Rev. Dickie "Drive-By" Dixon
More talk-it-don’t-walk-it BS from the Kneepads & Chapstick Express…
“That has never been truer than today, when Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct,” McCain continued. “We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people. We must be diligent in discharging our responsibility to serve as a check on his power. And we should value our identity as members of Congress more than our partisan affiliation.” [emphasis added]
Mavericky McMaverickstain votes with Trump nearly 85% of the time. His Trump Plus/Minus Score, which is the difference between how often he votes with Trump vs how often he’d be expected to vote with him based on Trump’s 2016 margin is a whomping +24.6%.
This isn’t bad if your yardstick is Orrin Hatch or Jim “The Weatherman” Imhofe. But it’s pretty embarrassing if you’re a shit-talking, shit-eating shit-bird like McCain.
It’s the what the fuckiest what the fuck of a very what the fucky year so far. What the fuck can possibly be next?
File this under “I” for “I couldn’t make this shit up in a million years.”
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Former President Ronald Reagan, a one-time Hollywood union leader who fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and crushed their union, will be inducted into the Labor Department’s Labor Hall of Honor.
And no, this isn’t from The Onion.
Screen Actors Guild blah blah blah HE BUSTED THE FUCKING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS UNION YOU PIG-RIMMING TWATWAFFLES!! It’s like if the Buggy Whip Hall of Fame inducted Henry Ford.
One presumes the Civil Rights Hall of Fame will be honoring David Duke any day now.
And it happened in the South, even…
Odd this isn’t bigger news, huh? Which is odd. I mean, if ever there were a man bites dog story… Maybe the press doesn’t want to fan the flames of divisiveness. Or something.
Mark James Asay, 53, was executed Thursday for what prosecutors called the racially motivated shooting of two men in Jacksonville three decades ago.
He became the first white man to be put to death for killing a black man since the state restored capital punishment in the 1970s, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
It’s sad that we live in a society so damned twisted that somehow this feels like progress.
In any case, somebody alert the police that change is in the wind…
A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.
They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar denies.
The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with the tiny peninsula of oil-rich Qatar.
Seriously – Qatar is so bad that Saudi Fucking Arabia is stepping away from them. Read more
What did Griffin think was going to happen?
Kathy seems to have gone Fukushima on us. She lost her CNN gig and an endorsement deal for some kind of potty product (that she even had such a deal by itself tells you how far down the celebrity pecking order she was to start with), among other things.
Comedian Kathy Griffin tearfully apologized in a Friday press conference for posing with a fake bloodied and severed head depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that she felt her career was now over and that Trump “broke” her.
“I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, (Trump) broke me,” said Griffin, 56, a two-time Emmy-winning performer known for her deliberately provocative brand of humor. Read more
Is it too early to name something the ______ of the Year? Heck no. Let’s call it.
You probably saw where United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lamented the need to “re-accommodate” that uncooperative passenger.
What a word, that: “re-accommodation.” It doesn’t just apply to airlines – it’s application is nearly limitless.
Every night in bars across America bouncers re-accommodate unruly guests.
The US government re-accommodated the Japanese during WW2.
The US also re-accommodated the Native Americans. For example, they re-accommodated the Cherokees from NC to Oklahoma (although we have to come up with something better than “Trail of Tears”).
There’s some re-accommodation going on right now at Standing Rock. Read more
No one likes to be thought a fool.
Farmer Moran needed a new workhorse, so he went to the local auction. There he spotted a strong, lean stallion he thought would be fine. He asked the owner about the horse, but the owner advised him against it. “This is Lightning,” he said. “Lightning is a thoroughbred. What you want is a draught horse.”
Moran, though, was confident in his own judgment. Undeterred, he outbid everyone for Lightning.
He got the horse home and harnessed him up, but Lightning proved no end of trouble. Read more
President Donald wants his lapdog Congress to investigate Obama for Watergating him. Is the former president guilty?
- It could be true. Obama and the NSA eavesdropped on everyone – you included – so why should Donald be immune. It’s perfectly likely that there are recordings and transcripts of everything Der Orangeführer has said for the past decade.
- But. Did Obama and Co. tap Donald more than they did other people and did they do so for political reasons? Who knows. Maybe. Is it as bad as Watergate? Who knows. Read more
The GOP and the Dems don’t have the market on staggering stupidity cornered. Check out the Libertarians.
Jesus Pole-dancing Christ. How are you not prepared for a question you know is coming?
You might remember earlier this week when Libertarian candidate for Leader of the Free World® Gary Johnson didn’t know what “Aleppo” was.
“What is Aleppo?” Mr. Johnson said when asked on MSNBC how, as president, he would address the refugee crisis in the war-torn Syrian city.
When pressed as to whether he was serious, Mr. Johnson indicated that he really was not aware of the city, which has been widely covered during the years that Syria has been engulfed in civil war. After Mike Barnicle, an MSNBC commentator who is often part of the “Morning Joe” program panel, explained that Aleppo was the center of Syria’s refugee crisis, Mr. Johnson struggled to recover.
“O.K., got it,” he said…
Breathtaking, huh? It gets better. Read more
If you haven’t seen it, there’s this wonderful photo going around of Usain Bolt looking back on his pursuers in (I think) last night’s 100m final. Which he won. Easily.
Donald Trump, Kim Davis and Cook Out: because the Constitution guarantees redeemed sinners the right to fast food.
First, the headline:
Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers.
The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.” Read more
Last night a topic in the GOP debate was how big Donald Trump’s dick is. (The over/under line in Vegas is 1½ inches. Erect.) Normally this is where somebody says something like “wow, they’ve really hit rock bottom this time” or “damn it can’t get any worse than that.”
But this is the modern Republican Party. Of course it can get worse, and it will. Write it down: they will find a way to top (or bottom, as it were) the famous dick size debate. The only question is when and how.
Here’s what I’m hoping for. In the next debate they drop trou right there on stage, Megyn Kelly grabs a ruler and we settle it once and for all. Read more
Dear everybody freaking out because some people think the Bernie Sanders economic plan can’t pay for itself.
1) You can’t work with recent historical data as your assumption because the Sanders approach throws it out and works off different assumptions entirely.
2) Okay, okay. That’s true but I don’t have the time to explain why in detail. So let’s go ahead and say you don’t believe #1 and you do believe his critics. Fine. How about we turf the Osprey, which is a boondoggle of the first order. That’s, I don’t know – I see numbers all over the place, but … $100 billion over several years? More? Read more
PharmaDudeBro Martin Shrkeli appeared before Congress today and pretty much took the 5th on everything other than spelling his name.
Afterward, he did drop this tweet us, though:
He’s certainly right about this. However: Read more