(interior: republican caucus meeting)
welp, the democrats just passed unprecedented relief for the american people. we gotta do something to shift the electorate. should we focus more on doctor seuss or should we pivot to talking about the size of a cartoon rabbit’s cans.
— Peloton InfoSec Analyst (Incident Response) (@CalmSporting) March 6, 2021
The image all those right-wing influencers were sharing of the original Lola Bunny is actually pornographic fan art. Whoops!https://t.co/h5y0OMsAw8 pic.twitter.com/D1TMrAadmK
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) March 6, 2021
You heard of Disney+, right?
Well, DisneyXXX is gonna do gangbusters when we launch at next year’s CPAC.
— Peter Wolf (@peterawolf) March 6, 2021
Other leg of the horseshoe…
— Four Freedoms Total Landscaping ?? (@pleizar) March 7, 2021
Bors is mad that he doesn’t get a check because he moved to Canada https://t.co/RVz4VtJ8CG
— Gapeway Pundit (@canderaid) March 6, 2021
To be clear, it’s actually fine to be in this space. Pretty cool even, provided you’re able to accept that you’re a court eunuch operating on a shorter temporal scale but with less to lose than others.
— The Mall Krampus (@cakotz) March 6, 2021
Ultimate betrayal of the Brooklynite (would-be) influencers!
I’m gonna create a bot that replies to every “Dems are the worst” tweet with this tweet. https://t.co/xgwi4OLgq0
— Dan Lavoie (@djlavoie) March 6, 2021
I have never heard of ‘The Nib’ before this post.
Somehow, that doesn’t bother me.
The Thin Black Duke
I think these folks are growing more irrelevant every day, and they know it.
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@dmsilev: They have some good stuff! Like Tom Tomorrow. And the “we should improve society somewhat” cartoon of course. It’s cool that they’re an independent comic site that pays decently for nonfiction cartoons.
I mean, they also have bad stuff, it’s a mixed bag, but I’m glad it’s around.
Does somebody have a Mall Krampus to Boomer translation
ETA it’s like coming into a performance in the middle after all the character backstory has been laid out
ETA 2 Ok, looking at the tweets it is in response to the cartoon. I think I know what all the words mean, but damn if I can really understand what he is saying.
I know I’m too deep in my epistemologically closed bubble to gauge what the median voter is hearing about ARA versus the poo-flinging of the day. I’ll look out for the poll numbers to see if they think it is as much of a BFD as we do.
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@KrackenJack: if Dems are smart they’ll really hammer home that every cent people are getting comes from this bill. And it’s ok if it takes a little while—parents will be mighty grateful to get a huge refundable tax credit next spring, just in time for the midterm campaign.
Emma from FL
I am so out of modern comic culture that I had no idea who Lola Bunny is. And I could have gone for 64 more years without the knowledge.
The Nib is actually a site hosting cartoons from a lot of different artists. Some of them are very good and worth checking out, but like every site with a lot of contributors there are bound to be a few duds.
Unrelated to the topic at hand: My father put a trail cam on our land in northern WI, and he went and pulled images off if it yesterday. So far, he has images of deer, foxes (well, a fox), coyotes, and wolves. I am really kind of excited by the fact that we have wolves.*
*And, yes, the difference between the coyotes and the wolves is quite notable.
All I know is that if you counted the Dem covid recovery bill in pennies, and piled them all up on top of each other, it would go the moon. The moon, I tells ya… the moon!
All right thinking Americans will be horrified!
If you count it up in months of back rent, and unpaid utility bills, it might get a person out from underwater and through next week. But who cares about that?
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@Omnes Omnibus: Nice!
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
If Twitter was real life then Bernie wouldna lost every county in Michigan
It was hard to comprehend because Twitter isn’t real life.
I did not understand a single thing in this post. Time for bed I suppose.
West of the Rockies
I thought it was just me, that I’m getting old and am on the verge of griping, “Eh? What’s that? Speak up, sonny!”
West of the Rockies
Did the fox have anything to say?
@West of the Rockies: ISWYDT
@West of the Rockies: It said “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” Why do you ask?
Now lets be fair. It is possible to seriously misunderestimate people’s imaginations of 1996.
Who here grew up on Charlie’s Angels or the Hasselhof?
Given the choice between abandoning Bernie and abandoning their belief the Democrats are the worst, they’ll abandon Bernie. Saying anything good about anything the Democrats have done is a betrayal.
@Major Major Major Major: Agreed. I think the other benefit is that the Dems got it done fast. The right wing Wurlitzer didn’t have time to get cranked up. The ACA negotiation stretched on long enough that the right got to demonize it. Then it became more difficult to campaign on.
In a related note: The right’s message discipline and framing effectiveness has definitely decayed post-Obama. Having the base fall down the rabbit hole and Trump’s chaotic evil are probably to blame along with a flood of lunatics and sub-replacement level grifters into the party apparatus.
West of the Rockies
Chatty little bugger, that fox!
Meghan Markle’s skin tone comment certainly pricked some ears. The replies have some gems.
Wonkette notes that WandaVision has political relevance (of all things):
Didn’t see this myself, but it’s true. And so, to bed.
Youtube has a 10-minute highlight reel of Sunday night’s NBA all-star game. If you are a basketball fan at all, you may want to check out the long-distance shooting of Steph and Damian. The best I have ever seen.
Unless I’m misreading something, I’ll say that Bors is usually better than this. Not always, but better.
In any case, I’m happy with The Nib, if only for Tom Tomorrow.
@MattF: Aha! This dovetails with my theory that this senseless show is really a platform for her sister twins to return to save her and reestablish their careers.
I’ll predict Hannah Montana makes a cameo soon.
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@JWR: Bors didn’t draw it but people like to blame him for anything bad on the site. He’s the editor but this cartoon is not his work.
@MattF: So that’s what WandaVision is. I’ll have to check it out.
The Wonkette link was interesting, and I for one will be happy if the Congressional GOP leadership spends its time reading Dr. Seuss and making pancakes from stale boxes of Aunt Jemima pancake mix.
And regarding the pancakes, I saw a news story which said that Aunt Jemina was not the original name of the product, IIRC. They apparently adopted the character back when it was fashionable to soften and sentimentalize the brutal Jim Crow regime and make some money off of it.
So much This. Mitch and the Muskovites appeared to be shell-shocked at the speed with which a cohesive, united, well-oiled Democratic party could operate. Adding that I was gonna say a well-oiled Dem machine, but that could be open to negative interpretation. ;)
I just read a tweet about how it’s Dame time whenever he wants it to be, and he’s playing in another realm.
There are few more satisfying athletic forms than Dame or Steph shooting 3s.
@Major Major Major Major: Whew! Okay then, I was misreading the cartoon. Thanks!
ETA, and upon closer inspection, I see the poorly hidden word balloon. Geez, time for some new glasses.
@patrick II: Not a basketball fan, I cannot help but admire Stephs ability to drop 3 from anywhere. How do you defend a guy who shoots over 40% from 30-35 feet? I mean, that’s just game-breaking.
@JaySinWA: Seems to say, “Millennials are the worst, because they’re just like Boomers, who are the worst”. Hope this helps.
Oddly enough, Steph’s younger brother, Seth (who plays for my Sixers), has the second highest 3-point average in NBA history behind only the man who currently coaches Steph, Steve Kerr.
@Major Major Major Major:
People may feel warm towards the Democrats, but otherwise they will simply incorporate all this into their lives and move on. How people feel next spring will depend on what else is happening in their lives. Do they have a job, are their lives better, etc.
But as others have noted, the GOP is really deep diving into anger and irrelevance. I don’t know how a lot of regular folk or mainstream Republicans are reacting to this.
@HumboldtBlue: As a Lakers fan, I sure remember Steve Kerr, because every time he got the ball was cringeworthy for me, because I just knew he was gonna nail a 3.
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@Brachiator: it’s polling pretty well so far. We will see. And hopefully it’ll also make people just plain feel better next year because the economy is doing so well.
And the reason it’s so high is the far lower volume of shots. Kerr attempted 1,599 3s in his 15-year career and Steph has already attempted more than 6,000 in just 12.
Both Steph and Dame hit shots that were around 50 feet out, and several more than 40. I have never seen anything like it.
Ah, yes, that’s an interesting take. I was too busy picking out the easter eggs and figuring out which different aspects of which story had been adapted into the series.
Nothing about how her husband is split between a colourful, caring figure who has to hide his true nature from the black and white gaze of American conformity and a heartless, violent monster clad head to toe in white dedicated to stamping out rebellious femininity? That’s there too if you look hard enough
ETA – or if you’re paid to look for it.
@Tony Jay: Hey! I was thinking of you earlier today, or yesterday, because of the mentions here of Brexit, and wondered how that’s workin’ out for all y’alls? I look forward to your latest musings, but not till I get some sleep, mkay? ;)
I hope that you make a video and post it
I dunno. I remember, post November analysis in Texas ,where people thought that we should have done better , one of the stories pointing to Hispanics talking about the stimulus check coming from Dolt45, cause he sent that letter. So, yes, the Democrats need to take ownership all the way.
@rikyrah: Biden ought to write a letter saying “you notice, my check is bigger than the Former Guy’s were.”
Might be able to hear the screaming from Florida even without Twitter.
Yeah, I don’t remember him taking a huge number of shots, but the play-by-play announcers would mention his high percentage scoring. and when he saw one, he took it. But those numbers for Steph, wow, he’s shot crazy. Kinda like Kobe in his final game, which, BTW, was some kind of awesomesauce. ;)
Kerr’s percentage was helped when the nba moved the three-point line closer (22 feet) in the 1994-95 season until the 1996-97 season. He had three years to shoot nearly two feet closer. The corners were 22 feet before and after because that is all there is room for. In 1997-8 they moved it back to 23’9″.
Steph and Chris Paul traded back-door lob pass dunks. First Paul lobbed it up from the top of the key and Curry dunked the pass with two hands — and then vice versa; Curry to Paul. If it wasn’t for the 50-foot jump shots, I would say those were the coolest plays of the night.
@Tony Jay: Tony, great to hear from you. I was starting to worry about you as you didn’t seem to have been around recently.
Today is the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of MH370.
Hay, y’all. I’ve been around, just silently basking in the reflected glow of a country turning away from malicious, destructive cracker-nationalism. As Sloane can tell you, it is decidedly not going that way in the dank shires of Petty Anglia.
I’ll vent eventually, for now I’ll just simmer.
@MattF: Yes, because the black woman was an agent who said her brother was dead when Wanda didn’t want to remember anything bad. The townspeople didn’t know who Wanda was. She and Wanda ended up pretty friendly. I didn’t even think of that event as a black woman being singled out. It seemed like a logical reaction to the stage of grief Wanda was in no matter what ethnic group are.
I loved the show, which it was a longer series.
Well, it’s not like it’s something they’ve seen much of in the past, so I expect they were caught a bit off guard.
Biden and Schumer have apparently figured out that there’s no point in wasting time and energy trying to get GQP votes: they’re welcome to jump on the train if they want, but the train isn’t going to wait for them. That speeds things up a lot, and gets rid of all those Lucy-and-the-football moments we’d seen too much of during the Obama years.
That’s especially necessary since the Dems need the vote of literally every Dem Senator, which means Schumer et al. have to deal with every objection raised by the centrists in their own party. That obviously took some time, but the key thing was, not too much time. Schumer handled this quite well, and IIRC, a phone call to Manchin from Biden also helped.
They did us proud, and may they continue to do so, because this is the first of quite a few necessary battles this year.
@Patricia Kayden: Memo to GOP: when someone who’s made a 30+ year career out of playing cute talks smack about you, time to rethink your life choices.
They have some amazing charts in Morning Joe about the bill.
@Amir Khalid: I think it’s 7 years: March 8 2014. Or do you count from 0 in Malaysia?
Does it have anything from Ben Garrison? That alone would make it worth the price of admission, because he’s so witty.
So much so that they left the chamber without waiting for the motion to adjourn, allowing a vote for the Garland nomination to proceed. Hee hee hee.
@JaySinWA: That was my reaction.
That was a pretty shitty display of anti-bipartisanship by the Demon-rats and Schumer. Where is all their talk of “unity” now? I’m sure that, had they told the Republican Sinators what they were thinking, those Sinators would have voted for cloture on Garland, as a show of good faith and their willingness to work with Dems for the common good.
@JaySinWA: @John Revolta:
I’ll give it a go:
“There are a few thousand middle class millennials who are education- & social capital rich w/no kids or meaningful community roots;” == Educated, “hep” child-free, and self-centered millennials
“presumably due to knowing that they are absolutely the most disposable people in America, they are by far our most grasping & Boomerish demographic.” == “grasping” because they know no one gives two shits about them. I guess Boomers are also “grasping”
“To be clear, it’s actually fine to be in this space. Pretty cool even, provided you’re able to accept that you’re a court eunuch operating on a shorter temporal scale but with less to lose than others.” == but that’s OK, because you’re eunuchs who are all going to die sooner than me/us, and you also have less to lose than the rest of us, who are just scraping by.
At least, that’s how I read it. But even if I’m right, Krampus’s comment is not what one would call a profound philosophical treatise.