When the guy who stole your phone saves his selfies on your Google Drive. https://t.co/MTNIA9PKo6
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) September 26, 2021
Speaking of illegitimate Russian assets…
I may need to reconsider my position that it was unreasonable to expect the FBI to explain to this guy that lying to the FBI is illegalhttps://t.co/S7Y76ciTVi
— ThousandIslandVaccineHat (@Popehat) September 22, 2021
IT'S RIGHT THERE ON THE LABEL, SHEEPLE. "NEW MAN'S OWN." THEY ARE USING THESE CHEMICALS TO CREATE A NEW BREED OF MAN, BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY OWN US. https://t.co/b9Dl9gwRpZ
— Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) September 22, 2021
This is obviously false. To hit the target population, they’d have to inject the vaccine into Funyons. https://t.co/bRx0lMckY5
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) September 22, 2021
Remember when they said Obama was pretentious because he ate arugula? I remember that. Vegetables are apparently a commie plot.
I am apparently an idiot because I do not understand the first tweet.
I even clicked on the tweet and I still don’t understand. No selfies in sight, no story about a stolen phone.
@WaterGirl: Thank you. Me too. If you find out, please let us know.
@WaterGirl: Russia stole Crimea from Ukraine…
Waiter, I’ll have the salad with the honey vaccinaigrette.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Don’t forget the tan suit. Didn’t RWers also complain about Obama using dijon mustard? It’s literally available in every supermarket. It’s not cavia
I’ll never forget as long as I live conservatives defending Trump as a man of the people by cheaping out by serving greasy fast food during the 2018-2019 shutdown
@Another Scott: Still makes no sense to me.
Wasn’t Flynn a big fan of Russian dressing?
@Another Scott: Ah, thank you. I was being too literal.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Russia basically doesn’t want an independent, western-aligned Ukraine
@frosty: Russia is rubbing it in about how beautiful Crimea is, just as someone putting their pictures taken with your phone on your cloud storage would be.
It’s not the simile I would have used, myself. ;-)
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
This “Deep State medical establishment” stuff worries me. It’s only a matter of time until a hospital, doctor’s office, pharmacy, or drive-thru vaccine clinic is targeted by a deranged gunman. These people are disgusting and dangerous
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka): I also remember when the GOP attacked the Fabulous FLOTUS Michelle Obama for trying to make kids’ school lunches healthy.
If they want to die unvaccinated, malnourished, and uneducated… who are we to stop them?
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka): Medical providers across the country have already been victims of gun violence.
Tabs roundup: Profile and interview with artist Betye Saar, noted for doll art and other kinds of assemblage.
We’re really not making the fuss we should be that COVID makes you impotent.
@dm: doctors don’t want you to know this one trick…
fixed that for you
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@dmsilev: My dad served with SAC back in the day. One time he told me that Dr. Strangelove is basically a documentary.
This is part of the plan.
@Major Major Major Major: Someone I knew who grew up in 1970s Britain told me much the same thing about Monty Python.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
I remember that way back when. These are the same people who called her “Michelle Antionette”. And lately I’m right there with you on that last part.
Oh no. It doesn’t surprise me, now that I think about it. I guess we’ll have to turn hospitals into fortresses next after schools
As opposed to Dolt 45, a big fan of Russians undressing.
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka): We are already well on our way to turning hospitals into fortresses. Active shooter events are probably one of the five hottest topics I have discussed with my clients in the last five years or so. Healthcare workers are terrified, and they were even before this pandemic.
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka): @Another Scott: Yes, I understand that. I don’t know what the hell that has to do with stolen cell phones and selfies. Sure, Crimea is stolen and there’s pictures of it. The metaphor (ETA: simile?) is so obscure that it has to be explained. Fail.
I got the analogy…
I think it’s a great analogy. Russia stealing Crimea is like somebody stealing your phone. I got it the minute I read it.
Heh. Idly glancing now and again at a very Scottish so-so sitcom on in the background. About one out of every three closed captions someplace within it includes the ‘got no idea what they’re saying’ notation [inaudible], sometimes multiple instances in the same caption.
Reagan famously said ketchup is a vegetable and was against Medicare.
Vegetables –>fiber –> less constipation better bowel movements –> less gas–>less time on toilet–>less time reading phone right wing tracts–>more people can use the bathroom—>greater access to bathroom –>communism
Vegetables –>fiber –> less constipation better bowel movements –> less gas–>less time on toilet–>longer life for more people—>more demands on public resources–>more demands for equitable distribution–>less money in health care industry–>more people using medicare–>socialized medicine–>communism
Well, I got the joke quickly, and thought it funny, but as half my ancestors came from a land immediately West of Ukraine, I’m sorta ‘clued into’ that area.
IOW, where the archtypical ‘Polish joke’ depends on the character not having knowledge of the situation, this humor depends on understanding the background.
Obliquely obligatory: “It’s a Privilege to Pee.”
I would be more troubled that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn apparently believes everything he reads on the internet, if I hadn’t already suspected that.
Why are so many ReQuplicans’ brains so severely broken?
seriously. Is it nervous breakdowns, is it prion disease, …?
sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Flynn, pillow guy…were they THAT invested in a white Christian theocracy x grift-o-matic machine?
“I ate his liver with ivermectin, a moderna-avocado salad, and a nice Chianti.” – Hannibal Wanker
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@Ken: If you want to see how far things can fall apart, check out what Pat Lang posts nowadays. I followed him for years, because I knew I would learn things from an intelligent, skilled, and informed person. Full -blown wingnuttery now. ETA: and that was even before Special Agent Whitey Tape got piped aboard.
@Jeffro: I think it’s decades of increasingly dominant propaganda, primarily Fox News. They were initially ginning up the rubes to sail to power, and then they got caught up in their own self-perpetuating shit windmill and have lost the plot. They’ve been increasingly successful at silencing (in their own sphere) anything that contradicts what they want to be true, and now they’ve lost the plot.
They’ve lost the ability to discern whether something is likely bullshit or not.
@Jeffro: I think it’s jealousy. Just unbelievable cultural envy.
Hidden Vaccine Ranch for me, please. (h/t Twitter)
Which variety? Original or Hidden Vaccine Ranch Davidian?
57 years ago today
Okay, my peeve of the day. A bunch of GOP Senators, including Cruz (evil) and Tuberville (stupid), is introducing legislation forbidding the DoD from giving military members dishonorable discharges when they’re separated for refusing the COVID vaccine. This is just a blatant base-riling move to outlaw something that simply never happens. Never. Ever. A dishonorable discharge can only be awarded as a sentence of a General Court Martial. A GCM is the highest type of court martial, and requires a bunch of JAGS, including a judge, prosecutor and defender, and a panel of at least five officers. In other words, SO not worth it. Military members who refuse vaccines are processed out administratively, so they would receive an honorable or at worst a general discharge. Even if these Senators didn’t know that, they have effing staffs, fercryinoutloud. So this is basically just wasting the Senate’s time to get their voters all angry and outraged about a completely fictitious problem, and (it goes without saying) raising money. Trying to think which media person would be best to follow up on this. “Senator Cruz, did you genuinely not KNOW…?”
This. The entire Republican MO revolves around enough people not knowing shit, not trying to find out, and the media not trying to inform.
One year ago today.
@JoyceH: It’s not actually going to waste any of the Senate’s time because it will never be scheduled for any sort of committee hearing, never mind a floor debate. It’s purely posturing for the base. Same deal as the articles of impeachment introduced by a few of the crazier House GOP members.
@dmsilev: Cruz and Tuberville are wastes of the Senate’s time.
Jennifer Holiday brought down the House at the Tony Awards with her rendition of
And I Am Telling You
She was fabulous
@dmsilev: Yeah, but when the roosal is imeaching Biden, that’s robably not going to be a roblem.
@Suzanne: There are no vegetables in the Midwest diet, unless you count ketchup.
James E Powell
There are people in the midwest who consider corn a vegetable.
@dm: Don’t we want to start the rumour that COVID gives you better [ahem] responses than Viagra?
Why, yes, I am tired of COVIDiocy. Why do you ask?
@James E Powell: Actually, a prune isn’t a vegetable. A cabbage is a vegetable. – Frank Zappa
Ahem. #1 – #2.
Announcement: Rocco (age 5) is now officially a ratter, joining our Dalis. “And now you are a man/dog.”
Let me just check google…. Huh. Botanically each maize kernel is a fruit. Now you know — and knowing is half the battle.
MAGA cartoonist Ben Garrison fucked around and found out.
This happened on Thursday, but I never get tired of Jen Psaki beating the ever loving snot out of Peter Doocy.
@Firebert: I trust he’s dosing himself with three horses worth of Ivermectin as we speak.
@Steeplejack (phone): nice!
Testing Google Chrome for commenting. (I love FF for its old fashioned, Win95 Menu bar, but when it comes to commenting, blech!) Please ignore. That is all
ETA. Hey, the Visual Tab’s still there! Even better, it actually works! Guess I’ll have to ditch FF, at least for the Juice.
We haven’t, as the saying would have it, come a long way, baby. (The screenshot linked is not Photoshopped.)
Wind River on Netflix, is a dark movie about missing Native American women. Worth seeing if you can stand the pain and heartbreak.
Does the crap come before the broken brain or does the broken brain cause all the crap?
I’d bet it’s a mutual problem, they cause each other, which is why it escalates at each step.
They never had the ability to discern bullshit from reality. The real problem is that they LIKE the bullshit better than the reality.
@Ruckus: Sounds like a good place to mention that there were some great interview’s on today’s Background Briefing with Ian Masters, (who left Pacifica’s KPFK because of all the cray-cray goin’ on down there.) First:
Which book sounds really good. He talks about living in a post-truth America, among other things and Will Bunch, on:
A note: both links go to the same page.
I think it’s a generational thing, sorta. The 1994 Gingrich wave of Repubs didn’t have Fox News yet, and had only been listening to Rush Limbaugh for a half-dozen years or so. They agreed with Rush’s politics, of course, but still had at least one foot in reality.
But by the time you get to the 2010 Tea Party wave, they’ve been watching Fox News for ~14 years and listening to Rush for well over 20 – well, those of them that were old enough to have listened to Rush that long, anyway. They were fully indoctrinated, they actually believed all this shit.
So here we are in 2021, and now there are few Republican leaders anymore who even remember that it was a grift all along. Mitch of course is one of them, and he still knows how to use the crazies for the benefit of the ruling class. But when he goes, it’ll be crazies all the way down. And the ruling class will realize too late that they’re screwed too.