So I miss anything interesting on the blog while I was out and about running errands and working?
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So I miss anything interesting on the blog while I was out and about running errands and working?
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Shirley, you jest?
We’ve implemented genital inspections as a condition for posting.
No, wait, that’s Kansas and children’s sports.
Mr. Bemused Senior
You don’t read this, do you?
@Baud: I can’t imagine. I just can’t. How did we go from panicking over sexual abuse at daycare centers to requiring kids to display their private parts to strangers supervising their sports activities?
@scav: Cheeky Bastard is filmed before a live studio audience.
James E Powell
My only concern is how all this will impact the 2024 elections. We need to win the next three to clean out the rot.
West of the Cascades
@Barbara: It’s the cutting edge of legislation from the Groomers Or Perverts party.
Media mention, for the times when the well appears to be leaning to the dry side.
Although they’ve been upping the frequency of ad breaks (Boo!), one could do worse than tuning into Single-handed on Freevee via Prime. The Irish brogues can run pretty thick though, so closed captioning recommended.
Shirley not; Beau jests.
It makes sense since pants are already optional.
Not sure if you have the PBS streaming app, but I just started watching Paradise. It’s in Italian (Paradiso) with English subtitles. Great show about a woman who works at a fancy department store in 1950s Italy.
Was hoping for a comment that would make some sense of those three train wrecks but I guess not. Maybe the tincture of time will help me.
Sister Golden Bear
@RedDirtGirl: Don’t call him Shirley. /s
Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins raised the Phillies National League Championship banner ahead of the Phils’ home opener.
Man, I love baseball.
@HumboldtBlue: The pitch clock seems to be working well. Games are moving much faster.
Old Dan and Little Ann
@HumboldtBlue: Today’s my Opening Day. It’s my 1st chance to watch a Yankees game all season.
@Sister Golden Bear: I have a new favorite Leslie Nielsen line, from the first Naked Gun movie. He brings Priscilla Presley home from a date and she says in a sexy voice, “Can I interest you in a nightcap?” He says, “No, thanks, I don’t wear them,” and walks away.
Nope. A humiliatingly weak and feckless Biden is still driving the nation toward utter ruin through his iron control of the all-powerful librul-woke-deep-state.
It really does, and I am pleasantly surprised I like it. The game moves at a much faster clip, and that’s a good thing.
@Old Dan and Little Ann:
Well, considering what that lineup did to the Phils, I’m glad you missed it. That Yankee’s batting lineup is absurd.
Naw. Nothing has happened for DAYS!
@West of the Cascades: I thought it was Grommers of Perverts party.
Spouse and his best friend in my living room watching Cleveland Guardians opening game. I love their new name. I love their new logo.
Both panics help evangelicals maintain abusive control over their own children.
@Sister Golden Bear:
“… I can call you Betty,
And Betty when you call me,
You can caaaalllll mmmeeeeee AL …”
I’m so fucken exhausted. Does it ever get less insane?
Seriously, phew! What a day! (For me offline, I mean.) And now I have to make a goddamn butter lamb because Easter.
@Betty Cracker: How long does it take to make a butter lamb?
@sab: Grabbers Of Panties
Doesn’t seem so. I feel you. I need some rest and disconnection.
@eclare: How many times making a butter lamb does it take to convince oneself that one should never make a damn butter lamb again
@Suzanne: @geg6: I think it’s more like, do *I* ever get less insane paying attention to it? I have found it valuable occasionally simply to disconnect for a few days. It’s refreshing, and contrary perhaps to expectations, not unlike tuning out of a soap-opera for a while, you don’t miss a thing
@Frankensteinbeck: @Barbara: and the fundie men “their” women.
And wine. Can’t forget the wine.
This place hasn’t been as exciting since the Obamabot-PUMA War of 2008.
I’m here to call BS on Clarence Thomas. Tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of state, local & federal employees have to complete the same financial disclosure. Almost every state has adopted the same format. We get VERY specific, detailed instructions for how to complete it. Here in PA, it is a firing offense for not submitting it, or withholding information.
I fill them out each year, so does my husband. Most of my answers are the “no, no, none, none” responses. Every employee in a position that makes decisions affecting financial or political interests must complete these. It beggars the imagination that a Supreme Court justice can’t figure this out.
Also, he was caught failing to disclose about $600,000 in consulting fees (!) that Ginni received years ago during the Obama administration from a Tea Party group, while he was refusing simultaneously to recuse from decisions on the ACA.
@eclare: Not that long, really. Less than an hour total, and that includes waiting for it to chill between fleece applications. The most fraught part by far is transporting the damned thing!
@West of the Cascades: Gross Ovum Police
CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) tweeted at 8:57 PM on Thu, Apr 06, 2023:
There’s something people are missing about what happened in Tennessee.
This was personal.
Rep. Justin Jones didn’t only protest for stronger gun safety. He was the activist who played a role in the bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest being taken down from
the… https://t.co/RTQm9rNx0B https://t.co/uwhvHYuMWt
@bbleh: I can’t tune out of the insanity that is my life.
@bbleh: That is Dark Brandon’s One Weird Trick.
@bbleh: I saw a “make your butter fancy” thing last week that may be a nice upgrade for the Butter Lamb – sprinkle it all over with Maldon salt and dried herbs and spices or your favorite savory blend, like Za’atar or Everything But The Bagel.
I guess, except for the salt, the lamb would look like it had been rolling in the hay or something but …
As has been your wont in previous years, you are planning to post photos of the 2023 butter lamb, yes?
Good lord has it been raining today.
Butter emails…butter lamb
@Jeffro: We needed the rain. The soil was starting to dry out.
Ponyo the pitbull had her second mast cell tumor removed yesterday. 8 inch slit in her side. Happened Wednesay. She sobbed all night yesterday because it hurt so much. Today i took her in and asked if they really couldn’t give her better painkillers. Being a dog she is not likely to be a drug addict. They gave her two kinds and she is much happier.
Benedryl and Neurontin. No wonder dogs don’t have drug problems. Why bother.
LOL! Here’s hoping for a quick recovery for Ponyo.
philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) tweeted at 2:19 PM on Thu, Apr 06, 2023:
Wow: Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones, one of the Dems that the GOP is trying to expel from state legislature to protesting gun violence, calls out his colleagues on the floor
‘For years, one of your colleagues, an admitted child molester, sat in this chamber – no expulsion’ https://t.co/KNDrhX3gl1
Sweet Jesus beating a cripple with a bat while Ben the Rat crawls out of the sewer.
@Betty Cracker: I forgot about the butter lamb! Please post pics before it melts or is knifed.
@sab: Poor baby! Hope she feels better.
Haha. Every who ever disliked that bastard is vindicated.
@rikyrah: Cry harder fascist snowflakes…he’ll be back
@rikyrah: He called out a lot of people. I still want to know who peed in someone else’s seat at the capitol.
Gin & Tonic
@Suzanne: Insanity? My son-in-law needed a fairly complex surgical procedure, so my dear wife and I took in the grandkids for a week so he and my daughter would have some quiet time for his recovery. My grandson’s been coughing up a storm since he arrived, so I took him to the urgent care yesterday for a positive diagnosis of strep. I took him, because my dear wife has been very unwell – so she went to the urgent care today and was diagnosed with pneumonia. I’ve been holding down the fort as best I can, considering I’m recovering from surgery four weeks ago. Quite the shitshow.
We need a vacation.
The kids are fucking angry.
@EarthWindFire: Yeah pretty sure Memphis will send Pearson back, too.
@eclare: I know! He said he’s a member of leadership now. I think he’s (because of course it’s a man) a member of the governor’s cabinet.
That scans. Kucinich isn’t wrapped very tight either.
@glory b: I live in TN and now I just wonder what the fuck goes on in Nashville?
Debby Williams 💐🌼🌸🤗 (@dwilliams1210) tweeted at 2:54 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
Nashville Council members to send Justin Jones back to Tennessee House https://t.co/pRTY8PvAPx
Tweet corrected to note that it was four days ago. But still powerful.
Taibbi is leaving Twitter. LOL.
On the one hand, boneless leg o’ lamb on special at $5 a pound today only in a market in town.
On the other hand, today is a state holiday so traffic and crush of shoppers will be extra extensive.
For today at least, experiential knowledge shall take precedence over the siren call of frugality.
Isn’t he the Twitter files guy?
VP Harris speaking in Nashville.
@Poe Larity: Flashback to myiqis2xu…
Over on MSNBC Mehdi Hasan just gave that guy the pantsing of a lifetime.
What happened? Seemed like a marriage made in hell.
I went to the Hood grocery store today.
Got me some:
Fresh cut pork steaks
Sister Golden Bear
@glory b: All that, plus there’s an LA Times news story about how 20 years ago they reported on similar sort of gifts Thomas was accepting — after that Thomas simply stopped disclosing them. So this “I didn’t think I had to disclose them” BS is clearly lying BS.
@Gin & Tonic: Oh, sounds horrible! I hope everyone gets healthy soon.
@rikyrah: Oh, man!
A year after postal reform bill, Moran and Davids raise complaints to Postmaster DeJoy.
President Biden (@POTUS) tweeted at 4:56 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
Earlier, I spoke to Reps Jones, Pearson, and Johnson to thank them for their leadership and courage in the face of a blatant disregard of our nation’s democratic values.
Our country needs to take action on gun violence — to do that we need more voices like theirs speaking out. https://t.co/oQl9jQSOy1
JC: check out Rikyrah’s posts about Tennessee!
I think you might enjoy these Nashville links I posted downstairs:
Nashville students mock TN house speaker the way Nashville hockey fans taunt opposing goalies:
(sing name 3 times, “you suck,” then “it’s all your fault” 3 times)
And yesterday posted a clip of excellent, temporarily expelled TN state rep Justin Jones explaining “no justice, no peace” with quotations from MLK and Jeremiah
@Suzanne: No. :(
did you see @lolgop’s comment on that Taibbi interview:
”Credit to Matt who backed up his passion for showing Hunter Biden’s dick on the internet by getting pantsed on national television.”
@Baud: just saw that he was trending when I clicked over to the Tennessee tweet posted up thread. Didn’t really care enough to look further.
“Elon is my god and savior.”
“You bore me. Banished!”
“Farewell, sweet prince.”
Hard out there, for a
No worries. That’s exactly how I go through life.
Let’s all take a moment to thank the TN GOP for making Justin Jones a national star and bring him to the attention of a massively wider audience. One generally hesitates to use arch phrases like “rue the day”, but there are times for them.
@BlueGuitarist: Only thing for him to do now is appear on Maher, so they can agree his troubles are all the fault of the woke left English majors.
Pro tip: If a tech company’s head honcho’s initials are E. M., be on your toes.
Ha. I wasn’t sure whether to call it a pantsing or a swirlie.
It was sort of both.
Kayla Solomon (@KSolomonReports) tweeted at 4:49 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
BREAKING: A Shelby County commissioner told @FOX13Memphis on Friday that Nashville leaders are threatening to take away funding from Memphis and other Shelby County projects if the county commission decides to reinstate expelled @Justinjpearson
@eclare: Did I miss the butter lamb this year? Must go check.
When I see it, it always feels like the scene in Apollo 13 when the vest arrives before the launch.
True artistry mixed with tradition!
I can’t believe I’ve been reading this almost top 10,000 blog for 20+ years. Happy April holidays that you celebrate!
Geez, Kennedy needs a campaign manager to tell him that? Looks like he is off to a great start, not.
The Musk/Taibbi thing is actually defeating my powers of sarcasm.
@rikyrah: Do we still call it a civil war if it takes place in one state?
@sab: So glad you advocated for Ponyo!
Texas judge strikes again. Abortion pill enjoined.
@Betty Cracker: What a perfect pic, Betty!
Apparently the asshole judge down in Texas did it. He invalidated the FDA approval of mifepristone.
we need the 5th or the scotus to stay and overturn this bullshit.
@rikyrah: There was $200,000 raised last night for the Justins!
The oder doesn’t take affect for 7 days to allow for an appellate stay. Hopefully someone has good sense.
@rikyrah: Then Shelby County can just stop turning in their tax dollars to the state, amirite? Two can play this game.
@Gin & Tonic: Holy shit, all of that on top of everything else. Sending you the energy and stamina to keep up. Hoping both make it through the tubes that make up the internet.
@Gin & Tonic: Yikes. I don’t know what more than a vacation is but you need that. Wishing everyone speedy recoveries!
@Delk: Can someone explain the Matt Taibbi leaving twitter thing? I think you have to know more backstory than I do.
@WaterGirl: He said he is leaving because Twitter has started blocking links to Substack articles.
@SpaceUnit: Those clips of Taibbi on Mehdi’s show are hilarious.
@Scout211: Musk keeps on digging.
@glory b: I worked for the State of CA and we were not even allowed to accept a box of See’s chocolates, bottle of wine or misc paper goods swag from our management company. If a vendor tried to gift a modest holiday fruit basket, we had to refuse acceptance of delivery. EVERYONE knows the drill.
Yeah, he got mauled.
@Baud: You misspelled odor.
A judge in Washington has issued an order contradicting the Texas judge.
As is ususal, it’s all about the money,
I wonder how high they will take the appeal. From what I know the 5th Circuit is pretty conservative and may uphold. Is there cause to jump to the Supreme Court immediately, considering this affects the entire country? How does Thomas’ Yacht owning friend want him to vote? Will it take more than one trip to buy that vote? Inquiring Minds Want To Know.
I expect it’s going to the Supremes.
Washington State has purchased three years worth of
mifepristone. I hope other blue states do this.
That is awesome!
@different-church-lady: Oregon vs Oregon State’s annual football rivalry is called the Civil War Cup🤷🏼♀️
Odie Hugh Manatee
I called him GoatBoy all the time…lol! I even took the “I love the smell of napalm…” lines from Apocalypse Now and repurposed them just for him.
“I love the smell of goats in the morning.” Good times…lol!
@Scout211: I ♥️ my governor!!!
Hurray for Inslee!!!
@HumboldtBlue: Perhaps the next step is to expel all the youths from TN?
Is this actually still the same week Trump turned himself in?
@Geminid: true, true!
I’m actually down in NC right now and it’s like, biblical
@Baud: Can you say more about that?
The Up and Up
Mr. Cole I saw your tweet about “Love your body Larry.” Naturally I had to find and play the theme song for that movie. The next tune on Youtube autoplay, Kenny Loggins’ Theme from Caddyshack 2, “Nobody’s Fool.” Oh my. What a dreadful movie but compared to crap going on around of late. I recall first seeing the film on VHS with friends. There were a couple funny scenes not enough compel me to watch anytime in the last bunch of years. The clips in the Loggins’ video will suffice. Thanks for a break from the humdrum.
@WaterGirl: David Anderson has a short post https://balloon-juice.com/2023/04/07/abortion-going-back-to-scotus-soon/
Metal roofing sheets
@sab: Oh Sab, I would so outer spoon Ponyo night and day, gently petting and scritching the non-hurty parts until the pain passes. Se ding waves of good wishes for.the entire household.