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Mayor Joy Cooper of Hallandale Beach, Florida, was not having a great night at last Wednesday’s city commission, repeatedly slurring her words and appearing, at best, to be looped, trashed, three sheets to the wind, sozzled, soused, in her cups, and otherwise suffering from some sort of impairment that others on the commission believe may have been the result of intoxication. You know, allegedly.

She spoke of a “disservice to dismocracy,” the “intristic value” of something, wanted the city manager to “hear the whole sistory,” and passionately but nonsensically decried “this anti-culture of government and distrust that has continued to be participated particularly by you and particularly by my colleague of the left!” When another member of the commission called Mayor Cooper “an embarrassment,” Cooper shot back, “I didn’t innosut, intersult, insult you!” It’s a bit painful to watch:

After a while, Cooper stood up, said she wanted some water, and said the meeting should be recessed. But she didn’t go to a fountain; instead, she “began walking around on the dais arguing with colleagues,” according to TV station WPLG.

Deputy City Manager Nydia Rafols-Sallaberry called Cooper’s husband, Harry, and asked him to please come and collect the mayor, but when he arrived, Harry Cooper had a few choice words for Vice Mayor Keith London, who was videotaping the spectacle. We can’t hope to top WPLG’s reportage of the ensuing hullabaloo and fracas:

“You are a piece of s***,” [Harry Cooper] shouted, while a police officer restrained him. “C’mon hit me! I want you to hit me. I want you to hit me, Keith, so I can beat the crap out of you.”

After police moved him from that situation, he began accosting City Manager Roger Carlton while being forcefully restrained.

“You’re gone in February, you know that?” Harry Cooper shouted at the manager. “You don’t have more than two votes … it’s a no!”

“He’s ready to be arrested,” a calm Carlton said.

“I’m not ready to be arrested!” Cooper shouted back. “I’m allowed to talk. This is free speech. You’re gone in February. Gone!”

Police physically removed Harry Cooper away from the manager.

“How come he’s the only city manager with his thumb up his ass?” Harry Cooper asked.

The mayor by this time had apparently gotten her second wind, and said she didn’t “appreciate people saying I’m drunk,” following that by joining her husband in abusing Mr. Carlton:

“I don’t respect you,” she said. “I think you’re a liar. I still haven’t figured out why you’re here and why you stayed here.”

She demanded that he resign before he was “embarrassed.”

Cooper then continued with the meeting, and when commissioner Michele Lazarow said she believed Cooper was intoxicated, Cooper took the opportunity to mock Lazarow, who WPLG reports has been in recovery for addiction for 18 years:

“The poor girl had a mental problem,” Mayor Cooper said.

“Are you talking to me?” Lazarow asked.

“Yes, I am talking to you,” Cooper said.

“You are a liar and you’re stoned, so I’m going to forgive you today because you are stoned,” Lazarow said.

Mayor Cooper denied having been under the influence of anything but the terrible water in Mexico, where she had recently vacationed, saying that she had a case of “Montezuma’s revenge.” She simply wasn’t at her best Wednesday, she said, because she’d been on a diet of little more than “rice, bananas and Gatorade.”

Yr Doktor Zoom is not a physician, but we checked WebMD and did not see “slurred nonsensical speech” or “loutish threats” among the common symptoms of what’s commonly called “traveler’s diarrhea.”

London and Lazarow, who apparently have a history of contentious relations with Cooper, sent a letter Friday to Gov. Rick Scott to ask that Cooper be removed from office for being unfit. Cooper has been mayor of Hallandale for 12 years and had said earlier this year that she wouldn’t seek reelection in 2020, but told the Broward County Sun Sentinel Friday that she had changed her mind, tell you what:

“I am very fit to serve as mayor,” she said. “I have always been fit to serve as mayor and I will always remain fit.”

Presumably at that point she climbed on a table and began insisting a D-9 Caterpillar bulldozer couldn’t drag her from office, and she wouldn’t listen to any of her enemies or the sinister forces directing them, because she is MAYOR FOR LIFE, GODDAMMIT, and she knows that YOU stole her strawberries and are out to take the Precious, but she won’t let you, she won’t!

That’s about as Florida a story as we could hope for, and it is now your Open Thread.

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  • Major_Major_Major

    Yay, Florida. You were too quiet for so long. Glad you came back with a vengeance. Long live the ‘duh

    • Eileen Besse

      LOLOLOL!!!

    • Lascauxcaveman

      I was watching the video hoping to see Tommy Chong pop up from the audience, spin the top off her water bottle, take a big swig and cough out “It’s fuckin’ vodka, mannn…”

  • Thiazin Red

    I’m pretty sure that if it was an option my father would want to live in the world of a Carl Hiassen novel. I think he would fit in there pretty well and be happy.

  • Swampgas_Man

    Well, at least I’m not headed to Hallendale Beach next year, and I haven’t heard any horror stories about Coco Beach yet.

    • Eileen Besse

      Cocoa Beach? I’ve LURVED that place for decades. But just wait for the horrors. If you LURVE it, there has to be a dark side….

  • Crystalclear12

    How nice!
    I miss the Florida stories from before Russia took over.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      St. Petersburg before we got to know St. Petersburg.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      I found myself here by following Pinkham over. I think one of the first stories I saw was the gator in the drive-through window.

  • Joe Beese
    • alpacapunchbowl

      Not even remotely surprised by this one. Charlie’s always set off my spidey sense for creepers. And he’s just an asshole in general.

      • PubOption

        I have long wondered how Charlierose managed to. Stick around. With his oddpatternof. Speech.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        I’ve enjoyed many of his interviews but always got the same vibe. Not surprised by the new allegations.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          No matter how fascinating the interviewee I could never enjoy his interviews. He seemed far more interested in showing off his (severely inflated sense of his own) intellect.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            I think that could be one of the reasons why I enjoyed them, as a relatively unassertive observer of human frailty, myself.

            Which these two cats will show the most intellectual pomposity and self-regard? Charlie or the guy across the table?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Why can’t these creeps show some basic consideration? “I was considering groping your buttocks, madam. Would that be all right, or should I content myself with my own?”

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I think, from their point of view, that takes quite a bit of the fun out of it.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      But what if she snuck across the Canadian border in a New York minute, eh?

      • bubba

        Nearly two miles a minute.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Everyone knows radar guns have an inherent liberal bias.

    • Edith Prickly

      LOCK HER UP!!

    • MizzMazz

      So Jeanine was a racecar driver as well?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBQ2305fLeA

    • Alan

      She doesn’t have to obey the law.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      She’s into felony speeding if she were here.

    • Joe Beese

      When I was young and immortal, I drove 120 down the Long Island Expressway at night once.

      It was ill-advised.

      • puredog

        And yet — here you are.

      • Bobathonic

        I’ve driven in triple mph digits four times. There was no mistaking it for 65mph.

        And wtf does she drive?

        • Joe Beese

          Yeah, 120 isn’t even “I’m running really late”. Either you have someone in the backseat bleeding to death from a gunshot wound to the chest or you just feel like LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

          In my case, it was my father’s mid-life crisis sports car.

          • puredog

            It’s like Hunter’s memories of shooting down I-280 in the middle of the night on his donorcycle.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          In My 20’s: 120mph+ on the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, at least a couple times. On decommissioned Kawasaki Police Bike, no less.

          In my teens: 140+ in my 1970 GTO, just once. Why 101 just west of town on a long straightaway. And 110 once in my dad’s 1964 Chrysler Imperial. That got a bit floaty.

        • Arolpin

          I can see it. I have a fast car, but it’s really just a hot hatch, and it’s geared more for acceleration that top speed (I honestly don’t know if it’s electronically limited or drag limited to 160mph). My wife has a really nice SUV, and it’s FAST and quiet, because luxury SUV. If I’m just glancing at the RPM gauge like I do in my car, I’ll be doing 95-100. If I go by sound level compared to my car, I would be doing 120. (The part that confuses me is that her truck gets about 20% better gas mileage than my car, with a 2.3turbo vs a 3.0supercharged, and her truck weighs probably 500 lbs more than my car; I guess those 8-speed transmissions really make a difference.)

      • Notreelyhelping

        When we got a new Plymouth, dad took it out on the freeway to see what it would do. The speedometer stopped at 120, and he buried the needle. All the way home, I heard, over and over, “Don’t tell your mother, okay?”

        I thought my dad was such a fucking rock star that night.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          My dad did that shit once when we were headed out of town to visit a farm where a friend of his was boarding our two ponies.

          I was in the backseat, right behind dad, standing up enough to see the speedometer over dad’s shoulder, and calling out “…97, 99, 101, 105, 108…” so all the other passengers could know how fast we were going.

          Dad, me, all five of my sisters and three of their friends, all packed in a 1970 Chrysler Town & Country wagon with a 440 wedge. Mom stayed home that day.

    • John Thorstensen

      She claims she’d been driving for hours to visit her ailing mother, and had no idea how fast she was going.

      Surely that’s a good excuse! I find myself going 110, 120 mph all the time and don’t even know it ’til I look at my speedometer! /sarc

    • bubba

      “I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences,” Pirro said in a statement through Fox News Channel….If she “believes in the rule of law” she wouldn’t have been driving 119 MPH in the first place. LOCK HER UP !!!

  • Crystalclear12

    Classic Florida!

  • bupkus231

    Dehydration and disruption of one’s “electrolyte balance” can result in disorientation, slurring of speech, even hallucinations. I don’t believe for a minute that this was the case with Ms. Cooper, but it happens…

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      BRAWNDO! It’s got what orange trees crave!

  • Well, if nothing else, that performance ought to gain Mayor Cooper an honorary membership in the Trumpettes.

  • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

    “I’m not drunk! It’s the jeh-jish-ul system!” You ever notice you can’t say the word “judicial” without sounding drunk?

    -Dana Carvey

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftfDs4VVM9E

  • ((( Augustus )))

    jesus, florida

  • jesterpunk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XIwLwIHO3E

    Might need to update this song.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    We also have three inmates on the lam somewhere in the panhandle.

    http://wfla.com/2017/11/18/manhunt-continues-for-escaped-inmates-from-wakulla-county/

  • TJ Barke
  • weighmaster

    Well, Alabama can’t just KEEP the floor.

  • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

    Cooper for US Senate!

  • Eileen Besse

    Yup. This IS about as Florida a story as anyone could hope for. Being from Massachusetts but living in red-state Central FL for the last 12+ years, these things aren’t even news here anymore. To me, it’s just some comic relief in the midst of Trump. OMG….

  • TJ Barke

    I guess heat and humidity aren’t good for white people.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Edith Prickly

    Oh man, that’s some Rob Ford (PBUH) level shit right there. https://youtu.be/v6KYnIK_lqM

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      The O.G. Orange Menace.

      At least Canada was smart enough not to make him Prime Minister.

      • Edith Prickly

        He did us the favour of dying before that ever became a possibility.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          Could you even imagine? I mean, Donald Trump is horrific enough, but add to that a constant near-lethal saturation of alcohol and crack cocaine?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I hardly ever show up at work drunk anymore.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    In the time of Trump, she seems kind of normal, to be honest.

  • Zonath

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/361255-huckabee-sanders-asks-reporters-to-say-what-theyre-thankful-for

    Now, apparently one of the answers was “The First Amendment”, but I’d personally have gone with Article II, Section 4.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Roy Moore stood up and said “Barely Legal”.

      • Zonath

        I’d have thought he’d have considered the “barely legal” ones to have aged out of his dating pool.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    “Dismocracy”. If there’s a better word to describe the Age of Trump, I haven’t heard it yet.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      In vino veritas?

  • MizzMazz
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “My daughter took this pic at Shopko. Wow. How does this go unnoticed by staff?”

      “Who do you think put it together? We’re bored and underpaid, you know!”

      – store staff

      • MizzMazz

        Customers sure don’t do it. I like those bookstore pictures where trump books and the like get put in the fantasy section.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          I’d do that but I can never decide whether to put them in the fiction section or the horror section.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Caviar Deux is decidedly unimpressed with these unseemly shenanigans.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2dc44d58cd7403b4b9d29a92e10ea42747b09f9d22f94ce8e0ed0aa40b7eebd5.jpg

    • Bobathonic

      The original Caviar suicided.

    • Eileen Besse

      Poor thing.

    • Marion in Savannah

      “Caviar Deux” is what you name your second dog after the first one dies and you can’t think of another name.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    “I’m not ready to be arrested!” Cooper shouted back. “I’m allowed to talk. This is free speech. You’re gone in February. Gone!”

    If you have to be restrained by a police officer from taking a poke at someone, you’re no longer engaging in free speech. You’re committing a crime.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Details.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        IOKIYD.

        (D is for drunk)

    • Resistor Radio

      No matter what, these dudes gotta get their “free speech” whine in there somewhere.

  • goonemeritus

    Man I can’t tell you how many lost weekends I have had after “trips to Mexico”..

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Just the ends?

    • Red Bird

      As a lightweight I only take a trip to the Taco Cabana.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And today she said she was not under the influence, but was simply under the weather after a trip to Mexico

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/52408ca2b5362b8df6cfc04d48e50f1005152021c09c4c91bd6e947c3f427b4a.png

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    This story needs a top investigative reporter to do it justice! Get Renaldo Flemm on the phone!

    • Nounverb911

      He’s stuck in Al Capone’s vault…

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Oh wait…I forgot about his unfortunate liposuction accident.

      Never mind…

  • Alan

    I don’t normally watch the videos but she was shit faced. Her husband seems nice too.

  • BloviateMe

    I have to admit, if all city council meetings were more like this, I’d be much more involved in local politics.

    • jesterpunk

      Just imagine when its time for a vote on something. Steel Cage match and losers can’t vote.

      • BloviateMe

        Two votes enter the cage, but only one counts.

    • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

      Best free entertainment in town.

    • coozledad

      If they all had an open bar, so would I.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “The diarrhea left me so dehydrated I thought I might die! So naturally I treated it with aqua vitae!”
    Joy Cooper

    • Raan

      At least she didn’t try aqua fortis.

  • Nounverb911

    OT

    This just in, new caterer for Mar-a-Lago announced
    https://youtu.be/EWEl8-PHhMI

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • House0fTheBlueLights

      AOT,K

    • Nounverb911

      So that’s why he wasn’t on the CBS Morning show this morning.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        CBS: Not our fault. PBS vouched for him!

        PBS: So not cool dude! We did though.

    • Nounverb911
      • Zippy W Pinhead

        old news- that’s from this morning

        (sad, that there are so many)

        • Nounverb911

          Sorry, I was, if you’ll excuse the expression, working this morning….

          • Lascauxcaveman

            TMI. That’s really disgusting. Pls keep it to yourself next time.

      • John Thorstensen

        It’s the hat.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Saw that on Twitter and didn’t want to be the one to break the sad news. Fuck.

    • Ellie

      Charlie Rose?! OK, that’s it. I’m done for the night. I refuse to take the chance of one more disappointment today. Oh, Charlie…damn.

    • Marion in Savannah

      At this point wouldn’t it be easier, and save newsprint and pixels, if we just reported on the outliers — you know, the men with any sort of power who DON’T grope women?

      • Antonin Dvorak

        So, a whole paper devoted to Barack Obama and Tom Hanks stories then?

    • alpacapunchbowl

      I hadn’t thought of this in years, but remember when he had a black eye or something and he claimed he fell on his face trying to keep his MacBook Air from falling on the pavement and shattering? I always thought that story was weird.
      Things that make you go hmmm…

    • yyyaz

      If Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Peter Jennings or Edward Murrow’s corpses ever get dragged into this morass, I quit.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        I was just thinking this weekend, how much I miss Peter Jennings.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Canada has sent us such nice people.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            You could say, America is Just Not Ready.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          When i was working the ABC affiliate in Seattle, we had a pre-roll tape of Peter Jennings getting prepared for a stand-up out on some street somewhere in Europe. He had a bad cold at the time and he was trying to honk out his sinuses clean before taping the segment.

          He had A LOT of stuff in his sinuses, and no hankie. Peter Jennings as you’ve never seen him. It was hilarious. But apart from that, he acted as cool, urbane and well-bred as you’d expect.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Oh Alabama, when the ocean claims Florida, these people will be yours.

    • Raan

      I can’t speak for the rest of my dumb-ass state, but I plan on buying some land outside of Knoxville, and I will plant orchards and make fruit wine and brandy and I will be content, goddammit.

  • Daniel

    Tequila is also Mexican.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Tia?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        No, she’s Nazi

    • Mr. Blobfish

      She ate the worm. Never eat the worm.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    “How come he’s the only city manager with his thumb up his ass?” Harry Cooper asked.

    I’ll bet numerous mayors beg to differ with the “only” part. Just sayin’…

    • Ωbjectifier

      As a long time municipal worker I can say most city managers have smelly thumbs.

  • Crystalclear12

    I see.
    Alabama has been getting too much attention so Florida acted out.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      hold my beer…

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    She’s the drunk in the bar constantly shouting “woo hoooo!” Take it to the bank.

    • Ωbjectifier

      “Freebird!!!”

  • Blackest Noobs

    boy, white people….what the fuck is wrong with you when you get power…even little bitty power like being mayor….always losing your shit and getting in trouble.

    our govt has a white people problem. time we change that.

    • ((( Augustus )))

      fair, as there have always been and for the foreseeable future will be evil white dudes in power in America, but

      there are crooked and bad people everywhere, of every stripe and description

      we just happen to have always been badly afflicted by the problem you so lovingly allude to

    • blaid droog

      Here. Have another trash Florida story. This one is fresh since this delightful lady just had her pre-sentence hearing 5 days ago. She’s a real sweetheart nice black lady that was in Congress for 24 years. She set up charities that bought her family trips out of the country. Her charities bought new Cadillac, Cadillac, Cadillac cars for all her family. Ten years ago she screamed at the mayor because city employees didn’t lie down on the river bank to protect her million dollar home from rising river waters. Trump would be proud of her if she were white. She claimed that the investigation into her sleazy corrupt crime family was the motivation for gawd to shoot down the people in the Pulse night club in Orlando. She joins a long list of corrupt black politicians in Jacksonville. Few of them have ever moved on to congress, though. Usually they were so inept they got caught out before serving a full term.

      • Blackest Noobs

        that’s not a black or white problem, that’s a Jacksonville one…small wonder it’s the 5th most conservative city in the U.S. of A.

        • blaid droog

          How deep up your ass did you have to go to pull out that turd? The kkkristians used to run city hall. Not so much these days. Let’s not forget the dumb fuck black people at the national level. Many of them are bigger embarrassments than 45.

  • Notreelyhelping
    • Eileen Besse

      LOVE this….

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter
    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Should have stuck with Panama Red

      • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

        He’ll steal your woman, then he’ll rob your head.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Dartmouth presents What’s Up with White People? A Field Guide for the Perplexed Coming soon to a white genocide freakout very soon.

  • CripesAmighty

    Man, that’s better than Mr.King’s (God rest his soul) periodic presentations to our little group about how we were (hands raised and waving), “Sooooooodom aaaand Gamoooooorrah! You’re goin’straaaaaaight to hellllll”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    “Are you talking to me?” Lazarow asked.

    The film Taxi Driver is influencing American politics now?

    Come to think of it, that would explain a lot…

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

  • Lyly Sirivong

    https://www.40millionsdautomobilistes.com/flash-actu/quels-sont-les-vehicules-les-plus-voles-et-vandalises-en-france/

    And the most stolen cars in France in the past year are… *drumroll*

    1) Smart Fortwo II
    2) Land Rover Range Rover
    3) Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
    4) Ford Fiesta
    5) Renault Clio 4
    6) Seat Leon
    7) Citroën DS3 Découvrable
    8) Renault Twingo II
    9) Renault Mégane 2
    10) BMW X5 E70/LCI

    • Raan

      Super surprised the Ford Transit didn’t make the cut.

      • Holly

        I shit you not…A coworker came into work today and told me he bought a 2014 Transit and how sporty it is.

        • Roadstergal

          The new Transits are fine haulin’ vehicles. When our 2005 Express 1500 finally dies, we’re looking at a Transit to replace it.

          …which probably means we’ll never get a Transit. Chevrolet does build some tough trucks.

          • Holly

            He’ll drive it for work and practically live out of it, and he’s delighted with it. How can I not be happy for him. But sporty? Seriously? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      The SmartFortwo I can see – you can just sling it over your shoulder like a knapsack and walk away.

      • Bobathonic

        Or toss a few in the back of your Fiat 500.

      • jesterpunk

        Damn I can fit that in the trunk of my mirage.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      There is a black market for Smart Cars?

      • CripesAmighty

        Lotsa Mercedes parts (like a $2000 ignition switch).

        • Raan

          Is that before or after the mechanic’s mark-up?

      • bupkus231

        Parts is parts….

      • commatoes

        VW Golfs are stolen often for parts. It is a function of ease of theft and demand for parts. At one time, the Honda Civic and the Dodge Caravan were among the most stolen cars in Canada.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Why on earth would anybody steal a Renault?

      • Holly

        True story. A girlfriend and I went from Boulder Colorado out to San Diego and up the California coast to San Francisco and back to Boulder in a Renault. It only broke down twice the entire trip. We were exceptionally lucky and the angels were smiling down on us.

      • CripesAmighty

        Modern Renaults are badass. The Megane RS is one of the most popular Nurburgring rippers.

    • puredog

      That settles it. Lori’s moving to France.

      • IdiokraticKulturKommissar

        You didn’t actually think you were going to get a new Land Rover Range Rover from making $97 working for Google in your spare time, did you?

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Smart For Two? That’s not even a car, that’s an adult-size version of the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. How that thing is even safe to be on the road baffles me.

      This is Smart For Two

      https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/smart/fortwo/2011/oem/2011_smart_fortwo_convertible_passion-cabriolet_s_oem_2_500.jpg

      This is the junior version

      https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/9eefaadd-4dcf-4e95-9ada-37386153a4d5_1.23d6919fb0d88faa051eed66b6a2f3ec.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF

  • Raan
  • Holly

    Florida! It never disappoints.

  • Joe Beese
  • John Thorstensen

    This classic from Charlie Pierce (concerning Governor Rick Scott) is worth quoting here:

    “Florida man is the stormy petrel of criminal crazy. And, while Governor
    Batboy is Florida Man in a fine suit, in his heart, and increasingly in
    the public mind, he is running out his backdoor, barefoot, his mullet
    flapping in the breeze, with half the local sheriff’s department and a
    film crew from Cops in pursuit, while the local DA wonders about the human heads in the icebox.”

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a21744/rick-scott-is-florida-man/

    • Holly

      Almost lost the wine through my nose. SO thanks!

    • bupkus231

      A fine turn of phrase, which holds true to this day – altho’ Charlie wrote the whole piece back when Scott was running for his second term as Governor…

      As it is, the term-limited Scott is already being touted as the “favorite” to unseat Democrat Bill Nelson in 2018’s Senatorial election….

      Scott may be Batboy – but the real “Florida Men” are all the apparently transplanted Alabamans here in Florida…

      • jesterpunk

        He wont be for long and he can thank Trump for that.

        https://www.alternet.org/trump-trauma/tens-thousands-puerto-ricans-head-florida-key-2018-and-2020-elections

        The exodus of tens of thousands of voting-age Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland following Hurricane Maria is likely to change the political complexion of several states, but nowhere more than Florida, where the refugees expected are equal to more than half of Donald Trump’s margin over Hillary Clinton last November.

        Upwards of 77,000 people over age 18—all of them eligible voters—are likely to move to Florida, according to a detailed study from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter/City University of New York. In November 2016, Trump beat Clinton in Florida by nearly 120,000 votes. An addition 15,000 school-age youths are also expected in Florida.

        • wobbly

          They are not eligible until they register to vote, which may not be a priority with them for quite some time. But the potential for a shift is definitely there.

          • jesterpunk

            They are kind of pissed off at Trump so that might be one of the first things they do.

        • bupkus231

          Yeah – I’ve mostly been hearing about this influx in terms of how many children will be flooding the schools, tho’ – and how the schools can’t afford it.

          Just sounds like priming the pump of hate – all those kids are costing you more…

          • jesterpunk

            Yeah, they also don’t think they are US citizens.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    She simply wasn’t at her best Wednesday, she said, because she’d been on a diet of little more than “rice, bananas and Gatorade.”

    Wait–she was drinking Gatorade? Come to think of it, maybe she has a point and we should cut her a break…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17b9505ab7eca5c20210b9ece00bf1145c47f8b0773e9310e8816ba2b8c17aed.jpg

    • CripesAmighty
    • Thiazin Red

      I’m mystified that anyone can drink Gatorade, that stuff is disgusting.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Apparently if your electrolytes are completely out of whack and you’re about to pass out it can be tolerable because your body needs it. Otherwise? Not at all.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          I confess, I liked Gatorade. I gave up sugary drinks and lost a lot of weight. But I do actually like it. That and Powerade.

          • Roadstergal

            I like Powerade. Can’t stand Gatorade.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            I’ve had some gatorade somebody gave to me. Something red. It was ok, not some thing I’d seek out. And I definitely felt energized for a short (4 mile) uphill sprint on my bike.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          I can’t stand that shit even when I’m doing a marathon. Thank God for gels and the snack bites in the Run Fast Eat Slow cookbook FFS.

          • Roadstergal

            I like chews and water for marathons. Clif Bloks and the Powerbar chews.

      • commatoes

        One more reason to hate Florida?

        It was developed at U of Florida.

  • CripesAmighty

    One trip too many to the ‘Patriot Punch’ bowl at a Donald ‘do'(from other story)?

  • greyXstar

    I miss South Florida.

    • Holly

      I miss North Florida, but only when I’m shitfaced drunk like the Mayor.

      • greyXstar

        Which is of course how most of North Florida lives

        • Holly

          It would be unwise to stay sober in North Florida.

  • Jennifer R

    Hey folks, so today is Trans Day of Remembrance where the trans community remembers people who were murdered in the last year.
    https://twitter.com/TransEthics/status/932533580604903425
    https://twitter.com/JuavanZyl/status/932534878784106496
    Names, countries, and causes of death.
    https://tdor.info

  • Juan de Fuca

    I blame it on the Trump effect. Or as John Oliver said:

    “It definitely doesn’t help that so often what Trump says is complete nonsense,” said Oliver. “We often read transcripts of Trump’s speeches, and it’s something that everyone should actually do once in a while. When you strip away his blindingly confident delivery and just read his words, it is staggering how incoherent he is.”

    If you wanna hear what a Trump speech sounds like without the bravado, play the video – it’s hilarious.

    https://youtu.be/1ZAPwfrtAFY

    • jesterpunk

      From the transcripts.

      https://www.thewrap.com/john-oliver-trump-nuclear-incoherent-video/

      “Holy s—. That is not a functional use of language,” Oliver reacted. “That is a drunk driver crashing a pickup truck full of Alphabet Soup. Trump’s actual speech patterns sound like when you write a long text by choosing only the predictive text your iPhone suggests for you.”

      So the “Last Week Tonight” writers did exactly that — beginning simply with “The nuclear” — and Oliver’s point was quite easily proven.

      “An iPhone would be a more coherent president of the United States,” he added.

      • Juan de Fuca

        I’m still cracking up. John Oliver is a national treasure.

      • Thiazin Red

        Isn’t that the sentence that Lin Manuel Miranda sang?

      • bupkus231

        I believe that last. If an IPhone has “artificial intelligence”, Rump has “nonexistent intelligence”.

      • Roadstergal

        I swear, that iPhone made MORE sense than Trump.

        • jesterpunk

          That isnt hard to do.

        • commatoes

          A random word generator would make more sense. I wonder if you put his speeches through google translate a bunch of times whether it will make more or less sense.

      • commatoes

        It was not too long ago that Sarah Palin was considered a serious possible candidate.

        • jesterpunk

          Now she looks like a genius by comparison to the current fucking moron in the White House.

          • commatoes

            I wonder what the inner monologue of George Will and Bill Krystol sounds like when they are interviewed on Palin et al. I know that David Frum has been pretty vocal in his crticism of the anti-intellectual wing of the GOP.

          • jesterpunk

            There is an intellectual wing of the GOP?

          • commatoes

            Yup, William F. Buckley (even though I hated his guts on occasion) was not a moron. He is spinning in his grave right now. Even Charles Krauthammer draws the ire of the anti-intellectual wing. Peggy Noonan has moved to MSNBC, not only due to the network’s shift rightward, but because Fox’s prime talent are a bunch of morons. The only person that has earned my respect is Shep Smith.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • jesterpunk

      And just like the last housing crisis the GOP will blame the poor blah folks for buying houses.

    • bupkus231

      Yeah, but, but ,but….

      If housing values drop, housing prices will drop, too. More people will be able to buy housing… /s

    • Roadstergal

      There’s nothing quite as awesome as becoming upside-down on a house overnight!

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
  • Me not sure

    I’m guessing that you can’t tase someone with that much alcohol in them without risking sparking off a 4 alarm fire. They should lock her gavel away in a lock box that can only be opened by blowing in a breathalyzer.

    • jesterpunk

      When has that stopped police before?

      • Me not sure

        Well… she is white.

  • Thiazin Red

    What are people reading?

    After some YA nonsense, I do science all day I can read YA nonsense if I want to, I finally got to Story of a New Name, the second in the Neapolitan quartet. My Brilliant Friend, was well brilliant, and the quality of the writing is just as good in the second one. People talk about the complex female friendship which is wonderfully written, but the issue of class and family and feeling out of place are just as well explored.

    I’m also pretty excited for some Whoniverse audios. There is a new set of 10 and Rose stories coming out this week. The 10 and Donna set was good, so I’m looking forward to listening to that while I’m cooking. I also got around to buying the first part Torchwood season 5, so we’ll see how that is. In general, the Torchwood audios have been really good.

  • Kateaux
    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      This is more surprising than Franken. Dude’s half asleep all of the time.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    I see Judge Jeanine got clocked doing 119 MPH and Charlie Rose is being accused of sexual harassment.

    Fuck this monday man.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Police physically removed Harry Cooper away from the manager.

    “How come he’s the only city manager with his thumb up his ass?” Harry Cooper asked.

    Where there other city managers waitlisted to get their thumbs up Carlton’s ass?

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    also too – needless to say the border patrol guy dying is big news down my way. I love how Trump tweeted, Paxton released a statement, and Cruz did too – all talking about justice and vengeance.

    Meanwhile, Dem up and comer Beto O’ Rourke was the only one I’ve seen who talked about actually finding out what happened.

    ‘Member how trump wants too wait for all the facts (unless it’s a brown person being accused of terrorism). The local fish wrapper says the circumstances of the attack are still unclear.

    Great work assholes.

  • Cogswell – Overlord of Barsoom

    Woman with ‘Fuck Trump’ truck decal adds sheriff’s name after being arrested.

    A Texas woman is doubling down after being arrested last week on what she said were bogus charges the local sheriff used to cover up his real motive: A personal distaste for her political opinions.

    Karen Fonseca’s “FUCK TRUMP AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM” truck decal went viral after Fort Bend Sheriff Troy Nehls posted a picture of the decal to Facebook along with a message soliciting information from the public on where to find the vehicle’s owner so that he might arrest them on charges of disorderly conduct. The post was deleted after a public uproar that the sheriff’s actions were a fascist infringement on the truck owner’s free speech rights, but Fonseca ended up being brought in anyway last Thursday on felony fraud charges related to the possession and use of a fake ID. She was released on a $1,500 bond that night.

    Moar @ teh link.

    • Cogswell – Overlord of Barsoom
    • Antonin Dvorak

      How did the sheriff know she had a fake ID from her bumper sticker?

    • Covfefe

      She used her sister’s driver’s license to get served?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      She should blast this when she drives that truck:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeftie7axUs

    • shivaskeeper

      I heard an update about this one today. The sheriff’s excuse now is that he was afraid the decals would spark a road rage incident. I guess the conservatives in his area cannot keep their butthurt in check and are known to lash out.

      It is unfortunate she had a warrant out for her arrest as it’s going to undermine her credibility. It shouldn’t, but it will.

      • commatoes

        You mean RWNJs can be

        DUM-DA-DUM

        TRIGGERED!?!

        • shivaskeeper

          Apparently this is so. I know they claim to be above it all and to function on pure logic with no emotional investment in their decisions. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that they might be lying about that.

      • suziq

        Well then they better not allow pro-Trump bumper stickers either because I know lots of people that would have road rage from them.

        • shivaskeeper

          I just think it says something, just not what the good sheriff wanted it to say. Either he is outright stating, not implying, that the people in his jurisdiction, Trump supporters in particular, are fucking animals who cannot be trusted to function like even partially civilized humans, or he is lying.

          It really is one of those two things.

  • Iam Reading

    Never go full Florida in a public meeting.

  • Suttree

    If that ain’t booze alone, it’s booze mixed with prescription meds. Trust me. I’ve apologized more than once for that lawn furniture winding up in the canal.

  • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

    Florida Woman.

    • Suttree

      Let me beeeeeee!

      • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

        You got it!

  • Spurning Beer

    Bath salts.

  • VirGinYa

    As a Texan, I’m grateful for Florida sometimes stealing the limelight.

  • armed_bears

    Something something something about the amount of time needed to snark out and render a 3D snark…. But, trust me, 2 hours ago this made sense:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1d625198467692bf362a01138d68ef4feb0dd86f437016239d2c4600d59af29.jpg

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And in response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ question to reporters asking them what they are grateful for:

    https://twitter.com/TheGoodGodAbove/status/932740231836692480

    • Suttree

      We are grateful that the public didn’t string us up from lamp posts due to our coverage of the election.

    • CripesAmighty

      Mortality.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    “Mueller’s team warn that investigators are asking about other foreign contacts and meetings that have not yet become public, and to expect a series of new revelations.”

    A series of new revelations. That’s bad.

    A source close to the administration tells the Post that Mueller is running “a classic Gambino-style roll-up” that “will reach everyone in this administration.” When you read histories of the more successful presidential administrations in American history, a phrase you don’t usually come across is “Gambino-style roll-up.”

    However, in the face of this mounting evidence and the warnings of some allies, Trump has remained — by Trump’s standards — fairly calm. Obviously, by the standards of a normal president, he is acting like a complete lunatic. But given Trump’s patterns of spewing indiscriminate rage and abuse and lashing out at his enemies in wildly counterproductive fashion, he has conducted himself with notable restraint. Despite his barely concealed impulses, Trump has refrained from mass pardons or attempting to fire Mueller.

    The apparent reason for his serenity is that his lawyer, Ty Cobb, has placated Trump with promises that Mueller’s probe would be over soon. “The president himself, however, has warmed to Cobb’s optimistic message on Mueller’s probe. Cobb had initially said he hoped the focus on the White House would conclude by Thanksgiving,” the Post reports.

    Thanksgiving. It will all be over by Thanksgiving.”

    • Holly

      Thanksgiving would take on a whole new meaning for us.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I think Mueller’s like a clever cat who is toying with his prey, and waiting to come in for the kill right at the last minute.

        Honestly, I’m hoping it goes on for another 2.5 years, because I do NOT want Pence as POTUS. Pence would be far more effective at implementing the RWNJs agenda.

    • Crystalclear12

      Folie à deux (/fɒˈli ə ˈduː/; French pronunciation: ​[fɔli a dø]; French for “madness of two”), or shared psychosis,[1] is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief and sometimes hallucinations[2][3] are transmitted from one individual to another.[4] The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie en famille, or even folie à plusieurs (“madness of many”).

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Apparently Ty Cobb has been blowing sunshine up Trump’s ass, telling him this is no big deal, and it will be over by Thanksgiving, or maybe New Year’s. Personally, I think Mueller is just getting started.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          Big League

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Mass hysteria, Reagan Republicans and Russians living together…

    • Thiazin Red

      Gambino Style roll up, either the best or worst dessert.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Could be like a cannoli, in which case, I’d like one, please.

        • Ωbjectifier

          Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

  • capnkrunch

    she knows that YOU stole her strawberries and are out to take the Precious, but she won’t let you, she won’t!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ3Rte6ATpU

  • Indiepalin

    She wasn’t nearly as think as you drunk she was.

    • jesterpunk

      Someone put blood in her alcohol stream.

  • Spurning Beer

    On behalf of my state of residence, I’m sorry, everybody.

    Please consider Florida’s positive contributions: Ray Charles, Carl Hiassen, and Tom Petty.

    • Suttree

      You are going to need a few more people than that!

      • Spurning Beer

        Okay, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Janet Reno, “Butterfly” McQueen, Steppin Fetchit, Donald “Big Daddy” “Don” Garlits, and Slim Whitman.

        Maybe not the last two.

        • Meccalopolis

          Lynyrd skynyrd

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Gram Parsons, also too.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Dead

    • Ωbjectifier

      And tarpon fishing. Damn, that’s fun!

    • Werewolf

      Zora Neale Thurston and Stetson Kennedy also, too.

      • commatoes

        IIRC, Hurston was a transplant and not under the best of circumstances. Regardless, IMHO, she wrote the greatest first page in American literature.

    • mardam422

      Zimmerman!!!!

  • commatoes

    Ben Franklin via Mike Rowe

    https://vimeo.com/76950152

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • RobKanC

      Why do we have to wait for these things. Why can’t he just put it right on twitter.

    • suziq

      Oooh, ooh, I am all ‘scited! Hope it is a good one!

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        I already have an IPA open.

        Oh, wait, it’s empty. Ah, I have more!

        • Parakeetist

          L’chaim.

  • Joe Beese

    … a writer for [Lena] Dunham’s Lenny Letter is publicly walking away from the online publication, citing what she calls the writer-actress-producer-activist’s “well-known racism.” Author Zinzi Clemmons says that she has known Dunham since their college years, and that the two share overlapping social circles. During that time, Clemmons says she “avoided those people like the plague because of their racism,” adding, “I’d call their strain ‘hipster-racism,’ which typically uses sarcasm as a cover.” She cites her relationship with her editors as the reason she has stayed at Lenny until now, but says that Dunham’s reaction to the accusations made by Perrineau pushed her to leave the newsletter.

    http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/writer-zinzi-clemmons-leaves-lenny-letter-citing-dunhams-known-racism.html

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Huh?

      • Joe Beese

        Short version: Lena Dunham is a terrible person.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          Water is wet and pope is Catholic also too.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Hey. Know who else appears to have been drinking?

    https://twitter.com/TheDemCoalition/status/932655544288055296

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Thirteen?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Oh, hell, why not. Because it’s important to brand Democrats as the party which thinks pre-pubescent sex with unwilling teenagers is funny.

        • bupkus231

          Because nobody with a sense of decency would think to try it ( Comedy of the absurd ).

          Leaving it to the GOP to claim it’s no biggie.

        • Holly

          This is where we are, and it’s more than disturbing. I have a daughter and a granddaughter and I’m at the boiling point.

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          You’re right. It’s a fair cop.

    • Meccalopolis

      Whatever it was they pulled it down

      • Carpe Vagenda

        It was a super-funny baby rape joke.

        • Meccalopolis

          Oy

  • Crystalclear12

    The only way this story could’ve been better is if the husband had showed up with a gator to defend his lady’s honor.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • VirGinYa

      Won’t someone please think of the golf course owners and real estate developers?

      • Roadstergal

        I often think about them, and the things I would like to do to them with votes.

        • Holly

          Perchance to dream…..

      • Resistor Radio

        And private jet setters!

    • bupkus231

      Well, they’ve been predicting that the national debt/deficits were gonna cause inflation to take off for years now. They’ve just got tired of waiting, and decided to prove their predictions correct via “MOAR TAX CUTZ! ( but only fer the rich )”

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Conservatives fail, liberals clean up the mess. You can’t explain that.

      • Well, you can explain it, but conservatives are typically too dense to understand the explanation…

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    You know – I’ve been dehydrated and drunk.

    That ain’t dehydrated.

    • Spurning Beer

      Thank you for the clarification. I was planning to get shit-faced dehydrated tonight.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        well, each makes you pass out – but one method is more fun than the other.

    • Holly

      You just weren’t dehydrated enough. Every person is different. It takes many shots of tekillya to get me THAT dehydrated.

    • Be a lot cheaper to get a buzz on…

  • That’s about as Florida a story as we could hope for,

    Eh, not really. Needs more strippers, a gator, and someone with a gun sayin’ “Hold mah beer.”

    • armed_bears

      At a mud hole racetrack.

      • Meccalopolis

        Next to the fish camp

    • Resistor Radio

      What do you think she was doing when she got all liquored up? I’m guessing strippers, gators, and guns.

    • hendenburg2

      Or a Barbie fetish

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Meth, not even once.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      on that note – CNN.com headline “White House Open to Roy Moore in Senate.”

      Profiles in courage, indeed.

    • Holly

      This woman is the epitome of all that is right in journalism. I love her.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Poor taste in spouses (Greedy McGreenspan), but as a reporter she’s top-notch.

        • Holly

          Don’t care a whit about her private life. It’s her journalistic integrity that matters to me.

  • Spurning Beer

    Sarah, I’m grateful for Robert S. Mueller III.

  • Resistor Radio

    Hey, I’m a Bad Drunk too, lady, but I never blamed it on Mexican travel.

    • Holly

      Where have you been? We’re now blaming Mexico for everything.

      • shastakoala

        Mexico is going to pay for the drunk tank.

        • Holly

          As they should. Because of Mexico I woke up in the wrong state (I lived in Colorado and woke up in Arizona) under the influence of Tequila.

      • Resistor Radio

        So Mexico is now a universal get out of derp free card? Why did Hillary go to Mexico to collude with Russians?

        • Holly

          You forget that before Hillz left for Mexico she sent an EMAIL to Obamz saying she was going to collude with Russia. Jeez ! This is how stories get all twisted and shit.

      • Mary Theresa

        Duh, it’s Hillarys fault or Obamas.

        • Holly

          OK, you’re right. Blame Hillz first – Obamz second and THEN Mexico.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            Blame Canada comes next? “May the Fourth Be With You”?

    • OutOfOrbit

      And if booze splurz yer spleach then ur not doing it right

  • Resistor Radio

    Mmmmmm, pasta carbonara. I’ll be nurturing my food baby/coma for the rest of the evening.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I once had a bad case of Educational Toe. Had to walk with a cane for weeks.

  • shastakoala

    So no more open bars at Commission meetings?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Shan
    • OutOfOrbit

      Ooh geez

      • Shan

        My family would laugh hysterically over that!

        • SDGeoff3

          I just did. I bet it’s really tasty, too.

          • Shan

            When I bake a whole chicken, I usually put a paste of lemon zest, garlic, salt, and herbs under the skin of the breast and thighs and then use the drippings to make a gravy. It would probably work with turkey as well, with adjustments.

          • SDGeoff3

            Mmmm. Here I am trying to drop twelve pounds, and you keep giving me all these great ideas. We are going out these days for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have a different kind of workload on those days, and it was getting to be not fun making a festive meal for two. However, I sneak them in from time to time as a surprise and Mr. sdgeoff3 loves it.

          • Shan

            I’ve been eating mostly vegetarian for a while (when I remember to eat – depression sucks) and have lost way too much weight. I need about 20lbs back and even then I’d still be 10lbs under the weight that’s been on my DL for 20+ years.

          • SDGeoff3

            I have some experience there. Do you enjoy going out to eat with a friend or two?

          • Shan

            No. I don’t have “going outbto eat with” friends.

          • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

            I gained 10 at Mardi Gras and you’d think with my gastric problems, I’d be losing, but no.

          • Shan

            I am currently eating a 2nd serving of last night’s leftovers. Wish me luck!

          • blaid droog

            Can I borrow 30 pounds of your depression until the end of the year? I need my clothes to fit me again.

        • OutOfOrbit

          Do live in Duck Soup, Ks?

          • Shan

            Noooo….?

    • Anna Rompage

      Those are some of the most luscious & perky turkey breasts I have ever seens!

      Why they even stand up while the bird is on its back…

      Though now that I’m taking a second look, they’re like my grandma’s breasts before she passed away, hanging all the way down to her waistline…

    • The Wanderer

      Too many hormone injections. Tyson has much to answer for.

      • Resistor Radio

        But those nipples are freaking perfect!

        • The Wanderer

          Yes. Yes, they are.

          • Shan

            So we women have been spending excessive and unnecessary amounts of money all these years on nipple camouflaging bras?

          • mfp, all 6s&7s&9s

            Yes

          • Shan

            I tried that at work and it didn’t go well.

          • mfp, all 6s&7s&9s

            Bummer!

      • commatoes

        Turkeys have been so overbred that they can only reproduce through artificial means.

      • blaid droog

        Tyson is protected by arkansas law. The clintons tried to have the constitution changed to exempt tyson from all laws, federal and state. The blow job blew that to pieces.

    • gallbladder

      I want to pinch the nipples. And then hang my head in shame.

      • shastakoala

        Turkey harassment!

        • gallbladder

          It was in on the gag!

      • Shan

        No pinching!

        • gallbladder

          Damn.

          • Shan

            There are better things you could do.

          • SDGeoff3

            Ummm, does it involve taste budz?

          • Shan

            Um…possibly? Pretty much anything is better than pinching, IMO

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      look at the unrealistic representation of turkeys cooking magazines have created.

      • Shan

        Put a 6-pack on the male ones.

        • Resistor Radio

          Put the neck over the crotch spot

          • Shan

            *snort*

            I usually throw those out or boil them for the cat.

          • SecludedCompound

            I had a pretty rednecky friend that would put that in a pan with the “leavins” and make gravy out of it. He called it “Dog Dick Gravy”.

            Sometimes I think “god bless rednecks.” Not most of the time or at all since 2015, but, you know.

          • SDGeoff3

            Sometimes, ya just have to do it.

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          • NellCote71

            My favorite You Know You Are a Redneck If… you are too drunk to go fishing. Having once lived on a lake in Texas and taking my dog for a walk, I know how true this expression is.

          • weighmaster
      • FlownΩver

        A Hefner Thanksgiving, to-nite at 9, 8 Central

    • mardam422

      Now that’s some breast meat right there.

      • Grokenstein

        Oh, you’ve done it now. You have to apologize and resign and be replaced by a Republican because that’s unacceptable.

        • mardam422

          I am truly sorry if that turkey was offended.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      NOBODY SHOW THIS TO TRUMP.

      • It might cause him to eat fruit!

        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          something something melons.

      • blaid droog

        I bet it would make Sarah’s nipples hard.

      • coozledad

        Would it stop him fucking that chicken?

    • CripesAmighty
    • commatoes

      An example of food I want to see instagrammed.

    • hudson

      ISWYDT.

    • data_ninja

      This gives even more validation to the expression “Turkey’s done!”

    • Sarah Smith

      I’m ashamed to admit that I snickered.

      • Shan

        Yaaay!

  • alpacapunchbowl

    “Students were taken off the streets and given educational toe”
    Oh shit, she was so hammered she leaked DeVos’ big education plan!

  • According to what i’m seeing on Ari’s show, Clint Watts is currently in Canada. I offer him official asylum!

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      “Asylum” takes on a whole new meaning considering the country he left from.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    Anybody interested in annoying Trump on his twitter feed.

    Cause, in light of the China/basketball players fiasco, I present you:

    NASA Scientist Held in Turkey Denied Bail Yet Again

    At this point it’s not exactly a surprise that Serkan Golge, a 37-year-old physicist and U.S.-Turkish dual citizen who has been held in Turkey for more than a year on charges of his alleged involvement in the failed coup last year, was once again denied bail at his latest hearing on Friday.

    Golge, who works as a senior researcher at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is one of at least seven American citizens who were swept up in the aftermath of the failed coup to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey in July 2016.

    http://www.houstonpress.com/news/turkey-denies-nasa-scientist-bail-yet-again-9970504

    • jesterpunk

      That is different because Turkey is nice to Trump.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        i know, just curious how he’d respond if one pointed out the obvious and inescapable similarities.

      • bupkus231

        Hell, Rump would probably try to exchange Gulen for Golge – thinking it was a “deal”….

    • VirGinYa

      No fair.
      Donnie has real estate in Istanbul.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Not Constantinople?

    • Ωbjectifier

      In his defense, Donald thought he was supposed to pardon Turkey.

  • Ryan Denniston
  • mardam422

    I’m fit as a fiddiddle diddle dee, that’s what I am. And I will always be fiddling.

  • jesterpunk

    That person on the skypenis thread is still complaining wonkette wont publish what they want to see. Can someone please add them to DSFB to make them happy?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      We have a troll? BRB!

      • Joe Beese

        If they can’t bother to troll us in the current open thread, I’m not going to do their work for them.

      • jesterpunk

        Its a troll from last night that came back today.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          what on earth is there to troll re: skypenis?

          • jesterpunk

            Because they are mad wonkette covered skypenis not what they wanted them to write about instead.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I just browsed their drivel. Boring person with a stick up their ass is boring- and more than a little entitled.

          • DrBigHead

            They don’t know us very well, do they?

          • jesterpunk

            No they really don’t.

    • TJ Barke

      I called him dense and blocked him. A sensible plan for a more tolerable wonkette.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        I did the same and stuck up for you as well. That troll wasn’t even funny, was it?

        • TJ Barke

          Just tedious.

      • jesterpunk

        I just blocked them, they are no fun to play with anymore.

    • Alan

      I thought we commented under an authoritarian regime.

      • jesterpunk

        We don’t comment on wonkette at all, comments are not allowed here.

  • Alternative Dog

    Didn’t watch the video. Did it sound like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMMcb1iyYl0

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Nope. Will not play that video. You can’t make me.

      • NotReallyHere

        They just slowed down the video slightly and he really does sound drunk. Do most people sound drunk when you slow down the video? I don’t know, but this video is both hilarious and disturbing.

      • Alternative Dog

        It’s hilarious, trust me. Anyone who has ever been at a dive bar between the hours of 12 and 2 AM has encountered this guy.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    “A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentance.”
    ― Diogenes Laërtius, Complete Works

    • The Wanderer

      Greek wine culture: Dilute one-to-one with water; only barbarians drink wine undiluted. And offer three libations before drinking – one to the ancient heroes, one to the Olympian gods, and one to the shades of your ancestors.

      • Joe Beese

        Father Beese was not a bibulous man. If a dinner guest brought over a fifth of something, it was likely to gather dust in our liquor cabinet for years to come.

        Once in a while he would order an imported beer with a steak. Or prepare for dinner with a Dubonnet on the rocks.

        I had to discover bourbon on my own. Sort a Hero’s Journey, with whiskey.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        One for me, three for my homies.

    • Joe Beese

      I think it was someone at Modern Drunkard who wished that, if we must endure hangovers in exchange for the pleasure of drunkenness, that the hangover come first – as a means of weeding out the dilettantes.

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        I am becoming all but immune to hangovers. The consumption of 3/4 of a bottle of bourbon over the course of an evening leaves me with little more than a mild headache in the morning.

        • Arolpin

          Good bourbon sure, try it with Olde Tennis Shoe and see how you feel on the morrow.

          • Bub, the cynical zombie

            I ONLY drink good liquor.

          • Arolpin

            That’s cheating! Sheee-it! Next you’ll be telling me you drink a couple glasses of water, take 2 Advil, and a b-vitamin before you go to bed too.

          • Bub, the cynical zombie

            Nope. Just good liquor.

      • Suttree

        A fine magazine! I believe that at some point I read them all. That was a while ago though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d1f1184d4807158496e0c04236e9a51e13c12741e02f1d8a7cff4585545887b.jpg

  • The Wanderer

    Well, I have made the first two dishes for T’giving (pumpkin-cranberry bread and stuffing muffins, hurr hurr hurr). The turkey, the carrots and the cranberry pie get made tomorrow, and the broccoli-corn spoon bread on T’giving morning.

    Meanwhile, I’m about to get a bit of drink on, and I’m fancying vodka and OJ.

    • Thiazin Red

      I do all my cooking the day of, but I’ve optimized my system so I only need to spend about an hour total actually doing anything. The rest of the time I just turn the burners on at the right time.

      • The Wanderer

        I work on that day, so I need to have everything ready so I can warm up things when I get home.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I think OJ is busy on the 18th green looking for the real killer…

    • gallbladder

      If you’ve any Drumpf apologists coming over, I suggest you keep your drink on through to next Monday.

    • Alan

      I save myself the trouble. Screw Thanksgiving. And every other holiday where family might show up.

      • Suttree

        I think I am going to reschedule one of my physical therapy appointments for Wednesday. If I’m in terrible pain, I can get out of seeing a bunch of people that I don’t want to hang out with all day.

      • BloviateMe

        That’s the spirit.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        I personally can’t wait until they’re all dead.

        • Alan

          Oh I think I like you!

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            The thing is, I don’t drink because the reason why I feel that way (and why my life sucks) is as a result of my father’s boozing. Holidays were always shit because he wouldn’t wake up from a hangover until late in the evening. I just wish I was alone.

          • Alan

            Wow, sounds like my childhood. I don’t drink either. Every single holiday was the worst day ever because dad would be home getting drunk and nasty and there was nowhere for me to escape to.

          • commatoes

            Enjoying “holiday cheer” ends up ruining the holiday. In my family, it’s my one uncle. He is getting better with age.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Stuffing muffins is the only way to go

      • BloviateMe

        Just make sure Muffins is a consenting adult, then by all means.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Get stuffed, Blo

        • wait! what?

          I can’t count the number of times I’ve groped a muffin top.

    • Mary Theresa

      UV 103 vodaka or GTFO.

      • wait! what?
        • Mary Theresa

          Difference is 80 proof vrs. 103 proof. 103 gets you faster to your destination.

          • wait! what?

            I’m just going by taste. It’s the only vodka I can drink at room temp.

          • Mary Theresa

            I like Amsterdam and UV 103 for taste.

  • NotReallyHere

    I had no idea you could clean your glasses with cat crap.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/406fb6275f23f5f28fa2d5e23ecf0fc4f33d4e1a6f9ebe6a5ff600b45c8714a3.jpg

    Learn something new everyday.

    • bluicebank

      Spray Cat On Crap is how I read it.

      • NotReallyHere

        That sounds messy.

    • Alan

      I thought it was a bad translation until I saw the made in USA. Dunno.

      • NotReallyHere

        I just took this picture on Friday when I went to the eye doctor. I kept looking at it and wondering if I was really reading it correctly. Actually, I still can’t believe it says “cat crap.”

        • shastakoala

          How do you get a cat to crap in those little bottles?

          • NotReallyHere

            That’s a good question. I didn’t buy any.

          • gallbladder

            Maybe it should read “Spray On Essence of Cat Crap?”

          • Villago Delenda Est

            And you thought herding cats was difficult…

          • StrangerCaptainHowdy

            Why does cream cost so much?

        • Roadstergal

          I know it well. It was a very popular defogger back when I lived in Seattle. I guess they picked the name to stand out – and it does.

          • NotReallyHere

            That’s for sure!

        • Alan

          Ahhh. It’s an eye test. If you buy it they write a new prescription.

        • StrangerCaptainHowdy

          Maybe it’s your camera?

    • thewalkindude
      • BloviateMe

        It’s cheaper if you just rub your chapstick on the cat’s ass. Plus it gives their butt holes a nice sheen.

        • BeachLoafer

          Y’know, my cat was showing off his butt hole aggressively earlier today, but I do NOT believe he was inviting me to polish or lubricate it … I’d go so far as to suspect that attempting to do so might have caused me grave physical injury.

      • NotReallyHere

        So, is the lib balm called, “Spread On Cat Crap?”

  • gallbladder

    When will Cooper start working as Trump’s press secretary? Seems to me it’s only a matter of time.

    • shastakoala

      That’s a sobering thought.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Don’t tell Cooper then, she’ll be pissed if you harsh her buzz.

  • bluicebank

    Not coincidentally, because Florida:

    ‘Florida is on fire’ — Politico headline
    … Even amid the flood of sexual misconduct revelations that have rocked
    state capitals across the country, the nation’s biggest swing state has
    lived up to its reputation for political drama and excess over the past
    month, with major implications for next year’s contested U.S. Senate and
    gubernatorial elections — and the next presidential race.

    … [Money quote of the day] “It was already insane here,” [Democratic donor John] Morgan said. “It’s like Florida just can’t get out of its own way.”

    I don’t know, John. Alabama is making a play for crazy town status.

    • bupkus231

      It’s neck and neck, nose to nose, dick to di,,,, uh, wait

    • BeachLoafer

      Hey hey hey, let’s not forget Mississippi – the crazy is strong in that corner of the South, and all this Florida and Alabamy fuckery is contending for Mississippi’s “most fucked-up state” status.

    • Count on Texas to go “hold my beer…” and do something to try to grab the title.

  • altleftjohn
    • gallbladder

      Is it still only Monday?

  • alpacapunchbowl

    Over/under on the likelihood of Darth Cheeto tweeting about who the real victim is here? I mean, it’s Chicago. We’re like catnip.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cop-shooting-sentencing-20171120-story.html

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Depends on whether it is covered on Faux News…

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Well let’s see, a soon-to-be former Chicago cop is actually facing consequences for murdering a couple of black folks.
        They can probably find a way to squeeze some pearl-clutching in between their President Hillary derangement syndrome coverage.

    • jesterpunk

      How long until he blames Obama?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        That’s a given. It did happen under O’s watch in 2013 after all.

  • Tom Mears

    In her defense, killer diarrhea leads to dehydration and severly dehydrated people can appear intoxicated.

    On the other hand dehydration would not explain why her breath might smell like the floor at your favorite watering hole after last call.

  • thewalkindude

    GQ has a long story on the Rand Paul tackled-while-mowing-his-lawn incident-couple of good lines-

    “They pick on Rand because he has the smallest one out there,” one local confided in me. (The columns on his house)

    But across Bowling Green, sympathy for either man appears to be in short supply. Goodwin described them as “two little shits” who have brought embarrassment upon the town.

    https://www.gq.com/story/inside-rand-pauls-neighborhood-fight?ref=yfp

    • wait! what?

      # bowlinggreenassacre

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Two little shits. Sounds about right.

    • Nockular cavity

      Two little shits will fight it out until
      one little shit does the other one’s will.

      • Bobathonic

        Declan! My man!

    • LucindathePook

      There once were two cats of Kilkenny,
      Each thought there was one cat too many;
      So they fought and they fit,
      And they scratched And they bit,
      Till excepting their nails
      And the tips of their tails
      Instead of two cats There weren’t any.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Antonin Dvorak

      That isn’t Ronan Farrow, is it?

      • jesterpunk

        Sam Ronan

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        No, it’s some jerk who ran for DNC. Details about the asshole are here.

        • Antonin Dvorak

          Thanks.

        • CripesAmighty

          Oh, ok. An also-ran from the last round. Why are we interested in this shmuck now?

    • jesterpunk

      Wasn’t he put on the DNC unity council?

    • Nyumbu

      Treat them like queens, IOW?

    • bupkus231

      Sire sounds like attempted ratfcking to me…

    • Alternative Dog

      From the source of all knowledge:

      In 1995, they moved to Lancaster, Ohio, where he developed a strange and irrational fear of not only marshmallows, but also bananas.

      Adding… Are we sure this guy isn’t a fictional character from a Joseph Heller novel?

    • Resistor Radio
  • Resistor Radio

    So there’s a rum drink called a Diarrhea Bomb, is that what she meant?
    https://drinkedin.net/cocktail-reviews/148833-diarrhea-bomb-recipe.html

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      This is not for drinking, this is for laying down and avoiding.

      A delicious recipe for Diarrhea Bomb, with dark rum, Kahlua® coffee liqueur, Cruzan® rum cream liqueur and Barenjager® honey liqueur.

      • StrangerCaptainHowdy

        Really opens up the sluices at both ends!

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      i vote: “a pecker”

      • gallbladder

        Edward Furlong libelz!!!111!!!!11!!

      • Resistor Radio

        Pecker? I hardly know her!
        (See, that would have totally been funny before this year)

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      “Peckerwood”

  • mancityRed6

    it could be true. she could be so dehydrated that her normal afternoon drinks just had more of an effect. kinda like when you give blood.

    • bluicebank

      If you hike up to high elevation and down two beers, you’ll get drunk, even if you’re used to beer. Don’t know why.

      • BeachLoafer

        I think there might be some scientific explanation for that, but we all know science is a librul conspiracy

      • bupkus231

        Try drinking in a sauna….

        • SDGeoff3

          Brandy. Oy!!!

        • BeachLoafer

          Been there, done that – one shot in a sauna is worth about five in a bar.

      • SDGeoff3

        Thin air. You’ll sleep real well, also too, as well.

      • mancityRed6

        when we went to the bud n breakfast, they said the same thing about partaking of the herb. higher elevations have that effect on the blood.

        • bluicebank

          True dat. Once had a backpacking buddy get altitude sickness, and I foolishly prescribed a couple of tokes of weed. Knocked him on his ass.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Less available oxygen at higher elevations means the same amount of X in your bloodstream has a greater effect. Same for baking … recipes change for over 6,000′ elevation.

      • LucindathePook

        Also, too, don’t leave your 36th fl office, go down and give blood, and then go right back up to work. You feel faint.

      • Resistor Radio

        If I’m hiking up to a high elevation, there damn well better be a cold beer at the top!

    • Mary Theresa

      LOL….hubby was telling me a story of when he was a kid and out of work. He gave blood for beer money and only had 3 beers and passed out in the parking lot of a bar.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        I participated in a blood drive in Ireland once, and afterward everyone got a pint of Guinness. Purportedly for health reasons. Also too, Ireland.

        • mancityRed6

          I used to see an older lady buying a four pack of Guinness every week at the store up the street when I was in Wales. they did have an ad campaign that said Guinness was good for you for a long while. also, it has less alcohol than your average beer.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Far less calories as well.
            I know that way back in the day they recommended pregnant women drink it.

          • mancityRed6

            the mom of a girl I was dating at the time brought a six pack to a baby shower. not the girl’s.
            apparently, a little beer helps the milk flow a little freer.

        • Mr. Blobfish

          I read somewhere that you can get all your daily nutritional requirements if you drank only orange juice and Guinness every day. You would need to drink about a case and a half of Guinness, but I fail to see that as a drawback.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            I gained a fair amount of weight when I lived there but it wasn’t the copious amounts of Guinness.
            No really! It’s the nightly stop at the chipper on the way home from the pub that gets ya.

  • hudson

    “Charlie Rose Accused Of Sexually Harassing And Groping Women”

    I give up.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Mayor Cooper is a blue blue Democrat. I’m not saying she was drunk, or that it was a reaction to bad water or bad tequila or both. What I am saying is, she is one of ours so, all snark aside, I’m willing to cut her some slack while she gets herself together.

    • Covfefe

      Well. There are so many Demonrats, ready to step into each other’s places, why do they need to cut the deranged Demonrats any slack?

  • ken_kukec

    “Intrissistic Value” could be a Hiaasen title — though “Drunk Puppy” is even more on the nose.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    This florida story still isn’t as bad as a possible pedophile senator.

    • Resistor Radio

      I caught a bit of Katy Tur’s show today and was impressed that she came right out and said “…electing a pedophile.” I don’t watch a lot of news but it’s the first time I’d heard anyone come right out and say it.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        We live in strange times.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    I don’t know if diarrhea would cause slurring, but I once had some Mescal that caused every bit of water to evacuate my body the next morning via vomiting and projectile sweating. I’m pretty sure it affected my speech for 3 years thereafter.

    • janecita

      Did you eat the worm?

      • SDGeoff3

        mmm, wuz gonna say…

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        That’ll do it. Never eat the worm.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        There were three worms. And a net around the bottle. And a sombrero on the bottle. And some kind of seasoned rock salt in a little burlap bag tied to the bottle. It was called Fandango, and was the fanciest alcohol I’d ever seen, at least insofar as accessories were concerned.

    • Meccalopolis

      Funny, mescal only affects my judgement

    • Resistor Radio

      Man, I took mescaline once and—

  • Anna Rompage

    Total ‘rhoid’ rage, as in hemorrhoid…

    • bupkus231

      Well, I know they make me kinda grumpy….

  • Rebel Scum with permit

    Local access Teevee in Florida is a lot more interesting.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      The mind and the stomach shudder.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • jesterpunk
    • Rebel Scum with permit

      This is your party Miss Lindsay. You can cry if you want to, but you and your buddies built this.

    • NotReallyHere

      Is Graham in the tank for Trump now? Because he didn’t used to be.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/358d413a82c67e4e794f387e2990bb4fc1ba178f1c383c9e5ff7400be1ee394c.jpg

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        He’s in the tank for rich donor tax cuts- that’s all that matters with these asholes

        • NotReallyHere

          That’s true, and I agree with you. What surprised me in the article were the quotes about getting Trump’s agenda done.

          “We’re about to give away a seat that can determine the future of Trump’s agenda, and I hope the good people of Alabama on the Republican side will try to find a way to pick a nominee that can represent the conservative cause in an effective way,”

          “This Jones guy’s not going to help us on anything that Trump wants to do,”

          I would have expected him to say things about not being able to pass a conservative agenda in a general way with Jones in office, but he kept talking about Trump’s agenda specifically, and that’s what surprised me.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Nope. No irony or cynicism in my post at all

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhvWZ62oVXg

  • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

    OT: This is actually pretty interesting and cool. Hopefully they used decaf, though…

    London buses to be powered by coffee-ground biofuels as a way of lessening emissions

    America continues to be powered by fossil fuels and bullshit, while London is doing this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnXR-MKhg64

    • jesterpunk

      Dave Grohl could power the bus for weeks.

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

    • Alan

      I’m surprised it’s not tea. Could probably light up London.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        I’ve read that the younger generation of Brits are drinking coffee on par with the USA, nowadays.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          So the House of Windsor merged with the House of Maxwell?

        • hudson

          so they are brexiting tea too? awesome.

        • Alan

          That sounds quite plausible.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          I switched to tea when I lived in Ireland 20 years ago (fuck, I am old!) because the only coffee you could get to make at home was nescafe instant or those Italian percolators that are cute but a pain in the ass (in my opinion).
          But around that time they were starting to get more mainland Europe-style cafes so I would imagine they’ve developed a taste for good stuff. And no, I don’t mean Starbucks slop.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      When I run myself on coffee-based biofuels, the byproducts are actually worse for the environment…

  • Moebym of the Returners

    I feel like a piece of shit human being for saying this, but I honestly find two of my friends quite annoying sometimes.

    Both of them try way too hard to impress women. I wonder if the other woman in our group feels the same way, or if she actually enjoys being fawned over by guys who haven’t even known us for a year. As far as I’m concerned, they’ve gone far past just being courteous and gentlemanly, and are simply overbearing (or even borderline creepy).

    Both volunteered for HFA, but one is so out of touch with politics that he didn’t know about certain news items that you’d have to have been hiding under a damn rock for the past year not to have heard of by now. The other one is one of those overeager, idealistic political neophytes who thinks he knows better than those of us who’ve been following politics for many years. (Ironically, he doesn’t think Trump will be impeached.)

    They are also part of our little group that meets about once a week to watch anime, but it’d be a stretch to say that they actually “watch” with any degree of earnestness. They’re usually either asleep, laughing at something they think is silly, or talking through important dialogue, and myself and the other two are often forced to explain the plot points that they slept through or interrupted. (This goes not just for anime but for everything else we watch together.)

    They are good people with hearts of gold – I just find their personalities a bit…wanting.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I find it easier and cheaper to not have any friends at all. But I have to say, I actually envy the guy who’s out of touch with politics. Bad for your mental health.

      • Moebym of the Returners

        Well, you aren’t wrong about politics being bad for mental health. But I’m not the kind of person who can simply ignore what’s going on.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          I’m not either. I wish I was. Everybody talks about the weather, but you’ll drive yourself nuts thinking you can do anything about it.

    • Alan

      What age males? That usually explains everything.

      • Moebym of the Returners

        One’s in his mid to late 30s, and the other one is in his late 40s (I think). Both bachelors.

        • Alan

          Ohhh, they don’t have an excuse.

        • commatoes

          I am in that age group. They have never had a relationship of note, are really hard up, or just matured past their early 20’s.

    • Michael R

      I feel like a piece of shit human being for saying this,
      but I can pretty much grown to
      hate
      seriously dislike anyone .

    • janecita

      Tell them not to try so hard, and if they keep on annoying you start excluding them from your anime watching night.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Eh, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I have two friends who drive me crazy by being utter control freaks at times, while another practically needs to be struck by lightning to be motivated beyond “basic survival needs”. And I’m sure there are parts of me that they find equally annoying. But we manage to stay close despite those things.

    • WIDTAP

      If they are friends, privately talk to them and tell them what you want and what is not working for you. Also, don’t be surprised or offended if they have some feedback.

    • BeachLoafer

      Oh christ, what to do with old friends …

      I’m in my sixties, and for decades I’ve considered a guy I met early in high school to be my best friend. He was my best man at my wedding, and his 90yo mother calls me her “other son”, but I don’t dare mention anything political with him because I’d bet money he’s a Trump supporter, and despite his wonderful “girlfriend” (after 25 years is she really still a girlfriend?) I think he could well be a misogynistic asshole.

      I think long-term friends often resemble relatives and old fish, I just wish it was as easy to deal with as the old fish.

  • Rick Hill

    I think the next one is going to be pretty short
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a9AevRW_460s.jpg

  • Rick Hill

    He always called me Son….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3eNFrVHSoU

    • Catstro

      I was at that show! After the birth of my daughter (and *maybe* my wedding day), the best day of my life.

    • commatoes

      My day drinking anthem.

      https://youtu.be/BPPtrqvHGEg

  • Vorhees

    she’d been on a diet of little more than “rice, bananas and Gatorade.”

    Um…who ordered this? Is this a homeopathic remedy?

    • Mary Theresa

      Is that gluten free?

    • Michael R
    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Isn’t homeopathy what turns you gay?

      • Mary Theresa

        I thought it was the quality of the water?

      • commatoes

        Wrong order. It is the Tao of Homo or path ‘o homo.

  • wait! what?

    OT
    Where do we send wonkstaffers gifts by snail mail? I am going to send booze.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Wonkette
      PO Box 361
      Polson, MT, 59860
      From the Give tab.

  • Mary Theresa
    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Manson: I refuse to bunk with Bannon. That dude is creepy and gross.

      • SDGeoff3

        Satan: He’s not dead yet. You can share with Dead Breitbart.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          Manson:Can I have the hot tar and flaming pitchforks instead?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    IDK one way or the other about Tom, but I’d bet the rent money on that asshole Matt Lauer:

    https://twitter.com/Plantflowes/status/932754268465049602

    • BloviateMe

      Meanwhile, Brian Williams claims to have been inappropriate, but no one believed his retelling of the events.

      • SDGeoff3

        In every story, he’s two thousand miles away from the victim.

    • jowgajen

      Matt Lauer is a sexist ass, but I think his only sexual attraction is to himself.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        You know, anyone who behaves as swinishly towards women professionally as Lauer does has to have something up.

        Besides, there seems to be a common thread among people who owe their careers to Jeff Zucker.

      • SDGeoff3

        Good.

  • Picabo
    • The Wanderer

      Sir John Gielgud stole that movie.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Sir John Gielgud pretty much owns any film he is in.

      • SDGeoff3

        Yes he did.

    • Holly

      Sir John and Dudley made a magnificent duo.

  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

    Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

    I blame Superman.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Va10X8VzLI

    Christopher Reeve, PBUH

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/18/2018-set-to-be-year-of-big-earthquakes

    • ltmcdies

      Fine, I’ll getbthe damn go bag and emergency supplies for that quake we’re due here on wet west coast.
      So stop nagging us scientists.

  • marxalot

    Maybe she got stung by a jellyfish.
    They seem like a lovely couple.
    Is there a City Manager who doesn’t have their thumb up their arse?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      I’ll never stay at the Trump Fleabag® again!

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Motel T. You pay to have the light on!

      • jesterpunk

        Dont forget if you do stay you can refuse to pay if your not happy with anything. Trump said that when he refused to pay people so it must apply to his businesses too right?

    • The Wanderer

      Good. Bankrupt the decrepit bugfucker.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      May his brand be tarnished forever.

    • gallbladder

      I regret that I’ve only one upfist to give.

  • Sophia

    Tesla’s Electric Semi Gets Orders From Loblaws, Walmart Canada

    Earlier this month, Loblaw committed to have a fully electric fleet as part of the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030.

    That would involve adding 350 zero-emission vehicles and more than 2,500 trailers to the fleet.

    The Ontario-based grocer said removing diesel from its transport trucks and refrigerated trailers could reduce more than 94,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing more than 20,000 cars from the road.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/11/19/teslas-electric-semi-gets-orders-from-loblaws-walmart-canada_a_23282190/

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Good for Bob Loblaw.

      • Thiazin Red

        His lawblog must have really taken off.

        • Resistor Radio

          “Why should you go to jail for a crime somebody else noticed?”

    • commatoes

      The fact that it would excuse them from hiring drivers with their road hours restriction is not germane to the discussion.

      • Sophia

        Sorry, I’m not understanding what you’re saying here

        • commatoes

          Going for sarcastic. Like automation in factories, businesses couch automation as energy saving, safety, etc. But for many, the real reason is to reduce labour costs. A driver is only allowed a set number of hours on the road. It doesn’t matter if (s)he is stuck behind another truck at a loading dock for 2 hours. It still counts towards his/her total. An driverless truck can drive for as many hours as needed. Likewise, the decline in US manufacturing jobs is due to off-shoring but also automation.

          • Sophia

            I didn’t realize these were driverless. Electric cars aren’t driverless, I thought these worked on the same principal.

          • commatoes

            These might be electric or hybrid. But I remember reading recently that Tesla is in the final stages of driverless truck testing and trying to get regulatory approval. If you remember that Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo ad from last year, that was for their soon to be coming driverless trucks.

          • Sophia

            That is seriously scary. An semi coming at you with no driver. Shit, some of them with drivers scare the shit out of me.

  • Anna Rompage

    In all honesty, I would imagine I’d likely have to attend city council meets a bit tipsy myself, if I lived anywhere in FL….

    • Beanz&Berryz

      From a recent piece by Steve Duin, it sounds like our own new Councilor Eudaly has her ragey moments, even if stone cold sober.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      When I was an elected pope. … Yes suggested text I was an elected pope,

      Elected official, I often wanted to be drunk.

    • commatoes

      Takes the edge off.

  • jesterpunk

    In funny news, this clip is great.

    https://twitter.com/ladyhaja/status/932747431292350464

    • Roadstergal

      …I have whiplash.

    • marxalot

      I just watched a man’s alternate personality take control of his face, voice, and political concerns.

      • aureolaborealis

        I just watched a man’s alternate true personality take control of his face, voice, and political concerns.

    • WIDTAP

      So his proposal is…”Drain the swamp”?

      • jesterpunk

        Or get Crocodile Dundee? One of the 2.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Is Jim Jefferies on this?

      Love me some Jim.

    • Resistor Radio

      Omg that was so funny. I had read an article about it earlier today but this video, gahahahahaha! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c03a652df6916f898083ebd8cb83117abd47368d8c7ac67710eafe8d6ae0741c.gif

    • BloviateMe

      That. Was. Awesome.

    • bluicebank

      But you won’t hear Florida Man yammering on about the crocodile problem. No sir.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Still a better leader than Trump

    • commatoes

      The multiple personalities should have a convo before going on camera.

    • aureolaborealis

      Probably redundant to point out that Bob Katter is an ultra-conservative from a tiny town in the remote Queensland bush, and he’s a homophobic piece of shit most of the time.

    • Doug Langley

      Holy multiple personality, Batman.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • Rick Hill

      Does it make sense? Maybe if you’re going by old testament gawd.

    • Lord Jim

      It sure does once you grasp that the real core of “evangelicalism” is movement conservatism, not the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • RobKanC

      Makes sense. Wasn’t Mary like a teenager when she had the “son” of god.

      • Resistor Radio

        You’d think god would have chosen a less slutty teenager to knock up, but whatever, I’m not gonna throw stones. That’s kinda His thing.

    • Blanche de Shambles

      Don’t worry- she’ll be dead soon.

    • commatoes

      I grew up Catholic. We know that underage touching is part of god’s plan.

  • janecita

    This story makes me wanna cry, and laugh hysterically at the same time.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/trump-supporters-have-a-new-insane-conspiracy-theory/

  • Blanche de Shambles

    “How come he’s the only city manager with his thumb up his ass?”

    Really, it’s like one of those Frank Capra movies starring Jimmy Stewart.

  • Mr. Blobfish
    • alpacapunchbowl

      🎶 Lazin’ on a puggy afternoon 🎶

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    Man… Peggington has really turned aggressive!!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Heading out on this note–BBL, Wonkers!

    https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/932743610763587585

    • Covfefe

      Supporting a pedophile the second time (Moore) is easier than the first time (Donald Fredovich.)

    • hudson

      full parody status was reached a year+ ago. the guy admitted to violating women, and they still voted for him. and several women raised flag. lol. really funny. hahahaha. i’m, laffing my guts out.

    • commatoes

      Personally, I’m feeling a bit Kafkaesque.

  • tomamitai

    What’s with the seal on the wall behind the council, has house Harkonnen moved to Florida?

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    No how bad these sons of bitches are, they can always, ALWAYS get worse…

    https://twitter.com/maddow/status/932756973010944001

    • SDGeoff3

      Of course.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Is the directive going to be “Okay, you know all that shit you did before? DON’T DO THAT.”

      • alpacapunchbowl

        “Wink, wink”

        • yyyaz

          In response, “Nod, nod.” With a shit-eating fuck-the-rubes-and-take-all-the-munniez leer.

    • TootsStansbury

      These fucking fuckers can fuck themselves and eat my fuck.

    • Resistor Radio

      Because it’s just too time consuming to visit each poor person’s home and kick them in the stomach individually.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    C’mon, Florida, you can do it! You can catch up to Alabama!

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • commatoes

      I find this depressingly predictable.

    • shivaskeeper

      This is not surprising. She knew what the possible repercussions of violating her NDA were. If she had the integrity to ignore the NDA she needs to have the integrity to face the consequences of doing so.

      She was also kind of an idiot. She was one of a handful of people with access to the info she leaked. She contacted Glenn Greenwald on her official or regular personal email, and not with a burner account. She delivered a paper copy knowing full well that every single printer puts a unique mark on the pages.She contacted Greenwald. She trusted Greenwald to not burn her as a source.

      • Trusting Greenwald is always a mistake.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Yes, she was careless, and so she has consequences. The point, I think, is the other treasonous cocksplats are not in jail also too.

        • shivaskeeper

          Different crimes. Different people. Their turn will come.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    So. Is is too soon to say that it looks like the bloom is off the Charlie Rose?

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    I am fascinated by the Jedi child abuse theory. (Head cannon) It explains so much!

  • JoeChristmas

    Looks like she had one too many glasses of the Blood of Jesus.

    • yyyaz

      Yeah, you should cram down a bunch of the Body of Christ first.

  • nevernude
  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

    Astronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. They have named it 1I/2017 U1(’Oumuamua) and believe it could be one of 10,000 others lurking undetected in our cosmic neighbourhood.

    The certainty of its extraterrestrial origin comes from an analysis that shows its orbit is almost impossible to achieve from within our Solar System.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/491b884773d4a5580da2dce0dd04226a5a430dfe6576ed0be1693be54cff0578.jpg

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/across-the-universe/2017/nov/20/interstellar-object-confirmed-to-be-from-another-solar-system

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Welcome, where you going? Can you take us away from this stupid planet?

    • Doug Langley

      Sci fi fans disappointed it wasn’t named Rama. But Oumuamua means “first traveler from afar”, so good choice.

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Arthur C. Clarke libel!

      • tehbaddr

        Rama was a good read!

        • Doug Langley

          I loved it, too. Won the Hugo for best SF novel of the year.

          • tehbaddr

            How was Rama II? Never got to it.

          • Doug Langley

            No idea. Never read it.

    • CripesAmighty

      Is it on collision course with Earth?

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Gay asteroids?

        Who knew?

    • TootsStansbury

      Cool!

    • Many scientists are saying that the object sent a cryptic message translated as “do not take me to your leader unless your leader is Thich Nhat Hanh, or Angela Merkle if Mr. Hanh is unavailable.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      We need to recruit her into the Wonkette hive collective.

      • mancityRed6

        doing that, in Texas? she’s got some guts. she’s in

        • hudson

          precisely. sooper balls this lady has.

          • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

            I want to send her truck balls. Yes I am drunk!

          • hudson

            that would be like sending coal to west virginia or bourbon to kentucky. she already has the bigger balls.

        • MizzMazz

          Hell, I’d be scared to have that on my car here in CA. I’ve gotten shit for having a Darwin fish and a Bernie sticker in the past. She indeed has guts.

      • yyyaz

        She should get an honorary life membership. And a hat.

    • jowgajen

      First amendment, how does it work?

      • gallbladder

        The way they want it to.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        In theory or in reality?

        We’re going to find out soon.

      • TootsStansbury

        Asshole fascists can say whatever they want and the rest of us better shut up or it’s forced labor or death. This is what Republicans are all about now.

    • hudson

      what balls!!

      check it out lindsay graham.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Let’s hope she doesn’t get one that reads, “I shot the sheriff, but I didn’t shoot no deputy.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiYUYcpsT4

  • Joe Beese

    Ouch.

    CBS News has suspended Charlie Rose, and PBS has suspended production and pulled The Charlie Rose Show off the air in response to a Washington Post report in which eight women accuse Rose of sexual harassment.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/11/20/charlie_rose_suspended_from_cbs_pbs_amid_sexual_harassment_allegations.html

    • Swampgas_Man

      GawDDAMMIT!

      • OutOfOrbit

        Too bad not sad… for him.

    • Shan

      I don’t even know who that is.

      • BloviateMe

        I see him almost every morning on CBS, he hates the letter “t.”

        “…and now, your world in niney seconds.”

        I won’t miss that.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Old man aging out.

        Did I say “old man”; I meant “gross old man”.

      • CripesAmighty

        Tedious, ponderous interview host who has Tom Friedman on every other show (which should tell ya everything ya need to know).

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          An institution on PBS for those who thought that like Tom, he was what a thinking person wannabe thinks a thinking person is like.

          • BloviateMe

            I think you’re right.

          • OrdinaryJoe

            Let me think about that.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        He has a one-on-one interview show every weeknight on PBS at 11 pm CT, usually about politics, sometimes about books or movies or other cultural icons. Sometimes his show is very interesting, sometimes less so.

        He interviewed Bill O’Reilly before the November election, and it was fascinating. It might have been just as interesting behind the scenes, if these accusations are true.

      • hudson

        charlie rose?

        the man is inquisitive. i discovered him during the 9/11 days. The guy can ask really orthogonal questions. he used to be not afraid to chase the whys and the hows, and the howcomes.

      • Marsupial99

        Right?? I thought I was the only one! I mean, I’m aware of him, I think he’s been on 60 Minutes, but… I’ve kind of missed the whole Charlie Rose era, apparently.

    • TootsStansbury

      The few times I’ve caught his show, he’s interviewing gorgeous women so yeah, I suppose.

  • janecita
  • tehbaddr

    My hunch is diazepines, a couple bars of Xanax, just so she could stomach the riff raff council members.

  • Picabo
  • Angela Ruzzo

    So there’s a Mayor, a Vice Mayor, and a Deputy Mayor … seems like a bit of overkill there.

    • bluicebank

      It’s Florida.

  • BadKitty904
  • WomanInThePersistence

    My goodness, but the Franken thread is lively. I’m not really up for lively tonight.

    • I just can’t even

    • BloviateMe

      I’m avoiding that area completely. Don’t want.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        There’s some not-violent-but-serious fighting words going on. Frankly (sorry about that), I need time to think about it al. (Sorry, again.)

        • BloviateMe

          LOL. Ouch.

          …and, ouch again.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I did apologize.

        • Resistor Radio

          I’m not in the mood to get yelled at, so I’m keeping my mouth shut. Or at least trying to keep my mouth shut.

          This is one of those situations where I feel what I feel, and think what I think, and everyone is totally within their rights to disagree with me, and I just don’t wanna get yelled at. No need to join the fray, just gonna leave me stressed out and frustrated.

          Are we done talking about SkyPenis? That was good times. :)

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Same here. If you are spoiling for a fight, head on over there. Honestly, I don’t know what to think about this. And am not inclined to get involved in shouting matches with strangers.

            If anybody had ever said that I’d get nostalgic for Vegan Buttholes, or Vagendas of Manocide, at one point in my life I would have laughed and laughed.

          • OutOfOrbit

            How about dildoes & Brazilian wax jobs?

          • Resistor Radio

            I’m always down to talk about dildos and brazilians, the waxing technique.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Me, exactly.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Should we turn the hose on ’em?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Nah. They don’t seem particularly trollish. Just argumentative and cranky. I’m inclined to let them have a playpen to fight in.

    • jesterpunk

      I am staying out of that thread, its safer that way.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Reprehensible, hypocritical fucking fuck:

    “I’ll say this about Roy Moore once again; I’m not here to defend him. It’s reprehensible what he did, if it’s true, and if he did it to my sister, I would be in jail for my reaction would be.”
    “If he did it to your sister would you support the president campaigning with him?” Tur jumped in.
    “If he did it to my sister would I support the campaign?” a stunned Nunberg replied. “No, I wouldn’t.”
    Tur then pounced.
    “So if it’s somebody else’s sister or daughter it’s okay,” she pressed.
    “Because it was somebody else’s sister or daughter?” Nunberg repeated. “Look, these are accusations — look, if he did it. These are accusation. He’s not been charged.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/watch-katy-tur-flattens-moore-backing-ex-trump-adviser-by-asking-how-he-would-feel-if-the-victim-was-his-sister/?comments=disqus

    • thewalkindude

      So, in other words, a Trump supporter…

    • commatoes

      Maybe these pols have gotten soft by getting lobbed softballs by Fox. But the folks at CNN and MSNBC seem to smell blood in the water. I notice that non go on Maddow anymore.

  • Montezuma has a strange way of getting revenge…
    https://i.imgur.com/mH0FJ.gif

    La Cruda

    • BloviateMe

      I need to party with that guy.

      • TJ Barke

        Only the best survive.

      • bbayliss

        You’ll have to get that lunatic off his back first.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Ha ha! Made me laugh out loud!

          • BloviateMe

            Same.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          They are both too refined to drink with Steve Bannon.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Final words: “Hold my swine.”

    • Resistor Radio

      Tee hee :)

  • Shan

    Okay, I am at TOO MUCH now and am gonna go watch some more Supernatural because of the eye candy and the lotsa boys with purty mouths. (Okay, also girls.)

    Seriously, they must go through so much lip scuff, chapstick, and lip gloss on that show. And also Cepacol and nasal spray with all that vocal fry and “scoffing” noises.

    • Thiazin Red

      I’m liking this season so far. I’m hoping that we get an episode set in the parallel world with Mary and Lucifer sometime soon.

      • janecita

        I’m just glad that Castiel is back.

        • Thiazin Red

          I was wondering how long they were going to keep him dead.

          • janecita

            Still mad that they got rid of Crowley, he was my fave.

          • Thiazin Red

            I guess they’re limited by whether the actor wanted to keep going, but I’ll miss him too.

      • Shan

        I’m rewatching and up to S5 now so I can get caught up to the current season from last watching up probably S11 so…

        • Thiazin Red

          Seasons 2-5 are really great. The later seasons have good stuff in them and I still enjoy the show, but that is the best section.

          • Shan

            It’s just freaking hilariously funny and the 3 maim actors can just slay me with the giggles or the weepies with only a glance.

            Sam needs to stop scoff-sighing, though. He reminds me too much of the Twilight movies. Bleurgh.

    • OutOfOrbit

      I may comment on this behaviour later.

      • Shan

        I like purty mouths, SO WHAT?!

        • OutOfOrbit

          so knowing that makes me happy, OHKAY?!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Personally, I’m binging on “Faulty Towers”. Because I really want silly.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Just bought the box set for my daughter! “Don’t mention the war!”

        • Catstro

          Not much fun in Stalingrad, no.

      • Raan

        I’m sorry, he’s from Barcelona.

        • Shan

          que?

      • Resistor Radio

        Where is that streaming?

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Watching it on Netflix.

          • Resistor Radio

            I may have to join you.

    • mancityRed6

      I should be inside watching Adventure Time

      • Shan

        Try Steven Universe!

      • janecita

        Are there any new episodes?

        • mancityRed6

          does it matter?

          • janecita

            Not at all:-)

    • Resistor Radio

      I’m watching Broad City but will soon transition to some kinda TCM something or other.

    • commatoes

      I am doing the first night of the comic book shows. Lucifer, The Gifted, and Supergirl.

      …you look like the attractive yet non-threatening, racially diverse cast of a CW show… – Cat Grant of Supergirl

      • Shan

        I wha? I am one of the least racially-diverse looking people on the planet! Ginger hair, blue eyes, and fishbelly white skin!

        • commatoes

          The quote refers to the cast of a CBS, that owns CW, show and the CW’s uniformly good looking casts. Like Supernatural, their casts have a plethora of good looking actors in their 20’s and 30s. Even their “geeks” are good looking. Even their demons are good looking. There be a lot o’ purty mouths on that network.

          • Shan

            Ow. Well, FWIW I was specifically referring to Castile and Dean.

            Ahem. Carry on!

          • Shan

            Damn autocorrect!

          • commatoes

            I had to write an econ paper for a class I was taking. The word I meant to write was “count”. I misspelled it and did not “correct” the error. In my rush, I did not include the “o” and hit “replace all”. When my TA called me into her office, I considered possible escape routes. She laughed at my discomfort and told me of a similar typo with “feckless”. Sometimes auto correct is not your friend and sometimes “o’s” REALLY MATTER.

            PS I may have told this story before but because my life is full of some really boneheaded episodes, I forget which ones have been told where and to whom.

          • Shan

            It’s a goodly repeatable story.

  • janecita

    “The Punisher,” yay or nay?

    • Joe Beese

      “Guy goes around torturing people… FOR JUSTICE!” isn’t the entertainment option I’m in the market for right now.

      • msanthropesmr

        Yeah – I think frolicking puppies is more apropos

      • janecita

        I don’t like the actor. That’s why I’m hesitant.

        • Skaarphy

          If I may chime in: I didn’t care much for him either. I mainly knew him from The Walking Dead, and I thought he was very much one-note and sort of ugh there. But he really shines here. If you like the concept of the show you will like the show. Guaranteed.

          • janecita

            That’s why I don’t like him, he was terrible in TWD. I’ll give it a try.

      • natoslug

        There’s always SMILF for happy stories.

    • Thiazin Red

      I did like the most recent movie, but only because it totally gave up on trying to be good and just went full ridiculous.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m still a fan of the Dolph Lundren movie, so, don’t ask me.

    • wait! what?

      Only if it’s Thomas Jane.

      • janecita

        Nah, is Shane from The Walking Dead.

    • natoslug

      I say yay. It’s gritty, violent, and pointless, but has plenty of pretty people doing terrible things, so feels like the American Dream.

    • Skaarphy

      Absolutely yes. Best Marvel thingy since Jessica Jones.

      • janecita

        Jessica?

      • natoslug

        Lucky Man has been a pretty good series so far as well, but yeah, Punisher has Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, so it’s definitely my top Marvel thingy.

    • jesterpunk

      Which one? The one with Thomas Jane is pretty good but Punisher War Games isnt as good. Never seen the tv series.

      • janecita

        Netflix series.

        • jesterpunk

          Oh I haven’t seen that, I don’t have Netflix although I should get it eventually.

    • RobKanC

      It was fine. Too much drama and less action, IMO. Netflix Marvel lineup should stop preaching stuff and start beating up more super villains.

    • Zonath

      I watched one episode so far and found myself liking it in spite of myself, given that the Punisher is such an unlikable character in general.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      You’re talking about the dildo?
      NSFW: http://www.whole-shop.com/en/dildo-the-punisher.html

      • janecita

        No thank you, I already have three of those.

    • Have you seen UNITED STATES IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN AMERICA!!!1!1! yet?

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    lock her up! lock her up! lock her up!

    https://twitter.com/klnynews/status/932680841607766018

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      In civilized states that’s quite serious. People like her can buy their way out of that kind of trouble, though.

      • In civilized states that’s quite serious

        But it was Upstate NY!!!1!1!
        https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7310/12055231814_fd8a8a0ce1_b.jpg

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Marty is actually an in-law-squared. Very funny guy. Did great things as Borough Pres, including these awesome signs. My FIL used to get his very amusing holiday cards.

          • Arolpin

            I think Marty Markowitz is the last true New York politician.

    • TJ Barke

      Seriously. She is so fucking insufferable.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Must be a mistake. I know for a fact, they have 120 mph speed zones up there like at Indy or Germany.

      • SDGeoff3

        She wouldn’t dare be so sassy as to break the law, would she?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        IK,R? It’s like Wyoming or Montana, only with maple trees and mooseses.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Good. Nowhere near me, plus it was Saturday that I made my dispensary run to Syracuse.

  • Doug Langley

    Update on my forged checks:

    Checked with bank. They keep checks on file for 60 days, so the evidence is still there. Also, I thought of something over the weekend and pointed it out to them. I always write my utility account number on the checks I write, and sure enough, dumb forger forgot to erase it. Even on the photostat, it’s clear as day I meant it for the utility, not a private person. Pointed it out to bank rep as proof it was forged.

    • mancityRed6

      that is some shit I’ve been through. good luck to you.

  • Thiazin Red

    I don’t even watch the CW comic book shows, but the trailers for the big crossover event look crazy entertaining. Alternate universe space nazis crash a superhero wedding?

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-trailer-for-the-dc-cws-crisis-on-earth-x-show-1820615212

    • wait! what?

      Yeah, but in that universe pants are required.

      • SisterArtemis

        scandalous!

    • The last two have been a riot. I am exicted about this one.

      • Thiazin Red

        I’ve heard Legends of Tomorrow has gotten good. I was tempted to start that one because of Rory Pond.

        • It is very silly. Mostly because it is literally where they dumped the ideas the writers came up with for the other shows but were deemed too ridiculous. Characters are fun though

    • Doug Langley

      Wait – you mean that unlike the live action movies, this might actually be – FUN??

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Will all the straight men in politics and/or the entertainment industry who have not sexually harassed a woman please stand up … I’m waiting …

    • BloviateMe

      My gut tells me Obama and Biden could confidently stand. Outside of that, not so sure.

      • janecita
        • SisterArtemis

          I love that pic.

          I have Disqus set to hide media until I click to unhide each item, so I read your post before I unhid the photo. And I was thinking, “I know what my response is gonna be!” and then you beat me to it :)

          I’m guessing this is VERY consensual, though the dudes left and right are not looking too happy about it.

          • janecita

            It’s my favorite Biden pic, it always makes me smile.

        • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

          Nobody I know of ever complained about Biden but my idea of personal space is waaay different than his, so I always found it a little creepy. I reckon his vibe must be super clean though and that is why none of the peoples ever said they felt icky around him.

      • Thiazin Red

        Obama yes, Biden no.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        It would be interesting to do a historical study of this subject. Truman could definitely stand. Buchanan, they say, was gay, and in a committed relationship, so I assume he could stand.

    • Thiazin Red

      Every day its more tempting to take this attitude towards strait dudes: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d961d320ad07e283eb26b09984b0457215e0b84d0f8a600b3fc4f01b108dec7.png

      • OutOfOrbit

        But I’m not wearing pants! ):

        • DrBigHead

          Based on the cop shows I have infrequently watched, I always thought you were safe from arrest if you kept your shirt on.

    • jesterpunk

      I think the folks in Foo Fighters can stand up. Not sure who else though right now.

    • James

      I’m a straight man in (local) politics. I haven’t sexually harassed or assaulted anyone, male or female. I haven’t harassed anyone as far as I know.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I am glad to hear it. Keep up the good work. And please teach your sons and daughters, if you have any, how to deal with this effectively.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I was in chorus in high school and interned for a local pol in college. I never harassed anyone. I barely even interacted with anyone at all.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • TJ Barke

      STOP MAKING ME LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE I HAVE THINGS IN COMMON WITH BILL KRISTOL!

    • Rick Hill

      Thankful someone is trying to clean up the mess he has had a hand in making?

  • Picabo

    Born on this date in 1946, Duane Allman. As an aside, I hate motorcycles.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d7a167f493c988a4c4ff9af50ec58463221baafbd682cc5abe1fc1fed980b62.jpg

  • Rick Hill
  • wait! what?

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/business/dealbook/att-time-warner-merger.html?

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday sued to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner, setting up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to come before the Trump administration.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Only if they agree to kill CNN.

    • Sophia

      So how does this fit into the mix? Is it because Sinclair is going to have a bazillion Local Stations. This is one of those areas where I don’t have a lot of knowledge.

      FCC votes to roll back rules meant to stop big companies from dominating local media markets

      https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/16/16666660/fcc-media-consolidation-vote

      • wait! what?

        Yes to Sinclair and as posted below it looks like Donald is throwing a tantrum to isolate CNN.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        This is a holdover from the days when Hearst owned all the newspapers in a given city. The rule has been slowed rolled back over the years since Saint Ronnie was around. By removing the rules, the FCC has effectively killed local media and news. Sinclair sends the same national news crap to all stations … homogenized, national conserv-a-speak. But worse, it effectively kills the ability for anyone NEW to enter the market.

        • Sophia

          I guess I’m not seeing how if they can say “divest CNN” if they have rolled back rules so Sinclair can now have the same thing they aren’t allowing the merger for. That’s where I’m getting lost. A monopoly is a monopoly

  • alpacapunchbowl

    Just a heads up y’all, there’s some troll named Punditator trying to stir up shit on threads from earlier today. I’ve never seen it around, but most of its disqus history appears to be on breitfart.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      “Punditator”? Really?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        I think he spelled it wrong, he seems to have the brains of a tater.
        I already blocked him, but he appears to be randomly commenting all over today’s threads, so he might pop up for others.

        • amrak63

          Thanks for the warning. I pre-emptively blocked him.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        Punditator’s last name is Tot.

        • JustDon’tSayConfabulation

          “They call me …’Tater Salad'”

      • Putinator was already taken…

    • Mary Theresa

      A Moore thread?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Mueller thread for me

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Did you report a cleanup on Aisle 5?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        There wasn’t really anything he said I could report him for, and I don’t have the patience to bat him around like a cat toy until he undoubtedly would have crossed the line so I just blocky-blocked.

        • jesterpunk

          Brb, going to have some fun with the troll.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Go get ’em, tiger!

          • jesterpunk

            Ehh they are boring and wont even respond to me. Blocking them.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Disappointing.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          I’ve got to that point. I used to engage them if they were polite. Then I found that every discussion seemed to come down to “Watch this Alex Jones or NRA video” or “Google blah blah blah”. I decided that life was too short to argue with random blockheads.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Plus, it’s attention and getting us riled up that they’re after, so I’m disinclined to oblige.

          • Rebel Scum with permit

            The name callers who just want to be assholes
            The passive aggressive who say ugly things about liberals and then tell us we’re hateful and mean when we respond in kind
            The few who seem sincere and are confused when people pile on, but end up being blockheads anyway. They can also be sea lions in disguise
            http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sea-lioning

          • alpacapunchbowl

            I still get confused by the sealions. They usually keep it up even after they get called out (and laughed at) as sealions, and I genuinely can almost never tell if they’re arseholes or truly just that dense.
            Six of one, half dozen of the other, I suppose.

        • Red Bird

          I always report them as spam. You don’t need a reason to call it spam.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Ah, good call

    • SDGeoff3

      Pudenda, you say?

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Some troll named “Jen” as well who questioned one of my posts

      JK I love you Jen! Keep on ttruckin’!

    • CripesAmighty

      Meh. Boring troll is boring. Tired, circular arguments; it can spell and not enough capslock. Throwing it back.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      That makes no sense?!

  • Translation: Ivanka wants to beat her slaves at the sweatshop without those pesky reporter’s cameras around.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbbfacbdc2cfd369df32250fedeed0775ba28c62f1d6fc6f5cc946a3aa3c47fb.png
    Why can’t you work faster I pay you almost a dollar a day

    • jesterpunk
      • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

        One of my favorite movies! I own it on DVD!

        • jesterpunk

          I do too, it’s something anyone who works in IT or just in an office should watch at least once.

    • nosuchuser

      I doubt that is going to slow down the Marshals…

  • Msgr_MΩment

    OT:
    I know it was only supposed to happen if Hillary won, but here in the Treason Trump Administration, my little village (and its 10-miles-away-neighbor) just got a Taco Truck! We get it Monday through Wednesday and the neighbors get it Thursday through Saturday. Sunday, apparently, is the day of rest for tacos as well.
    The wife and I was walking downtown to dine at another local venue when we saw it, lit up like a Gluhwein truck at a Christkindlmarkt.
    Hallelujah!
    Thanks, Obama. And Hillary.
    We are surely not worthy.

    • DrBigHead

      Savor life’s little victories

    • JustDon’tSayConfabulation

      But did you find Gluehwein? Ich moechte Gluehwein, bitte!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Desafordamente, nein.

        • JustDon’tSayConfabulation

          Schade! Und verdammt.

    • Red Bird

      May the joy of the resistance be upon you.

  • wait! what?

    On CNN now:

    Trickle-down economics is back (but will it work?)

    Grover Norquist – “Trickle down economics is my favorite unicorn. I feed it carrots from my mouth! Nom, nom, nom, nom! It’s totally great in every way!”

    Robert Reich – “History says this idea is dildoes.”

    • Dildo libelz!

      • wait! what?

        There should be an electronic dildo called “Assault” so the packaging could read:

        “Assault, with battery included.”

    • DrBigHead

      Given the reams of data on this, I cannot believe this is still discussed.

      IMO, I don’t think a soul on the right believes trickle-down economics works. It is now, as it always has been, a cover story.

      • weighmaster

        That depends on what you mean by “works”, which in turn, depends on what your intentions are. If it is your intention is to create a fair and equitable system for as many people as possible, it doesn’t work at all. But that is not the intention of trickle down advocates, it works very well for them.

        • DrBigHead

          And THAT is the story they are attempting to cover up.

          • weighmaster

            It is indeed.

      • Arolpin

        It’s doctrine: Trickle-down economics works, global warming is a hoax, the US is a Christian nation, bitches be lying, smoking doesn’t cause cancer. So sayeth the Lord Ronnie Reagan, so sayeth we all.

        • jowgajen

          Economics to republicans is like psychology to scientologists.

    • TJ Barke

      I didn’t know RR was also Skwisgaar Skwigelf…

      • brucej

        OOWOOOWOWOWOW you just made me spurt liquid through my nasal orifrices!

        Now I’m only going to imagine RR every time I see him on teevee with Skwisgaar’s voice…

        • TJ Barke

          Dis theory of economonics is dildoes.

          • aureolaborealis

            Maybe theory is so lames, it actually is becomes brutal!

    • SDGeoff3

      Trickle down = Economic masturbation.

    • TootsStansbury

      NO, IT WON’T WORK ASSHOLES! FUCKING HELL, WILL YOU NOT REST UNTIL WE ARE STALKING YOUR GREASY ASSES AS FOOD? FUCK! IDIOTS!

      • data_ninja

        Of course it will work! The only reason it didn’t work before is because we didn’t try hard enough (through tax cuts). /s

    • CripesAmighty

      “Now presenting both sides on the efficacy of leeches on advanced cancers…”

      • wait! what?

        Are those leeches taken orally or do you have to “bump” them?

    • bluicebank

      Pee tapes libelz!

    • Soooo….we’re basically headed for another late 80’s recession followed by 8 years of prosperous democratic rule?
      Trump Co works much faster than Reagan co did

      • wait! what?

        I still have this feeling that after all the Donald dust settles and we think we can never be this fucked over again, the climate/Earth engine will say: “Hold my beer.”

        • Oh for sure. The struggle is real, and it never ends.
          Which is why I oft preach against complacency.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    I don’t think that was a very good idea, Kellyanne.
    https://twitter.com/TashP351/status/930538530362798081

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Pure nightmare fuel.

    • TootsStansbury

      Uhh. Whut?

      • SDGeoff3

        yeah. I know.

        • TootsStansbury

          I thought of Bannon’s hot tub full of acid. Eeeeugh. Shiver.

    • Resistor Radio

      How I imagine Ivanka without makeup.

    • TJ Barke
    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Moving right along…

    • Doug Langley

      Uncanny Valley!!!

    • SeeTrain65

      IOW: Some southern father wanted to show his daughter that she didn’t have to “tart herself up” with makeup to look “purdy.”

      Yeah, that worked well, Bocephus.

      • Is that what that was?
        Hey, Bubba, how about not trashing your kid’s toys?

        • SeeTrain65

          Either that or southern father saw the doll and got “all tingly in his parts,” so he had to SHUT THAT WHOLE THING DOWN.

    • I don’t know. I think the world is long overdue for a doll based on George Franjou’s Eyes Without A Face.

    • Jenny


      Or just buy one of those expensive “wholesome” American Girl dolls?

      Probably less traumatic than ruining her other toys…

      • RIGHT???
        I mean I get the idea and all…but that is fucking horrible to do to a child.

        • Jenny

          At least pick eyes that fit in the socket! Jeeze!!

          • I would go with “not ruining your child’s toy because you feel you need to make some sort of dumb point” myself.
            But yes, coulda at least picked eyes out of game informer or something XD

  • Picabo

    Today in history 1943, the Battle of Tarawa began.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarawa

  • Angela Ruzzo

    You know, one small problem with all this sexual harassment that men inflict on women everywhere in the god damn world is that women are not taught when they are growing up how to deal with this. Starting when I was 12 years old my mother was constantly warning me that “men only want one thing” but she never at any time told me exactly what to do when they wanted it and I didn’t. Neither did my father or sisters. I never read a book that had a chapter in it called “What to do when men harass you at work.” As a result, the first time it happened, I simply froze because I was not expecting it, and I did not know what to do. We should be teaching our daughters exactly what to do and what to say.

    My older brother, however, came home from the Navy when I was in high school and showed me three or four clever ways to reduce a man to a quivering bundle of pulp on the floor with very little effort on my part, but that never seemed to be the correct response to any situation I later found myself in. I mean, if your boss starts kissing the back of your neck one day without the slightest provocation or indication of personal interest on your part, is it really appropriate to break his arm and collar bone and give him temporarily undescended testicles? This always seemed like an over-reaction to me, but perhaps I should have done that.

    • suziq

      You should have done it and then said”oops, totally did not mean to do that! Reflexes!”

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I think you are right. I needed to practice more so it could be true.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      My mom who would have been 90 now told we boys about how men act and how they only want one thing. She was a p/t model and clothing buyer for a large Chicago dept store. She was so sick and tired of trying to be a professional woman in the 1950s. So, she found a medical student to marry, gave birth to me and my brother and died from alcohol induced multiple organ failure. It’s a difficult truth but it’s the truth. And her older brother probably abused her. One of those bad uncles everyone talks about but no one slaps in the face or kicks in the groin at the time.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        That’s so sad, I’m sorry to hear that. My mother grew up in a poor immigrant community where all the men got paid on Saturday, went out and got drunk, then went home and raped their wives and beat their children, and when their wives were pregnant (which they were constantly) they would visit prostitutes. Her older brothers would steal money from their mother’s and sisters’ purses on payday, and spend it on gambling and prostitutes, then they’d get some 15-yr-old girl pregnant and have a shotgun wedding, bring the new wife to live with the family, and start beating them up on Saturday night. My mother swore on a stack of Bibles she would never get married, but then she met a real gentleman and changed her mind, which I personally am glad of.

        • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

          These stories need to be told.

          Peace.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Sounds like your dad was a good guy. Who your mother deserved.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            He was lovely. But growing up with a quiet, intelligent, considerate gentleman for a father does NOT teach you what you need to know to survive as a woman out in the big, bad world.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Understandably. But you did grow up loved. And I think that’s a good thing.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Yes, there’s no replacement for growing up in a loving environment. No amount of money can buy that.

    • Thiazin Red

      Or society does tell girls what to do, but the advice is all victim blaming ways women and girls need to police our own behavior while men get a pass.

      • suziq

        Don’t be dressing all sexy with short skirts and make up on! But don’t be all ugly because nobody wants to see that. Smile! But not in a too friendly way!
        Yeah, I also did the “ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen thing” most of the time. One time I had a female boss and complained about a male co-worker so she had to deal with him. He was pissed and didn’t talk to me for a couple of months. It was awkward but he never touched me again. Asshole.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          The best job I ever had was when I worked for a major arts organization, and nearly all of my bosses, all the way up to the Board of Directors, were gay or lesbian (some were in the closet) and most of the ones who weren’t in the closet were in long-time permanent relationships. They knew I was straight. No lesbian boss or coworker has ever hit on me, which says something, but I’m not sure what.

          My mother did say “Don’t ever be alone in a room with a man” and it does seem to me, looking back, that simply being alone in a room with a man is enough to make some men think they can get away with anything, but this is often hard to avoid in the workplace, so my mother’s advice was rarely useful. Airplanes and cars seem to turn some men into raving beasts as well.

          • Amy!

            Is that the straight male version of privilege, maybe? The assumption that all women are straight, are available, and are interested?

            I know (from experience) that queer folk (at least of my generation; I think things are changing, maybe have changed enough to invalidate this already) are cautious: first find out orientation, before making pass.

            It’s all pretty weird, though. Even using the pink tape/blue tape dichotomy, everyone gets both forms of tape. And (again, for my generation (I’m three months older than B Barry Bamz)), there wasn’t anything on either tape about how to stop boys from hitting on girls without making a scene.

          • There is a reason homophobes can be so violent to the idea that another man might hit on them.
            They fear being treated like how they treat women.

          • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

            I have found that when women hit on me, they automatically back off if rebuffed but will remain friendly if engaged. Men get offended and sometimes demand an explanation. Umm, because I said no, asshole?

    • Mary Theresa

      I had a bad ass older brother and nobody messed with me growing up. I moved from home and entered the work world and was ill equipped for the most part in dealing with harassment. Many tears were shed.

    • yyyaz

      I just heard some bloviating asshole on the teevee say that the behavior now being spotlighted would have been “laughed off a few years ago.” This runs completely counter to any reality (other than thug life) that I have experienced since I was 12 years old, in 1966. Grabbing, groping, forced-tongue kissing and sexing up underage girls was never acceptable, and I didn’t lead anything resembling the sheltered life that the Abuser in Chief and his collaborators apparently did.

      • Hell, it used to be considered a shameable offense that would have ostracized you from all polite society to “abuse” any female (not your wife, anyway)

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Men have been laughing this behavior off for 10,000 years, whereas women have NOT been laughing it off for 10,000 years, so the bloviating asshole is only speaking for himself. I remember when I was 18 and decided to read the Bible from cover to cover (I was bored that summer) and I came across the bit in Deuteronomy about how if a girl is raped and she does not “cry out”, then both the girl and the rapist must be stoned, and I thought “The hell with that! What if he knocks her out? What if he drugs her? What if he gags her? What if he holds a knife to her throat and threatens to kill her family?” It’s total bullshit.

    • Meccalopolis

      I think it is the correct response. Just make sure if you’re alone with the creep you have an escape route

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      As a child of the 70’s, I had to learn early how to deal with the creepy men on my own. Especially on public transportation. The withering look works well. At work, I only had one incident where a man tried to harass me and it was early on. My response of “I want a meal – not a snack”, got him good.
      My mom still doesn’t know how to deal with it her own self. I had to explain that when old men touch your elbow, they are not being solicitous. They know, from experience, that they risk physical violence if they touch you anywhere else.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Public transportation in Spain and Italy in the 70’s … I still have bad dreams about it. They wait until rush hour when everyone is crammed in, and then they push through the crowd until they are right behind you and grab you and you can’t get away from them because of the press of people. I learned to keep an uncapped ballpoint pen in my hand … I would reach behind me and stab them where it hurt most.

        Don’t ever be a young woman and go to Sevilla during Holy Week. There are huge crowds, and all the perverts take advantage of it.

  • CripesAmighty

    Not a fan of Silicon Valley big shots throwing weight around, but Tom Steyer’s ad on the tax bill is up in heavy rotation and, gotta admit–Guy’s putting his money where his mouth is.

    • Silicon Valley’s wealth very much hinges on how much shit people can buy.
      When it became clear that /their/ profit margins were going to take a big hit as the middle class tightens up (my phone can last another year….) they got serious about it

      • CripesAmighty

        Yes and no. Tons of it is VC sloshing about pushing spec run ups, dubious ipos and stock pumps. It’s capital chasing capital in a giant game of musical chairs to cash out before being the sucker holding the bag.

        • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

          Amway Libelz!1!1111!!

  • IdiokraticKulturKommissar

    Alabama Edumacational Television presents “A Moore Family Thanksgiving” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03ad5c6836784ce5c0d9ac8062f2c5555be2d33a94eb601137bf4b6881d379d9.jpg “Somebody pass me the grits, please, and another piece of that pecan pie for my girlfriend over here.” – “Judge” Roy Moore

  • aureolaborealis
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      “A battle between equals.”

      Amazon Prime has the option to buy the entire series.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        who will plays the Don-Jong Trump-Uns?

    • Meccalopolis

      We already do

  • yyyaz

    The bullshit passing for analysis on Tweet’s show tonight has reached peak derp. “Trump won the popular vote.” No, you goddamned moron, he did not. “Manson’s followers had no belief systems.” Really? I mean, WTF have you been doing for the past 71 years that would lead you to make a statement that is not only unsupported by evidence but easily refuted by a junior college adjunct psychology prof, Linda Deutsch?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Rachel is good. Mathews is a bunch of blowhards pontificating BS.

      • jesterpunk

        Chris Hayes is starting to get on my nerves too. I hate his screaming match panels on every show.

    • Thiazin Red

      I will be 0% surprised when he gets accused of sexual harassment.

    • Raan

      Manson was their belief system.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Narcissist led cults and LSD. What could possibly go wrong?

      • yyyaz

        He may have replaced their belief systems, or modified them to a greater extent than the average Stockholm Syndrome victim, but nearly all humans have their belief system more or less in place by late childhood.

        • Covfefe

          OMG, i went to Catholic school. If what you say is true, I will never attain sanity.

    • bluicebank

      Say what you will about the tenets of Manson followers, but at least it was an ethos.

      Too soon?

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Shut the fuck up, Donny

  • Sharla Fouquet

    OMG, I love Florida 😄😄😄❤❤❤

    • Parakeetist

      I don’t, and I’m stuck here.

  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

    Is the Carl Hiaasen novel a better love story than Twilight: Revenge of the Pith?

  • Joe Beese

    “This will give them a thrill.”

    Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62b5d7618710c5e50ddeb631b7be8c224a552d29e85a4653ab752a4994596932.png

    • SeeTrain65

      That’s interesting, because when I equate “Charlie Rose” and “Harrassment,” I tend to think of his interviews and how he never lets anyone get a word in edgewise.

  • janecita

    Fucking crappy ass Huffington Post! It seems that Moore and Franken, according to them, are pretty much the same thing.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/moore-alabama-politics_us_5a11a17ae4b0dd63b1ab03ad?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      has ha ha goodman rejoined?

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      They are pretty much the liberal version of Breitbart. I’ll check out their headlines but their articles are disappointing.

      • I always thought Huff more centric. They LOVE both sides do it

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Had you noticed that their latest round of venture capital included eight figures from Comcast?

      Also, Ben Smith story: I was at the same journalist dinner he was when Hillary won her second term in the Senate. He was, at the time, a progressive journalist for the Daily News. He split off to go to a private party at Charlie Rangel’s. Not too much later, he was hired by Politico and broke the Very Very Secret Story that Rangel had a dicey luxury apartment according to the technical rules, because he was freed from pretending to be a progressive.

      I understand that since Buzzfeed offered him more money he’s gone back to being a progressive. To the point where he’s deeply offended by Clinton.

    • TootsStansbury

      Great. They’ve politicized this issue (like they did global warming) and are now using it as a weapon, trivializing sexual assault and using our best instincts against us. The Orcs win this round.

  • Doug Langley

    Saw this on LinkedIn. Posted by recruiter:

    “My clients are all looking for the same thing, “A junior developer with the experience of a senior developer for the salary of an intern.” Soo, yeah, if you guys know anybody! Happy Friday, Fam! “

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      That’s really the story of the modern economy.

      Of the whole freaking world.

      • Modern economy bullshit. These fucks can afford to pay an actual person.
        They simply do not want to and think they can continue to pay peanuts for lack luster morans

        • Roni Raven, Proud Hall Monitor

          Oh but as soon as the corporate tax cuts kick in they will magically see the error of their ways and suddenly start paying princely salaries.

          That’s how it works, you know.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          Or, just grind more work out of the skilled people they do have. Annnd it’s all about the bonus for them. They’d sell your organs for cash if they got a bonus out of it.

          • tehbaddr

            Umm, yeah. I’m gonna have to ask you to take on the workload of that person who just left because we are total assholes. Mmm OK, and I’ll need you to come in this Saturday. Oh, and while you’re at it, I’m gonna need you to come in on Sunday too, also!

          • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

            And the the murders began. And you got a raise for eliminating a layer of management.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      And I am looking for HR people and an executive staff that will work for room and board.

    • tehbaddr

      The story all around, they want skillz up teh ass, at entry level pay!

      • Doug Langley

        But just try telling them “Well, I want a luxury sports car at the price of a bicycle. So why won’t you gimme?”

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      And you better be under 35.

      • Swampgas_Man

        At 53, that New Yorker article on Ageism looks a LOT more important than it would have at 35.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Just put “35” for your age, and, under “weaknesses” write “dyslexia”.

    • I’m starting to see organizations that balk at professional pay, so they hire someone who has no idea what they are doing for peanuts and then they complain that a., the job isn’t getting done and b., the person they hired doesn’t really seem to care.

      IT’S A MYSTERY!

    • wait! what?

      As an aside I’m wrangling a bunch of young Python coders for not-so-criminal wages. They once asked how we managed to synchronize multiple directories.

      Me – “I use PERL”

      Silence, then a whispered comment from the back.

      Python Coder – “Shit just got real.”

      • Doug Langley

        * headdesk *
        * headdesk *
        * headdesk *
        * headdesk *

    • LosFelizGuy

      When I was job hunting a few years ago, I came across an ad for a graphic designer position that was being advertised as a “Survivor” style tryouts. Basically they wanted to bring in a group of designers and at the end of each day send one person home. Whoever was left at the end of the week got the job. I gave that job opening a hard pass.

  • ClueBat

    “She was under the weather after a trip to Mexico.”

    “Mexico” is what she calls the tequila aisle at the local Kroger.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Taco Tuesday came early with mas magaritas.

  • SeeTrain65

    Those trips to Mexico’ll fuck you up. A flight to Mexico City and subsequent bus ride to Mazatlan is the equivalent of 17 vodka martinis.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      So how many vodka martinis before they stamp your passport?

  • Arolpin

    Thank Dog for good health insurance. I just dealt with an $8700 emergency room bill for one of my sons. The insurance company paid them $1550, I paid them $25, they ‘adjusted’ the bill by $7100 (basically removed the uninsured fuck-you-for-being-poor fee that is 450% of the actual fee).
    If they just charged $1600 for a neuro-ER visit going to the ER might not bankrupt people, but because they’re going to charge you $8700 if you go in uninsured, the system is truly set up to fail those least able to pay.
    (Don’t even get me started about how hospital systems that go bankrupt and don’t bill correctly, don’t submit to insurance correctly, don’t apply payments correctly, and can’t even confirm a bill, but they NEVER miss a trick reporting a missed payment on an invalid bill, that they didn’t submit to the insurance companies (yep, workman’s comp, primary, secondary) so not only do you spent months trying to fix it, your credit gets killed and they’re no longer in existence, so good luck getting those removed from your credit.)

    • jesterpunk

      My mom used to do medical billing for hospitals and one of the things she said was they jacked up the hospital prices to 4 times what it cost to get the insurance companies to pay them what the actual procedure cost. Its a bad game between hospitals and insurance companies. They don’t expect anyone to actually pay the full price they just can’t have different prices for insured or uninsured or insurance companies wont cover anything.

      • Arolpin

        I know why they do it, but how the fuck is someone without insurance supposed to be able to figure that out and know that they should start by offering to pay 10% of the bill, then fight tooth and nail and agree to 20% at most.

        • jesterpunk

          That is the fucked up part that no one would tell you because they would get fired. You could technically send them $1 every Friday and they can’t refuse it or the bill is consider paid in full. Or at least you could back in 2006.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I told a poor friend of mine to do that after he spent a week in the hospital and they handed them a 10K bill. He pays them $75 a month- if he lives long enough they’ll get their money.

          • jesterpunk

            As long as it’s the same amount every time they can’t do anything just don’t pay more then that and don’t miss a payment.

      • Sophia
        • jesterpunk

          I love that show. I am not defending hospitals insurance companies here just explaining why its so shitty. We do need to fix it and building off of the ACA would have been the easiest way to do it.

    • Business of the poor.
      PBS did a thing on it a few years back when they were not being threatened with immediate withdraw of all funding.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      No, seriously. My kid went to a (highly-rated) state school, and they’ve since acknowledged that they covered up legionnaire’s disease because of badly-maintained plumbing. I paid pennies on the dollar because of work-related insurance, but the original bill was +$30k for three days’ not figuring out what was wrong.

    • TootsStansbury

      I have a plan to die instead of bankrupting Mr. S. Tis bullshit I know, but goddamn I don’t want the gazillionaires to kill both of us.

  • Alternative Dog
  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • nightmoth

      No. Is this a real picture? I hope that Baptist has a bottle in the closet.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Kiss SHS?
      Not when sober.
      Not when high.
      Not when drunk.
      Not when hypnotized.
      Not while dangling upside-down.
      Not even when dead.
      Not EVER.

      • SeeTrain65

        Not even if it meant turning her into a functioning human being.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        “Would not could not in a boat…”

    • yyyaz

      If that mistletoe gets anywhere near her hoohah it will self-defoliate.

    • Jeff Ackerman

      She looks so mellow, maybe she hit the bong for a few pulls before coming out of Trumps nap room.

  • Joe Beese

    The McIntosh MC2KW monoblock amplifier. $40,000. (You’ll need two for stereo.) 127 pounds.

    2,000 watts at 8 ohms.

    For when you really want to rock.

    http://ldsound.ru/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/McIntosh-MC2KW-ldsound.ru-4.jpg

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Ridiculous. You get can better for less. 90% of what is going into high-end analog gear is what I’d call “Electronics Woo”.

      • Me The People

        In terms of normal domestic hi-fi at normal listening levels – I’ve never been able to tell the difference between a $100 amp and a $1000 dollar amp. So I go with the $100 amp and pick one based mainly on looks.

        • Arolpin

          I still have a really nice Klipsch/Adcom setup in my garage. That’s about as high-end as I want to go. When I finally hook it up, it’s just going to be used to stream music from my devices to the backyard.
          My wife is really wanting to redo the living room, so I’m actually looking for new A/V gear. I think I’m going to build a shelf in the basement directly below where the TV sits, mount everything except for the Blu-Ray player there, and do in-wall speakers for a 7.2 system. (I have plaster walls, but they need to be scraped and smoothed before they’re painted, so I might as well use the opportunity to mount speakers.)

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        90%?

        Try 99% It’s all about separating rich fools from their money

        • Me The People

          I’ve seen $5000 SPEAKER WIRE.

          • JustDon’tSayConfabulation

            Yup. And special cables for DIGITAL interfaces. Some bullshit about dropped data or something. Ars Technica did a couple of articles about them last year.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            But, but, those ones and zeroes are PRISTINE and impart a far more detailed three dimensional soundstage

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            cheap junk- Audioquest has $10K speaker wire. It’s oxygen free, mined by sherpas from the top of the Himalayas, manufactured by virgins kept in total isolation from the outside world so as not to impart any untowards vibrations on the cables and shipped in the back of a soundproof, hermetically sealed road case aboard a carriage pulled by the Budweiser Clydesdales, traveling only in the dimmest moonlight so as not to expose the speaker cables to possible solar flares.

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            lol – that’s funny

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          You could buy 4 of these for that money :) And these are network linkable in case you are throwing your own Lalapalooza or something.

          And one of these does more than two of those.

          oops wrong link…

          here

          https://media.sweetwater.com/api/i/f-webp__q-82__ha-bf844b445de08071__hmac-f7429181673023a37103e3fd3c98b9567383347f/images/items/750/IT5000HD-large.jpg.auto.webp

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I use them all the time. Also too, you could buy a Lab Gruppen FP-10000Q and get 4x 2500w (and you could probably get it to run on a 20a circuit in your house, unlike the Macintosh).

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            It’s all overkill for a house. Heck, I just have a Sony (prefer Onkyo) receiver with 900 watts power two Cerwin Vega LS 12s (front L-R), a CV LS-25 C (center channel) and some half-assed Polk L-R surround and rear LR surround, and it’s too much.

            Can’t turn it up past 3 and enjoy it.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            For home theater I have a Marantz that puts out an honest 150w per into 5 channels and it’s PLENTY. Live sound is a different beast and it takes much more power to push sound. I’m often using systems that rate at roughly 50 Kw (we don’t actually spend much time adding it up- asking “how many watts?” gets you labeled a rookie by anyone in the industry), but most of that is headroom. Plus, you usually don’t need a wall of 32 18″ speakers in your living room.

    • Raan
      • eggs ackly-wright

        Wall of Sound

    • DrBigHead

      If The Boy sees this, I am doomed.

    • bluicebank

      Jesse Pinkman’s new sound system?

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

    • JustDon’tSayConfabulation

      The giant analog power meters are fkn hilarious!

    • Anne Of Green Bagels

      does it come with TruckNutz?

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      I like music. I don’t like it THAT much.

      • But it’s got a cute girl kneeling by it!

        • Bub, the cynical zombie

          Objectification. Disgusting!

          • Well, the shoes certainly are a wtf moment.
            I mean, I only need the 4 inch heels when turning on my stereo.

      • Juan de Fuca

        Agreed. I love music and have worked in the comm/electronics field for the past 20 years. I have never bought a speaker system for my home or car based on the watt/ohm ratio.

        I did buy a smaller Bose surround sound system years ago, that I still have, because it sounds good.

        • Bub, the cynical zombie

          I’ve been good ever since Dr. Logan showed me how to use my Walkman:
          https://youtu.be/9ioE4DZvAlM

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          My favorite is when audio nuts start going off about oxygen free cables. The truth is, all electronics rated copper (ETP 11000- Electrolytic-Tough-Pitch) is 99.90% oxygen free. The difference between it and OFC (10200) in terms of conductivity is basically ZERO. There are arguments made that with OFC, you get about 1/4 the formation of copper oxide crystals, which is why it might be useful if you’re building a large Hadron collider like CERN, but you will hear no difference in a double blind test.

          • Arolpin

            My favorite is when the big box stores try to tell me I need to buy gold-plated HDMI cables, so that the signal stays in phase. I just laugh and walk out. (Full disclosure: I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on speaker cables, but they can impact the sound. An HDMI cable either works or it doesn’t; it’s a digital signal, square wave rather than a waveform.)

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            There is a difference between HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 in terms of bandwidth (important for 4k TV) but cables of the same generation either work or they don’t. Either those ones and zeroes get there and any problems are sorted out by error correction, or they don’t. In which case, go but another $10 cable and save the extra $990

          • Arolpin

            Hell, even the 4k signal directly out of the camera is only 6Gb/sec uncompressed. And it’s not that difficult to run a 6Gbit signal over cheap copper for a short run. (It’s actually easier to run it across the country, because you connect camera to video switch via fiber, video switch to WDM gear with fiber, and it’s muxed onto an OTU2 wavelength at which point it’s just another packet stream until the far end. If your receive gear accepts it as fiber, you don’t even have an OEO conversion to possibly mess it up.)

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            the difference in the two standards is that 2.0 will do 50-60 fps at 4k, while the older 1.4 is limited to 24fps at 4k. So buy the $20 HDMI cable instead of the $10 and still save $980

    • bluicebank

      Goes with this $650,000 turntable, AV Design Haus’ Dereneville VPM 2010-1

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb189ffa07ebf4e0204af46ef67432a8471ae93cfeae9d65bae6b07db10600a3.jpg

      • Does it give you orgasms as it plays the B side or something?

        • bluicebank

          Who cares? It’s got lasers.

        • Juan de Fuca

          It says “Paul is dead” in auto-tune?

      • Covfefe

        What is “turntablel” you speak of? Is latest thing? For Christmas, yes?

      • Me The People

        What a mess.

      • SeeTrain65

        “What do I do with my old 78s?”
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXDK3x5lAYI

        • commatoes

          I have a funny stereo store story. The store I used to buy at had a customer come in for the “best speaker cable”. So they made him a pair of 6′ solid silver wire cables with heavy gold plated connectors. ($1000 per cable). He came in and wondered why they made him a pair. He listened to mono 78’s.

          • SeeTrain65

            Someone tried to sell my brother a gold HDMI cable for the TV my mother just bought.

            He asked why. The salesman couldn’t tell him why. NO SALE.

      • commatoes
      • commatoes

        At second glance, this probably has a custom phono pre-amp since most amps do not come with one now. And probably some other bits like bluetooth and that platter is some big hunk ‘o machined material.

    • SeeTrain65

      This will work well with my $6 dollar-store headphones.

    • Arolpin

      Many years ago I worked with a guy who had the early-90s versions of those. He built a room in his house with a floating concrete floor to ensure his turntable was properly isolated. He also had a separate electrical feed just to run his audio system. We ended up building a POP with several hundred dial-up modems in that room, because he had great power, and he had terrible phone service, but all those modems and T1s forced Bell Atlantic to run an OC-192 system to his house.
      (He had been a corporate lawyer, wrote a comic book that got bought for a bunch of money, hated being a lawyer, so retired and ended up working tech support for dial-up ISP and was a very happy person.)

    • Alternative Dog

      So penis extenders have entered the realm of audio electronics.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        long ago…

    • NastyBossetti

      I think a lot of the McIntosh stuff is beautiful, and sometimes I stop to admire it in the window of the stereo store when I walk by. That is as much as I know about it.

    • commatoes

      Okay, I am a sucker for large VU meters (for the non-analog among us, the big blue meters with the needle). I like audio gear but like I can’t justify owning a Lamborghini, I would turn these down even if free. They are great if you have a 30′ x 30′ room with speakers to match. Otherwise, not very useful.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        To me, those big meters say, “I am going to distract you from watching your movie more than the little blue LCD you had on your cheap receiver”.

        • commatoes

          Functionally, with speakers matched to those amps, ideal seating position will be 8′ to 12′ away depending on the speaker spacing. At 8′ the size of the meter is understandable. Unless you have really hungry low impedance speakers, you won’t blow anything. But it is nice to know the amp’s output.

          Mind you, now my gear consists of a Philips mini system in bedroom, and a small Meitner, Denon, Totem Acoustic, mongrel system in the A/V room.

          I could replace all of my gear about 20 times over with one amp above.

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            I am 12′ away from my Sony receiver that sits on the bottom shelf, 4 feet under a 65″ television, and the 2 inch x 1/2 inch LED bugs me.

            Those VU meters would need an Abu-Ghraib black hood.

          • commatoes

            The thing about VU meters is that the needle sweeps (to me it is like the sweeping of a an old Wittner metronome). While LEDs turn on and off. I find the LEDs get on my nerves too. I am old enough to remember the days of VCRs and the flashing 12:00 because no one bothered to program the time. I would compulsively program the time because the flashing was so annoying.

    • mailman27

      Air conditioning and fans sold separately.

  • nightmoth

    I must say, I have missed Florida Man (and Woman). Welcome back!
    Did you get jealous of Alabammy?

    • Johnatx

      Damn. You beat me to it!

  • Sophia
    • tehbaddr

      That’s the”Juice” all right! Tell yu wut, the hooch! Crazy stuffs, ya drink it instead of smokin’ it! Can’t snort it, well unless dubblin’ down w/ a hit of Meth!

  • Anne Of Green Bagels

    the thrilla almost as good as the one in Wasilla.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Nice posting name, btw.

      • Anne Of Green Bagels

        thank you. :)

  • Carole

    Wow. These people are worse than the Palins.

    • yyyaz

      The bigger the money, the bigger the criminals.

      • SeeTrain65

        “The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.”

    • Blanche de Shambles

      Florida is Alaska, but “too damn hot” instead of “too fucking cold.”

  • Roni Raven, Proud Hall Monitor

    Am I the only one hoping for indictments in the next two days so I can smirk at my Trump-voting in-laws over Thanksgiving?

    • Blanche de Shambles

      C’mon Muelly- let’s ruin some fucking Thanksgivings!

      • Roni Raven, Proud Hall Monitor

        And make others all kinds of awesome.

    • I for one think you have plenty to smirk about now.
      Just be super light and airy and then at 6 go whoops, got to see who got indicted today! And run for the TV.
      Then come back to the table laughing after ten or so going “dang, that was great”

    • Alternative Dog

      That would certainly make the holidays more festive!

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    This country has just become irreparably dumb. I recommend moving to another country if possible.

    • tehbaddr

      Been thinking about that.

    • Swampgas_Man

      For “country”, substitute “planet”.

    • CripesAmighty

      Would be nice. But unless you’re a rich techbro under 40 you’re fucked. It’s an economic gulag.

      • yyyaz

        Thank you. I am seriously concerned that I will freeze to death in the streets by January 2019.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          I kind of hope I do. Canada’s closed. :(

  • Ilgattomorte

    Okay. So now Charlie Rose has been accused by multiple women, of sexual harassment. He has apologized and, of course, everyone that has ever done business with him has fired him. JESUS CHRIST! Is there anyone, anywhere, who owns a dick, has appeared on TV, who hasn’t harassed anyone?

    I’ve had it!

    I am convinced that next up, 14 Muppets will accuse Kermit of sexual harassment and improper groping. PBS and Sesame Street will, of course, disassociate. It will come out that Kermit and the guy who played Elmo hung out together, and both of them attended parties hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby. Kermit, apparently jerked off in front of Miss Piggy and Oscar the Grouch is very sorry that he didn’t say more, even though he knew about Kermit’s behavior …

    … Oh Fuck Me. What the fuck is wrong with these people.

    • The Wanderer

      Kermit will publish a tell-all book about how Jim Henson used to fist him.

      • Red Bird

        Someone had to say it.

    • TJ Barke

      There’s gonna be no famous men left anywhere…

    • DrBigHead

      Well, Frank Oz had his hand up Miss Piggy’s ass for decades….

    • Blanche de Shambles

      “Milkshake Duck is a sexual predator.” is the new “Milkshake Duck is racist.”

    • Johnatx

      I think frogs have a cloaca. Not sure what the amphibian equivalent of whacking it would be. Any biologists around?

    • Ryan Denniston

      You do know Kermit was a drug fiend…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ta7mkgrOU

    • Delu

      It’s not easy being green.

      • NastyBossetti

        He’s never been held accountable for anything in his life, and it doesn’t look like that will change before he dies.

      • Stinky_Hole

        Okay, is there a dividing line between guys being ‘handsy’ and acting like “God’s gift”, and guys using their power/position to force women to fuck them?

  • Johnatx

    So, I guess in addition to Florida Man, we now have Florida Woman

  • La Cieca

    Feel better soon, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, so you can play this woman on SNL.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Damn. Read a little about the City of Hallandale Beach. Sounds like the whole bunch of them are corrupt as hell and crazy. The Mayor and her family are actually worse than the Palins, evidently. Her, her orthopedic surgeon husband, and her kids think they are above the law . . . these people could keep Teh Wonkette supplied with stories for months.

    • Oh, no. Teh Womkettez ain’t gettin’ off THAT easy! There’s still a lot of Trumpfuckery to make the dick jokes to!

  • aureolaborealis

    Weekend camp spot. 3 p.m., -22F. The sound is also wonderful, but GIF, so …
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6703645c7c5ff45c7ceb1a23afd0a2509e3037222772de63386e850ee39c7b41.gif

    • DrBigHead

      People may think I am insane, but I always enjoyed deep winter camping. Forest is indescribably quiet.

      • hudson

        plus off season prices are affordable.

      • aureolaborealis

        The sound of the flowing water with a hint of slushy ice is lovely.

        • Stinky_Hole

          The sound of ice cubes clinking in a glass as you look out over the warm ocean is lovely – yours, not so much.

          • aureolaborealis

            swipes left

      • commatoes

        I have friends that used to but a couple infants have put it on hold. They’re waiting for another few years to take the kids out winter camping. Me. I can’t tolerate lack of bathing for a week.

        • DrBigHead

          In my younger days, MsBigHead and I camped for as long as 3 months straight during field projects. We learned we could both take a shower using a single 3 gallon solar shower bag. I’m not sure I’m up for that anymore.

    • hudson

      beauty.

    • tehbaddr

      You’re gonna catch a cold! Put your hat and mittens on!

    • mailman27

      C-c-c-cooold!!!

    • Stinky_Hole

      The sound is wonderful? The last thing you hear before you die of starvation and hypothermia? The last thing the guy in the first season of “Fargo” heard before his snowmobile went through the ice?

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Did you guys ever hear about the original idea behind Errol Morris’ “Vernon, Florida?” Apparently, it was the capital of disability fraud claims so Morris was going to make a film about that, but he got death threats from residents. So the film just became about a few eccentrics in the town.

  • Everrett Fanuelli
    • The Wanderer

      Is that shopped? Her head looks too big.

    • TJ Barke

      Dumb, out of touch, white bitch.

    • SeeTrain65

      “More like “Taylor Not-So-Swift,” amirite, folks?”

      I’ll show myself out.

    • Wait, that is Tomi what’s her face, isn’t it?

      • SeeTrain65

        Right. Timmy Linden.

    • tehbaddr

      Whatever it is, it’s an Aryan dream!

      • commatoes

        The human incarnation of mayo on Wonder bread. But gives you really bad heartburn immediately.

    • Alternative Dog

      I’ve seen androids that look more organic.

    • commatoes

      For a woman that complains about triggered snowflakes, a lot of things seem to bruise her tender sensibilities.

    • tehbaddr

      We’re looking towards having a pre-production model soon, and after the “beta testing”, moving on to full production and distribution.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    And another thing about men sexually harassing women … If you want to see a straight man get really upset, just watch how he reacts when a gay man makes a pass at him. Jesus Christ, they absolutely freak out, and you’d think they’d never before heard of the concept of unwanted sexual advances! They also cannot extrapolate from this to what women experience all their lives.

    • OrG

      I always considered it a compliment when gay guys hit on me.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Good for you, I like your positive attitude. Where I live, blood is often spilt.

      • The Wanderer

        I had an older guy make an obvious pass on me in the middle of a Sears a couple years ago. I was rather pleased, as I’m catastrophically ugly.

      • bluicebank

        Same here. Especially if they make a joke.

        “It looks like a big Tylenol.”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDtVP6R6C0g

      • emberglance

        Conversely, I often feel offended if they don’t. What am I, chopped liver?

    • I was just saying the same thing down thread XD Dang it, shoulda scrolled…up this time?

      I knew a dude who was your classic “my entire self worth is in my macho ego” type who once punched a guy he thought was hitting on him, and when the guy was all, asshole, I was not hitting on you!!! he got all hurt that he was not being hit on.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I know a man who had the exact same experience … he’s a big, muscular, macho, working-class guy. Every time he tells the story I want to crack up.

        • It must be a common thing.
          And I am all…did you ever consider NOT hitting the dude???? I mean really! And hey, maybe if you did NOT treat women with such obvious disrespect you would not fear other people objectifying you?

          • Angela Ruzzo

            No, they never consider that. It’s even worse today with all concealed weapons. I read about a local case last month where a couple were at a bar, and the man went to the toilet, and while he was gone another man asked the woman to dance, not realizing she was alone, just as her boyfriend came back from the bathroom, and both men pulled out concealed handguns as things escalated very quickly and they shot each other plus several other people in the bar. This all happened in seconds … these people don’t stop to think.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Both guys in that situation sound awful. Oy.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Ignorance + alcohol + guns = blood on the floor.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Toxic masculinity for a thousand, Alex

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Getting hit on by gay men gave me some insight about what women feel like when they get an unwelcome sexual advance.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Hey, I just had an idea … straight women and gay men should partner up in a kind of Big Sister/Big Brother organization, and whenever a straight man harasses the woman, her assigned gay partner goes out and hits on the straight man in public as revenge, while the woman videotapes it all and then posts it on YouTube. Ha ha! I’d like to try this. I have a list of candidates.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        They do say all the good ones are married (and) or gay.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          This was definitely true when I was younger. However, after age 60 things pick up, because some of the good ones are (sadly) widowed. The problem with dating them is that they will spend the next 20 years talking about how wonderful their first wife was.

    • commatoes

      My group of friends in my 20’s and 30’s were in theatre and the visual arts. It’s a bit of a stereotype but I did get hit on when we were out (sometimes in gay bars, who knew). I took it as “a guy found me attractive”.

    • If you want to see a straight man get really upset, just watch how he reacts when a gay man makes a pass at him. Jesus Christ, they absolutely freak out…

      Right.
      http://rs227.pbsrc.com/albums/dd303/bozemanmontana/craig-peeking.gif~c200

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Spent weeks agonizing and procrastinating over this shit. Turns out, like it always does, that I blew it all out of proportion.

    • I am not sure what “it” was but I can sympathize with the result.

  • Jenny

    So did Trump and Sessions just pick a fight with AT&T?

    Do they think they’re gonna skate away unharmed from their lawyers?

    • Whatever their reasons, this is one of those stopped clock moments. This merger shouldn’t go through. Not with AT&T happily shitting all over new neutrality before the rules have even been officially rescinded….

      • Not sure. The reason Trump Co opposes is because they wanted CNN sold off.
        It is not a stopped clock moment more than two very bads leaking out an incidental good

      • Jenny

        I just like the idea of CNN ending his presidency once and for all.

  • Rick Hill

    So, the nothing burger that is the Russian investigation is turning out to me more of a all you can eat burger buffet.

    • Delu

      A lot of things were forgotten and then remembered after being asked.

      • I for one am waiting for all the pundits who VERY seriously told Dems to stop being so obsessed with Russia!!!! To issue an apology.
        Any day now.
        Annnnyyyy day now

        • Delu

          This is what we are getting from them (and ALL we will be getting from them) on the subject of Trump Russia:

          “Clinton! Uranium 1, Bill Clinton! Paid Speech! But her Emails! Franken! Charlie Rose! LIBERALS are the hypocrites!”

          • Ohhh I do not mean our conservative brethren. I mean our fellow progressives who very seriously told us quite sanctimoniously that this Russia thing was a nothingburger and we were allowing ourselves to be distracted from real issues like…..something or other.

          • Delu

            Who?

            And what exactly they said we were being distracted from again?

          • Oh, intercept and slate and democraticunderground and few others.
            Our helpful local bros would come by to remind us all how we were neoliberal puppet fools for focusing on Russia because reasons. Many a link was posted. Hilarity ensued (generally of the “zomg, we can be worried about 2 things at the same time, IMAGINE THAT!!!! variety)

          • Delu

            Because you know? Being concerned about whether or not a foreign government interfered in American elections is SO not worth an issue to be focusing on.

            Or even mentioning.

            No wonder the Trumpians get away with their shit, people let them do so.

          • Complacency. You might think I am jokin about that, but I am not.
            The more complacent a group is, the further they will allow things they ought not to allow.

          • Delu

            It’s one of the reasons Trump won.

            No one believed he would.

            So they let him.

          • jesterpunk

            Glenn still doesnt think there is anything there even after he burned a source and after everything else that has happened. Just don’t wait too long for them to admit they where wrong.

            https://imgflip.com/s/meme/Waiting-Skeleton.jpg

          • Weird how many “progressive” sources end up getting burned.
            So very weird.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Yep! If it wasn’t that we’re distracted by identity politics, it’s that we’re distracted by Russia.
            Do you even have an original idea in your head, bro?

          • THAT is the stuff I mean ^.^
            I am waiting for the very thoughtful whoops our bad.

          • amrak63

            Don’t hold your breath waiting for it.

          • alpacapunchbowl
          • How do you know I can’t breathe by photosynthesis hnnnngggg????

          • alpacapunchbowl

            You have enviable typing skills for a plant!

          • Right? My tendrils are both green AND nubile. *waggles stem*

          • amrak63

            The pwogs want Russiagate to be trivial because they can then claim that it’s all the fault of the Democrat Establishment (note how they drop the “-ic” just like the wingnuts do) for picking Eevul Shrillary, and Berniewoodawunnit or Jillwoodawunnit.

            If Russiagate is real, then maybe Hillary did ONLY lose because she, and we, wuz robbed, in which case the pwogs stand revealed as a bunch of nincompoops.

          • Nail. Head.

          • Delu

            I mean it WAS the fault of Democratic Establishment somewhat, it’s clear the way they ran things for the primaries was far from fair or satisfactory, and surprise surprise, they actually have a process that ALLOWS the candidates themselves to call the shots!

            But hey, Russia is still very much a thing. The DNC should be shaken up true, but that doesn’t mean that we ignore Putin.

            It’s what he and his Trumpians would want.

          • Well, all except that the primaries were, in fact, fair.

          • Delu

            The debate and interview times were odd for Bernie.

            The voting itself was fair.

          • srsly. The times were odd for Bernie?
            Cause…they were not both older east coast libs?

          • jesterpunk

            Are those the same one saying Bill Clinton needs to retroactively resign?

          • snick XD

          • Moebym of the Returners

            NINA TURNER

          • TootsStansbury

            Well, it is embarrassing to admit to drunk shitting the bed.

          • Delu

            Or any wrongdoing whatsoever.

            Much MUCH easier and FAR more gratifying to project whataboutism on those they hate.

          • Stinky_Hole

            You know, I’ve always preferred ‘whataboutery’.

          • CripesAmighty
  • amrak63

    Good night, Wonketarians.

    No, Judge Lolicon Moore, this service does not really exist.

    And if you put your slimy paws on Akari, your pain will become the stuff of legends.

    https://i.imgur.com/DjBOnkI.jpg

  • spangled

    glenn thrush, mark halperin, matt taibbi, charlie rose, that little twerp from the young turks….

    so many men in news media seem to have had non-consenusal sexual encounters with women. is it really crazy to believe that these men just don’t like women? and maybe that’s why the tone of hillary clinton’s news coverage in 2016 was so negative?

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      There was a heaping helping of women that were up HRC’s ass as well. The press just loves them some HRC bash because they can be as lazy as fuck about it

      • They do not even have to bother sourcing anything. Some people say! You remember when THIS happened.
        All the coverage was just like that.

      • spangled

        ugh, maureen dowd just 2 DAYS AGO was on clinton’s case in the NYT. Why don’t people realize that hillary and bill are not the same person?

        • Truth be told, they always hated Hillz way more than Billz.
          Look up some old coverage of her as first lady sometime. It was quite dreadful.

          • Shan

            Yeah, she couldn’t even have the right hair or bake the right cookies.

          • ariel_gee_398

            It goes back to her time in Arkansas. She was hounded about not taking his last name, about her hair, about having a job.

          • Ayep.
            And through it all, she kept trying to serve our country.
            We really do not deserve good things sometimes.

          • jesterpunk

            Remember when she didnt make cookies? They freaked the hell out about that in 1992.

        • Phried Ω

          Let me see if I can write news copy of HRC or any progressive woman speaking in public. Oh, here is the word list. “Shrill” check. “hysterical”, check. Okay, I’m ready.

          • Wait, you forgot too soft, and yet too aggressive and masculine, and in completely the wrong outfit!!!

    • Alternative Dog

      Taibbi probably doesn’t belong on that list. Just saw this recently…

      https://twitter.com/pareene/status/932780477315940352
      https://twitter.com/alayne_f/status/932747241562914816

      • JohnBull

        Matt and Mark paid for many of their women. And if the stories in Moscow were true, I’m guessing that little eXile rag made a ton of money.

  • Well, i’m going to Costco with my mom on wednesday. Wish me luck!

    • Buy her Dinesh’s book!

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        a huge jar of pickles moar better

        • No wai, thought she might need some bird cage liner

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            Huge plastic jar of cheese puff balls.

            They go stale a week after you open that thing, and a family of gluttons can’t eat one that fast.

          • wavicles

            Is that a challenge?

        • tehbaddr

          The pallete of cheese is the bang for the buck! Hell, a pallete of anything they sell, right?

      • Shan

        Is that still in the plumbing accessories section?

      • Blackest Noobs

        i can’t wait for the movie.

    • jesterpunk

      Need some ketchup? (Yes I know its Sam’s club but Costco and BJ’s have the same stuff)

      https://www.samsclub.com/sams/red-gold-ketchup-55gal-drum/163777.ip

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      I got everything there today. I went Wednesday last year. It was insane. They were running out of pumpkin pies and it looked like there was going to be a rugby scrum.

      • ugh. I do not get paid til tomorrow so have to go tomorrow after work.
        NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Wednesday? Do you need a catcher’s mask and some body armor? I got lucky and all I need to bring is beer and wine. The stores will be insane on Wednesday.

  • Count Awesome

    “Nesst tiime on Shchool Howse Rock..”

  • Jeff Ackerman
    • Thiazin Red

      I didn’t realize lynx litters were that big, seven kittens.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Art lynx litters, wasn’t he the TeeVee personality whose daughter got high on acid and jumped out the window?

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Would not want to have to deal with this, though
      http://www.ktva.com/story/36664653/moose-1-prius-0

  • mailman27

    So, I just got done watching the intro to Monday Night Football, and right before they dragged some hundred-year-old veteran out to worship the flag and the trooooops (TM), they played a little ditty and video featuring Hank Williams Jr. You know, the “artist” who compared the President, or Commander in Chief if you prefer, to Adolf Hitler. In the interest of equal time, how about the exponentially more talented Dixie Chicks next week? Yeah, didn’t think so.

    • You missed the story.
      HANK IS NOT BOYCOTTING THE NFL WHEN TRUMP TOLD EM TO!!!!!!

      • mailman27

        The original Hank must be rolling in his grave about Hack Williams, Jr.

        • Huh. Yet another Jr. Who lives off his father’s fame and money….

          • paxpax

            Truth

        • Ryan Denniston

          In his grave. Means no standing.

          • mailman27

            So, what? He’s lying??

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          Hank Jr has made a lifetime career out of one or two songs and being Hank Srs son.

    • TootsStansbury

      I havent watched foobaw in a couple of years. It’s got to corporate slick and assplody and extreme brainwash music. It’s no fun anymore. That and my favorite team won’t get rid of their racist name. Fuck that noise.

      • Eagles are kicking ass right now.
        :D
        I am sure you are all sorts of pleased if who your favorite team is who I think it is. Muahahahahahaha

        • TootsStansbury

          That’s the thing. I’m not. All the fun is gone for me.

          • :snuggle: Sorry to hear that. Hubby still loves it. I do not, but I get to learn all about it anyhow.

          • mailman27

            I hear ya. Each week/month/whatever is like another punch in the gut. Very discouraging.

        • mailman27

          I’m teetering on the edge of walking away from football. But my beloved Eagles ARE KICKING ASS AND ARE 9-1 and hoo daddy!!!1!!!

  • Sophia

    Virginia election officials: Some voters got wrong ballots

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia election officials say dozens of voters were wrongly assigned ballots in a district that could determine party control in the House of Delegates.

    The State Board of Elections voted to temporarily put off certifying two House district elections Monday over concerns that voters in the 28th District were given ballots for the neighboring 88th district instead.

    Control of the state House may hinge on the outcome of the 28th district, where Republican Bob Thomas leads Democrat Joshua Cole by 82 votes.

    Department of Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes said that his staff had identified 83 voters from the 28th District who were wrongly listed and that there could be more.

    Republican Party of Virginia Executive Director John Findlay accused election officials of using trumped up concerns to try to steal the election.

    http://www.nbc29.com/story/36887486/virginia-election-officials-some-voters-got-wrong-ballots

    • Oh good, then the Republican Party of VA would not mind a state monitored re-casting in that area :D

    • jesterpunk

      That isnt even the first time it happened either, its not a mistake its by design.

      • Ayep.
        And this does not include the voters who were likely, mistakenly of course, told they were in the wrong polling place and told they had to go waaayyyyyy over there, only to get waaaayyyyy over there and told they had to go back.

        • jesterpunk

          I am sure that was just a coincidence right?

    • TootsStansbury

      ×@$#%&☆@%*

      • SeeTrain65

        Took the words right out of my mouth.

        • starfanglednut

          Musta been while he/she was kissing you.

    • Shan

      It’s just dozens of IDENTIFIABLE voters so that’s ok.

    • Blackest Noobs

      whatever Republicans in the Old Dominion expected in this past election, this was not it.
      win or lose it and by a few votes no less Republicans should be in full panic mode. sure the media calls us a blue state….funny i live here…it doesn’t feel all that blue…but regardless…win or lose…Republicans should be panicking.

      • I thought they called us purple?
        But the thing is, we NEVER expected the lege. And I am an optimist!
        If it is true that some poll workers “accidentally” gave people the wrong ballots for whatever reason, they need to do a do over.

    • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

      What would the Republicans know about “trumped up” concerns?

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Ratfuckery.

  • Resistor Radio

    Thank you Chris Hayes! He’s calling it a “Middle Class Tax Hike.” Yes. Good job! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29b8fffa7b9ec4a3ae361de90be338c66d8925df619639eadd98f20711da38d8.gif

    • SeeTrain65

      Tax Hike for Middle-Class, Lower-Class and Poor.

      But that doesn’t make an effective sound byte.

      • Resistor Radio

        Exactly. We can explain the details, just get the “tax hike” in the script and the graphic and I’m happy.

      • Ryan Denniston

        Fuck teh poors amirite?

        • SeeTrain65

          “‘Til they can’t stand up.”

      • Jamoche

        The Poors know that anything that hits the middle class will have come through them first.

        • SeeTrain65

          Now THAT makes sense.

    • Cat Cafe

      Hugh Laurie was SO HILARIOUS in that series

      • Resistor Radio

        Yes he was!

  • Me The People

    Talking about huge amps downthread – here’s my amp, representing the other extreme. This wee thing is 3.5 inches across and cost £50 new. Drives these speakers just fine –

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7729fcecabf344c8fc984c8fa674048303cefa49243ab62704079ad09164703.jpg

    https://youtu.be/-yU0uJjASuw

    • tehbaddr

      What is that horrible shit coming out of those high-end speakers and amp?

      • Alan

        Ummm…that’s the music that used to get one laid.

  • jesterpunk
    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      “Ultimately, we need a permanent legislative solution.”

      Your move, Canada

      • jesterpunk

        IIRC Canada is stepping up and helping a lot of refugees since Trump was sworn in.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          They’re trying. It’s not fair that the burden gets unloaded on them. This is a crisis of WW2-level proportions and Trudeau is the only one doing the right thing. He’s got a heart bigger than the political will of the populace (and the budget), and is getting swamped because the Fourth Reich is directly south of the border. It’s almost like he’s being punished for being kind, “your little rebellion” getting in the way of what TPTB really wants which is for the untermenschen to suffer and die for their enjoyment. At least half a dozen people so far have been arrested for threatening to kill this poor guy, and now the Internet mob is even after his kids.

          Meanwhile, Fortress Europe is an ocean away (many people don’t know this), and has their own problems trying to forestall the insurgent far right. Merkel’s own government is unstable right now and of course the country (USA) that caused or exacerbated these problems to begin with is washing their hands of the whole thing.

      • Unfortunately, the more Canada absorbs, the more their right wing fear machine grows :/ And they cannot reasonably be expected to be able to pay for all our sins.
        We need to do this. But I fear we won’t

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Too bad they weren’t Cuban.

      • jesterpunk

        They can say they are and Trump won’t know. He just learned about that ocean this year.

        • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

          And Black Latinos. That made some RWNJ heads assplode.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Luckily, they are not headed for Messico.

    • Alan

      Wow. What’s the supposed logic this time?

      • Dark people taking money that can be used for Rich people’s tax cuts, pretty sure

        • Alan

          That’s just plain evil.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Would have been funnier yesterday, but JKush eventually inspires.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_ilymWo4s

    • Alan

      Wow. 45 years later and I still can’t stand The Doors.

  • Cat Cafe

    She was just doing her imitation of Cecily Strong’s “drunk girl” character on SNL

  • Me The People

    It’s that time again to let the buddha soothe ya :)

    https://youtu.be/B0d6wmMEhXg

  • bluicebank

    I miss the days before I was born, when men and women enjoyed equal harassment with no sexual overtones, as exemplified by W.C. Fields, who got as good as he gave.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOHGr8r5Cs4&t=81s

    • Resistor Radio

      “Baloney Maloney Malarkey!”

      Now I need to go find WC Fields flicks to watch!

      • bluicebank

        “The Bank Dick.”

        • Resistor Radio

          It’s on deck. With The Dentist. Thanks for the tip, I’m into it!

  • Angela Ruzzo

    There’s an interesting program on PBS at 8:30 CT tonight:
    Independent Lens
    Shadow World
    Johan Grimonprez directs this exploration into how governments, militaries and intelligence agencies are inextricably intertwined with the international weapons trade.

    I wonder what they will show at 11 pm in place of the Charlie Rose show. Hey, local PBS station, how about Doctor Who!!!

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I vote for “Are You Being Served?”