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Portland, Oregon, put on your fancy frocks fashioned of only the finest Birkenstock vegan leather, and smear cruelty-free lipstick all over your pretty face, we are coming to barbecue meats and tofus at you, next Monday, May 8, at Mt. Tabor Park!

(Bring your own tofus.)

We shall meet at Picnic Area A at Mt. Tabor Park, because that is the only area we can readily make out on this verkakte map. We shall eat and drink and play “Throw the Baby” from let us call it 5 to 8 p.m.

“Editrix, why are you going to Portland instead of coming to visit me in Amundsen-Scott, South Pole,” you are probably asking right about now, funk soul brothers. Well, we will get to the South Pole EVENTUALLY, and if you are on the way from northwest Montana to Portland, you can put in a request for us to come visit you personal, because we are the greatest, most reader-oriented of all the for-profit, ad-free, people-funded, neoliberal shill liberal news sites and recipe hubs. Josh Marshall does not pull his sailboat into your driveway in Louisville, Kentucky. Matt Yglesias does not wheel his ATV into wherever people drive ATV’s. (He also probably does not have an ATV.)

Also, this time we just feel like going to Portland, because it is full of such good wonkers they seize the means of drinky-thing production and throw them themselves!

Until we get to Your House, USA, have a picture of a baby in a hat.

And another

You probably really should just buy a hat.

Ok, see you next Monday, Portland pals!

(To recap: Mon., May 8, 5-8 p.m. at Picnic Area A at Mt. Tabor Park. We will bring meats for barbecuing! You could bring a treat to share! Like MAYBE JUST SPITBALLING a tomato bruschetta from your garden that will knock my socks off! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.)

All other wonkers, COMMENCE TO CRYIN’! In this, your OPEN THREAD!

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  • BadKitty904

    A Wonkette Pot-luck in Portland. Well, I nevah…

  • Picabo

    Is this open thread?

    • Dr Skwerl B-bart MI-6 Expert

      Depends, whatcha want to tell us?

      • Picabo

        I love you all Wonkateers.

        • FlownΩver

          Then yes.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      I don’t know. Can you invade an open thread?

    • rebecca

      it is! updated!

  • Dr Skwerl B-bart MI-6 Expert

    Amundsen-Scott, South Pole

    Thanks for the shout out!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • TJ Barke

    Monday? WTF?

  • Greyhame

    Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.
    https://youtu.be/N4d7Wp9kKjA

  • Bill D. Burger

    Our middle son’s practice is in Portland. I’m sending him the info.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    So the House leadership and VP Pence are trying to get moderates on board the Health Care atrocity by claiming that anything bad in it will be fixed in the Senate.

    That didn’t sit well with my Republican congresscritter.

    “Seriously, you want me to go back and tell the people in my fourth of Nevada ‘the Senate will make it better?'” [Rep. Mark] Amodei said. “What the hell?”

    • BadKitty904

      What the hell, indeed, Mark. What. The. Hell.

    • cmd resistor

      Perhaps the most encouraging thing lately is seeing republicans occasionally having a clue.

      • Ms.Moon

        There is an election next year Turnip is blowing through his good will like it’s coke in a Miami club during the ’80’s. They’re seeing the writing on the wall especially if the olds get screwed by them “fixing” healthcare. Republicans like their cushy jobs where they “work” something like 137 days a year.

    • FlownΩver

      Sam Brownback used the same argument for his Kansas tax cuts. We’re still in the hole, and still waiting for that fix.

    • Annie Jomes

      Good, sounds like calling his office every other day has done some good (I’m also in northern NV. Hi!). Hopefully he’s maybe starting to worry, a wee smidge, about next year? God I hope so. He’s such a wanker.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I would do anything for you…………..but I won’t do that….

  • mrFawkes

    Mt Tabor is a great choice for a party. Been away from P-town for awhile, but here is a memory from Mt Tabor’s Adult Soapbox Derby… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b27de26cf98f536d59428d88252ec69090061b4284995c2844329cbf697c346b.jpg

    • Bill D. Burger

      Mt. Tabor is a beautiful area….as is Portland….as is Oregon, actually! :)

      One of the few places around where you can be directed to a picnic area, a playground and a volcano!

      http://quirkytravelguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mount-tabor-park-sign.jpg

      • mrFawkes

        Lived in the shadows of Tabor–67th & Division.

        • Bill D. Burger

          Our son lives in West Linn. Great area, amazing views ….but most of Portland has amazing views. :)

          • Rasilom

            But the traffic! I have nightmares about driving I-5 through there on a trip from Roseburg back up here to AK. Even the raven hitting the windshield at 70 MPH on the Alaska Highway wasnt as terrifying. I do agree about the views, very beautiful place.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Old Man Tabor was trying to keep people away from the extinct volcano with this glow in the dark paint and rubber mask!”

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    Bobby Peru don’t come up for air!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Can we really believe Wonkette is invading Portland out of Altruism?”
    — Megan McCardlle

  • jowgajen
    • BadKitty904

      You’re a wallaby?

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        I’m a wally?

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • Lambsendbeds

      Dafuq?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
        • Lambsendbeds

          Ohhh…thanks. I tried to get into Grimm. It’s the type of fantasy show I usually love. Mebbe I was too far behind by the time I watched a few episodes, but we just didn’t click.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            It got better when they realized they should steal more ideas from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (IMHO)

          • JCfromNC

            The ending left something to be desired for me, but at least they did more or less *end* it, rather than just quit.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            That last season had some pacing problems; I’m not sure when they found out it was the last. Black Claw went from being a huge menace to basically being dealt with off screen. But they still had several MOTW episodes.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Nazi Furries?

    • BadKitty904

      Dr. Moreau?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Which one’s Moe?….

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        Who’s on first?

    • Bill D. Burger

      The cast of an avant garde production of “Cats”?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Bree Turner may have spawned the next generation of furries, almost single-handedly, but not the Nazi kind, I think.

      • puredog

        I loves me some Bree.

    • hendenburg2

      Uhm… Are these knock-off X-men?

  • brucej

    we are the greatest, most reader-oriented of all the for-profit, ad-free, people-funded, neoliberal shill liberal news sites and recipe hubs.

    I miss the days of when this was a simple mommyblog. With ponies and Blingee. Also too I wish I was in Portland right now instead of Baja Arizona. :-(

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Where are the long gone days of Butterface?….

      • FlownΩver

        Butterstick, if you please.

    • snark-lurker

      donut forget the sideboob features

    • JCfromNC

      On a whim, I looked up the Wikipedia entry on this here mommyblog/recipe hub, and it had a list of “regular features”, none of which have been run in over a year. Methinks the page needs a wee update.

  • Lambsendbeds

    Oh rats! So close, but yet so far (from Oakland). *sadface*

  • Picabo
  • tehbaddr

    I want meats thrown at my face, but am nowhere near Portlandia. 8^(

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Want some good news? More Democrats in Congress are waking the fuck up:

    Democrats give up hope on striking a deal with Trump

    Congressional Democrats see no hope of compromise with the president and look to obstruct any progress on his agenda

    The crisis of confidence they felt after Trump’s shocking win has faded and his record-low poll numbers have killed any incentive in their minds to suck it up and compromise with him.

    “There is zero chance of any of this working out that way, and it doesn’t matter who you’re changing,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who notes that many of his colleagues who once decried his absolute opposition to Trump now agree with him. “At the end of the day,” he added, “this is Donald Trump, and we don’t want to work with him.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ffd18ef8614d2b81e5bbc3f8462544710e19f83899a8fea7771a5da00a3315db.jpg

  • BadKitty904

    Oh, I forgot to say HAPPY MAY DAY, Wonketteers!!1!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvhNuK9Fro0

    (Please note that I am not responsible for the person who posted this on YouTube being unable to correctly spell “Wicker“.)

  • Nounverb911

    What about Seattle? What are we, chopped liver?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1844d1f1db5d226047153b20c45715972a686c8fde45a79c1d3fda3cfe38e607.jpg

    ( Sorry, disqus doesn’t like really wide photos)

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Hey, they ignore me when I mention Vancouver too, for International Wonkery :(

    • BadKitty904

      More of a “steamed geoduck,” I would’ve thought…

      • anon_the_great

        True fact. Geoduck is inedible. Believing different is a cruel trick played on us El Nortes by the wily Japanese

        • BadKitty904

          I live in Florida, where we have REAL shellfish. God knows what lives in the frozen seas of the North…

    • weejee

      Going for the vertical Noun? Point ’em down and let them buck. We’re olde, but so what – you only die once.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66b6d8a85d6e83717e06b1ef5d998c59a605d26a4a667e28d4a491bd83956ff6.gif

    • shastakoala

      It’s an acquired taste.

    • shivaskeeper

      It’s only four hours.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Neck cramp!

  • Jenny

    Should have started in the south, by the time you get around here it will be too fucking hot!

    Don’t worry you can dodge a tornado or seven in a wonkebago. We do it all the time!

  • hendenburg2

    So I’m sure you guys have all heard about the “Fyre” festival debacle, and are grinning ear-to-ear with glee.

    So here’s an account from someone who worked for them for all of a couple of days before quitting:

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/fyre-festival-exumas-bahamas-disaster.html

    My favorite line is the last one: “They overlooked so many very basic things. And baby, they forgot to make me sign an NDA.”

    • BadKitty904

      A Blizzard of Snowflakes Melts in the Caribbean Sun…

    • jowgajen

      Funny comment on that article:

      imgiovanni 2 days ago
      Democrats: Donald Trump is the biggest con artist of all time.
      Ja Rule: Hold my beer.
      Fyre Festival organizer: We forgot to get beer.

      • hendenburg2

        As funny as that is, booze was about the ONLY thing they made sure to get.

        • aureolaborealis

          I thought they just had a booze sponsor … not actual booze.

          • hendenburg2

            Well, booze sponsors are booze companies that provide booze at a discounted rate in exchange for booze marketing and exclusive rights to sell their booze at an event.

            Plus, it mentions that they handed out booze on the beach while people waited for the FEMA Villas to be ready. Then the booze ran out

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        $100,000,000 lawsuit already filed

  • Alexander Stallwitz
    • BJW

      This is wonderful!

  • SterWonk

    Turn south and come to SFBA next!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      And then take the coastal route to Los Angeles! We miss you down here, @rebecca:disqus !

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Ventura Highway in the sunshine

      • hendenburg2

        Nah, there’s nothing good about LA (present company excepted).

        Come down to San Diego. We have a meadery that is decorated like a Viking hall

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Hey!

          That said, I love San Diego too. A friend and I were just laughing about the fact that everyone hates Los Angeles, but we don’t hate on any other city. Or person, except for Donald of course…

  • Ezio

    I made spaghetti-O’s for dinner but I felt dirty because it goes against everything I believe in. At least it’s quick to cook and quick to clean.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Hey, I made the rice part of Mrs. Toomush’s lamb stir fry! If only I could reach that good spot on my back….

    • Nyumbu

      Until you spill it on a white shirt. Then it’s not quick to clean at all, unless you just throw the shirt in the trash.

  • aureolaborealis
  • Here’s one for the “on Maui’s” and the rest of you also too. Springtime on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    I’ll see you in Portland if I ride 2750 miles over the next 6 days.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f2f9bf1e042d51b00dd437378d7a171e6364cb0ec0c883951db65a209e1c158.jpg

    • Rasilom

      Do it! Them there highways aint gonna ride themselves.

    • rebecca

      we stayed at a wonker’s LOVELY home in Minnesota. he had a plaque explaining he had touched all 48 continental states in … a week? four hours? something.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Please, please do not try to comment on Wonkette while you are riding……..it’s not allowed!….

  • Jenny

    Ya know my fortune cookie said “you will be re-united with a forgotten friend.” Is that the wonkettes?

    Probably not, probably just some asshole I intentionally ignored.

  • Ezio
    • HazooToo

      I would ask to come, but then I’d have to leave the house and talk to you face to face, and that’s uncomfortable.

    • Stulexington

      5. enjoy the best part of the party: leftovers.

    • Boscoe

      Dude, get out of my head! ;P

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire dedicated a good portion of his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning to discussing the issues of “weather manipulation” and wondering if the storms that ravaged several states over the weekend were the result of “weather terrorism.”

    Daubenmire said that while most people will dismiss this as “all tinfoil hat stuff,” it can’t be denied that “people who’ll kill babies” are capable of anything.

    “Folks, we’re talking about people who’ll kill babies,” he said. “They don’t even think about killing babies. We’re talking about unsaved people who will do anything for money.”

    He’s quite wrong. I think about killing babies ALL THE TIME. Not for money, though- a unicorn’s gotta eat.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-wonders-if-recent-storms-were-really-weather-terrorism/

    • BadKitty904

      We’re talking about unsaved people who will do anything for money.

      No, Dave, that’s the Republicans.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        And Dave….

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Only ones that I know who kill babbies are the fucking republicans who keep cutting budgets for infant meals and healthcare and prenatal treatment for the mothers. You’re thinking of a fetus, dipshit. Something that is not a babby.

    • BadKitty904

      Wait, is Soros paying us to kill babies, too???

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        No, but I am turning in the skins for the bounty.

      • Boscoe

        The problem is that he keeps making the weed stronger so I keep forgetting to kill all the babbys…

        • BadKitty904

          It’s always something, ya know?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      You gotta roast the baby low & slow.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Rosemary, garlic, a dash of worcestershire…

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      If we could manipulate the weather, why wouldn’t we just bury half of the old Confederacy in 20 feet of snow whilst the Left Coast and New England are sunny and 75?

  • Oh my, it’s Imelda May’s new release:

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

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Ezio

      “Obama made race relations worse! If it wasn’t for him slavery never would have happened in the first place. Period.”

    • jesterpunk
      • Zippy W Pinhead

        CNN: both sides started it. we’ll have to leave it there

        • jesterpunk

          Bernie: “If the Washington elite didnt ignore the south’s concerns and listened to their point of view this wouldn’t have happened”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I hope that psychotic sheriff is one of them:

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/859162987269165056

  • Moebym Reborn

    Funny/terrifying anecdote:

    Back when I was still in Wisconsin, I was friends with a couple who owned a sizeable collection of swords, spears, daggers, etc. that they acquired from the Ren Faire (among other sources), and would occasionally hone their skills on plastic containers filled with water. They sometimes invited their friends to try their hand at using the weapons, and a good time was always had by all.

    One time, while I was standing well off to the side of someone whose turn it was to practice with the sword, the weapon flew out of his hands while he was swinging, and it flew in my general direction. I barely noticed, but the observers shortly thereafter told me how close the sword was to hitting me. The thing was pretty sharp, so it could’ve given me a nice, big gash on my side had it been mere inches closer. (Don’t worry, no one has ever gotten hurt, as the owners of the weapons take every precaution necessary to prevent injuries.)

    I miss those days.

    • Jenny

      Some dickhole stabbed people at UT Austin with a bowie knife today. Already the chants about Muslims have started. No indication he was anything but cray.

    • BadKitty904

      On the other hand, now you do have a really cool story to tell.

    • hendenburg2

      What brought this on?

      • Moebym Reborn

        You mean why I posted this, or why we were playing with swords? I just recalled the memory out of the blue. As for why, it’s because their friends expressed interest in practicing with their weapons.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Here, hold my mead and watch this!…..

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Is this a joke? If so, it isn’t a funny one. If not, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST:

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/859156595816714240

  • Carpe Vagenda

    The Dowager Crown Prince of Kekistan establishes a beachhead in the WH press room.

    https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/859151810724065280/video/1

  • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

    Chicago is on the way to Portland if you drive around the monsooning and flooding and tornadoing and such as…

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Stay tuned. Theres iz rumorses regarding Chicago….

    • Boscoe

      Just try not to get any carnage on you…

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • proudgrampa

    Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

    https://youtu.be/n2xODjbfYw8

  • Ezio

    LOL. I find it so hilarious when I see alt-righters post these cartoons on their pages that show Richard Spencer or Pepe the frog in a MAGA hat getting punched with a word balloon saying “so much for the tolerant left”. Like dude, when did I ever say I was going to be to be tolerant to someone who believes anyone not like them is inferior or needs to be exterminated? Excuse me for not bringing out tea and biscotti for you.

    • Boscoe

      The problem is that you’re assuming they’re actually attempting to use logic when all they’re really doing is rationalizing every awful thing they’ll ever do.

  • Nounverb911
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Oh, for fuck’s sake.

      • FlownΩver

        Yay! The oldies are the besties, Cally!

    • jesterpunk

      The mini-skirt policy that allows the MRA assholes to dismiss any sexual harassment complaint? How convenient.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • BadKitty904

      Plus, as I understand it, Trump made money off said “entertainment,” as he owns stock in the company that makes the missiles.

      • Khavrinen

        Emoluments? Never heard of them. Are they an Emo band?

        • NastyBossetti

          Yes, and our first practice is next week.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Of all the spectacularly revolting things about this, Ross financed the political careeer of Betsy McCaughey Ross (while they were married she called herself Betsy Ross, which wurp, and she ran as a democrat on his dime on a platform of unrestricted abortion access and how much the Republicans sucked at healthcare) so he while he was still officially a Democrat he helped keep us from having coverage as much as Andrew Sulivan did.

    • aureolaborealis

      “For the evening’s final frivolity, I have arranged to have pony-tailed, Birkenstock-wearing college professors impaled on wooden stakes throughout the dining room. Enjoy!”

    • Jenny

      I’m sure the leader of our on again off again rival was very amused.

      • FlownΩver

        How does one say in Cantonese: Jesus! Missiles and cake for dessert! This asshole’s even crazier than we thought! Let’s see if we can sell one of our brand-new “islands” to him!

    • RobKanC

      How amusing and quaint. I remember the time we launched artillery against those smelly brown people. It was amusing as well. Good times!!

    • boyblue122

      A Trump lackey actually said that? Usually his buddies try not to make him look like a fool

      • Shoto

        Trying to make Drumpf not look like a fool is a full-time job. Plus overtime.

      • Khavrinen

        Key word in that sentence being “try”.

    • janecita

      I feel nauseated.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I. Just. The Milken awards.

  • memzilla Ω
    • I love the 401

      • Courser_Resistance

        Isn’t that the highway between Windsor and Toronto? If so, I’ve driven it. Most desolate place I’ve ever seen outside of NE Colorado along I-76

        • Windsor to just past Ottawa. And the stretch to from Windsor to Toronto is a laugh riot in comparison to the Toronto eastward leg

          • Courser_Resistance

            For the record, I followed all posted limits for about an hour. Then, after not seeing another single person, aside from the occasional semi that blew by me, I said fuck it and drove like a bat outta hell and used my radar detector which is illegal (or at least was at the time).

        • m3bosha

          My 88 year old grandma lives in a tiny town just after I-76 merges into I-80. I have traveled that road my whole life. Best advise… know where to stop, because the rest is a creepy opening to a horror movie. Loves, Ft.Morgan/Brush and Bosslemans good… random abandoned looking “gas stations” that appear every 20 miles…. bad!

          • Courser_Resistance

            Oooh, the dead Stuckey’s that been out in the middle of nowhere forever!

          • proudgrampa

            Motel Hell?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        God Save the Queen.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        ‘k

      • Drove that flat ribbon of highway the last time when my mum passed in Queen Vic, London. Painted this to purge the grief of that road… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b2e7b34def21c81cb1081a03cc58efa0842e442a3494247bdb58883dc603e26a.jpg

    • Nounverb911

      I got a speeding ticket doing 146 in a 130 zone on the Autobahn three years ago, I got the ticket 4 months after it happened, (Germany sent it surface mail) Thye’re still waiting for me to pay it….

      • Msgr_MΩment

        That’s 90 in an 80 zone, for all us Luddite-living Murkkens.

  • shastakoala

    You could always visit Idaho again Rebecca. It’s kinda a land bridge to Oregon with a few exits. :)

  • Bill D. Burger

    Obviously, I would be no fan of Greta Van Susteren, but I did just laugh at her loud lead-in vocal to her show: “A killer is headed to the White House. No, he didn’t jump the fence. He was invited by Donald Trump.”

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

    https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/05/01/here-s-what-happened-when-trump-white-house-gave-alt-right-troll-access-press-room/21623 Deplorable alt-right trolls allowed access to White House press briefing. Press room now requires fumigation.

  • Jennifer R

    Instead of sleep, I had an insomnia and added more features to my project.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      That’s good, but you should sleep at some point, yes? We don’t need to hear they found a sleep-deprived you at the local golf course looking for the mole people.

  • TheFamilyThalamus

    This is in my Instant Pot right now and it smells soooooo good, not sure how I’m gonna wait a whole 30 minutes!!
    https://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-chicken-and-rice-one-pot-meal/

  • BadKitty904

    Given the intensity with which I’m being glared at, it’s time to feed the cats. Laterz, chickpeas!

  • Ωbjectifier

    “Throw the Baby”
    Is that like dwarf tossing? Seems a bit insensitive.

    • shastakoala

      I was wondering if it was a distance or catching competition.

      • Bobathonic

        It’s food prep.

  • DensityDestiny

    The look on Donna Rose’s face says “Fill my sippy cup. NOW!”

    • BadKitty904

      And see what the boys in the back room”ll have…

  • Jeffocaster in Detroit

    The phone is ALWAYS off the hook, so I can NEVER call…………

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • jesterpunk

      He wants to turn it into Fox News light with slightly less sexual harassment?

    • boyblue122

      Hint to MSNBC: Reporting actual news gets ratings.

      No one wants to listen to political hot take Fox News style journalism

    • BMW

      Invisible hand of the market says what?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      It’s almost as if corporate America wants to silence the last somewhat left leaning voice on cable…

    • BJW

      Lack sounds like a major, well, you know.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • Jon Sussex

      Demand for visits to Adam Smith’s grave: weak.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        It’s quite popular up in Edinburgh, as it happens.
        Quite a nice kirkyard to visit.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      What’s it cost to piss on Ayn Rand’s grave?

      • Bobathonic

        I want that business to exist.

      • Jon Sussex

        The price of an Uber to Westchester County?

      • hendenburg2

        So I would definitely set up a business to charge for the opportunity. You know, to honor her memory.

        Then I would donate the proceeds to charity to piss on it as well.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Ask the Russians…

      • Boscoe
  • hendenburg2

    In other really funny news “Maga” is actually the Nigerian word for (politely) “dunce,” and it is the word that Nigerian email scammers call their marks.

    • Boscoe

      I have no reason not to believe that is completely true. :D

  • memzilla Ω
    • Msgr_MΩment

      I didn’t ask for Kansas.

      • Ωbjectifier

        Few do.

      • BeachBum

        No one does. You just break down with no money, and meet a girl, and….well…then shit happens. I’ve heard.

      • BJW

        Earworm!

    • BeachBum

      Maybe there is Hope for the airlines.

    • Seamus Romney

      Dad?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “I’ve been criticized because people said, ‘Oh, you shouldn’t use the impeachment word.’ But I have a deep and strong feeling about what I’m hearing and what I’m seeing and what I’m learning,” Waters said in an interview with The Washington Post.

      Thank you, Maxine Waters. We need you now more than ever!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Shoto

      Remind me again why Phil Griffin still has a job?

      • It might be his boss, Lack according to an article Callyson linked below

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        because he’s not Jeff Zucker?

    • TJ Barke

      Proper response: “That’s asinine, you’re a simpleton.”

    • mackafritz

      Why is Joe Walsh still a thing?

      • Shoto

        Because morons Phil Griffin and Andy Lack still have jobs, for some fucked up, unknowable reason.

    • m3bosha

      I. Words. Just. Don’t. Video. Booze. Please.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Really sums them up well, though.
      “I am going to decide that this thing is exactly what I want it to be, and ignore all the glaring evidence of the reality that it is pretty much the opposite of that.”

      Rinse. Repeat for anything and all things.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Amazing that this man has lived this long without being victim to a rogue shoelace mishap or getting stuck on an escalator.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Is this the part where I go “boo-hoo”?
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/859167520359690242

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • Shoto

      Pretentious Goop-Peddler Gwyneth Paltrow ain’t got shit on Dingbat Grifter Barbie Vank-Vank.

      • BMW

        +1 for “Dingbat Grifter Barbie Bank-Bank.”

    • not_vh

      throwing work-life balance since 1990.

      first they told me work hard in high school and you can get into good college and then you can enjoy.
      then they told me work hard in college and you’ll get good job and then you can enjoy
      then they tell me work hard during working years and you can enjoy at retirement.

    • Shanzgood

      What, she finally sold her children?

    • NastyBossetti

      What is this “work-life balance?”

      • not_vh

        not likely to find an answer here. none of us have the luxury of declaring that “i’m still learning about the job” or that “i never realized it was this hard”. we would all be kicked out of our jobs for, forget saying, even implying something similar. but when you at helm of knobs controlling the fate of a significant chunk of humanity you have the luxury of being as incompetent, and declaring you incompetence to get sympathy.

        • Shanzgood

          Well, he’s white and is presumed to have a penis and a bunch of money. Apparently, that’s good enough.

          • not_vh

            ivanka too. check her whine in germany

          • Shanzgood

            She’s just an extension of ALL those things about her daddy.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        something those of us not billionaire spawn gave up decades ago…

      • Lizzietish81

        No idea, but then I haven’t worked in a month

    • jesterpunk
    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Children as accessories? So Mommy Wars 1985. Fuck off, Ivanka.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      So now she only sees the nanny her children at breakfast and bedtime

    • Nounverb911
    • Bill D. Burger
    • ariel_gee_398

      Did she think it’d be easier, too?

    • Jenny

      She doesn’t have to. Seriously. She’s rich. She could even go back to her sham company. There is no damn good reason to be at the white house.

      • Major_Major_Major

        Someone has to keep the precedent’s penis in check.

    • not_vh

      how fucking insensitive can you get? there are fucking people working 2-3 jobs, 60-80 hours just to make ends meet and provide decent education for their kids. and live anxiously week on week wondering if they’ll might not get those hours the next week. and you are whining about work life balance?

      • Jenny

        Not to mention the lost time with the kids.
        Ivanka is a hosebeast.

    • not_vh

      madam “secretary”. please. stfu.

    • Boscoe

      Right. I’m sure she has no idea what “work” actually means, just like her dad.

  • Shoto

    Verkakte maps are the best maps. Science Fact.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The Verkakes we like.

  • Ill_Used_Floppy_Disk

    I’m beginning to see a pattern here. Last time your road tour came to Portland, I went to Montana. This time I’m going farther east, possibly to the Atlantic Ocean, if I can find it.

    • NastyBossetti

      One time, my sister and I failed to find the Atlantic Ocean.
      We were on Long Island.

      • TJ Barke

        Friend of mine told me once that some people came into their shop and asked what “that big lake that is out there?” It was the Pacific.

        • NastyBossetti

          That’s a REALLY big lake.

          • TJ Barke

            The biggest.

        • h4rr4r

          We get that in Buffalo all the time.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Just go east til your hat floats, as we say in Chicago.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    May Day protest around the country bring Resistance and Movement folks together. This article talks about two, count’em two, protest in NYC and the protest at Atlanta City Hall.
    https://mic.com/articles/175539/may-day-2017-black-lives-matter-activists-rally-with-immigrant-labor-and-lgbtq-groups?utm_medium=web&utm_source=micPush#.usK8pHnHV

  • Courser_Resistance

    OT: I live across the street from a construction site and I was happy to note that there were almost no workers on site today. They were probably all at the May Day Labor and Immigrants rally, since they are both.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Memories of an early 80s Lutz tavern 4th of July egg toss and general biker bbq. I think it was Mt. Tabor, but as I am now an oldz, and that was when dinosaurs still walked the Earth, I can’t be sure.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      The Lutz Tavern!?!? My first tavern. One of those great old school blue collar places, infested by some college punks, like me.

  • Shanzgood

    Just as an inducement to attend the Portland thing, this is what sometimes happens to Wonkers moments before they are about to meet Editrix, Shy, and Donna Rose:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c8994096392b27592ca6ae18101ff7189b7930c947274fcfd848eee6a818d2bc.jpg

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      They start tripping balls?

      • Shanzgood

        Doing huh?

        • NastyBossetti

          You know, like when you take acid.

          • Shanzgood

            Oh. I don’t know. I’ve never met the Wonkfam OR done acid.

          • NastyBossetti

            I’ve only met Evan and another dude who wrote some things on here a while ago is my brother, but hanging out with them is not at all like doing acid.

          • Shanzgood

            Oh, good. I’d like to meet them one day.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            The meetinz of WonkFam and wonkettes with familiar namez is fun. But I never did acid. Or MDA or MDMA or whatever it is.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            It is.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            both at once would probably be totes fun…

          • CindyinEncinitas

            No, that’s ecstasy. Frying is acid.

          • NastyBossetti

            I can’t speak to everyone’s age group and geographic location, but in mine, we definitely used that phrase for acid. Frying was another option. Ecstasy was rolling.

    • Jeffocaster in Detroit

      Your hands start to turn to yellow peppers?

      • Shanzgood

        Yes, exactly. Nobody ever goes hungry that way. WONKFAM IS BETTER THAN JEEBUS!!!

  • memzilla Ω
    • Bill D. Burger

      Or a pedestrian enjoying one of those diabetus’-inducing Unicorn Frappuccinos and not looking where he was walking. .

  • Ezio
    • As long as June ends May (Theresa)

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        TBH Tony Bliar making a comeback (as a LibDem FFS WTF?) might make May think it’s a Double Xmas and Birthday Election treat.

        • Because Ant-phony Charles Lynton B. Liar Baron Basra and pedigree bush poodle was never a Socialist in the first place. He was always just a chancer who got lucky with the death of John Smith

  • HogeyeGrex
  • Moebym Reborn

    Parents repatriating tomorrow, this time permanently. I’m having mixed feelings about living with them again, but it will be nice to not have to live alone in the house.

    • HazooToo

      I hope they’re going to be good roommates.

      • Moebym Reborn

        It’s their house I’m living in, so it’s I who has to behave. :p

        • HazooToo

          Ooohh… good luck with that too!

  • Nounverb911
    • Khavrinen

      My, doesn’t he look happy? Just what he always wanted.

  • Nounverb911
  • Suse
  • Nounverb911
    • Shanzgood

      Is opioid dependency a pre-existing condition?

      • jesterpunk

        Depends on the user, if they are white its an epidemic we need to do something about if they are a minority they are criminals.

        • Shanzgood

          I always forget how that works.

          • jesterpunk

            Shootings work almost the same way,

            White shooter = mental illness or lone wolf

            Black or Latin shooter = culture

            Muslim= terrorist

          • h4rr4r

            There is an cheap and simple tool you can use for this. Go to the nearest grocery store and ask for a paper bag.

        • Suse

          Jared’s going to solve that problem as soon as he brokers peace in the Middle East.

      • Boscoe

        I think the idea is EVERYTHING is a pre-existing condition, if the GOP gets their way.

    • Suse

      This made me have my 2nd rage stroke today. Grrr…

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        If it’ll make you feel better folks are absolutely roasting him to a fine crisp on Twitter and burning up the phone lines about it.

        • The Wanderer

          Good! The shithead deserves it.

    • jesterpunk

      So they wont cover blue color workers who have to sit at a desk all day at work? What about coal miners with miners lung? Or anyone else who works in a dangerous job that is hazardous to their health?

      • jowgajen

        I get why we put $215million in the budget for out of work coal miners’ health insurance, but why the hell should the gov’t have to subsidize the cost for these dangerous jobs?

        • jesterpunk

          Because the coal companies where closing once they where done destroying the mines leaving the miners with no benefits. But only miners get that protection for some reason.

        • BeachBum

          I am hoping this could be a precedent that could come around and bite the GOP’s ass someday. There are lots of debilitating jobs and tons more that have closed or gone for good.

      • Shanzgood

        Hey, let’s go straight for the unmarried moms.

        • Suse

          And babbies borned with congenital conditions.

          • Boscoe

            And really everyone, ’cause you only get sick if you’re bad and God hates you, right? -unless you’re rich of course, then he’s just testing your awesomeness.

      • Suse

        It’s totally their fault for choosing to work in dangerous jobs. Personal responsibility, JP!

        • jesterpunk

          They should have been born rich and got their jobs through nepotism like Uday and Qusay.

          • Suse

            It’s the American way.

      • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

        What about people that get shot because they were in the wrong place at the right time, like at the swimming pool in their own apartment complex where they pay rent?

        • jesterpunk

          The NRA and GOP would say that is their own fault and they should have had a gun also they must be a traitor because they couldnt stand a hot freedom injection.

    • NastyBossetti

      What. the. fuck. Who exactly would be on the Committee for Deciding if the Life You’ve Lived is Good Enough?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        George Bailey and his guardian angel Clarence?

      • mackafritz

        AKA the Death Panel

        • NastyBossetti

          Exactly what I was thinking… sounds suspiciously like a death panel.

    • Ezio

      Ah, so these must be the infamous death panels wingnuts warned us about. The irony is that it’s them who created them.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “Led good lives”? If you hypocrites are the judge, jury and executioner, then I have nothing but contempt for this court.

    • TJ Barke

      Go fuck yourself you phony moralist prick, you don’t get to make that determination.

      • h4rr4r

        I upfisted you before I read the tweet. That is good your not comment was.

    • The Wanderer

      Fuck this motherfucker with a barbed wire dildo of votes.

    • BeachBum

      So now we know “playing God” really is a Republican agenda.

  • msanthropesmr

    I imagine that purgatory is just like an airport Wait ng for a delayed flight.

    • NastyBossetti

      Are you sure we’re all not in purgatory right now?

    • Lizzietish81
      • proudgrampa

        “Now you just take this number here, 99, and have a seat until I call it.”

        “Number 7. Now serving number 7!”

    • Nounverb911
    • Bill D. Burger

      Or this intersection.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0cb354c554ac59cd4101e2aad66bd71ef2f412349818e7e04c9f1666affd96fe.jpg

      That’s it. All over. You’re never leaving.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Wouldn’t a “Do Not Enter” and a Type III barricade work?

        • Bill D. Burger

          Probably outta’ those and had a shitload of these “Do Not…” signs? ;)

        • Boscoe

          But that wouldn’t stop you from backing up or turning around, which these signs clearly prohibit.

    • It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression “As pretty as an airport.” Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because airports are full of people who are tired, cross, and have just discovered that their luggage has landed in Murmansk (Murmansk airport is the only exception of this otherwise infallible rule), and architects have on the whole tried to reflect this in their designs.

    • jesterpunk

      “The statistical likelihood,” continued the autopilot primly, “is that other
      civilizations will arise. There will one day be lemon-soaked paper
      napkins. Till then there will be a short delay. Please return to your
      seat.”

    • hendenburg2

      Or a flight out of Exuma

    • The Wanderer

      No, Purgatory (or Heck) is a bus station in Passaic, New Jersey, in August.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Woo-hoo! I get to see DR again! Anybody else going to be there?

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      That depends entirely on how my work is going and how anxious I am. I might bring a roommate with me for moral support.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I shall hope for good things. I would love to meet you irl.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Don’t force your expectations on me! /s

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Well, I am kinda pushy. Seriously, it’s your call. But I have enjoyed our talks here.

      • Anna Rompage

        If it helps at all, I suffer from some pretty serious social anxiety. I mustered up the courage to make ti to last years get together, and the whole crowd was nothing but warm, kind & super awesome!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Awwwww….and you were going through a pretty emotional time. I’m still pleased that you came.

          • Anna Rompage

            I am too, it was great to take a little break from all the emotion, and to spend time with such a great group of people!

      • shivaskeeper

        I’ll be heading down from Centralia. Let me know if you wAnt a ride.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          My roommate is taking me but thank you.

          • shivaskeeper

            Cool. I think you’re fairly close. The offer stands.

    • OrG

      I’ll be there!

    • Anna Rompage

      I will be in attendance!

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I am so looking forward to seeing you again!

        • Anna Rompage

          I’m really looking forward to seeing you as well!

    • Lesser Tiffany

      I’m more lurker but I probably will yay

      • SisterArtemis

        Okay, let’s get this invite thingey going.

        To get into the Sekret Chat Porch, first thing is you email me at the following address: sisterartemis@gmail.com. If you’re nervous about me having your email, create a “burner” email I can send the invite to.

        When I get your email, I’ll send you an invite to the Porch. It’s basically a WordPress blog platform, set to private/invitation only so no one but members can see the content. I’ll also go back to this old post/reply and delete my email, so no one else can see it.

        If you already have a WordPress account, you’ll just need to accept the invitation. If you don’t have a WordPress account, you’ll need to create one. To do that, you’ll give them an email address, and create a user name. That should lead you to the screen where you accept my invitation. If it doesn’t work, just email me again and we’ll figure things out.

        I’m going to be in a intermittently internet-unfriendly environment for the next few days, so don’t worry if you don’t see anything immediately

    • Lizzietish81

      I have a friend who is from the Dominican Republic, which she refers to as DR, so every time someone says it here I think “Dominican Republic”

    • shivaskeeper

      Yes.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Finally I will no longer be imaginary!

        • shivaskeeper

          Possibly. I said that last time though.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            No blizzard and functioning furnace. I’m feeling quietly confident.

          • shivaskeeper

            Not to put a damper on in, but I went over Hood Pass two weeks ago and couldn’t see the road through the snow. PNW in the spring you know?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I do. Born here. But I5 should be fine.

          • shivaskeeper

            I5 was fine last time. Even though the frozen hellscape that was Portland.

  • Sophia

    “Just as dessert was being served, the president explained to [Chinese President Xi Jinping] he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Ross said. “It was in lieu of after-dinner entertainment.”

    “The thing was, it didn’t cost the president anything to have that entertainment,” Ross added.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/commerce-secretary-trumps-decision-to-bomb-syria-was-after-dinner-entertainment-for-guests-at-mar-a-lago/

    • jesterpunk

      Lets get a petition to chain Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and 3 doors down in Mar-a-Lago so there is always after dinner entertainment.

      • OrG

        No lee greenwood?

        • jesterpunk

          Damn I forgot about him and his one song.

        • mancityRed6

          you wouldn’t have to chain him, he’d be happy to have an audience

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Couldn’t we chain them to a cruise missile instead? That would entertain me.

        • jesterpunk

          But if we do that then Trump wont have after dinner entertainment and will blow something else up.

  • Nounverb911

    Don’t tell donnie, he’ll stop tweeting.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/859166054760816640

    • jesterpunk

      Are they trying to make all liberals broke?

      • OrG

        We’re not already broke? Or is it just me?

        • NastyBossetti

          We’re already brokeN, anyway.

          • OrG

            Well,I’m not broken,just not much $$.

        • Me also, too

          • h4rr4r

            Well if you did not insist on using loonies and toonies and the queens bear behind as money you would be less broke.

        • jesterpunk

          Damn bills and rent, adulting is expensive and kind of sucks.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Learning the joys of living on a fixed income- everything goes up- except your income. They just raised my rent 40.00. Drip…drip….drip

    • Suse

      Plus, he’s building a solid case against himself tweet by tweet. Tweet on, Don!

      • Shoto

        Preznit Orange Lunatic is so stupid that he doesn’t understand that his mindless tweetering is (arguably) subject to preservation under the “presidential records act.” Historians decades from now will be saying, “What the fuck…?

    • The Wanderer

      I’ll divert all my Sorosbucks.

      • Shoto

        Good plan.

  • Red Bird Ω

    I won’t be at the meet up. But if you get someone to sit around and make, abrupt, tactless comments, it will like I was there.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Oh, I think I can do that!

    • SisterArtemis

      Are you a PNWer too, Red Bird? or is it one of those 20 hour commute issues?

      • Red Bird Ω

        I’m in the south so no chance of me being there at all.

  • Anna Rompage

    Unfortunately my dear Editrix, you’re coming about 3-4 months before tomato season happens in these parts, so bruschetta might be a hard one to pull off, unless you have a time machine that I could borrow for the afternoon.

    With that said, don’t despair, my cupboards are packed with various pickled goodies from last years bounty, I’m pretty handy in the kitchen, and I promise not to disappoint!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I promise to bring many tasty cheeses! And I’m so excited to have some of your pickles!

      • Anna Rompage

        I will bring several things to accompany your awesome & tasty cheeses!

        I think I might even have a jar of pickled beets left….

        • Major_Major_Major

          I could use a good brine recipe. We have played around with pickling, and so far they have been waaaaay too sweet. Mrs. M3 has rejected my idea of pickling (the veg as well as my liver) in scotch…sigh

          • Anna Rompage

            Most things I pickle, I do a 50/50 mix of vinegar & water for the brine with sugar and salt to taste, as the last two items are just for flavoring, and not preserving.

            If I recall, I do about 1 quart water, 1 quart vinegar, and about 1/2-1 cup of sugar. Bring it all up to a simmer, add a cinnamon stick, a few whole cloves, and a few allspice berries. let these steep until the favor seems good (it should be quite subtle), and then remove.

            Also, I blanch the cut up beets for about a minute or two in the boiling brine, just to soften them up a touch.

            Add blanched beets to jar, top with boiling brine, and place in 170 degree water bath for 15 min.

          • Major_Major_Major

            My god, that sounds good. Recipe filed.

    • vivian

      I read that as “tornado season” and was mightily confused. … nevermind

    • Major_Major_Major

      Go ahead and gloat, fuckers. I missed the Boston stop during the prelude to the Trumpfergoddamnerung.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I was gonna say that about maters. Plus also too I just put my basement starts in the ground, the day before being at our garden store where the owner was telling someone else not to do that yet. But. I’m a rebel, a little, in the garden.

    • OrG

      Maybe even later this year.

      • Anna Rompage

        This is true, it’s May, and my sugar snap peas still haven’t produced yet…

  • LarryHoudini

    Josh Marshall once buzzed my apartment in Sunnyside at 3 am on a Friday night, asked me and my girlfriend if he could come in and lay low cause some Irish guys from the Drunken Leprechaun wanted to kick his ass because he’d been hitting on one of their girlfriends. He came in and asked us to make him pancakes. We did, he ate them then he rambled on about Bismarck creating the first socialist state for two hours, then left without saying goodbye while we were both out of the room. We never heard from him again.
    What the fuck, Josh? I hope you’ve grown up since then.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      So, this is an Assange story, yes?

  • Lesser Tiffany

    Oh shit I think I can go to that

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Please do!

  • mancityRed6

    come back to Lawrence, I promise I will show up this time. I’ll even buy a shirt to wear.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    So somebody has made a new Disqus account and gone to a 7 month old thread about PUAs/rapists to annoy people. Apparently I am responsible for both of the above. Plus prostitution.

    Who does this? And why? What possible fun can this provide?

    • NastyBossetti

      You are responsible for rapists and prostitution? You’ve been very busy.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Don’t forget the Pick-Up Artists. Not that I’m trying to pad my resume, or anthing.

        • NastyBossetti

          Impressive in its scale, if not its content!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Efficiency is my middle name. My parents were a little odd.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            A can-do woman who makes things happen.

          • The Witch of Endor

            Is this the same guy that’s trolling on the Hannity article?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I don’t think so. He’s only got 5 comments made hours ago. I haven’t seen the Hannity thread yet.

          • The Witch of Endor

            He posted some stuff yelling “faggot” a lot, a little over an hour ago, then did a drive by about 15 minutes ago.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Well. He sounds nice.

        • Ricky Gay

          I’ll “pad your resume” any time baby! /s

      • Anna Rompage

        Jesus, add abortions, and officiating gay marriages into the mix, and you might be named by Obama as the person of the year

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Don’t forget those cakes we liek.

    • mancityRed6

      this is why my disqus is set to private. I play on the sHill and sometimes go to horrible places…I don’t want to leave a trail of breadcrumbs.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Bless you.

      • Suse

        Me, also. Don’t want the loons to know where I go.

    • Jennifer R

      Think how empty and worthless that person’s life is.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I cannot hate that which is so pitiful.

    • shivaskeeper

      Sad, sorry, and pathetic is no way to go through life son.

    • Sophia

      Probably my boss. I check in to see what he’s up to every once in a while because he’s currently into that MGTOW shit. I’ve seen him go in and comment on articles from 2015. Also, too his comments are often outright lies about his terrible life. Not much to your point if you have to lie to make it.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I do not envy you your job.

        • Sophia

          Ah, not so terrible. I have learned to refuse to talk to him about the topic. Just smile sweetly when he starts. If he’s busy making comments on 3 or 4 year old threads it keeps him out of my hair.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Frustrated, mediocre men looking for validation, I guess.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Ignore it.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I have. But what a sad waste of protoplasm.

  • Shoto

    ♫ Party lights, I see the party lights, red and blue and green… ♫

    — City of Portland

  • mackafritz
    • Jennifer R

      We already have 3 states that allow out of state insurance sales. No one offers much because it’s way more complex to craft an insurance product than just where you can geographically sell it.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      How in the world could this thing get any more toxic than it already was? I mean, there has to be a bottom, right?

    • h4rr4r

      Thankfully my state prevents that bullshit.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Looking like there might be some bigly, fucking yuuuuge strikes coming up. Fuck these malevolent motherfuckers upside the head with a sock full of half bricks votes.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Full votes.

  • Jesse

    If you were to wander down here to San Diego, we all could introduce you to the thousands of reasons we’re called the ‘craft beer capitol of the world.’ 🍺

  • Picabo

    Malcolm Nance’s take on the John Dickerson interview with Dolt 45. “The target is getting buggy.” The definition of buggy from Malcolm Nance “‘target starts getting buggy, because he knows that he’s caught’.”

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Shoto

      While I greatly respect and appreciate Nance’s observation on this, I’m not entirely convinced that Preznit Stupid is smart and/or sane enough to even understand that he’s caught.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        He’s never had to deal with anything remotely like this- at least not since his first bankruptcy, when poppa bailed him out. Consequences are for the little people.

  • Nounverb911
    • jesterpunk
    • Anna Rompage

      5…. 4…. 3…. 2….

    • Shoto

      Give it 60 days, which (if I’m not mistaken) is the lead time to give notice under the “key man clause” in his contract. Further, 60 days from now, the whether-or-not-it’s-gonna-happen, ultra-wingnut alternative to Fox Fearotainment will have come into focus. Because (according to the super-crackpots) Fox Fearotainment is becoming way too “liberal.” Pfffft.

    • mancityRed6

      you don’t have to negotiate when they tell you “you’re fired”, come on, it’s Donny’s favorite phrase.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    I will never, between here and the grave, have the nads this woman has.

    https://twitter.com/metmuseum/status/859171325209956355

    • Nounverb911
      • SisterArtemis

        Katy does not look stunning. Katy looks weird. But you do you, freaky girl!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Well, actually yes stunning. Just not in a good way.

      • Rasilom

        She looks more stunned than stunning to me.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Oh, wow, she’s seriously done herself a disservice this week.

    • mancityRed6

      can she not move her arms? and why do I keep looking at his high waters?

      • Shoto

        “…why do I keep looking at his high waters?”

        Because he looks fucking ridiculous? Just spitballin’…

    • h4rr4r

      What is this?

      And why can’t her date get pants that fit? Is flooding expected?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        no clue. I think it’s an hommage to something.

    • The Wanderer

      O.o

    • Bill D. Burger

      She’s wearing the Red Carpet! ___ that’s where it went.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Is that a lobster outfit?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        No idea. But it’s just inexplicable enough that I support it.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
      • Carpe Vagenda

        KRUSTY!!!!!!

    • Nounverb911

      Umm, what happens if she… well… needs to pee?

      • FlownΩver

        You mean celebrities pee?

      • Beanz&Berryz

        There are 4 diapers in there also too

        • SisterArtemis

          and room for more, I think.

    • NastyBossetti

      What is the theme this year?

      • FlownΩver

        Sumo, apparently.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Go Viral?

    • Shoto

      Sorry, but…Tacky as fuck for attending The Met. (Both of them.)

      • Carpe Vagenda

        There was a time I would have said so, but then I was edified by the sight of Kanye West with his plus one edited out of the pictures because tacky, and I decided fuck you people with a sandpaper dildo.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Did she lose a bet?

      • Shoto

        Apparently, they both lost All of the Bets.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        JUDGY, DUDE. VERY JUDGY.

    • SisterArtemis

      I don’t quite get the concept of that red… thing…?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I think that’s the idea?

    • Beanz&Berryz

      It looks like you gotta start growing nads like that early.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Avant garde fashion usually eludes me, but I could see wearing this around the PussyGrabberN’Chief.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e38b4fdd2bdd7a13fedd9cd9dc5668ac05ec84356670d7114aa4c57ca16e3975.jpg

      “Back up Littlehands!”

      • snark-lurker

        dunut think that red is your color

      • SisterArtemis

        good lord, what happened to her boobs?

        also, looks like it has pockets, so that’s nice

    • Al Swearengen

      Pharrell is such a fashionista these days. He used to hang with more dangerous crowd.

      https://youtu.be/lkrpmO7l-tI

    • Sophia

      Giggle, giggle. snort. This is why I love the Wonkateriat. I laughed my way down the comments on this. Thanks

  • Vecchioivan

    I’ll be there with Portland’s most precious natural resource for the suffering proletariat.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Light rail?

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Lead-free water?

      • Anna Rompage

        It’s only lead free if the source you’re getting it from has steel pipes, or was built after 1981…

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I look forward to seeing you again.

      • Vecchioivan

        Should be fun. Cheerio!

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Canadian whiskey?

      • Vecchioivan

        Why you . . . .

    • mancityRed6

      health care?

  • Jennifer R

    SQUEEEEEEE MY KICKSTARTER ITEM IS FINALLY READY TO SHIP SOMEONE COME VISIT TO PLAY BOARDGAMES AND HAVE WEED IN A FEW WEEKS

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    I want to do the gramma thing and pinch those l’il baby (face) cheeks!

  • Me The People

    Republican logic on climate change:

    If you wake up in the middle of the night and you smell smoke, don’t be a sucker and spoil your well earned sleep by getting out of bed and running around looking for fires to put out. It’s quite possible the smoke you are smelling is from another building outside, or it could be a hallucination caused by the dream you just woke from. There is no certainty whatsoever that you are in any real danger at all. And even if there IS a fire in your home, there is no certainty that that fire would become large enough to threaten your well being. So next time you smell smoke in the night, do the sensible thing and just go back to sleep.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      aka “What’s the worst that can happen?”

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      What’s more, defund fire departments, and install an arsonist in charge of them, and then crudely mock and demean anyone who suggests that your house might in fact be in fire and is endangering the houses around it. They lost, get over it! Snowflakes!

    • Opalescent Riddles

      AND, even if your house is definitely on fire, there is still debate as to how much your actions may have caused it, so it is uncertain whether changing your behavior could influence the spread of the fire, and at any rate trying to slow the spread would require job-killing regulations, so we should just wait and see if the invisible hand of the market will correct the situation by the flames choosing your neighbor’s house instead, which will prove that your neighbor is a bigger sinner and God hates teh gheys and he has nobody but himself to blame for his pre-existing condition.

  • FlownΩver

    Those of us in and around LFK are starting to … dare I say… resent all the attention paid to the Pacific Northwest and, in fact, to anywhere other than LFK. We’ve had no Wonket Drinkythings hereabouts since well before Donna Rose was even a very cute blob of cells.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      She’s still a cute blob of cells, but a bigger blob.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Pesky market forces!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Just saying that drinky-things are pretty easy to organize.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        Drink it and they will come.

        • SisterArtemis

          spam all the threads, and they will come!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            ^^^^This^^^

            Will you be able to make it?

          • SisterArtemis

            I have a big piece already scheduled from noon till about 4pm, but I’m going to see if I can take the night off and drive up after I’m done with my client.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Awesome! I hope to see you there!

    • SisterArtemis

      Seize the means of Drinky Production!
      It was a total fluke that the Montana folks showed up at our Portland drinky, because they were coming that way anyway. We would have had a fabulous time either way (though the addition of the zebra-child was pretty damn special).

  • SisterArtemis

    Oh DAMN! I work on Monday, but will try to see if I can get the night off – even at that, I won’t get there till 6 or 7pm, but I’ll see what I can do.

    • shivaskeeper

      You better be there.

      • SisterArtemis

        As the sole artist in the shop on Monday, my options are somewhat limited… but I will endeavor to be there, and if some wonkers are ready to keep wonking past 8pm, at the park or elsewhere, it’s much more likely.

        • Anna Rompage

          The Sapphire Hotel is pretty much at the base of Mt Tabor. They’ve got awesome drinks & food options, and it used to be the lobby of a old Portland flop house/bordello…

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Put on you hi-heel sneakers…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpdpp29WjDY

  • Seamus Romney

    After dinner entertainment. What a fuckwad.

    I can’t say what I’ve written about Trump three different ways now for fear of the hammer, and possibly the Secret Service.

    Instead, please enjoy this corgi while I try to keep my humanity.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f413de30cf1010384c5cb4665957e9ab2abcb22dbb38276e85858c0cfad3799.gif

  • Chadwells

    No words for how fucking disgusting this shit is…and how disgusting these assholes are.

    “Wilbur Ross Calls Syria Attack Drumpf’s ‘Entertainment’ At Mar-A-Lago”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-attack-trump-dinner-entertainment_us_5907a92be4b05c3976819ad9?ir=Politics&utm_hp_ref=politics

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Our own America Caligula https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77ec7879f8c818a2722df272d6fdb1043d22d65fe8d2e31523924546ebd45900.jpg

      I will be entertained when the Grand Jury that is supposedly being convened even as we speak starts taking testimony from Flynn, Stone, Page, and Manafort

      • Chadwells

        Would I be dreaming too big for the gallows for all of them?!?!

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Probably. The death penalty is for the pohrs.

          • Chadwells

            yeah…there’s that. I say turnabout is fair play!

        • SisterArtemis

          Gallows just eliminates them having to live in… less advantageous surroundings for year after year. I don’t think that’s such a bad punishment, myself.

          • Chadwells

            You’re 100% right. Let them rot in a cell.

  • Nounverb911

    David you little snowflake, you lost, get the fuck over it.

    https://twitter.com/DrDavidDuke/status/859139525649608704

    • SayItWithWookies

      Oh, I got an idea — can they wrap a chain around it, hook the chain to a tank, and then pull the fucker down while a group of children beat on it with their flip-flops?

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      BTW Since when did losers get a monument to getting their asses kicked?

      • Seamus Romney

        There is that monument to King George in D.C. no? :- )

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          And all those swastika flags all over Germany!

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        I’m starting to believe they weren’t actually the losers. We should take it down, anyway.

      • jesterpunk

        Its a giant participation trophy.

    • TJ Barke

      Nothing says right side of history like bemoaning the loss of a monument to slavers.

    • DainBramage

      We say that a stopped clock is at least right twice a day. Cannot say that about David Duke.

  • Picabo

    Jim Wright hits another one out of the ballpark.
    http://www.stonekettle.com/

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      He just keeps getting better. I haven’t been a fan of a few of his pieces since the election, (about how we should try to understand their fears) but his other essays have been brilliant.

      • shivaskeeper

        I didn’t see he had another essay up. His rides sound like my drives for work. He is far more eloquent than me though.

        IRT reaching out he has always emphatically said its the middle that needs to try to come together. The fringes can’t and won’t. To try to reach out or understand them is an exercise in futility.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          I’m too lazy to link, but he did mention their fears about gay marriage, and trans restroom usage. To me, that’s akin to the fears that Southerners had about interracial marriage 50 years ago. Some fears need to be overcome.

          • SisterArtemis

            Some fears are pretty damn resistant. More than a few folks still think interracial marriage is a travesty.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Like Ted Nugent, who didn’t care for our “mongrel” president

          • shivaskeeper

            I’ve been reading him for years. My take on it was to deal with the specific ignorance about any issue. If they choose to remain bigoted then don’t waste your time.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            I am a huge fan girl. I was very happy to get admitted to his new Faceplace page. I don’t agree, however with absolutely everything he writes, but 99% of the time, I have. His thinking has evolved also.

  • Nounverb911

    Get elected.
    Become the world’s worst president
    Profit

    https://twitter.com/samsteinhp/status/859153518636257281

    • Al Swearengen

      “ABG”–Always Be Grifting.

    • TJ Barke

      Conmander in Chief.

  • Chadwells

    Little Sessions gonna cry?!?! STFU Dumbo….and stay out of my pot.

    “Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-state-marijuana-laws_us_59077dcde4b0bb2d087023df?ir=Politics&utm_hp_ref=politics

    • snark-lurker

      beautiful! : )

    • BeachBum

      If you can’t trust a GOP Congress, WHO can you trust ?1

  • Suttree

    Yay! I hope that your drinky thing produces another couple! All hail picnicking!

    • not_vh

      yello siree how you holding up? unsolicited advice. fuck PT. take it easy for a few days. the body prolly needs a break.

      PS: i would have said this lizzie or not. at your wedding i represent groom even if in absentia.

  • jesterpunk

    Well would you look at this? That looks like a Haitch act violation.

    https://twitter.com/SHSanders45/status/858523832331776000

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      On the bright side, lots of empty seats. Are the TrumpPenceZees starting to wake the fuck up?

      • jesterpunk

        Nah, they will never learn.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Don’t forget a fair number of the crowd are almost certainly paid-for astroturf.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        I get a bunch of liberal groups on my news feed. There was an movement afoot to order tickets and not show up.
        I have read that they give out many more tickets than seats, and people are usually left waiting outside, so maybe they really are wishing up.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Well, I got a couple of tickets.

    • Seamus Romney
    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Looks like livestock judging at our county fair.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Shoto
  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

    PLEASE COME TO LOS ANGELES SOME TIME there are many Wonketeers here and nearby and we could even hire a taco truck or an in-and-out burger truck and have a lovely get together!!!!!! Honestly, we’re south, but not Amunsen-Scott, South Pole south! We are so jelly of your Portland wonketeering!!!

    • sw19wilson

      DIY Drinky Thing FTW :)

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      My avatar approves this message.

    • Yr. Gma

      Good idea. The In-n-Out truck always draws a crowd. (I’ll be downtown LA tomorrow, but I guess that’s too short notice.)

      • sw19wilson

        I was very disappointed in In n Out when I finally tried it last year. Not many veggie options for a start. Then my friend talked me into ordering from the special secret menu, and it turned out to be fries covered in yucky ewww stuff.
        Oh well, gave it a try…

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          You can have anything you want from In N’ Out, as long as it involves a hamburger, a shake, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, or French fries.
          You have to remember that they’re a drive through fast food joint. Their competition is McDonalds and Burger King, not Five Guys or My Habit.

          • sw19wilson

            Burger King does a very nice spicy beanburger.
            But yeah, the exception that proves the rule.
            It was the yucky stuff they dumped all over the fries which I found most disgusting, Mind you, loaded nachos makes me want to throw up too :)

        • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

          The word “burger” in the name didn’t tip you off that the menu might not be too vegetarian friendly?

          Who goes to Red Lobster and then complains about the chicken?

          • sw19wilson

            Must be a US thing, then. Most other countries’ fast food places manages a veggie option.

        • Yr. Gma

          Well, In-N-Out is not famous for being a vegetarian restaurant. Maybe that’s a little like going to the brewery and complaining that all they have is beer? Fortunately for them, In-N-Out has thousands (maybe millions?) of fans who don’t think animal style fries are “yucky eww stuff.”

    • Seamus Romney

      ” hire a taco truck or an in-and-out burger truck”

      That’s way too much happiness!

    • SisterArtemis

      Hey, it’s only a 14 or 15 hour drive – come up here!

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        One of these days…..

  • Chadwells

    Hmmm…we’ll see.

    “Congress claws back power from Drumpf”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/01/trump-congress-budget-power-237849

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Chuck Schumer’s facial expression in that photo is priceless.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • sw19wilson

    Speaking of leaders who can’t handle questioning: typical conservative smear campaign north of the border, after Dear Leader gets huffy and flustered during photo op.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/how-a-seven-second-long-encounter-on-the-campaign-trail-has-blown-up-on-christy-clark-and-the-b-c-liberals

    NB “BC Liberal Party” is the de facto Conservatives.

  • Me The People

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/01/how-junckers-downing-street-dinner-turned-sour

    “Theresa May started by stating that the UK wanted to discuss first
    future arrangements, then article 50 stuff,” one source with knowledge
    of the dinner said. “It felt to the EU side like she does not live on
    planet Mars but rather in a galaxy very far away.”

    She was “deluded” and appeared to be “living in a parallel universe”,
    Juncker told the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in a phone call said
    to have taken place just moments after the delegation left Downing
    Street.”

    • The Wanderer

      Not good. The PM and the EU are talking past each other at this point.

      • h4rr4r

        I think you mean the PM does not understand reality. Leaving the EU means giving up the benefits of membership.

        • The Wanderer

          Well, yes, but what I meant was that May is putting the cart before the horse – i.e., wanting to discuss the future when she needs to work on the actual divorce.

          • h4rr4r

            I don’t think there is much of a future. There is not much divorce either. This is one party leaving with no real power to demand anything. The EU should tell them to pound sand.

            Elections have consequences, perhaps in 20 years the British will be willing to use the Euro for a seat at the big kids table.

          • The Wanderer

            I expect a lot of buyer’s remorse in the UK after this.

          • h4rr4r

            Good, but they bought it and now they will have to pay for it.

          • The Wanderer

            No argument.

          • sw19wilson

            We will see.

          • sw19wilson

            The EU is shitting itself over this too. They’re just better at bravado and a united front.

          • h4rr4r

            Not in the least. Go troll elsewhere.

          • (Pssst…sw19 isn’t a troll, he’s a regular) many of us disagree with him on these issues, but as he actually lives in the UK, he can have whatever opinion he likes, and we can politely disagree

          • h4rr4r

            Sorry then, sounds like troll talk. Maybe too much internet for me today.

          • sw19wilson

            Apologies, my own opinions in this particular matter must be affecting the vibes in this echo chamber.
            After all, you don’t have to keep an open mind to alternative points of view. I know I do. But fair enough, You really really really really really love the (ten-year old) EU project.

          • h4rr4r

            You are so butthurt about the ever winding down of your empire that it is has impacted your ability to subtract. 1992 was more than 10 years ago.

            I am sure just this once pointless nationalism will work out for you. Maybe when the pound falls low enough you guys can get those manufacturing jobs back from third world countries.

          • sw19wilson

            Treaty of Lisbon, passed 2007. Enacted 2009. HTH.
            Peace out. :)

          • h4rr4r

            The European Union was founded in 1993.

          • sw19wilson

            He hee! I’m not falling down the Maastricht Treaty rabbit hole! We’ll be here all week, deconstructing dates and formats and enacting, etc…
            Let’s just agree to disagree when it comes to the disastrous/wonderful roadmap of full european integration, economically, socially and politically. :)
            I’d still like to think we can meet somewhere along that roadmap, and agree on at least part of the journey. But only if you want, or feel it beneficial to not paint this black and white, or parsing things into oblivion.
            It’s all good. Not the end of the world. Again, I wish you well.

          • h4rr4r

            No not the end of the world. I look forward to getting an air arms tx200 cheap though ;)

          • sw19wilson

            I’d prefer to be rocking the crossbow. Ammunition would eventually get expensive… .wait, have we moved from Brexit to full Zombie Apocalypse now (and is there much difference)? ;p

          • h4rr4r

            You can reuse bolts.

            No zombies, I want to get one for WFTF.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      You mean Britain can’t leave the European Union and keep all the benefits of belonging? Unfair!

      • TJ Barke

        Like the people that shit all over unions while receiving union benefits, like 8 hour workdays, weekends, lunch breaks, wages…

      • Courser_Resistance

        I honestly can’t wait until they get their asses handed to them. It may not happen soon, but it will happen.

    • sw19wilson

      Juncker is a Grade-A cunt. Always has been. He’s one of the main reasons I voted leave.
      EU has to look out for itself. And the UK the same. This is childish nonsense that simply feeds the suicidal Remoaners. But hey it keeps the MSM in clickbait and “controversy”.

      • h4rr4r

        Good luck with that. Don’t let the door hit you….

      • HazooToo

        What are all of the reasons you voted Leave?

        • sw19wilson

          First and foremost, the sly powergrab in 2006, when the neolibs failed in referendums (France and Holland – and looked like being rejected a third time by Ireland, IIRC) to have the EC’s constitution changed, so they could create the EU, so they pushed it through via the back door, via the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007 (enacted in 2009).
          I mean, that says it all for me, about the latest version of federalised state. This is where they started getting pushback.
          Secondly, not a fan of centralised government.
          And FTR, although it might confuse some on here, I am all for a “common market”, and a “european community”. However, once it became a political, federal republic, I tapped out.
          Thirdly, for clarity, I could have been persuaded during the referendum campaign, if Remain had given any argument for staying in, or safeguards. I kept an open mind, but all I got was “it’s better in than out” (why? Please explain it) and giant posters of a big scary door opening into darkness. And yes, Leave went the same way, but two wrongs don’t make a right.
          Where was the explanation of how the new EU would work, and impact/benefit ordinary citizens? Where was the roadmap, regarding harmonisation, etc?
          The EU has never been honest and open about its plans (in direct contrast to the Common Market, the EEC and then the EC). It’s become politicised – which some people are very happy with, and fair enough, I respect that. I simply disagree with the fundamental changes that occurred in the early 2000’s and the overreach. It is anathema to me.
          I would have been quite happy to remain a member of EFTA (i.e. economic ties, not political) but both sides’ posturing has made Hard Brexit the negotiating position, which is unfortunate.
          The UK survived very well without being a paid-up member of the Euro, it also managed fine while opting out of various treaties – like the Schengen Agreement.. .but at some point one has to take the hint that, you know what, maybe the UK really doesn’t want to be a member state of a United States Of Europe.
          And despite the doom-laden apocalypse mentality of some, and the burning desire to see the country fail (even from its own citizens) it really won’t make that much difference to ordinary people (apart from having closer representative government and the better opportunity to kick them out if they don’t like the laws laid down from above).
          The sun is shining today, the birds are singing. People are buying and selling stuff. No planes are dropping out of the sky. The economy remains healthy, despite all the fooferaw, and we’re all getting on with life.
          I will stop now, but happy to provide more detail and instances that highlight my steady, growing concerns over what used to be a nice happy economic body, but then rapidly became a political project by the neolib right-wing caucus in Brussels.
          HTH. Peace out .:)

          • HazooToo

            Thank you so much for explaining. A friend of mine voted Leave, but she’s not a political person, so her answers were much simpler and I was a little worried. Her answer matches up a lot with yours, though, just in waaaaaaay shorter words, so that leads me to think that she did in fact think it through. Whether it’s for better or for worse, I guess we’ll find out, I just hope it doesn’t BECOME worse through some disturbing political power shift. If someone reasonable and at least fairly transparent is leading the way, and you don’t have too many creeps helping you out, and you’re able to get a somewhat fair deal from the EU, this could end up okay.

          • sw19wilson

            No problem, I appreciate that feelings run high, so I’m glad that I could elaborate at least once on here re: the “gut feeling” a lot of people have on the EU’s political over-reach and rampant expansionism.
            It’s a shame, as I’m sure if they’d stuck to the economic vehicle, and not – for instance – started talking about forming their own army – we would have avoided tipping point.
            The forced (discredited) austerity measures and (again, discredited) neolib policies forced on member states I’m sure hasn’t helped. I do find it odd that right-wing policies are being defended so resolutely on here, of all places, but hey ho.
            Several referendums now (France and Holland 2005, Ireland 2008, UK and Italy 2016) have pushed back against the centralisation of power in Europe.
            The EU found ways around the first three. They will fight tooth and nail to stop a repeat of the UK bolting. We’ll have to see how Italy reacts domestically, and whether they stay resolutely regionalised, or give in to “progress”.

      • Me The People

        Some ‘remoaners’are actually suicidal FOR REAL because they are being THROWN OUT OF THE COUNTRY FOR NO FUCKING REASON other than they seem too foreign to your fuckwit countrymen. But yeah, AWESOME BURN THERE SW1!

        • sw19wilson

          Examples? TIA :)

          • Me The People

            I don’t think the burden of proof is on me to show you specific examples(they are there if you google, though) . It’s pretty obvious that being deported from the country you thought was your home would be traumatic enough to make you feel suicidal.

    • not_vh

      no country has ever thrived pissing on its natural market. that’s really elementary.

      • sw19wilson

        The EU/EEC/EC is not a “natural market”. It’s altered so much during its short-lived, 50 year versions.
        I’d have rather there was dialogue and retain Article 127/move to membership of EFTA, but fuck it, hardball and WTO Rules it is, if necessary. Nothing scary about that, regardless of the bullshit stirring by the press with their various agendas/readership.

        • not_vh

          EU is not a natural market for UK? Who is? What does UK produce that is worthwhile to other non- EU countries?

  • Picabo

    I need some advice. My sister is getting a divorce. My will has everything going to her with her husband second in case she is not alive when I go. They have two adult children in their 30’s and I don’t want my estate to go to them or him. Can I will my estate to a charity for a backup? Who would be the executor of the estate? I guess I need to call the attorney tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your input.

    • sw19wilson

      You can name anyone to be executor.
      And you can leave your money to whoever you damn well please.
      But if you don’t, the line of succession is clear, plus the gubbmint likes to step in and choose some juicy stuff for itself.
      IIRC rules in individual states vary, so double-check wording etc.
      HTH :)

      • sw19wilson
      • puredog

        Well, “anyone” will be restricted by applicable state law (e.g., >18; maybe not convicted felons; etc.). Moreover, even if the person is technically eligible, if they are a terrible person, someone aggrieved might challenge it. Otherwise, concur.

        • sw19wilson

          Indeed, U18’s would need a trust, etc…
          And from experiences, if it’s the slightest bit contentious, at least one family member will lose their fucking shit over it and spoil things for everyone.
          Use a lawyer!

          • puredog

            Well, the “anyone” was a reference to the executor in the original post, not to the legatees. But, right.

    • OrG

      You can leave your estate to whomever or whatever you desire,as long as it’s in your will. And yes, consult your attorney.

      • sw19wilson

        Yep, absolutely, anything that might prove vexacious after death, should be drawn up with the help of an attorney.

    • Anna Rompage

      Totally, you should be able to set up your will rather easily through an attorney, and there are even on-line forms/packets you can do, but I would suggest an attorney if you can afford one.

      We did this for my mom’s estate when she came down with dementia, it cost about $1200 if I recall, but it was a pretty complex assortment of property, money, and her health care directives as well…

    • Suse

      You should also have a revocable trust to avoid probate. You can name anyone as executor/trustee, but it should be someone you trust implicitly. You can also choose a banker or attorney to do that for you.

  • Suttree

    I love Lizzie, but she is so weird on the phone.

    • sw19wilson

      TMI?

      • SisterArtemis

        or possibly not enough….

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I’m sure you’ll survive it.

      • Suttree

        It isn’t exactly horrible and terrible.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          I kinda figured as much.

        • snark-lurker

          too late can not un-ring that bell

    • snark-lurker

      you better not go there

      • Suttree

        I would rather drag my butt to Brooklyn and talk to her in person. That way I get petting time.

    • Suse

      Define “weird.” I hate to talk on the phone.

      • Suttree

        Same thing. She is not a phone talker.

        • TJ Barke

          Me too. I don’t know why…

          • Suttree

            Eh, it isn’t a big deal, because in person she is awesome! We just don’t talk on the phone. Over the past year and a few months, I can count on my hand how many phone calls were made.

        • Suse

          Although women get a bad rap for loving to yack on the phone, I know lots who don’t. I talked enough to last a lifetime as a teenager and during my career.

          • Suttree

            I’m not harshing on her, it is just a quirk. I used to be so antisocial when I was growing up. I was in my mid 20’s before I could even speak to someone at the bar.

          • SisterArtemis

            Yeah, I’m not a phone talker, and both my girlfriend (long distance relationship) and my mom are big phone talkers. With my mom, I just make sure I have lots of coffee handy, and sit in front of the computer, often Wonking while she chats. With the GF, I have successfully moved much of our long-distance chatting to fb chats, which also makes it easier to deal with and allows me to do other stuff.

      • proudgrampa

        Me, too. I HATE the phone. I will drive down to the Social Security office and wait for an hour to have a face-to-face with someone before I call them on the phreakin’ phone.

        • puredog

          Well, if your SS office is like mine, it’s faster to go downtown and stand in line. “Your estimated* hold time is: 90 minutes.”
          —–
          * — estimate usually off by a factor of up to two.

          • proudgrampa

            You speak truth, my friend.

          • puredog

            It’s particularly irritating since I am in a war with my aging cellphone and Verizon, where if I stay on any call long enough I can GUARANGODDAMNTEE it will get dropped. So there’s that.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • The Wanderer

      I need to copy that if Lord Dampnut sends me a donation request like that.

    • not_vh

      please don’t hold back miss, tell us how you really feel.

    • Shoto

      “Please go fuck yourself at your earliest convenience.”

      It’s those personal touches that mean so much.

      • Lynnrreel

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    • proudgrampa

      “Llama shit?”

      • Carpe Vagenda

        One of the few valuable lessons I learned from dutifully trudging around improving cultural activities with the kid is that a goat will not eat out of your hand after a llama sneezes in it. I figure that their digestive tracts are mighty.

        • proudgrampa
        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          Also, somewhere I read that llamas always shit in the same place for some reason.

  • puredog

    You WOULD schedule it for that evening. Sigh.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Rats. You can’t join us?

      • Mine was “You WOULD schedule this 3000 km away from me and in a different country!”

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Rats.

          • puredog

            Now, that seems unduly harsh. We want to be there!

      • puredog

        Signs point to probably not. Am on deadline, deadline is midnight Monday, my M.O. is to put things off. I hope to transcend my usual M.O., but would be reckless to promise. In any event it is almost certain that I cannot cook something, and I love to cook, and my sycophants all swear I am good at it. Mutter mutter.

  • Me The People

    For fans of Bill Bailey – here he is impersonating Billy Bragg (also present)

    https://youtu.be/W1_uEbGJtnY

    Goodnight all :)

    • sw19wilson

      Is that Mark Thomas next to Billy Bragg?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Anna Rompage

    I caught whatever bug is going around right now (my house mate & two coworkers both had it over the last two weeks), so I’m bundled up on the couch like it’s a 25 degree day in the middle of winter, sipping on a green tea hot toddy, and I must say, the whiskey is helping to take the edge off of feeling like crap!

    • SisterArtemis

      whisky can be magic!
      (unless you can’t drink the alcohols, then it’s pretty bad juju)
      But for us what can, it’s good stuff – soothes the ache, relaxes the muscles, sort of a comfort beverage, and makes the tea taste better too!

      • Anna Rompage

        Exactly, it’s just like NyQuil, without all the funky chemicals!

      • Suse

        It’s the only thing that helps my arthritis pain.

        • Anna Rompage

          When I herniated a disc in my back, the only thing that gave me relief was getting mildly drunk, and then taking a hit….

          • Suse

            I can’t smoke dope anymore.

          • Anna Rompage

            I cannot really either.

            I used to love it back in my 20s, and didn’t like alcohol so much, then it switched in my 30s…

            I’ll take a super light hit about 3 times a year, and it never fails, it’s always unpleasant one of those times…

    • Suse

      Hope you recover soon. It was 85 here today in the east SF bay area. Ugh!

      • Anna Rompage

        Yikes, we haven’t broken 70 yet this year, here in Portland… Though they are calling for 84 degrees and thunder storms on Thursday… :/

        • Suse

          I love Portland. It’s time for another trip. I wish I could attend the drinky thing. :-(

          • Anna Rompage

            Well, next to you make it up to these parts, let us know, and perhaps we can have an unofficial drinky thing in honor of you!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            You’ll be with us in spirit.

        • puredog

          Wednesday is supposed to be over 80 also too.

    • OrG

      Mrs. G’s been sick,I just caught it yesterday.

      • Suse

        Sending you healing electrons.

      • Anna Rompage

        Yeah, I woke up thinking it might just be allergies, but as the day has progressed, I realize that was wishful thinking….

        Here’s to quick healing!

    • The Witch of Endor

      Hope you feel better soon.

    • Lord Jim

      Here’s to your speedy recovery.

    • SeeTrain65

      I raise my glass of Metamucil in solidarity. Get well soon.

  • TJ Barke
  • TJ Barke
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Count Awesome

      I used to work around the corner from there. I have spent so many hours at that Home Depot.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Ummm, the 911 operator is still on the other end of the dropped phone in the first pic.

    • jesterpunk

      That empty cup isnt going to fill itself.

      • Suttree

        She already knows how to sally up to the bar.

    • Anna Rompage

      That must be the grandparents house… Nobody born after 1960 has a rotary phone anymore…

      • Suse

        I have one in my garage.

      • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

        I do. It’s not my only phone in the house though.

  • janecita

    Cillizza didn’t write about Hillary today, I’m shocked!
    Donald Trump just gave two incredibly bizarre (and fact-free) interviews – CNN
    https://apple.news/AjCYc09rKRruYqVs1NoX9RA

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Picabo

    Posted in case you missed it. “VIRAL VIDEO: 18,000 Canadian Hockey Fans Sing American National Anthem When Performer’s Mic Fails”
    http://www.joemygod.com/2017/05/01/viral-video-18000-canadian-hockey-fans-sign-american-national-anthem-performers-mic-fails/

    EPIC!

    • Duke

      Everyone knows “We are the Champions,” right?

    • not_vh

      hmm. perhaps gdp does not buy sensitivity? even more perhaps, gdp is not a mark of anything worthwhile.

    • proudgrampa

      I would bet some money that 18,000 American Hockey Fans could not sing the Canadian Anthem.

      • Painter of Goats

        “Oh, Canada! Da, da, da, da, da, dum.”

    • Sophia

      Why did none of the US Hockey players sing? Don’t they know the words?

  • penny stock

    What the people are sayin’

    https://youtu.be/9pYwPc6UNmo?t=7

  • Moebym Reborn

    Kirk Cameron: “Wives must be submissive.”

    Go f**k yourself, Kirk.

    • jesterpunk
    • TJ Barke

      If only we lived in a world where “Dumbasses must be defenestrated.”

    • Count Awesome

      Does Christmas still need saving?

    • Suse

      With a rusty vote.

    • Bill D. Burger

      “And God promised men that good submissive wives would be found in all corners of the Earth. HE then made the world round…..and laughed and laughed.”

      https://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1338505003622_8618653.png

      • Count Awesome

        He then told them to shit in the corner of a round room for shits and/or giggles.

    • HazooToo

      He looks like a fucking Dick Tracy villain.

    • Anna Rompage

      It’s only because he’s such a fucking douche bag, that nobody, including his family, takes him seriously…

      He’s like the white, even more irrelevant version of Ted Cruz…

      • Count Awesome

        Douche libelz!

      • OrG

        Perhaps the voters of Texas can make ted really irrelevant.

        • Panika MCD

          John Cornyn is looking for someone to primary Ted Cruz and we just got Joaquin Castro to back off so that we didn’t waste a bunch of money on a primary battle between him and Beto. odds are looking good on our side, but the polling data for their primary voters show, of all people asked about, only Rick Perry could take down Ted Cruz. they’re trying to get McCaul to run against Cruz anyway.

      • Jennifer R

        He is famous for not understanding the history or operation of the banana.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I’ll take his advice on marriage the way I take Gwyenneth Paltrow’s advice on steaming your vajayay. Being a celebrity doesn’t make you an authority.

      • Sophia

        Don’t know as you could actually call him a celebrity
        “He has starred in Christian films like “Left Behind” and “Saving Christmas,” which was voted to be the worst film of all time according to users of the Internet Movie Database”

    • snark-lurker

      guys like that would not believe how nice wimmenz are to have around…when a man treats them right

    • Truck Fump
    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Nobody fuckin likes Kirk. Behold, the saddest birthday party that every was: http://i.dlisted.com/files/happybirthdaykirkcameron.jpg

      • Count Awesome

        Nothing says classy like Subway sandwiches on white paper plates.

        • proudgrampa

          That really IS pathetic ain’t it?

      • mailman27

        Could they be spread out any further? Good times.

      • HogeyeGrex
    • Picabo

      I’ll see your Kirk and raise you Bart D. Ehrman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_D._Ehrman

      Read ’em and weep.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband. When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.

      Yeah, it will change…for the worse, asshole…

      /FFS

      • OrG

        Obvs,ZERO real world experience.

    • vivian

      He is his own Titanic.

      edit: I know, I know, it’s not him, but still… he is

    • Picabo
  • WomanInThePersistence

    Happy May Day, Everybody!

    https://youtu.be/Ly5ZKjjxMNM

    • OrG

      I really wanted to go downtown today.But not feeling well,plus I’m probably contagious.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I debated it. But I’m not really into riots, and I suspect the CtoFSU will be well-represented.

        • OrG

          That too.

  • TJ Barke
    • cmd resistor

      I learned many years after he died that my great grandfather from Czechoslovakia was somehow involved in unions over there and it was part of why he had to leave. He was long dead when my dad mentioned this and I never met him and he didn’t seem to have a lot of details. He brought his family over in the early 1900’s but I always figured I got my non-republican DNA from him.

  • Juan de Fuca

    Saw this on my Instagram feed this evening and thought it was cool. Forget presidential candidates, Anthony Bourdain is one of those people I’d like to have a beer with.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ef2d5ce80a362aeee45fa91fef79cb2277428426eef9746c6609afe8d5d887d.png

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • weejee

      I emceed the funeral services for a 30-year old daughter-in-law who died of colon cancer, and both my wife and I are survivors – her stage 2 melanoma and me stage 4 stomach. So a big fork ewe for Rep MoBro.

      • proudgrampa

        There is not a fork big enough or wide enough…

        • HogeyeGrex

          That’s what Garden Weasels are for.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Yeah, have fun, Kurt. And then have fun explaining why you’re suing your troll while you think Democrats are morally bankrupt for trying to keep billionaire-sponsored thugs away from college students.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Which is to say go fuck yourself.

        • Yr. Gma

          So from now on we should think everything he says is wrong? I’m having trouble keeping up in the purity derby.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I don’t have a stance on him, because that would be dumb. I have a huge fucking problem that he thinks 18 year olds accumulating debt should bend their knees to wingnut-sponsored fuckheads.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            No, I think people who have been exposed to his thoughts should keep in mind that he’s generally wrong.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            So. Explain to me how he’s worth your defending him.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Or back the fuck off.

          • Yr. Gma

            I’m not defending him. I’m asking a question. Is everything he says wrong?

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I have a coronary valve defect, as it happens. Same as my mom had.

      Because my parents fucked me into existence.

      • NellCote71

        You could have been aborted, but the Republican way is damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    • SeeTrain65

      Two of them. I’m so sorry, Rep. Brooks, for the RA and asthma I couldn’t control. (You fucking prick.)

    • Shoto

      It would totally be Mo Brooks’ fault if I punched him in the face.

  • TJ Barke
  • TJ Barke
  • weejee

    Although Portland is not that far of a drive, are you sure you want to see me in my party dress? Just askin’.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6941a612d2fa72644de36db6686fb7a281eea1ac394c9fe228002e0c69467015.jpg

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Shake what the good lord gave ya, baby!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I think you look adorable. And much more comfortable than some of the ladies at the Met Gala.

    • Michael R
      • SisterArtemis

        Michael R!!! WHAT were YOU Thinking!!!

        • Michael R

          Not about getting physical !

          • Major_Major_Major

            Whew, thought you might of been having a deliverance moment…

    • Suttree

      My phone is gone so I cannot post a picture of spacepig!

    • puredog

      Mmm — who does your lipstick?

  • Panika MCD

    TX Update:

    12 people died in sever storms in the Hill Country and Concho Valley over the weekend.
    1 person died in the UT stabbing though a ton of students witnessed it and 3 are in the hospital. the perpetrator is in custody. it seems to be connected to the fraternities, but it may be too early to reach any conclusions about it. hence the SEEMS.
    a firefighter who was undergoing training to be a paramedic in Dallas was shot and is in the ICU and this is going to result in higher security at the Pink Dome. I’m sure more information on that will be released tonight. I don’t think the higher security has anything to do with the UT incident, but it may have to do with the case that APD and the FBI had arrested someone in a couple weeks ago who had plans to shoot up the Pink Dome.

    • NellCote71

      You forgot the unarmed teenager shot by the police in Balch Springs. Black, of course.

      • Panika MCD

        didn’t get that one because it didn’t make it to the Senate Floor, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing all about it tomorrow. there was also the mother of a Houston Councilmember who died, but that was a natural death.

  • TJ Barke
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Dude, you should put together a YouTube mix of these songs. I’d definitely listen up!

      • Suttree

        We need to remember our past!

  • r m reddicks
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I’m off for a while to take care of a few things on this note:

    https://twitter.com/maramcewin/status/859192272457478145

    • boyblue122

      Hannity quit?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        He’s threatening too after this next management asshole got fired. May be empty threat? Who cares. Fuck Hannity too.

    • SeeTrain65

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Fox News dump their more expensive talent, much like ESPN has done in the recent past.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Gorilla libel!!!

    • boyblue122
      • miss_grundy

        You mean all of that “I’m following Bill Shine out the door” was malarkey???? Who knew!

        • boyblue122

          Good ploy to get people to tune in and see what he was going to do I guess

      • jowgajen

        The replies to that tweet are an amusing mixture of crying and stupidity.

  • TJ Barke
    • SisterArtemis

      good one :)

    • proudgrampa

      One of my favorite Woodies!

  • TJ Barke
  • WomanInThePersistence
  • FDRliberal

    Provided as a public service, your Daily Vicente…

    https://twitter.com/VicenteFoxQue/status/859139907343745024

    • proudgrampa

      We’re trying, Vicente. We’re trying.

    • miss_grundy

      Si, Sr. Fox, he is a daily embarrassment.

    • Mister Atoz

      Thank you, FDR. I love reading what he has to say. He speaks for so many.

      Do you watch Colbert? Did you see it tonight? Colbert went off on a rant about Trump disrespecting Dickerson that was, in a word, epic.

      • FDRliberal

        No I didn’t catch that. Let me find it on the web.

        • Mister Atoz

          Let’s hope Trump sees it.

  • TJ Barke
  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Listening to Purple Rain start to finish for the first time in a while. I forgot how much I love the moment in “Take Me with You” when the singer sings “You’re sheer perfection” and the girl answers “Thank you!” as if that was just the sweetest thing a nice boy ever said. So cute.

    ETA: Oops, I forgot, the title is, of course “Take Me with U.”

  • SeeTrain65

    “Oh, my, my. Oh, hell yes.”

  • WomanInThePersistence
  • Moebym Reborn

    Mitch McConnell’s quip “nevertheless, she persisted” is a Wikipedia entry now.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevertheless,_she_persisted

    • OrG

      That can be his epitaph.

      • puredog

        The sooner the better.

  • psst…Chalice Farms has some of the prettiest buds but Green Planet has great prices on bud, concentrates and edibles.

    Oregon Tourism Board

    • WomanInThePersistence

      We do have the best tourism board.

    • Jennifer R

      I was outright horrified at prices out in WA. How are they in OR?

      • TJ Barke

        I can get an ounce for about 8 dollars.

        • puredog

          Fake news!

    • Anna Rompage

      Be careful of the edibles if you’ve never been experienced….

      I ate a little wedge of a potent gummy candy, and felt like I had dropped a mild tab of acid… Not that I know what dropping a mild tab of acid feels like or anything… (shifty eyes)

  • Picabo
  • SisterArtemis

    Let’s not forget the plucky girls!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs5_gB582IM

    • Picabo
      • OrG

        Don’t know if anyone can find it but… when i bought my first nickel bag on SNL that weekend was a spoof of the Union Made commercials. Something like Pot Growers Local ____.

  • Chadwells

    Yeah…I’m gonna take math lessons from a fat fuck who can’t count calories. Tubbs….you telling me that NONE of that weight came from the munchies!?!?! GTFOH.

    “Chris Christie Accuses Democrats Of Trying To ‘Poison Our Kids’ By Legalizing Marijuana”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-christie-marijuana_us_5907b427e4b0bb2d0870a41d?ir=Politics&utm_hp_ref=politics

  • Anna Rompage

    Every culture and land has their own stories to tell about peoples fights to overcome injustice…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRsiRvj0hxM

  • WomanInThePersistence

    https://youtu.be/1tLT0mjU4sw

    I fucking love this.

    • cmd resistor

      I had forgotten about it but I believe I heard them in Atlanta years ago. I had to look it up but figure it must have been their 1983 tour. I could be wrong, though.

  • Chadwells

    I don’t like to body shame people….but I’m like 99% sure that Chris Christie deserves all of it.

    • But there are so many other things to shame the useless, criminal bastard over that are ACTUALLY evil or stupid…using the fat is just lazy

      • Chadwells

        You are right and I’m sorry for taking the low road.

        • Yr. Gma

          Hi up there from the low road!

        • Count Awesome

          You know who else takes the low road?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I do. And I’ll be in Scotland afore ya.

          • Chadwells

            When you put it like that….NEVER AGAIN!!!

          • Major_Major_Major

            Oompaloompas?

        • There’s always the classic of how his Jersey hero, Bruce Spingsteen, hates Christie’s guts and won’t give him the time of day

      • Major_Major_Major

        Ummm, we are a bunch of lazy, leftist takers, so….

    • Yr. Gma

      I am shallow. I say he’s a fat pig. Apologies to pigs.

    • Ezio

      Think of it like Antonin Scalia. Sure, it’s probably easy to body shame him, but he’s also said and done a whole bunch of other stupid things you could shame his legacy for that serve as a better way to make your point.

      • Chadwells

        True….but the numbers thing fit in so good with my “calorie counting” burn!!!!

      • puredog

        I thought of Scalia as portly, even very portly. Christie is more than that.

    • not_vh

      christie i would agree if he were not as pernicious as he is fat. once he got involved in petty squabbles, everything about him is fair game. imo. i dunno.

    • janecita

      I’m from Jersey, you have my authorization to body shame that disgusting barrel of lard.

      Ps. It’s only OK to body shame terrible, evil people.

  • Jim Gormley

    If you are traveling US 2 for a ways on your journey to Portland…our door is open for you. I’ll see if Heather Scott is free that evening.

  • sw19wilson
    • Traffic Zebra or GTFO!

    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      Cloned from Trumps hair, no doubt

      • Yr. Gma

        Guinea pig libel!

    • HazooToo

      That was helpful and valuable, thank you.

  • jesterpunk

    Whatever you do dont tell Mike Pence or Donald Trump they lost on the budget and didnt get anything they wanted.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/after-their-spending-bill-win-democrats-confident-they-can-block-trumps-agenda/2017/05/01/5be2915e-2e97-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html

    “I think this morning’s announcement about reaching a bipartisan deal on
    the budget says that the American people can be encouraged that
    Washington is working again, thanks to the strong leadership of
    President Donald Trump,” Pence said on “CBS This Morning.” “Thanks to
    his direct engagement with members of Congress, we’re seeing real
    progress.”

    • TJ Barke

      I’M SO SICK OF ALL THE GODDAMNED LIARS!

  • Ezio
  • Sophia
    • weejee

      Prespikely so!

  • Chadwells

    Just a thought…

    Has anyone else noticed the sudden and sharp rise in blurred faces on the local news? Not for stories where people need to be protected…like some narc answering questions. Rather, they are doing it to general people on the street they use for sound ups.

    In LA…I’ve not seen it done this much in like 20 years. This is obviously (at least to me it seems) for fear of deportation….and that’s pretty fucked up.

    I dunno…maybe I’m crazy. Anyone else notice this?

    • Wild Cat

      You watch TV ‘news’?

      Wow.

      • Chadwells

        My wife does….

        • Wild Cat

          I hated it with a passion for years, but thought it was worth watching for the zeitgeist. I relied, as a fool, on fools like Amy Goodman.

          I haven’t watched a second of cable or network ‘news’ feces since the final deathblow of the US on 11/8/16.

          • Chadwells

            I understand. A lot of our mornings are ruined by my freaking out and yelling at the TV…..nevertheless, she persists!!!

            I pretty much depend on Wonkette and Political Wire for my news.

          • Wild Cat

            O well, relationships are compromise, I guess.
            I’ve no idea why they’re digitalizing human faces, unless there’s a threat of lawsuit.

      • Chadwells

        and to top it off….she loves CBS news. She says it’s like studying the enemy…but I’m not so sure.

        • Wild Cat

          I’m glad I have Wonkette, BJ, LGM, TPM, and a few other palatable sites to filter the garbage.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Also, for those who celebrate it, have a blessed Beltane.

    https://youtu.be/On2CgB_Ya9c

  • Ezio

    OT but I found this really awesome art of all the TV superheroes from D.C. and it looks incredible! George Reeves, Adam West, Lynda Carter (with the guy who played Captain Marvel in the background). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4e219c2e09d656edb01a08f4d45eeab72cf1b2b5f10cd96750c5906bcd73358.jpg

  • Bozilingus

    Just checking in, did tanks and missile launchers and hordes of troops march through Washington, DC today? Or are they waiting for Donnie’s birthday?

    • Count Awesome

      It’s on hold until they can figure out how to put a lifeless like orange ferret on top of everything in the parade.

  • weejee

    Not sure if this made it over from the ‘ville, but a little verbal declension for Hair Fuhrer – shit, shat, shart

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c142a3f1637355024a21fde0e761b188988d7545da9ada67fe95f590101b0ea.png

    • Rags

      Fake picture. See Snopes. Stop spreading it. There’s plenty of real shit to deal with.

  • memzilla Ω
  • Ezio

    Rant of the day: You know it’s really baffling how some men blame what a woman is wearing when she gets raped as the reason for why it happened. By that logic, I guess every man wearing a football jersey is asking to get tackled.

  • Apple Scruff

    THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT! FAKE NEWS!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/859209801175269376

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • jowgajen

      Mmmm, the delicious aroma of schadenfreude.

    • Yr. Gma

      Too bad. So sad.

    • Count Awesome

      The GOP is like that kid whose mom keeps walking in while he’s jacking off while watching internet porn.

    • vivian

      Ummm. Becuase you’re all a bunch of hateful shitbags?
      I’m just spitballing here…

    • TJ Barke

      It’s mostly because you’re all incompetent amoral scum.

    • ltmcdies

      Good… if the rest of us have to learn to live on eggshells,I want those fuckers miserable

    • puredog

      Actually? It’s because your Preznit is a RINO. In fact, what he is, is an ignorant and insane asshole. Kind of tends to spoil the party.

  • memzilla Ω
  • Sophia
    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Seems? SEEMS?

      Even when it’s blatant they just can’t muster up anything more than bland gruel.

  • Nodrama4mama

    I am personally waiting for the Wonkette visit to Oahu next winter. Pineapples for everyone!

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Hello Oahu!! Did it rain on you all weekend?

      • Nodrama4mama

        It did, but I didn’t mind since it gave me an excuse to sit around the house. Usually I feel guilty every time I want to just sit and read a book or watch tv because its so nice out and I have been conditioned from childhood to go outside when its nice.

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          I’m glad you enjoyed it! We got a lot done inside and caught up on rest ourselves. It’s been absolutely gorgeous since.

    • Ezio
  • Anna Rompage

    My go-to easy 15 minute meal.

    Chinese omelette with 2 eggs, 1/4 pound ground pork, 1/2 large shredded zucchini, and 6 slices green onion. Lightly seasoned with a splash of soy & fish sauces.

    And a little pile of home fermented turnips.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/933576a5fdd4b5cc1160b22b0416e66034d6ca3a48fff24465427c0c2f9dfc08.jpg

  • Michael R
  • Nounverb911
  • Serai 1
  • wait! what?

    Canadian Hockey Fans Sing ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’ After singer’s mic fails, the crowd takes over

    https://youtu.be/Qf2jb51HzTs

    • Bozilingus

      Very impressive. How many Americans can sing the Canadian National Anthem?

      • Nounverb911

        How many Americans can sing the American national Anthem?

      • MynameisBlarney

        I can’t. And I am ashamed of it.

        • Bozilingus

          “Oh, Canada, (mumbles the rest)”

          • MynameisBlarney

            Yup, pretty much.

          • Ezio

            Oh Canada
            Oh Canada
            You brought us bacon in a can

          • Bozilingus

            And poutine.

          • MynameisBlarney

            And The Red Green Show.

          • Bozilingus

            And the Trudeau family.

          • MynameisBlarney

            And the Trailer Park Boys.

          • I had The Red Green Book at some point in my life. It was dedicated to people who fix things by kicking them. Except pets

          • MynameisBlarney

            And Rush.

          • shivaskeeper

            Any fucked up thing Canada might ever do is forgiven by that.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Monsters!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            And elected Justin
            A very sexy man!

      • Ezio

        Sadly, most Americans probably think “it doesn’t matter because Murrica is da best! TRUMP BABY!”

      • wait! what?
        • Bozilingus

          Way to go, Predator fans! (My local team!)

        • MynameisBlarney

          LeAnn Rimes fucking nailed it the one time I heard her sing it for a supersportsbowl or something.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        I can’t hit all of Celine Dion’s notes, but I do know the words to My Heart Will Go On.

        Where’s Bub??!!!

      • shivaskeeper

        I can.

        “Oh Canada. Home of maple syrup. You have a leaf on your flag. Something, something, something. Play ball.

        Seriously though, I really can. I’m close enough to the northern border that regional stuff includes Canadians. It’s customary to do both anthems.

      • Marceline

        Alright folks, let’s get to learnin’ it.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Canada

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          That was my thought! They are such good neighbors it seems like the neighborly thing to do.

        • Bozilingus

          In the old days, when there were only 3 major TV broadcasters, part of watching the game was watching the national anthems. You could learn another nation’s anthem if you just listened.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Jesus…
      They’re better Americans than most Americans.

  • Juan de Fuca

    One thing that I’ve learned about working with a few Trump supporters is that for a silent majority, they’re very vocal about Trump. There’ve been times when I’ve ventured into the rabbit hole and soon began having images of rope, duct tape and a shovel for some reason. But then I learned the best way to shut them up is to simply use Trump’s own words against them. They mutter something about EO’s, change the subject, ask how your weekend went, etc. like normal people do.

    Tomorrow, I’m going with – “Why did the civil war happen? How did that shit happen, Rob? WHY??”

    • Count Awesome

      Next week Trump will claim Jackson would have squashed the civil Rights movement because he saw that coming too, also.

    • Ωbjectifier

      States rights!!1!1

      • Count Awesome

        States wrong!

      • MynameisBlarney

        War of Northern Aggression!

        • vivian

          War of Southern Passive-Aggression!?!

      • Juan de Fuca

        Yeah, on second thought, maybe it’s better to not go down that rabbit hole.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Well, one could always argue that it was the “states rights” to own slaves was the reason they started the war.

        • It’s not so bad if you bring an actual rabbit along for the trip.

    • shivaskeeper

      It’s hard to have a coherent argument when the idiot you are pulling the argument from is himself incoherent.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      I don’t talk to Trumpanzees. I don’t even encounter them on FB any more. When I first started posting #TheResistance news and specifying ‘friends of friends’, many popped up and were swiftly eliminated. Later, concern trolls were encountered in several Progressive groups. Screenshots were taken before Ban Hammer, mocking mp4’s were created and many were banned by moderators, once reported.
      Now, I don’t bother.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
    • Marceline

      They really do look like a couple in that photo.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Nice fellas you could have a beer with.

  • Nounverb911
    • Count Awesome

      He’ll also find out his VD wasn’t anything at all like Vietnam​.

      • DainBramage

        VD. VC. Who can tell?

        • Count Awesome

          Only The Shadow knows.

  • Red Bird Ω

    Wonkette, is it just me or are we being primed for a Zuckerberg run as the next Republican president (governor, representative, etc.). Considering who he has on his BOD I wouldn’t be surprised. But I’m not sure if this is good news or bad.
    https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/01/mark-zuckerberg-continues-his-not-running-for-president-tour-of-america-with-visit-to-trump-country/

    • vivian

      Another ratings Preznit? THANKS NO

      • Red Bird Ω

        Ratings? What do you mean by that?

        • vivian

          *hangs head* I was thinking of Jeff Zucker… oops

    • shivaskeeper

      Hopefully the citizens of this country will have learned the lesson by then. Hopefully.

      • Contemplative Ron

        I love how you’re remaining madly optimistic in the face of recent history.

        • shivaskeeper

          I am a cynical optimist. With a healthy dose of pragmatism thrown in.

  • Marceline

    “We shall eat and drink and play “Throw the Baby” from let us call it 5 to 8 p.m.”

    This sentence sounds perfect if you read it with some vaguely eastern European accent.

    • Ezio

      I read it in Tommy Wiseau’s accent. Does that count?

      • Makes everything better, worse, and more insane- all at once!

        • Ezio

          He could probably make a more profound comment about the Civil War than Donnie could for sure.

    • Me not sure
    • Kiri the Unicorn

      “I will not buy this record, it is scratched.”

  • JD Mulvey

    Dammit –wish I could be there but have a conflict. Portland can use a bit of Wonkettery right now.

    http://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2017/05/01/18986455/cops-crack-down-as-demonstrators-set-fires-throw-pepsi-at-may-day-march

  • Ωbjectifier

    I just finished Ken Burn’s Civil War on netflix. Nary a mention of Andrew Jackson. Guess we better de-fund PBS, they’re fake history.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      But wait, I thought NO ONE ASKED how the civil war happened or anything about it–this is such a surprise!

      • puredog

        As soon as it was over people just wanted to forget about it as soon as possible. Yet the inquiring, curious mind will not be gainsaid. Go, Donnie, ask those hard questions.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Actually, that is true in some cases. One set of my great-grandparents came from Missouri. Her family was union, his confederate. I asked her once if that was a problem. She said it was simply not something that was ever discussed. Of course, she also told me about how her granparents’ farm was burned down, and how her grandmother stood in a Creek with water up to her neck while trying to keep their horse calm.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            I have ancestors on either side. Lots of people from my area do. It was very divided.

      • Me not sure

        I think that I might have seen a book or two about that.

    • shivaskeeper

      Fake intellectual words spoken by a fake businessman, tough guy, negotiator, leader, visionary, and populist. Color me shocked.

      The only true thing about him is his gift for the grift.

  • Nounverb911
    • Ezio

      I’ve never seen someone saying so much while saying so little.

    • Marceline

      It wasn’t enough for him to diss Obama and Clinton and Carter. Nope. Donnie had to hop in the DeLorean and tell Lincoln how much he sucked.

      • Master Contrail Program

        Lincoln was fortunate the time portal didn’t use Terminator rules and Donnie showed up naked.

        • Contemplative Ron

          ‘That’s the most horrible thing I have ever seen. I don’t want to live any more. Fuck it, let’s go see a play.’

  • Chadwells
    • Sophia

      I read about that earlier. 15 yrs old. Deep sigh of sorrow

      • Chadwells

        Read that link. Immediately after the shooting, the Chief said the kids were driving TOWARD the police in an “aggressive” manner. Then the bodycam footage showed what really happened….they were driving AWAY with no weapons. The cops were called for a noise complaint. It is absolutely nothing short of murder….but this rat fuck cop will probably get away with it.

        • Lord Jim

          Is it the “couldn’t happen to me” mentality that makes people turn a blind eye to police misconduct?

          • Chadwells

            I wish I knew.

            Stories like this…and the volume of stories like this…make me so angry and sad. Total waste of life at the hands of the fuckers that are supposed to protect life.

  • TJ Barke

    It’s weird when all the worst aspects of American culture incarnate becomes president…

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    I’m from Tennessee, and I have to say I’ve never participated in a conversation about how much Tennesseans love Andrew Jackson. Dolly Parton? Lady Vols? Don’t speak ill of them in the Volunteer State, but Andrew Jackson? Not so much. Sometimes, I think Donnie makes shit up.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Sometimes? Only sometimes?

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Am I being unfair?

        • Wildly underestimating more like

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            If Donnie speaks in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, is it still a lie?

          • jesterpunk

            Yes it is.

    • Ezio

      Well, that’s what happens when you deal with someone whose butt is where his head should be.

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      I’m from Tennessee and I agree. I do remember visiting The Hermitage in grade school, but I don’t recall ever hearing any great love of Jackson or even any mention of him after 8th grade TN history class.

      • Meccalopolis

        New Orleans has got Jackson square but

    • La Tijera

      A lot of Volunteers would probably celebrate the bastard more if they considered how he liked to shoot people and drove those dark skinned, non-christians, out of the state.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Yes. Some would.

  • TiniestMiss

    Oh.Dear.God.

    It only took the Hitler Youth 100 days to emerge, complete with helmets and weapons.

    https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/04/25/new-alt-right-%E2%80%9Cfight-club%E2%80%9D-ready-street-violence

    • TJ Barke

      Vote them all.

      • puredog

        “Vote the brutes.” (apologies to Conrad)

    • Ezio
    • Wild Cat

      Stab them in the head a la Walking Dead.

    • SayItWithWookies

      “Now described as a “neo-masculine reactionary,” McInnes…”

      Neo? I’d go more with pseudo-masculine.

    • La forza del resistino

      This is what happens when they find Tumblr a vaste wasteland and the hobby store cut them off glue purchases.

    • jesterpunk

      “We don’t fear the fight. We are the fight,” Chapman said in a recent social media post announcing FOAK’s formation.

      I bet none of those idiots are brave enough to join the military, they just want to play like they are tough guys and wear their Nazi outfits.

    • OrG

      Can we put these creeps with the black bloc anarchists in a Texas cage match and put it on​ pay per view?

    • Major_Major_Major

      As a former SHARP, the fact that these chucklefucks are getting traction makes me want to lace up. As an older, learned parent I can see this quickly devolving into escalated street fighting similar to post WWI Germany. This Shyte makes a hard headed man rethink his pacifist stances. I know violence solves nothing, but…old habits something something something

    • HazooToo

      …. No one explain the ‘masturbation regimen’ thing. I do not want to know.

      • Major_Major_Major

        They apparently are being eco friendly by reducing the number of tube socks that need washing.

        • HazooToo

          Not enough coffee to prepare for this thought.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        MGTOW, because what choice do they have?

      • HogeyeGrex

        PURITY OF ESSENCE!!!111!!!!

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Circle Jerk, what?

    • HogeyeGrex

      More like SA wannabes. They’ll find out that they’re a bit late to the party for that, and they’ll never make it in the SS. They’ll also be really surprised when the night of the long knives happens.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Actually, they are also ripe for purity wars.

  • memzilla Ω

    Murdering fascist Duterte of the Philippines turned down Twitler’s invitation to the White House this weeekend because he has to go to Russia. #cantmakethisshitup

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      And because visiting America would not have been acceptable to his supporters, allegedly.

    • Seamus Romney

      Why doesn’t Don ever fly to meet other heads of state?

      Is it the “Art of the Deal” “always make them come to you mentality”, or is it that he’s too fucking decrepit to make long journeys. Fuckwit

      • jesterpunk

        He doesnt like being away from his bed and blankey.

        • Seamus Romney

          Who doesn’t? But we all manage to get up and do our jobs.

          • jesterpunk

            But we are not 70 year old thin skinned man babies.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Obviously, he’s trying to minimize the expense of traveling. DuH! Silly Libtard.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Has anyone invited him?
        Would you?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          He’s supposed to go to the UK this month. Already poisoned the water completely by allegedly demanding a ride in Liz’s pumpkin shaped, horse drawn Queen-mobile. Rebuffed because the Brits will have a hard enough time protecting him in a hardened limo, much less in a parade, while riding in a plexiglass vehicle.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Yeah, but they sort of had to. It’s like that useless uncle you have to invite to thanksgiving every year.

            Wait. That’s me.

    • BloviateMe

      Duterte is going to miss out on the electoral college victory power point presentation. His loss, I hear it’s bigly yuge.

    • Wild Cat

      He’d have to kill the neo-nazi due to the neo-nazi’s drug use . . .

    • Count Awesome

      Their egos are too big to be in one place at the same time. It would be like the end of “TimeCop” and they’d both implode.

      • jesterpunk

        So you are saying we should really try and reschedule the meeting?

    • HazooToo

      This is why I get so head-explodey with the people who tell me “Russia is just a scapegoat”. THEY ARE NOT EVEN TRYING TO HIDE THE CONNECTIONS.

      • Count Awesome

        “Why hide the goat when you can have sex with it?”
        –Erick Erickson

      • shivaskeeper

        None so blind as those that will not see.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        The level of cluelessness and ineptitude is E P I C. The only thing protecting all of them is the GOP’s desire to still dismantle the government. When the hearings occur, and they will occur once the GOP is done with Trump, I hope the whole lot of them are trashed. Between the Tea Party, the corporatists and the Religious Right, I wonder who will band together to try to demolish the other. I am betting on Teabillies and RWNJ to have enough overlap to make this implosion atomic.

        • HazooToo

          I just want them to take Fox down with them. Break the party into splinters that will keep up the infighting for years.

  • shastakoala

    Baby rolling could also be fun.
    https://youtu.be/nqsaWQ_17Ts

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    It is not even tomato or toe mah’ toe season, Editrix! What sort of witchcraft do these “Portland” “Wonkers” even have!?!?!

  • gullywompr

    Enjoy those Portland party dresses, y’all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH1wecSeuu8

  • BloviateMe

    Horrible, I am, but this is funny shit.

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/KNcGXDoNOBQIM/giphy.gif

    • HazooToo

      I snorted cream soda. Fucker.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I laughed entirely too hard at that.

      • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

        Me too. Maybe we can be roommates in hell!

  • ltmcdies

    So I’m guessing the Wonketeer “meet with meats” in Portland will be a less sartorial event than this Met thing tonight

    https://twitter.com/i/moments/859168300978327554

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I’m still deciding, really.

      • puredog

        Hopefully, it will be warm enough so that no Wonketeers will need to don the hated pants.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          What are these “pants” of which you speak?

          • puredog

            I’ll keep an eye out for you and perhaps ‘splain it.
            On a more serious level, technically, isn’t doing the drinkie something the Portland Parks Department frowns upon? Or is that only technically the case? Certainly, although ganja is “legal” in Oregon, you torch up in a public park at your legal peril. Not trying to be a buzzkill, but jsia.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I shall bring both wine and not-alcoholic refreshers. Technically, you can get a permit which allows the bevvies totally legally. Thats what we did last summer. I suspect that if you don’t make a nuisance of yourself, PPS doesn’t care that much. Just don’t have a keg, don’t stick a bunch of stuff on trees, clean up after yourself, and if you feel a need for herbal refreshment, go to your car. In other words, don’t be an asshole.

          • SisterArtemis

            Put that liquor in a travel cup, and no one will know the difference. Weed is harder, ‘cuz “cloying smokey smell,” though having an RV handy helps…

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Red solo cup?

          • SisterArtemis
    • Sophia

      The woman in the Tony Bravo one (Claire Danes?) looks like her top was made out of post it notes. Someone should be able to whip that one up.

      • ltmcdies

        just head off Staples and hope for no wind that day.

    • shivaskeeper

      Day glo tee, jeans, cowboy boots. I’m pretty well decided at this point.

  • Sophia

    Poor baby, just found out trump is president

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZgLqz5S8t0

    • TJ Barke

      The beagle blues.

    • BadKitty904

      I love the Beagles’ All You Need Is Love

  • Wild Cat

    Put on that Party Dress, not hat:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9GlC9GyF4Y

  • BloviateMe

    Portland, 5pm on a Monday from Salem. That sweet, sweet rush hour traffic.

    Hmm…might have to miss it, I’d have to leave at like one. Have fun kids.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Darn. Well lift a bevvie towards you.

      • BloviateMe

        Thank you!!!!

    • shivaskeeper

      I’ll get there ahead of the traffic. I’m thinking I should be in the area around 1600 or so. I can chill in the park until people arrive. Worse comes to worst, I can set up a war rig sort of thing and go Mad Max on I5.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I shall keep an eye on the news then.

        • shivaskeeper

          Nah. If I can get a horse trailer through there during the morning rush, it should all be good.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Now that’s just showing off.

          • shivaskeeper

            No. That was bad timing and a blown start time on my part. There is no way I would have done that on purpose.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Yah, I’m gonna leave early and take the back roads. Fuck I-5.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Youre going to be there! YAY!

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Dunno what to bring, though. I’ll think of something.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Just your own sweet self.

        • shivaskeeper

          I5 is the straight shot for me, but I should miss the worst of the traffic coming and going.

          • puredog

            Yes, straight shots do make I-5 more palatable.

        • Anna Rompage

          The 213 is a lovely drive this time of year!

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            *nods* Scio to Stayton to Silverton to Oregon City.

    • Anna Rompage

      It’s not that bad…

      It usually only takes me 25-30 minutes to get from Tigard, to my home in SE Portland when I leave work at 4

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Now that’s whichcraft.

    • SisterArtemis

      No way, just don’t do I5 – you gotta be there! I’m going to do my best and I’m 2 hours south!

  • Moebym Reborn

    A gust of wind blew a dead tree over onto the house, terrifying my cat. Hopefully there’s no property damage…

  • Anyone have a secret miracle home remedy for massive toothaches? I’ve already tried all mine.

    • Pliers?

    • TJ Barke

      Antibiotics.

      • If I had any of those, I wouldn’t need home remedies.

        • TJ Barke

          I hear that garlic is a natural antibiotic.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I’ve only ever used it as an antifungal but if it works half as well as it did for me it should be a good temporary solution

    • jesterpunk

      Alcohol, drink something like jack daniels and hold it in your mouth as long as you can. Your tooth and half your face will be numb but it wont hurt.

      • puredog

        And then when you swallow it, wash down a percocet or two. If ya got.

    • BloviateMe

      I feel you, those things SUCK. When they’re really bad, all the whiskey in the world won’t make it stop.

      Antibiotics and pain pills are the only thing that can (slowly) make it tolerable.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Clove oil, applied liberally. Pun incidental but apropos

      • BadKitty904

        It actually works, in some cases.

        • Major_Major_Major

          Both Mrs M3 and I have had relief using clove oil. Granted you smell like a Djarim factory, but the relief is worth it.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      I don’t know the cause of your toothache, but I lost a filling once, and temporary filling (available at any drugstore, cheap) helped me a lot!!

      • Nah, my teeth are just all jacked up. I don’t have any fillings left because most of my teeth are too broken. That’s what 20 years of no dental care will get you. I get frequent abscesses and infections. This is one of those. And I still have no dental/healthcare, so I end up just dealing with the pain till it goes away or the nerves die. I’m having a hard time dealing with this one.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Well, shit. I have no suggestions. Just *hugs*

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          That is worrisome; I’m sorry this is happening to you. Is there by any chance a dental school or hygienist program nearby? They often have sliding scale clinics.

          • I’ve tried all the usual things. The closest dental school is 100 miles away, I don’t drive, and they have a thing where if the accept you, you have to agree to come some number of different times. I could maybe get a ride once, if that. I was on Medicaid, I tried to get them pulled and get dentures then. My husband did. But the cheapie denture place that takes medicaid wouldn’t pull mine. They said I needed an oral surgeon and anesthesia. No oral surgeon within 100 mile radius would accept me as a patient without cash or real insurance. Then I made slightly more money and lost the medicaid anyway.

            Unless I start making a lot more money or… Something…. I’m stuck with this.

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            Bummer. I wish I could afford to help you but I’m barely scraping by myself.

          • cheetojeebus

            Sorry for your situation. I have very bad teeth as well. My teeth started breaking at about 18. Very thin enamel. Birth defect I think? When one needs pulling it has to be by a surgeon as they break too easily. My advice for the middle term is getting interdental brushes (Proxabrushes), they come in different sizes. Much better than floss. Use those fuckers constantly. Become obsessive about it. Then when you can afford it get scaling done. Each quadrant is about 175 bucks out of pocket maybe less where you are.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Oh, I use those things constantly! Last time I saw a dentist was about 10 years ago, but he couldn’t believe how good my teeth were, despite me being a smoker! Very little plaque to scrape, etc.

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          Tooth pain is hard to take, and dental work is criminally expensive. I had to have a root canal because of that filling deal, and when they told me the price, I burst into tears. I found a way (my 401k) but it shouldn’t be like this. People should be able to afford to take care of their bodies. Back home, there used to be mobile rural health clinics that came through periodically. They helped people with dental work, vision issues and minor medical issues for free. That’s all I can think of. I’m so sorry you’re in pain, honey.

        • Anna Rompage

          That’s a bummer!

          You might try clove oil, it’s a natual topical pain killer…

          • puredog

            Worked for Dustin Hoffman.
            But seriously, that sounds very awful.

        • Courser_Resistance

          If you have an abscessed tooth and if you have medicaid, you can go get antibiotics for an infection. I did that, then the tooth (previously root-canaled, btw) fell out, so that ended that problem. For now. I broke down the sharp shards by eating day-old french bread. Worked like a charm.

    • Time for a root canal Sugar Plum. People bitch about them but I’ve found them, when needed, to be delightful.

      Another old trick is to let a full strength aspirin dissolve on the tooth and gum of note.

      Good luck.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Ibuprofen, bong hits, antiseptic rinse.

    • Shoto

      Spackle?

    • Anna Rompage

      Try a water pic around the gums, you might have something stuck down there…

      If that doesn’t alleviate it within a day, go see a dentist…

    • Courser_Resistance

      You might try soaking a normal, black tea bag (lipton’s is fine – fancy don’t count here as long as it’s not herbal tea) in body temp water and gently place it over/around the tooth. The tanins are astringent and may help draw any nastiness out.

    • SisterArtemis

      scanned through the replies, and lots of good ideas there. I’ve used the “Hold a swallow of whisky in the area” one quite a bit, and gently swooshing the whisky back and forth also helps.

      One a dental hygienist passed on to me is to use a very soft toothbrush, and gently brush the area with warm or lukewarm water.

  • memzilla Ω

    On April 6 at Mar-A-Lago, “‘just as dessert was being served, the president explained to Mr. Xi he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria. It was in lieu of after-dinner entertainment.’ After the audience at the Milken Institute Global Conference laughed, per Variety, Ross continued: ‘The thing was, it didn’t cost the president anything to have that entertainment.'” Yeah, except for the $80 million the missiles cost. Craven fucktards, all.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9cab32b0594089dc231eae2ba246f88b3f56e5e0388e0dedba2fbe3d1c20089.jpg

    • BadKitty904

      “Craven” don’t even begin to cover it.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Ross, Ross … oh, Commerce Secretary. I guess it’s commerce when we buy expensive ass missiles to throw at Syria and do nothing.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Is that Bunny Spice back in the corner?

      • Al Swearengen

        Wonder what Spicer’s security clearance is? Should he be in that room?

        • Sophia

          From VOX when the picture was taken:

          Some of the people visible in the image seem like naturals for this kind of meeting, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who needs to be able to speak authoritatively about the president’s activities. That the Trump administration is structured around an awkward troika — Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner — rather than a traditional chief of staff model is odd, but given the context it’s natural that all three are there.

          But the secretaries of Commerce and Treasury are also on hand, along with National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.

          Their briefs have nothing to do with Syria, chemical weapons, or anything else. They just happen to have been in Mar-a-Lago with the president because the original purpose of the trip was to host a summit with Xi Jinping, president of China. The US-China relationship has crucial economic dimensions, so Trump wanted his top policymakers on trade and economics to be present at the meeting. Then, when the meeting was interrupted by a crisis in Syria, he apparently wanted to round up all the senior officials available and stuff them in a room.

          • shivaskeeper

            So even a crisis is nothing more than a photo op to this clown.

          • Sophia

            Yep, pretty much. Going for the ratings.

          • SisterArtemis

            I think he structures his life around photo ops and ratings reports

    • cheetojeebus

      A reminder. Wilbur Ross is the former vice chairman of Russian money laundry, the Bank of Cypress. He’s also the leader of the ruthless Naked Mole Rat Gang.

      • vivian

        He’s not just the leader, he’s a member!

        {Hairclub for Men reference for the youngs}

    • BadKitty904

      Fuck these venal, hypocritical, un-American fuckers and ALL their works.

    • shivaskeeper

      It’s really to bad he skipped on his chance to go to war. Maybe it wouldn’t be fucking entertainment. This fucking guy.

      • Courser_Resistance

        JFC, this is NOT the country I grew up in. This shit throws me into despair every fucking time.

        Ah, fuck it, it’s 8:30 here in the mystical zone, maybe I’ll just have a toke, go to bed and pull the covers over my head. Fuck the 9 pm news.

        • shivaskeeper

          Anger for me more than despair. Anger is a motive force and I still think this can be recovered from.

  • Picabo

    Anyone here a big fan of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”? I love that program.

    • I haven’t listened in a while. Since i quit itunes, podcasts are harder

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Have you tried podbay?

        • No. And it’s not on spotify. I just looked

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Have you tried Podcast Republic?

          • No…i like to listen on the go and i haven”t wanted to eat my my mobile data

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I have a dumbphone – it flips open! But I also have a tablet, and Podcast Republic is well worth it. Should you ever be not on the go.

          • I use that time to catch up on MSNBC…watching Chris now

        • BadKitty904
          • Kiri the Unicorn

            “Get bent, Dave. Say hi to Frank for me.”

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            The DirecTV AE-35 unit will malfunction, Dave. Why don’t you go out on the roof and adjust the ears?

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        Can’t you listen to it on the website?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I’m still feeling a bit annoyed with NPR. To the point where I stopped my subscription. If they won’t call a lie a lie, fuck ’em.

      • BadKitty904

        Amen.

      • Major_Major_Major

        I’m just sad that I finally move to MA, and have a “classic” pickup, and I can’t call car talk and then take it to Cambridge to have the “gngung gngung rrrerrr rrrerr” fixed.

        • Timing is everything. In fact, check the timing on your old pick-up, it may be the source of the “gngung gngung rrrerrr rrrerr”.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Well seeing as how Tommy is dead, it might be a short call.

          • Major_Major_Major

            There were a few times I debated calling with my old old pickup, after Tommy, I wish I had. Still love the rebroadcasts. Who would have ever thought that a couple of guys with thick Yankee accents talking about car repairs would have been so great.

          • data_ninja

            I catch the rebroadcasts whenever I can. I donated to a local NPR station once, and I was given a choice of prizes to get. There was a Car Talk coffee mug, so all of the other prizes instantly became moot. When the mug finally came in the mail, the handle was busted off of it. Given the spirit of the show, I wondered if they made them that way. It sits on my shelf of odds ‘n ends, with the broken handle sitting on the inside of it.

        • cmd resistor

          I drive up to see my mom on Saturdays snd usually catch the old car talk reruns the last hour. They usually mske me crack up out loud more than once. And i love wait wait dont tell me. One of their funniest interviews was with Obama’s fema guy craig fugate who has a great sense of humor.

      • Al Swearengen

        I’ve had some back-and-forth with Steve Inskeep (Morning Edition host) on how NPR’s news shows are forever going to Hicksville to ask people their opinion, but never, ever going to a major city. Because city people’s opinions apparently don’t matter.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      Yes, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

      It’s one of the few things that NPR still has going for it.

    • I’ve been an NPR nerd for 35 years and still hold the opinion that a listener supported news source consistently provides best practice journalism with few exceptions.

      “Wait, Wait” is good stuff. “Radio Lab” is often brilliant.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I check out radiolab on their podcast. It is a wonderful show.

      • btwbfdimho

        I couldn’t survive here in Texas without NPR. When we drive to Santa Fe, between Amarillo and Clines Corners, NM, we experiment withdraw symptoms, biglies.
        Hey! Did you notice? The plural of bigly is biglies!!

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          That is some desolate country out there.

        • chascates

          I lived in Amarillo for 5 years and they didn’t have an NPR affiliate then. Amarillo had lots of liquor stores though.

          • puredog

            When I lived in Texas, I found both worked.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Christ, I went to Amarillo for a weekend of dog shows back in the 90’s. What a miserable place! I promised to never go back.

          • chascates

            Lubbock is actually worse; when I lived there in 72-73 you had to go outside the city limits to buy alcohol. Actually the entire Panhandle of Texas sucks rocks.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Lubbock is a terrible place. I say this on the basis of spending one night there last fall. But the people were quite nice. Too bad the town is such a shithole.

        • Isn’t Biglies a town in East Texas? Sean Spicer knows how to get there.

      • Rags

        But they need to lay off that sweet,sweet Koch money. I would like them to drop gumint and corporate support and challenge us to raise our pledges to free them

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          I think the issue is that the funding helps support stations in areas where the population is low/poor.

          • Rags

            That’s the challenge for us all

        • I totes sgree.

  • Contemplative Ron

    I’d demand y’all come to Soviet Canuckistan, but the way things are right now they might not let you back in.

  • BadKitty904
  • IOnlyLikeCats

    The dog is watching me because I had the gall to take a bath today. She was seriously unamused when I ran errands.

    • Picabo

      Just to clarify. You took a bath? The dog is doing what? Help me out here.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        The dog was waiting outside the door, occasionally whining.

        • Picabo

          OK. Thanks.

        • So what I’m getting here is that you don’t only like cats?

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Animals I like, people not so much.

          • You dear, are an ally.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          What I’m getting is, rather than Rank Member’s impression, that you bathe so seldom that the dog considers it unusual? Ew.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I mean I have anxiety disorders and I’m still balancing my physical health, taking the dog out for walks every 2-3 hours during the weekdays, cleaning, working, my mental health, running errands, my hygiene, and maybe having a good time occasionally (although I try to bathe at least 2-3x a week and she gets upset whenever I’m not near her when her owner isn’t home.) But thanks. Really feeling the support and positivity emanating from you?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            It appears that my comment has been taken far more seriously than it was intended. I assure you that this was intended as a joke, not an attack, and I sincerely apologize for any offense I gave.

          • Daisy

            And you do realize that dogs are more sensitive to shifts in smells, right? What you said was quite rude.

  • Anna_in_pdx

    Darn I am having a wedding reception that night

    • Work it Anna!

    • msanthropesmr

      Molotov!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Well maybe you could have a detour?

  • btwbfdimho
    • BadKitty904

      I’ll be in their bunk.

    • vivian

      Wonkers of the World Unite!

  • NorthernSaber

    Anybody wandering over to FAUX NEWS to see if Hannity loses his shit on live TV over his buddy getting sacked today? I would, but I’m watching Liverpool/Watford and JESUS did Emre Can score a beautiful goal! After such brilliance I simply can’t take Hannity’s craven ignorance. Sorry!

  • OrdinaryJoe

    We start the second hundred days with no idea what the fuck is wrong with Cheeto Benito.

    • msanthropesmr

      Oh, we know what’s wrong.

      • BadKitty904

        Abso-freekin-lutely.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Keep It Simple Simon. Everything…

      • msanthropesmr

        His name is Joe

        • Jonny On Maui

          He looks like a Simon to me…

          • msanthropesmr

            Everybody looks like a Simon to you.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Bong goggles…

          • msanthropesmr

            Well, it’s better than thinking everyone is Maurice.

          • puredog

            With his pompatus of love.

          • msanthropesmr

            He’s a midday toker.

    • NorthernSaber

      Um, Peruvian Marching Powder?

    • Master Contrail Program

      Looking at his complexion I would speculate it’s a bizarre form of jaundice.

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      I am convinced 100% that he has severe dementia.

  • msanthropesmr

    They need to have more lines in the airport. “Stupid” “stupid and rude” “completely clueless”

    • jesterpunk

      Which line do Trump supporters go in?

      • msanthropesmr

        I’m guessing stupid and rude.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Economically anxious

      • BadKitty904

        Primates.

        • Jonny On Maui

          Aren’t you generous today…

          • BadKitty904

            Hey, it’s May Day…

        • puredog

          Lizards.

      • Make United Great Again!

      • BadKitty904
      • Master Contrail Program

        Bulk Rate Parcel Post?

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      I have to fly tomorrow. Like thousands and bazillions of miles. I hate to fly. I hate it so very much, and I live on an island.

      • msanthropesmr

        This is my announcement.”get in the fucking plane, put your shit up, and sit the fuck down.”

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          Better yet, get in line behind me so I can stow my laptop first.

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          Do you give out Xanax or perhaps rhinoceros tranquilizers after that announcement, because if so, let it rip, and hit me with the dart.

          • msanthropesmr

            Thank God for nicotine gum.

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            gives me hiccups.

          • msanthropesmr

            Gives me throat burn. Don’t Care. Safer than cigs.

          • msanthropesmr

            Let me repeat this. “Sit the fuck down. Yes you. Sit the fuck down.”

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            And put on your seat belt and don’t take it off just because the fasten seat belt lights are off. leave it on unless you get up to pee, and don’t shit in the plane bathroom because gross for everybody in the rows near it, and there is no point in jumping into the aisle as soon as the plane’s seat belt lights are off after we land. It will be 10 minutes before they open the door.

            Be orderly.

          • puredog

            If I’m on a plane and I gotta shit, Imma just gonna shit in the plane bathroom. I mean, consider the alternatives.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            I used it on the way here and it almost killed me. Worst taste ever. The last hour of that trip from hell, I was ready to light up and get as many drags on that smoke as I could before they tazed me.

          • msanthropesmr

            You get used to it. It’s easier than dealing with msanthrope yelling at me.

          • BloviateMe

            I don’t usually vape, but I bought a disposable and bogarted that fucker in the bathroom. I was scared they’d somehow know, but it helped.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            They would definitely know if I vaped. I cough so hard, my head nearly explodes.

          • Al Swearengen

            You better watch that, because vape vapor can set off the fire alarm and you’ve got a federal charge.

          • BloviateMe

            D’oh! That’s what I was worried about.

          • shivaskeeper

            OTC sleeping pills.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Already packed in my carryon!

          • shivaskeeper

            You’re on it.

        • Master Contrail Program

          Sounds like the one and only time I flew Spirit.

          • msanthropesmr

            Also could be frontier or easyJet.

          • puredog

            I retain a fondness for Frontier. Many years ago, I must have somehow entered a contest, because Frontier contacted me and told me I’d won 50,000 FF miles. I was then living in Seattle, and domestic USA RTs were 15000 miles each. 3x to NYC. I was kinda thrilled.

          • BloviateMe

            Spirit is the devil.

          • Master Contrail Program

            Hey, a conscience and professionalism have weight and therefore burn fuel. They’re passing the savings on to us. Probably.

        • shivaskeeper

          That’s pretty much how we loaded flights in the military when using civilian carriers. “Fill in every seat from the back to the front. Do not stop to stow your shit. Go to the back quickly, quietly, and sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. I’ll let you move your shit around once everyone is on the fucking plane.

      • BadKitty904

        “By boat” is not an option?

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          You have no idea how much I wish it were.

          • BadKitty904

            Why, yes, Ramon, I’d love another daiquiri. And perhaps you could shift my umbrella? The sun is almost shining on me.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            I’m going to try and dream that’s what’s happening instead tomorrow night as we fly across the Pacific.

      • memzilla Ω
      • memzilla Ω
        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          I’m getting even more excited!!

      • Ωbjectifier

        Edibles. The only way to fly.

    • btwbfdimho
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Andrew Jackson would have stopped Chia Pets

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      The Macarena? He’da shut that right down!

    • Ωbjectifier

      Andrew Jackson is not hung like a horse. Horses are hung like Andrew Jackson

      .Andrew Jackson doesn’t shower, he only takes blood baths.

      Andrew Jackson can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Andrew Jackson would have taken one look at “thug” Looney Tunes T-shirts and said “This will not stand.”

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Trail of Tears to Hillary’s Server.

  • Jonny On Maui

    The last 2 days we were rained in. Water from the sky, sometimes buckets full. Finally had some sun today and saw a snowflake. Snowflake Moray that is, watched it for a while. Of course the camera was in the bag on the beach. Goggle it, it was a juvenile…

    • BloviateMe

      If I didn’t like you, I would hate you, with burning envy.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        I’m just jealous. Because I like him. Otherwise, yeah – hate with the fury of 1,000 suns.

    • Left Coast Tom

      The rainy season’s winding up here, though it might sprinkle Saturday evening.

  • Dr Skwerl B-bart MI-6 Expert

    Crap 75c IPAs are going tone the death of me.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • Blackest Noobs

      listen Old Hickory was an asshole. that is about the only fucking thing Trump and President Jackson have in common….other than that Andrew would take one look at Trump and then begin on murderizing the shit outha him.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        That’s true. Andy murderized people a lot.

        • Me thinks he had anger management issues the size of a planet

        • Blackest Noobs

          killed a bunch of Brits in the only battle Americans won in the War of 1812 after the war was over.

          but it was ok. they didn’t have cell phones back then…and yeah i know….cra-cracrazy, right?

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