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KNOCK ON WOOD, but it’s a halfway sleepy news afternoon. Trump tweeted something stupid bout “WHY HILLARY NOT INVESTIGATED FOR RUSSIA, SAY ME THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION, DOY DOY DOY DOY DOY?” but fuck him, he tweets something stupid every day. So we figured now would be a good time to point out that Martin Heinrich, the junior senator from New Mexico, is smokin’ hot. We had been noticing it as we covered hearings in the Senate Intelligence Committee. Who IS this man from Nazareth with the hot lips giving Trump administration officials what-for?

Right?

So we figured it was our utmost journalism responsibility this afternoon to go to Heinrich’s Facespace and Instafuck pages, to find hot pictures and videos of him in the act of flagrant hotness.

Did you know that back in 2014, Heinrich and his Republican senator pal from the next state over, Jeff Flake, did a Discovery Channel TV show called “Rival Survival”? It is like some kind of outdoorsy survival thing, and they had to go to a deserted island and WORK BIPARTISAN to we dunno, not get eated by bears or something. We’re not doing research for this post, as that would distract from finding hot pictures.

See? Here he is, in “wilderness.”

And here he is with Flake, telling MSNBC how the bears did not eated them, at “wilderness”:

Look at that dimple monster!

BLUE STEEL!

Anyway, do not worry, because Jeff Flake is not the only senator Heinrich plays outside with. Sometimes he wears these jeans REALLY WELL while he’s playing outside with Senator Tom Udall:

And sometimes he doesn’t even play outside with humans! Here he is in Washington, on the lawn by the Capitol, giving his lab-looking dog belly scratches while he says some kinda sexxxy words about the climate, we dunno:

The time to #ActOnClimate change is now! Keep making your voices heard and stay engaged – I’m with you. #ClimateMarch

A post shared by Martin Heinrich (@senatormartinheinrich) on

That is Ella. She is obviously a very good girl.

And guess what? The dog even gets to come inside his office, because Martin Heinrich isn’t some kind of fucking ASSHOLE who leaves his dog chained to the Washington Monument all day while he does “Senate,” gah why would you even think that?

Is Martin Heinrich down with the NOH8 campaign, what is about Be Nice To Gays? YES HE IS:

via the NOH8 campaign

But HANDS OFF, all you gays and also ladies, because Heinrich loves his wife Julie very much. Look but don’t touch:

Of course if Julie has any pics on her phone that she wants to send us, so we can shamelessly objectify her husband, that is fine.

Oh look, Martin Heinrich caught you this fish:

And he is pals with your favorite president ever Barack Obama:

And he even looks cute eating beef jerky, which is apparently his FAVORITE:

And lastly, for real, man can fill out a pair of jeans:

This concludes our investigative journalism piece on how Martin Heinrich is a hot piece o’ ass.

Please discuss what you have learned in the comments in this, your open thread.

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  • doktorzoom

    EVEN THE FISH LOOKS HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHTED BY SEXY MARTIN HEINRICH!!!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    This just in: Windows Update sucks. That is all.

  • Ian

    Woof. Thank god we have some good eye candy wonket reports again. Probably the only thing lost when Rep. Aaron Shock and his personal Ser Loras-esque photog took a hike (to prison, maybe?)

  • Clark_Nova

    As a New Mexican, let me say that you’ve really cherry-picked his voting record. He voted against the right to bring in prescription drugs from Canada, just like Big Pharma told him to. There’s a movement here to primary him with a real Progressive.

    • Ian

      But is the progressive going to have the hottness?

    • Lambsendbeds

      Oh noes! Don’t ruin my happy dreams of Progressive sexxy time with the junior Senator with harsh reality that he might be a DINO.

    • Marceline

      You mean Bernie’s prescription drug bill, right?

    • Persistent Demme

      Is he actually a DINO, or is this one of those Bernie-esque, find a “real progressive” movements that can’t focus on the REAL enemy?
      I was recently at a dinner party with a bunch of smug, affluent people that were saying that Nancy Pelosi is the enemy who must be primaried by a REAL progressive.
      WRONG!

    • Three Finger Salute

      What people call “DINOs” in red or purple states, or even at the national/federal level, are the only Democrats who can win in those states. I’m going to give him and Ossoff the benefit of the doubt, and I think others should too, because there’s still too much redneckery that goes on in these parts to have a Warren or a Moonbeam. The same goes for imperfect liberals in other countries.

      Trudeau isn’t Corbyn either, but FFS he can’t just tell Alberta and the prairies to fuddle-duddle like his father did (and got turfed in 1979 — see “Western alienation” article on Wikipedia for explanation). He’s had a virulently agitated con hate machine nipping at his heels since 2015 (if not earlier), drumming up conspiracy theories about Muslims and preparing more attack ads, while jumping aboard the already screeching Trump train. Mad Man Mulcair’s purity ponies are mad that he literally didn’t beat up Trump in a boxing ring or send in the Mounties to shut down the tar sands like Jane Fonda (Jane Fonda?!?) wanted him to do. He’s speaking softly and carrying as big of a hockey stick as he can (which is biglier than Trump’s), but for some it’s not good enough and for the others it’s too much.

      Obama had to tread lightly for obvious reasons too. He got lame-ducked a year-and-a-half into his presidency because he got elected on the wave of ABW (anybody but W), but then the midterm Republicans got energized out of anger that ABW meant anybody but white while the midterm Democrats stayed home in the hopes that Obama could just wave a wand and fix everything. That’s not the way it works. And like I said, there’s an obvious reason why he got stymied every direction he turned: half the country didn’t like the color of his suit, because it was too tan. His birthday suit, that is.

      Maybe this is just a North American thing. Or an Anglosphere thing. Macron might be a banker, but Melenchon was a kook, and Le Pen was Eva fucking Braun. His newbie party is headed for an atomic majority, if only because voters are tired of Hollande’s ineffective group and disgusted by Le Pen’s neo-Nazis. Merkel gets flak when terrorism happens in Germany, but she’s looking like the steady path for most German voters and will undoubtedly cruise to another term.

      What I’m saying is, so-and-so might not be Mr. (or Ms.) Right, but he’s/she’s Mr./Ms. Right Now, and as long as he’s/she’s better than the austerity fascists, we owe it to imperfect liberals to vote for them and put pressure to support steadily progressive policies. Steadily being the word here. You move too fast and you’ll anger your opponents who accuse you of running a dictatorship. You move too slow and it looks like you’re not doing anything. One step forward and two steps back. The Goldilocks policy, the middle path. Not too hot or too cold but just right. No one is perfect, and you can’t win them all.

    • FlownΩver

      As long as he stays short of Manchin’s routine fuckery I could give him a pass.

  • Yr. Gma

    Will this help you get over your wholly inappropriate Jared crush, Evan?

  • Shanzgood 22 Days

    I find this easy to masturbate to.

    • TheBoatDude

      Well, most things we choose to masturbate to would be easy to masturbate to. No one is going for the masturbation challenge: Who’s the ugliest person you wanked off to. That’d be cruel and weird…

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        I just put that out there as bait for baconzgood because one of his standard responses here for the past 10 years has been “I find this difficult to masturbate to” but I guess he missed it.

        And I agree that masturbating has enough pre-existing difficulties without introducing revulsion. Unless that’s what really works for–

        You know what, I’m just gonna stop before I make things worse here.

        • TheBoatDude

          That’s a dark alley. Good that you stopped.

          In other news, you were Good 22 Days, yesterday. Shouldn’t you be Good 23 Days, today? Or are you counting down, thus 21 days…

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            It wasn’t meant to be a statement, I’m counting down the days until baconzgood gets here. Tomorrow, I’ll change it to 21!

          • TheBoatDude

            Well! Will we be regaled with tales of Bisexxytimes?

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            No! Definitely no! Not by or about me!

          • TheBoatDude

            Very good, then.

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            That was kind of gross to ask about. Don’t do that to people.

          • TheBoatDude

            You’re right, and I’m sorry. I was trying to be silly and fucked it up.

          • FlownΩver

            Shan: Seeing only one side of this conversation makes for a sort of eleven-dimensional MadLibs.

            Haver a Happy Nice Time with Baconz.

          • JCfromNC

            It’s kind of like sitting in a diner and hearing half of what sounds like a very intriguing phone conversation coming from the booth behind you, right?

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            We will.

            I dunno where the other person went, whether they deleted themselves or got banhammered for being gross.

            I guess it’s part of the “out” thing. Here we go, right?

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            In my experience, being Out Bi means Bisexual males are “less than” and Bisexual females are “Super Sluts” in the minds of norms.

            But, accepting ourselves for ourselves is worth the rest.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    If any Senators would like to leave Ted Cruz chained to the Washington Monument while that Senate conducts business, I would be fine with that.

    • Ian

      The poor tourists.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Definitely needs a “Careful — Will Bite!” sign.

        • FlownΩver

          Worse yet, “Won’t fucking shut up!”

  • Lambsendbeds

    Sometime journalisming is OMG hard work! However, sometimes it is searching for pictures of hot AF politicos like Senator Sexxypants. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Pity it wasn’t me.

  • Vincent Ricola
    • Corky Shimazu

      Right???

  • Joe Beese

    The meltdown continues. What are the odds Mueller is fired before Monday?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec81196b6d104bd7ccbfcab31091501da0ec00feba7b59ecc1d5d6067cbc8af0.png

    • Yr. Gma

      WAAAAA! It’s not fair. Bob loves Hillary more!

      Poor widdle Donnie’s fee-fees is hurt.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Looks as though ‘they’ may not be able to stop him much longer. He seems intent on the path to self destruction. And I say, “Go for it Donny!….What could go wrong?”

      ~fingers crossed~

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      what’s this about H destroying phones w/hammer? D is high

      • BigCSouthside

        He’s mad at her for following protocol

      • Joe Beese

        It was part of his routine during campaign appearances.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i2THAVKxRo

        • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

          OMG, I couldn’t even get through that– he is SO annoying (but thanks, now I know where the hammer-to-the-phone reference comes from)!

    • Ryan Denniston
    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Does this bitch ever stop complaining?

    • Marceline

      He just can’t stop talking about Russia. At this point Mueller’s probably getting bored that this isn’t going to be half the challenge he thought it would.

      • TheBoatDude

        I half wonder if this is some murder blackmail thing, like that guy who was kid napped, had a bomb chained to his neck and was forced too rob banks, otherwise they’d explode him.

    • Jenny

      So do you think he is dousing his note books in bleach right now?

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I thought he said if elected, he would get the Supreme Court to investigate Killary. Another campaign promise broken.

      • Rags

        And the three million taco trucks! Or was that votz?

        • NellCote71

          I never got my Obamaphone, so good luck waiting for those taco trucks.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “Barkeep! Another gallon of rotgut for Donnie Two Scoops’ legal team.”

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        “Donnie Two Scoops.”
        You win the internet.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Not mine. I will not take credit for other’s work.

    • birdbrain53

      I really like the hammer comment by the Twitler. Where in the world did he get that one from?

    • TheBoatDude

      Because you’re the President and she’s not. Remember how you lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote?

    • FlownΩver

      That’s the ticket, Donnie Two Scoops. Keep making your wild-ass claims. Perfect way to head into a credibility contest with Comey.

  • BadKitty904
  • Ryan Denniston

    He’s entertaining when he’s a guest on CSPAN.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oncr-WkMPY0#action=share

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    Wives are speed bumps.

    Guys, I’m marrying him. ;-)

    • Yr. Gma

      Speaking as the wife of the straight-yet-enlightened sexxxy Gpa, I would like to point out that this speed bump will cut a bitch if he/she makes one move on his grey bearded eminence.

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        Knives at dawn? ;-)

        • Yr. Gma

          You’re on. But I guess I’d better consult with Gpa first.

  • BadKitty904

    No, no “beef jerky” jokes! NO! Bad kitty! BAD!!!

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      DO EEEET!

      • BadKitty904

        You’re so E-vile. I love it!

    • Ryan Denniston

      “KNOCK ON WOOD?

      Evan did open with wood. In all caps.

  • Jenny

    I guess?

  • elviouslyqueer

    Nice eye-candy, but you’re right, definitely heterosexxxxy. Because no gay man would be caught dead wearing that truly awful camo vest.

    • baconzgood

      But he could me Bi.

      • elviouslyqueer

        We prefer the term “heteroflexible,” which means “straight, but shit happens.”

        • baconzgood

          No…bisexual is what “we” prefer.

          • elviouslyqueer

            LOL. Okay, dad.

          • baconzgood
          • TheBoatDude

            OK, I read that as a flag for your cooler…so you can find it at the beach easier…

          • Lambsendbeds

            No – here at Wonkette we prefer “Bisexxican”.

          • baconzgood

            I think the politically correct term is lucky perrie

          • TheBoatDude

            Howzabout: “Ima fuck somebody hot, and if they have the same tackle as me, that’s OK, too.” You’re right, “bisexual” is much tighter…

        • BadKitty904

          “straight + a six-pack o’ beer”

          • baconzgood

            Some times – the 6 pack.

          • elviouslyqueer

            Or two-ish Jello shots.*

            *YMMV

        • Three Finger Salute

          I thought that was called Vegassexual.

        • Christopher Story

          You kids and your slang! I feel downright conservative and prudish with my own flaming heterosexuality.

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        Everyone knows they didn’t get the fashion gene.

        • baconzgood

          Hey….we have cool tee shirts and nice corduroy pants

          • elviouslyqueer

            GET A ROOM YOU TWO.

            Oh, wait.

          • baconzgood

            Hey. Who from W. Mifflin has 2 thumbs was beaten up by 4 skin heads and had a gun put in his face then called the police to NOT have a report filed?

            NOT BACONZGOOD

            (This community is not likeable lately)

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            And cute douchebag hats.

          • baconzgood

            You’re wearing it in your avatar.

        • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

          Au Contraire, Mon Cher

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            Well, that’s different!

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            xD

          • baconzgood

            Bi women don’t count is what she’s sayin’ she still wants one of my awsome tee shirts. Begs me for them.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Oh, I know, but I’ve known lots of Bi guys that can rock the fashion.

          • baconzgood

            I don’t dress half bad.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            I figured, you’re pretty darn cute in the pix Shan shared.

          • baconzgood

            Well…I got a crooked nose from it being broken in a full contact chess match. I’m presentable though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58ec3bd265bc044e59c3de6d575a38d2881b8f82e753e0b268556a1d6f16124d.jpg

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            YOu look so angry there!!

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            How *you* doin’? xD

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            How was I supposed to know?

  • baconzgood

    Donald hates him already. Look at the fish picture. And his HUGE and masculine hands. His wife isn’t someone I’d kick out of bed either.

    I’m going out on a limb here…but Shan and I would have an no holds barred hotel time….well TMI.

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      Steady on there, bub! I can barely figure out what to do with ONE person!

  • Bill D. Burger

    He was also on Hillary’s short list for VP candidates….and he would have been a superb choice. He’s a take-no-prisoners and very blunt / no nonsense kinda’ fellow when the situation requires it.

    http://greginhollywood.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/51122_medium.jpg

    • Christopher Story

      Those eyes look like they’re looking straight through me. I bet if I set my phone down and walked around the room, they would follow me.

  • boredcatlady

    I’m so glad you came back to the jeans at the end, because damn. More of this please. Hey, if Fox News airs leggy blondes for old white dudes to ogle, surely Wonkette can come through for gays and middle aged ladies!

    • William Cook

      Maybe I’m just not attracted to guys strongly enough, but I have never seen the appeal of guys in jeans, or male butts or legs or anything. I honestly see just another guy wearing denim up there. Gimme some shots of a nice broad thorassic girdle any day. Throw in at least a hint of V and I’m satisfied.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    This just in: Arguing that “New Mexico” does not sound American enough, Trump signs executive order renaming the state Trumpsylvania.

    • PubOption

      That way, he knows which side to put the wall.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        He is still confused about how England also has a York.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Or what happened to the Old England Patriots. Maybe he thinks they’re hiding under Belichick’s sweatshirt.

        • TheBoatDude

          And why it’s not called Old York

    • Three Finger Salute

      Actually he wants to rename it Penisylvania, because he heard New Mexico was yuge, bigly yuge, like his crowd and his victory and his hands.

      Adjusted for scale, a better choice would be Rhode Island.

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        Or Martha’s Vineyard.

        • FlownΩver

          Something something Dixville Notch?

  • wait! what?
  • calliecallie

    I would let him give me the Heinrich maneuver, for sure.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      do you suppose he just calls it the “me” maneuver? (h/t Eddie Izzard)

    • Three Finger Salute

      It’s actually Heimlich. But Heinrich works fine too.

      • calliecallie

        Of course. I was a restaurant manager once upon a time, trained to do the Heimlich maneuver. As it happened, a few years after that, I had to do it to myself, choking on a piece of steak with two friends who were so busy talking they didn’t notice I couldn’t breathe. Thank goodness I knew how.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      “Boy, that heinie-lick maneuver really works!”

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Wonkette: Come for the serious political discussion, stay for the HOLY FUCK THAT CONGRESSCRITTER IS SMOKIN’ HOT!

  • Truly Madly Derply

    Martin Heinrich brings specific relief to the fuzzy concept of “reaching across the aisle.”

    • Suttree

      Or reaching under the tablecloth?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Reaching around what now?

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    OK: the “NOH8” campaign photo is totally smoking hot.

    Or maybe that’s just my proclivity for body paint, duct tape, and social justice.

    • BadKitty904

      Yes.

    • Go on….

    • William Cook

      This. My brain just saw ‘obectively attractive white guy’ in all the others but that one made the other organ twitch.

      My heart, pervs*. :)

      *Compliment.

  • Suttree

    Alright open thread. Here is some R.L. Burnside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-jjmPn837A

  • BadKitty904

    Sen. Graham will comment on Sen. Heinrich as soon as he finds his smellin’ salts…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae7bab8577a7b2eee8e5d210f07af1261baf4da868e43b3a2eaf9c25d71a44ce.gif

  • La forza del resistino

    After digesting the spin of the demise of a Dem party led by septuagenarians last year, Martin, Kamala, Al, Amy even Sheldon have me feeling young again.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Don’t forget young Master Kennedy.

      • La forza del resistino

        Waiting for Evan to do a piece on the curly redhaired young man. Evan?

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          It gives me a sad in a way because Bobby was my first child politician crush. Maybe it’ll be like the Lion King.

          • La forza del resistino

            life and crushes are a circle.

        • EvanHurst

          Oh i could do that!

          • Tony Prost

            Yes please

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          We need more redheads!

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          DUDE. You got Evan to answer you in person!!
          Y’all, Evan answered in person.
          (faints)

      • NellCote71

        Those Kennedy genes just never stop, do they?

  • PubOption

    Is Evan planning some kind of Heinrich maneuver ?

  • William Cook

    Oh god I miss being able to afford steady jerky.

    My unwillingness to expend calories chewing something that I cannot swallow and regain them from means I hate gum (and popcorn, and garbage leaves aka iceberg lettuce), but jerky is like chewing gum, made of delicious meat!

  • BadKitty904

    Those are definitely the cakes we like.

  • wait! what?

    I can see James Marsden playing him in Martin’s Holloywoodography.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09e52625754a7af19711bbdac79a12a0053969c9ef2135b2e3b4b8bcf6f4f0fd.jpg

  • Suttree

    So I get to see my sister and my nieces this weekend. I am excited. I haven’t seen them for a year and a half.

    • BadKitty904

      Where have they been?

      • Suttree

        300 miles away in Vermont. My back has been all fucked up, so I have not traveled to see them since X-mas before last.

        • BadKitty904

          Well, that should be fun, but be careful not to overdo. They’ll understand if Uncle Sut needs to take it kinda slow.

          • Suttree

            Trust me, Bridgette is going to be giving her uncle a back rub. Even if I have to remind her that I took care of her lice when she was 7 years old. :)

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Well, I was going to try to stay pure and not objectify this fella on the grounds that we don’t like it when they do it to us, but dayum. When you’re right, Evan, you’re right.

    • BadKitty904

      I, for one, am shocked. Yes, shocked. And appalled. But mostly shocked.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ffcd4595b5492e550c11608bc9714ba475cee25d78088a0f322254f668f09b1.gif

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Shall we fetch you your clutching pearls and fainting couch?

        • BadKitty904

          Yes. Yes, please do. And some tea.

          • efoveks

            From Kentucky, or Tennessee? I hear some of the best “tea” comes from there..;)

          • BadKitty904

            I was thinking more along the lines of “Oolong,” but, hey, I’m easy.

      • shastakoala

        Smelling salts alert!

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        When I was a kid, my mother taught me how to do the theatrical faint. I still do it sometimes to entertain the huz. Though now I am an old and if I keep it up I’ll probably break a hip.

        • BadKitty904

          lol Wonketteers are such a talented crew.

    • Persistent Demme

      I know, I gave up also.

    • jowgajen

      Well if the choice is bland sexless no objectifying allowed v. equal opportunity lustiness, I choose the latter

    • William Cook

      You can appreciate without objectifying. I blame toxic masculinity for mixing those two up.

  • Thiazin Red

    There definitely someone specific he reminds me of, but I can’t think of who.

  • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel
    • I could use some counseling.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Is that Kamala Harris?

      • Left Coast Tom

        Yes.

      • FlownΩver

        Our Lady of the Evening Wood.

    • Christopher Story

      Swoon

  • Bill D. Burger

    Uh oh: Mo’ perjury! Mo’ perjury! Mo’ perjury!

    [Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions

    Richard Burt contradicts Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he didn’t believe he had contacts with lobbyists working for Russian interests during Trump’s campaign
    Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Thursday 15 June 2017

    An American lobbyist for Russian interests who helped craft an important foreign policy speech for Donald Trump has confirmed that he attended two dinners hosted by Jeff Sessions during the 2016 campaign, contradicting the attorney general’s sworn testimony given this week.
    Sessions testified under oath on Tuesday that he did not believe he had any contacts with lobbyists working for Russian interests over the course of Trump’s campaign. But Richard Burt, a former ambassador to Germany during the Reagan administration, who has represented Russian interests in Washington, told the Guardian that he could confirm previous media reports that stated he had contacts with Sessions at the time.
    “I did attend two dinners with groups of former Republican foreign policy officials and Senator Sessions,” Burt said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/15/lobbyist-russian-interests-jeff-sessions-testimony

  • Persistent Demme

    Evan.
    You want jeans?
    Want your heart to go pitter-patter?
    Have you ever seen Scott Kleeb?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOidnmuo9gw

    • Bill D. Burger

      Professorial, very smart and a Democrat in Nebraska. Tough row to hoe in a very, very red state.

      • Persistent Demme

        He and his wife are awesome!
        I love how they are determined to change things whether he wins an election or not.

      • pstockholm

        And it’s Nebraska, so very long fucking row.

  • TJ Barke

    Unrealistic standards of male handsomeness!

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      That does not involve posing with penis substitutes

    • Christopher Story

      It’s like he lives in a photoshop / instigram filter

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      xD He ain’t nothing, Hun.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    These clean cut white guys don’t actually do all that much for me. But objectively, he is very handsome.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    I can’t see what all the fuss is.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      nom nom nom

      (I can ;-)

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      This.

    • Tony Prost

      More for the rest of us!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Since this is the open thread, I’d like to ask: what’s the betting on the screaming racist cantaloupe going completely off the rails this weekend (especially if it’s too hot to golf) and firing Mueller? 3-5? 2-1? Even?
    Ha ha, trick question! How will we even know if he goes completely off the rails? At this point I think it’s safe to say the rails are somewhere ninety miles or so west of wherever he is at any given point.

    • Joe Beese

      Right now, I’d put the chances of his firing Mueller before Monday at 30%.

      Estimate to be revised pending future tweets.

      • pstockholm

        Doesn’t he have to get the nr 2 at DOJ to do the actual firing, who might refuse, or at least delay?

  • Portia McGonagal

    I do politics like other people do sportsball so my fantasy 2020 team is Heinrich-Harris / Harris-Heinrich right now.

  • Joe Beese

    Watch the reaction of the… gentleman in the blue t-shirt on the right.

    Think he’s tired by now?

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

  • Marceline
  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Why do Labs look so sweetly, eagerly, nobly, dumb.

    • TJ Barke

      Because that’s an accurate description.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        I owned sporting dogs all my life- terriers took some….adjusting.

    • shivaskeeper

      It’s all the synthetic materials used on their construction.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Interesting that he was on a Bear Grylls type of show. He kind of looks like the guy who played MacGyver, minus the mullet of course. Although I don’t think the mullet would look that bad on him.

  • Kamala Harris – Martin Heinrich 2020

    (I’ll be in my bunk)

    • shastakoala

      Too much beauty! It would be unbearable.

  • writersbloc

    Oh yeah, this guy fucks.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I choose to believe that dry meat snack Martin was nibbling was bear jerky. He’s just that manly.

    • TJ Barke

      Bear jerky is delicious.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Should I ask how you know this?

        • TJ Barke

          Because I’ve eaten it and it’s good…?

          • Martini Ambassador 🍸

            Well, yeah, I figured that. To be more specific, how does one procure such a thing? I imagine most Quick-E-Marts don’t stock it.

            In truth, I was sort of hoping you’d have a good ultimate survival wilderness story that involved felling a grizzly with nothing but a stick and your wits.

          • TJ Barke

            Naw. I just live in the boonies, and bear hunting is not unheard of, and local butchers that will render game animals have stuff like deer and bear jerky.

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            Do the bear livers have to be destroyed?

          • TJ Barke

            Dunno.

      • Rags

        Elephant jerky is kinda tough. And no I didn’t shoot an elephant in my pajamas.

        • FlownΩver

          Were you in Alabama?

    • shivaskeeper

      Most likely he killed the bear with his bare hands and smoked the meat with his personal hotness.

      Edit. Fucking auto-correct.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    I guess he ain’t my type.

    What’s Shakin’, Wonketeers? Ima good. I was at the Bookstore this A.M., and a guy was smooth enough I let him buy me a coffee. We had things in common to talk about, so I gave him my contact info. We’ll see.

    I seem to be over my Drumpf-induced depression, anyways.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Hey, Anna. Glad you still shakin’ you booty. :)

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        xD I was even in jeans. Hell, it was over 80F, I was overdressed.

    • BadKitty904

      You saucy minx!

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        You know it, Kitty. xD

    • shivaskeeper

      Very good.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        :) We bonded over SR-71s and Military history. He’s kind of average-looking, but we got things in common and he doesn’t care about me being Trans*.

        • shivaskeeper

          Always a good thing.

    • Predisenting Ron

      Good to hear!

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Thanx, Ron. :) I’ve been painting also too. My 1/48 “Easy Eight” is well-in-hand.

  • SnarkON

    Best post ever.

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    I noticed that he did not get called out for his demeanor during the hearing and his grilling of old Bo, which was one seriously testy exchange. I was cringing in my chair I tells ya as Handsome Heinrich was having at it.

    Also too, my lab looks just like his lab, Samwise is just a wee bit bigger because he is a very good boy!

  • Thiazin Red

    “Polygamist Fugitive Captured, Disproving Lawyer’s Theory that He Disappeared in the Rapture” is the best headline I’ve read today. Well done headline writer.

    Also, these guys are real pieces of shit, so good job for catching him again.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/06/15/polygamist_fugitive_lyle_jeffs_captured_after_year_on_the_run.html

  • Reximus
    • BadKitty904

      Wtf?

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Is this the new mascot since Pepe died?

        • BadKitty904

          What the hell IS it?

          • A loser holding the pic of a criminal?

            all I got

          • elviouslyqueer

            Confoxerate? Confurryate? I have a confuse!

          • FlownΩver

            Confefe, or I miss my guess.

    • wait! what?
    • Bill D. Burger

      A “Confurry”?

      • data_ninja

        A conFurrderate sYiffathizer.

    • Edith Prickly

      Who Does The Fox Hate?

      • FlownΩver

        AOT,K

    • elviouslyqueer

      Tackiest. Roadkill. EVER.

    • redarmyzombie

      Aw jeez, not this shit again…

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Will not yiff.

    • The Wanderer

      I ain’t even going to acknowledge his existence if I see him at the cons I plan on attending this year.

      • Predisenting Ron

        Might I suggest you allow your boot to acknowledge his existence?

    • Blackest Noobs

      geez that’s pretty offensive…..to foxes.

    • Kakariki

      Is that one of those racist furries that caused that recent kerfuffle?

    • Persistent Demme

      Fake fox.
      The antidote?
      REAL fox:
      (And some kind golfers.)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul_fxYUgurg

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl
    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      I can’t tell you how shocked I was to find out this song was written, and first released by NEIL DIAMOND. I only knew it from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Oh yeah, good old Neil. I knew cos Ima Old: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGvMjgLXBi0

        • Indivisible Snark Tank

          I is A Old, too, but I was too cool to admit Neil existed until I hit my 40s.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            xD

  • Joe Beese

    In the past few days my reporting has had me around more than a few Trump supporters, and what I’ve found has been surprising.

    Trump’s supporters are getting their talking points straight from his tweets. They repeat them almost verbatim, share them like cards. Fox News has been made largely obsolete as they’re no longer a middleman for Right Wing info. It’s Trump and InfoWars and online sources. They’re plugged in and way more attentive. It’s no longer low-information, it’s alternative information.

    And Trump’s tweets against Comey and Mueller have sunk in and perfectly undermined any doubt. The dissonance is unshakable. It’s a relationship that has nothing to do with politics anymore. It’s fandom, a personal relationship with a mascot.

    Trump’s base won’t leave him. There’s no crossover. We’ll have a generation or two totally dedicated regardless of what happens.

    https://twitter.com/JYSexton/status/875452192743927808

    • wait! what?

      I just want to know whose actually doing the tweeting; I don’t think it’s Donald.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        It’s his former golf caddy. Really, it is. That’s who he picked for his “Social Media Director”

    • TJ Barke
    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      That is frightening.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      So not a political party. A cult. We got anyone who knows how to do deprogramming?

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      And if you read their comments, they’ve never been smartest, most stable bunch, but they’re gibbering with rage right now.

  • baconzgood

    So we got Barry, Justin (from canada) Elizabeth, Kamala, and Martin. Tell you what, our liberal policies migh not be implimentable but we sure look good.

    • Sophia

      You forgot Macron oo-la-la

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    So, it seems like our racist elfin AG mighta lied under oath a weency bit.
    https://twitter.com/AynRandPaulRyan/status/875412589492060160

    • shivaskeeper

      I am shocked. Shocked I tell you.

      • mardam422

        In Sessions’ defense. How was he to know who was at what dinner when? I mean, he can’t see over the top of the table, so it’s hard to know if that guy speaking Russian down there is really Russian, and all.

        • shivaskeeper

          I know, know for a fact, they have booster seats at the sort of places those dinners are held at. You just have to ask for one. Not buying it.

    • Blackest Noobs

      duh…we all know the lil bastard was fucking lying.

      tell me why again we shouldn’t burn them all???? WHY?

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        If by “burn them all” you mean with votes and legal prosecution, than yes, I agree. The whole collection of treasonous party-over-country assholes need to be in jail.

        • Blackest Noobs

          and burnt.

          • Martini Ambassador 🍸

            Seems kinda close to a rules violation there.

          • Blackest Noobs

            really? ok hall monitor who doesn’t get fucking sarcasm.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMNApn-orUk

          • Martini Ambassador 🍸

            LOL, hysterical! You’re a riot!

          • Blackest Noobs

            that’s MISTER LAUGH RIOT.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Liberals are hot. That’s just how it is.

  • shastakoala

    Most men look good in blue jeans. And honestly I do like watchin’ my man walking away, if ya know what I mean.

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      Alas, baconzgood won’t wear them.

      • TJ Barke

        Red flag!

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          For what?!

          • TJ Barke

            I don’t know, something!

      • alpacapunchbowl

        That’s because he’s a good Wonkerino. Jeans are pants and we don’t wear pants around here.

        • shastakoala

          Hey now! My dudes a good Wonkerino. He does wear his blogging pants. Which could mean anything from sweats to under shorts.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            I have to wear pants (or a skirt) for work too :(
            Sometimes it just can’t be helped.

  • WhoMe?

    Evan has a boyyyfriend.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaahahhahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahaha

    http://shareblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Trump-11-06-2016.mp4?_=1

    • That’s extraordinary, Joe.

    • Reximus

      LOL…he really is the ultimate projector

    • BadKitty904

      And he doesn’t even know what a “petard” is…

      • wait! what?

        Lesser Captain of the USS Hoist?

  • Bill D. Burger

    ManO’Man, I utterly detest these hypocritical Godwads’. This is the same fucking hypocritical babble splainer’ who one called Pres. Obama “…the herald of the Antichrist.”

    Now…now, we must stop all this inflammatory rhetoric.
    Fuck him with a heavenly harp sideways. YUK!

    https://twitter.com/robertjeffress/status/875012050879037440

    “Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails from the last priest.”
    ___Diderot

  • kaydenpat

    There is no shortage of gorgeousness on our side (men and women). That’s what happens when you promote tolerance and love over hate and bigotry.

  • Maclare 🍰
    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Now THAT’S a false flag. She’s desperate.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Well, that’s depressing, because you know what conclusion all the no-information-will-ever-penetrate-my-skull voters will jump to.

    • BadKitty904

      She thinks fellow Southerners won’t recognize the powdered sugar from Krispy Kreme blueberry-jelly donuts?

      • Maclare 🍰

        Well now I know what I’m having for dinner.

        • BadKitty904

          Hey, blueberries are fruit. They’re good for you.

  • ariel_gee_398
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      As if it weren’t already easy enough to tell who the Dumpf voters are.

    • shivaskeeper

      That’s a baby reticulated python. Definitely not venomous. Stock photo bullshit.

      • MizzMazz

        I know, what a pretty baby!

      • hendenburg2

        Actually, all snakes are venomous. The ones that we think of as “non-venomous” just don’t have effective venom and therefore don’t use it.

        • shivaskeeper

          Got a cite for that? When I got out of breeding a few years ago there were some studies showing that a lot of the colubride snakes may have had what were venom glands, but I haven’t been keeping up with the info.

          • hendenburg2

            Here we go, scroll down to “venomous snakes” section

            http://qi.com/infocloud/snakes

            On the off-chance you haven’t heard of it, QI is a British show where Stephen Fry spouts random facts about a subject, and then a group of 4 panelists cracks jokes about it. Stephen Fry left the show a year or two ago and was replaced by Sandy Toksvig, a recurring panelist

          • shivaskeeper

            Awesome. Thank you.

    • redarmyzombie

      …I think a part of my soul just died a little…

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      I don’t think it works like that.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Good thing, too, since the asshole didn’t even bother to ask his wife if she wanted to go down with the ship.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          Yeah, that was my thought too.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        it’s snake venom, not cooties

    • Blackest Noobs

      i tried that with my wife but she instead shot me with my own gun.
      it’s ok…i learned my lesson and it was merely a flesh wound..the gunshot.

    • BosGrl

      Guy must be part of the 7% of Americans who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

      • efoveks

        This was in India.

        • BosGrl

          Should have read it!

    • Yr. Gma

      Okay…

    • bupkus231

      musta been a Rump supporter…

      Oh, now I see this was in India – AND I see that the wife was apparently “saved” with medication. WTF? How could the man have so much venom in his blood/saliva to transmit any to his wife?

      That’s it. I’m never gonna go see the Taj Mahal….

  • Indivisible Snark Tank

    Wildly changing the subject…

    The DC District Court found that the US Army Corps of Engineers violated some parts of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) when it approved the DAPL. While this doesn’t vacate the approval, it means the Corps will have to take a closer look at fishing rights, hunting rights, and spill prevention; and the Court will discuss vacatur and other options after getting briefed by both the Corps and the Standing Rock Sioux.

    So….kinda good news.

    • OrG

      Sounds like they got away with it to me.

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        Not necessarily. While the Court recognized that suddenly shutting down the easement would be problematic, they aren’t saying that it won’t happen.

  • mardam422

    I thought comments weren’t allowed.

    • TJ Barke

      They aren’t…

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn’t allowed comments because she isn’t somebody else.

    • Maclare 🍰

      Comments? What comments?

  • Joe Beese

    Smart move, Mike.

    Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-hires-outside-counsel-to-deal-with-russia-probe-inquiries/2017/06/15/c40ef55c-51f5-11e7-a973-3dae94ed3eb7_story.html

    • OrG

      Hmmmmm…… lawyering up? He must be GUILTY!

      • Blackest Noobs

        maybe his lawyers will know how to spell hard words like President.

    • BadKitty904
    • shivaskeeper

      I though Kasowitz was telling everyone now isn’t the time to get lawyered up.

      Is Pence not taking his advice?

      • BadKitty904

        “When they tell you not to panic, that’s the time to run.”

      • Sophia

        That was when he decided he better get a lawyer. Next one under the bus.

        • Joe Beese

          My prediction: Pence will be the first to flip. I think he will cut a deal where he resigns and promises not to run for office again, in exchange for no charges against him, and of course his testimony.

          My basis for this prediction is that 1) he is the least culpable of all of them, while most definitely still being culpable, and 2) I kind of get the impression that out of all of them he actually has some idea of just how stupid he is, and therefore is more likely to listen to his lawyers’ advice.

          http://www.metafilter.com/167600/The-Sessions-Sessions-The-Confederate-General-Babbles-Before-Congress#7067237

          • shivaskeeper

            I’m still betting of Flynn. Or human weasel Carter Page flipping first.

          • Rags

            It’s a mandatory step before dumping 4-5.

          • bupkus231

            “…I kind of get the impression that out of all of them he actually has some idea of just how stupid he is…”

            I can’t understand where this writer gets that impression. Is that your comments there?

            The only impression I get from Pence is that of a slightly slow over-achiever who’s been over his head for years – sorta a Chauncey Gardner without the good will.

          • pstockholm

            I’d be interested to hear what Mother is telling him to do.

  • Joe Beese
  • Edith Prickly

    I love you Evan.

  • Crystalclear12

    Evan, you are so quick to objectify good looking men.

    I like that about you.
    Keep looking, surely there is a shirtless picture out there somewhere.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl
  • Zippy W Pinhead

    This is disturbing- consider it a warning about us policing our own before we become that which we despise…

    https://news.vice.com/story/extremism-experts-are-starting-to-worry-about-the-left?utm_source=dmfb

    • TJ Barke

      Maybe so, but it’s in reaction to hostility, threats and harassment directed at us. And, you know, threats to our democracy. Like the actual fucking nazis on the rise…

    • OrG

      If this is a real concern(I’m not convinced it is),you can push people only so far before they push back.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I think the ‘ends justify the means’ attitude is a mistake. We need to fight back, but we need to fight smart, lest we cede the moral high ground or worse yet become the enemy. Watching the left spawn their own tea party is not smart and it’s not helpful, especially given the bothsiderism of the MSM

        • OrG

          If you make people desperate and feel like they have nothing to lose they sometimes do desperate things. not advocating or condoning,just sayin’.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            This. If enough people become convinced we’re beyond the rule of law, violence will start. I am not endorsing their actions, just stating a fact.

          • Predisenting Ron

            Problem is, all it takes to convince the wingnuts that ‘we’re beyond the rule of law’ is some assmunch saying we are, thus justifying in their pointy little heads all the violence they want. Yes, taking the high ground is the only morally defensible choice. But in the end, I doubt it will matter. If ‘they’ want a fight, they’ll get one, one way or another.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            This. I honestly see zero hope for a peaceful resolution.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Except from what I’ve seen, those Berniacs and the antifas aren’t the desperate ones, they’re just indulging in the same inner ugliness that drives the right and enjoying the same adrenaline rush from breaking things and fucking shit up. The ones who are actually desperate aren’t throwing rocks and swinging bicycle locks at the neo nazis in Berkeley, they’re too busy just trying to survive to indulge in mindless street violence. That’s why we can’t afford to give these clowns a fig leaf of excuse by equating them with the ones doing most of the real suffering.The ugliness on the right became normalized because too many mainstream conservatives turned a blind eye and made excuses for it- we shouldn’t do the same.

          • pstockholm

            Sorry I just don’t see the risk, I don’t see any kind of symmetry in the political landscape at all. And I would be concerned that owning up to a need to “police our own” is doing the Republicans’ work for them, by implicitly acknowledging some kind of equivalence.
            Or tl;dr, would-be violent LWNJs are maybe a few hundreds, while the same category for RWNJs is tens of millions.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            While I see a failure to police our own as a form of rationalizing that just males us complicit in the ugliness on our side the same way the right is complicit in theirs. Saying that the degree of the problem is far different is an excuse to ignore it. Nobody is saying that the issue is symmetrical, why wait until it is? That same refusal to acknowledge the problem when it was miniscule is how the right’s problem grew into such a monster now and has consumed their party.

          • pstockholm

            Don’t think there is any risk of the situation becoming symmetrical, the type and number of people like that, that might make a left version of the Tea Party, much less a chanting Trump crowd – they don’t exist. Also, I don’t think antifa is on my side, so I don’t see any need to police them. It’s a small problem that a few idiots trash MacDonalds and throw bricks at police, but they have nothing to do with the broad left, however you want to define the broad left.
            What I’m getting at and why I’m volleying with you, is that I think it’s important to not acknowledge them as having anything to do with, say, anti-Trump resistance, or BLM. They’re not part of a left continuum, that I accept anyway. (In contrast to the right continuum that stretches right up to the Oval Office). Antifa is not our problem to police because they are not in any way us.
            You’re playing into the hands of the other side IMO by accepting a narrative suggesting any kind of equivalence. That’s a narrative that they are just itching to establish as an actual thing. I don’t think it is an actual thing, and I guess we disagree there.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Honestly, it’s this authoritarian populism streak parts of both sides are running with.

      It doesn’t surprise me a bit some of the Bros might be violent.

      • BadKitty904

        What with being crazy and all.

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          Yeah. I’d probably even not side eye things as much if it weren’t, largely, a bunch of wide dudes acting out on both sides.

          White guys fighting white guys in the street. Real nice.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            We have to understand their rage. After all, what chance have straight white Christian males ever had to succeed in these United States? /sarc

      • Joe Beese

        Don’t you know I’m loco?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RijB8wnJCN0

      • pstockholm

        What authoritarian tendencies or sympathies have you ever seen in anyone on the American left?

        • GreenGoldSharpie
          • pstockholm

            The tendencies described in the article are annoying at worst. I don’t see that they have anything to do with a sympathy for authoritarianism. Certainly they have absolutely nothing to do with the deep and broad sympathy for actual authoritarianism we now see revealed on the right.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I wholeheartedly concur. Fuck the radical militants and their navel-gazing obsession with “deconstructing” everything in the dictionary, and banning innocuous expressions and terms or even clinical descriptors of various conditions. They’re getting dangerous and even harming people they claim to want to help. I say this as a person who suffers from mental illness: there’s a vocal-minority cohort that believes the very phrase “mental illness” is offensive and “ableist” and should be banned, that researchers should be banned from trying to find cures for autism and psychiatric disorders, and that there’s no such thing as a “defective” brain, just a “different” one. I’m defective. I don’t need their Tony Robbins meets Kay Redfield-Jamison “everyone is special” bullshit.

            “Neurodiversity,” and its umbrella movement of “diversability” (which includes the deaf-culture activists who think hearing aids are barbaric and the fat-acceptance feminists who think morbid obesity is a “diverse body type” and rebellion against the “male gaze”) is a cult that’s as anti-scientific as Scientology or Christian Science, and just as detrimental to the public health. It, too, is primarily leftist, yet from time to time partners with GOP anti-choicers to draft bills that, for example, would prohibit women from having abortions if Down’s is detected, because they consider it a “Holocaust”. They even teamed up with the fucking kiddy-fiddler haven of the Boston Archdiocese to defeat an assisted-suicide bill in Massachusetts that I fucking voted for, but which barely lost by a margin of 51-49%.

            They’ve hijacked the language of the gay rights movement (because homosexuality was removed from the DSM in 1973, which to them means the definition of mental illness is so politically malleable as to be completely arbitrary and not exist at all), and branded those of us who do want a cure as self-hating exterminationists on par with the “ex-gay ministries.” They equate applied behavior analysis with reparation therapy and cochlear implants with lobotomies. They’re the flipside of anti-vaxers. I suppose they’d be fine with polio too because, hey, it didn’t stop FDR! “Polio pride?” SMH.

            However well-meaning their ostensible intent, this isn’t the right way to diminish or combat the stigma of mental health or other disability. Cancer doesn’t have the same stigma, but nobody talks about abandoning a cure for cancer. Dare I say, normal people do 5K walks and charity collections for cancer. These folks do ridiculous stunts like picketing the Jerry Lewis Telethon and social media campaigns accusing the board at Autism Speaks of being eugenicist Nazis. They are so crazy, in fact, that they don’t think there’s anything “wrong” at all — and that those who do, including those who have been diagnosed with mental disorders (or otherwise meet the criteria), are the ones with the “problem.” Dare I say it, they’re narcissists with delusions of grandeur. Casting themselves as heroes for people who don’t want to be “saved.” At least not by them.

            I’m a manic-depressive. My whole family probably was too, only they all self-medicated with booze, booze, and more booze. My mother and I (both of whom have been victimized at the hands of my abusive father/her abusive husband), often joke that the DSM is the family Bible. I don’t consider myself to be a “creative genius.” Even if I was, if it gave me the ability to write the Great American Novel, paint the Great American Painting, or make the Great American Movie, none of that equates to earning the Great American Paycheck for 99.999999% of people. I’d throw it away in a heartbeat just to be able to get a job and be self-sufficient paying my own rent and putting my own food on the table.

            There’s no silver lining in the playbook of mental illness. It’s not a “social construct” that needs to be “embraced and empowered.” It’s not an X-Men superpower or a pathway to creativity, scientific brilliance, or religious shamanism. It’s a disorder and science needs to cure it. It’s language like this that persuades actual sick people to end or not seek treatment, which in many cases leads to tragedies when they do have breakdowns and get shot in the street by ill-trained police — who they don’t want to be “trained” in how to deal with the mentally ill, because it “otherizes” them as “different.” Well, what do you want the cops to do when a guy is wielding a steak knife in the middle of a shopping mall and shouting that he’s a Jedi warrior who’s going to kill the storm troopers? Mental illness is a debilitating set of conditions that is biological in nature and does ruin your life, socially and otherwise. The politically correct militants of “neurodiversity,” “diversability” and their ilk can fuck right off. You’re not helping and you don’t speak for me.

    • georgiaburning

      It only becomes class warfare when the poors shoot back

      • Joe Beese

        And it’s only terrorism when it’s Muslims killing Americans.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Don’t worry- the RWNJ’s all consider yesterday an act of domestic terrorism. We need to quit giving them ammo (so to speak)

    • Marceline

      Between the Berniacs and the antifas, I’d prefer to give the far left a nice wide berth. It’s part of the reason I’m not out here marching with these folks.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        don’t give the right their talking points- all this crap does is give assholes like Lumpy their featured story for the evening and let all the RWNJ’s off the hook for their own violence

        • shivaskeeper

          You know that doesn’t matter. if this one was as far right as could be they will dig until they found something he said one time that was vaguely leftist and run with that.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            the professional liars will- but it’s the MSM and all the mainstream people who see the undeniable headlines about Berniacs that we need to worry about. It’s self defeating to excuse the wrong in our own camp based upon “he did it too” or “they’ll just lie about it”. Don’t give Lumpy his sliver of truth…

          • shivaskeeper

            I agree with you.

        • Marceline

          I’m not letting anyone off the hook but I saw enough racism and misogyny and playing at revolution from the left in the last year that I know it’s a real problem. I’m not going to refrain from calling that out just because that makes for a more comfortable narrative. If the left can only be protected by telling women and POC to put up with abuse then we’ve already started doing Lumpy’s work for him.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Exactly- it worries me that too many might turn a blind eye to the first vestiges of the same cancer that has eaten away the right

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      “and in the years after 9/11, Segal says, the largest source of extremist violence was from the Left: eco-terrorists and animal rights activists.”

      Either that “after” is a typo (and I’m still skeptical about that if they meant “before”), or that is a massive, bald-faced lie. I can’t think of a single mass-casualty event caused by either of those two categories in America since at least the 80’s.

      • pstockholm

        And I seem to have missed any mass-casualty events by them even before1980. What are you referring to?

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          I wasn’t alive before the 80’s, so my knowledge of the Weathermen group and all that fuckery is more hazy. But if I can reach back more than 30 years and not find a single incident, that’s a pretty damning indictment of this guy’s statement.

          • pstockholm

            OK. There were a few very small left-wing and black militant groups that shot and killed some people during robberies. Their sympathizers were a much broader but still small group. There were no mass casualties. “Eco-terrorists” (that one deserves quotes) and animal rights activists have killed exactly zero people that I know of, could be wrong. The guy’s statement is beyond absurd.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        He specifically was talking about the eco terrorism of the 70’s (I believe it was a typo) and he did mention it was institutional. And it’s a fair point- torching research facilities or vandalizing construction sites or keying luxury cars at the dealership is unacceptable. It was something the left had to face themselves in the mirror about and to our credit, we did. It’s that much harder to demand the same of the right if we are no longer willing to do so either.

    • shivaskeeper

      Maybe.

      I would point out that anyone who goes out with the intent of causing a mass cas is not left or right. They are fucking insane. They may have been left or right at one point as insanity is no respecter of ideological boundaries, but whatever their political stance before they started pulling the trigger doesn’t really matter as they are only listening to the voices in their heads at that point.

    • bupkus231

      “…His [ Hodgkinson’s ] politics have quickly become a talking point among some conservative pundits seeking a quick political score: proof of a looming leftist campaign against the government, or a sign of equivalency with the type of violence that normally comes from the right…. ”

      Hmmm – sounds to me like the same sorta shit, only from “extremism experts”. The shootings at the ballfield has become something for everyone to hang their hats on, to demonstrate their “expertise”…

      IOW – more “both sides do it” bullshit.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I’m not willing to ignore the early warning signs, just because it’s uncomfortable to think about. Too many seem to gleeful about mixing it up on the streets with the RWNJs to be simply a figment of anyone’s imagination or a case of bothsiderism. We’re nowhere near where the right has let themselves get to, but we need to be vigilant.

        • pstockholm

          I think the numbers of people doing that are very small. In contrast to certain what should have been mainstream Republican gatherings I can think of with huge crowds chanting their love of violent treatment of protesters and journalists.
          I just don’t think the two things are even remotely comparable, or even similar in nature.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I don’t either- I just think we need to be careful that it never gets that way

          • pstockholm

            I just think that we should neither accept being linked to someone like the Alexandria shooter nor worry overmuch what either RW or MSM media says.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            But we are linked, whether we accept it or not. Why would Sanders need to disavow it? Have you seen some of the ugly tweets and emails GOP politicians have received saying the Senator deserved to get shot or “one down, 217 to go”? The narrative is being formed whether we like it or not. We can either be on record opposing the violence and vandalism or risk losing credibility the way the mainstream right has. I’ll never forgive mainstream republicans for the blind eye they turned after the Giffords shooting and the other violent instances. I don’t ever want to be that person…

          • pstockholm

            I feel no link to Hodgkinson at all.
            Nor to antifa.
            The question of verbal expressions of imagined violence is a thorny problem. The CRR here are a pretty good guide, maybe Wonkette should do a franchise. “One down, 217 to go” in a tweet to a Congressman would not pass. A comedian with a severed head would.
            I don’t think we need to go on record as opposing violence if we have never been supporting violence. Republican elected officials have, however, been on record as supporting violence, so they need to make clear they oppose it. There is no symmetry at all.
            I really do think your approach risks helping them establish a narrative of equivalence, which is why I’ve been boring everyone with all this. Time to stop now I guess – we disagree obviously.

        • bupkus231

          I’m not talking about “ignoring” stuff – O’m talking about the explosion of pieces by “experts” – which actually happens any time anything sensational happens in this country. What we have is too many “experts” out there putting out “think pieces” that are really little more than self-promotion.

          Perhaps it’s an artifact of the Internet age, and I’m just an old fart – but “early warning signs” such as the ones outlined in the piece above really strike me as unwarranted extrapolation of events into a “trend”….

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            oh, I agree that there’s always an explosion of handwringing anytime it involves the left. I don’t think this was particularly hyperbolic though. What worries me is the kneejerk defensiveness- look at the nerve I touched just posting an article. It reminds me of the same denial we see from the David Brooks wing of the GOP- “what? You can’t blame us for the alt-right Nazis and the violent skinheads and the Trumpanzees! We’re good and decent people who have nothing in common with them!” Yet it was their willingness to look the other way that allowed the others to thrive and flourish. We just need to make sure we loudly and vocally reject any left wing violence or vandalism and not give them a pass, just because they may be nominally “on our side” (the same way we hold the David Brooks types responsible for the cancer in their midst, despite their protestations that the cancer they let spread isn’t really their fault)

          • bupkus231

            Thank you for taking the time to respond, despite the time lapse in exchanges.

            Unfortunately, I haven’t been timely enough in responding to be sure I’m still carrying my original train of thought – and, unfortunately, I’m a bit too loaded right now ( after an afternoon of drinking ) to say more than a short mphmslm….

            I’m just tired of all the “analysis” that leads to “both sides do it” or even that both sides are capable of doing it – it’s just tiring. There’s loonies on both sides, sure – but the rightwing certainly has more elements in it more worthy of worry than the relatively small extreme left – and the right’s extremism seem much more contagious.

    • h4rr4r

      Lots of people say shit like that, the difference is this guy lived in a van down by the river. Maybe some social safety nets could have helped.

    • vivian

      I dunno Zip. I greatly respect your opinion, and vigilance is always a good idea.
      At the same time, shitheads gonna shithead, no matter what half-assed label they put on themselves. I don’t see a discernible organized effort on the Left to conduct violence. Maybe I’m just outta touch with the Bernie Bro’s and what not, but I don’t see anything like a StormFront on the Left.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        You should browse the antifa social media, as well as the black bloc. They regularly plan to confront rw rallies with the objective of fomenting violence. Some of the more radical Bernie social media dips their toes into the violent rhetoric too. The inauguration vandalism was all planned. It’s more organized than you think. I just think we need to disown it before it becomes a serious problem, unlike the right, which is in denial of their far larger problem.

    • II Gosala

      When the ADL is worried…

  • pstockholm

    Seems to be a lot of Albuquerque in my bunk going on downthread.

  • jaspersdad
    • Suttree

      Baleen?

      • jaspersdad

        Balue

  • Joe Beese

    The CEO of a Taiwanese company involved in the manufacture of iPhones let slip that the next model will be waterproof and use inductive (often, erroneously, called “wireless”) charging.

    Perfect for those scuba-diving selfies.

    • hendenburg2

      We use Go Pros for that.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40fe224b15d8e65e0afab0867ed0c7c5112e872c25159ea898a6b046646b004c.jpg

      (I know I’m not wearing my scuba gear, but it was like 5 feet of water)

    • Crank Tango

      This one’s already supposed to be water resistant, or whatever. Luckily, because I got mine crazy wet the other day.

    • hendenburg2

      Because inductive charging stations are so ubiquitous everywhere.

      Seriously, Apple’s business model is just to obsolete some facet of electronics design/use, and force customers to purchase the new accessories. See: headphone/aux port

  • WeaselPoo

    Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) said on NPR’s “Morning Edition” that the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia was “healthy.”, but he cautioned:

    “We also have to be real careful from the standpoint that we have a president that’s not from the political class, The learning of the discipline use of language and what certain words mean in our context, if you’re not from this world, you may not have developed that discipline.”

    The comment prompted NPR’s Steve Inskeep to point out that the president of the United States has an entire staff and lawyers to advise him on what’s appropriate to say.
    Not to mention Trump himself has stated multiple times that he has the best brain, as per everyone and knows things about stuff and stuff about things that politicians can’t even because they are terrible and bad.
    If Schweikert blows his nose, he’s going to find massive turds in his handkerchief.

    • BadKitty904

      Then why did you run this fucking traitor for President of the United States?

    • bupkus231

      Gee – I thought the defense for the type of BS that Rump spews was that “He’s not being politically correct”. Now, I guess, it’s just that he doesn’t know how to be “politically correct”?

      He and about nine hundred thousand Trumpanzees ( and I hope my estimate is way high…. )

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “Language discipline”? Language discipline to me means not swearing in inappropriate settings. It doesn’t mean “figure out a way to commit high crimes without actually saying those high crimes out loud”.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/grand-canyon-creationism/526467/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

    “A Creationist Sues the Grand Canyon for Religious Discrimination

    The national park wouldn’t let him collect rocks for research.”

    • BadKitty904

      The Smithsonian won’t let him “collect rocks for research,” either. Fuck off, nutboy.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Why didn’t he just empty them from his head?

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        Why does he want to do research if he’s already already convinced the planet is only 6000 years old?

        • shivaskeeper

          The same reason all creationists have. Their faith is weak and they want some sort of concrete proof. Even if the proof is a lie its something to keep them going.

    • shastakoala

      They’re afraid he’s going to use them for holy doorstops, again.

  • Marion in Savannah

    Yeah, he’s a hottie. However, what turns me on more about him is that he’s also ACTUALLY DOING HIS FUCKING JOB.

    • BadKitty904

      I.e., he’s a Dem.

  • hendenburg2

    Having gone to college in Albuquerque, and the fact that my mom’s side of the family is from there, I can officially say that New Mexico beef jerky sucks week-old donkey balls.

    Seriously. Everyone cuts the meat against the grain, which leaves tough little meat needles stuck in your gums. Also they use beef round, which is lean so it gets super tough and dry.

  • Kakariki

    He’s not a national politician yet, but have you seen Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims? OH. MY. GURRRD!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c33316ad569c5620fd012a2ba1cd34090585b4bbd90e41c5c393c9a1b1da6cf1.jpg

  • jowgajen

    My heart goes out to Otto Warmbier and his family. His condition is not good, he’s apparently been in what lay people call a vegetative state since possibly April of last year. That would have been only a couple of weeks after he was tried and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/06/15/otto-warmbier-has-extensive-loss-of-brain-tissue-no-obvious-signs-of-trauma-doctors-say/?utm_term=.6268869caa9c

  • BadKitty904
    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Yeah, kitteh wants the trout!

      • BadKitty904

        Yuss, please. Chops will be licked.

  • Juan de Fuca

    One of the perks of working at Pure Water Ice & Tea Company in Lubbock, Texas, is that employees can apparently write whatever messages they want on the big, street-facing sign out front. A few weeks ago, assistant manager Kyler Smith put up a sign announcing that local football hero was welcome to drink for free in the shop[…]

    This message caught the attention of Santos Perez, the manager of the Wendy’s across the street, who decided to respond via the fast food restaurant’s signage with the message: “Hey Kliff, hungry and thirsty? We got you.” And thus, a sign war was born. Here are some of the best exchanges:

    https://twitter.com/dylanmonroeTTU/status/873631985952063488

    https://www.eater.com/2017/6/14/15800000/texas-wendys-sign-war-pure-water-tea

  • mardam422

    Did Sen. Heinrich really catch that fish? Or is he just taking out his trouser trout for us?

    • Marion in Savannah

      Trouser trout? Is that what the kids are calling it now? I always thought the proper term was “pants python.” But, I Are A Old and terminology changes fast.

      • mardam422

        Not as old as I are.

      • Persistent Demme

        My brothers, (teenagers at the time), convinced my mother that the kids were saying “hosepipe” and “crevice.”

        • mardam422

          My friends used to go home from the municipal pool and regale their parents with stories of doing “boners” off the high dive.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      I love the way he gently offers it as if to say, “Look. Don’t touch. I shall now silently release him back into the wild.” The real trout. But I have zero problems with him releasing that other trout,either.

      • mardam422

        Into the…wild?

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    FRC Warns Obama Running Anti-Christian ‘Shadow Government’ From ‘Mansion Command Center’

    http://www.iamnotastalker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ScreenShot4130.jpg

    http://www.cbr.com/wp-content/uploads/robot6/2016/01/batcave.jpg

    Oh yeah, baby.

    In a fundraising email today with the subject line “Obama’s ‘shadow government’ targets you,” FRC President Tony Perkins writes that Obama is “still a serious threat to your religious freedom,” as he is running a “shadow government” from his “mansion command center” in Washington, D.C., where he is working to “undermine President Trump” and destroy religious freedom.

    They say that in this country’s darkest hour of need, he will return…

    http://orig00.deviantart.net/f702/f/2012/267/8/c/obama_riding_a_lion_by_sharpwriter-d5ftze6.jpg

    Where do I sign up?

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/frc-warns-obama-running-anti-christian-shadow-government-from-mansion-command-center/

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl
    • BadKitty904

      I think Bamz would have his secret lair in an extinct Hawaiian volcano, seeing he’s from there and all.

      • Three Finger Salute

        But Fauxbart said he was from West Kanye. And that his secret lair was in the basement of the Alamo Ping Pong Pizza.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I thought that was where it was. It was well-hidden in the budget.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        If Bamz needs a Leggy-but-mean Chick to do Secret Agenting Shit, Ima ready.

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          I want the lion’s job. Bamz can ride me any time he wants.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Right on. :) I’ll be his Right-Hand, Left-Handed Girl, and you can be his Faithful Steed.

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          I see you dressed in an Emma Peel outfit.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            xD Yiss! I’d do that in a second, only a few moar pounds to lose off of my tummy.

    • Joe Beese

      Isn’t that where they filmed Damien’s nanny hanging herself?

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        I thought exactly the same thing. We should do lunch sometime!

    • La forza del resistino

      A knock on Bamz will never get old to Perkins. Each one is worth $20’s raining in from the boondocks.

    • Jamoche

      House style at Slacktivist is to always use “The Liar Tony Perkins”.

    • Persistent Demme

      I wish…

    • Three Finger Salute

      I say let’s pretend for a minute that the Bam Cave is at the Château Laurier in Ottawa.😌

    • OrG

      Stately Kenyan-Usurper Manor?

    • georgiaburning

      ADAM WEST’S DEATH WAS FAKED!
      He and Obama are working together in the Batcave,

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Now, that WOULD be a dynamic duo!

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Sure. He had eight years to destroy the country, but of course, he’s going to wait till AFTER he’s out of office to take action!

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Especially sneaky of him!

    • SayItWithOtters

      These people know so little about how the world functions that they think millions of federal employees all “worked for” the last president (and just get replaced every single election, or something?) and are now suspect.

    • h4rr4r
    • Miles Monroe

      Shadow government in quotes, of course …

  • Amy

    Holy Jeebus!!!

  • Bill D. Burger

    Donald Trump? Who? Trump…..sounds vaguely familiar.

    [Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries
    By Ashley Parker June 15 at 4:58 PM
    Vice President Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia
    Pence’s decision comes less than a month after Trump hired his own private attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help navigate the investigations related to the Russia probe, and a day after The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is widening his investigation to examine whether the president attempted to obstruct justice. ]

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-hires-outside-counsel-to-deal-with-russia-probe-inquiries/2017/06/15/c40ef55c-51f5-11e7-a973-3dae94ed3eb7_story.html?utm_term=.1d654a5703b2

    • BadKitty904
      • BadKitty904

        (I’m going to need some new “fleeing” gifs, at the rate this Administration is falling apart.)

    • Persistent Demme

      Drip, drip, drip.

    • Claire

      Pence lawyered up, huh? Let’s hope the snowball has started down the hill.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Didn’t the Yam tell his staff last week that nobody should get outside council because of “bad optics?” Seems like something a mob boss would tell his underlings, hoping they take the fall for him. At least I guess Pence is smart enough to understand he’s just as being prone to being thrown under the bus as anybody else in Trumpy’s sphere.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Oh thank heavens. I was going to be very concerned if it wasn’t Evan who penned that piece. That “piece” being both the post and the HAWT Senator. His eyes can see my soul. I just know it.

    • hendenburg2

      I dunno, it could have been ‘Trix. The style wasn’t quite right though.

      I play the “who wrote it” game with every post

  • Picabo

    He’s Tweeting again. “Trump is freaking out about the Russia investigation on Twitter—again”
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/15/1672187/-Trump-is-freaking-out-about-the-Russia-investigation-on-Twitter-again#view-story

    • BadKitty904
    • Doug Langley

      Wait – you can use bleach on emails? Wow, I’ve been doing it all wrong.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Glad to know this worthless POSPOTUS has nothing better to do than send out tweets like a twelve year old girl!
      Still waiting for, “I know you are but what am I?” or, “Oh yeah? Well I’m rubber and you’re glue….”

  • Weird Fishes

    This is the kind of journalisticismness that makes Wonkette the leader in the Newz Internetz.

  • Courser_Resistance

    Oh my! Evan, you frequently have excellent taste in men.

    Heinrich is now right up there with the Udall boys (who are grown-ass men) in terms of both environmentalist cred and plenty of hotness. We know how to raise ’em up out here, if they aren’t born to dumbass types. (Also too, sometimes they come from elsewhere and we adopt them, like Gov. Hick)

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Now if we can only get Evan to realize that his man crush on Jared is very unhealthy for him…

  • supermouse35

    Homina homina homina…

  • Proud Liberal
    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Probably because he’s guilty as fuck.

    • Jamoche

      Duh. At this point that’s got to be true of anyone “protecting” Trump.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      From the “no shit” department…

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      And people wonder why Trump’s having staffing problems. It’s because people have figured out what all those law firms realized: that to work for Trump not only is a thankless job that will likely end with you thudding under his bus, it’ll also probably get you arrested.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Well..well. A little bipartisanship we can appreciate:

    June 15, 2017 1:36 pm
    Rand Paul and Al Franken are teaming up to protect medical marijuana from Jeff Sessions

    We learned on Tuesday from a leaked letter that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants Congress to get rid of the current rules that prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that the permit medical marijuana.

    Thankfully, Republican Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Lisa Murkowski are teaming up with Democrats Al Franken, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand to support a bill that would protect states that allow medical marijuana from any federal interference. This legislation would also remove current obstacles to medical marijuana research.
    There is a House version that also has bipartisan support. The lawmakers are expected to introduce this bill on Thursday.
    http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-liberty/war-on-drugs-rare-liberty/rand-paul-and-al-franken-are-teaming-up-to-protect-medical-marijuana-from-jeff-sessions/

    https://pics.onsizzle.com/cafe-good-people-dont-smoke-marijuana-jeff-sessions-trumps-pick-7324736.png

  • Apple Scruff

    I’m already dreaming about Martin taking long walks in Italian gardens with Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

    • BadKitty904

      Dibs on the film rights.

      • shastakoala

        Dibs on Coffee Table book rights!

        • ariel_gee_398

          Dibs on the porn spoof.

          • shastakoala

            Ha!

          • therblig

            “Acts of Congress”?

          • Three Finger Salute

            “International Relations.”

          • ariel_gee_398

            “Foreign Dicknitaries”

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Harris/Heinrich 2020

    • NellCote71

      Dibs on a four-way.

  • whitroth

    Hey, “slow news day”? Here’s the latest: Pence just hired an outside lawyer to “handle the Russian investigation, etc”.

    Impeach traitor Trump (and his little Pence, too) (no ruby slippers here)

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      “Slow” has taken on a new meaning these days.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Apparently it now means “the dumpster is on fire, but not moving and on fire”.

    • Hopefully Pence will get a GODLESS YUCKY LADY PARTS JUDGE, who will mercilessly mock his manhood while wearing pants.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        I met a guy that was into that, once.

        • I knew a guy once who liked to get Baptized before nookies. I bailed after two dates.

          He was from Charleston so that figures.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            xD This ‘un was on OKC. He wanted me to humiliate him. I declined.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        If I was a judge I suspect I might forego pants under my robes. At least sometimes.
        And hey, at least we could be sure that he wouldn’t try to exercise undue influence by taking her and her icky lady bits to dinner.

    • hendenburg2

      Poll: If Trump were impeached and removed from office, and members of his cabinet convicted, what would be the chance of Pence just pardoning all of them like Ford did for Nixon and Bush did for Libby?

      • Predisenting Ron

        Betcha the pardons are already written and signed, and will be granted before the judge handing down the verdicts has finished speaking.

      • whitroth

        That depends. If there’s criminal charges filed, I think enough of them would say no.

        On the other hand, since Pence just hired himself a lawyer, I’d say they’re *both* going down.

        Now, I think I’ve said this before, but… I do *not* do slasher flicks, with blood and guts… but when the GOP starts to pick a new VP, I’m gonna pop some corn, put on the tv, and watch them knifing each other in the halls of Congress…

  • proudgrampa

    Oh, hell. Even I think he’s pretty dam cute.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Sally Jenkins tried to compare the Golden State Warriors possibly refusing a White House invitation with yesterday’s shooting, then suggested that if they really wanted to demonstrate their disagreement they should show up to the White House anyway.

    • Predisenting Ron

      She thinks they should fold and go anyway because to do otherwise would show contempt? We can’t have that! Just because he’s the most contemptible person to sit in the Big Chair is no reason to ACKNOWLEDGE it.
      FFS.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I love how *we* (meaning liberals) have to be the ones to extend the olive branch and be the “bigger person”. Never them. Always us.

      • Persistent Demme

        I’ll bet “contempt” doesn’t even begin to describe what some of those Warriors feel.

    • ThirdAmendmentMan

      Her argument was that people need to be more tolerant and civil with others who disagree with them.

      Then she was intolerant and uncivil to Bomani Jones when he disagreed with her.

  • PixieThis

    Look, but don’t touch??? Not even myself?? Is it warm in here? It feels warm in here.

  • BadKitty904

    Kden, you scallywags, time for me to bustle off and start supper. Mind y’all behave…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/404b261f3488e9d28c09fe14a70a648a1a9618a5e5c8f2cccd24e56cab3e8df0.png

  • John Iwaniszek

    Julie will cut you.

  • Joe Beese

    Mueller gets Trump’s taxes for the last 30 years. NY AG indicts Trump for state tax evasion. The president can’t pardon state laws.

    http://www.metafilter.com/167600/The-Sessions-Sessions-The-Confederate-General-Babbles-Before-Congress

    Meet Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General.

    https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/images/Attorny_General_Eric_T_Schneiderman.jpg

    Democrat.

    • BadKitty904
    • Thiazin Red

      Tax evasion was good enough for Al Capone.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        So was syphlis! Make it so.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          Tertiary syphilis would go a long way towards explaining Donnie’s behaviour these days.

      • Me not sure

        They couldn’t get him for beating two guys brains out at the dinner table with a baseball bat, but numbers don’t lie.

      • shastakoala

        Maybe Trump has a vault.

        • BosGrl

          I just had a thought. Our American president is going to go into self-imposed exile just like a dictator.

          • Yr. Gma

            Works for me.

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            Who will take him? Not Vlad. He despises losers.

    • h4rr4r

      I thought sitting Presidents were immune from prosecution.

      • BosGrl

        Apres presidency, presumably.

        • therblig

          just heard on the radio that ted lieu tweeted, “the statute of limitations on obstruction of justice is 5 years”. he just wanted people to know.

          • BosGrl

            I love Ted Lieu.

        • Joe Beese

          A six-year statute of limitation applies to abusive tax
          avoidance transactions. … The statute of limitations does not apply, however, for any period during which a taxpayer… filed a false or fraudulent return to evade tax.

          https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/general/pub131.pdf

          • Joe Beese

            Criminal Tax Fraud in the First Degree: NY Tax Law 1806

            It does not get any worse than this from the perspective of the accused and his or her New York criminal lawyer. In fact, there is no more debilitating and dangerous white collar crime one can face, in terms of potential sentences and collateral consequences, than Criminal Tax Fraud in the First Degree. A “B” felony, New York Penal Law 1806 is punishable by mandatory prison for anyone from any walk of life. Without a prior criminal history, if convicted of NY Tax Law 1806 you would face a minimum of one to three years in prison and a maximum of eight and one third to twenty-five years. …

            The distinction between NY Tax Law 1806 and the lesser degrees is that the value or amount either underpaid to or overpaid from the state must be in excess of $1,000,000. Keep in mind that the aggregation or amount associated with this offense must have been “stolen” with a one year period.

            http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyers.com/criminal-tax-fraud-in-the-first-degree-ny-tax-law-1806.html

      • shivaskeeper

        If criminal charges end up being filed the house will have to start the impeachment. He will either resign or follow it through till the end and be removed. Then he will be pardoned for Federal crimes and have to deal with the State crimes on his own.

        • h4rr4r

          Why would they have to? I thought they could ignore them.

          Mind you I am no expert here nor even novice.

          • shivaskeeper

            If they don’t want to be burned at the stake, or at least pay lip service to being a nation of laws, they will not be able to ignore it.

          • h4rr4r

            Don’t hold your breath.

            They will just say it is blue state Democrats making up things.

          • shivaskeeper

            The GOP tried to cover for Nixon as long s they could. Had he not pulled the Saturday Night Massacre they wouldn’t have taken any action against him. DJT lacks Nixon’s discipline.

          • h4rr4r

            That is not today’s GOP.

          • shivaskeeper

            No it is not. These are even more partisan than those were. They will cover for him until they can’t. The smart ones will do the calculus and figure out at some point they will have to turn in DJT if they want to keep their cushy jobs. If not, they will be run out of town on a rail.

          • h4rr4r

            I think for a reasonable amount of them, there is no point at which they have to turn on the orange menace. Between gerrymandering and true believers nothing even that murder on 5th avenue would do it.

          • shivaskeeper

            We shall see.

        • Persistent Demme

          The Goopers will never impeach him, but maybe he’ll resign.

          • shivaskeeper

            I doubt anything will get done before 2018 anyway. Investigations take time. Anything having to do with the IC takes time and then some more time. Make sure the GOPers aren’t there to impede this by 2018.

            It is possible he will resign if the heat starts to get too much, but i don;t think he will. Resigning will be an admission that he made a mistake. That’s not in his, what I am laughably forced to call, character.

    • OrG

      LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!!

    • Cock Blockula

      I might need to add him to my sexxxy pantheon…

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      He looks happy.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      First the fuckin’ – which can lead to DANCING!!!!…..

  • Notreelyhelping

    Julie looks a bit like Gillian Anderson, which is totally NOT FAIR, but not surprising.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Gillian Anderson is one of those women who manage to get even better looking as they age.

      • HandsOfFate

        She’s got Julia Louis Dreyfus Disease.

      • SisterArtemis

        Helen Mirren. Just sayin’

        • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

          Helen Mirren is a Goddess.

        • marxalot

          Helen Mirren is a gift, as are her breasts, which are well documented due to filmmakers recongizing miracles when presented with them, and are each an independent gift from a loving and bountiful universe. So that’s three presents in one!

  • wait! what?

    The Trump Doctrine: Up-Yours-Ism!

    http://billmoyers.com/story/the-trump-doctrine-2/

    The Trump Doctrine, if you want to call it that, has nothing to do with a global strategy, and everything to do with cultural resentments, which is why it appeals to the Trumpistas. In flipping his finger at the world, Trump was tapping into two deep and longstanding strains in America: going-it=alone-ism and anti-elitism. The miracle is that no demagogue has come along before Trump to work the same angles and wreak the same havoc. The tragedy is that now one has.

  • Bill D. Burger

    GOP: When We Can’t Beatem’ We Cheatem’
    Scary but certainly possible.

    Could Jon Ossoff’s Georgia House Race Be Hacked?
    June 15, 2017 By Daniel J. Solomon

    In a race as close as the congressional runoff between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel, a few hundred votes can make a big difference. That’s one of the reasons cybersecurity experts are raising alarms about possible hacking into Georgia’s voting system.
    “I was absolutely stunned, just the sheer quantity of files I had acquired,” Logan Lamb, a computer science researcher told Politico, recounting how he was able to gather information on the Web site of Georgia’s balloting firm that included all the registration records of the state’s voters and passwords to secure portals where votes are tallied and verified.
    He notified the state, and his revelations led the Rocky Mountain Foundation to sue Georgia to stop the use of its current voting machines in the upcoming special election. “The security weaknesses recently exposed would be a welcome mat for bad actors,” the head of the organization told Politico.
    Georgia and the balloting firm it uses have defended the integrity of the vote and are fighting the suit in court.

    http://forward.com/fast-forward/374789/could-jon-ossoffs-georgia-house-race-be-hacked/

    • OrG

      They wouldn’t stoop to stealing an election./S

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Okay, so I got an ethical question for y’all:
    My secretary just texted me on the sly, said she’s run into a problem with finances and asked if she could borrow $100 until she gets paid next week. I demurred, saying I needed to check my balance to see if I could do it without putting myself in a bad spot. Truth is I can, but I just feel this is a real problem that could get me in trouble if it gets out. The reasonable, emotional side of me says “help her out”, but the part of me that has to follow the rules says “we tell people not to loan money to co-workers because it creates problems”.
    If you were in my position, would you do it?

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      This is a quandary. I’ve been the one needing help so recently, but my Combat Antenna is quivering on this. Bad Moon Rising, and such.

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        That’s different. You asked friends, not someone you work for.

        • msanthropesmr

          Presactly.

        • SisterArtemis

          Yep, very different context

      • BeachBum

        ” Combat Antenna is quivering.” “Have ya seen much combat?”
        ” I seen a little on tee vee”

        • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

          “Saw a little on TeeVee.”

        • SpideySenser

          That Vic Morrow was pretty good.

    • memzilla Ω

      No. It’s REALLY bad optics. Not to mention a potential lever on you. Tell her you’ll recommend that the company advance it to her.

    • jowgajen

      Do not loan your subordinate money. It’s a bad direction to go in. There may be legit ways to get her a pay advance in your company, that would be a totally kind and appropriate thing to do for her.

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        This has all my votes.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Mucho agreement.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Nope. She probably knows someone other than you who will loan her $100. If she doesn’t, there’s probably a reason why.

      • SpideySenser

        Reason #1 – Because everyone else she has borrowed from has NOT been paid back.

    • Anna Rompage

      No, $100 is not a lot of money, she should be able to find it from another resource..

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      I agree with everyone else here. It’s less the money: $100 is trivial. It’s more that you’re establishing a precedent of this person hitting you up for cash, and creating potential problems later on. Think how you’d answer if someone asked you later on why you were giving your secretary money on the side. It ain’t worth it.

      • Yr. Gma

        Like stray cats–feed ’em, they keep coming back.

    • jesterpunk

      Depends how well you know her, if she is pretty new then no. If you have worked together a long time and get along well and you can afford to give her the money without getting it back then maybe.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Yeah, she’s only been with our department 5 months. She’s amiable, but she has some performance issues that are really hard for us to deal with (she makes too many mistakes, has difficulty getting here on time, has to be reminded of basic tasks, etc.).

        • BosGrl

          I hate to say this but if she has money problems, and attention and performance issues, you never know, it could be drugs. Just saying.

          • Rags

            Enabling is a slippery slope. I ‘helped out’ a subordinate – turned out he was a wife-abusing alcoholic.

        • jesterpunk

          That short of time and issues would be a deal breaker for me. If she was a good worker then I would lean more to doing it.

          Also my personal rule when loaning money is make sure you can afford to not get it back then you are not putting yourself in a bad position if you dont but if you do then its great.

        • vivian

          That just turned it into a HELL NO for me. You work with her, you’re not her Mom.

        • Sophia

          Many years ago when I worked as a waitress I used to have one of the busboys ask to borrow money. He always paid me back on pay day but sure enough he would be back the next week asking again. Got so that I would just keep that money aside cause I knew he was going to ask. Nice guy, fun to work with and a really hard worker so I didn’t mind. Don’t know if I would do it again though. Just a warning that this may be setting a precedent.

        • SpideySenser

          If she has issues with work, they may cut her loose before she pays (IF she pays) you back.

    • BosGrl

      That’s kind of ballsy, no?

      • Yr. Gma

        Seems that way to me. I would never think of asking the boss for money. It puts the professional relationship at risk.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I think it’s because while she is my secretary, I am not her evaluator or her direct supervisor.
        I just, you know, have that big compassionate streak.

        • H0mer0

          It depends on her character and if she does good work for you, it might be a deposit in the emotional bank account; she might pull your ass out of the fire one day.

      • SpideySenser

        Yes.

    • msanthropesmr

      Offer to help in other ways. Put in contact with your employee assistance program, or if you don’t have one of those, something like that. Don’t do money.

    • shivaskeeper

      No loan. To much chance it will blow up in your face. If there is some way for the company to advance her the money, help her out that way.

    • shivaskeeper

      2ND reply. If you don’t follow the rules in your own company, there us no way you can enforce anyone else following the rules.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        This is a fair point.

    • Hemp Dogbane

      The phrase “no good deed goes unpunished” was invented specifically for this situation. Don’t ask why I’m so sure.

    • AyeDiosDrinko

      Nope, no, no, no. Blame taxes.

  • Suttree

    I have muscle relaxers but I am not taking them. I have a belly full of liquor, and I am running an epsom salt bath.

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      We don’t want you to drown!

      • Suttree

        Yesterday I totally took a snooze in the tub. It was 97 degrees out and I ran a nice cool bath. I assume that there was snoring. :)

        • Me not sure

          Is that what we were hearing?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            I thought it was a diesel engine trying to start up.

          • Suttree

            I just took another bath. It is in the 70’s today though. OMG I feel somewhat clean.

          • Me not sure

            Well, at least that’s some relief.

    • Michael R

      Slippery !

  • Shanzgood 22 Days

    Ok Wonkers. I’m off to pick up my kitteh from the vet. He didn’t have a UTI or anything scary, so yay!

  • armed_bears

    New Mexico: We’re all like Martin Heinrich — to a greater or lesser degree. All eleventy eleven of us too also remind you that we get two whole blue senators! So Google some Udall, too.

    • Yr. Gma

      My mother lived as a child for awhile in Gallup. I’ve been to NM lots of times, and some of the best food ever can be found in my favorite Mexican restaurant in Albuquerque.

    • H0mer0

      we got two blues in Virgina

  • Michael R
  • William Cook

    Have some relaxing Whale Science.

    https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/video-reveals-how-narhwals-use-their-tusks

    o/`Little Narwhal FuFu,
    Swimming through the ocean,
    Scooping up all the fishies,
    And boppin’em on tha head! o/`

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Boy, I can hardly wait until all the House slimeballs are voted off the island.

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/875476290928881664

    • Bill D. Burger

      Trump cheers!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      I thought the bill was just to make sure Trump couldn’t give away the country to the Russians unilaterally?

      • h4rr4r

        Both!

        The thing is I thought it was already added to a must pass budget thingy in the house.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Can I just smack them all upside the head now?

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Can you? I insist!

      • Maclare 🍰

        I’ll hold your coat!

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          And I’ll hold his beer (though no promises about giving it back).

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Not Even Take It Up?!

      Fuck them. And especially you Paul Ryan.

  • Doug Langley

    Tomorrow is field trip for the kiddies. We’re taking them to a . . . trampoline jumping park!

    You wouldn’t believe all the forms the parents had to sign.

    • BosGrl

      That is so fun! Have a good time.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Give them sugar and watch them go!

    • Joe Beese

      My father was a negligence attorney who could see the potential injury in literally anything. He once told me how dangerous weeping willow trees were, as they stretch their roots so far in search of water as to pass under and thus cause fissures in roadways.

      I would not let my child on a trampoline for anything.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        I have a very active imagination, that semester of torts in law school was…an interesting time.

    • shastakoala

      My son (autistic) got stuck in the sponge pit. Beware the sponge pit.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    Anyone else turned on by that manucure in the NOH8 photo?

    • SpideySenser

      Not nearly as much as by the jeans shots.

  • Jamoche
    • He keeps making me want to try slogging through Supernatural again…

    • Bill D. Burger

      My wife gave me that very gesture just this afternoon when I saw her drive up. I was in the barn and yelled, “Fix me a sandwich!” ___ You mean that doesn’t mean: “You’re No.1”? ~sigh~
      I do love that woman.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Putting the fact that it’s a hand gesture aside, Simmons claims he started using it in 1974 but is waiting until 2017 to trademark it? Good luck with that, Gene.

  • SadDemInTex

    I approve this content.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I fap to it.

  • DainBramage

    I’m over halfway through Al Franken’s new book, and it’s great. Just read his chapter on how they managed to get the ACA passed. Seems like a miracle. Man, the Republicans are hateful, but we’ve known that for a long time.

    • h4rr4r

      That saddens me.
      They had a majority, and yet it was still a struggle with no public option. Thanks Lieberman (I-Israel).

      • DainBramage

        Yeah, as Al explained, they needed all 60 votes in the Senate to pass it, so every Senator had veto power. Lieberman wasn’t the only one to use it. Then, as the bill moved to the House, the Dems lost one vote in the Senate (Scott Walker replaced the Ted Kennedy replacement), so the House had to pass the Senate version or they’d lose everything after the two versions were reconciled.

        • h4rr4r

          All of those traitors should have been primaried. A public option would have never went away had it been passed.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Heh, he could shut the fuck up and solve all of his problems then?
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/875430224569274370

    • jowgajen

      Or maybe he seems guilty because every single person in his administration has some sort of Russian ties?

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Being obsessive and a loudmouth is no way to go through life, you orange fuckup.

      • jesterpunk

        It works as a reality teevee host or running a casino into the ground with daddies money. Not so much for anything else.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Trump has shit for brains and so diarrhea of the mouth is, I’m afraid, chronic and, hopefully, terminal.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      However, he is guilty because of his literal actions.

    • Joe Beese

      Good thing he has all the other kinds of discipline.

      Oh… right.

      • H0mer0

        (what’s his safe word?)
        (EWW!)

        • Rags

          You have cracked the mystery of Covfefe! A few people know exactly what it means!

          • II Gosala

            that makes so much sense, I’ll never forget it. And because it’s gross, I’ll never forgive you.

          • Rags

            Mission accomplished!

    • OrG

      I think he seems guilty because he IS guilty.

    • Maclare 🍰

      “Trump can’t hide his guilt because he lacks verbal discipline”

      FTFY, GOP-critter

    • jesterpunk

      But Paul Ryan said Trump is still new to this and doesnt understand how anything works that doesnt involve bankrupting multiple casinos.

      • Yr. Gma

        Yes, he’s new to politics and doesn’t understand the difference between truth and lies.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      “Lacks verbal discipline” = constantly lying out of his lying liarhole like Liar McLiarface, Mayor of Liarville.

    • Kakariki

      = Trump keeps incriminating himself because he isn’t smart enough to keep his mouth shut.

    • Left Coast Tom

      “The learning of the disciplined use of language and what certain words
      mean in our context — if you’re not from this world, you may not have
      developed that discipline,” he added.

      I thought he was supposed to be this Great Deal Maker [that was an obvious lie]? How the hell can he be a Great Deal Maker if he doesn’t know how to talk?

  • bluicebank

    Yeah, OK, he’s pretty-boy cute. But can he kill an Orange baboon with his bare teeth like strong-and-silent type Robert Mueller?

    Would you rather be stranded on a deserted island with a pretty man, or with Mueller who can rip out a palm tree with his bare hands and smack a Talking Yam into the next island?

    • SnarkON

      Why not both?

      • William Cook

        Beat me to it, though I was gonna mention Trudeau by name. :)

  • Jan Hutchinson

    Cute. Dont really care for all the Indian artifacts in his office. Doesnt look Indian to me.

    • William Cook

      Nice catch. I’m being deliberately naive here but those had better be gifts from First Nations community mwmbers whose lives he has improved.

    • Yr. Gma

      Pocahontas! (It is not necessary to be a Native American to appreciate the culture.)

    • Mormos

      native crafts are a new mexico thing. all that stuff is new. you can buy them from Dine street vendors in santa fe. its not a big deal, it helps support native artists.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Exactly. Those probably aren’t ‘artifacts’ but art pieces.

  • Daniel Hooper

    Tomorrow morning’s the early access release for Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood. I’m going to have to commit the cardinal sin of getting up before 7am to download the new update, and then my magical cat girl can start grinding, slowing working her way up that bar…

    …She’s a Black Mage, by grinding I mean grinding levels, and I need to fill her XP bar. Get your mind out of the gutter.

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      I play STO, I totes understand Grinding.

    • SnarkON

      I literally have no idea what you’re talking about in at least two thirds of this comment.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        I’m right there with you. Never was much of a gamer beyond that Atari tank and pong thing. And I’m old enough that those were cutting edge when I played them.

        • SpideySenser

          Space Invaders LIBELZ!!1!!!!11!

    • TJ Barke

      Fill that xp bar, fill it good…

      • Daniel Hooper

        It gets harder and harder to fill each time. Sure, taking a break will help in the long run, but I still need to get creative or gets boring after a while.

        • data_ninja

          That’s what achievements are for, the replay value.

    • data_ninja

      Some people grind for levels, other grind for items.

      And sometimes, one leads to the other.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I’ve used that trick with the fish with both my grandchildren, now – hold it out as far as you can toward the camera. It’ll look like it weighs more than 2 ounces!….

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

    I could look like that, I just don’t wanna! (and I’m fat, will be 57 tomorrow, and the outdoors hold nothing for me. I’m uncomfortable more than 10 minutes away from a pork barbecue)

    • Yr. Gma

      Happy birthday tomorrow!

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        Thanks! Waiting for my IHOP free stack. Sigh.

  • Michael R

    HEINRICH: Did the president in any of those interactions that you’ve shared with us today ask you what you should be doing or what our government should be doing or the intelligence community to protect America against Russian interference in our election system?

    COMEY: I don’t recall a conversation like that.

    HEINRICH: Never?

    COMEY: No.

  • Moebym Reborn

    He’s a Democrat who likes beef jerky and standing up to the corrupt Trump Administration? I think we can be friends*.

    *Not in that way.

  • Lizzietish81
    • shastakoala

      Somewhere in Time.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Chris Reeves. Sob.

    • Three Finger Salute

      “Shuck it, Trump. Shuck it good and shuck it haard.”

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        And shwallow not shpit.

  • Jennifer R

    Canada keeps thinking trans are people.
    https://twitter.com/SenateCA/status/875443697168637952

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Shocker, isn’t it? We’re not just something to mock online or murder at random.

      • Jennifer R

        Woah now, don’t get away with yourself here.

      • Raan

        Okay.

        We’re still going to make fun of your milk though.

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          Hey now, I’m not a Canadian. We don’t bag our milk. ;-)

          • Raan

            Ah. Inferred the wrong membership.

        • William Cook

          You know, a lot of Canadians still use gallon jugs. I was in my twenties when I saw my first bag, and haven’t seen one for a decade. It throws you for a loop though.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            The question is, which one makes a bigger explosion when you throw it off a roof?

        • BeachBum

          And the bacon. ITS JUST HAM !

          • Raan

            I think our style of bacon up there is called streaky bacon.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Our style of milk up there is called “hormone-polluted crap”.

        • Jennifer R

          The PX at Fort Knox sold milk in bags in the 60s and 70s.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      The nerve of them, being all tolerant and polite and stuff!

      • BeachBum

        Oh, aye, and that they are, ayup !

    • William Cook

      OMGOMGOMG!

      I’ve stepped away from local politics due to personal issues I’ve been dealing with, I almost forgot this beautiful bill was fighting it’s way through our houses.

    • Three Finger Salute
  • Shibusa

    Sounds like Evan wants to practice his Heinrich Maneuver.

  • Vecchioivan

    So you’d like to jerk his beef then?

  • Raan

    Personal Nice Time: Took my dad over for his three-month check-up where we didn’t have to pay a co-pay (THANKS, OBAMA!) and also found out that, as of his last blood work in March, his A1C is down to 5.1 (for comparison, 5.7 – 6.4 is considered pre-diabetic).

    • William Cook

      Congrats on your moment of joy. May this be as close as he ever comes to that disease. :)

      • Raan

        He’s actually been pulling away from it. He was diagnosed probably like five or six years ago, but we’ve been keeping an eye on it, and it’s been getting steady better.

        He still has medicine to bring his blood sugar down, but he really only needs it when it spikes really high.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      A few years ago my A1C was over 13. (the chart only goes to 14, so near fatal). Thanks to Obamacare I was able to start taking weekly Bydureon injections and my A1C is now below 5.5 which means technically I am no longer diabetic. Pretty sure the medication is far cheaper than keeping me in a nursing home for the rest of my life after having both legs amputated, don’t you? And back pats to your dad!

  • Suttree
    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      Yes it is. :)

    • Joe Beese

      We haven’t had a good nuclear-apocalypse Top 40 hit for too long.

    • memzilla Ω

      Here is the translation. It was released at the time when the US introduction of Pershing II missiles in Europe was spiking anti-Reagan resentment and demonstrations there.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Indeed. Not so fun contemplating the Cold War Going Hot if you live near the Fulda Gap, etc.

      • Suttree

        I know. Thank you though!

    • Predisenting Ron
  • RufusRz

    Thank you for posting this

  • jaspersdad
    • GreenGoldSharpie

      This looks like something out of Squidbillies, only with way less truck.

      • Raan

        And, I have to assume, less corn liquor and more Molson.

    • Miles Monroe

      NEEDZ MOAR FLOTSAM

    • BeachBum

      I don’t know what he intended, but maybe he should have bought a boat instead.

    • Shibusa

      Whatever floats your boat.

    • BadKitty904

      It’s not easy escaping from the Bermuda Triangle…

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      No rocking chair on the roof? Where the hell does Granny sit?

    • Predisenting Ron

      Dear whoever-owns-this:
      Handyman’s Corner was SATIRE. You weren’t supposed to take Mr Green SERIOUSLY.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    So Feel the Bern voting against the new round of Russia sanctions in the senate today.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      What’s up with that? Hadn’t read what his rationale was but found it pretty funny that the two no votes were Sanders and Rand Fucking-Idiot Paul.

      • Explody Brain

        I am convinced, at this point, that Bernie does things just to piss me off.

    • h4rr4r

      Are you fucking kidding?

      What the hell is wrong with him?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        It gets him in the news.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      wtf

    • jesterpunk

      Does he want Democrats to reach out to them and understand their feelings too?

    • Explody Brain

      Wait, I’m reading that it was actually Mike Lee (R-Utah) who was the second nay.

      • h4rr4r

        That makes way more sense.

        • Explody Brain

          Actually, now I’m reading conflicting reports. Were there two separate votes?

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            There was a vote today I think

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            The first vote was to amend the Iran Sanctions bill to include ones on Russia. The vote today was on the total package.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Trix found the statement. It actually makes sense.
      https://twitter.com/commiegirl1/status/875463764090396672

  • I will allow Martin and my other BRAND NEW BOYFRIEND to fight it out for me.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0eb64f3b6301269409232115168edb2b61e2d380670a3acb16c49867234e7d73.jpg

    Joshua Kushner – The non-carved from a banana Kushner Brother.
    He’s supposed to be a kinder, gentler type of Kushner.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      With much better hair, also too.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Isn’t that the villain from Oceans Twelve?

    • SnarkON

      Eeuw. Still a billionaire douchebag though.

    • BeachBum

      That’s ok. I’m still waiting on “kinder and gentler,” as well as “compassionate conservatism” from the Bush-atocracys we had.

  • Bill D. Burger

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCY5HsrVoAE2-v-.jpg

    I know: “Well…DUH!” huh?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    Beef jerky or mary jane? You decide.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Um… I have to choose?

  • memzilla Ω

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, Mike “Gheys Are Icky” Pence has decided to lawyer up. You probably haven’t heard that the law firm has “40 lawyers and consultants representing their Russian clientele.”
    . https://twitter.com/th3j35t3r/status/875484293862129666

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I’m starting to think they just can’t help themselves.

      • DainBramage

        Or that these are the only law firms that will take them on as clients.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Rubles are a hell of a drug.

      • II Gosala

        I’m guessing they don’t understand what’s wrong with Russia grifting.

        Not knowing what’s wrong, they can’t know what’s right.

        Not knowing right from wrong, all their attempts to extricate themselves are random guesses, most of which are mistakes.

      • Rick Prose

        I hate to quibble, but they ARE helping themselves. It’s STOPPING themselves they can’t seem to manage.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      We don’t even need to play six degrees of separation. All of these fuckers have less than two.

    • TJ Barke

      Mike is a gay. He’s lying to himself about the jesus therapy fixing him.

    • jesterpunk

      Will the person in the Trump administration with ties to America please stand up.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Seriously. He wouldn’t be able to have a female lawyer!

        • jesterpunk

          That is really creepy that he cant be around any women without his mother with him.

    • Shibusa

      As long as they don’t give him a female lawyer, he’s cool with the Russia connections.

    • Joe Beese

      Pence is not rich. This whole thing is going to be super expensive for him.

      http://www.metafilter.com/167600/The-Sessions-Sessions-The-Confederate-General-Babbles-Before-Congress#7067285

      • natoslug

        Good.

    • OrG

      Red Neckerson weeps.

    • Joe Beese

      [Pence] is dumber than a box of bibles but he still hired himself a real lawyer, which Trump couldn’t can’t and can never do, because they all hate him. that’s delightful. that Cullen sounds like a dick of some sort but he is absolutely a top lawyer with lawyering skills who makes Kasowitz look like the joke he is. my hope is that he is not good enough to get Pence off without severe suffering, but still good enough to make Trump furiously resentful that his terrible VP has a better lawyer than he does. like so, so much better.

      http://www.metafilter.com/167600/The-Sessions-Sessions-The-Confederate-General-Babbles-Before-Congress#7067306

      • BeachBum

        I heard he was a top criminal lawyer.

    • Sophia

      I’m starting to think that lawyers are like GOP politicians. You can’t find any that don’t hang with the Russians

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      “Jester Actual, this is Cowgirl Lead. WTF, he’s dirty as shit, Over.”

    • TJ Barke

      WTF is wrong with these idiots? If you don’t want us to think that Russia is balls deep in you, then stop with all the Russian connections!

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Russia probably just making sure he won’t get any ideas and try to defect.

    • Doug Langley

      “Does your client have connections with the Russians?”

      “Nyet!”

  • Bill D. Burger
  • BearLeft

    And just a few short years ago he was a new member of the Albuquerque City Council. We’re very proud of both our Democratic Senators here in New and Improved Mexico.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      New and improved after Martinez is gone. Almost there.

      • armed_bears

        She is remarkable in her own remarkable way.

  • jaspersdad
  • Bill D. Burger
  • Michael R
    • Doug Langley

      Flying Nun libelz!!!!

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      This is fucking brilliant!

      • Michael R

        He actually does tell a huge lie right there ,
        which makes it even funnier , watch his face .

  • Sophia

    Hey, how did this happen. GOP to busy defending the fearless leader and they let this slip by?

    Male, female or X? Oregon adds third option to driver’s licenses

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/male-female-or-x-oregon-adds-third-option-to-drivers-licenses/

    • marxalot

      California is on track for that as well. UwU

    • TJ Barke

      We won’t let no republicans tell us what to do.

    • h4rr4r

      I have a stupid question:
      Why bother to have sex on the drivers license?

      What purpose does it serve?

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        It warns people that you might rip off your shirt and eat BBQ.

        • h4rr4r

          Which one is that one? I need to mark that down.

      • Three Finger Salute

        AFAIK, it doesn’t really have anything to do with driving per se. America is a nation of motorists, and driver’s licenses serve as the primary form of identification in the United States. Other than a Social Security Number, we do not have a nationally recognized single document for identification purposes, because it is a highly unpopular proposal (even though they do so in some other countries, Americans are highly resistant to this because they see it as an encroachment of “central planning” government). Most Americans do not have passports because they don’t travel outside the country; either they don’t want to, or they simply can’t afford it. You can get other ID cards from the DMV if you don’t drive, but most people do, and so the driver’s license functions as the ID by default. ID cards are used for lots of things from voting to medical appointments.

        Depending on which option you check for the “sex” question, some things may be tailored appropriately to male or female, especially when it comes to healthcare (and billing for procedures). A doctor is not going to ask a male patient if he is pregnant or if he wants a Pap Smear, nor would the doctor ask a female patient if she has had a prostate examination. In some places bartenders also have the right to refuse serving alcohol to women if the bartender suspects the woman may be pregnant. They look at the ID and need to see a date of birth 21 years ago or more. But they also look at the person to see if she is within child-bearing age. If she looks showy, the bartender often says no, because of the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome. It seems sexist, but IMHO, as someone who came from a family with booze in the blood it’s a matter of exercising caution. He’s not going to refuse a drink to a guy, because a guy can’t get pregnant. Well, 99% of the time.

        An “X” or “N/A” option or allowing a transgender person to choose a letter that corresponds with his/her identity rather than what’s “between the legs” has been controversial. Gender identity isn’t the same as biological sex, and the ID system hasn’t come up with a contingency plan for this new paradigm. Thus, awkward situations sometimes occur where, for example, health insurance will not reimburse a physician’s office for an “unnecessary” prostate exam on a female-identified patient (or a patient with no or ambiguous gender), because the billing code in the computer software doesn’t exist. The question of whether one is female or male comes from the ID card that you give to the receptionist upon checking in. Nobody knows how to handle “X”, “N/A,” or especially gender-fluidity (“?” I guess?), at least not yet. The system hasn’t caught up.

        • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

          Pssst it is our National ID…. since 1992.

        • h4rr4r

          If a doctor needs to look at your drivers license, don’t go to that doctor.

          Bartenders server poison, they have no need to be picky.

          Again your insurance should not be using your drivers license.

          What do I know, I have a passport and do travel.

        • Left Coast Tom

          Most Americans do not have passports because they don’t travel outside

          the country; either they don’t want to, or they simply can’t afford it.

          Most flyover Americans…

    • Raan

      They’re trying to put out fires, because holy shit everything’s on fire.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    It’s funny – I’m getting way more attention in jeans than in anything. The other day, a guy tried to pick me up at the Thrift store while I was looking at the books. He tripped my instinct for trouble, so I shut him down.

    And then today at the regular bookstore.

    • William Cook

      Maybe the books play a part? You ahould bring a prop whenever you’re in jeans.

      …Actually yeah, a paperback stuffed in the back pocket definitely makes jeans sexier.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Not a bad idea. :) Maybe I seem approachable at bookstores?

        • William Cook

          Well, from what I’ve read you seem pretty intelligent, so maybe it’s just a matter of casting the right bait in the right spot.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Thank you. :) I guess I’ll walk over there more often.

  • Joe Beese
  • House0fTheBlueLights
  • hvdv

    Wait. There is a *new* Mexico?

    • OrG

      Stolen from *old* Mexico.

      • armed_bears

        Ha! Land of Enchantment libulz!

    • Doug Langley

      The old one got moldy and had to be ditched.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    I read that. Makes sense

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith
    • jesterpunk

      Trump isn’t any different now then he was last year or anytime in the last 71 years. If they paid attention to anything they would have known this.

    • Lyly Sirivong

      That’s what you get for choosing populism. It sucks and as with Brexit, there is no second chance.

      • TJ Barke

        It only sucks when the populace is stupid. Which, thanks to Fox News, it is…

    • Explody Brain

      Elections have consequences. /s

    • CeeQ

      I miss President Obama too. He was the last good one.

  • Sophia
    • Joe Beese

      Hasn’t Trump told Mattis, “Do whatever what you want in Afghanistan, don’t bother me” ?

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2017/06/trump_letting_mattis_decide_afghanistan_troop_levels.html

      • Sophia

        I heard he did that but the language was probably different when trump said it.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      They’re in charge of foreign and domestic policy. Trump is in charge of Making America Great Again [tm]

      • OrG

        FAIL

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Odd that the one party that glorifies and worships The Constitution manages to sidestep the actual rules set forth in The Constitution, you know, for expediency.

      I’m sure it’s fine, what’s a coup or two between friends! Besides, He’s Just Learning®, Give Him a Break™

    • BosGrl

      Well isn’t that wonderful. The CEO of an oil company now making our foreign policy decisions. I feel much better.

      • Claire

        I’m honestly not sure Tillerson won’t do a better job. At least he doesn’t run around shoving Montenegro out of his way.

        • BosGrl

          Yes. He has better manners but not a better agenda :(

  • TJ Barke

    I wish I my dad had taught me how to fish…

    • BadKitty904

      Hold that thought, sport. I can teach you how to fish, no prob.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I’m sorry. My dad taught me how to fish and I was spending mornings in a boat with him from the age of 4. Great memories. If you lived closer, I’d take you fishing. It’s a very zen thing.

    • h4rr4r

      If he is still around, ask him now. If not, find a kid to learn with you.

      We lost my grandfather when I was 14. Since then all that macho bullshit ended and my father and I are now very close. I recommend it to all others​. I use our relationship since then as a model for me and my son.

      • TJ Barke

        He dead…

        • h4rr4r

          Then go find a kid to teach while you are learning.

        • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

          ~hugs~

    • shastakoala

      My dad had three daughters. That’s all we did growing up. I’m now teaching my son how to fish. He lasts about 5 minutes, but still. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/297440822ba14badde75ed940579b1f7e4037d38c0b526e334b90c21265af62b.jpg

    • II Gosala

      My dad did, but bleeding heart, panty waist that I am, pulling fish out of the water and watching them flop around while suffocating…Maybe that’s when our relationship started to go wrong.

      (Confucius said that a gentleman avoids the kitchen)

      • h4rr4r

        You can put them back.

        Of course that leaves you without dinner. I recommend Ikejime.

        Mind you this gentleman thinks Confucius was a misogynistic asshole, since I cook around here.

        • II Gosala

          But the fish has still suffered the massive trauma of its food stinging it in the lips and pulled violently out of its element.

          I’m really insufferably sentimental.

          • h4rr4r

            Did he still drink beer? If he did that was a successful fishing trip.

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          I just go to the frozen section, put a box of fish sticks in my cart, snap a photo and then put them back. Same difference.

    • BeachBum

      I can teach you. First, get out the biggest cooler ya got. Second, Go buy beer. More. MORE, jeeze more! Ok, that’s enough. We are not drunkards ! Now what were you asking ? Ha, ha, JK, fishing ! Now we with our humongous 21st century brains will try to outsmart an ancient creature with a brain the size of a pea. Of course we will lose. But, maybe, just maybe, with a little help from Mr Darwin, we may catch a fish who is not the sharpest tool in the shed, if you get my drift. But we will let him/her go as we are not savages living off the land FFS ! At least not yet.

  • BadKitty904

    The Big Cat is home from the gym and – as we prepare to sit down to supper – is upstairs, in the shower and singing The Viper’s Drag.

    <– *ponders what to make of this*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy0mCnjfco8

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      And you’re not outside the bath door recording this?

      • BadKitty904

        Hey, somebody’s gotta keep an eye on this curry and make the rice…

  • Joe Beese
  • Predisenting Ron

    The housemate insists on watching that stupid Congressional sportsball game.
    Somebody save me.

  • RobespierreHoo

    Brother Pence has lawyered up. GOP fixer Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods, Richmond.

    • Joe Beese

      Got Tiger Woods’ ex-wife $100 million.

      Not too shabby!

  • Joe Beese

    Slate’s Impeach-O-Meter has been raised to what I believe is a record-high 49%.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a202cc8b7883d3ed6b90ae7d228fa27cb7912fc96c9c5d884c7e9a14e8b8292.png

  • Doug Langley

    Fun day at work today. Got to listen to 8 yr olds playing the violin. Had to smile. And applaud. How do I apply for a Purple Heart?

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Did it sound like a Siamese cat in heat?

    • II Gosala
    • therblig

      nothing to fret about

      • Doug Langley

        That’s what you say, but I’m too high strung to take it lightly.

    • Persistent Demme

      My 30 year old daughter saw a struggling young orchestra perform, (she played cello), and said, “Thank goodness WE never sounded like that!”
      Her father and I, looked knowingly at each other, and said, “Ummm…, you DID sound like that.”
      She was flabbergasted.
      Strings are hard!

  • memzilla Ω

    Questions about the existence of a White House recording system are now being referred to Dolt 45’s personal attorney. Probably because they don’t want to admit it was installed by “friends” from the Russian Embassy. (h/t John Schindler)

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I always thought it was curious that someone was able to leak that Donald told the Russians that the Russia investigation was over and that Comey was a nutjob. I thought very few people were in that meeting.

      • Claire

        I thought there was a National Security type aide in there, but I could be wrong. If I were the head of the CIA and found out Trump was meeting with Russia I’d have someone in that room if I had to disguise them as a velvet painting of Jesus.

  • La forza del resistino

    Just to rub it in for all of us who neurosed about tripping over their own feet more than twice a day when 14 y/o.
    https://youtu.be/zsR2QCEzr5g

    • Joe Beese

      Well, it helps that she looks to be 4′ 8″ and 85 lbs.

      • La forza del resistino

        when i was that size, it was a good day when I didn’t fall off my bike.

  • Predisenting Ron

    Interesting. The R players are actually out on the field, in public. I was expecting them to conduct the game by telephone, with carefully pre-screened pitches.

  • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

    Has this been posted? The witching hour strikes again.

    https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/875485673616224256

    • h4rr4r

      The peanut gallery demands a new article!

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Seconded

    • ariel_gee_398

      God damn this is sad. That we ended up here so quickly is no surprise, and we should all want better for the country than a buffoon who’s not even a clever criminal as president.

      • Predisenting Ron

        You’d think that a country like the US would have rated a supervillian (cf Lex Luthor) but no, all you get is a stupid, venal, narcissist who can’t even manage Kim Jong Un levels of evil.

    • Joe Beese

      You mean they read the Washington Post too? Or is this some new development?

  • Joe Beese

    Trump, for months, has bristled almost daily at the ongoing probes. He has sometimes, without prompting, injected “I’m not under investigation” into conversations with associates and allies. He has watched hours of TV coverage every day — sometimes even storing morning news shows on his TiVo to watch in the evening — and complained nonstop. …

    Just as he has done publicly on Twitter, Trump has told friends and associates that the investigation is a “witch hunt” and that others are out to get him. “It’s basically all he talks about on the phone,” said one adviser who has spoken with Trump and his top aides. …

    Aides have tried to change the subject, with little luck. Advisers have tried to buck up the president by telling him to be patient, agreeing that it is a “witch hunt” and urging him to just let it play out — and reassuring him “eventually you will be cleared,” in the words of one.

    But none of that has changed Trump’s response. …

    Trump now has begun fuming about special counsel Robert Mueller, particularly after Mueller hired several prosecutors and investigators with ties to Democrats. Trump has told associates he might fire Mueller, though they don’t believe he will. …

    “He is totally in a box now,” one friend said. “And it might make him want to fire Mueller more.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/15/trump-russia-investigation-obsession-239614

  • Michael R
    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      It’s because he knows that the Trump Cult has the memory of a goldfish.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Oceania is at war with Asia. Eurasia is our ally. Oceania has never been at war with Eurasia.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    I’ve been making progress on my wargaming models also too:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8942080b6ee33c6e123d58a9afccc5625c60eb4a73abf5bb4b6c50b639b7d44c.jpg

    This is a 1/56th M4A1 Tank, I’m painting it for 2nd Armored Division in Normandy.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53a3fc71d71d748c6f77640f7a4b2ecd7764f0ef3979c055632954c273ea3098.jpg

    This is a 1/48 M4A3E8 tank, I’m mosifying it to go with my Dust 1947 “Weird War” game. My 1st Cavalry is going to be a mix of tanks and the game’s mecha.

    • NewLarry

      Incredible!

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Thank you. :) The M4A1 is almost ready for markings. I have the big Yellow code-numbers that 2nd and 3rd Armored used for D-Day.

    • Bobathonic

      Nice work!

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Not easy to do. Do you airbrush?

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      You must have so much patience. That would be lodged in the drywall by now in my house.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        I’ve had to learn patience. I’ve been doing models since I was little.

    • shivaskeeper

      Very nice.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Thanx. :) I’m warming up to start my 1/35 M1A2 SEP V2.

    • Predisenting Ron

      1/56? What an odd scale. And I say this as someone who has worked in both 1/22.5 and 1/87.1

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Yeah, it matches 28mm miniature figures. I prefer 1/48 for armor, but the kit is nice, by Italeri and Warlord.

        • Predisenting Ron

          Okay, you’re the local expert, maybe you can tell me: what does that 28mm refer to? It’s not something like 28mm=1’0″ because that would be around 1/11. I’ve been seeing that my whole life and STILL have no idea what it refers to. Not a clue.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            *Supposedly* it means 28mm foot-to-eye ,*or* 28mm head-to-toe. Every manufacturer is a bit different. Perry Miniatures 28mm Desert Rats are almost a head shorter than Warlord Miniatures British in Normandy.

            There are threads on gaming sites do ‘X’ mix well visually with ‘y’?

          • Predisenting Ron

            And I see this doesn’t take into account that humans come in different sizes. Sheesh…

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Roger that. I’ve found makers that size up fairly well together. Warlord with Artizan for WW2, Perry and Empress Victorian-era.

            I like my Dust 1947 because it was designed at 1/48 scale, and has been pretty consistent.

          • Predisenting Ron

            If I ever get into doing dioramas I may need to consult with you on what to use. Right now I’m having enough difficulty reconciling exact-scale ponies with the drastically under-scale structures needed for them to look right together. I’m not used to thinking this way!

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            I’m at your disposal. :)

            Ponies make up with Cuteness what they lack in realism.

  • Joe Beese

    Welcome to the party, pal!

    Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, as part of the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials familiar with the matter.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsel-is-investigating-jared-kushners-business-dealings/2017/06/15/5d9a32c6-51f2-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html

    • Blackest Noobs
    • Anna Rompage

      I am curious as to why Jared, an American businessman, would feel the need to
      meet with the head of a Russian bank that has very close ties to Putin,
      and is also under US sanctions..

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        To pick up some laundry.

      • Joe Beese

        You can’t afford 666 5th Avenue with change dug out from the couch cushions.

      • OrG

        Um…… treason?

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Buy high, sell low. That’s the Kushner business model.

      • shivaskeeper

        The same reason DJT would. He’s a bad financial risk.

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        He’s supposedly like hundreds of millions in debt

    • Explody Brain

      Welcome to the family!

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    OK, I’m convinced. And his office doesn’t have red walls or anything.

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    So, does anyone actually think Trump will survive this? Like, not in a political way, but in a sense that his high strung obsession and anger can’t be good on a 71 year old ticker combined with his weight?

    • Rick Hill

      I think it’s going to be a race between the scandals,his health and his own ability to persevere

    • h4rr4r

      He will, I am sure he will get the best doctors in Moscow.

    • Joe Beese

      Evil people have a tenacious grip on life.

      See: Cheney, Dick.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      He comes from a long lived family, and he’s a survivor in a Daffy Duck kind of way. Whether the people around him will survive the stress is another story.

      • Predisenting Ron

        I’m guessing that will be up against some seriously unhealthy habits.

    • Explody Brain

      I think it’s more likely that he has a full blown psychotic break.

      (I mean this literally. I think it’s quite possible that Trump is bipolar. (Although it’s really hard to sort out bipolar and borderline personality disorder a lot of the time.) If you get manic enough, you can experience a psychotic break.)

    • shivaskeeper

      Don;t really care. He’s bringing it on himself.

    • therblig

      good point. if we order KFC online, will they deliver it to the white house?

  • Rick Hill

    Dog question time. Any you Wonkers ever use one of the gel cooling mats? Jack dwg is miserable, even with a trim and a good brushing.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I tried. My dog preferred to pant pathetically on the floor than to climb onto a nice, cool gel bed. But then, my dog was a goddamn inbred idiot.

      • Rick Hill

        Jackaroo is purebred mutt, he loves something to lay on, especially if he claims it. Of course, that has at times included sheets of laminate and veneers that have been laid out on the floor.

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          What about large pieces of ceramic tile? Those stay pretty cool and are portable. If he doesn’t like the gel cooling mat, it might work underneath the tiles.

          I only mention it because my cat likes to lounge outside on my concrete steps and metal bench when it’s hot. My other cat was smarter and just slept indoors on the AC vent in the bathroom.

        • Persistent Demme

          I wish I could help, but mine have always loved the cool floors in a tiled bathroom.
          Mr. Demme had a gel-pillow (he said it was too cool for him).
          Does that count?

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      How big is he?

      • Rick Hill

        About 75 lbs. Part German and part Australian Shepherd

        • OutOfOrbit

          Hose him down, he’ll be wet for hours.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Taken out of context that question has a completely different meaning.

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          Er, yeah. I wouldn’t…um. Never mind.

    • Truck Fump

      My old big dog likes it with a bed sheet on it. Won’t even look at the raised beds.

    • shivaskeeper

      I had a Belgian Tervuren. Like a Malinois but with an extremely long double coat. The best relief for him in the summer was to shave his belly. The closest I ever tried to cooling stuff was one of the doggie hammock things that are supposed to let them lay down and still get airflow under their bodies. He would not use it.

  • Explody Brain

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
    “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has hired a
    lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile
    investigations to help him through probes into whether there were ties
    between the election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia,
    his office said on Thursday.”

    So, it seems Trump, Sessions and Pence may all have issues (Sessions has retained counsel also — although obviously hiring a lawyer doesn’t mean you’re guilty). I would do a serious happy dance if Ryan decided to lawyer up, but I honestly don’t think he’s involved in the shenanigans. I think it’s probably limited to people who were involved with Trump during the campaign.

    • Persistent Demme

      Hey!
      How did they get DC lawyers, when Donald could not?
      Oh yeah, they don’t have the “I don’t pay people that work for me” rep.
      Ha, ha!

    • shivaskeeper

      Ryan is probably guilty of looking the other way. Proving that would be… difficult.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Anyone within the Trump splash zone would be an idiot not to get an attorney. The guy is like a Gallagher performance.

  • wait! what?

    Trump to be covered under Clinton’s new health plan despite pre-existing stupidity

    http://www.hillarybeattrump.org/home/2017/5/12/trump-still-covered-under-clintons-new-health-plan-despite-pre-existing-stupidity

    According to family doctors, Trump has shown signs of stupidity since early childhood, but was not formally diagnosed until the twice bankrupted, thrice married reality-TV star entered what doctors describe as “biological if not developmental adulthood.” Ironically, the fact that he exclusively consumes Fox News and Breitbart masked his symptoms. Given his news diet, doctors say it’s nearly it’s “extremely likely” that his underlying, potentially lethal case of stupidity will only progress.

  • Anna Rompage

    Did a Costco run today, picked up 30 pounds of boneless pork shoulder, that has since been rubbed down with dry cure, and will be turned into ham by sometime late next week.

    A friend of mine is getting married at the end of June and asked if I would be willing donate some homemade ham for the breakfast the day of the wedding

  • memzilla Ω
  • mancityRed6

    dear lord jeebus, is it August already? 88F/31C feeling like 98/37
    the average is supposed to be 83/28

    • OutOfOrbit

      You ain’t seen nuttin yet.

    • OrG

      Feels like March here.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Don’t worry, all that Arctic ice is on its way down.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Plus you live in a fucking tornado breeding factory.

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      It was 88F at 11:30 here.

      • mancityRed6

        yeah, it’s coming this way for the next two days. but 80 on Sunday.

    • Kakariki

      In San Diego on the coast it was 77° today and expected to be in the high 70’s all week. We usually don’t get too hot until August, but the last few years there is no telling.

      • mancityRed6

        the summer of ’92 I spent in Chula Vista was awesome, weather wise. sprinkled a couple of times, sunny but not hot. the only hot day was the day we left, 79 at 5 AM.
        I was so glad to be out of the sauna that is the midwest. only I get back and find out it was nice all summer there.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        77? We eat that for Breakfast in the IE. Of course, you mostly don’t have air conditioners. The Summer Suck is upon us.

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      92 actual degrees here right now.

  • jowgajen
    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I purchased his book, Penis Fairies and Queef Storms. His best work yet!

  • jesterpunk

    Just a warning for anyone who submitted a comment to the FCC about net neutrality.

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/psa-commenting-on-fcc-net-neutrality-plan-could-make-your-e-mail-public/

    If you’re one of the many people filing comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to gut net neutrality rules, be aware that your e-mail address and any other information you submit could be made public.

    There’s nothing nefarious going on, but the FCC’s privacy policy
    could lead people to believe that e-mail addresses will be kept secret
    if they file comments on FCC proceedings. The commission’s privacy policy has a section titled “Comments,” which says the following (emphasis ours):

    Prior to commenting, you will be prompted to login,
    either by providing your e-mail address, or by linking your comment to
    an existing account on a popular website such as Google, Facebook,
    Flickr, Instagram or Twitter. While your e-mail address will not be made public,
    if you login with a social media service, your picture, as well as a
    link to your profile will be posted alongside your comment.

    However, this privacy policy applies not to comments on FCC proceedings but to comments on blog posts, such as those posted by Chairman Ajit Pai. When you go to submit comments on the net neutrality plan—or
    any other FCC proceeding—you are told the following: “You are filing a
    document into an official FCC proceeding. All information submitted,
    including names and addresses, will be publicly available via the web.”

    • h4rr4r

      This is why mailinator exists.

      • jesterpunk

        That only helps for the email address, your name and physical address is required. So not including email just makes it a little harder to email you not to have your name and actual address.

        >Unlike name and home address, e-mail address is not a required
        field. But if you submit an e-mail—which allows you to get an e-mail
        confirmation that your comment was received—it would be made public.

    • mancityRed6

      there have been rumors of people using that info for nefarious purposes

      • jesterpunk

        Yep, that is why I posted this. Trump supporters or just people on 4chan will harass people for things they disagree with.

    • OrG

      Hooray for snail mail.

  • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

    Now they’re just trying to make Donnie have the meltdown to end all meltdowns.

    Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsel-is-investigating-jared-kushners-business-dealings/2017/06/15/5d9a32c6-51f2-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.4830066e768a

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    That is Ella. She is obviously a very good girl.

    Oh, great, now my two dogs won’t give me any peace until they get to meet her.

  • Ricky Gay

    Speaking of sexy, or lack thereof, why do I ever watch Hardball? Gah! Tweety interrupts all of his guests. So annoying!

    • BosGrl

      Rachel said in her Rolling Stone interview that he does the best interviews and that he interrupts because he can anticipate where the person is going… I agree, though, I find it annoying.

      • Ricky Gay

        Mebbe if he let them finish hanging themselves before he cut into the rope?

    • janecita

      And he just ripped on Cuba, wtf!

      • Ricky Gay

        and that.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      He also can’t control his drool.He’s like Gail the Snail

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqO-i_nvVK4

      • Ricky Gay

        Ewww, squared!

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      I for one, would have to admit that when I’m speaking of sexy, Tweety would be the absolute last thing I would have on my mind.

      • Ricky Gay

        right below unclogging the toilet

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          With a chopstick.

          • Ricky Gay

            Brutal

  • Nounverb911
    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Donnie is a Matrioshka Turd.

      Sort of like a cross between an onion and a turd. But smells even worse. And won’t STFU to save itself.

  • wait! what?
    • OrG

      Hands are too big.

      • Vecchioivan

        And the malevolent gleam in his eye has a touch of intelligence. . .

      • Explody Brain

        Hair is too good.

  • janecita

    Well, Chris Matthews just insulted the whole island of Cuba. One more reason not to like him.

    • Vecchioivan

      Chris has all the aplomb of a hog on ice.

  • Michael R
  • Picabo

    Malcolm Nance Retweeted
    Bradd Jaffy‏Verified account @BraddJaffy 12h12 hours ago
    More
    Bradd Jaffy Retweeted Donald J. Trump
    Mueller was a decorated Marine officer, commanded a rifle platoon in Vietnam, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. Is he a “bad” person?

    • Jennifer R

      Gore saved the lives of his PT boat, and people still shit on him.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Cleland had both his legs blown off and they still dumped on him as a “phony vet”.

      • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

        Kerry?

        • Jennifer R

          Yeah whatever I am drunk and depressed and sick of the lying GOP and just don’t fucking care.

          • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

            Right then–GORE IT IS.

          • Jennifer R

            This is why I love wonkette.

  • jesterpunk

    Another reason to not use Uber. They sound like those MRA scumbags.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/uber-rape-victim-sues-uber-says-execs-got-her-medical-records

    Doe’s new complaint (PDF) says that Eric Alexander, Uber’s then-vice president for business in Asia, went to Delhi and “managed to obtain Plaintiff’s confidential, private
    medical records generated by physicians who examined her after the
    brutal rape.”

    The complaint goes on to allege that Alexander shared the records with Kalanick and Emil Michael, an Uber executive who was fired earlier this week. According to the complaint, the men “discussed the records among themselves and with other staff at Uber, speculating that Plaintiff had made up the brutal rape in collusion with a rival of Uber in India to undermine Uber’s business.”

  • Ilgattomorte

    Well, our President is a criminal con man. The investigation into him and his administration will go on and on. Almost the whole of the entire cabinet is peopled with incompetents, crazies and toadies. Congress is meeting in secret to make sure that no one has healthcare. Crazy political supporters are doing crazy, sad things that will be conflated with justified political action. There is war, pestilence, violence … AND
    … my ass hurts!

    BUT

    Tonight is Dinner Frittata Night! With a side of apple maple sausage, a piece of spinach pie and a good glass of wine …

    … so life is good.

  • Nounverb911
  • janecita

    I just did 1 1/2 of “Beyond Barre,” I’m dead. Thanks Trump!

    • Vecchioivan

      I just did 1 1/2 oz. of Elijah Craig and I feel fine.

      • janecita

        I like yours better.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    This pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Southern Baptists….

    https://thinkprogress.org/the-southern-baptist-blowup-over-white-supremacy-explained-af5b6f9e80b4

    And note which denomination Mitch McConnell is a member of.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Fucking AntiChristains.

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      Dear Old Dad was a Deacon of the SBC. They are a racist, pedophile Death Cult.

    • shivaskeeper

      A denomination founded in defense of slavery. Would you think it would have been otherwise? If social media had not been involved, the resolution wouldn;t have gone anywhere. If Richard Spencer hadn;t started cheer leading then not voting on it, it would have been dead in the water. They are savvy enough to know that getting the support of an actual Nazi is not a good look for them.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Fucking Baptists are the worst.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    I just heard from the guy that bought me coffee today. I guess he is officially into me. :)

    • Anna Rompage

      Sweet! Congratulations!

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Thanx. :) He is a good guy, I’ll give it a chance.

        • Anna Rompage

          Meanwhile, I’m in the process of planning a wedding with my sweetie…

          I really wish she was into the idea of eloping… This shit is seriously fucked up!

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Congrats, and I hear that. :) I get the idea of the gown and the whole thing, but I don’t know if I would ever.

          • SpideySenser

            ELOPE! When Mr. Spidey and decided to tie the knot (1992) I made a phone call to town hall for info about getting a license. They told me HIV/AIDS counseling and a certificate stating completion of the course was required.
            SO…I called the number they gave me and was advised by the AETC type people that they only offered the course to marriage license holders. So I advised them that that was most ridiculous, AIDS prevention talks should be offered to 14 year olds. So, no marriage license without the AIDS cert and no AIDS cert without the marriage license. This was in MA. We eloped to Saratoga Springs, NY (in August, the races were fun) where all you had to do was file intentions 24 hours in advance (ahhh, the “cooling off” period) and show up the next day. We were married by the Mayor in her chambers (no $$$ involved, just an official and kind gesture) and almost 25 years later we still are, have a daughter in grad school and a small but nice home.
            Those 2 phone calls were made before I even got sucked into the wedding industrial complex and were enough to put me off trying to get a hall, caterer, DJ and everything else. Also, too, my parents asked me if I wanted a wedding or a check. Now there’s a no-brainer.
            P.S. Wore a nice dress I got at Marshall’s. Cheapest wedding EVAH!

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Lucky!!

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Thanx. He’s the 4th guy to approach this month, but the other 3 were nae good. We had a nice chat over coffee, and he thinks I’m “a Hottie”.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Well you are

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            ~hugs~ Thank you :)

    • shivaskeeper

      Very good.

    • Picabo

      AWAC!

  • Nounverb911
    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      Someone on the Wonkette FB comments said, re the Kamala Harris article a few days ago: “That’s not a sexist issue since they didn’t shush any of the OTHER women!”

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Hmm, I think they do, though.

  • birdbrain53

    Well, you’re right. Hot piece of….

  • BeachBum

    I fear there may be a Russian Amnesia Disease Contagion going on, as everyone who talks to a Russian later forgets about it, and then even go on to talk to them AGAIN, and then forgets about THAT ! CDC should be notified as well as all health departments within a 500 km radius of any known Russian, including Col Jefferson Beauregard “possum-grits-hushpuppy” Sessions III.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Kentucky Colonel Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III FIFY

  • memzilla Ω

    Here are all the “SQUIRREL!” talking points the Rethuglicans are being told to use.
    https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker/status/875166972614516737

  • Nounverb911
    • ariel_gee_398

      I was going to say Sam Bee is a national treasure, but she’s originally from Canada, so I’m going to go with continental treasure instead.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Fuck off, Milo. You give honest whores a bad name.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0XKhAHR5I

    Drumpf vs. Mueller made me think of this.

  • janecita

    I’m having an Aleppo Moment, and I can’t remember who recommended the book “The Keeper of Lost Things.” Big thanks to whoever recommended it! I loved it!

  • Where am I? What’s going on here?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b04f27a53b67441f8d994cd22bdfea485bd5f98531495066a3738a857d095952.png

    What is this horse’s head doing in bed with me?

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Oh for fuck’s sake.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        This should be the title of the official history of this entire sorry spectacle.

        • Rachel Book Harlot

          lol So true! :)

    • TJ Barke

      Clinton WAS investigated, you tool!

    • Michael R
      • Rachel Book Harlot

        This is brilliant.

        PS Totally stealing it! :)

        • Michael R

          I made it ! You can tell because it’s a little sloppy .

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            Oh wow! It’s freaking awesome, Michael. I’m sorry I stole it!

          • Michael R

            I like to see my junk turn up elsewhere , it amuses me .

    • mancityRed6

      some idiot on the call in show this morning said that of course tRump isn’t guilty and why couldn’t all the liberals not be so angry when he refused to push for a Hillary investigation since she was obviously so guilty?

    • empf

      Because she’s not the President. And she already had her 11 hour grilling from Congress.

  • Explody Brain

    There’s one thing I cannot wrap my brain around.

    I get that Trump just really isn’t that bright. I can see why he might think he could get away with all this shit, but if there were shenanigans, he was not the only American involved. Did the rest of them really think they’d get away with it? They know how dumb Trump is. Did they really think he wouldn’t do or say something to invite scrutiny?

    Am I giving them all way too much credit for intelligence? It’s not like you have to be smart to see this coming.

    • Blackest Noobs

      sometimes having to deal with a black person as President drives a white person, a assholery Republican white person to do some really dumb fucking things….thank you racism and bigotry…you gave us Trump because you couldn’t handle a black guy being Prez….and don’t even get me started about the woman thing about being Prez…..people you ask too much of them….TOO MUCH.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Once Trump cinched the GOP nomination they had no choice but to follow. What you are not giving them enough credit for is their insatiable greed and need for power at all cost.

    • Vecchioivan

      Where there’s money there are people who will take big risks to get their hands on some of it.

    • OrG

      The rethugs have been getting away with shit like this for a looooooong time. they may have over-played their hand this time.

    • shivaskeeper

      He is used to either bullying or outspending anyone who tries to litigate against him. He probably thinks that will work here as well since it always has before.

      I don;t think he’ll be able to bully any of them, and he damn sure won’t be able to outspend the fucking government.

      • Explody Brain

        I get that. It’s the other people I don’t understand.

        • shivaskeeper

          Following his lead. He has been teflon up to this point. Why would anyone else think it would go differently this time?

          • Explody Brain

            He hasn’t been teflon. He’s paid out in lawsuits. US banks won’t lend to him anymore. There have been consequences (to his business shenanigans).

          • shivaskeeper

            It is true he has paid out to settle suits, but he has never admitted to wrongdoing, and it’s not him, personally, that pays. Who cares if US banks won’t loan to him? He still got the money. Getting the money from shady sources probably increases his cred with the followers.

            I’m not saying this makes sense, but he has managed to pretty much skate on everything in the past. Why would they think it would be different this time?

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          At this point, they’re in too deep to turn back.

          “You already betrayed your people, Admiral! You made your choices sir! You’re a traitor! Now if the bitter taste of that is unpalatable to you I am truly sorry, but I will not risk my crew because you think you can dance on the edge of the Neutral Zone. You crossed over, Admiral. You make yourself comfortable with that.”

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            Damned good episode.

            “And if the cause be not good, it will be a Grave matter for the King that led them to it.”

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Of course he can’t bully them, their lives have been based on a code of ethics and public service.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      The Rs were likely to keep the house and senate plus Trump was just going to appoint his own yes men to head important agencies so yes they thought and still believe they can get away with it. The fact that there’s still a good possibility they could get away scott free only proves how corrupt someone in this US can be.

    • Claire

      No one’s failed to get away with anything yet. They’re still passing their agendas and the money is still rolling in. Their voters are still loyal and not likely to kick them out of office. Questions about why they thought they could get away with it might be premature until we have evidence that they were wrong to think that.

      • Explody Brain

        That’s like 90 percent true. Flynn was fired. Everybody is under investigations. Healthcare hasn’t passed. (Yet). The tax cut hasn’t even been formulated yet… There has been an effect.

        • Claire

          Flynn might have been fired, but he’s still free and very wealthy. Environmental protections have been rolled back. The US withdrew from the Paris Accord. Dodd-Frank got repealed. Trump is making government small enough to drown in a bathtub by the simple expedient of not hiring anyone to work in it. Insurers are pulling out of the ACA markets because they have no guarantee that the government is going to do their part to cover costs. The fact that one guy got thrown under the bus and doesn’t work at the White House anymore doesn’t mean things aren’t working out just fine so far for everyone but Vlad the Impaler, who wanted his sanctions lifted.

          They haven’t gotten everything they wanted, sure, or probably everything they thought they were going to get. But so far the effects have largely been limited to some bad press and a couple of inconvenient hearings. I hope that will change but at the moment it looks an awful lot like they thought they’d get away with it because they accurately foresaw that they would.

      • Wild Cat

        Yup.
        On the worst night of my life, November 11, 2016, it was determined I would spend my old age in poverty as the GOP Crime Machine stole the final US election and were given a green light by the evil and apathetic to loot everything.
        This tale has no happy end.

        • Persistent Demme

          Gulp.
          I wish there was something I could say.

          • Could be worse. Could be a Trumper about to live your old age in poverty and deprivation and keep thinkin them jerbs are gonna come back any minute now.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Yes, I have the same question. Trump is just a stupid,lazy,fearful piece of shit thinking only of himself in the most primitive way possible–a malignant, pyschotic narcissist. But the OTHERS. They are KNOWING. What do THEY think is going to happen? Are they so arrogant that they assume that Bekah Mercer & the Russian Trolls (my new band, by the way) will simply buy/cheat their next election? Are they right? Do they on some insane level think “this will all blow over and we’ll be fine”? Bubble insanity? Or, are they in way too deep with Russian mafia and are running scared, trying to avoid defenestration or polonium?

    • BeachBum

      No one that commits a crime thinks they will get caught. And the stakes were yooge . Besides, they were just messenger boys and bag men, the real culprits were Trump and Putin.
      Worst case scenario they could be pardoned by Trump and he pardoned by Pence, and he pardoned by Ryan and so on.
      Nixon was pardoned by Ford.

    • Persistent Demme

      Greed over riding intelligence, and making them feel invulnerable?

    • Skeptical_thinker

      Thinking with the wrong head?

  • Nounverb911
    • Shuttup, David, you irrelevant hack.
      *Jen holds grudges long time*

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    He looks a little like Superman. Are we sure Martin Heinrich isn’t Superman?

    • jesterpunk

      Has anyone seen them both in the same room together at the same time?

  • Incoming Ham

    He and his wife are cute as buttons together. Not snark.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I’m gonna tell her I can’t do it. I’ll feel like a horse’s ass, but I will tell her it doesn’t make me comfortable.

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      I know you, you’re a generous and caring man. This smells bad, though, I think you’ll get hurt if you give it to her.

    • jesterpunk

      Blame company rules if you dont want to cause added drama.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Don’t feel bad. If I understand the groupsourced solution, you are going to direct her to other work-appropriate sources, which solves the problem and doesn’t put you in a potentially ethically-difficult situation. I think that’s exactly right and perfectly helpful to her. You rock!

    • Shanzgood 22 Days

      I didn’t dodnt see the rest of the responses and such. Can she get a payroll advance instead?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Not our usual practice.

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          Ah, well. Good luck, anyway. She sounds a bit dicey so I think you made the right decision to not get involved in her drama.

  • Duke

    Another day of buffoonery. Will it never end?

  • La forza del resistino

    Congress guys playing their baseball game tonite. In going over the ground rules it was deemed Obama still couldn’t name a SCOTUS justice.

    • Blackest Noobs

      3-2…Dems in the lead

      • La forza del resistino

        We’re gonna need a 5-4 majority decision.

      • Blackest Noobs

        damn it….looking like a short inning bottom of the 3rd….Repubs made 1st out

        • Blackest Noobs

          Richmond just hit a double for the Dems due to a Repubs error

          • Blackest Noobs

            dang popfly…2nd out

          • La forza del resistino

            If the R’s don’t score soon, when does the Benghazi hearing break out.

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            The Rs will change the rules. 4 strikes and 6 at bats for the Rs per inning

          • Blackest Noobs

            4 to fucking 2….way to go Dems!!!!! WAY TO FUCKING GO!

          • Blackest Noobs

            bases fucking loaded….come on GRAND SLAM!!!

          • Blackest Noobs

            7 to 2….DEMS!!!!!

  • Rick Hill
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      All I ever think when I see pics of Woodstock is how gross and dirty it looks.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        The rain was unexpected.

    • Rick Hill

      Plus a little buffoonery: Pence is hiring his own lawyer to get to the bottom of this Russian business.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      That’s awesome.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Thank you for this! I’ll add to it by saying that on Saturday, Mr. Catcafe and I will celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary! (It’s all him, really–he’s a lovely, intelligent, pleasant, centered sort of fellow who somehow puts up with me.)

      • janecita

        Happy Anniversary! He is lucky to have YOU:-)

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          AWwwww thank you! *shuffles feet, blushes, giggles modestly with hand covering mouth, then quickly grabs piece of coffeecake with other hand

        • HooverVilles

          I second this!!

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Well Done on you both. :)

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          Thank you, Anna Elizabeth. We knew each other for about 7 years before that, so basically we’ve known each other our entire adult lives. It’s kind of neat.

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            That is really neat. :)

    • janecita

      That’s lovely:-)

    • Yr. Gma

      Happy Boomers.

    • proudgrampa

      Sweet!

    • CeeQ

      Love it. Adorable. He’s her lobster.

  • Nounverb911
    • Bozilingus

      I like the Deadpool homage ending to Ferris Bueller.

  • Marceline

    Sometimes the only right response is a single word.

    https://twitter.com/FullFrontalSamB/status/875446325789306881

    • Jenny

      Please put my client on your show, I am going broke!! He’ll do anything. I promise!

    • wtf. What awards? What authoring, did he write a book? And provocateur is not an actual profession you dumb shits.

  • DirtyHippyLiberal

    Driving down the road today and we come up behind an Explorer with a decal of some dude. Since the lights in VA are FOREVER long, we contemplate who this is staring at us.

    We run down a list of historical figures. Even Google pics of Henry Ford (it was on a Ford!). Suddenly, my wife says “It’s Bill Murray”! We fire up the Google machine and sure as shit, it IS Bill Murray. He, apparently is the hero of some comedy website, the Chive (?).

    Are we the last people are Earth to know this is a thing?

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    Well, my celebrity crush is 2001-era Kiefer Sutherland (OMG THOSE EYELASHES HOLY FUCK), but as a heterosexual female, I can confirm that this guy is pretty damn hot. Also, he has excellent taste in office furnishings. I love Native American pottery. Finally, I visited New Mexico last year and I loved it; the people were super nice, much nicer than they are here in Utah.

    • proudgrampa

      I have had a similar experience: Albuquerque and Taos were awesome. Salt Lake City not so much.

      • You’d be a bit moody too if you watched more porn than anyone else in the country but could never ever ever do anything about it.

        • proudgrampa

          proudgramma, is that you???

          ;-0

          • Not yet! My oldest is only 15.
            He did have his first driving lesson on sunday howevr /sob

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      No they’re still looking into the collusion Il Douche

    • Predisenting Ron

      Ha! Well played, Mr O’Donnell.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Lawrence is my TV boyfriend.

  • Nounverb911
    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      They don’t need to discredit or delegitimize the Orange Shitheel. He’s doing a really good job of that himself.

    • OrG

      Insert pee-hooker joke here.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      C’mon Hucksterbee – we all know that Donnie don’t need any help. He can “discredit & delegitimize” himself, thank you very much. And a fine job he’s doing too, I might add.

      • Predisenting Ron

        He’s finally found something he’s genuinely good at. I think we should encourage him with it.

    • ltmcdies

      Talk to whoever that guy is who has Trump’s phone , Huck, not us

    • mancityRed6

      he’s just worried his daughter might lose her job and have to move back home.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Destroying cell phones and computers is standard practice in order to prevent classified info from getting out. Plus HRC isn’t president you fucking Dolt!

      • thewalkindude

        His buddy Tom Brady knows all about destroying cell phones to prevent information getting out…

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      This shit the Donald is doing is exactly what 8th graders do when we write them referrals: Trying to get out of trouble by trying to get someone else in trouble.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Donald, you didn’t sweep up the garage like you were supposed to.

        “Oh yeah?? Well, Hillary didn’t do the dishes!”

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      He really is one of the stupidest humans on Earth.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Rachel Book Harlot

    I passed this on my way home tonight and wondered what the heck was going on. Now I know! :)

    https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/875123326426923008

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      That’s about 2 blocks from the hotel I stayed at in 2015. I walked right past Trump Tower one afternoon and didn’t even notice. I’d have a hard time doing that now.

    • proudgrampa

      Trevor mentioned this last night on Colbert. Wish I could see it.

  • Paperless Tiger

    Shamelessly funny. Reminds me of how politics used to be good for a few laughs back before the Trumpenfuhrer launched his all-out assault against democracy. Now the joke’s on us.

  • Shanzgood 22 Days

    Rain, finally! It’s gonna be a frog-strangler! Woohoo!

    • OrG

      You can have some of ours.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        Rain, frogs or stranglers?

        • OrG

          We’ll keep the frogs.

          • mancityRed6

            dibs on the stranglers
            no! the rain!
            crap

          • wait! what?

            Hmm, maybe Bruce Hornsby meant “Strangler’s Rain.”

          • mancityRed6

            that B side was dark as hell.

    • mancityRed6

      it’s looking like it will miss here. *frowny face*

    • Left Coast Tom

      It’s the dry season here…it should rain sometime in October.

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        Gah! At least this late in the day I know we’re prolly not going to get a tornado.

        • Left Coast Tom

          I thought tornadoes were how Kansans got transported to Oz?

          (I grew up near Flint, MI – 9 years before I was born the region saw the last tornado in the US to kill more than 100 people)

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            Holy crap, when was that?

            Also, fuck Oz.

          • Left Coast Tom
          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            My family lore says my great-grandma was killed in the huge Topeka one on the 60s but I can’t find a name that matches.

            Also, Flint…I won’t say “Why do people still live there?” Because look where I am.

          • Left Coast Tom

            I moved to CA in July 1987. The first time my mother visited, June 1988…we had a M5 earthquake. The ceiling of my apartment was moving in an opposite direction from the floor. Anyway, a little more than a year later, October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck.

          • Left Coast Tom

            Hmm…apparently the 2011 Joplin, MO tornado finally surpassed it. :-(

          • Shanzgood 22 Days

            I dunno. Keeping track of the stats depresses me and makes me want to live in my basement 6 months out of the year.

    • Suttree

      When you say it it sounds perverted.

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        That’s nicer than what baconz said. I don’t think he appreciates our Midwestern colloquialisms.

        As if his Yinzer talk is more sophisticated!

        • Suttree

          Laughing out loud!

    • Suttree

      BTW baconz said that you have a crush on me I feel so privileged and blessed.

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        He what?! He…I need to talk to that boy!

        • Suttree

          hehehehehe. It’s ok, you are an awesome possum!

    • frogs like the rain though?
      At least ours do. They sing even LOUDER when it rains

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        We don’t have any frogs left here.

        • awww. That is too bad.
          We have a bajillion, I will send you a few XD

    • Unhappy Fingers

      Frog-strangler??? Don’t you mean toad-strangler???

      (Are Missouri Ozark-isms that different than Kansas ones??)

      • Shanzgood 22 Days

        Hell, I don’t know! I’ve lived so many different places that I still accidentally call the trunk of my car tne boot!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Yeah, but that was okay, because Clinton was a Democrat who made Newt sit at the back of the plane.

      • mancityRed6

        holy crap, I forgot about that!

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          They’re a thin-skinned bunch. Snowflakes, the lot of ’em.

    • La forza del resistino

      right. Whitewater morphed into white stains.

      • OrG

        It was almost like a witch hunt.

    • CeeQ

      Fuck you Gingrich, you chinless fuck.

  • Picabo

    My public library allows us to submit recommendations for new books. About a month ago I submitted Neil Degrasse Tyson’s new book, and it was accepted. Just just got an email that it is in. OK. I’ll admit it. I’m a nerd for astronomy and science. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a29423119593d5cb34d51b26d3d9328d7d2c7aa02720dae3cef00d86591d099f.jpg

    • La forza del resistino

      not nerd. Curiosity looks good on you.

      • Picabo

        I saw what you did there.

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      I need this one. I try to read astrophysics articles on Wikipedia but they often go over my head.

      • I think they make it purposefully obtuse sometimes. Most the hard sciences do.
        Makes em feel good to be smarter en everyone else.

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          My BFF is a geneticist and can explain very complex concepts to me in a way that makes them easy to grasp. I think it’s about knowing your audience. Some are writing for an audience that already knows a lot of stuff. Some, like my friend (who is also a teaching professor), can explain things well to the ignorant and in a way that makes the subject very interesting.

          I told her that as a compliment but she just said “Well, you’re smrt so it’s easy.”

        • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

          That sounds better than “Anna is A Dumb.”

        • Major_Major_Major

          At least for me, it is very hard to explain things to lay people in writing. We spent so much time learning things from the gov Deming differential equations that it is almost stuck in my head and I can’t think other ways. In conversation is much easier, again, at least for me, as I get nonverbal cues and can adjust my delivery.

          • lol no, I am mostly kidding XD I worked in science for many a year and though I am not decidedly not now still gainfully employed in my chosen profession, consider myself still a scientist. It’s hard to convey meaning without first explaining concepts and by then people tend to get glassy eyed.

          • Major_Major_Major

            Amen

      • Kiri the Unicorn
        • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

          Thank you. :)

  • Jennifer R

    Nothing like a cheap burrito, cheap booze, and some ABV to make time dilate.

  • La forza del resistino

    The R’s are down in the score at the congressional ball game, but refuse to bring in that leftie reliever.

    • armed_bears

      Watching online, I am ashamed to say… But how about a roster somewhere! Can’t tell the players without a scorecard…

      • La forza del resistino

        middle aged, chubby white guys do have a way of looking alike.

    • Predisenting Ron

      Have they started cheating yet?

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Ugh Twitter changed its look again. Just when I got used to the last change.

    • mancityRed6

      it’s a last ditch effort to confuse tRump, thinking the change will piss him off.

  • Me not sure

    I saw where radio wing nut Michael (the) Savage (Weiner) thinks that the cause of the Virginia shootings was too much free speech, and that people like Rachel Maddow need to be censored. (HEADSLAP!)

    • Predisenting Ron

      Because only with censorship and the elimination of free speech can the country truly be free!

      • Me not sure

        It’s always that pesky 1st Amendment, shooting up the joint.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Michael “Savage” is still on the radio? I learn things on Our Wonkette.

    • mancityRed6

      the only reason I used to switch over to savage on my long commutes home was just in case he suffered a heart attack or stroke live on the air.

    • mancityRed6

      and of course it means their speech would never be questioned, right?

      • Me not sure

        Yeah. I mean it’s not like he chose the radio name Savage for its soothing effect.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      I’m going to go waaaay out on a limb here and suggest that ‘ol Mike wouldn’t be calling for censorship of Sean Hannity if a RWNJ gunman had shot a couple of Democratic members of Congress. But then, I’m notoriously cynical.

      • mancityRed6

        “lone wolf”
        “closet Muslim”

      • Parakeetist

        I don’t think he did when Rep. Giffords was shot.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          She was asking for it!

        • Shanzgood 22 Days

          Or when Billo was rage-frothing about “Tiller the Baby Killer”

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    What did I learn? I learned that the rightwing commenters at my local newspaper’s on-line edition are so far up De Nile that they are learning Swahili.

  • Jennifer R

    One of my favorite Let’s Play-ers is playing one of my favorite games and he has played about seven hours and has missed a very obvious thing and it is driving me mad.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      You really want to tell him “WHY U DO THAT?!?”

      • Jennifer R

        No, but I really wonder why he keeps not killing the very obviously important looking mini boss monster.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Ah, okay.

          • Jennifer R

            Like, let’s say you are poking around an exploration based platformer that you know has a lot of not directly explained things. You see an enemy sprite you haven’t seen anywhere else at all, what do you do?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Go for the smash and bash attack!

          • Jennifer R

            He just runs by. Been in that room 20 times now to sit and stare at the puzzle you can’t solve until you kill the mini boss and unlock the 3rd block.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
          • Jennifer R

            I KNOW. I won’t ruin the whole surprise for him, but really he is an experienced video game player and spent the last 14 months doing a series on the genre. This is frustratingly inexcusable.

          • Jennifer R

            He will get it eventually, because you have to kill them to unlock the 3rd block in the room to the right to open up the boss of the first zone.

            I love La Mulana and watching people play it, but sometimes the most obvious things go unwatched.

  • gingerwentworth

    Focusing on the looks of this hot Heinrich man might be the route to civility in government they’ve been seeking but till this moment not finding. I mean, rather than looking to the source of misery– rage-generator Mitch McConnell. Or Paul Ryan with his weird mind and neverending grin. So thank you Evan, and Senator

    • My crushes on smokin libtards keeps me civil anyway.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Paul Ryan is the name Eddie Munster assumed once he became an adult. Just look at him.

  • Did i just hear Chris say he was having Naomi Klein on next? Damnit!

    • He finally admit he is a vampire?

      • Matthews or Hayes? I’m pretty sure Hayes isn’t. Maybe Tweety is, but for reasonable response to his questions, instead of blood

        • Jamoche

          Hayes. Just saw a book cover with her name on it flash by.
          ETA and chyron confirms it’s her.

          • She is such an obnoxious harpy. I have my screen on mute

          • Jamoche

            No, chyron and background graphics, this is not “The New Normal”. This is not normal. Don’t even hint at it being normal.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Maybe she can explain why all the people who died when Bush broke the world were acceptable losses on the altar of her canadian ass getting the inchoate fucking feeling that Gore might think he was the boss of her.

            I understand Hillary triggered her in her puppet person plate glass busting feels, so this should be fun.

          • Her position on climate change is appalling and she refuses to listen to non supportive facts to her postion. I saw her climate doc at the film festival a couple of years ago. I walked out because it was so terrible

    • Picabo

      Janet.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Wallpaper is such a hard decision.

    • mancityRed6

      3 hours of that was trying to figure out where to order from.

  • Jamoche
    • Kiri the Unicorn

      That was more “object in motion tending to remain in motion.”

    • Suttree

      I used to live in a bus.

  • La forza del resistino

    VP Pence lawyers up by hiring a guy that will have to take time off from yelling at PP. Is that fair Mike?

    • Rick Hill

      Claiming to investigate the Russian thing. My Aunt Fannie. Getting his own bit of protection for what’s coming down the pike

  • proudgrampa

    Was that Lula’s twin sister?

  • Suse

    I will add him to my list of My Next Husband.

    • OutOfOrbit

      You have a list? Have any died while in harness to you?

  • Snopes Shop

    Dems up 7 – 3. Richmond 3 for 3

  • Left Coast Tom

    Nice Time photo…sunset on Washington’s Olympic Coast, looking towards Cape Alava (3 years ago):

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb2dd1496cfbb6a99ead9d56f5a958add937fc1aa39b6ce6a013b8cec90cdf86.jpg

    • Suse

      Lovely, Tom.

    • La forza del resistino

      Nice. But Rex Tillerson says would be nicer with some oil rigs.

      • Left Coast Tom

        I went sea kayaking in western Prince William Sound (from Whittier, AK) in 1998. My first night out I set up my tent, right about here. The next morning I pulled up the tent stakes…and found oil on the tip of the stake, most likely from the Exxon Valdez in 1989.

        I’ve done my bit for Rex Tillerson.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Beautiful picture!!

  • Snopes Shop

    Cedric Richmond also has 6 KOs

    • Suse

      What are you watching?

      • Snopes Shop

        Annual congressional baseball game between parties

        • Suse

          Thx

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      They play rough…or do you mean “K’s?”

      • Snopes Shop

        Sorry, typo 😳

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          A good one though, made us grin.

    • Master Contrail Program

      6 knockouts? I can get behind that.

  • Suse

    Have you guys discussed this? I’m late to the party.

    ‘Jesus never complained about racism’: Richard Spencer blasts Southern Baptists for opposition of white supremacy

    • Jesus was jew, you fucking Nazi

      • Suse

        And I’m sure everyone pretty much looked alike back then, except for the Romans.

    • Snopes Shop

      The fuck? He said that out loud?

      • Suse

        It’s over on Raw Story.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      It’s too bad I don’t believe in God. If I did, I would be having an occasional frisson of pure delight at the thought of the extremely unpleasant fate awaiting Spencer and his odious ilk.

    • janecita

      Richard Spencer needs to get punch again, and again, and again….

      • Claire

        I will never get tired of watching the video of that admirable young man carrying on the grand American tradition of sucker-punching Nazis.

        • janecita

          He is one of my heroes.

    • mancityRed6

      does Dick even know what the hell he is talking about at all anymore?

      • OrG

        Anymore?

    • shivaskeeper

      The SBC wasn’t going to approve the motion at all until Spencer got involved. I guess the optics of being supported by an actual Nazi were to much, even for them.

    • ….what?

  • janecita

    Yay, Rachel is giving a history lesson!

  • Cock Blockula

    Let us now review the pantheon of sexxxy male politicians:

    Barack Obama – the Thin Black Duke
    Justin Trudeau – be still my heart… And back off! He’s mine! Toujours Justin…
    Emmanuel Macron – the newcomer; “Je t’aime et voulez vous…?”
    Enrique Pena Nieto – don’t let Twitler build that wall, ‘Rique…
    Vincente Fox – El Zorro!
    Martin Heinrichs – a newcomer to watch over and over and over! (It appears Evan would agree)

    Add more, dear Wonkers… I am straight female, so my heart goes pitta-pat for those menz, but please include whomever you want as long as their politics aren’t repulsive.

    • janecita

      If you don’t want people with repulsive politics, you’d need to get rid of Peña Nieto and Vicente Fox. They both suck.

      • Cock Blockula

        Vicente posted some of the most hilarious YouTube takedowns of the Twitler Yam, so I’m on his side with that. For Nieto, he’s just on the right side of history right now, and not bad to look at. Maybe this might turn out to be something like Evan and his early crush on Jared Kushner…

      • but he’s still very cute.
        He just needs to not talk, is all. We can arrange that! We’ll give him many drinks and then some peanut butters

        • janecita

          Are you cheating on Justin?

          • I am thinking maybe the Mexican mounties are not as vigilant, maybe.

          • janecita

            They are easier to bribe.

    • Suse

      OHJB is pretty sexy.