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So Megyn Kelly will be trying to give her new NBC show, “Greta Was Busy So It’s Me, Megyn Kelly,” a viral ratings goose (a primary vector of avian flu) by interviewing Alex Jones this Sunday. We may or not watch, seeing as how it’s Father’s Day and we fully expect to be taken out to dinner if a certain Kid is paying attention, ahem! So far, the publicity buzz seems to have been helping Jones a lot more than Kelly — searches for the ridiculous rageferret’s name have spiked to almost the same level as when insufferable CNN blancmange Piers Morgan displayed Jones in 2013.

But Alex Jones is worried that the whole affair may turn out to be an exercise in character assassination by the perfidious Megyn Kelly, which seems unlikely since his character committed suicide years ago. As the New York Times said when Donald Trump threatened a libel suit, you have to have a good name in order for anyone to smear it. Jones has been teasing the interview more than Kelly has, whipping up his followers to come and see the violence and fake news inherent in the system, and recently released a half-hour video full of top secret recordings of Kelly, to prove the bitch set him up.

It’s got the usual trademark Jones invective, like describing the prospect of meeting Kelly as “entering the labyrinth of the gorgon, of this modern-day Medusa” and the like. Sadly, he didn’t turn to stone, but he did manage one actual GOTCHA! He caught Kelly seeming to promise him approval over how the interview would be edited, which is 1) Bad Journalism that Megyn Kelly should know better than to have done, and 2) kind of hilarious for Alex Jones to worry about, since his GOTCHA! video is full of really obvious, sloppy edits. We don’t really expect Alex Jones to be any better than himself, but it would be nice if Megyn Kelly would please try to ooze some Journalistic Ethics from her wherever.

Some of what Kelly promised in the preliminary phone calls seems OK, like when she tries to flatter him that she wants to show the human side of Alex Jones, even though she doesn’t have a scanning electron microscope:

  • The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case, and I think you had a very good point about the way the media was covering it and for some reason treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that, if you will, of a mainstream media figure. And I saw a different side of you in that whole thing. You just became very fascinating to me.
  • I just sort of thought you were this maybe, you know, one-dimensional guy. Like this is your thing. And the comments I heard from you during the course of that trial, and your plea to the media to be respectful of you and your kids just reminded me that you’re just like anybody. You know, you’re a dad.

Nor is it a problem that she tries to reassure him the interview won’t simply focus on the freakish stuff, like Jones’s 9/11 trutherism or his contention that Sandy Hook was a false flag — Jones says Kelly said she wouldn’t bring those up, but she actually just said she’d give him a fair chance to clear up what he really thinks about them. We can see how even that could be a problem, since Jones’s reality is awfully flexible depending on who’s suing him.

Kelly does seem to cross an ethical line here, though:

I will promise you to personally look at any clips we want to use of you. And have a producer run by you whether we are taking it in context and what you are saying about it.

Seriously? Let him see the clips and have a producer massage them to his liking? Whether she ended up doing that or not, giving an interview subject approval over what you publish is Just Not Done, except maybe by Fox News, for Donald Trump (we bet). Boo, Megyn Kelly, Boooo! Once you let the person you’re interviewing shape how the thing gets edited, you’ve stopped doing journalism — you’re a collaborator in a PR piece.

Now, the fact that Jones is pretending to be so upset that Kelly will portray him unfairly suggests maybe he didn’t actually get that final cut approval he wanted, or he’d already know what will air Sunday. In which case Megyn Kelly only lied to him about journalistic malpractice, which is still bad, but lying to Alex Jones may be one of those coals to Newcastle things.

Now, when is Bill Moyers going to give Alex Jones the interview he deserves?

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  • Le Covfefe Royal
  • JMP

    I’m shocked, shocked that a brave disembrained truth-teller like Alex Jones is too much of a coward to let any actual journalists interview him, instead only talking to right-wing propagandists like Kelly and Morgan. And yet even then he gets to whine about unfair it all is.

  • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

    5 bucks says one of those two shitheels doesn’t show up for the interview.

    • jesterpunk

      The interview was already recorded.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        that was an easy $5

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Oh. I figured they’d said, “fuck it, we’ll do it live.”

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Also, too, see martini ambassador’s post of an AJ tweet upthread.

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      Define “show up”…..

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Physical presence only. I’m not expecting mental presence or self-awareness.

    • doktorzoom

      It was already taped, and is in the can.

      Which is where I may be for hours if I watch it.

  • Indiepalin

    Did extraterrestrials in the distant past breed dinosaurs like cattle and use them as beasts of burden? Many Ancient Astronaut Theorists say Yes.

    • JCfromNC

      “And top psychics all agree / That the telephone company / Will have a brand-new service that lets you talk to the dead”
      — “Weird” Al Yankovic, “Midnight Star

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Is it wrong to hope that His Fraudulency waits until Sunday night to can Mueller, so that this gets pre-empted?

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      That …sounds like a bad idea.

    • Joe Beese

      Winner eats the loser.

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        It’s Nature’s Way.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Will Phelps roll in raw ground beef before jumping in? Otherwise, the shark won’t have incentive.

      • janecita

        I’ll pay good money to see that.

    • janecita

      I’m rooting for the shark.

      Check out this video on YouTube:

      http://youtu.be/6iE9fzQ7z_A

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Send in Seal Team Six!

      • Persistent Demme

        Nice touch with the rose!
        Odd and wonderful humor here.
        Thanks!

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      The winner eats the other.

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      I wonder how stoned he was when he agreed to that

    • Rags

      Will he jump it, also too?

  • JMP

    Alex, no, I do not have the time to listen to you whine, about nothing and everything all at once. Sometimes you give yourself the creeps, sometimes your mind plays ticks on thee; it all keeps adding up, you really are cracking up, and you just paranoid and you’re just stoned.

  • therblig

    boo wonkette – you used the words “journalism” or journalistic” 5 times in an article about megyn kelly.

  • Alex Jones vs. Megyn Kelly? I’m rooting for meteor.

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      not versus, it’s a love fest. Former Fox News “interviews” RWNJ. Lover fest. Like Woodstock. Except without Jimi Hendrix. (sorry…..i’ll go now)

  • snigsy

    This calls for a gotchies joke.

  • ltmcdies

    you picked a winner there, NBC.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I’m going to hold out for his profile in Marquis Who’s Who in American Wingnuttery..

  • Joe Beese
    • janecita

      Photoshop is an amazing thing. I prefer not to remember her at all.

    • Paperless Tiger

      How about some softball questions, Baby?

    • TJ Barke

      That’s some serious journalizm.

    • Yellerduck

      She’ll feel better once that one squeaks out.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      “I call this the Pulitzer pose!”

      • therblig

        The Pee Buddy

    • Ricky Gay

      I remember that one – silent but deadly!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        squeaker libelz!

    • peteywheats

      Ailes Approved Grade A

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      Teh fuck is dis?

      • marxalot

        Photoshop.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Barely even looks like her, it looks a little like what’s her face who played Zoe Barnes.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Jesus, what an awkward fucking position. Well okay, yeah, but NO WOMAN EVER has sat in a chair that way, with her arm all weird like that. Christ.

      • The Wanderer

        She’s squeezing out a painful fart.

      • Joe Beese

        The awkwardness is what makes it SEXXXY

    • leemoder

      George Carlin(PBUH) once named 7 classifications for Farts. Which one applies to the above image:
      1) The Fizz
      2) The Fazz
      3) The Fizz-Fazz
      4) The Rip-Shit
      5) The Tear-Ass
      6) The Snorter
      7) and the Fart that goes “WHOOOF!”

      • alpacapunchbowl

        No lie, I had a Nook years ago and one of the apps I downloaded was called Fart Factory, which is pretty much what you’d expect it to be.

  • TJ Barke

    They deserve eachother.

    • Raan

      Preferably, somewhere far away from TV cameras, radio stations, and social media.

    • FlownΩver

      Maybe they’ll wind up becoming the Joe & Mika of the Nuttosphere.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I kinda hope they at least got to talk about how white Santa is.

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    Give the guy a platform. What a fucking sham. Fox has infiltrated NBC. What’s next Rachel joining Breibart? Edward Murrow rolls in his grave at this “journalism”. Fuck ’em all. I only trust WONKETTE!

    (Happy Father’s Day Dok……let’s see what my ungrateful quintet do…….. :-P)

    • msanthropesmr

      Ask for a loan?

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    And now NBC’s advertising dept is bleeding from their wherever.

    Good going Andy Lackwit, maybe you can put Hugh Hewitt in her time slot once her show tanks and really kill off your news division…

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Nobody wants to watch it. Crazy-ass Jones doesn’t even want you to watch it. It’ll be a ratings disaster.
      https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones/status/874395072539897856

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Somebody may owe me 5 bucks after all.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        how does he know she misrepresented his views? Did he see a cut and isn’t happy? Is he just assuming based on their interview? Is he just an ass?

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          Door #3.

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          Totally guessing, he maybe engaged mouth before brain and said something so deranged that there was no walking it back. You wouldn’t think that was possible, given all of the other insanity he spews, though.

      • Did she suggest his views were remotely sane? ’cause that’s really the only misrepresentation I could imagine.

    • JMP

      Andy Lack must be so angry that Rachael Maddow’s best-in-cable-news ratings are standing in the way of his attempts to destroy MSNBC by turning it into Fox Lite.

    • Persistent Demme

      Go on and jump that shark, Megyn!!
      (I guess it’s never too early.)

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    My fist would love to interview Alex Jones. He’d get plenty of face time

    • But he’s so big and manly and shirtless, there’s no way he would curl up into a ball on the floor and literally shit himself if you so much as clenched a fist in his direction!

  • marxalot

    Who’s got the Brolly Bunny? These two autofluffers deserve each other.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    All this idiocy just to kiss Donnie’s ass so Comcast can get net neutrality repealed…

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Don’t forget about AT&T and Verizon also too!

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    not even gonna look at this story:

    Otto Warmbier’s Father Lashes Out at Obama: Did His Administration Do Enough?

    During a news conference, Fred Warmbier, the father of the American student who was in prison in North Korea for 17 months, is praising President Donald Trump and his political staff for bringing his son home.

    • janecita

      I’m sorry, but what the holy fuck, was his son doing in North Korea to begin with?

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Tragically, he was ignoring the strong advice of the State Dept.

      • Rags

        Evangelizing

        • therblig

          so, he was already in a coma.

        • janecita

          He sounds smart.

        • redarmyzombie

          Because that’s ALWAYS ended well…

      • Predisenting Ron

        According to the DPRK, stealing a poster, apparently.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      I feel bad for the Dad and grief can make you crazy but he is simply wrong. Everybody did everything they good.

      This is reminder, no Americans go to North Korea. Just don’t.

      • FlownΩver

        Yeah, well, we can make an exception for Rodman. Often comatose already, and would hardly be missed.

    • Grokenstein

      Wow.
      Anyway, I’m sure Otto has a list of the actions Swamp’s staff of deeply-concerned humans took to pull this off, and it wasn’t just North Korea dumping the kid before he caused an incident by dying in their prison.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        must be a cause vs. correlation thing.

      • FlownΩver

        Humanitarian release, or what passes for it in Lil’ Kim’s Starvationland. They shipped him back so he could have the benefit of a health care system that will pass exorbitant costs along to the rest of us.

        McConnell’s Secret Fix gonna undo whatever public support Papa Warmbier wants Donnie to get.

    • Yr. Gma

      Okay…

    • ltmcdies

      Oh FFS… was he expecting Seal Team 6 to go in.

      • Predisenting Ron

        Probably.

  • marxalot

    Oh Christ on a crueller, Nickleback has a new record?!
    Why didn’t the meteor come?..

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      Lemme guess: “Why Didn’t the Meteor Come?” is Track 2.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Well, shit. If Donnie’s inauguration didn’t bring it…

    • janecita

      And they are touring again.

    • Grokenstein

      Perhaps Nickleback was the real meteor all along…

      • FlownΩver

        “The destruction of the earth is coming from inside the house!”

  • CindyinEncinitas

    Since her motives are pure, and she is a right-thinking young woman, I plan to feel terrible that I will be out on a boat on Sunday and unable to watch the hard-hitting journalist do her hard-hitting journamalism thing to revive her shit career.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9381713ce97211efea0799f352b6433cb4aba5d6176812ed3209cc1616ff821d.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      Dafuq!?

      • CindyinEncinitas

        This was taken before she bleached her hair.

        • The Wanderer

          I usually tell certain people, “I’d sooner tongue-kiss an alligator than piss off a judge in this county.”

    • janecita

      Are you going on a cruise?

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      What kind of hell hole are you going to that doesn’t even have 3G reception? North Korea? And why would you do that to yourself?

      • Rags

        The Galapagos. E only. Arrgh!! The humanity!

        • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

          That looks really cool. We’ll allow it. This time.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        It’s the Hornblower brumch cruise around San Diego harbor. You can’t hear yourself think between the engines and the brunchers.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Spoiler
      : At the end of the ride
      The lady was inside
      And the smile on the crocodile
      http://barney.wikia.com/wiki/Crocodile_Song

    • Shibusa

      Who was the instigator in this situation?

      • FlownΩver

        These are serious allegations and we demand to know who the allegators are!

  • The Wanderer
    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      C’est la vie.

      • FlownΩver

        Is that French for “meh”?

    • Persistent Demme

      Awww…
      Nobody wants to hang out with such a loo-hoo-ser?

      • Grokenstein

        No one wants to party with a suicide, and taunting them is frowned upon.

    • ltmcdies

      Bwaaahhhh.,. My what a turn there

    • Carole

      Our alt-right could go there and march in her goose-stepping parade. They’ve nothing better to do (besides making up fake pedophilia allegations).

  • William Cook

    She was afraid people would say “Look what she did to Alex Jones,” when any decent person would be worried they’d say ‘Look what she did for Alex Jones.’

  • The Wanderer
    • jesterpunk

      Which one?

      • The Wanderer

        Both!

  • Paperless Tiger

    The Deep State is out to get him because he fucked them by cycling Russian propaganda. Like the current administration, his only out is that it’s possible he was too stupid to even know it. The GOP’s only hope is to rewrite the Ignorance Clause, so they can get Trump off for sheer ignorance of the law.

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    But Alex Jones is worried that the whole affair may turn out to be an exercise in character assassination by the perfidious Megyn Kelly, which seems unlikely since his character committed suicide years ago.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f8aead018ff5bfe170fe1ce007e07ef93393ac5104fc9d5290fbcf05af900d3.gif

    • The Wanderer

      It was made to look like an accident.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      I believe it died from auto-erotic asphyxiation.

      • Grokenstein

        The chickenshit choked while choking the shit out its chicken?

      • redarmyzombie

        Or suffocated itself with a bowl of yogurt.

      • vivian

        Auto-Neurotic Ass Fixation is the name of my Alt-Country Psychedelic Thrash Fugue Band

        • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

          I’m smelling no. 1 hits!

        • FlownΩver

          On tour opening for Nickelback, eh?

  • La forza del resistino

    Donald voids Obama’s one sided deal(?) with Cuba cuz their military benefited(?). The invasion of Key West has been averted.

    • The Wanderer

      All those hot Cuban men marching down Duval Street. Murr . . .

      • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

        I was there for the Marielita Flotilla. Not many of the men were hot. But I was 10, so my taste may have been different back then.

        • The Wanderer

          That is so. One must make allowances for age.

  • DainBramage

    Megyn, you don’t build a reputation as a serious journalist by giving air time to deranged lunatics. And NBC can go fuck itself for letting her.

    • Swampgas_Man

      If Cheeto proved anything, it’s that American TV audiences LOOOOOVE them some deranged lunatics.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Which is all the suits at NBC cares about. Ratings, sweet ratings, which can be monetized into revenue. Journalistic integrity? Doesn’t show up on a spreadsheet, doesn’t count.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    You hand in your ticket and you go watch the geek
    Who immediately walks up to you when he hears you speak
    And says, “How does it feel to be such a freak?”
    And you say, “Impossible!” as he hands you a bone
    And something is happening here but you don’t know what it is
    Do you, Mr. Jones?

    • FlownΩver

      Winner of the Nobel Prize in Prophecy, fiftysome years on.

  • Bitter Scribe

    This asshole said that the Sandy Hook slaughter was some sort of theatrical charade.

    I’m sorry but any journalist–any human being–who takes him seriously for ONE SINGLE SECOND is guilty of abetting.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Did Megyn Kelly make the same offer to Vlad? I will assume she did.

    • The Wanderer

      The fun bit was she introduced Putin at an economic forum in St. Petersburg. I think it was right after her “interview.”

    • The Green Bastard

      He’s not interested. Oliver Stone is all the media whore he needs.

    • Rags

      Prolly SOP at Fux for their buds.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Since this lunatic is one of Assmouth’s favorite unofficial advisors, I think it’ll serve the public to see what an unhinged bigoted freak he is. Or at least that’s the outcome I’m hoping for.

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      I can’t imagine an interview that contained anything other than actual fellatio would lead a sane person to believe he was anything but an unhinged bigoted freak.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Actual fellatio wouldn’t convince me either. No one needs to see that.

        • FlownΩver

          Two unhinged bigoted freaks, one interview.

  • lowenufc

    Those who live by the human texas shirtless sausage vacuum, die by the human texas shirtless sausage vacuum.

    • Yr. Gma

      Well put.

  • Fartknocker

    I’m kinda sad over this whole kerfluffle because when its broadcast on the teevee, I understand these two shit fer brains were filmed in my home town inside a nice restaurant. So I requested NBC to include a disclaimer that says “The Following Broadcast Does Not Represent Most People from Austin and Alex Jones Was a Hoot When He Was Doing Cocaine (We Think) On Time Warner Cable Public Access Channel 10 and (Supposedly) Banged Over 100 Women.”

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      i remember seeing him on public access once back in the 90’s – i think it was all aliens and black helicopters back then.

      • Swampgas_Man

        The good ol’ days

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        I remembered catching old broadcasts of West of the Rockies on AM radio at like three in the morning. I often wondered what kind of lunatics called in to that show. Now one lives in the White House.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Direct from the twisted skull of Dale Gribble.”

        • Raan

          Rusty Shackleford libelz!

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          actually, i won’t be surprised if Gribble was based on AJ – then again, there’s a lot of those folks in TX.

          • marxalot

            There’s something in the water. And it ain’t the flouride.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      BTW, which restaurant was it?

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Covfefe is the new kerfuffle.

  • The Wanderer
  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    I think I’ll watch it for the part when they take turns putting BBQ sauce on one another’s nips.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • Courser_Resistance

      Sounds about right…

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Yep, Jimmie, it’s Friday in Donnieland.

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    Covfefe – an “interview” between “reporter” Kelly and “subject” Jones.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Apparently, the Jones-leaked (ew!) interview is full of supplement ads and woo.
    https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/status/875515228020129792

    • Courser_Resistance

      WTF ‘halogen iodine’? That’s just… dude, it’s just words combined that don’t mean anything. Did you open the bottle of iodine under a halogen lamp?

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Iodine is a halogen. Periodic tables are fun!

      • CindyinEncinitas

        Wait…is it a dessert topping or a floor wax?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “This snake oil does a body good!”

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      You need the iodine to counteract the fluoride the gubmit puts in the water.

  • La forza del resistino

    Ivanka hits the road to tout Dad’s apprenticeship plan for young people. A salary is optional kids.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      another step towards a dickensian U.S.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Coming next from I-vanka: how to remove your own soul and brain in one easy surgery using this one weird trick!

    • Rick Hill

      Anymore you have only to find the trump family member that’s benefiting to figure out why they champion any platform or position.

    • We’ll soon be moving to an all Exposure economy. (inb4 stripper joke)

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So Megyn Kelly will be trying to give her new NBC show,…by interviewing Alex Jones this Sunday. We may or not watch…

    Does she punch him?

  • UnsaltedSinner

    In other journamalism news: When someone is very wrong, Norwegians say they are “completely out in the field”. Sky News couldn’t even find the right field.
    https://twitter.com/aoifegracemoore/status/875670519370076160

    • Courser_Resistance

      “Sinn Fein, Good man. People are talking about his work these days. He’s the best. Bigly. Believe me, great guy.

      -Donald Trump

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Such a good protestant. More and more people are recognizing this.

        • ltmcdies

          You guys are baiting Trump now, aren’t yah

      • janecita

        “Sinn Fein is a good friend, we are very close. I usually have dinner with him and Pavarotti every other Friday.”

    • Persistent Demme

      Is that Gerry Adams?
      The BBC always dubbed his voice, (they refused to have his real voice on camera), and I knew one of the actors who played him.
      My friend later used that voice to play villains and no-good-doers.
      It was very popular, because everyone there recognized it.

    • grindstone

      Yes, funny, but am I reading it right that the DUP will withhold support if it rolls back the Good Friday agreement? I can’t abide their stance on social issues, but that’s actually something. Geez, why can’t my country have actual grownups??? Canada has them. Ireland has them. Feck.

  • Raan
  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Art Bell is looking rough these days. Why’d he change his name to Alex Jones?

    • Steve Cole

      Art was tame and coherent compared to Alex. “Live from the county of cray-cray it’s Coast to Coast…”

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        I loved Art Bell. We laughed and laughed and laughed at the callers. Phil Hendrie was good as well. He played all the guests on his how and people would call in to argue with the fake guests. Most of the callers had no idea they were all him.

        • At least Art Bell occasionally had Brian Greene on ( Columbia University Physicist). But yeah most of his callers & guests were WOO artists

  • Anna Rompage

    So in other words, NBC is doing a soft ball puff piece on a psychopath that’s addicted to trucker speed, and has given him the roll of Executive Producer & Editor…

    (hits head against desk repeatedly)

    • Predisenting Ron

      ‘NBC: At Last, We Have No Shame’

  • Villago Delenda Est

    The “interview Alex Jones deserves” would be by someone asking him questions while he’s suspended over a water tank on a lowerable hook.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Suspended head down, the worthless prick.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Over a vat of human feces

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Can we add a few piranhas to the tank? Think of the ratings!

    • Beautiful Soup

      Needs more sharks with lasers.

    • mancityRed6

      can he be waterboarded at the same time as Hannity?
      please?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Need moar pee hookers. And asparagus water.

  • mancityRed6

    this is the same woman who argued that Santa Claus was, of course, white
    and said that the army of children in Africa, lord’s army? something like that, I have gotten tired of trying to find her quote where she says it’s the boy scouts, basically.
    I have more respect for slime mold than Megyn with a Y Kelly.

    • Mavenmaven

      Slime molds are apparently intelligent.

  • OrG

    When fake news interviews fake news is it DOUBLE FAKE NEWS?

    • Raan

      Fake News squared.

    • thixotropic jerk

      YOUR the FAKE NEWS for even MAKING such a MOEBIUS STRIP line of questioning

      • Doug Langley

        Well, that was an unexpected plot twist.

    • TJ Barke

      Doubleplusgood!

  • Once you let the person you’re interviewing shape how the thing gets edited, you’ve stopped doing journalism — you’re a collaborator in a PR piece.

    Wouldn’t Megyn have to start doing journalism first?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Fair point.

  • rosenbomb

    OT: Was just driving behind a truck with two stickers that gave me smiles. One said “Trump & Putin: Making Tyranny Great Again” and the other said “Veterans Against Trump.” :)

    • Carole

      Clearly, you’re not in Indiana.

      • rosenbomb

        Idaho, surprisingly! Boise is pretty blue though.

  • Mavenmaven

    It’s false flags all the way down.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      It’s all the way down all the way down.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    If the interview looks nothing like this, Megyn Kelly has failed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP0CGc9DdwQ

    • jesterpunk

      It should look something like this.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/k9kKWKaUEDBM4/giphy.gif

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Puny alt-right insect”

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        “Puny host.”

        • mancityRed6

          no, Jones is the one getting pummeled.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Hulk prefer shawarma to sausage, thanks.

      • mancityRed6

        that would be if Jones was interviewed by Jeremy Paxman.
        look him up, he _is_ a journalist.

    • mancityRed6

      they really needed to stop hiding their laughter

    • Persistent Demme

      OMG, I love the British!

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Transferring a bunch of stuff to a flash drive in preparation for replacing my computer hard drive and came across this poem I wrote before the election. Enjoy!

    I just took a great big dump,
    I think that I will name it “Trump”
    It’s so yooge, and classy too,
    No one’s going to know it’s poo,
    Dress it up with some weird hair,
    A bespoke suit, silk underwear,
    English shoes upon its feet,
    Wouldn’t that be really neat?
    Then, when it begins to speak…
    Oooops! Forgot about the reek!
    Fine cologne to kill the smell,
    NOW its time to raise some Hell!
    Stupid people clap and cheer,
    (They aren’t smart enough to jeer)
    They nod and smile-they agree with it!
    But we know it’s just a piece of shit…
    Is there a moral to this tale?
    Of a turd out on the campaign trail?
    Perhaps it’s this, anything can sell,
    in the States (If you can kill the smell…)

    • JAKvirginia

      V.I.Poo called. They want to chat with you about marketing.

    • The Green Bastard

      Channeling Roald Dahl there, Bub. I like it.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Well, it’s always nice to know what not to watch on Sunday.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Infowars: There’s A Moron For Your Whine

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    Heading down to the place where Philando Castile was shot to give support. (It’s down the street from work.)

    • mancityRed6

      good skwerl. don’t get arrested.

    • h4rr4r

      Not guilty? How is that possible?

      There was video! Of course for some reason the NRA is silent.

  • rosenbomb

    “And the comments I heard from you during the course of that trial, and your plea to the media to be respectful of you and your kids just reminded me that you’re just like anybody. You know, you’re a dad.”

    Up yours, Megyn Kelly. He wasn’t acting like a dad when he fed the flames of SH conspiracy theories, creating a hostile environment for parents of MURDERED CHILDREN.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      He was acting kinda like my dad when he said his kids’ mom was objectively worthless, but it’s horrible and sad (and explains a lot) that Megyn Kelly agrees.

      • rosenbomb

        True. And yes, there are many different kinds of dads out there…

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    Apparently also in the leaked tape is her saying, “I’m not going to be Barbara Walters.

    Oh, honey, you are no Barbara Walters.

    • Erala Contratista

      And that’s not saying much.

      • Lori

        Seriously. Barbara Walters wasn’t exactly known for her hard hitting interviews. She lobbed softballs at dictators and war criminals, many of whom she socialized with. If Kelly isn’t even aspiring to that she needs to stop pretending to be a journalist and just admit she’s nothing by a temp PR flak for hire.

    • Persistent Demme

      Got that right.

  • mancityRed6

    open thread…my local target now has Takis
    aww, hell yes
    http://static.snopes.com/app/uploads/2015/05/takis-800×452.jpg
    hot as damn and best eaten with rubber gloves as that toxic flavor/color stuff will stain your fingers.
    first brought to my attention by the ex when they showed up at the local, local grocery store and she showed me this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YLy4j8EZIk
    they are damn good. just make sure you have something to bite on when they exit

    • marxalot

      Those are disgusting. The moment you eat them you know regret.

      And then, three minutes later, you must have another.

      • mancityRed6

        I’m gonna eat them with instant mashed potatoes. that’s how disgusting I am.

    • Kakariki

      I had no idea this was a thing until it became a plot point during the latest season of Orange Is The New Black.

      • mancityRed6

        spoilers dammit

        • Kakariki

          Not so much. But it has been streaming for a whole week now, so yeah, consider priorities and stuff. :)

  • Rick Hill
  • Shibusa
  • Explody Brain

    Am I the only one who doesn’t have a problem with her interviewing him?

    We interview mass murderers.

    They’re interesting.

    I’ll judge her when I see the product.

    • jowgajen

      It’s not the interview. It’s the photo at the top of this story. Interview is fine, buddy buddy this is all just entertainment at the expense of the families of dead children NOT fine.

      • Explody Brain

        But, the thing is, the photo just makes her look like a fucking toady, which then perhaps informs people about the interview…

        It’s all information.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      He is a man who lies with vicious intent and is part of the poison destroying sane discourse, and sanity itself, in this country. So, yeah, I have a problem with it.

      • Explody Brain

        So, isn’t it worth it if those facts are brought to a wider audience? He has apparently been flourishing in the shade.

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          Facts no longer matter, man. A certain percentage of people will believe any kinda shit they hear and a bigger platform means more ears to hear them.

          But, hell, you could be right, what do I know?

          • Explody Brain

            Personally, it’s almost like a derivative of free speech and free press and not banning books… I think shining a light on things is almost always a good idea.

          • That whole “sunlight is the best disinfectant” only works if sane people are seeing it… The entirety of the “alt-right” (read: modern Nazi movement) was able to coalesce because there are visible modern Nazis everywhere now, and while MOST people find them disgusting, enough of them don’t that their numbers keep inexplicably growing.

          • Explody Brain

            But this exists. He exists. His shit exists. We can’t walk that back.

            Sane people will see it. Sane people who don’t know about it and should. It’s already started a mainstream conversation.

            The crazy people who’ve bought in have already seen it, through a link or a friend or a… whatever. That’s how he makes money. Survives. Peddles his shit.

            (I do put in the caveat that I don’t know what her interview will end up like. But, even if it’s a fucking blow job, the mere controversy surrounding it has shed light on both him and her.)

            Free speech and free press. I’m the fucking progressive who will march for a KKK member’s right to march. (I also have no problems with boycotts, but I imagine I could end up boycotting a company who boycotted people just for talking about things I didn’t like… wow, it’s endless.)

          • Lori

            I will join you in marching for the Klan’s right to march. I don’t think that has much of anything to do with giving the Klan a national platform. I wouldn’t get off my sofa for that. No one has the right to be given a megaphone on someone else’s dime.

            Also, you seem to assume that anyone likely to buy into Jones’ shit has already heard him. That assumes facts not in evidence and very unlikely to be true.

          • data_ninja

            It’s not only just sane people seeing it, but sane people disavowing it. Children and other curious beings may wonder if what they are hearing is true, and unless there’s an adult in the room to provide context and honesty for it, it can definitely be viewed as harmful.

            Once upon a time I was told by my aunts and uncles that they weren’t allowed to watch the Three Stooges on tv, because their mom was afraid they would imitate the behavior. Fast forward decades later, and the Power Rangers (the kids show) had the same resistance against it – kids might watch and imitate fighting. But there seems to be no filter for adults who are ready to believe in boogey men and believe conspiracy theories. On one hand, people are allowed to believe what they want, but on the other hand, some peoples minds are being poisoned because they lack the critical thinking skills to determine what’s truth and what isn’t, what’s real and what isn’t.

          • Explody Brain

            So, what, we should censor?

          • Lori

            Not giving a toxic loon a platform does not in any way equal censorship.

          • Explody Brain

            The discussion had actually gotten more nuanced that than.

          • Lori

            That must have happened some time in the last 15 minutes or so when I was doing other things, because a half hour ago the question you asked and I answered was, “So, what, we should censor?”

          • Explody Brain

            I’m sorry. I must admit I’m trying to track a thread that multiple people are responding to.

            Obviously there’s a difference between not airing an interview and censorship, but I believe I was specifically responding to someone who was talking about people with limited knowledge/education viewing an interview like the one we’re talking about. The point I was trying to make (perhaps badly) was that wasn’t a reason to change/censor/restrict content Again, what I’m saying isn’t about boycotting. Boycott to your heart’s desire. That’s free speech too. I, personally, don’t have a problem with this interview.

            If you could tell me how to find a conversation as it’s updating without looking through an entire article thread that would be great!

          • Lori

            No clue on how to keep up. I certainly can’t. Disqus is good for certain things, but AFAICT tracking a fast moving, multiparty conversation is very definitely not one of them.

          • data_ninja

            I do not have an answer for that. My knee jerk reaction is that censoring should not exist for ideas, but we are also in a world where a man showed up with a gun at a pizza shop because he thought something might be true. These somethings are constantly being peddled by people like Alex Jones, and they are having dangerous real world consequences. Is doing nothing just as bad as censoring? I do not know.

            I do believe that a more educated populace would likely be able to distinguish his lies from truth better, but I would also think in this theoretical world that Alex Jones’ kind probably wouldn’t exist to the high point of popularity that he is at now.

          • Explody Brain

            You don’t have to do nothing. Advocate for what you believe is right. Support journalists and politicians who reflect your attitudes. Support education.

            If fucking Alex Jones convinced these people of something, it’s not like they’re hard to sway.

            We can’t write people off.

          • Lori

            Even assuming that shining a light is a good idea, there’s a difference between shining a light and normalizing toxic BS. I have no confidence that Kelly’s interview will do the former rather than the latter.

          • Explody Brain

            I did address that somewhere in this thread.

            I would counter by saying that there are now people outraged (and just mildly annoyed) by him that never were before.

            People are boycotting. Because of this interview.

          • Lori

            And there are people tuning into his show that never were before. You may not be seeing them, but they’re out there. There are also people who are paying just enough attention to the whole business to know that a famous person is interviewing Jones on a major network show. Later all they’re going to retain is a vague sense that Jones is someone worth hearing from. When someone forwards them some Infowars crap they’re going to think that Jones is a legit source, because after all he was on TV.

            Those people are why Jones did the interview. Jones has calculated that this will do him more good than harm. He might be wrong, but given how long he’s thrived as a shit stirring lunatic I don’t think it’s wise to place too large a bet on that.

          • Explody Brain

            And, there are people who realize they might not want to trust her, because she did this interview. They might question what she says in the future.

            This, actually is exactly where the censorship issue came up.

            Should we shield people from information because they might not process it the way we want them to? Should we shield people from information that isn’t even true?

            No.

            I mean, really, what is the issue here? I said I don’t have a problem with this interview. I also said I don’t have a problem with your boycotting over it. Is there something in that you have a problem with?

            Other than me just not agreeing with you?

          • Lori

            It’s not a matter of shielding or not shielding, it’s a matter of normalizing vs not normalizing lies. If the interview was likely to be penetrating or to be surrounded by accurate context it might be different, but that’s highly unlikely.

          • Explody Brain

            This, right here, is why I don’t have a problem with the interview.

            A week ago, I didn’t know who he was. Now, I know his bullshit, I know she’s willing to interview him…

            We’ve been over this. We disagree. I’m okay with that.

      • Explody Brain

        I mean, doesn’t attention mean boycotts? Attention on shitiness is GOOD.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      We know what a mass murderer is, and very few people are going to be inspired to commit mass murder by listening to an interview with Charles Manson. But Alex Jones murders the truth, and giving him and those like him any sort of legitimacy is foolish. If Megan Kelly does anything besides tear him a new asshole, she’s a fool and a lousy journalist. Having seen her on Fox, I think I know what to expect.

      • Explody Brain

        I don’t have a problem with a fool and a lousy journalist being allowed to do their thing.

        I fervently believe that the most open and honest exchange of ideas will always benefit the progressive cause.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          You will get neither openness nor honesty from Alex Jones. Any interview that does not harshly expose him for the complete charlatan he is only plays into his hands. He wants to be legitimized, and I’m afraid this is going to help him to achieve that. He should be ignored as the editors and writers of “Weekly World News” were.

          • Explody Brain

            If I had my choice, he’d be ignored.

            I don’t have a problem with someone else deciding they don’t want to ignore him.

    • h4rr4r

      Should she interview every lunatic out there? This man is a nutcase who wants to spread his form of brain damage.

      • Explody Brain

        Sure. Why not?

        I mean, I know that’s rhetorical, but she interviews, it shines light, either it dies in its crib or it gets interest, which means other people will interview with another perspective…

        I think we can all agree that Kim Jong Un is a ruthless dictator (or he’s just too lazy to correct the assumption that we have after his predecessors) who practically enslaves his people and may be clinically insane.

        Would I like someone to interview him? Yes.

        Even if it’s just a blowjob from a North Korean journalist whose balls are literally in a vice during the interview.

        Because it still shows us something.

        • h4rr4r

          Kim Jong Un is the leader of a country.

          I mean random crazy folks who think the aliens steal their poop. That is a fair comparison it this idiot.

          • Explody Brain

            Yes.

            Randomly crazy people can inform people on mental illness, bigotry, the health care system… Just help acclimate people in terms of how to interact with crazy people.

            I stated this elsewhere in the thread, but I believe an open and free exchange of information benefits the progressive cause.

            I boycott companies that donate to regressive causes. I don’t boycott places that provide information, even the most biased, invidious and ridiculous information.

            Because, someday, someone may think that the information I’m providing is biased, invidious and ridiculous.

            That’s why the First Amendment is important. That’s why I will march of the KKK’s right to march.

            There are people right now who would hate me and want to silence me because I’m pro immigrant rights, pro LGBTQ+, believe black lives matter, pro choice, feminist…

            I will not be like them.

          • h4rr4r

            The first amendment does not mean a private company has to or should interview you. Would I work to protect the KKK’s right to march? Yes! Would I subscribe to a paper that interviewed them and let them decide how that interview was edited? Oh hell no!

            If you can see the massive difference here I think we are done.

          • Explody Brain

            I’m sorry, at what point, anywhere, did I say that you shouldn’t boycott, not watch, etc? In fact, I’ve said multiple times in this thread that I support your right to do that!

            I still don’t have a problem with her doing the interview.

            I’m not going to watch it.

          • Explody Brain

            There’s also the concept that if she does this interview, it informs you about her.

            Which is instructive in terms of what she does in the future.

          • h4rr4r

            I think her past already did that.

  • La forza del resistino

    Next week, Megyn Kelly will have Josh Duggar speaking on job opportunities in the family counseling business.

    • She’ll be plugging Duggar Daycare.

    • janecita

      What happened to your Katy Tur’s comment? I was trying to call you a pervert before, but it was gone:-(

      • La forza del resistino

        My inner adult took over for once.

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          Well, shit, now I wanna read it, too.

          • La forza del resistino

            something, something, wanna hear Katy say ‘they’re real and they’re spectacular’

        • BOOO!

      • La forza del resistino

        I can make a Josh Duggar snark but not ‘they’re real and they’re spectacular’ mention and not find myself pervy conflicted. :)

        • janecita

          I thought that it was funny.

  • janecita

    I feel like a terrible feminist, I have no desire to watch “Wonder Woman,” but I’m dying to go see “All Eyez on Me!”

    • marxalot

      Jada Pinkett Smith is reportedly very upset about “All Eyes on Me.”

      • janecita

        I can’t stand her, she should be happy that people still remember that she was friends with Tupac.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Seriously Megyn, if you wanted to find out what kind of person Jones really is, all you had to do was listen to his show and his cavalcade of colostomy bags for a week.

  • OPERATION EXPLODING CIGAR

    The cigar explodes when half smoked and shoots the tobacco out. Perfectly harmless to Miltary dictatorships.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6abd68da03acb955eaed1c7cec16a19bd8ceee083dad276e699cf10e99a2952e.png

  • Doug Langley

    Well, the trampoline thingie was a big hit. I was very impressed that even after a big lunch of pizza nobody hurled. There was regular trampoline, trampoline dodge ball, and trampoline-jump-into-big bunch of foam balls.

    After we made it back, asked boss when she wants me in Monday. She digs out her papers and studies the schedule of events and classes. After a few minutes, she says “I’ll call you”. Sigh.

  • Carole

    I object. The primary vector of avian flu type A is not the ratings goose, but the Megan Kelly duck face.

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      The only virus that can make you sick over the internet.

  • osceola

    I listen to him sometimes just for laughs, like those moments when he completely loses his shit and starts yelling. This week he’s been hyping the interview. That’s my problem with NBC airing it: he’s going to profit with increased page hits.

    He’s crying that it’s been edited to make him look bad, but really he knows there’s no such thing as bad publicity. He’s going to make out well no matter how bad they make him look.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      His complaints will only ramp up the interest. Which I’m sure he knows.

  • BearLeft

    Somebody seems to have missed the part where she told ’em that she was bringing her bottom-feeding, pandering idiocy with her from Fox.

    • I’m pretty sure that’s why she was hired… That and the gams.

    • Predisenting Ron

      I thought that was the reason NBC hired her?

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    Megyn Kelly: “My goal is for your listeners, and the left who will be watching, some, on NBC, to say, ‘Wow, that was really interesting.’

    Haha. This is how some of my deranged right wing relatives would word it when they passed around Alex Jones’ “Sandy Hook was staged” videos on social media:

    “I’m not saying whether I agree with this or not, I just found it… Interesting.

    • Blackest Noobs

      yeah….those people who find it…interesting…should go fuck themselves…and then i would find that interesting.

  • Gregory Brown

    Excellent Python ref, Dok.

  • ziggywiggy

    “This Sunday, Sam sits down with mechanical trap maker Jigsaw to discuss controversies and conspiracies. #shinealight” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/774b468de02019cd405c31b3a6ce1939da67cb350ee03008bb87f03be09c5b53.png

  • Are we there yet?

    Sorry, Megan, but once you do fux news for money, you are permanently shit stained.

    I do like the hooker outfits, though.

  • Thiazin Red

    This was the friday question on IO9, but I’d be interested in the answers here. Is there a type of story you are a total sucker for?

    I love horror/comedies, secret government agencies that deal with the paranormal, and hysterical “OMG Kids these days!!!!” movies.

    • Raan

      I really like me some Eldritch horror.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Alex Jones is a dirty rotten leaker! He had Megyn Kelly “wire tapped”!

  • jaspersdad

    “Imagine a sitting President under FBI investigation, we’d have a constitutional crisis”

    – Donald Trump, 2016

  • Major_Major_Major

    OT: Guess what was in the old spam folder. The latest orange poutrage. What a clownshoe.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76b26be48383ef459124286cac2b21efc9dc61ffeb419e3f26d8b065b17d5d7a.png

    • jesterpunk

      Bernie bros are going to love that one.

    • -3,000,000 IS TOO A MANDATE!

    • Bill D. Burger

      rotfl….Democrats are obstructing…obstructing, I say!! ___ The Republicans control all three branches of government and can’t do a goddamned thing…..but it’s the fault of the Democrats.
      Fuck them all.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      He thinks he’s given the American people a “mandate”? He lost by the largest margin IN HISTORY. He’s ONLY there because the electoral college did not do their damned job. He has as much of a mandate as I do.

      The people have spoken, Donnie. They didn’t vote for you either.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    Trump financial disclosure form released

    The government ethics office has released President Trump’s latest financial disclosure form.

    Trump reported $19.7 million in income from his luxury Washington hotel, which opened in September 2016. The figure covers income through April 15. The hotel has been a center of concern about conflicts of interest.

    The president reported $37.2 million in income from Mar-a-Lago, his private Florida resort. That was $7.4 million more than he reported on his previous financial disclosure filing, in May 2016.

    He reported $19.7 million in income from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, about $800,000 less than in the previous filing.

    Trump also reported $7 million in book royalties, and an $84,000 pension from the Screen Actors Guild.

    The form reflects the president’s investments, other assets, income, retirement accounts and other holdings.

    It is different from a federal tax return, which Trump has refused to make public and which would reveal much more about his business entanglements.

    Trump last released information about his finances in May 2016, as a candidate. It showed Trump was worth at least $1 billion.

    Trump refused to sell his business holdings as president, as experts in government ethics urged him to do. Instead, he transferred them into a trust in his name. Any business profits will ultimately accrue to him when he leaves office.

    • Ryan Denniston

      I don’t know what’s worse. All the taxes I will ever pay going to a tacky golf course in Florida or helping to chip in on a B-2 when they were built.

      • Predisenting Ron

        The B-2 at least has a certain je ne sais pas, an inherent coolness. Donnie couldn’t do cool if you shoved him face first into an air conditioner.

    • Honestly, I won’t believe any goddamn thing that shitface releases unless it’s confirmed by an independent source. I don’t know what the actual rules are here, but what’s actually stopping him from just releasing a bunch of made up numbers?

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        (shrug)
        Reporting under penalty of perjury? (i.e. reporting something as a fact on a government form).

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      He’s the gift that keeps on sucking.

    • Persistent Demme

      Screen Actor’s Guild???!!!

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        The teevee show.

      • Raan

        He was in Home Alone 2.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        yep, i would guess mostly from the apprentice.
        I don’t know if that’s an actual pension, or royalties or what.

  • moeman

    tRump will have a double hard-on.

  • Yr. Gma
    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      But Donnie swore this morning that Rassmussen had him at 50%. He was all giddy and forgot for a minute just how tony his hands really were.

      • Lori

        Did he say 50% of what? I’m sure there’s some way that you could slice the data that would give him a 50% approval rating. Like half of all left handed Republicans named Thurston like he’s just the greatest.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          He thinks that maintaining 50% of his base is #winning. 50% of his base. He lost half of a minority.

          • Lori

            Yeah, that was my other thought—even if his approval rating among Republicans was 50% that’s nothing to be proud of. Certainly not when he’s less than 6 months in.

  • alpacapunchbowl

    Well damn, I’m going to a Pride party on Sunday and don’t have tivo, I guess I’m gonna miss it!
    So who’s the poor bastard who got the short straw and is stuck watching the steaming pile so they can recap it for our amusement and edification?

    • Ryan Denniston

      I hope Rachel (sorry Rachel).

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Who uses a fucking Tivo anymore besides the orange sack of rotten taters?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        No idea. I never had one and now I stream (not like a pee hooker).

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        When I had the cable I had a Tivo and liked the shit out of it.

    • janecita

      I’m watching American Gods, sorry:-(

    • mancityRed6

      I’m calling my dad and day drinking. sorry.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        If your dad is anything like my dad was, the day drinking will prove useful to your sanity.

        • mancityRed6

          nope, dad is a Vietnam (volunteered) vet and a flaming liberal. politics and cars.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Really? Which city? I wish I could be at the one in Atlanta tomorrow.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Chicago!

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Awesome! Atlanta’s the only one I’ve ever been able to go to. I’d love to go to a bigger one like San Francisco, New York or Chicago.

          • The one in Toronto is massive, and The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau tends to march in ours….

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            I’ve seen the pictures. I gush every time.

            Why can’t WE have nice things?

          • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

            We did. For 8 years.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            I know. He released the declaration that June is Pride month. He was far more sympathetic to the community than any other president.

            The administration we have now refused to even acknowledge June at all.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Good read:

            LGBT Rights and the Trudeau Legacy | Montreal Simon

            There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.

            -Pierre Trudeau

            https://anonimag.es/i/67aefe29bad2a95f38c7813f91850e59f50dd.jpg

          • Predisenting Ron

            I consider myself lucky to have had TWO Trudeaus running this wacky country in my lifetime.

          • Three Finger Salute

            If you live long enough you might see Prime Minister Ella-Grace.

          • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

            Ahhh, Atlanta Pride… walking the gauntlet before you enter the park. Your girlfriend fucking someone else while you’re passed out on the floor.

            Good times, good times.

          • janecita

            I’ve been to the one in Stockholm, and the one in NYC.

          • janecita
          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Just looking at that triggers my agoraphobia. I would still go and still have a blast.

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        Mine in Wichita is Sunday as well!

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          I love how they’re just almost everywhere now. Atlanta’s is 45 years old now.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Not sure how old Wichita’s is but this will be the first year I’ve gone. I’m still trying to get my daughter to answer me whether she’s coming with me or not.

    • Raan

      NOT IT.

    • mancityRed6

      I would look at KC to see if they have one (I’m sure they will) but it’s gonna be 96 tomorrow.
      I guess it depends on how Irish my covfefe is

  • Jenny

    Totes done with drama outrages today. I got the ex crying on my phone cuz he dumped new baby momma for reasons he wouldn’t have if he didn’t think with his dick.

    And my mom who is like I have cancer…even though the doctor hasn’t actually started the initial cancer screening.

    To my daughter hyperventilating and moping after her allergy shots.

    I’m gonna go get a snow cone dammit!

    • mancityRed6

      make it a double, you deserve it.
      with extra tequila

      • Jenny

        Sour apple!

        • mancityRed6

          jeebus. you just reminded me I once drank two pint sized bottles of deKuyper sour apple once. and it wasn’t even on a dare.

          • Jenny

            I went to a paleteria instead and got a spicy mango pineapple and a big glass of horchata.

          • mancityRed6

            are you trying to make people jealous?
            *sips his PBR with a shot of cheap whiskey*

    • Yr. Gma

      Families (and the hangers-on) are often more trouble than they’re worth. I sympathize with the whining mother. Been there. Thousands of times. “I’m gonna die, and you don’t even care!”

      • La forza del resistino

        are we related?

      • God Emperor Emeritus

        Probably gets upset if you come back with “all men must die” too huh?

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        My mom won’t tell me anything.

        Can we merge them and get a happy medium somehow?

    • Raan

      I recommend orange, but I’ve always been one for citrus.

    • Paul

      Try the new flavor… “Single Malt Scotch”. It’s terrific

      • mancityRed6

        no, that’s for relaxing by a fire at the end of a day.
        plain old junk whiskey is when you want immediate relief.

        • Paul

          Believe it or not I am relaxing by a fire right now. Middle of fucking June in the hills of western Mass. Holly is ready to go back to Pittsburgh if this fucking weather doesn’t break soon. Plying her with wine helps.

          • mancityRed6

            wait for it, it’s supposed to be 96 here tomorrow and 79 on Sunday…it’s heading your way

          • Paul

            Hurry it along please. Where are you?

          • mancityRed6

            Eastern Kansas, just south of Kansas City and if you like that kind of weather, move here.
            oh, wait, I forgot about the freezing temps during the winter.
            nevermind.

          • Paul

            I’m used to freezing temps. But in winter. I just want SOME heat now. Not a huge fan of high heat and humidity. You may keep that, thankyouverymuch.

            No offense but I like mountains .Flat horizons unnerve me somehow. Being at 2000 feet gives nice views and we’re 10 degrees cooler than the folks in the valleys
            and the wind is about 10 mph stronger, so it’s cooler, also too.

            Works against us come winter, but we toss on an extra sweater. I’ll take the trade-off.

    • Raan

      Also, I kind of hate to quote Jeff Foxworthy, but…

      “You do not have testicular cancer. You don’t even have testiculars.”

  • schmannity

    Hoo Boy. When you’ve lost the hateful lockjaw vote, can the end be far off? Coulter wants Trump gone because no wall and no Muslim Ban.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/ann-coulter-is-sick-of-trump-melodrama-and-would-dump-him-for-pence-if-he-vowed-to-build-the-wall/

    • mancityRed6

      I smell another book in the works…and it stinks.

    • mancityRed6

      isn’t she dead yet?

      • DainBramage

        Undead.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        She’s dead to me, does that count?

        • mancityRed6

          if she could only be convicted on her voting fraud, I would be happy.

    • The Green Bastard

      Does ANYone give a shit what Cryptkeeper Coulter thinks anymore? Seems like she’s been left to piss into the wind alone.

      • Carole

        After being fed asparagus.

    • Yr. Gma

      Hahahaha. Such desperation for relevance.

    • Edith Prickly

      If she couldn’t figure out before the election those were empty promises, she’s a much bigger idiot than I thought.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Well she is an idiot, but my guess is she’s just whinging about this for attention.

        • Edith Prickly

          Good point. She’s probably pissed that Alex Jones got invited on Megyn Kelly’s show instead of her.

    • Vecchioivan

      I felt the same way when I learned there were no FEMA camps.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      “Steady Ann! Steady there girl!” *She snorts, whinnies, and stamps her hooves* “Easy now…easy…here are some sugar cubes.” *soft muzzle nuzzling my palm, lipping the sweet treats into her mouth* “There! Isn’t that better? Want some apple slices later? And I’ll give you a nice carrot if you finish all your oats.” *Ann rears up with a delighted neigh. I walk away from the corral with a little smile on my face*

      • schmannity

        Old nags love sugar cubes.

  • mancityRed6

    89 feeling like 98 (do your own math, commies) so this is why I’m inside
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e81ebbfdc17de9345e6f173ee7351138aaa81632d1efb0c85b8be08b4c5d25c4.jpg

    • La forza del resistino

      when I’m 89, I’ll want a cushion for my tushy too. :)

      • mancityRed6

        that was the pillow bought for the pillow forgot.
        firm my ass, it was as yielding as a tRump.
        but I’m not about to just throw things away.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Is that your age or the current temperature?

      • mancityRed6

        if my age was the current temp I wouldn’t be in shorts and drinking beer, I’d be in my parka and drinking whiskey.

  • The only interviewer he deserves is Dr Steve Bruhl

    • alpacapunchbowl

      That I would watch.
      Dingus.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter
    • mancityRed6

      be safe

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        More reporters than people right now.

        • mancityRed6

          a friend of mine dropped seals off on the shores of Somalia. they kept seeing lights, it was the networks with their cameras interviewing the seals as they invaded.
          let’s hope yours turns out better.

  • DainBramage

    Just finished Al Franken’s new book, Giant of the Senate, which I recommend highly. He made me all weepy at the end with his grounded optimism.

    Somehow he managed to work it out so that Chapter 45 is Lies and the Lying Liar Who Got Himself Elected President.

    • BosGrl

      You finished before me! :) I’m really enjoying the book.

      • DainBramage

        I pulled a muscle in my lower back (not horrible, just annoying) a couple of days ago, so I’ve taken the down time to read more. Al is so great. I’ve got 2 nice senators (Washington state), but I envy Minnesota having Al.

        • BosGrl

          I’ve got 2 good ones too, but I know what you mean. Feel better!!

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Mrs. Grammarian has the audio book read by Al “Giant of the Senate” Franken hisself. C’mon, share!

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • I was like “holy shit, how could you… oh… Megan McArdle… Nevermind.”

    • Ryan Denniston

      Someone may have gotten a puncture wound installing all those sprinklers! And what did the workman ever do to deserve that? Certainly didn’t choose to live in that building!

    • La forza del resistino

      Is that the same Megan attached to Prince Harry?

      • Three Finger Salute

        Megan Markle. She’s nice. Same people-person personality as Diana. Which… might not be such a good thing for her; after all, the old-stock royals aren’t exactly amused by their kin associating with commoners…

        • La forza del resistino

          thanks. Wish Ms. Markle well and good fucking luck with her job should they tie the knot.

          • Three Finger Salute

            She’s inevitably going to get eviscerated on the Internet because she’s biracial. The trolls are already sending Harry the usual hate mail. But I think she’s got enough support to rise above it, and maybe even be the one who does take on cyberbullying as her cause. (Plus, she lives in Toronto, and there’s a nice young couple in Ottawa who’s already in her corner.) We know Melania seems to have forgotten all about that silly thing.

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          Diana was an introvert which made the job hard for her. That young Kate lady seems the perfect fit for the job (and, of course, it helps that her husband didn’t tell her on her honeymoon that he was in love with another woman, presumably).

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Pure fucking evil. After all, regulations might mean lower profits, don’t you know…

    • jaspersdad

      WTF does that even mean?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        She takes “risk assessment” to weird places:

        Unfortunately, “other peoples’ money” has a way of ultimately coming out of our own pockets. If it costs more to build buildings, then rents will rise. People will be forced to live in smaller spaces, perhaps farther away. Some of them, in fact, may be forced to commute by automobile, and then die in a car accident. We don’t see those costs in the same way as we see a fire’s victims; we will never know the name of the guy who was killed in a car accident because he had to live far from work because rents rose because regulators required sprinkler systems. But that is a distinction for public opinion, not for good policy making. Good regulations would take into account the proximate and distant effects.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Oh, my God. That’s *counts* 5 “what ifs” based one thing. Ignoring, of course, that fire sprinklers are essential safety equipment.

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            And that cladding a building in flammable materials to save a few bucks is monstrous.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            She adds even more later on but posting it would exceed the recommended exposure limit.

        • So… the logical conclusion is that we should always do what is cheapest, regardless of what that is? I know the answer to this hypothetical question, but does she realize how fucking stupid that is?

        • Christopher Story

          Does their goverment housing work differently from ours? When I was in government housing, my rent was based on my income and only went up when my income went up.

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          If she’s gonna use “proximate” she should pair it with “distal,” not distant, or not, it’s just fun to criticize her for any reason.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      “Bike Helmets: Left wing creations that force your skull and brains from experiencing freedom.”

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Some people can’t afford helmets, so they wouldn’t bike, which means they would miss out on exercise and die of a heart attack.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Every one of her columns is like a guided tour of the World of Fallacies.

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          But Trump says less exercise means you live longer.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Oh, shut up McArglebargle.

    • Jennifer R

      Same woman who said that kids should rush active shooters because if you throw enough bodies at the shooter they will get tackled.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        She also believes that any sort of national health care would stifle innovation because treatments would only be funded to an “acceptable” level of care and the government would institute price controls.

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          Because insurance companies never do.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Well of course! Insurance companies and pharmaceuticals would be very sad if they weren’t allowed to rake customers for all they had. And we don’t want to make them sad, do we Shanz?

      • therblig

        didn’t NK try that during the korean war?

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Zapp Brannigan also did that against the killbots.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Ah, that asshole. I knew the name was familiar.

      • 3FingerPete

        The guy is bound to run out of bullets sometime, right?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I noticed that a lot of Republicans put that theory into action the other day in Alexandria.

        • ThePuckStopsHere

          Right?

    • TJ Barke

      It’s okay that some people FUCKING DIED so that some fucking contractors could make more money? Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW!?

      • Jennifer R

        100% in line with her beliefs.

        • TJ Barke

          It’s 100% in line with my beliefs that she goes up against the wall.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        she’s some wanna be economics libertarian…and an all around moran.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Her nom du blog ws Jane Galt until she started cuddling with the boiz at Vox.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Fuck’s sake. Of course it was.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        BUT THE MARKET

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Money>Life. The Libertarian way

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      They saved $6,000 by using the non-fire retardant cladding instead of the fire-retardant version.

      FUCK FUCK FUCK

    • janecita

      What a fucking asshole!

      • Carpe Vagenda

        And she punds for Mike Bloomberg now.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      See, I would trade Jane Galt for any of them, or their pets, so I suspect America’s most elfin Sears model sees the who loses thing differently.

    • pussygrabber in chief
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Megan McArdle is a monster, created in a lab by the Koch Brothers.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      To quote my email cancelling my subscription to The Atlantic: “There’s only so much Megan McArdle a man can take.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    I just heard one of the mothers of the Sandy Hook victims (a little boy) detail the harassment that continues, and to this day, because of Alex Jones’ blathering about the tragedy as a ‘false flag’ operation and that the murders of those children never really happened. She and her husband as well as other parents have to deal with the idiotic and vicious ‘deniers’ routinely. They are amazing people; I couldn’t deal with it nearly as well as they have.
    Megyn Kelly wouldn’t even meet with her or the other parents of the victims after the Alex Jones enabler met with the conspiracy loon for her piece on him.
    There are no words strong enough and no condemnation vile enough to describe either Jones or Kelly. A pox on them both.

    • Honestly, if I ever met a Sandy Hook denier, I’d have a very, very hard time not knocking them the fuck out. That shit is REVOLTING.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        One of the most strident deniers was that professor from FAU, who literally demanded a grieving father dig up his son’s body to prove to him that he was really dead.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Fortunately the conspiracy theory guy I went on a hilarious date with some months ago didn’t bust out any Sandy Hook denial because if he had I would have taken that fucker out. I’m too pretty for jail.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I met one, and I wanted to punch him in the face very badly. He also claimed that BLM pulled a truck driver out of a truck and beat him up because he was white. I looked that one up, and the only “news organization” that covered it was “Angry White Patriots.” Gee, why wouldn’t I believe them?

    • Ryan Denniston

      Also too Andy Lack.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        And the man who made him and so much more of what’s wrong with the world today happen, Jeffy Z

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      I haven’t believed in hell for some time now. In Alex Jones’ case, I am willing to start believing again. it will help me sleep at night.

      • ibwilliamsi

        I don’t believe in hell, but there are certainly hellish things and places on earth. I just don’t understand how someone like Jones manages to avoid those things.

    • schmannity

      But isn’t that exactly what an Alex Jones “crisis actor” WOULD say?

    • ibwilliamsi

      What turns my stomach is that the deniers are not all toothless knuckle draggers. I know a well heeled highly educated couple who buy into every False Flag theory out there – even that JFK was assassinated by the FBI. “There’s new stuff coming out every day, YOU just don’t pay attention the news.” They hate our country that much.

      • Claire

        People in this country are so fucking thirsty to be part of something exciting. It’s like their lives have to be an X-files episode for them to be happy, or at least an episode of Real Housewives.

        Just live your lives, people, Jesus. If you’re that bored, take up needlepoint or volunteer at a soup kitchen.

        • Covfefe

          If you live in a small town in the Bible Belt, the most exciting thing in town is the Church. And the choir.

          • Claire

            And the guy in a skin face chasing people around with a chainsaw or digging up his mother. I’ve seen movies, I know what goes on there.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        “Amazing.”
        “It’s all there on the internet.”
        “No, it’s amazing you’ve come up with a theory even more insane than what’s actually happening.”

      • Three Finger Salute

        I confess, I don’t think Oswald acted alone per se. I’ve often wondered if he might have been part of MK Ultra, which was a real thing and did involve the government doing awful experiments using veterans (and even ordinary people) as guinea pigs. Whether it was the CIA or even Moscow that screwed him up, I don’t think his mental state returning from the Korean War can be discounted as a factor. People didn’t talk about PTSD in those days, and certainly nobody was allowed to talk about the outgrowth of Operation Paperclip (we brought Nazi scientists to the U.S. to learn their secrets, and how they could be used for our own aims against the Soviets).

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

        Ted Kaczynski was a product of that operation. The CIA even went so far as to outsource their malfeasance to a mental institution in Canada (McGill-Allen Memorial), so that if anyone was to ask, they could honestly say nothing was being done on “American soil.” It was basically the Stanford Prison Experiment on a national — international — scale, and funded with our tax dollars. MK Ultra was invoked again when it was revealed that American psychiatrists worked for the military to design the torture programs used against Iraqis and prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

        https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/report-says-american-psychological-association-collaborated-on-torture-justification.html?_r=0

        http://www.newsweek.com/how-largest-association-us-psychologists-colluded-torture-354870

        The U.S. Government’s hands are by no means clean.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          Sorry, but Oswald was not in the Korean War. He was 14 when it ended.

          • Three Finger Salute

            What war was he in? Was he one of the first shipped off to Vietnam? I thought he was a Marine?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            He was – he served from ’56 until he got a hardship discharge in ’59. Closest he ever got a combat zone was a short tour in Japan and in the Philippines (where he was disciplined for firing his rifle into the jungle).

          • Three Finger Salute

            Ah, that’s it. I knew it was in the Pacific, not WW2, I thought it was Korea. I still wonder about the experimentation thing though. Someone knew he had itchy trigger fingers already. The program recruited people with vulnerable personalities, as evidenced by Kaczynski.

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            He was, but he never saw any combat. He was in the Corps from 1956 to 1959.

        • ibwilliamsi

          No one said the government’s hands are clean – but if we know anything it’s that sometimes crazy people kill other people as an attention seeking measure. I’m not buying any of that shit.

          FWIW, if anyone manipulated Oswald it was far more likely the mob.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I’m really hoping the vileness of the right will suddenly make any decent Republicans walk away from that lunatic party.

  • JoeChristmas

    Fuck both these assholes.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    To me, it isn’t a real Megyn Kelly interview if she doesn’t ask her subject what smoking jacket he wears while tweeting insults at her.

  • Ryan Denniston

    But wait, there’s more! Sadly, my brilliant idea to stage a Piers Morgan comeback using Alex Jones has already been attempted, though I will note that I came up with the idea independently.

    https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/06/16/what-megyn-kelly-says-leaked-audio-alex-jones/216943

  • Three Finger Salute

    I have a gripe with the corporate media myself. Not one article I read in the papers today mentioned anything about the baseball shooter belonging to support groups for occupationally-induced lung cancer. Not that it justifies or excuses what he did, but still, you think they could have included that bit in the story as the reason why he was so upset?

    It’s not victim-blaming as far as I’m concerned, to point out that legislation has consequences (in the general sense of boiling anger among the populace). Taking away people’s healthcare — especially mental healthcare — is not going to bode well. Janis Joplin said freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. He had nothing already, and must have figured he had nothing left to lose if he went out in a blaze of glory (to borrow a line from Jon Bon Jovi).

    Some people just reach a breaking point. But it’s the safety net that prevents them from going off the cliff. We need a Holden Caulfield bill (Chapman and Hinckley notwithstanding) instead of the Dexter one in the works. Yes, he was a Bernout who thought he could be a “revolutionary.” But he was also 66 years old and fearing what would happen to him as a result of the upcoming “death panel” bill itself.

    I’m just saying that was dismayed when I read through the articles and didn’t find anything related to his own preexisting condition, just passages about how he “hated Republicans” and belonged to “left-wing radical organizations.” The news didn’t report all the facts. The American Lung Association and American Cancer Society aren’t hate groups…

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      The news NEVER reports all the facts. CNN was shameless over the course of this, covering half truths and outright lies.

    • jesterpunk

      Remember a few years ago when the NRA pushed to have the news not talk about bad guys with guns because somehow that was bad? They where pretty successful with that campaign because now the news barely reports on shootings unless someone famous is involved.

      • Three Finger Salute

        They even managed to prevent doctors from asking about firearm ownership as a potential health risk, and the CDC from compiling accurate statistics on the matter. Hey, Wayne, you can knock off the idiocy now; Moses’ hands have been cold and dead for years.

        • jesterpunk

          They also have Mary Rosh writing every time how its not the time to talk about shootings or gun control.

      • mancityRed6

        dammit, Wayne, even your dues paying members want background checks
        http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/mar/18/lena-taylor/most-nra-members-back-background-checks-all-gun-pu/
        so goes Wisconsin, so goes the nation.

        • jesterpunk

          Yeah but background checks means they will take everyones guns then put them in FEMA death camps in walmart basements, then make the practice Shakira law and get gay married.

          • mancityRed6

            yeah, but Obama was a slacker and that didn’t happen.

          • jesterpunk

            There is still time for that. How else can they sell more guns?

          • mancityRed6

            How long can they use Obama as an excuse?
            8 mother fucking years.

          • jesterpunk
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Chris Wallace basically summed up the media’s attitude with his comment that it wasn’t his job to figure out who was telling the truth.

      • Predisenting Ron

        I’m amazed that the rotting corpse of Edward R Murrow didn’t rise from the grave specifically in order to smack Wallace upside the head.

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          His dad should have done that a lot.

      • mancityRed6

        so if I see him, it’s ok if I [redacted] him?
        good to know.

      • Three Finger Salute

        The old “Fairness Doctrine” gambit again, I see.

        “There is no truth in the news, and there is no news in the truth.”

        A popular Soviet saying, a bilingual pun referring to the controlled opposition papers Pravda (Truth) and Izvestia (News).

    • mancityRed6

      there’s a book out there written by a guy named Bill Shields called “southeast asian book of the dead”. it’s a book of “poetry” by a Vietnam vet.
      he talks in there about filling up his Ford Fiesta (it was the early ’80s) with guns and bombs and he was gonna go to the Dow chemical headquarters and do some damage.
      he ended up pulling over by the side of the road and crying his eyes out over the damage done to his child instead.
      that is a damn good book.
      https://www.amazon.com/Southeast-Asian-Book-Dead/dp/1880985136/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497651621&sr=8-1&keywords=southeast+asian+book+of+the+dead

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Beware the blancmange – they came from outer space, a Python-splainer.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVbb6pZLfzU

    • The science of this sketch checks out.

    • Le Covfefe Royal

      They mean to win Wimbledon?

      • vivian

        You’re a strange man Angus Podgurney

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      A shame that enough weren’t converted to change the Brexit vote.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      “Och Angus – how are ye going tae get five million kilts in the van?”

      “*Angus thinks seriously about the question*

      “I’ll hav’ tae do it in two goes.”

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        “But d’ye ken that the Andromeda Galaxy is o’er two million, two hundred thousand light-years away?”

        “Is that so?”

        “Aye, and ye’ve never been farther than Berwick-upon-Tweed.”

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Came home from errands and found this bird in my living room. Here she is, hopping back and forth on the ledge of our sun window. Opened the door to the garden, and gave the bird a gentle flick with the broom. She took flight and went right out the open door. Smart bird! The dog and the cat were beside themselves with disappointment, and the cat especially is throwing a good pout now.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60b5d87442cba3032fc03f44cd1f89af8203e04690847ef4c869c111aad18133.jpg

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Nice window!

    • mancityRed6

      one time I went home with grandma who lived a few blocks over.
      she couldn’t find the source of the stink until she opened up her Ben Franklin stove and found the bat, lying there.
      mosquitoes in the neighborhood rejoiced while I was sad.

      • BosGrl

        When we were kids, my cat left my sister a present of a dead bird under her bed. Like grandma, we couldn’t find out where the stink was coming from… My sister hates cats to this day.

        • mancityRed6

          my parents got a cat for their wedding (that they tried to get rid of once, siamese)
          it would tear around the apartment and across the back of the couch, scare mom’s twin to death.
          she still doesn’t like cats, but mom broke her wrist on the same day her sister broke her ankle….
          hmm…

      • therblig

        when ms. blig was a teen, her mother and 6’2″ stepfather woke her up, yelling that there was a bat in the house. she calmly fetched a tennis racket, scooped the poor, dazed critter up, and took it outside where it flew up into a tree.

        • Saxo the Grammarian

          We had a bat in the house once and no amount of broom waving and yelling and flailing could persuade the bat to fly through the open windows that were open all over the house for the bat to fly into the night where it belonged. Meanwhile our cat of that time watched the proceedings and when the moment was right, leaped into the air and snagged the bat. Wearing oven mitts, we confiscated the bat and threw it out the window. Another disgruntled cat – I’m surprised we haven’t been killed in our sleep.

          • therblig

            a couple of months ago, i was having breakfast when i saw noko marie proudly marching into the kitchen with a mouse in her mouth (the guy next door was doing work and his mice migrated over).

            i made a grab for her, causing her to drop the mouse under the table into a clutter of shoes.

            i yelled for ms. blig to get a box and started looking for the mouse. by then, blig jr’s cat, milo, had come in to investigate.

            the mouse ran away from noko marie…straight into milo’s mouth.

            thus was born the sport of mouseball.

            i grabbed milo, shook him over the box, and walked the world’s luckiest mouse a couple of blocks away to the abandoned railroad embankment and sent it on its way.

        • mancityRed6

          more of a man than me, I’d still be looking for a helmet.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        I like bats. I think they’re kinda cute.

        • mancityRed6

          they eat mosquitoes and so they are beautiful
          there used to be a couple around the house in Lawrence, you could see them flutter around in the late dusk…I miss that.

          • Courser_Resistance

            I sometimes hear them ass-crack early in the morning, flying around the streetlights eating bugs. I’ve also got bat sounds for my notifications on my phone.

          • mancityRed6

            I used to walk home from work past the very apt I’m in now.
            at 3 AM I would hear coyotes and owls.

  • ibwilliamsi

    To be fair, if anyone knows about one dimensional news personalities, it would be Megyn Kelly.

    • mancityRed6

      this comment so definitely goes along with your avatar
      I applaud you

    • OutOfOrbit

      Absolutely Fabulous

    • pussygrabber in chief

      Whaddya mean one dimensional? She’s got TWO boobs!

      • ibwilliamsi

        And two legs, too! Dang, I guess she’s four dimensional!

      • grindstone

        There are clearly two boobs in that picture up top.

  • Claire

    Claude Taylor is saying that Bannon is under investigation for obstruction, having apparently physically threatened various White House staff, or at least stood in the doorway so they couldn’t escape from Trump ranting at them about his electoral win.

    No idea if this is true or not, but I admit I’d be a little surprised if he HADN’T threatened anyone.

    • Snopes Shop

      You KNOW it’s true.

      • Claire

        If it’s not, it’s because someone has walled him up alive in the White House basement.

    • Vecchioivan

      As always, it would be irresponsible not to speculate wildly and spread the rumor all over the Internet.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        We need to be cautious about anonymous sources and spread the story around as much as possible to everyone can help verify it.

    • La forza del resistino

      Bannon can be imposing. I’d be afraid of catching something to be within a foot of him.

      • Carole

        And he has never explained that acid bathtub to my satisfaction.

      • Claire

        I know! I’d be afraid I’d have to lay hands on him to move him out of the way, and there are not enough Silkwood showers in the entire world.

    • BosGrl

      That’s just… I don’t care if they did agree to work for Drumpf. Nobody deserves to work under conditions like that.

    • Jamoche

      Yeah, he strikes me as very much the “what? I’m just standing here” type.

    • pussygrabber in chief

      Yup, we’ve got a White House full of grifters and thugs. Thank god that blah guy’s gone.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Wait, physically obstructing people from leaving, or obstruction of justice? I know it’s probably both, but I’m not connecting the dots here?

      • Claire

        Here’s the tweet. I think it’s obstruction of justice by way of threatening witnesses? I’m not entirely clear on it myself.

        https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/875805440461991936

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Cool thanks.
          So this is not something that just happened today I take it. I wasn’t clear on that.

          • Claire

            I think the obstruction leak happened today, but the physical threats didn’t. Taylor says it was women who were threatened, which fits with Jabba the Smut’s DV arrests.

  • msanthropesmr

    (Apologies to Warren Zevon)

    Well I grabbed her by the pussy
    The way I always do
    How was I to know?
    She was with the Russians too – hah

    Now I’m in a bed in Moscow
    She took a little piss
    They’ve got it all on Camera
    Vlad, get me out of this
    HAH!

    • yyyaz

      I think Mr. Z would approve.

  • La forza del resistino

    I pity the WH domestic staff with Donald raging around saying if I can’t fire Mueller, who can I fire next.

    • vivian

      To mangle a favored phrase of an old friend:
      You dance with the Devil that got you there.

      • The Green Bastard

        ‘Domestic staff’ suggests servers & cleaning people & that dude who changes the toner in the copier.

        I hope not. Chuck the toner guy doesn’t make enough to deal with that.

        • La forza del resistino

          If Donald goes thru with firing the DOJ hierarchy, Chuck the toner guy may be the next AG.

          • WotsAllThisThen

            Chuck the toner guy is too smart to take that job.

          • The Green Bastard

            Don’t do it, Chuck, it’s a shit sandwich!

          • Three Finger Salute

            What about Kenny the copy guy? At least he runs a major fashion label…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ali-lCq9kq4

        • vivian

          Good point; I had not read that carefully enough. They in no way deserve being around that raging, lying sack of shit.

          • The Green Bastard

            On the other hand, the idea of him stomping into the oval office @ screaming “Rrrrrrrrrrreince!!” & having that greasy ball of ass hair shaking & hiding behind some curtains like a common Comey… Glorious.

    • therblig

      the only one with job security is the guy who can work the ice cream scoop.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        It’s not like tiny handz can do it himself!

    • Maclare 🍰

      I hope the WH staff are all taking notes for the memoirs !

      • Mehmeisterjr

        I have the perfect title:

        A Thousand Years in Hell or Six Months in the White House

    • Mehmeisterjr

      At least they can get him another scoop of ice cream to calm him down.

      What about the rest of us?

  • jaspersdad

    Jesus, I feel bad for you sane Americans. What a fucking laughing stock your so-called president is.

    • Snopes Shop

      Laughing stock doesn’t begin to cover it. No words cover it. It’s beyond.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      You are welcome to join the majority of Americans in laughing at him. It’s a national past time now …

    • Three Finger Salute

      Canada gets Nice Hair Guy and we get Empty Head Guy.

    • Truck Fump
    • jesterpunk
    • therblig

      oh yeah, well what godforsaken hellhole with a decent leader, lack of gun violence, and excellent health care are you stuck in? it sounds horrible.

      • jaspersdad

        The other day I read an opinion about how proud we are of our single payer healthcare in Canada but, we shouldn’t be too proud because dental care isn’t included. The horror…

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          The Americans will soon be making fun of Canadians for bad teeth like they do the British (see Austin Powers). Just say “at least we HAVE teeth!”

          • therblig

            hockey players libelz!

          • jaspersdad

            We’ll have dental care included before long.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            In Canada? Stay civilized, my friend.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Christ, I’ve lost two teeth and can’t afford to have them replaced. I just have a flipper plate for the front tooth.

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            I’m Canadian, and I don’t have a single cavity. You’d never know it from looking at us, but most zombies have excellent teeth. Perhaps it’s the high protein, no refined sugar diet.

        • William Cook

          To be fair dental medicine is one of those places where prevention is way cheaper than treatment, which is a strength of single payer.

          As someone who was once too poor to fix dental problems that limited my nutritional intake and thus gave me problems with my physical health that made it more difficult to find/work a job, I agree that any pride over our healthcare system could use an asterisk.

          Prescription drugs also too. I have had, and seen loved ones have, to choose between food and the anti-depressants required to function. Also birth control, anti-biotics and such.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          FWIW, the ACA and Medicaid in most states don’t provide comprehensive dental care either. It’s a mystery why it’s been judged something poor people can do without…

          • Claire

            Did anyone else read that article about people lining up outside a stadium for hours to get free dental care? That was awful. And so many people made the point that missing teeth will kill your prospects of getting a decent job, but no one without a decent job can afford dentures or implants.

    • OutOfOrbit

      If Trump ever truly realized how the whole world is laughing at him, he would not be able deal with it–he would have a serious mental breakdown.

      • Three Finger Salute

        And the whole world would be glowing neon orange, just like he is.

        There’s your Trump version of “equality”.

        • Notreelyhelping

          And as the windshield melts
          My tears evaporate
          Leaving only charcoal to defend.
          Finally I understand the feelings of the few.
          Ashes and diamonds
          Foe and friend
          We were all equal in the end.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        He is not capable of truly realizing anything of the kind.

        Narcissism is like that.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Paul Thomas of Aukland, NZ highlights Trump’s best qualities. And don’t think we haven’t noticed em’ also/too:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf842f581c4c4b9bfd5685f7ca5e03b2569f0935bd24b6f61fdb83d9c9c7d367.jpg

    • Courser_Resistance

      Thanks, I think.

    • yyyaz

      Worse than having an embarrassing, orange turd in the WH, is that all of us seem to have family members, former friends or co-workers who still support him. That is downright depressing. Yay Merka.

      • jaspersdad

        I wonder about that. Do you think it’s pride of not being able to admit they’re wrong in some cases? Much like trump himself.

        • Carole

          Dad, I’m sorry to say that I don’t give a fantastically flying fuck about what they think anymore. They had better not come crying to me or my sister when they need a kidney donation or something.

        • Claire

          Yeah, I do.

          I used to know a guy who, if he misused a word and you showed him the definition in the dictionary, would insist – with a straight face and in all sincerity – that the dictionary was wrong. I will bet my actual soul that he voted for Trump, because he was that demographic. Being wrong means being weak, and weakness in any form cannot be tolerated.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas
        • Carole

          Wis-fucking-cuntsin. Home of just about the biggest asshole in my extended family.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Oh, you’re related to Scott Walker?

      • Persistent Demme

        I can’t be the only one that has family members that I will never, ever speak to again.

        • grindstone

          You’re not. I include my oldest brother on group texts, but I sincerely doubt I’ll spend any time in the same room with him ever again. Then again, he likes Ann Coulter, and she’s turning on Trump (to get attention), so who knows?

          I have to have a relationship with my in-laws, but I do my best to minimize it.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I don’t know what part of the world you live in, but please pass along that there are sane Americans.

      The Tangerine Shitgibbon is an embarrassment.

      • jaspersdad

        Everyone knows that. It does get lost in conversation sometimes though.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          It’s just so fucking mortifying.

        • Persistent Demme

          Please tell them that he DID NOT win the popular vote, (and that some of us have summer-weight AND winter-weight pussy hats)!

    • schmannity

      I don’t need your pity. My laughing stock futures are through the roof.

    • Claire

      He and his followers are so concerned with getting everyone to respect America again and stop laughing at us, too. Talk about stepping on a goddamn rake. A rake made out of compressed peer-reviewed journal articles by Dunning and Kreuger.

  • Vecchioivan
  • pussygrabber in chief
    • jesterpunk

      And Sessions just wants to continue with that and they want to paint anyone who questions police as hating the police.

      Police officers are seldom charged for fatal on-duty shootings and convictions are even less common. Castile’s death came at a time of intense scrutiny on fatal shootings by police, and the viral video of his final moments spurred heated demonstrations that continued for weeks.

    • What the fuck is wrong with people? I just don’t even get how you could possibly see the facts of that case and let the cop off.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “He was just following orders”

      • pussygrabber in chief

        black victim + white cop “in fear for his life” = acquittal

    • Let me get this right.
      We can get them on tape killing people without provocation and endangering civilian life. And they get off with a pat on the head.
      But they can go ahead and shoot whomever because I was Afraid?

  • Mehmeisterjr

    She was hired because…?

    • jesterpunk

      Because Trump said something about her so stations wanted to give her more money.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        And her first interview was with Alex Jones and she still has a job because…

        I’m only asking because I can’t imagine why anybody ever hired her to do anything, ever.

        Yeah, she is superficially attractive in a blonde bimbo kinda way but she can’t do an interview to save her life.

        Sue the estate of Roger Ailes all you like but, honestly, Megyn, you are still nothing much. MSNBC will figure this out and then you will be gone.

        • jesterpunk

          NBC wont fire her, the head wants to turn NBC and MSNBC into conservative channels but Rachel is screwing that up.

  • La forza del resistino

    Handshake, Itsa handshake moment, Joe. But she seemed to like Joe being Joe.
    https://youtu.be/6hW0F8466Po

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      Dammit, Joe!

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Biden 2020!

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        No.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Biden every year!

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Hell, why not Biden 2018 Special Election?

    • OutOfOrbit

      I just had an unexpected but welcome smile cross my face.

    • That girl is pregnant now.

  • Jamoche
  • data_ninja
    • Bill D. Burger
      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        She’s not black.

        • That would probably surprise her, considering she’s half Jamaican…

        • Three Finger Salute

          She is by U.S. (and especially GOP) standards. The paper bag test applies here. Italians used to be considered black.

      • yyyaz

        If you can’t tweet without proper punctuation or spelling, take up a new hobby, Mr. Garcia.

        • pussygrabber in chief

          Covfefe!

        • Kakariki

          I think he went to the same school as Trump’s lawyer.
          Well, at least his heart was in the right place. :)

    • Bitter Scribe

      OK, what’s that stuff up top?

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        I’m guessing cioppino, or whatever word they for it in CT. A San Francisco treat.

        • schmannity

          Rice-A-Roni?

          • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

            Fuck. So now I’m your set-up man?

    • Anna Rompage

      I love tortellini!

      Whoops, upon a close look, that’s squid! Even better!

      Bouillabaisse or cioppino?

      • Claire

        I had pasta with squid ink sauce once in DC. It was so weirdly fantastic.

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        I think those are calamari rings. Still yummy, though.

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    Another day, another murderer in a uniform goes free because the majority-white jury didn’t see anything wrong with a black man being shot for following directions.

    Another unhinged tweet from an unstable man who is still allowed to make decisions every day that will affect the country for years to come, despite him and half of his administration being under active FBI investigation.

    Another “news” organization drumming up publicity by giving a platform to someone whose entire brand is harming people through bigotry, utter disrespect for human life, and conspiracy.

    Another reason not to be proud to be American.

  • OutOfOrbit

    I honestly expected MegKel to do better than at Fox, Wut hoppen’d to her brain?

    • Three Finger Salute

      What brain? Fox hired her because she’s a Barbie doll with a vacuous cranial region.

    • pussygrabber in chief

      Nah. She’s never been more than boobs, legs and self-interest.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Got the bubble-headed bleach-blonde,
        Who comes on “The Five”
        She can tell you ’bout Newtown
        With a gleam in her eye.
        It’s “interesting” when children die;
        Give us dirty laundry

        (Apologies to Don Henley)

      • OutOfOrbit

        I never saw her on Fox (cuz Duh!) and I did not expect…whatev she does on NBC.

        • pussygrabber in chief

          I only saw her on Fox via The Daily Show.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Hey! She also has nice hair.

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    Well, this is a helluva read about Rachel Brand, who will replace Rosenstein if (when!) he recuses himself.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/16/1672472/-Abramson-The-coming-recusal-shitstorm

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I been squacking about this all day.

    • yyyaz

      “Federalist Society Prom Queen?” She’ll be sworn in by Monday. Kicks the shitshow up a couple more notches on the bloodbath scale, too. Looks like the Reichwing is going to have its best chance ever to strangle the last breath out the American Experiment.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        The Federalist Society having a Queen seems…unintentionally ironic.

        • yyyaz

          : – ))

      • Claire

        Christ, of course she is. This country is so over.

  • Jgb979

    So……..exactly like what she would run on Fox. “Wah wah the media made you look bad”

    Thanks NBC!

    And then they all died in a meteor fire and the rest of the world lived happily ever after

  • Le Covfefe Royal
  • CATMAN

    So Donny wants to bring back trade and travel restrictions for Cuba*, Jeffy wants to bring back the War on Drugs, Betsy wants unlimited loans to fake colleges–so it is anyone’s guess what the next failed policy that the Trumpistas will want to breathe new life into.
    *Heavy irony here–Donny’s excuse was human rights, just after sucking up to the those defenders of freedom, the Saudis.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Hello, red-lining…

    • jesterpunk

      He wants to cut the Minority Business Development Agency completely.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/16/what-does-trump-budget-eliminate/99223182/

    • Anna Rompage

      Lets not forget, Pruitt wants to build massive, coal fired industrial co2 generators, and let them spew their noxious, climate warming emissions into the air…

      • Three Finger Salute

        Why not, Republicans spew noxious emissions every time they exhale.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      ’80s nostalgia has truly gotten out of hand.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “I hate this fucking decade! Everyone thinks it’s so great. You know what the eighties had? Nothing but Reaganomics, crack, and AIDS!”

        John Cusack in Hot Tub Time Machine

        (the only redeeming line in that movie)

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Jessica Paré provided some redeeming curves as well, I’ve heard.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Ha. I guess the quality of that film depends on who’s watching it. I switched the channel after about 20 minutes, having seen enough of Cusack embarrassing himself. Others… apparently had different reasons for sitting through the whole thing.

      • Demmit, scroll down, Jen, scroll down!

    • Count Awesome

      They’ll want to take away a woman’s right to vote so Democrats will never win another election ever again.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Ann Coulter actually suggested that.

        • Count Awesome

          Then it’s proof she really is a man then.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Who knows. If so, that means Caitlyn Jenner isn’t the first trans woman to betray the community for attention. But fascist women do exist. Phyllis Schlafly is the grandmother in spirit to Canada’s Lauren Southern.

          • CATMAN

            I always wondered what you would see if you lifted her skirt

          • Count Awesome
          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Let’s not make trans jokes here. Misogynistic women are enough of a thing.

          • Count Awesome

            True, but I’m mocking her for even considering the idea of her disenfranchising herself.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Women do that to themselves all the time, though. Look at all the ones who voted for Trump.

          • It’s not only a trans joke, it’s a misogynistic joke. Women are too pure and cute and sweet and fluffy to be mean Ann, har har har.
            Rather done with that meme myself. But….I am a woman and we’re all emotional and stuff.

          • pussygrabber in chief

            Please be quiet. John McCain wants to say something.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            And Jeff Sessions is nervous.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            That, too. I’ve just seen too many “tranny” references to her and that’s what always grates on me first.

          • Oh I know, just wanted to point out to those who might otherwise not understand that it really is a two-for

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Thanks for the reminder!

    • schmannity

      Jim Crow is being recognized more and more as an innovative lawmaker, believe me.

    • Trumpers thought they were gonna bring back the 50s.
      Turns out they are bringing back the 80s instead. Break out the Synth!

    • UnsaltedSinner

      If Obama put out a tweet begging people to please not shoot themselves in the foot, he could put the entire Trump administration in hospital.

      • I actually wrote him a letter pleading with him to state for the public record that voting was something all Americans MUST DO and that breathing was good for you so he was declaring a good breathing initiative.
        Never got a reply….

    • CATMAN

      I left out 4000 more troops going to Afghanistan

    • Eileen Besse

      That curtsy/curtsey will live in infamy.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    NCBWTF?

    Megyn? Kelly?

    You hired Megyn Kelly?

    And her first order of business is to give air time to Alex Jones?

    And you didn’t foresee this?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I sincerely believe that America does not hear enough from bigoted, know-nothing blowhards.”
    — Megyn Kelly adds a new voice to the Great American Conversation.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • alpacapunchbowl

      He was at Milwaukee Pride last weekend, kinda bummed I didn’t make it up.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        I saw he was going to be there. Bit too far for me even if I’d been free. I’m impressed he still managed to put out a new video today. I’d still be recovering.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Randy always kills it.

    • Persistent Demme

      What a beautiful voice he has.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Sandy Hook. 20 dead kids. That is all.

    • jaspersdad

      Yeah, fuck both of them but especially Jones for that nugget.

      My spell/grammar checker says that ‘fuck’ may not agree with the rest of my sentence.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    I just put on pants. Must get to local wine merchant in case/when some more juicy shit drops from Washington.

    Thanks for letting me share my shame.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Shame of wearing pants?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      “Pants”?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        CAST OUT THE HERETIC!

        • Peace, comrad, pants in the name of booze is allowed pants. Pretty sure

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Shall we consult the ancient tomes?

          • BeachBum

            She’s out getting the last kid and dinner. I hope.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Not angry, just confused. And I completely support booze runs. But what is wrong with skirts?

          • Methinks if Cousin Itt were to wear a skirt, Cousin Itt might get knocked upside the head by the potty police.
            There is a time and place for everything.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            What about a kilt? You can get them in non-scratchy-tartan fabrics for the summer months.

          • mancityRed6

            I came so close to coming back with a kilt in ’04

          • For the record, I find dudes in skirts, kilts, whatevers, very very very sexy

          • Three Finger Salute
          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Good grief!

          • Three Finger Salute

            He’s Scottish on Margaret’s side. The clan Sinclair.

            Interesting to note, descendants of the original Sinclairs have their own cathedral in Scotland. It was in The Da Vinci Code as the place where the prime meridian lines up or something to that effect.

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

          • Persistent Demme

            You would’ve LOVED the production of Julius Caesar I saw in Ashland, OR.
            Caesar was played by a woman, and all the others (men), wore kilts.

          • Vecchioivan

            I look better in a pants suit.

          • mancityRed6

            *rock*
            beats scissors

          • Jr. in a pants suits beats ALL

          • WomanInThePersistence

            No shame in that. Skirts are mighty comfortable though. Just sayin’.

          • mancityRed6

            *checks surveillance* yes, yes you do

        • BeachBum

          I can only cast a fishing rod or I spill my beer.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            All ever catch when I go lake fishing is a buzz.

          • mancityRed6

            I wanna go “fishing” with you
            does it involve netflix?

          • alpacapunchbowl

            No, we have to go outside (and find someone with a boat). But it’s always cooler out on a boat, and there is no beer quite so satisfying as a boat beer!

          • mancityRed6

            you sold me on “cooler on a boat”

          • Paul

            You’re doing it right. Do you offer guide services?

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Who shall rid me of these meddlesome “pants”?

      • proudgrampa

        So tell me more…

    • mancityRed6

      shoes and a shirt, otherwise they get all pissy about it.

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        Tell me about it.

        • FREE THE TATAS

          • mancityRed6

            tatas with cheese or…oh, wait…

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            I didn’t see nuthin’.

          • mancityRed6

            sorry, I’ll move to the left, again.

          • BeachBum

            Or just sit down.

          • mancityRed6

            hey, if I have a dollar I have a right
            doesn’t matter if it’s a bill or a coin

        • mancityRed6

          I live in a small midwestern town, I didn’t think this could happen to me….

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            The staff at my local store all have uniform t-shirts and they keep a spare ready for me.

          • mancityRed6

            you know, I wanted to go down there before, but that…I just want to see the reactions.
            “oh, you again. here you go”

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            They don’t want to call the cops. I spend a lot of money there.

          • mancityRed6

            *raises glass*
            good for you

          • BeachBum

            Not to mention the “tip jar”.

          • BeachBum

            No it’s ” Dear Penthouse, I didn’t think this could happen to me…”

          • mancityRed6

            last time I read that it was all about things I didn’t consider attractive at all. just saying. they didn’t hold up well to the internet take over.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        What about a robe, boxers and slippers, a la the Dude?

        • mancityRed6

          you forgot the boxers or briefs. they do tend to make an issue of that once someone complains.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Squares. Hmph.

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          Too hot out.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Extra long t shirt?

    • BeachBum

      If you pass by Newcastle pick up some coal too. Its gonna be yoooogge!

      • mancityRed6

        or a sixer, just to be nice.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      What, is it one of those fancy places that won’t sell to people in bathrobes?

  • proudgrampa

    Definitely will NOT be watching that shitshow.

    • mancityRed6

      happy father’s day

      • proudgrampa

        Thank you! Most kind…

        • mancityRed6

          a woman tried to say that today, I heard “happy friday” since the cats don’t really count, at least not as far as taxes go.

  • Apple Scruff

    She is just a crappy journalist who got a major network break because people felt bad for her after her clashes with Trump. But she is showing her true stripes and no one gives a shit.

    • mancityRed6

      she is not a journalist. let’s just leave it at that.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      The funny thing is that, before she was hired by Fox News, CNN was trying to steal her away from the job she had as a reporter in DC. It makes you wonder if things would have been different if Jonathan Klein had landed her instead.

      • She’s still be a crappy journalist, but she probably would not have been harassed by Aisles.

      • mancityRed6

        considering they give Jeffery Lord a paycheck, I’m guessing “nothing”

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Calling her a “crappy journalist” implies that she somehow is actually a journalist.

  • treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that, if you will, of a mainstream media figure

    She’s not wrong. A main stream media figure would have had his shit blasted on the fucking first page

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Alex doesn’t seem to have a problem with going after the families of Sandy Hook victims.

      • Oh I know. What I mean is her flattery bordered on fucking glorification.
        Like I said, if that shitshow of a family court thing was a main stream dude, Anderson or Brian or any of em, it woulda been front page of the post and the first story of EVERY rival station every night.
        Like covered even more

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      Yup, that was some sycophantic bullshit right there.

    • Holly

      When he said all his fucking moronic shit about Sandy Hook being a false flag? Just try to imagine what the parents of those children had to go through all over again because he’s a total douchebag with NO regard for anyone or anything. I have nothing but the utmost contempt for this man. I have experienced the loss of a child…believe me when I say it’s not something I’d wish on even this asshole.

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        I’m sorry, Holly. I can’t imagine losing one of mine.

        • Holly

          Don’t even try to imagine Shanz. I don’t want to sound patronizing but I would suggest you go find your offspring and hug them and squeeze them and call them all George.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Ok but they’ll think there’s something wrong with me. I guess that’s not new, though.

          • Holly

            Go hug they stuffin’ right outta they little bodies and squish they little faces until they be pink.

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Lol! Yes, ma’am! They are both bigger than I am and I’m not small! 20yo Boy child just got home from work so I’ll go squish his 6’4″ 200lb Thor-lookalike stinky mechanic first.

            15 Girl child may be a bit trickier depending on her mood but I shall persevere.

          • Holly

            You are a very lucky woman. Give them a kiss from Holly.

      • Nor would I. :hugs:
        As for Alex, maybe he should be exposed. Look at the hell you put these people through. LOOK AT IT. Show interviews with the parents testifying what they went through because of him throughout.
        Make people see that there are actual human consequences for being a lying shitheel

        • Holly

          You just wrote exactly how I feel Jen.

  • Holly

    Here’s your daily quizz children:
    Megan is to Alex what bubonic plague is to:
    a. smallpox
    b. tuberculosis
    c. ebola
    d. malaria
    e. cholera
    f. all of the above

    • Hrm. Tough one.

    • Vecchioivan

      A plague of boobs?

    • Count Awesome

      Definitely ebola because it the others don’t​ seem to pop up as an epidemic as much

    • vivian

      syphilis, definitely the syph

      edit: please clap

      • Holly

        Dang! And you would be right. I should have included that on the quizz. Thank you.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I wanna say Megyn:Alex::Fleas:Bubonic Plague

      An enabler, as it were.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      How much are ringside seats?

      • Lori

        If you have to ask you can’t afford them.

  • calliecallie

    Baby goat yoga on the news tonight! (Confession: it was NBC).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvj6voiH5S0

    • Latverian Diplomat

      You’ve got to be kidding…

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        That was so ba-a-a-a-a-a-d

        • yyyaz

          Don’t make me call the nanny on you two.

          • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

            Billy, don’t be a hero!

    • Eileen Besse

      Just made me feel all SQUEE.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      @:38 …finding some calm? With twenty baby goats jumping around the room?
      @:48 that guy’s face says it all. “I tried yoga before, it was nothing like this.” No shit?

    • pussygrabber in chief

      Just watching the video I could feel my blood pressure going down. Look out kittehs!

    • therblig

      i took a goat yoga class thinking it would be unusual…

      just a bunch of square pupils.

  • azeyote

    one of her lines she used to legitimize her tacky low life trailer mentality was to say that they received white house credentials and that trump and jones were buddies – so what she wants to be a clueless dumb blond as an act or is she to stupid to see what the fuck is goin on ?

    • Nope, this is all part of the normalization. Just because she is not at Fox does not mean she is not owned by the GOP.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Says the guy who impeached a sitting President for Obstruction of Justice.

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/875849474832257024

    • Count Awesome

      Then I guess it’s technically not sexual relations.

    • TJ Barke

      The worst part of that is the mouth breathers that take that shit hook line and sinker.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Look, Newt, if it needs to be perjury, let’s just swear him in and ask him his net worth and dick size. Easy peasy.

    • not_vh

      unrelated. have you ever taken a knee to the nose, especially with votes? it’s said to be very very disorienting and funnily enough said to disabuse people of their fantasies.

    • sw19covfefe

      Truly we are living in the Post Truth Era.

      • not_vh

        next up, is the era when truth goes postal.

    • Yr. Gma

      Newt, go to Italy already with that witchy-poo you married.

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      STFU, Newt, you’re not as smart as you think you are.

  • Carpe Vagenda
  • Picabo

    “No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in a Murdoch paper” Mike Royko. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b77459d8b0417a9671374e347a2134942d7cb160aff533c69aa39be9f11fafcd.jpg

    • Vecchioivan

      PBUH.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      No self respecting asshole would want to be wiped by a Murdoch paper.

  • Are we there yet?

    It just gets classier by the minute:

    “Alex Jones’ ex-wife promises to ‘trash’ Megyn Kelly for excluding her from controversial broadcast: report”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/alex-jones-ex-wife-promises-to-trash-megyn-kelly-for-excluding-her-from-controversial-broadcast-report/

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      What?! WHY?!

      • Are we there yet?

        I see Wesson Oil wrasslin’ a comin’.

        • therblig

          chobani pit

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            First instinct was “Gah!” But on second thought, Yeah, going with, “Gah!”

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Tell her side of the story, maybe she thinks the interview was the softball exhibition we are all afraid it is.

    • The Green Bastard

      Including the ex would make it look like a “hit piece”, per Kelly.

      Just how bad did he shoot himself in the foot in that interview?

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        If it was already that bad, why not go in for the kill?

        • The Green Bastard

          She’s trying to serve up a nice, normalizing propaganda piece?

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Grmph

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        this is probably the most high profile person that’s ever profiled him, so i imagine he had to dial the crazy up to 11.

        • The Green Bastard

          I look forward to reading the highlights. I hope he’s off-the-charts batshit.

          That’s your boy, conservatives. All yours.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            seeing as how trump likes to retweet InfoWars, I’m curious about how this sunday will impact him.

    • sw19covfefe

      How much of a cosy little hagiography is this thing?

    • pussygrabber in chief

      Good. Megyn deserves every nasty thing said about her.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
    • I know a joke

      no

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      I have found my nightmare taken form.

    • Jamoche

      Is that the image-to-cat thing – https://affinelayer.com/pixsrv/ ?

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        david says its this (he didn’t tell me, it’s just on his blog):
        Dreamscopeapp.com.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        I’m working up a Trump version of this!

        That looks more like a Deep Dream

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN
    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Shit, I gotta lay off the Friday night LSD binges.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      It’s a Class 7 free-roaming specter. Blast it!

    • pussygrabber in chief

      On behalf of kittehs, I protest!

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      At this point I would rather have a cat for POTUS.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Garfield instead of his evil twin Barfield. Still the same obese orange junk-food addict, but at least he’ll box up the whole GOP and ship them to Abu Dhabi.

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          For a lasagna? Anything.

  • memzilla Ω

    ♪♫ “You better not tweet!”
    “You better not lie!”
    Now you pissed off
    The whole FBI
    Donald Trump, you’re go-ing to jail.

    They Comey’d a list
    And Mueller’d it twice
    Sessions can’t help
    He’s Kislyak’d! Nice!
    Donald Trump, you’re go-ing to jail.

    Those Russian hookers pee-ing
    The NSA has tapes
    You laundered money
    For Vlad P
    You’n your fam’ly won’t escape.

    O! You didn’t watch out
    Now you’re gonna cry
    A Leavenworth cell
    Is yours by and by
    Donald Trump, you’re go-ing to jail.
    Donald Trump, you’re go-ing to jail! ♪♫

  • C4TWOMAN


    Nor is it a problem that she tries to
    reassure him the interview won’t simply focus on the freakish stuff, like Jones’s 9/11 trutherism or his contention that Sandy Hook was a false flag — Jones says Kelly said she wouldn’t bring those up, but she actually just said she’d give him a fair chance to clear up what he really thinks about them.

    Wayback Machine on standby…cuz you know Jones is going to lie.

    For reference:
    9/11 Truthy stuff:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20060307203613/http://martiallaw911.info:80/
    [also Google “Terrorstorm”]

    Sandy Hook “Hoax”:
    Alex Jones didn’t lead with it in2012/13, but his website has a couple links about the Sandy Hook attacks, heavily implying the motive behind the “false flag fake” narrative was to derail gun control legislation:

    http://planet.infowars.com/uncategorized/still-no-video-footage-of-massacre-at-sandy-hook

    http://planet.infowars.com/guns/latest-gun-control-news-14-jan-2013
    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/621453967?-:

    http://planet.infowars.com/worldnews/top-headlines-6-jan-2013
    http://govtslaves.info/connecticut-cop-goes-public-exposes-sandy-hooks-contradictions-inconsistencies-gun-grab-agenda/

    This is all aside from Jones recent pushing, then taking it back sorta drama….

    • Latverian Diplomat

      And now, the non-crazy side of Alex Jones…[4’33” of silence follows]

  • Are we there yet?

    Could someone please explain Alex Jones’ fucking forehead to me?

  • Sophia
    • mancityRed6

      seeing as how my ex and I got married when I was 37 and she was 41…we actually found a lost dog during the wedding.

      • Doug Langley

        Did you list “puppy” in the gift registry?

        • Next time I get married I am so doing that.
          And a pony.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            All the ponies!

    • Yr. Gma

      Good boy.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Did he go down the slide too?

      • Sophia

        Nah, he’s too big for it. His head would be at the bottom while his ass would still be at the top. He does like my granddaughter’s trampoline though.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Sweet boy.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      The garden hose gets it next!

  • Jennifer R
    • Villago Delenda Est

      I read that in Ron Howard’s voice.

  • Michael R

    The face you should make if you ever get forced to take a picture with Trump

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/433f7843b8128fdff11b738167258d099703966d69a550b1ba3a8dcb204c76fb.jpg

    • therblig

      i wonder if she knows krav maga – she could punch him right in his tiny little nuts .

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Would pay money to see this.

      • mancityRed6

        I can’t upfist this enough, I must learn Krav Maga to do it justice.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Honestly, I can’t imagine the self control it takes, when meeting him in person, not to just vote against him really hard, right in the face

    • Who’s the lady in red? Cause that is distracting me so I can’t pay attention to Trump ^.^

      • Yr. Gma

        I think that’s Mrs. Gosuck.

        • Sophia

          Thanks. I was wondering if someone forgot to pick up their robe fro the dry cleaners

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Or his handmaid?

        • Not really important, I just like that Trump is the center of that Photo and yet, not the point the eye draws toward.
          Little petty of me but I am little and petty.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Notorious RBG rocks!

      • not_vh

        Notorious RBG sees right though you.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        I just hope she hangs on. Her health worries me.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Note how all the liberal ladies are pretty far from Roving Hands.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN
      • Are we there yet?

        This picture is just plain idiotic looking.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Didn’t anybody tell Ivanka? Princesses get to wear white when visting the Pope.

          • Claire

            Who on earth dressed her? All the staff they have and no one stopped her from going out with that Insidious-style veil on?

            Can’t we have nice things, just once?

      • Three Finger Salute

        Renaissance Violin Guy in the back is done with this shit.

  • Ωbjectifier

    but it would be nice if Megyn Kelly would please try to ooze some Journalistic Ethics from her wherever.

    She has an unguent for that.

    • not_vh

      unguent

      wonkette come for the dick jokes, improve your vocab.

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    Deep confession.

    I’m actually depressed there won’t be a “Congratulations, Autumn!” cake waiting for me Tuesday night from my family.

    It’s really bumming me out, and I don’t know it’s something that just popped into my head.

    • Jennifer R

      :offers hug:

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        It’s okay. It’s FOR me, but the old man isn’t dealing with it at all. Gonna probably be messy if I ask him to start actually using my legal name.

        • mancityRed6

          a swift knee is…well, it works.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Hehe, that won’t work. There’s peace, it won’t turn to screaming, but I damn well know the “Why are you doing this to me?” look by now.

          • I do not understand that myself, but maybe different background and whatever. But you are doing this to /you/ not him, so…what’s with the look?

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            It is selfishness on his part. It happens a lot in these situations.

            He also hyper focuses on the negatives.

          • mancityRed6

            I’m trying not to, but still…
            oh, wait. you’re not my ex…

          • mancityRed6

            honestly, you’re braver than I am and I envy you.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Hehe, more like way more desperate than you.

            Really, for most of us transition is a “Okay, it’s this or check out” sort of thing. Sadly, not an exception.

          • mancityRed6

            I’ve never turned down interest without a reason.
            I was out walking one night, 20 years or so ago, before I had a phone or internet.
            A car pulls up and drives away. It pulls up again and I was offered an intimate action.
            I said “no,” surprisingly.
            I was getting ready for work. if it had been 7 in the morning….well…
            and I already feel bad about saying this.

          • mancityRed6

            you’re into video games, watching or playing single player?

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Very lightly playing, honestly. I only really keep up with a few friends who are way more techy than me.

          • mancityRed6

            I did some consumer therapy a few weeks ago, I still haven’t played ‘the last of us’ remastered.
            because I get stuck in fallout.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Oh, I’m on a save+ of Mass Effect: Andromeda myself, but going to play some MP with friends in a few. :-)

          • mancityRed6

            I’m waiting for the price to come down on the newest resident evil, and then the newest red dead…but still…I kinda want to know what adromeda is like.

          • mancityRed6

            give me a few months and then look for my avatar name because, why mess with perfection?

          • mancityRed6

            I’m not the guy who checks…oh, and I’m not the guy who says, “this person is hot I’m going to check if they are….(whatever)”
            a cuddler right now is a cuddler I want.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            And that’s the part that idiots don’t, and won’t try, to understand. They are only capable of seeing things from their narrow point of view.

          • You are amazing, Autumn. Just so you know.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            What negatives? Are you happy, complete, fulfilled? What’s the problem?

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Right now? Work. I’m in a shaky, but potentially awesome, position with it. I damn well know being trans could count against me.

            I think he’s also upset it’s going to limit where I can go with him in this shitkicker town.

          • mancityRed6

            the one thing I’m glad about the separation (impending divorce) is that I didn’t have to be around her right wing parents or family these past holidays.

        • Predisenting Ron

          I’ve mentioned before that the housemate is post-op M-F trans. When her mother was starting to fade she’d occasionally get referred to by her birth name. I was always very careful to not notice. Politeness counts.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Yeah, it really does, and you’re awesome for being supportive. :-D

          • Predisenting Ron

            Well, thank you.
            And BTW, Autumn is a WAY cool name.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Thanks, obviously I liked it. :-D

    • mancityRed6

      congrats for what, exactly? come on, we don’t believe in participation trophies here.

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        :-P Legal name change to Autumn. :-D

        • mancityRed6

          whisky sour! good for you.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Alcohol sounds amazing.

          • mancityRed6

            just on occasion, ok? trust me, I know.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Yeah, I was drinking last night, so I need to wait a while. I try not to get hammered alone or more than once every six months.

            Too many alcoholics in the family. A decent drink might be in order, though.

          • mancityRed6

            mu uncle had to have his half uncle help him hide the empties when he crashed his truck on a county road.
            I know what you mean.

          • GreenGoldSharpie

            Oh man, got lots of those stories. Some funny, most sad.

          • mancityRed6

            mine are mostly mine…and that’s sad.

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      ~hugs~

    • Yr. Gma

      We are making a virtual one for you here and we’re getting party hats, too. This is a big deal and we will celebrate!

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        It’s a HUGE deal, and I’m not going alone, at least. Two friends and my brother are coming along. :-)

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I’m sure your Wonkette family will be glad to send you one electronically. And that is a beautiful name, BTW. Congrats!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      It’s okay, because it’s important to you. I know you’re putting on the brave face for the sake of peace, but you don’t need to do that with us.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d8bdbce2dba3763e38cd2bfd1d1b081e060ac789f66f5bd3e1bb3ddcfcdfbe6.gif

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        I know. I am okay, really. My family is all stoic Irish trade unionist clansfolk, basically.

        You’e born into it, and it can be a bitch to turn off. :-D

        • BeachBum

          I may be treading on thin ice here, but that reminds me of an Irish cop show Jack Taylor. In one episode he says to someone ” the reason your family can push your buttons is because they’re the ones who put them there.” I know it has been true for me.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      I’m so happy for you! We will have all of those cakes we like here, in your honor.

    • La forza del resistino

      Come back Tuesday and we’ll gladly add virtual icing to your non existent cake.

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        I’m always here. :-D

    • Three Finger Salute

      It looks like you were looking for a tasty cake from the people who love you!

      Can I help? :)

      https://anonimag.es/i/yoursign13a7a.jpg

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        Awwwww, thank you. :-D

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Sign # 467 that you may be a bad person….

    Megyn Kelly’s people are on line one…

    • mancityRed6

      see Milo’s people messaging Rachel

  • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

    way OT, but that’s what the OT’s for: Gene Simmons, Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. Plus, you’re playing bass with a pick!
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/kiss-singer-wants-to-trademark-devil-horns-rock-and-roll-sign/

    • Yr. Gma

      Isn’t he dead?

      • The Green Bastard

        Mostly. Pretty much just his stupid mouth & fat ass remain.

      • Yes. He just has not realized yet.

    • TJ Barke

      The thing that Ronnie James Dio came up with?

      • The Green Bastard

        He wouldn’t have dared pull this shit while Dio was alive.

        ETA: Dio credited his grandma w it- said it warded off the Evil Eye. :D

        • Claire

          Dio did the horns without the extended thumb, didn’t he? That’s the sign for warding off the Evil Eye. The sign with the thumb extended is the ASL sign for “I love you.”

          • The Green Bastard

            Yup! 🤘

    • Vecchioivan

      Oh fuck off, you superannuated jackass.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Playing bass with a pick is deserving of prison time, IMHO.

    • Ωbjectifier

      I count 23 picks. WTF?

    • sw19covfefe

      Maybe he’s upset at Baby Metal doing their own ‘Fox God’ slant on it:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/539cb924574fc41588df48f8d753a3bc0f7354219697db0a34de1904b254beb1.jpg

    • jesterpunk
    • The Green Bastard

      He’s such a fucking asshole.

      & Kiss sucks.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Right on both counts.

    • Zombishroom

      Um. The hand sign he’s using is actually “I love you” in ASL. He ain’t too bright.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Wasn’t he the asshole who said that Robin Williams needed to sack up and take his pain like a man? There were a few of them. Henry Rollins was one… Ole Miss Shep Smith was another.

  • II Gosala

    Fuck all this shit.

    In Scots Gaelic, the past tense is, theoretically, denoted by prefixing the particle “do,” but alas nothing is ever so simple.

    If the verb begins with a consonant, “do” disappears and the verb lenites (i.e. the initial consonant softens)

    If the verb begins with a vowel, “do” becomes “dh”

    If the verb begins with an “f” both happen.

    And that’s just is the past active independent. There’s also the passive and the dependent, both active and passive.

    Why mention all this? Who cares about Scots Gaelic?

    Well, I guess: real things are complicated and too many are looking for unrealistic simplicity.

    I guess. Or maybe I’m just looking for some place to hide and Gaelic is as good a place as any.

    • Doug Langley
      • II Gosala

        Yeah, I wondered how long that would take. Not very long as it turns out.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Meandering through wikipedia today, I stumbled across a claim that some Irish Gaelic speakers Gaelic as a cultural signifier, but there’s a movement especially among urban speakers to make it viable language for everyday use.

      It’s wikipedia, so god knows if it’s true, but I thought it was interesting.

      • II Gosala

        There’s very strong movements to keep the old Celtic languages alive. How much success they’re having… it’s a lot like the problem of making Hebrew a modern language … there’s a lot of updating to be done and one wonders about the result…

      • LucindathePook

        Went to our neighborhood Hooley in CLE and was greeted by woman in long string of Irish–handed me a bookmark with phrases on it. They are trying to get it spoken again.

    • Holly

      I was told there would be no Gaelic.

      • BeachBum

        At least it’s not on the final.

      • II Gosala

        We lied

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Oh, lordy (to coin a phrase). I could never learn a language like that. I have to hear it to pick it up.

      • II Gosala

        Sure, that’s the best way. Butt there are no Gaelic speakers near me so I do what I can.

    • Claire

      Gaelic is freaking hard. Other languages are hard in general. I just fall back on reading as much as I can and picking up the grammar by osmosis.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
  • Red Bird Ω

    I won’t be watching.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    McConnell is so proud of his legislation he's hiding from THE MARCH OF DIMES https://t.co/MoZCjgBcJu— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 16, 2017

    • yyyaz

      I hope they find him and set him on a tall post. On his back.

  • Sophia

    I happen to agree with Camerota on this and hope the news people will pay attention. Too much stuff is being passed by the House & Cabinets in the background while cable news spends 24/7 on the Russia scandal. Russian interference is very important but it’s deflecting and a lot of people are unaware of what’s going on in Washington because the media ignores it. This is what happened in the election as well. Cable news was so focused on e-mails, benghazi et al that you rarely heard about Hilary’s policies. (Wonkette is exempt as keeps an eye on all the issues)

    ‘Shame on us’: CNN’s Camerota trashes own network for ‘wasting time’ on Trump’s tweets instead of real issues

    “Shame on us,” Camerota interjected. “I mean shame on us. We are the people who become consumed with the tweets. I know Chris likes the tweets — he thinks they are a window inside the mind of the president. But we are the people devoting our hours of this morning to that instead of something that affects a lot of people like, say, health care and what the Republican plan is and why they’re doing it behind closed doors.”

    “I mean, we are the people that have to be judicious about which rabbit hole we want to go down,” she continued.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/shame-on-us-cnns-camerota-trashes-own-network-for-wasting-time-on-trumps-tweets-instead-of-real-issues/

  • Marceline

    My Friday Obama. Pull up a chair and behold.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrqwMDlhZ3E

  • Lamashtar

    Personal:

    Found out my husband is still in love with his ex-girlfriend last night. We’ve been in house separated for about 3 years. Talked to him at work and he thinks its time to start planning divorce.

    You’d think 3 years would’ve been enough, but I’m still feeling physical shock right now. Any suggestions for getting my body over it? I’m tired of shaking.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Purely from a physical standpoint, talk a walk. Then a hot shower.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        And I’m really sorry you’re going through this. Fuck that asshole.

        • Lamashtar

          Thank you. Its weird how nice it feels to have someone reach out. I’m normally a hermit. :)

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Me too, but sometimes we need people in our corner. It’s hard to ask for help.

          • La forza del resistino

            hugs. internal conflicts sucks. letting it out won’t hurt.

    • jowgajen

      In this moment all you can do is make a cup of tea, find a nice quiet place, and feel your feelings. Irrational ones, just go ahead and feel them but speak back to them. ie: This is a rejection of me, I am broken — “No, this just didn’t work out.”

      But, as soon as you feasibly can, I recommend ripping the bandaid off and physically moving out.

    • sw19covfefe

      Is the ex-girlfriend a symptom, rather than the cause?
      I think the three-year separation maybe you know deep down it wasn’t going to work itself out.
      In either case, you maybe just need to give your physical body a little time to catch up with your brain. Or vice versa.
      Take your mind off things, if it gets too much to process. Watch a movie. Do some shopping. Even though you probably don’t want to.

      • Lamashtar

        We had problems, sure, but she’s the reason I wouldn’t sleep with him anymore. I thought she’d moved on to a new relationship, but he left his phone on and nope! They are passionately in love. She’s that ‘best friend’ he’s known forever. In the end, he does care about me, but he loves her more.

        The physical reaction is making it hard to concentrate. :/

        • sw19covfefe

          I’m so sorry. Love triangles suck big fat hairy donkey balls.

        • So sorry you are going through this. Do you ever read Captain Awkward? There might be some helpful stuff there.

          • Lamashtar

            Never heard of it! I’ll google it. :)

        • grindstone

          Oh honey, this just sucks.

    • mancityRed6

      I joined facespace about 4 months after she kicked me out. She was my first “friend”.
      I am still kinda, somewhat worried about the messages I see since I”m tagged into them (being her friend and all), but she hasn’t put forth the paperwork yet, so….I’m torn.

      • Lamashtar

        Marriage/divorce is such a bitch, isn’t it? Most of your life tied to someone else. My husband’s girlfriend is with someone else (but she’s not happy) and she’s still married to her ex (who refuses to sign divorce papers).

        There’s a silly part of me that thinks I should look up her ex and we should have shallow sex.

        • mancityRed6

          the first ex was in Wales, so it didn’t’ actually count. the second ex, I’m still waiting for. I’m not a damn quitter so it’s up to her.

          • Lamashtar

            Ha! Wish mine had as much stick-to-it-ness. We had over 20 years together and I thought it was time to start making up.

          • mancityRed6

            10 years together, 8 years married, I cannot begin to comprehend.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Put all his shit out in the street and set fire to it? *I know someone who actually did this*

      • Lamashtar

        LOL

      • mancityRed6

        I would have been fucked. and I didn’t fuck anyone else.

      • sw19covfefe

        I think that’s a bit of an overreaction in this particular case. He’s just being honest/finding an excuse.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Overreactions can be cathartic.

          • sw19covfefe

            For sure. But then you get overreactions to the overreactions. One of them will end up burning the house down, or both spending all the assets on douchey lawyers.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I know….I was kidding about burning all his shit up.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            But! You know who did do this? Mrs George “I am righteous and have baseball metaphors” Will, when she caught him with Kay Graham’s asshole wingnut daughter (who was Trump’s host at that fateful correspondent’s dinner).

      • Yr. Gma

        I know someone, too. Seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess.

    • shastakoala

      Deep breaths, get a good lawyer and stay as calm as possible.

      • Lamashtar

        Thank you. I plan to get some legal advice before doing anything. This is just the first reaction.

    • mancityRed6

      check your local laws. if you’ve been separated for enough time, in the eyes of the law you are divorced. (federal taxes)

      • Lamashtar

        I’m not ready to look up the laws, I don’t think. :(

        • mancityRed6

          federal says if it’s been a year, just because I was under the gun last year.

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      Eat something with protein in it, like sushi. For the shakes, I mean. That works for me, anyway.

      Otherwise, the other advice of deep breaths and getting some exercise sounds good. Unclench your body and let whatever needs to flow just GO.

    • Vecchioivan

      Be kind to yourself.

      • Lamashtar

        Thank you, darlin’. :)

        • Vecchioivan

          Seriously, you don’t need the grief.

    • Explody Brain

      No advice.

      Just virtual hugs.

      • Lamashtar

        Thank you, dear. :)

    • Sophia

      Sorry, I have no advice but I do have lots of hugs.

      • Lamashtar

        Thank you. :)

    • Three Finger Salute

      Watch some inspirational/funny movies about people moving on from a painful divorce. Like First Wives Club and Waiting to Exhale. I like Must Love Dogs myself, because John Cusack and Newfoundland puppies. I’m sure there are others. And remember that your fellow Wonkers are 100% supportive of you :)

      • Lamashtar

        Hee! I made the mistake of finishing up Supergirl episodes. The last finale has [SPOILER:]

        Mon-el leaves Supergirl and she is supersad.

        Wrong wrong WRONG thing to watch in this mood, haha.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Try American Gods. Least romantic love stories ever.

          • Lamashtar

            Heh, I’ll try it. I read the book but haven’t seen the movie.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Laura is a revelation. She’s not through Shadow’s lens any more, but she’s awful and badass.

      • sw19covfefe

        Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind might be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but I think it’s uplifting… .especially the ending.
        Mind you, I love that movie.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Feel however you feel while you feel that way. Change sucks, and everyday life change is the hardest.

      A warm bath with a good book and a glass of whatever it calms you to drink.

    • janecita

      The only advice that I have for you it’s the same one I gave to my best friend, please, don’t blame yourself. It is human to feel sad and abandoned, have a good cry, have some wine, and be selfish, think about your future and stop thinking about your past. You are fabulous, don’t ever forget it.

      • Lamashtar

        Thank you, dear. :)

    • Yr. Gma

      I’m sorry. The one thing you can do right now is breathe. I forget to breathe when a shock happens, so I need to remind myself. In through the nose, out through the mouth.

      • Lamashtar

        Well, I started with Captain Morgan Pumpkin Spice Rum. Amazing how little I care about talking to him with 4 shots in me. :/

    • Lambsendbeds

      I managed to marry two of the worst, sociopathic sacks of shit imaginable. Due to my own self esteem issues I refused to face reality and call it quits. My first openly cheated on me, but I was still devestated when he left and served me with divorce papers. My second husband told me he was going to work late one night, and it took me a couple of hours to realize that all his stuff was gone. Things had been very bad for a while, but I collapsed face down on the floor in front of my three year old and wept for hours. I was in shock for quite a while. As far as the physical symptoms go, a hot bath, if you find those soothing, along with a healthy serving of Favorite Beverage would be in order. Do your best to find a place to relax, as a decent night’s sleep would do you a world of good. Play some soothing music, or a movie that you love.

      You are stronger than you know. Definitely stronger than you feel right now. For now, self care should be at the top of the list of priorities. Be selfish if you need to.

      • grindstone

        How does the saying go? Have a hot bath. If that doesn’t work, have a hot bath, some tea and toast. If that doesn’t work, have a hot bath, tea and toast, and a good cry.

      • Lamashtar

        I am lucky, I guess. :( I would’ve been suicidal if my child were a baby, rather than the adult he is. Thank you, darlin’. I’ll try.

    • grindstone

      Well that sound like it sucks, and I think you’re allowed to shake. The loss of a marriage is a major loss, and although you were separated, you were still in each other’s life. As someone with a couple of marriages in the ditch, I’ll say this:

      It seems to me that it’s often not the person you really miss, it’s having someone who knows your stories. Someone who finishes your sentences and knows your jokes and your shorthand. Someone that at one time you had dreams and plans with, and now those have to be abandoned. Someone who you know how to shop for (my first husband hated carrots, go figure). Give yourself some breathing room and some time to grieve, but know that being alone will allow you to focus on yourself, and then if and when the time is right, someone else may take that place. But you are a whole person in your own right, and you can be happy.

      • Lamashtar

        Thanks. :( Its been long enough since we were really close that its the financial and home stuff thats panic inducing. But he was a good companion. We bonded over stupid geeky stuff and I will miss having someone around to mock tv shows with. Trying so hard not to get jealous of his ex-girlfriend because I know he CAN be good, when he is devoted.

  • La forza del resistino

    Been busy today. Did Kamala have the chance to make any Repubs nervous or male-offended today?

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      She’s still alive, so yes

      Nothing for us to see though, I don’t think.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        She’s so shrill.

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          Oh, hell. “So that’s a no?” was such a badass deadpan FU I cheered!

    • Ωbjectifier

      She is persistent.

  • andyshelt

    If the show is anything other than Kelly spending the whole interview showing Jones pictures of each of the Sandy Hook victims, while giving him full details of each of their brief lives and asking him each time if he accepted that this child was brutally murdered and their parents were not “crisis actors” lying about their grief and loss then an opportunity will have been lost to properly expose this vile charlatan and the morons who believe his bullshit.

    If he even tried to equivocate over accepting the truth about a single one of the victims then Kelly should have told him to fuck off and that the interview was over.

    • not_vh

      well put.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I actually had some asshole try to convince me that Sandy Hook was a hoax. I kind of pitied the guy, because he’d been to Iraq and had PTSD, but I was dying to say “get your head out of your ass you stupid motherfucker! How do you think not ONE person came forward with any evidence to show it was fake? That person would have made MILLIONS of dollars, but somehow or another, everyone just decided to keep quiet about it?” They never really think through any of their stupid bullshit.

      • andyshelt

        I agree that they are buying into Jones’ lies without any thought but, unlike other ridiculous conspiracy theories such as the moon landing hoax and the Illuminati bullshit, what really annoys me about the Sandy Hook hoaxers specifically is the level of cruelty to families that have endured unimaginable tragedy and who now, on top of that, are being harassed by brain dead fuckwits who believe Infowars and other tinfoil hat nutjobs promoting this vile nonsense.

        This letter to NBC from lawyers representing the families is a powerful reminder of why the Jones interview should not be aired:-

        “NBC is not responsible for the harassment and abuse Alex Jones has cruelly visited on our clients. But, by choosing to air his interview with Ms. Kelly – at all, let alone at prime time on Father’s Day – NBC has tendered its good name and considerable influence to provide Mr. Jones with something he has never enjoyed: legitimacy. This decision may be driven by the simple urge to gain an edge in a well-publicized ratings war; but it has devastating human consequences as well. Airing Ms. Kelly’s interview implicitly endorses the notion that Mr. Jones’ lies are actually “claims” that are worthy of serious debate; and in doing so it exponentially enhances the suffering and distress of our clients.For that NBC is responsible.”

        http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sandy-hook-alex-jones-nbc-megyn-kelly-1202468324/

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Slow golf clap. I agree with you that of all the conspiracy theories, this one was the cruelest, followed by Pizzagate, and “Planned Parenthood is selling baby parts on the Internet.” These people make me want to puke.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    So i metioned I put in for a bad ass job…still don’t think I’m going to make it, but the system apparently updates when they do (something) with my application.

    The job has now closed and my app is still being reviewed, so here’s hoping.

    The point of this is, I hope the system doesn’t record how many times I’ve hit refresh/click on the status of my app – cause they’ll think I’m crazy.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Bonne courage!

    • HooverVilles

      Here’s hoping for the best!!!!!

    • mancityRed6

      punch up, motherfucker, punch up

    • Explody Brain

      *crossed fingers*

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      Get some! :D

    • mancityRed6

      I want to follow but it won’t let me.

    • not_vh

      all the very best. go it get it.

    • mancityRed6

      don’t. just don’t. you are all that and more. you are the baddest motherfucker in the world. don’t let them get you down
      if they say no, you say “why”

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        lol – good idea actually. but honestly, I think half the local legal asst. community is after it. It pays WELL.

        Just yesterday I met soeone with 16 years paralegal experience who was just out of the service and looking for work.

        Oye vey!

        • mancityRed6

          google is your friend.
          when the ex and I decided that Lawerence, KS was a good enough spot, I stopped looking. Until she decided the closer to Canada the closer we were to freedom.
          yeah, she’s back home, southern England and I’m still here.
          dammit.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            that’s kinda the box i’m in (again) – i have to stay here to finish my degree (and to be around the TX mom).

            If I don’t find something by fall, the school will place me in an internship somewhere, which will hpefully lead to a job.

          • mancityRed6

            bring your mom with you, just saying. real estate is cheap in KS.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            heh, we have family in MO.
            She does NOT want to go back to the midwest.
            she likes the desert.

        • mancityRed6

          go get ‘im tiger!

    • Sophia

      All that refresh just shows you’re interested.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        lol, I’m gonna use that if they ask!

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

    My Baby Girl started her HRT today. :) Finally. It’s what we’ve been working towards for all this time. :D

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      Yay! Glad she has a place she can go for that!

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Thank you! Oh, me too. It’s hard to describe my feelings – she’s getting the help she needs. It wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in her life. :)

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          You’ve both been good for each other!

          • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

            That’s the truth. :D

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Was listening to Hannity on the radio. Newt was on. What a pity party. CNN is so mean to the president. They have the presidency, both houses of congress and the Supreme Court and they still cry about the angry leftists. The rest of the show was just as pathetic. Clinton-Soros and Media Matters. Leftist hit squads. Madonna should be in jail.

    • msanthropesmr

      What’s a radio?

      • Mr. Blobfish

        My car is so old, it has a cassette player.

        • msanthropesmr

          So does mine.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      As my leftiest friend Frank likes to say, “it’s only class war if we fight back”.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        As I said to my RWNJ neighbor “if there’s been class warfare the rich have definitely won.” I asked him once “if the rich are so heavily taxes, how come they all have managed to accumulate billions (or even tens of billions) of dollars?” Naturally, he had no explanation, because that would require thinking. He just parrots whatever bullshit he hears on Fox News.

    • msanthropesmr

      Madonna probably should be in jail, but for crimes against music.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Kinda like a greatest hits album, then.

      • Three Finger Salute

        More like that Jimmy Fallon skit of songs you really shouldn’t listen to.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Madonna?? Lol. They are such whiney ass babies.

    • Pilotshark

      one wonders (not that much) if newt still has dancing queen as his ring tone.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • Sophia

      They released it late. I don’t think the wonks have had a lot of time to digest it.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Deutsche Bank: Wherever There Is Corruption, You Will Find Us.

      • Three Finger Salute

        They should change their name to Douche Bank. You know, because their most prominent client just loves getting showered with gold.

  • ariel_gee_398

    Jesus christ these people. The cool kids name their secret hideout after Adolf Hitler’s vacation home, apparently.
    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/875862926271410176

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      Fuckin’ A. Damn all Rs and GOPers as Traitors!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Perfect place to plan the occupation of the Sudetenland!

  • msanthropesmr

    I’m listening to Dinosaur Jr. What is everyone else listening to?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Tom Waits. See above.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      It was Elvis Costello this afternoon. And then the soundtrack to “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      Pharrell Wiliams.

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • Three Finger Salute

      My selection on the iPod (old iPod, the 160GB 5.5G Classic) is kind of… unusual to say the least. Songs from every decade, and a whole playlist of theme songs from movies and TV shows. If I plugged mine in at a workplace, the staff would be quite puzzled as to why it shuffles between Sinatra, Springsteen, Spandau Ballet… and SportsCenter. DA-DA-DA! DA-DA-DA!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da8VWrPS6MQ

    • Raan

      At the moment, I’m watching some episodes of Game Grumps I have saved, but earlier I was listening to Head Radio from GTA 3 and Flash FM from Vice City.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Flash FM is awesome.

    • Ωbjectifier
      • alwayspunkindrublic

        That one never gets old.

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      My Pandora “La Vie en Rose” or “Bossa Nova” station in a minute when I get back from the stores.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Drive soundtrack.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Any Wonkers smart in the ways of iPods? The CD changer at my shop went to live with Jesus, but I can plug my iPod into the system…problem is, set on “shuffle” it tends to get locked into about 90% Tom Waits. Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore Tom Waits; I have a shitload of Tom Waits on the IPod. I just REALLY don’t want to listen to Tom Waits all day, every day, when I’m working. There are songs on my IPod I’ve never even heard before.

    • msanthropesmr

      Have you tried turning it on and off again?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Only maybe 120 times or so.

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Hit it with a hammer.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He should probably just shake it really hard.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          The IPod?

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ha! don’t, there’s an option to skip tracks when you shake it. I kept gettting confused why the thing kept skipping to other tracks.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Or your booty!

    • ariel_gee_398

      Make a playlist of stuff and shuffle that instead of just letting it go through everything is probably your best bet. I find shuffle often gets in a mood and picks out lots of the same artist/genre for me. Don’t know why.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Stupid IPod. Stupid Steve Jobs.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          itunes was perfect about 5 updates ago and then they went and futzed with it.

          • sw19covfefe

            Ayup.
            Can’t even be bothered to rebuild my Library after the latest FUBAR.
            I’m living off the playlists on the iphone, plus podcasts.
            So depressing.

          • Lori

            This! I use my iPod Shuffle to listen to audio books while I walk or do boring shores. That used to work great. I’d just import the CDs into iTunes, create a play list, and make sure the Shuffle was in play through rather than shuffle mode. A few upgrades ago that stopped working and the tracks started to play in reverse order. Now I have to join the tracks when I import them and I can only load one CD at a time onto the Shuffle. That really doesn’t work if what I’m doing takes longer than 75 minutes (average length of an audio book CD).

            [insert angry face here] Unless they fix that shit when the Shuffle dies I will not be replacing it.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      sounds like it’s shuffling only Tom Waits.

      Back out to the songs list, then make sure shuffle is on, then click play.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Depends on what kind of iPod it is. I have the 160GB Classic. There should be a setting in iTunes (and on the iPod) to shuffle by artist or your whole library. If it’s acting oddly or freezing, you can try restarting it. On the click wheel, hold down the center button and Menu for about 5 seconds, until the screen turns off. Release the button when the Apple logo comes on. Then, on the main menu, scroll down to Settings, and under Shuffle, make sure “Songs” is selected. If not, hit the middle button on the click wheel until it does. Make sure Repeat is off.

      What may be happening is that you have a lot more of Tom Waits on the iPod than other artists, so the iPod is shuffling what songs you have in the majority. Either set some of Tom’s songs to be skipped in iTunes when you plug in your iPod, or do the workaround like some other users here have suggested and make a playlist for what you want to play at the office.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Thank you. I usually just swear at it. So far, that hasn’t worked.

    • tehbaddr

      iPOD? What the hell is that? Well anyway, it prolly knows what’s best for you.

  • Maclare 🍰

    Update to the Karen Handel You’ve Got Mail story:

    http://www.11alive.com/news/local/white-powder-threat-letters-take-a-deep-breath-ill-finish-off-surivors-in-hail-of-bullets/449620022

    tl:dr version: powder was baking powder, they found 17 so far, 9 of which were caught by the PO, postmark Greenville SC.

    • The Green Bastard

      First I’ve heard of this.

      I’ll bet a buffalo nickel she sent that shit to herself.

      • Maclare 🍰

        I would not be surprised.

    • DainBramage

      If I was an Alex Jones type, I’d start yelling, “False Flag Operation!”

  • msanthropesmr
  • BadKitty904
    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Um…

      • BadKitty904

        Yup, pretty much.

    • jowgajen

      That’s probably the wrong bucket.

      • sw19covfefe

        Could be an improvement tho…

        • jowgajen

          They are probably pouring a cleaning solution into the machine rather than ice cream base. Probably. I hope?

          Still the outside of the bucket shows some hard use, so I’m going with even using it for the cleanser is a poor choice.

      • BadKitty904

        “Possibly”.

    • tehbaddr

      Mc bucket full of Mc food Mc fluid,

  • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl
    • mancityRed6

      not animated, so…no.

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        Baby Girl sent me his when I was down that bad time. :) She does her Disney the way I do Star Trek.

  • La forza del resistino

    Donald warned on the fallout of a Saturday Night Massacre of DOJ firings. Asks if it would be o.k. if he did it on a Sunday.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • sw19covfefe

      I’m not sure it was the pin that gave it away, tbh. XD

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        I had to embiggen the pic to see that!

        • not_vh

          the hands, you mean?

          • Shanzgood 21 Days

            Haha! The fan. I mean, even MY tragically defective gaydar went off!

    • The Green Bastard

      Lookit the orange toad lean away from the scary ghey!

    • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

      And the Twitter comments again remind me that Human Extinction will be a feature, not a bug.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Well, it’s the Hill, so a higher percentage of knuckle-dragging conservaassholes.

      • Shanzgood 21 Days

        I’m hoping the virus only attacks those with unnaturally large amygdalas.

    • ariel_gee_398

      And yet even he is standing closer to Donald than Melania.

      • sw19covfefe

        Good spot.

  • Sophia

    NBC Owned Station That Serves Newtown, CT Won’t Air Megyn Kelly/Alex Jones Interview

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/16/nbc-owned-station-serves-newtown-ct-air-megyn-kellyalex-jones-interview.html

    • jesterpunk

      Waiting for the right to claim that violates their frozen peaches.

  • Shibusa
    • janecita

      I’m sorry:-(

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸
      • Sophia

        That’s my go to when I have a cold.

        • Shibusa

          Mr. Shibusa went out and picked up a pizza. Not quite the same!

    • sw19covfefe

      Better than the pussy sniffles, I suppose.

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      How bad is it? On a scale of XX to XY, I mean.

      • Shibusa

        https://youtu.be/VbmbMSrsZVQ
        I’m veering into Man-Cold territory.

        • Shanzgood 21 Days

          *snerk*

          I shouldn’t be bad but my X was like that. I’m bad because I treated him like I want to be treated when I’m sick, which is EFF OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

    • Shanzgood 21 Days

      Oh, also…POOR WOOBIE!

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

    “I see you’ve come prepared for the interview, Alex.” – Megan https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d41854c7259d4d2071e068462296b8520f0dad2d959399e2bb906842470e910.jpg

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So I was in a diner watching Fox “News” and they were discussing how the Democrats have really made this country so partisan. The example they used was that 47% of Republicans couldn’t respect someone who voted for Hillary, while 80% of Democrats couldn’t respect people who voted for Trump. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that maybe, just maybe, it’s because one candidate is an infamous con man, who has spent a lifetime grifting and cheating other people, who won the election with help from America’s number one enemy (Russia), who had zero qualifications for the job, and has proven himself to be wildly incompetent, while the other candidate was the most qualified person to have ever run for the job. Of course, I’m a partisan, lefty, libtard snowflake, so what do I know?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Yeah…let’s judge people who say they can’t respect anyone who idolizes Hitler the same way we do people who don’t like Beyonce.

    • Left Coast Tom

      The last time I walked into a diner with Fox News[sic] on I had taken the boat from New Orleans to Algiers, walked around a bit and got nice photos across the river, and figured I’d eat lunch before heading back.

      I walked right back out, got on the boat back to New Orleans, and had some gumbo.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Wise choice. Oh, and by the way, I’m in WISCONSIN, not the deep South.

        Shout out to Smokohontas!

        • Paul

          Wisconsin?? Thought you were in Charleston, y’all.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I’m here on business, will be back at Folly on Wednesday. Christ on a cracker, it’s 90 degrees in WI.

    • Claire

      I read an article in freaking Spiegel today talking about how Americans hate each other’s guts at this point. I think the rest of the world is watching us nervously to see if we’re going to start nuking each other.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “I read an article in a magazine from Germany that’s worried about fascists fighting radical leftists and possibly igniting a world war”

        At least they learned their lesson. But we really are in bizarro world if Germany is the canary in the coal mine.

        • Claire

          Germany’s been yelling “Don’t do it, you morons!” at the US since the primaries. And frankly if anyone has the authority to tell people they’re on the highway to Hell, it’s them.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Nobody here listens to Merkel because “she’s a crypto-Muslim and a communist”. Gee, where have we heard that before…?

          • Claire

            Also she’s one of those suspicious vagina-having people.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            My grandmother, who grew up in Weimar Germany, would be freaking out.

          • Claire

            A whole lot of people who know better are freaking out. But no one here is listening, because Murrica Fuck Yeah, and because America is so isolated and insular that half the people in the country are only vaguely aware that the rest of the world exists. And all they know about the history of the rest of the world is that, if it happened somewhere else, it doesn’t apply to Murrica.

            American exceptionalism is an inoperable cancer at this point, and it’s going to be the downfall of this country.

          • Three Finger Salute

            If not the whole world. He already said during the primaries that he “wouldn’t rule out” NUKING EUROPE to “do something” about the “Muslim problem” (sounds like he wants a “final solution” if you ask me). He sided with whoever Russia did in the Qatar-Saudi dispute that’s about to boil over into absolute mayhem. He keeps playing with fire in a sandbox that’s already a tinderbox — the Middle East — and when he fucks up, expects Jared to clean up the mess. And he’s made mortal enemies of… CANADA??? He’d burn down the White House himself and “blame Canada” because he gets his foreign policy insights from fucking South Park!

            Ottawa should declare itself sister cities with Seoul at this point. Both countries know what it’s like to share a border with an unhinged, delusional maniac who has access to nukes and makes threats against anyone who gives him the remotest slight (even if unintentional) or otherwise makes him look bad. He wants to bankrupt Canada with onerous tariffs because Justin is far better looking, a much nicer person (thus more popular), and, most importantly, beat him at the handshake game. Who knows what else he wants to do. Canadian Bacon may as well be a documentary now. It used to be the only film Michael Moore made that was fictional. Now it’s probably not.

            Although, I don’t even think Kim has the kind of voluntary cult of personality that Don Duck Dong has. It’s coerced in NK. Murricans willingly take pride in their stupidity and culture of violence. The ill-regarded militia would take up arms in a heartbeat against ordinary civilians if Dear Leader told them to. One of them — homegrown in Quebec — already did.

            He’s about 8 billion times worse than Dennis the Menace. Nice cowlick though.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I had a dear friend pass away two years ago. He was the kindest man I ever knew. He was quite wealthy, but he was a die hard Democrat, and a bit of a socialist, too. I miss him dearly, but I’m glad he’s not here to see this shit.

        • Left Coast Tom

          When I visited Churchill’s Underground War Rooms in London it struck me that most other visitors fit into one of two categories: 1) old Brits, and 2) young Germans. This was a decade ago.

      • well most of us don’t have nukes.

        but i’m with anna. i think 60’s violence is coming. hell, it already is.

        • Claire

          I don’t doubt it.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Fox News brought up how the Democrats are likely to start a civil war since they’re shooting Republicans now. Funny, I don’t remember so much outrage over Timothy McVeigh, or the psycho who shot Gabby Giffords, or the loon who killed three people at a Planned Parenthood, or the Sandy Hook nut, or……………………..

        • Claire

          It’s okay for Republicans to have guns and be all shooty, but when Democrats start doing it, well, that’s just different.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Its been interesting to see the shocked righties who suddenly realize that of those millions upon millions of firearms that are out there, a few million are in the hands of lefties who actually know how to use them. I always wear a MAGA hat (or an NRA one) when I go to the gun range. So I say to all those righties, you really don’t know what that dude wearing the red MAGA hat in the firing lane next to you is and what he is really up to, do you?

        • Three Finger Salute

          I think that’s why Nixon signed the first major nationwide gun control legislation. The Panthers were getting too uppity.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      They do like to whine about how everyone hates their poor little selves.

      https://twitter.com/Phonycian/status/875811449146355712

      • Anna Elizabeth Tank Grrl

        I refer to as “jettisoned”, as in an aircraft that drops useless things away to fly free and faster. I jettisoned some useless people the last election cycle, well before Drumpf I got the nom.

        Life is just too fucking short to have haters that call themselves friends.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I actually have an idiot Republican friend, who got dumped by one of her friends. She has a good heart, she’s just a moron, so I continue to hang out with her, but I understand why people dump idiot friends who voted for Trump.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Maybe because that idiot friend voted for hurting other people? If she voted for Trump, no, by definition she does not have a good heart.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            She is a nice woman, she’s just not very bright, and watches Fox News. God, how that TV station has put a curse on America.

      • grindstone

        “They are filled with hate.” That seemed a bit hurtful until I realized it was overwhelmingly true. I absolutely hate the way the right has demonized the left, how they elected a racist, ignorant vulgarian who got away with saying he grabs women by the pussy, called his opponent a “nasty woman” on live television, cuddles up to the Russians and the Saudis, how they’re taking away health care from millions, and how the toddler in chief is just dismantling anything that Obama put in place out of pure spite.

        I can afford to lose you as a friend, and maybe even as a family member.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Life is short and at my age the days are fewer and fewer. I have no desire to let assholes occupy even a second of the time I have remaining to me.

      • (((fka_donnie_d)))

        Its one thing to vote for the guy, its another entirely to continue to defend that vote after the past 3 months.

    • tehbaddr

      Bold and brave move! I haven’t the wear with all to watch that!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I was hungry, and that’s what they had on. Trust me, when I’m at home, I don’t go anywhere near Bullshit Mountain.

    • aktlib101

      Wait, what? Fake nooz. ONLY 80% of Dems could not respect people who voted for Trump? I would expect nothing less than 100%.

    • Sophia

      You watched Fox News while eating! You must have a cast iron stomach.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I was eating at a place called “The Iron Skillet,” they may have to rename it the “Iron Stomach” in my honor. I just shook my head at Chris Wallace. What could have happened in his family, that Mike Wallace’s son would be such a POS?

    • William

      So I was in a diner watching Fox “News”
      All of a sudden I feel so much better about my life.

  • Are we there yet?

    Anybody remember this idiot coach — he lost and has now had his appeal heard before the 9th circuit.

    Those Liberty morons sure do love losing.

    http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/local/2017/06/12/federal-appeals-court-hears-coach-kennedys-case/389363001/

    • not_vh

      and then the lord himself said, let there be ball, especially in schools.

      wait, i don’t think the lord ever said let there be schools to begin with.

      • Are we there yet?

        Yeah, except the sports program will have to be cut back because of all the money the district had to spend on this idiot lawsuit.

        • not_vh

          wasn’t it aristotle who said healthy mind in a healthy body? boy was he wrong.

    • dshwa

      Public praying has always been more about the ego of the person praying than anything else. Matthew 6:5 called it 1800 years ago.

      • Are we there yet?

        Yes — I saw that scripture referenced over and over again when this story was first in the news.

        Worst part of all of this — he’s not even a very good coach.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Bingo. Look at me! See how devout I am!

        • Stulexington

          I’m a million times as humble as thou art.

    • People want to know what the big deal about this guy praying so ostentatiously is? That can be summed up by this quote from the guy:

      “I want to be a coach. I want to be out there with my young men,” Kennedy said. “I really believe (coaches) are one of the mentors for these young men to become somebody in society, to know how to be better young men.”

      By showing them how to pray to Jesus, perhaps?

      • Are we there yet?

        YES! He is all about bringing those lost young men to jeebus and doesn’t get that some parents would prefer that their kid’s coach not convert them to a different religion or any religion.

        I became pretty informed about the details of the case and it just amazes me how much this guy and his crappy lawyers just outright lied about the facts. The good part is that they always lose their case.

  • dshwa

    I thought hiring Greta and Megyn was going to be bad by MSNBC. Watching their body of work has shown I seriously underestimated how bad it was going to be.

    • Are we there yet?

      If I wanted to watch faux news — I would. Both of them look so much worse with actual talent around them.

  • La forza del resistino

    Pundits arguing Donald can’t be trained to not dumb tweet after 6 months.
    MY Labrador was trained to fetch the morning paper and not pee on it along the way in 5 months.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Yeah, but your Labrador’s smart.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Has anyone tried whacking Donnie on the nose with a rolled up newspaper? Or treats. They could give him a beautiful piece of Mar-a-Lago chocolate cake with THREE scoops of ice cream if he can stay off Twitter for a week.

      • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

        Well we know that rubbing his nose in pee would never work as punishment.

    • aktlib101

      It’s all in the hair. Your Labrador does not have that dead ferret hair draining all the smarts away. QED, your dog is smrt.

    • mardam422

      Did he outline the good stories in the margins? I mean, hey, you had five months.

  • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

    Evenin’ kids.

    Well I done did it. Gave my notice that I’m retiring, effective July 1. My sweetie is officially retired on the 21st of June when Chicago Puplic Schools go on Summer break. We are stoked. Plan #1, we spend a week with our two oldest grandkids up at our lake house in WI. They’ve never been away from the ‘rents for that long and they are pretty excited. Hope it stays that way. We’ve already told them that we’ll be packing the car for home when the first fight starts.

    • janecita

      Yay, congratulations!!!

    • Lori

      Congratulations to both you and your sweetie. I hope your retirement is wonderful.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Congratulations to both of you!

    • Retirement is the BEST! Enjoy!

    • Yr. Gma

      Best thing I ever did, and I’ve never looked back. Congratulations!

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        We’re looking forward to being the young kids on our lake. Most of the folks there are in the 70 to 80 age. We’re the oldest couple on our block at home. Most of the oldsters have gone and young families have moved in. Funny how that works. 35 years ago we were the young family on the block.

        (Been drinking tonight and getting a bit maudlin I fear)

        • what neighborhood? (i just found out someone else here lives like 4 blocks from me. which of course makes sense).

          • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

            I’m in Norwood Park on the far NW side.

          • yup i know it (we’re in ravenswood and often bike to skokie movie theatres. also, i do ACA outreach and resurrection has been a regular site for me).

          • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

            Maybe our Editrix will do a drinky thing on the north side some day and we can meet up.

    • Sophia

      Congratulations!

    • mardam422

      I’m thinking plan #1 should be you and your sweetie at the lake house in WI, and call the grandkids every other day. But that’s just me.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Were kind of all about the kids. And they love it up there.

    • so happy for you and many chicago thanks for your (your sweetie’s) service!

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        I’ll pass it on. She’s clocked 30 years in special education. She’s probably the kindest, most selfless people I’ve ever known.

        • oh bless her. i have a special needs brother (but we grew up north shore, not chi). special needs folks – and those who dedicate their life to them – are extraordinary people.

        • mailman27

          Go, go, go!!! Teachers are truly the shit. All of you (including my 30+ yr teacher wife) should Live Long & Prosper!!!

    • Shibusa

      I spent many a summer in Minocqua, at my grandparents’ cottage, when I was a kid. My sibs and I just ran wild all day and showed up for dinner. It’s beautiful up there. Congrats.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Minocqua is nice. We’re a bit east of there. Eagle River area. Pretty much the same except it’s all pine forest by us. We’re right on the edge of the Nicolet.

        • Shibusa

          Do you have birch trees? I miss those.

          • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

            A few. And sugar maple, wild cherry and oak too. But mostly red pine, white pine, balsam and fir. As I recall, the Minocqua area was more deciduous plus a lot of Arbor Vitae.

    • Lambsendbeds

      Congratulations! Very smart to make it clear to the grandkids that fighting is not an option. “If you don’t stop that right now we’re turning this house around and going home!!!”

    • mailman27

      Go, go, go!!!1!11!!! Grab aholt of it Right Now!!!!!11!1!!!1!! Not a moment to lose. It’s a beautiful thing! (Congrats)

    • Beowoof14

      Congratulations, I took the plunge mid-year from my college job. Finally getting into a routine, and spending lots of time with grandkids. The best part of retirement.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Grandkids are your reward for not strangling your kids when they were teenagers.

        • Beowoof14

          Oh I know, I know. LOL.

    • grindstone

      Congratulations! and I’m just glad the jealousy I’m feeling isn’t making this type green.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    How long until Megyn Kelly’s Handjob gets canceled?

    • mailman27

      When NBC runs out of lube.

    • Beowoof14

      An inquiry only Andy Lack can answer.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Not that there is a topic, but this is so O/T. What do others do when their small dogs get all aggressive with big dogs? I just had my wee little puppy get all barky with 2 very nice much bigger dogs. Seriously, these were good big dogs. Thoughts?

    • Shibusa

      I think it’s probably fear-based aggression. If you can afford it, a session or two with a professional dog trainer can really help. Or reruns on The Dog Whisperer on YouTube are good too.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I think you are right. Thor was socialized with bigger dogs, and was fine until his tiny sister Freya was bitten. Since then, he’s been very protective.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Being on a leash always complicates canine interactions. Have you tried just being in a neutral yard or dog park with bigger dogs?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        The last time Thor was off-leash in a park, I had two dogs. Now, I have one dog. Thor will be on-leash around other dogs. Not negociable.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I didn’t know that happened at a dog park. I’m sorry.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            It was awful. And since then, Thor has been mighty protective. I’ve been trying to keep him as socialized as I can, but any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome. He just went after a husky mix, a very good-natured husky mix who seemed more perplexed than angry, but still.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            And for good reason. Poor thing was traumatized. I tend to be skeptical of this “dog whisperer” stuff, but a good friend swears by someone they were referred to to help get their cats to stop terrorizing their dog. She has a PhD in animal behavior (unlike that Cesar fraud) and my friend is amazed at the progress they’ve made in a few sessions.

        • Lambsendbeds

          Oh no, how horrible. I’m so sorry. My two mouthy Bedlingtons are fine at the dog park, or when out hiking off leash, but I certainly understand why you prefer to keep Thor on leash.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            The owners of the other dogs behaved impeccably. This needs to be said. It wasn’t an attack, it was simply two startled dogs who bit her once each. She was simply very small.

    • sw19covfefe

      Small dogs are always mouthy.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Just like small guys. Just sayin…

        • UnsaltedSinner

          Or guys with small hands.

    • aktlib101

      Is your dog from the same blood line with Donald Trump? He also “barks” at those who intimidate him

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Do not ever compare my dog with Donald Trump. Ever.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Dogs that are dominant always want to prove they can’t be pushed around by larger dogs. If your dog keeps seeking out trouble, keep it on a leash and yank it away when necessary.

    • Lambsendbeds

      My two Bedlingtons are total assholes on leash – barking and lunging and going all batshit. Off leash they are fine. It’s called “leash aggression”. I’ve had many Bedlingtons over the years, and these are the first I’ve ever had this problem with. Butters, my 6 year old, was super friendly with every dog he met as a puppy. I’m not sure when that changed. There wasn’t a precipitating incident, so I’m stymied. Hermione, who is 3, OTOH, was a rather fearful puppy. Often leash aggression is a coverup for fear. I rather think that Hermione learned it from Butters, but her fearfulness exacerbated her big mouth. I’m afraid I’m not much help as far as a solution, as I’ve not found one for my own dogs.

      • Beowoof14

        My 85lb Boxer just pulled me over on my knees, hands and face trying to escape from a 10lb Chihuahua, Polysporin slathering for the last two days.

    • shastakoala

      I have a small dog, 9 lbs. that does the same thing. Luckily I have a big fenced yard, but when we do go out she’s always on a leash and I’ve become pretty good at whipping her up in my arms if need be.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      I don’t know, but my 95 lb very tall grandpuppy, Mack, is terrified of small dogs at the doggy park https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59bc667e8f57dcb50c64b1d0b96d44017664ab435142ce08a30fbaa0a34f300d.jpg

      • WomanInThePersistence

        He’s beautiful!

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Our cats would welcome having him to patronize. Our cats are assholes, tho.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          Our tiny calico, Psyche, (all 7 lb of her) has whipped both Mack and Moe. Our other cat Moonlight (15 lbs.) hides when the boys visit.

  • Left Coast Tom

    More Washington Olympics nice time from a few years ago…Mt. LaCrosse.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/85f96846d6765597cf77d7e7650bd384bf8be04aa83c98d6151e25da6f8405d8.jpg

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    I hope I’m not the only one who didn’t read the story and skipped directly to the noncomments, because I can’t even muster a lively emotion for either of these oxygen wasters.

  • sw19covfefe

    Now I have the song going round in my head… (and round and round and round…..)

    https://twitter.com/RobboRobson21/status/875797394989867008

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82be1688f1033e814cf3b625bcbc7678213ed8384bf4b10cfffd146232bd50a2.jpg Add another teaspoon of compassionate conservatism for flavor and to mask the stench.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    So Theresa May couldn’t be arsed to go down and speak with the folks helping Grenfell fire victims, claiming “security concerns”. So Queen Liz and Prince William decided “bugger you”. https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/875656064984690689

    • Claire

      I mfl the Queen. People who complain about her are welcome to trade us for the Trumps.

      • sw19covfefe

        The Royal Family, as a brand, are great for tourism.
        I’d also take any one of them in a figurehead position over a President Bliar/Cameron.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Oh, Pigfucker Dave? He can go sod off. With votes, guv’nah.

          • sw19covfefe

            He “retired” before all of the offshore business came out. Same with the austerity fuckwad, Osborne.

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          The work that William and Kate are doing for mental health awareness is remarkable.

      • Three Finger Salute

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSSaYfTjF7M

        We’re soory about that whole 1776 thing. Can you send Justin to declare a coup? We don’t have a way of dissolving Parliament, so please send the Northern Kennedys to Make America England Again.

        • Claire

          What an amazing video. I’ve seen pictures of her talking to Baby Justin when his father was Prime Minister.

          Take us back, England. We’re sorry we were assholes. We won’t do it again. Here, we brought you flowers. Forgive us?

  • jesterpunk

    Sounds like the perfect reason to cut education further in the US right Betsy Devos?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/15/seven-percent-of-americans-think-chocolate-milk-comes-from-brown-cows-and-thats-not-even-the-scary-part/

    Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from
    brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey
    commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy.

    If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking
    people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then
    some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      One of my friends wondered how many of that 7% were just being smartasses (she said if she were asked, she’d say “brown cows” too)

    • Lambsendbeds

      Does that mean that buttermilk comes from that big butter cow that is on display at the Wisconsin State Fair?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Where does strawberry milk come from? I’ve never seen a PINK cow!?? Does skim milk come from malnourished cows? So many questions!

        • Three Finger Salute

          I guess almond milk must come from squirrels. And soy milk comes from Asian cows.

          • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

            It all makes sense now!

          • sw19covfefe

            Wait till you find out where lemonade and fudge come from!

          • Three Finger Salute

            Russia?

        • The Green Bastard

          Embarrassed white cows for strawberry. They tell em dirty jokes.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        No, buttermilk comes from fat cows. And cottage cheese comes from cows that have been tipped.

        • Explody Brain

          Nope. Cows with cellulite.

      • jesterpunk

        I guess.

    • not_vh

      and the problm with that is? asking for a mirror at breitbart.

    • II Gosala

      Chocolate milk doesn’t come from chocolate cows?

      Damn.

  • Christopher Story

    This was so adorable I just had to share it. Came back from a day out and found them in our bed. The window is right next to our bed and they like to sit and look out of it.

    The dog is Draco and the cat is Oreo (long story)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18305d2bf696240fb2ef475fac39346bd1be65a1924d8acfade33fc108cc9350.jpg

    • Scrofula

      The dog is frozen in terror though, trust me.

      • Christopher Story

        Not at all. They are the best of friends. It’s actually adorable how well they do together. They play, chase, wrestle, hide-n-seek.

        • Scrofula

          Oh, my pitbull appears to “play” with the cat too. Soon it’s clear the cat’s just testing defenses. The cat even shows her dominance by sticking her head in my dog’s jaws–my dog too terrified to react.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Aaaawwwwww….

    • Michael R
      • Christopher Story

        My boy’s got both basset and beagle in him, with just enough dachshund to give him great coloring. His bark is so big for how little he is! Fortunately he’s not a big barker, but you know it’s him when he does.

      • Christopher Story

        Very precious.

    • I would totes name that cat Oreo too.

      • Christopher Story

        She was a stray I rescued. I was so drunk, I picked up the kitten and started going on and on about “Oreo” that the name stuck. Like she’d always been my kitty. But I put her back down and shooed her off in case she was someone else’s.

        Then 45 minutes later my neighbor showed up with the kitten, a bag of food and litter, and said she’d found this stray kitten and asked if I wanted to take care of it. So of course I had to after that.

        She’s my forever kitty. As in:
        “If you love something, let it go. If it doesn’t come back it was never yours in the first place. But if it does, it’s yours forever.” Incidentally, that’s also the story of my girlfriend and I.

    • Shibusa
      • Christopher Story

        I don’t see many collies these days. It seems like in my childhood I saw them all the time. Or maybe I’m remembering all the Lassie movies…

        • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

          I remember that too. I always assumed people wanted collies because of Lassie. Kind of like how most of my mom’s lady friends had red hair like Lucy.

        • Doug Langley

          When I was little, the kid across the street (we were friends) had a collie. Named Lassie, of course.

        • Shibusa

          Truly, he is the best dog I’ve ever had. Smart and mellow. Little kids flock to him whenever I walk him. The hair is kind of a pain in the ass (but my Costco Roomba helps…)

      • Christopher Story

        Have you been a good boy?

  • sw19covfefe

    Corporations really do live inside their own little bubble.
    Either the event planner is equally as dim (quite possibly) or was ignored/vetoed.
    https://twitter.com/nickw84/status/875840925142056960

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I’m going to go with “ignored/vetoed”, because I want to believe there is still some good in this world Mr. Frodo.

      • ariel_gee_398

        And if not, Mr. Trump thinks the event planner may be perfect to head up FEMA.

    • not_vh

      typical european snoby. by the time our dolce and her gabana are done with their event planning and get to NY’s needs, our people will also be all slick and stylish.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance
  • II Gosala

    Good night. A wee bit of nostalgia for something I never had

    https://youtu.be/bkokEfqOJv8

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • Shades of King Lear.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        “Mend your speech a little,
        Lest you may mar your fortunes.”

        • Me not sure

          Have at you!

      • jesterpunk

        I keep hearing more and more about that Shakespeare guy. He is getting recognized more and more.

        • Shibusa

          He is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job.

          • jesterpunk

            Fox said he is Anti American and doesnt worship Trump. So I guess that makes him a bad guy or something.

          • Me not sure

            One of the best people

        • Me not sure

          The best words.

          • jesterpunk

            Bigly words.