Sunday, December 4, 2022

Look! A Shark!

 

For some reason, James Woods is threatening to sue the DNC for trying to take down his deeply meaningful Twitter post about Hunter Biden's penis because it retroactively got "Shark" cancelled and made him terribly unpopular, even if he was brilliant at playing such diverse roles as Byron De La Beckwith, Rudy Giuliani, and the sleazy boyfriend of the wife in Casino. 

Except I guess he was kind of like just being himself in roles as gross people?  Maybe just being extended universe versions of the smarmy AP teacher in Welcome Back Kotter isn't sustainable. Maybe too many anecdotes about being abusive existed. 

Anyway, I don't think the DNC is to blame for him not getting the same kind of roles as he used to at his age. I don't even understand how the take-down of a post violating Twitter's TOS undermines his whole entire career. 

I guess they rigged his votes.  That must be it. 


Saturday, December 3, 2022

TWGB: How is Trump Doing Today?

 


If your answer to the titular question is "ready to set fire to the Constitution", then yay! You got it in one. Today's manic post on Truth Social reads:

So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great "Founders" did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!

So, I guess he's unhappy?

Now, far be it for me to put words into the mouths of the "Founders" (what is with Trump and the quotation marks?), but our elected officials swear an oath to the Constitution because without laws, we don't have a government, but anarchy. You might even say, if we throw out the Constitution, we "wouldn't even have a country," to use the refrain uttered by Trump and other "Flight 93 election" folks on the right.

It sounds like. once again, Trump is spouting a little too much "truth". Just as he acknowledged taking classified documents transparently, he is now telling us that he wants laws broken to restore him to office. He knows there's no Constitutional basis for any kind of a do-over. but it doesn't matter--he wants another chance and quickly.

It seems like this post coincides with the "revelation" of supposed Biden campaign-influenced suppression on social media of Hunter Biden stories in the "Twitter files" Elon Musk dropped last night. The funny old thing is--there isn't a there, there. To the extent there was any government influence, this happened during the Trump Administration, so whose government was it?  And many career IC officials felt, from experience, the Hunter Biden laptop story should be distrusted because it looked like disinfo.

Experience like the foreign disinfo campaign that went hard in 2016. In favor of Trump.  

It also coincides with another bad week for Trump in the courts,  As in:

Five members of the Oath Keepers were convicted for serious felonies relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection that the former president instigated. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify in Georgia’s criminal investigation into his attempt to overturn the state’s results. And a federal judge denied Trump’s claim that he has absolute immunity from civil suits.

And people are still talking about how his friend Ye is having a very public racist meltdown. And also, Pat Cipolone and Patrick Philbin testified before a grand jury Friday and an appellate court dismissed "Loose" Cannon's Special Master ruling. And the Ways and Means Committee has six years of Trump's tax returns. And the Trump Organization fraud case goes to a jury on Monday...

I'm sure Trump is writing a new Constitution on the Mar-A-Lago walls in ketchup at this point. 

But as the old saw about "taking Trump literally or seriously" goes, we've seen by now--after 1/6? I take him very seriously and literally. He definitely is encouraging the breaking of laws to get him reinstalled in office. That's why he has shown so much solidarity lately with those arrested and tried for their participation in the 1/6 insurrection. 

He still means to do terrible harm to this country, and that people still support him is appalling.


Friday, December 2, 2022

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun


The amazing quality of Fleetwood Mac to have two great female songwriters has had my admirations since, I dunno--kindergarten? Whenever songs from Rumors hit the car radio where I first listened to music? But let me just talk about Christine McVie's voice for a minute: the positive vibes of her lyrics, the golden warmth of her no-doubt grown lady alto. 

I'm not comparing my love for Stevie Nicks with Christine McVie--my god, "Rhiannon" was the first song that took my little ass out and made me want to understand how to vocalize, how to lay down personal things in verse. But looking back on songs like "Everywhere" and "Little Lies", I'm hearing a such perspective. 

Of course, "Don't Stop" became a 90's anthem for the Clinton era. But the depth and the emotion she could manage, as if it was easy

I loved her voice, and her lyrics. I want her voice to woo me until the sun comes up and say that she loves me. Because I loved hearing her. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Sometimes Celebrities are Stupid People

 

Today, the artist currently known as "Ye" went on Alex Jones' show and made a man who owes about a trillion dollars in defamation money and has only ever doubled down on his assholery actually become very uncomfortable like "Okay Jewish space lasers and Jewish weather machines we can takl about, but this shit--this is too far!" 

And just like with the infamous dinner with notorious edge lord former president Trump, Ye brought Nick Fuentes, who the Balenciaga-balaclava'd rapper really seems to like. 

But not as much as he likes Hitler, amirite? I mean, we have known this, but he was just blossoming with love for the guy who apparently invented highways and microphones.  And whose culpability for the Holocaust is just, like, your opinion

Don't get too deep into this. Yes, this is a racist man who happens to be Black. This is a conspiracy theorist spouting nonsense. This is a disturbing glimpse into the faux-cancellation/Streisand-effect pipeline, where admonition raises a profile enormously among the exact people you would rather not be subject to 1) disinfo and 2) anymore reason to ignorantly pill themselves over some bullshit. 

But I don't think I'm reaching too hard to point this one idea out: Ye is obviously grasping onto fascism/Hitler/Trump as a way to express where he is right now--hating. He wants disapprobation. He wants revilement. 

And as for me, Wilco. 

But to get where he is, you have got to be astoundingly uninformed. Like mind-bogglingly dumb. Like flat-earth-accepting, how the fuck do magnets work dumb. 

And it's okay. the dumbasses walk among us all the time. It's when people live their whole lives and never read Clockwork Orange or know what the movie is about and decide it's about something it isn't and don't know Stanley Kubrick is Jewish

Or maybe he knows better and decided not to care. Fash aren't fans of facts. 

People can excuse what Kanye West is doing by talking about his apparent mental illness or divorce or whatever. I think he's just dumb and recognizes he gets attention for being dumb out loud and on purpose.

But this is really not a long-term pose and also, too, nice job giving up on Parler--after the careful cultivation by Candace Owens.  I don't think we need to see or talk about him anymore.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The RNC is Taking a Look at Itself

 


In the wake of the "red wave" that wasn't, the RNC is taking a hard look at itself and has commissioned an advisory council to take a look into what happened. On tap--Blake Masters, Unabomber appreciator who just lost his US Senate race in AZ, and Tony Perkins, hate group leader. Among the things they will be looking into growing the party with minority outreach and introducing new voices. 

I can see a bit of a problem there. 

Are they going to get suburban women by messaging that the party is open to entertaining banning birth control or minorities by implying diversity is suspect? Are they going to attract LGBT people or allies with...well, any of it?

I think it's not off-base to suggest that the Dobbs decision and candidate quality were key to Republican losses and that losing with independent voters might have something to do with the paucity of moderate voices. The look they need to take shouldn't really be too long or hard--they just need to look into the right mirror.

I don't think I want what's best for the GOP, of course. They deserve Mike Lindell

TWGB: Seditious Conspiracy

 


In very interesting January 6 news, Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy regarding the violence that day.  It wasn't hard--they had Rhodes talking about civil war and 1776. His mess of people weren't just being security for Roger Stone--they were intentionally looking to disrupt the process of government and take the results of the election into their own hands.

It was an insurrection. 

Ah well. All kinds of people were there. But so many claim they thought they were doing what Trump wanted them to do.

This is because the people swarming the Capitol on 1/6 were taking all their cues from Trump's disinformation about the election fraud that wasn't and saw an opportunity for the overthrow of government. The possibility of being the top dogs in a dog-eat-dog world. 

These dogs are getting kenneled. 

Anyhow, in other news, Mark Meadows is going to have to testify in Fulton County, just like Lindsey Graham did. Stephen Miller testified before a federal 1/6 grand juryTony Ornato testified before the 1/6 Committee and so did KellyAnne Conway

It just seems like a whole lot of TrumpWorld business is going to get aired out. And it seems like Trump never expected that aired out life. But he's very welcome to it. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Trump Does Some Truthing on Truth Social

 


Trump would really like it if other presidential type people were in the same boat he's in, even though they are not, because they didn't try to Ocean's Eleven shit out of the White House to their own actual homes for reasons that could be truly nefarious indeed. 

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Bush--they all need to be raided like he was just to make things fair. Why didn't they get raided? Why was he singled out? How weird, right? Oh, he did take the documents--but is it fair that only he gets looked at?

This is a complaint worthy of a fussy baby. 

Why was he singled out? Why are they treating him like a traitor after he raised an insurrection attempt? Why are folks so mean to TRUMP? Why aren't they kissing his hand for the good things?

Long story short--he did steal docs and they were top secret and so on, and he wasn't even that good at being a president. 

He even raised an insurrection while lying about whether the votes were fair and correct. Maybe he earned extra scrutiny, right? 

Also, he doesn't get that there is a limitation to privilege. Such as one's immunity to civil suits. Or even one's ability to try and have things both ways: retaining (stealing) docs as being because of personal use or executive privilege: whatever works

Anyway, Trump acknowledges he took stuff and isn't that kind of like a confession?  And he's attacking the special counsel's family, too, so. That's greeeeeaaaaat



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