Oh So Sassy by John Cole| January 25, 201712:07 am| 94 CommentsThis post is in: Hail to the HairpieceFacebookTweetEmailAmazing:
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Holy crap, I thought Paul Lynde had died….
“good reviews” fercrissake. This is actually more than I’ve seen. He’s claiming the rain stopped for him?
In other news:
of course, that investigation is only as good as the Senators on that committee
OMG! President Jiminy Glick!
Quick, someone Tweet it to Donnie and his crew.
Er, maybe not. ;-)
That is so fucking good. Good Sweet Cracker Christ that is good.
Mike in NC
God damn this fucking idiot.
Major Major Major Major
Oh good, they made another one.
Ready for President Sassy Donny Trump vs. Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger. We need this!
Maybe if he actually sounded like that I could stand to listen to him
So awesome. So full of awe.
@Major Major Major Major:
I’m waiting for Bad Lip Reading to do the Inaugural Address.
Couldn't Stand the Weather
I thought the shitgibbon was horrible during the campaign. This shit is worse; his speech at CIA somehow plumbed new depths of truculence and peevishness. And, yes, that voiceover is damn well hilarious.
How did I not know about these?! Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies, ha.
Amazing. I hope they keep going.
@Couldn’t Stand the Weather: I had avoided looking at the CIA speech so this is my first exposure to it. Wow. He is so petty and small. Standing in front of that wall and complaining about crowds for his speech and TV coverage. Wow.
West of the Rockies (been a while)
You know, this may be the best way forward… Trump meets anger with anger, praise without humility, but laughter… laughter he cannot abide. It will make him crack.
Trump is “demoralized.” Maybe this music might cheer him up.
@West of the Rockies (been a while): He cracked a long time ago. We’re stuck with the peices.
gud gawd. brilliant.
@Omnes Omnibus: I think I saw that earlier today – assume it’s this.
Jon Swaine of The Guardian also had a piece at AlterNet on some journalists who got swept up in the police action.
btw, the first was for the ‘speech’ and the second was for the vid.
Yeah, ha ha ha ha, what a maroon …
a maroon that just threatened, in so many words, to put Chicago under martial law
a maroon that has destroyed the EPA by fiat
a maroon that has disrupted the ACA exchanges so that no insurance company can predict what will happen, and so destroyed the ACA without having to get anything through Congress
a maroon that has just gag-ordered much of the Executive Branch, in an attempt to keep the voters and the press from knowing what he’s doing
ha ha ha ha
@joel hanes: This. We are witnessing a fascist takeover and consolidation of power.
reality-based (the original, not the troll)
I;’m not Aleta – but the google-fu found it at alternet and salon –
damn – can’t get the link to embed
or. well. it does
Aaand the hits just keep on coming…
Among the young lefties I tend to follow, early reviews are, um, not favorable.
@efgoldman: I am hoping for a MI.
Scientists are fighting back. Shitgibbon shut down the National Park Service Twitter account for daring to post about climate change. Some park rangers have gone rogue, and are back to posting as AltUSParkService. They’ve posted a link to a group planning a scientists’ march on Washington:
Scientists March on Washington
No date set yet; they’re hoping to do it in March. FSM help them; at this rate, Shitgibbon will be rounding up and imprisoning scientists by then. I think this is a cause worthy of notice and support.
The Scientist March on Washington also has a FB page, but I couldn’t do the linky thing in edit, so here it is:
Scientist March on Washington FB page
A little diversion from a Sassy of yore,
(The above is deadly funny.)
@efgoldman: Yes, but the important people are on now.
@sharl: Think Progress has a piece up now, as does the Guardian. Evidently Chanler Phillips, the US Attorney for the District of Columbia, is an Obama appointee. That kind of sucks.
His inaugural address about America being in ruins, and his talk about sending the National Guard to Chicago, and his lies about African Americans dominated by poverty in the cities, and the charges of felony riot against 200 of the inaugural protesters (btw Muslim women were threatened and Native American women injured), and his campaigning on the lie that crime and decay in the US are out of control, and his promises that finally he can restore law and order are cut from the same cloth. Create a fiction that whites may find believable, define foreigners and people of color and agitators as the problem, crack down on the disorder and ‘riots’ and make himself be seen as legitimate.
This motherfucker maybe president, but he can kiss my ass….. My family and a couple of friends are on that wall
@efgoldman: But they’re all beautiful and sun kissed.
I foresee this idea growing into a series like the “Downfall” parodies of Hitler. We’ll have lots of over-the-top Trump speeches forthcoming to riff off of beside just this one.
A question for the women in the audience who wear make-up. I know nothing about the application of make-up and I’ve always favored the natural look, but when I see Kellyanne AF Conway, I can’t help but wonder — Does she apply her eye make-up with a trowel, a shovel, a backhoe, or a fire hose? Or is there an option I’m leaving out?
That may be another reason why he’s so enraged about the Women’s March — I think there’s been exactly one (1) documented arrest for all of the marches combined.
Hard to claim that rioting and disorder is out of control when nobody gets arrested.
A shotgun. Duh.
@TriassicSands: shrink wrap
The great thing about campaigning (and his administration will continue to be a campaign 24/7/365) on a pack of lies is that he can declare victory at any time. He’ll no doubt turn the tide in the carnage that is taking place throughout America today because it isn’t happening and he can claim to have solved the problem whenever it suits his purposes.
I think that’s the big question at the moment. DC Metro police and U.S. Park Police have had to pay out large settlements in the past for kettling (assuming that’s what happened here) that ensnared a lot of innocent bystanders, journalists and observers. From Wikipedia:
Fun fact! She was romantically linked to Senator Fred(Law and Order) Thompson when she worked for him…before her marriage.
@Aleta: yep. And let us recall that the biggest fad amongst the young this summer was wandering around parks and through towns and cities hunting for Pokémon. And for what it’s worth, despite numerous press stories about gangs and pedophiles luring our kids to their doom, we made it through just fine. Clearly we are an unsafe smoldering pile of ruins.
Our biggest crisis is Trumpism and the distorted view of reality that supporting it brings, not ourselves.
One arrest? That’s borderline anarchy. The Planet Lord has shown god-like restraint in not calling out the national guard.
@Aleta: Obviously, you’ve missed the pictures of me.
So earlier a lot of folks were saying it’s no big deal that, especially after the Saturday women’s march, Dems were voting to confirm some of Trump’s cabinet.
Myself and a few others couldn’t understand the upside at all. We werent starting purity purges or suggesting any consequences but we were trying to understand why they wouldn’t vote no on pics that at the least, aren’t qualified.
I just don’t get it. Others I’ve observed saying the same thing are also wondering why they seem so divorced from the base after that huge show of resistance on Saturday. These should be easy no votes.
They’re acting like we are now in normal times and not a fascist takeover.
Major Major Major Major
@JordanRules: I think the theory goes like this. Each session starts with x number of comity points. Every time an opposition party makes things difficult, they lose comity points. These can be redeemed for things like the bipartisan immigration bill from a few years back.
Maybe the senate used to even work this way, I’m not a parliamentary historian but the conventional wisdom is this started to break down between the Bork and Thomas nominations and was gone by the Clinton impeachment.
Things seem to sort of operate like this, in a twisted way, where the x number of comity points you start with is 10,000 with a democratic majority and 10 with a republican majority.
So they’re hoarding comity points, for all the good it will do.
@efgoldman: According to the Guardian, journalists were included.
OK, I can see that would have the precision necessary for Conway’s minimalist look. And who better to act as a make-up consultant than Homer Simpson?
Now, I’m lost. How does that work?
I’m sorry, Quinerly, but nothing involving either AF Conway or Fred Dalton Thompson strikes me as remotely “fun.” Nauseating? Yes. Skin-crawling? Yep. But definitely not fun. Now, I have to spend several hours trying desperately to get the image of Conway and Thompson out of my head. Ick!
@Major Major Major Major: Thanks Major and I get the inside baseball stuff, but they have to know the house is burning and nobody is playing baseball any more don’t they? They’ve seen some of the IC reports we can’t (and we all saw how Madame Waters reacted). They were around for the last 8 years to see the game change. They know these are horrible picks and that we are the party that takes the work of governing seriously. Carson, for one example, is a fuckin joke. Also too…The shit is on fire!! Oy.
Couldn’t agree more. I’m curious to know if anyone offered a genuine explanation as opposed to a politician’s bullshit answer that pretty much says nothing. I was especially disappointed to see Sherrod Brown decide to vote for Carson, who has no business in government at all.
Triumph the insult comic dog: Trump and I have a lot in common. The only difference is that the hand up my ass isn’t Vladimir Putin’s.
@JordanRules: of the ones who have been confirmed so far, the only one that really troubles me is Pompeo. Carson is a fool, but I’m not worried he’ll be around long. Elaine Chao was already a cabinet secretary for bush, so it’s not like they would vote away onevof the few people with actual experience. While Halley isn’t qualified to be UN ambassador, at least she didn’t give answers that indicated that she’s a NWO conspiracy nut. Kelly will build a wall and will provably efficiently put in place Trumps immigration nuts. But he at least as a general seemed to be able to follow the rules and isn’t tied to militia or vigilantes. Everyone on the committee voted against Tillerson. They will all vote against DeVoss. They’ve delayed sessions (probably hoping he’ll be charged with something). But I think Pompeo, Mattis and Kelly are probably rushed through because no one wants a finger pointed at them if there should be some kind of attack. If we didn’t want Trumps cabinet, more of us should have voted. As it stands we are short handed.
@Peale: They should build a habit of resisting the fascist, it’s good politics and good policy.
@James Powell: The only semi decent explanation I saw was offered up on LGF. Basically voting for them and allegedly setting their terms for support as Warren did when Ben “promised” her a few things gives them a concrete checklist when\if it’s time to remove them.
Even the person who said it thought it was BS but they’re trying to make sense of it all too.
@JordanRules: It’s total BS. They have no power over the ones they confirm either. When dealing with fascists the only choices (ever) are resist or cooperate. It disappoints me that elected Democrats have chosen to cooperate with the fascist.
@elm: I know. The other thing I thought of is that the XXVth amendment removal, if it is to be effective, probably requires a cabinet to vote that the president is out of his mind. Chao, Kelly and Mattis are at least three who might recognize insanity if they saw it.
@Peale: You give good reasons why these should have been easy no votes.
The security concern is a good point that I hadn’t considered for those particular picks but then you fall into the same space as the folks who posited that they were still trying to avoid ‘both sides’ accusations in this crazy climate. They are going to blame us regardless. How many positions that are generally filled during the transition still aren’t? And if they are really bad picks maybe they just shouldn’t be in place. So many seem like easy no votes that would confirm to a scared base that is getting threatened and more terrified each news cycle that they are all in with us.
They have made some good strong moves too. The shout out to Vlad in the DNC statement today about the gag orders was great.
@Peale: I like this take because at least it aknowledges that they think he’s batshit cray. LOL
@Peale: That doesn’t explain Carson and a 25th Amendment removal is never going to happen. If they tried and Trump opposed it, it would require a 2/3 vote in both the House and Senate to remove him. That will not happen.
I assume most have already enjoyed the “America First-Holland Second” video?
“To Serve Man” on The Twilight Zone right now! MeTV (PST).
Rueters: As Trump stresses ‘America First’, China plays the world leader
Just when I was getting tired of winning so much.
@TriassicSands: In all fairness, he did tell us we were gonna get tired of all the winning.
pseudonymous in nc
Narcissism meets early-stage dementia.
DC’s gonna blow. The DC that people live in, not the fancy bits.
pseudonymous in nc
And tbh, thinking in terms of constitutionally-stipulated resolutions is polishing the hinges of the door while the horse disappears on the horizon.
Do not assume that there are institutional forces capable of getting rid of the demented orange narcissist. Look to the republic’s deep fucking history.
@pseudonymous in nc:
That’s my read on it too. Dude was never super smart or anything, but if you watch old footage from the 80’s you’ll notice he doesn’t talk, sound or seem to process info the same way.
Villago Delenda Est
Eventually, ala V for Vendetta the incessant mocking is going to trigger violent retribution. There’s no one to talk him down. There’s no Tywin Lannister to send this baby-king to bed without his supper.
Villago Delenda Est
@luc: Yes, and it’s brilliant. Terrific.
This cannot be overstated. It has to be a central part of the motivation for 2018.
What really is exhausting is the endless and unapologetic lying. The public faces of the administration — Trump, AF Conway, and Spicer — are all experienced liars. I already knew what to expect from Trump and Conway, but Spicer is new to me. Watching his interview with Axelrod in which he made a big deal out of how he would never lie and then watching him lie his ass off in press briefings makes for quite a jarring contrast. Four years of this…it’s going to be rough.
@James Powell: It also can’t be stated enough that she received 3 million more votes. I’d like to continue investigations into possible shenanigans also.
1st election without the VRA is a BFD too.
@TriassicSands: It’s a straight up abusive relationship.
Winalot Trump – not exactly chopped liver, but some of the ingredients are close.
YOU WATCH US RUN!
Run for school boards!
Run for district boards!
Run for state rep seats.
There you are. RUN!
I believe a simple palette knife would be enough, as long as she didn’t disturb the base coat more than once a week.
Seriously, though — if you had Conway’s job, would you want to look yourself in the eyes long enough to do a good job?
Seriously, Anne, if I had Conway’s job, I’d spend most of my time staring into the muzzle of one of my 100+ handguns hoping for the courage to pull the trigger.
I was going to posit a head a-splodin’, but your alternative is more likely. (But mine might make for better soundbite.)
It’s applied with a makeup gun set to “Dessicated Bunny Ranch Retiree.”
Finally, a voice that fits the hand gestures!
JosieJ (not Josie)
Fortunately, press secretaries seldom last 4 years. The concern is, who would Trump replace Spicer with? Undoubtedly someone worse!
Iowa Old Lady
@TriassicSands: Kellyanne Conway took that job freely. It’s on her.
Paul in KY
@Major Major Major Major: That’s one of the best & truest explanations of our Senate that I’ve ever heard. Well done, 4Major!!
Paul in KY
@TriassicSands: I could help her, if it came to that…
@TriassicSands: shot gun.
@TriassicSands: Homer’s Makeup Gun.
@elm: Depends how big Trump’s disaster is. If there’s a smoking radioactive hole in the ground somewhere anything is possible.
J R in WV
One “tell” about habitual liars, they always tell you that they NEVER tell falsehoods, never. So when someone tells you how honest they are, grab your wallet and hang on tight. And don’t believe another word they say.
@TriassicSands: Perhaps I can offer some insight. My granddaughter, though only 18′ is somewhat of a makeup expert. She’s graduating in theater from the local arts high school. Her makeup is always impeccable, though sometimes dramatic and she does makeup for their stage productions. She was doing the make up for a haunted house they were putting on at Halloween and I went with her to get supplies. When I asked her who would carry what she would need she said the drug store would be fine. “You just use the regular make up, but use it all wrong “. Add a little red food color and corn syrup for blood and voilà.
@Peale: well, they should recognize it now. I kind of get the vote for Mattis, though. From what I hear, he’s not completely horrible and Sec’y of Defense is not a job one wants to leave vacant, or leave one’s self open to blame for the vacancy and it’s not like they’re going to get anybody better from Trump.