Wednesday Reads: Shut up Pelosi and Schumer. I stand with Maxine!

Just going to jump into it today….

That is great, but notice the image that WaPo chose to highlight in the tweet? I don’t know about y’all but I agree with this chick below:

It stinks!

You know what else stinks?

The decisions that came down from SCOTUS yesterday:

We all know that she is right…that dice was rolled when the Republicans refused to allow Obama his choice of Supreme Court Justice.

An update on tRump’s crimes against humanity:

Keep in mind:

One thing I wanted to bring to attention, this clip from last night’s Maddow:

Trump tweet blurt ruins legal defense of his own border policy 

Rachel Maddow points out that Donald Trump’s tweeted criticism of due process for migrants will surely come back to haunt any legal defense of his administration’s defense of his immigration policy.

Yeah, it may be grasping at straws at this point…considering the SCOTUS ruling from yesterday, but she does have a point.

This was another good segment from last night: SCOTUS conservatives repudiate yet echo Korematsu on Muslim ban 


One more thing, I am really pissed off about Pelosi and Schumer, their comments regarding “civility” …

It stems from a speech Maxine Waters made last week:

Trump slams Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Waters, a California Democrat and one of Trump’s fiercest critics, urged supporters in a speech in Los Angeles and during an MSNBC interview on Saturday to call out administration officials as they go about their daily lives.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said at the rally.

She had particular scorn for the White House’s now potentially reversed family-separation policy at the border.

“The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest,”​ Waters said on MSNBC. “They’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No I can’t hang with you — this is wrong, this is unconscionable, and we can’t keep doing this to children.​’ ”

​Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, appeared to rebuke Waters on Monday by calling for unity before the midterm elections in November.

“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again,” ​Pelosi wrote. “Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.”

People have a right to call out the tRump administration, for the crimes they are committing. Crimes against humanity…

Here are some thoughts on that:

That opinion piece should be read in full. In response to the recent flurry of public outcries and shaming of tRump admin in restaurants and movie theaters Goldberg writes:

Naturally, all this has led to lots of pained disapproval from self-appointed guardians of civility. A Washington Post editorial urged the protesters to think about the precedent they are setting. “How hard is it to imagine, for example, people who strongly believe that abortion is murder deciding that judges or other officials who protect abortion rights should not be able to live peaceably with their families?” it asked.

Of course, this is not hard to imagine at all, since abortion opponents have assassinated abortion providers in their homes and churches, firebombed their clinics and protested at their children’s schools. The Roman Catholic Church has shamed politicians who support abortion rights by denying them communion. The failure to acknowledge this history is a sign of the reflexive false balance that makes it hard for the mainstream media to grapple with the asymmetric extremism of the Republican Party.


there’s a moral and psychic cost to participating in the fiction that people who work for Trump are in any sense public servants. I don’t blame staff members at the Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, for not wanting to help Sanders unwind after a hard week of lying to the public about mass child abuse. Particularly when Sanders’s own administration is fighting to let private businesses discriminate against gay people, who, unlike mendacious press secretaries, are a protected class under many civil rights laws.

Whether or not you think public shaming should be happening, it’s important to understand why it’s happening. It’s less a result of a breakdown in civility than a breakdown of democracy. Though it’s tiresome to repeat it, Donald Trump eked out his minority victory with help from a hostile foreign power. He has ruled exclusively for his vengeful supporters, who love the way he terrifies, outrages and humiliates their fellow citizens. Trump installed the right-wing Neil Gorsuch in the Supreme Court seat that Republicans stole from Barack Obama. Gorsuch, in turn, has been the fifth vote in decisions on voter roll purges and, on Monday, racial gerrymandering that will further entrench minority rule.

All over the country, Republican members of Congress have consistently refused to so much as meet with many of the scared, furious citizens they ostensibly represent. A great many of these citizens are working tirelessly to take at least one house of Congress in the midterms — which will require substantially more than 50 percent of total votes, given structural Republican advantages — so that the country’s anti-Trump majority will have some voice in the federal government.

But unless and until that happens, millions and millions of Americans watch helplessly as the president cages children, dehumanizes immigrants, spurns other democracies, guts health care protections, uses his office to enrich himself and turns public life into a deranged phantasmagoria with his incontinent flood of lies. The civility police might point out that many conservatives hated Obama just as much, but that only demonstrates the limits of content-neutral analysis. The right’s revulsion against a black president targeted by birther conspiracy theories is not the same as the left’s revulsion against a racist president who spread birther conspiracy theories.

Faced with the unceasing cruelty and degradation of the Trump presidency, liberals have not taken to marching around in public with assault weapons and threatening civil war. I know of no left-wing publication that has followed the example of the right-wing Federalist and run quasi-pornographic fantasies about murdering political enemies. (“Close your eyes and imagine holding someone’s scalp in your hands,” began a recent Federalist article.) Unlike Trump, no Democratic politician I’m aware of has urged his or her followers to beat up opposing demonstrators.

Yeah, just go read the whole thing at the link.

More thoughts on this below:


Take a look at that thread, it is a long one but worth it.

There was a discussion on this last night on Chris Hays, with Michelle Goldberg, the author of the Op/Ed above. I think what she says and what Jess Mcintosh is on point: ‘Dr. King warned us about people like Chuck Schumer’

Give that video a run through.

And if you don’t think all this crap from Schumer and Pelosi doesn’t matter, think again. Their stance has given power to assholes like this:


The only information I could find on any of this Loomer shit was on extreme right wing sites that I refuse to link to…I believe this Loomer woman is connected to James O-Keefe and one of the top crazies among the far “alt-right”neo-nazis.

If you want to see the footage https://  .com/watch?v=0tXWfZywXnY

My point is, Schumer and Pelosi are giving Maxine to the right on a silver platter with their bullshit remarks. I say fuck em…

Now the cartoons:

ISIS TOOLS: 06/27/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - ISIS TOOLS

SHOE PROCESS: 06/25/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - SHOE PROCESS

lock THEM up: 06/22/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - lock THEM up

Child “Care”: 06/20/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Child "Care"

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 06/26/2018 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

06/27/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

Bruce Plante Cartoon: POTUS and SCOTUS: 06/27/2018 Cartoon by Bruce Plante

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - Bruce Plante Cartoon: POTUS and SCOTUS

06/26/2018 Cartoon by Joe Heller

Cartoon by Joe Heller -

Un-American Invasion: 06/27/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Un-American Invasion

Americans Separated From Their Decency: 06/20/2018 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Americans Separated From Their Decency

06/27/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez -

06/26/2018 Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez

Cartoon by Gustavo Rodriguez -

Due Process: 06/26/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Due Process

06/26/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

Far From the Border: 06/22/2018 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Far From the Border

06/20 Mike Luckovich. Caged.


0622 Mike Luckovich. She’ll turn up.

0624 Mike Luckovich: Kitten savior

06/27 Mike Luckovich: Wake me up.

06/26 Mike Luckovich: How cruel.


I will end it with that…this is an open thread.

35 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Shut up Pelosi and Schumer. I stand with Maxine!”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I wanted to say, that the thoughts on this blog post are mine…I am stand with Maxine, personally. But as my mom is still in the hospital, I will be gone the rest of the day, so I wont be around to defend my position. I hope I did that in the post above.

    • Enheduanna says:

      Hope all goes well for your Mom today, JJ.

      I couldn’t link to the Youtube of the Loomer/Waters “confrontation” – which is probably as silly as that other time they tried to claim Waters assaulted someone.

      Maxine Waters is my hero, too, and her reaction and response to this administration’s horrors is completely appropriate and normal. She’s being chastised because she’s a woman of color IMO. It’s unbelievable she gets called out when you consider the crude behavior of tRump’s base, tRump himself and his enablers in D.C.

      Pelosi and Schumer need to put their gloves ON. They both need to be talking about how impeachment is ON THE TABLE. They need to fight for us and for this country because we have lost our way.

      • RonStill4Hills says:

        That is why Crowley got his ass handed to him last night. Weakness.

      • teele says:

        Pelosi lost me with “impeachment is off the table”. If Bush-Cheney had been made to pay for their sins, we would never have had to worry about trump. Allowing the proto-trump to get away with stripping us of many of our rights only encouraged the thugs to put him forth as a candidate. She will never put on the gloves. At this point, she is complicit.

        • NW Luna says:

          I remember that about Pelosi. She’d rather lose than be thought uncivil. We need someone with guts.

          I’m with Auntie Maxine.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I stand with Maxine–always!! And with you, JJ.

    • Fannie says:

      Stand with Maxine, and praying for your Mother.

    • NW Luna says:

      Gentle hugs for you, JJ.

  2. RonStill4Hills says:

    I forwarded this to my mom and sister. It says what I was thinking.

    If Auntie Maxine has legal bills or fines to pay behind this bullishit, I will be sending her money.

    I am ashamed of Schumer and Pelosi’s lack of courage.

    Didn’t Jesus kick a little ass on the temple steps when the money changers turned it into a den of thieves?

    I was taught that you don’t pass the first lick, but be ready to stand up for yourself and answer forcefully if words fail…

    If Lincoln had stopped at asking nicely I might have a fistful of cotton right now!!!

    Whoa, I was working up to a full on rant. Let me dial it back.

    When did decency and civility turn into punk-ass-bitchery?

    I read some of the Susan Sarandon thread. on Twitter, her defenders get it wrong. I don’t put all that has happened since the election on her shoulders alone, I blame all the dumb fucks who listened to her equally. Starting with Rosario Dumbass Dawson.

    Weakness is for losers. That is life. Plant corn, reap corn, that is not a value judgement that is reality. Sow weakness reap an ass whoopin.

    • NW Luna says:

      Ron, never pull yourself back from your rants! What I remember from Sunday School as a kid was that Jesus *threw* the moneylenders out from the Temple. He didn’t bipartisanly reach over backwards and do the pretty-please let’s be civil BS. He picked them up and heaved them out. While holding a whip. This is a time for righteous anger.

  3. dakinikat says:

  4. dakinikat says:

    Time to buy that island Sky Dancers!

    • RonStill4Hills says:

      They will convince themselves that this means Trump is a winner! Look how he wins! They double and triple down on him!

      And the MSM will go along. Mark my words.

    • NW Luna says:

      I’ve got a few dozen acres of land in a rural area of a blue state, close to a major metropolitan area… Seriously, I do. No buildings on it now, but that can change.

      Though an island in a democratic country is a great idea.

  5. Sweet Sue says:

    This is a dark day; I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.

  6. RonStill4Hills says:

    This is too much. This racist fascist buffoon is going to seat another Justice. The country is being handed to the Alt-Right on a silver platter.

    We had a golden era of progressive rule in our fingers and the idiots who missed out on the chance fuck the country by voting for Ralph Nader fucked us good with Jill Stein.

    This Hillary didn’t campaign in Wisconsin bullshit is sickening too. People who didn’t vote for Hillary are somehow attacking her for not getting enough votes to save us from the devil. Enjoy the hell, BernieBots. She got 3 million more votes than RasPutins candidate, but still it is her, she did it. Not yet Morons who stayed home or voted for RasPutins other candidate.

    We are so screwed.

    We listen to so much ring wing propaganda that you might be fooled into thinking that the mainstream media is on our side, don’t be fooled.

    The main stream media with the civility talk and false equivalence is in the pocket of our enemies.

    There is no way that the universal acceptance of all the lies about Hillary Clinton and total complacency with the outrageous lies and antics of Trump could have been perpetrated without the complicity of the MSM.

    The country will slip into a sink hole but ratings will be through the roof.

    I am beginning to think that putting that rat bastard in jail will. It save us. What if Mueller is just Patrick Fitzgerald 2.0. He found out that the Administration outted Valerie Plame and the country said, ”So?”

    • dakinikat says:

      I’m just beside myself.

      Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flowBabies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism

      o grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism – a word that should be used carefully but not shirked when it is so clearly on the horizon. Forget “post-fascist” – what we are living with is pre-fascism.

      It is easy to dismiss Donald Trump as an ignoramus, not least because he is. But he has an acute understanding of one thing: test marketing. He created himself in the gossip pages of the New York tabloids, where celebrity is manufactured by planting outrageous stories that you can later confirm or deny depending on how they go down. And he recreated himself in reality TV where the storylines can be adjusted according to the ratings. Put something out there, pull it back, adjust, go again.

      Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from; and they allow you to refine and calibrate. This is what is happening now and we would be fools not to see it.

      We’re being driven to the place to see which of us will go in cages next.

      • NW Luna says:

        Slowly turning up the fascism. All the cruelty and bigotry which are happening now, and that would have seemed inconceivable prior to Nov. 2016, are progressively getting worse and worse.

        First .. they came for the Muslims. Then they came for the brown children and put them in cages. Next …

    • NW Luna says:

      And the MSM ignored that she had appearances in Wisconsin planned but cancelled it because of the horrible Pulse nightclub terrorist shooting which had just happened.

  7. Sweet Sue says:

    I’m sure that Jeanine Pirro is sitting by the phone.

  8. quixote says:

    For my sins, I was a captive audience while NPR was on the radio. First time I’ve heard it in … decades? All about Kennedy resigning, and who the Pile of Rotten Mashed Potatoes Growing Orange Mold will get. They’re talking about that in those smooth reasonable voices media people always use.

    I’m ready to start screaming. You people are discussing the end of rule of law in the U. S. of A. And you sound like a bunch of minor actors doing an ad trying to decide between BurgerMan and ChookSupreme. Civil, y’know?

    It’s either them or me that’s insane.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I can’t stand to listen to the NPR news people anymore. They try to make Trump seem normal.

    • NW Luna says:

      I keep thinking of the quote (as far as I can remember):
      All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do … nothing.

      Fck civility.

  9. NW Luna says:

    Time for healthcare providers to review pregnancy-termination techniques. I also wonder how long it will be before the meds used for medical abortions are banned.

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