Friday Reads: Men and the mass Penistyeria surrounding Hillary Clinton


Good Afternoon Skydancers of all shapes, sizes, sex and such!

As we continue forward with the election of the first woman president, we also continue backward with the number of outrageous lies, misogyny, CDS, and downright paranoia that some folks seem to get every time they see or hear Hilary Clinton.  This week I realized that I could no longer listen to Donald Trump read from his teleprompter without wanting to hurl a few things. (Yes, you can read all the double entrendre you want into that comment.)

I’ve really had it with any one that could possibly demonize one of the most tightly and ethically run global charities in the world that basically saves lives let alone any one that thinks a bunch of emails that show absolutely nothing are deserving of more inspection that say, some one who hides their tax information and owes tremendous amounts of money to the governments of China and Russia.  Why does racism and misogyny seem to have so many working class folks enthralled? Are that many people really that stupid, evil, or gullible?

So today’s pictures and snark are due to the misogyny of some gun fetishists/death vendors from Maine who are well known for posting hildabeastsome of the worst Alt-Right shit in the world on their store sign.  Observe the original nastiness there on the sign and then enjoy how feminists are taking it back. Remember, these jerks are most likely tuned in to the wonderful world of Steven Bannon who is known for the website that asked if parents would rather see their children get feminism or cancer. No more to do lists for me!  Now I have a Vagenda that includes Manocide!!! 

A picture of the sign in front of the Raymond, Maine shop made its way to Twitter and inspired women everywhere to start tweeting their own vagendas. In these satirical to-do lists, women casually list “manocide” in between tasks like meetings, laundry and fitness classes. Others swap out the term for phrases like “oppress men” and “crush a man’s soul.” Many next-level trolls are including other tasks everyone assumes feminists prioritize day to day, such as “eat kale” and “queer stuff.”

One expert troll deserves true internet praise for rigging it so the web address redirects to Clinton’s official campaign donation page. According to The Daily Dot, whoever registered the domain did so privately, “so there’s no way of knowing who they are or what their real vagenda is.”

And in case you were wondering more about the sign that inspired all of this, it turns out this isn’t out of the blue for Gulf of Maine Gunsmithing. In fact, hateful slogans seem to be the arms dealer’s choice of words for its sign. Locals has posted photos of different variations of the sign to shop’s Facebook page.

14034952_10153967510123512_2950858829410499185_nSo, here’s my daily Vagenda.  Hope you all realize that I lead a very boring life now. I’ve already been chided for bumping manocide to spot 3 on the list but hey, Temple has to eat and I have to earn a paycheck. Manociding is an expensive hobby, you know.  Anyway, seriously, empower yourself with a VAGENDA!

6:00 am. Arise. Wrap your cardigan-sheathed hands around a mug of hot cardamom lemon water; squint into the distance from your craftsman veranda. Breathe authentically. Pick off a passing man with your bespoke porch rifle.

A good start is to visit

So, yesterday, Hillary Clinton connected the dots between the Alt-Right and the crazy Trump Campaign themes like sending an ultra right wing nationalist from the UK to give a speech on Brexit in a very confused Mississippi. Oh, BTW, if you didn’t watch Rachel connect the dots between Campaign Mommy, Der Fuhrer Trump, and Steven Bannon and Hedge Fund Billionaire and right wing asshole Robert Mercer, please go watch now. How poor white people can get taken down the river by these snakes is beyond me.

RACHEL MADDOW (HOST): Before becoming Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway ran a Super PAC she ran one of the SuperPACs that supported Ted Cruz in the primary. You might remember in the Republican primary this year there were a whole bunch of different SuperPACs that supported Ted Cruz. They were all called some variation of Keep The Promise. She ran the group that was called Keep The Promise 1. They ran millions of dollars in anti-Donald Trump ads, incidentally, which is kind of ironic given what her job is now.

But more important than that, she ran this Keep The Promise PAC. She ran the iteration of all the Ted Cruz supporting PACs, she ran the one that was almost entirely funded by a single donor. All the money in that PAC basically came from one source. It came from New York City hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer. He gave the money, Kellyanne Conway ran that PAC. Robert Mercer and Kellyanne Conway, they supported Ted Cruz in the primary, not Donald Trump, but once Trump won, once Cruz dropped out, that mega-donor Robert Mercer and Kellyanne Conway, they decided to switch horses, they decided to keep working together. She stayed in charge of the PAC. They changed its name. They started running anti-Clinton ads to help Trump instead of anti-Trump ads to help Cruz. But as a multi-million dollar donor to that effort — we’ve talked about here on this show, Robert Mercer, this hedge fund billionaire appears to have become the single largest funder now of the effort to elect Donald Trump for president.

Robert Mercer is also reportedly the single largest funder of And so this one guy, Robert Mercer, the money man, right? He ends up being sort of the missing link. He ends up being the thing that explains, I think, in a lot of ways, why the Trump campaign is this strange thing that it is now. When the Trump campaign decided to fire the last guy in charge, Paul Manafort, and put these new folks in charge, it was an interesting and sort of inexplicable thing that they simultaneously —  they didn’t fire Paul Manafort and then pick a new person to replace him. They fired Paul Manafort, but then they brought in two people. They came up with two new job titles. Campaign Manager and Campaign CEO, okay. They brought in two people at once. Kellyanne Conway, who ran Robert Mercer’s Super PAC, she’s a very familiar figure in Republican politics.


But she didn’t come onto the campaign alone, right? She came on as campaign manager, Donald Trump’s top funder apparently installed her at the top of the Trump campaign, but he also simultaneously, on the same day, at the same time installed this other guy. This guy from Breitbart as the Campaign CEO. Robert Mercer is the money man behind both of these folks, behind Kellyanne Conway and her PAC which started as a Ted Cruz thing and then became a Donald Trump thing. Robert Mercer was the money behind that, Robert Mercer is also the money behind He funded them both to the tune of millions of dollars. He is the thing explains why those two otherwise unconnected individuals both came on at the same time, on the same day, to take over the Trump campaign.

Here’s the event.  Hillary’s speech starts at about 7:30 into the video.

The Alt-Right and their allies are either denying it really exists or blaming Hillary Clinton for it. 

“Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream, and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party,” Clinton said at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. (A video ad released Thursday covers much of the same ground.) She said Trump’s rhetoric was “like nothing we’ve heard before from a nominee for president of the United States from one of our two major parties.”

Over more than a half-hour of sustained attack, Clinton added little new material to the record. Instead, she methodically plotted Trump’s known ties, in what appeared to be an effort to energize her own voters and, in particular, to give pause to Republicans who have grudgingly opted to make their peace with a candidate they don’t love. As she had in June, Clinton again labeled Trump “temperamentally unfit to be president of the United States.”

Vile Breitbart hell realm being Milo Yiannopolous–the devildude thrown off twitter for the racist trolling of black comedienne and actress Leslie Jones–said it was all Hillary’s fault. Now, I am going to attribute his quote to its source but go to the Breithbart site at the risk of needing eyebleach and a stomach transplant.


WTF is wrong with a huge number of working class white people?  I mean seriously, is clinging to your guns, your religious delusions, and your overt racism so important that you don’t realize you’re basically ruining your life and any chance your children for good jobs?  And you’re voting for the very same folk who keep you down?

We are now living in a decade with such gross levels of income disparity that the 99% believe that the 1% that has been left to them is something literal, as if it were a sliver of an apple pie, for example. Therefore, if a group — such as Black Lives Matter — comes along at this moment and says that it wants access to the pie, rather than welcoming allies who will help challenge everyone’s ability to access what the top 1% has, it becomes seen as one more group that is going to need to share the scraps that are left. Further, because working class Republicans have been convinced that “no new taxes” and “no big government” — policies that best serve the interests of the super wealthy — are the way to go, again, that panic about how little that’s left gets stoked even higher. The resentment pyres are fanned. The irony, of course, is that if the working class could unite as a political bloc, they could perhaps change the structure so that some of the income disparity that separates us from the super-rich would be re-released back into the economy, which would benefit us all. White working class racism hinders the progress of white working class economic progress. 

Meanwhile, reality should set in some where as more Republicans who have served Republican presidents endorse Hillary 2016_08_25_VagendaOfManocide-3_21574365186Clinton.  Carlos Guittierez is the latest outspoken endorsement.  The one that happened today is one we could skip completely because it’s icky Paul Wolfowitz. Not one living former White House economic adviser is voting Trump and only one of the Republicans is toying with gadfly libertarian airhead Gary Johnson.

Served Under Republicans

“I have known personally every Republican president since Richard Nixon. They all showed a real understanding of economics and international affairs. The same was true of Mitt Romney. Donald Trump does not have that understanding and does not seem to be concerned about it. That alone disqualifies him in my judgement.” —Martin Feldstein, chairman under President Ronald Reagan, opposes Donald Trump

“Mr. Trump has not laid out a coherent economic worldview, but one recurrent theme is hostility to a free and open system of international trade. From my perspective as an economics policy wonk, that by itself is disqualifying. And then there are issues of temperament.” —Gregory Mankiw, chairman under President George W. Bush, opposes Donald Trump

“He would have to change both many of his positions and his character.” —Richard Schmalensee, member under President George H.W. Bush, opposes Donald Trump and will vote for Hillary Clinton

“It seems highly improbable that [Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson] will win but I cannot bring myself to vote for either Trump or Clinton. A large enough Johnson vote may constrain the next president to some degree.” —William Poole, member under President Ronald Reagan, opposes both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

“On the trade issue alone, I wouldn’t support either one. As an economist, free trade is not something that’s a partisan kind of issue and to have both parties being protectionist is unacceptable.” —Jerry Jordan, member under President Ronald Reagan, opposes both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s “views on international economic policy…are fundamentally flawed in so many ways.” Also, “there are a number of things he had stated, implied that collectively present a fear-based, xenophobic, judgemental personality.” —Matthew Slaughter, member under President George W. Bush, opposes Donald Trump and will vote for Hillary Clinton

2c0c849e63c562e6a70c9d18bca7cd03The writing may already be on the wall if this Quinnipiac poll is right.  Notice the Strump never mentions polls any more?

In the battle of the unloved presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton tops the magical 50 percent mark among American likely voters, leading Republican Donald Trump 51 – 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

When third party candidates are added to the mix, Clinton gets 45 percent with Trump at 38 percent, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with results of earlier surveys of registered voters.

Women and non-white voters propel Clinton in the head-to-head matchup. Women back her 60 – 36 percent. Men back Trump 48 – 42 percent. White voters back Trump 52 – 41 percent. Non-white voters back Clinton 77 – 15 percent.

A total of 44 percent of American likely voters like Clinton “a lot” or “a little,” while 47 percent dislike her “a little” or “a lot,” and 8 percent hate her.

A total of 35 percent of voters like Trump “a lot” or “a little,” while 53 percent dislike him “a little” or a lot,” and 10 percent hate him.

“We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Trump’s missteps, stumbles and gaffes seem to outweigh Clinton’s shaky trust status and perceived shady dealings. Wow, is there any light at the end of this dark and depressing chapter in American politics?”

American likely voters give both candidates negative favorability ratings, 41 – 53 percent for Clinton and 33 – 61 percent for Trump. In fact, 37 percent of likely voters say they would consider voting for a third party candidate.

In this very negative race, 64 percent of Trump supporters say they are voting mainly anti-Clinton, while 25 percent say they are voting pro-Trump.

If you actually go to that survey link and read some of the questions they asked, you’ll start thinking that all national polls arevag_2885819k push polls these days.  I can’t take any more of this untrustworthy/likability shit.  It’s like a freaking self-fulfilling prophecy.  It does seem, however, that she is safely on her way to the U.S. Presidency. Hang on and get ready for more misogyny and CDS.

What’s on your reading, blogging and VAGENDA list today?  (Yes, male allies, your “woman card” from the Clinton Campaign makes you an honorary Vagina holder too!!!

49 Comments on “Friday Reads: Men and the mass Penistyeria surrounding Hillary Clinton”

  1. Jslat says:

    Beware of the endorsers. Repubs will turn on Hillary after the election.

    • dakinikat says:

      I swear they hate our country and most of us in it.

      • pdgrey says:

        Thanks, Dak for the post. I agree with you and Jslat.
        “Beware of the endorsers. Repubs will turn on Hillary after the election”.

        “I swear they hate our country and most of us in it”.

    • Enheduanna says:

      We have a good chance of regaining the Senate. Republicans cannot continue their obstructionist politics and hope to survive the next midterm. One would hope.

      BTW – I noticed another article while over there that Steve Bannon has a domestic violence charge on his record. And not just any one – going for the throat which is particularly indicative of a capacity for violence and murder. Wow. What a charming guy.

  2. Enheduanna says:

    Hillary’s speech yesterday was like a bona-fide grown-up adult reading the riot act to their out-of-control spoiled brat kid. It was AWESOME.

    Here’s my vagenda today:

    1. Get some office work done
    2. Mop floors
    3. Save hummingbird from one of the GD cats (check)
    5. Cook dinner

  3. bostonboomer says:

    Philip Bump: Here are the leading Republicans who rushed to defend Donald Trump on race since Hillary’s speech yesterday.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Great post, Dak!

  5. Fannie says:

    Here’s some news that we have been waiting for. Back in 2014, at Cliven Bundy’s Bunkerville, Nev. Ranch, a bunch of militia members armed confronted US Land Management. Gerry Lelemus was arrested, for conspiracy, and organizing guns across state lines. He was Trump’s campaign chairman in New Hampshire, and his wife is Susan Lelemus who is republican state assemblywoman there also involved with Trump. He faces 6 years and $500,000 fee. No wonder Trump was often going there to speak. Also, Blaine Cooper, who came up threw Tea party ranks, and is Vet, and a mercenary from Drewy, Arizona, both involved in Citizens for Constitutional Freedom Militia, has also plead guilty and faces the same. There are 17 more members before the court, for the standoff in 2014.

    • NW Luna says:

      Glad to see justice done and these selfish bastards doing time.

      • Fannie says:

        Wow, it was on msnbc, Chris Hayes, with Charlie Pierce, showing the connection to Trump!

        Yup, it all ties into this militia bullshitt.

  6. janicen says:

    My Vagenda:

    1. One hour session with trainer at the gym
    2. Grocery shopping
    3. Manocide
    4. Make dinner but probably have a glass of wine first.
    5. Since it’s Friday, Manocide again!

  7. janicen says:

    Morning Joe was giving Trump hell for days on end until Trump fired back and threatened, in a tweet, to expose something about Joe and Mika’s relationship. I thought everyone knew they were an item but whatever. Since the threat, Joe has turned his guns on the Clinton Foundation and has drowned out anyone who has tried to speak reason to him. Until today. Today, Hillary decided she would confront him head to head and did a scheduled call-in to the show. She is so damned impressive. She answered every question in a thoughtful, measured, mature fashion. She fears nothing, even loud-mouthed talking heads who are easily bullied by Trump.

    • Fannie says:

      I saw that, and woke up bright and early to get ready, and she handled it like we knew she would janicen.

  8. palhart says:

    I love this post, dak. More cackling is in my list.
    1. Do all the morning stuff.
    2. Shop at Farmers’ Market after lunch
    3. Imagine deadly laser rays coming from Hildabeast’s tits. (Cackle, cackle….)
    4. Send some pictures of turd medals to winner DT for worst run non-campaign, most idiotic staff and operatives, and the biggest lies.
    5. Secretly hope Hillary-hater Conway remains as his campaign mis-manager.
    6. Prepare burial plot for DT’s dead presidential race.
    7. Kick some balls.
    Cackle times 10.

  9. PDXPat says:


  10. PDXPat says:

    Opps, sorry, wrong blog (dang, where -is- that handy dandy delete feature?)

    • palhart says:

      gad, these young women live in a country whose government at every level is controlled by white men. Whites still hold the highest percentage in ethnic numbers. They can borrow Khan’s copy of the US Constitution and read about the rights of every citizen. Mentioning “the Final Solution” and “killing 6 million Jews” reveals the neo-nazi trash talk you’re too young or uneducated to fully understand.

  11. MsMass says:

    My last day of vacation here at lovely Little Sebago Lake- wow, that sign you mentioned is about 5 mins from here. Casts a shadow on an otherwise relaxing spot.

  12. quixote says:

    “Why does racism and misogyny seem to have so many working class folks enthralled?”

    Ed over at Gin and Tacos had an interesting post on the etymology of the word “churl.” (Most common as the adjective, churlish, and means bad-tempered, resentful, rude, full of what Riverdaughter called begrudgery.)

    A churl was the lowest class of peasant above the serfs. Officially “free,” but with nobody to look down on except serfs. And before you know it, churls are synonymous with “dickheads who dump on others to make themselves feel better.”

    History may not repeat, but it sure rhymes.

    • NW Luna says:

      dickheads who dump on others to make themselves feel better

      Exactly. Textbook divide-and-conquer tactics by Trump et al., dog whistles to keep the serfs focused on their ostensible rivals, so they don’t pay attention to the rich guys who really control the system.

  13. NW Luna says:


    1. Garden.
    2. Prune some balls.
    3. Cackle
    4. Drink unsweetened ice tea on the porch of my 1-story Craftsman bungalow.
    5. Watch cats lounge in my front yard.
    6. Manocide.
    7. Cackle again.
    8. Groceries.
    9. Win at logic games; watch boys cry.
    10. Wash hair.

    • pdgrey says:

      NW Luna, love yours too! But at least have one Cackle!

      • NW Luna says:

        Done! I went back and edited my post. I was tempted to also add “while admiring plump ankles….” LOL!

    • Beata says:

      These lists are hilarious. They have provided much needed cackles today. Thank you, Sky Dancers!

      I am reminded of my dear sweet mother who used to sing “No Balls at All” ( among other lullabies ) while she rocked me to sleep when I was little. Manocide was on her daily vagenda, too, along with a glass of wine and a bubble bath.

  14. dakinikat says:

    In depth look at studies on Brain development and children living in poverty.

  15. Beata says:

    My vagenda:

    1. Stop at Starbucks on way to Whole Foods.
    2. Stock up on gluten-free, non-GMO food.
    3. Destroy ego of guy in produce department by cackling at his pick-up line.
    4. Pilates class.
    5. Manocide.
    6. Afternoon nap.
    7. Do gardening with very sharp tools.
    7. Faculty dinner party.
    8. Fall asleep while listening to guy discussing his sabbatical plans, then jerk self awake with loud snorting sound I try to pass off as cackle.
    9. Go home, go to bed and read mystery featuring subversive female detective.
    10. Dream of manocide.

  16. janicen says:

    Best thing on twitter today…

    • Beata says:

      Thank you for sharing that extremely touching picture, Janice. What a wonderful gentleman that 90-year-old is! He has so much dignity, respect and strength. He reminds us of what makes America truly great.