greyhame

    Oh god, I have all the symptoms!
    https://youtu.be/QXUlhT3-r0c

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I have got my hair cut really short to avoid the “pulling out your hair” symptom.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “In rare cases, people have developed a skin condition known as cheeto face.”

      • Greyhame

        Haha! Yes, supporters of the current regime need to avoid the pill or they might turn orange and shit their pants!

      • snark-lurker

        i avoid cheetos before bed cuz they make my woodie orange in the morning

  • Miles Monroe

    Decided to pull the trigger today … ?! Phrasing?!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    This lays it out really nicely. The Great Republican Swindle:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/141245/great-republican-swindle

    • OrG

      Repukes are fucking liars.Not really news.

      • Shoto

        They’re fucking psychopaths, too, also.

        • Liberoid Ron

          Also not news.

    • theCryptofishist

      Marshall Macluen Malcolm McLaren might feel a little smug at how far that phrase and penetrated the language. Assuming it’s his own, that is. Even if it isn’t, he’s probably taking credit.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
    • Shoto

      Sulu goes full warp drive again. Boom!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Boom! Goes the photon torpedo.

        • Tacoclamgenda

          Boom goes London, boom Paree..

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu.”

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Alana Sulu: [quoting Shakespeare’s The Tempest] Our revels now are ended. And these our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air. We are such stuff…

        Sulu: As dreams are made on…

    • WomanInThePersistence

      If only I weren’t a straight lady and he a gay man, we would be perfect for each other. Oh yeah, he’s also married. But still…..

    • Christopher Story

      Takai got jokes!

      • Shoto

        Who’s joking?

  • Shoto
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Well, fuck us.

    • ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️

      ^ This is def. worth reading (as are some of the replies)

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Y’all should check it out. Donald does not understand the concept of “soft power”. What is just as bad is he thinks he understands military power, but does not. At all.

      • Shoto

        “Using them little nukes (rather than the big ones) is kinda soft power. They still blow up real good, though.”

        — Preznit Shitferbrainz.

    • Liberoid Ron

      So, Donny talks to the base, and nobody talks to the rest of the world. Yeah, this will go well.

  • Shucky Ducky

    OT: Neil de Grasse Tyson was at the New York Antiquarian Book fair today for HOURS! You’ve never seen so many nerds hyperventilating into paper bags.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I would find that combination overwhelming, also too.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Two of my favouritest things – NdGT and old books!

      • HooverVilles

        Second!

  • Shoto

    DST: How is this still a thing?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br0NW9ufUUw

    • Bec Jenn

      Not a thing in AZ. However, you DO have to try and remember when everyone else changes their clocks or you could end up calling people at the wrong times.

  • Donkey Option

    I’m not surprised. Maybe he’ll do what the former AG of CT did and become a pretty awesome senator!

  • Dazza

    Good morning Wonketteers from Western Australia. I come with good news from Oz. Yesterday’s election in Western Australia saw the governing Liberal Party (which = right wing down here) walloped soundly at the polls and left bleeding in the alley of “fuck you, ya lyin’ bastards”. A 15% swing in the popular vote has given labor (Labor = left wing+unions) an awesome 40 seats in the Legislative Assembly (the lower house of the state parliament) to the Liberals’ 19. The recent Liberal alliance with One Nation (which= pointy white hoods + antivaxxers) has been a colossal mistake becuase The Liberal’s spurned ex-wife, the Nationals (a rural party for farmers and outback communities) held on to 5 of their lower house seats. The Nationals may be open to a series of tawdry one-night liaisons with Labor and the Greens in the upper house (the Legislative Council).

    The preference system awards seats in the Legislative Council. At the moment it looks like an alliance of the Greens with Labor (and an occasional threesome with the Nationals) will see that progressive legislation will be passed with little or no right wing molestation. I myself am exhausted and a teensy bit hungover from too many glasses of crappy champagne consumed on an empty stomach – after hours in the hot sun at the polling station.

    TL;DR The progressives and unions won BIGLY.

    I am attaching an explanation of preferential voting – which I am sure you won’t read as maths are involved.

    “To be successful, a candidate is required to receive enough votes to
    reach a quota (not an absolute majority) which is based on the number of
    formal votes and number of candidates to be elected.

    Electors mark their ballot, allocating preferences to their preferred
    ranking for all candidates. A successful candidate must achieve a
    quota, calculated using the following formula:

    Subsequently, if the quota is not reached the candidate with the
    least number of votes is excluded and their votes redistributed
    according to the second preference shown. This process continues until a
    candidate reaches a quota.

    Candidates, who receive a number of votes equal to or greater than
    the quota are elected immediately. Any votes of these elected
    candidates, which are surplus to the quota, are transferred to the
    remaining candidates at a reduced value known as a transfer value.”

    See https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/vote/voting-systems-wa

    • OrG

      Hooray for our side! Any and all good news appreciated.

    • ltmcdies

      Congratulations, Mate…….well done.

    • Marion in Savannah

      Thanks, and YAY! My best and dearest friend from childhood lives outside Melbourne, so this gives me a BIG happy. (I know, all the way on the other side of Oz, but still a happy.)

    • shivaskeeper

      Good on ya.

    • TJ Barke

      G’day Bruce!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Hear, hear! Well spoken, Bruce!

    • RobKanC

      Hurray!!! The tide is finally turning against the right. All thanks to darling Donnie.

      • Dazza

        It is difficult to see if Trump’s election affected ours, at this early stage of exit poll analysis. However, one thing his election DID effect was the increase in volunteers for Labor electioneering (and to a lesser extent, the Greens). This really helped get the message out in face to face meetings and phone banking.

        Hey, you guys, our activism can really make a difference! Plus NO insomnia, as people are exhausted after putting in a day’s paid ordinary work and then working the shopping malls, streets, and phones.

        • Doug Langley

          That, plus I’m guessing your FBI director wasn’t making surprise announcements the week before.

          • Dazza

            Hah. No, just One Nation’s leader Pauline Hanson, insulting people everywhere she went.

          • Doug Langley

            She probably figured “Well, it worked great for Trump, why not give it a go?”

          • Dazza

            Too true.

          • CeeQ

            Fuck that silly bitch.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      That is bonza news.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Yay! Good for you! Literally.

    • suziq

      Nice to know there is still sanity and common sense somewhere in the world!

      • Dazza

        No one is more surprised that I am to find that to be true of my home state, which is usually so conservative.

        • CeeQ

          My thoughts exactly!!

    • Liberoid Ron

      My almost-brother in Tasmania will be happy. He LOATHES the Liberals. I should write.

    • Rags

      Cool! We can surrender to either Australia OR Canada now!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Stopped by the local Mexican market on my way home to buy some vittles for dinner. Every time I’m at one of these places, the whole area is full of various people hustling to make an honest buck…NOT hating on the world and waiting around for a check or a phony promise from Trump. One dude selling fresh pan de huevo, another woman and her kids with a card table empanada stand. A guy with a homemade gizmo roasting chilis and cooking up carne asada. Some teenagers with an ice chest selling cold sodas, horchata, and jamaica. Yeah, for sure, let’s run these lazy moochers the fuck out of our country.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      I was promised Taco Trucks on every corner!

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      It’s comforting to know that life can still be good.

    • shivaskeeper

      You just proved they are lazy moochers. A real success would have a brick and mortar business to sell things out of and pay taxes and shit. Probably all to illegal to get the right licenses to open a real store.

      /end channeling RWNJ rant.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        The funny thing is that this is an actual brick and mortar market…it’s just that they allow enterprising folk around the premises to sell various delicacies that they don’t stock. It’s always pretty lively on weekends.

        • shivaskeeper

          Something like a market with a semi permanent farmer’s market attached? That would be something I would go too.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            More like an open air asphalt parking lot. But Mexican=resourceful.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I want to go shopping there. Because that sounds inspiring.

      • Marion in Savannah

        And delicious.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          IK, R? Real food, made by real people – sooooooooooohhhhh good.

    • Michael R

      ” Trump is going to get rid of those lazy Mexicans ”

      https://s7.postimg.org/3vgflrmff/fat_women_lawn_chairs.jpg

      • therblig

        is that what they’re building the wall out of? it just might work.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Also much nicer, speak their language better, not pathologically ignorant and stupid, I could go on and on.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      One of the most industrious people I’ve ever met was a Mexican immigrant cabinet maker, who was a superb craftsman and delivered on every promise he made. He made a quality bookcase for me, at a very reasonable price, and I still have it. He had a gorgeous family, too, and he provided for them well. This is how America is supposed to be!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Amen, my brother.

  • Jamoche

    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/03/american-gods-review-sxsw-episode-1-politics-trump?mbid=social_twitter

    Is American Gods Suddenly Our Most Politically Relevant Show?

    The first episode hints at ferocious political messages to come

    • Suse

      What channel?

      • Shucky Ducky

        Starz. I haz no cable sadz.

        • Jennifer R

          IIRC the high end ala cart channels will happily sell you a digital subscription for roughly the same price as Netflix. When times are good I cycle through them as the year progresses. I can get caught up on the things I care about and the actual cash to watched stuff ratio ends up nearly the same as with Netflix.

          • Thiazin Red

            We get one for a couple months when Ash vs Evil Dead is on, and one of my birthday presents will be a couple months to watch American Gods.

          • Tacoclamgenda

            Duh! This is such a great idea.

      • Starz. April 30

      • Jamoche

        Starz, starting April 30. SXSW got a preview.

  • Sophia

    You go kids. Keep fighting.

    Trump’s climate change battle with a bunch of kids is heating up.

    https://newrepublic.com/minutes/141278/trumps-climate-change-battle-bunch-kids-heating-up

    • Shoto

      “I’m sure you meant to say “the hoax of climate change.”

      — Scott Pruitt

  • HogeyeGrex

    Hmmm. I’m a bit torn. It is indeed customary for USAs to tender their resignations upon the change of administrations, particularly with a change of party. When Obama took office, there were a number of Bush appointed USAs that refused to resign. It took years, iirc, to get rid of all of them. It was complete and utter dickery on their part, and it pissed me off no end. Obama didn’t seem to feel he could fire them because the Bush era USA firing scandal was still fairly fresh ink, and the idea was being waved in his direction that any firings would be used loudly and politically. So we were stuck, for quite some time, with some very politically motivated assholes in some very high profile positions. As I said, this pissed me off.

    Another thing that pisses me off, and I say it often enough, is hypocrisy. Generally, this is one of the big problems I have with the Republican party. They not only tolerate it, it is one of their core values.

    So, while them getting bent out of shape about one USA holding off resigning, and after he was told he wouldn’t have to, is textbook Republican hypocrisy, it’s textbook Republican hypocrisy. A bit “Nothing to see here” really. Frankly, I expect it. What I can’t do is get behind the guy not resigning, because that would be me being a hypocrite, and I try not to do that. Even though he’d be orders of magnitude better at the gig than anyone Cult 45* might nominate. Even though he was told he could stay. The President has every right to change his damned mind. Hell, I wish he’d flush all four brain cells of it down the toilet and start again. Maybe we could find him a new one from… Abby… someone. Bound to be an improvement. At least you could teach him to dance.

    What does piss me off about this, and what I wish were the story being focused on, is that they feel perfectly okay canning two thirds of the top prosecutors in the country without having anybody to replace them or the slightest concern that that might be a problem. This is absolute SOP for these shitheels. They are doing their damndest to burn our society to the ground, and nobody seems to give much of a shit outside of a few blog comments (non-comments) sections. Fucking amazing.

    Yeah, yeah. TL,DR.

    • Shoto

      “They are doing their damndest to burn our society to the ground”

      That’s Bannon’s plan, alright.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Call it “deconstruction.” Call it whatever you want. It’s purpose is to shred hundreds of years worth of the glue that holds American society together.

        Conservatives, my ass.

    • shivaskeeper

      They serve at the pleasure of the President. They can be asked to resign at any time. IIRC they are also non-career appointees who should have already tendered their resignation to be effective on inauguration day. Usually if those resignations are accepted they are accepted with the caveat that they stay on until the replacement is named.

      This was a shitty way to handle it, and more than likely motivated by some sort of paranoid bullshit or just revenge or maybe it was supposed to be done a month ago and no one remembered to file the paperwork. With this Admin it could be any number of reasons.

      • HogeyeGrex

        They were probably asked, like a bunch of White House staff, to stay on for a bit because the incompetent fuckknuckles didn’t know they needed to replace them. “Whaddya mean, “All the underlings aren’t just chattel tied to their desks, semi-autonomously performing the duties of government? We have to hire people?”

        See: “Number of currently unfilled positions needing appointments from the White House.”

        Of course, at some point, dismay at the idea of any trace of the Obama administration overrode the idea of having a functioning government. And of course, rather than being decent about it, they just looked around and said “Get rid of these guys.”

        • shivaskeeper

          Also a possibility.

  • Shanzgood

    OMG you guys! I just had a half hour phone interview for the job I applied for earlier this week and they want me to come to the corporate office for the first of 2 interviews on Tuesday!

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/JltOMwYmi0VrO/giphy.gif

    • Shoto

      Knock ’em dead.

      • Shanzgood

        Thank you!!

    • Jonny On Maui

      Way to go Shan. Hope you knock it out of the park and get the job.

      • Shanzgood

        FUCK though. I have to shave my legs.

        • Shucky Ducky

          Yeah, the one drawback of no pants.

        • suziq

          Heavy tights instead? Used to work for me if it is cold out.

          • Shanzgood

            Not that cold. Also I had someone point to my black tights once and ask me if I had a cat. I didn’t have any pets.

          • suziq

            Dammit, well when you shave your legs don’t use the old razor you find in the back of the bathroom cabinet if it is rusty and gross!
            But seriously-good luck!

          • Shanzgood

            Thanks! I’m not as hairy as I was then, for various reasons. Which is nice!

          • Shanzgood

            And that’s why I use an epilator instead of a razor.

            Also THANKS!

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Tights, perhaps? Or even a really sharp pantsuit?

          • Shanzgood

            Pants suits are all too big now. I just got some smaller skirts that hopefully won’t fall off.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Then whatever makes you feel like the winner you are.

          • Shanzgood

            THANK YOU!!! I feel all blubbery now!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            And I’m looking in an eastern direction with affectionate thoughts again. *lifts glass* To you!

          • Shanzgood

            My walls are all fucked up with purple splashes now, thanks.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Nobody ever accused me of being graceful. Heartfelt, yes. Graceful? Not so much.

          • Shanzgood

            Heartfelt is way better. I can clean the splashes.

        • shivaskeeper

          I know it violates community standards, but what about pants? Just for the day.

          • Shanzgood

            Pants all too big. Ugh.

        • RobKanC

          This is such a wierd double standard. Men don’t have to shave their legs ever.

          • Doug Langley

            Well, we have this peculiar thing called pants.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Speak for yourself.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I am a female. And I’ve never understood the leg shaving thing. Do straight men really find that so appealing? And if so, why?

          • BosGrl

            Younger women are starting to rebel against it, especially underarms. I’m still friends with Katie’s FB classmates and I’ve seen some posts about this.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I’m pleased to hear that you have maintained those friendships. And I still don’t get the whole leg shaving thing. Seriously, why is that considered attractive? Is it because it makes women seem less human? Is it a sign that we’ll do any damn fool thing to please men? What does this mean?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Personally, I do it because my legs are prettier without hair and because the process of shaving is sensual.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            “Prettier” is a personal decision. And one that is cultured, not innate. No shame in that, just not inherently more beautiful. And to me, shaving my legs sucks. If you find it pleasant, more power to you. I, personally, find it both painful and stupid.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            No problem, we each gotta “Girl” in our own way. :)

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Yes we do. Thank all that you find holy that we are all different. And beautiful.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Indeed. Honestly, I don’t find hairy legs on men to be very attractive either, again IMHO.

            But differences need to be celebrated. :)

          • Juan de Fuca

            I walked into the kitchen the other night and daughter was wearing shorts. Looked like she hadn’t shaved her legs in a month. I thought it was kinda cool. She’s a young lady who takes alot (too much?) pride in her appearance, going to school to become a fashion designer and still doesn’t a fuck about shaving her legs if she’s not planning on wearing shorts anytime soon. She’ll still shave them if wearing shorts but walks around the house like – fuck it. She’s part Italian too, so could probably challenge me to a hairiest leg contest if she wanted to.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Good for her.

          • RobKanC

            Well. I cannot speak for every straight men out there. But personally, I don’t really get the whole leg shaving thing either. If there was not supposed to be hair there then it wont grow ever. Plus, like 100 years ago noone shaved their legs..its all recent beauty standards.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I shaved for years, but when I spoke with my now ex, he didn’t get it either.

      • Shanzgood

        Totally how I feel!!! I ran downstairs screaming at my daughter and she looked at me like I’d los….

        mm

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Well played!!! Go get you some!!!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      WOOHOO! Kick butt! Take names! Break a leg!

      • Shanzgood

        I got names. Heck, yeah!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      You’re going to do great!

      • Shanzgood

        GIMME A PAPER BAG!!!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          BREATHE!

          • Shanzgood

            Does laughing count?!?!?!

          • Marion in Savannah

            Always! (And yay you!)

    • BosGrl

      Woo hoo!

    • Jennifer R

      Grats!

      • Shanzgood

        I’m kinda weirded out because the interviewer had a weird Texas (or something) accent and I kept saying the equivalent of “huh?”

    • shivaskeeper

      Very good. You’ll kill it. No worries.

      • Shanzgood

        Thanks!

    • Tacoclamgenda

      OMG I’ve got bubbly happies inside for you!!!

      • Shanzgood

        Mee toooo!

    • Suse

      Good news! Best wishes for a killer interview.

      • Shanzgood

        Thanks! I’m so excited!!!

    • Nounverb911

      Molotov Mazel Tov

    • Liberoid Ron

      You’re gonna be all buzzed and nervous for the next two days, aren’t you? <smiles>

      • Shanzgood

        PROLLY YEAH SO WHAT’S YOUR POINT?!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          BREATHE!

          • Shanzgood

            Oh right

    • Juan de Fuca

      This is one of the times on Wonkette when it’s probably safe to say, DO wear pants! Good luck!

      • Shanzgood

        I got some skirts!!

        • Juan de Fuca

          Whatever works. Just don’t go pantless is all I’m saying ;-) Good luck Shan!

    • eggsacklywright

      Congrats. New horizons loom out there in futureland.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Yay! Good luck! :)

    • EKinDC

      Get that job! Recently got the dream job of my life and there’s lots of awesome to go around!

    • Little Lulu Ω
  • There is a hoarde of children stampeding in my hallway.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Are you hungry?

    • Jonny On Maui

      Too many for a net?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You need a border collie.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Build the damn wall!

      • Sophia

        They know how to climb the damn things. Electrified fence!

    • shivaskeeper

      Tranq darts?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      How strange that must be.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      First off, did you leave toys and/or food outside? Never do that.

    • Marion in Savannah

      Jeez — is it Halloween already?

    • RobKanC

      Call in the marines!!!!

    • Sophia

      They were hiding behind all that stuff you removed in your hoarding clear out today.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Sounds better in the original Hungarian.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        This record, she is scratched.

    • Raan

      Crater the economy so they can never afford a house.

  • Sophia

    Trump should take note. This is how it’s done.

    This general just took responsibility for the deadly Yemen raid

    http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/votel-yemen-raid-centcom?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Honorless cur would never do that. Not in his nature.

    • shivaskeeper

      Never read the comments. Never read the comments. Never read the comments.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I read the first four and I was out.

        • shivaskeeper

          Yeah. Bunch of no service, faux service, or never been in charge of anything bullshit. I got a bit further than four and was done.

      • Sophia

        As far as I’m concerned very few sites have comments.

        • shivaskeeper

          Certainly not this one. It’s clearly stated several times.

          • TJ Barke

            Thank god.

        • Tacoclamgenda

          Not should they.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Got out of the boat anyway. Mangoes fetid.

    • Juan de Fuca

      I remember the good ol’ days when Presidents took full responsibility such as the time when Jimmy Carter went on national television to take responsibility for the Desert One failure. Actually, I was only 10 at the time but read about it years later in Col. Charlie Beckwith’s book. He wrote pretty highly of Pres Carter in his book, IIRC. Col. Beckwith mentioned breaking down in tears before the press conference and apologizing to Pres Carter and Pres Carter telling him personally that it was his fault as the CINC and not Col. Beckwith’s. Something along those lines. It’s been a few years since I’ve read the book.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Yes, apparently the President and Brezinski went out to the CIA “Farm” to talk to all the Delta operators, and President Carter told them all that he was taking all the blame for Desert One and that they should just get back to training. Brezinski supposedly brough Wellington boots cos he thought the “Farm” would be a real working farm and not a safe house.

        • Juan de Fuca

          Great memory Anna! Was that in Beckwith’s book or from another article? I barely remember the entire story because it’s been about 20 years since I read Delta Force.

          One thing I am sure of is this –

          There was a large picture of John Wayne that used to hang in the old JFK Special Warfare Center School at Fort Bragg. After reading Col. Beckwith’s book, I used to joke that they should’ve replaced John Wayne’s picture with Pres Carter’s but it would’ve been too nuanced for most (JImmy Carter? Seriously? He’s respronsible for Desert One!11!) and maybe that’s how it’s always going to be. John Wayne did a lot of good for the Special Forces too, but it was Hollywood. Pres Carter helped make Delta Force into what it is today, in a very real way.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Hey, It was from “Inside Delta Force” by Eric Haney. One heck of an interesting book.

            I also recommend “The Mission, The Men, and Me” by Pete Blaber, who commanded Delta for a time.

            And yes, I have to agree that Delta should commemorate Pres. Carter. They easily could have been dissolved after Desert One, a lot of brass were not fond of Delta or it’s mandate.

    • HogeyeGrex
  • BosGrl

    Remember the “Bermuda Triangle” in front of Ted’s building on How I Met Your Mother? We have one here in the lobby of my building. People that are moving or just doing a clear out leave piles of things there with a “FREE” sign. Management hates it (usually I do too) but today I found a gem from 1991.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/206d42d8ff7406150b7cddbd4727f5e36bf1a2a3fcb1c5b2639423cdebfdcc2e.jpg
    The choices of profession are pilot, doctor, ballerina, fashion designer and musician. Because in 1991 we girls could do anything!

    • Suse

      Ah, the good old days when women roamed free…

    • RobKanC

      Ah!! the 90s. I just remember my childhood dreaming of becoming a train engineer and touring the country driving those big behemoths. Now I have grown up and seen how much they make, not so much. the 00’s have literally taken my dream away along with my childhood :(

      • BosGrl

        Sheldon, is that you?

        • RobKanC

          Lol.. I wish I was that smart.

      • Liberoid Ron

        If you’d taken a job with Canadian Pacific (they have lines in the US) you could have been in middle management and found yourself driving a train anyway, at a desk-jocky salary. They are REALLY short-handed these days.

      • The Witch of Endor
        • RobKanC

          Nice.. Nowadays I use train Simulator to partly satisfy the dream. But would really be nice if I can drive a real one.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Back in the day, TV had the Six Million Dollar Man and the apparently budget priced Bionic Woman series.

      • Technology prices always drop…

    • Jonny On Maui

      “Free” signs. HA! Everyone knows you put a value on the crap, even if it’s just 2 dollars. It’ll disappear faster…

      • BosGrl

        I don’t usually pick through it but my daughter found early ’90s NIB Barbie stuff and suddenly she was 13 again LOL. We priced it and together it is worth a few hundred but of course she’s going to pull it out and display it in her room. She is scarred because I never bought her a Barbie Dream House.

        • Tacoclamgenda

          Always check those things out. Lots of interesting life in those piles.

    • Picabo

      A New World Record For Female Skydivers
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USxVsyHs9cI

      • BosGrl

        That is very cool. And terrifying.

        • Picabo

          Not so terrifying if you know how the equipment works. Also, plan the dive, dive the plan. The adrenaline rush is awesome.

          • Sophia

            I would love to try that someday

          • Picabo

            Go to http://www.dropzone.com/
            They can point you in the right direction. Deal directly with your local drop zone. DO NOT book a skydive on the internet. Go to the drop zone and talk to someone before you make a decision on where you want to jump. Blue skies! And soft landings.

          • therblig

            take trumpy with you next time.

            please!!

          • HogeyeGrex

            Not so terrifying if you know how the equipment works.

            I assume it’s better if you’re familiar with parachutes as well.

          • Picabo

            Also FAA regulations and USPA basic safety regulations.

    • shivaskeeper

      Ladies were able to be pilots and doctors in ’91? Is this some sort of revisionist history?

    • Nyumbu
  • Nounverb911
    • RobKanC

      why would it? He knows the Russians are doing it to help him fight back against the CIA which has evidence against him.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        You’d think a sitting US president would be concerned about an attack on the US government…

        • RobKanC

          A legitimate one would.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
    • Miles Monroe

      Delete it?! Oh, hell no; we want him to keep shooting his fat mouth off, the better grease the skids for his fall …

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      More birdshit than bombs, IMO.

  • Michael R

    Are we allowed to post just any old thing here ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XjDqIG7jvA

  • Jennifer R

    Another fantastic day visiting sexy friends.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Show off.

      • Jennifer R

        I prefer “exhibitionist” it phonetically reminds me of “hedonist” and that just makes me happy.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          As you wish.

    • BosGrl

      We need more information than that.

      • Jennifer R

        Turns out I can be super domme if a sexy subby woman ends up under me. More sample situations for my new parts too.

    • shivaskeeper

      Still in the Emerald City?

      • Jennifer R

        I am yes, until Tuesday night.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      Pix?

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    It would be an honour to be fired by The Don

  • Raan

    I hope he photocopied all the evidence in the Russian mob case before he left. That way, if Sessions’ hand-picked replacement decides to drop it (presumably because of links to the shitgibbon), he can just wikileak it to the press.

    • shivaskeeper

      As if wikileaks would run with something like that. Better to just give it to the press.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Wikileaks is purely bought and paid for by Putin. Not a good way to live a long life.

    • Raan

      Just for the record, I just used wikileaks as another way to say leaking. I’m fully aware that Assange would never release anything that would harm the Beast.

      • Weevie

        Yeah. Wiki needs to be severely discredited though, he releases trash and people eat it up. Hard to believe long ago, it was an (almost) far left undertaking. Now he’s hoein’ to anyone with dough.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          It was never left, it was merely an attack on the US during the GWB administration. Many lefties mistakenly took that as “left”, myself included. While Wikileaks was far more loyal to their supposed mission statement back then before Assange ruined it, in hindsight one has to wonder if their motivations were ever as pure as we thought at the time.

          • Tacoclamgenda

            Myself also, too.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            In all fairness, once upon a time the actual wikileaks more closely mirrored the PR of wikileaks. It’s not so much that we were all duped (though we were guilty of unquestioningly enjoying the schadenfreude when they went after W), as the fact that wikileaks no longer resembles that creature- it’s now quite obviously the propaganda mill for the FSB.

          • Scrofula

            I think the FSB part is kind of new.
            I think Assange is an attention whore like Trump, but those Swedish or whatever rape warrants kind of got him stuck. Then the Ecuadorians got sick of him and the FSB is the only thing that might save his ass from prison.
            Although I saw “Seven days in Hell” and wouldn’t mind a stint in Swedish prison.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          More anarchist than left or right – like Bannon, they just want to burn it all to the ground, apparently for the fun of watching it burn.

          • Scrofula

            The true “libertarian” agenda.

          • HooverVilles

            That describes Bannon very well.

  • memzilla Ω
    • OrG

      Dead bartbrite centerfold?

    • you know, we were JUST trying to figure out what to watch tonight.

      buffy was right up there, but IB sounds pretty damn compelling.

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    I voted for one nation yesterday.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Really? Where?

      • OrG

        Voting booth in mom’s basement.

        • Suse

          I was wondering if “Roland” would show up.

          • Weevie

            He/she/it has been back.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            What a stupid hobby. Sad, lonely troll.

          • Weevie

            Someone has to catch all the shit that drops off the undersides of cars when they go over a bridge.

        • Upsetti Spaghetti

          Did you think I had gone?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            A girl can dream.

      • Jennifer R

        One Nation is the Australian equivlent KKK political party.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Charming. I’m mighty bored of blocking this one.

          • Jennifer R

            Stop talking at it and it will go away.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            No I won’t

          • WomanInThePersistence

            You’re right. I was caught off guard.

        • Weevie
          • Dazza

            Aaaugh! Warn me before you post her image. Now I have to go rinse my eyeballs again.

        • Scrofula

          Are you saying this thing is an Ozzie?

          • Jennifer R

            It is saying it is, I am just connecting the dots it’s laying out. Take it at face value or dont, not sure it gains much by being Australian one way or the other.

          • Scrofula

            Can we put up the Oz signal? A giant kangaroo shadow on the full moon, maybe a boomerang with a siren, or a digeridoo that wails Dazza, Dazza!
            Or Sheepshagger; same part of the world, at least.

          • Dazza

            Whut?

          • Scrofula

            OMFG it worked!
            Just curious if the troll had any genuine clues to an Oz location.
            No, I don’t know why I care.

          • Dazza

            I blocked the loser many posts up, so I’m not much help. Sorry.

          • Scrofula

            I’ll just assume he’s lying about that too.

          • Dazza

            It’s just another attention-seeking idiot who used the info from my election post to try an get a rise out of the non-commenters, I reckon.

            I can’t be arsed to respond to such pathetic baiting.

          • Weevie

            So who is that nice lady I posted below? It can only read, I guess.
            Should get to the BOTtom of this !

        • RobKanC

          so we got a butthurt australian troll here.. Wonkette has gone international.

    • The Witch of Endor
      • Weevie

        That’s not far off from what we have. Better!

  • Nounverb911
  • Jamoche
    • jowgajen

      Technically Helen of Troy was mortal….

      • RobKanC

        Psssh!!! What else you expect from stoners.

        • Weevie

          wtf are they saying?

          • HogeyeGrex

            It’s all Greek to me.

          • RobKanC

            Well. Helen of Troy was not a Greek god. The most beautiful Greek goddess is infact Hera.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Wasn’t that the main problem right there?

      • i think you’re forgetting aphrodite. aphrodite was the original mean girl.

  • Weevie

    Coulda sworn Howdy Doody Sessions said they’d stay on until replacements were appointed. Have a feeling no replacements will be found. Soon, Trump and his Hole in the Head Gang will be the only ones in government.

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    My real name is Lord Brain

  • Suse

    Any mods here?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Soon, one hopes. Spags is back, and annoying. I think somebody gave it a caffeinated beverage.

      • Jonny On Maui

        We’re supposed to ignore it, right?

        • Suse

          Yes, let’s.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Yes. But we can pity it on our own time. Because it’s lonely, and needs to get a life.

        • The Witch of Endor

          When did that become policy? I’m actually disappointed with this latest idjit. I was hoping for a *little* more than non-sequiturs.

          • Liberoid Ron

            Non-sequiturs can be fun in their way, but they should display a bit of wit. Like the way this box fits so snugly around my left knee.

          • shivaskeeper

            This one has been back under the same name a lot. It is boring and really boring. Plus annoyingly boring. Doc asked that we ignore it and do not engage it at all. As long as it’s not violating the rules, just block and ignore.

          • The Witch of Endor

            Thanks for explaining the situation. Blocking now.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            What shiva said.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Block it. Problem solved.

    • Liberoid Ron

      I was always more of a rocker myself.

      • Suse

        Which one wears the winkle pickers?

        • Liberoid Ron

          Mods. Rockers wear boots. For kicking mods.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Always preferred bikes to scooters m’self, though I vacillated between the slash cut leather and the long surplus coats. Depended on how broke I was.

          • Zippy W Pinhead
      • Zippy W Pinhead

        (Blue was playing DJ in wonkville)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVtUyQFalV4

      • Kiri the Paid Protestor

        We can still be friends, can’t we?

        https://youtu.be/pohhMx9EdNc

        • Liberoid Ron

          Friends, in memory of Kieth Moon, greatest drummer E V E R.

    • OrG

      Not breaking the rules.Ignore it and it will go away.

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    I dissected a cows eye on Friday in science. I named mine Mr Mooey

    • BosGrl

      Not Mr. Gooey?

      • Suse

        Don’t reply – he’s a troll.

        • BosGrl

          Yeah, I forgot. Blocking.

        • Upsetti Spaghetti

          I prefer to be addressed as ze

          • Shoto

            I prefer to address you as fuck off, asshole.

        • Weevie

          lak a sed

      • shivaskeeper

        Don’t talk to it. Boring troll is boring and has be bamhammered many times and will be again.

        • The Witch of Endor

          Yeah, the operative word being boring. :(

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    I am not boring!!! TAKE IT BACK!!!!

  • LarryHoudini

    I am currently in Canada and can’t help but imagine not going back.

    • Be the first American to claim refugee status!

      • LarryHoudini

        I just wish Quebec had more vegetarian options.

        • The place that invented poutine and tourtiere? Yeah. Veg is not a thing there. It’s like Scotland with less deep frying

          • shivaskeeper

            You say that as if it’s a bad thing.

          • Scrofula

            I just realized French food IS basically just some piece of offal covered in an over-complicated time-consuming sauce that is really just thickened cream and butter with some aromatics.

          • Liberoid Ron

            That’s French food. Quebecois food is… different.

          • Scrofula

            How so? I’m truly curious.

          • Scrofula

            Can’t edit, but I mean, obv. the ones who fled to LA adopted some of the local Native/Slave styles to make Cajun & Creole, but the ones stuck in Quebec?

          • Liberoid Ron