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Do you find yourself, sometimes, having difficulty keeping track of things? Things like, oh, which Trump associates were in contact with which Russian oligarchs? Are you sometimes confused about the timeline in which events occurred, like which scandal broke first, or whether Spicey Sphincter projected something on the Democrats before or after we knew Trump’s people had done it? On occasion, do you catch yourself questioning what year it is, muttering about how you wish 1985 would just hurry up and get here already?

You’re not alone, friend! And you can stop hitting up WebMD for info on early onset Alzheimer’s – you aren’t slipping into dementia yet. Probably not, anyway. Not a doctor, would have to examine in person even if I was, blah blah blah.

Most likely, you’re simply suffering the effects of gaslighting. It’s a favorite tactic of abusers of all kinds, and the Trumpenfuehrer has turned it into an art form. This will be a refresher for most of us, but let’s take a minute to talk about what, exactly, “gaslighting” is. It’s important. It will be on the test, and you’re taking the test right now.

According to Wikipedia*, gaslighting is:

a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or members of a group, hoping to make targets question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the target and delegitimize the target’s belief.

Instances may range from the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred up to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim. The term owes its origin to Gas Light, a 1938 play and 1944 film. It has been used in clinical and research literature.

This is a crude version of brainwashing, but it is very effective, if it goes on long enough. Ask damn near any person who’s been in an abusive relationship.

So, what can you do do to defend against this insidious attack? Psychology Today has a 12 point checklist to use in deciding if you’re in an abusive relationship, along with suggestions on how to defend against them. Wanna guess how many points Don the Con’s behavior checks off? Those of you who answered, “AOT,K” are very prescient!

Their suggestions for combating this mind control attack boil down to one thing: never stop thinking critically. Reality can be documented. Reality can be factchecked. Reality can be proven. It takes a strong mind to battle against a flood of misinformation.

Which brings us to the reason for today’s post: food. Remember food? It’s a post about food.

Fish has long had a reputation as “brain food,” and we aren’t going to look into whether or not that rep is legitimate or Fake News today. We ain’t care, either way! Fish is good. Beer is good. An excuse to combine them? How can it NOT be good?

Today we make:

Beer Battered Fish

Good for both your belly and your brain.
Good for both your belly and your brain.

Appropriate drinkage: Um. Beer?

Difficulty level: 2/10 Just make sure you keep all appendages out of the oil.
Time: 5 minutes prep, 5 minutes cooking. 10 minutes total.
Serves 4 – 8

WHAT YOU NEED!

Ingredientses
Ingredientses.

  • 8 Fish Fillets
  • 1 cup flour for batter, PLUS
  • 1/4 cup flour for dusting
  • 1 cup Beer (not a dark beer)
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Chipotle Chili powder (or Cayenne Pepper) or; 3 -5 drops Green Chili Tabasco Sauce

WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU NEED!

  • Mix all ingredients except fish and flour for dusting with a whisk until smooth.
  • Pour at least 2 inches of vegetable oil in fryer or other cooking vessel. Heat vegetable oil to 375 or just beginning to smoke.
  • Pat fish dry with paper towels>,/li>
  • Dust fish with reserved flour.
  • Dip fish in batter, immediately place in hot oil. DO NOT CROWD. Work in batches.
  • Cook until golden brown and crunchy. Drain on paper towel.

The classic combo would be fish, fries and hushpuppies, but you do you! We did whipped potatoes and asparagus. LOL. Accessorize the fish with tartar sauce, lemon juice and/or malted vinegar. And another beer.

*Yeah, yeah. “Not a credible source,” yadda yadda. It’s a Mommyblog Recipehub post, fer chrissake, not a dissertation!

[Wikipedia | Psychology Today]

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  • memzilla Ω

    BUD LIGHT ON FOOD??? WORSE THAN CANNED CLAMS!!!

  • Anna Elizabeth

    This looks lovely, Pink! I didn’t see any fish I liked today at the market, but I’ll be shopping again soon. The batter ingredients sound delicious!

    • Yr. Gma

      Haddock makes great fried fish, but it’s hard to get around here. I use cod. I don’t like to use halibut because it comes out too dry. Orange roughy might work (a kind of fish that is not orange.) What I want is a good tarter sauce recipe.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Cool! Thank you for the recommendations. :) It would be fun to make Tartar sauce at home, wouldn’t it? I love making sauces and ailois.

  • Persistent Demme

    Is T***p smart enough to gaslight everybody?
    I’d believe Bannon is smart enough, but T***p?

    I have some Tilapia fillets that are crying out for this recipe!
    Thanks!

    • snark-lurker

      tRump is, IMO, just a mental idiot, asshole, punkfuck POS

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      It’s more that his natural inclinations happen to line up with gaslighting. Trump’s not a strategic genius; he’s not gaslighting with a purpose. His mental illness (narcissism) causes him to deliberately forget inconvenient facts.

      When he says, “I never said that,” he honestly believes it, because to him anything that would cause him to lose face is simply erased from his mind as a means of protecting his fragile psyche.

      • Ducksworthy

        Due to a chilhood accident with a bank vault door, Trump’s brain has a unque ability to warp time and space to match his delusions.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I’m not sure I believe that. I’m sure somewhere in his addled mind he believes a version of make meme magic real, but I think he knows fully well that intimidating people into at least not challenging him openly gives him an advantage.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I don’t know whether he has narcissism or not but that’s not the cause of his gaslighting. He gaslights because he’s a horrid, abusive, vulgar (and not in the good way) person.

    • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

      You don’t have to be particularly smart to pull this off. You can either learn it from childhood experience as a means to manipulate people or just stumble into it later in life. Gaslighting is a tool even the ignorant can exploit.

  • Duke

    You never saw Bud Light in that picture. Are you feeling OK?

    • snark-lurker

      ha!

  • folderol

    Beer-battered brains??

    Oops, no. I read that wrong. Still, BRAINSSSS!

    • They’re good too, but trying to get one from a Republican… too much bone in the way.

      • bupkus23

        They should be fresh, tho’ – never used.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      WHERE??!???

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Your plates are gorgeous.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Thank you!

  • Nounverb911

    Sorry to hear about the SC Men’s team, hope the women’s team does better today…

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Thx. Not a bad showing, really. Made it to the Final Four, and only lost by 4 points. Disappointing, but it could have been a lot worse.

      • Thespian Pony Ron

        This is exactly how Toronto Maple Leafs fans feel EVERY DAMNED YEAR.

  • Everrett Fanuelli
  • Nasty Candy Apple

    YUM, looks delicious.

    I knew a narcissist. You have to cut off all contact with them. ALL contact. There’s no way to do that when he’s the fucking president. So I guess beer and fish is the best way to cope.

    • Yr. Gma

      There are a few of us here who came out of a narcissist’s family (and even out of the narcissist herself, harhar.) When cutting ties in not possible (I tried when I was four and it didn’t work) there are coping strategies. I use some of them every day when that Orange Fuck does one triggering thing after another.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Do you suppose this would work with ginger beer?

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      noooooooooooooooooooo, burned sugar…..

      • Carpe Vagenda

        huh. Good point. But (not that I know anything about frying stuff) donuts.

        • ariel_gee_398

          Maybe ground ginger with th flour and seltzer would have the right effect?

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I was thinking miso and shallots and white pepper. I maybe need to try this with chicken first, I think.

    • HazooToo

      DRASTICALLY different flavor.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Well, yeah. But there’s a shang’hai restaurant near our old house that made amazing fish in ginger, so with a little dipping sauce…

        • HazooToo

          This may be an experiment worth trying. Test it and let us know if it’s good?

          • Carpe Vagenda

            As it happens, we have shrimp in the freezer. ON the downside, I suck horribly at deep frying. I’ll try, although probably not today.

    • jodyleek

      Maybe on shrimp? With an Asian sort of dipping sauce?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        That’s kind of what I was thinking.

        • jodyleek

          I know I saw your response right after I posted. Great minds, yadda yadda…

  • Villago Delenda Est

    I want to eat your fish. And drink your beer. Not necessarily in that order.

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      Is that code for something?

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I lurve fried fish, but frying stuff seems so dang messy, I rarely attempt it. Pink, come visit me. I’ll only ask you to cook once or twice.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Answer:deep fryer close lid and let fry. Reuse oil. Always peanut oil.

      • Amalga

        I love my wok for frying. Seems to use less oil and comes back to temperature quickly.

        • Jeffocaster in the desert

          Not quite got the hang of a wok.

    • Serai 1

      You don’t need a huge amount of oil. Just enough to cover the fish halfway up, then you flip it over.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    We bought some Mahi Mahi filets, which I have been intending to bread with these amazing Maui onion and garlic macadamia nuts. I have now eaten those delicious fucking macadamias right out of the bag twice instead of putting them on the fish.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I’ve never heard of breading anything with nuts before. What is it supposed to taste like (if any of them escape your ravenous appetite)?

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        You grind them up until they’re very fine, and use that much the same way you would use flour breading. It’s just more like a crust than breading. It’s very good, and macadamia crusted fish is a huge thing here.

        • Fartknocker

          I’ve used my fancy pestle and mortar to crush pecans into a fine powder, mixed in some sea salt, powdered garlic and a touch of chili powder and used it as breading for some bass I caught last month. I baked it and then put added some green chili salsa. My crew at the fire station thought it was very good. It helps that I have the weird biological feature where I can imitate Julie Childs.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        The texture is superb, very crunchy.

      • Amalga

        It is yummy! Try it with a red curry sauce for dipping. I also use cashews since macadamias are expensive here in WA.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Maybe I should eat more fish. And by “fish” I mean tuna because I’m allergic to everything else.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • William

    Please consider giving to the Tempura home for lightly battered children.

    • Jonny On Maui

      FTW!

    • The Wanderer

      I recall one of the “letters” to National Lampoon (they were all written by the writers of the magazine) that went like this:

      “I don’t know what all the fuss is about battered women. My husband batters me every day. Then he deep-fries and eats me. I love it.”

      Hideously domestic violence-y, but it was 1980.

    • Rasilom

      Lightly battered children is one of my favorite dishes
      After fryjng them simply toss the tempura fried kids over a nice spinich salad. Oh so good!!!

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Children are like peaches. Sadly they bruise far too easily, and you have to throw half of them in the compost.

  • FlownΩver

    Is it possible to substitute something else for the fish, like maybe Not Fish?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      It’s nearly a Tempura batter texture, so you could easily do it wwith various veggies, with good results.

      • Greyhame

        Are you casting asparagus on our cooking?

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        This is good intel for the offspring, who continues to complicate my life with his veganism.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Get him a Costco case of Ritz Crackers and relax for a bit.

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            He’s currently in love with pretzels filled with peanut butter.

            I now buy them by the 55 gallon drum at Costco.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            That should get you off the hook for, what…like a week or two?

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            Oh absolutely… if that. There’s a vat of them next to him while he plays video games and it’s substantially depleted by the end of an exciting game.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Ima try it on chicken, except I just bought Club Soda instead of beer. Too tempting to have beer in the house while I’m dieting.

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      You could substitute something for the chips too, and have not fish and not chips.

  • The Wanderer

    I might try this recipe, but I’ll do it outside. With my luck, I’ll burn the house down.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      It’s good to know one’s limitations.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Burning the house down might be a net gain for me. Either that or do some cleaning…

  • Chadwells
  • Vienna Woods

    I believe that fish and chips, done good, is my favorite food in the world, tied with pizza. I live near a fishing village that currently has NO decent fish and chips. This is SAD. The possibly worst f&c of my life was consumed on my fucking birthday a couple of years back at a really shitty restaurant in said village. Obviously we did not know ahead of time how bad it was. I created a profile on one of those review sites specifically to trash it. That felt good.

    Where I grew up, 40 (fuck!) years ago, we had the most amazing battered fish available a short walk away. It was heaven, and spoiled me for life. Luckily, I have found a new f&c shop in a mall, of all places, that is very good, made by Syrian refugees (yay Canada!) Unfortunately, it is at the mall where I work out twice a week. Temptation….

    tl;dr: I’ve been sipping tequila from the freezer whilst I made tonight’s dinner (mexican casserole, corn tortillas layered with roasted peppers from last year’s garden, beef, black beans, and tomato sauce. Oh, and lots and lots of cheese.) I think I’ll have a nap now :)

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      There was a tiny fish and chips shop in the Az. shithole town I grew up in, run by an ancient Swedish woman, who only opened on Fridays (yay Catholics!). Somehow, she used to get fresh cod, and my mother would send us over there-it was takeout only-to bring back for dinner; it’s one of those childhood comfort memories that has stayed with me the rest of my life, always seeking to replicate it since. Finally succeeded a few years back at a joint in Vancouver, B.C. when I was there for Drublic Jr.’s graduation from Simon Fraser.

      • Vienna Woods

        Yes, that’s the idea. Go over and get takeout for dinner. And they always gave us bubble gum while we waited. The good stuff, with the comic inside.
        https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d1/cb/71/d1cb719cfbbcadb15e70118a1b9f148a.jpg
        We just had to cut through the empty lot at the back of our yard to get there. It was heaven. They had corny signs like “7 days without fish makes one weak.” Wrapped in paper like it should be.

        The best f&c I EVER had, however, would have to be at Big Daddy’s Fry Shack in Tofino, on Vancouver Island. Fresh wild salmon. Oh. My. God.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Yum! This place used halibut. It had some corny-ass name like “Cap’n Hagar’s”…I figured it was a cheesy tourist trap, but we walked by and it was this obscure little joint in an obscure neighborhood. Turns out it’s a locals-only type of place…everybody in north Van knows about it.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Could it be this place? http://sailorhagarspub.com
            There’s a great fish n chip place (or three) in Victoria too – but next time I’m heading over to Grouse Mountain or Cypress, I’ll check Hagars out! Thanks!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            That’s the place! It wasn’t called a brewpub back then, but they did have some really good microbrews on tap, which wasn’t all that common in Vancouver just a few years ago. Damn…now I’m feeling hungry…

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Yeah, bleedin’ hipsters.
            NB Close to the Seabus terminal too. Perfect!

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          Best thing about being on the west coast. Straight off the boat.

          • willi0000000

            er . . . we have an ocean over here on the other side.

    • BeachBum

      Aye, always be the Yay Canada !

  • Debra Dassow

    I have been making the crab cake recipe that you posted a few months ago. It is by far the best crab cake recipe I have ever made. Everyone I have served it to loved it. So, I will take a crack at this beer batter fish recipe.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Thank you so much for the feedback! I made this last Thursday. Hubbie liked it enough, we’re having it again tonight – by request!

      • Yr. Gma

        Hubby is joining you for dinner? That’s good news.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Tuesday will be the last time. Trying to figure out what to make. Can’t be anything fussy or ostentatious, but it needs to be DAMN good.

          • Yr. Gma

            Tell him he’s loved.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Thanks.

  • Chadwells
    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Seems to me that it’s their couch now.

    • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

      Is that a Lab in the middle? Had a great Lab, ten, eleven years ago. He had a pink nose. He was hysterical.

      • Chadwells

        Shar Pei…mixed with a little lab I think! She’s a trip.

        • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

          Does she fetch like a lunatic?

          • Chadwells

            Hah! Nah…she must be mostly Shar Pei!! She a lazy butt…just like us!

    • alwayspunkindrublic
      • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

        That, right there, is a doggie state of zen. They don’t do that unless they feel completely safe and secure.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Indeed; they are a bit…exposed, aren’t they? Happy Airedales often sleep in this position.

          • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

            Our rescue greyhound finally got comfortable enough to sleep that way. It took about five years to get her there, but she made it. Our lab, he was always that way. Big, goofy puppy.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            My very sweet and kind neighbor down the street is a rescuer of greyhounds. Believe it or not, there was a greyhound dog track here until fairly recently, when public outrage finally shut it down, so there’s been no shortage of needy dogs for her to take in and help to heal.

          • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

            I wish all dog tracks would shut down. They’re cruel and completely inhumane! Greyhounds are sweet, loving dogs with gentle spirits. The way they’re treated by this vile industry is terrible.

          • vivian

            I’m okay with them as long as every other race on the ticket is humans. (I mean alternate between dog races and people races – that sentence could be read about 1000 ways i didn’t intend.) But then we’d just treat the humans as poorly as we treat the dogs, instead of treating the dogs as well as we treat the humans… so yeah, nevermind – bad idea.

          • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

            No need to explain, I got what you’re saying. :)

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            It staggers the mind to think any of those places are still open in this day and age. The one here was such a skeevy, seedy shithole…a magnet for deadbeats and criminals…and just a sentence in hell for those poor dogs.

          • notaten

            My grandparents used to live in Superior, that’s where my Mom grew up. When I was about 8ish, for some reason just me and Mom went to visit Grandma and Grandpa, and Mom took me to the dog races a couple of times. It was the only time I ever saw my Mom gamble or drink a beer. I was sworn to secrecy, so I felt very special. It wasn’t until I got older that I wondered why it had to be such a big secret. More of my Mom’s secret past that I can’t ask her about.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Superior where?

          • Persistent Demme

            If Mr. Demme, was not allergic to dogs, (our two rescues don’t shed), I’d have at least one rescue greyhound.
            And a couple pitties. (Every one that I have met is super smart.)
            And some big-ass, hard to adopt, bully breed.
            My girls say that what I REALLY want is a dog-farm.

      • Thaumaturgist
  • Fartknocker

    Thank you Wonkette management team for our weekly serving of Pinkham’s Law. It’s one of those post that brings me some happiness, sanity, and good recipes. Plus, somehow people get to make comments, and some of them are very constructive and funny. I gave you some monies for making me happy.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      And Wonkette management thanks you for your monies! Monies make Wonkette happy!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    1 cup Beer (not a dark beer)

    OK, so my beloved IPAs probably won’t work, but…Bud Light? Can’t I at least use Stella Artois? #beersnob

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Stella would be a stellar choice!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I live next to a college campus, so Bud Light qualifies as “found beer”, especially the Saturday or Sunday morning of an alum or trustees weekend.

    • Scrofula

      25 ounce Hurricane is on sale 99cents each!
      It tastes like despair, but at 8.1% you’ll forget toward the middle of the second one.

    • notaten

      I have used Pacifco and MGD for beer batter, which is a good use for these undrinkable beers. IMHO

      • Amalga

        PBR. Also good to steam clams.

        • notaten

          Will also kill snails if poured into a shallow pie pan. At least it killed the San Diego snails, maybe they like cheap beer?

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      As long as it ain’t Yuengling that fucking union busting, Trump supporter. And I liked it too…..:sniff:

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      Hang on, dark IPAs? How is that possible?

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Well, darker than lagers anyway. Or maybe I just think they are because they taste better IMHO.

        • Thespian Pony Ron

          Agree with you there. I adore IPAs, and there’s all sorts of interesting variations amongst ’em. But they actually are ‘pale,’ IIRC because there’s less particulate matter in them to make them keep better in transport without refrigeration.

  • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

    I spy an Alton Brown salt cellar!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I worship at his altar, PBUH.

      • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

        R’amen.

        • snark-lurker

          i can make that

      • Scrofula

        He is one of the best of the cooking crew. I also heard he never had formal training, and cooking was like some path out of addiction or something. Which I respect more.
        I think Giardia didn’t train either, but she looked good over a stove in soft focus.

        • Persistent Demme

          OMG!
          I can’t stand Giada, and her phoney, toothy, chirping.

          • Scrofula

            She has boobs. I wonder how many cigarettes and pipes Rachael Ray took to get that voice of hers.

        • he went to culinary school so he could do a show with actual information. he was in broadcasting before that. he is so awesomesauce.

          • Scrofula

            OK, so I’m completly and totally wrong. Such a rare occurence.
            I read Anthony Bourdain’s book for some reason. He became a chef to spite his parents, who would leave him in the car when they went to michelin-starred French restaurants. And then he did lots of drugs for half the book.

          • i only know because i’m stalking him like Jen stalks Justin Trudeau

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    Looks delicious, I wish I liked fish.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        How’d you get a picture of me before my first coffee of the day?

        • snark-lurker

          i wondered

        • mancityRed6

          your microwave, duh.

      • The Wanderer

        That reminds me of a type of deep sea fish (anglerfish, I believe) where the male latches onto the much larger female and promptly atrophies, his only function to provide genetic material to the female for reproduction. Even his circulatory system links up to hers.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    BTW:
    Yr Wonkette at brunch today, with The Most Interesting Woman In The World (aged 95 years, 361 days).
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9981971ea8f6182aade0c694b92ef445ec30b40acfa8e6ca895e047d336e35ee.jpg

    • Scrofula

      Wait, who’s the Most Interesting Woman in The World? The suspense is killing me.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        My husband’s “adoptive” mom. Refused to be a Stepford Wife in the 60s, when that was required for Dupont Execs like her husband: moved from NY to SC to avoid it. Registered blahs to vote when she got here. World traveler. Hosted her own radio show – has interviewed celebrities, CEOS, and politicos at every level: Mayors, Governors, Senators, Congresscritters and POTUSes. Worked for the Census, was honored by Pres. Clinton as one of the most valuable Federal Employees of the year.

        There’s more, but that’s a good start. Oh! And she has never met someone about whom she couldn’t find something nice to say.

        • Scrofula

          Wow. And his adopted mom. Is she taking more kids?

        • Anna Elizabeth

          She’s remarkable. :) And what a smile! Goes for you as well, Pink. :D

        • memzilla Ω

          She hasn’t met Twitler, has she?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            She voted, reluctantly, for him. And I forgive her. You’d best do the same, or we shall have words.

    • Yr. Gma

      We old broads have seen stuff.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      My ma made it to 98 years, 343 days. I wanted her to make 100 and vote for Hillary. Trump winning would have killed her.

    • Holly

      She is lovely Pinkham. Paul and I have brunch with his 90 (in June) totes adorbs mom every Sunday. Obviously, exceptional women have exceptionally wonderful men.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • Wild Cat

      That’s OK. We don’t have to be PC here about that farty old Kentucky turtle asshole. How about we just say, “Mitch McConnell, a lying shit-encrusted racist dog rapist who wouldn’t be alive if there were a god.”

    • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

      You did great work there! I upvoted you.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        ty

  • memzilla Ω

    It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The one thing President* Puss Burglar will constantly keep us in awareness of.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8eba1091b6aecb729f00b922621b375507b474d5dd5498c88d2135f2963e8668.jpg

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      In honour of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Donnie promises to keep his hands off Ivanka’s ass for at least a week!

      • Yr. Gma

        Of course, he’s lying.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          Of course. The Trumpkins will believe him though!

        • Scrofula

          I was gonna say, well, his mouth was open. But his biggest lies come from his tiny fingers on his twitter phone.

    • Jennifer R

      Days is about all those oral kits are good for. 100+ bucks a pop and hits a 6-72 hour window.

  • Michael R
    • Scrofula

      Oh FFS, he’s doin a Pizzagate thing? That should be an automatic DQ from any appointments.

      • Michael R

        By my memory I thought his son did this , but it was him too .
        TruePundit is a fake news site .

        • Scrofula

          Daddy Flynn’s old colleagues said he used to be much different, ie., sane. I wonder if the Russians put some nutjob-poison in the Flynn’s drinking water.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • Michael R

      also reads ” Joy Reid bitch slaps Susan Sarandon “

      • Jamoche

        On the one hand, I don’t want her getting any roles because then I’d have to avoid them. But on the other – I really want to see her in the Handmaid’s Tale.

        • Shanzgood

          Too late.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Her ratings are already pretty good, but imagine what they could be if MSNBC changed the name of her show to “Joy Reid bitchslaps…..”.

  • calliecallie

    This actually makes me want to fry some fish.

  • Michael R

    From March 21st …

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) pointed to an outside dark money group that spent $7 million lobbying for the blockade of Merrick Garland’s nomination by President Obama and that was now spending $10 million to support Gorsuch.

    “That’s a $17 million delta and for the life of me I’m trying to figure out what they see in you that makes that $17 million delta worth their spending,” Whitehouse said. “Do you have any answer to that?”

    “You’d have to ask them,” Gorsuch deflected.

    “I can’t. Because I don’t know who they are. It’s just a front group,” Whitehouse responded.

    • Scrofula

      Corporations are people, don’t stifle their free speech! Massive amounts of anonymous money injected secretly into campaigns is the very heart of Democracy!

    • BadKitty904

      Thanks to fucking Republican Justices on the Supreme Court.

  • Chadwells

    Gonna be a hard lesson to learn. I wish I could say I felt bad…but I don’t. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/074a949c008ee74fe72b130df5ad112624640941943e3e234ff9a4fcb4c2a67b.jpg

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      My sympathy is saved for the people who didn’t vote for Dampnut.

      • Chadwells

        Exactly.

  • Jeff Ackerman
  • Chadwells
  • Chadwells

    So who is gonna be the first to go public about how much Dampnut sucks at golf?! Fucker took Rand Paul to play today…which is why they left together. Someone needs to spill.

    • Scrofula

      Yeah but we already know he talks through everyone’s swing and takes constant mulligans. Actually, is there any footage of him swinging? I can’t picture him flexible enough.

      • The Wanderer

        Here ya go:

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

        Now I have to bleach my computer.

        • Chadwells

          As bad as I thought. Barf.

        • Scrofula

          That’s exactly the shitty swing I pictured. Which means he can’t play golf and he’s just harassing people with him.

        • Thespian Pony Ron

          That was pathetic. No way he’s a scratch golfer, as he claims. That ‘drive’ was MAYBE 100-150 yards.

      • Chadwells

        EXACTLY!! The asshole is always playing…but no one ever talks about it. That’s weird. I think we need to ridicule the thing he loves most and how much he sucks at it. Seems like something that would make him snap.

        • Scrofula

          Uses kid’s clubs to fit his tiny hands!

        • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

          Yeah, he’s always playing and criticizing anyone else who plays. It’s like calling someone else an alcoholic while taking another drink of straight bourbon yourself.

    • BadKitty904
    • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

      I bet he cheats at golf. Never trust someone who cheats at golf. That’s worse than cheating at solitaire.

  • i checked the oil with my face, and now my skin is peeling. terrible recipe!

  • Shanzgood

    Sorry, Pinkham. I browned a chuck roast (gods but the house smells divine now) and dropped it in the slow cooker with some red potatoes, baby carrots, a quartered onion and some…spices and both stuff.

    Bollix. I should go add some garlic and celery powder. Brb.

    • marxalot

      I need to have a slow cooker again. The lack thereof is impeding my ability to make ribs.

      • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

        I need to hear more about this.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      You have nothing for which to apologize. NOTHING.

      • Shanzgood

        Thank you. That makes up for my 15yo daughter hating everything I cook. My son Hoovers it all down but he’s not indiscriminate since he offers constructive advice.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Your son is fair, and good. He appreciates what you make, while offering suggestions on how to improve. As long as he is doing so respectfully, he should learn to express his preferences, and learn to be his own person.

          Your daughter? She should be responsible for feeding herself, but required to have your approval for nutritional content.

  • Jennifer R

    I got cornbread mixed and waiting for the oven to heat. Gonna make hush puppies again this week I think. Fry them up too.

  • notaten

    I put a tablespoon of cornstarch in my batter, it makes it puff up nice like tempura. It’s also a good batter for frying veggies (mushrooms, cauliflower, green beans, etc.)

    • Anna Elizabeth

      That’s a good tip, thank you!

  • witsended

    One should always cooked battered fish in beef dripping for a greater depth of flavour.
    The fish should always be placed in the fryer skin side down, the skin gives the batter time to seal protecting the flesh and allowing the fish inside to steam.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    I went out again for tea, club soda, and such, and people were really nice today. I’ll take it. :)

    Kinda feeling my age after 5 miles total, but I have a lot of nice food in case it does drop 6 inches of snow.

    • BadKitty904

      Hunker down!

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Yep! All I gotta do tomorrow is pay the rent, and I don’t have to leave the building to do it. :)

        • Jennifer R

          Hardly even have to bother with pants for that!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            XD They’ll be back off 1 minute after I gt back.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            What are these things called pants? Seems I remember them from years ago.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            They are these things The Man makes me wear cos The Man can’t handle seeing my fine legs.

  • BadKitty904

    Time to feed the livestock. Back in a tick…

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Enjoy! :)

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      My livestock is always hungry. They could hear a can open from a mile away.

      • BadKitty904

        IKR? I could be standing in an empty room, open a can, and they’d de-cloak and appear out of kitty-space, like Romulan warbirds…

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          That is the best description I’ve heard. They could be snoring away in some remote part of the house, and appear at your feet

          • BadKitty904

            Hi! Is that for me?

    • Persistent Demme

      What critters do you have?

      • BadKitty904

        Two cats, with very definite and distinct ideas about supper-time and breakfast-time.

  • Thespian Pony Ron

    Okay, THIS is within my skill set. I’d do it tonight if a) the stores were still open, and b) I hadn’t already planned on sausage inna bun for dinner.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Nowt wrong with sausage inna bun. :)

  • ariel_gee_398

    Have you laughed a “religious” loon yet today? https://twitter.com/BryanJFischer/status/848544088085417984

    • Yr. Gma

      Okay. How does one go about giving a rainbow back to God? I’m a little unclear on the logistics.

      • Tiny kaiju

        Some gods accept paper substitutes in the form of offering, burnt or thrown to the wind and such. Maybe the monotheistic god is cool with rainbow colored candles like the virgin mother is.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Got one around my wrist right now, Muthafucka. Gawd wants it back, let him send his Bitch ass here and take it.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Piss off, dimwit.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I swear to his God there’s at least one picture of him in a cartoonishly racist tribal Halloween costume.

    • BadKitty904

      Bigoted hypocrites stole Christianity from God. It’s His. He invented it. Give it back.

    • Painter of Goats

      You mean the one he sent to atone for drowning all the dinosaurs, unicorns, toddlers, pregnant women and their fetuses?

      • H0mer0

        he did have a temper, didn’t he? he made a lot of less than optimal decisions, choosing Saul then changing his mind and then choosing David who then slept with his subordinate’s wife after sending subordinate into battle.I thought he was supposed to be SMRT.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • notaten

      This is so dumb. I’ve seen this argument before, my question has always been, well if your God is so all powerful, why does he/she/it allow me to gaze upon it, right out here in the middle of my yard, and not strike me right the fuck dead? If I were an all powerful being, I would use the ole lightning bolt, liberally, to strike down all of the assholes, and such like.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Jesus was pretty clear about this. He said that “God causes the rain to fall upon the just and the unjust”. We know who the unjust are Bryan. You’re welcome.

        • notaten

          I remember that one sometimes, not often enough. Thanks for the reminder.

        • Tiny kaiju

          Good thing for Jesus water hoses and sprinklers hadn’t been invented yet.

        • marxalot

          The rain, it falleth on the just and the unjust alike.
          But chiefly on the juster fellah,
          As the unjust stole the just’s umbrella

          -I dunno, Comrade Mom used to say it.

          • notaten

            My Mom’s dearest wish was that she would be able to get to heaven, just so she could see the Catholics aghast to find that they were sharing a cloud with the methodists and the unitarians. I don’t know, she had a grudge against the Catholic Church, but she thought about this scenario a lot, and it gave her a lot of happiness in her last days.

          • Thespian Pony Ron

            Sounds Ogden Nash-y.
            Ah, nope, Sam Ervin, NC Senator, Dem, 1954-1974.

      • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

        Yeah! I mean, he supposedly turned Lott’s wife into a pillar of salt for simply gazing at a thing, so what the hell?

    • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet

      And God invented LGBTQ humans, so why is this religious wingnut not rendering unto god’s what is god’s?

    • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

      The rainbow was given to our B.Barry Bamz, Fischer, and don’t you forget it! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/31973bdca2d7b4883f17ecdd0ce90a8c421136af260b29bce60635b792821524.jpg

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        HALLEJUAH!

    • Me The People

      IIRC, God’s rainbow was put there as a warning, basically saying “See this here holocaust that just gone done to planet earth? That was me. Remember who you work for in future, just sayin'”.

      So typical of the gheys to come along and turn it into something horrible and twisted.

    • Tallmutha

      God also invented assholes. Can we give them back?

      • snark-lurker

        without asshole we would xplode

    • H0mer0

      to upvote here means we are laughing at him, not with him, right?

      • The Wanderer

        Yes, it does. Ridicule is all he deserves.

    • Jack of the Resistance Tenhet
    • Thespian Pony Ron

      Tell ya what, Bryan, sweetie: if he wants it back he can tell me himself. Pretty sure he has no intention of ever using YOU as his mouthpiece.

    • The Librarian

      Mr. Fischer – Rainbows are science. That may cause you to flip your lid even more…..

    • not_vh
    • Persistent Demme

      I thought the word “gay” was the biggest appropriation ever.
      My dreadful father in law goes on and on about it.
      (“It used to be such a nice word…blah, blah, blah.”)
      *eyeroll*

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Bigoted hypocrites stole every holiday in existence at the time from pagans. They invented them. Give them back.

  • BadKitty904

    Kden, it’s empanadas de pescado (hand-pies filled w/ fish and spices and olives and such) from the lil’ ol’ lady at the farmer’s market and a salad for supper. Back laters, chirren!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      OOOO sounds delicious! Have fun! :)

      • BadKitty904

        I hope. I made some peanut-sauce, wh/ we both love, earlier to go on our salad and we have a bottle of Mama’s Old Sour (it’s a Florida thing) to sprinkle on the pies, so we’re all set!

        • Anna Elizabeth

          I love peanut sauce myself :)

      • Shanzgood

        Emails you

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Gotz it!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Mmmm! Sounds delish. I’m actually making empanadas as well but with beef.

      • BadKitty904

        Brava!

  • proudgrampa

    Sir, you are a true master of Aristology.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      You give me far more credit than I deserve. Thank you.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Just spent an hour and a half hacking through jungle with a Stihl taller than I am. This post will be my final act before my arms fall off my body.

    • snark-lurker

      i would rub you good all over but that ain’t gonna happen heavy sigh

      • Shanzgood

        Nobody’s safe here, are they?

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Poor snark-lurker. If it makes you feel any better, I smell terrible right now!

        • snark-lurker

          that ok, my smeller donut work very good + there is a planet in the way

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Don’t encourage. Someone might have a Napoleon complex. The other complex.

    • Painter of Goats

      Hawaii is one of those moist-all-the-time places. Won’t it all just grow back?

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Some things will and some won’t. Some plants have to be pulled out by the roots. We pulled 2 stumps up today. I drove the tractor and punched it, hard, when ordered to. Basically, we have to get the overgrown things down to a mowable level. When Jonny was out of commission, things got out of control!

    • Suttree

      A weed whacker? Gas powered? Inquiring minds want to know.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Gas powered. Heavy!!!

        • Suttree

          I’m glad that Jonny buys quality tools. :) I am still happy that Lizzie has a 12″ cast iron pan. Her one good purchase keeps me busy.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            I brought 4 things to Maui from my kitchen back home-my cast iron skillet and enameled cast iron casserole were 2 of them. He does have nice tools, and a nice little tractor.

          • Suttree

            I wanna ride a tractor! Since Lizzie doesn’t believe in marriage, maybe our 2 or 3 year anniversary we can take a vacation to come see you guys. We still aren’t living together, but I have been hinting at it.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Come on! Hey..that’s a big step, moving in together!

          • Suttree

            Says Miss 5000 mile move? Hehehehehheheh

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            And it nearly killed me!!!

          • Suttree

            But how happy are you now?

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            It was worth it! But when I think back on that time…trying to get everything done, and nothing went correctly… it makes my heart beat too fast. Very stressful. NJ to NY should be easier, but moving is hard, period.

          • Suttree

            Hehe. I am ready. Lizzie isn’t. So I have my stuffed animals. I have my little tiny mouse. When I am freaking out, I put mouse in my pocket. I never evar have let mouse out of my sight, but I am going to bring mouse to Lizzie’s house next weekend. For her to bring to job interviews. Goodness gracious I love her soooo much!

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            You deserve a good relationship!

          • Thespian Pony Ron

            If you find yourself escaping to the Great White North I’ll teach you to drive one. It’s not hard, and it’s almost too much fun to be legal.

          • Lizzietish81

            I didn’t buy it, it was given to me by either my brother in law or my grandmother (he got at least one of his pans from her though, they seriously bonded over it)

          • Suttree

            Whatever. I’m still glad that you have it. We definitely make good use of it. Next week I want to make the bacon/potato/cheese thing again. That was awesome!

      • snark-lurker

        i wuz thinkin chain saw (duh)

        • Suttree

          That was my first thought also too.

        • Thespian Pony Ron

          Me too. When I worked at the local conservation area we had a chainsaw on a long pole that we used for trimming branches that were too high to reach with a ladder. It was, essentially, a nasty accident just waiting to happen.

  • marxalot

    The pineapple fried rice came out fab. I should vacuum. I think I’m taking the rest of the day off on the porch instead.

  • Suttree

    I got home from Lizzie’s a few hours ago. It mattered not that I drank yerba mate. I passed out and snuggled with stuffed animals when I got home. I love Lizzietish sooooo much! She makes me happy and my cheeks are sore after a weekend with her!

    • snark-lurker

      whitch cheeks?

      • Shanzgood

        Heh

      • Tallmutha

        Walked. Right. Into. That. One.

        • Shanzgood

          I laffed. That’s usually my trick.

      • Suttree

        My face ones. She is lazy when it comes to massages. I’m the one with sore hands after a few days together. “Rub my calves Suttree!” is heard rather often. :) I comply.

        • Thespian Pony Ron

          She owns cattle? Must have a REALLY understanding landlord.

          • snark-lurker

            : ) LOL

          • Suttree

            I checked google before posting And calves is proper usage. I almost went with calfs. I still think I may be wrong though.

        • snark-lurker

          but your face cheeks? I have gotten rug burns on me chin but… …

          • Suttree

            Something something chin burn because Lizzie don’t shave.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I guess Ima only one that’s into La Vice Anglais around here.

        • snark-lurker

          La Vice Anglais? you mean like chicken & rice?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            No, La Vice Anglais is enjoying being spanked.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            A spanking! A spanking! There’s going to be a spanking tonight!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Anna’s ready!

          • snark-lurker

            purdy sure you are NOT the only person hear who likes spanking

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          We all have our own little vises.

          https://www.qy1.de/img/gehrungsschraubstock1.jpg

          • Anna Elizabeth

            LOL! hey, that’s fancy.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Miter vise. Very useful to picture framers.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Probably essential. :)

          • snark-lurker

            i don’t have much luck with those, i use a strap that’s like a cargo strap

    • May your joys become contentment

    • calliecallie

      Lovely! I live vicariously through you two. Enjoy!

  • Try this one.
    ++++++++++++++
    Per person

    2 oz (50 gm) small pasta

    1 pt (500 ml 2.5 cups) stock of choice

    Drizzle of oil on the liquid to stop the pasta sticking

    2 heaped teaspoons sun dried tomato pesto (tho’ normal pesto might do)

    Some black olives

    A small clove of garlic
    2 oz (50 gm) grated hard cheese

    2 – 3 of oz of some vegetables that need no cooking (eg bell pepper, courg zucchini, mushroom, spring onion – you get the idea)
    +++++++++++
    Cook the pasta – about 7 – 10 mins
    While cooking cut up the vegetable, the salami and the finely chop the garlic.
    Drain the pasta put it back in the pan
    add the pesto and stir to coat, then the cheese and stir, then everything else and stir

    Leave for a couple of minutes to let the flavours mix

    Taste explosion!!!!

    • Painter of Goats

      I’m guessing you’re not at altitude. If I cooked my pasta 7 – 10 minutes it would still be tiny and hard. I wish my pasta would cook that fast.

      • Waddja mean??? I’m on the 100 metre contour!!

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      You snuck some salami in the bottom that is not mentioned above. Was supposed to be zucchini?

      • Sorry should have gone in ingredients. You don’t need a meat component but I quite like it

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      SAVING THIS FOR MIDNIGHT CRAVIN’S! THANKS PLAYONWORDS! :D

  • Sheepshagger

    I made my secretary morrocan chicken salad with lemon vinaigrette for her lunch today, because I am a libcuck beta male.

    • The Wanderer

      Oooh, that sounds tasty.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      That’s sexxxxxy as hell.

      • Sheepshagger

        shes hungry not horny.

        • snark-lurker

          ah, but once fed…?

          • Sheepshagger

            She can go and monster some late payers.

          • snark-lurker

            i donut know what that means

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Still a guy who would do that is appealing to women-I didn’t mean that she in particular had the hots for you.
          The rule in our house is that if one person cooks, the other does the dishes. I usually end up with the dishes.

    • Painter of Goats

      Libcucks are the best beta males.

    • snark-lurker

      me more caveman than human, can make peanutbutter sammiches tho

    • calliecallie

      Your secretary? On Sunday? Unless there’s something special going on here, dude, you’re going to make the rest of us look bad.

      • Sheepshagger

        It’s Monday.

        • calliecallie

          Okay, then you are a good boss!

    • HogeyeGrex

      secretary morrocan chicken salad

      How many secretaries do you put in it?

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    Bud Light? I thought you were gonna use beer in this recipe.

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

      To be fair, using it to cook with is better than having to drink it

  • Me The People

    That fish in batter looks tasty, guess the chilli P is optional, will probably leave that out.

    • Persistent Demme

      I used Chipotle powder, but it wasn’t hot. (And I’m pretty sensitive.)
      Must be there for flavor.

  • IOnlyLikeCats
  • Fastfar

    Bud Light is Not Beer…I know this because I sent some to a Lab in a clear bottle for analysis. A week later the Lab manager contacted me with the bad news: my horse has diabetes!

    • Why is Bud light like making love in a canoe?

      There both fucking close to water …

    • Vecchioivan

      Reminds me of the late Mike Royko’s remark about American beer tasting like it was brewed through a horse.

    • snark-lurker

      : )

  • Doug Langley
    • You…monster?

    • Suttree

      I have actually drank the regular Bud one. It is horribly terrible and goes down just as well as a V-8 and a beer in a horrible hung over morning.

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        In my drinking days, a Bud on a hangover was absolutely the worst. Best I could say was, if you *needed* HOtD, it would straighten you out enough to go find real beer. Like, oh, Ballantine, Pearl, A&P Tudor (anybody remember that shit?)

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Wow. You’ve been sober a long time! My dad drank that sometimes!

        • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

          Pearl? oh hell to the no!

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          “Schaefer is the one beer to have when you’re having more than one”

        • Suttree

          I used to work in the old Ballantine factory in Newark. It wasn’t brewing beer at the time though. :) I remember way back in the day I could purchase Schaefer beer for $5 for a half case. Ahh to be young once. Circa 1995.

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      I would assume that anyone buying this at the store is in desperate need of an intervention.

      • Suttree

        I went to a 28 day program soon after drinking this. True story!

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Oh, so this is packaged rotten dog vomit, yes..?

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • Duke

      so juicy sweeeet!

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    I found this earlier, and waited for the Wonketeers to sate their hunger with Sir Pinkham’s ministrations.
    The Constitution doesn’t mean what you think it means

    But originalism is not constitutionalism. When the word “originalism” began appearing in legal periodicals in the 1980s, a number of influential scholars and judges, primarily on the right, quickly came to treat it as the sole legitimate method to decide constitutional cases. Originalists initially thought that the judge should interpret the text of the Constitution according only to the intent of the men who drafted and ratified it.

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      To the Humpties who carry around their little pocket copies, the Constitution means just what they choose it to mean, neither more nor less.

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      Sounds like, instead of Garland or Gorusch, they should be looking to put a medium on the SCOTUS.

  • The Librarian

    I must say that as a kid, the only way I’d eat fish is:
    Tuna sandwiches- still love
    Fish sticks- no way now
    H Salt Fish & Chips – no way now

    I love all kinds of fish cooked in all ways, but I like this grown up recipe a lot. The kid within me approves.

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    Bud Light? I thought I knew you, Pink! Standard lager is the low bar for any respectable fish. Light godamn beer? Why an I even bothering to resist?!?! Fucking kill me now, whydoncha?

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      right? you’re stuck with 4 oz of that nasty stuff, when you COULD be finishing off a nice pilsner or pale ale. or ESB.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Hindsight is 20/20. Good beer is at least 5%.
        ~Buddha, probably.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      My Mom met my Dad when she was a waitress in a little bar, and her first words to him were, “You want another Bud, Hon?”

      She should have known right then to avoid the man drinking Bud!

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Good taste can’t be taught. Good genes yield results!

    • RobKanC

      Duck rabbit is where it’s at.

    • snark-lurker

      now now, calm down, nobuddy is holding a loaded dinner-plate to your head

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    Prolly noted already, TPM:

    Trump Backtracks: Actually I ‘Didn’t Want To Take A Vote’ On O’Care Repeal

    Jesus H Christ on a crispy crust with extra cheese, the motherfucker has balls the size of–and instead of–brains…

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      The internet never forgets, Donnie Dumbass.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      What was all that “Vote on Friday or else” then? I loathe the Freedumb Caucus but I wouldn’t mind seeing them give Bannon the finger.

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave
    • Rick Hill

      Wondering how long it would be before he came out with this.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Took him longer than expected. Ivanka must have hidden his phone.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          How are we underplaying Tiffany’s role in all of this…?

          THANKS TIFFANY!

    • RobKanC

      So next four years will be more Thanks Obama’s I guess.

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      It took him NINE DAYS to come up with, ‘I didn’t really want it anyway’?

    • phoenix00

      So Bannon blackmailed the Freedom Caucus for….. reasons?

  • Jonny On Maui

    Watching Ms.MLG sling a Stihl today…

    Hubba Hubba!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      XD Good for you!

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      I was rather hawt, what with the grass-covered face guard thingy, the sweaty ass and being nearly unconscious from the arm pain. It was a real sexy display.

      • mancityRed6

        Women with power tools is always a good thing.

        • Jonny On Maui

          Amen!

      • Jonny On Maui

        Hot sweaty ass! She’s got what I am!

  • msanthropesmr

    Hey – for all of the haters making fun of Pinkham for the Bud Light –

    Imma say lay offa the man – I only like Cheap Beer so If you judge me for my rolling rock – fuck right off.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Rolling Rock: Breakfast of Champions!

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      Lay off him? What fun is that?

    • mancityRed6

      As a PBR drinker, I kind of concur.
      I’ve been known to in the past, but I no longer poke fun at what someone’s drinking.

    • Rick Hill

      I remember from way back when that someone said using cheap beer in recipes was a good thing. Any rate, not sure that bud lite even qualifies as beer, cheap or not.

      • mancityRed6

        My personal choice is not to touch anything with the word “light” or any variation of it in the name. But then, I’ve made spaghetti bolognese with red wine in a can.
        so, yeah, rocks and glass houses and all that.

    • Persistent Demme

      When we lived in Roch. NY, Mr. Demme had a friend that would order it (in a bar), by the case.
      I think it came in small-ish bottles.

      • mancityRed6

        pony bottles. I was 20, the GF was 21. We went to a convenience store on New Years, I told her to get me some Busch. She came back with a sixer of 7 oz pony bottles.

    • notaten

      My grocery store about 2 months back had Rolling Rock for $10.99 for a 30pack. I bought it and I drank it, and I am not ashamed. $10.99, for 30 beers! And I would do it again given the chance. So, there. Pfffffft!

      • mancityRed6

        I stay away from green bottles. The beer gets skunky. Brown keeps the UV out.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Not gonna knock Rolling Rock. It’s got a regional cachet and it actually tastes like something. Full Sail Brewing in Hood River does something similar in their Session line.

      But if someone offers to buy you a pint of good saison or hefeweizen, do yourself a favor and say yes.

    • mancityRed6

      This is my beer of choice:
      http://www.freestatebrewing.com/
      It was local when I lived there.
      But I can only have a few because it’s so heavy.

    • phoenix00

      For drinking, Bud Light or any kind of mass-produced adjunct lager can go die in a fire. I have access to much better, and much better is what I’ll choose every single time.

      For cooking though, does it make a whole FBI “wire tapp” investigation’s worth of difference? I’m suspecting not so if someone puts in the cheap stuff I’ll let it slide.

    • Swampgas_Man

      The swine stopped producing my favorite — the great Siberian Night from Thirsty Dawg brewery.

    • jowgajen

      Different weather makes a difference in what sort of beer is a enjoyable at any given time as well. Perhaps Pinkham lives in death valley?

  • rocktonsam

    Wisconsin invented the beer batter fish fry.
    ALTHOUGH, us liebruls from Madison to Monroe prefer baked cod with baked potato and all the fixings in a Wisconsin supper club also ,too on a Friday night for cripes sake!
    not sure what walker’s excuse is

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Walker’s a semi-sentient dumbass?

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        Walker is an evil garbage can..?

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Walker is an unsalted slug?

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Walker is a talking herpes virus..?

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Walker is proof of slime mold devolution?

    • Jonny On Maui

      FAS

  • Persistent Demme

    Just made this.
    SO GOOD!
    Thanks, Pinkham!
    I’ve never deep fried fish before!
    (Hey, gimme a break! I live in CA!)

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Confession – I like dumb Will Smith songs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVRCd6J2NA&list=PLgA_QpnjZQyzD7LMbBs2Fzo0yPPM2ZMA8&index=1

    Nod Ya’ Head!

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      My mom thought Gettin’ Jiggy With It said “Eatin’ Chicken With It”…

      Na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na Naaa
      Eatin’ chicken wid it…

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I was just eating my Cottage Cheese when I saw this XD

        • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

          bet that was messy…

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Almost…. XD

    • BrendaKay

      Are there “smart” Will Smith songs? hee hee (I like his music too!!)

    • phoenix00
    • snark-lurker

      i’m nodding i’m nooding!

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    FBI probing whether Trump aides helped Russian intel in early 2016 (CBS)

    Now, one year after the Russian operation began, sources say the FBI’s investigation is nowhere near over. It involves dozens of agents in Washington, New York and London. The NSA and CIA are also gathering intelligence from inside Russia.

    • Thespian Pony Ron

      We’ll know how much they have when Donnie doesn’t fly back from Castle Derpenstein on Sunday night.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Where did he spend the taxpayer’s money this weekend?

        • phoenix00

          Showing off Mar-a-lago to that decadent capialist Xi Jinping.

        • Thespian Pony Ron

          I’ll give you a hint: it doesn’t rhyme with ‘Boshington.’

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      DRIP DRIP DRIP MOTHERFUCKER!

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    Maybe time for more schadenfreude pie:

    OH NOES!!!!!!!https://t.co/PD5es3Y4AA— John Schindler (@20committee) April 2, 2017

    Not Official quite yet, but it looks that way. Lasso said he would kick Assange out, this could be an interesting week https://t.co/rGI0NYPI2T— Dustin (@DustinGiebel) April 2, 2017

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      Imma need smoar popcorn.

      • snark-lurker

        i am way over my limit for pop corn, sick of it, xtra butter plz

    • ariel_gee_398

      What happens if he gets kicked out of the embassy? UK officials arrest him to extradite him to Sweden? Does Russia step in to stop them? Does Nigel Farage open up his own church and give him sanctuary and wifi there?

      • mancityRed6

        UK is still in Europe and they still honor any Interpol warrants, so, yeah.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Someone suggested that, if that happens, the Metropolitan Police should be on the lookout for Nigel Farage pushing a laundry cart.

    • mancityRed6
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω
  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    But as he careens from one crisis to another, the chaos and havoc this President creates is engulfing himself as well. We have seen no evidence to suggest that this Administration can stabilize itself. There seems to be no ballast of seriousness or sober mindedness to right the ship. The list of enemies, perceived and real, will almost assuredly grow in Mr. Trump’s mind. His Twitter rantings will likely further fan the flames of division and dissent. An Administration that feels cornered often lashes out in ways that are almost always more destructive to itself than to its targets.

    Dan Rather on Facebook

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Oh so we didn’t have clues of that in the campaign, did we…?

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        We did. Everyone did. No one listened.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          LALALALALALALA HILLARY’S EMAILS LALALALALALALA BENGHAZI LALALALALALALALALA

  • persistently_resistant_gayby
    • Anna Elizabeth

      The fuck is it with theses Brain-dead Assholes today?

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        Trump just fed them lead water through gutting the EPA

        • Anna Elizabeth

          As good of an explanation as any. :)

    • Me The People

      They’re using alt math now.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        So whenever they add its Alt + add button now…?

    • not_vh

      slightly buzzed. but what’s going on?

      35% approval on 50% voting = 70% of 100%?

      i was told there would be no voodoo math.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        I just came out of Math Class and now my braan is hurt.

    • phoenix00

      It’s almost like people who don’t vote don’t matter! And aren’t citizens!

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        What are you talking about, Libturd..?

    • not_vh

      prg say it with me,

      thirteen one za thirteen.
      thirteen two za twenty six.
      thirteen three za thirty nine.
      thirteen four za fifty two.
      thirteen five za sixty five.
      thirteen six za seventy eight.
      thirteen seven za ninety one.
      thirteen eight za one hundred four
      thirteen nine za one seventeen
      thirteen ten za one thirty

    • HogeyeGrex

      So, this is someone who believes in supply-side economics, is what you’re saying.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Actually, Bill, that Gallup probably only polled at most a couple of thousand of the three hundred million Americans. So that’s like 10,000,000% approval rating!!!! #WINNING

  • persistently_resistant_gayby
    • HazooToo

      That was NOT boring.

  • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

    Yay! Time to see what the food trucks have on offer at the corner store!

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Waiting for Food Truck week at uni – another week left…

    • Anna Elizabeth

      That sounds like an adventure!

      • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

        Adventure, not so much, b/c it’s a quiet neighborhood. But lots of folks were there, food was delish, our dogs got LOTS of stranger-pats, and it was a beautiful late afternoon. Choices were Korchivi, chicken and waffles, sushiritos, plus there baked goods on offer for dessert.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          See, it was an adventure. :) Actually, that sounds like a great evening.

          • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

            :-) It was pretty great. The dogs are all wore out.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      This picture makes me uncomfortable for Hillary.

      • notaten

        She does kinda have the “stand up straight and get your hands out of your pockets, this is the White House, for Christ’s sake” look on her face, doesn’t she?

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          I interpreted her expression as “I hope that Secret Service Agent is paying attention in case one of these assholes tries to grab…”

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Eric (?) looks like there are bruises under his sleeves.

    • Yr. Gma

      Those boys have not improved with age.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        When your awkward stage is just your face.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        They absorbed all the hairgel in the world when they grew up…

        • snark-lurker

          and still using it. why?

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Just to get the rapey feel..

    • Red Bird Ω

      Where was Lolita?

    • Michael R
    • SayItWithWookies

      Wow — did Assmouth regularly dress those boys as clowns, or did they figure that look out themselves?

    • Persistent Demme

      Those striped shirts are positively Hucka-bee-an!

  • not_vh
  • Yr. Gma

    Pink, do you have a good tartar sauce recipe? I haven’t found one I like that much. I really like the tartar sauce at Red Lobster (sue me) but I haven’t been able to duplicate it.

    • janecita

      This is the one I always use, I love Ina Gardner:-)
      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/tartar-sauce-recipe

    • jowgajen

      My recipe is go to trader Joe’s and buy theirs. It’s delicious.

      • janecita

        They used to have the best brownie mix, I’m still pissed that they got rid of it.

      • Yr. Gma

        I’ll try that.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I haven’t been to the Blue Crustacean in so long, I coulnd’t possibly remember what their tartar is like.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Thought I was getting old and tired, turns out I just needed some Protein (hush XD) Low-fat Cottage Cheese and I added Chives, Parsley, Black Pepper, and a pinch of salt, and a handful of those Veggie Sticks snack things,. Now I’m Ready to Rock

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6-82HTc6O8&list=PLgA_QpnjZQyzD7LMbBs2Fzo0yPPM2ZMA8&index=5

    • tehbaddr

      That doesn’t sound like Paul McCartney!

      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD Surprise!

  • tehbaddr

    You know, if you cut down on all the ingredients and replace the fish with canned clams, you can make a sort of clam fritter!

    • DainBramage
      • tehbaddr

        Oh, C’mon! They’re like tiny Conch.

        • calliecallie

          You know who else had a tiny Conch?

    • janecita

      One of my good friends was making Manhattan clam chowder today, using, you guessed it, canned clams! Yuck!!!

      • tehbaddr

        The thing totally wrong about that is Manhattan clam chowder. This is coming from a former Manhattanite!

        • janecita

          I agree, nothing compares to New England clam chowder.

    • BeachBum

      One way I know is to mince the clams, drain, dip in evap milk, roll in dry breading/tempura mix, fry 1-2 minutes only.

    • HogeyeGrex

      MONSTER!

  • Red Bird Ω

    I want lying Donnie Putin and his white supremacist clown posse gone by summer. Please God let it happen.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      His Twitter rantings will likely further fan the flames of division and dissent. An Administration that feels cornered often lashes out in ways that are almost always more destructive to itself than to its targets.

      — Dan Rather

    • Msgr_MΩment

      It’s weird to read his twats out of order.
      For instance…

      Wow, @FoxNews just reporting big news. Source: “Official behind unmasking is high up. Known Intel official is responsible. Some unmasked….
      …use subsidies to buy health plans.” In other words, Ocare is dead. Good things will happen, however, either with Republicans or Dems.

  • Red Bird Ω

    Also, too, fish is good for you. OG homosapiens ate that before he became a beef eater.

  • Me The People

    http://shareblue.com/watching-the-hearings-i-learned-my-bernie-bro-harassers-may-have-been-russian-bots/

    “Indeed, some estimates now say that as much as one-fifth of Twitter traffic
    was controlled by pro-Trump, anti-Clinton bots and troll accounts
    during the election. With these #MAGA account attacks, it was relatively
    easy to block them and move on — emotionally, at least, as the abuse
    they delivered was easy to deflect because “they” were not “people” with
    whom I believed I had values in common in the first place.

    However, the rest of the abuse came from accounts purporting to be
    supporters of Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders. And these were
    “people” with whom I believed I shared common values and policy
    interests. Almost all of the accounts presented as men — mostly young
    and white — and used sexist and misogynistic tones and words. I was
    called “mom” and “grandma” as epithets by these “young men.” I was
    called every vile sexualized name you can imagine. For some reason that I
    did not understand at the time, they liked to call me a “vagina.” (I
    now believe non-native English — i.e. Russian — speakers wrote the
    algorithms controlling these bots and perhaps imagined “vagina” to be
    the equivalent of the c-word when hurled at a woman.) Not being
    conversant in the mechanisms of Russian psychological warfare techniques
    at the time, it never occurred to me that, like the #MAGA bots, these
    “Bernie Bro” accounts were actually bots too.

    And the abuse from these accounts was much harder to dismiss. It went in
    further, emotionally speaking. The vitriol of the attacks felt like a
    painful betrayal. After all, “we” probably shared 99 percent of our
    political perspective; we just supported different candidates — which is
    something I said repeatedly in my attempts to appeal to reason with
    some of the attackers over the course of those long months. Nonetheless,
    even the mildest criticism of Sanders or comment of support for Clinton
    would bring out a swarm of these “Bernie Bro” accounts spouting off
    with abusive language and mockery.

    It was not just me who experienced this — nearly every female
    supporter of Clinton I know who was outspoken on Twitter or Facebook
    received similar treatment. In addition, men of color who were vocal
    Clinton supporters were targeted in a similar way. The abuse was also
    highly targeted toward journalists, especially female journalists reporting on the primary and opinion journalists who were supportive of Clinton.

    None of us knew we were being targeted for psychological warfare by a foreign power during these exchanges.”

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      We really need to find a way to deal with this.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        In any battle, you have to take the initiative, and “play” your game, don’t wait for the enemy to play theirs.

        None of us knew we weren’t just facing assholes, but Foreign Psy-Ops. At least we know that now. My instinct is to avoid or neutralize this avenue of attack. Obviously we can’t concede Social Media to the Russians and the Traitors, so how could we neutralize them?

        I’d suggest disregarding most of it, now that we know it’s the fucking Russians.

        For the Traitors – how do you hurt a weak-willed, ego-driven male asshole? I can think of a few ways. :)

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Don’t use Twitter. It is a an uncontrollable resource, and therefore, is open to any and all types of attacks.

        Social media is not a platform for discourse: it was never designed to be.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          You’re right. Like, I never get mad about Facebook, because I closed my account in 2016.

          We can engage on other areas. Let the fucking Russians waste resources flooding Twitter with Bullshit.

        • shivaskeeper

          That may not be a sustainable option. Social media is a part of the discourse now whether it was meant to be or not. Facebook and Twitter are going to a large be part of it all until they get supplanted by something else.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            I agree to a point: Facebook has a fairly decent set of authentication controls, and so “bot” accounts are hard to maintain. It can’t be done easily on a massive (ie. 1,000s) scale.

            Twitter, on the other hand, can be co-opted in an hour. I can create several thousand twitter accounts, and use them to retweet and like a given post. I can create followers almost instantly.

            What needs to change is the reliance on Twitter as the “real time” mechanism to disseminate news. Journalists need to understand what it is and how it works before relying on Twitter for any real information. Read it, sure, but verify via other means.

          • shivaskeeper

            All true. Understanding the uses and limitations of any platform is key.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            I will say that Donnie Dumbass has done an admirable job proving that Twitter is exactly that: just twittering.

            Until Twitter undertakes true verification of tweeters, it will remain a social platform subject to abuses.

          • shivaskeeper

            It will. Facebook is also subject to abuse as well. It’s not hard to game the algorithms to get someone banned with no questions asked. It’s just something that has to be looked out for now.

  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    Apparently Lil’Donnie is feeling randy. This morning, he Tweeted “Find the leakers.” #PeeHookers

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Try the Ritz Carlton Moscow.

  • Me The People

    English Tory fuckheads talking about having a war with Spain over Gibraltar now. Seriously.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/02/britain-and-eu-worse-off-without-brexit-deal-says-michael-fallon

    Theresa May would go to war to protect Gibraltar, Michael Howard says

    Former Tory leader suggests PM would act to protect Gibraltar’s sovereignty as Margaret Thatcher did for the Falklands

    • really? Gibraltar?

      • Me The People

        England is finding it’s a hard world out there when you realise you’ve just cut your own hands off for spite.

      • janecita

        It is a very strategic rock, populated by very rowdy monkeys.

        • HogeyeGrex

          Gibraltar or Old Trafford?

          • janecita

            I think that the monkeys from Old Trafford, are less civilized than the ones from Gibraltar.

      • notaten

        I don’t always history too good, but I thought this was asked and answered, and long settled, a long time ago?

        • HazooToo

          Yes. Back when they were part of the EU. I have no idea what Gibraltar thinks of Brexit, but before it came along, majority at least were fine with the UK.

    • phoenix00

      Britain needs somewhere for Ryanair and Easyjet to fly their bucketloads of drunk tourists to.

    • janecita

      God, when those damn Brits steal something, they never, ever return it!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Well, they did eventually hand over Hong Kong.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          And Ringo.

          • HazooToo

            And they just GAVE us Piers Morgan! Like, they didn’t even ASK for anything in return! Isn’t that… monstrous?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            They’re not sending their best people!

    • ariel_gee_398

      Congratulations to the Tories for stumbling upon an idea that’s probably less popular with the public than Congress is over here.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Umm, correct me please if I’m wrong, but while Gibraltar was once the guarantee that the Brits could traverse the Med, get to Egypt – and the Suez Canal – and thus to India, it has zero strategic value to Great Britain at this time, yes?

      I’m all for traditions, but to kill and die for Gibraltar *now*? No way.

  • Apple Scruff

    Dumb anchor lady on CNN just seriously asked former ambassador to South Korea why does he think that ‘human rights’ talks are not on the agenda when President Pussygrab meets with China this week.

    As if 45 gives a shit about silly things like ‘human rights.’

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0a7459c78a1f8d372744d229f2aaab0813c4bde763bf6b4e3cec7128c7cb1e5.gif

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Every time I watch MSNBC now I have the misfortune of seeing that blonde idiot’s commercial where she asks how to get the Palestinians to recognize Israel.

      • Apple Scruff

        Which blonde idiot? Greta?

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Yes.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      More importantly, what do the translator’s jugs look like?

      • Apple Scruff

        Oh dude, someone posted this photo over there. This one is new to me.

        He just can’t stop himself, he starts kissing her…

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5863b64b1b769d3848cfd106fef81bbaad15d6164fefb93aeaa4161e2e63a38.jpg

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Well I’m going to throw up.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I literally *shudder* when I see these. That was my dad, too.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            That was my dad with my older sister.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I’m sorry. It’s hard.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I’m sorry for you guys more.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            ~hugs~ Thank you. I survived. I think it will always hurt, but when I do my thing, wear the clothes and shoes I love, enjoy myself – I’m proving that I haven’t been defeated.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            He has my younger niece and I yelled at him even though I’m almost completely sure he’s safe with children up to seven.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            OMG. I’m sorry.

          • puredog

            I’m quite sure it is.

        • Thiazin Red

          Every picture of them together is like this.

        • calliecallie

          It’s like he’s holding her hand on his thigh. Ew, Dad, gross!
          Or maybe she’s holding his hand away from her thigh. I can’t tell.
          I would say “Poor Ivanka,” but I don’t have that much sympathy for her. She perpetuates the relationship despite everything. Melon at least had that good sense to stay in NYC.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            It seems like an extreme form of PTSD to me, but I’m certainly not condoning the criminal steps she takes on her own. Also I have been in that exact situation before (not with my dad, at least) and after that picture was taken he made her touch him inappropriately, I’m pretty sure.

      • phoenix00

        “I got a taste of Japanese jugs, bring on the South Korean ones!”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    OT alert from a resistance conference call for Editrix and Shy:

    Tester to Gorsuch: hell to the no.

    • Apple Scruff

      Is this the MoveOn call? Are you getting sound?

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Yes. Are you streaming? It might be an Adobe Flash player issue (I hate that thing.) Try refreshing the page: that might work. Good luck!

        • Apple Scruff

          Thanks! Maybe I just need to update my Flash. Will try that.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    OMG! OMG! Lady Gamecocks are NCAA National Champions!
    Yes!
    YES!
    Y . E . S ! ! !

    67 – 55, PERIOD!

    Go Cocks! Go Cocks! Go cocks!

  • notaten

    Oh, Pinkham, I just want to say that you put up some good recipes, and I appreciate you. This one reminds me that I haven’t had good beer battered fish in a while, so fish is on the shopping list for this week. Just know that we appreciate you and love you, and if you have time and wherewithal to put up a recipe now and again, in spite of the snark we will always love and appreciate your efforts. This is one of the highlights​of my week. Not well expressed, but heartfelt.

    • Seconded and thirded.

    • shivaskeeper

      Seems well expressed to me. Also too, fouthed since someone hogged seconded and thirded.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Was just watching Mitch McLeatherback and his condescending little chuckle to Chuckles the Toad when told that his arguments against Merrick Garland would have been arguments against voting for him, but not for not bringing him to a vote.

    We really need to bring up RICO charges on the GOoP. What better example of a criminal enterprise can you imagine?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      That former CIA dude Malcomb Nance thinks that’s what these motherfuckers are ultimately going to jail for; racketeering.

  • memzilla Ω
  • Nounverb911

    Hey Pinkham, how did you know the answer to 17 Across in tomorrow’s NY Times crossword puzzle?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62145a21b804239f15bcba65150a66c3ae6ed38f0de31601690088420ffa5776.png

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I’m just good that way.

  • Social Justice Wolverine
  • shivaskeeper

    OT for on topic.

    I substituted the baked ham with brown sugar glaze I was cooking. It came out very hammy and not fishy at all. Results were not unexpected.

    • Vecchioivan

      You probably used dark beer too, you scallawag.

  • Sheepshagger

    Trump said that trying to create a new bill with Democrats is “the second way” to go, saying he would “hate to see” that because then the Freedom Caucus “loses so big.”

    “If we don’t get what we want, we will make a deal with the Democrats and we will have in my opinion not as good a form of health care, but we are going to have a very good form of health care and it will be a bipartisan form of health care,” Trump said.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d627f97da6278eb8dc767aff5f76262546c0d72a50f2881e071fa6bc9ba713cf.jpg

    • Apple Scruff

      That is almost as repugnant as Paul Ryan saying this week that he is scared that Trump may try to work with the Democrats because he hates the Democrats so much (paraphrasing of course. He didn’t say he “hates Democrats” but he might as well should have).

      • Sheepshagger

        “But if my children meet atheists and homosexuals they might not be afraid of hell. Then how do I control them?”

        • snark-lurker

          candy & donuts. LOTS of donuts

    • Social Justice Wolverine

      “We are going to have a very good form of healthcare and it will be a bipartisan form of healthcare”

      How is it this everything this guy says is so ambiguous that so,show his supporters still think it has substance? “A lot of people are saying”

      • Duke

        They like that he’s like them: semi-literates who know only what they heard off the TV while dozing.

    • Rick Hill

      If this is how he does business, it’s easy to see how he runs so many of them into the ground

      • Duke

        Make the sale. Get yours. Leave the suckers hanging.

        How does that work with being president?

    • boyblue123

      You cant negotiate a bill if youve never read it and Drumpf will never ever bother to read it

    • shivaskeeper

      Reading his words is mind boggling. The words go together in whatever order he wants, with no connection to the other words around them.

      • Sheepshagger

        “Hey you’re ugly as shit and I told your mother you were a whore, but my girlfriend dumped me and I need a warm cock hole for the prom- it’s your lucky day”.

        Trumps bipartisanship.

        • shivaskeeper

          Brilliant

    • SayItWithWookies

      It’ll be awesome seeing Assmouth craft (to use the term loosely) a bill and then have Paul Ryan not even bring it to the floor because of the Hastert Rule (which says never introduce a bill that doesn’t have support from a majority of the House Republicans). If you think our so-called president threw a tantrum when his bill was rejected, watch what happens when it’s completely ignored.

    • HogeyeGrex

      I can’t wait for the Democratic response to Bannon telling them: “You have to vote for this bill! You have no choice!.” etc. Bet it makes the Teaturds’ fainting spell look positively tame.

  • Panika MCD

    I think this may be your best one yet, Pinkham. except, yes, Wikipedia is a crappy source. should have gone for the Teen Vogue.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Played a benefit show for our local acoustic music association this afternoon. The emcee droned on endlessly without really introducing us, then finally said, “say something about yourselves” as she walked off the stage. So I said, “hi, I’m Drublic, and I’m an alcoholic”. Got a few laughs, got a few “HI Drublic!-s” in return. Man…show business at the lowest tier imaginable…

    • Sheepshagger

      Hey! The lowest tier imaginable is my gig fucko! Get outta my gutter!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        This gutter ain’t big enough for the two of us, pal!

    • Panika MCD

      you know those acoustic players. always rambling.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyyNPB9iCAM

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I love this tune. I got to meet REK, Jr. many years ago, when he was just getting a bit of a name. We talked about barbecue.

        • I booked him for a few shows in Cali 25 plus years ago….and he wrote a song talking about the experience. “Comin’ Home” ?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Cool! Yeah, I know the tune.

  • Off topic but cooking related. I’m trying to remember who the woman was that had a cooking and philosophy show (yes, cooking and philosophy in one show) that was aired on Link TV (I think) many years ago. She had a spinal fusion in her neck vertebrate and somehow powered through cooking a meal for a variety of philosophical and spiritual leaders all the while facilitating dinner conversation. I’ve been trying to remember who this woman is for years.

    Anyone know?

    • Vecchioivan

      Wasn’t me . . .

      • I was hoping it was. This has been driving me a bit bonkers not being able to remember the woman’s name and her show. I totally embarrassed my partner once when I cornered John Kabot Zinn and asked him about it, as I was sure he was a guest on the show. He looked at me as if I was crazy.

        Not the crazy, not the crazy, you’re the crazy…..was my silent response to him.

  • Panika MCD

    I hope it’s okay that I skipped the recipe (because I don’t have no fishes, otherwise I’d be totally down) and went straight for the beer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5aE0sRhbKk

    • Vecchioivan

      When life hands you beer . . .

    • BeachBum

      Ya woirk wit wat ya gots. Not what ya ain’t gots.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Paul Ryan Plan B: “Government Shutdown” … yeah, that’ll get everyone’s attention off the Russian treason thing!

    • shivaskeeper

      Seriously? It works out so well for them every time they go that route.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Of course it does! That’s why it’s such a grand plan!

    • ariel_gee_398

      He’s got a real gift for sniffing out politically popular ideas, doesn’t he?

    • boyblue123
    • Sheepshagger

      Shut down the government to show their own party which is in full control of the government that they won’t stand for this legislative agenda? Is that the idea? We’re mad as hell at ourselves! Yaargh!

      • ariel_gee_398

        I guess it could stall the Congressional investigations… Mission accomplished?

        • shivaskeeper

          It shouldn’t though. Congress doesn’t get shut down with the rest of the government. Non essential people will probably be furloughed and essential and key people will work for no pay unless Congress negotiates the back pay when they refund the government. Same as it always is.

          TL,DR, this is a stupid plan if they want to do it to stop the investigations.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Yeah, but it creates a crisis that has to be resolved before Congress can get back to normal business. I don’t think they think they can stop them outright, but stalling them long enough for the public to forget would be useful.

          • shivaskeeper

            This one won’t be forgotten about. His partisans don’t think any of it’s an issue so it doesn’t matter to them. The rest of us aren’t going to forget about it. If we do get so distracted that we forget, we deserve his as Pres.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Oh, I agree. But I think he and Ryan have enough hubris to think they could get away with it.

          • shivaskeeper

            I was confusing hubris with being dumb as a bag of hair.

          • HazooToo

            If they think we’re actually going to forget, they are… I don’t think it’s actually possible for them to be any more idiotic than we thought they were, actually.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Yeah, guys. Stall them just enough so they’re really hitting their stride right about campaign season ’18. Good idea. I really like the sound of “President Pelosi.”

        • notaten

          Maybe slow down the IRS, that seem to only seem to pick on bazillionair’s pitiful little fortunes, at least according to the bazillionaires. Smoke em while you got em!!

      • shivaskeeper

        It makes sense only if you are absolutely fucking insane.

      • notaten

        I’m going to hold my breath until I pass out, and then you’ll be really sorry. Dude, that didn’t work when I was 4, it’s not going to work for you now. Maybe if you hadn’t been raised as a social security welfare case you could understand personal responsibility. So sorry for you:(

    • Serai 1

      That’s that little brat’s answer to everything, throwing himself down on the floor and screaming til he turns blue. How the fuck did the GOP end up with such a load of fucking children in its ranks? Eisenhower must be spinning in his grave.

      • Mack N. Nietzsche

        Eisenhower was the exception. Look up the antics of the Repulsives between 1932 and 1952. Twenty years of this stupid shit. Nixon, Harding, Reagan and W are closer to what they really are.

  • Thiazin Red

    Thing I’ve learned today: The US clinical trial registry really needs to force people to keep their shit up to date. Its annoying as hell to try to find the details of studies when people don’t bother updating the pages.

  • Serai 1
  • boyblue123

    If the vote currently holds up in Ecuador, Assange might need to find a new home

    https://twitter.com/DustinGiebel/status/848669717996986368

    • shivaskeeper

      My heart bleeds for him. It really does,

      • Nounverb911
        • HazooToo

          Good.

        • Sheepshagger

          Motherfucker if they toss you to the curb they ain’t violating shit. You’ve outstayed your welcome. I bet he’s a terrible fucking houseguest. “There’s no brandy! It’s a breach of the treaty of Vienna!”

          • notaten

            Right! You are a guest of the host country, and they can kick your ass out whenever they want! Whenever you have outlived your usefulness, bye, bitch! Fight all you want, you are done!

        • shivaskeeper

          Tough titty. Oh, and my heart is still bleeding for him. Truly.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Fuck this Bitch. Russian spy, rapist, asshole.

        • Persistent Demme

          Oh, cry me a river!
          Maybe your RWNJ friends will help you.
          (Riiiiight!)

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      When’s the celebration?

      • boyblue123

        When he gets tossed out on the street like a belligerent drunk at a bar?

    • not_vh

      from your mouth to Ecuadorians’ boots.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • shivaskeeper

      Anyone have a line on who gets him? The Dutch? Us? The black helicopter assassins he claims he’s worried about? The Russians?

      • Nounverb911

        They can each have a slice of him?

        • Panika MCD

          you think anyone’s going to get to him before the Russians?

      • notaten

        Pamela Anderson, double nought spy, and super secret assassin, in the library with the candlestick. Duh, it’s like, so obvious.

        • shivaskeeper

          Of course. I should have seen it.

      • BadKitty904

        Pamela Anderson?

      • Jennifer R

        The statute of limitations hit on the sexual assault charges. London Met still want to talk to him about the whole fleeing jurisdictions thing though.

    • BadKitty904

      Get a job, ya moocher!

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Nobody got the nod to Alice’s Restaurant. *sigh* I guess I was too subtle. Or, it’s just the wrong time of year.

    • Sheepshagger

      Don’t sigh at me Ma.

    • Crank Tango

      Mel was always gaslighting the Dingbat, something something kiss my grits.

    • calliecallie

      8 x 10 glossy photographs of the fried fish?

    • notaten

      I can have anything I want, but not Alice? I read it three times, I didn’t see it. In my defense I have been medicating, and may not be mentally sharp. Or maybe I’m just dum.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        It’s pretty oblique, I admit.

        “Remember food? It’s a post about food.”
        “(remember Alice? It’s a song about Alice)”

        Fuckit! I’m going back to “What Stew Is It You Wanna Taste” level of subtlety!

        • shivaskeeper

          Pinkham’s meat jokes are always a hit. Just saying.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I thought I might have beaten that thing to a bloody pulp with the Beef Wellington post! Then again, I think ‘Trix may have pulled out some of the most outstanding examples. It was, originally, rather prickly with innuendo.

        • notaten

          Ohh, ok. So it’s a combo. I’m a little slow, and you have tried to dig deeper than I am currently capable of comprehending. So now, reading that, it’s all on me, and I’m good with that, because you’re the best, and I’m not at my best right now. So, one of is under the influence of something, and I bet it is me! Hahaha! Ok, maybe I should slow down now. I do appreciate you, if you’re a southerner you know that’s a good thing.

    • Panika MCD

      I got it, but I’m not a fan of that song. much prefer REK Jr.’s version of rambling in the middle of songs.

  • Nounverb911
    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Maybe her writings cause reality (if so, not cool).

      • Panika MCD

        looks like the depiction is from well known dystopics–I see The Handmaid’s Tale and 1984. maybe someone else can tell me what the dude with the pack, welder’s mask and gun is from.

        • Fahrenheit 451?

          • Panika MCD

            maybe. you’d think that’d be in the background, though. and it’s not The Giver.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Sheepshagger

      Welll….. I am a white man in a suit, and most of my harm has been self inflicted so I guess you got me.

      Also colonialism. Sorry bout that.

      • snark-lurker

        PANTS!!! *runs screaming into a closet door, it is closed*

      • Red Bird Ω

        Also mayonnaise and soft cheese. Why?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Hmm. Well. My late partner becoming disabled led to us becoming poor & homeless before he died, so . . . Imma go with “Men in Suits,” because he would likely never have become sick, let alone disabled, nevermind dead if not for Agent Orange, and that would never have been a thing except for Suits.

    • Duke

      Mom

  • Nounverb911
    • BadKitty904

      Has Gorsuch answered ANY important questions, to date? He’s stonewalling because he knows the Reupbs will ram him through to the SCOTUS no matter what.

    • Panika MCD

      does Manchin really count as a Democrat?

      • HazooToo

        No. No he does not.

  • BeachBum

    Todays Rant : I hope Trump voters really see what went on in the healthcare debacle. First off, Trump should have wrote a repeal and replace bill, doing what he said during the campaign. Being lazy and not doing that, he should have secondly, have co-wrote it with Ryan, to have what he wants and understand what it was. Failing that, he should have thirdly, READ the damn bill that Ryan wrote and see why no one supported it. Trump failed spectacularly on all accounts.
    Everyone knows Ryan is a crook, a thief, and a pawn for the rich and aristocracy. Letting Ryan write healthcare is like leaving the chicken coop wide open and then being surprised that the wolf made off with as many chickens as he could carry.

    • HazooToo

      But-no-cuz it was PERF! Trump SED so! And he NEVER lies, only FAKE NEWS MEDIA JOOZ LIE! And the DEMONCRAPS set it on fire, and then they did the sexy demonic hokie-pokey over it! DEMS SPREAD RATS! I FOUND A WHOLE RAT IN MY COBB SALAD!

  • not_vh

    completely OT. If Wonkette were the Rezidentura subverting the alt-right from within. Who’s

    Arkady Ivanovich (Rebecca)
    Oleg Igorevich Burov (Shy)
    Nina Sergeevna – (Robin)
    Philip – (Doc Zoom)
    Elizabeth – (Evan Hurst)
    Paige (Sundry trolls from weekly Derp)
    Henry (Lori & Brad)
    Stan
    Gaad

    and who is Gwinn?

    ps: my guesses in brackets.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Remember me talking about an old Girlfriend our song was Moloko’s “The Time is Now”?

    This song describes our relationship:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ClCpfeIELw&index=126&list=PLrbsIj7db4PLu4ojmlGtx91FAygLTLs06

  • Rick Hill

    John Dean “Half the country isn’t sure whether trump is insane.”

    Yeah, the other half is positive he is.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/watergates-john-dean-half-the-population-right-now-isnt-sure-whether-trump-is-insane/

    • not_vh

      don’t you know the latest in cutting edge math*?
      50% of 50% polled aren’t sure trump is insane.
      which means 100% of 100% are not sure if trump is insane.

      *see down thread for reference

  • shivaskeeper
    • BadKitty904

      A tarred dog is a dog that sleeps through the night and doesn’t bark at the moon, passing clouds, a rustling leaf…

      • shivaskeeper

        They like to bark at random air molecules

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Dust motes are a thing also too.

          • shivaskeeper

            Not dust. It really is random air molecules.

    • not_vh

      next life, i really want to be a dog. preferably a country dog out and about the woods, but a dog nevertheless.

      • snark-lurker

        one life is quite enough for me thank you very much

        • not_vh

          this life not sure if all responsibilities, duties and desires i’ll be able to satisfy. so not sure of D+ needed to pass. i’mma fail and repeat course for sure.

          • snark-lurker

            coming back as a wild sunflower would be alright

          • not_vh

            you think? that’s booda’s wet dream.

      • not_vh

        i’m done playing human. as human’s we need to deal with turtle, ayn rand’s pool boy and the orange gopher, sorry golfer.

      • notaten

        One of the best compliments I ever got was when my vet said she wanted to be reincarnated as one of my pets, because they were always so happy when she saw them. She was crestfallen when I told her that they didn’t really get bacon every day any time they wanted. Apparently, both dogs, and the cat too! (traitor!!¡) were trying to convince this Vet that they needed way more food than I would ever give them. The vet was supportive of my being firm with the food and treats, but apparently had a weak spot when it came to bacon. OK, rambling, obvs time for Auntie to go do something else! Wow, ok,

    • Panika MCD

      Calliope Jane was playing tug with this puppy named Inyo (don’t know if that’s how it’s spelled) at the park today and at some point the little one was tuckered out so he kept the tug in his mouth, but laid down like he was ready to be dragged.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Doggie Psychology: People should not play “tug” with dogs. Tug of War is a dominance game, in which the winner is the top dog. Since people view it as “just a game,” we usually let the dog win. The dog doesn’t see it as a game, so it thinks it now is above the person in the pack hierarchy. /pedant

        • Panika MCD

          she looks at it partially as dominance, but mostly as a game. it’s like King of the Mountain. after she “wins” the toy, she tries to get whoever she’s playing with to convert the game into “chase me, chase me”.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

          –Not Cesar Millan

      • shivaskeeper

        Max and Cassidy don’t do tug or war, but they each attempt to steal whatever toy or bone to other one has.

    • alwayspunkindrublic
      • shivaskeeper

        Good times.

    • That dog is like Wonk Dog. Just so you know.

  • shivaskeeper

    Beast taking the couch the dogs want to sit on. They know better than to try to move him.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00d0f826055fb62c08ad05f196cea74ba8850323f471b15f7efc7f936a762404.jpg

    • BadKitty904

      You can see the look in that half-closed eye – “Just try it, bitches…

      • shivaskeeper

        He is a cat. Of course he has that look.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          It’s built in. Works on humans and farm animals also too.

    • Panika MCD

      is he a rag doll? he looks just like Prima Momma’s Baxter (though I can’t see if he has white toes on the back).

      • shivaskeeper

        Pure black long hair cat. No particular breed unless he’s the son of a 1000 fathers sort of thing. He’s blowing the winter coat so he’s a bit scraggly looking right now.

        • Panika MCD

          does he kind of go limp when you turn him upsidedown?

          • shivaskeeper

            Not that I’ve ever seem. He was born in a box in my closet 14 years ago from a half feral stray I rescued. I don’t know his lineage, but I’ve had him, literally, since the day he was born.

          • Panika MCD

            don’t know Baxter’s either, but we do know he’s at least part ragdoll. they’re pretty awesome.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNyue6iBQY

          • shivaskeeper

            Turn Beast over like that and you will have signed your own death warrant. He would flip right over and kill for that.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            “I’ve had him, literally, since the day he was born.” It’s awesome when you can say that.

          • shivaskeeper

            It is. Mama cat was a good mother to him so I didn’t have to feed him with an eyedropper or anything, but he has been sitting on my lap or sleeping on me since he was old enough to crawl around on his own.

  • Panika MCD

    doing found poems out of news articles for my napowrimo drafts. did a villanelle from the article about Mexico having a particularly provocative anti-sexual harassment campaign on the subway as proposed by Shanzgood and turned this one into a triolet.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/31/bestiality-isnt-illegal-texas-lawmaker-houston-wants-change/

  • BadKitty904

    Jesus fucking Christ…

    Joe Donnelly Becomes Third Democratic Senator to Back Neil Gorsuch
    Inching closer to 60 votes.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-donnelly-neil-gorsuch-supreme-court_us_58e13c95e4b0c777f7883526?

    • not_vh

      Inching closer to 60 votes.

      i was told size does not matter.

      • BadKitty904

        Not to Dems in Congress, apparently.

    • Suse

      Bah!

      • janecita

        She just destroyed your documentary induced happiness.

        • Suse

          Nah – they just did I Wanna be Sedated!

    • snark-lurker

      he’s no democrate, he’s a snake in the grass

    • HazooToo

      Red-state Dem. Trying to protect his shit seat. I don’t think he realizes he just did the one thing that will guarantee he loses it.

      • Me not sure

        They may have permission from leadership. It sounds shady, but if you know how to count votes, and you’re certain that you’ve got enough, you can give some members a pass.

        • HazooToo

          I get it, but it sounds like the shady af logic that got us Trump. So I don’t like it.

          • Me not sure

            Politics ain’t tiddly winks.

          • HazooToo

            I don’t know what that means.

          • I think he means there is lots you got to do in politics you do not like? Not sure either. I myself would have gone with Politics ain’t monopoly, unless of course, Republicans are in charge.

          • HazooToo

            I’d probably have gone with a stern, but loving: “Tough luck, titty fuck.”

          • snorkle
            I tried that with my man a few times. He was down with it. I was all…erm. weird, but ok!

          • HazooToo

            It was occasionally the only way to get my ex to shut the fuck up and stop poking me with it and LET ME SLEEP.

          • Me not sure
          • I always sucked at that game.

          • HazooToo

            Are you supposed to flip em into the cup? I liked Pogs better. What the fuck happened to Pogs?!

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      Another idiot – JON TESTER FROM MONTANA IS VOTING NO – WTF IS UP WITH YOU THEN…?!

    • WeaselPoo

      Donnelly seems to think he owes Trump for ‘saving’ those Carrier jobs in his state —but ….
      “The decision to keep Carrier’s furnace manufacturing operations in the U.S. instead of moving them to Mexico will save about 800 jobs out of the 1,400 at the plant, at least in the near term. The company declined to say how many of the plants 800 remaining jobs could be lost to automation, or when.
      http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/08/news/companies/carrier-jobs-automation/

      Donnelly voted for the Leadbetter Act, increase in minimum wage, Dodd-Frank amongst other practical legislation benefiting the average Joe and Jane.

      Gorsuch would be only too happy to accommodate any Republican initiatives that would reverse or cripple those policies, should some relevant suit be brought before the supreme court.

      Donnelly is anti-abortion, voted against the repeal of Don;t ask don’t tell, then reversed a few months later, also was against same-sex marriage and then reversed as well (remember Indiana took huge economic hit due to it’s anti gay policies, which it backtracked somewhat)

      Is he backing Gorsuch as a means of retaining his seat—even though he had a tidy 10% victory of his GOP challenger in 2012? Is he also letting his anti-abortion, gun loving freak fly by supporting Gorsuch? As far as self-interest goes, he doesn’t seem to be factoring in what a clusterfuck Trump is now and how weak the Republicans are as a result.

      • I am guessing he is about as anti abortion as he was those other things- he’ll flip on that the second his constituents let him know he may.
        I am gonna go with he wanted to look good for his voters.

      • BadKitty904

        It sounds to me like Joe Donnelly is doing what he thinks is best for Joe Donnelly. Which means the sooner WE get Joe Donnelly out of office, the better.

  • Suse

    OMG! I’m watching a “rockumentary” on Netflix called Young@Heart. It’s about a group of old people (average age 80) who sing rock & roll songs. It’s making me very happy!

    • Carpe Vagenda

      The version of Fix You at the end makes me cry.

      • Suse

        This is really quite a joyful and poignant film.

    • Serai 1

      That is a really cool little film.

      • Suse

        It’s something I’m going to go back to whenever I’m feeling down. It’s an instant mood lifter.

  • janecita
    • What Pierre said

      Short answer: Yes
      Long answer: Fuck yes

    • not_vh

      Curse of opulence. See what Constantinople did. Most powerful man in the Western world, went to Jerusalem, what did he and the mrs. bring back? Not Jesus’s core teachings but pawnable chotchkies to claim ownership off.

    • Panika MCD

      not the ones from the American Catholic Church…but they’re not aligned with Rome–let alone Benedict.

    • Suttree

      Being raised a Catholic, I can attest to the horribleness of being raised by Catholics. Somehow beating was thought as some sort of normality..

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The ones who tied their robes to former Pope Fascist II are pretty horrible.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Especially the St Pius X guys. Very racist.

    • Lots of Catholic Bishops who are Republican. Let that sink in. They say it is because abortion but…..

      So Quick Quiz time! Who follows the words of Jesus more closely!
      A: Guy who says give to the homeless. If they buy wine, so be it, not for you to judge anyway
      B: Guy who says don’t give to homeless because someone might not deserve it!!!!

      • Red Bird Ω

        I hear Bishops get paid pretty well. Preaching the word of God is very lucrative.

        • They can usually retire and live quite nicely, yes.

    • Wild Cat

      They’d be less horrible if they followed this dude named Jesus, whom I believe they’ve never met nor gave a rat’s ass about.

      • Pope Nice Nice could teach em! He seems to know the guy personal like.
        I am betting he dies suddenly and under suspicious circumstances :/ Dude don’t even ride around in the bullet proof pope mobile.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Sister Mary Larkin would ruler slap that boy’s knuckles raw.

    • Jonny On Maui

      I’ve heard 2 different stories about giving. First is give to organizations, not individuals. Organizations get more bang for the buck, making the gift serve more. Next is give to individuals, not organizations. When you give to individuals, the gift is instant, effect is now.

      I don’t see why you can’t do both…

      • Both.
        Anyone who rationalizes giving is giving for all the wrong reasons. They are, literally, the rich guy making a big stink out of all the gold he is giving while the poor widow quietly tucks in her pennies.

  • What Pierre said

    I don’t know if people already saw this, the article came out yesterday, but this is the great and wonderful country tRump is allying us with:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/world/europe/chechen-authorities-arresting-and-killing-gay-men-russian-paper-says.html

    I have no snark.

    • Panika MCD

      yeah, trying to use it for a found poem right now. can’t figure out what form I’m going to use. was trying for an aubade, but it turned into me just adding line breaks.

  • Suttree

    So Lizzie and I had a talk about how to pronounce paprika. I pronounce it like paprikash because of my Baka making that dish.

    • Wild Cat

      I pronounce it “Goulash and Pilsner Urquell.”

      • Suttree

        Pap ri kash. Hard on the first syllable, soft in the middle, hard on the last.

        • Wild Cat

          In NYC it’s Pap ri ka (Light of my life, fire of my loins . . .).

          In Praha, it may be the same as their language has a soft ending to words.

          In Praha 1, it’s 2,768,098 koruna,

          Elsewhere it’s 3 koruna.*

          * Humor only makes sense if you been to Czech Republic.

          • Suttree

            I have yet to go to Czech Republic. My name comes from there though. Translated as George. The dragon killer..

          • Suse

            My hubs is Czech-Hungarian and his name is George (grandfather was Juraj).

          • Wild Cat

            Is all his food tastes on the spicy side?

          • Suttree

            Does he cook for you?

          • Suttree

            Jurka. It has been Americanized thogh.

          • Wild Cat

            “George” is farmer in Greek, I believe.

            Czechs seem to like paprika. Goulash seems to be a very popular national dish there. It’s very spicy there.

            I’ve yet to sample the Hungarian version, which I imagine is much spicier—but in Prague the waiters always suggest beer with the goulash, which is served with a heavy bread dumpling.

    • Suse

      We used to have a great Hungarian restaurant in SF called Paprikas Fono. The had a delish fried bread called lagos that was served with a whole garlic clove to be rubbed over the bread. Incredible!

    • HazooToo

      “Pah PREEK uh.”

      • Suttree

        Pri dude. with an accent

        • HazooToo

          Oh, I’m sure the way I say it is wrong. But I’m pretty comfortable being wrong! I have a lot of practice!

    • msanthropesmr

      Throatwobbler mangrove

  • Serai 1

    Some fun from the old Colbert Report.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQO8-0KEg1Q

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Colbert is so cute when he breaks up. :D

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        Isn’t he – I love his expressions, they’re so geniune.

      • Serai 1

        He said in a later interview that the names had been a surprise, because they hadn’t finalize them before he went on the air and he was reading them fresh off the prompter. Thus the reaction.

  • Sardonicuss

    Okay. Lackin in better directions. I am vidiing the famous “The Assassination of Jesse James by ..blah…blah..blah..”
    A stereo opticon I recall havin vague fondness for in previous days…
    …but, having employed the amazing new technologies of somehin called “closed captions”….I find less linguistically fascinating….as it were and such.

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • HazooToo

      “Whoops! Didn’t screw the lid on tight enough… Meh, they’ll be fine.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Lisa Bloom, the lawyer for one of the women accusing BillO’ of sexual harrassment calls FOX News “…the Bill Cosby of corporate America.”

    bwwwahhahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! …and spot on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayFo068UWak

    • BadKitty904

      Ms. Bloom is being FAR too polite…

  • BadKitty904

    Murray, Warren Question Department of Education Official’s Ties, Conflicts of Interest with For-Profit College Chain
    http://www.publicnow.com/view/1A8E155CAB85568D28A0EFF75BF66D017FD6EB4C?2017-04-01-00:01:05+01:00-xxx5049

    • Gee. You mean there might be something hinky about putting a woman in control of public schools when she has controlling interests in for-profit education?????

      • shivaskeeper

        Can’t be. They are all fine, moral, upstanding citizens who only have our best interests at heart.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Can’t be. They are all fine, moral, upstanding citizens who only have our their own best interests at heart.

          FTFY

          • shivaskeeper

            I forgot the snark tag. My fingers tried to rebel at the magnitude of that lie, but I forced them to keep typing.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Good on ya! Soldier on in the cause of protecting the greedy, self-centered, rich, white snowflakes of the trümp administration!

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Another one for the corrupt and greedy list.

    • boyblue123

      Slap the whole administration with the RICO act

      • DainBramage

        The whole Republican party is a criminal conspiracy.

        • BadKitty904

          I’m sticking with “domestic terrorist organization”.

          • Why not both?
            Domestic terrorist criminal conspiracy organization.

    • cheetojeebus

      It takes a very special person to grift the hopes and dreams of young people, robbing them of their prime years and saddling them with debt for years to come with no real means of discharging it.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        Or what is known as “BEING A REPUBLICAN”…

      • OrG

        Just another day at the office.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        I would have said “demon” instead of “person” but … tomato/tomatoe

      • Their biggest target are vets and that GI bill.
        No. Really.
        Hence the new Phoenix commercials with “A degree is a degree”
        Makes me want to do non votey and banhammerable things.

  • Fish I might even eat! Good show, Pinks!

  • HazooToo

    Have I mentioned how much she feels like a young, smear-free Hillary? https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand/status/848579379999453184

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      A good one … I don’t agree with her 100%, but she has the big issues correct. Goes along with Chris Murphy from Connecticut … same sort of vibe.

      • HazooToo

        She has been ON FIRE since the election. Voted yes on ONLY Haley and Shulkin. The only Senator to vote No 17 times. Loving her Twitter feed, too!

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          I’m on her mailing list as well.

          Just a thought: where is she on the list of presidential succession?

          • HazooToo

            I need to get on that.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Always an ask for munniez at the end, but good information on her positions on issues.

            http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/home “Join Our Campaign”

          • HazooToo

            TY! Will probably give her some munniez, if I can get my new bank to stop fucking me over. Never had any goddamn problems with First Niagara, but Key bank is a pain in the ass!

          • HazooToo

            Waaaaaaaaay after a bunch of assholes. I don’t know exactly where, but I don’t think we can impeach enough of them to get to her, and even if we could, the last three months of 2020 might count as her “first term”.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          She shouldn’t have voted “yes” for Haley. Haley sucks.

          • Sucks, but could have been worse. Pragmatism is not a bad thing.
            Plus, woman, and one of color, is going to not be as dyed in the wool in the inner circle as a white man. And will be more likely to depart from strict party line and doasyouaretoldisms.
            I give her two months before she is fired for disagreeing with the administration on a thing.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I’ve long feared Haley. She’s as crazy as the rest of Republicans, but she’s much better at hiding it. The fact that she’s a crazy woman makes her acceptable to middle class women. I want her career to be destroyed through association with Trump. I really, really want her to get the Trump stink all over her.

          • I think she has it. I mean….UN gig is kinda like no where for career no? Sort of a god, we really do not want you but we need the optics so hereyago
            At least, I cannot remember many un Ambassadors going on to bigger and better things, but my memory is probably full of shit again

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I was kind of shocked that she took the job. She was one of the GOP’s rising stars AND she hated Trump. Personally, I’ve always found her to be a liar and an idiot, but I thought she was pretty good at hiding it. She may be stupider than I think. I just want her gone.

          • I wasn’t XD This was the GOP going “you need to serve now, lil Lady, that you opened your stupid yap”
            and she prolly went “But but but, I was being a sane recourse for people so we could go no, we’re not crazy assholes!”
            “Yeah turned out the people want crazy assholes. Who knew?”

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            She’s such a craven opportunist, if Satan came to her and said “I’m going to win, would you like to work with me?” she’d be right there pushing little old ladies under the bus to sign up to work for him. She gets caught lying and always manages to skate, so I’m hoping this time she gets Trump’s stink all over her.

          • HazooToo

            Agreed. But one or two assholes out of 17 is pretty fucking good!

    • Shibusa

      KG is my favorite US Senator. (Franken is a close 2nd!)

  • ♚ King Leo ♚
    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      I love the thread she did on Hillary Clinton – expressed my thoughts as well.

    • boyblue123

      Good thread. I voted for Bernie in the primary but i honestly have no idea what hes up to now trying to start infighting in the democratic party.

      The mentality should be to gang up on the one common orange enemy and save squabbling over the little stuff until a time when the republic is in safe hands

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        Bernie is just after raising his popularity. Nothing else.

        • It is looking that way :/

        • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

          He’s still got those midterms to spoil! Then 2020!

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Fuck.

            I forget he’s irritatingly popular.

            Let’s hope he doesn’t ratfuck the next batch of special elections.

        • He’s up for reelection next year, and the rumble is that at least one liberal is going to challenge him on the Democratic Party line. Since Bernie plans to run (again) as an “independent,” he won’t get that line.

          • Wonder if, while running inde, if he will bitch about the DNC not helping him, again?

          • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

            3, 2, 1 . . .

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Ugh – he might use that pretext as the DNC lining up to remove more “progressives”…

      • Panika MCD

        he’s not in the Democratic Party so he has no qualms about starting infighting. there’s not going to be any blood on his shoes.

    • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy
      • BadKitty904

        Saunders, Party of One?

        • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

          All hail the Colonel!

        • phoenix00

          Chicken?! I thought we were dealing with fried fish here!!

  • persistently_resistant_gayby
    • Zippy W Pinhead

      but Donnelly will roll over, making it three

  • ariel_gee_398

    Does Jared have kompromat on Donnie, too? Has Ivanka told him things?
    https://twitter.com/brhodes/status/848715819232231424

    • PowerRangerCaptainHowdy

      When he said “take the oil”, you didn’t think he meant the U. S. would get it, did you?

      • Red Bird Ω

        I’m confused.

        • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

          Remember Shitler saying he would take the oil?

          • Red Bird Ω

            That part I got. I’m confused about who is going to get it. The Trump family?

      • Panika MCD

        no. whichever oil companies are being nice to them get it–which, at the moment, are the ones with Russian accents.

    • phoenix00

      Tillerson needs to get over his jet lag, ya know? Give him space!

  • Shibusa

    In my case, “gaslighting” is another word for perimenopause.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby
    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I wish they had changed their tone in the general. Less, “she has flaws” and more, “have you actually read her policies, dolt? Because they are awesome!”

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        Yeah – a wasted opportunity

      • Panika MCD

        I’d just like them to be less because hoping they will apologizing for being dupes for the Russians is probably setting myself up for failure.

    • BadKitty904
    • No, WaPo. We are NOT leaving the high ground behind you fucking twatwaffle.
      We are speaking truth to power which, I believe, is still very much the fucking moral high ground.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        THIS.

        Have Democrats actively worked to collude with a foreign country to influence an election? Have Democrats actively gutted rules to protect corporations and hurt people..?

        THEN WHY THE FUCK SHOULD THEY APOLOGIZE FOR ACTIVELY REPRESENTING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY (even in the most mildest terms that I would use..)

    • TJ Barke

      Well, he’s wrong, they love people. “People” meaning corporations.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        and Religious Nutbags.

        • Not really them so much as their usefulness as a morality shield, and of course, the donations from the mega church pastors.

          • TJ Barke

            And the voting block.

          • That is the usefulness as a morality shield bit XD
            So long as they can claim “Christian!!!!” because no bortion and bad homo, they will have them.

      • Panika MCD
    • shivaskeeper

      This is why I will never be able to get into politics. This would be the least offensive thing I would be able to say about them and I damn sure would not be apologizing.

      • Hey, you could be our version of Trump!

        • shivaskeeper

          I could. The ant-Trump.

          • People are saying? Fuck that. I AM SAYING. They are fucking criminals picking your pockets and you keep going after it because they make you feel better about your pathetic fucking lives.
            <—-why I am not a politician.

          • shivaskeeper

            Yep. The directness would not be appreciated I think.

          • ooooohhhh I dunno. I mean did Trump not get elected because he “tells it like it is” and “only says what everyone (meaning, them) is thinking?”

      • TJ Barke

        Good, because that’s what we need.

      • Panika MCD

        just practice saying, “Bless your heart!”

      • HazooToo

        I would say “What the fuck is wrong with you?!” out loud way more often. In front of live news cameras.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Not bad for a neoliberal, pro corporate Hillary shill…

      Are you happy, Bros™?

  • vivian

    Tonight we are all beer battered fish.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      We should be so lucky.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Well, a lot of us have been fried lately.

    • phoenix00

      I dunno, I’m feeling the fish battered beer kinda mood, ya know?

  • HazooToo
  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Reuters is FINALLY showing Trump at 49.2 disapproval versus 43.4 who approve of him. This is the biggest spread I’ve seen since I’ve started watching that poll. I’m hoping he leaves office with a 12% approval rating.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      We’d have to dismantle his cult.

      • Rick Hill

        You know there are a good percentage of them that will declare trump didn’t fail, that liberals sabatoged him

        • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

          He was a stealth liberal.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          I don’t really give a shit if they think he’s Jeebus Fucking Christ as long as he’s gone.

          • shivaskeeper

            This^^

        • Sheepshagger

          They’ll be soaping themselves up to slip out the louvre windows pretty smartish.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        The cult leaders (Reince, Bannon) need to be placed in Leavenworth without internet access. That will start the dismantling pretty quick.

      • Panika MCD

        he’s already dismantling his cult by ensuring they don’t have healthcare and their “jobs” go to robots.

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      1%

      Counting on it.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Keep in mind that Cheney and herpes mange to get 12% approval ratings, so I’m sure he’ll be able to get 12% of the American idiot public to approve of him, regardless of how corrupt and incompetent he is.

        • What Pierre said

          I can’t understand that, I mean herpes, maybe, but Cheney?

          • pretty sure for the same reason.
            “You deserve it” for doing that stuff

          • What Pierre said

            Yeah, I guess it’s like “you deserve it for doing that stuff like voting Bush/Cheney”, I can see that.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          Eh, one can dream no..?

        • Panika MCD

          yes, but Congress has managed to go into the single digits, so I’m sure this POTUS can do it. maybe no 1%, but single digits.

          • am I being too juvenile in saying I am looking forward to the poll that has him at 69% disfavor?

          • Panika MCD

            is there something wrong with being juvenile every once in a while?

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I think my opinion of the American public is lower than yours. There are so many idiots who think the Demoncrats are so evil, that no matter how corrupt and actually evil Trump is, they just won’t care.

          • Panika MCD

            I just have more faith in small groups of dedicated people. the American public is fucked up.

    • Panika MCD
      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Maybe I should switch over to Gallup, because Reuters always shows Trump’s approval and disapproval ratings pretty close to one another.

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Hands are too yooge.

  • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

    vooooi saraciliiiiiiloooooooor!

    • I have been trying to figure that one out all day.
      Best google translate can offer is it might be Finish or Swedish and Voi is oh.
      So imma pretend it is Finish or Swedish for Oh, Sailor!

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Today’s dick joke. How do you make a roomful of dicks come at the same time?
    Cut taxes for the rich.

  • Suse

    In Russia, fish batters you.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Speaking of ZEGS Ryan – I was too tired to want to make the Chicken Thighs I thawed, so I just now but them in brine for overnight. They’ll be even better when I use them tomorrow,

    • HazooToo

      Thighs are vaguely slimy and inedible, just like Ryan.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        SRSLY – when I saw a photo someone posted, it reminded me I wanted to brine them. :D

        I find baking thighs produces a nice & juicy meal.

        • Jonny On Maui

          There’s an old Martin Yan recipe for thighs in honey-garlic, uses LOTS of garlic, a whole head IMS…

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Wow! I used to watch Yan. he was fun.

          • Suse

            He’s still around. His latest show was on Vietnamese cooking.

        • HazooToo

          I have issues with texture of food. If I find so much as ONE bouncy bit or unexpected crunch in soft meat, I start gagging and I can’t eat. No matter how tasty it is.

          • Suse

            I know a lot of people with food texture issues. I mean a LOT.

          • I can’t do squishy chunky. Cottage cheese, pudding with bits in it, that sort of thing. Just. Can’t.

          • Little Doll

            How about ice cream with bits? Some bits I like, some not. Mostly I like smooth ice cream though.

          • HazooToo

            I also have misophonia. So hearing people eat is fucking TORTURE!

          • Little Doll

            Ooof, that would be hard! :( I’m sorry.

          • Little Doll

            My son is one. He can’t stand the texture of beans.

      • Suse

        They have lots of flavor. I use them for Moroccan chicken with olives, lemon, tomatoes.

        • HazooToo

          Dark meat even spoils the crispy bits at KFC! They get extra greasy, and not in a tasty way!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thighs have to be carefully prepared, that’s a main reason why I generally bake them.

    • Suse

      I just made grilled pork tenderloin coated in Dijon mustard, lemon, and garlic.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Oh, that sounds great! I’m going to get some pork when my food stamps refill this week. I *love* Dijon on pork, and I bought Shallots today too.

        • Suse

          Love shallots!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Our HazooToo gave me a great vinaigrette recipe, so I grabbed Honey and Shallots today :)

          • Suse

            Will you share the recipe?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Yes. She suggested Cider Vinegar, Honey, Olive Oil, and Shallots whisked together, then refrigerated. Use over salad, meats, or whatevers.

          • Suse

            I make a similar one with lemon juice instead of vinegar and a little Dijon (I’m a mustard fan).

          • Anna Elizabeth

            MMM – I will put some Dijon in mine too! :)

        • Jonny On Maui

          Tip for cooking pork over fire, brush the meat with Dijon before applying the rub…

          Works for grilling, roasting or smoking.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Awesome, will do. Probs be roasting mine, thanx! :)

      • Jonny On Maui

        Yum!

        • Suse

          Hello, Jonny! How are you?

          • Jonny On Maui

            I’m doing quite well, thank you for asking. We spent the day taming jungle and made a lot of progress.

            How are you doing Suse?

          • Suse

            Doing well, thanks. Just finished a group therapy thing for depression and it helped greatly.

      • oooo I R making tenderloin this week. Will try the Dijon lemon and garlic

        • Suse

          Fresh rosemary, too.

          • do not haz, not time yet.
            Do have some dried so, will use that ^.^ Thanks!

    • I will resist posting it again.
      Because I do not want you to never eat chicken legs again.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        No worries Doll, it literally reminded me to brine them. :)

        Hey, I found the song that will help me teach you Straight People how to dance:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzUozo1628U&list=PLgA_QpnjZQyyg2xGkWCAkeBlscomEi1Fn&index=28

        • yeah, won’t teach me.
          You know that awks dude at the back of a wedding trying to get in on the electric slide?
          <——that would be me dancing.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Is all in the hips, Babe. When we can meet, Anna will teach you. :D

          • Suse

            I love to dance. Hubs won’t dance with me. :-(

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Men.

            XD Chicks can dance together. I hope to start Ballroom classes this year.

          • Suse

            Yeah, I dance with chicks at weddings and parties.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Fun! I love to dance. When I post videos on here, and if I don’t answer for a couple of minutes it’s because I’m dancing with my mirror. It’s helping me lose weight, too. :)

          • Jonny On Maui

            To the utter embarrassment of Ms.MLG I am quite proud of ALL of my old white man moves…

          • Anna Elizabeth

            XD Dance like No one is watching, Y’all. I can teach you if you like, believe me if I can learn to dance, anyone can. :)

          • Jonny On Maui

            Exactly! Dancing is supposed to be fun!

          • Anna Elizabeth
          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            I dance like an epileptic walrus! Complete with the overgrown mustache.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I can help you all! :D

  • BadKitty904
  • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy
  • Little Doll

    Feeesh! Although mine was just straight-up cod, baked at 425 and with butter. I can’ts have the beer or the flour. :( But we do what we can with what we got, eh?

  • Nounverb911
  • ♚ King Leo ♚

    First episode of Rick and Morty season 3 streamed on AdultSwim, if you’re into that (which you ought to be). It may still be streaming, for all I know – I can’t get their website to work right – but it’s easy enough to find copies on youtube & etc.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    So my normally sweet-tempered beastie just got all aggro with a charming pitty mix named “Chef”. Until Thor’s sinter was attacked and killed in a dog park, he was mellow with larger dogs. But now he goes into suicidal attack mode. Even with nice other big doggies. I am annoyed with my fellow. Anybody have suggestions?

    • Suse

      Oh, your poor doggie… he has PTSD. Maybe a canine behaviorist can help.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        That’s a good idea . Because Thor has never been like this. Plus he’s cute as hell. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3369729b56304b9df6a90411baa4f62ad4edac2f90fdf6b4881ff681d58980b3.jpg

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Molly’s very playful and gets on well with small dogs. I bet she could get little Thor to chillax.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I hope so. Ever since Freya was killed, Thor has been way more defensive. It’s a little worrying, really

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Poor little thing was obviously traumatized by it. What a horrible thing for him-and you-to have witnessed. I hope time and love will help heal him.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            It was pretty awful. And just to be clear, they were two middling-sized dogs. It wasn’t a frenzied attack, merely two startled beasties. She was bitten only once by both dogs, and their owners were shocked, horrified, and completely behaved in a responsible manner. She was just so damn small. It didn’t take much.

            But since then, Thor has been much more reactive. I’m careful not to let him off-leash because he gets aggressive (very wierd). It’s as if he now sees his job as being security.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Makes complete sense to me, poor little guy. Have you tried having him with another friendly dog in a one-on-one play situation?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Yes. And what worries me is that he’s become unpredictable. From the time he was done with puppy shots, we made sure that he was exposed to many different people and doggies. He was very, very socialized. Big, sweet doggies like Eddie, Chili, and most especially Tessa PBUH. (She was 80 pounds of spun sugar – a pitty-rotty mix, who adored Thor and all puppies. She played with Thor when he was a 2 pound babby by lying down and bobbing her head in his general direction. She was so damn gentle.)

            And now Thor will run up and challenge big dogs. Just being a little jerk. And I’m at a loss.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’m so sorry. Dogs can feel such a range of emotions, I guess they can probably get something like PTSD as well. Not that I am saying that’s what the problem is….I mean, who knows? Someone, somewhere is probably familiar with problems like this and could offer some advice.

    • Jenny

      Probably best to take him to a trainer. He will have to be around a bunch of docile large dogs with someone there to correct and redirect.

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      What kind of dog is he?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Dachshund-chihuahua-yorkie. Note my avatar. And generally well -behaved. Bit he has become a bit more snippety these past few years. And I worry.

    • shivaskeeper

      My old Shepherd was hyper aggressive with almost all other dogs, big or small. There was no amount of training that would fix it. It seemed to be an inborn trait with him. That meant no dog parks and being very vigilant about unleashed dogs when I walked him.

      If Thor used to be OK with them, he probably will be again. Let him meet them under controlled conditions, just like you would if you were bringing a new dog into the house. That should be a good place to start.

    • Persistent Demme

      I wonder if he needs a controlled environment with a trainer and some reliably friendly dogs.
      I adore the dog park, and have met many wonderful dogs and people, but anyone can come in and add a destabilizing influence (with their dog or themselves).
      He needs time and the strong hand of a trainer.

  • Jenny

    No! No! No! I am not frying fish so I can spend a billion hours cleaning to remove the fried fish smell! NO!

    It is Lent. I can get my fried fish everywhere but mah house! And it will stay that way! Hmph!

    • Suse

      Yeah, that’s why I cook fish on the grill outside.

  • Nounverb911

    So trump’s secret plan to defeat ISIS is for jared to buy them out and put up condos?
    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/848729965524787200

    • BadKitty904

      Great. Another episode of Amateur Hour

    • boyblue123

      Wasnt Iraq taken off the Muslim ban list recently

      Must be a New Rump tower in negotiations soon

    • Suse

      We are well and truly screwed.

      • BadKitty904

        A real estate salesman vs. experienced, professional diplomats. Yup, we sure are.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      What the fuck does this nitwit know about anything? The Iraqis are going to eat him alive.

      • Nounverb911

        “To Serve Man”
        –Iraqi Cookbook Title

        • ariel_gee_398

          “To Serve the Pecuniary Interests of the President”
          – a new guide to US foreign policy

          • BadKitty904

            And of Russia.

  • William
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Nounverb911

    Ecuador seems to have caught a case of voter frauditis.
    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/848730919326306304

    • BadKitty904

      Maybe Assange will release some e-mails…

    • Suse

      Who won? The guy who will kick Assange to the curb?

      • Nounverb911

        No the other guy….

        • Suse

          Oh, crap!

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Dammit!

    • ariel_gee_398

      I mean, it wouldn’t be surprising if that was part of his payment for being a Russian propagandist. He’s much more useful to Russia in exile in the embassy. And they don’t have to get their hands dirty by harboring him themselves.

    • Red Bird Ω

      Let me guess. Mexican immigrants did it, right?

  • Suse

    See you guys tomorrow. Resist!

    • BadKitty904

      Sweet dreams, Ma!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Affirmative, Push it Up!

      ‘Night Suse, Sleep sweet. :)

    • Jonny On Maui

      Good night Suse.

    • Shanzgood

      Good night!

    • shivaskeeper

      Night

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Hello, nice lady! My canned clams got into my fish batter and now it’s all meshugenuh

    • Panika MCD

      if they’re still in the can: take the can out of the batter, wash it off and beat your head against it.

      if you uncanned them: YOU MONSTER.

    • phoenix00

      And suddenly, that is how deep-fried clams formed!

  • boyblue123

    Will the tRump cult ever learn that theyve been duped? The answer seems to be ummm….never, nope, not at all

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/848735319797223424

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I’m so sick of these fucking articles. What’s getting ignored are the millions of people who’s lives and well-being are being jeopardized who didn’t vote for Trump. That’s where my compassion goes.

    • BadKitty904

      Because “preaching” and “producing” are two different things.

      • Puck

        Not to a lot of his supporters imo.

        • BadKitty904

          Then they get what they deserve.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            These fuckwits are the same “hold my beer for a sec” types that set off fireworks on their heads or some shit. Hard for me to work up much sympathy.

          • Puck

            On the one hand I agree, but then on the other the rest of us are fucked too. Bit of a bitch, that.

          • BadKitty904

            WE suffer because of THEIR gullibility. That should make us angrier and more determined that it will never happen again.

          • Puck

            Not disagreeing at all. And it’s not just gullibility, but the willful ignorance. That’s the bit that irritates me. How to get thru to people who literally are proud of not knowing shit? Idk.

    • Puck

      Doubt it. They hear what they want to hear, facts be damned.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Never mind them–I’ll take the non-voters (almost twice as many of them as TrumpPenceZees) learning their fucking lesson any day!

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        They’re not even listening!

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Wait until the economy slows down. We’ll wake them the fuck up then!

    • BadKitty904
    • Panika MCD

      there’s got to be a line somewhere.

    • TJ Barke

      IT’S BECAUSE HE FUCKING SCAMMED YOU, YOU FUCKTARDS!

    • Edith Prickly

      No, they won’t. NYT, please stop giving these people space. They don’t know how to quit Trump.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • BadKitty904

      Would Trump Staffer Actually Be Investigated and Prosecuted If He Did Break Law?

      • phoenix00

        Let’s check in with Jeff Sessions……..

        • BadKitty904

          I thought he was on trial for (very public) perjury before Congress. Oh, wait, he’s a Republican…

          • phoenix00

            Exactomondo.

          • phoenix00

            Exactomondo. He ain’t lifting a finger for this.

      • Stulexington

        Depends, does the statute of limitations last longer than this administration will?

  • Nounverb911

    Ann’s on a roll lately (then again the trumpistanis make it easy.)
    https://twitter.com/AnnTelnaes/status/848558120808919041

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend
    • BadKitty904

      I prefer the (fake) DPRK News Service’s description – “fat, rotting papaya”.

    • Puck

      Well at least he hasn’t executed a family member with a freakin anti aircraft gun… yet…

      • phoenix00

        Don’t give him any (more) ideas!

    • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      Hahahaah!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Your daily reminder that Donald’s people aren’t exactly the best and the brightest:

    https://twitter.com/jamisonfoser/status/848734847228985345

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      I’m shocked, SHOCKED.
      No. I’m not.

  • memzilla Ω

    Unintentional Viral Meme Department!

    Friend of mine is a freelance audio engineer. And as any freelancer knows, clients INSIST on hondling you on price. And soundmen do a METRIC FUCKTON of work, lugging equipment, calibrating equipment, running equipment, breaking down equipment and lugging it again … you get the idea.

    Now I wouldn’t violate privacy, bur he sent me this photo, I memed it, and according to him, in EIGHT HOURS: “[Memzilla,]I posted this meme on a Stagehand humor page today, and no shit it’s been liked over 300 times and shared by 20 or so peeps. High 5 for teamwork!”

    Image also works for IT People, because FUCK YOU “GIG ECONOMY!”
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c9b3a909b20cbb27a96bedae83caafd6c1e1895d7057a2bc7ccf159e0a96c39.jpg

  • Nounverb911
  • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy
    • Nounverb911

      Looks like a typical Sunday in Yoyogi Park….

    • BadKitty904

      The Trump KKKabinet?

      • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

        No, too many non white people.

    • zerosumgame0005

      king kong vs godzilla 1962 ;p

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • phoenix00

      Russian pee hookers. Always have something left for the Russian pee hookers.

  • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

    I was going to post this because it was the first thing that always populated my pics window, whereupon it immediately stopped being the first thing that populates my pics window.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/972809f01df11b5f57ae267263649c32dfb7efc73ead3ede172de994ab25a22c.gif

    • BadKitty904

      Works for me!

      • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

        hehe

  • Nounverb911

    Fox is waiting for the other 50 shoes to drop, maybe this time Billo’s days are numbered….
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/848727290632695808

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Dafuq are they waiting for? #NotImpressed #FOXNewsSucks

      • phoenix00

        The story to blow over so they can get back to more sexual assault, beating up on Liberals, quid pro quos…. you know, more Fox News things.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      the Bill Cosby of Fox

      • phoenix00

        When there’s a Roger Ailes, everyone’s a Bill Cosby

      • Fox is the Bill Cosby of TV.

  • Serai 1
  • BadKitty904
    • shivaskeeper

      Night.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      ‘Night Kitty! :) Pleasant dreams!

    • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

      awwwwww good night

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Night.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Glad I’m not the only one who sees this:

    https://twitter.com/funder/status/848681989775478790

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    No we do not! I been good. Ish. Well, not *too* bad…
    https://twitter.com/PaulCinephile/status/848593430339088384

    • Serai 1

      Oh my GODS. But they can’t take it seriously. If there’s any attempt to make it “edgy”, it’d kill the whole point. The drawings were always witty.

      But Eva… goddamn.

      • Stulexington

        Exactly, the comedy isn’t in the wackiness, it’s how blaze the family is about the wackiness.

  • janecita

    I’m sorry, but what is this parasitic, know nothing, idiot doing in Iraq?
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/iraq-turmoil/jared-kushner-iraq-joint-chiefs-chairman-u-s-official-n741861

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Scouting out locations for a new hotel?

    • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

      “Taking the oil” for Daddy-in-law.

    • George Kaplan

      He’s got Middle East P̶i̶e̶c̶e̶ ̶E̶n̶v̶y̶ Peace Envoy in his portfolio.

      His Father-in-Law gave it to him for a wedding gift.

    • phoenix00

      Tillerson had, umm, jet lag. Yeah that’s right, jet lag!

  • memzilla Ω
    • Anna Elizabeth

      Honestly I’m not sure in any of these movies why Stormtroopers wear the armor. Leia shot more of them than anyone – Muh Girl is a Stone Killer – and blasters, Lightsabers, even Ewok clubs seem to dispatch them easily

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        I bet the body armor we have available here and now would be more effective, just by being ablative.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          I think you’re right. We never saw Clone Trooper armor do much good either. I guess you could say that the armor is a psychological factor, but that’s about all it has going for it.

      • Jamoche

        In Star Wars:Rebels one of the clones who joined the rebel side makes disparaging comments about Stormtrooper armor relative to Clone armor.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          That’s interesting. :) I never had time to watch “Rebels”, is it fun?

          • Jamoche

            Yes. It starts out a few years before the first movie – the teenage main character is the same age as Luke & Leia. Add a Twilek pilot, a Force adept who was a padawan during the prequel trilogy, and a few other motley characters, and lots of plot, so it appeals to the target audience as well as adults. I never saw much Clone Wars – catching plot-heavy shows before Tivo was too frustrating – but there are lots of callbacks to it.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Nice, thank you. :) I’ll have to track down the first episode and give it a try.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Made by the lowest bidder.

        • Serai 1

          Bargain basement clones. They should have gone with the bid from the Eastern Cluster. You get what you pay for, after all.

    • Stulexington

      I’ve always been under the impression that stormtrooper armour was always just for show. Buying effective armour for that big an army is daunting to begin with but remember they also started out as clones so it may actually be cheaper to replace troops than to outfit them with armour that will stop a blaster bolt.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    My two dogs resent the suggestion that he is any kind of canine whatsoever:

    https://twitter.com/funder/status/848687470661304321

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      Lapdog libelzz!!!1!!!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “Judge rules Trump may have incited violence … and Trump again has his own mouth to blame”
    Fun read at WaPo. Remember Drumpf exhorting his goons to kick out protestors? Seems he got sued for inciting the violence … and a judge just refused to toss out the suit. And no Preznidential immunity for it.

    • Panika MCD

      but they through out the liability charge. this could get interesting.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Got a “boo fucking hoo” moment for us, WaPo link?

    Trump remains the center of attention, but he’s increasingly isolated politically

    Weighed down by dismal approval ratings, the president has been unable to wrangle enough support in Congress to advance his agenda and is searching for outside support to defend him from attacks coming from all sides.

    Ahead of his 100th day in office, which he will mark this month, Trump has struggled to build a governing coalition that matches the nontraditional alliance that put him in the Oval Office. And he has turned to making enemies of former partners among Republicans in Congress, even as Democrats keep him at arm’s length.

    “He seems both politically and personally isolated these days,” said David Gergen, a former adviser to Democratic and Republican presidents dating to Richard M. Nixon. “He’s flailing because he doesn’t know where to find his natural allies.”

    World’s smallest violin &etc.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      These assholes write about him as if he’s a POTUS, rather than a Traitor and Agent of a foreign government whose true task is to disrupt and destroy our Republic. Don is actually the perfect man to fulfill his true role.

    • shivaskeeper

      Too bad for him. Failing ratings, no friends to help get shit done, tiny hands. All around loser. Sad.

    • Jamoche

      How can someone “struggle” to do something they aren’t even making an attempt at?

      • Duke

        Who knew the presidency was so complicated?

        • WomanInThePersistence

          It’s like healthcare, or something.

  • Nounverb911

    A look back at a Rinsed tweet after donnie played his 14th round of golf in 10 weeks……..
    https://twitter.com/Reince/status/503595181204320256

  • Nounverb911

    This should go over well with Xi at Mar-a-Lago this week.
    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/848732545088966656

    • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

      Maybe Donnie can be the monkey brains?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      If Donald honestly thinks that, we can stop speculating–he is officially insane. Sent the people with the white jackets to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, stat!

    • Duke

      Is that a Trump strategy to get China to take responsibility for North Korea? If it doesn’t work, he can move on to the next country that has influence over Korea. I’m just unclear on what country that is.

      • phoenix00

        And Mexico was gonna pay for some wall……

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Especially when Trump hands Xi a bag of his dirty laundry!

      https://youtu.be/mzixL7Ef-bI

      • Serai 1

        That’s a fun commercial.

        • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

          Simpler, more racist times.

          • Serai 1

            *sigh* Wow, you didn’t get the joke at all, did you?

    • phoenix00

      Remember when someone said he’d eliminate ISIS in 30 days….. which day are we on again?

      On the other hand, Kim Jong Ill needs no help turning Seoul into a glowing green pile of very spicy kimchi.

    • Stulexington

      I get the feeling he thinks this is how leaders pressure each other, saying ‘fuck you I don’t need your help’ to make them do the macho stepping up thing.

  • TJ Barke

    Just realized that Mayor Dewey in Steven Universe is totally voiced by Joel from MST3K.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      For Realz? That’s awesome!

    • HorseChestnut

      Also: Opal was Aimee Mann (singer/ songwriter), Garnet is Estelle (singer/ songwriter), Mr. Smiley is Sinbad (comedian/ actor), and Sugilite was Nicki Minaj (queen). I’m sure there’s more.

      Oh, Vidalia is Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time).

      • TJ Barke

        I recognized Sinbad.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Got another “boo fucking hoo” for us, different WaPo link than the one I posted below?

    Donald Trump’s joyless presidency

    The media clearly matters to Trump, however. And Trump’s penchant for holding grudges seems to be sucking whatever joy should come with winning the ultimate prize.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68c1688c72ffb8e60c101730e86ebd36e8c77920b00c5c45dfe5a0842ce9e8ea.jpg

  • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy
    • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      Too much gee

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Dammit, there’s an “O. G. Original Gangsta” joke in there somewhere…

    • William
    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      I’m an old. I used to use that stuff.

      It smelled like insect repellent coming out of the bottle, but after my hair dried it lived up to its promise for an hour or two at least.

      Simpler times. Oh for the days that the worst American president in history was Nixon.

  • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    What lie will Trump spout tomorrow?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      All of them, Katie.

      • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

        Excellent

    • Jamoche

      Same thing he lies about every day, Pinky – how to take over the world.

    • Duke

      Jared is the best person to bring peace to Iraq. Believe me.

      • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

        Kush or Subway?

        • Duke

          Subway Jared is still in jail.

          Tough choice, though.

  • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    I think the syphillis is controlling Donny now.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      So Donald lost his personal Vietnam after all. Good to know!

    • Jonny On Maui

      I’m sorry, but ever since I saw your handle this has been running through my head…

      https://youtu.be/U_qHU_6Ofc0

      • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

        Well, of course!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Is my congress critter fooled by Donald’s distractions, yet another WaPo link?

    Top Democrat on intelligence panel accuses White House of trying to distract Congress from Russia investigation

    Speaking Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Schiff said Nunes and the White House’s actions proved that they were trying to distract from the broader question of what role, if any, Russia had played in the U.S. election.

    “It certainly is an attempt to distract and to hide the origin of the materials, to hide the White House hand,” Schiff said. “The question is, of course, why? And I think the answer to the question is this effort to point the Congress in other directions, basically say, ‘Don’t look at me, don’t look at Russia, there is nothing to see here.’ You know, I would tell people, whenever they see the president use the word ‘fake,’ it ought to set off alarm bells. And I think that is really what has gone on here.”

    tl;dr: this is the polite way of saying “bitch, please” to Donald & Co.

    • 3FingerPete

      There is a drive on twitter right now by Mike Cernovich to set the hounds on Susan Rice. Cernovich is naming Rice as responsible for any “unmasking” of Trump goons caught up in foreign nationals surveillance, citing an earlier report about it that doesn’t mention Rice at all. Trumpists on twitter are swallowing like it is prom night.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        I’ll have to send Susan Rice a supportive message on Twitter. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Yeah, so exactly why the fuck is Jared in Iraq now and not our COMMANDER IN CHIEF?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    In case anyone needs a reminder that there are good Russians, who deserve our support when they resist the bad ones, here you go:

    https://twitter.com/algonzalezlu393/status/848738801086115840

    • boyblue122

      But Putin’s approval rating is at 99.9% according to Putin

  • HorseChestnut

    For all I know, I got this link from here, but anyway: here’s Stephen King writing short fiction about current American politics. I’m so relieved that he’s sane and willing to speak up.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/01/stephen-king-on-donald-trump-fictional-voters-truth-about-us-election

    • Thanks for sharing that. I probably never would have seen it otherwise.

  • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Jared is going to teach Trump how to make a Subway sammich in prison. Beer batter not allowed

  • Anna Elizabeth

    I’m going to hit the sack my Darlings. Have a Good Night, Everypony! :)

    ~hugs~

    • Jonny On Maui

      Good night Anna, sleep well.

    • Blacktop Autumn

      Night babe!

    • shivaskeeper

      Night Anna.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Sleep tight.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Got yet another good thing for us, yet another WaPo link?

    Growing array of pro-Trump groups could train cross-hairs on GOP lawmakers

    The immediate goal: to lean on Democratic senators in the run-up to a vote expected this week on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. But down the road, some of the groups could end up turning their focus on lawmakers who cross Trump, including members of his own party, according to people familiar with internal discussions.

    “It is something we would consider if there is clarity that a group is stymieing the agenda, whether it’s establishment types or others,” said Eric Beach, co-chairman of the pro-Trump advocacy group Great America Alliance, which has already spent $3.5 million on ads promoting the Trump administration.

    Pressure could also eventually come from America First Policies, which was launched by a group of former Trump advisers in January to serve as the leading pro-Trump advocacy group. The organization has not yet turned its attention to the 2018 midterm elections, said spokeswoman Katrina Pierson.

    “There is plenty of time and opportunity for Republican lawmakers to keep their promises to their voters and support the president’s agenda to make America great again,” Pierson said. “Lawmakers will be held accountable at the appropriate time.”

    tl;dr: I love the smell of Republican infighting in the evening!

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Why would a sitting president only in office for 2 months have to spend money on “pro-Trump ads”?

      • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

        Because he filed for reëlection immediately after the inauguration, which gives him all kinds of more ways to grift.

        • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

          We will accept this answer for partial credit, but the answer we were looking for is “Cause, he sucks at the job”.

  • Suttree

    Dammit I cannot sleep. I do have a giant lobstah in my lap though,#giftsfromLizzie
    ETA: Lobster as correcter by Women In the Persisntance

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Lostah?

      • Suttree

        Wopps. Lobstah. Lobster i not Mass speak. I shall correct.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I was concerned. It all seemed a bit sci-fi.

          • Suttree

            I are slighlty sleepy and drunk. See corrected post above. Hehe!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Its all good. But should I feel a need to write a sci-fi book, “lostrah” may be the name of my amazonian matrilinial tribe.

          • Suttree

            I miss Xena being on TV. Mostly for Gabrielle. My bff forevar was the lesbian across the hall in college. We watched it every day!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I loved Xena. And bear a striking resemblance to her.

            Yes, I am being sarcastic.

          • Suttree

            So when are you flying to NYC to have a threesome with us?

          • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

            My abs are mistaken for Gabrielle’s to this day.

          • Suttree

            The main point is that I am comfying myself with a gifted lobster. Also Moose and hedgehog and kitty.

          • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

            Is the lobster live or cooked? Because if the former…shudders

          • Suttree

            My Lobster cam from Maine. Lizzie got me this as a present along with a stuffed moose. She has given me four stuffeies in the past year.! I am surrounded by them. When I sleep over at her house, I sleep with Giant Huggy Penguin Pillow and tiny kitty kat, and Big Chtulhu and little Chtulhu and lemur.

        • TJ Barke

          Least coasters are weird.

        • SeeTrain65

          You two freaky kids!

  • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Healthcare is easy. My assistant Ivanka will handle it

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Get your fucking privileged pure white hands off of my Maxxx Itt, you Nazi bitch.

      Too soon? Too harsh?

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    “Last Week Tonight” is great this week. Doesn’t make up for how upset I was when I found out they were on a break last week.

    • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      Two weeks ago tonight doesnt have the same pizzaz to it

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Got a “they did it–so can we” moment for us, NYT book review?

    Forty years ago, the Republican Party was at a nadir. Gerald Ford had lost the presidency to a Democratic outsider named Jimmy Carter. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. The stench of Watergate hung over the G.O.P. establishment. (It didn’t help that the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee operated out of a converted men’s room in the Russell Senate Office Building.) The party’s most popular national figure, Ronald Reagan, later said he was open to changing the party’s name. An analysis in The New York Times pronounced the Republicans “closer to extinction than ever before.”

    They only looked dead. Within four years, the G.O.P. picked up 49 seats in the House of Representatives and gained a majority in the Senate for the first time since 1955. In the 1980 presidential election, Reagan defeated Carter by 440 electoral votes, the worst loss ever for a sitting president.

    What happened? In “Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980,” Craig Shirley chronicles the Republicans’ emergence from the wilderness. The story goes like this: After Ford’s defeat, a guerrilla movement of conservative operatives staged an assault on the traditional economic orthodoxy of the G.O.P. Their goal was to “get rid of excessive regulations, tear down trade barriers, get government out of the business of managing the economy and most important, slash taxes to the bone.” Republican leaders soon grasped the political appeal of the insurgents’ agenda, particularly to middle-class suburban voters. The party became “more pluralistic, less interested in rank and more interested in new ideas.”

    tl;dr: organize, think, and communicate, resisters!

  • Funk#49✓Funkᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Trump needs another “no, Im not insecure” rally

  • FDRliberal

    Trump: “Collusion? What collusion?”

    https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/847525503460397059

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      It’s kind of weird if you think about it.

      • pstockholm

        And I would like to hear back from the elections expert who wasn’t quite buying the disconnect between the counted result and exit polls, or the statistical anomalies. Whatever happened to that guy?

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Jill Stein used some of that money she fleeced from gullible hippies and bought him off?

          • pstockholm

            Nah that’s her seed money for 2020.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I figured she’d just borrow it from Putin like Donnie did

        • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

          Did he perhaps fall out of a window accidentally while installing a hot tub?

      • FDRliberal

        In Oct 2016 the New Yorker asked: “WHY IS DONALD TRUMP IN MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN?”

        It would be logical to also ask – “And why did Russia likewise decide to target MI and WI with a fake news avalanche at the same time?

        As Malcom Nance says: “Coincidence takes a lot of planning.”

        https://twitter.com/goldengateblond/status/848404615863324672

        • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

          We’ve been had.
          That’s all there is to it.

    • Zippy W Pinhead
      • TJ Barke

        Yeah, we need to burn civilization down before it’s too late…

      • FDRliberal

        A/B testing, multivariate testing, etc. Stuff that is used in the web world to increase visitations and sales. No doubt these tools would greatly aid a propaganda campaign such as the one the Russians were implementing on behalf of their debtor Trump.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          It’s basically advanced microtargeting used in online marketing and honed by both political parties for GOTV campaigns used for a more nefarious purpose by a hostile power, aided considerably by the massive amount of infrastructure such as social media already in place and the expertise and experience of the people here who make a living using these same tools to sell us crap on Faceplace and Tweeter.

    • Serai 1

      Fake news goes in, fake news comes out – you can’t explain that.

  • William
    • Jamoche

      We aren’t employees, either – you can’t fire us when our health care gets expensive.

      • Serai 1

        On the contrary, THEY are OUR employees.

    • TJ Barke

      Stupid corporate tools.

    • Serai 1

      That is literally the opposite of what government is, you dimwitted insect.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Believe it or else, at the opening ceremony of the 2013 school year, the second in command of Denver Schools told attendees that “students and teachers are the end-users” and that admin should be aware of that.

      The district is led by committed Democrats.

      I wish I had a link.

      Goddamn fucking Democrats are just as culpable in the destruction of public schools as are the fucking Republicans. And no, Bernie is no answer.

      http://www.livingindialogue.com/dfer-dances-around-trumps-public-school-wrecking-ball/

    • Juan de Fuca

      In that case, Trump’s running his company like Frontier Communications, which a friend of mine who works for Frontier told me is in way over their head and on the way out. So Trump is running his company much like Frontier or exactly like he ran the Taj Mahal.

    • From Russia with Love

      Fuckin’ A!

    • Stulexington

      It’ll never work, there’s no Government that a corporate government can beg handouts from.

  • Suttree

    ok.

    ther are too many stuffed animals who are missing me. I will talk to y’alll tomorrow. Night night

  • Serai 1
    • Persistent Demme

      OK, kinda creepy and kinda cute.

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      That’s tripping me out right now-WHYAREYOUSTARINGATME?!?!?!!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Bidding you good Wonkers good night with this delicious Republican infighting. Sleep well!

    https://twitter.com/dleemar/status/848752977884069888

  • Jamoche

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival is getting hit by the Muslim Ban fallout – usually Canadian schoolkids come by the busload to see the plays, but now they aren’t. This is costing them thousands of dollars in ticket sales.

    Also if you’re up there, you should go see this: https://www.osfashland.org/en/productions/2017-plays/mojada-a-medea-in-los-angeles.aspx – a modern retelling of Medea that explores the Mexican immigrant experience. It’s getting great reviews. Also, a friend of mine is in it :)

    • TJ Barke

      The cuts to the national endowment for the arts as well. FUCK TRUMP FUCK THE RIGHT I WILL FIGHT YOU FASCISTS TO HELL AND BACK!

      • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

        The Los Angeles Times is having almost daily articles about local programs and institutions that will be adversely affected.

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      From what I have read, the travel industry is losing millions or billions of dollars because bookings are way down due to the travel ban.

      Way to protect American jobs and economy, Donnie!

      *grumblesgrumblescursesdoesntwanttobebanhammeredfuckfuckfuckfuckFUCK*

    • Persistent Demme

      Saw Julius Caesar there where Caesar was played by a woman.
      Great show in a great town.
      Hate to see them hurting.

    • MA_pis_pe_Captain_Howdy

      Just learned today that an important Austrian composer, Klaus Lang, who has been here before, was denied a visa to come here last month because he has been to Iran. Western avant-garde composer doing cultural exchange with Iran, which could only serve to promote Western interests.

      • From Russia with Love

        Funny thing. People from NotAmerica actually visit Iran for pleasure/vacation. I would not expect our immigration officials to know this.*

        *a coworker of my best German bud was invited to speak at a DoD conference regarding cleanup of groundwater at disused military bases, but could not get in to the USA on an Esta Visa because he had traveled to Iran.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          And I myself would LOVE TO FLY TO IRAN!

          All those ancient aircraft – one can only dream

          https://media3.giphy.com/media/DOXRoOGaGN9XW/giphy.gif

          • phoenix00

            Give them credit, they are nefariously clever in procuring what equipment they do have!
            http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248861/iran-becomes-final-destination-for-virgin-a340s/

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            I was just speaking to a good friend (pilot working for Emirates) today about ancient aircraft types – and I think he said Saha Air still flew their Boeing 707s in Iran. My eyes just popped upon hearing this!!!!

          • From Russia with Love

            The USAF’s KC-135 aerial refueling tanker is a 707 at heart. It entered service in 1957.
            B-52s entered service couple years before that.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Man, when I lived in Qatar – we used to head to this water parks which was right next to a US Air Base (Al Udeid) – I loved watching the C-17s and KC-135s land there.

            We’d also spot the occasional Omni Air B777s or Delta B747s or Sun Country B737s doing military charters from Leipzig (?)

          • phoenix00

            That’s not a surprise. If you don’t have the foreign connections like Mahan Air or Iran Air, you’re stretching (old) working airframes right up to their limits, and scavenging non-working airframes for parts. They’re not exactly Cuban taxicab-level of, uh, Creative Engineering & Fabrication, but as much as I’d like to see DC-8s, B-707s, IL-96s and Tu-154s in their working habitat, I would hesitate mightily before actually hopping into one.

            This is changing though. Iran’s quite the sizeable slumbering aviation market. Not just for aircraft sales, but for infrastructure, maintenance, administration/management, etc etc – I see an entire industry waking up practically overnight. They not only need hardware but also expertise! And this is where The World can easily (and profitably!) step in! All because some black brothah and his warmongering vajay-jay-haver went and negotiated a Treaty/Deal and poof a bunch of economic sanctions went bai-bai!

            So yeah, excuse my screed/pivot, but anyone against the Iranian nuclear treaty is blind AF. Eliminating an ideological enemy while opening up an economic and social market all in one stroke? How is this a bad thing?

            Back to topicish: I say North Korea or Cuba are better places if you actually want to fly in some “legacy” Russki metal. And old Western hardware? Maybe Africa? Can’t think of many places where those are still in service….

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            That is quite true though – but there’s something I can’t shake off when it comes to these a/c – it just feels like stepping back into an era where flying was special, you know..? The novelty factor has definitely worn off quite quickly with the advent of LCCs, and you do miss that experience.

            Though I do agree with the rest, just my two measly cents…

          • phoenix00

            True. LCCs, and the so-called full-service carriers trying to be LCCs, are the bane of modern air travel. When there’s a choice to be made between flying, driving, and Greyhound, and not enough to make one noticeably compelling over the rest, there’s a problem.

            The good news, however, business class, on the whole, is improving rapidly and becoming the new first class. I got upgraded a while ago on a Air Canada transcon from Vancouver to Toronto on their 787, and it was just about everything I could ever ask for out of a flight – lie-flat seat with a padded ottoman for your feet, touchscreen IFE with a remote control (also touchscreen), lots of storage, a nice glass of red wine, and a tasty hot meal. Maybe not as awesome as hopping on a Comet or Concorde back in the day, but no complaints from me.

  • FDRliberal

    If you were a director, and you wanted to show an actor exactly how you needed a guilty character to behave, you could refer him or her to this video of Paul Manafort answering some questions about Trump and Russia.

    https://twitter.com/justin_kanew/status/848392578449977344

    • boyblue122

      no eye contact, no eye contact…also, mumble something incoherent under your breath for added effect

    • Jeff Ackerman

      I have friend that was a detective for the local Police Department for many years. He would have described Manoforts’ body language as some who is lying. Especially looking down and to his right as he talked.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Persistent Demme

      Wow!
      Yep.
      Not the “United” States anymore.
      (Love the placement of T***p’s head.)

      • phoenix00

        He’s on his knees too…….

  • Juan de Fuca

    Catching up on the news tonight and thought that it’s funny how all of the people in the White House now are complaining about a “Deep State” rebellion while criticizing the same organizations for not speaking out loudly enough before the Iraq war. Does anybody remember what happened to Valerie Plame, courtesy of the GOP?

  • Suttree

    Aleve PM better take care of my pain. If I had more money I would purchase heroin for my back pain, #Ineedtodoyoga

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Can you guys move to Colorado or some other sane state? We would totally take care of you.

      • Suttree

        I think Lizzie is set on Vermont. We had an imaginary conversation this weekend. It involved kittehs, red barns, snow and proximity to family. Mine in Vermont and hers in Mass. We are both from the northeast, I don’t know if we could handle Colorado. :)

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Thanks Pink, but my palate is broke. Dinner tonight with my wife’s new paralegal. Minced garlic crusted chicken breast, mashed potatoes studded with minced raw garlic, garlic bread — with visible minced garlic pieces, and green beans with slivered alm . . . nope slivered garlic. The pièce de résistance? A fucking bowl of minced raw garlic on the table just in case you didn’t get enough or have a severe vampire infestation or something.

    People should have to get a license before they are allowed to buy pre-peeled or pre-minced garlic.

    • Juan de Fuca

      Don’t leave so soon guys! You have to try this garlic and amaretto flavored cheesecake I made!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        You MONSTER!

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        What is WRONG with you?

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Wait–I was going to make garlic espresso!

      • phoenix00

        Trying to make Those Cakes We Like?

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Personally, I frolic in garlic unless I’m bucolic in the Antarctic.

  • FukuiSanYesOta

    I learned a thing today.

    “Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents declassified in 2006 show that the capture of Eichmann caused alarm at the CIA and West German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). Both organizations had known for at least two years that Eichmann was hiding in Argentina, but did not act, because it did not serve their interests in the Cold War to do so.”

    Didn’t know that. Sorry to be Dave Downer.

    • akryan

      When I was in college I went and saw a presentation by the man who captured Eichmann. He was an old man by then of course. He said that he used to kidnap his friends for fun and practice. I guess we all have different hobbies. Weird guy.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Oh, please, every Jew knows that. The U.S. also re-hired and fully supported former Nazis as they rebuilt Germany. It was easier for them, the Nazis knew the factories and they could delegate to them. Very muddy morality for the U.S. both during and after that particular war. NO one was going after Eichmann until the fantastic, wonderful brave Israelis got him by the sheer strength of their wits. It’s an amazing story, full of trickery and brilliance–you really have to read it!!

  • Nounverb911
    • FukuiSanYesOta

      I don’t like the end of the line.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Bridge Over the River Why

  • Nounverb911
  • From Russia with Love

    October 19, 2016
    “Whatever happened to the element of surprise?”
    — Trump wondered about Mosul.

    April 2, 2017
    “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”
    — Trump on Sunday.

    Well, that didn’t last long.

    • akryan

      That should calm the nerves of the paranoid piglet of Pyongyang. This dumb fuck is going to start a nuclear war.

      • From Russia with Love

        Feature, not a bug.

        • akryan

          If I was prez and wanted to do outreach to Pyongyang, I would do something super crazy. I’d appoint Dennis Rodman as ambassador. Sounds nuts, because he is and it is, but he is also the American with the most experience dealing with lil’ Kim. He’s actually secured the release of hostages before. It would make a great movie.

      • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

        The bullet point list for Donny re DPRK:
        1. Out nukes can touch them
        2. Their nukes can’t touch us
        3. You need a distraction bigly

        There you have it folks, war with North Korea is gonna happen

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    I still want to know why and how Jared Fucking Kushner is now in, of all places, Iraq.

    He knows nothing about anything other than inheritance and real estate and how to knock up Donald’s ‘hot’ daughter.

    Is Donald too afraid to go there himself like Obama did at the same time in his presidency? We don’t need kids to conduct foreign policy in Iraq, WE NEED FUCKING ADULTS.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/02/politics/jared-kushner-iraq/index.html

    • From Russia with Love

      Tell us how you really feel.

    • akryan

      Jared is now the American Prime Minister. You remember when the Right freaked the fuck out because Clinton tried to give his cousin a job in the travel department at the White House? Travelgate was a huge scandal. Not a peep out of them about Trump’s nepotism.

      • phoenix00

        As usual, IOKIYAR

        • akryan

          That’s been taken to exponential levels with Trump. Imagine the fact that one day there will be a Trump presidential library.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Maybe the Joint Chiefs are hoping he’ll be educable, unlike his father-in-law.

  • Fish is one of those few things I try to avoid cooking. It never seems to turn out well for me. I did have a tuna sandwich today, though. Hopefully that will keep my brain running along for awhile.

    • From Russia with Love

      And it stanks up the house.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Look what the Senate Democrats are paying for. Thanks, Chuck Schumer. I didn’t want to win the House back anyway.

    https://twitter.com/KThomasDC/status/848690583828934656

  • Jennifer R

    Just had a 5 hour nap; and crap do I feel good for once.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      A nap and a crap are always appreciated.

      • akryan

        Sometimes a good piss is better than an orgasm. Guy thing.

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          Oh yes. It is just as good as an orgasm.

          Throw a vibrator in there and you could probably round it off pretty neatly.

          • akryan

            Oh fuck you. I just pictured that. That’s some dirty fucked up fetish porn.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA –

            the internet puts out some weird shit.

          • akryan

            Just remember to never, ever, read the comments.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            I don’t think I’ve ever had more shame after reading the comments underneath these vids.

            So effing disturbing as hell..

          • Shanzgood

            They have comments? Huh.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Those exist, unlike Wonkette that don’t – but then Wonkette is also a little pornographic so did I really stumble on comments..?

          • Shanzgood

            You fell into the Twilight Zone’s adult version.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            WHY IS EVERYTHING GOING BLACK AND WHITE *twilight zone music playing*

          • akryan

            I always wonder who it is exactly that writes comments on porn. I can’t imagine doing the whole, “good actors, but not enough asshole shots. 3 stars”

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Or the whole “damn weird camera angle” – it’s like JESUS.

          • akryan

            Jesus did porn?

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Have you read the Bible ;)

          • akryan

            Ezekial 23:20
            “She lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.”

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            Uh huh.

            Jesus didn’t star in any of those pornos, but he sure as hell wrote kickass erotic scenes.

          • Master Contrail Program

            Uhh…..that wasn’t a boom mic in the shot.

        • Shanzgood

          I don’t know whether to envy your pees or feel sorry for your orgasms.

          • akryan

            envy the pees because orgasms are pretty darn good too.

          • From Russia with Love

            I know I’ve never stayed in a bar all night hoping for a great pee at the end of the evening.

          • akryan

            I suppose I’m the one that started this whole bizarre conversation, but you can always take a piss at a bar. I’ve been