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Wasn’t last week THE BEST? A mere 1/12 of the way through this fucking nightmare, and we’re all turning into the walking dead. All the things that just can’t happen are happening! Yes, our CEO in Chief fired the head of the FBI because he wouldn’t kill the Russia investigation like a loyal henchman. And then he admitted it on national television!!!! Everything that we thought, “No one would ever do that!”, well…you can just calendar all that crazy shit for Tuesday.


So, safe bet that Donald Trump is going to break the FBI this week by turning it into a partisan arm that protects him while strangling his political enemies. Trumpland has promised to move fast on replacing James Comey, and four of their twelve short-listed candidates are Republican politicians.


It is impossible to overstate how HOLY SHIT!!! HAIR ON FIRE!!! crazy this is. The FBI doesn’t work for the Red Team or the Blue Team. In a banana republic, police agencies represent politicians or specific political parties. In theory, we are a “democracy” with an “independent justice system.” James Comey was never supposed to be “loyal” to the president.


Ask yourself what Republicans would have done if Obama had proposed to replace Comey with Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid? They’d have burned down the White House! But the media is busy examining the CVs of Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and House Benghazi Maniac Trey Gowdy like it’s normal.


Substitute Martin O’Malley for Kelly Ayotte, and imagine the Republican shitstorm. Kelly Ayotte was charged with ramming Neil Gorsuch’s SCOTUS nomination through the Senate. How is she supposed to lead an FBI with so many pending issues before the Court?


FFS, Mike Rogers worked on Donald Trump’s campaign!

No, Mike Rogers! Sometimes the “norms” exist to stop us turning into a third-world shithole autocracy. We do not need a political hack running our domestic intelligence service. As Politico reports, that is simply not how it works.

Comey was a career federal prosecutor, former U.S. attorney and one-time No. 2 in the Justice Department.

The man he replaced, Robert Mueller, had precisely the same résumé—a career federal prosecutor, former U.S. attorney and one-time No. 2 in the Justice Department.

In contrast, Mike Rogers is a former Congressman with a melodramatic cable show about the intelligence services.


But please, tell us more about how Comey had to go because he was such a “showboat.”

Today Nikki Haley went on ABC and insisted that employees of the executive branch serve at the pleasure of the president.


No. Just, NO. First of all, Haley fudges the distinction between political and non-political appointees. While the president has appointment power over his cabinet, he cannot hire and fire the men and women who make up the federal bureaucracy. Viciously attacking the professionals who have dedicated their careers to working in the federal government as “part of the deep state” is reprehensible. It’s also really fucking stupid. Or, as Chuck Schumer put it

Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.

So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.

Moreover, Trump must get confirmation from the Senate for those high-level executive branch appointments. Because he is not the goddamn CEO of America!


And most importantly, it is NOT NORMAL for presidents to fire the head of the FBI. Cabinet secretaries are replaced with every new administration. Incoming presidents are entitled to appoint new ambassadors and US Attorneys. But FBI Directors serve a ten-year, non-renewable term precisely because they are not supposed to be political appointees. Republicans are telling a bald-faced lie when they pretend that it’s all business as usual, nothing to see here when Trump fires Comey. FBI Director Louis Freeh went to the White House to get a blood sample from Bill Clinton to compare with the semen stain on Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress. AND STILL, Clinton didn’t fire Louis Freeh!


Donald Trump told Jeanine Pirro that he was surprised at the Democratic outcry over firing James Comey. No one on the left loves Comey! We’re just shit-scared that the Despotic Loon in Chief is going to turn the FBI into the Stasi! Can you blame us?

[ Politico / Lawfare / Lawfare, again / Just Security ]

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  • Michael R
    • Mary Sandoras

      If we thought it was chaos before, that may have been a warm up for more things to come.

    • Ducksworthy

      This is reminiscent of what Hunter S. Thompson wished for Ed Meese. But with a Moose.

  • proudgrampa

    *sigh*

  • Ezio

    He can hire and fire whoever he wants? I’m sorry, but we’re talking about running a country here. Not an episode of The Apprentice. That they think America can be run like a Fortune 500 company reveals a lot about the GOP.

    • Ducksworthy

      Well. OK. Not yet. We’re getting there.

    • TJ Barke

      The oligarch’s plan of United Corporations of America is almost to fruition.

    • DrBigHead

      Its an idea parroted by many of his followers, even those who have suffered deeply due to the greed of corporatists like Trump. And that I will never fully understand.

  • DrBigHead

    No!! He is NOT a goddamn CEO! The government is not a business and anyone , especially someone in government that suggests this, should resign.

    • TJ Barke

      “No!! He is NOT a goddamn CEO! The government is not a business and anyone , especially someone in government that suggests this, should resign be summarily executed.”
      FTFY.

  • “M”

    Wouldn’t We All Rather Have A Manly KGB Than A Sissy FBI …?

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag137/nelsonmonty/nope_zpsbcc14df0.gif

  • Chadwells

    I have no faith that anyone will stop this. From day 1….we’re fucking doomed. It’s becoming a reality faster than I thought. There’s no coming back from a politically aligned, partisan FBI director. Specially one with no fucking law enforcement background. It’s fucked.

    • cheetojeebus

      It just continues his nightmare appt trend. Find the absolutely worst candidate for said agency and saddle em up.

    • Ducksworthy

      Oh lighten up. In 5-10 million years it will be like none of this ever happened.And the planet will be better off without us.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      It only took Hitler several months to turn Germany into an autocracy.

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        Thanks to spineless lawmakers that rubber stamped whatever he wished.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          You mean like Republicans?

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            The parallels continue to amaze, don’t they?

          • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

            It’s the exact same situation. People don’t like to hear that, but it’s true.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I keep telling people history rhymes but they don’t want to believe this might be the second verse (or worse, part of the chorus).

  • cheetojeebus

    Isn’t there a sandy pit inhabited by a thousand year old giant terrestrial lamprey we could toss the whole bunch into? I’ll be glad to back the truck up to the edge.

  • Ducksworthy

    To be fair Nikki Trump would happily fire you. You are where you are because Jared told him he needed and ethnic.

    • Bitter Scribe

      He also needs an ethic, but there’s no chance of him getting that.

      • Querolous

        We need to down a national emetic and up-chuck this clown.

  • @MrsRazor66

    This is just.. is just… I can’t even deal anymore. Just tell me what I need to do to get this mother fucker outta office and I’ll do my part. I need a break from the bullshit for a little while. Otherwise I fear I’ll go into preterm labor 2 months early…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54583ba68f873480abcb24ffa1f2ec8aa01b2d9f69e86b3550529acc3a7175b5.jpg

  • tehbaddr

    Is this the Shit Fer Brains post?

    • vivian

      Kinda. It’s This Week in Sociopathy which is close enough.

      • tehbaddr

        Mmm, yes, I see. This will be a continuing series I presume.

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          It’s been a daily feature for months.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      No shit fer brains this week, deleted comments too lame. Dok mentions it at the end of the roger stone review.

      • tehbaddr

        That’s unpossible!

      • Yr. Gma

        The trolls this week were mostly just TLM and Spags. Boring and repetitive.

        • tehbaddr

          TLM is boring and repetitive, but at least he stays on message.

  • Crank Tango

    Well it’s a lovely day out…

    • tehbaddr

      Yes it is, already went for a 4 mile push around on one of my boards. Picked up some groceries while at it on the the Gubment dime! Ha, stupendous day indeed!

      • mancityRed6

        long board?

        • tehbaddr

          Yup! A sweet little double drop with big ass wheels!

          • mancityRed6

            I rode from the mid ’80s until the early ’90s. Started with a little plastic thing, and left when they all went to 8″ wide. (I wear a size 12 shoe, and it is 12″). I was able to get a retro board for awhile, and some blanks that were at least 9″ until 97, but kind of dropped out of it after that.
            I always loved carving, and really thought about a long board, but I’m now in a place where I’d have to drive anywhere to do it.
            A friend of mine, he’s a couple of years older than me, he goes with his son to the skateparks.

  • Skeptical_thinker

    I hope that the IC does what is needed, with or without votes. An indictment would be nice, but hard to come by without an independent counsel.

  • Fun with Cthulhu

    As a resident of America’s hat, I have a bit of distance – I mean he’s not MY president, but I can barely stand the stress. I don’t know how y’all can deal.
    So, please let me lend you any strength I can spare today and everyday. You WILL survive; all the wonderful Wonketteers will make it through this.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Individuals might not, and it’s looking pretty doom and gloom for the country as a whole.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    OT, but reading first the Roger Stone thread and this thread leaves me with this classic exchange.

    “The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just
    received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently.
    The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away forever.”

    “But that’s impossible! How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?”

    “The regional governors now have direct control over their
    territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this
    battle station.”

    So these assholes must have watched fucking Star Wars and thought the empire had a nifty little idea there. Too bad they don’t have a damned Death Star or any real, tangible power. It’s really a good thing none of them are space wizards with a fondness for glow sticks.

    • TJ Barke

      They got militarized police, and a very right wing military.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Well, we also have a very dedicated rebellion that extends beyond our own borders. They’re not close to ruling the world, not yet, anyway.

      • weejee

        Perhaps in the junior ranks, but I work with a number further up the chain of command and they’re not pleased with 45.

        • TJ Barke

          Maybe, but a buddy of mine from high school went from apolitical to raving right wing nutbag in a heartbeat when he joined the Marines.

  • weejee

    Molotov Cocktail hour Wonkederos. Mail, email, text, shout, your local Congresscritter at least once a day. Make sure they know you vote. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca4a8449d52aff90d287ed1d945223b261be95e987186d997bb7353734adeb9f.jpg

  • folderol

    If the GOP members unanimously vote for someone like Trey Gowdy, the country is lost, but I can’t help feeling the U.S. is in terminal decline anyway.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/us-power-will-decline-under-trump-says-futurist-who-predicted-soviet-collapse

    He argued that American fascism would come from a capacity for tremendous global violence; a vision of American exceptionalism as the “fittest nation”; a belief in a coming final war between good and evil; a cult of the strong state leading the fight of good against evil; and a cult of the “strong leader”.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      It’s like “It Can’t Happen Here” was a prophecy. We’ll know America is dead if, in the next few weeks, Republicans continue to dismiss impeachment.

      • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

        Let’s make the midterms all about impeachment. A single-issue election. Candidates will only have to answer one question: will you or will you not vote for impeaching Donald? This is what the Democratic Party needs to do. It actually makes the campaign a whole lot easier to structure.

    • weejee

      FWIW, Miss Lindsey was on with Up Chuck Todd this morning, and he was very clear the head of the FBI should not be a political person. And when asked about his colleague from Tejas Clown Cornyn, Graham said NFW.

      • puredog

        I’m beginning to think that Miss Lindsey just has multiple personalities. There’s really no other plausible explanation.

  • RobKanC

    Democracy is already dead. To think otherwise is borderline disillusional.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I’m pretty sure we’re past the u-turn point. Also the peaceful solutions part. But holy guacamole (yes, guacamole is holy) I’d love to be wrong.

      • willi0000000

        what we’re past is the U-bend.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      I don’t think it’s dead yet. But it will be if it doesn’t get invasive treatment NOW.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I think you mean those shock treatments and CPR for people who are legally dead.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        The injuries done to the U.S. by Trumpism are grievous, and may yet prove fatal. If there is a recovery, it will be long and arduous…and the patient will never be the same again.

        • mancityRed6

          most of what’s been done so far (not including what the senate will do with the AHCA) are executive orders that can be recalled by other executive orders. So the worst is that the next president is gonna have to get a nice wrist brace, or maybe one of those ink stamp things with their signature on it.

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            The real damage done is that Trump and the GOP have pushed the envelope of what is considered acceptable political and governing behaviour into dimensions that have never been seen before. This has also emboldened some of the very worst elements of American society, and they are not going to just shut up and go away after Trump is removed from office. They are a constituency that conservative politicians will ignore at their peril. (It appears that Hillary’s reference to the “basket of deplorables” was a masterpiece of understatement)

            Rest assured that there are people far smarter and more malevolent than Trump who are observing this, and taking careful notes. They will one day take advantage of this “new normal.” There is no putting the djinn back in the bottle, or stuffing the evil spirits back into Pandora’s box, no matter how many of his farcical “executive orders” are repealed.

          • mancityRed6

            that is the _true_ legacy tRump will leave behind. truthiness is now a virtue.

          • willi0000000

            sure, a lot of the XOs can be recalled without any fuss at all . . . but how would you reclaim a national park that has been sold to a mining company and is already stripped down to the ore . . . or a national forest that has been clearcut . . . or a species that’s gone extinct . . . or a child poisoned by their drinking water?

          • mancityRed6

            there will be bad things, but any mineral rights or land sold will have to be approved by congress. they’ve already tried that in Utah and there was a severe backlash across the political spectrum.

            I can’t argue about a species lost or a life lost at any age…it will happen, and I’ll…hell, I’m already preemptively feeling bad about what I know will happen.

        • Sadly, I agree. Getting rid of trump and his minions cannot happen soon enough. Then we will have to contend with the true believers and won’t that be fun.
          The only hope I hold on to is that sane people/agencies are working to save what hasn’t been fubar’d.

      • tehbaddr
    • tehbaddr

      The final gasps of Capitalism. This is the end result of letting corporations and the Government nickel and dime most of the populace to the edge of ruin. While continuing to give corporations more power over their employees, and a monetary hand in the electoral process.

  • Yr. Gma

    Both posts today are complete downers, so I guess I don’t blame you if you are awash with despair and looking for a razor blade. However, Donnie’s trajectory continues to trend downward. I imagine he’ll do a few more outrageous things before he’s brought down, so let’s all go with Mama Cass and remember that the darkest day is just before dawn. (I would encourage those of you who are especially prone to triggering over this to avoid our beloved Wonkette today.)

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      It’s very sweet of you to try and comfort us but how many countries come back from the edge this close to fascism? I can’t think of many examples, and all of them involved the opposition being in charge or the party telling the leader to toe the current party line or face the consequences. Neither is applicable here.

      • Yr. Gma

        Until Donnie repeals the Constitution, we still have control. Us. The people. Sorry for being such an optimist, but I’ve been around awhile, and the arc of history does tend to justice.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          The arc of history tends to empires forcing their will upon others while letting corporations and military steal all the money ending up in dictatorship and failure.

          • Yr. Gma

            Yes, I’m afraid that some of my fellow Wonketeers do need to avoid the toxic vibe here today. The triggering is stong.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I’m kind of a history nerd. And a realist.

          • DrBigHead

            I try to tell myself that this too shall pass, but in my life, and I was born during the Eisenhower administration, I have never seen anything else remotely like this. With Nixon, the Republicans realized the gravity of the situation and pushed for his removal. Today, there is nothing that Trump has, or I believe could do that the Repubs would not act as apologists. I owe it to my children not to give up doing what little I can (calls and letters; ranting in the public square), but it is getting harder and harder to remain even a little bit optimistic.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Right On, Gramma. We ain’t done yet. Not yet. :)

          • Yr. Gma

            I don’t like the vibe here today. I’m not ready to roll over and let them eat my entrails from my dying body.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            *nods* Neither am I. Even when I was badly triggered yesterday, I was ready to fight, not surrender.

      • DrBigHead

        Other countries have come back, but not without significant bloodshed (see WWII).

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          I meant coming back as being before blood has been shed. Sorry to not have been clear.

    • weejee

      Well if we’re going into a black hole, then we need a shovel.

      • subatomic

        A towel is also useful I have read,

      • jaspersdad

        Better sound than I expected.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        “This machine flattens Fascists.”

    • vivian

      Wise words from the Gma-in-Chief!

  • mancityRed6

    I’m supposed to get my toaster tomorrow. It is a big deal, jeez. I’ll be able to make toast now.
    Funny thing, I read the reviews for the toasters in the stores around me. You’d be surprised how many of them don’t work or don’t work right.
    The same toaster coming to me (from Amazon, and yes, I did do the wonkette linky thing), is the same toaster I walked into an Ace hardware a couple of years ago and bought off the shelf. No investigation needed, just bought and paid for and it worked great right out of the box.
    Sometimes I hate online reviews.
    Now, I’m going to try calling my mom.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      You’re going to try grilling in a toaster??!!!

      • mancityRed6

        oh, dog no. I need a couple of good stoneware roasting pans, then I’ll start trying ribs in the oven.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Ugh, shopped for the dishwasher for TX mom I mentioned above. What. A. Nightmare.
      The one thing I’ve learned about online reviews is SOMEONE is always going to have a frickin’ problem. Whether they’re expecting too much or they got a bad unit, either way – somebody’s not going to be pleased.

      • mancityRed6

        the main rule of thumb about online reviews is they either love it or hate it. there’s not much in between.
        *knocks on wood* I’ve been fairly lucky. my tv is 9 years old and still going on the original bulb and my phone is 3 years old and still going.
        the last thing I bought that died was a microwave that stopped cooking and became a timer, but the replacement worked and so I bought another for my place.

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Let’s see who Donald nominates and let’s all give him hell if he tries to shove in a lackey who will kill the investigation. People are no longer afraid to take to the streets (I never was in the first place) and we should make our voices heard if they won’t listen. This shit ain’t going down the way they want it, that’s for sure.

  • Ezio
  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    I was just thinking this morning how odd it is that the folks who wouldn’t shut up about “pertecktin’ us frum Obummer’s tyranny” a year ago all turn out to be on the side of the actual tyrants.

    A bunch of fucking Bill Fernys, the lot of them.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      It’s not that odd. They’ve always been authoritarian dickbags. They just don’t like being overruled by people who care about an inclusive society – that confuses them. No, they *love* a strict hierarchy based system with enforcement, with the weak and poor at the bottom really getting it in the neck.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Fuck them. They’re worthless pieces of shit. Let’s not worry about showing them any mirrors. They’re a lost cause. Let’s focus on convincing those who still have a capacity for critical thinking to help us make the midterms a single-issue election around impeachment.

    • DainBramage

      If only Samwise was around to flick an apple into their eyes.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Or Bill the Pony, for a well-aimed kick.

    • willi0000000

      sometimes The Book of Wonderfulness™ preserves gems*

      “Pure authoritarians. Either at your feet or at your throat.”
      – docterry6973

      * oft times not . . . but i try.

  • The Wanderer

    (wanders in)
    (reads)
    (wanders right the fuck back out)

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Yeah, I should clean the aquaria and eat something.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Phrased that way… well, how much nutrition is there in tropical fish?

        • Marion in Savannah

          Algae is very nutritious…

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          That would be some expensive sushi.

      • The Wanderer

        Mind you don’t get confused and eat the aquaria and clean something.

    • tehbaddr

      Hey man, where ya goin?

      • The Wanderer

        Hm? Oh, I’m taking my mother out to dinner. Mother’s Day, you know. I saw where that porcine orange bratling and his plastic wife blasphemed against veterans, mother, and Nature Herself by having a faux ‘Mother’s Day’ event at the Presidential Palace.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT – home from my walk. It’s lovely out, and the Girls at Big Lots are super to talk with.

    One of the catcallers today actually used human-type language: “HeyYOULOOKSOHOT”, I give him points for speaking, bu take away points cos I was in the crosswalk.

    I bought moar Coconut Water while it is on clearance, It’s approaching an addiction for me. :)

    • janecita

      Always pour your coconut water in a clear glass before drinking it.

      http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/amp9649232/vita-coco-mold/

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Whoa, will do, thanx!

    • MizzMazz

      I liked it until a random piece of coconut hit my gag spot and I barfed. Like Janecita says, pour it into a glass.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I do. :) It comes in cartons anyway, it’d be easier to bathe with it than drink out of the juice-spout thingy. XD

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    what’s up homies. It’s mother’s day, and my only gift is to do the dishes, cause the dishwasher is borked and the new one hasn’t arrived yet.

    Yeah, I’m broke, but the TX mom said it would make a very good mother’s day present.

    In the meantime, I’m writing a cover letter so I can apply for an open paralegal job I saw. Still unsure of how to handle the being fired thing, but I have a plan.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Good for you! :) Believe me, Moms know when you are doing all you can. :)

      Good Luck on the job front!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        thanks Anna!

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Is it a cunning plan?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Ima a Cunning Linguist.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        lol, perhaps? thanks for asking cause I wanna run it by y’all. In the middle of my usual spiel, I’m going to say, I was paralegal to this person for two months. I did x, y, and z.

        I’ll wait till they call or give an interview to get into the whole, “let go” for not being a good fit” and then actually encourage them to call former boss and ask about me.

        What do y’all think?

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          It’s what I would do. But I’ve been unemployable for 11 years now, so take the advice for what it’s worth.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            lol, i’m attaching a sample of my writing – that’s my best thing and it’s the rarest thing in the field/at school. Maybe that will save me.

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            An excellent idea. If you have a strength that makes you unusual and/or outstanding, by all means make sure they know. They say you should always do something to make yourself memorable, to raise yourself from the sea of applicants.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            thanks buddy. And why do you consider yourself unemployable? You’re a smart cat.
            Me, I’m worried being fired is going to be me, “unclean, UNCLEAN!” -ish. THankfully, if I don’t have anything by the fall semester, I get placed into an internship that’s required before graduating.

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            Being fired really isn’t that much of a Big Deal any more, provided it wasn’t because you embezzled $500,000 or something. Be honest – and do NOT put the blame on anyone specific. Makes you look like you’re making excuses.
            As for me, well, partly it’s brain chemistry, partly it’s the high mileage on my clock. Might change if something of interest turns up, but if you wanna see a guaranteed application-killer try explaining multiple decades-long gaps in employment. I look like a habitual drug offender.

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          Did the application have a “May we contact your supervisor” question? I’m assuming you were required to provide references but if not, be sure to take a prepared list. I wouldn’t encourage them to contact the former employer unless you know how that person is going to respond. Also, a little googling might help you with perspective and to craft a useful response, e.g., https://www.job-hunt.org/job_interviews/answering-why-you-left-fired.shtml.

          • Mehmeisterjr

            A “may we contact your Russian espionage handler” question would be more appropriate in this instance.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            there was no app – just send in your resume…I’m pretty sure I was fired because of another team member, so you have a point. and thanks for hte linky. I will read.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            just a note – that’s a great article, if any other wonkers are in the same spot. Maybe book mark it in case you ever end up in that spot (here’s hoping it never happens to any of y’all).

            Thanks!

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            I’ve been there! Glad to hear you found it useful–there is lots of advice on the Net!

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          Also, don’t let the fact that you were let go loom larger than it deserves. The important thing is that you performed with honesty, good will and diligence. Keep your responses on the matter simple and matter-of-fact and, if appropriate, show that you are capable of an honest assessment of the experience.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            thanks – and thta seems to be the consensus – be honest, talk about what you learned. Like in that article, do that and move on.

  • memzilla Ω
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      what, no satan, hitler, or stalin?

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Too human.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          it needs tim curry’s character from…legend(?) the one where he has those huge devil horns. I had nightmares about that movie when i was a kid.

    • FukuiSanYesOta
    • tehbaddr

      “Spare me your preposterous, peculiar pandemonium!”

  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    OT: Do you suppose when Lil’Donnie spoke at Liberty “University” and got his honorary degree, they gave him a giant novelty diploma?

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Bigly.

    • Shanzgood

      With gold stickers.

      • vivian

        And special Holy Jesus Glitter

        • From Russia with Love

          And the price tag.

    • DrBigHead

      And that would differ from their regular diplomas how?

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        LOL! IK,R?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      And he got to pose before a cardboard cutout of Jerry Falwell, Jr.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Draco Malfoy for FBI director! After all, he did a bang-up job as the Leader of the Inquisitorial Squad!

    • Notreelyhelping

      I didn’t expect that.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        NO ONE expects the Hogwarts Inquisitorial Squad!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      If one wants an Inquisitor, I’d prefer Warhammer 40000. “By the Authority of the Immortal Master of Mankind”…are the words no being *ever* wants to hear.

      “What sort of Adeptus are you?”

      “The very *worst* sort, My Lady Governor.” *smiles* “By the Authority of the Immortal Master of Mankind, this world is forfeit.”

  • Picabo

    “Malcolm Nance Warns that Anyone Who’s A Part of the Trump Russia Plot Will Regret It”
    Watching the video gave me encouragement.
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/11/malcolm-nance-warns-part-trump-russia-plot-regret.html

    • Anna Elizabeth

      May Mr. Nance be right.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    A Song on the End of the World

    By Czeslaw Milosz

    Translated by Anthony Milosz

    On the day the world ends
    A bee circles a clover,
    A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
    Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
    By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
    And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

    On the day the world ends
    Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
    A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
    Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
    And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
    The voice of a violin lasts in the air
    And leads into a starry night.

    And those who expected lightning and thunder
    Are disappointed.
    And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps
    Do not believe it is happening now.
    As long as the sun and the moon are above,
    As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
    As long as rosy infants are born
    No one believes it is happening now.

    Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
    Yet is not a prophet, for he’s much too busy,
    Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
    There will be no other end of the world,
    There will be no other end of the world.

    Warsaw, 1944

    • From Russia with Love

      Fuck dude…

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    As bad as Trump is, his despicable, soulless, amoral enablers in the Congressional GOP are in many ways worse.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/fareed-zakaria-gop-is-a-banana-republic-platform-to-support-the-ego-appetites-of-one-man-and-his-family/?comments=disqus

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Way worse. He’s a deranged idiot, a childish fool, being played by Putin. They are consciously making a choice to enable him so they can pass cruel, shameful, hate-filled laws that enrich themselves.

  • Shanzgood

    I guess one barely literate and egregiously unqualified old white guy is as good as the next one.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      eh, those types seem to have a synergistic effect on each other…it’s like how ten drunk dumb dudes ends up with a barn being on fire.

    • tehbaddr

      They’re never in short supply either, also, too!

      • Shanzgood

        I guess that’s why they hate affirmative action so much. “OMG THEY ARE GOING TO COMPARE OUR CVs?!”

        • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

          In Trump’s world, CV means “Cock Variables”.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • FukuiSanYesOta
  • Notreelyhelping
  • IOnlyLikeCats
    • Anna Elizabeth

      In my experience, those that speak loudest for “argument” and “debate” are the quickest to use abusive language, Gish Gallops, and the like.

      I have no time for any of those.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        People say it’s too easy to attack free speech if you just protect human beings from being called less than human beings by others but never once have they reasoned that out to me.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          *nods* Having been told online that anyone that isn’t specifically Catholic has a brain disorder, and that “Gays” will be eventually cleaned out of the gene pool by gene therapy, I’ve utterly lost interest in “reasoned debate”.

    • HazooToo

      “The moon is composed of materials similar to Earth.”

      “No, the moon is made of millions of live white ferrets.”

      “That is fucking stupid and you can’t print that in the science newsletter.”

      “You are harming my free speech and stifling reasonable debate!”

  • pgjack

    It’s a contest to see which potential FBI chief plants the best kiss on Trump’s butt.

  • DainBramage

    C’mon Trump, show some balls and nominate Sally Yates as head of the FBI. That would show that you’ve got nothing to hide.

    • Edith Prickly

      How about Gonzalo Curiel?

      • DainBramage

        That’d be a hoot!

        • Edith Prickly

          Should we start a list?
          Trump’s Top Ten FBI Director Nominees:

          1. Sally Yates
          2. Gonzalo Curiel
          3. Hillary Clinton
          4. Alec Baldwin
          5. Melissa McCarthy
          6. Rosie O’Donnell
          7. Alicia Machado
          8. Jake Tapper
          9. Stephen Colbert
          10. Graydon Carter

  • OrG

    Okay, this shit’s not funny anymore.

    • AJ Milne

      It really fucking isn’t.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    For all the reprehensible, barely legal bullshit he and the rest of the Trump disaster brigade have done so far, I wonder how many things they’ve proposed but been advised against?

    One shudders to think.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Probably professional badger impersonator Judge Napolitano for head of the FBI, for one.

      • H0mer0

        (I would say badger libel, but that was a good visual so I’ll let it go.)

  • Bill D. Burger

    “After you kill us all ___ where ya’ going?”

    “We’re going to Disney World!”

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/32KVg7ZMfmg7e/giphy.gif#193-grid1

  • William
  • Picabo
  • Bill D. Burger

    I’m sure Cheetoman will use the same standards and qualifying points he’s used for all his other appointments to pick the new FBI director.
    (1) Who can I count on to kiss my ass 24/7?
    (2) Who’s least qualified?
    (3) Who will try his best to ruin the organization from within?
    (4) Who will piss off the people who’ve been mean to me?
    The Republican Party offers a cornucopia, a legion of candidates who fit his criteria.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      “Who looks the part?” – remember that shit?

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        Another stupid, clueless, empty remark among hundreds.

        • From Russia with Love

          Fuck off.

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            ???? I was referring to Trump’s remark, not Fukui’s.

          • From Russia with Love

            OK, then I love you!

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      (5) Who is Vlad telling me to hire? I mean, he ASKED me, how could I say no?

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Don’t forget:
      (0) Who is the next inline based on how much money they are giving me?

  • William
    • ManchuCandidate

      He does have more experience with actual intelligence (and wet work) than any GOPer does.

  • DerrickWildcat

    LOL, party of Reagan.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Bannon must be smirking madly as everything is being set aflame. Someone punch him in the face.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Stacking the whole court with ass licking courtiers didn’t work out so well for another famous ignorant man baby petulant shit head bully with incest issues… Joffrey.

    http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/Tyrion_slaps_Joffrey.gif

    It’s too bad the MSM won’t metaphorically slap him about like Tyrion.

    • Edith Prickly

      Perhaps Trump’s next wife’s grandmother will poison him for us…(with votes, ofc)

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        “Don’t eat the figs”

        • The Wanderer

          Upfist for I, Claudius reference!

    • H0mer0

      [being 4’10”, I have an affection for tough little people]

  • Tony West

    What people are forgetting about is the future.

    What happens when he nominates a conservative, republican stooge as FBI Director, and the Democrats return to power?

    Will they fire this person? Will they try do the “right thing” (like always) and let this stooge remain in power? I can hear the screeching from the Republicans now if they fire this stooge…but it will be equally bad if they remain.

    Regardless, the FBI is now politicized.

    • OrG

      With rethugs EVERYTHING is politicized.

    • sw19wilson

      There will need to be a wholesale clear-out when Trump goes. Whether it’s by Republicans trying to distance themselves from the shitshow, or the Democrats in 2020/24, matters not.
      But yes, checks and balances need to be restored.

    • Dg Hacket

      If, and that’s a big if, the dems elect a pres or retake congress, they should work to eradicate the Republican party from the face of the earth.

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        I was horrified when Republicans began talking about wanting permanent power. As much as I despise the current iteration of the party, I always thought that a healthy democracy required room for the checks and balances of more than one party.

        • Dg Hacket

          It does, but the GOP has proven time and time again that they’re about party first, nation second. They have disqualified themselves from governing.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      They could wait 6 months, then fore him for how he mishandled the Russia investigation.

  • Nick Scroggs

    I’m just thinking of J Edgar Hoover, I mean under him the FBI wiretapped pretty much every “subversive” group in the US in the early 70s. I am not really surprised the FBI is politicized now, I mean again.

  • Nick Scroggs

    Also, a cartoon, by Frank Tashlin, since I woke up thinking about mortality, and was thinking that Frank Tashlin is dead yet his stuff is still around, and groggy thinking why should I be worrying about mortality? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ykypg_daffy-duck-ep-31-plane-daffy_fun

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    I would say, “is it so hard for the Republican brain to understand…” but then I realize I don’t even need to finish that sentence, because whatever it is, yes, it is too hard for the Republican brain to understand.

    Here’s one thing they for sure don’t understand: the complicated reality of the whole James Comey thing.

    Let’s try an analogy. Some Republicans can understand the analogies, sort of.

    Say there’s somebody who we’re all pretty sure may be a criminal–what they call a “bad hombre” in Republican circles.

    We Democrats approach it from the context of the rule of law, evidentiary rules, due process, etc. It’s a tradition that goes all the way back to Magna Carta. We kind of think the world of it.

    Get evidence. Follow procedures. If warranted, take it through the court system. If we’re right, we’re right, and the guy is convicted and sentenced within the rules of the game–the boundaries of the rules of law are observed.

    If we’re wrong, we’re wrong.

    If we know damn well we’re right but we can’t gather enough evidence to proceed, oh well.

    This is what happened with, among others, the filthy and incendiary Karl Rove, who we are quite sure to this day broke the law with respect to that whole Valerie Plame thing, and the vile, unforgivable, ruinous persecution of Don Siegelman, among many other truly awful instances.

    We yearned to see Rove frog-marched out of the White House for the terrible, cruel things he had done. He never was. We didn’t riot in the streets. We’re Democrats.

    Republicans, of course, approach it from the context of tyranny and hysterics. If a man looks guilty, and Steve Doocey and Sean Hannity say he’s guilty, for fuck’s sake lynch him! Kill! Kill! Kill! Right now! Why waste time and, more importantly, tax dollars on some outmoded libtard system like “the rule of law.” If the king says “off with his head,” what’s he still walking around with his head on for? It’s like when Bill O’Reilly calls a physician Doctor Killer every night for months, and says he ought to be punished for his ‘crimes’ against The Unborn, and then he is gunned down, in his church vestibule. Oh well. That’s Republican justice for you.

    Similarly, if a man is clearly as guilty as sin but Steve and Sean say “shut up libtards, he’s the president,” then it is our duty to suspend the rule of law and buy one of Ivanka’s crappy dresses or some of her junk jewelry, or whatever, as an act of atonement.

    This is how it is in the real world. The real world of Republicanism. Gack.

    • From Russia with Love

      *golf clap*

      Bravo!

  • Jennifer R

    Anyone else getting tones of the Great Leap Forward where all the unskilled laborers common people were awarded the highly skilled elite jobs and then everything fell to shit in like 2 years?

  • Jamoche

    It’s hosted on the CIA site, but I’m sure the FBI employees know this well:
    https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2012-featured-story-archive/simple-sabotage.html
    WWII era tips on how office workers can “destabilize their governments by taking disruptive actions. “

    • HazooToo

      How does it seem like some of these things have just become common practice today? Even before Trump?

      • Jamoche

        Because when they went low, we forgot who invented it and went high? Generic “we” – I have no problems with doing things the Chicago Way.

  • Nick Scroggs
  • Greyhame

    I expected the Republican Party to fail this test, since betraying every ideal that America is supposed to represent in order to hand another tax cut to the already wealthy is pretty much par for the course among Republicans these days. It’s mainstream media blandly going along with the farce that infuriates me.

    • snark-lurker

      all decision-makers in MSM are 1%ers the end that is all period

      • Greyhame

        But just think of the RATINGS if they all went to Defcon 3! Playing up the drama of turning the FBI into an enforcement arm for the ruling partisan political regime could be quite a crowd-pleaser.

        • snark-lurker

          news ratings aint everything to the top dogs with other cash cows

    • geoffalnutt

      It’s to become oligarchs!

  • DECLASSIFIED: Whoever Trump picks will flip out.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/DGPJofzKx3m4U/giphy.gif

  • puredog

    WaPo is reporting that Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)(!), a former federal prosecutor, thinks Trump should name Merrick Garland to run the FBI.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      He just wants a chance to replace a judge on the DC circuit court.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        This, very much this!

      • DainBramage

        Then he could fire Garland whenever.

    • sw19wilson

      That would be a genius move.

      Except Garland would follow, and set, the ground rules for impeachment.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Not so much. It’s a transparent play for an important court seat where he can’t be fired for a job no sane person should want right now.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Nope, the boy king would fire him at the first hint of anything bad and then he’d appoint a hack as director, after appointing a hack to the DC circuit court

    • puredog

      Besides the DC Circuit thing, it’s bad optics. If Garland moves in a way hostile to Trump, all the mouth-breathers, and a number of others, will say “of COURSE he did.”

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    None of them are normal.

    MSNBC is talking about Mike Rogers like that is normal because he was once an FBI agent before becoming a partisan hack.

    But Mike Rogers was on Trump’s transition team. Will he investigate himself?

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Yes, and find no evidence of wrong-doing.

  • geoffalnutt

    Sounds like Putiny to me.

    • Nick Scroggs

      No, I’d say more like proto-Trujillo.

  • therblig

    i say just let trumpy do whatever it takes to really piss off the rank and file fbi agents. no fucking hack at the top will be able to stop them in their pursuit of justice. or vengeance – at this point, i don’t really give a fuck.

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      I feel that way about a lot of things trump does (but not everything, since he needs to be stopped from killing us). Stop trying to warn him or give him advice or get him to do the right thing, just let him dig his hole. He doesn’t listen anyway. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/75d8579d7f5a143351be180dc3df8a57e02ed62804d52aa14d6f165898a06cc7.gif

    • From Russia with Love

      A lot of them are right wing nutjobs. I have a retired colonel friend (liberal) whose brother is a senior FBI agent and a RWNJ. He’s not alone.

      • therblig

        they might still do it for the fidelity, bravery, integrity thing. even gollum had a purpose.

        • From Russia with Love

          Oh yeah, I totally get that.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    The only chance of getting a good nominee for a Comey replacement is to promote somebody from within the ranks that holds enough seniority to qualify for a full retirement (in case of quick firing) that is respected by his peers.

    Because nobody should want this job. If you do it well, you have a Trump target on your back. If you do it poorly, you could wind up in Leavenworth.

  • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

    I interviewed Rogers once when he was a congressman representing the Brighton, MI area. What a lightweight dumbass, He complained about “the complete government takeover of health care”. I responded by noting that as I understood it, private insurance companies were still selling the health insurance policies to individuals and companies. “That’s not how I see it,” he said. I came away thinking Mike Rogers is A IDIOT.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Stayed on his talking points. They knew it but couldn’t admit it.

  • Nick Scroggs

    If I can speak honestly, and I will anyway, oen I’m wondering where the Deleted Comments are today. And two, I’m wondering if this is all a natural progression for nation-states that Americans ignored for decades, and if we should just get rid of the FBI, and possibly nation-states and just have a global democratic thing to prevent something like this happening. And three, Jayne Mansfield or Bettie Page?

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      dok explains at the end of his review that the comments were lame, so we got his (very good) review of the roger stone doc.

      • Nick Scroggs

        Ah, that explains it.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          aye, if your interested it’s like last paragraph thataway <—–

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Bettie Page every time.

      • tehbaddr

        I don’t think Bardot was ever jealous of Page, kinda says a lot.

    • tehbaddr
      • Bill D. Burger

        Mansfield was a beauty.

        • Querolous

          Sophia was too also!

    • HazooToo

      I very strongly doubt that we’re the only nation that would say no to a global government. We are too fucking far from forming any kind of Federation, of Planets or otherwise. This might be a natural progression, and lately I’m thinking that it’s roots come from the Civil War, both World Wars, and the Cold War, because racism, nationalism, and anti-communism, but I don’t think scuttling the FBI would be a good response to it.

      • From Russia with Love

        But Jayne Mansfield or Bettie Page?

        • HazooToo

          Bettie Page. She looks like Pauley Perrette.

          • Nick Scroggs

            No argument there.

      • Nick Scroggs

        I honestly don’t know anymore.

        • HazooToo

          Neither do I, but I feel like I’m learning more every day just being around you guys.

          • puredog

            sum us sumbitches wicked smaht

    • Bill D. Burger

      I remember in the 90’s Hugh Hefner came to Bettie Page’s aid and provided legal counsel to get her the financial security she had earned. She had been living in Hollywood in a group home. Hefner got her a licensing deal for her image and she was set for the rest of her life.
      He does deserve a lot of credit for that. He quipped that her image had been the foundation of his publishing business.

      Oh…and Bettie Page, of course.

      • From Russia with Love

        Yeah, he was a horndog, but he was a liberal horndog.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Bettie Page!

      And Dok said there weren’t enough to be worthwhile, next week, he said.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      The UN was supposed to be just that. Unfortunately it seems to have been designed to fail. As good an idea as it is, nobody’s gonna voluntarily give up power to make it happen.
      Damn, this makes me so nostalgic for Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation shows. Like so many other futurists they assumed that a world government, with or without actual nations below it, was inevitable. Instead, what we’re looking at is the future of ‘Rollerball,’ with global corporations in place of governments, beholden to no-one but their shareholders.

      • Nick Scroggs

        Now I’m more depressed. And need to watch those.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    okay folks, gotta go “be productive” and shit.

    Love y’all, hopefully i can pop in later to chat with ya.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      ~hugs~ Good Luck!

  • A SONG I JUST REMEMBERED ABOUT MUSIC BREAK

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

  • chascates
    • HazooToo

      Tell me that is satire. Please.

    • TJ Barke

      Make America a joke again. Too late…

    • Anna Elizabeth

      When we get a POTUS that isn’t a Traitor, we need a new law that says you must be able to tell the difference between your Ass and a Mine Shaft before taking any public office or job.

    • anon_the_great

      Could be worse. No, really. That racist black pig David Clarke’s name has been mentioned.

      • VirginiaLady

        Give it to him! It will be fun to see how long it takes for the piranhas in the employee breakroom fish tank to finish him.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I’m convinced Teddy Beale’s daddy started WND so VD would have kids dumber than he is to play with.

    • Nick Scroggs

      I’d rather trust Rorschach form Watchmen with the job.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        I would too, TBH. At least he wasn’t for sale.

    • Doug Langley

      Maybe he needs a job. How long since he made a movie?

  • memzilla Ω

    “According to two GOP lawmakers who have spoken directly and four senior House Republican aides, [Jason] Chaffetz has been telling people he’ll take on what one source calls a “substantial role” in on-air talent at Fox News Channel, possibly as early as July, amplifying whispers that Chaffetz will not finish out his current term.”

    “Clearly he’s trying to get out of Congress much sooner than the end of his term, and no one does that without a reason. Some have posited that he’s planning to run for Governor of Utah in 2020. But if that were the case, why would be branding himself a quitter by bailing so early in his term, and handing his future opponent such an easy talking point? And then there are the matters of the buzz of scandal surrounding him, and his utterly bizarre behavior since that buzz started.

    “Palmer Report has previously reported that the week before Chaffetz announced he won’t seek reelection, there was intel community buzz that he’d been caught up financially in Trump’s Russia scandal (link). Then a former staffer claimed Chaffetz is under FBI investigation (link). And that was before his oddly timed surgery and its month long recovery time which lasted three days. So is Chaffetz really seeking safer ground at Fox News, or is this merely his latest misdirect? This keeps getting stranger.”

    • Greyhame

      Certainly starting to look like he’s the first rat to abandon ship. Maybe he had access to insider information of which the rest of the rats are not yet aware.

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        I think he knows they have him on something.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Chaffetz passed the Fox News audition with that bum leg?
      I guess Ailes is lowering his standards.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Does he think he can duck an investigation by quitting?

    • Crank Tango

      LOL that guy has a face for the telegraph and they are gonna put him on TV…

  • memzilla Ω

    PATCH YOUR WINDERS MACHINES TODAY. A new variant of the ransomware worm has been released.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      This is why I’ll never buy a windows computer again. I used to despise the cult of Apple, but they do make life easier for their worshippers.

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        The whole cult thing makes me not want to use them, but I switched nine years ago and never looked back.

        • NellCote71

          Been a Mac user since 1985, one of the very few good decisions I have made in my life.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            I couldn’t switch until the OS X/Intel years: I’m a software engineer with some pretty specific needs.

            Now very few people will use anything else. There are some linux holdouts, but few and far between, and even they tend to run linux in a virtual machine on a MacBook Pro.

            edit: I also run Win7, Windows 2012 server, 2016 server and 8, but only virtualized and very very rarely.

    • Suse

      My Chromebook is all up to date. Hubs thinks his Windows is okay and that he’s not vulnerable. He won’t listen to me.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        If he installed the auto patch in March, he is.

  • Bebecca

    Who would want that job? Look at Rob Rosenstein, two weeks in and he has become a joke where it seems he was a decent guy in reality. Can tbese people ever get their reputation back?

    • From Russia with Love

      If they have an (R) next to their names, no.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        If you’re a right wing party hack, then you have no reputation.

    • HazooToo

      This is exactly why he shouldn’t have taken the job. Anyone could have seen this coming. A decent guy, maybe, but also a fucking idiot.

      • puredog

        Prosecutors are redcoats, for the most part, and they usually don’t get anywhere (institutionally) by thinking outside the box. Rosenstein is a very smart guy, but he probably thought he was up to handling whatever the job could toss him, since he’d been nothing but a success so far. He did not reckon with Hair Furor.

        • HazooToo

          I can’t imagine that even a good Prosecutor would not expect people to use actual real facts in their standard operations instead of making up whatever fucked up story they wanted to that day. But if he didn’t expect that, and he’s smart, then he was either not paying attention or thinking he was special somehow.

      • Bebecca

        Yes. Wht would anyone work for Trump, nothing good can come of it.

    • FlownΩver

      Prolly not. This is a career killer, like taking on the PR account promoting ebola.

      • Bebecca

        But more toxic

  • nightmoth
  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT – there is nothing better than a lukewarm bath on a hot afternoon. *Bliss*.

    • Suse

      Happy Sunday, Anna. Hope you’re having a good day.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I am Suse, and thank you. :) How are you this Sunday?

        • Suse

          I’ve had bronchitis for a couple of weeks, but I’m getting better. Going to go out and plant some flowers in a bit.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            ~hugs~ Bronchitus sux. I’m glad you’re getting to do some planting, anyway. Which kinds are you planting?

          • Suse

            Petunias!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Lovely! :) I saw Indian Paintbrush and Bluebonnets on my walk today. :)

          • Yr. Gma

            It took me weeks to get over that the last time. Feel better soon.

          • Erala Contratista

            We in NorCal have been visited with a combo bronchitis/sinus thing that repeats. Minimum 2-3 months, more like 3-4 months of misery. Seems to attack olds over 40+ the most.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      There’s lots of things better, but at least three of them are technically illegal.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD Well, there are no cuties visiting, and Ima on a diet, so it had to be a lukewarm bath.

    • From Russia with Love

      I can think of a few things…

    • Jennifer R

      Ah that sounds so nice.

  • msanthropesmr
    • HazooToo

      Sigh…

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Vehicular homicide attempt, with votes?

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      The rules are about commenting- they don’t cover driving. Actually, I hate this stuff. The NRA is already calling us violent, dangerous loons. Why give them an excuse?

      • msanthropesmr

        There is commenting? WHERE?

      • Suse

        Is she a Trump voter?

        • HazooToo

          I actually don’t think it matters who she voted for. She’ll be painted as a ‘protestor’.

      • TJ Barke

        The projection is strong with those ones.

    • TJ Barke

      Doesn’t it count as self defense?

      • msanthropesmr

        Preemptive self-defense. I think that a republican president once used that doctrine.

    • nightmoth

      Looks can be deceiving, but ol’ Wendy LOOKS like a Trump voter, so this is Happy Nice Time news to me.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      That might have been unwise of her.
      So she probably shouldn’t have tried.
      I guess.

    • VirginiaLady

      Blowback didn’t take too long. Boy, I bet that was almost as scary as someone trying to take away your child’s life support.

    • snark-lurker

      i take your foreword as a warning and skipped it (the click, that is)

    • From Russia with Love

      Try harder next time!

    • Yr. Gma

      What, you think I’m going to try to shame her for bad driving skills?

    • Nockular cavity

      Vehicular Assault WITH VOTES, people, please!

    • puredog

      “the University of Teenessee. . .”
      That’s like the smallest state, right?

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • msanthropesmr
    • snark-lurker

      The Mothers were a gas

      • Suse

        I saw them in ’68. The Fugs were also on the bill.

        • From Russia with Love

          Awww. I am officially envious.

          • Suse

            I saw so many great bands back then.

          • From Russia with Love

            Me too. I was discussing with Ms From Russia just today that I saw Jimi Hendix around 1969 for $4.50. That was because she said the Stones are playing Frankfurt for Euro 650/ticket this summer.

          • FlownΩver

            Also Denver ’69. Last performance of the Experience, early rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.

          • From Russia with Love

            That was fucking IT, no?

        • FlownΩver

          Denver festival ’69. First saw FZ play the stadium audience like an instrument.

    • From Russia with Love

      My python boot was too tight
      Couldn’t get if off last night…

    • Is that a real mom or a Sears mom?

      • therblig

        no fooling.

      • Doug Langley

        Hey, a Sears mom is someone you could fap to.

      • HogeyeGrex

        It looks just like a Telefunkmom U47.

    • mancityRed6

      they were inventive. spawned some great musicians, too

  • memzilla Ω

    RUMINT: Reports that sealed indictments have been issued against Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and Dolt 45. Indictments coming out of Eastern District for Virginia, which ex-Director James Comey confirmed is working with the FBI on the Drumpf-Russia investigation.

    The same court issued the warrant that lead to Thursday’s FBI raid on Strategic Consulting Group, the GOP fundraising/campaign consulting firm which has ties to Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort.

    EDVA is known for quick prosecutions, and is nicknamed “The Rocket Docket.”
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90faec915ab3eb96d5ca3637f206b7027f6632e41fefbb10c83ff39b7e9b777a.gif

    • DainBramage

      Let’s hope this is more than a rumor.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Right wing crazy Englishwoman says what?

      • memzilla Ω

        It’s not just Mensch saying it.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          I’d love to believe that it’s true, but these things almost always start with her. Sometimes she’s right, but mostly she’s not, and she’s not exactly our friend. I don’t think anything will happen till 2018. But when it does, I hope that everyone of these cowardly enablers is dragged screaming down to political Hell (with votes).

          • memzilla Ω

            Rethuglicans will only go for impeachment if the evidence and outcry is overwhelming to the point where they all fear for their seats. Likelier that Twitler resigns and gets pardoned by Pence. But HOW I HOPE the evidence pollutes ALL of the top GOP lickspittles.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            I hope Yertle has to take an office in the basement, if he gets reelected at all.And that he’s remembered as the guy who single handledly broke the Senate and helped destroy his party.

          • I don’t think he’ll resign. Not if he can’t find a way to spin it as moving on to something biglier and better, anyway. Hell, I’m worried he won’t even go willingly if he gets voted out.

          • Jennifer R

            Quist and Ossoff getting decisive wins would be helpful for that too. We absolutely won’t see any movement at all before these two races are over.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Thanks for reminding me to fork over a few Ameros for contributions. But I’m NOT giving a dime to the DNC.

    • Ezio

      Wasn’t he in Dirty Dancing?

      • Yes. And Original flavour Law & Order. And Broadway. And was Lumiere in animated Beauty & the Beast. And was awesome.

        • Ezio

          I thought so. The face looked familiar.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      unfortunately, this is just Palmer pointing to the same Mensch/Taylor rumor from yesterday, not any sort of confirmation

    • shivaskeeper

      There is no such thing as RUMINT. Anyone who has ever worked in the Intelligence world in any capacity will tell you rumors are a killer. Rumors pull your attention from actual facts while you chase them down to crush them.

      Calling some speculation I just pulled out of my ass RUMINT to make it sound more official is bullshit.

      • From Russia with Love

        Mellow out, Francis.

        • shivaskeeper

          Lighten up, Francis.

      • memzilla Ω

        John Schindler uses the term regularly. He is former NSA and Naval Intelligence.
        . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb6008b76e21d215fb7f75bbbfc87ad6b844bd11b231c0162e0884439765fd18.jpg

        • shivaskeeper

          Doesn’t make it a real term though. It’s like “actionable intelligence”, a term that has a very specific meaning inter military and pretty much nowhere else being tossed around.

          RUMINT is seriously someone saying they are passing on an unverified and possibly unverifiable rumor.

          • memzilla Ω

            So you’re saying that an ex-NSA guy using the term, doesn’t make it a real term. Got it.

          • shivaskeeper

            I’m saying the term is an official sounding way to say, “this is a rumor” and nothing more than that. It’s a way of saying “you should give my rumor more credence that that rumor over there” because reasons.

            Can rumors be true? Of course. They can also be total bullshit. Until it’s looked into it really is nothing more than just another unverified rumor and should be treated as such.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Ezio

    This nation is increasingly starting to resemble an episode of South Park.

    • DainBramage

      Is Cartman the president?

    • Wild Cat

      We may be heading toward the sickest modern society ever produced. It may be so bad this year may be remembered as being both fairly rational and civil. I think the liberal use of prescription drugs, artificial food, social isolation, right-wing propaganda radio and tv, and our national psychosis about race will lead to horrors we thought long gone.

      • Notreelyhelping

        Why so optimistic?

    • Suse

      Will there be alien cows?

    • Nockular cavity

      More like The Purge.

  • Marion in Savannah

    Well, my, my, my. The Editorial Board at the NYT haz concerns:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/opinion/sunday/the-republicans-guide-to-presidential-behavior.html

    They invite you to comment on anything you think they may have missed.

    • From Russia with Love

      The last eight fucking months you fucking dickheads!

      • Nick Scroggs

        It’s been eight months? Holy Mary mother of Christ, eight months!?

    • HazooToo

      The Editorial Board at the NYT has obviously just woken up from a coma, and probably plans to go back to sleep soon.

    • Doug Langley
    • Carpe Vagenda

      I think they may have fucking missed that their motherfucking inbred rich asshole strategy for nationalizing their paper as a brand by being craven taint-licking assholes who carry wingnut water while pretending that the coarseness of the electorate is at fault for the outcome of their journalistic malpractice (and that and all the perfumes wouldn’t wash the blood off of their dainty little hands)? Or maybe their lurch to the right is fucking with their revenue.

      Remember, a scant handful of voters in MI, WI and PA normalized the NYT going out of business for pretending to screw with Trump.

      With votes.

  • baconzgood

    Happy mom day to all the kick ass moms out there.

    • DainBramage

      Seconded.
      Glad to see you, baconz.

      • From Russia with Love

        Indeed!

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        Yeah, great to see you back, baconz!

    • Doug Langley

      Hi, Baconz!

  • Nick Scroggs
    • Thiazin Red

      That movie is my personal favorite from the subgenre of hysterical OMG kids these days are evil and out of control!!!!! Its possibly the only one thats more hysterical and ridiculous than KIDS.

      Wild in the Streets is another great one.

  • HazooToo
  • Suse
    • Anna Elizabeth

      Thank you, Sweetie. :D How beautiful!

    • snark-lurker

      doz Sgt Pepper live there?

      • Suse

        I don’t recall any blue bonnets or Indian paintbrush songs on the album which, by the way, came out FIFTY years ago.

        • snark-lurker

          kaleidoscope eyes

  • Jamoche

    Shit, this is the most eloquent defense of the ACA I’ve ever heard
    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/863424363810271233

    • DainBramage

      I love this guy!

    • mancityRed6

      I’m ashamed that thought didn’t occur to me. 2 months without insurance and you have to pay higher premiums? There’s always the 90 day period, and sometimes longer before you can sign up.
      Jesus, those bastards planned on that.

      • Jamoche

        Cobra is fucking expensive. Going through the CA exchange saved me $200/month. This being California, I also could’ve done MediCal instead.

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          Someone I know got laid off from her charity job where she had pretty decent health insurance. This is pre-ACA.

          Cobra was nearly $6000/month.

          Absolutely fucking ridiculous.

          • Lyly Sirivong

            Whaaaaaat ?
            I’ve read many horror stories about the US healthcare system (I’m not american) but this one takes the cake.
            Who would ever pay $6000 a month for coverage ? I don’t even pay this much in a year.

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            This is what the republicans want to return us to. People would be forced to forego insurance, or take policies with high deductibles and limited coverage. It is an abomination.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Ironically, it’s basically “Darwincare” even though they don’t believe in evolution either. Maybe because it left them behind, and thus they’ve never witnessed it personally.

            Although technically, it’d be Spencercare, as Darwin himself was a socialist who believed in racial equality. “Social Darwinism” came about later.

          • Three Finger Salute

            “Someone I know got laid off from her charity job where she had pretty decent health insurance.”

            Eddie Munster sez: “Well it’s her own fault for not relying on private charity!”

        • Ill-Advised

          Husband makes too much for us to use the exchange. COBRA is crippling…

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        COBRA is a joke if you’re a low-wage earner. It will devour your meager savings and cost more than you can afford on unemployment benefits (and you’re lucky if UI covers basic expenses).

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        Yeah, and you lose your pre-existing coverage too, so you really get it hard.

        Also see my cobra post down below – cobra can now be unobtanium again, so you’re going to really get it hard if you miss that two month deadline with a pre-exist.

        • mancityRed6

          the last job I left offered me COBRA at $350 a month (2011)
          I laughed.

          • BosGrl

            It was offered to me last fall, for 3 of us, at over $2000/month. On unemployment, that would leave me about $100/week to live on. Would not be able to pay rent or utilities. It is CRAZY. Thank goodness for MassHealth.

          • Ill-Advised

            Yep.

    • TJ Barke
    • Yr. Gma

      This is the guy who won’t roll over and say, “Oh well, can’t win with the Republicans in charge.”

      • Jamoche

        Hell, I’d vote for him.

    • Amelia Resists and Persists

      Damn. DAYUM. American hero.

      I’m glad any responses were cut out of that clip, because I’m sure they’re every bit as disgustingly pathetic as I’m imagining right now.

    • William
      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        The stupidity and hatred behind that tweet is depressing.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        On top of the general stupidity encompassed in this thing, does it count as a win if you were caught cheating? Most of the time it goes to the other team. Hint, hint.

      • shivaskeeper

        This right here is the result of a carefully orchestrated disinformation campaign coupled with abject stupidity.

    • BosGrl

      Whoa. This guy. Holy shit.

  • Nick Scroggs
    • Suse

      Tiki torches just don’t have that gravitas these assholes are trying to convey.

  • Jamoche
    • Suse

      Nice. I’m in 3 of these categories.

      • snark-lurker

        i hope none are from the sad ones

        • Suse

          Thanks. They are, but it’s okay.

      • BosGrl

        <3

    • HazooToo

      Trying not to cry today, but thanks

    • This is a painful MD for me, because it’s almost certainly my mother’s last. Her doctor gave her 6 months (heart failure, ironic because I’ve never known anyone with a better heart.) I’m sitting here with her; she’s asleep.

      • Suse

        Hugs to you and your mom.

      • Treg Brown

        whoever or whatever looks out for us, looks out for those who care for others. All my thoughts for you and your mom. I’m so sorry.

      • shivaskeeper

        That sucks. Hold the good memories.

      • BosGrl

        Hugs and love to you.

      • Ill-Advised

        To be present is everything. Grace and peace, may they be with you.

    • CeeQ

      Thank you

  • SeekingResistanceBarbie

    Some Mother’s Day Nice Time from Smithsonian Earth.
    https://twitter.com/SmithsonianErth/status/863740785518358532/video/1

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • Suse

      Hahaha!

  • Jamoche
    • BeachBum

      I find Econ 101 to be most helpful to anyone who needs to handle money in life. Or death.

      • Three Finger Salute

        This is what concerns me about the coming wave of automation. I suppose the answer to “who will buy your useless junk” when nobody has a job and thus no salary to do so (or to be taxed for a safety net system) is that the rich will just sell their already expensive wares to each other or gift it for free, while the rest of us are forced to turn to theft, prostitution, and other desperate moves in order to survive.

        Suicides and overdoses will inevitably increase, and people will die in prison for petty crimes, thus clearing out the “surplus population” for a world where only the wealthiest of the wealthy have all the land resources of the world availed to them, and robo-laborers and servants who won’t complain about mistreatment or need human things like healthcare, housing, or even food.

        As for companionship, they’ll have sexbots and (maybe) each other, but most importantly, their amazing, incredible, wonderful selves to bask in the glory of and worship as gods above all. This tiny, tiny, group of people with a bigly share of everything is the new Mount Olympus. I don’t see it going down any other way. We’re all just biding our time until it finally reaches the point of no return.

  • Thiazin Red

    I’ve been watching some Buffy and have a shameful nerd confession. I preferred Oz to Tara. Part of that may just be that Green is way more charismatic to me than Benson.

    It also sucks that they had to have Oz attack Tara, almost as though they felt like they needed more justification for Willow’s choice. Willow making a choice between two good people that she cares about should have been dramatic enough. Willow could also have just said you took off for a year, which was too hurtful for me to want to get back together.

    I do appreciate that Willow and Tara’s relationship was a groundbreaking thing, but I never really liked Tara that much.

    • *shy hand raise of agreement* however, Tara’s root as the best story for Willow, ever (evil willow), merits some props

      • ariel_gee_398

        I thought Amber Benson was charming, but I also kind of thought she was a bit of a lesbian ex machina more than a fully fleshed out character of her own. She has her own character beats, but those were largely to serve the needs of Willow’s character.

        • Thiazin Red

          I wish they had gotten more into her backstory, which did sound pretty interesting. Her family are natural magic users who also belong to a repressive church, that could have been explored more. Tara could have had a story exploring her history.

  • Turns out “OMG, Mom!” Is not a new thing:

    https://twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/863774318685245440

    • shivaskeeper

      That is awesome.

    • One of the funny stories I saw over Screen Junkies News was their interview with the directors of “Moana.” They told how Dwayne Johnson was doing his lines where his character does a haka, and his mother was in the studio. She apparently grew up in New Zealand, and kept correcting his pronunciation. About the 5th take, she did it again, and he went “Moooom!”

      It just goes to show that no matter how old you are, no matter how successful, your mother can still make you sound like a three-year-old.

  • weejee

    Special thoughts this MD to my youngest son’s first wife who died from cancer at 30. Hardest job I ever had was emceeing her funeral.

    • BosGrl

      Hugs, weejee. This day can be a tough one.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Damn, weej. All the feels.

    • From Russia with Love

      My sisty in law and second favorite person in the world’s bestie died Saturday night from C. Fuck me.

  • HazooToo

    I’m disappointed by the last bit of this, but everything else is good. I’m good.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/kirsten-gillibrand-fbi-director-special-prosecutor-2017-5

  • As i am dog/house sitting at my mom’s i have broadcast TV again for the first time in a year and half. I have managed to find The Great Muppet Caper and thus, am happy.

    • shivaskeeper

      That’s the first one right?

      The best is Animal chasing the ladies yelling “WOMAN”.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        First one was ‘The Muppet Movie.’ IIRC this is the second one.

      • Second one. That scene is in the Muppet Movie

        • shivaskeeper

          Dammit.

    • HazooToo

      The Muppets annoy me ever since some asshole on Gawker declared I was an idiot for thinking they were ever for kids.

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        An asshole on Gawker? Perish the thought!

        • HazooToo

          SO fuckin glad I left that rathole.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            Jalopnik still does it for me, but that’s more niche. Hulk Hogan did people who came here a favor, I think.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            Imma break protocol and reply to myself.

            ESPECIALLY Pinkham’s Law. Love that guy.

          • HazooToo

            He escaped, and a bunch of us followed. I liked Jezebel, but even that isn’t going to make me want to hang around for rushed reporting on reckless stories, followed by deleted articles and staff temper tantrums, and that mindless overnight grey-ing of every commentor. That was just obnoxious.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            Kinja was the reason that I never commented there. Denton was completely wrong to wage war on the open comment section.

            This non-comment section is egalitarian. ‘Trix understands that this is a community, and Denton hated that concept.

          • HazooToo

            Well, I hate his irresponsible reporting, so we’re even.

          • I am also one of the escapees. I like talking to people here much more, even when Fukui makes fun of me for my inside out pants that one time

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            ONE TIME! ONE TIME I DID THAT!

            It does still make me chuckle though.

          • It is one if the more ridiculous things i’ve done as a grownup

          • HazooToo

            Wait, pants? You wore PANTS?! Hahahahaha!

      • Muppets are for everyone. I have a couple of friends who make fun of my love for them, but those friends are wrong

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          Yes, yes they are.

          • You should come to our next movie day. I will nominate all the Muppet movies we haven’t watched yet to torture them

        • SeekingResistanceBarbie

          Who are they to judge what gives you pleasure?

          • one of them i have been friends with for nearly 20 years, the other is his girl friend. I make fun of them for their Apple cult membership (& am currently making fun of their large phones after he mocked my Note3 for years)

        • HazooToo

          I grew up with the damn Muppets! And this loser was telling me that my parents were wrong for letting me watch some silly puppets. Screw them. A lot of kids shows have Easter Eggs for parents, and the kids never catch on until they’re older.

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          True Fact: everything I know about puppet performance I learned from Dave Goelz and Jerry Nelson, when they were in Toronto shooting Fraggle Rock. One of the many shows they did that have as much meaning for adults as kids. <happy sigh>

    • BeachBum

      And do dare I ask, what is this thing you call “broadcast TV” ?

  • HazooToo
  • Courser_Resistance

    The world is on fire and my brain is a bag of cats. Check.

    Sadly, same as last Weds, Thurs., Fri. … you get the idea.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Just let them out of the bag and wander around. They’re very friendly with people they like.

      • Courser_Resistance

        The guy friend I met for pizza and beer last Weds seems to like them, so they do have an outlet ;-)

    • BeachBum

      Here kitty, kitty……I have tuna !

    • HazooToo

      Bag of cats. Still better than a rat king.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Hells yeah.
        I stole it from Bruce Banner in one of the Avenger movies, referring to Loki, I think. “His brain is a bag of cats”. I tucked it away for times such as these.

  • Nounverb911
    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Posted below, but this is a fucking real story from Wingnut Daily

      http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/chuck-norris-for-fbi-director/

      • Jamoche

        Oh Chuck darlin’, I took karate from one of the people who taught you how to be a badass. We remember when you were a wimpy little California dude.

        • Rick Hill

          “..I took karate from one of the people who taught you how to be a badass.”

          Badass. Would that be the person who taught him not to smile and bake his face in the oven till it looked like leather?

        • Greyhame

          I remember when Bruce Lee gave him a spontaneous chest hair removal.

          • In Way of the Dragon Lee hurt Norris pretty badly,

          • Three Finger Salute

            Is that the one with the cat?

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            Yes

          • Yup

      • Greyhame

        Well Mr. Norris, I see you spent nearly a decade serving the Republic of Texas as an imaginary law enforcement karate-ranger after many years of military-movie service. So with impeccable credentials like that, how could anyone object to this nomination?

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Charles, dear? I can count the number of times the director of the FBI needs to use karate on the fingers of one foot. Please go back to being irrelevant, kthanxby.

      • shivaskeeper

        WND. A website dedicated to advertisements for whatever they are selling disguised as articles about Christian Persecution and right wing fever dreams.

      • Doug Langley

        Because we all know the FBI is suffering from a Total Gym deficiency.

    • boyblue122
      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        I’m sure the hat would appreciate being on a head that isn’t quite so empty, for a change.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Calling it now.

    It’s going to be Jared.

    • Nounverb911
      • Three Finger Salute

        Ha! The universe is sending us signals!

        The other thing I can see happening is if Trump made himself the FBI director because “I alone can fix it.” He just said that he wants to do away with the press briefings and the office of the press secretary and give his own conferences instead, albeit less frequently. So that nobody can know what’s going on behind the scenes, at least not without going through the man behind the curtain first.

        Reminds me of when Bugs Bunny played every position on the baseball team. Except, Bugs was actually clever. Trump is just a stinker.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAzD83dgkQg

  • Suse

    Sean Spicer likely to be fired, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/sean-spicer-likely-to-be-fired-reports-say/

    • boyblue122

      The SNL skit from last night did him in im guessing

      • therblig

        probably the kiss, knowing trumpy

        • boyblue122

          oh yeah forgot about that part of the sketch

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      I can’t imagine why anyone would even want such a thankless job in the trump administration.

      • snark-lurker

        or any other for that matter

      • Ezio

        Birds of a feather, flock together.

        • snark-lurker

          not with this guy: with, tRump, loyalty is a one-way street

      • Jennifer R

        People who think in terms of quarters instead of the long term. I expect to see SHS on the podium and cries of sexism when the press pool isn’t any nicer to her than Spicehead.

        • Suse

          Drumpf wants Fox bimbo Kimberley Guilfoyle.

          • LucindathePook

            Oh, I just bet he does.

      • Duke

        The personal publicity.

    • boyblue122

      According to that story she is one of the replacements being floated

      https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/677148265255686145/EjW_9mbA.jpg

      • Suse

        Blecchhh!

      • Bad Tom

        If hired, this becomes the ‘before’ picture.

    • I commented over on RS that the bad workman always blames his tools and that you could not get a bigger collection of tools than Spicer, Preibus and Dubke …

    • Bad Tom

      SNL reported the same thing.

  • Nounverb911
    • TJ Barke

      He should go found a new News media company, that actually does jurnalizm.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Is MSNBC bringing Andrea Tantaros over to fill the spot? She’s available.
      (Or will this spot go to George Will or Hugh Hewitt?)

      • snark-lurker

        purdy sure from the right, i bet-cha

    • ariel_gee_398

      And instead of Joy Reid, they’ll offer his spot to Ari Melber, probably. UGH.

      • vivian

        At this rate, they’ll give it to Bill O’Fuckin Loofah

        • Three Finger Salute

          From 2002: Bill O’Reilly interviews Insane Clown Posse.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW5w5vLvjx4

          I don’t know if the Internet can contain this level of stupidity in the same room.

          “Magnets, how do they work? You can’t explain that!”

    • Suse

      Great! :-(

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I like Lawrence. Having said that, would Olbermann return?

  • Bill D. Burger

    I calling the FBI directorship for Frederick Douglass, a man Trump has heard has done amazing things, is available, and could heal the divide with the African American community.

    • Three Finger Salute

      He did a great job in Spartacus. Amazing. Incredible. Really awesome guy.

      We.

      • therblig

        wasn’t that Fred Dalton Thompson?

  • Nick Scroggs

    There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.
    -Frank Herbert interview, 3 February 1969, California State College, Fullerton

  • Ezio

    Just thought I’d remind everyone that Obama had the lowest rate of federal spending, contrary to what the right claims.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dbfbedd77cb36d7c1cf8c9785656b1a15ba830dccd982688081f2681d9df3cc6.jpg

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Obviously fake news!

      • snark-lurker

        obviously

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Heh, from OMB and CBO.

      These self-delusional Republican-voting fucks have no idea.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      That’s because he had a Republican Congress of patriots.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Ezio

      He looks like the Brent Spiner scientist from Independence Day.

      • Bad Tom

        But heavier and less credible.

      • Swampgas_Man

        I’ve always maintained he looks like Tommy Chong. Only maybe less coherent.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Bill gaines?

    • Jamoche

      You know his memoirs would start out “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”

      • boyblue122

        Hunter S Thompson libelz

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Head of the FDA coming right up!

    • Doug Langley

      “Crime’s the disease. I’m the cure.”

    • Bad Tom

      At least we would know the FBI wouldn’t be pursuing drug crimes anymore.

  • Ferroequinologist Ron

    So this is how I have been maintaining my sanity this week: this is the 1/16 scale pony-operated illudium phosdex quarry from the tailings-dump end. S-gauge track runs up from the pit to this structure, and the contents of those regauged Faller e-train mine cars are dumped into the 1-gauge MDC ore cars below.
    The track supports are cedar, glued and pinned, and filled with pea stone for stability. Beyond that the sectional American Flyer track rests on a bed of pea stone and limestone screenings. You can see various retaining walls and cribbing where slippage from last year’s rain and snow necessitated shoring up the earth. The dynamite shed’s off to the right, behind the boxwood. And on the left by the light is site supervisor Minty.
    Next up is finishing ballasting and supporting the rest of the track and putting in an office building and upper-level chute, then a plank walkway for the ponies to move the mine cars until I can find a locomotive that will work on the rusty track. After that, the 1-gauge track to the refinery in the upper left, crossing a pond and skirting the two big hills.
    But tomorrow, there’s nine plants to put in. Maybe more if the weather’s right.
    This is FUN.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a4737a261f7915c8667dbbc9cfc24a0444cf20de978519f01730f5c80641fd1.png

    • Suse

      Neato!

    • BosGrl

      Love this. What a cool hobby.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        It really is. Combines all sorts of disciplines AND keeps me outside in the fresh air. Plus it’s an excuse to scrounge like mad for building materials.

    • Jennifer R

      That is really friggin cool looking.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        TYK! Glad you like it!

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      Wow. I’m impressed.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        TYK! It’s been a long slog but I hope the end result will be worth it.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Kool! Don’t let it get out of hand. Or…..hooooboy!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRgXWsL-_Y

      • Bad Tom

        As an engineer, I was skeptical before watching the clip. It looks fine! No excursions. Everything stable.

        Way to go, man. Awesome job.

    • Doug Langley

      Duck Dodgers libelz!!!!

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Good, SOMEONE remembers!

    • From Russia with Love
    • Anna Elizabeth
      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Yay!

    • MilwaukeeKent

      the tough part will be finding live ponies in that scale.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Happily I know a couple of horse breeders. All we need to do is breed back to eohippus and then…

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Rick Hill

      Not too farfetched. Just think of the ratings and he is surely someone who knows how to play his part.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Chachi and that underwear guy weren’t available?

        • Rick Hill

          Chachi doesn’t look the part. For trump, that’s more important than how much ass you kiss.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Well I guess it’s down to Gary Busey, Chuck Norris, and Steven Segal. Looks like we might get an Expendables spinoff called The Deplorables after all.

          • Rick Hill

            I’d put my money on Segal. He’s all mysterious and Zennish with the way he’s so certain about the bad guy before he hauls his bulk over to slap them(Literally, his latest movies his martial arts involves as little movement as possible)

          • Three Finger Salute

            Trump may not like his ponytail though. He didn’t like Bolton’s Sam Elliott mustache either.

        • Lori

          That underwear guy is running for congress. (I can’t roll my eyes hard enough.)

    • FauxAntocles

      Yosemite Sam has more energy.

    • Doug Langley

      Where’s Efrem Zimbalist Jr when we really need him?

    • Miles Monroe

      Actually, considering the likely alternatives, this wouldn’t be so bad, would it … ?!

  • Jennifer R

    Well this would be a huge fuck you to the pope. Callista Gingrich as Vatican ambassador.
    https://twitter.com/WakeUp2Politics/status/863870002516156417

    • BosGrl

      I’m so tired.

      • Jennifer R

        Don’t let his plan of having us all succumb to outrage fatigue succeed.

        • BosGrl

          Yep. I’m tired but not asleep.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Geez, Michael Corleone would make a better ambassador to the Vatican.

      • At least he was devout. All that murder and mayhem was just to make sure that the Church really had a purpose for existing. It truly was the Lord’s work.

    • Rick Hill

      Seriously, is the only qualification for this administration to be a wealthy, conservative fucktard who thinks it would be a great check for their bucket list that they never thought they would actually get, thanks so much donnie.

      • Raan

        The only qualification for this administration is Shitbrain putting your name up on the dart board.

      • Bad Tom

        Good hair is very, very helpful.

    • Suse

      I wonder if Jebus has forgiven her for screwing Newt while he was married to wife number whatever.

      • snark-lurker

        iokiyar

      • andyshelt

        Remind me if this was the wife he discussed divorce with while she was recovering from cancer surgery.

        No wonder this piece of shit is one of Trump’s biggest apologists.

        • Lori

          No, that was wife #2. Callista is #3, aka the one with whom Newtie cheated on #2.

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            I thought that was wife #1.

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            Hmf. Relevant, IF YOU BELIEVE FACTCHECK.ORG: http://www.factcheck.org/2011/12/the-gingrich-divorce-myth/

          • andyshelt

            So, it was wife #1 about which, according to the testimony of his campaign treasurer, L.H. Carter that this piece of shit Gingrich said:

            “She’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer.”

            With those moral values, no wonder he’s such a fan of the Pussy Grabber-in-Chief.

          • Lori

            #1 was one of his high school teachers. I guess the older woman thing didn’t work quite as well for him once the “hot for teacher” glow faded.

            He is a terrible human being.

          • Lori

            #1 was the one who had cancer. #2 was the one Newt cheated with and who inspired him to serve divorce papers on #1 when she was still in the hospital. He cheated on #2 with Callista while leading the witch hunt against Bill Clinton’s infidelity. A few years ago he said there would never be a wife #4 because he was too old to chase another one. Newt is just the worst.

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            That sounds like him, alright.

      • therblig

        apparently, all you have to do is ask for forgiveness. no receipts necessary.

    • andyshelt

      I heard that Gingrich asked the Vatican if the Pope could personally hear his confession if Callista was confirmed as ambassador.

      Unfortunately his request was turned down when Newt said he was only able to be there for just a week which Pope Francis said wouldn’t be enough time.

      • Suse

        😸😸😸

    • Rick Hill

      Is this the payoff Newt gets after sticking his opinion into the Comey firing, this week?

      • shivaskeeper

        I don’t think so. Her name was floated for this a long while back.

        • Rick Hill

          And it, just now, rises to the top?

          • shivaskeeper

            Her’s was the only name floated after the inauguration. The fact that she is getting the nod now could be they are just now getting around to it, or it could be Newt reminded them.

            Personally I’m not sure it matters one way or the other, other than its just one more thing for us to be mildly horrified at and the rest of the world to point and laugh at.

            I’m really surprised the nomination didn’t go to one of the Baptism nutjobs so they could try to convert the hellbound Papists at the source.

    • Bad Tom

      If Newt still reflects in a mirror, a TV camera will work fine.

    • ariel_gee_398

      How many people did Fred and Mary Trump have to hire to follow around wee Donald and make sure he didn’t eat toxic amounts of gold leaf or lick live electrical wires? How did a man this stupid make it to adulthood?

      • Bad Tom

        I’m not so sure that Fred and Mary did prevent wee Donald from eating toxic amounts of gold leaf and/or licking live electrical wires. It explains so much.

        How Donald made it to adulthood is a separate question.

        • DainBramage

          Cockroaches are pretty much unkillable.

          • tardigrade libelz!

          • Bad Tom

            You can subject them to high heat and low temp, they do not mind. You can step on them and their shells compress. They can squeeze through tiny spaces. They resist high radiation.

            Two things can stop them: Borax powder and impeachment.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        Meh. Trump’s parents fed little Donnie paint chips hoping he would expire. Instead, he backfired.

    • DainBramage

      Is there enough botox there for Callista’s needs?

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        She is actually a botox manufacturing plant. Plenty left over for the international botox market.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Duke

      This buffoon is president

      • Suse

        Presidunce

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Pay no attention to the fuckhead behind the curtain.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • BMW

    Serious question: Any legal minds out there care to explain how firing a person, even partly because they won’t drop an investigation into your administration, isn’t considered obstruction of justice?

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Republicans don’t want to impeach?

      • shivaskeeper

        I think you got it in one.

      • Bad Tom

        Republicans didn’t want to impeach Nixon, either.
        But the stove is now turned to HIGH.

        McConnell thinks of himself as brave, claiming he will block any Special Prosecutor.

        2018 is right around the corner, Senator. The only way to turn the stove off is impeachment.

        Don’t turn the stove off? The pot boileth over, right onto your turtle shell.

        My understanding is that turtle soup is very tasty.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Well, if you ignore it, it will eventually go away.
      Philip J. Fry:
      You can’t lose hope when it’s hopeless. You gotta hope more, then put
      your fingers in your ears and go, “Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!… “

    • snark-lurker

      IOKIYR

    • clairence

      many on the left keep saying, ‘wait til the indictments come out’. Well, they should be already. We’re running out of time as the nation we all know and love.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        They wouldn’t be acting like this if they thought they could be voted out.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Sure. Republicans. Any questions?…

  • Not Obama, but Donald J. Trump “tapped” Trump Tower…
    https://twitter.com/PreetBharara/status/863541671786668032

    • Three Finger Salute

      Oh, his wires are tapped all right…

    • Bad Tom

      When Trump threatened Comey with “tapes” I realized: the reason Trump accused President Obama of “wire tapping” him is because that is what Trump has always done in his own business dealings.

      Then his bizarre and otherworldly accusation made sense.

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        Trump couldn’t resist letting us know about it, either. He can’t even keep a secret that incriminates him, how in hell are we supposed to trust him with the country’s secrets? Then he has the gall to complain about leaks and HRC’s emails.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          Projection always.

        • Bad Tom

          No, he couldn’t resist, could he? And he doesn’t understand that regardless of whether any Russian collusion is ever proved, his actions last week by themselves are enough to impeach him.

          Yes, political will has to be mustered. But Comey hasn’t testified yet. Nor have any of the Grand Jury results been revealed. And we known Flynn has already been subpoenaed.

          Trump wanted this to all go away. That isn’t going to happen.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Bad Tom

      Trump’s boat isn’t on fire, listing, or taking on water.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Correction: the boat isn’t in disrepair, the river isn’t on fire.

        • Bad Tom

          That will soon be fixed, if EPA head Scott Pruitt has anything to do with it.

  • Raan

    Wolves.
    Night.
    Moon.
    …Shoes.

    • clairence

      I’m sure that’s profound. I just woke up from a nap, so please… wtheck?

      • snark-lurker

        mee??too

    • not_vh

      Locusts.
      Day.
      Sun.
      …Rum?

    • LiPao
      • Vecchioivan

        More sugar!

    • vivian

      Cheese.
      Onions.
      Sauce.
      Bun.
      …Meat.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      A man
      A plan
      A canal
      Panama
      … Trump/Russia money laundering

  • Rick Hill

    “Oh, they’ll appoint who I tell them to. I’ll threaten to have them challenged in the primaries if they don’t”

  • Thiazin Red

    I really like those 100 years of beauty videos, and this is pretty great.

    https://youtu.be/Q6auigYXgQQ

    • BosGrl

      LOL! ’80s hair was much poofier, though.

  • So, I got through the entire “Happy Mother’s Day!” phone call without being told that I must vote Republican and go to church. HOORAY!

    Now, it is time for beer.

    • BosGrl

      Small victories deserve a reward!

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Or Mount Gay!…(and beer!)….

  • Red Bird Ω

    Saw this on the internet today. Ossoff tied with Handel? How can this be true???

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/georgia-6th-sixth-runoff-poll-jon-ossoff-karen-handel-special-election-tom-price/

    • Bill D. Burger

      H.L. Mencken’s famous lines contain much of the answer to your question…..and the reason for the insanity that grips the country today.

      http://www.economicnoise.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/menckenquote.jpg

    • Mary Sandoras

      The last poll I read had Handel a few points ahead of Ossoff. So, that’s good news that he is pulling ahead.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        After November, I don’t trust any polls!

        • JoeChristmas

          worse yet, after November, I don’t trust our democracy.

          • Lori

            The sad thing is that, given where they are, the fact that Ossoff isn’t totally getting blown out now that the field is down to 2 is actually progress.

          • JoeChristmas

            Handel is another scum fuck and they are using the same propaganda tools they have been using of the last 30 years. Plus they’ve probably got the machines and voter suppression locked up.

          • Lori

            True.

            Speaker Ryan is apparently going to be fund raising for her tomorrow. Him being so popular and all. If the protest/trolling is not truly epic I will be deeply disappointed in Southern Dems.

    • Bad Tom

      What about Haydn?

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Good idea.
        Oh, sorry, thought you said “hidin’.”

  • CATMAN

    It apparently escapes Donny that during Watergate, Deep Throat, who was the big leaker, was Deputy Director of THE FUCKING FBI–

    • snark-lurker

      Deep Throat: “Follow the money.”
      we donut need another to see the 6-lane highway running by our front porch

    • Doug Langley

      Let me see. The original Deep Throat started his cloak and dagger stuff because Nixon appointed a useless ass-kisser as FBI head. Well, thank goodness Donnie would never do that.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Donny knows nothing about Watergate because it didn’t happen to HIM. Narcissists don’t care about anything that happens to other people. Plus, he never reads, so he probably missed the whole thing.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Tacos! :)

    • not_vh

      apropos nothing, the mayor of new york de blasio got into a bit of soup fro eating his pizza with a fork. as of today, i don’t know anybody who’s gotten into any such problems for eating tacos with a fork. :D

      • it’s too pick up the overflow/spillage from the filling. don’t want it to go to waste

        • not_vh

          i figured as much pw. so what went into it. do share. i was pushing cart today and felt the urge for enchiladas and tacos. didn’t buy anything wanted to look up recipes first.

          • basics. ground beef. cheddar and spicy cheese blend. green onions. taco kit, with added garlic and chili powder to the beef whilst cooking. i normally put more on, but my spice cupboard is at my house

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            You can also add shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes to tacos. Thy shell will spilleth over.

          • my mom didn’t have those things.

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            Just a suggestion for variety.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            The real spice cupboard is at Mrs. Toomush’s…..

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I’ve been making soft tacos mostly, but I think I’ll buy some hard shell on my next trip, those just look so yummy. :)

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Also too, I serve tacos ala carte and let my guests build their own, and forks are always useful for service.

          Honestly, I want my guests to enjoy their food, and if they want knife-and-fork for their pizza, it doesn’t bother me. Eat, Darling, and enjoy. :)

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      With milk!

  • FDRliberal

    No Nikki Haley, you reprehensible sycophant, the president is not a “CEO” and the government is not a business. And even if it were, the person to whom you have pledged your loyalty (over that of your country) – the Orange Scumbucket – would utterly suck as a CEO anyway, as his business history has amply proved.

    https://twitter.com/ThisWeekABC/status/863748654410088449

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I love the “What Be This” meme. I liked it so much I laughed out loud, and then I copied it and sent it to 10 friends. It was a good test of which friends have a sense of the absurd, because two of them wrote back and said “I don’t get it.” Sigh.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    As a professional, let me just say, men are ruining the internet. And since they can’t seem to band together and police the idiots, just going to lump them all in one and say “one rotten apple spoils the barrel”.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Hey, that’s the barrel I have to share – and it’s pretty armpitty in here!…

      • DainBramage

        Yeah, I’m throwing those bad apples out of our barrel and into the compost heap as fast as I can.

      • Hey, buddy. Watch where you’re puttin’ them arms!

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Well that barrel has forever soiled my internet history and my brain. Other people must be reeeaaallly strong not to just light it on fire.

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          From the way it smells, all it needs is a spark.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            You guys have the best sense of humor.

            I haven’t been feeling and there’s been an uptick of MGTOWS and other assorted deplorables on my feed. Usually I have a slightly higher tolerance for nonsense.

          • shivaskeeper

            If you’ll allow to mansplain: you do not have to suffer fools at all, let alone gladly.

    • RobKanC

      Trust me. Not my choice. I genuinely thought the internet will spread knowledge. Now it’s become the primary channel for ignorance. Breaks my heart a little.

    • Al Swearengen

      I don’t know how I can “police” anything, outside of calling them assholes. Which I already do. Which they ignore, because they’re assholes.

      https://youtu.be/UrgpZ0fUixs

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      /me is glad once again that he is not a man.

  • So, I think I mentioned that Friday was awful, and I hinted as to why (let’s just say I was doing my best Norma Rae impersonation by the end of the day), but what I didn’t mention was the stupid reason I was so upset. Late Thursday night, NBC quietly cancelled Timeless, a silly but diverting little series that has been featured on Wonkette’s august pages before. The ratings for the show weren’t that bad (but were bad for a scripted NBC series), but nevertheless fans were really hoping that NBC would give it a second season, if for no other reason because of how loud the fans have been all over social media.

    Well, apparently, that time machine really works. Late last night, the show runners announced that NBC had gone back to Thursday and changed history: Timeless is coming back. Not anytime soon, mind you, because no one was expected to go back into production this Summer. But, eventually. Probably by next Spring.

    So, that pleased me. In another shocking television movie, Fox has renewed The Exorcist, which is a better sequel to the first film than any of the actual sequels have been.

    For the three or four of us kind of hoping that Emerald City might come back for one more series? Yeah. That’s not happening. Ah, well. You can’t have it all.

  • chascates

    Good news, everyone!

    Early Sunday morning, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported that Callista Gingrich is in the “final stages of confirmation, the ethics people are going through all of this,” and that the announcement from the Trump White House could come this week.

    According to CNN, the administration has decided on Gingrich — a devout Catholic — for the position, which could also see her husband — a frequent Fox News guest — moving to Italy with her.

    The former congressional staffer married Gingrich in 2000 following his divorce in 1999 from his second wife, Marianne. According to the Chicago Tribune, the then-Callista Bisek gave a deposition used at at her future husband’s divorce proceedings that the two had begun an affair in 1993 before he became House speaker.

    Gingrich is a devout Catholic, telling the Christian Broadcasting Network in a 2011 interview that she has “always been a very spiritual person.”

    • RobKanC

      Nothing says devout catholic like divorce and adultery. The world truly is changing.

    • Al Swearengen

      “Thanks for defending me on TV, Newtie. Please accept this grift in gratitude.”

    • ariel_gee_398

      I’m sorry, but doesn’t sending Newt Gingrich into a foreign country count as an act of aggression if not an outright declaration of war?

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        It’s the Vatican. Trump’s pretty sure we can take ’em.

        • ariel_gee_398

          Surely we can handle a couple of court jesters with halberds, right?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Guess he’s never seem those Swiss guards.

    • Lori

      Confidential to Newtie—repeatedly saying “Oh God!” while fucking=/= being a very spiritual person.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        Confidential to Gnutie –I’m sure he has heard “Is it in yet?” far more often. Usually followed by Gnutie loudly bellowing, “Jezus Christ!!!!! God Dammit!!!!!”

        Christains… Just can’t figger them out.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Jebus X Khrist! Another crazy-eyed woman crawls out of the GOP woodwork.

      Must be an endless supply of ’em.

      We’re doomed.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Gingrich and his harem of wives is Exhibit Alpha for why I view Republicans as such infuriating wastes-of-skin, and to prove how utterly wasted any amount of time is if spent to communicate with Rs as if they are reasoning beings worthy of respect.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Devout=/=practicing, apparently.

      • mackafritz

        A lot of so called Christians are like that.

    • mackafritz

      Why do we even need an ambassador to the Vatican?

      • It is considered an actual country. A very small country, but a country nonetheless.

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          “What a country!”

          @100 acres, the smallest in the world.

          • I understand it has a stunningly large economy for its size. For … some odd reason. Can’t imagine why.

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            Makes Trump envious.

    • BosGrl

      It’s already updated on her Wikipedia page: US Ambassador to the Holy See.

    • TJ Barke

      I hear catholics are big fans of adultery and divorce…

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        As was Henry the Eighth.

    • Michael R
      • Lambsendbeds

        I regret that I only have one upfist to award to that GIF !

    • Newt looking for a new wife in 3…2…

    • Swampgas_Man

      Anything that gets Newt out of my country is a good thing.

    • therblig

      won’t the two of them simply burst into flames when they try to enter?

      • chascates

        I’m hoping this will be live-blogged.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Professional fucknugget David Frum is at it again: We should not appoint a special prosecutor, because – wait for it – a special prosecutor could “ultimately fail to answer any
    of the important questions demanding answers.”
    Inexplicably, The Atlantic saw fit to put this horseshit into print:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/a-special-prosecutor-is-not-the-answer/526662/

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      We must have long since passed the event horizon into the black hole of Bizarro Universe™. The Twilight Zone just seems so fucking pedestrian nowadays.

    • HazooToo

      OR! Or, they could answer ALL OF THE FUCKING QUESTIONS, FRUM!

    • And there’s also the fact that we are actually looking for crimes in the first place! That’s why Clinton got a special prosecutor. They were looking for all of those bodies! And all they found was jizz.

    • snark-lurker

      again yesterday heard a goper on tv, paraphrase: No need for a special prosecutr cuz “no hard evidence any crimes have been committed”

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        If Donnie were caught actually accepting a cheque from the Russians with ‘for advancing Russian interests and destroying America’ in the Memo space they’d STILL say there was ‘no hard evidence.’

  • Anna Rompage

    Spent the morning in the kitchen making a scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch…

    Home cured & smoked salmon eggs Benedict Florentine. Served along with a side of veggie hash…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5d63d18c6af85d0606789cfc161d1a0ee792ca59b71afbc98a33f0b37ce7014.jpg

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Beautiful!

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      Lovely. Looks delicious.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      This really looks divine. :)

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Where’s mine? /s

    • not_vh

      veggie hash. how? what is a basic principle of a hash? i’ve seen potato, beef hash also.

      • Swampgas_Man

        Potato IS a veggie, last I heard.

        • not_vh

          no way! you’re just yanking my chain.

      • Anna Rompage

        Hash is basically small diced fried potatoes mixed in with a fair amount of something else…

        There’s corned beef hash which most folks are familiar with.

        This hash is fried potatoes mixed with some left over chopped up grilled veggies from Kababs I made the other day. Zucchini, red pepper, fennel, mushroom & onion, and a little home cured ham just for a little zing

    • MizzMazz

      Ohhh… Eggs Benedict is my old man’s favorite. Gonna taunt him with it.

  • Anna Elizabeth
    • TJ Barke

      Mm, love mushroom stuff.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Also too – there were too many stems from 8 ounces of Mushrooms to use for stuffing, so I threw the rest of the stems in my sauce. I made a ton of pasta, some is already frozen for future enjoyment, and some will be baked into a casserole tomorrow. :)

  • chascates

    In addition to getting rid of Spicer, Priebus, and possibly Bannon some cabinet secretaries may get the axe:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93d53d3654709088fbe52d8970fd5b903a45a28465fb8f8d3ab244d582893613.jpg

    • WomanInThePersistence

      It’s like “Stupid Game of Thrones”. Featuring many, many stupid people. Also too, they are evil. And stupid.

      • And I do not want to see any of them with their clothes off, thank you very much.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          That is true. Because yeeerrrggghhh.

        • Jennifer R

          Don’t make any sense to tar and feather them with their clothes still on.

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          Imagine the President rubbing himself in clarified butter all over his chest, then gently gripping his nipples.

          Yes, yes, let the vomit flow through you.

        • snark-lurker

          what turned you on to that path?

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            kaw likes filth, I’m guessing.

          • snark-lurker

            i guess JennifR started it

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            I’ll hear nothing bad about Jennifer R.

          • Jennifer R

            I keep the risque talk for until after Our Editrix goes to bed TYVM.

          • snark-lurker

            purdy sure OEtrix knows all about risque & can hold’er own in a…

            *slaps hand over mouth in nick of time*

          • Jennifer R

            Not sayin she doesn’t Just sayin both of us are probably happier with her not seeing me say it.

          • Because Game of Thrones. So many boobies and wangers.

          • snark-lurker

            i MUST watch that someday

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            LOL. Me, too.

          • snark-lurker

            i donut even know when/what network it be on

          • It is an HBO series, and it isn’t streaming anywhere but on HBO. Well, not legally, anyway.

          • snark-lurker

            which HBO there are like sixty of’em

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            It’s on Amazon Prime, but you have to pay for it by the episode or by the season.

          • Lori

            Anyone who has a DVD player should try their local public library. We have all the available seasons for loan and I’m sure we’re not the only library that does.

          • h4rr4r

            Netflix has the DVDs.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I think there are a lot of nakie folks on GoT.

          • snark-lurker

            i like nakeds

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Session’s announcement about increasing prison sentences fits with his previous barring from high office for racism in the 80s.

      Now it’s dogwhistle. I detest that shitbag.

      • TJ Barke

        There’s nobody involved with cheeto benito that I don’t detest.

    • Michael R

      Throw in Mitch McConnell and it’s a deal .

    • Bill D. Burger

      Staff meeting in the Chaos Theory of Trump Governance.

      http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view8/4676215/keystone-cops-o.gif

    • Rick Hill

      Gee. He surrounds himself with so many failures. In fact, it seems as though the whole world doesn’t let him be as great a leader as he can be….

    • shivaskeeper

      If he was able to use “showboating” as a valid excuse for Comey, anyone other than J & I who take credit for anything ate in trouble. Anyone who supplants him in the news cycle doesn’t reason is in trouble.

      A potential bright spot is those members of Congress who gave up seats to be where they are Bodo t get those seats back if they get fired.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Wait, I’ve been offline, they finally fired Spicer and Bannon?

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        Sorry, no, there have been reports that he is considering it.

      • chascates

        Not yet, but maybe before his overseas trip.

        • Nick Scroggs

          When’s that?

          • chascates

            “Later this month” is all I’ve found but it’s supposed to be 5 countries in a little over a week. However:

            A person who traveled with Trump during
            his tenure atop the Trump Organization in the 1990s described a
            businessman not particularly enthralled with foreign travel: He did not
            easily adjust to time-zone changes and was regularly jetlagged, the
            official said. He steered clear of local cuisine. And the customs of
            foreign businessmen — particularly in Asia, where deals are regularly
            sealed over a night of drinking — sometimes irked the teetotaler Trump.
            For
            a president and his aides, foreign travel can be a particularly
            grueling slog. Meetings regularly begin as soon as Air Force One touches
            down in a far-flung time zone, leaving little time for a commander in
            chief to adjust to a new setting, or clock. Visits in foreign capitals
            often involve state dinners that extend late into the evening followed
            by early talks the next day.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            What a great choice of career for a man like Trump to pursue. JFC, he is without a doubt the ding-dong stupidest man to ever lead any nation in the entire benighted history of humanity.

            If he causes nuclear Armageddon in office, he’ll be a fitting end to our species, it’s what we deserve.

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            Oh, the whining on Twitter on this trip will be epic… and probably estrange the few allies the US has left.

    • MilwaukeeKent

      Sounds about right. A complete staff and cabinet shake-up four months in is just the thing to restore confidence in this administration — and just imagine the worthies lining up to fill those jobs, knowing they’d be subject to whim.

      • Considering most of the lower posts haven’t been filled yet, he’s basically going to end up without any cabinet officers, and I doubt there’s a big line of people wanting to work in the White House these days.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Well, a double elimination is always a ratings bonanza, right?

  • Michael R

    I was just thinking about how Trump is most influenced by the last person who spoke to him , when he saw Sean Spicer fired on Saturday Night Live it’s going to happen .

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Rundgren said his shows will contain many insulting jokes about the Republican president, warning that it could be a turnoff for the president’s supporters

      “I guarantee that in this show, if you’re a Trump supporter, you will likely be offended. Let the buyer beware! I mean, if you can’t take a joke, or you can’t admit that you’ve made a mistake, you don’t belong with the rest of us,” he said with a laugh, according to the interview.

      Rundgren also said he also questions the values of Trump supporters.

      “And also, I don’t understand your frickin’ values. Because I’m not singing about that. If you don’t understand that basic thing, you’re just fooling yourself,” he added.

    • Al Swearengen

      Such a classic performance. Todd Rundgren is Mozart-level freak of nature.

    • MilwaukeeKent

      Live in 1975, no Trump jokes. The cutting edge of technology with this guy — and he “Hates His Fucking ISP”.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-X_M1oXXKY

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Anyone try Pinkham’s ribs yet? Are they as saucy as I’ve heard? Do they compare to Adam’s Ribs*?

    *It’s a M*A*S*H thing.

    Radar: [confused as to why Hawkeye wants to place a phone call to Chicago in the middle of the night] Chicago?

    Hawkeye: That toddlin’ town. Home of the stockyards. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. The White Sox, the Cubs, Carl Sandberg.

    Radar: Who’s he pitch for?

    Hawkeye: The poet. Chicago. Hog butcher for the world. Toolmaker. Stacker of wheat. Player with railroads and the nation’s freight handler. Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders. Sandberg knew, Radar. Spareribber for the universe! Maker of meat on a bone! The home of the pigsicle! Give me your tired, your poor… your cole slaw.

    • thank-you-thing

      Q : Anyone try Pinkham’s ribs yet ?
      A : You’d better pet him first , he might not be friendly .

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        “per” ?

        • thank-you-thing

          oopsy , ” pet “

    • kareemachan

      Just saw that episode. Seems like EVERYBODY is showing MASH episodes lately, including Sundance Channel.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Well, with a new Korean war in the offing…

  • IOnlyLikeCats
    • Nick Scroggs

      That’s more the 70s though.

    • Nah. They’re just trying to make sure that none of them are those uppity black girls who can afford the fancy salons.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      This is *beyond* infuriating. I’m starting to wonder if it’ll be some mean-spirited, Chickenshit-style hatred that strikes the match on the inferno.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Another thing that reminds me of my late mom – I look good in everything I eat. XD

    It’ll wash off.

    • not_vh

      imvho, food is what it is all about.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I like that. :) Mom taught me most of what I know about cooking, too. :)

      • snark-lurker

        donuts, M&Ms & pretzels: the only 3 food groups i know

        • kareemachan

          No, it’s wine, chocolate, pizza, and… pizza!

  • Anna Rompage
  • BMW

    “The president is the CEO of the country. He can hire and fire whomever he wants.”

    Really? A CEO in America can fire anyone? Anyone at all? I guess this doesn’t exist in Republican -Land?

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • Sheepshagger

    I find this Stalin quote more and more apropos these days:
    >But the successes have their seamy side, especially when they are attained with comparative “ease” — “unexpectedly” so to speak. Such successes sometimes induce a spirit of vanity and conceit: “We can achieve anything!”, “There is nothing we can’t do!” People not infrequently become intoxicated by such successes; they become dizzy with success, loose all sense of proportion and the capacity to understand realities; they show a tendency to overrate their own strength and to underrate the strength of the enemy; adventurist attempts are made to solve all questions of socialist construction “in a trice.” In such a case, there is no room for concern to consolidate the successes achieved and to utilise them systematically for further advancement. Why should we consolidate the successes achieved when, as it is, we can dash to the full victory of socialism “in a trice”: “We can achieve anything!”, “There is nothing we can’t do!”

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      And when the ‘successes’ are actually completely illusionary…

    • andyshelt

      An even more appropriate Stalin quote given the GOP love of voter suppression:

      “It’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes.”

  • Nick Scroggs
    • Anna Elizabeth

      Bring it, Nazis.

    • jesterpunk

      How long has it been since anyone punched those Nazis?

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    I spent the best part of the day with friends in my favorite (New Jersey) garden; as we wandered amongst the blooms the heavy, dark clouds rolled in.

    There’s nothing quite so delightful as a rampant old garden (complete with wisteria-laden trellis) just before a storm:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79585507ffc8387cd636aeb90cee3fb90d27311400160fb68d02a5c177f7b624.jpg

    • Anna Rompage

      That’s lovely!

    • snark-lurker

      “The Secret Garden”

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • HazooToo
    • Nick Scroggs

      Talk is one thing, but I’ll wait until I see him do something.

      • HazooToo

        I’m hoping someone here will know a thing about this guy, because who the fuck actually is he?

        • Nick Scroggs

          According to his huffpo bio, “David Yankovich is a former intelligence analyst, and political operative working with both Democrats, and Republicans.

          You can follow his website as well at DavidYankovich.com” Doesn’t’ sound too marketable.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      What about supporting Weird Al Yankovic to run against him?

      • HazooToo

        That sounds like a bad idea, but think of the campaign songs…

  • II Gosala

    Wonkette continues, all the liberal media continue, to try to understand Trump in terms of norms established by the historical experience of parties unable to establish dominance of one another. In terms of a democratic republic.

    Trump doesn’t care about norms, about historical precedent, about how things are done because he believes that he will be able to overwhelm the opposition and sweep all before him.

    The roaring crowds, in his ears though they are but 35% of the whole population, cheer his crossing of the Rubicon, his triumphal progress toward Rome Washington to sweep away the corruption of the Republic, the Senators (and Representatives) who live only to feather their own nests.

    They cheer for, hope for, fight for Caesar Trump, the Empire instead of the Republic.

    That American institutions are, probably, strong enough to resist, that Trump’s ship will, likely, run against the rocks of reality and history is irrelevant to understanding his behavior.

    Trump doesn’t understand himself to be the leader of a Republic. He understands himself to be Caesar or Napoleon.

    (Though on these terms, he is more Louis Bonaparte, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, pretending to represent to interests of the common person but really acting for the wealth of the rich and for his own power)

    • Nick Scroggs

      So, are we the barbarians at the gates then? Is history just one big cycle? Oh god I hope not.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        So be it. I guarantee Trump has done permanent damage to Pax Americana, and the American Empire is now in unstoppable decline whatever happens.

      • II Gosala

        No! We are the Communards standing on the barricades that block the advance of the false emperor, the wolf of rapacious capitalism in the sheep’s clothing of populism calling to our brothers and sisters to let the scales fall from their eyes and join us on the barricades.

        Far from being the barbarians at the gate, we are the defenders.

        • Nick Scroggs

          Uh, the Communards got their asses handed to by the Thiers government. Just wanted to point that out.

          • II Gosala

            Yes they did. Does that make their cause wrong, their efforts unworthy, their ideas unworthy of emulation?

            No, it means that they did not win at the power game that underlies all politics.

            The past sets the pattern, but it doesn’t determine the outcome.

          • Nick Scroggs

            Yeah, you sound like Andrew Ryan from Bioshock giving a speech (of the opposite persuasion, of course), when do we actually get to work instead of talking amongst ourselves about what we’re going to do?

          • II Gosala

            Don’t know who Andrew Ryan is, but I gather from your comment he is (a) right wing and (b) all talk no action.

            You’re right just talking amongst ourselves is a waste of time.

            What have I done? I’ve made phone calls. I’ve written letters. I’ve preached to the choir. I read.

            (Why do you peach to the choir? Because that’s how you make them sing)

            That’s not so much, I suppose someone could say. And they’d be right.

            But it’s what I can do what with needing to earn a living, take care of my family, take care of my house, there’s little time for much else.

            That little time doesn’t match up well with the meeting schedules of political groups or of town halls.

            I give what I can, the widow’s mite, as it were.

            Those who can march should march. Those who can attend town halls should attend town halls. Those who can help plan and organize should help plan and organize. Those who can make phone calls should make phone calls.

            As long as one is doing what one can, there’s no cause for shame.

          • Nick Scroggs

            OKay, I went a little off the handle in my previous post, sorry if I inadvertently insulted you. Although I will say, Andrew Ryan in the Bioshock games was an Objectivist sort,who founded his own city in the bottom of the Atlantic, and helped bring about its demise by not regulating gene-altering “plasmids” that let superpowers in the city freely, and then when it was too late to fix it, just locked up and hung people in public squares, all while going on about “the parasites” and “the great chain of industry.’ Although I feel a little offput by your putting things into separate sentences, for some reason..

          • II Gosala

            No offense taken.

        • kareemachan

          Roarh!!!

    • Grokenstein

      Eventually it won’t matter how Swamp views himself. As the elderly man said in The Avengers, “There are always men like you.” And history has seen the likes of Swamp before.

      http://afflictor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/mussolini123.jpg

      In the interest of good taste I refrained from posting one of this person’s final pictures.

      • H0mer0

        doesn’t he look like he’s in the middle of telling a SCARY GHOST STORY?(or auditioning for Uncle Fester in another universe?)

  • Juan de Fuca

    I find it funny that the same people who claim this President is the CEO of the country and can hire/fire anybody whenever he wants, are still bitching about the IRS asking a tea party group to validate their non-profit tax status during the Obama Administration.

    Which they were not, by the way – that tea party group. That group wasn’t a non-profit and somebody on CNN should remind Kayleigh McEnany of that the next time she brings it up, because she brings it up every single day on CNN and nobody calls her on it.

    Besides all of that and more importantly, Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers on Wonkette. A card that I’m sure my own wife has considered sending to my mom on this special day:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3c8dcee97e0dc6b6a0660c3d4b5c882a22c46e35d92912dde8874adde23b6e7.jpg

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Come meet some very stupid people. Who are shocked that leopards are eating their faces.
    https://youtu.be/eAaX0_r_9SE

    And still are rooting for the leopards.

    • Michael R
    • OrG

      Why is CNN still interviewing these assholes? When are they going to interview ME?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I have no idea.

    • Master Contrail Program

      Wolf/Fox 2020: We no longer need sheep’s clothing to enter your henhouse!

    • therblig

      no helmet, rides on the sidewalk. sorry pal, but you’re an asshole.

  • Finnabar87

    Jesus Christ, how I detest right wing America.

  • btwbfdimho

    Comey was a career federal prosecutor, former U.S. attorney and one-time No. 2 in the Justice Department.

    Besides being an exec/lobbyist of the defense industry (Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Maryland).

  • Scooby

    Has Steve Doocys name come up yet?

  • jesterpunk

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/333361-falwell-trump-address-best-commencement-speech-liberty-has-ever-had

    Falwell, who endorsed Trump during his bid for the
    Republican presidential nomination, said he’s heard positive feedback
    for the speech.

    “The feedback I’ve gotten from the Liberty community is that it was the best commencement speech Liberty has ever had and we’ve had a lot of good, just phenomenal commencement speakers over the
    last 44 years,” Falwell said.

    “And I think it will go down in history as one of the greatest commencement speeches ever.”

    If Trump was the best at liberty who did they have before that, the cat lady from the Simpsons? Also the best speech ever? Really?

    Obama had a great speech.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K4MctEmkmI

    and text

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/obamas-howard-commencement-transcript-222931

    Steve Jobs speech at Stanford was really good too.

    https://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc

    • Anna Rompage

      Jerry was won over by the free, itchy wool brown shirts that trump gave out to everyone in attendance…

      • Thaumaturgist

        How do you know the brown shirts itch?

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          Because non-itchy wool costs more.

    • Juan de Fuca

      Jerry Falwell is one of the reasons why all of my mother’s sons (my brothers) have such a hard time relating to her. She tried brainwashing us with Jerry Falwell’s bullshit while growing up.

      I’m the oldest so I wisely say, “She’s your mom. Be patient and show her love. You’ve only got one mom.”

      They come back with – “You moved to California.”

      That I did. But still…

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      From the wording it would seem that Donnie (or more likely one of his minions) wrote Falwell’s endorsement for him.

  • 3FingerPete

    So has anyone talked about reports of Callista Gingrich being the next ambassador to the Vatican? This seems fine. Everything is fine. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    • snark-lurker

      just when you think the depths of WTF haz been plummed to dead bottom…

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Yep, down thread.

      Henry the VIII approves.

    • I’m still happy that my gov’t told y’all to fuck off over our rumored ambassador, Sarah Palin

      • 3FingerPete

        Which government was that? I’d like to send them a card.

        • Canuckistan.

          • 3FingerPete

            Do you guys need some immigrant farm labor or something? I know a guy(me).

          • Probably. I am a city gal, so have no first hand knowledge. I would highly recommend getting your Personal Support Worker cerification. Super portable and in demand

          • 3FingerPete

            Are you single? Do you need a husband? I know a guy(me).

          • I am single, but am holding my green card marriage spot for mancityfooty

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            We usually hire Jamaicans (seriously, they do farming and work in local food processing) but hey, you can try.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Don’t rub it in.

    • kareemachan

      Helmet Hair?

      Oh crap.

    • Yr. Gma

      Adulterous home wrecker for the Vatican? Sounds like Donnie.

    • DainBramage

      Her face has been tightened so much that her eyes are in danger of popping out.

  • wait! what?

    MP3 died, R.I.P. (Rip In Peace)

    http://www.pcmag.com/news/353647/

    A German foundation that owns the patent for the MP3 audio file format recently announced that it would stop licensing it, which is about as close as it gets to an official death warrant in the tech world.

    But obsolescence is a slow disease, and the MP3 will live on for some time. It helped usher in the music-ripping subculture in middle schools and high schools around the country in the 1990s, and the vast collections of digital albums that many people amassed—and sometimes shared illegally online—aren’t going anywhere.

    But the decision of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits to end its licensing program is still noteworthy as an acknowledgement that MP3s are—like many of the Pentium III processors that first encoded them—relics.

    As of April 23, Fraunhofer is no longer issuing licenses for certain MP3-related patents, likely following a drop in demand thanks to the proliferation of other encoding formats like Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). Bernhard Grill, a Fraunhofer director and one of the principals in the development of the MP3, told NPR that AAC is now the “de facto standard for music download and videos on mobile phones.”

    • OrG

      Every time I master new technology,it becomes obsolete.FTW.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      So it’s even more public domain?

      • wait! what?

        It’s just a matter of licenses not been issued anymore. Everybody’s new music will have to be on a new format for release.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      This is bad news for my Victrola.

  • memzilla Ω

    On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Dept. has filed a request for Paul Manafort’s bank records. Manafort, you may recall, was the Drumpf Campaign Manager from March until GOP Convention ended last August, until he was forced to resign because of his ties to Russia.

    Thursday, the FBI raided the offices Strategic Consulting Group, the GOP fundraising/campaign consulting firm which has ties to Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort.

    Earlier this year, US Treasury Agents — as part of a “federal anti-corruption probe into Manafort’s work in Eastern Europe,” obtained Manafort’s banking records in Cyprus, with the Cypriot government’s cooperation.

    Wilbur Ross, the current Commerce Secretary, was vice chairman of The Bank Of Cyprus from 2014 until earlier this year.

    Cyprus for years has been said to be a money-laundering haven for Putin, other Russian oligarchs, and the Russian Mafia.

    Democrats charged that during Ross’s confirmation, the White House actively blocked efforts to find out more about Ross’s time at Bank of Cyprus, and his Russian connections.

    ETA linky fix.

    • wait! what?

      Non-coincidentally. The biggest ransom-ware attack will debut part II on Monday. That’ll keep the FBI busy for a bit if it becomes US centric.

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        You know about the domain resolution safety in the last ransomware?

        • wait! what?

          Yes. I imagine that’ll be the first thing to go in the next go around.

        • memzilla Ω

          A new variant is already out which fixed that vulnerability.

    • OrG

      Boy,I sure do wanna see roger stone in an orange jumpsuit.

    • Mary Sandoras

      Hmmm, I didn’t know Bannon was involved with Strategic Consulting Group. however not surprised.

    • yyyaz

      One word: Rachel.

  • chascates
    • wait! what?

      Sexism? I buy it. KaC is probably a big ‘ole man-hater.

    • jesterpunk

      I agree Kellyanne, you should stay off TV for the good of democracy, you can take the rest of the Trump bootlickers with you.

    • TJ Barke

      ORWELL’S GRAVE HAS JUST DETONATED IN A NUCLEAR FIREBALL!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      No. We aren’t.

    • Ezio

      So when Hillary lost it was because of Benghazi and emails and nothing to do with sexism (or racism that Trump played into?) and we were just being delusional. But when people criticize Kellyanne she thinks it’s because of sexism?

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Hilarious when women like KaC play the sexism and misogyny card.

        • TJ Barke

          Yep. Pretending our hatred of her contemptible lies has anything to do with her sex is a really despicable play. Which makes us hate her more.

    • Mary Sandoras
      • Pinkham’s Law

        How do you know it doesn’t?

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          I know it doesn’t. It’s a furry thing, I think – when I get muck on my hands I instinctively try to lick it off. Bleagh.

        • Mary Sandoras

          Please don’t use any motor oil in your recipes.

    • Ezio
      • TJ Barke
        • Ezio

          This is major league concern trolling on his part.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Of course. I always go to rapists when I need a hot take on the state of modern misogyny and feminism.

      • wait! what?

        Except that Melania chooses not to live with her husband, and he agrees.

      • not_vh

        an australian, wanted for violating a woman in sweden and hiding in ecuador does not strengthen case against patriarchy, despite twitter liters of crocodile tears shed.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I loathe Concern Trolls the way Vikings loathed the idea of dying in their sleep.

      • Me The People

        It’s hard to think of another tweet with so much evil gaslighting bollocks packed into it.

    • TJ Barke

      Bitch, your president wasn’t even democratically elected.

    • yyyaz

      Trump-pissed, maybe.

    • Maybe if you all didn’t lie like a cheap whore all the damn time…

    • not_vh

      she has no sense of self awareness, does she? all that spinning, out right lying, all that ineptitude, deviousness, hate etc. all that is supposed to have no consequences?

    • not_vh

      and trump’s actions help democracy? your lying helps democracy? stfu.

  • WomanInThePersistence
    • wait! what?

      …and he’s gained a pound for each one of them. Sorry, kilogram. Russia’s on the metric system.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      #98 – Did not cum in own hair.

      • H0mer0

        I woulda thought that was how he holds it together and fastens it to his scalp. Color me embarrassed. (not really)

      • Miles Monroe

        FORENSICS REPORT OR GTFO

      • Shanzgood

        ANNA

        • Anna Elizabeth

          XD

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Ugh.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Ah, to be a young man again. First as a teen, it dribbles out during sleep. Then as a 20 something, it shoots. Then, it dribbles out again.

      • Oh, so he doesn’t own it! THAT’S why his hair looks so bad!

  • jesterpunk
    • Yr. Gma

      Maybe Putie shouldn’t give up his day job. Wait…

    • Me The People

      He sounds pretty bad lol. They billed it like it was going to be impressive.

    • I can do a pretty mean Halloween Theme on the piano. This does not make me a “trained pianist” on any level.

      • jesterpunk

        I can play chopsticks, if you ask CNN that would make me Billy Joel.

  • Shanzgood

    OT: This cute baby is my cousin’s. He and his wife make nice offsprings. This is the one whose newborn pic I posted back just after the election. She’s doing pretty well, considering!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff3664011e6f5468551a09d3e98374adc11639166d994e756dd9781b9b88f56d.jpg

    • WomanInThePersistence

      That is a mighty cute babby, indeed!

      • Shanzgood

        She’s a nearly-bald ginger, though. Thanks be to hats!

        • Hats + vats of industrial strength sunblock for dipping the babby

          • Shanzgood

            Ugh, I know. When my kids were in summer programs, I sent SO many bottles of SPF 5000 sunblock and reminded the people they were with to REAPPLY the stuff constantly. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to sue for negligence when they got sent home with sunburns so bad they BLISTERED. Aargh!

          • I got heatstroke on a school trip once. Fun times that

          • Shanzgood

            Cripes! Was it hospital time?

          • No. But i got super sick. It was not good times. I am pretty sure my mom ripped the school another asshole over it

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I go thru SPF 50 like it’s out of style myself.

          • h4rr4r

            White people problems.

            No really, serious issue for my wife. I on the other hand tan so well random folks try to speak Spanish to me.

          • Shanzgood

            I’ve known Black people who got sunburnt. One woman was in the military and IIRC got written up for “damaging government property” or some such nonsense.

            Interesting factoid: the more generations pale people spend in sunny climes, the darker they become, and not just from tanning. The same with darker skinned people living in places with less sunlight. It has to do with nature balancing the amount of melanin necessary for protection against UV radiation versus having too much, which interferes with vitamin D absorption. The really cool thing is that it happens fairly quickly as far as evolution goes.

            I remember hearing this on the radio when I still listened to NPR and thought it was brilliant.

            http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100057939

          • h4rr4r

            Being an Army Brat, I have heard that old story before. It is a military myth. Sure a commander could in theory do it, but it would not be legal.
            https://www.stripes.com/blogs-archive/the-rumor-doctor/the-rumor-doctor-1.104348/can-troops-be-punished-for-damaging-government-property-if-they-get-a-sunburn-1.109131

            That is cool. I will read that later, and now I wonder if it is related to epigenetics.

          • Shanzgood

            Hm, so my friend lied about what happened to her? Huh.

          • h4rr4r

            Where did I say that?

            I said it being a legal thing to punish someone for is a myth.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Awwws, she is adorable! :D

      • Shanzgood

        She definitely makes my ovaries twitch.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          XD Oh-oh.

          • Shanzgood

            Nope, too late!

        • snark-lurker

          never heard that one before

    • Yr. Gma

      Baby girls make this a better world.

      • Shanzgood

        Baby boys, too!

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          Baby Groots, also too!

  • Anna Rompage

    A little ditty from the motherland…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aMXllLB1USY

  • Miles Monroe

    Schumer suggesting “No getee special prosecutor, no confirmee new FBI director”, but admits that will require at least a few R’s to evolve into vertebrate organisms … “Where is the Howard Baker of 2017?”:
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/politics/chuck-schumer-department-of-justice-fbi/

  • I have put The Day After tomorrow on… because Science?

    • wait! what?

      Yeah, but if you want fun junk science you need to watch “The Core.”

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I was there in college when they made it.

      Still the best scenes and sounds of human beings being instantly incinerated.

    • Nick Scroggs
    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      There’s lots of reasons to watch it. Science ain’t one of ’em.
      Personally I think the Rifftrax version’s better. Emmerich DESERVES riffing.

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      Another on my list of bad movies I occasionally rewatch for no reason other than “it doesn’t totally suck”. Ok, it might be because of that scene where the guy on the street eats the billboard. (Or the other way round…)

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      Dr Who level science, but we take what we can get.

  • LiPao
  • Nick Scroggs

    Now a great song, for no reason. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDbAtWpoA6k

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    You know, this looks worse if you put events on your calendar:

    Jan 24, 2017 — Michael Flynn interviewed by the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

    Jan 26, 2017 — Attorney General Sally Yates warned the Trump White House that then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by the Kremlin.

    In the conversation with Yates the day before the Comey dinner, White House Counsel Don McGahn asked Yates for information on Flynn’s FBI interview, and Yates declined to answer.

    Jan 27, 2017 — Donald Trump invites FBI Director to dinner without prior notice. Trump probes Comey about his loyalty.

  • Michael R

    My dog crosses a hanging bridge over a river …
    ( four years ago but I converted it into a gif today )

    https://s3.postimg.org/pmgm7x2k3/zooty_bridge_tiny_gif_EDIT_END_RESIZE.gif

  • mancityRed6
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Four or five? That many?

      • boyblue122

        Seen him in passing a few times probably at Mar-alargo and at the inauguration

    • Michael R

      He handed off his previous brats to Ivana , who handed them off to a nanny and shipped them off to boarding school as soon as possible .

    • DrBigHead

      No surprises there.

    • wait! what?

      Nothing ruins a photo-op like having smaller hands than your 11 year old son.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      It’s good to see priorities are in order.

    • therblig

      lucky kid

    • Chris

      Hey a guy has to have priorities. Seriously, if it didn’t cost taxpayers so much I’d like the kid to live in a different zip code, for his own sanity.

  • Trump is not our fucking CEO. We are not customers, nor even shareholders.
    WE ARE THE CEO.

    • Delu

      A CEO that appointed Trump as….what is it again?

      You need a new CEO.

      • Most the bosses did not want to hire this shitgibbon. But through a combination of the antiquated practice of picking the new guy from a hat, and waiting until some of the bosses were unable to have a say, that is what we get.

        • Delu

          And what about the bosses who DID want to hire him?

          EDIT: And are still happy with him?

          • snark-lurker

            X(

          • We’re working on that- it is slow going right now

    • Nick Scroggs

      Not according to Republicans, apparently.

    • snark-lurker

      were he The CEO we would be The Board and could throw his ass out yesterday

      • Nick Scroggs

        Yeah, it’s more like we’re shopkeepers, and he’s telling us “how much of a shame it’d be if something were to happen.”

        • Delu

          Shopkeepers that were party responsible (at least) for him being a thing.

          • Nick Scroggs

            I’m just praying he chokes on his own ropes before summer, Then we can focus on what analogies he is.

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        Shareholders, too, and if we all let Wonkette vote our proxies….

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      A few years ago, I attended the opening ceremonies for thousands of teachers in a local district. Administrator came out and talked how the students and teachers were the “end-users” and everyone should recognize that.

      Democratic district and city. Fuck them all.

      • Wild Cat

        I used to see the Manhattan Boro Rep ride around in her limosine with a Pro-Bloomberg bumpersticker.
        There’s something wrong. Which was why, in the past, I was hard left.

    • Serai 1

      Apparently not.

      • We let them keep yammering about Trump the CEO and it becomes brick, Serai.
        Remind these fuckers we’re the goddamned boss, not the customers

        • Serai 1

          We can remind them all we like. They don’t appear to be paying any attention. I think we’re about to get a lesson in just how tenuous the power in our hands really is.

          • Then we have to make them listen. It is all we have. If we let them make us feel small and helpless, we will be small and helpless. Every time someone says “what is the point?” Remind them of 20k in PA. 20k who did not give up and this would have been different.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      This

    • Delu

      Well get your golden parachutes ready…..

      • Nick Scroggs

        Okay, at this point I’m thinking you’re just a troll.

        • Delu

          No more troll than anyone else.

          • Nick Scroggs

            Well, your profile’s curiously empty of all comments, even the ones made here, and besides, that’s not exactly a clear answer. But, if you’re not a troll, then sorry for calling you out.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            Set your preferences to private and no comments show. I should show the same.

          • Nick Scroggs

            But it doesn’t give a number for comments, unless that’s part of the privacy settings.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            Somethings off. I see 23,000+ when I roll over is avatar. 2300+ on yours. And both of your recent comments are there on the click.

          • Nick Scroggs

            That is weird.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            I think it might be on your end. But how I have no clue.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Does seem to be in a trollish mood, but has now changed his privacy setting, and comments are visible. He’s made a fair goof number of comments here recently, which seem to be much less irksome than tonight’s. I’m going with, “Someone in an odd mood, but not an actual troll.”

          • Delu

            That’s odd because I never changed my privacy settings and can see my comments just fine by clicking my profile name.

            Not sure what’s up with that.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            May have just been a disqus hiccup, altho we all know those are almost unheard of! *shrug*

          • Nick Scroggs

            Okay, glad we’ve settled that.

        • If it helps, Delu is not so much troll as disgusted with his or her fellow country men and intent on blaming everyone, not just the ones who voted for the moron, or the purity ponies who know their stink smells like roses.
          I can commiserate, if not agree completely XD

          • Delu

            I’m not exactly a “countryman” but Trump’s election has really affected my impression of Americans on a fundamental level, heck maybe it’s even affected my impression of HUMANS as a whole.

            There was seriously many reasons why Trump should not even have come close to the Presidency. Moreover most of those reasons are non partisan, they had to do with things like his character, his penchant for denial of reality, his temperament and how he holds himself etc. That’s something I felt that BOTH the left AND the right should be able to get behind.

            But he got himself elected in the end. And I’m beginning to see that for those on the right, perhaps the trolls who appear in forums actually ARE in character after all and not putting up a front. Those who regret voting for Trump for some reason or other come off as idiots because he was EXACTLY what they voted for and yet they could not see it, and even those who were AGAINST Trump aren’t without faults. Many blame someone or something for his election but don’t look at themselves at all when assigning blame. It’s all because they didn’t get the candidate they felt they SHOULD have gotten (*cough Bernie bros *cough) or that it was all Comey’s fault (yeah and Americans were influenced by a story about UNREAD emails because?) or Putin (who didn’t actually mess with the actual votes but whatever) or whatever.

            This sort of thing really affects one’s impression and faith in humanity, especially of humanity that belong in a country that claimed (and still do) to be morally more advanced and democratic than others.

            And so the problem largely either gets ignored, or even when acknowledged, the RESPONSIBILITY for it isn’t.

            If that’s how it stays then electing another Trump in the future is not so unrealistic a possibility, it might even be more likely that one can imagine.

          • Although I get you, and agree with most of that, I gotta say it’s like family, man. You can’t rip on the entire fam unless you are in the fam; individuals however are fair game, for the most part.

            More seriously, you continuously disregard the very very very very serious problem of voter suppression- without that, not only would more of us vote in general, but this particular fucker would have been landslid out of the universe. I know you are not on the ground as it were, but more important than “there are these assholes who voted for him!!!!” is that the bulk of our population is discouraged from voting at all.

          • Delu

            Thing is the point about voter suppression is a systemic issue that CAN be resolved by American voters. And they showed that when they did in fact elect a very decent President before the current one. Hey if they can amass the human capital to do something like that, why not do the same for for Congressional elections? After all, getting rid of the voter suppression nonsense first requires that political capital be amassed and victories be won in Congressional elections. It’s the people who are crucial in getting that achieved.

            Yet this did not happen.

            Also, while voter suppression IS a thing, me not mentioning it does not mean that I’m ignoring it. What I’m actually getting at however is the attitudes of those who were NOT affected by the voter suppression. Those that actually COULD vote and DID vote in the elections.

            Those very same people, both left and right, saw Trump for what he really was in his campaign. Admit it, no one is denying that Trump is running the show exactly as he ran his campaign, and with the same character too. He didn’t change or anything and indeed there’s no reason to believe beforehand that he would not have run his office the same way as he promised in his campaign if he were to be elected.

            That’s precisely what campaigns work, for a politician to tell potential voters, not only what he has in store for them in terms of policy if he is elected, but also what sort of PERSON he is.

            And Trump was no exception to this, he displayed the very same character flaws that now dominate his Presidency back during his campaign. He also displayed his lack of interest and incompetence in terms of knowledge on societal and foreign issues and things politicians SHOULD know on a basic level.

            A rational electorate would have laughed him off the stage and that would have been that and indeed there were many who thought that was how it would turn out. But no, we got bullshit like “seriously but not literally”, “he’s one of us” and this absurd notion that hey he’s bad and all that but that’s only for his now and once he’s in office he will “somehow become Presidential”.

            That’s an utterly irrational and insane notion that completely disregards the purpose of a political campaign in broadcasting WHAT THE CANDIDATE WILL DO AND HOW HE WILL ACT ONCE IN OFFICE. It’s utterly unreasonable to assume that a candidate will act differently from how he did in the campaign and vote based on that assumption, in that case what’s the point of even listening to such campaigns? Might as well just vote for that guy right off because whatever he says and does in the campaign doesn’t matter.

            This is just one thing I observed, my focus was on the attitudes of people who could and did vote during the campaign and after the election because what I observed highlighted a disturbing problem stemming from the very mindset of the American electorate itself.

            I haven’t even included my take on the Comey incident and on how those who didn’t vote for Trump are acting as if it was all SOMEONE ELSE’S fault. This post would be too long if I did.

          • I am not sure you understand how suppression works, here. It cannot be resolved by American voters for the very reason that they are not permitted to vote. Sort of rules out resolving it with votes, if there are, quite literally, no actual votes.

            As for the mindset of the American Electorate, once again, most of the Americans who actually voted- which by the way was not even half of those who could, because of suppression efforts- did not vote for Trump. You can make the claim that the electorate in certain states are this way or that way,though to be fair it should be drawn to the county level, but to blanket wrap the entire population as some sort of homogeneous grouping, that they are all equally culpable is, in my opinion, a grotesque over- generalization.

            Our system is not perfect, far from it. It is messy and sometimes hurts. However, anyone who is a natural born citizen can, indeed, become president. For Obama, that worked to our advantage. With Trump, not so much really. Should more people have seen him for the con man he is? Of course! Should liberals have banded together better and reached more voters? Yes! Should we have been paying attention to the systematic dismantling of the unions and then the voter suppression work? Hells yes. Because that last bit, when all is said and done, is what really got us Trump- not his 36% of moronic self-destructing toadies, but the dismantling of the working class followed by efforts to physically bar people from voting.

            We got complacent and let things go because eh, it wasn’t important, there was a new iphone out. If we have fault, there is that fault- not because we voted for Trump, because we did not, in fact, vote for Trump.

          • Zyxomma

            I’ve been voting since 1972 when I turned 18 for the 18 year old vote, and have been trying to get rid of the Electoral College for almost as long. I vote in every D primary and every general, every year. On a personal level, I blame younger sister, because she lives in PA and did not vote.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      were

  • memzilla Ω
    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      If ye don’t eat yer meat, ye can’t have any pudding! How can ye have and pudding if ye don’t eat yer meat?!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Because I can’t reach it?

    • Anna Elizabeth

      “Damnit Caine! I told everyone in this crew I wanted them on Birth Control, you’re on report, mister!”

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Is it wrong that I find that adorable?

      • janecita

        No, it’s adorable.

    • Wild Cat

      We once lived in a society that actually banned the Alien figurine because it frightened children.
      Censorship may not be optimal, but: Now we have a junta that lives and wanks to frighten children and everything else that lives.
      Fuckers!

    • Moebym Reborn

      Aww, how sweet.

  • therblig

    if trumpy is our ceo, why haven’t we declared bankruptcy yet?

    • Delu

      All a matter of time. Perhaps sooner rather than later if you’re especially lucky.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      The Fed holds all our markers. They won’t cut Donnie a check for the balance of the Treasury.

    • sw19wilson

      Sadly, we’re only at this point in the movie:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPtjyqgZAUk

    • Ωbjectifier

      Now the guy’s got Putie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Putie. Trouble with a bill, he can go to Putie. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Comey, he can call Putie. But now the guy’s got to come up with Putie’s money every week. No matter what. Business bad? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. The place got hit by nukes, huh? Fuck you, pay me. Also, Putie could do anything. Especially run up bills on the joint’s credit. And why not? Nobody’s gonna pay for it anyway. And as soon as the deliveries are made in the front door, you move the stuff out the back and sell it at a discount. You take a two trillion in bonds and you sell it for a hundred. It doesn’t matter. It’s all profit. And then finally, when there’s nothing left, when you can’t borrow another buck from Deutsche Bank or buy another aircraft carrier, you bust the joint out. You light a match.

      • sw19wilson

        That was what I was alluding to ;)

        • Ωbjectifier

          Doh!

          • sw19wilson

            But you took the time to type/rewrite, while I just cut-and-pasted the original clip – so a doff to the hat to you, my thinking alike buddy! :)

      • OrG

        Cynical,but accurate.

  • Anna Elizabeth
    • janecita

      I looove The Pet Shop Boys!

      http://youtu.be/7NZ04BG7TfA

      • Anna Elizabeth
      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        I so love this song… a little sad, a lot hopeful, and the arrangement is just perfect.
        And the Canon in D Major underlying the whole thing.

    • Nick Scroggs
      • Anna Elizabeth

        *nods* I likey :)

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Back when MTV was still fresh and original. Miss that time.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Oh, me too. :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0

        • Brad H

          Not much MTV airplay, but hella popular at clubs (and a personal favorite):
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x0fPZrPV3M

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Oh yeah! :D Haven’t heard this in quite some time, thank you!

          • therblig

            still have it on vinyl

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Yeah, what did the “M” stand for, again?

        • boyblue122

          mediocre?

          • MizzMazz

            Beavis and Butthead?

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        I really want my MTV.

      • Zyxomma

        When I lived all the way uptown (saw the Cloisters from the bedroom window uptown) I had MTV, which was brand new, because I couldn’t get TV reception without cable. Haven’t had it since I moved back to my old block in the east village.

        Got great reception before 9/11, then they moved the broadcasting to the Empire State Building, to which I do not have direct line of sight. Waiting impatiently for the broadcast antenna atop the new tower, which may not happen until the leases at ESB expire. :(

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    Two hours of ‘tapes’ 125 minutes of dead air. How long before Cheeto has to say “I never said there were ‘tapes’, I was just trying to shut the fake press up.”
    U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-idUSKCN18A0TU

    • Rick Hill

      trump-“I’ve got tapes!”
      Congress-“We’ll be needing to see those.”
      trump-“Wait. What?”

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Caught with his trousers at half-mast.

    • BosGrl

      Hey Lindsay Graham – you talk tough but when it comes time for action you are useless.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Same with his bestie McCain. All talk, no walk.

  • The guy hosting BBC World News right now looks like he needs a punk to slap him around

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    The truth just keeps steamrolling this bunch. And here she comes again! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e1b36d12b2fc9f008c6f03f1ccaeab47a3b5bcc1ba5913afaa59fed8e070c96.jpg

    • Delu

      Now THAT’s how you hold an audience for a political campaign!

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        The modern version of a whistle stop tour.

    • Wild Cat

      It’s the same way Rich Little brought down Nixon!!!!

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        That type cringe when they realize they are the butt of the joke.

        • Wild Cat

          Our “Nation” is the butt of a joke. A fatal one. It’s because we did shit in the 1970s in dealing with a criminal political party.

  • Wild Cat

    Meanwhile, at Crooked Timber, as the West is threatened once again by fascism, the illustrious professors and the ever-insane-and-never-banned loon kidneystones are debating comic books.

    • Nick Scroggs

      In what way, like if they cause violence? What is this, the fifties?

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Probably looking for ghey porn. And liberalism.

        • Nick Scroggs

          Wait, what were we talking about? If they’re looking for gay and liberalism stuff in comics, they could just go to Fantagraphics (And now I’ll link, because I can): http://www.fantagraphics.com/nostraightlinessc/
          http://www.fantagraphics.com/economics/

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            I just heard heads exploding. What a beautiful sound.

          • Nick Scroggs

            But what exactly is happening on Crooked Timber, I saw something about Samurai Jack but didn’t want to take a look/

    • HorseChestnut

      Comic books are important.

  • janecita
    • Wild Cat

      Remember, there is no word for ‘gay’ in Korean.

      • janecita

        He is married with two kids, he could still be gay though.

        • Wild Cat

          Not him, so much as the human he serves . . .

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Could those cheek bones be any higher?

      • janecita

        Right?!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Ima imagining a threesome with this hottie, Christopher Steele, and moi. We could do a 007 parody called “My Thighs For You Only”.

      • janecita

        “The spy/bodyguard that shagged me”

        • Anna Elizabeth

          “Mr. Steele, that was exquisite. Do you think you can match your British colleague, Gorgeous?”

          • I feel like it is time for a True Story:
            So the college I went to had some super sekret CIA thang where we’d oft get furrners, specifically, the Japanese version of the secret service. It was a year long thang and no one but the anthro majors would have any truck with em.
            Anywho, one of the guys called himself Zero (and I am mildly ashamed to admit it took me a while to get that) and he had the worst teeth ever. But I stopped worrying about his teeth when one day he decided to wear nothing but a tool belt. And then proceed to wander about as if nothing was wrong.
            Good lordy. I STILL get shivers remembering that

            Moral of this True Story: Secret agent dudes are fucking ripped

          • Anna Elizabeth

            XD Nice!

            Referring to this kind of Zero?
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc55adb936f64f5b05bf771cb487e38629ba8b3d5cee82f7d195313ace16764b.jpg

            I had this friend, his mom is Japanese, his parents met during the Occupation. He was hella cute, but he had no self-confidence and super crazy high standards for women, and spent most all his time with the fellas or alone.

          • I think so. He was quick and deadly his friend told me once.
            I believed him.

    • BosGrl

      Oh my.

    • Chris

      I’ll be in my bunk. Can I call him Vera?

    • Lambsendbeds

      Srsly? He has to protect Kim Jong-un’s fat pasty ass? More proof that there is no God.
      ETA -Oops – it says South Korea…my bad.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        SOUTH Korea. Little Kimmie Nork would shoot anyone that good looking who came within 20 kilometers of him.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    It still kind of gets me – this afternoon, crossing the street to the store, some guy on the merge ramp yelled “YouLOOKSOHOTTODAY!”. Thanx?

    I rate that a bit higher than honks or hoots, but it was still moar important to this guy to share his opinion than to consider if it’s wise to distract me while I am in a crosswalk. Honestly, when younger guys actually approach and say the same thing, they generally get my contact info.

    To any of the guys here that are feeling insecure about themselves, please trust me – if you approach in an appropriate way, you’ll have a chance. Just don’t hoot and holler, or honk, or shout from moving vehicles and expect anything moar than contempt.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Anna, most of us cis-women have been dealing with this for much of our lives. It’s not a flirtation, it’s a power-play. It should get to you. It’s meant to.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Yeah, I figured. I mostly ignore it, but I really hate when it happens and I’m in the crosswalk.

        It’s such a Weenie, Fail Epic thing to do, and if this guy ever approaches for real, he’s getting a nuclear rejection.

  • Bill D. Burger

    The True World Order in the beady, greedy eyes of Trump and his ilk.

    http://slideplayer.com/slide/3938562/13/images/3/Robber+Barons+We+started+corporations.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Wild Cat

      Jaques Plante?

      • Bill D. Burger

        Well…..Jason WAS very good at protecting his territory….just like Jaques!

  • memzilla Ω

    Twitler’s biggest problem right now is that, for over 50 years, he has never met anyone he couldn’t bully, bullshit, or cheat. He is experientially unprepared for where he is.

    • sw19wilson

      Sociopaths can usually control the narrative, and gaslight people in the room, when on occasion he gets caught out.
      The trouble with being POTUS is you’re in everybody’s room, all the time. No place to hide when you can’t fool most of the people most of the time.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c40d1992ead4722ffbcc8f17b82a0fde1648ba8648cee6b64aba9e5b1e10369.jpg

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        He’s only ever tried to fool a small select group of VCs. Who are or were mostly self-delusional anyway.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Ωbjectifier

      Sure he has. They’re all ‘losers’.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      I read that as “exponentially” unprepared. Fitting enough.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        You too? :)

    • shivaskeeper

      He is also used to being surrounded by toadies who tell him how great he is no matter what. I doubt he thinks he has ever made a wrong decision or is not universally loved and admired because that’s all he ever heard.

      Knowing a majority of the population hates you and thinks you’re an imbecile has got to be more galling to him than it would normally be since he’s never really experienced it before.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        He ignores it as hard as he can. Seeking refuge in TV, long weekends out of touch and frequent fan rallies.

        • shivaskeeper

          But he doesn’t ignore it. The official photos of the inauguration crowd vice Pres Obama’s crowd still get under his skin. I think that may have been the first time he or his lackeys had been unable to change the narrative to something he approved of or at least spin it so he could look like he was right somehow in his life. He doesn’t even try to ignore it as he brings it up constantly.

          It’s why he watches Faux News and holds the rallies. So he can see and hear people singing his praises as it should be in his head. It has to be incredibly jarring to get back from the rallies and long weekends and seeing more and more people laughing at him or disliking him because of what he did to escape the laughter and dislike, Too which I say good.

          • The one thing all these wingnuts have in common is that being mocked is the worst thing you can do to them.
            THE WORST.

          • shivaskeeper

            Mocking or calling them out for exactly what they are. Six of one I think.

            Mock the Nazis for carrying Citronella tiki torches and you’ll get a lot of the same reaction as just calling them a Nazi will.

            Mocking has the added bonus of making us laugh though. Especially since it’s almost universal for them to not understand humor.

          • They get very butt hurt when you make fun of them XD
            Snowflakes ought to grow some skin or something. Hell, if we reacted as they do over ever insult and slur they toss our way, we’d be
            DFGAGROWTRPGRPANFGANFGOGJO!!!!!!
            non stop.

          • shivaskeeper

            Wait… we’re not supposed to do that? What’s the point of being a libtard snowflake if I am not supposed to be freaking out over everything a RWNJ even thinks about saying to me

          • I know, it is such a crutch or something. So very much hurt with the repeated insults over and over and over again that, after a wee bit of manipulating, you can always turn into a “U R STUPID!!!!” Tirade.
            :D

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            They have no creativity. They have no humor. They have no clue.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            They build houses of strawmen on shifting sands. To mix a batch of metaphors, bake at 350 for 20 minutes and serve piping hot.

        • I wonder if he ignores it, or if he is actively being kept from it.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            Tries to ignore. I get a feeling rather than keep this stuff from him, there are a bunch who secretly delight in making sure he’s fully briefed regularly on his poll numbers, the number of negative articles written by the press worldwide and the total of thumbs down on his Tweets. Thus his constant incoherent ranting.

    • Rick Hill

      That and not giving enough of a shit to know how anything actually works

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        That is what lackeys are for.

    • Treg Brown
      • therblig

        stupid, angry stooges

      • The second one is the best one.
        Allegedly, they voted for Trump because their feelings are hurt that they are called racists and stupid heads by those coastal elites.

        • NellCote71

          God, I hope those two did not procreate.

          • Oh I hope that they did.
            And that their children are liberals

        • Treg Brown

          LOL. Wow. They are as they look. Thanks for that!

      • MizzMazz

        Are they the worst? You bet. Show us all, out in public, what kind of horrible people you are. I’ll know exactly how to approach and treat people like you.

      • Lambsendbeds

        They seem nice…

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Bill D. Burger

      How perfect: Motherfucker tapes himself____ “Obama’s fault!”

      https://media.giphy.com/media/ZqlvCTNHpqrio/giphy.gif

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I thought for sure it was illegal to do that without consent in NY State. Huh.

      • memzilla Ω

        No, NYS is single party consent.

  • Moebym Reborn
    • Crank Tango

      She looks a lot like my Butters did. Does she have major cattitude?

      • Moebym Reborn

        Nope, she’s actually very laid-back and calm, at least when her belly is full. When she’s hungry she’s a meowing machine.

    • Lambsendbeds

      In my experience, tortoiseshell cats are often a bit diva-ish. Sometimes full on looney toons. YMMV…

      • Moebym Reborn

        Mine isn’t very tortie-like, usually.

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • janecita
    • Jukesgrrl

      I think they had a good time on that private island in the Pacific.

      • janecita

        They both look younger.

        • Jukesgrrl

          Yes, they do.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            He’s recovering nicely.

    • Shanzgood

      Gods help me…her arms!

    • BosGrl

      Notice he is looking at her with appreciation. Not grabbing her by the crotch.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        And she is appreciating his appreciation. Get a room, kids.

    • Moebym Reborn

      Michelle was impossibly fabulous. But then, when isn’t she?

      • sw19wilson

        Q: Does she get to be called First Lady for life, like wot the Mr Presidents are?

        • janecita

          To me, she will always be the First Lady.

          • sw19wilson

            Ayup. Totally grew into that role, instead of sulking in some ivory tower…like wot some other certain spouses might do, as it wasn’t part of the contract they signed.

          • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

            She has the temperament, the education and the worldliness for the role. You don’t need any of that to be an escort.

          • Shoto

            Or a pole-dancer.

          • Serai 1

            Or a porn model.

          • Jukesgrrl

            Or a shoe design thief.

          • Serai 1

            Yeah, the difference in how they’ve handled a situation they didn’t want couldn’t be bigger. One took on the role like a poised and capable adult, and the other sulks in her playroom tower and won’t come downstairs to meet the guests. No comparison.

          • Shoto

            First Lady Ivanka Grifter Barbie Vank-Vank ain’t gonna like that. Not even one little tiny bit.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      He like “Dayum, girl!”

    • That look on his face is “Damn, I did Goooooooood”

    • MizzMazz

      She is fantastic on every level. I love her.

      • “One is born a woman. One chooses to be A Lady”

        • HorseChestnut

          …with few exceptions.

          • I think that is one of her quotes XD I could be wrong, Mightabeen Maya- my co worker had a poster with both their pics and the quote on it but I cannot recall which was attributed.

      • Serai 1

        She’s now bitching publicly about Trump closing her Healthy Food initiative. She didn’t name names, but she’s really pissed. AS SHE SHOULD BE.

  • Jukesgrrl

    CEOs answer to a Board of Directors. Too bad this president’s “board” only votes once every four years.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      Can we recall a President? Or petition for an impeachment?

  • Rick Hill

    Pepe, before the altright asshats co-opted him
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a5bgnWN_460s.jpg

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I just, can’t. Just the ugliest motherfucking cartoon character I’ve ever seen.

      • sw19wilson

        All those meme faces are weird. I have no idea why they caught on, but hey. Interwebs.

      • MizzMazz

        Pepe is ugly as they get, so no wonder the ‘Alt-right’ like him.

        • Serai 1

          It is telling that they chose not a handsome, admirable face, but a badly drawn, ugly caricature, isn’t it?

          • They chose it because people liked it, for whatever reason. They hump anything other people like because “taking things away” from “those people” makes them feel strong and powerful.

          • Serai 1

            There are a hell of a lot of things people like, but they chose an ugly, badly drawn caricature. Again, I think it’s telling that of all the things they could have chosen, that’s the thing they think represents them.

  • Shoto

    Here’s an interview with Alexander Butterfield from earlier today. (Yes, that Alexander Butterfield.) He’s pretty confident that we’ll be dealing with a Preznit Pence within the next two years. (I just threw up. A lot.) Very interesting interview from someone who has big-time historical perspective.

    https://fdmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/bbriefing_2017_05_14b_alexander-butterfield.mp3

    • Is Alexander Butterfield related to Ron Butterfield?

      • Shoto

        Maybe Mrs. Butterworth? No, wait. I dunno.

        • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

          Ron Burgundy?

          • sw19wilson

            Go fuck yourself, San Diego.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Free the Butterfield 8!

        • cmd resistor

          Oops did not read down far enough.

      • BosGrl

        Sometimes I watch West Wing just to remind myself how a normal government should work.

        • I’m watching Madam Secretary right now.

          • BosGrl

            At this point, shouldn’t we be calling these shows “historical dramas”?

          • Well, since this week the cast is dealing with a bioweapon that is effectively elboa combined with the common cold. I’m hoping not

          • BosGrl

            Good point.

        • Serai 1

          Bartlett had a surprising streak of authoritarianism in him. There was that wonderful fight between him and Leo, where Bartlett thundered on about how the world should be like ancient Rome, where a Roman citizen could walk anywhere in the world without fear because nobody would dare touch a hair on his head, knowing the Empire would murder him for it in many colorful ways. And Leo threatening to raise up an army against him if he should ever even try to make that come true.

          That’s one of the things I liked about that series – the way it didn’t shy away from anyone’s faults. Wingnuts like to claim it deified liberal ideas, but there was quite a bit of trouble that came from some of those ideas, and an interesting aspect of the show was watching them wrestle with that trouble.

        • Zyxomma

          Never watched The West Wing. Now I won’t; it would make me too sad.

      • cmd resistor

        And is Mrs. Butterfield their mom?

        • MizzMazz

          Mmmm, pancakes!

  • Spurning Beer

    I absolutely reject the idea that my role as a citizen is the same as a “customer.” I have to say, though, that being an “audience member” is even worse.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      As a citizen, your role is not customer but shareholder. You own a piece of the business. The board doesn’t own business and the CEO doesn’t own it beyond their equal share to yours. They work at the pleasure of the shareholders.

    • mailman27

      I would demand a ticket refund. BOOOO!!!11!!!!!

  • Treg Brown

    I’m pretty sure that any company’s Board of Directors and major shareholders will agree with Nikki.
    Draining the swamp indeed.

    https://twitter.com/ThisWeekABC/status/863748654410088449

    • boyblue122

      He should start by firing the CEO for doing a shit job

    • Msgr_MΩment

      He puts the “douche” in “fiduciary irresponsibility”.

      • Shoto

        OK, I’m totally stealing that one. For a better US America.

  • Shoto

    “The president is the CEO of the country. He can hire and fire whomever he wants.”

    Of all the stupid shit Dingbat Haley has said in her sordid “career” (and that’s a pretty long list), this has got to be the absolute stupidest thing of all.

    • sw19wilson

      It’s from Conservative Theory 101: run the country like it was a business.

      • shivaskeeper

        Unless you need to make your point by saying run it like a household. Either way is wrong and stupid, but that hasn’t stopped them yet.

        • jesterpunk

          Their household analogy doesnt even work, they only talk about cutting income (taxes) any time they get more bills.

          • Right? You do not reduce revenue when you get more bills, in a company OR in a household. You make more money. Companies maybe fire some people short term to buffer numbers but it is not sustainable long term.

          • shivaskeeper

            I did say it was stupid.

        • sw19wilson

          Nope. Some of the derpiest monetarists actually believe it, and that’s sunk into political thought.

        • cmd resistor

          Or wingnut bro’s theory that every household needs a CEO, who is of course the guy. Note, no women are standing in line to join his corporation.

          • shivaskeeper

            I am wearing my shocked face right now.

        • gffish

          Whenever politicians (generally Republicans during a Democratic administration) claim that the government needs to be run like a household so that the U. S. does not have any debt, I wonder how many of them ever paid cash for their home, their cars, and their kids’ college tuitions, because most middle class families owe (or have owed) tons of money for all three.

          • sorta funny that the whole debt thing is never mentioned now

          • shivaskeeper

            While also not acknowledging that a household cannot print it’s own currency, nor have anything to back up the value of it’s currency.

            Unless it’s a sovereign citizen household of course.

          • Notreelyhelping

            But it’s okay to buy a car or a washing machine or a handful of tanks on credit.

          • Malcolm Scott

            Debt can be a necessary instrument…when taken by the debt holder. IN the US, the Congress and Fed conspire to monetize debt with a third party (the taxpayer) on the hook with little say in the matter, and unable to say the “credit card” is maxed out. You seem pretty smart….smart enough to see the difference.

    • jesterpunk

      If he is the CEO and we are the board of directors when can we have a no confidence vote and replace him?

      • sw19wilson

        You guys forgot to put that in your constitution.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Tomorrow must work for very low pay. sigh.

    I guess, just make the best of it. Do a good job and try not to think about the compensation.

    • :snuggle: I am currently making, what I figure, about a third what I ought, considering experience and competence not to mention actual product produced.
      Some of that is because /woman/ and some because I had been part timing for a few years so they knew they could low ball me.
      It sucks but doing your best gets them to pay attention real fast.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        what would the impact be if you left them? if great, it’s time to play hardball.

        • It would be a disaster XD I’ve not been there a year yet, but I have ooooodddllleeesss of commendations from most of our customers and peers and I have single handed revamped the entire archive so it actually works and makes sense.
          Basically, I am working my way to making myself indispensable. I am also plotting a week’s vacay end of July- if things go the way I think they will, I will come back to a shit ton of work BUT it will be organized enough that I can handle it.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            you gotta sell yourself, hell ain’t nobody else will.
            At my interview for the (former) job, the interviewer didn’t ask me nothing – i just did a personal sales pitch.

          • I interview well, though I am not sure how. I do not think I did not get any job I interviewed for.
            Some of that might be that weird thing where people instinctively tell me their entire life story within 4 minutes of meeting them….why do people do that, TX? I guess they just need an ear….
            But most of it, I feel, is when I confess to having operated an illegal speakeasy.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            hmmm, see i’m like mold – i kinda grow on you. Few people like me at first. For example, I just finished two semesters with one teacher – at the beginning she was deeeeefinitely not sure of me. Now we’re pretty close and we said nice things when I finally finished her two classes on saturday.

            life stories, that I dunno? Maybe you just naturally put people at ease, appear non-judgemental or just seem like a cool friend. ALl things I would attest to about you. ; )

          • you too sweet. I figure it is just because I make eye contact and smile when I say hello, and am willing to listen XD
            The amount of people who have no one who will listen to them is…staggering.
            I remember one time, was in line at the super market and there was this young lady, obviously poorz, obviously about to be paying with wic and or food stamps, and the guy behind her was all sorts of impatient and annoying with all her split orders.
            So I stepped in, as I do, and told him to go in front of me, even though I had less things. He did, but shut his yap so it was fine.
            She was so grateful I got him out of there faster! Talked to me for like ten mintues, just told me all about it, I could not help her or anything and felt kinda…helpless? Told her I’ve been there, no big. But she seemed rather relaxed so I figured it is ok.

          • sw19wilson

            My housemate is similarly irreplaceable, but they’ll only discover that once she leaves.
            She gets a decent wage tho, plus a reasonable rent ;)

      • sw19wilson

        I always leave some money on the table, but then it makes it harder to sack me. :)
        Mind you, I have no dependents – and only a small mortgage, due to being ripped off (my own stupid fault/harsh lesson learned) – so it’s easy enough for me to find a comfort zone… and not take something on if I don’t have to…. or politely “prefer not to”.

        • That is my end game. I wanna get to the point that sacking me, or me walking out for another gig, keeps them up at night.
          Hey, it’s something to do

          • sw19wilson

            I can do most stuff over the internet now, so there’s not much of a metaphysical umbilical cord with clients and business partners (save for sw19mom). I like having the flexibility to go pootle about in the canadian rainforest – that’s more important to me than another project or ‘investment opportunity’ that I really don’t need.
            Mind you, it would be nice to pay for a well and put in a driveway… then build another house. But I love my cosy cottage as is, and I’m not quite ready for full-time canuckistany living just yet.
            Find one’s own happy place, and count one’s blessings, I reckon.

          • I rely on personal contact, it is sort of where I work best. Which is weird because I do not like people in general.
            But, I’ve oft said, I could sell water to a fish while it was still in the ocean.
            Someday I shall have my own cosy cottage, preferably in the mountains, and there will be gardens oh yes.

          • sw19wilson

            Everyone needs a cosy cottage! ;)

          • It is not much, you know? I do not want it big really, for that means more electricity and more heat. And more cleaning.
            Just a nice maybe 3 bedroom, can deal with one bath fine, preferably stone because I like to be cool

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      better than be fired from a paid INTERN position after two months…remember it can always be worse.

      • :snuggle:

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          thanks buddy, sent out a thing today, lets see how untouchable i really am!

  • Nick Scroggs

    Someone mentioned something down thread about Crooked Timber debating comic books, but I couldn’t find anything on their site about that. What exactly happened?

    • What is a crooked timber? Did they not have a plumb bob?

      • Nick Scroggs

        I think it was Wildcat who said, it’s some blog, I couldn’t understand a word they were saying.

        • Oh. Well, so you know, plumb bobs help with crooked timbers.

          • MizzMazz

            I hear plumb bob, and I immediately think of the Sims.

          • Suse

            I collect old brass and steel plumb bobs.

          • snark-lurker

            that is a odd fixation

          • HorseChestnut

            When you collect tools, it helps to be really specific. I have a buddy who focuses on awls and hand drills, another collects locksets & strikeplates, etc. Plumb bobs are small and useful, so this makes sense to me. Also, they’re very simple, so you can probably find ones that are ancient.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Just because I miss her so much.

    https://youtu.be/ln3wAdRAim4

    • boyblue122

      She should run in 2020. Pleaaaaaase. I know it wont happen , but, who knows

  • memzilla Ω
    • Shoto

      Go comedians, satirists, and humorists of all stripes!

      • memzilla Ω

        It’s why I give give Teh Wonket all of the some of my tiny munniez!

  • MizzMazz

    Got a nice bunch from my son, a phonecall (talked for an hour and a half) and took a long nap. Decent mother’s day, all and all, and the Mr won’t let me cook, so it’s here and videos. :D

    • BosGrl

      Nice! Happy Mother’s Day :)

      • MizzMazz

        Thanks guys. I worry about that boy, but he sounds like he’s doing all right.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Thinking you raised him pretty Ok, Sweetie. :)

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Excellent! :D

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    Whatta crappy Mother’s Day. Spent 5 hours in the ER but got some scripts and it’s not anything too serious.

    • Yay?

    • TJ Barke

      What happened?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Gastro-intestional distress.

        • TJ Barke

          Bummer. Get better.

    • MizzMazz

      You OK?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Yeah, three days of diarrhea and there’s some blood present. I have some meds to help and referrals to GI docs for this week. Fun.

        • MizzMazz

          Get better soon.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Thanks.

        • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

          Sending out those positive waves.

        • Moebym Reborn

          Yikes. My mom had something similar happen to her, and needed an IV. Scary shit. Glad you’re okay.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender