My new assistant and I have been scanning the news looking for more information about Trump’s impending arrest:
He likes to lie there and attack my hand as a I reach for the mouse, then fall asleep on my forearm and I am not allowed to let get of the mouse and if I do he attacks my hand again. The things we do for pets.
At any rate, I have no idea if he will be convicted, but having never seen a Republican ever face consequences in the decades I have been following politics leaves me leary. I’m a veteran of Fitzmas, the Mueller Report, Tom DeLay, etc., and Ward fucking Churchhill paid a bigger price than anyone in Iran Contra. So, you know, we’ll see.
Bonus intense house panther picture:
With Steve looking disapproving in the background….
I don’t know if he’ll be convicted of anything, either. I want to believe it, but it just seems like this fucking asshole gets away with everything. His stupid joke about how he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any voters…I feel like he could do so and also never spend a minute in jail. But I’m trying to be positive and believe that karma will finally come for this loser.
Plus, just the fact of him being arrested will be pleasant.
The only indication we have that he’ll even be arrested is his own say-so, right? How do we know he’s not just lying so he can gloat when it doesn’t happen?
I’m with you….deeply skeptical that any Republican will ever get what they deserve. Hell, if I got what I deserved, I would be lounging poolside right now, alternating my gaze between the hot pool boy and watching my bank account increasing,
Mr. Bemused Senior
@Alison Rose: he’s scraping the bottom of the barrel to get representation, so there’s that. I mean, is anyone unaware at this point that he stiffs his own lawyers? And sometimes they wind up in trouble themselves. Even a big payment in advance might not be enough to convince someone competent to take him on as a client (Chris Kise notwithstanding).
Gotta admit that one of the items on my bucket list is watching TFG getting perp walked on live tv.
@Matt McIrvin: He made up the date and is using it to stir up his loony base. And fund raise.
Stone, Bannon, Manafort & Flynn all WERE HELD ACCOUNTABLE! The system actually worked, they were just lucky that Trump had the power to pardon them.
John, I’ll trade you my Baby for Max. I’d be delighted if it were merely my hand being attacked when it touches the mouse. My personal nightmare leaps onto my back when I’m bent over the sink brushing my teeth. I can’t stand up to throw her off because I’m naked when this happens.
I’m sporting a deep slash gash on my hand that I received when bringing her back into the house from the balcony. Apparently she didn’t want to come in.
Max is one handsome boy!
I really wish the Georgia D.A. had been first to post with an indictment. It’s much easier for Trump/MAGAS to portray the N.Y. Indictment as a revenge process crime and muddy the water for more substantively impactful crimes attempting to subvert the core of democratic elections.
If found guilty, trump will say he pardoned himself. No way is he going to jail without a fight. He won’t use that before hand, cuz he’d have to admit guilt.
Maxwell has an extra-wide muzzle that really gives him the “Big Cat” (as in, panther) look. Impressive!
So where does Steve hang out, now that Maxwell has taken over the desk?
@Mr. Bemused Senior: The only lawyers he seems to get now are RW nutjob true-believers. Ideology is more important than actual competence.
@UncleEbeneezer: Forget it, Jake. It’s Cynictown.
You get what you refuse to pay for.
I have never been held accountable.
Indictments first. Baby steps.
Best wedding anniversary card ever.
Given his outrageous mishandling of Covid, which resulted in roughly 500,000 deaths, Trump deserves to die in prison. Unfortunately, he can’t be charged with manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide, so I’ll content myself with his public humiliation of getting indicted in the Stormy Daniels case.
I’m still holding out hope that he’ll get indicted for January 6th or for his post election tampering tactics in Georgia.
@Baud: And I’ve never held an accountant.
@Baud: Campaign slogan
That cat’s got that look. He’s the cat’s meow!
Odie Hugh Manatee
I see Steve is in to photo-bombing (emphasis on the photo part). Those are some handsome guys you have there, Curmudgeon!
I think Hair Furor is going to melt down when his 80 million supporters fail to hit the streets to save his bacon. I can’t wait for the mugshot to be released. My SO bought a bottle of champagne for us to celebrate his arrest.
You probably could. Accountants are emotionally needy.
Is there going to be a Medium Cool tonight?
Having a powerful friend get you out of your punishment, even if that is in accordance with a legal process, is hardly genuine accountability.
@SiubhanDuinne: John posted this less than 3 minutes after Medium Cool went up.As a result, no comments in the first 20 minutes, so I said fuck it, and took down the Medium Cool post.
It was there at its regular time and then went *poof*.
I’m holding out for news that the Kremlin-humping, orange shitstain is dead, because that’s guaranteed – eventually.
@UncleEbeneezer: Trump having abused the power to pardon is an integral part of the system.
Didn’t happen without prescience re the abuse of pardon power, George Mason, a Constitutional convention delegate from Virginia, warned that a president might “make dangerous use of it” by pardoning crimes in which he might be a co-conspirator.
Trump wasn’t the first, George has been proven correct more than once…
Could be an interesting, or a nothing week.
In the US, Cheshire Cat Trump might or might not be arrested.
In the UK, Manic Hairdo Boris Johnson is supposed to be formally questioned about lying to Parliament about Partygate.
@WaterGirl: was it going to be about sayers and Christie? I was having dinner
SuzMom is going to be 73 in a couple of months, and is not in great health. But she is determined to outlive the fucker in order to desecrate his gravesite.
@zhena gogolia: Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie is every other week. Part 2 was last week and Part 3 will be the topic next week.
Thanks, both. I guess I was still having dinner at the moment, and completely missed the window. Never saw the post.
Dunno about others but it takes some time to prod the ol’ memory files and then compose a coherent response. By the time I did so and got around to pressing Post the page was gone.
@WaterGirl: okay. That was a good discussion with SD and I’m looking forward to more. We’re finally watching a Joan Hickson Marple. I’m not sold yet, but I guess she hasn’t gone into action yet
@NotMax: I would have left it up if this hadn’t gone up less than 3 minutes after Medium Cool.
Maybe I’m just in a mood, but at times like this I wonder why I even bother.
@NotMax: what was the topic?
@Baud: So she has had a couple of health events that have landed her in the hospital. One was encephalitis, which caused some memory loss. A couple of years ago, she had a UTI which caused some confusion symptoms. So Mr. Suzanne took her to the ED and I met them there. I started doing “memory test” questions, like when she had encephalitis. One of them was, “Who is the president?”. She was totally spaced out, but her face turned super-pissy and she growled “DONALD FUCKING TRUMP”. The doctor was like, “Uh, well, that’s absolutely correct”. LOL.
@Suzanne: I didn’t realize I was your mother.
Rumination on “best” current or recent TV show(s) of a genre. Original cited something called Station19 as a springboard.
OT Call the Midwife 12th season premiere is tonight. It’s on now for me.
Next Sunday we’re focusing on women in AC and DLS novels. There are so many great female characters!
KayInMD (formerly Kay (not the front-pager))
What a handsome and dignified-looking fellow! The ancestors-style picture of Steve over his shoulder is a nice touch too.
@zhena gogolia: She’d fit right in here. Former English teacher, so mega-pedant.
The conflicting timing is on Mr. Cole. Cutting those who have grown to look forward to it as a regular feature off at the knees does not happy jackals make.
I need to dye my roots and change my sheets. I really want to sit and chill instead. It has been cold and blustery today. I was supposed to go see a concert tonight with Mr. Suzanne and Soawn the Younger, but I am not feeling like engaging with real humans.
@WaterGirl: We can deal with more than one thread at a time.
Sometimes people don’t look around to see if there is a new thread, but they will (eventually) get there.
So a jackal shared this with John and soonergrunt on twitter, and I laughed out loud each time I watched it: the annual MAGA NRA -US Army showdown.
@satby: Very funny!
@Suzanne: start with the sheets- that first night on clean sheets is the biggest payoff- even more so after a whole nuther self care like hair or face or skin or soul. Sabor!
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Alison Rose: I was thinking about that “shoot someone on 5th Avenue” claim yesterday. The Rs are saying you can’t arrest him because people will rebel. Would that be true if he shot someone? It’s such a corruption of the law, and they don’t seem to know how corrupt they sound.
@satby: That’s funny. And a little sad.
@laura: I am slightly bummed about the sheets. It started getting warm a couple of weeks ago, and so I put away the big floofy comforter. Then it got cold again and I had to put it back on! So changing the sheets is a multi-step endeavor!
@Suzanne: I hope she does. :)
@satby: I laughed out loud too. Never heard of the comic before
@satby: I just noticed the “if Anger Yam is arrested.”
And now I am laughing all over again. Anger Yam.
@NotMax: the gall of the guy. Almost like he owned the blog or something.
@Elizabelle: “and a little sad”
I agree, but the dogged insistence on clinging to misinformation, white supremacy, and hubris tempers my sympathy for the deluded.
We’re SOLID flannel til April plus weighted blanket bc atmospheric river and related brisk shit! And yet, my heart yearns for the skin sanding crispness of cool percale that gets me through the warm months here in semi-post menopausal Sacramento. Wishing you the fabric that does you right as needed.
I think it would be hysterical if they waited until Wednesday to arrest him.
“Anger yam” for the win.
Joan Hickson Marple is the best Marple.
@laura: How ya been?
Can some veteran here define Fitzmas?
@satby: Actually, it was about them being taken out by a drone before the first commercial break. LOL.
@Elizabelle: found the full segment on YouTube.
Hahaha! I laughed my ass off when I saw that part of Neal’s special.It’s a Netflix special btw. Look up Neal Brennan: Blocks if interested.
@mrmoshpotato: I like Neal Brennan. Don’t have Netflix (yet), but he’s on the radar now.
@satby: Funny indeed.
Of course, a Proud Boys testrun today at a drag queen story hour in NYC didn’t go that well:
Spawn the Youngest is being super-cuddly right now. It’s so nice. They really are at their cutest when they’re sleeping.
Oh? Where do you usually go?
@Steeplejack: Agree 100%. Joan Hickson for the win
@mrmoshpotato: Thanks, I will definitely look him up
@different-church-lady: Oh, the humanity!!
Come vacation in New York City, City, City!
@Steeplejack: So I keep being told. I don’t see it yet, but I’ll give it time.
I think I might drive up to see the Cherry Blossoms in DC on Tuesday. At least, one day this week. They are so beautiful. Not even dreaming of parking in the District. LOL. Will Metro in.
@Elizabelle: They should be peaking this week. I live a little over an hour from DC and the tree in front on my yard is just about ready to pop out in blooms. Not sure what direction you’re coming from, but I have tested out the new silver line extension in ashburn and can recommend it.
Max is such a handsome guy. I love the shot of him with Steve’s picture over his shoulder. Those two will take a great photograph together . . . someday.
As far as the Orange Shitgibbon getting his, the SO and I have agreed that it may not happen. But just reading his panicky, batshit online ravings is like having an extra serving of dessert. SO said this afternoon, “Right now, though, he’s so fucked up and scared over the possibility that I don’t care if he is indicted – I just like seeing this fucker mentally running for his life.” Amen.
@raven: it’s been a minute. There’s been a spate of sudden loss of friends. We’ve been rescued by a lab testing beagle. I’m hoping to see Roadie Brother the Elder and Younger this October for the first time since the before times. I’m an elder co-ed again and learning to be a mural artist this semester. Spouse and I are spending as much time with our mutual friend as he spins off his specialty book selling business and aspires to a trip to visit friends in Europe as soon as is practical, but before it’s advised. Trees have dropped errrrwhere and it’s changed the neighborhood sky line. I’m now married to a man who’s receiving his earned benefits! and can ride the bus for free. He’s as old as dirt and I still dig him❤ Thank you kindly for inquiring- it is much appreciated.
@mali muso: Yes. Heard the blossoms got slowed a little by a cold snap happening now. (It will be 23 degrees in Richmond VA overnight. That is unusual.)
Excited about the Silver Line! Cannot wait to take it to Dulles.
@Elizabelle: Enjoy!! Everyone should experience the beauty of the cherry blossoms in full bloom along the tidal basin at least once in their lives. Worth the hassle of dealing with the crowds, imo.
@mali muso: I love them. I used to live at Dupont Circle, for several years. It was incredible to be able to walk over to see them. They are special, any time of the day.
Never tire of DC or its museums. Did tire of the prices and traffic, so visits are peachy now.
The guy has all but removed democracy from the US – mainly based on his (or the turtle’s) choice of Judges. He has ensured women are back in the 19th century and anyone else is subject to the rules of the wealthy white male minority.
Those to whom he gave political power will keep him out of jail until he dies.
@mali muso: MD or VA? I used to live in PG County.
@Elizabelle: I got tickets for the fam to see the Cherry Blossom Parade this year! I am excited! I’ve never seen them.
Sister Golden Bear
@Elizabelle: Tacti-cool meets tactical air strike.
YOU KNOW HITLER AND MUSSOLINI BOTH HAD PRETTY GOOD RUNS TOO.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THOSE GUYS?
@Sister Golden Bear: *Splat!*
@Suzanne: Have a great time!! Be sure to walk around the FDR Memorial, it’s my favorite and a less crowded place to see the blossoms. Then, not too long a walk to get to the MLK statue. Or: The Smithsonian! And National Gallery of Art! And the Freer Gallery. Your family will have a great time. I think the Portrait Gallery would be great, too. Too much to see and do. Just seeing cherry blossoms will be plenty.
@TS: we will deal with the corrupt courts… they can’t be this out of step with the populace and last.
@prostratedragon: And what did the Trump trash want to “help” with?
@Elizabelle: I’ve already taken the kiddos to all of those things…. the thing they haven’t done yet is see the pandas at the National Zoo. So we’re going there.
I haven’t gotten to the Hirschhorn yet, but they would be bored, so I will go by myself.
@Suzanne: Hadn’t heard of that timed pass exhibition by the Japanese artist; sounds interesting. Enjoy!
Over at LGM, I like to sometimes dunk on Paul Campos about this, who played a small role in that travesty of justice…
Boy, he really has the face of a puma!