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If you are familiar with Wonkette, you know that Elijah Cummings is like our very favoritest congressman. We always rig the contest for Legislative Badass of the Year and just give it to Cummings, because no matter what year it is, he is being a badass. We REALLY are in love with how his life’s mission right now is to kick the Trump administration’s ass every single day.

So we were sorry to hear that he had to have heart surgery today! But don’t be worried, because according to the Washington Examiner, it was “minimally invasive” and he is recuperating, so that’s all good!

We at Wonkette are not a doctor, but we know how to make people feel better, and it is with dick jokes. Also, we have lovingly constructed the following Blingee from scratch, to aid in the congressman’s recovery:

All of Wonkette’s thoughts ‘n’ prayers go out to you, Congressman Cummings! If you are bored in your hospital bed and want to laugh, we wrote a totally bullshit post about how your Republican counterpart on the House Oversight Committee, that idiot Jason Chaffetz, is quitting Congress so he can make porn vitamins for Porn Mormons.

As for the rest of you reading, we are very tired and it is almost a long weekend so this is your open thread OK bye see ya wouldn’t wanna be ya the end.

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  • Msgr_MΩment

    Bless his heart.
    No. Seriously.

  • Portia McGonagal

    I love Congressman Cummings. He is one of the best of the best. Glad to hear his procedure went well. We need him healthy and ready to fight!!

  • mackafritz

    Call it the Elijah Cummings Award and give it to the congress critter who is most like Elijah Cummings.

  • jesterpunk

    While he is recovering congress should go ahead and impeach Trump and the rest of his administration as a get well present for Congressman Cummings.

    • h4rr4r

      I am not a doctor but I can pretend to be, and with my specialty in bullshit I can say for a fact impeachment proceedings against trump will provide this fine congressman with the best chance for a speedy recovery.

      • jesterpunk

        Did you ever stay at a holiday inn or watch a TV show with a doctor in it? If so you are qualified enough to be the surgeon general of the US in Trump’s administration.

  • Yr. Gma

    Hug that red heart pillow, Congressman. And don’t sneeze. That’s the worst.

  • armed_bears
    • jesterpunk

      Which right wing nut job tried to explain what MLK would think to Rep Cummings?

    • Pepper Jack

      Um, I think that’s John Lewis, also a badass Congressperson.

      • armed_bears

        Hmmmm. Pintrest would not lie?

    • Shoto

      And that’s what Badass looks like.

  • janecita

    Dear libtards, we voted for Trump because he is just like us. Look at Melania’s jacket, it only costs a mere $51,000!

    http://amp.usatoday.com/story/102197434/

    • Sophia

      It seems that the uglier clothes are the more expensive they are. Glad I’m broke so I can dress in nice clothes.

      • janecita

        I’m sure that you also look way better than she does.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      OMG she thinks that looks good! Bwwaaaahaaahaaaaa! It looks like something you’d throw over Grandma before you strap her to the roof rack.

      • janecita

        It looks like a very ugly tablecloth.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          You’d never get the crumbs out of it.

      • Yr. Gma

        Hrmphhh.

    • YetAnotherRebecca

      Good lord. That thing is gaudy, ugly as sin AND costs more than I make in a year.

      Soo…pretty much exactly what I’d expect from a member of that awful awful family

    • SadDemInTex

      Whoa, there’s a picture of 45 and Melania holding hands walking to a classical orchestra concert. I wonder if they left after 10 minutes?

      • janecita

        He probably fell sleep within 5 minutes.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I bet he threatened to make her wear $48,000 coats if she swatted his hand away one. more. time.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      FWIW (not much) i once say a $55k jacket in a store in miami beach…it was all aligator skin.

      It…was actually pretty punk rock (except for the price).

    • Claire

      I love Dolce & Gabbana but that jacket is all of the no, and that silver tulle Barbarella costume isn’t any better. I wonder if they’re subtly trolling her.

      • janecita

        I hate them both. They are terrible people. They are extremely proud to dress our first skank.

        • Claire

          To clarify, I love their clothes. I know absolutely nothing about them as human beings.

  • janecita

    Congressman Cummings is a tough guy, he will be back at work in no time at all.

  • Claire

    I saw on Twitter that he was having heart surgery and almost had to have it myself. I’m glad it was minimally invasive.

  • DrBigHead

    This is a man we cannot afford to lose right now.

    Be well, Congressman

  • memzilla Ω

    Dear Lord, please allow Elijah Cummings to live long enough to see ALL OF THE PERP WALKS. ALL OF THEM.

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl
  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Minor heart procedure, and refill the badass tank. So he can keep applying his foot to wingnut hindquarters.

  • memzilla Ω

    The hearts of Rethuglicans, by contrast, cannot be saved by even maximally invasive surgery.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9de3de8a9b48020e929b71e25a01c528f7d079709d035843c50cbee0dd4fb4a7.jpg

  • Shoto
  • Sheepshagger

    “I’m sorry Mr. Cheney, we have a need for your machine. Good luck. “

  • Cogswell – in a mirror darkly
    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      OT – you modified your Nym! I do like that episode of “Enterprise”. They really put the Ho in Hoshi. xD

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06ce795f1a4ad82ebef17bf84243763c5b067379d8601aca46a82c5839264aef.jpg

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        do i find that on netflix or pornhub?
        asking for a friend.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Prime. :)

          ENT “In A Mirror, Darkly Parts 1 & 2”. IMHO the best episode of ENT, by far.

      • Cogswell – in a mirror darkly

        I like to switch it from time to time. Variety is the spice of life. And yes, that was a great episode. It was 2 parts I believe and I loved the way they incorpoated the Defiant and the Tholians into it.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Correct, and it was Badass to see a Connie in her glory, tearing shit up with full phasers.

          I have the Mirror ENT uniforms for my STO character.

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        I’ll be in my zero-gravity sleeping quarters.

      • h4rr4r

        That was a series that was so good and then boom Space Nazis.

    • We can only hope that they don’t find a way to voter-suppress their way outta this one…

  • SadDemInTex
    • CindyinEncinitas

      Did you take that? It’s lovely!

      • SadDemInTex

        Yes…that’s in my garden

  • CindyinEncinitas

    Dear Hon. Cummings: Please get well soon and eat all the pudding you want. It’s on the house.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Glad His Fraudulency was overseas. He may have wanted to give another speech there.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      jeebus – does that imply the deaths happened recently?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Not necessarily. One of the named stars is for an agent who died in the Philippines last year. The other three named stars are for individuals who were killed in an Air America crash in Laos in 1961.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ah, see I was thinking there are situations where they finally (for whatever reason) get around to doing those.

        • jowgajen

          It’s a distinction that must be approved, similar to a military honor. It’s not just anyone who died, they must die in the line of duty. Determining if someone’s death merits this distinction takes time and might even be a little political internally to the CIA.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            this is what i was thinking…just more eloquently.

    • SadDemInTex

      I wonder if 45 is responsible for these 8?

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        see below.

  • bupkus231

    Sounds like the surgery was a bit more advanced than when I had angioplasty years ago – but I was out on the street ( literally ) later the same day.

    Best wishes to Rep. Cummings, but he has no excuse to stop him from resuming his Congressional badassery immediately.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      My friend had a heart valve fixed last month. They went in through his belly button or something with a string and a camera and some tiny tools and he was awake the whole time. He was back on the barstool by happy hour. It was astonishing.

      • bupkus231

        It is amazing – my experience was a dozen years ago. As it is, the original local hospital I had gone to was not accredited for angioplasties at the time, so I had to be bused up to GWU Medical Center in DC for the procedure. I had the angiplasty and stent placement donw in the morning, and I was out on the street, hailing a taxi, by 2 in the afternoon.

        Geez – I really AM an oldz ( talking about my health, etc. ) to anyone who’ll listen! My apologies, to you and the rest of the community….

        • CindyinEncinitas

          At least it doesn’t involve your butt.

  • La forza del resistino

    Donald lands in Sicily today and tells the crowd how great it is to be back in the Middle East.

    • snark-lurker

      I anxious to see more video r.e. tMumph’s mind wandering off (with the body) in Isreal

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    open thread time!
    Found one open paralegal gig – requires 3 years of experience.

    *Sigh*

    • CindyinEncinitas

      You can totally fake that shit. Call me. I’ll give you a glowing reference.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        lol…the TX mom keeps saying that, “Apply anyway!”
        But wiht my recent Trump trademarked brand, I’m loathe to try it.

        Also too, the county is NUTZ about meeting job requirements. I was deemed “not qualified” for a secretary job.

        Fuckers, I type roughly 90 words a minute.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Oh. The County. No, you can’t get away with faking it, then. I hope you find a good job very soon!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            thanks cindy!
            ETA to add exclamation point, I really do appreciate it…just depressing.

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            Oh yes, I agree if it’s the County. They have all kinds of regulations they need to follow. But surely there are paralegal openings–even part-time–at private firms? And then you get the experience you need.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            eh, there seem to be a few, but many need spanish (border town) and/or are for plaintiff’s attorneys, who – my short stint in defense work taught me – are generally hacks.

            Also too – the thing seems to be starting as a runner or file clerk. Sadly i was turned down for a law clerk position on monday.

            Yikes.

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            You’ll find something. If you’re in South Texas–at least you have GREAT BBQ!!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            and mexican food! (mostly mexican food).

    • jesterpunk

      Apply anyway, companies put ridiculous requirements for jobs. Like some put 5 years experience with software that has only been out for 2 years.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        This!!!1 !!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        maybe I should, I keep seeing 3 years experience…occasionally I see 1 year…I have 2 months.

        • jesterpunk

          Its not even the same field (I work in IT support) but if you go by the qualification for the job I have now I am not even close to qualified for it. I get really good yearly reviews and compliments from coworkers and managers for my work though.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          It’s insane that they expect people to have 3 years experience at a thing they just finished training for. In. Sane.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            well, i mean, no that’s just the market (apparently).

        • Suse

          Do it! You never know. Maybe all the other applicants will be dolts. Also, look for some temp work, as I mentioned awhile back. It can lead to full time jobs. You could also volunteer at a legal clinic to get some good experience. I’ve worked with file clerks who had paralegal certificates and eventually got bumped up to better jobs within the firms.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            yeah, I was looking around for some of that too…i need the money, but may have to just bite the bullet.
            It seems like nobody around here has an official “paralegal” internship – most of it is summer internships for law students.

          • Suse

            What large-ish cities are you near?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            that would out my location.
            (insert devilishly sly emoticon).

            The answer is none really…”near” is a different concept in TX than, well any other place that’s not the SW.

          • Suse

            Oh, darn. I know a couple of big firms in TX where you might find something.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            yeah, those places are not “near”, not even by tx standards.

            But thanks. ; )

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Apply anyway. You can work overtime at the beginning to acquire the info you need–maybe befriend another paralegal that can help you. THEY need YOU. I’m sure law firms are beset right now, and I’d think paralegals are in demand.

    • TJ Barke

      Can’t get the job without experience, can’t get the experience without the job… Fucked every which way.

      • Pilotshark

        yep, that is some catch, that catch 22.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        that is exactly it.

    • Crystalclear12

      They want 3 years but what can they afford?
      Always apply because usually cheaper wins.
      You are a good bargain right now.

    • Claire

      Jesterpunk is right; apply anyway. A lot of “requirements” are flexible for the right person.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      My job required 5. I still got it without the experience. Give it a go.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. The moment when we can see Hillary Clinton officially run out of fucks.

    https://twitter.com/IsaacDovere/status/868179588056326144

    But was she right that she couldn’t have expressed her anger in that debate? There are plenty of people who yearned for Clinton to get mad; during the campaign, an imagined litany of Clinton’s fury titled “Let Me Remind You Fuckers Who I Am” went viral. “Oh, I am [pissed],” she says. But as a woman in public life, “you can’t be angry for yourself. You just can’t. You can be indignant, you can be annoyed, you can be frustrated, but you can’t be angry … I don’t think anger’s a strategy.”

    You mean it’s not a strategy for you, I clarify. “For me, yeah.” She pauses. “But I don’t think it’s a good strategy for most people.”

    But this was an election that was, in many ways, about anger. And Trump and Sanders capitalized on that.

    “Yes.” Clinton nods. “And I beat both of them.”

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      zing!

    • Paperless Tiger

      They’ve got plenty to be angry about now.

    • ariel_gee_398

      She reminds me so much of my mother and aunts who spent years not being allowed to be themselves, having to underplay their intelligence and independence. Heteronormative patriarchy and white supremacy sure have wasted a whole bunch of talent from women, POC, LGBTQ folks and other minorities.

      • Yr. Gma

        Yes. Thanks to the BOOMERS! Imagine that!

        • Incoming Ham

          I unfortunately live in an area where the worst examples of that still proudly live, blocking traffic with their golf carts and believing their grandkids can catch “the gehy” like it’s some airborne disease. The women complain about their housekeepers “who just don’t speak English well enough to understand how I want the baseboards washed,” and can’t fathom why their daughters work when they have a perfectly good husband.

          Once upon a time those ladies may have had some hopes and dreams beyond doing nothing beyond getting their nails done (and complaining about the Vietnamese nail techs.)

        • Joycejprendergast

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !sm245c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. Follow this link for more information
          !sm245c:
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        • Chris

          I must be reading your comment incorrectly. You aren’t really saying Boomers are responsible for the state of sexism in America are you?

          • Yr. Gma

            I don’t think so.

        • Goldiemdupree

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dq16c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. Follow this link for more information
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          • Yr. Gma

            Lori! Is that you?

    • jowgajen

      The true measure of her dedication and inclination to service is that she just keeps going.

    • Claire

      American society is not at a point where anyone but white men has the privilege of being visibly angry without getting slammed for it. And white men don’t seem to have the privilege of being anything else, at least not in public.

      • She had a minute where she raised her voice at a question someone asked her during the primary. Something about being tired of being lied about. It was reported like she bodyslammed a reporter. Seriously, she got louder for like two seconds and there was all this whining about how horrible she was for being soooo angry. I can just imagine what would have happened if she’d decided to try the Trump or Sanders-style campaign strategy of angrily shouting at everyone all the time.

        • Claire

          The first female president is going to have to tread as carefully around the anger issue as Obama did being the first Black president. There’s just no latitude given, even when anger is appropriate.

          • SterWonk

            She’ll need an anger translator.

          • OddMan

            SNL skit,
            ~ Kate McKinnon comes on as the regular Hillary, nice smart articulate
            ~ Hillary Clinton herself comes on as her anger translator and lets it rip.
            Writes itself.
            I’ll take any royalties.

          • SterWonk

            I regret that I have but one upfist to give…

    • sg77

      Love her.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I completely understand what she’s saying. But I quibble that you can’t be angry as a female politician and be effective. Where we probably agree is, that expression must come from and project as strength and power and control. I also suspect this is a semantic issue, because of course a politician is going to express their anger/outrage whatever, with restraint.

      A hell, why can’t we have nice things?

    • Moebym Reborn

      I prefer quiet determination rooted in decades of faithful public service and a profound intellect rather than bombast and bluster rooted in little more than a desire to seek attention.

      But Americans in general seem to prefer their candidates to be loud, showy, and aggressive.

  • Red Bird Ω

    Three more weeks until the middle of June.

  • Lizzietish81
  • Mary Theresa
    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      MH-47 Chinooks, probably from 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, “Night Stalkers”. I used to know a MH-47 pilot from the SOAR. They were also the pilots in Somalia, the “Black Hawk Down” incident.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i saw an apache take off from about 70 yards once…sexy frickin’ chopper.

        He was doing big wide circles, then some major complained about the noise cause they were doing post-scenario debrief (i forget the proper name).

        Apparently, they radioed that to the apache pilot, who then started coming in riiiiighhhht above the tent where the debrief was taking place. It was hilarious.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Nice! I like helicopters as machines, but they get shot down a lot. I’d prefer a tank, as you might have guessed.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            my love for choppers is not as deep as yours is for tanks, but I think they’re cool, agile little bastards.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Oh, they are very cool. I have a 1/35 model of a UH-60L, that’s a big Bitch. I’ll build it eventually.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            model work…is not something I’m fit for. Don’t have the patience or attention to detail.
            Good thing I don’t fly helos.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            xD The Blackhawk kit intimidates even me. Lots of tiny parts.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            UH-60 is huey?
            I’m not big on the nomenclature.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            No, the Blackhawk. The Huey is the UH-1.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ah, very embarrassed.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            No need to. :)

            I have a lot of time on my hands, and I usually fill it reading about the military.

          • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

            I work for a company that flys helo’s… we have a Bell 205 and a Bell 212 (Huey), lots of Robinson’s (22’s, 44’s and a 66), lots of Eurocopters (AStars and TwinStars) and a couple of MD’s. They are looking at buying a surplus Blackhawk soon.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Oh very cool! I know one of the MH-60s in Somalia ended up surplus and in corporate use, with the radar and such removed.

          • Jeffocaster in the East

            UH-1H. Vietnam version

          • Mary Theresa

            I would have never guessed…lol

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          gah, just remembered, After Action Reports.

          That was killling me.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      chinook troop transpo probably.

      We get a lot of blackhawk activity out my way and occasional apaches shuttling troops to training areas.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        I see Blackhawks everyday, and Apaches weekly, I live about 50 miles from Fort Carson.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ah, so like me, you are not concerned with seeing black helicopters in there.

          THEY”RE ALL BLACK.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Helo Drab, and yup. They all are. :)

          • Mary Theresa

            Kirkland Air force Base here.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Can I get a what what for Camp Pendleton? I’ve seen helicopters fly by just off shore here with guys swinging from a rope ladder. That always gets a double-take.

          • Mary Theresa

            what what

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Marine Recon, I’d guess.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            It’s some kind of training. It’s hilarious to see them swinging along like that.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl
          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ayup – good flick.

            We actually got to drive (very old) HMMV’s for the military contracting gig. Some of us were excited, our older, 5 times deployed, reserve captain, co-worker said, “the novelty wears off pretty quickly.”

            He was right.

            Being the desert in may, i insisted on being in the one with air conditioning. Wait, that’s not right, “air conditioning”.

            I swear we once jumped in and fired up the “A/C”, which promptly coughed sand at us and all over the place.

        • TheGrandWazoo2

          I live about 5 miles from Fort Carson. Back in the old days we could hear artillery practice all the time.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Yeah, in my old apartment we always heard tanks and Bradleys on the range. I was always calming new neighbors “It’s ok, those are just M1 tanks on the Gunnery range at Ft. Carson.”

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            on armed forces day, they used to park a few fun things out for the kids to crawl around and in. It was awesome…and yeah, the inside of tanks are pretty damn cool (i think that was bradley era)…if a bit small.
            I haz the claustrophobia.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            They tell us when Camp Pendleton is going to do target practice so everyone doesn’t flip out and think we’re under attack.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            way way way way back in the day, for about a week, we watched about 8-10 c-130’s doing touch ‘n go’s at the army airfield.

            it was very cool, I just can’t imagine what looking at the D-day air contingent looked like from the ground.

      • Mary Theresa

        I live in a military flight path, so we get a lot of military planes, jets and helicopters. Drones, also, too.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ah, exactly – me too. I see the choppers all the time as the flight path to training areas skirts where I live…never seen a drone, but a buddy who lived closer to the flight path told me he saw one over his back yard once.

          • Mary Theresa

            I’ve only seen 3 drones so far.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        dammit, I should ETA that the blackhawks shuttle troops, I think the apaches are single seat attack aircraft…anna would know.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          2 seats in Apaches, Pilot & Gunner.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ah, couldn’t see the gunner.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    You guys don’t mind if I repost this, do ya? It’s been stuck in my head for a week. I’ll make up for it with a sunset if you want.
    https://youtu.be/GmRWr-2ps7Q

  • Chadwells
  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    he had to have heart surgery today

    Cummings is a Democrat so he has health insurance. And a heart.

  • Crystalclear12

    I had 5 Mondays in this week!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Thanks, Obama!

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • She’s a smart woman.

      • Paperless Tiger

        Some people take it personal when you insult their intelligence.

    • Bill D. Burger

      She’s a woman of good taste and great insight.

    • BadKitty904

      That would be because she’s an intelligent, literate woman.

      • sarafina

        Unfortunately, I don’t think she can vote in the U.S.

        • BadKitty904

          Could she turn Trump into a toad? OK, OK, moar of a toad?

  • SnarkON

    I am neither Elijah Cummings nor recuperating from a heart procedure, but the blingee totally made me feel better.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I’d like to nominate Adam Schiff for Rising Legislative Badass of the Year. But I’ll bow to the king of badasses for now.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      He’s OUR Congress critter and we are just so damn proud of him!! I think Al Franken belongs in the pantheon too.

      • TheGrandWazoo2

        I’d never even heard of him until about 6 months ago. The dude is whip smart, knows how government should work and seems like presidential material to me.

    • Suse

      Eric Swallwell, also, too. He’s my rep and he’s awesome.

    • Ummm….Maxine Waters?

      • Suse

        Bad ass!

    • marxalot

      Rosa deLauro gave Betsy DeVos and the Chair of her committee absolute hell about the Dept of Ed budget, another in a long line of fine moments from the Best Dressed Gran’ma in the House.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      The ONE nice thing about all this horror of a shitshow of a dumpster fire of a regime is the opportunity it’s given for the Dems to come out, look, sound, and act like grownups, and completely and competently obliterate the fart-sniffing blitherers on the Reich, who are so busy standing up for Dolt 45 they’ve failed to notice they’re all stomping on their own johnsons.

    • everstar

      I assume John Lewis is Legislative Badass Emeritus?

  • Reximus

    He was on TeeVee yesterday being all Elijah-like…was this sudden or scheduled?

    • Chadwells

      Scheduled, I believe. I actually thought it happened yesterday. That or I’m having deja vu. Maybe they were just announcing where he’d be today. Anyway…it was not a big deal.

  • Bill D. Burger

    To one of the great, determined warriors for equality and peace in the roiling and turbulent 60’s . You were and are one of my truest heroes….a kind and good man of simple faith with an unshakable determination. We need you now as we did in that time that seems so long ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zx6j4vI8lE

    • Yr. Gma

      Oh my God! He’s a BOOMER! Imagine that!

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    That blingee was for all of us. Evan, you’re the sweetest thing when you want to be. Love ya. Hell, I’d even kiss ya but not on the mouth as I am married.

  • Maclare

    Let me use this open thread to apologize again for my spamming behavior on Tuesday
    I bring Apology Pies!!! All the flavors! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd83fe0a27cabb56329d7f0e110bd6c58a10cf2dbafc87033cc74942b3535d9a.jpg

    • WomanInThePersistence

      No apologies needed. And you brought pie! If I didn’t say it then, welcome!

  • Jamoche

    https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/868208786502242304
    Aya Hijazi, who spent 3 years in Egyptian jail, tells @JudyWoodruff about her conversation with Pres. Trump after returning to the US

    Here’s her reaction when the interviewer asks “Is our president learning?”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4ef2956988f7694c60b0ad81bdded032ff27a86fc68fa3aeac1aef189d83ce8.png

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Disgusting. And not so much as a peep out of Donnie. The American government is in the hands of a bunch of vicious, heartless, grifting thugs:

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/video-analysis-shows-turkish-dictator-erdogan-ordered-his-goons-to-attack-us-protesters/

    • Bill D. Burger

      Putin’s Pawn won’t condemn it. Hell, he’s only one step away from trying the same tactics himself.

      Remember the primaries? __”Get em’ out. Get em’ out. Throw them out. I’ll pay your fines. You know what would happen to em’ in the old days. We need more of that.”

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    “Do not go to Capitol Hill and lie through your teeth every day,” Scarborough said. “That’s all I’ve got to say. It’s so maddening. This is my party. My party is going straight to hell politically, they really are. They’re going straight to hell.”

    Might want to take a look at the travel plans for the handbasket you’re sitting in, Joe.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      And who was it who gave all those loving tonguebaths to Twitler before the election? Was it . . . YOU, Joe Scam-borough? I believe that it was, so you can STFU, forever. Ramen.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Moaning Joe and Squeaky Mika greased the handrails that basket is sliding down. They have to take part ownership in the growing Trumpocalypse.

    • Jamoche

      Newsflash: This has always been “your party”. It’s just gotten too blatant for you to ignore.

    • snark-lurker

      A fun thing: a vid-cam on his face while he’s being forced to watch his sales job for trumph last year.

  • Cat Cafe for the Investigation
  • Shanzgood

    So Pittsburgh is nice.

    • baconzinlove

      At least the cracks in my ceiling are.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        *SNERK*

    • Suse

      Hey! How did your rendezvous go? I saw a photo!

      • baconzinlove

        We’re still vousing.

        • Suse

          Oooh, that good, huh?

          • baconzinlove

            Better than that.

          • Suse

            Molotov!

          • Teecha

            Hurrah!

        • Mary Theresa

          Vousing? Goes to online dictionary.

          • Suse

            As in rendez-vousing.

          • Mary Theresa

            Thanks, and Baconzinlove, sounds like the rendez vousing is going well. Love luck and lollipops to Baconz and Shanz.

          • snark-lurker

            so is vousing a sexytimes thing?

        • BadKitty904

          Google Translate doesn’t have a “Yankee” option. What is “vousing”?

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            “rendez-vous”(ing) I’m guessing.

          • BadKitty904

            Ahhhhhhhh…

          • Shanzgood

            Suse got it below!

        • aureolaborealis

          Not tu-ing yet?

      • Shanzgood

        Getting ready to have dinner with baconzmom and baconzJr and hambone.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Aw, y’all are so damn cute. I’m happy for yinze.
          (am I doing that right?)

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Tell baconz I said “hi”. I actually mean it, tell him I said “hi”.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Lovely! May I suggest you wear a pantsuit?

          • Shanzgood

            Hahaha! Maybe his mom has one I can borrow!

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          I take one day away and I miss all of the juicy gossip. Sheesh, you people, living your independent lives.

          But srsly, happy for you guys. Have fun!

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Snicker. You kids these days. Hugs to both of you, and if he doesn’t cook a totally heart healthy breakfast…don’t be surprised ;-)

      • Shanzgood

        He made wheat bagels with ham and eggs and cheese!

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Wheat bagels?! He’s tryin’, bless his clogged up heart ;-)
          So glad you kids are finally able to enjoy each other in person! And hats off to you for being an awesome, supportive, nasty woman on his behalf! He owes you a back rub *wink* according to my metrics. Seriously..hugs to you both, and squeeze hard for me!

          • Shanzgood

            There has definitely been lots of squeezing. I think my ribs are still bruised from the airport greeting!

  • Jamoche

    https://twitter.com/Carter_PE/status/868171293937602561
    Somebody missed the class on “Unlawful orders: how to recognize and handle them” or that they’ve sworn to uphold the Constitution, not the VP himself.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Following orders without question. Now where have I heard that before?

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        I know, it sounds so familiar… who was that again? Whatever happened to those guys?

      • Roni Raven

        My mother?

    • sg77

      That’s actually pretty sinister.

      • Jamoche
        • Resistance Fighter Astraea

          Wow, this is a nightmare mix of pretentious, fundie christian, and really dumb. So … Mike Pence.

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          You know who else insisted on the infallibility of chain of command and unquestioning submission to the orders is superior officers regardless of ethical judgements?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Admiral Eric Pressman?

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Nice. I adore that episode. :)

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Gihren Zabi?

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      wtf qualifies Mike fucking Pence to talk about ethics in the military?

      • Jamoche

        wtf qualifies Mike fucking Pence to talk about ethics in the military?

        FTFY

        • UnsaltedSinner
        • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

          wtf qualifies Mike fucking Pence? FTFY

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            (ps, how do you post w/ strikethrough font?)

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            Type a in front of what you want to strike, then at the end type a caret, then a slash, then the s, then the opposite-way caret.
            Like this; It took GGY decades mere minutes to learn to use strikethroughs.

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            So, this sounds like I’d be able to do this in a few years right now, possibly? I once taught myself the most basic HTML code. I’m assuming, if this works, it works also for I and B, yes? Let’s see!

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            A WHOLE NEW WORLD THANK YOU GGY

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            In return, I give you this: http://bayeux.datensalat.net/

      • Rick Hill

        He’s trying to prep them to be his own little force for “good”

    • BadKitty904

      “Details.”

      ~ The GOP

    • Mary Theresa

      And if you don’t follow orders, will they be assimilated by the Borg?

    • Stulexington

      Yes but you see the Republicans are the foremost authority on what is and is not covered by the constitution, just ask them.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7477d2a4ad4a4c25469f4b5441170a64d2e40120c4a3b6a2e07a0f3f458d3d9d.jpg

    Italy has annexed Corsica, and no one told us about it.
    There’s a dead emperor in a giant casket in Paris who must be rolling in his grave.

    • BadKitty904

      I hate when that happens.

    • Rick Hill

      Leading from the front. It’s even stupider when you read it than when you say it.

      • Lyly Sirivong

        Yeah honestly, what does that mean ? Does anyone lead from the back ?

        • Rick Hill

          Trying, in the cringiest way possible, to show they are not like that loser Obama who led from behind

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          The phrase comes from military operations, where a commander needs a staff, and communications, etc, from a central, often rear area. Generals like Patton and Rommel became famous for “leading from the front”, often under fire, but the danger is a commander at the front will get too focused on immediate things and lose sight of the operation in total.

          “Leading from the Front” is a good catchphrase, but it’s often not appropriate in the real world.

          • Lyly Sirivong

            Thanks for the explanation.
            I don’t see how that fits Donald Trump at all.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Right? It’s just more macho posturing.

  • jesterpunk
    • ariel_gee_398

      And they’re just now figuring this out??

    • La forza del resistino

      Shame to see a promising law career go to waste looking over Donald’s shoulder as he sits on the crapper twittering.

      • jesterpunk

        But they graduated from Liberty University, what else are they going to do?

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      “Lawyers may start vetting Trump’s tweets.” Here’s an idea for ya, Fuckface von Clownstick: put down the phone and LEARN ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, ya menacing idiot jerk-baby.

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        Yeah, and here’s another: lawyers, you need to START VETTING TRUMP’S ACTIONS, assholes! The ones who don’t–history won’t look kindly on you.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    When will we see real lead TV series roles for white men? Snowflakes sad! FOR ALT-RIGHT TROLLS, “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” IS AN UNSAFE SPACE

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Yes because having three of the five captains being white men just isn’t good enough!
      I love the responses from the fandom being “If you are complaining about diversity in Star Trek, then you have completely missed the point of Star Trek.”

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Right? In STO, all my bridge crew/Away Team are females, and there are only 3 white Chicks, and one of them is a Trill. Lots of Andorians. a Klingon, even an Orion on Exchange from the KDF.

        • Stulexington

          Hell the splash screen is one dude and two gals.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            *nods* I so love STO. I’ve been playing since 2014, and I play everyday. It’s my personal Trek Series.

          • Stulexington

            I need to get back into it, my interest comes and goes in phases though.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            The new season just started a couple of weeks ago, and the new Matching system for PvE and PVP seems to make for better gaming.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        “Yes because having three of the five captains”

        Over 50 years…

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      What’s so sad is being so absolutely weak and fragile that just the fact of having to share space with someone not like you is terrifying to them.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      I’m waiting for Star Trek to have a full on Gorn captain myself.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Yessss, raissss Ssssshields and fire Phaserssss, Urrgg.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          I so wanna see The Gorn in a Starfleet outfit. I would by that figure.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            :D That would be cool! So would I.

      • Stulexington

        I thought they joined the Klingon Alliance like everyone else that can kick their ass or sells them cool weapons.

      • lowenufc

        Call me when Star Fleet Diversity allows Horta to join.

    • Thiazin Red

      How can you even be a racist or conservative Star Trek fan? How do you square that in your racist conservative mind? I feel the same way about Doctor Who fans who have a problem with companions being non-white, women being competent, or gay people existing.

    • everstar

      I want to force every one of those asshats to watch this fight scene on a loop until their brains melt out their ears. Talk smack about my captain, will they?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSmcbrL-POk

  • Chadwells

    Here is where I sit making TV…and rage-posting on Wonkette all day, everyday. Riveting…isn’t it? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54102deb736cbfd8a05b5fd71a31efd8c639f076270ada2a56d23c783cd825d4.jpg

    • HazooToo

      It’s glorious. If I had that for five minutes, it would be covered in eight inches of nonsensical clutter.

      • Chadwells

        LOL!! I have a bag I carry around with all my toys, model cars, etc!! I just haven’t set them up yet because of superstition!

        • HazooToo

          Still sounds better than a lemon juicer, fabric markers, a shaving razor, and assorted heaps of “is it garbage or important mail?!” lol

          • Chadwells

            HAH!

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      ah, i forgot you were edit bay person…at least it’s dark and soothing.

      • Chadwells

        And I control the AC!!! You can see your breath up in here!

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          niiiiice.

          I always enjoyed master control in tv – frigid A/C required to keep the machines – and later servers – cool.

    • msanthropesmr

      Alesis M1s?

      • Chadwells

        M-Audio BX-5’s!

        • msanthropesmr

          Just sold my Alesis M1s, and my RME fireface 800 and my Neve pres….

          Getting out of the biz.

          • Chadwells

            Awwww man!

    • Jamoche

      Sweet! I had a setup like that at work – 4 computers, 5 hot-swapped monitors. I felt like Tony Stark.

      • Chadwells

        Right!? They love bringing clients in to see the screens and blinking lights!

        • Jamoche

          Ah, I do still have a pic: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a769549b86cb5d3430ca249649b1c220bfbff799fe8142f9809c2543bf7a01d.jpg
          Forgot about the laptops. Make that 6 computers :)

          • Chadwells

            BOOM! The command center!!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            your local tv news control room would like to have a word with you.

            Okay, I’ve never been in one like THAT, but I left the biz 20 years ago:
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aecdc9ee39391d1b3ae2edd68f2a2b133d15da2c948ca5786a423308382b9dc4.jpg

          • Chadwells

            I always wanted to work in news….but that pace has to be daunting!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            i don’t have a good one of the smaller stations I worked in, and it was almost all predigital, but yeah, there’s LOTS o’ screens and blinking lights.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            not sure if you meant pace or place – but yeah, that too.
            When I was studio crew, it was great, get in, do a newscast, 3 or 4 hours of chill, do the next newscast.

            When I was a producer, it was a looooong built up of stress up till show time, then 30 minutes of roller coaster nuttiness, then the day was done.

          • Chadwells

            I meant pace!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            that too.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Seriously: is that 4 monitors for one PC? How did you set that up? I need a set up like that for work. Right now I have a laptop w/ an external monitor, but I’m not sure it will support more than one external monitor. Would the newer laptops have that capability? (I like having a laptop so I can also take my work w/ me to meetings. etc.) Awesome!!

      • Chadwells

        Mac Pro cylinder….with AVID DNx10 Blackmagic. Far right is a preview monitor. 2 center monitors are mac monitors. and the far left is my iMac until my MacBook Pro gets out of the shop.

    • BadKitty904

      <– starts randomly pushing buttons and clicking on things to see what will happen…

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Keyboard envy.

      • Chadwells

        I buy those in bulk. I currently own like 12 of them….because you can’t get them anymore!

        • Resistance Fighter Astraea

          Those old ones are so much more satisfying to type on. I bought myself a mechanical keyboard this year to get more motivated to write.

          • Chadwells

            For editing….the F-key groups are clutch for me. I’m a keyboard editor mostly…and I map functions to those keys. I can just slide my finger across to figure out where I am without looking. Makes me a fast editor and that goes miles in this town!

      • Swampgas_Man

        Same here. I’d settle for something without chili stains all over it. Damn keys keep sticking, also too.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I suddenly feel like a Luddite. A very untidy Luddite.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        and i assure you, every one of those screens is required…
        okay actually the one on the left is for looking up computer problems, reading email and wonking.

    • Teecha

      Needs moar screens.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        you should see the wall street, trader types.
        I’d google for you, but i’m supposed to be doing chores.

        They have like 8 – a literal wall o’ screens.

        • Teecha

          Makes them feel important.

    • MizzMazz

      You aren’t making music there, are you? Jealous! Also needs more dust and snacks.

      • Chadwells

        Nope. Just TV shows! I used to do the recording engineering bit…TV is way easier. I can’t make bands play better…but I can take the ugliest video and make it beautiful. That’s why I made the jump to TV in ($ when Avid hit the scene!

        • MizzMazz

          Couldn’t tell if you had Sony Acid there or not. I got the promo version, and sadly could not make heads or tails of it. My playing sucks, and I don’t have anyone to play with anymore, so thought some kind of mixing program would be good. Also need someone who can sing. My voice peels paint. Still, great desk set-up; might be inspired to clean mine up. ;)

    • Kiri the Unicorn
      • Chadwells

        Yours looks WAY more fun!!!

      • Unhappy Fingers

        What’s the coiled air hose feeding?

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          That particular line just has a nozzle on the end; we use it for blowing dust off of mats prior to assembly. Other lines supply pressure to the joiner and the computerized mat cutter.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    Okay, wonkers, the TX mom says I can’t play anymore today.
    I have chores to do.

    Seriously…

    • Anna Rompage

      Get um out of the way so they’re not hanging over your head!

    • BadKitty904

      Dang. Get Bastard Cat to help…

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        that lazy fucker?
        ; )

        • BadKitty904

          Well, then, get him to stand guard while you goof off…

  • Anna Rompage

    I’m telling you, Chaffetz’s ‘strawberry c’ is his stripper name, due to the birthmark he has better his ass cheeks…

  • Mark Schmidt

    Wishing everyone a fine holiday before we go to war with Canada…

    • Shoto

      ♫ Blame Canada…♫

      • William Cook

        Oh-ho-ho-ho-no. No. This is your mess.

        Between Trump and Brexit, Canada is the last english speaking liberal democracy left standing.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Australians and New Zealanders might disagree.

          • William Cook

            They might! The only stories I hear from over there are about asshole conservative types, but I freely admit I might not have the whole picture.

            More relevant to my ommision though, is the game between Canucks and Kiwis/Aussies where each side is trying to be the least-forgotten-by-the-rest-of-the-world Commonwealth nation(s).

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          And we love the place. Please let us in.

          • William Cook

            You’re welcome any time!

            For the record though, I’m feeling more and more agreement with Patrick Stewart these days, that the most good I could do for the world would be to get U.S. citizenship and move to a swing state.

          • Can i keep my health care?

          • William Cook

            Going South, no, going North, you get it automatically from your taxes. Not sure which direction you meant. :)

          • Going south. I like my single payer!

          • William Cook

            Me too. Sadly, the best thing I could do isn’t something I can afford to do right now.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    More on Jared, maybe nothing, maybe something, here’s the text with my own emphasis in bold added. This just stood out to me.

    A recent investigation
    by ProPublica revealed that Kushner Companies has bought thousands of
    distressed apartment complexes in Rust Belt cities in recent years,
    hardly the stuff of Manhattan dreams. A subsidiary that manages the
    complexes has been ruthless in pushing out those who didn’t pay their
    rent, ProPublica reported, hitting them with steep late fees and even
    going after them in court. “It was a lot of construction and a lot of
    evictions,” Kushner said in 2012. “But the communities now look great,
    and the outcome has been phenomenal.”

    • Bill D. Burger

      [ “It was a lot of construction and a lot of
      evictions,” Kushner said in 2012. “But the communities now look great,
      and the outcome has been phenomenal.”]

      Ohhhhh! Fuck! He sounds like his PaPa in Law. YUK!

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        And, spoiler alert, daddy-in-law won the electoral vote thanks in large part to. . . The Rust Belt?

    • Anna Rompage

      Sure, get rid of the poors after you have bilked them out of everything they have, then evict, remodel, and gentrify, gentrify, gentrify…

      • Ωbjectifier

        Also too..a great place for to money flow in and out without too many nosy types asking questions.

    • Jamoche

      “But the communities now look great”

      Paradise Towers, anyone?

  • DainBramage

    I destroyed another pair of reading glasses today. They wound up in the laundry. Whoops! Glad I buy these things in bulk at Costco.

    • Teecha

      they’ll see you through the weekend tho, right?

      • DainBramage

        Oh, I’ve got more. Just cheap reading glasses, not the important prescription glasses I wear when I take my contacts out.

        • Teecha

          I was making a really terrible joke. Coz of washing your specs. Which you use to see. But now they’re really clean.
          Sigh. Obviously too terrible. I apologise

          • DainBramage

            I thought it probably was. Sorry for taking it literally. Have a great weekend.

          • Teecha

            No, please don’t apologise! It really was a very very bad joke.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    I’m in my pessimistic phase again tonight, so I’m going to take the night off and do some reading/escapism. So I bid you all an early good night. I’ll leave you guys with this:

    https://twitter.com/fiona_day/status/867666270870806529

    • Teecha

      May I recommend the Night Circus, if you’ve not already read it? It’s like falling into a painting.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Thanks, Teecha! I’ll check it out. :)

        • snark-lurker

          ?What do you like reading?

          • Teecha

            Good question.

            But also, if you only read what you know you like, you never discover what you also like.

            What is your current fave, snark-lurker?

          • snark-lurker

            eclectic. I’m all over the place

          • Teecha

            I just finished ‘self storage’ which I really enjoyed. About a woman who buys the contents of self storage units. And her Afghani neighbours.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            Pretty much everything. My favorite, though, is genre fiction.

          • snark-lurker

            I like novels written in the Victorian style.

    • hendenburg2

      I wonder if he’ll tell them that he’s a jelly donut…

    • marxalot

      “The Secret History of Moscow” is one of my favorite– literal!– escapist books. If you want to know what I mean by that, well, read it. Ekatarina Sedia.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Thanks for the rec, Marxalot!

    • Persistent Demme

      Take care of yourself!

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Thanks! Feeling much better today. :)

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Oh, and one more thing: Lawrence is back tonight. :)

    https://twitter.com/Lawrence/status/868179623917625348

  • dslindc

    I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend! I’m gonna enjoy some good lazy down time before a busy week next week!

  • BadKitty904

    OK, you people, we’re driving down to Orlando to spend the weekend with my brother and his husband. Or rather the Big cat is driving us down to Orlando and I’m falling asleep and drooling on his shoulder, if things go per usual.

    Y’all RESIST ’til I get back. And have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!!1!

    • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Huge hugs for you. See you next week!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Right back Atcha! Have a lovely time!

    • Jonny On Maui

      Have a great time and be safe BadKitty!

    • Shanzgood

      Have fun!

    • glasspusher

      y’all have fun now!

      • BadKitty904

        Ha! Y’all, too! Mind y’all are careful!

  • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
  • Jennifer R

    Got a BernieBro a few threads back being really mad that no one agrees with him.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      The BernieBro life.

    • dslindc

      Who?

      • Jennifer R

        aprescoup

    • Anna Rompage

      But there hasn’t been a story about Bernie for some time now

      • Jennifer R

        There was a thread about HIllary, which is just another way to say it’s about Bernie.

    • jesterpunk

      Which thread?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Which thread?

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      On him! He’s fun.

    • David Chaillou

      Looked up his history, he’s a not very interesting troll. Has a few talking points and milks them for literally dozens of discussions.

      • Jennifer R

        He really likes word salad with jargon.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Okay, it’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that this shit show is a comedy of errors. This is a bunch of greedy idiots whose reach far exceeded their grasp, trying not to get caught despite being so incompetent in their attempts that the cover-up will bury them alive. This doesn’t provide much comfort other than being a good, viable theory.

  • Teecha

    No holidays here, tho I think Ramadan has now been called. So that means 90 mins chopped off my working day! Woohoo!

    My friends back in the UK are going mental over the heatwave – it’s 25c. I’m chortling away coz my cold water is currently feeling like it’s at least 25c. And even the breeze is really fucking hot here at the mo. I LOVE living in a desert.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      It’s 25C here today. I am happy cos that’s average. We’ll hit 43C in July.

      • Teecha

        It never gets above 49.5c here. Because then the workers aren’t allowed to work, but still have to be paid.

    • Persistent Demme

      I get it.
      Drama-daughter is currently in Israel, in the Negev desert at Midburn, (the Middle East Burning Man).
      (When she went there 3 years ago, she thought, “People in my face? The desert? I LOVE this! I’m home!”)

      • Teecha

        The thing I really love is that if I go off road somewhere in the desert to take some photos or just pause to admire the flatness and big sky, even tho it seemed totally and utterly empty when I stopped, within a few minutes a concerned Qatari will appear in a white landcruiser and make sure I’ve not broken down. Then we have a nice little chat and then back to peace and big blue skies.

        ETA- I asked my kids about this. How do they know I’m there? ‘There are always Qataris in the desert.’

        • Persistent Demme

          You’re in Qatar?
          I wonder if it’s like Jordan (we’ve been there)?
          Some of the nicest people ever!
          Their concept of hospitality is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.

          • Teecha

            Hmm. I work with some Jordanians. I think it’s nicer there. They certainly think so. I’m hoping to go there after summer.

            The Qataris I’ve met in the desert have been really kind. The nice man at the insurance shop is marvellous. The parents of the Qatari students I’ve met (it’s not many, they usually send the tutor) have been as pleasant as any other group of parents.

            But sometimes…well, I shan’t be rude about my host country.

          • Persistent Demme

            Maybe Jordan is extraordinary, and more like the people you’ve met in the desert. (I lived in Turkey, but it was not like Jordan at all.)
            A few incidents:
            At Petra, complete strangers surrounded us, invited us to dinner, practiced their English, and taught us slang words.
            When we were lost in Amman, a man stepped into the middle of a busy road for a taxi to help get us to our hotel, after the language barrier kept us from understanding each other.
            While I was waiting for the restroom, a woman came out, gently took my hands, greeted me shyly, and sprayed them with perfume!
            There were postcards everywhere of Rabin and King Hussein arm in arm. (This was right after the assassination of Rabin.)
            We were told: “The King says Rabin was his brother, so he is my brother.”
            What a trip!
            Btw: our Jordanian friend in London, would walk into a restaurant, and before we reached our table, would tell them to bring the bill only to him. (We still call that: “pulling a Yusef.”)

          • Teecha

            It sounds lovely. I think Jordan and Oman and other, less wealthy Arab states are slightly different. And maybe because you were a visitor? But I’ve heard lovely things about the Jordanians.

            In Qatar, all adult men get a pension from the government, and so they mostly don’t actually need to work for a living. At least not like I have to- going every day and getting actual things done.
            And I am a migrant worker, so some people are very nice to us in our normal lives, and others see us as a necessary evil in their country. And that’s reflected in the way we are treated. But of course, I am at a MASSIVE advantage because I am a white westerner. I am treated much better than the Nepali or Pakistani or Indonesian workers.
            A final issue here is language. I think lots of Qataris don’t have much confidence in their language skills- for most of them, they speak excellent English, but they are worried that they don’t and so come across as standoffish. I’ve found that complimenting people on the standard of their English and apologising for my ridiculously limited Arabic has helped a great deal and I get much friendlier responses than I used to.

    • marxalot

      It was in the 20s when I got up. We’re set to hit 32 today, 38 by Tuesday. There’s a breeze and no humidity, which beats the hell outta home. I kinda like it out here.

      • Teecha

        Sounds delightful! Time for an ice lolly!

  • Michael R

    Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000

    https://s2.postimg.org/v6vz1d7eh/melania_dolce.jpg

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Michelle looked better.

      • therblig

        will always be better.

    • Michael R

      while Breitbart struggled with Michelle Obama previously …

      https://s14.postimg.org/and72v1pd/micheel_obama_dress.jpg

      • One of my cutest dresses cost less than $30. The cost of the materials. I love that my mom can sew. I could even wear it to meet the pope, if necessary

    • BadKitty904
    • Anna Rompage

      $51,000? That’s Trump change when your married to a guy who made his money laundering money for the Russian mob

    • TJ Barke

      That costs more than a fucking car, WTF?

      • Anna Rompage

        Only because it was hand made out of the tears of the poor, and spun on ancient looms by Slovakian orphans…

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i was thinking the loin coverings of angels…have you seen those renaissance paintings? Always a convenient placement of a leaf or flower when you need one.

    • MizzMazz

      That’s my Grandma’s couch!

    • David Chaillou

      Bet “the art of the deal” got it cheaper.

    • Lyly Sirivong

      $51,000 for that ?

      • not_vh

        fools and their wealth

    • not_vh

      yaardo duddu yellammana jaatre
      loosely,
      somebody’s ill-gotten money, a fair for mother mary

    • La forza del resistino

      Buy American!

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Can not upvote enough!

    • Bill D. Burger

      Probably cost her a hand job.

      * It’s obvious how obsessed he is with her hands by much he tries to grab them.

    • not_vh

      her husband’s in an investigation, dad’s in a soup. what is she smiling about? a tax-payer paid trip?

    • La forza del resistino

      Hey lady, the Cannes Film Festival is thatta way and you’re months too late.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      That’s just a tick less than my annual salary…And it looks like something that was dragged through a flower shop.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Almost twice what I made annually for nearly a decade, while raising a child on my own. I’m sure she has her own problems though…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Damnit! Won’t someone give her sugardaddy husband more tax breaks so she can wear moar of these?!

  • CindyinEncinitas
    • not_vh

      nice,

    • La forza del resistino

      Rex Tillerson says nice, but, where’s the oil rigs?

  • chascates

    CNN: DNC Calling for Removal of Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance

    • Roni Raven

      As well they should. Sessions’ too.

  • Mary Theresa
    • MizzMazz

      Oh, who’s a good doggie? What a sweetie.

    • Teecha

      Lookit that face! Lovely!

    • La forza del resistino

      A cutie. Did she remind you that a cookie is in order each time you point that thing at me?

      • Mary Theresa

        We keep treats on the counter. She goes over there and gives us the side eye or whining for a treat.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i saw a thing on tv basically saying dogs have learned how to tell us what they want.
          They had a dog seated in front of a thing that looked like it was a dresser, with the human standing next to it.
          On top of the dresser, out of reach of tiny dog, was a treat.
          Apparently dogs will look at something they want, the treat, and then at the human – and keep going back and forth until we get it.

          Neat. I can’t think of another animal that does that.

          • marxalot

            Most chimp communication is about eye contact and body positioning, but I don’t really wanna talk to chimps.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            they’re not big pointers?

          • Teecha

            They’re good at training us. My friend moved her cats from here to France, and they’ve discovered how much they like ham- a thing they grew up without. Now the humans in her house have to buy extra ham because the cats have trained them to share whenever she or her partner makes a ham sandwich.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            older white cat (haven’t come up with a good nickname yet) has trained mom.
            We have a kitty door, several actually, but he apparently feels like the one leading to the backyard is too good for him (or too small, even though he fits through it). So he will sit with his back to mom, or me.
            Sometimes he will sit in front of the back door with his back to you.
            That means he wants out. You open the door and he strides right through.
            I have told him I am not his doorman, so I’m not playing along anymore.

          • Teecha

            You will tho. Forever.

            Don’t you call it a cat-flap?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            nope, i think that’s a brit thing.

          • Teecha

            *makes a note in the Anglo-American phrase book

            Eddie Izzard does a sketch about it. God is handing out sex positions, “dogs- you get doggy style! Giraffes – you get doggy style! Humans- however the fuck you like it! Cats – you get doggy style! Don’t complain! You get cat flaps!”

            Also too, Douglas Adams claimed that they were invented by Newton (it’s a good myth!)

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            god i love old eddie izzard bits.

            He did one on the history of the world that was brilliant.

          • Teecha

            Yes, that was fab.

            I have tickets to see him in July!!

          • Paul

            I got that treatment from a cat yesterday. Empty food dish. Stared at the dish, stared at me, stared at the dish, back to me. Lather rinse repeat. Went on for a good while until Holly came home with more food.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            heh.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          My sister has a lab the size of a pony, she lost her keys for a week and found them at the bottom of the treat bin…his way of telling her never to leave home, I suspect.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      My favorite clients just took in a new beastie that looks just like Tara. Incredibly gentle and sweet, as Tara looks to be as well.

      • Mary Theresa

        Soon to be video coming, as soon as I figure out my new camera. If waddles could win awards, our house would be full of 1st prizes.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          post to youtube – you can sign under a generic name and account, and then post the link here.

          That way, youtube does the work of the compression.
          More experience people can tell you how.

          • Teecha

            You can also choose to post the video privately and then only you can see it, until you post it here.

          • Mary Theresa

            Thanks.

          • HooverVilles

            Thanks. I like that too as well.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      What a beautiful beastie! Thank you.

      • Mary Theresa

        :)

    • Parakeetist

      Woof!

    • Suse

      Pretty and shiny!

      • Mary Theresa

        I like shiny things.

    • My dogs say SHE IS BEAUTIFUL GIVER HER ALL THE GOOD TREATS

      • Msgr_MΩment

        And belly rubs from me.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Oh! Hi Tara! Who’s a good girl?!

    • janecita

      Tara looks like a very good girl!

    • HooverVilles

      Niiiiiice!

  • Thiazin Red

    Watching Samurai Jack is weird for me because I can’t stop hearing Uncle Iroh when Aku talks. Apart from his intro scene Aku is also kind of adorable, which takes away from his menace somewhat.

    • wait! what?

      The animation is so clean. I like the old, rustic look better. The over riding arc was good, though.

      That first villain totally evoked Denis Miller.

      • Thiazin Red

        i haven’t seen the new ones, I’m starting with season one.

        • wait! what?

          It’s great stuff. Enjoy.

          • Thiazin Red

            I’m enjoying it so far, the animation style is very appealing.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I think now that I’ve seen it again, and now that I have a greater appreciation for the genres it draws from, I find it extremely good. Not that I didn’t think that before, mind. I just didn’t appreciate how bold it is to make a half-hour cartoon where dialogue is very minimal.

    • janecita

      I love Samurai Jack! I had a mental orgasm over the new season.
      Ps. I also loved Avatar.

      • Thiazin Red

        Both of the Avatar shows are great.

  • not_vh

    get well soon sir.

  • hendenburg2

    So I FINALLY got confirmation today that my new laptop is shipping. I know it was a custom job and all, but I literally ordered it exactly a month ago.

    Now I just have to wait for it to ship to Oregon and finally back down here. God damned holiday weekend.

    On the plus side though, I put in 28 hours of overtime in the past two weeks so I’m REALLY looking forward to the 3 days off.

  • Thiazin Red

    Its almost Trump scandal revealing time, I wonder if there will be a new story at 6:30 today?

    • not_vh

      don’t jinx it.

    • paxpax

      Holiday weekend – would lose momentum by Tuesday

      • Thiazin Red

        I suppose it would be hard to keep up the pace of scandal revealing.

  • chascates
    • hendenburg2

      I would laugh, but I’m still mad at him for being Pro-Bexit

  • Sheepshagger

    Man, read this whole thread. It’s not encouraging: https://twitter.com/yashar/status/867844340210475008

    • jaspersdad

      Bragging to his daughter in law about being on the phone with the King of Denmark. Man what an embarrassment.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Particularly when he was talking to the prime minister, who is not a king.

  • jaspersdad

    WTF Texas:

    “Lizeth Villanueva didn’t think it was very funny when her Grade 7 teacher gave her a “Most Likely To Become A Terrorist” award as a “joke”.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.4132938/texas-teacher-awarded-this-7th-grader-most-likely-to-become-a-terrorist-1.4132942

    • hendenburg2

      Also awarded were “Most likely to be homeless in Guatemala” and “Most likely to cry at every little thing.”

      The thing that really pisses me off is that assholes like that just add fuel to anti-tenure activists.

      • jaspersdad

        Nothing like bully teacher for 12 year old kids.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          following the “trump doctrine”

      • Thiazin Red

        I had an English teacher who would do shit like that in fourth grade. We had no non-white people in school at the time so she didn’t have a chance to be racist, just a huge bitch to the kids she seemingly picked at random to hate.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      #NotAllTexans

      But yeah, effed up.
      There are an endless supply of funny, kind, and intelligent people here.
      They just usually don’t make the news.

      • jaspersdad

        I know a couple from Galveston and they are as you describe.

    • everstar

      Jesus. I remember being in seventh grade. My depression had just kicked in and I was vaguely aware the amount of self-loathing I had was a little disproportionate even for a teenager. If one of my teachers had pulled something like this, I shudder to think the kind of damage it could have done. I hope the parents of these children unleash hell.

      • jaspersdad

        It was hard enough just dealing with everyday crap without a teacher being an asshole.

    • What. The. Fuck.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

    Get well soon Elijah Cummings! Also, if you are reading our non-comments section, here is a cartoon that maybe you will like: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/269d22af999ce4b42a5346a92f30d66880a2732a739d520c310aa98f3cdb24c4.jpg

  • Apple Scruff

    I’m sure this has been passed around at some point, but for those who haven’t seen it… HAPPY WEEKEND!

    https://twitter.com/hawaiidelilah/status/867854154500329472

    • Teecha

      Fucking hell. He’s still trying to do his stupid wanky hand shake. Hasn’t he learned?

      • Apple Scruff

        Ugh, yes. It’s like he doesn’t even know how to do a proper handshake.

        But look how Macron leaves him hanging. It’s glorious!

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Trump declares war with France in 3…2…

          • Apple Scruff

            And Canada. Cause you know he’s jealous he didn’t get a one on one date in a Sicilian garden.

            https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/868036003075903488

          • William Cook

            Watching your PM converse with another world leader in their native language, swoon!

          • hendenburg2

            Still waiting for Evan to ship it

        • Teecha

          It is. As is the way he puts his hand on the idiot’s forearm as if to say, in a real calm and quiet voice ‘not now Donny, not now.’

      • Niblet58

        A palm buzzer would cure him instantly.

        • Teecha

          Or a knee to the groin?

          • Vicki Lawrence Wig

            Wouldn’t find much.

    • not_vh

      saw it yesterday. this is everything.

    • Shoto

      “Suck it, Orange Jagoff boy. I need to talk to the REAL leader of the free world.”

      — Macron

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Well played, M. Macron. Very well played indeed.

    • Miles Monroe
  • Chadwells

    Alabama outlawed the removal of confederate statues.

    • TJ Barke

      FFS.

    • Anna Rompage

      Of course they did…

      Mississippi, god damn

      And Alabama, fuck you!

      And I mean every word of it!

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Fuckers.

    • La forza del resistino

      Any ban on artful draping of statues with painter’s drop cloths ala Christo

    • Suse

      Let’s have a road trip. Bring your spray paint!

      • Serai 1

        Fuck that. Bring bazookas.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Only confederate statues? That must be some weird law.

    • Shoto

      “Zippity Doo-Dah!”

      — Jeff Sessions

      • Suse

        Jeffy will have his own statue in a few years.

        • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

          Just what the pigeons were hoping for.

    • DainBramage

      This calls for vigilante chainsaws. (For the statues!)

    • Jamoche

      “There are very few problems that can’t be solved by the judicious application of C4.”

      • hendenburg2

        Thermite is more fun. No shrapnel and prettier flames

        • georgiaburning

          Easily manufactured, too

      • John Thorstensen

        Read up on the fate of Nelson’s Column in Dublin (the original Dublin, in Ireland).

    • jesterpunk

      I thought they where against participation trophy’s?

    • georgiaburning

      It’s not “removal” if the stack of rubble is still in place.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Welp, guess they’re out of consideration for the new Mensa Museum.

    • wait! what?

      But, wait!

      There’s more!

      The measure “would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument” that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,” it reads. Changes to names or memorials installed between 20 and 40 years ago would need permission from a new state commission.

      …and schools can’t change their names, either.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        So, Superior White Race High School gets to keep their mascot?

        • wait! what?

          Well, their name. No money for extra curricular fluff like mascots, I’m guessing.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            It’s just a poplar tree with a noose hanging from it. How much could a costume like that cost?

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Go, Slavemasters! Yay team!

      • UnsaltedSinner

        I’m sure that decision won’t cause any embarrassment ever.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Well, there sure shouldn’t be any problems with THAT closely-worded bit of insanity. ACLU of Al-Abammy, I think someone’s on line two for you.

    • Serai 1

      Jesus Christ, what a bunch of lily-livered cowards.

    • therblig

      the war of southern passive-aggression continues

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Worst. Carousel. Evah.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      And for the second time today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoZYgq7CV8w

  • Serai 1

    How do you embed an Instagram post? I’d like an actual answer, thanks.

    • Shoto

      Um…With a nailgun, maybe? Just spitballin’…

      • georgiaburning

        Unless she planned an evening of home remodeling, I’d save that for the second date/

    • Anna Rompage

      A good dinner, with a nice bottle of wine, followed by a walk on the beach at sunset, and some nice but not too obtrusive comments on how great she is?

      Hold her hand, and draw her close after a little bit… if she wants to embed with you, you’ll know…

      • Suse

        lmao!

      • La forza del resistino

        Good one. But Insta Gram may be a little old for me.

    • wait! what?

      Try pasting the URL into a comment box. Disqus is pretty clever about these things.

      • Serai 1

        I tried that and it didn’t work. ‘Tis why I asked – thought there was something else to it.

        • Jamoche

          It’ll have to just be a link, then – Disqus hates embed codes almost as much as it does long threads.

          • Serai 1

            Yeah, I know embed codes don’t work. I thought there might be something I hadn’t thought of, but it actually looks like they deliberately killed any embed capability. Which is pretty fucking stupid, if you ask me.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          In Twitter and FB they have an “embed” option that gives you the html code to copy as the link. I don’t use Instagram so can’t help.

          • Serai 1

            I poked around on Google, and it looks like Instagram actually killed the embed capability. Jesus, fine, if you don’t want to be part of the internet ecosystem, go sit in your own stew.

      • hendenburg2

        and yet it still screws up embedding photos and gifs several times a week

        • Anna Rompage

          I still cannot do that from my computer, it says I need to log in, even though I already am…

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            You can’t pick the image button any more to upload images. You have to have the actual url for image from the web and use that instead. Or posted the image to http://www.tinypics.com or photobucket from your computer and then post that link.
            Disqus should just change their interface to remove that button, IMHO.

          • Miles Monroe

            That’s funny, it still works for us … ?

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            If you are a rabid uploader, they shut you out.

    • Suse

      I think you can just select it and copy the link? I don’t really know what embedding means and I’m a college graduate, even.

      • Serai 1

        Embedding is when you can put something like a video or a Twitter post directly into your webspace without a link. Like the way YT videos show up if you just post the link. But that doesn’t work for Instagram.

    • jaspersdad

      Try saving it to downloads and in the comment box there is that small icon in the lower left corner, press that and your downloads should appear. Then try to drag the item from downloads into the comment box. I’m on a Mac and it works for me.

      • Serai 1

        What is it you’re saving to downloads? Because when I right-click to save on the Instagram post, I get an html download, which is not going to be accepted by Disqus at all.

        Oh, wait, you’re on a Mac. No wonder it doesn’t work for me.

  • Suse
    • therblig

      rwnj co-worker posts shit like this all the time, only he truly believes it.

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Grover Norquist is such an odious fucking shit that other Republicans notice.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        I think the thing they notice and don’t like about him is his Muslim wife.

  • Chadwells

    As posted below….A Texas middle school teacher awarded a 7th grader “most likely to become a terrorist” and thought it was cute. Stay classy, Texas.

    • Anna Rompage

      I wonder who they gave the ‘most likely to be a drug mule’ award to?

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • I will cling to this.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      Anypony want to bet that most of the people that comment on that shithole have truly Epic amounts of sock puppet accounts?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        No bet.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • Truck Fump

      tRump is trying not to wince in pain! hahahahahaa

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      i dunno, looks like Macron is doing the hand crush thing to Justin too…just look at his mangled hands.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    So, the White House is setting up a scandal “War Room”. Seems kinda weird for an administration that says it’s not guilty of anything, anytime, anywhere.

    • La forza del resistino

      Too bad Peter Sellers isn’t around to remind Jared and Bannon that there is no fighting in the War Room.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Or maybe scandal in the scandal war room?

      • That was George C Scott.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          nope, that was peter sellers.

          • Oh fuck. That was Muffley….it’s been a while since i watched. Damn, sloppy of me

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            no worries. happens to me all the time.

            I was in a bar once, enjoying clubbing a douchebag regarding movies (i are a nerd) and flubbed the gambler for the hustler (which is a GREAT movie).
            I won many battles, but lost the war that night.

    • Rick Hill

      Someone on NPR today, mentioned that scandals can be seen in a lot of preznitcys but in the second term, not the first few months.

  • Sophia
    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Shared this one. My dog does this too.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        All dogs do that.

  • Doug Langley

    I won’t keep everyone in suspense:

    The interview yesterday? Talked with recruiter today. They hired someone else. I asked if they could give me any feedback and it was just “we just wanted to go with, er, someone, you know . . . better.” Right. They just need someone with skills I spent almost 20 years developing, put in practice at half a dozen places, taught in college – and I’m STILL not good enough for them.

    So I got in touch with summer camp and said “I’m all yours.” Eleven weeks of 10 bucks per hour, whatever, should keep food on the table. Might even be fun.

    But fuck. I’ve had it with IT shit. The message is loud and clear: they don’t want me for ANYTHING even remotely connected with writing code, or web sites, or anything. Kiss goodbye those sweet days of $35/hr full time writing software. They’re GONE. Whatever the reason – age, whatever – that’s that. From now on I only qualify to be a cashier or Walmart greeter or fucking whatever, because that’s all anyone wants.

    • Anna Rompage

      Ah man, that totally sucks!

    • wait! what?

      You may want to relocate. Chicago has been very good to me.

      • Doug Langley

        This is about the fifth relocation I’ve done in my life. Can’t even begin to afford moving expenses.

        • wait! what?

          I hear you; best of luck.

    • Suse

      Aww, Doug. That’s terrible. I was aging out in my field and it’s so unfair. I hope your summer gig is a good one, even if the pay is lousy.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      I winced reading that Doug. I hope things improve. Don’t give up though. Keep sending out resumes, you never know what might happen.

      • Doug Langley

        Oh, I got a pretty good idea.

    • Doug Langley

      BTW, my apartment just had their pool party. Some good food, people, music. I sat down, munched on burgers and potato salad – and suddenly felt like bursting into tears. Couldn’t socialize, just had to leave.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Look at https://www.upwork.com/ab/find-work/
      I just signed up. I am feeling much better but I need to work from home. The days of the sweet contracts for IT project managers passed in 2008. I feel your pain.

    • Teecha

      I’m sorry to hear this.

    • Serai 1

      Age, honey. Tech companies aren’t interested in employees who remember what it was like to have a good job. They want fresh young kids who’ll be happy being slaves for 90 hours a week for almost nothing.

    • RobKanC

      Man. That sucks. I am quickly approaching the age that excludes me from IT jobs cos I don’t fit into the fast paced environment. My present company is a oasis to this but they want to be the shiny company wig buzzwords. Let’s see how long before my luck runs out.

    • LucindathePook

      Oh, god, Doug, I’m so sorry. Hurts so much and it’s so scary. At least you can stay busy and somewhat solvent, and use that time to talk to absolutely everyone you run into about possibilities, if they know of anything. It sounds like you DO keep coming up with possibilities, and one day one will blossom for you. Take care, and take all the free food you can.

      • Doug Langley

        Fridge has a box of potato salad and a box of grilled chicken. he he

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I hear ya. The only responses I’m getting are from law firms. All the interesting IT jobs won’t even call me back.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Sad face. I spent years barking up a tree I thought was going to be my answer, only to be offered crap or receive no response at all. So, I went into a totally unrelated field for a while and got an opportunity to do work I enjoy for a living wage. Granted, I had an insider *cough, nepotism, cough* but GOOD THINGS DO HAPPEN! Don’t be disheartened, as they say, the only way to guarantee failure is to give up… I don’t know who “they” are, but they might be on to something. Hang in there, Mr. Langley, your time will come.

  • CAPTAIN OBVIOUS POST: A PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NEW TRUMP WAR ROOM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAeqVGP-GPM

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Night of the Long Knives, New Millennium Edition, is coming, y’all.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Long_Knives

    • Suse

      I need to watch this again. Peter Sellers was so great in his several roles.

      • Thiazin Red

        And its too bad George C Scott didn’t do more comedy, he was really funny.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        I think Kubrick’s subtext is that military belligerency stems from masculine inadequacy. xD

  • Suse

    Crap – just heard from my doc that my thyroid is out of whack and I have to take meds for it. Anyone else here hypothyroid?

    • Yup. What do you want to know?

      • Suse

        I’m not sure yet. I’ve been reading all about it. Interesting that it’s considered an auto-immune condition. I already have some of those.

        • Yes, it is. The thyroid affects the body in many ways. Be really observant as you start the medication (probably Synthroid) and be prepared for quite a few blood test to start with, as they balance your levels. Be really proactive with your doctor, too. Just because the blood work starts to come out okay, if you don’t feel a lot better, say so. It’s more than just numbers.

          • Suse

            Thanks for the info.

          • If you need more, just ask. I’ve been through a lot with this.

    • Sophia

      Yup

    • Seems fairly common. At least, i enter it as a diagnosis fairly regularly on client files…

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      I have been. I don’t take anything now.

      • Suse

        Did it fix things?

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          It seemed to, I took generic Synthroid, plus I had already been on mood stabs and all kinds of shit.

          I don’t take the brain meds anymore, didn’t like being a sleepy, fat, shaky-handed Zombie, and I’m doing better. I think the brainmeds were what through my thyroid out-of-whack.

          • Suse

            Hmm… I take brain meds. I thought those might be causing my fatigue.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            If you take more than one brain med, check for drug interactions. I had problems with Cymbalta in combo with amitriptylin. They changed me to Cymbalta and seroquel and it made all the difference.
            Also get your meds from the same pharmacy and the pharmacist will warn you of when your meds are a bad mix.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Not all brain meds are created equal. See my response to Suse below.

    • Sorry to hear that. Most thyroid stuff responds well to meds, though.

      It missed me, but many people in my dad’s family – including several of my first cousins – deal with weird thyroid crap. It’s a dark family joke whenever somebody is having strange symptoms you say to them “Have they checked your thyroid?”.

      • Suse

        I’m hoping the meds will fix my crushing fatigue. It’s been really bad.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          we’re hoping that too. i was actually HOPING i had a thyroid problem because it would explain my fatigue and other symptoms.
          Twisted, I KNOW, but we humans want answers.
          ; )

          • Suse

            I hate mystery symptoms!

    • Anna Rompage

      Just a suggestion that I pose to anyone who has a long term chronic health issue where their body is out of whack…

      You might want to consult a good naturopathic doctor before you go on a long term treatment of meds

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        (twitch, twitch).

        • Anna Rompage

          I know, there are some issues that need western meds, and have also found that some don’t…

          One of my friends had really high blood pressure, his doc put him on two different blood pressure meds, which brought it down, but have some pretty adverse side effects.

          He then saw a naturopath who suggested some changes in diet, getting a little more exercise (read had to start exercising) , and took a couple supplements, and afyer 6 months, his blood pressure is down to where it should be.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            please anna, don’t do this to me.

            I GUARANTEE that the doctor who prescribed the meds (which i also take) encouraged your friend to…wait for it…make changes in diet and exercise. The supplements, assuming he doesn’t have an actual deficiency – which most people don’t – had the same medicinal effect as wood chips (and may even have contained them). IT WAS THE DIET AND THE EXERCISE (and probably weight loss). It’s a well known counter to high bp, as are meds.

            This is a popular alt-health tactic. They “combine” alternative (useless) medicine with things ANY reasonable doctor or even health conscious person would tell you (proper diet and exercise, quit smoking, quit drinking) and then credit the naturopathy, homeopathy, supplements, accupuncture.

            It’s a fallacy.
            And, to be perfectly frank, my twitch was because people stay stick, get sick, and/or DIE foregoing real medicine for alt medicine. I will give credit, you said consult one before going on meds, but seriously, people get sucked in and get hurt or die. (See Jobs, Steve).

            PLEASE, wonketeers, visit this place first and do searches for anything you hear about that doesn’t come from an MD. The site is run by actual doctors who evaluate the scientific evidence, using advanced statistics, and evaluate the outcome – careful to spot errors in methodology and logic:

            http://sciencebasedmedicine.org

          • Anna Rompage

            I would have to disagree with you on this…

            When my sweetie was going through chemo, the supplements her ND prescribed were a god send, and her medical oncologist even agreed that it is a good thing to do…

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            yes, in that case – OF COURSE. People undergoing chemo typically don’t eat well at all, I would imagine, so she properly had an actual deficiency. That is why I couched it very carefully – there are people who have actual vitamin deficiencies, undergoing chemo and AIDS, for example. Vitamins are also given to alcoholics cause they don’t eat properly either.

            But MOST people, most people, even if they eat crap, don’t have a deficiency.

            Now, what about everything else I said?
            (PS, I home your sweetie is doing better and wish her and you nothing but the best).

          • Anna Rompage

            Dude, it’s not about deficiencies, it’s about bringing the body back in to balance, and giving it what it needs to thrive…

            Most of the supplements my sweetie were taking were various amino acids that promote fast devising cell regeneration…

            As far as diet goes in regards to cancer, I’m sure there are those folks out there that don’t eat as well as they should.

            With that said, we followed a strict regimen of very nutrient dense foods during that time, and with that said, the one week she was waiting for one of her supplements, her mouth broke out in some really nasty sores, as that’s what chemo does, and as soon as she had them, all was good once again…

            Let me ask you, are you talking for actual experience? Or just coming from a place a pessisim?

            I’d never suggest someone get cancer treatment from a ND, but I would say from experience, getting help from and ND for imbalances is invaluable

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            “Let me ask you, are you talking for actual experience? Or just coming from a place a pessisim?”

            SCIENCE. (According to people smarter than me).

            Personal anecdotes are not evidence of effectiveness or even plausibility.

            We are stupid monkeys, easily fooled.

            Imma gonna leave it here…I can’t take anymore today. Read some stuff at SBM.
            http://sciencebasedmedicine.org

      • Suse

        I’m pretty much anti-naturopath, but thanks.

    • Serai 1

      I was for a while. It’s not a huge deal. Take the pills, they’ll get you back in balance.

    • John Thorstensen

      My Mom was on thyroid meds for most of her adult life. It was really not a big deal, as far as I could tell. She didn’t complain much, but I never heard so much as a peep about side effects.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Yup. Meds help with the fatigue and other weird symptoms but good luck ever dropping another pound, at least in my experience. Check your T3 and T4, they don’t always do both. If you find more info please let me know because I haven’t gotten any solid advice either, and Dr. Google seems a bit of a quack. BTW, sorry, but it’s not the worst and is an answer of some sort. Cold comfort, I know.

    • ZAmazingProfessionalCrastinatr

      This web site has a treasure trove of information about all things thyroid. https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/

  • DainBramage

    I’ve got about 100 pages to go in American Gods. I watched the first 2 episodes on the teevee machine, then decided that I’d better read the book before getting deeper.

    • Serai 1

      Hell of a book. I’m eager to see how they handle the god in the back seat. I have no idea how one would even go about filming something like that.

      • janecita

        Did you like the new Twin Peaks? I thought that it was quite trippy.

        • Serai 1

          It’s… interesting. Unfortunately, Lynch lost me sometime after TP:FWWM. He just got too out there, his rhythms are too difficult for me. I was losing patience watching it. That bit with Andy’s kid – shit, I had to fast forward when I realized he just was not going to stop talking. I miss the rhythms of the original show. All these scenes that take five times as long as necessary because Lynch likes his interminable silences are stretching my receptivity to the breaking point.

          • janecita

            I know exactly what you mean! I found myself losing interest while watching it. I hope that it gets better.

          • Serai 1

            When I heard Lynch would direct the whole series, I thought, “Uh oh. This may not be watchable for me.” That kind of thing can be done for a movie, one or two hours is one thing. But sustain it over 18 hours? I don’t know. We’ll have to see.

            I’m also put off by Lynch’s tendency never to explain anything, ever. At least in the series, you had Cooper telling people what the fuck was going on sometimes, kinda. Here, of course, he’s barely functional at all, so good luck understanding ANYTHING.

    • janecita

      Read Anansi Boys next.

      • DainBramage

        That’s the plan. I still can’t believe how many Americans don’t read books.

        • janecita

          I don’t know what I’d do without books! Have you ever read “The Book of Lost Things”?

          • I strongly recommend The Eyre Affair and the sequels

          • DainBramage

            Those are great fun.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            I have signed copies from when Fforde visited Atlanta a few years ago.

          • I’m not seething with jealousy. At all

          • janecita

            Of course you do, little Ms. Pickwick:-) I love Jasper Fforde, I just wish that he would write faster!

          • DainBramage

            No, I’ll have to check that out. The synopsis sounds right up my alley.

          • Teecha

            I read that last Friday. It’s gorgeous!

          • janecita

            I love John Connolly, his Charlie Parker book series is awesome.

          • Teecha

            It’s ringing a bell- what’s the genre?

          • janecita

            Crime fiction/supernatural

          • Teecha

            I’m a liar. The one i read was The Keeper of Lost Things.

            Sorry.

            Try that one! It’s gorgeous!

          • janecita

            I just put it on my library list. The Book of Lost Things is also amazing, give it a try.

        • Thiazin Red

          I don’t get the people who seem proud of the fact that they haven’t read a book since the assigned reading in college.

  • chascates

    NSA Chief Admiral Rogers tells agency Trump campaign colluded with Russia:
    (from New York Observer)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c35b479f6cebafaef4e124ffbd2b5ea574d7b32253347c3366d60f9e78d70be.jpg

    • Anna Rompage

      Wasn’t the NYO Kushner’s paper?

      • chascates

        I believe so!

      • Shoto

        Shot across the bow of their asshole former boss, Maybe? Suck it, Jared.

    • Rick Hill

      I maintain that the way trump micromanaged his campaign, there is no way he didn’t know about the Russian connections

  • chascates
  • Jamoche
    • Teecha

      Aw

    • janecita

      What a sweetie pie:-)

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Look for the helpers, the man said.

  • chascates

    The White House is considering vetting President Trump’s tweets with lawyers, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

    • Certified Green Bastard

      That horse has left the barn, found a horse wife, raised a family & died a peaceful death.

      But sure, go ahead & close the barn door.

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

    In the last couple of days. I took a pound of dried Pinto beans, soaked them overnight, and cooked them about 12 hours in the slow-cooker with seasonings, ad finally Brown Sugar, Apple Vinegar, and tomatoes for the last 3 hours, made rice, and shredded a couple of brined Chicken Thighs that I baked in the oven. It’s so fucking tasty, and put in hard taco shells with a little Pepper Jack cheese, I think it’s the best taco filling I’ve ever made, with some left for the Freezer.

    • Anna Rompage

      THat sounds awesome!

      I won’t buy canned beans anymore… it takes a little more planning & time to make them from scratch, but they are so so much better!

      And way to rock it with the brined chicken! Brining is the only way to fly!

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Thanx. :) Yeah, beans are so easy and fun to work, there’s no reason to buy canned. My apartment smelled heavenly all day.

        And yeah, I figured with the beans soaking, I put the thighs in a ziplock and made salty-water, with a little pineapple juice, for overnight. They are really juicy and tender.

      • Jennifer R

        12 hours is a lot of time to use my one pot, when I could buy canned whole beans and make my own refried in like 10 minutes and then have my pot free.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          I saw “canned” and immediately thought you were a monster. I think my brain is wonked. Also too, I keep telling people to put delicious things in their face holes.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      no diced green chile in with that?
      Missing out.

      • Anna Rompage

        There’s diced green chiles in the cheese?

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          better in the ranchero beans.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Oh yeah, a little. :) Salsa too.

    • Sounds delicious! I’d drink apple cider vinegar straight from the bottle if it didn’t make people stare.

      • LucindathePook

        Pickle juice, yum. Just use an opaque glass. I’ve seen recipes for vinegar punch.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        I put a splash in ice water sometimes. It’s perfect when I’m feeling dehydrated. :)

      • Jennifer R

        I started eating raw garlic cloves around my ex’s mom because it would freak her out.

    • Suttree

      Sounds tasty! Good to see you back grrrrrrlllll! I’ve been missing you!

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        ~hugs~ Thanx Suttree.

    • Suse

      OMG – yum!

    • Jennifer R

      take like 1/3-1/2 cup of soy sauce (I don’t know how much I kinda just pour some in a tumbler or a coffee mug or something ok), add in any or all of the following:
      red pepper, garlic or garlic powder, onion powder, oyster sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, paprika, cayenne, green onions.
      Cut up the meat of your choice into chunks
      Pour into a freezer bag and add meat chunks. Burb the air and fondle the bag every few hours for 1-3 days.
      Enjoy.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    heh, for whatever it’s worth – our ‘Trix has engaged the bernie bro troll in the hillary speech thread.

    It’s awesome.

    • Jamoche

      Future DSFB featured comments – get it while it’s hot!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        oooooh yeah – especially considering its friday.

    • jowgajen

      Eh if I wanted to hear Berniebro drivel I’d strike up a convo with any one of my neighbors under 30.

    • Kiri the Unicorn
      • Kateaux

        Off-topic, but this reminds me of late one spring afternoon a looong time ago, standing at my dorm room window, listening to this while watching a huge thunderstorm roll in from the west…the Mars movement made a perfect soundtrack for the storm.

    • Jennifer R

      If only I could harness my raw vitriol in to her eloquence.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I think we could have turned that one into a pet.

      Speaking of pets, has anybody seen RealityKills around lately? I miss him/her.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        my favorites were the “…” posts.

        Awesome.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          RK had their own style. But I grew to like them.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            sorry, I meant the berniebro dude.

            THere’s a lot of posting today! And I wasn’t clear.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            No worries!

  • therblig

    huffpo headline – but i think he looks like he’s kind of enjoying the probe

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60392ad2783194df72bb9bbef7f38fa0622f952983e4a10ff6429c6507991fe8.jpg

  • Suttree

    I shall have a drink in Elijah’s certain recovery.

    • Anna Rompage

      I’m on my second, though I got home from work about 2 hours ago…

  • Suttree

    So Lizzie and I were just talking about Shanz and Baconz. I haven’t heard hide nor tail from either. Hehe!

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      Downthread. They seem happy. xD

    • They posted downthread a ways. They seem stupid-happy

      • Suttree

        Yay! I am all stupid happy here in Brooklyn. I just wanted to make sure we weren’t the only ones.

  • Serai 1
    • Teecha

      She’s making some good points.

    • Sophia

      Wow she’s very smart. Parents should be proud of her.

    • Awww. I feel her pain. I have many of the same questions. And I don’t want that man living in the White House either.

    • I like how the mom started to explain that more people actually voted for Hillary, and then just stopped and said, “it’s a long story.” That is so hard to explain to little kids. I tried explaining the popular vote/electoral college thing to my kids, and what my 8-year-old got from that was “Donald Trump cheated, because if you get less votes and still win, that’s cheating.” I couldn’t convince him otherwise (although I didn’t really try all that hard.)

      • Teecha

        Ha! It’s not cheating, but it doesn’t seem fair. Children are very clear about fairness

        I had to teach the USA 1960-89 this year. I had no deep understanding of the way your government works, only the bits which are comparable with the UK system.
        A very kind wonker suggested I watch the cartoons – I forget the name. But I still have that fucking ‘im just a bill, on capitol hill’ in my head now. But it was great at helping me learn it. And I made my kids watch the whole series. (They were 17 at the time)!

      • Serai 1

        He’s right. The electoral college is a cheat, and always has been.

  • Serai 1

    Nope, didn’t work. *sigh*

    • Sophia

      I always go up into the address bar and left click, then click copy next I go into the disqus comment box and right click and then paste.

      • Serai 1

        Which is what I did. And all I got was those links.

        Nope, it won’t embed. Just links, no matter what I try.

        • Sophia

          Sometimes diqus will have a lag and the link will pop up later with the Instagram. I don’t know why’s that happens. I’m a novice computerer

      • Serai 1

        Doesn’t work for Instagram.

        • Sophia

          aha, thanks cause I would have got frustrated at some point trying to do the same thing

  • jesterpunk

    When republicans say deporting all illegals would create more jobs lets look at what

    happened when Republican states actually tried that.

    Here is Georgia

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/05/17/the-law-of-unintended-consequences-georgias-immigration-law-backfires/#53816acf492a

    and Alabama

    https://mic.com/articles/8272/alabama-illegal-immigrant-crackdown-destroys-farm-business#.EfExoo6bW

    • Pisto75666

      BAHAHAHAHA. I laughed for a straight week when that first happened.

      NEWSFLASH!: REPUBLICANS STEP ON OWN DICKS. Film at 11.

      • jesterpunk

        They not only step on their own dicks they back up and run their dicks over a few times to make sure they got it because they forgot what happened the first few times they did it.

      • Rags

        Sorry, hardly a news flash.

        • Pisto75666

          *sigh* you REALLY need to get your sarcasm detector fixed.

          • Rags

            As do you.

    • Serai 1

      Oh, it creates jobs. They’re just jobs that no “legal” person wants to do.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      yep, we’ve TRIED that experiment and it failed miserably.
      “So let’s do it all over the country!” – Republicans.

      Its the same with their tax-cuts-stimulate-the-economy crap.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        It worked so well in Kansas.

      • jesterpunk

        The tax cuts worked so well in Kansas though. Oh wait.

        Thanks Obama /s

        http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article128543944.html

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Wisconsin is going ahead with testing welfare recipients for drugs.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          after Florida (?) showed us it was a useless waste of money (by so called conservatives).

        • Three Finger Salute

          I think they should start giving psych evals to anyone who voted for Eddie Munster.

    • Doug Langley

      Hey, coal miners! Here’s the jobs Trump promised you!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Russia wanted any mention of Crimea removed from the Republican Party platform. Done. Turkey did not want the US using Kurdish rebels to fight ISIS. Done. Russia wants a weakened NATO and EU. Judging from Donald of Arabia’s Big Adventure, he’s trying his hardest.

    • Suse

      He’s a fucking never ending nightmare. He really has to be overthrown, along with all of his cronies and minions.

      • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Are you speaking of Don or Putin? Wait. BOTH.

    • Swampgas_Man

      The weed of Crimea bears bitter fruit.

  • chascates
    • Oh jeez, at least Reagan had some charm.

      • And the ability to memorize lines.

        • Sally

          Did Trump ever say anything but “You’re Fired” on his greatest bestest TV show ever? I refused to watch even back then…he always seemed like a carnival barker to me.

          • I never watched it. I have issues with unreality TV. All I ever saw were commercials for it, and in those, all he says is “you’re fired.”

    • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      It must be hard to diagnose Alzheimer’s in a person who’s exhibited lifelong symptoms of confusion and being addlepated.

    • Teecha

      Of course, it could just be that he’s thick as shit and completely self absorbed?

      Or both.

    • Sally

      Why didn’t they just let him go? I mean, he might have headed into Palestine and seen some fireworks.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      we were discussing that below – i think that’s putting a bit of a spin on it.

      He was clearly just being a dick…he did that to someone else once, I forget who. When he’s “done” talking to someone/about something, he’ll do that.

    • Rags

      It’s consistent with his fear of stairs, his desire for support while walking ( no reason to think affection motivates his grabs at Melania) and a number of photos that show his stance as canted and uncertain. Could be Mini strokes also too.

      • chascates

        I’ve heard syphilis could cause some of these things. Maybe he lost his ‘personal Vietnam’ of avoiding STDs in the 1970s.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Remember when he walked out on the press before signed an executive order?

  • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    • Three Finger Salute

      Wow, she still looks great. Gadot is a worthy heiress.

    • Carter has been playing the President on Supergirl this past season

      • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        IKR. She’s amazing!

        • She is. I’m still finishing Supergirl and Flash from this year. I yelled at my computer during the Arrow finale.

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The CW does DC heroes so much better than the films, although I’m staying optimistic about WW and Justice League.

          • I am totally seeing Wonder Woman. Justice league though….i dunno. Alos, if you’re looking for real-life crazy track down Amell running the American Ninja Warrior course

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            That guy’s shredded. That’s Olympic level athleticism.

          • He completed the full celebrity course and went on to do 1 and a half more obstacles (first one was the Salmon Ladder):
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/207bdb149b0159382a4e5cf71562a0ce2fc6db3de5bfc2458f5b54cfca6910c4.gif

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            It’s always great when GA and Flash get together. Flash season 1 was my absolute favorite,due in no small part to Amell.

          • Best thing ever is still Diggle’s reactions to The Flash and, later on, Supergirl.

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Hell yeah!

          • Yay! None of my meat-space friends watch the Flarrowverse and think i’m crazy for watching. They are WRONG.

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Indeed, it’s some of the best portrayals of the heroes I’ve seen on the screen. And I’ve got DC comics complete through the silver age when my dad was collecting them as a little kid and had the foresight to save them. the callbacks to those stories, especially on Legends is awesome.

          • I love the sheer ridiculousness of Legends. Also, Arthur Darville and Victor Garber.

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Loved Darville as Rory on DW, love him here, and Victor Garber is awesome. I also have a soft spot for Brandon Routh from the one Superman movie he did.

          • He’s such a dork as Palmer. And he’s growing on me more. I swear to god about all the fucking cliffhangers from this season. Digg and felicity better not be paste on a landscape!

          • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I’m never sure if death on CW is real or not, and it’s less predictable with time travel now. Full disclosure, between school and hospital I’m only about 1/2 way through the season. I have a month off in July and I’m locking my door and binge watching all of it!

          • Doooo eeet! Arrow was like, Season 2 good this year. Flash is all bendy and crazy. Supergirl is still growing into its skin. Legends is deranged, but in the best way

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Can’t we get her truth-telling lasso to Legislative Badass Elijah as soon as he’s better?

      • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yes please.
        *smiles thinking about that being a real option*

  • OddMan

    And now for something completely different.
    Sometimes stars just wink out, one minute they are there and the next, poof a black hole of nothingness is left.

    http://www.space.com/37001-black-hole-born-from-collapsing-star-video-images.html https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d74036c7e9de54a1358c04458ed575a74e15b4be48f6b0b9cb71842cdd6b84db.png

    • vivian

      That happened to me once……

      • Rick Hill

        I’m glad you got better…

    • UnsaltedSinner

      When you’re a star, they let you do that.

    • Rick Hill

      Because it’s gawd’s will!!

    • Doug Langley

      Are you talking about space or Hollywood?

    • John Thorstensen

      Hey! I know those guys!

  • chascates
    • WomanInThePersistence

      I am so very surprised.

    • mackafritz

      He sure drained the swamp because a swamp serves a useful purpose.

  • Rick Hill
  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    WaPo identified most of the pins that Sheriff Cowboy Cosplayer likes to wear on his uniform.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/05/26/heres-what-the-pins-that-sheriff-clarke-wears-actually-mean/?update&utm_term=.ace10ff5735f

    This is my favorite;
    2. This is a pin that reads “Sheriff” made and branded by the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company.

    It’s also nice that as a law enforcement officer paid by the taxpayers he feels the need to state his opinion on what ladies do with their reproductive choices right on his uniform.

    21. A pin depicting a baby’s feet (“the precious feet”), signifying support for the antiabortion movement.

  • Anna Rompage

    Okay, I’ve had two beers, it’s a lovely afternoon, and I feel like the garden is calling my name!

    Ciao for the time being!

  • chascates

    When Trump said ‘America First’ he meant he’d be the center of attention.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0493cef158335a39d79d55f02cffd49c324f6d38ab8f1a24eaf8120969565b40.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger

    POLITICS

    Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been ‘A Complete Disaster’
    May 26, 20175:23 PM ET

    “Everything else [Trump’s done] [in office] has been a complete disaster,” John Boehner said.
    http://www.npr.org/2017/05/26/530235345/boehner-says-apart-from-foreign-policy-trump-has-been-a-complete-disaster

    (*And Boehner knows complete disasters, huh?__So, he’s certainly the expert and I accept his assessment.)

    • mackafritz

      “everything else”? What wasn’t a complete disaster?

      • Bill D. Burger

        Bombing Syria? Repukes and Baggers love that shit.
        ~missiles / explosions / death & destruction~

        • Three Finger Salute

          Bombing nonwhite people? Repukes and Baggers love that shit. So do Likud Ziocons and their C Street allies shock ‘n’ y’all-ing them dibbil worshippin’ Ay-rabs in the name of Jesus.

          ~Vietnam / Cambodia / Laos / Iraq / Afghanistan / Somalia / Syria / infinite “drug war” in South and Central America / if Europe gets too brown we’ll nuke them too because chocolate cake

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      “apart from foreign policy”

      apart from foreign policy? APART FROM FOREIGN POLICY?

      Was Mitt in Bermuda this whole frickin’ week? Or, ya know, a whole in the ground?

  • Suse

    Dirty Chicken from China is the name of my new Punk-Zydeco band. https://twitter.com/drou_bre/status/868193367427035136

  • msanthropesmr
  • Suttree

    Yay! I just convinced Lizzie that we need to go for a walk in the park. Today is a beautiful day!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Enjoy! We all need to savor the beautiful days.

  • Three Finger Salute

    OT: Trumpist trolls are causing Canada to go to shit. Another dangerous loonie was arrested, the second in just the past week, for sending threats to Trudeau.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/05/26/derek-hurrell-trudeau-threats-rcmp_n_16826056.html

    An Alberta woman sent threats to Sophie. We all know that there are women out there who can be just as unhinged as the men.

    http://www.thesudburystar.com/2017/05/24/alberta-woman-accused-of-threatening-pms-wife

    And the most recent guy above is the second from Saskatchewan this year to make a credible threat to the lovable PM. This happened in mid-February. The mosque shooting had happened just a couple weeks earlier.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/02/14/saskatchewan-man-found-guilty-of-threatening-justin-trudeau-in-facebook-rants.html

    What the fuck is going on in Disneyland North? Look to the RWNJ Internet and the shitshow below the 49th for your answer.

    • Suse

      What’s their beef? Too liberal?

      • Three Finger Salute

        RCMP isn’t releasing the details of the postings (probably a wise move, so as not to glorify them/create copycats). But Western Canada is C.R.A.P./Harpercon country; in fact Alberta is called “Texas North” because oil and fundies, and there’s even an article on “Western Alienation” which became a real divide during the tail end of Pierre’s time in office.

        Basically a version of the rural-urban divide that exists elsewhere in the world, like the Rust Belt/Corn Belt/Bible Belt vs. “New York and California Liberals” and simple folk of Dixie vs. “Ivy Brahmins” perceived as “elites.”

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

        Alberta now has a premier from the social-democratic NDP, who got heckled with “Lock Her Up!” by one of Ezra Levant’s (Canada’s Limbaugh) pitchfork mobs for no other reason than she agreed with Trudeau’s policy of carbon taxes. Notley’s election came as a surprise as Alberta tends to despise anyone who’s not a true-blue Tory. But “Trudeau” in particular is a dirty word there.

        To think this kind of crap might not be happening if Stumpage hadn’t gotten in, thus emboldening the crazies to think that America’s got their back if they go off the rails. But “she’s too corporate” and “emails” and — and — and —

        It really all boils down to: We wouldn’t elect a woman, and made life a living hell for a blah man, because we’re Just Not Ready™.

    • Yr. Gma

      There are dangerous wackos in every country, even Canada.

  • Jennifer R
    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      “Because”

      Well I’m convinced!

    • Suse

      Fuck off, Karen, you bigoted fake Christian.

      • h4rr4r

        God hates figs!

        No really, he killed that fig tree for no good reason.

    • Chadwells

      What an asshole.

    • Serai 1

      Fucking hell, woman, if they “weren’t what God intended” THEY WOULDN’T BE FUCKING POSSIBLE.

      What the FUCK is it with Christians constantly demeaning and insulting their own god? I can’t imagine being that fucking arrogant.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i thought this too – but to them, it’s not god’s “fault” they are gay, they were born straight, thanks to god, but they CHOOSE to be gay or were CORRUPTED into being gay or some such nonsense.

        I’m straight, but most gay folks (i’ve encountered) say/write, they knew they were gay (or “different”) at pretty young ages – soooo, apparently 7 year olds choose their sexuality or are the servants of satan…I guess?

      • Suse

        Because it’s a “lifestyle choice” and they weren’t born gay.

    • Kooolest G

      I want anyone who believes that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt to go to a third world orphanage and tell all the kids there that they’re much better off there than living in america with a loving gay couple. make sure to tell those kids that it’s because that’s how jesus would want it. maybe we should convince all these bible thumpers that the only way to stop the gays from adopting is to adopt all the orphans in the world before the gays can get to them.

  • not_vh

    happy weekend folks.

  • chascates

    From Right Wing Watch:
    Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire declared on his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning that America needs “a more violent Christianity.” He cited President Trump and Greg Gianforte as examples of violent men who are properly “walking in authority.”
    “The only thing that is going to save Western civilization is a more aggressive, a more violent Christianity,” he said.
    Playing a clip of Trump shoving aside the prime minister of Montenegro at a recent NATO summit so that he could stand in front of the group of assembled leaders, Daubenmire heaped praise on Trump for showing that “he is large and in charge.”
    “Look at him,” Daubenmire screamed gleefully while watching the clip. “They’re all little puppies, ain’t nobody barking at him … He’s walking in authority. He walked to the front and center and they all know it, too, man. He just spanked them all.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvhfPe1RVcA

  • Me not sure

    So Cummings is in a hospital and Trump is barging to the front of the complimentary waffle maker line at a ritzy hotel at the G-7 in Italy. THERE IS NO GOD!

  • Major_Major_Major
  • boyblue122

    The daily Russia news comes a bit late today

    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/868241095775399936

  • HazooToo
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Careful, those bastards spit.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Ready your wipers. One of their defenses is the ability to spit almost half a pint of saliva with great accuracy.

      *One of the funniest clips I’ve seen was a lady at a petting zoo leaning in to a llama (same defense) and commenting on “….those amazing and beautiful eyes.”
      The animal looked agitated …. pulled its head back… and ~splat~ literally plastered her hair back. Big Fun!

      • Jennifer R

        Like with rabbits, one of their primary attack/defence methods is to castrate their foe with a bite. You can lose a finger or nose to the buggers if you get up in their face.

        • Rags

          Unless, of course, you come bearing the holy hand grenade of Antioch….

    • UnsaltedSinner
      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        A plethora of piñatas!

    • Canis the Grey

      Your side-eye game will never be on the level of alpaca in downtown traffic side-eye.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • Bill D. Burger

      Lewandowski is loyal to Herr Trumpenfurher….but getting a rat back onto a sinking ship is a rare sight.

      • Shoto

        He should probably think about getting the check up front, and waiting until it clears before commencing this fool’s errand idiot exercise.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          He should probably consider whether what he’ll be paid will cover his legal fees if he joins this clusterfuck of an administration. I’m guessing it won’t.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Hell, they wouldn’t even let the vicious bastard into the VIP area at the inauguration.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      He did so well the first time around.

    • Canis the Grey

      The Gianforte assault is just foreshadowing then, if true.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    You know how on the day before a holiday it’s kind of a convention that you would get out early? Except there’s only one partner left here and he’s the one who DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT MORALE OR HOW IT LOOKS TO THE LITTLE PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE FOR HIM TO KEEP US HERE. He either is power-tripping or indifferent, but either one erodes my confidence in him and my desire to go the extra mile for him. WHAT A DICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • snark-lurker

      I know just eggsackly what you mean. There’s always one fucker to mess things up.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        This feeling is one of the worst feelings I know of. It’s frustration and powerlessness and anger and indignation, all cranked up minute by minute as it gets closer to closing time. And the worst part is that one of the partners who is out of town told one of us we could leave at 2:00. But she isn’t here. SO THIS SICK FUCK IS IN CHARGE MAKING US SIT HERE.

        • HazooToo

          Spend this time browsing Not Always Working. You can even share this story with them.

          • Jamoche

            Or AskAManager.org

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ugh, my prof, who i normally like very much, on the last day made me sit there for 45 minutes until class started, JUST so she could ask all of us, “Are you SURE you’re ready to turn in your assignment?”

          I was so pissed off.

          And it’s not nearly as bad as what you’re having to go through.

          • Yr. Gma

            I used to let them go after they took a test or handed in a paper, but I always asked “Are you sure?” And then I took it and said “It’s your funeral.”

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            it was our final project – mistakes, the tiniest of them, would cost you points, it adds up over 20-60 pages of legal documents we had done through the semester.
            But I’m an A student, told HER i was ready to turn it in and still i had to wait.

        • snark-lurker

          Nuttin to do but…shit’em with no fucks.

    • Shoto

      “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

      — The Management

    • Yr. Gma

      Yep. I had a Dean like that. I retired. He died. Justice can be done sometimes.

  • Thaumaturgist

    Today’s 6:30 scandal was a half hour late. WaPo, behind a paywall, says President Jared asked Russian ambassador if he could use Russian facilities to communicate directly with Valodya. Kushner did not want enemies in the Intelligence Community to know. Anything.

    Curses. IC monitors Russian traffic and found out when the ambassador carried the tale to Moscow.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Enemies in the IC? Enemies!?!?!

      • Are they putting money in Trump pockets? No? Then they’re the enemy.

      • snark-lurker

        That fucker should have been taked into custody 4 months ago.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        This is totally normal!

        • snark-lurker

          Didnut used to be normal : (

    • Suse

      That’s just gobsmackingly insane.

    • Canis the Grey

      I believe the legal terminology here is “Consciousness of Guilt”?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        That smarmy little fucking scut was born guilty…and I don’t mean original sin.

    • Shoto

      And there’s a very good example of just how stupid this idiot moran really is. I can’t say I’m surprised in the least. Here’s hoping he ends up in the slam. And none of that Prison Resort crap, either. ADX Florence. It’s the only way to be sure.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Lock him up?

    • Khavrinen

      Here’s a hint for you, Jared: If there are stories all over the airwaves/internet questioning your illegal ties to Russia, even if your father-in-law claims they’re “fake news”, maybe you should at least try not to be so fucking obvious that they’re true?

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    i just saw this on C&L…it’s john boehner mowing his lawn…in a sweat suit. (or perhaps just posing with it, given how the rest of the grass looks, but still funny).

    I bet he is the HAPPIEST he’s ever been.

    Happy Memorial Day you wacky, lovely people.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b5e69090618cf6b0e676d80c8efe78ca7448a60b9301c943fe95b2999ac5ef8.jpg

  • Swampgas_Man

    Well. it’s off to stuff my face with dinner and then dream sweat dreams of Anna Elizabeth, Tank Girl trying on bikinis.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    WaPo: Senate Intelligence Committee requests all Trump campaign documents dating to 2015

    • boyblue122

      i can hear all the shredders starting up now

  • chascates

    A puff, a party, a tragedy!

    Marijuana Jihad Link: Famous Islamic Terrorists Who Were Potheads

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/272b679d213fa2938ab3741470d49016267455d0641ea14da4dfe844691aef19.jpg

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      who wants to bet a shiny ass nickel that is NOT AT ALL what that article says?

      • Jennifer R

        My first instinct whenever I see someone talk about a published article is to research the journal it is in.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          yep and check the citations…they either a) go to some horribly biased publication or b) don’t say anything like what’s being claimed.

          • Jennifer R

            Well it has an impact factor of 1.4 so take of that what you may.

          • Courser_Resistance

            My fossilized brain has no idea what ‘impact factor’ means. But I know bullshit when I smell it, so… bullshit.

          • Jennifer R

            It’s a way to measure the impact of a scholarly journal by comparing the number of articles it publishes to the number of times the journal is cited.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            i learned recently, apparently, that is about how google pagerank works (roughly).

          • Courser_Resistance

            Huh. Thanks!

          • Jennifer R

            It doesn’t for sure mean a given journal is good or bad, just says if it’s known and cited or not.

      • jaspersdad
        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          have you read furhter? See my comment above.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          thanks for linking, it’s more terrible and awful than I could have ever imagined. I’m so pissed off right now.

          • jaspersdad

            I read it and it’s drawing conclusions from very few examples. I don’t know how this can be designated peer reviewed.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            not only that but it’s full of minsinformation, logical fallacies (pot in their system doesn’t mean the “act” was caused by the pot), and deliberate ommission of facts (the Co. PP shooter was a NUTJOB, pot or no).

            They even seem to include Osama bin laden because they found pot growing in the compound where he was killed…15 years after he orchestrated 9/11.

            Just full of lies and insinuation…and again, that was just in the first bit.

          • jaspersdad

            I’d like to see the controlled studies they did. Instead of ” he’s violent and he smokes pot, it must be the pot”.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            that’s the thing, as you know, there was no controlled study.
            It just occurred to me, their “study” was “violence+marijuana” in google.

    • Three Finger Salute

      I guess linking them to Nazis doesn’t work anymore now that Nazis are like totes magotes in Goebbels’ Own Party.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0jXFUSCUV0

      “Fox News owns the copyright to Hitler’s likeness.”

    • DrBigHead

      OK, I haven’t been getting my promised Soros bucks, and now I’m missing out on the pot? What the hell is going on, George? This is a hell of a way to run a revolution.

    • jesterpunk

      Damn George is busy. No wonder the checks are so far behind.

    • Chadwells

      That is just about the dumbest thing I have ever read. If those mother fuckers were stoners….there wouldn’t be any Jihad.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i remember them saying this right after 9/11.

        South Park worked it into a joke in the “Future You” episode.

        • Chadwells

          I can’t even with this nonsense!

      • Ωbjectifier

        Well, until they run out of Oreos.

        • Chadwells

          LOL! True dat!

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          nahhh, then you just rush to the nearest convenience store and find them standing still in the cookie isle trying to decide between double stuffs or m&ms.

      • Courser_Resistance

        I remember talking to some small city cops about medical weed back before it was fully legal. They said that they never had to worry much about ‘stoners’. They laughed and said that stoners never commit domestic violence, start fights or ever really cause anyone any trouble. Even if they drive to 7-11 for more snacks, they’re not reckless about it. At least that’s the way they felt about it at the time.

        • Chadwells

          I can believe that!

    • Me The People

      Yeah explains all those Rastafarian jihadists…

    • I know a lot of stoners. They are not out jihading. They are on a couch, with cheetos or chocolate.

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • Miles Monroe

      Putting aside the fact that cannabis use is no more a valid subject for the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy than coffee or Mountain Dew use, that “analysis” kind of shows the level of scientific objectivity with the very first sentence of the abstract: Marijuana is currently a growing risk to the public in the United States.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Marijuana is currently a growing risk to the financial security of pharmaceutical companies and for-profit prisons in the United States.

        There. Fixed that for ’em.

        • Serai 1

          No, the for-profit prisons LOVE it, because it provides them with hundreds of thousands of nice, paid-for prisoners a year.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Legalized marijuana.

      • chascates

        The actual addictions that cause massive health problems are: salt, fat, and sugar.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          And dietary fat doesn’t cause fat in the human body.

          That is caused by sugar and excessive carbs that turn into sugar.

          And guess what we eat too much of?

          • Serai 1

            Yeah, but dietary fat does clog arteries and cause heart disease.

    • Skwerl the Impeachanator!

      Ahh another open access journal spreading propaganda.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        I don’t have a dog in this race since I am allergic to pot smoke (and legal cigarette smoke, too.)

        But it seems like a waste of time and resources unless wasting time and resources is what you are into.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          it also helps people with chronic pain (instead of using opioids) and has some psychological benefits for certain people – PTSD, depression, anxiety.

          It makes me worse, so I don’t do it, but yours is a pretty gross oversimplification.

          • Mehmeisterjr

            I’m not saying pot doesn’t help other people.

            I’m saying it is bad for me.

            But I’m saying it should be legal for those it does help.

            And the holy war against it is costly and useless. not to mention unjust.

            All I’m saying.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            fair enough – i agree completely with this.

            It’s just the waste of resources part struck a nerve.

        • Serai 1

          Speak for yourself, Sparky. It makes my life livable, and does the same for millions of others.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      oh for-fucking-rat-bastard’s-shit-sakes…
      it’s actually a compliation of case studies, if i’m reading it right, and the first one they cite, the FIRST ONE is…Michael Brown (shot by a cop)

      holy shit, these are (some of) the rest, I AM NOT KIDDING:
      Trayvon Martin (shot by a wannabe vigilante), Laquan McDonald (shot by a cop), Deven Guilford (shot by a cop), Freddie Gray (“fell into a coma”!!! no, his back was broke), Lakeisha Holloway (okay, she drove a car onto the LV strip, she apparently had marijuana in her system, AND WAS MENTALLY ILL), Robert Lewis Daer (oh, a white guy! who even these fucks acknoledge had mental issues, but no mention of abortion zealotry), JARED LEE LOUGHNER! THE TSARNEV BROTHERS! OSAMA BIN FUCKING LADEN??!?!

      Ye gods, Wonkette, put everybody together and TACKLE this:
      https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/marijuana-violence-and-law-2155-6105-S11-014.php?aid=84736

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Moar:
      “Marijuana intoxication results in panic reactions and paranoid feelings whose symptoms lead to violence [15]”

      The citation in this sentence, 15, does not go to a study or studies, the footnote is…wait for it…a statement made by the NYC police commish.
      ” NYPD commissioner blames legal marijuana in Colorado for increase in New York shootings.”

    • Kooolest G

      well I hope they don’t try to start their weed fueled jihad from saudi arabia since the punishment for selling weed there is beheading.

      • Three Finger Salute

        shh, don’t tell Jeffy Dahmer Sessions that. he’ll get ideas…

    • Serai 1

      Christ, I’m sick of dipshits who know nothing about Islam. I don’t know that much, but I know enough to realize what utter horseshit this is.

  • Marceline
  • Chadwells

    Well well well….wonder how the Fuckfaces will respond.

    “Senate Intel Committee demands Trump campaign to turn over all docs: report”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/335381-senate-intel-committee-demands-trump-campaign-to-turn-over-all

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      proof your tweets Chris, come on!

      • Bill D. Burger

        He did sound as those he’s aping Chinese at times by using ‘reporedly’! ___ He’s rushing to get us the story. ;)

        • Shoto

          ♫ I’m so ronery… ♫

      • ariel_gee_398

        Cut him some slack. For about the 9th straight night, he’s had to dump an entire show an hour before airtime to report on breaking news.

        • Oh dear. Will Rachel be hopped up on cold meds again tonight?

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          fair enough…I hated when that happened in my tv days.

    • jesterpunk
      • Doug Langley

        Did he remember to put his name on it?

        • jesterpunk

          Does he remember his name? He seems to be forgetting a lot of things lately.

        • georgiaburning

          That’s five points on the final

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Dayum, I was going to say 200 points on the SAT.

          • georgiaburning

            Homeschool version?

    • ariel_gee_398

      I gotta say, I think this is the end of Kushner. I cannot believe it was an honest mistake leaving that off his form. Lying on the form is punishable by 5 years in prison.

      • boyblue122

        Lock. Him. Up. Unless he rats on daddy-in-law

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          That’s why they are getting all the toadies first. To see what they have to say and match that to the evidence before they confront Dolt 45. It’s obvious to anyone who has ever watched Law and Order, NCIS, etc…

      • Three Finger Salute

        Not if he all of a sudden has a “religious awakening” and flees to Israel.

    • Bill D. Burger

      An “error”? __ They seem to have made a lot, more than any administration ever in the history of mankind (oooo…Trump moment), of those, huh?

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        the sad thing, their “mistakes” always give them an out to squiqqle through.

        Sessions said an FBI agent told him he could leave off certain meetings, Jared’s artwork collection (apparently) only needed to be disclosed if bought and sold them regularly…

        Now, if it was HRC or Obama, it would have been all, “liar! untrustworthy! lock them up!” but with this circus it’s just, “eh, it was a simple mistake!”

      • Skwerl the Impeachanator!

        All the convenient errors? Hmmmm one would think the odds of all those errors would…

    • Me The People
    • bookish

      When does this bullshit rise to the level of treason?

      • Rags

        Now

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      I’m getting the impression this Kushner guy might not know what he’s doing…

  • chascates

    TPM:

    WI Committee Approves Walker Plan To Drug Test Medicaid Recipients, Others

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0abce4a0411f1536ee19663ae637888487272bd1f6a461daf4228ee29e7bb051.jpg

    • Three Finger Salute

      “BadgerCare” — dumbest name for a healthcare policy I’ve ever seen. Everyone knows honey badger don’t care.

      • Khavrinen

        Well, at least it has the virtue of being accurate…

      • Shoto
        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          This will never not be funny as hell.

          • Shoto

            Cracks me up every time.

        • Ωbjectifier

          Oh, that’s nasty!

        • jaspersdad

          Watch how many ways this honey badger devises to escape from his pen.

          https://youtu.be/c36UNSoJenI

    • jesterpunk

      It hasnt worked the first 7 times states tried it but maybe if they keep trying the drug testing companies will make a lot of money.

      https://thinkprogress.org/what-7-states-discovered-after-spending-more-than-1-million-drug-testing-welfare-recipients-c346e0b4305d

      Also Rachel has something for them.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e8a08b6c703aa7b614e8affbb90d4faf6ffc9b7a9ca5423846b4a6a9cfa483f.jpg

      • chascates

        Yes, no one ‘chooses’ to live on the street.

    • Because people who do test positive for drugs never need medical care?

      • chascates

        Or may use cannabis because they’re in pain and traditional meds are too expensive or fuck them up.

        • I’m just saying. No matter what drug or why they use it, denying someone medical care because they test positive for drugs is just inhuman. Drug testing as a means to kick people off of medical care is basically saying that anyone who tests positive doesn’t deserve care. I know that the heartless bastards proposing this probably believe something like that, but they should at least have to come out and say plainly “I am perfectly fine with your loved one dying of a treatable condition because they failed a drug test.” Same thing with the drug testing for food stamps. It shouldn’t be OK to say “no food for you” because someone failed a drug test. That is disgusting and cruel. We don’t treat imprisoned murderers that way, or at least we’re not supposed to, because it’s cruel and unusual (granted, these same people probably would treat prisoners that way if they could) but it’s OK to do it to someone who smoked a joint?

          • Three Finger Salute

            It’s also a way of keeping medicinal marijuana illegal. Catch-420. If you test positive for drugs, no medicine for you. Which means you can’t use an “illegal substance” as medicine either.

    • TJ Barke

      Fucking moralizing assholes.

  • bookish

    Damn right.

    http://nbcnews.to/2rHeEC9

    “You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason,” she said. “The future of America depends on brave, thoughtful people insisting on truth and integrity right now, every day.”

  • janecita

    Is it me, or Jared Kushner looks like that pale, skinny, sickly looking, chronic masturbator, that couldn’t keep his hands away from his dick until he finally got caught masturbating in the school library?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9aba9ba6ae486a944ce6d9fd815dd5157d6c2fcc722cfecc6172f5f0cbe8b14.jpg

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Get well soon, Elijah, and please don’t read the next thing I am about to post so you stay well!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      OK, I’m curious.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        See above. Prepare to get royally pissed.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          At the moment I am getting royally pissed. In the British sense of the word.

          • janecita

            I’m planning to start doing the same, right after I take a shower.

          • Three Finger Salute

            #WeAreNotAmused

          • Incoming Ham

            Ditto. Or as say my people: Meddw

  • chascates
    • UnsaltedSinner

      Normally I’d say Frank Luntz is what’s wrong with America, but these are strange times.

    • Canis the Grey

      And now they’ve got me agreeing with Frank Luntz. The Apocalypse is nigh.

    • yyyaz

      Did the magnetic poles reverse when I wasn’t looking? The Fucking Frank Luntz sez whut??!1?

      • Canis the Grey

        I’ll take it as a sign. What is he seeing in the electoral tea leaves that the rest of his party hasn’t caught wind of yet?

  • Picabo

    Cincinnati.com has a story about the Beverly Hills supper club fire that occurred 40 years ago on May 28, 1977 in Northern Kentucky. I lived in Cincinnati at the time. Anyone here remember this? It was a 9-dimensional cluster fuck with aluminum electrical wiring that started the fire. I will not provide a link because the article has some graphic pictures. You can Google it. The article references Nick Clooney who was the news anchor for channel 12 news. He is the father of George Clooney and brother of Rosemary Clooney.

    • bookish

      Interesting, but I’m not going to look. Thanks for not putting it up in our faces. Appreciate that.

    • Yr. Gma

      I do remember that.

    • Kateaux

      I remember that. That was…bad.

    • Unhappy Fingers

      The Cincinnati Enquirer http://enquirer.com has a lot more information (and less triggery shit) on the fire. It wasn’t just aluminum wiring but a whole clusterfuck of code violations and errors as most of these things are.

      The style of presentation in the cincinnatti.com article drives me batshit crazy.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    How are you going to piss me off today, auto-play CNN link?

    Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

    Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating
    to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.

    As a result, Comey acted unilaterally last summer to publicly declare the
    investigation over — without consulting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch — while at the same time stating that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information. His press conference caused a firestorm of controversy and drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

    He knew it was fake?!?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a03d6bded1a2ccfe8191a9cbb7052c77418ebd33fb6a264a945ce35a4e0c1974.png

    • bookish

      Goddammit.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      And now I am pissed in all senses of the word.

      Wtf with this guy? Seriously, What. The.Fuck?

    • Canis the Grey

      I wish he had just fired the entire NYC field office instead.

    • jesterpunk

      So he had info he knew was fake but acted on it for Hillary and held the weird press conference and went to shit for brains right before the election to mention Carlos Danger’s emails. But he had actual real intel on Trump and Russia and refused to talk about it or even confirm an investigation before the election?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        For great justice!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • TootsStansbury

      After we rid ourselves of these treasonous fuck heads can we punish Russia for this bullshit? Oh, that’s right; I’m silly to still believe in justice.

    • Roni Raven

      I think I read somewhere that this is a bit more nuanced than what CNN is reporting but I was still loopy from the anesthesia, so I don’t remember where I read it. I’ll try to find a link.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Perhaps, but that doesn’t make this any less of an injustice FFS.

    • jesterpunk
    • William Cook

      I really liked the Nice Guy Comey theory. Part of me is naively hoping this is a Trump plot to make liberals stop caring, or at least something he can point to and say “I told you so.”

    • Serai 1

      So much for his VAUNTED INTEGRITY OMG.

  • HazooToo
  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • TheGrandWazoo2

      Guaranteed to chafe your ass.

      • janecita

        And give you HPV.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Institutional grade, no doubt. Would be nice to see to it that Donnie et al get it in their cells.

      • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

        They also have a wingnut approved version: “Won’t take shit off no one!”

      • Serai 1

        Sure as shit won’t jack you up.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Funny, though I’m not sure I want any product that uses Donald’s image near my lady bits. Fuck, I don’t even think I would use it to pick up after my dogs.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Would not wipe a monkey’s butt with that.

    • Serai 1

      LOLOL.

      Okay for all you gringos who don’t speak the lingo:

      See where it says “4 puros rollos”? That’s a pun. A “rollo” is a roll, like in toilet paper, but it’s ALSO a lie. “Puro rollo” – pure roll – is a ridiculous lie that produces eye-rolls.

      Also, “suavidad sin fronteras” is softness without borders.

      Christ, the Mexicans are having WAY too much fun with this.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Come on Canucks. Hurry up with that White House special, “Vladimir Poutine.”

  • CripesAmighty

    And as our friends across the pond were calling the contractors to fumigate in Dump’s wake, Bamz paid a visit to our Aunt Angela, and a few of the people who werent at Dump’s installation as Head Douche In Charge, dropped by. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0fd201c3a0980cf5bd53c7dc3c6e4d00b36ab8dfc1020feb86a95020d9c2644d.jpg
    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/05/obama-germany-how-do-you-his-crowds-now

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Ha! Hey, Capehart took my credit. He owes me a beer.

    The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart took credit for warning France’s ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, about Trump’s gamesmanship.

    “‘Did you warn him about Trump’s handshakes?’ my philanthropist friend asked,” Capehart wrote Friday, recalling a party on Monday night. “A look of surprise popped on Araud’s face as he inquired what exactly did that mean. Both of us told him about Trump’s affinity for the alpha male, grab-and-pull power pump that always seemed to reduce the other person to a rag doll. Forewarned, Araud said he would alert Macron.”

    CousinItt: Macron may have been briefed on how Donald tries to out-man the handshake and decided to challenge the talking yam. It worked.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/emmanuel-macron-handshake-trump

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/wonkettecom/hot_french_president_destroys_tiny_hands_trump_with_worlds_sexxxiest_handshake/#comment-3324809997

    • Canis the Grey

      So actual Judo techniques are now going to be an essential skill for international diplomacy with the United States. Interesting times we are cursed to live in here.

      • jaspersdad

        While he’s yanking on my arm I’d just clumsily follow through and head butt him in the nose. (with votes)

      • Sophia

        International diplomacy and journalism.

    • Three Finger Salute

      There’s a real guy named “Capehart”? Sounds like the name of a super hero in a Care Bears cartoon from the ’80s. Captain Capeheart saved the French president from the Orange Death Grip of DOOM!

  • Suse

    I wonder what Jarvanka are doing right now? Looking for their cyanide pills?

    • jesterpunk

      I think they are asking Vladdy for advice.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      You mean, the cyanide votes?

    • Shoto

      Checking to see if their passports are good for a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the US?

    • Roni Raven

      Well, it’s Friday night, so asking their rabbi for some sort of special dispensation?

  • Pre-existing Ugly Dude

    Can Elijah Cummings be our legislative baddass in perpetuity? It seems unfair to everybody else to even have a contest.

  • HazooToo
  • UnsaltedSinner
    • Me The People

      No doubt the right wing fake quote machine will do its part as usual

      “For threescore years I have sought the remedial virtues that are to be enjoyed by bathing in the water of fallen women” – Abraham Lincoln

  • Jennifer R

    It sounds like the arc of history decided it likes life in the fast lane.
    https://twitter.com/funder/status/868142498450989058

    • jesterpunk

      Ok can we get a list of republicans not involved with Russia please? It would be a lot easier to keep up that way.

    • Canis the Grey

      Say, I’m not a lawyer, but isn’t violating US sanctions illegal? Sort of like physically assaulting a reporter for exercising his First Amendment rights?

      • DrBigHead

        Boy, if we had only known this before the election. Surely the repubs wouldn’t have voted for him then.

        /sarcasm off

    • jowgajen

      Not sure this means anything. I looked at the investments he has mentioned in the Guardian, they are publicly available Russian index funds. They aren’t a great look, but certainly not illegal. I could imagine he needs to divest them or turn his portfolio over to blind management at this point but yeah ….

      • h4rr4r

        Available on the US exchanges?

        Dealing with sanctioned companies is a no no, I thought.

        • jowgajen

          Seemed like I could buy them for my Roth IRA. Not that I would , they are crazy risky.

          • h4rr4r

            Betting on the Russian economy to do well seems like a suckers bet. Unless oil spikes massively I don’t see much upside.

          • jowgajen

            I’d say the bet is that sanctions will be lifted. They are a short term bet you’re deal. I mean, if I were richer, I’d want to diversify to international funds, but Russia is classified as developing world.

      • Incoming Ham

        The optics totally suck. Although I have heard more than a few Trump supporters say Russia is not all bad and are our friends and we should all get along. Kum baya. It wouldn’t even make them blink.

    • Yr. Gma

      Hahahaha!

  • Y’all might want surf on by WaPo for the Jared story posted at 7 tonight. Cant figure out how to post the url on this stupid kindle.

  • Picabo

    “Texas Republicans look to pass bill that could make driving a woman to an abortion a crime.”
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/26/1666267/-Texas-Republicans-look-to-pass-bill-that-could-make-driving-a-woman-to-an-abortion-a-crime

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Sure, because it would be much better if she has to walk or take multiple buses or some shit. JFC…

      • Thaumaturgist

        But then, the bus driver. . . .

        • Jennifer R

          And the person who put the ticket in the ticket machine, and whomever maintains the ticket machine, and the municipal planner who made the roads, and the road crews who maintain them, oh wait this is Texas and their roads are shit.

          • Incoming Ham

            It’s the dumbest fucking pandering to fundamentalists that has been seen since…noon?

    • jesterpunk

      Will that even hold up in court?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        And could the injured party sue the pants off individual legislators, when it proves to be unconstitutional?…

        • jesterpunk

          Not sure if they can or if the state can claim immunity?

        • Jennifer R

          Legislators have legal and civil immunity from their legislation.

      • Incoming Ham

        Nope.

    • Canis the Grey

      For a brief shining moment, I may have forgotten that things can always get worse. Thanks, Texas!

    • Suse

      Nothing, absolutely nothing surprises me anymore.

    • Raan
    • Fartknocker

      Fine. Just use Ubur. My elected officials are so stupid that they can’t pour piss out of a boot with the instructions on the heel.

      • Slamtundra

        Upfist for my favorite expression…

    • Anna Rompage

      Really? So driving someone to have a legal medical procedure is now going to be a crime?

      I’m guilty officer, my sweetie had breast cancer and I’m driving her to her chemo treatment…

      When the fuck is America going to wake the fuck up?

    • Incoming Ham

      Where is our Texas Leg expert – it would be interesting to get a rundown.

    • Jamoche

      Do they realize this is not Saudi Arabia and we can drive our own damn selves?

    • TootsStansbury

      I hope there will be a time when we can treat these fundy assholes like we treat ISIL.

    • h4rr4r

      Seems hard to prove.

      “Yup, I drove her to the doctor’s appointment. I have no idea what the appointment was for, that is a private matter. Please try and prove otherwise”

    • AJ Milne

      If they’re really concerned with saving lives, it oughtta be a crime to drive these asshats to the legislature.

    • SisterArtemis

      Insert eleventy hundred angry-face emoticons here gggrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

    • Serai 1

      Rain Without Thunder

      But the critics said it was just a “screed”, and “shrill”, and “unbelievable”. As I estimate it, we’re about thirty years ahead of schedule, according to the film.

      Find it if you can. It’ll chill your blood to zero. I found it terrifying, myself, and I don’t mean in that stupid hyperbolic way.

    • georgiaburning

      This will infringe on my religious beliefs as a Transportarian

  • Raan

    Civ V Update: I feel like shit’s going to go down with Catherine the Great soon. Also, Nobunaga’s gearing up to take out China, Germany and Morocco are asking for half my damn treasury every five turns, England is off doing shit in North America, and the Iroquois are pretty chill.

    • jowgajen

      Don’t pay the motherfuckers. No benefit provided you have a unit in every city to defend yourself long enough to move your armies.

      • Raan

        I haven’t been the last couple of turns. Before that I paid, mostly because they came hat-in-hand style.

        Defense…isn’t much of a concern, honestly. I’ve got M1 Garands and everyone else has Arthurian knights.

  • Shoto
  • Jennifer R

    Another person wants some of that sweet sweet immunity.
    https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/868254653598896129

    • No. Fucking. Way.

    • yyyaz

      Talk about a face that has seen some dark alleys and mayhem…yeeps.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        I wonder if he’s ever fought it out on the floor of a steam room with a couple of toughs armed with linoleum knives?

        • Jennifer R

          Here I was thinking of a knife made from rolled up linoleum, instead of a utility knife for cutting linoleum.

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            You haven’t seen “Eastern Promises” then? Google the knife fight scene.

          • Jennifer R

            You had me at David Cronenberg.

    • HazooToo

      Nope! You stay on that ship and drown, you fucking rat. Metaphorically.

    • Roni Raven

      Is being orange a requirement for these guys?

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      now THAT’s Watergate era TV right there.

      • Thaumaturgist

        That’s Manchurian Candidate TV right there.

    • Three Finger Salute

      What’s with Alcoholic stroke-patient cousin of Daniel Craig?

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      The offer looks shady as fuck.

      • Jennifer R

        He got told no.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Is there enough evidence yet for Jared to be taken out and shot for treason? Getting warmer….

    • snark-lurker

      At the very least he should be in custody & incommunicato.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        In shackles, with a canvas bag over his fucking head.

        • snark-lurker

          Exscream rendition into a Syrian black site.

  • HazooToo
  • WomanInThePersistence

    And now it is time to take the dog for a walk. Because sometimes that’s just necessary.

    • SisterArtemis

      *waves vigorously at Thor* Have a good walk! It’s a beautiful day out.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Just got back. He had a fine time. And thanks!

  • Shoto
    • Roni Raven

      Whatever happened to trigger warnings?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Snowflake.

        • Roni Raven

          No snowflake! No snowflake! You’re the snowflake!

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            I am an undead, brain-eating ghoul. Not a snowflake.

    • Lol oh man >.<

    • Jennifer R

      Ivanka looks like The Spitter from Left 4 Dead 2.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I love the Amish, but inbreeding’s a bitch.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    Okay, everyone – the outrage has reached critical levels.

    I am officially outraged, need a break…and a beer – or 8.

    • Suse

      I just poured a glass of wine. Hubs is picking up Chinese food. Watching The Americans after dinner.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        my kind of friday.
        ; )

    • AJ Milne

      I’m planning on going for a deliberately exhausting bike ride, personally. In the semi-dark that’s falling.

      It’s not deliberate risk to life and limb _exactly_… But I generally find I come outta that stuff feeling a bit less punchy.

      • Suse

        Sounds like a good way to work off the stabbiness.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i need to start going back to the gym for other reasons (exercise, weight loss) but also STRESS reduction.

        • Slamtundra

          Yeah, that’s what I need to do. I’m just so tired all the damn time.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            i get that way too – and I’m not even working (anymore), sometimes just after class…
            ironically exercise helps wiht that.

            I tell the TX mom, the thing (for exercise or depression) is to get some momentum.

            Buddhists (apparently) say hte journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…out of bed.
            Okay, I added the last part.
            ; )

    • Jennifer R

      Gonna have a bag of vapor in a few myself.

  • memzilla Ω
    • DrBigHead

      PLEASE let the Trump campaign resist this. That would certainly enrage the committee members, regardless of party I would think.

    • Count Awesome

      Jared asked to set up secure communication channels using a Russian embassy apparently.

  • TootsStansbury

    Rep. Badass Cumings; speedy recovery. We love you and need you. All the hugs.

  • Chadwells
  • UnsaltedSinner

    Jebus. “But the message!” is becoming the new “But her emails!”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a898e6fad594a18b4948728339012f5b6bdf09f445b351853b00b9fc8329a6d.png

    • No offense to anyone, but if people don’t know at this point not to vote Republican, I can’t imagine anything changing their minds, short of a GOP candidate getting caught in bed with their wife or something.

    • Serai 1

      Considering how many voters don’t give a rat’s ass if a candidate is corrupt, violent, or despicable, I’d say he’s got a point, actually.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Cult-members don’t give two yellow yak shits about “message.”

      If you’re “Dem” you’re not getting anything through their pre-programming.

  • Michael R
  • CripesAmighty

    Well, Donald since you so love parades, how about the “perp walk parade”? Warming up.

  • Serai 1
    • HazooToo

      The entire story makes me angry! :D

    • jesterpunk

      WTF

      The award was included among other “joke” honors, like “most likely to
      cry for every little thing” and “most likely to become homeless.” These
      were given out to students in an honors program that prepares the kids
      for college.

      • Slamtundra

        That type of shit would’ve wrecked me when I was that age. What a bunch of dicks.

        • jesterpunk

          Yeah same here. That isnt something any adult should do to kids, especially someone like a teacher.

    • Roni Raven

      …Who Should Die Alone and Have the Cats Eat the Body

    • Sophia

      Next years plan is to invite Gianforte who will show them how to body slam pesky liberal journalists

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    This would be why we need all hands on deck for the 2018 elections:

    https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/867981065536716801

    • DrBigHead

      So, are the Democrats going to consider the 50 state approach NOW?

    • Moebym Reborn

      When the Republicans holler about grassroots funding for campaigns, they mean astroturf.

      And it just so happens that artificial lawns are more expensive to create than lawns made of real grass.

  • Shanzgood
    • HazooToo

      Drink lots of water! We don’t need you two dehydrating!

      • Shanzgood

        Ha! His kids are here for the weekend so it’s all wholesome board games and TV shows now!

        • Count Awesome

          Will “Monopoly” be considered or are you both looking for a peaceful night?

          • HazooToo
          • Shanzgood

            No, I don’t play Monopoly. It’s too stressful. We played Scattergories.

          • Slamtundra

            That’s fantastic. You guys sound awesome! Have fun this weekend with the kids…

          • Shanzgood

            They are beyond adorable and they’re in middle school! His youngest made his super secret burgers and they were delicious!

          • Oh. That gets violent when i play

          • Shanzgood

            What doesn’t?!

            I’m just not competitive so I don’t like it. I can barely play Sorry or Uno!

          • I was talking about Scatergories. Monopoly just makes me an alcoholic

          • Slamtundra

            I’ve never been very competitive, but when my 5 yo and/or 7 yo get cocky, I can’t help but turn up the heat. Same thing with tennis…the 7yo sometimes gets a little nasty about not wanting to play with his little brother because the little guy isn’t quite as good and I have to show him what’s up by hitting a couple real balls by him. Kids are fun…but hard. Any advice is welcome.

        • Occam’s 8 ball

          I heartily endorse this game plan.

        • baconzinlove

          Fargo ain’t that wholesome.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Nice!…..

    • Suse

      Pretty!

      • Shanzgood

        You can’t tell, but that’s a REALLY steep hill and gigantic tree!

        • Suse

          Is that his mom’s house?

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • snark-lurker

      He “let” you out? Ball gag and/or leather bindings involved?

      • Shanzgood

        Not so far.

        • snark-lurker

          Not even any hanky panky?

          • Shanzgood

            Of course not! He’s Catholic!

          • snark-lurker

            you poor thing

          • baconzinlove

            I’m saving myself for marriage.

          • snark-lurker

            Meanie!

    • Yr. Gma

      Damn that’s pretty.

    • jesterpunk

      Looks really nice and relaxing.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Wow, so pretty!

      I’m guessing you two had other things to do than watch the heart attack on a plate Game 7 last night, but…LGP!

      • Shanzgood

        We watched it!

  • HazooToo
  • Dazza
    • Mehmeisterjr

      ♫ I’m a Secret Commo dandy,
      A Secret Commo do-or-die.
      A true-blue nephew of my Uncle Vlad,
      Born on the tip of a lie.

      I’ve a Secret Commo sweetheart,
      Pimping her to her pervy Dad.
      Secret Commo rode to town,
      Just to make an oil deal,
      I am that Secret Commo lad. ♫

  • Moebym Reborn

    LOL @ the Blingee. You should send it to him – I’m sure he’d appreciate it.

    I voted for the Democratic candidateduring the primary election for a city councilman opening, but he came in third (though he lost only by a fraction of a percent), so the runoff will be between the two Republican candidates. I want to vote, but…eww, Republicans.

    • SisterArtemis

      In this case, I think the way to go is choose the republican who will allow the most open atmosphere for progressive pushback. Baby steps….

      • Moebym Reborn

        I’m researching the candidates. So far it looks like the female candidate may be the better choice, as the challenger to the incumbent.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Chris Hayes was all over the WaPo story about Jared (link just below thanks to Dazza.) Omitting those meetings from his disclosures is a felony offense. Happy early Memorial Day, Wonkers!

    • jesterpunk

      Ahem.. LOCK THEM ALL UP!!!

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Oh, HELL yeah!

        • jesterpunk

          Send them all to Guantanamo Bay and leave them there.

    • Suse

      I still have a bad feeling that nothing will happen to any of them.

      • Jennifer R

        This is what I expect.

      • snark-lurker

        Mee too.

      • DrBigHead

        Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

    • snark-lurker

      Exscream rendition by CIA to a Iran black site!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The explanation is typical Republican doublespeak; he’s fully competent to be essentially the de facto president, but too inexperienced and politically naive to know that he had to report silly little meetings with Russians. Or he forgot.

      • Dazza

        Really? One can avoid a federal penalty by saying, “Oops, I forgot. I guess I should have read the paperwork more carefully.” Somehow, I doubt it.

        /snark

  • AJ Milne

    ‘Kay… Really… Going for that ride any sec…

    But as I do:

    I realize there’s almost certainly a perfectly boring, workflow and/or deadline-related reason the big stuff outta the WaPo and NYT especially usually breaks when it does…

    … but the not-very-repressed Machiavellian in me is still amused to think they’re doing it deliberately because they’re thinking: yep, get it on the bastard’s TiVo _juuuust_ before he settles in, make it difficult for staff to defuse him or get something out to appease before he’s gonna lie there hours stewing…

    Twitter rant odds go _up_, and Mr. Own-Worst-Enemy is that much more likely to shoot off yet one more toe.

  • Picabo

    I love Malcolm Nance. Can I get an AMEN?

    • Suse

      AMEN, Sistah!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      A-fucking-men.

      • CripesAmighty

        Aaaaaand another AfuckingMEN!

    • SisterArtemis

      Me too, and I wish I had more time to read his stuff

  • CripesAmighty

    Oh, yeah, and get well Rep Badass Cummings. Seconding motion below to rig LBOY for Elijah in perpetuity. (You did tweet him the Blingee dint ya, trix? It’s just fabulous.)

    • Count Awesome

      Why not just rename the award the Elijah Cummings Legislative Badass of the Year?

      • DrBigHead

        Absolutely.

      • CripesAmighty

        A twofer. Brilliant.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • DrBigHead

      If this is something those inexperienced bastards were not aware of, we are going to have to have a serious talk with the WAPO.

    • Jennifer R

      Here is the thing, you can only plead the 5th amendment when you face legal jeopardy. If you have been pardoned, you can’t face legal jeopardy.

      • Dazza

        Does the pardon cover civil suits – can the US of A sue the orange idiot for all he is allegedly worth (fraud, wire fraud etc)? Leaving the whole Trump/Kushner mafia destitute and globally ridiculed would be VERY satisfying. Let ’em try to get Medicare then!

        And I don’t have to say “with votes”

        • Jennifer R

          No, only the legal consequences of a crime. Civil actions (as well as court initiated inducive actions) are different beasts.

          • Dazza

            Well sue their skeevy asses off, then. And give the proceeds to Planned Parenthood.

    • Michael R

      If he is impeached does he lose these powers ?
      ( some kinds of impeachment don’t seem to remove a president from office , but do things like stop him from issuing executive orders etc )

    • CripesAmighty

      Yeah, but if he pardons anyone and everyone, there’s no incentive to pull a Jerry Ford, and hopefully, he’ll be dragged from the oval and frogmarched to criminal court and thrown under the foundations of Leavenworth.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I would normally say a pardon would be annihilation for Trump and the Republicans, but unfortunately we have about 50% of the entire populace that are made of fucksticks, stupidity, skin and hair.

      • DrBigHead

        They would see the pardon as just one more case of Trump being strong.

        • yyyaz

          And sticking it to us liebrulz tearin’ down Merka.

  • Doug Langley

    Oh my dear god, this can’t be happening.

    Just read the followup email from summer camp. Appears I had misread the job offer. I get to teach full time THE FIRST WEEK ONLY, as they found someone else to do full time the rest of the summer. However, I do get to teach one class in two other weeks.

    No comment.

    • SisterArtemis

      :(

    • Slamtundra

      I haven’t kept up, but I thought you were not having to deal with that summer camp thing?

      • Doug Langley

        Every other lead has fallen apart. No offers whatsover. Interview yesterday went to someone else who was “better”. Apply, apply, nothing, nothing.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          At least you have things to apply to – everyday I see 0 openings.
          (Not that it’s a competition, just sayin’, it could always be worse.)

          • Doug Langley

            I should give myself a little credit. I’ve been contracting for the past 30 years and certainly should have some weapons grade job hunt skills by now.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            yah.

          • Doug Langley

            You’re in school, right? Done a lot of job hunting?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            not a lot, no…well, not for this job.

            I’m almost 40, with a useless arts degree, so this position in life is…familiar.

          • Doug Langley

            I remember living in L.A. I had three pages with names of ever recruiting firm in the city. When I needed a job, just went down the list and phoned. Eventually someone had something I was just qualified for. Ah, those were the days.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            when i tried to make it int he movie biz out there – the first time – i walked into a temp agency, they tested my typing skills and send me out with a j ob (admittedly not a legal job). (That happened here in my hometown in the old days too).

            Not these days.

          • Doug Langley

            True story: I tried to get into the movie biz myself. About 1980, wrote a letter to Douglas Trumbull and he invited me to LA for job interview. I blew the interview. All he wanted was somebody to run him motion control system and I tried to convince him I was the next Spielberg. If I had got the job, I would have worked on Brainstorm and possibly started a whole career. Instead, took almost 15 years of software and tech jobs before finally getting a film job.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ooof.
            try not to dwell on that stuff.
            I’ve fucked up so many things, I would jump off a roof if I thought about them all the time.
            All you can do is try to learn from it and move on.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            p.s yes in community college.

            My only saving grace is that if I don’t have a job in 3 months when fall semester starts, I’ll be placed somewhere for the required internship…maybe that will turn into a job.

            At the very least it’ll give me 9 months of good experience.

        • Slamtundra

          I’m sorry about that. It’s total bullshit. I hope things work out for you. I, like many others here on the Wonket wish you the best.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      aw fuckin’ hell buddy.

      Hang tough man.

    • Doug Langley

      SECOND THOUGHTS:

      On second thought, I really didn’t want this job and glad to be spared a whole summer of it. My plan: remember my mentioning a lead for mail room or bank rep PERM JOBS? I’m going back to that place and push till something gives.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        fight on brother!

  • Michael R

    The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked President Donald Trump’s political organization to hand over all documents going back the campaign’s launch in June 2015

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/senate-intelligence-panel-requests-trump-campaign-documents-washington-post/

    • yyyaz

      Cool now we get to see what was in all those file folders his attorney piled up as props for his presser. As if we don’t know already.

    • snark-lurker

      They will not give them sqwat & Atlas will shrug, sigh, go away.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I guess she was wise to do so, but fuck, this wouldn’t have been necessary with any other POTUS FFS:

    https://twitter.com/michaelcrowley/status/867777125901795329

    • jesterpunk

      Isnt that shit you learn in school?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        “You’re supposed to learn things in school?” – Trump

        • jesterpunk

          “School is only for the rich to make more money”

          Betsy Devos

          • Jamoche

            “Public school was great before we had to let everyone in.”

    • Sophia

      And them trump showed her his electoral map

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Trump probably told her it was fake maps!

    • TJ Barke

      It’s cute that she thinks Donnie cares.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        It’s cute that she thinks Donnie knows what the “Soviet Union” is.

  • HazooToo
    • Chadwells
      • HazooToo

        XDDD I’ve never seen thaaaaat!

      • sadboy

        Awesome. I loved The State.

    • Moebym Reborn

      Disney’s Hercules irritates me because I’ve read up on Greek mythology.

      The part that bothers me most of all is how they gave the title character the Roman version of his name, but gave all the other gods the Greek versions of their names.

      And there are NINE MUSES! NOT FIVE!

      • HazooToo

        If Disney movies were accurate, they would not be safe for children!

        • Moebym Reborn

          The Little Mermaid, anyone? The mermaid throws herself into the water and turns into seafoam when, despite all the sacrifices she made to win his heart, the prince marries another woman.

          • HazooToo

            Snow White and Cinderella were also all sorts of gruesome, and I think both involved killing the wicked step-mother through evil footwear!

  • Has anyone heard if Rachel will be on tonight? She dragged herself out of bed to do last bight’s show…

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Here’s hoping Joy can fill in if Rachel’s under the weather.

  • thewalkindude
  • proudgrampa

    Get well soon, Congressman. The Resistance needs you!