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  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
  • Rick Hill

    Well, now. If German cars were very, very, very, VERY bad, then I would be concerend

    • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

      Just the diesel ones.

      The others are just very, very bad.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      They’re much worse than Putin, on the Trump open-ended Evil meter.

      • Rick Hill

        Putin doesn’t even rate one bad, let alone several very’s

      • Suttree

        When do we start to import Moskvitches?

        • puredog

          I hear they’re going to put a Trabant factory in the middle of Chicago.

    • Oblios_Cap

      They’re making the American ones look bad, what with their precision German engineering.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I bet Trump approved of VW fucking with the emissions tests before he was against them. Smart. Very smart.

  • Nounverb911
  • dslindc

    Good morning to everyone except Greg Gianforte (R-Physical Assault)

  • dslindc
    • Msgr_MΩment

      Hmmm….. lies about something until the votes are counted. Does not disavow or decline the votes.

      What party did you say this bloke was from?

      • dslindc

        You will find this very surprising, but I believe he is a Republican.

    • Longstreet63

      It would be nice if the charges are pressed, and his lies entered in evidence as an aggravating factor. If we can’t have the seat, at least we can give him six months to think about it in a cell.

      Oh, wait. He’s rich and white. 10 days probation, suspended.

  • Parakeetist

    I got home from artery-clearing surgery yesterday. Going to spend a lot of time sleeping, over the next few days.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Enjoy those squeaky clean arteries!

      • Parakeetist

        Thanks. :)

    • Oooh, clean slate! No better time than now to start that recovery off with a bacon cheeseburger!

      Glad to hear you’re home and healing!

      • Parakeetist

        Thank you. :)

    • PubOption

      I have visions of a miniature drain snake, and think that it would be very unpleasant.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Lucky.

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    We sink slowly but surely into chaos. All of Europe thinks, “What schmucks Americans are!”. And I wonder who manufactured the Trump limo…………..

    Now for coffee

    • Suttree

      Actually Cadillac. There have been rules about federal expenditures going to American manufacturers for a while, that Turnip doesn’t seem to know about. I have no idea where they stand now, but every job I ever worked on that was government assisted we used American steel. Which is why I laughed when Turnip said that he would make sure that the Keystone pipeline would use American steel, because it is solely owned by TransCanada. Turnip is a Idiot.

  • beatbort

    Also, too: Fuck you very much, Montana.

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      But thank you to those who voted blue.

    • azeyote

      you didn’t invest much hope in that race did ya – it is Montaaaana where the men are men and the sheep are nervous –

    • peregrin

      I had to create a Disqus account just so I can apologize for foisting this douchecanoe on the rest of the country. The fact that a violent, new Earth creationist, Trump-lite idiot can get elected makes me weep for my state.

  • wait! what?

    Doogie Howser, space psychic, explains why Republicans keep winning elections:

    We’re in this war for the species, boys and girls. It’s simple numbers. They have more.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Do they really have more though?
      Then why do they need to gerrymander, intimidate voters and have hostile foreign govts. subvert our Democracy?

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        To be certain they win.

      • wait! what?

        Yes, I believe they do. Sleeping fascists seem to be waking up everywhere. Gerrymandering helps cement power, but Minnesota was a volume win.

        • Yellow_Dog_Dem

          I’m out of the loop – what happened in Minnesota?

          • wait! what?

            Republican Greg Gianforte won a US House seat in Minnesota; 6 points over the Democratic candidate.

          • artem1s

            um, try Montana. NOT MN. Not even close. 6 point win in a super safe Red state that hasn’t seen a competitive Dem candidate in 20 years. A state that is defined by large swaths of land where NO ONE LIVES

          • wait! what?

            Noted and corrected, thanks.

    • BigCSouthside

      I have my doubts about them having more. Gerrymamdering and the electoral college (which heavily over represents rural voters) are the only things that have kept the party above water.

      Without it, we would have had AT LEAST 24 consecutive years of democratic presidents, and that’s granting that Hillary loses

      One of the biggest issues is the republicans know how to win state houses. They bend the rules. Basically republicans shoot from inside the arc but still get 3 points

  • Nounverb911
    • Suttree

      And the exact same amount of work will be accomplished.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Just what the fuck does Jared actually do?

        • Skeptical_thinker

          Takes up space, oxidizes carbon and contributes to the waste stream, allegedly.

          • puredog

            But not all that he has to give, Falwell something something matchbox.

          • arglebargle

            Allow me…
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=52yTqMcwuQE
            I never get tired of this. It’ll work for his fucking son as well. After a long life shittily lived.

          • bupkus231

            Maybe it’s just the amnesia of time, but I kinda think the son is a whole lot worse than this schmuck…..

          • arglebargle

            I would not argue with that assessment.

        • Suttree

          Funnels money?

        • canes_pugnaces

          Jared is quite literally (according the Talabi) a bagman.

    • Longstreet63

      Thanks Obama!

  • Oblios_Cap

    Due to his increasingly painful butthurt, Trump called German cars “evil, very evil” because “Germans are “bad, very bad” and is threatening to stop German car imports, because he still doesn’t understand the US doesn’t have trade deals with individual EU countries.

    It’s not like they’re building cars in US factories using American workers, is it?

    • Nounverb911

      BMW’s LARGEST factory in the world is in SC.

      • Rick Hill

        Be a shame if they were to pull out of a red state….

        • puredog

          “Here now, what’s this dribbling down my leg?”

      • Longstreet63

        Probably staffed by a bunch of illegal German immigrants. Build the Wall around South Carolina!

        • Oblios_Cap

          That’s policy I can get behind!

        • Msgr_MΩment

          To be fair, SC is a secessionist soverign traitorist state, so they DO count as imports.

        • Nope. It’s Mexicans, all the way down.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Conservative Republican office holders in Tennessee fucked over VW by convincing their employees to vote against a union. VW likes unions because it makes it easier and more cost effective for them to deal with their workforce.

    • Rick Hill

      Be fair. Merkel only explained to him about ten times that he can’t deal with individual countries and he only said “Ok. I’ll deal with Europe.” in order to shut her up.

    • SSSSHHHH they might hear you!

    • BosGrl

      Mr. Jobs just demoralized the employees of German car factories in 3 states: TN, AL and I think SC. I’m sure these states voted for Drumpf. Do they get it yet?

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        They’ll be saying ‘Bless you, Mr President’ even as he personally presses the Glock to their foreheads and pulls the trigger. True cultists, the lot of them.

      • puredog

        One can only hope.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Too about Quist. And FYI, it turns out the POT (Party of Trump) has a great affinity for guys who assault all kinds of people, but especially journalists and women.

    • I’ll just say that I exercise and run several miles a day while living in Chicago.

      • Mpeg

        ?
        EVery day?
        SHouldn’t you give your muscles a day-of-rest or recovering from that exertion. Also, since I’m a occasional runner & found this worthwhile to reply to based on my interest, I’m not sure how this has to do w/ canes_pugnaces’ commnet : /

        • I do have recovery days, but I still stay as active as possible.

      • puredog

        Man, you just want to run that battery down to a nub, doncha?

  • Suttree

    Yeah Cernovich, we know you don’t have a real dick to have sex with.

    • Longstreet63

      He didn’t say which end of the strap-on he was on. I mean, he doesn’t exactly inspire solidity…

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Some asshole who lived in Khartoum
        Claims he took Bill up to his room,
        And he argues a lot
        About just who did what
        And how and with which and to whom.

    • Parakeetist

      He has a face that says “call the police immediately.”

  • Nounverb911
  • schmannity

    If you think it can’t get any worse with the Trump administration, wait until hubris sets in.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      We keep testing new bottoms. I see no reason why that will not continue at this time.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        We keep testing new bottoms

        Giggity.

        • An Outhouse for the Resistance

          With Mike Cernovich’s strap on?

          • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

            That he borrowed from Spencer.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        The enfuckening is only beginning.

      • Rick Hill

        This is why you get the occasional blowback(temporarily) from some republicans. Their initial reaction(as is any civilized person) is “This is too far.” Then they remember who leads their party and they say “Oh, wait….”

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          “Yeah, I KNOW he’s a thrice convicted pedophile, but if he votes for tax cuts and killing the social safety net, he’s one of us!”

          • Rick Hill

            I’m thinking of the next crop of politicians. The ones that are all rich kids who’ve grown up watching this and will truly beleive the lower classes need to be ruled over and abused, as is their right and place to do the ruling and abusing

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            It’s called an “oligarchy”. We’re well on our way.

          • schmannity

            You know how every Republican for the last 35 years has called themselves a Reagan Republican? Imagine 35 years of “I’m a Trump Republican.”

          • Suttree

            I’m having trouble with 3.5 years.

          • Longstreet63

            He probably repented and got to know Jesus. Plus those kids were totally at fault for tempting him.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            He’s the real victim.

          • Longstreet63

            He should sue those kids! And the judge and jury, sure, but mostly the kids. They should kiss his feet for not suing them…

          • Old Man Yells at Cloud

            “….One of us, one of us. Gooba-gobble, gooba-gobble”

          • Suttree

            “And he said sorry to Jesus, so he’s all good!”

  • Oblios_Cap

    Sorry ladies, but you’re probably about to lose your copay-free birth control, but the good news is that you won’t need slut pills once you let Jesus into your lives.

    I hear his father is good at knocking up virgins. Like father like son, I reckon.

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      Magic sperm! Hey, maybe that’s why the Mormons wear magic underwear… hmmm.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      And, of course, being famous, he doesn’t have to ask permission. He just grabs ’em, and they let him.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Even though gerrymandering and voter suppression account for a lot of the GOP electoral fuckery, it really shouldn’t be close enough to make those kinds of margins a threat.

    A fuse has been lit. This won’t end well.

    Cha cha cha.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    If you do write about Cruz, be sure to include the joke Al Franken included in his latest book that majorly pissed off Ted .

    • puredog

      Actually, the joke itself was a bit puerile. I preferred his thrown-off observation that “I like Ted Cruz more than anyone else in the Senate does, and I hate Ted Cruz.” I’m kind of surprised that the joke itself did not provoke Ted to utter another one of his fabulous lines like “copulating with a rodent.”

  • canes_pugnaces

    And this from Harleen Kahlon, who Jared ripped off for her bonus, on Jared Trump:

    “We’re talking about a guy who isn’t particularly bright or hard-working, doesn’t actually know anything, has bought his way into everything ever (with money he got from his criminal father), who is deeply insecure and obsessed with fame (you don’t buy the NYO, marry Ivanka Trump, or constantly talk about the phone calls you get from celebrities if it’s in your nature to ‘shun the spotlight’), and who is basically a shithead.”

    • Oblios_Cap

      I agree with her on everything. House Trump and House Kushner are birds of a feather.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        A journalist on Chris Hayes last night called the Kushners “an organized crime family”.

        • Longstreet63

          Actual mobsters would be an improvement, as most of them had to work their way up and demonstrate competence.

          • PubOption

            So a disorganized crime family.

    • Bebecca

      Someone smarter than me said “Ivanka married her father”.

  • Beowoof14

    Trump complaining about Germany, seriously is he still pissed they wouldn’t let his granddad back in the country after he took off to avoid fighting in a war. You know he probably had heel spurs or something serious. #Cowardfamily

    • Jgb979

      And the fact they still love the black guy (along with 80% of the world) more than him

  • Nounverb911
    • Chadwells

      Good luck in DC? He’ll be hailed as a hero.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Representative Gianforte! Welcome to Washington. Any tips for a fan of your work?
        – Sean Spicer

  • Nounverb911
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  • ariel_gee_398

    Vox put up a video about the violent, homophobic leader of Chechnya and the Russian trolls went to work trying to get it taken down. Never let it be said they lack a work ethic…
    https://twitter.com/joeposner/status/867910256730533888

  • memzilla Ω

    Cyprus has officially been ranked as a “Kremlin Collaborator.”

    Wilbur Ross, currently US Commerce Secretary, was a board member of the Bank of Cyprus for two years before joining Twitler. Cyprus has been a money laundering haven for Russian mobsters and oligarchs for years.

    Here is a 109 page pdf on how the EU28 countries of Europe are dealing with the Kremlin’s active measures to destabilize world democracies. See page 10 for country ratings.

    Three categories of 1. acknowledging the threat politically, 2. government response, and 3. counterintelligence responses are graded from 0 (Kremlin collaborators, witting or unwitting) to 5 (all active countermeasures being applied).

    The two countries ranked 0 in all three categories are Greece and Cyprus. Greece, probably because of EU austerity measures meaning they can’t turn down a buck ruble, and Cyprus, for the above-stated reason.

    • Maria Sewell

      Funny how all the filthy oligarch money was magically cleansed, transformed into investment, as it was funneled north from Cyprus when the EU decided havens don’t work as well in the Med.

    • Greece has always had a soft spot for the soviets.

  • Crystalclear12

    I am feeling a Margarita Friday coming on.

    Maybe just tequila.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Just don’t skip the lime. We’ve got to fight off scurvy.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        In that case, how ’bout some rum, sodomy, and the lash?

        • Longstreet63

          One from column A, one from column B…

        • Crystalclear12

          Couldn’t afford Mar-a-largo membership.

        • ariel_gee_398

          That’s disgusting. I hate rum.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            “Saison, sodomy, and the lash” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I dunno, sounds like a fairly typical night out in Paris to me.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Jeez, I gotta get out more. ‘Cause I can assure you, a night out in Paris, Texas involves none of those things.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I’m certain that’s not true. Saisons may be harder to come by, but the other two…

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Well yeah…if you throw livestock into the mix, that changes everything.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Livestock, locals. It’s frankly hard for a northerner to tell the difference.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Pffft. Thanks to the science of modern animal husbandry, domesticated animals are of far superior genetic stock than the local biped population.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I was going to say the chickens and turkeys that can’t walk because they’ve been bred to produce a disproportionate amount of white meat would disagree with you, but I guess technically they are bipeds, aren’t they?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I think you’ve hit on something here: “Bred to produce a disproportionate amount of white meat” describes both the human and fowl population of the area in question.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Both the fowl and the foul also works.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            OT (wait, we’re on a “topic” here?), but the Guardian did a nice profile on Christian Pulisic. Seems like an incredibly mature, centered young man…what, barely 18? Not easy to be playing high-level European football at that age. I think he’s the real deal, but I just hope the expectations remain realistic; he ain’t Messi, he ain’t Cruyff…just a kid who might become a top notch winger or maybe even a valuable No.10 in time. But let’s not crush him with this “savior of American soccer” shit.

            I’m sure you’re familiar with comments in the Guardian. I once mentioned to you that I am uncomfortable using slang words for female genitals as insults…my one reliable exception is the smug, bitter fucking Brit TWATS that have to chime in every time there’s an article about an American player or American soccer. I mean, I realize their national team hasn’t been worth shit for the last 50 years, but Jesus…

          • ariel_gee_398

            I saw that but haven’t read it yet, but from what I’ve seen of him I agree. He’s already getting first team minutes and being used as an impact sub, so I tend to think he really is that good. But you’re right, it’ll take a lot more than just him to bring the national team close to competitive with the rest of the world. Even with someone like Messi, or Ronaldo, or even Bale, you need a basic level of competence from the rest of the national team to really achieve anything.

            If you think the Guardian comments are bad, check out the BBC and see what it does to your blood pressure. There are at least people commenting on the Guardian who try to be reasonable. The BBC comments are almost all full of trolls and twats.

            The odd thing is that the English team should be a lot better than it is right now. Allardyce did a bit too much hanging on to the old guard, we’ll see if Southgate can do better. I mean, they’ve got solid goalkeeping options, pretty good left and right backs, strikers that range from good to outstanding, and Dele Alli, who I really think could be a sort of once in a generation talent for the team. But yet they put all that together and get shit.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Ashford might be the real deal too…another 17 year old. But they’ve always been whinging underachievers. That whole “golden generation” were complete punters internationally, in big matches. Spain’s golden generation OTOH, I mean, shit…David Villa, Busquets, Fabregas, Sergio Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Pique. Now THOSE boys delivered the goods. They’re all getting to the end of their careers soon enough…too bad. Their synchronicity was a joy to watch.

            Gotta head out for the rock’n roll.

          • ariel_gee_398

            The problem with Rashford is that he’s with about the last manager I’d want to entrust youthful talent to. Maybe he’ll come good, but playing for Mourinho isn’t going to help.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Oh, I totally agree. Mourinho seems to prefer almost the equivalent of cronies as players. And I think it is wise to be careful with talent that young. Say what you will about Ferguson, but he brought Ronaldo up to speed carefully, even though his talent was already prodigious very early. One of the things that appalled me about Van Gaal was trying to make Anthony Martial carry the team as the central focus at, what…18 years old? Professional football is a pitiless world; there are few, if any kids that age who are physically and emotionally strong enough to bear up under that kind of relentless pressure.

          • ariel_gee_398

            This line from an article about Renato Sanches comes to mind: “talent must always be pawed at and disrupted. Even when, as in this case, it is hard to think of a worse idea than uprooting a player who is currently improving at a thrilling rate, lodged in a rare sweet spot of the right player at the right club with the right manager; and who still seems goofy and half-formed at times, at others utterly imperious, striding about the pitch like a baby cartoon grasshopper let loose among the grown-ups.” https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/28/dele-alli-twitter-loneliness-cautionary-tale-renato-sanches

            Did you watch the FA Cup today? I was traveling to visit my brother so my sister-in-law (the less awful one) could hurl insults at me and choke me with her tacky perfume, so I missed it. Sounds like it was a great game, though.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I have the match on DVR and am going to watch tonight…thank GOD you didn’t tell me the result! I’m a bit partial to Arsenal…attacking football come hell or high water. I was an admirer of Henry and Robin van Persie back in the day. There will be no hurling of insults and choking perfume…unless Molly decides to get a little uppity. I’m assuming you have better taste in men than your brothers seem to have in women. Is there some demonically subversive way you even the score with them for inflicting these harpies on you?

          • ariel_gee_398

            Bold stance, aligning yourself with Piers Morgan.

            This brother is easy to get back at – I’ll just drink the beer I’ve been promising to share with him. His wife is a vapid dolt, which is bad enough in a 20 or 30-something, but in a woman in her mid-60s… I usually just don’t listen when she talks, because she never says anything of substance or interest, but if she pulls this bullshit again (bafflingly, she took some digs at me for not being married), I will simply remind her that not all women derive their notion of self-worth from their partners, but I can certainly understand where her old-fashioned ideas come from.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I didn’t figure out the Piers Morgan comment until this morning. Yikes! Forgive me….played late on Friday night and got about 3 hours of sleep, so I was fading badly last night.

            Harshing on you for not being married? How quaint. Given the examples of your two sisters-in-law, I guess it doesn’t come as a surprise the institution of marriage may not look all that appealing to you. “Hey, if I get married and settle down, maybe I can be just like you some day!”. That might shut her up. Or not.

            I started to write you last night about a particularly exasperating trait my older brothers share that drives me bugfuck crazy. After I started, I realized it would take much longer to fully explain without making it seem worse and more sinister than it really is-I mean, it’s not like they killed a hobo on the southside and asked me to help them hide the body or anything-so between that and how dragass tired I was, I let it go for the time being. Maybe next time I get all worked up about it….

          • ariel_gee_398

            Maybe it would have been clearer if I had said you were aligning yourself with Morgan and Barron Trump.

            Well, not only that, but assuming I give one solitary fuck about it, other than being pissed that she was trying to insult me. If I decide to retaliate the next time I see her, I’ll probably go full-bore bitch. She’s much older than my brother and much less intelligent than everyone else in the family, and insecure about those two things. Easy target if I decide to be mean.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Hey, I said my brothers do something that annoys the living Jesus out of me, not that they were clinical sociopaths. And besides, unlike Barron, I’m bigger than both of them, so they would never refer to me as “the little retard”…at least not to my face.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Ugh, that is one of my trigger words. My dad works for a non-profit for children and adults with developmental disabilities, and since I was a wee child I have been on a crusade against the word “retard” as an insult. Very little earns a nut-punch quicker.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            My intent was not to mock an innocent child, but his father, who was quoted calling Barron that. I’m sure it gets big laughs when the Trump crime family assembles. But point taken, and my apologies.

            I was snarking on Melania the other day, wondering what her pet FLOTUS cause would be. Someone said it was anti-bullying (I mean, who’s for it, right? Other than her husband and all his supporters). And good for her, but I would bet you money that the reason she chose that issue is because that poor child-who I’m sure is rarely if ever allowed to play with other kids, get dirty, have a pet, or in any way be a normal little boy-has been bullied in school. I hope she puts her heart into it, but it speaks to my belief that Republicans are only capable of empathy and compassion when something bad happens to them personally. And at that point, it’s not empathy, it’s vested self-interest.

          • ariel_gee_398

            No no, I wasn’t saying you had offended me. I knew you were just quoting. I was just saying that people who use that as an insult really piss me off.

            I think she’ll end up doing fuck-all, but maybe she will surprise me. What has she done so far? In contrast with Michelle Obama’s early months: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/30/AR2009033003332.html

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I know, but I’ve been careless about using that word in the past, and it’s always good to get reminded how offensive it can be. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9de534ec1fd31d1f170e15ea653cc3ad5c84d2ed22982eaed526cb5beaf28cfc.jpg
            And that’s the thing about Michelle…she took on childhood fitness and health, not because she or her kids are fat and lazy, but because she saw the affect it has on children other than her own.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Weirdly (or not, depending on your perspective) a lot of legal definitions still use retard or retardation. There’s a push from advocates to change the laws, but at the state level, I think you can imagine how difficult that might be to accomplish.

            Why do we think Laura Bush took up literacy as her cause? Experience at home?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I think she was just trying to put food on her family.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Come across anything notable, beer-wise, of late? At our show Friday night, I had an Ommegang Rosetta. Sounded good, but way too sweet, and I think it had been around way too long…pretty flat and starting to turn a bit. Urk. There’s an Anderson Valley Gin and Tonic Gose (that I haven’t tried), but Jr. told me he had a barrel-aged version of it that was crazy good.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I’ve had the Rosetta – I thought it was just okay. The last really great thing I had was the Waldos’ Special Ale from Lagunitas. I’m not sure IPAs are your thing, but I like them, especially with bit citrusy hop flavor. Incredibly tasty and deceptive – I couldn’t tell it was almost 12%. I also found a bottle of Framboise from Une Annee. I’ve promised to save it to have with my brother, but given his wife’s behavior, I may just make it my holiday weekend treat for myself tomorrow.

            I like a lot of the Anderson Valley goses – I’ve had the blood orange and melon ones and liked them both. I’ll have to pick up the G&T one if I find it.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            If your brother ever finds out what he missed out on because of his shrew of a wife, it could get ugly.

            I went through a heavy IPA stage…the more radical and hoppier the better. I’ve backed off on that some, though I still like them. I do like a bit of citrus…the Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin is a fave. Blood orange goes well in beer…I think I mentioned the Elysium Superfuzz…blood orange pale ale, seriously hoppy though. Upslope makes a seasonal blood orange pale that I really like as well, though it only seems to be around for a few weeks in the summer. Lagunitas IPA is always good-that’s what I was drinking Friday night after the Rosetta bombed- though I haven’t had the Waldos. 12% can cause problems if one isn’t paying attention and/or doesn’t want to make a fool of oneself on stage! Dogfish 60 Minute IPA is on tap where we play Monday nights; they let me have one a week cheap. You’ve had the seasonal Hopslam, I’m assuming? Our best local brewery, Dragoon, makes a really good IPA…one of the best out there…and a number of other good beers, including their Saison Blue made with blue agave, and a great brett pale ale called the Pony Express. They’re way local though…really good guys who know their craft. All that said, I find myself being drawn these days to the somewhat rounder, more gentle flavor of a really good pale ale. That seems to be kind of a neglected style during this age of the IPA wars.

          • ariel_gee_398

            If you find the Waldos one pick it up. It’s very similar to the basic Lagunitas IPA, just cranked up to 11. Or maybe 12.

            If you like grapefruit, see if you can find the Tropicannon from Heavy Seas. It smells like fruit punch, and you think it’s going to be massively sweet, but it’s got loads of hops and bitterness instead, including a really strong grapefruit peel finish.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Btw, I bought a can of the Anderson Valley Gin and Tonic gose on my way home today…frankly, pretty weak. Their blood orange or briny melon are much better, as is the Hibiscus Gose from Boulevard. I take Drublic Jr. at his word that the barrel-aged version on tap is really good.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I looked at my trusty beer app, the regular version is 4.2% and rated in the mid-3s (out of 5). Barrel aged is 6.5% and a 4. Apparently they add more botanicals in addition to aging it in bourbon barrels. Not sure how all that works together, but at least it’s got a lot going on. Sounds like it has the potential to be pretty good.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            “….my trusty beer app”. If you knew the hopelessly luddite flip phone world I live in, you would recoil in horror and fits of laughter.

            I noticed the the barrel-aged version is on over at my favorite taphouse, along with the Firestone Walker bretta weisse-give that a try if you haven’t yet. Thinking I might rob a 7-11 tonight so I can make it over there some time this week.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Old school flip phones do have a certain appeal, at least in terms of reliability and battery life. But I like having my music with me at all times, and a smartphone means i only have to carry one device to make that happen. Obsessively tracking beers is just a perk.

            Well, you can always ask for a sample of the barrel-aged version. Might not be your thing, Jr.’s endorsement notwithstanding. We don’t get as many varieties of Firestone Walker out east. Don’t know if that’s a function of distribution networks or just a freshness issue (since they don’t – I think – have any production facility out this way, unlike a lot of other California breweries). Union Jack and the Pils are pretty ubiquitous, but the other beers are hard to come by, generally, and don’t stick around for too long. That’s one of the reasons a West Coast beer trip is on my mind.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            My work environment-serious sawdust, heat, banging around-lends itself to a flip phone…takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. I’ve got the shop wired for sound…4 speakers, CD player, iPod plug in, so I’m good there. My get-rich-quick scheme is to capitalize on the retro trend and invent a cell phone with a rotary dial…

            I think the Firestone Walker barrel-aged series is pretty new….I never saw any of them until recently. I think I told you about the Krieky Bones….off the scale good. The Bretta Rose also too. But it’s real small batch, limited distribution…not easy to find even here. A good friend of mine is from Kansas City and he and his wife were visiting family there a few weeks ago. He knows the owner of Boulevard real well, and promised to bring me back a bunch. When he told them he was driving to Mississippi first, then to Az, they wouldn’t sell it to him! Told him it would go bad without refrigeration. I was like, dude, you’ve heard of this thing they make now called an “ice chest”, right? Rats.

            West coast beer trip would be the best thing ever. Except for Belgium. Whassup with that?

          • ariel_gee_398

            That makes no sense – you wouldn’t want beer baking in a car for hours, certainly, but as long as the temperature stayed within what’s acceptable for human comfort and you had it out of direct sunlight, it should be fine. I get that beer people are persnickety and want to control how people consume their beer, but what are you going to do? Start testing any potential consumers to make sure they have a sophisticated enough palette to “get” your beer?

            It’s looking more likely that I make it to the UK than Belgium this summer. Much as I want to go, the timing of when I’m free and when my friends will be back there just doesn’t work out. I could happily go on my own, but I’ve got some beer to trade, so I’d rather be able to see my friends and entrust the continued aging of the beer to them.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            So, you can haul really special beer all the way to England with no problem, but they won’t sell my pal some in Kansas City to bring back to Tucson? To quote Johnny Rotten, ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

            I guess there are worse things than the UK for part of the summer. But Belgium’s what, like an hour away? Shit, you could go drinking for the freakin’ DAY.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Nah, it’d take several hours to get there (I think it’s about 2 from London by train, but I wouldn’t be in London).

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Can’t you just do it for me, as a favor? I don’t ask that much of you…

          • ariel_gee_398

            At the very least I’ll lie to you and tell you I did.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I think I’ve earned at least that much respect, right?

            Heard today that Wolfsburg signed German-American USMNT defender John Anthony Brooks for many millions. He seems to be a favorite target on some of the soccer blogs…you know…because we so many other really great defenders to use instead of him.

            I may-or may not-be a little scarce on Wonkette for a few days. I had someone get extremely nasty with me this morning….still feeling upset about it. If I do take a break, I could maybe check in with you now and again for beer chat etc.?

          • ariel_gee_398

            I know nothing about him, but I suspect Wolfsburg has a plan in mind to improve their finish next year, and all the US national players could benefit from some high quality coaching in their club play.

            I don’t know what went on, but I will say this. This is generally a very nice group of people, I’ve seen more kindness and supportiveness and generosity here than I’ve seen from some people who are real-life friends. That said, some folks get a little….proprietary about the space. And like to use it for their own therapeutic purposes. Which I think is generally not very fair to everyone else.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Yeah…fuck. I don’t want to say too much about it publicly, nor am I trying to enlist you as an ally on my behalf. I think this is an inCREDibly nice, supportive group of people, and there are any number of them-you included-that I’m pretty certain I would be friends with in real life. I’ve also come to realize there are a few folks with some…. issues; some of whom seem to cope well, and some who seek to make others vested in their problems in a way I find a bit troubling.

            It is interaction primarily based on black-humored oneupmanship, absent any of the other social/tonal cues of face to face encounters. If you recall, you and I got to talking because I got pissy and defensive about something you said; you were large-minded and generous enough to take a minute to explain, and we worked it out…even if I felt like a bit of a douche for getting that way in the first place….exactly the opposite, btw, of the fuck you-fest I was treated to this morning. I think-given the nature and quality of the folks here-it’s generally wise to give the benefit of the doubt…they may say something careless, but rarely if ever malicious. I made a snarky comment to From Russia With Love-one of my favorite pals-the other day about his career as a USAF jet fighter pilot (something I deeply respect). I tacked on a little addendum to the effect of “I REALLY hope you have the sense of humor I think you have”. Of course, he/we laughed about it, so it was all good. This other shit, whatever…I’ll get over it.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Yeah, snarky internet comments are generally not the best place to work through your issues best dealt with in therapy. I find myself purposely not engaging with people I think have a tendency to go down that route, even on seemingly benign topics.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            You’re wiser than me, though I’ve well and truly learned that lesson of late. In the incident in question, I was certainly guilty of being a little-or a lot-tone deaf, but it was in the context of the most light-hearted and goofiest of threads; I didn’t catch on that this individual was suddenly baring the darkest of his/her inner secrets. And yeah, I thought it was a nasty, vile little snark mob, not a group psychotherapy session…the therapeutic benefits of vile snark notwithstanding. Fuck me.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I have a psychiatrist friend who likes to remind me about the dangers of people who live to create drama. They feed off it. I do my best to avoid those types in all settings.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Yes. There is a certain type of person who not only prefers to define themselves by their problems, they seek to rope others in to their issues so that they define them the same way. There are times it is necessary and appropriate to become heavily vested in another…for a struggling family member, lifelong friend, or partner. Random strangers on the internets? Not me, pal. In order to maintain compassion for these sorts, I need to maintain some distance. I let this bother me way too much-the Catholic in me, maybe..but I’ve had almost universally positive interactions with others here, this just totally took me by surprise; I dunno…like getting mugged at Disneyland. Although, to follow the metaphor, I was basically holding my wallet out and saying, “here, help yourself”.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Guilt is a hell of a drug, eh? I think some people like to rope others in, and I also think some just feed off the attention and sympathy they get. Sort of like an internet-based munchausen syndrome.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            It’s not so much guilt…I grew up with social activist wing of Catholicism, not the guilt/punishment one. It’s more of an inner need to try to set things that have gone wrong right…which can often be as futile and unproductive as guilt, I suppose.

            But yeah, the drama…the more people they can get sucked into it, the better. It’s a total red flag with people I encounter in real life. I met a woman a few years back… smart, funny, attractive, single, seemed to like me, BUT…the drama. Jesus, the drama. I realized very quickly it wasn’t a reaction to a temporary setback in her fortunes, but a way of life for her. I ran the other way….fast.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Which is an admirable impulse but not one that is welcomed by many people, unfortunately. They want to stick to their impressions of people, nurse festering grudges, etc.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            A key lesson to learn is how little power you truly have to positively change or influence anyone else’s life. Us do-gooder types never give up, but it’s mostly a fool’s errand.

            I had a bass player in the band for a while; an otherwise decent and quite likable person, but she was adDICted to crisis (a drug addict also too, as I later came to learn). I mean every fucking week, it was something new, and something overwhelmingly urgent. You go from sympathy to exasperation to something like numbness with people like this. Basic but able bassist, played rock solid time, not a bad person to have on stage for the most part…but she got worse as her addictions worsened, and I finally had to ask her to leave. Thinking about it later, it struck me that the band was the one stable, reliably positive thing in her life, but she managed to engineer a way to fuck it up. I felt bad about it, but fuck if I was gonna sacrifice all I’d worked for to indulge her.

            You gonna watch the Champions League final tomorrow?

          • ariel_gee_398

            Probably for the best – Black Francis made female bassists into a cliche, anyway.

            Yeah, I’ll probably watch. I’m pulling for Juventus, but not that committed to the notion. At least it shouldn’t be a dull game…

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            “I knew Black Francis. Black Francis was a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Black Francis.” Something like that?

            Speaking of drama, there is quite a bit about the match being played in Wales and Bale not really fit to start…people wondering if this will be his last time with Real. There is an argument to be made-and I tend to agree-that despite not being a player of Bale’s individual brilliance, Real is a better side with Isco in the eleven. On the other hand, Benzema and Ronaldo are not getting any younger.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Two months ago Isco was a want-away being looked at by a bunch of Premier League teams. I don’t think there’s much to those rumors. As good as Isco is, Zidane has said Bale is his first choice, hasn’t he? I think with the way Zidane likes to rotate players, Real would try to keep both. They’ve got they money to do so.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I agree. Zidane is no fool, and he is clever about his rotations. He’s significantly prolonging Ronaldo’s career with it. I think the rumors come because Bale has never been completely embraced by Real fans. Many moments of brilliance mixed with mysteriously disappearing in matches, and a lot of injuries. He’s a thrilling player when he’s on his game.

            True science fact: Isco has a dog named “Messi”. He says “they’re both the best in the world”.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Bale (when fit) has a quality that very few players have – when his team is struggling, he has the drive and the talent to grab a game by the scruff of the neck and get his team points. Ronaldo has that, I think, and maybe Rooney at his prime. I know he’s not been embraced by the Madrid fans like Isco, but that’s a quality I don’t think you let go.

            Speaking of Messi, have you seen his truly awful tattoo? Never fails to make me laugh. More money than god, but not enough to find a tattoo artist competent at doing portraits. http://metro.co.uk/2011/08/11/lionel-messi-shows-love-for-his-mum-with-tattoo-portrait-of-her-on-his-back-111195/

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Dear God. You can’t deny Messi’s talent, but he is complete fucking moron. Have you ever heard him talk? He sounds like a not particularly bright 12 year old. Rooney, also too, is a idiot.

            Evidence for what you say came in spades in the ’16 Euros with Bale and Wales. He was fit, he had the passion, and he literally carried an average side on his shoulders. He was stunning.

          • ariel_gee_398

            That’s a tie for my favorite footballer tattoo. The other one is that Fernando Torres has a tattoo of his name in elvish characters on his inner forearm.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Now that’s pretty clever….for a Chelsea guy. “One goal to rule them all, one goal to find them…”.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I mean, it’s less embarrassing than getting your own name in your native language. Like you might forget so you need an easily accessible reminder.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Right? We relentlessly mock people who wear their own band’s t-shirt to one of their gigs…dude, are you lost or something?

            Maybe Messi will get a prison tat of his dad’s face when they’re in the slammer together.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I always like Torres. Remember when he got the yips a few years back and couldn’t score a goal to save his life? I felt bad for him…he became an international laughingstock for tap-in misses in front of an open goal. I’m glad he got the chance to rehab his career with Athletico.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Yeah, I’ve always liked him too. Even when he struggled, he put in the work.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Good day for football. With the magic of the DVR, I’m going to watch the C.L. final after work. USMNT friendly against Venezuela tonight, followed by U.S.-Venezuela in the quarterfinal round of the U-20 World Cup. Of course, I’m playing a show tonight, so have to record those as well. No big revelations or incipient Messis I’ve spotted so far on the U.S. side…of course, by that age, anyone with prodigious talent would’ve already been recognized and signed to a huge European club. There is one kid-Josh Sargent, 17 years old, goofy looking striker-who is clearly better than anyone else. Good positioning, fast and unpredictable turns, nose for goal.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Wow. I didn’t see that coming. My guess was 2-2 after 120 minutes and PKs. Juve was easily the better side in the first half but looked lost in the 2nd. Higuain was a no-show. Ronaldo really burnished his rep, no? Dude had like 5 touches the whole game and put two of ’em in.

          • ariel_gee_398

            If there were any justice in the world, Juve would have gotten two points for that Mandzukic strike.

            They just didn’t show up at all in the second half. Whether that’s down to Zidane’s halftime talk or what, I don’t know.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Was that a cracker of a goal, or what? Among the four or five best I’ve seen. I’ve never seen such a radical difference in a team from one half to the next.

          • ariel_gee_398

            This is gonna be tough to top for me (apologies for the techno music, best to watch with the video muted) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-B684H9yhg

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Yeah, great music, thanks. AsTONishing skill. Wow I’m not good with links, but google a goal by Man. U’s Henrik Mkhitarayan (and try to spell his name without looking it up). earlier this year…it was stunning. Robin van Persie had a few I remember…taking 60 yard passes that came from behind him out of the air and one-touching them into the net.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I remember the Mkhitarayan goal – a scorpion kick. And Giroud scored one right around the same time. Those are impressive for the combination of skill, and dumb luck, but I’m always going to be partial to ones like Mandzukic or Dele’s where the player has to control the ball to get a shot off.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            One of the announcers yesterday said, re, Mandzukic’s goal, that this is the kind of the thing you see guys trying on the training ground…but there’s probably only a few people in the world with the skill, composure, and audacity to pull it off in a match. And yeah, those other goals…Mkhwhothefuck, and van Persie, some of those pirouetting back heel goals I’ve seen Ronaldo score, it’s a whole different thing, but for me, they are feats of intuitive improvisational brilliance…I mean, you can’t practice stuff like that, you just have to really be in the moment.

          • ariel_gee_398

            That’s true – I saw one goal this season that the player flicked in with the outside of his boot, with his leg stretched out behind him as he was facing the sideline. It was just such a ridiculous thing to even try, let alone get in.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            And I agree with you there is a high element of luck needed for a shot like this to go in, but yeah…but the instantaneous instincts make your muscles and body contort to even make contact and direct the ball toward goal is extraordinary.

            I saw this soccer/science show a few years back where they put Ronaldo through all these odd biometric tests. Too complicated to explain, but he’s got some powers of reflex, spatial recognition and gleaning information about, say, the trajectory of a ball the instant that it leaves another player’s foot that is almost superhuman.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            It was against Sunderland, fyi.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’ve been watching “Victorian Slum House” on PBS, one of those historical reality-tv recreations they do…and which I’m a total sucker for. This one isn’t as well done as some of the others, but mother of God, it should be required viewing in this country; it illuminates exactly the kind of atavistic, social Darwinian, blame-the-poor society we are devolving into. The good old days, right? Life expectancy was 43…and that was for England in general. In the East End slums, it was 28. We never fucking learn.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I have a feeling that a lot of Trump voters would take a significantly shortened life span if it meant they never had to acknowledge that black people and women are actually people…

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Right? I’ve been saying this…they’ll gladly give up their health care if they get to kick an immigrant instead.

            I made a quip about workhouses the other day; one of the things that I learned from this show is that the workhouses-even as the Dickensian horrors that they were-were reserved for those judged to be the “deserving poor”. You didn’t get “sent” there, you got selected, and it was only those considered to have some germ of being morally redeemable enough for the privilege. The mission statement was to debase and humiliate you so thoroughly that you would repent of your lifelong habit of being poor. And if you weren’t fit for the workhouse, they would happily let you die in the street.

            Part of me thinks this kind of thing should be required viewing in this country, but at best, Republicans would see it as a comedy show, and at worst, it would only give them ideas.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I mean, you can basically swap out “workhouse” for our current social safety net. You have to meet some standards of being deserving – either through age or disability – and even then have to prove your worth by only spending your benefits on a proscribed diet, possibly being drug-tested, etc. You get the sense that our machines have become much fancier, but our ideas have not evolved at anything close to the same pace.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            You obviously have not been keeping up; people on food stamps are living high off the hog on crab legs and Princess cruises.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I took a friend out for her birthday a few weeks ago. This is a Victory Cherry Gose and a Funkwerks Apricot Sour. I thought it made a nice tableaux. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ab047370c7ee371bd3a7da11f6910f147aab99bb4cefc0dddefaeeec7768b538.jpg

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            FA Cup final was a cracker of a match, btw. Chelsea equalized in the 76th minute and were so busy congratulating themselves and preening, they forgot there was another team on the pitch and let Arsenal score essentially unchallenged a minute later. Me and Piers Morgan are going to have a beer later and relive the highlights.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Just make sure he pays.

            I didn’t think I really cared about who won, but I’m glad Chelsea didn’t get the double.

        • PubOption
          • alwayspunkindrublic

            This record changed my life.

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        This is why I am drinking vodka with mango jews. Molotov!

        • Longstreet63

          Orthodox or reform mangos?

          • ZangoCrudmonger

            They are Messican, it appears. ( had to wait for a refill to go check the fridge) Not sure the over/under on the Red Sea Pedestrian population down south.

          • Longstreet63

            Weren’t we all supposed to be using Indian mangos these days thanks to some Bush-era trade agreement?

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            Higher than you think.
            Joseph Smith The Angel Moroni https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0f/37/61/0f376159faef24df83d872364974d1c6.jpg

      • Longstreet63

        Arrr, those dogs…

      • Crystalclear12

        Of course. I may drink out of the bottle but I’m not a heathen!

    • DrBigHead

      I don’t think there is enough tequila in the world…

    • janecita

      Just tequila sounds good to me.

      • Notreelyhelping

        With a straw. Or a funnel.

        • janecita

          Funnel, of course!

          • Skeptical_thinker

            Either way you can say that liquor has never touched your lips.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Right. Can’t get the worm with a straw.

    • bupkus231

      mainlined tequila

  • Beowoof14

    Oh but I’m pretty sure Rush really wants to be slammed by a power top like Gianforte.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      The good news is Limbaugh is no stranger to threats and intimidation.

      He has a bomb scanner x-ray for packages in his home.

  • Nounverb911
    • Oblios_Cap

      At least he’s got a little self-control. Unlike his dumbass father-in-law.

      • Shoto

        Or maybe he’s just too stupid to figure out how to operate the tweetering box.

  • Michael R

    How do you know when you’re having an otter stroke ?

  • schmannity

    I always wondered what it was like to live in a time of the rise of fascist dictatorships. To fully bring the 30s back, maybe a Trump trade war can trigger a world-wide depression. I’m sure he’ll make Herbert Hoover look like Paul Krugman by comparison.

    • Beowoof14

      Hey wait their economic plan is going to bring that 30’s depression era business model. So they are working it across the board.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Have Republicans cornered the market on apples in preparation?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Pisses all over Germany and England, and heaps praise on Duterte for his homicidal rampage. But if reads a teleprompter for 3 minutes without stepping on his dick, the MSM gushes about him being presidential.

      • schmannity

        Everything is going even better than we planned.

        V. Putin

      • Suttree

        Don’t forget shoving the PM of Montenegro. Stay classy shitgibbon!

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I’d love to see one of those nasty pricks from some eastern European country deck his ass next time he pulls stunt like that.

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        Gush? That’s taking it lightly. They wire open their cockholsters a full week for gargling in Russian hooker piss.

    • Longstreet63

      Well, we got Social Security out of the last one in order to forestall a socialist uprising. Maybe single payer this time.

      • yyyaz

        We also got the National Guard, just in case the uprising got out of hand.

        • Longstreet63

          Possibly a better option than the citizens’ militias that preceded it.
          Anyway, the Guard is all over in Afghanistan.

    • Keith Taylor

      But. I now hopefully paraphrase Rhett Butler to Scarlett. “Things are going to get so bad under the benign rule of our good friend [Donald Trump] that [the U.S.A.] is going to vomit him up.”
      Be it so!

  • Bill D. Burger

    Hate to be all Godwinesque, but there are literally 1000s of references during the rise of the Third Reich to Hitler and his henchmen meeting the dignitaries of other countries. Almost uniformly, the evaluations, notes and critiques of the Nazis was chillingly similar to what we see in TrumpCo.: Thuggish and brutish. Amazingly egoistic. Unlearned and self righteous. Whining incessantly. Arrogant to an unbelievable degree. Feeling superior and entitled. ….. and on and on.
    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    • Longstreet63

      Yep, pretty much. Who will be our Sudetenland? Anschluss with Canada?
      Of course, the big difference is that Nazi Germany had a pretty good social safety net, unless you were the type of person for whom it was made of barbed wire, of course.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        The difference here is that the Anschluss Österreichs was supported inside Austria, while Up Here the party that would have gone for it is out of power for at least another three years, by which time you lot bloody well better have sorted yourselves out.

        • Longstreet63

          Pfft. Like Trump cares what you think. Some of you speak French, for gods’ sake!

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Well, you can’t make an awful, runny omelet with bits of shell and blood in it without breaking a few million eggs.

    I’m going to stop posting now: my snarker needs a tune-up.

  • Beowoof14

    Ah I can only conclude that because Cernovich used a strap-on, he is just a limp dick, stud wanna be.

  • Khavrinen

    “Ted Cruz is being slapped by the FEC for failing to report over a million Ameros in loans he received from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup during his 2012 Senate run, which is funny since he spent that whole year bitching about Obama and Goldman Sachs.”

    “We keep telling you and telling you:
    I
    O
    K
    I
    Y
    A
    R!

    Anything that a Democrat does that can in any way be twisted to seem slightly bad ( and sometimes things they didn’t do, but we just made up out of thin air ), is The. Worst. Thing. Ever! *Clutches Pearls*

    If a Republican does something kinda sorta similar, but a thousand times worse, its not even worth mentioning because “Everybody does it”.

    What will it take for you to understand that?”

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Both sides do it, Katie

      • Longstreet63

        Yes, they’re exactly the same, except that one side fantasizes that the other molested children in a pizza joint and the other tries to keep the nation from being burned to the ground while, some people say, molesting children in a pizza joint.

        And really, what’s worse? Making up ludicrous stories about people or being accused of actually doing the things the ludicrous stories are about?

        To find out, here’s Chuck Todd and a columnist from “Democratsmustdie.com”

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Hillary got paid for a speech!

      • Khavrinen

        OMG, So Did Obama!

    • artem1s

      so many agencies who don’t have to bother investigating anything anymore. Just turn on any random news broadcast and wait for GOPer to start blaming/accusing their enemies. Take a quick peak at that GOPers financials, BINGO, underpants gnomes! It is always projection with these assholes.

      • ZAmazingProfessionalCrastinatr

        Upfist for “underpants gnomes”.

  • Shoto

    Preznit Stupid will demand that all evil German cars must now run on tremendous Clean Coal™.

  • cheetojeebus
    • Claire

      There are not enough facepalms in the world.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Alzheimer’s kicking in hard.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Seems normal

    • Jgb979

      Every time I feel like I’m going insane.

      I just remember how much he hates his life right now and smile😁

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      Christ on a bike, someone needs to be the adult in the room and put the old man out to pasture.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        My plan is going perfectly. Perfectly.
        – Jared

        • Pilotshark

          well expect maybe for this little fbi thing.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I think Jared’s the weak link in the Russia thing, and the FBI’s going to lean on that one hard. He knows from his father what prison’s like. When they come for him, Jared’s going to sing like the bitch canary he is and take down everyone.

    • BigCSouthside

      It’s all fun and games until Donny forgets Kansas is not North Korea and nukes Topeka

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        You say that like it would be a bad thing…

    • Stulexington

      It’s times like these I’m reminded just how unlikable Hilrod was.

    • bookish

      Wow. Video evidence, no less.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Okay. That’s scary.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Ted Cruz doing what GOPers have done for a long time. They secretly love what they hate in public. Instead of gays, it was banks.

    He met Goddamn Sackers in a bathroom stall and toetapped with a wide stance, shrieking “Green Balloons” to the adoring mass of dunderheads while later secretly giving them handjobs on the down low through the glory hole and yammering about their supertubers/pacs

  • Anna Rompage

    Our dickhead in Chief, otherwise known as Donad “baby hands” Trump, realizes that VW, BMW, and Mercedes all have auto plants here that mfg a hell of a lot of cars, and employ a fuck ton of people. Not to mention, they actually export a lot of US made cars to a number of countries around the world…

    What a fucking fuck nut…

    • HazooToo

      I don’t think he does realize that. I think he’s that fucking stupid.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        If only they would change their names to Trumpwagen, DJT and Ivankar, then he would love them.

    • Al Swearengen

      Trump’s worldview was set in amber in about 1977. In his addled mind, foreign cars are foreign, forever.

      Trump is very familiar to anybody who had a drunk loudmouth asshole rightwinger uncle in the 70s. (Or those enduring one who is 70 years old now.)

  • Oxidation Suspenders

    It’s official – GOP is a cult. “Elect me as your leader and I will take all your money for myself, treat you badly, and convince you that the enemy is someone else.”

    • Anna Rompage

      So what you’re saying is the republican electorate is like the victim of domestic abuse, that honestly believes they did something to deserve to be treated so shitty, and that blames their husband’s mistress for his indiscretions?

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        sounds about right.

      • therblig

        25 or so years ago, when a group of us were fighting an incompetently performed property revaluation here in jersey city, we met with a lot of politicians. one of them gave us an explanation of why the previous mayor (young, college educated, forward thinking, albeit born and bred in JC) had been defeated. His successor was more in the mold of “a guy from the neighborhood”.

        Jersey City residents, because of lower incomes, immigrant roots, lack of education, NYC’s shadow, etc had a massive inferiority complex. A mayor who promised increased development, white collar jobs, neighborhood improvements etc was not only genuinely frightening to an established way of life, but stirred up feelings of “we don’t deserve this”.

        It made a lot of sense, especially when we started meeting folks in the various neighborhoods.

        That said, because of the reval disaster (it did go through, record tax appeals were filed) and other things, the young guy won the mayoralty back the following year.

        3 years after that, he was convicted for tax evasion and mail fraud, having to do with real estate development deals he made while out of office, removed from office, and sentenced to 33 months in club fed. he now works for the department of public works.

        To this day, you’ll find old timers who defend him with, “well, he never committed any crimes while in office”.

        Jersey City can be a crazy place. And Hudson County is a dem stronghold, so it’s not just the gop who have that attitude.

      • artem1s

        So what you’re saying is the republican electorate is like the victim of
        domestic abuse, that honestly believes they did something to deserve to
        be treated so shitty, and that blames their husband’s mistress The Clintons for his indiscretions?

    • HazooToo
      • UnsaltedSinner

        Yay! The Multiverse!

    • Bill D. Burger
  • Jgb979

    “Goldman Sachs is worried that rising wages are cutting into the profit margins of companies”

    That second helping of gruel costs money

    Pictured: the American middle class
    http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/27/278e78b1abddd5afed7fab7b51e33231c13de24a452c14af0a46bbf0f2db8a5e.jpg

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    Thank you, Oregon Zoo.

  • Claire
  • Carpe Vagenda

    Did Mike Cernovich just confess to being a lesbian?

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      I will not click those links. No, never, ever.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I’m just saying, we know for a fact Bill has a penis, so it pretty much had to be Mike with the strap-on.

    • janecita

      He just confessed to being an eunuch.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        That makes a great deal more sense.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Just a reminder: In Russia, assaulting reporters is the norm.

    And that’s part of the reason it is a backward crap hole.

    • Bill D. Burger

      For Vlad, killing reporters is the norm. And I’m sure Putin’s Pawn would like to adopt the practice of his idol here.

      • Bobathonic

        Yeah all of that First Amendment crap is so tedious and annoying.

    • eggsacklywright

      I will forever hate him for killing Anna Politkovskaya.

    • h4rr4r

      They don’t have legal concealed carry.

      Reporters have the same rights to defend themselves.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • eyelashviper

    Major news agencies are going to have to start giving their reporters body guards when they interview any Goper related scumbags..

    http://www.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/53/2017/05/25/196023_600.jpg

  • schmannity

    On a positive note, Kellyanne Conway and her husband just bought a house in D.C. for $7,500,000. It should be a comfort when you are sitting in an ER without health insurance.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      I’m just thankful their heirs won’t have to pay any estate tax. The moral arc of the universe bends towards justice!

      • Longstreet63

        I was so worried that they might have to cut back a smidge!

    • Glad to hear that they got the price down to something reasonable. I heard the seller was asking way too much.

    • janecita

      Thanks for that, I feel so much better!

    • Shoto

      She prolly won’t have to sell the Hot Dog on a Stick costume, then. That’s a relief.

    • Anna Rompage

      Did I mention I put the guillotine on wheels, so we can haul it to the neighborhood, off load it, and then just roll it house to house…

      • janecita

        That is very convenient.

      • Bobathonic

        But what about the honorary tumbrel rides?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I think I can come up with a hydraulic lift system for the blade to speed things up.

        • yyyaz

          I’ll donate my vintage Hemi to power it.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            We’ll get so good at beheadings, the oligarchs will get sick of beheadings.

        • Anna Rompage

          that would be pretty awesome, and practical too!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            You buy the beer and pizza…I’m on it!

      • Doug Langley

        You’re so practical.

      • schmannity

        Have you thought about installing a conveyor?

    • Suttree

      And don’t come back! Even Jersey doesn’t want you here.

      • janecita

        Yup, we definitely don’t want her.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      It’s not a class war until we fight back.

    • Jgb979

      At least in DC that’s probably the first floor of a 2000 square foot townhouse.

    • paxpax

      ~sigh~ well that made me say bad swear words

  • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel
    • UnsaltedSinner

      I may steal that (By which I mean I’m definitely stealing that).

    • William

      Profound and oh so stolen.

    • Suttree

      I can only hope Cormac McCarthy isn’t too prescient.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Bobathonic

      It’s what Trumputin want. Isolate the USA. Knock down our status and leadership roles. Dickheads.

      • bookish

        It’s what Putin wants, so it’s what Trump wants.

      • PubOption

        Trump suggested he wanted isolationism. He did not suggest that the USA would be the passive party in that regard.

        • Bobathonic

          Once isolated, how do we lead? Why would anyone follow a CGTOW?

    • UnsaltedSinner

      They’re not wrong.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Nope, not even a little.

    • Doug Langley

      Brutal, but I’m afraid it’s well deserved.

    • yyyaz

      First thing I have posted on my facespace in months. Thanks for the linky to the linky for the original.

  • HazooToo

    To warm your cockles after a hard night: https://twitter.com/Fusion/status/868100669340753920

    • It’s not raining on MY cheeks, it’s raining on YOUR cheeks.

      • janecita

        I’m not a cheeks!

        • ugh. too damn early and on cold medicine. YOU’RE WONDERFUL!

    • MynameisBlarney

      Suddenly, Onion Ninjas!

    • Ghenghis McCann

      There are good people in this world. They just don’t shout as loud as the arseholes.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I haven’t even read the story yet and I’ve got wet face cheeks. Why can’t this lady be our president?

    • janecita

      So sweet! Why did I wear mascara today?

    • Doug Langley

      All right!!

  • BadKitty904

    In re: Trump’s treatment of our NATO allies:

    Just keep remembering – the Republicans did this to America.

    • yyyaz

      In their delusions, they are the only Merka.

      • BadKitty904

        And, to date, We the People have accomplished jack to concretely demonstrate otherwise.

        • From Russia with Love

          Missed another golden opportunity to start turning the tide just yesterday. Too bad Democrats no longer have a fucking clue about how to organize to win elections.

          • BadKitty904

            Say, I remember the Democratic Party. Whatever became of them, anyways?

          • From Russia with Love

            Like they say when a business fails, poor leadership.

            I may as well start giving my politics money to UNHCR. At least somebody will get a free meal.

          • BadKitty904

            As a fourth-generation Dem, I hear ya. The hubby and I have been discussing sending our $$$ to the ACLU instead. At least they’re making an effort to stem this fascist tide.

          • From Russia with Love

            I’m a member. If you send them a few bucks, they actually send you a card and make you a “card carrying member of the ACLU.” I love letting that one “slip” out of my wallet when I get a live one at the bank or store.

          • BadKitty904

            Given the people I usually deal with, I’d then have to explain what the “ACLU” is…

          • Yr. Gma

            I love my ACLU card.

  • Trump’s Muslim Ban travel restrictions on people from Muslim majority countries 2.0 was beat down in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, setting up a SCOTUS showdown that Jeff Sessions will undoubtedly lead in his white robe and wizard hat.
    What you did there, I see it!
    Also, lols Mike, does he know he basically said he is a gay man with no dick?

    • Bobathonic

      Another explanation arises. I am delighted to present this moldy oldie:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4

      • My own….detachable…penis…something to hold on to

    • yyyaz

      And a grand wizard hat it is.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      That’s his cross to bear, or burn.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    The RNC is backing a petition to let political campaigns and businesses robocall your cellphone

    Of course. We can’t let people have any outlet of communication where they aren’t bombarded with right-wing propaganda now can we?

    • Longstreet63

      Freedom!

      • Anna Rompage

        Freedumb….

        • yyyaz

          …. let it ring.

          • Khavrinen

            Let Freedumb ringtone.

  • William

    I try so very hard to not get too dark, deep, and political on my Facebook page. I don’t like the image of my grandchildren sitting in front of their computers and thinking “well grandpa’s really losing it”. As a veteran, I try to just let things stand for themselves. This memorial day weeked my age and emotions get the better of me and I allowed myself the luxury of posting this. Oh, and happy memorial day America.

    Remembering those MIA and POW this memorial day weekend. Grateful for those who made it home. Respectful and sad for those who didn’t. Ashamed of a nation that is ok with a draft dodger who mocks those who suffered so much and gave so much. …..Oh, and if my opinion offends you and you’re not a veteran? Go f*ck yourself. You’re not in the club.

    https://youtu.be/tSxwR9kCbZ0

  • bookish

    Thank god for Nellie and Tucker.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Texas sheriff refuses to apologize for Facebook rant blaming the Manchester bombing on gun control and “political correctness”.
    This is the same dipwad with a badge who pledged to physically assault any transgender person who used the “wrong” bathroom.

    • Alan

      Gun control. Hmmm. Bet he didn’t attempt to explain that one.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Its the RWNJ’s stock answer to any problem.”Moar Gunz!”

        • Khavrinen

          Gee, I wonder what percentage of Republicans own stock in gun companies? Or get money from NRA lobbyists?

          AOT, K?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        I guess if you’re at a concert full of teenage girls you’re supposed to shoot anyone suspicious looking with a backpack, as a preventative measure.

        • Khavrinen

          What could possibly go wrong?!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Oh, it’s the usual “disarming the citizens and making them reliant on government to protect them makes them WEAK argle bargle”.
        The fact that he is a government official whose job it is to protect people is, of course, omitted.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Sounds like he’s working on a Presidential run in 2020.

    • “If only those 12 year old girls were carrying shotguns to Ariana Grande…”

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Bomb goes off, everyone starts shooting, problem solved!

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        There must not be much crime where these gun toting sheriff’s reside. They have plenty of time to imagine the ability to whip out a 9mm from their concealed holster when a backpack bomb explodes and shoot all that schrapnel away from the innocents.

    • janecita

      So fucking ignorant! He doesn’t even realize, that the bomber was actually British himself. Guns wouldn’t have been very useful in this situation! Moran!

      • From Russia with Love

        Or that you simply cannot get access to a hand gun as a private citizen in England. Period. At least not legally.

      • William

        Because everyone knows that shooting at a guy who is basically wearing explosives is the thing to do.

    • Doug Langley

      We all know the only way to stop a bad bomb with a gun . . .

    • BigCSouthside

      I fucking hate this good guy with a gun logic.

      I’ve trained with a lot of good shooters

      I’ve trained with Special Forces and Army Rangers.

      Theres not many people outside that second group I’d trust in a hostile situation in a civilian environment to be an effective, disciplined countermeasure to a surprise attacker.

      99% of CCW holders do not train nearly enough with their carry weapon to even be trusted to carry it in public in my opinion.

      • mackafritz

        You see how those trained to use them, the police, screw it up all the time. You want some untrained yahoo in this situation?

        • BigCSouthside

          Shit cops don’t even train enough in my opinion, and it’s a core competency of their job

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            The last police shooting incident I had any involvement with was about 9 months ago. During a traffic stop, a county sheriff’s deputy in a cover position on the passenger side of the vehicle fired 9 rounds at the driver, and missed with all 9. (Better yet, he didn’t even know what he was shooting at; the driver had shot himself in the head and the officer just heard the report and opened fire.)

          • BigCSouthside

            Jesus fucking Christ.

    • Wookie Monster

      How would a gun stop a bomb from exploding?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        It happens all the time in action movies, thanks to the hero’s lighting fast reactions. He shoots the bomber, or the fuse, or some wires. Such a shame that most of us have to live in the Real World.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    I owned an Audi and can confirm the repair bills are, indeed, evil.

  • bookish

    The Saudis kept Trump sweet with plenty of candy and balloons and a carousel ride, plus a few bagillion petrodollars. They understand him very well.

    • BadKitty904

      They’re used to dealing with Republicans.

    • Wookie Monster

      Plus they let him tough the Palantir Stone.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    I’m confused. Trump tells our allies we’re paying too much for defense while back home he tells us we’re not paying enough for defense.

    • yyyaz

      Up is the new down.

    • Claire

      The whole planet should be paying more money to his cronies in the arms industry.

  • Truck Fump

    Just because we all need to remember what not voting elected.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/l0IyeMK6G2Gr1Gm3e/giphy.gif

    • Sister Suffragette

      The rage on his face as he shoved that poor Montenegro guy . . . .

  • calliecallie

    The otter video perfectly supported the pee hooker them of this post. The sound track made me want to pee.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    NPR accidentally verged on some journalism yesterday talking about Trump’s NATO speech.

    They said that “at times” Trump seem to think that the 2% of GDP defense spending commitment was not just a policy question, but some sort of “dues” in arrears that needed to be paid up. While a little nonplussed by this, they, of course, did not directly draw the obvious conclusion that Trump’s an idiot who does not understand how money or international agreements work.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Turmp doesn’t understand much of anything.

    • Alan

      Evil uncouth sociopathic entitled asshole idiot. FIFY.

    • William
    • mackafritz

      trump also thinks we are all stupider than he is.

      • MynameisBlarney

        His supporters sure as fuck are.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      The US have a base on the British Overseas Territory of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean.. They don’t pay any rent for this facility. Is Trump intending to pay forty years back rent?

      • William

        Was that part of Lend Lease? We got a shit-load of bases and all we had to do was give the UK some WWI vintage “four piper” destroyers that were essentially leaky scrap iron. FDR actually did know the art of the deal. Shity boats for a century lease on the best real estate in the world. I’ve been to Diego. It’s a crappy little speck in the ocean but enormously strategic. Bermuda (yeah I did an arduous six month deployment at Naval air station Bermuda) was another deal with the Brits for shitty boats.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          This only goes back to the Sixties, when a deal was done to remove the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so that the US could build an airbase for B52s, among other things.

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        The Kryptonians are currently docking part of their World Engine there, so we should only go halvesies.

      • Steve Cole

        We pay a fair price for Dodge. And we built the Donkey Burger stand.

    • cmd resistor

      I read someone say he seemed to think it was like dues to a country club.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I watched his speech live, and you could palpably sense how stunned his audience was when he was lecturing them. When he was finished, about ten people were clapping, and I was convinced it was his Secret Service detail, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, and Ivanka and Jared. It was bigly embarrassing.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Yr. Gma

      Hi Blarney.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Hiyas

        • chezmoi

          Nice to see you, B.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Thanks, you too.

            Seems my idea of “gonna take a break from Wonkette for a while” is about 18 hours.

          • chezmoi

            You could feel the magnetic pull of folks wanting you back. I hope grrl comes back, too, I think I’d like her.

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • Bemused Australian

      #emetic

    • William

      Laughing to the point of throat dryness and presently sporting the dry Muttly laugh.

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      I love Scenes From A Multiverse, its the closest comic to The Far Side i have read in a long time.

  • Doug Langley

    Here it is, folks . . . this week’s takedown of The Fountainhead!

  • HazooToo

    For anybody who can afford to donate. (NOT the broke peoples, you need your money!)

    https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/868108310825795584

  • NastyBossetti

    Conversation MrBossetti (important to know beforehand that he is Canadian, so everyone here assumes he’s American) had at work this morning:
    MrB: what are you building?
    Other guy: a barrier. keeps people from reaching through here and taking stuff
    MrB: huh. yeah it’s unsafe
    Other guy: that, and there’s no please, may I borrow, they just take things. and you know what? they’re all the non-americans. that’s right. i went there.
    MrB: hey wanna know a little secret? I’m not American, either.
    Other guy: *confused look*
    MrB: Yeah. Wrap that up in your head and smoke it. *walking away backwards while grinning at the guy, probably a bit maniacally*

    I wonder how many more times he can have this conversation before everyone in the office knows there’s an undercover immigrant in their midst.

    • BadKitty904

      Well, you know, Canadians are just “stealth Americans”…

      • NastyBossetti

        Don’t try to tell them that!

        • BadKitty904

          I wouldn’t dream of it. I like Canadians.

          And may soon have to become one.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        I haz a confuse. Aren’t Canadians what Americans pretend to be when abroad.

        • BadKitty904

          Just the smart ones.

        • Yr. Gma

          I’m thanking my American mother every day for marrying my Canadian father and being in Toronto on the day I was born. (I don’t thank either of them for much else.) I stay here to fight, however, because I have American grandchildren who will inherit what we do.

      • Al Swearengen

        “Polite-Americans”

        • BadKitty904

          “What-Americans-Should-Be”…

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      #AltAmerican

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Remember, Trump said we have to “go after their families” as well. Just so you know…

      • NastyBossetti

        Ha! I’d like to see someone try!

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Believe me, it ain’t gonna be me! Those bone spurs again….

          I don’t know much about you, but I know that much.

          • NastyBossetti

            My gaze alone has diminished formidable men into puddles of tears.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            You sound like some of the other girls I run with.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            For me, it’s my “Mom voice”. I can shame a dude in seconds by just sounding like a Mom. And I can do White Mom and Black Mama. I switch them up. It’s fun.

  • jesterpunk

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is worried that rising pay is closing in on the
    productivity gains of the past 15 years, erasing the margins businesses
    have counted on to boost their profits

    So they admit companies have been under paying their workers and worry paying them what they are worth will be bad? Isnt that also part of lower unemployment? The less available workers the more you have to pay to keep the good ones? How long until Turnip and republicans give these companies tax breaks or just money to make up for it and start blaming workers again?

    • artem1s

      even better, with the eventual passing of the Baby Boomers (and everyone ZEGS is stealing healthcare from) the US, and most of the developed world is looking at labor shortages for the next couple of decades. More demand for fewer workers always leads to better pay and bennies and companies have to compete for them. the business world has known this was coming for awhile. All they had to do was look at Japan. they could of course choose to spread out the wealth but they have been ratfucking the world since the New Deal trying to amass all the wealth and are pretty pissed about potentially having to start all over again.

      • jesterpunk

        The company I worked for in 2008 cut our pay twice and got rid of a bunch of people so we where doing more work for less money. They kept telling us to just be glad we have a job if we said anything. They cant do that as much now with low unemployment.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    MAGA = Make America Grate Again

    • Khavrinen

      I think tRump can borrow Dubya’s “Mission Accomplished” banner for that objective.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Mr. Body Slam won in Montana.

    Sigh. How do these turds keep winning? And how many of them can we pack into government, from the White House on down, until the entire government collapses into a pile of shit?

    • UnsaltedSinner

      I believe that last question is about to be answered.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Too late!

    • BadKitty904

      Because we let them.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Is it bad, I wish the world would end more and more everyday? The End Times sound better and better everyday to me.

    • Al Swearengen

      Nope. We fight.

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        At least I understand now why the religious fundamentalists are eager for the Apocalypse. I am sorry, I am just tired of waking up and seeing the latest atrocity from Trump and his minions. Its making me lose my mind.

        • Al Swearengen

          Every atrocity they do digs their hole a little deeper.

          Because things are different now. Trump would be a way more dangerous beast pre-internet, or even pre-social-media. Because he’d be making his moves in the dark, or the pages of newspapers people didn’t/couldn’t read (because they were in newspaper boxes halfway across the country, or world).

          And another thing (I’d never imagined myself saying), social media has turned out to be good for fighting Trump. It has had a field day with President Humpty-Dumpty and his missteps, and people also noticing what a disaster his actual policies are while they laugh at his drunk toddler act.

          • SweetDeeKat

            Much faster. Video is available for everything; and nothing ever goes away. It can’t be buried. It’s been pure joy seeing the twitter matchups of old Pussgrab and Prez Pussgrab.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Those of us in the #TheResistance are calling it “Democracy Spring”. Only here, they can’t turn off the wifi without fucking themselves up too.

    • Bebecca

      On election night, hubby said “I’m glad we’re old”.

  • tman2

    After this trip, does anyone believe that dumbass Trump could locate any of the countries he visited on a map. I’ll give him Italy beacause it looks like a boot.

  • Uh oh. I think the “Media Narrative Button is stuck”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/digby56/status/867956405063393281

    I guess body-slamming a reporter was Gianforte’s economic stimulus package?

    • Chris

      it gave more work to the Emergency Department…

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    So Republicans elected a violent white supremacist to Congress but as always liberals iz the real racists

    • DainBramage

      I’m in favor of early voting and absentee/mail voting. But it bit us in the ass this time.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Bites them worse. He doesn’t have a full term and he can really mess up the people who voted for him, then go away with no damage.
        Self inflicted wound.

  • BearGHAZI

    Trump Rule #5: When he makes a statement of assurance such as ‘believe me’ or ‘you can bet on that,’ he is 100% lying.

    Without such an addendum, his words are just 80% lies

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    OT, but…I had the following exchange with a RWNJ on “The Hill.” They sure do have a hard time making an actual, cogent argument that supports their position, don’t they?

    RWNJ: “Yawn. More fake news. Saying we have nuclear subs in the region is a forgone conclusion. We have subs all around the world, most are in the hot spots. The liberal MSM seems desperate to spew ANYTHING. Funny to read their fails.”

    Me: Please do tell us all about Drumpf’s “successes” then. God knows it won’t take long…

    RWNJ: “You seem desperate. Thanks for confirming this is fake news by your deflection. Easy.”

    Me: In other words, you got nuthin’.

    RWNJ: “Don’t need ANYTHING for your desperation and deflection. Another fail on your part. However, your continued desperation is hysterical. Thanks for the laughs!!”

    Me: If you read that as “desperation,” you are really reaching. But I love the way you continue to dodge the question. After all, it should be a simple slam dunk for you. List all of Donnie’s singular accomplishments. Crush me with a list of easily marshalled facts. I’m waiting…

    RWNJ: “LOL!! I’m not the one who deflected the original post. That would be you snowflake. Your desperation is noted YET ONE MORE TIME. Easy with people like you. But hey, any odds you will just HAVE to reply with nothing?”

    Me: STILL not answering a simple question…

    RWNJ: “Well little troll, by looking at your other posts, you offer nothing but hate, petty insults and stupidity. Yawn. You are a waste of time. So with that, you are now BLOCKED. No last word. No last insult. You get nothing. Sure, you could reply but you would be the only one who sees it which would make you even more pathetic. LOL!!
    You are dismissed. Bye bye.”

    Rather pathetic, no?

    • Bebecca

      in their arrogance they think they have a stellar argument and that you’re a dumbass.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        They have a blinding lack of self-awareness, for sure.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Yeah, a 5th grade debate team could eat them alive.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      No, they aren’t. I like to string the stupid ones along, all the while taking screenshots. Then I deliver the body blow, letting them know I have taken screen images of the entire exchange and then offering the final ban hammer. I only engage with trolls, usually concern trolls, that have wound up people who are actually having an informative conversation on FB. Once I get going, the other legit people go pop some popcorn and then after the blocking, we have a good laugh.
      Check this out:
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6vydBGkyPiKRjN0cWU0WjV2Wmc/view?usp=sharing

  • chortlingdingo

    Sorry ladies, but you’re probably about to lose your copay-free birth control, but the good news is that you won’t need slut pills once you let Jesus into your lives.

    Letting Jesus into my life won’t stop me from bleeding to death if I can’t afford birth control.

    Setting aside the fact that women should be able to get affordable birth control whenever they want, for whatever reason, surely someone has told these asshats that a lot of women take bc for non-contraceptive health reasons, right?

    • zerosumgame0005

      you forget that as far as the GOP goes all wimmins are or should be “Comfort women” either laying down or making sammiches for the MEN, don’t cha know!

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      No. You can’t talk about a women’s “monthlies”. That’s nasty. As nasty as butt secks.

      • Randy Riddle

        Monthlies like “Good Housekeeping,” “Redbook”, or “Private Ladyparts Home Journal”?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Lunar cycle monthlies. No magazine for dat.

  • Bebecca

    body slamming a reporter shows he’s a manly man.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Session: Keebler Klansman or Hatemonger Hobbit?

    • In jail.

    • Chris

      Can’t he be both?

      • BreakingDeadMen

        I think only one will take off; only someone like James Brown can be known by multiple nicknames, a small in every way man like Sessions can probably only bear one. I’m partial to Keebler Klansman, I think.

        • Chris

          You make a very good point! I’ll take Keebler Klansman for $500 Alex.

    • Opiwan

      AOT,K

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Bizarro Forrest Gump. Because he is that stupid, but lucky at the same time. Any other attorney with his record in a normal state – or even here in Georgia, next door but not as fucked up as our cousin to the east – would have been disbarred and disgraced.
      I have the documentation on a totally racist defense attorney in MS who likes to troll, but is A Idiot because he uses his real name. Concern trolling is his game. Sent the info to a friend in MS, so we’ll see if we need it.
      Mississippi Goddam is requisite.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ25-U3jNWM

  • Al Swearengen

    Hillary is killing it at Wellesley commencement right now (watching on MSNBC, “working” from home today).

    “Long walks in the woods” and “a few glasses of chardonnay” have gotten her through this.

    • Chris

      She’s nailing it! Where the hell was this speaker during the election? Argggh!

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        She was there, but it wasn’t reported on or shown very much.

      • Al Swearengen

        She was often there. “But her emaaiiiilllllsss!”, as they cut to an empty Trump podium and Hillary was relegated to a tiny, mute box in the lower right of the screen.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    "Republicans and Democrats are both wrong about leaks from intelligence agencies" https://t.co/squR5RiOOQ via @PostEverything— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 26, 2017

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    “so they’re going to Memorial Day recess to think about how they can screw all the old people who usually vote for them.”

    How fitting…memorial day, condemning millions of civilians to sickness and death. Yeah, I’m not mr. sunshine this morning.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      None of us are full of sunshine. I have just enough to be pleasant.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Ms Gnome would be perfectly happy when going to the zoo to spend all her time in the North American exhibit watching the river otters swim. You can watch them above and below the waterline. Very cool.

  • ltmcdies

    anybody post this yet….easy on the eyes…

    https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/868152446819946501

  • Incoming Ham

    So “Mr. Bring Back Our Jobs” hasn’t been briefed on the fact that BMW manufactures cars in SPARTANBURG COUNTY SC.

    This guy is the worlds biggliest ijit. I’m sure he could piss the Germans off enough that they move those jobs elsewhere.

    Fucking moron.

  • phoenix00

    > “I had sex with Bill Clinton with a strap-on.”

    Somehow I don’t think even Hillary wants that.

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