Just something light today…
Have a safe Sunday….
I thought this was an interesting commentary:
As usual it is an open thread.
Here we are on the first day of Spring 2019, and a madman is still “president.” He’s getting crazier and crazier with each passing day. Here’s proof, in case you need it:
What a fucking moron!
Then there are the moronic “B-boys.” There are four of them: Biden, Beto, Bernie, and now Buttigieg, the latest Democrat to dump on Hillary.
Hey Pete, Hillary’s slogan was “Stronger Together.” Are you sure you want to attack her millions of supporters who collectively said, “I’m with her?” Too late, you already did.
Margaret Sullivan at The Washington Post: Beto, Biden and Bernie: The B-Boys and the media’s dangerous, self-fulfilling prophecy.
As amorous embraces go, few could be more ardent than the one Beto O’Rourke got this month from Vanity Fair magazine.
The perfectly timed cover treatment was the full monty: Rugged-glam photo by the legendary Annie Leibovitz, the former Texas congressman’s earnest Kennedy-esque gaze, and the ripe-for-parody headline including this immortal quote: “I’m just born to be in it.”
Most Americans wouldn’t see the magazine itself, of course, but the rest of the news media — including network evening news — helped spread the image around as they gave over-the-top coverage to O’Rourke’s kickoff….
Somehow, despite a remarkably diverse Democratic field — which includes a record number of women, a gay man and several people of color — the B-Boys (that is, Beto, Biden and Bernie) — were off and running.
The news media undoubtedly was part of the equation. With more than 18 months to go before the 2020 election, the love and attention was not being dished out in equal measure.
As author Rebecca Traister described it, she woke up one morning this week thinking about the flawed notion that being a white man is actually a disadvantage, given this diverse field.
The reality is quite the opposite, she wrote on Twitter: “Early metrics would show it to be an extremely powerful polling & fundraising boon, as it has always, always been.”
And now we can add another B-boy to the list of white men getting all the attention.
I’m already sick and tired of the 2020 election campaign and it’s still early 2019.
More suggested reads and then some cartoons.
Barbara McQuade at USA Today:The bread crumb papers: Why Cohen document dump should worry Donald Trump and others.
Robin Marty at Politico: I Am an Abortion Rights Activist. I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.
Kevin Drum at Mother Jones: Centrists Have Great Bullshit Radar (in Sweden, Anyway).
Natasha Bertrand at The Atlantic: The Enigmatic Russian Paying Maria Butina’s Legal Bills.
Gabriel Sherman at Vanity Fair: “Everyone thinks they’re going to sell”: Hellfire at Fox as Hannity mulls leaving and Lachlan goes full Donna Brazile on Trump.
Even the cartoons aren’t funny anymore. Sad.
Emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language.
I think I am going to get this definition tattooed on my ass! (Well, maybe not on my ass but somewhere in the above vicinity!)
h/t Mona and her Facebook page for that perfect, perfect descriptive noun that actually could be my favorite form of a grandiloquent verb? (Or perhaps a medical condition?)
On to the cartoons for the night, Jon Stewart: Yes, Chris Christie did ‘set a tone’ — and it was ‘F-U sharp’ | The Raw Story
Love the devil…innit he cute?
This is an open thread…
Ah, it is 28 degrees here in Banjoville, and it feels wonderful. I’ve only one link to share with you tonight. It goes to a cartoonist website that I think you will all enjoy.
My mom found this site today, and she spent an hour or so laughing her ass off as she browsed through Parisi’s cartoons.
This image up top is especially funny to us, because something similar happened to my grandfather “Nano” years and years ago. I know I have mentioned the story here on the blog.
My Nana and Nano were still living in their house in West Tampa, my parents had moved up to Banjoville and my mom would have to drive back and forth from North Georgia to Florida constantly. Back then my Nano lost his upper dentures, and around the same time, he began to have a horrible pain in his foot. It took six months for an appointment at a foot specialist, and when the time came to take Nano to the doctor, my mom made the trip down to Tampa. She planned on taking Nano to the dentist as well, since his false teeth were still missing.
You can guess what happened…she got there and found Nano’s teeth inside his slipper. The man had walked six plus months with his big old-fashioned upper dentures stuck inside his shoe. His teeth had fallen in the slipper as he took a nap on the couch…see, he would sleep with his mouth open and…well you can figure it out yourself.
It was at this time my mom decided it was time for her parents to come up and live with her in Banjoland.
That is way the cartoon above made us laugh and laugh.
So, go and check those cartoons out, funny stuff!
This is an open thread.
Good Late Night!
I don’t know about y’all, but Wednesday just can’t come fast enough. I am so sick of this election and hope that once it is all over, I will never have to see Mitt’s face (and that smirk) ever again.
Anyway, its cartoon time!
This is an open thread of course, what y’all doing tonight?