Sunday Reads: Power Outage Post

Hello, from a cold icy Banjoville. We lost power yesterday evening. It has come back to us but…it seems to be intermittent, to say the least. So let’s make this a quick open thread!



So I take it John Kelly is out?

And then there’s Maude:

Fucking hell…

Post your thoughts and other news updates in the comments below.

26 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Power Outage Post”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I need to fix that second cartoon.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

    • quixote says:

      (Which sentence? Nothing appears for me.)

      • NW Luna says:

        I looked at the WaPo. That Abramson tweet seems to be referencing this article.

        ‘Siege warfare’: Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils

        Not sure what he means by “this sentence” unless it’s the one about “shrugged shoulders.”

        • NW Luna says:

          “The Democrats are going to weaponize the Mueller report and the president needs a team that can go to the mattresses,” Bannon said. “The president can’t trust the GOP to be there when it counts . . . They don’t feel any sense of duty or responsibility to stand with Trump.”

          The Rethugs have been standing by Trump so far in spite of his treasonous and grifting behavior. If they may don’t feel any sense of duty they sure like how he helps their takeover of democracy.

          • quixote says:

            The “mattresses”? The usual expression is go to the mat, as in wrestling mat. But maybe in Dump’s world, given that his personal Vietnam was fighting with STDs, maybe he really does mean mattresses.

          • NW Luna says:

            Oh, I totally missed that! You’re right; “mattresses” — and hush money afterwards.

          • RonStill4Hills says:

            I always assume that everyone in the world is as familiar with The Godfather as I am. 🤗. It means go to war.

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    • quixote says:

      Okay. I’m exerting superhuman self-control and keeping my finger off caps lock. How much more goddamn proof do they need?

      • NW Luna says:

        WTF??? “important enough to justify an impeachment” is in question? What more do they need to see?

  3. Minkoff Minx says:

    • NW Luna says:


    • RonStill4Hills says:

      Small consolation but at least the rapist got what he deserved. If Brad Chad Chet Brett, whatever, won’t take no for an answer then kill that motherfucker. The justice system can’t be trusted to hold rapists accountable, so maybe we have no choice.

      Not threatening any individual…making a metaphorical point.

  4. bostonboomer says:

  5. NW Luna says:

    What BS. You can’t simplify the liberal-conservative distinctions by economy only. And Microsoft has never been a Seattle company. Bellevue and Kirkland are not suburbs of Seattle.

    The key to understanding the 2018 midterm results — and the future of American politics — isn’t ideology or culture. It’s the different economies of red and blue America.

    In all of these areas, the older distinction between the city, where production takes place, and the suburbs, where the white-collar workers live, has broken down. Microsoft is a Seattle company, but it is located in a suburb.

  6. NW Luna says:


    Trump in new setback as Pence aide Nick Ayers turns down chief of staff role

    A bad week for Donald Trump ended with the news that his first choice to replace John Kelly as White House chief of staff will not take the role.

  7. NW Luna says:

    It’s about time this was investigated. Generic-drug pricing has been glaringly suspicious for a long time.

    Price-fixing: Investigation of generic ‘cartel’ expands to 300 drugs

    Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out over steak dinners, cocktail receptions and rounds of golf.

    The “sandbox,” according to investigators, was the market for generic prescription drugs, where everyone was expected to play nice.

    “Fair share” described dividing up the sales pie to ensure that each company reaped continued profits. “Trashing the market” was used when a competitor ignored these unwritten rules and sold drugs for less than agreed-upon prices.

    Officials from multiple states say these practices were central to illegal price-fixing schemes of massive proportion.