Five years ago today…
Khizr Khan: "My son was an actual hero who gave his life for his men. He epitomizes America. Don't vote for the racist, incompetent buffoon!"
America: "Your name is funny, screw you. Racist Incompetent Buffoon 2016!"
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) July 28, 2021
There’s something to be said for targeting your scams at people who have completely suppressed their intellectual immune systems. https://t.co/oM8wCtgW1m
— pillsy (@DucksForDuckGod) July 26, 2021
The arc of the Bell Curve is shallow…
Andrew Sullivan's hero says it's cool to refuse to hire people if they're named Lamont or Laticia because they're probably low-IQ losers. pic.twitter.com/fS97J3lYmo
— Recovering Adrenochrome Fiend (@bwreed) July 26, 2021
it never fails to astonish me how far out of his way charles murray goes to explain that yes, actually, he is a racist, despite the protestations of interlectural dork web nerds. https://t.co/8mLDyC5rZm
— NATION-STATE INSURGENCY MACHINE (@golikehellmachi) July 27, 2021
Where did everyone go?
Charles Murray continuing to be a racist douchebag is the least surprising take of 2021.
A screenwriter would be told to cut back and tone down the Dump-humping crackpottery.
Sadly, this isn’t someone trying to sell a script.
Soonergrunt retweeted this clip
FFS. i think i was exposed to the covid on sunday.
mz blake’s stepdad died, and after the funeral we headed to a local restaurant with many family members. place was packed. super-low ceiling. we were there for HOURS.
setting up a test has been a super-pain-in-the-ass. many hoops to jump through. it was easer to get the goddamn vaccine appointment. after a long visit to frustration city, i have a time and place to get swabbed, so yaay me?
(mz blake also plans to get tested.
eta- neither of us have any symptoms, but we don’t wanna fuck around with the delta.
@eddie blake: It’s a balm, that you and mz blake are vaxxed, though. Reduces the chance that even if you were exposed, you’d get infected. It’s admirably responsible of you to go get tested even so.
Where can I get my QAnon coin?! Want!
@Chetan Murthy: well, i was supposed to work this week, but i don’t want to inadvertently shed, so i took off. i really need to get back, and to do that the right way, i need a negative test.
(also, just to assuage my anxieties.)
i’m not TOO worried about getting laid up or dying from the delta, the power of pfizer flows through my veins, but i AM concerned about SPREADING the ‘vid.
(also also, i’ve got two wonderful cats, my workplace has a puppy lab, and i REALLY don’t wanna get any furbabies sick.)
Not sure how it should be pronounced. Wwijeewigga, or wwiggiwigga? What do people think? I like wwiggiwigga better.
After we get the name down, somebody can make up a fun wwiggiwigga song, and put it up on youtube.
Edit: when I type in wwigiwiga I get a lot of QAnon stuff, but no theme songs. The field is wide open. Need to do some marketing to get it on top of the search results.
Repeated from downstairs. Really, go peruse it.
Longish-form story from the AP: Inside a KKK murder plot.
Chilling doesn’t scratch the surface of the immediate experience of reading it.
@Steeplejack: Buy 8, ala Dr. Zoidberg!
After reviewing The Addams Family theme and Mouseketeers song, it occurred to me that the wwigiwiga theme song should should be based on
Gilbert and Sullivan – “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” (Major-General’s Song)
WTF was I thinking. I am the Monarch of the Sea.
I’m the Monarch of the Sea – HMS Pinafore
Will you make up your damn mind? The ping-pong gold medal match is going on as well!
Srsly, if the price is in the (low) Franklin Mint zone, I’d consider getting one as a memento of this crazy time.
Just emerged from the basement after a tornado was spotted about 15 miles west of my house. Now to bed!
Great thread! This is the kind of Olympics coverage we should be getting from NBC.
I texted the family thread to watch out for that beautiful moment.
You must think that coin looks real purty. ‘Cuz I know you’re not counting on the return of President Trump.
Looks more like WWG1WGA to me. I don’t know how to pronounce that either.
Mai Naem mobile
@eddie blake: Amazon has the OTC tests for $25 – $40. Their accuracy seems okay.
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
Murray = Alfred Rosenberg
He was hung at Nuremberg
The thoughtful Mangy Jay has a good twitter thread about Charles Murray’s latest imbecility.
Mangy Jay is another perceptive thinker I’ve learned of by following the sarcastic Ragnarok Lobster. She is a very dispassionate, analytical writer.
Mr. Lobster put out another good zinger recently:
Almost as good as, “That Lord Sugar’s a salty bitch I’m tellin’ ya.” (British plutocrat Alan Lord Sugar had just sent out a very pompous tweet supporting Pierce Morgan’s take on the Meghan Markle controversy).
@David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch:
Heh. The Nazi party’s CRT.
@Amir Khalid: This the acronym for the Qanon motto spelled out across the bottom of the coin.
This winter comedian Brent Turhune did a hilarious satire of Qanon in his video titled, “A Message from Qanon.” Available on you tubes everywhere, maybe on twitter also.
Speaking of TFG, on yesterday’s Background Briefing, Ian masters interviewed Philip Rucker, author of “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” Good stuff.
Sadly, Masters is resigning his position at KPFK at the end of the latest, seemingly never-ending fund drive, primarily because of the mess Pacifica’s board has created at all five of their stations. There was an election recently regarding current management, and the good guys won, (Yay!), and now the board refuses to accept the results. (Boo!) Very T***p-ian of them.
Masters leaving is sad for me because I’ve long been a radio person, and he’s been there for years and years, always with great interviews, but his show will live on as a podcast at Background Briefing DOT org.
@jl: It’s pronounced “Throat Warbler Mangrove”.
(see alternate pronunciation next comment)
@Geminid: So their motto is “wigga-wigga”? Sounds about right.
J R in WV
They are all willing to follow the one craziest bastard willing to get out in front of all the crazyiest followers… that’s what their motto means. I hope they wound up hanged — Or dead of the Covid Variety of the month later on.
I bet we run out of the Greek alphabet before this is all said and done. Just like NOAA and the hurricane names.
J R in WV
Chilling isn’t the right word, not even close. Didn’t get nearly all the way thru before I had to quit. Too close to home, actually.
My dad was a pro-integration anti-corruption newspaper editor in southern WV in the ’50s and ’60s. Tough times.
ETA: Fuck those KKK cowards, creeping around in the dark in a gang! No balls, just bullies.
@Amir Khalid: I don’t know how to say it either. Wigg1wagga? Whatever, they should go already. They are not happy, we are not happy, what do they hope to gain at this point?
They are afraid we will deny them their culture. The news is that most people in this country understand that culture because we left it behind. We are changing. We don’t hate them. We even romanticize it. That’s my grandmother and grandfather we are talking about.
It is not about taking away those bibles and guns.
It is about telling these conservative extremists that times have changed and it is not just wwg1wga anymore. There are other people living here also. It is about reminding them they are not the only people.
If they want to spend money on a piece of metal called a coin, go do it is my advice.