This pretty much captures it, amirite?
Finding stuff like this is why having a 17 y.o. cynic for a son is so rewarding.
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Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
Our cynical 17 year old daughter is only ten years old. She can run rings around any real 17 year old cynic though.
As much as anything else, environmental concerns are probably why I’ve spent most of the time since the election gripped by severe depression. Because for me, the worst case scenario is shitgibbon replacing RBG, Breyer, and Kennedy with right-wing hacks who share Clarence Thomas’s views on the Commerce Clause, under which it is likely that the Environmental Protection Act could be struck down in its entirety.
You should be ashamed of yourselves, poisoning young minds against the Republican party. That’s the Republicans’ job.
Years ago, I saw something related about how if you think the Iraq surge worked you must think Thelma and Louise had a flying car. I cant figure out how to translate that principle to a meme though.
Saw that on FB a couple days ago. So true.
BTW, the SEC really sucks.
Mimes are useless against the juggernaut of stupidity that is the republican party.
J R in WV
Saddened by the LSU loss in the Citrus bowl. Not a huge LSU fan, just not wanting to see Notre Dame ever win a game. Sad. A lot of luck in the game on ND’s part, better play by LSU for the most part. Sad.
Did I mention sad?
But then I went home to B J and saw this picture, and laughed out loud!!
Wonderful commentary on the Modern Republican party of thieves, scoundrels, grifters, and theocratic hypocrites. And the two or three actual conservatives, who are lost in a wilderness with no one who wants to conserve what good and right anywhere around them.
One thing I’ve started to worry about is that there are Republicans talking about how Thomas needs to retire because of the Anita Hill business and that’s the thing people are doing these days. I’m cynical enough to see it’s an excuse to get him to step down now while Trump would replace him with somebody even worse rather than waiting for him to retire or die when the Democrats can either appoint his replacement or at least block anyone completely crazy from replacing him.
I would have once though it impossible for a justice to be worse than Thomas but have discarded that naivete entirely.
Who’s the Federalist Society flogging lately?
Wow. On ep3 of “The Good Place” and I hate it. I mean I hate her. I know many people here like it and rave about the “twist” But I am not waiting around. This show sucks.
Let’s go Dawgs/SEC!
Steve in the ATL
@J R in WV:
I couldn’t agree more! And it was bittersweet seeing UCF beat Auburn. I love seeing Auburn lose because it is such a dirty program, but I don’t like seeing a mid-major who played a weak schedule think they are in the big leagues now. Great season for them, but no way they are better than ten or fifteen other teams.
At any rate, I expect Nebraska to get back to fork right quick with their new coach.
Steve in the ATL
@eclare: I’ll drink to that! In fact, I have already….
Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho
@HeleninEire: BTW, I saw (late) your exchange below w/Yutsy and I was jealous! Of each of you, LOL.
@Steve in the ATL: Clink!
@Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: Thanks!?!
They’ve got a list a mile long.
We liked the first season and the surprise at the end, but I couldn’t get into the second season and stopped watching. Superstore is a surprisingly funny sitcom we enjoy.
@germy: The only way I will like the surprise at the end is if she is really in hell and dies in a fire. Really. I hate her.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.):
Our super-cynical 17-year old daughter is now an ultra-double-plus cynical 36 year old journalist. Kind of an anti-Villager.
@Steve in the ATL: The only reason I am sorta rooting for Georgia is for raven’s sake.
Great illustration. Sent it to my cynical 19-year-old.
They fire Kirby Smart yet?
Way to go SEC. Beat by a school nobody goes to that has no football tradition.
@Steve in the ATL:
They’re better than Auburn. That’s all they need.
Obligatory musical link.
Gin & Tonic
@efgoldman: Our sensitive, caring, always-positive, never-cynical (even when she was 17) daughter seems to have made a 180-degree turn right around November 9, 2016. Now she follows John Schindler on Twitter.
The cynical 17 year old occupying part of my 66 year old brain approves of the image.
I really don’t like Seth MacFarlane much, but I like The Orville and his performance in it. Just the right mix of humor and drama.
Steve in the ATL
Thanks for letting me know how unimportant and/or disliked I am!
I disagree. Memes are useless, but mimes have a reach chance.
@efgoldman: Are you talking about UCF? UCF dwarfs AU in number of students, around 65,000.
Are you hating on the first series or the second?
Decided to wait and see how long it would take. Five quatloos awarded! Now go forth and lean against imaginary wind.
@patrick II: Well, mime is money.
@HeleninEire: The second season is good. It took be until I was almost finished with the second season, and thought this isn’t bad.
Yes I’m persistent.
@Steve in the ATL: Nothing against you, but he put out a lot of money to see the game.
@Catherine D.: The first.
@JPL: I will do that with a book. I’ll hang on. But I will not do it with a TV show.
In spite of the bitter cold, each day is gaining one minute more of daylight. Spring will come eventually. Tonight is going to be -13 actual temp, with windchills below -30. So I need to keep reminding myself this weather will end.
@satby: No it won’t.
Damn you guys are slow.
Must be the NYE libations.
I took a wet can out to the recycling bin and my hand stuck to the cold doorknob on my way back inside. And our neighbors locked their cat out because company.
@LAO: And a mime is a terrible thing to waste.
@Ruckus: My BIL was explaining last night that some of the not too bright members of his birth family apparently made their decision to vote fot Trump based entirely on memes seen on FB. Not articles, video reports, anything with actual content or argument. Just memes.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): I have one of those, too. Her godmother was impressed yesterday at how quickly she’s mastered the sullen teenager vibe. I’d expected to have to wait until she was 13.
Ahhh, the juggernaut of stupidity that is the republican party.
I said nothing can counter it not that memes wouldn’t destroy us.
@HeleninEire: Yes. A real throwback to the stupid ol’ days of network TV.
Besides, am I wrong? Mimes are useless.
I’m with you on “The Good Place”. The mrs. likes it though so I can tell you it does not grow better with familiarity
Not a big fan of McFarlin (though I love A million Ways to Die in the West). But the thing I like about Orville is that the characters are so much more ‘real’. The guy who upon meeting his new captain says “My old Captain allowed us to have sodas while we were on the bridge, is that OK with you?” hit me as pitch perfect for the way people actually behave. It is pretty typical Star Trek stories but with funny lines that strike me as how actual people act.
Thank you. I couldn’t do it either and I’ve had a crush on Kristen Bell since forever.
Thomas was a disgraceful insult by Bush the elder to the accomplishments of the Justice he replaced, Thurgood Marshall. One of the great tragedies of American history is that Marshall’s health did not hold out another 12-18 months, so Clinton could have named someone worthy of that seat instead of that jackass Thomas.
Everyone on the Titanic bought a ticket. We ALL are resposable for climate change. Our ancestors started it when the first cleared land to farm. Governments give lip service to curtailing fossil fuel usage because they know it is impossible to maintain our economies pr even feed ourselves without them. Even as we Americans cut our usage the developing countries add twice as much.
Only by improvising every human on the planet can the heating trend be slowed and reversed. You can impoverish yourself and family but unless you forcefully help impoverish everyone else nothing changes.
@cmorenc: I’ll mention that there were those in the legal community that called on Marshall to retire before the end of Carter’s presidency so he could nominate a replacement. He didn’t, and supposedly wept at having to step down to be replaced by Thomas.
Some said (including me) that RBG should have taken heed to that example and retired during Obama’s administration.. She has said there is some judge she admires and she wants to stay on the bench longer than him. I don’t see making that milestone only to risk seeing your replacement dismantle your life’s work.
I had just assumed that RGB was completely certain that Hillary would win and she wanted to be replaced by the first female president. She had expressex some misgivings in the fact that the scotus nominees of both Obama and Clinton 1 were to the right of the people they replaced and she made the decision that should rather be replaced by Hillary than by Obama. Now, the question is whether she can make it to 2020 on sheer willpower.
@Citizen Alan: There is no such federal law as the “Environmental Protection Act”. The closest in name is the National Environmental Policy Act, which regulates the federal government and which probably is not in serious danger from court decisions. On the other hand, the constitutional basis for regulating pollution under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other laws could be limited or removed by a Supreme Court decision. In that case the EPA could find itself largely out of a job.
@glory b: Now we know that Mitch McConnell would have just held open 2 appointments for Donald Trump to fill. How would we be better off now if that had happened?