lol ted cruz is buying someone else’s book with campaign donations and essentially reselling it at 10x list price in order to get more campaign donations pic.twitter.com/yGyMCpjq7c
— Roger Sollenberger (@SollenbergerRC) March 13, 2021
I'm starting to sense that the 30+ year old alternate media cocoon the GOP built for its voters is beginning to backfire, because it's now become *so* absurd, so detached from reality, that no one outside that bizarroworld even bothers to take it seriously anymore.
— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) March 11, 2021
The dirty secret of the right's 50+ year war on the supposed "liberal media" is that they were desperately reliant on being included by that mainstream media and treated like a responsible participant in modern politics, even tho they frequently did not fit that description.
— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) March 11, 2021
This all might be wishful thinking, but I just have a hard time seeing Antifa-phantoms or Mr. Potato Head's imaginary penis being a bigger electoral draw for new voters than $1.9 trillion in targeted relief for struggling citizens.
— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) March 11, 2021
Whoever just stole an hour from me, you have until November 7 to give it back.
Ha! Tempus fugit indeed.
I missed the actual moment, but I got a warm glow seeing that my phone, my computer and my radio-controlled “atomic” clock all made the jump. Yee-haw, I guess. Now tomorrow I get to fiddle with my wristwatches and the microwave. And the doughty Kia.
@mdblanche: Sec Pete, as Sec of DOT, is in charge of time zones. So I guess he’s responsible.
Biden/Harris sohshulist time?
Those problematic Dr. Seuss books are hilarious.
And I hope Seth Cotlar is right, with his tweets, because we can no longer afford to have Fox News and Rush inciting and disinforming the public as they are.
I, too, hope Cotlar is right. Plus there seems to be some evidence that our Democrats are learning, what with things like Chuck Schumer talking about “not repeating the mistakes of 2009” and giving Susan Collins the hard look. ?
@Elizabelle: At least we don’t have Rush spewing bile any more.
I will not speculate on where he went, just glad he’s not here now.
This is hilarious. Former guy drops by mar a lago dog charity thing on his way to play golf.
Tells them he “had many meetings in the White House and Oval office concerned with helping dogs”
I am assuming there were many phone calls as well
@Steeplejack: Yup. Biden (and we) are not falling for the “bipartisanship” schtick, and paying attention to who does not understand that, in the media environment, is instructive.
@opiejeanne: I wish that jerk had kicked at age 30. Dead Rush is even more pleasing than Dead Scalia.
@lgerard: That dog rescue has been in the news today. Trust TFG (the former guy) and his associates to make even dog rescue unpalatable to us.
Lara Trump-linked dog rescue charity spent $2m on Trump properties
Florida-based Big Dog Ranch Rescue has spent as much as $1,883,160 on fundraising costs for events at Mar-a-Lago
They do a “Wine Women & Shoes” daytime fundraiser.
Just the fact that even in off the cuff remarks lasting all of 60 seconds he was compelled to tell a blatant, obvious lie makes me laugh.
I can’t conceive of any context in which dogs would be a topic of conversation in the trump White House other then perhaps siccing them on immigrants
Needless to say, when an animal-rescue organisation drops that kind of coin on fundraising instead of on rescuing animals, one starts to wonder about its priorities.
Conservatives have lost control of the monster they created. The paranoid, delusional mob that they stoked no longer trust them or follow their lead. Conservative media was just a stepping off point into the social media abyss. Now the right wing establishment is instead desperately trying to keep up. They no longer seem to have the discipline to create and coordinate story lines that will resonate in the media echo chamber. They would be happy to be at the front of the mob, if they could figure out how to get there.
Not happy to be Springing Forward, but it will improve some of my time zone differentials.
I rather prefer the sobriquet “TFFFG”. More Fs may be needed, though.
@lgerard: There is one mask on one person in that whole video clip. It’s the Secret Service guy. And Trump looks … portly.
FWIW, last year (November 7-8 2020 — the weekend before TFG’s LOSS — he LOST!; rescheduled from March), the fundraiser planned to hand out “custom” pink dog-themed masks. Several of their donors supported the event but did not attend in person. ($400 to $600; I would suspect a lot of that happens in Palm Beach.) They have adoptable dogs and a dog fashion show. (Per Palm Beach Post link.)
@smike: I await Inmate 57389.
ETA: And an extra F or two for Felon or Felonious.
It is just such a mercy to not hear his name and not click on any stories about him, although the ones about his impending legal troubles are good.
@Amir Khalid: The
trump-humping rescue charity president claims to have brought in ten times their outlay to TFG’s venue, over 8 years. Who knows? From The Guardian:
Oh to be able to get back to sleep …
From the Acedia Project:
Well, good morning all you insomniacs ?
I’m up at my usual time, now a more reasonable 5am. My internal clock DGAF about the real time and so DST is less of a disruption to me.
@satby: My internal clock seems to think dst goes the otber way. I was ready to get up an hour before the alarm.
As someone with much the same build, we prefer “prosperous,” thank you very much
Hello, jackals !
‘Tis a beautiful morning in New Jersey, hope it’s as nice where you are.
The WQXR announcer informs me it’s the 440th natal day of Georg Phillip Telemann. “important for the history of music were Telemann’s publishing activities. By pursuing exclusive publication rights for his works, he set one of the most important early precedents for regarding music as the intellectual property of the composer. The same attitude informed his public concerts, where Telemann would frequently perform music originally composed for ceremonies attended only by a select few members of the upper class” .
And thus he can be held (well, partially) responsible for making the Dr. Seuss kerfluffel possible.
Meanwhile, have a happy Ides of March / St Patrick’s Day / St. Joseph’s Day / Spring Equinox (any spring holidays I’ve overlooked ?)
(from “Don’t Ever Laugh When A Goose Flies By,” a lighthearted ditty from my days in elementary school during the Duckencover Years…I just knew I’d have a good use for it someday! ;^D)
How about a C? TFCFFG = The Fucking Crime-Family Former Guy?
I hope Cotlar is right, but apparently RWNJs are being told on YouTube and their other “news” outlets that Biden personally ordered the books removed.
Any bibliophiles within striking distance of 33rd St & Greenmount Ave. in Baltimore might be interested to know that The Book Thing of Baltimore is holding a parking-lot givaway (masks & social distancing) from 9 AM to 2 PM today (be in line by 1:15). No donations – you may take but not give.
FTR they appear to have regained their nonprofit standing with the IRS but have yet to satisfy the State of MD, so no return to pre-2020 operation yet (not that they’ll be able to do that before a lot more folks get jabbed – I’d guess September at the oiliest.)
I made the mistake of reading some of the replies. Not a shrink/doctor, so I don’t know if the Trumpistas are clinically insane, but they’re sure doing a skillful imitation of that condition.
@Uncle Cosmo: oh FFS… I’ve only ever remembered those two lines, and could not have ascribed them to save my life. Now I’m going to have to look up the lyrics. Not sure whether to say thanks or give you the stink eye for adding yet more mental clutter.
They totally planned on stealing it??
I live among these people, and I think Cotlar underestimates how much they feed on grievance. I was told by a co-worker about the Potatohead thing that I just didn’t understand, Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead are a representation to kids of a mom and dad family, and “they” insulted that when “they” changed them. The people who listen to Fox and read right wing “news” sites are convinced all these things are being done to them by liberals who hate them and want to erase them from existence. In their world, companies don’t make financial decisions, they’re pressured into doing these things by liberals who hate “traditional values “. They’ll take the help from the ARP and go right on hating Democrats for destroying their comfortable, insular world. I’ve had to listen to a lot of country music during karaoke, it’s filled with grievance and butt hurt at the rest of the world. That’s where they live all the time. I want to believe he’s right, but I don’t.
The Self Pity Party
@Elizabelle: Dead Scalia meant more.
@Kattails: try “Don’t ever laugh as the hearse goes by” to get lyrics and video