It works like this:
ABC: are you a bigot?
Bigot: I just think white people are better.
ABC: hah we got him to say it out loud hi5 #journalism
99% audience: ew a bigot I am superior
1% audience: I never heard this before where do I sign up?????
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) October 17, 2018
Shorter NYT: This go-getter Nazi is really making a name for himself by beating the shit out of people https://t.co/6HqtjFpQ6E
— harbinger of death, Irina bosko witch ?????? (@thedesirina) October 17, 2018
This is bizarre. NBC gave a white nationalist group a huge platform for recruiting with this interview. https://t.co/VRPxO0lEMT
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) October 17, 2018
Meanwhile, speaking of ‘white nationalists’…
Faith Goldy, an excellent candidate for Toronto mayor, pro Rule of Law, pro Make Canada Safe Again, pro balanced budget, &…BEST of all, Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values. @FaithGoldy will not be silenced. https://t.co/uqkeaUjm7i
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) October 17, 2018
I find it insane we don’t talk about this more. Steve King is a member of the GOP caucus and essentially an open white nationalist. Why aren’t Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump asked about his membership in the party every day? https://t.co/Bz9bzTvAQ6
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) October 17, 2018
John Roberts said voting discrimination was no longer "flagrant, widespread or pervasive" when he gutted Voting Rights Act
Now @vicenews finds areas once covered by VRA shut down 20% more polling places vs rest of the country since Shelby County decision https://t.co/WHdVsDP771
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) October 17, 2018
I am getting political text messages from Democrats right now and I am not liking it. Does that make me an old?
I mailed my ballot in today. No on DiFi for me.
Villago Delenda Est
My nym. Over and over again.
Wipe them out. All of them.
At some point, we have to believe that the media does it because they’re fine with white supremacy. It’s just a little difference in positions, nothing important! It’s not like white supremacy will affect them! Rinse, repeat until death & destruction.
In fairness CBS News has Biden Biden says Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats”
@JPL: What % of MAGA people do you suppose even know what the word autocrat means?
@ruemara: Many of them sold their souls for access.
@WaterGirl: In RI, it’s coffee flavored syrup. More than that, I got nuthin.
A Ghost To Most
@Villago Delenda Est: Are you ready if it turns out they fixed elections?
“It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes”
– one of Mushroom Manhood’s heroes
@A Ghost To Most: I am trying very hard not to think about that.
@WaterGirl: What is the probability that Trump even knows what the word autocrat means?
I was wondering what % of all Americans even know what that word means.
Villago Delenda Est
@ruemara: They don’t care about the nature of the content as long as it brings in ratings.
Wipe them out. All of them.
@Citizen_X: I think there is maybe a 5-10% chance that Trump knows what autocrat means. He probably hears “aristocrat” and assumes it’s a good thing. He might know that from the Disney movie.
@Scout211: I wondered about that, too. He should have said “dictator”, at least people know what that means.
@WaterGirl: Oh my they probably think it’s kinda of sexy term.
Good question. I had a tough time deciding between the two Democrats. Kevin de Leon has more current issues (like the environment) that he is very involved in and the issues that he has worked for in California won out for me over DiFi’s seniority.
Plus, the California Democratic party has endorsed him over DiFi, for many of those reasons.
We can’t lose either way, but I am ready for a change.
A Ghost To Most
Best not be unprepared. That has been my mantra for two years.
@A Ghost To Most: Don’t borrow trouble. That’s what my mom used to say.
Besides, how can we prepare for that?
@JPL: Either way, they won’t receive the message that Joe Biden is trying to send. Know your audience.
@WaterGirl: Some but not all. Some really are just that way.
@Scout211: Seniority. That’s the factor and the endorsement was due to well, even more Bernie bro infiltration nonsense.
@Scout211: A vote against DiFI this year seems really short-sighted to me. I hope that the majority in CA are not thinking like you are.
There’s a lot to lose in terms of experience, knowing the rules, and seniority on committees. I am not DiFi’s biggest fan, but this is not the year to choose a young pup without experience.
@ruemara: Yep. I chose my word carefully.
I’m probably going to stick with DiFi. I feel that the issues she’s strongest on and has the most experience with are the ones that are going to come up the most under Trump. I’m not sure that De Léon would have been as comfortable championing Christine Blasey Ford. YMMV.
Plus my ideal candidate to replace DiFi would be Adam Schiff, so I’m hoping that comes to pass.
I will vote for the first candidate to endorse categorizing them as enemy combatants and ordering the National Guard to fire on them at will.
(Well, as long as it’s not Wilmer.)
I do think that DiFi will win re-election because she has lots of Republican moderate support here in California. I live in a very red county and she gets lots of praise from Republican voters and Barbara Boxer got trashed as a LIB for years.
Maybe my vote was short-sided, but change has to start somewhere.
A Ghost To Most
I’ve made a shit ton of preparations, and they continue. None involve weapons or ammo. Yet. They do involve being able to slip off into the mountains and disappear, up roads few cars can travel. If it comes to it, I plan on being as much a pain in the ass as I can. I have some debts to repay..
@WaterGirl: Seniority is not nothin’, but her replacement on committees would be the next in line, not the new guy.
Adam L Silverman
@WaterGirl: Only $1.99 for Kindle!
And this one’s free:
In the run up to 2016, PBS newshour had two people, a man and a woman with Nazi tattoos as T supporters and did a gushing piece on them on how T is getting people who were never involved in politics to volunteer. They apologized for that piece later that week. After people complained.
That NYT profile of McInnes was just finally too much for me. “Not afraid to get physical”? Published the very day after he instigated a (likely pre-planned) hours-long beatdown on the streets? Vomit.
I contacted subscriptions today to cancel, and it was not easy. I have to have a “chat” with a customer service representative about why. This person/bot on the other end of the chat wanted to confirm repeatedly that I was cancelling because I was dissatisfied with some specific content. Had to rush out on a deadline so I walked away but I guess I have to try again tonight.
@Adam L Silverman: And we definitely would have had a real go at it but the battery in my Kindle died three days into the campaign.
Formerly disgruntled in Oregon
“Without seniority in the US Senate” would be accurate. I’m not a California voter, and don’t have much of a horse in this race, but De Leon is an experienced and accomplished legislator. And he’s probably older than a “pup” too.
Where did Ghouliani slither off to? Haven’t had his daily dose of stupidity in a while.
@jeffreyw: Stuck inside of nowhere with the Memphis Blues again!
@jeffreyw: How is the new kitteh? You should get a group photo of all your critters in one photo.
Apologies for derailing the thread, but wanted to let you know — because I had shared my fears and concerns the other day — that my cousin had his little toe and a slice of the side of his foot amputated this afternoon. So much better than it might have been; most of us in the family were braced to learn they were going to amputate the whole foot, so this is a great relief.
He’s already sending funny, cheerful email updates. Can’t keep a nine-toed Canadian down for long!
@Scout211: When Boxer and DiFi and Clinton first ran in 1992, they put out a yard sign with Clinton on the top half, and Boxer and DiFi split in the bottom half. My neighbor put one up with Boxer’s quarter cut out. Rush Limbaugh really went after her for being a “feminazi” and lots of people bought it.
As we get closer to the elections I predict the number of people coming here to comment about how everything is lost and our votes won’t count is going to increase.
Reposted from an earlier thread..cause it a great video
@SiubhanDuinne: Such good news!
Adam L Silverman
@jeffreyw: You need a backup charger.
Fine! Here’s a pdf:
@Scout211: I appreciate your response.
@jeffreyw: I know that; I didn’t mean to indicate otherwise. Just trying to say her experience is valuable at this moment in time.
It really is. He said that his biggest concern was that he wouldn’t be able to stand up to pee in the middle of the night (I don’t know about other times of day; he didn’t say). Anyhow, apparently the nurses assured him that he would quickly learn to adjust his balance and shouldn’t have any trouble standing and aiming properly!
This made me smile for a couple reasons
A girl was saved from a rapist by an angry group of drag queens
@Formerly disgruntled in Oregon: Too much careless posting from me tonight – I was trying to use young pup as shorthand and it wasn’t very effective.
@lamh36: I miss him. I will never forgive those who installed the moral vacuum in the WH.
Daniel Dale has a piece in the Star about King and Goldy.
Goldy was fired from Rebel Media for being too extreme. As if! Going on nazi media and discussing the “Jewish Question” was too much for Ezra Levant the Rebel Commander. Ezra is an asshole to be sure but he is also, as you might guess, Jewish.
I will not read about Gavin McInnes but he also worked at Rebel and got fired by Ezra. They sent Gavin to Israel and he came back and wrote a piece called IIRC “10 Things I Hate About the Motherfucking Jews.” Long gone of course but you can see Ezra’s point. Does the NYT mention that? No? Curious.
ETA: Warning, NSFL. http://www.canadalandshow.com/rebel-media-hosts-antisemitism/
Around the intertubes, on the top 10,000 Lefty Blogs, I have noticed that people are all out of fucks to give for the Eeyore’s, Bernie Bro’s, Rose Twitteratti, Purity Ponies, and assorted Trolls and are pushing back hard and often.
@schrodingers_cat: Yeah, I know. We have enough with our homegrown Eeyores without having to tolerate the professional ones.
@SiubhanDuinne: A nine-toed Canadian. Way better than being a one-footed one (not that there’s anything wrong with not being bipedal.). And he can legally toke now too. Glad that turned out better than feared.
I wonder if he will have a phantom toe for the rest of his long life?
He should sit down.
Good News. Serial predator, former newsman and current minister of state for external affairs M J Akbar has resigned. You go girls!
It’s interesting there was a post from Vice News because McInnes created the Vice channel. I can’t watch Vice without puking.
AntiRacist Canada has long outed Goldy, McInnies and Levant as being Nazi’s.
@schrodingers_cat: A commenter showed up in a closed Facebook group today (local Democratic women), to stir up trouble about Bernie and the primaries, and informed us she voted for Jill Stein because both parties are corrupt.
I really did check if she might be a fake. I plan to ask the woman who is her only other shown contact if she knows this Steinbot in person.
@schrodingers_cat: Massive hordes of bots – many pretending to be black Wilmer Brothers – are popping up on Twitter.
@schrodingers_cat: It would have to be a picture of a lumpy burlap sack, and it would be rather a fractious affair, I fear.
@Jay: I know, just providing a little background for those who might not know. So they’ll understand when we ask the tumbrel to swing through TO.
How did she get into a “closed” Book of Faces group?
Who let her in, and why?
I wondered that myself. But he has had so much necrotic tissue in his feet, with no feeling, for so long, that he may have lost any awareness of individual toes years ago.
I don’t think he’s out of the woods. There are probably more surgeries in his future. But I am thrilled that his spirits bounced back within an hour of the slice-and-dice.
@jeffreyw: I am picturing something like this
This is all so the regular old white people who watch this crap go “See, I’m not a racist, I’m not like him. But he does have one good ideas.”
LOL. I thought the same thing, but never having been a guy I figured that Standing While Peeing must be some kind of dude pride thing.
“Almost” ? Tut, tut, dear, you’ve not been paying attention.
And Stein sure showed her what’s what! I trust her purity is still intact har har har.
@lamh36: If that’s what they’re doing, doesn’t it kind of spoil the whole thing by them stating out loud exactly what they are trying to do?
If Republican senators won’t stand up to Trump on this, then every single one of them needs to be out of office. Tomorrow. No, make that yesterday. If you don’t draw the line at murder, then there is no line that can be drawn for anything.
@SiubhanDuinne: Bwahahaha SWP is so overrated. And messy. I’ve sat down for years, and by gum, it’s a whole different view. And much more relaxing.
White supremacy has been the acceptable default position of this country until the 1970’s, but never really went away. The only thing that has changed is who is counted as white. If you wanted to get ahead, in the last 50 years, you just had to be more circumspect in your racism.
But Trump started saying the quiet parts out loud and won.
So I guess there are people in the media trying to figure out how much of the quiet parts they can start saying out loud again.
Oh, it is. Believe me.
It is a dude pride thing,
Until you and the partner split up household chores, and you get cleaning the bathroom.
That’s when you start sitting down.
It also trains you for when you get older and the stream flow slows.
@Mary G: My cousin used to work at the Asian Age in the 90s when he was the editor. The stories that she has shared with me. Glad that he is finally paying the price. Never thought that I would see the day.
The Pale Scot
Gavin McInnes = Protestant Scum
I’m +5 so I’m not going to elaborate except that bigots suck
Do you ever get snowfall in Malaysia? Because I’m told that being able to “write one’s name” in the snow is a genuine marker (sorry, unintended) of masculinity
@schrodingers_cat: if I recall correctly, the woman had a double 8 tattoo for the eighth letter of the alphabet H in “Heil Hitler.” PBS offered some lame explanation that some say the tatoo isa known Nazi sign but our guest insists it’s a Celtic symbol. I’ve hardly watched the show in recent years because of moments like this.
I learn so much on this blog!
@The Pale Scot:
Nope, McInnies social media is full Nazi.
Wouldn’t it be better to say “Yes on De Leon”?
“wow, he’s not afraid to get physical at times”.
of course, point out the fact that antifa-types have been kicking the shit out of nazi assholes since basically forever, and suddenly they’re all “why so violent?”
Up until a certain age. Helps not to have a long name. Helps not to have piercings.
It’s also temp dependent.
Then at a certain age peeing standing in the snow is just about convenience.
Thing I learned this week:
Kenny Rogers Roasters eateries still exist in Malaysia.
@tobie: Yep that’s the one. It really has gone downhill since Judy Woodruff took over from Jim Lehrer.
The Pale Scot
@C Stars: Jus cancel your card, and send them a letter
Having long favored having a padded toilet seat, incumbent upon me to get the full money’s worth out of it.
Writing one’s name in the snow is not a thing here in Malaysia. The only place in the whole country where it snows is the peak of Mount Kinabalu. It’s a popular hiking destination so I don’t think there’s enough privacy for outdoor peeing anyway.
@NotMax: He used to live here.
I stand corrected. Yes on de León for me!
Thank you for the editing help. :)
De Leon is the current leader of the California Senate, and the reason California passed its zero carbon electricity by 2045 legislation.
I’ll be voting for de Leon. It’s an election where I have two good choices and I think de Leon has done enough good things that I’ll vote for him. If Feinstein wins I’ll be happy with that, too.
Mike in NC
@delk: Rudy the clueless was photographed hugging the same neo-Nazi that Steve King endorsed for Toronto mayor.
Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman)
Double 8 or 88 tats are Nazi symbols and have been for at least 30 years.
Hell, I knew that when I was a young and stupid extreme right-winger back in the early 1990’s.
Paraphernalia with that logo, along with such quaint things as a t-shirt showing a mounted Klan Night Rider captioned ‘The Original Boyz in the Hood’, were quite common at gun show merchant booths.
Padded seat, self closing, right toilet height and bowl, ( toilets come in a range of toilet heights and bowl/seat shapes, test them out before buying to find the best one for your size, age, stature), heated tile floor, magazine or bookrack.
The Pale Scot
@Jay: If you read about Paisley and the DUP they are pretty all Nazi all the time. The DUP is buggering the Brexit negotiations so to kill the Good Friday Agreement. It’s Anglo racists all the way down.
That is probably the most inspiring #MeToo story I’ve ever heard. Yaaas, Queen(s)! ?
ETA: Someone else may already have corrected you, but it was a (gay) boy who was saved.
I love Balloon Juice.
Come for the politics, stay for the micturition.
@schrodingers_cat: Voting has begun. Every day is a day to energize voters. Some people in the office today were going over their ballots and getting information about California ballot propositions. I look at November 6 more as the last day of voting than I view it as Election Day.
And between now and then I don’t care about polls or projections.
Votes don’t count only if you don’t vote.
@guachi: I went for DiFi, but I’m the same. Either one of them will do a great job.
Back in the 1990s, Kenny himself came over for the franchisee’s nationwide launch. Per Wikipedia, the Kenny Rogers Roasters chain is still going strong in Asia, and in fact is now under Malaysian ownership — that of the Berjaya Group, whose chairman Vincent Tan also owns the Eniglish Premier League football team based in Wales’ capital, Cardiff City FC.
A Ghost To Most
Trump is missing a golden marketing and branding opportunity – Trump branded Dicktatorships.
@SiubhanDuinne: I sent you an email. Cheers.
A Ghost To Most
Or if someone messes with the vote.
A Ghost To Most
Sometimes this full service blog thing gets wierd.
@A Ghost To Most: Stop it.
@A Ghost To Most:
Even then, they count, because it’s so hard to just change the voting totals to what suits you. You know how I know they can’t do more than suppress votes and pick at the margins? Because there is no fucking way they didn’t throw EVERYTHING they had at the Moore election, and they lost it.
@Omnes Omnibus: Thank you. I was just half wondering whether A Ghost To Most consistently posts to bring down enthusiasm and/or hopefulness or whether it just seems like it today.
Read, replied, wow.
John Roberts. In the Year of Jubilo.
That nice man
“We’re an autonomous co-operative, not some acquatic ceremony”
I’m sure The Confederacy has finally read and understood, the entire Consty Tyewshin, just like Jesus said it was.
Bless both His and their names, ah-men.
Those fucking slobs –
@Omnes Omnibus: He/she has been at it. See the last thread, as well.
@WaterGirl: I am in the anti-eeyore camp. We need positive emotions going forward. I will willing fight with the doom-people. Done.
I love this — Cruz whining about Beto O’Rourke:
@SiubhanDuinne: Inquiring minds want to know. :-)
Will serve it up on a platter. With fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Not my story to tell.
@germy: John Roberts, I hope you don’t mind, but we won’t be taking your word for that.
We will be watching. As Barack Obama said about something during his first campaign: The world will be watching.
@germy: And they will only call balls and strikes!
Oh, and racism is over.
@SiubhanDuinne: I know; I couldn’t resist.
@Baud: I could smell the stench of his bullshit just sitting in my living room, reading his remarks.
They. Think. We. Are. Stupid.
edit: “There, there, it will all be fine. You can trust us.”
@Villago Delenda Est:
You are not wrong.
Well, here’s a positive emoticon.
@lamh36: “searching for an explanation”…where. is. my. bat?
“Searching for an explanation”?!?!? A journalist is dead – tortured, killed, dismembered. There are tapes. There were 15 Saudis flown in, one with a bone saw, and then they flew right the fuck back out again. There is no “searching for an explanation”. They either killed him or they didn’t. If they didn’t, they sure as hell aren’t all het up about being falsely accused. Pompeo sure as hell isn’t asking even the most basic questions or putting anyone at all on the blessed spot. (Neither are reporters, btw, but oh well)
“Searching for an explanation”. “Searching for some plausible way to deny what they obviously did and/or buy time for more checks to clear in US congressmens’ campaign accounts” is more like it.
@NotMax: ok that was well done
@SiubhanDuinne: Great news about your cousin! My brother in law has had similar problems and had parts of 3 toes amputated. He’s now able to walk up to 5 miles at a time again(although he had to start driving, can’t feel pressure on the pedals). Your cousin should adapt fine.
And I’m voting for Diane Feinstein but would be ok with De León.
The main stream media will just keep pushing them out there, leaving no stone unturned looking for new recruits for Confedernazis. The 1920s Klan actually credited the FTFNYT for helping with their numbers in that era.
Steve in the ATL
@germy: a proper journalist would have added, “thereby signally a major shift in the court’s direction”
@germy: That’s incredible, isn’t it? Roberts knows that people see that the USSC has become just as corrupted as any other institution the GOP has ruined in Washington.
I don’t think for a moment the majority wanted Kavanaugh on the court. Thomas, maybe. Maybe Gorsuch, although maybe not.
Kavanaugh is so blatantly partisan. and the Voting Rights decision and Citizens United show how dreadful Roberts and Kennedy are/were. People are watching.
@Gex: Lovely to see you here.
Which beats electing a lump of shit.
@Baud: It’s a little bird. Hopefully not the one that got pounded by (whoever was Shrek’s wife).
I am good with positive.
Red Sox get a hugh break in ALCS. Joe West rules fan interference on Altuve’s apparent 2 run homer. That’s gonna be controversial.
@Elizabelle: It’s a cheering face. Interesting that you saw a bird.
Resistance is futile!
@Elizabelle: Reading your comment just now reminded me of what I wanted to tell you earlier!
I listened to the LGM PODCAST: THE KAVANAUGH CAPER last night.
I was kind of surprised and definitely pleased to hear that both of them seemed to think it is quite possible that Kavenaugh could end up off the supreme court. Not that he would be impeached, but that information will come out about his finances or something else that would make it nearly impossible to stay on the court. I thought you might be interested to know that and I thought it might help keep your spirits up.
I listened to the podcast as I was falling asleep last night, so I will listen again tonight to get any details I might have missed as I was drifting off to sleep.
They were a force to be reckoned with during the 20s. Even genial and beloved (and anti-KKK) Will Rogers trod carefully.
@Baud: I saw a bird, also.
@SiubhanDuinne: Not it isn’t!
(Yes, it is.) It feels like that was part of a Monty Python routine, but maybe not.
??? Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) ??
I understand people feeling afraid or discouraged. But not this cynicism that the “fix” is already in. There’s no way Ghost can know that unless he’s some high level GOP official and I don’t believe he is.
@??? Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) ??:
That’s exactly how I feel.
@WaterGirl: This is a bird.
@Baud: For real? Not seeing it.
@Schlemazel: Drag Queens don’t refer (approvingly) to one of their own as “fierce” for no good reason. Mess with one at your peril!
@WaterGirl: You probably thought the dress was black and blue too.
Now you’re just pulling our collective leg. That’s a pig in need of a shave.
@Pluky: They used to have a big drag queen event at the Human Rights Festival here and many of them were just over the top with being all hostile and aggressive to everyone. What the fuck is that?
It was a gay guy, not a girl.
But, yes, a good story.
ETA: I see Mnem got there. And FYWP is doing weird things on comment updating.
@Baud: I see a bird. A happy little bird.
That is going to WIN in November!
@Baud: Oh, for the days of dress colors and Yanni and Laurel. (or whatever the names were) Simpler times.
@Steeplejack: It has been doing that for days. The “gets stuck on SAVING” — until the end of time — or until you close that window and open up the thread in a new one?
TV time for me, then bed. ‘Night, all!
@WaterGirl: Some one should ask Roberts what he’ll do to fix the damage his court has done already, and don’t say it’s up to Congress. We’re wise to that excuse.
@WaterGirl: Thanks for the link re Kavanaugh.
I hope rushing an unfit person onto the Court comes back to bite them. Bigly.
In the South Side Chicago, over the top TV show “Shameless”, one of the character’s has an adult circumcision to please his “girlfriend”. He has to avoid erections for 72 hours but she keeps messing with him, he keeps tearing out the stiches,
Finally, his doctor recomment’s a 72 hour program of watching Canada Cruz’s speeches, as many patients have reported that his speeches cause impotence.
Being over the top, hostile and agressive, is part of the “act”,
And an early form of defence against a hostile audience and society.
Keep in mind, they are men dressed as women.
J R in WV
I’m hoping Breet “Justice” Kavanaugh gets indicted, tried, and convicted for ruling in a manner specifically designed to support major payments to his family bank accounts.
Much of which decision may rule that most of his payments were a result of his tenance were to describe his family as well-off, due to his family income.