While Away The Hours

I know, I know, it’s Saturday and Scissorheads are probably poring over The Histories, by Herodotus or perhaps amusing yourselves with the political humor of Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that our pal Burr at Fair and Unbalanced has his weekly round-up, um, up.

You should go read it!

[Keeping this on top, as is our tradition when blog whoring. Fresher posts below, if any. — The Management]

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Bad Signs, Cont.

H/T @NamelessCynic on the electric tweeting machine

I didn’t realize that’s what caused Jazz Hands. I’ll try to be more careful, for sure!

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

QPAC

As the old saying goes, if you cannot move Mohammed to the Mountain, move QPAC to twice-impeached LOSER ex-Prznint Stupid. Something like that.

Anyway, I’m trying to save my last jangling nerve for another use and have not been watching the festivities in Floriduh, nor have I been following along today on Twitter (well, not much, anyway), but every now and then something seeps through, and this time it is Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie:

ORLANDO, Fla. — Friday was the warm-up act at TPAC (get it?), where 2024 GOP hopefuls like TED CRUZ, TOM COTTON, JOSH HAWLEY, RICK SCOTT and DONALD TRUMP JR. tried out their material. The scene felt … low energy, but hey, it’s Covid and there’s a lot of wound licking after the election. There was a crescendo of cheers and boos (at ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, NANCY PELOSI and requests to wear masks, among other villains) as the day wore on, capped by Trump Jr.’s speech, the main act of the day.

The above are all placeholders, and whatever happens today is a placeholder, too. Nothing to pay attention to, it’s just pandering.

With each speech, we approach the real reason everyone’s here: former President DONALD TRUMP’S Sunday appearance, in which he will formally pronounce himself party kingmaker and take aim at his enemies.

It’s all about vengeance? Is that what they are saying? I’m shocked.

Advisers to Trump say his hit list changes daily. But typically what he says privately, he says on stage. And he’s not just griping about the usual suspects (MITCH MCCONNELL, LIZ CHENEY and NIKKI HALEY).

Two chicks and a dick — and you get to decide!

But the real gossip? Yeah, here it is:

Three people close to Trump tell me that he’s stewing anew over KEVIN MCCARTHY. It’s become so frequent that his advisers think the House minority leader may be in for a public reprimand. That’s even after the powwow at Mar-a-Lago where McCarthy tried to patch things up after he denounced Trump for the violence on Jan. 6.

The reason for Trump’s displeasure: an emboldened Cheney.

Mother and a Patriot, Liz Cheney speaks.

It’s always a woman with him. He really doesn’t get that women have agency, but then again with Mel –$20 same as in town — you can see why he remains transactional and misogynistic. The broad double-crossed him is how he sees Cheney.

Each time Cheney criticizes Trump from her leadership post as the No. 3 House Republican, he’s reminded that it was McCarthy who pleaded with his conference to keep her on as chair — despite her vote to impeach Trump. The latest trigger came Wednesday, when Cheney said at a press conference that Trump should not lead the party going forward while McCarthy awkwardly stood by.

We’ll see whether McCarthy can get to Trump before his speech Sunday. He seems to already be trying to work his way back into Trump’s good graces. On Thursday, McCarthy took a swipe at Cheney on Fox News, suggesting that she supports cancel culture.

Anyway, tomorrow is going to be the freak show of all freak shows.

 

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Saturday Palate Cleanser

Tux is gonna release a Barry White covers album, and you better believe that it will be played on date nights.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Dennis Cole)

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It is to laugh

“…and the people who loathe you grubby proles,” Ted did not add but probably thought.

Lord Damp Nut LITERALLY lives in a country club, Ayatollah Ted is married to a Goldman Sachs executive, lives in a $2M Amero mansion (in Texas!), and fled the state at the drop of the thermometer to spend time in a $300 Amero/night resort in Mexico.

Draw your own conclusions, Possum Hollar.

Posted in Ayatollah Ted Cruz, Bankster Bastards, Billionaire Bastards, CEO Bastards, CPAC, Rat Bastards, The Coup Klux Klan (Republicans) | 17 Comments

Where Are They Now?

The federal prosecutor who strategic hire AG  Bill ‘Low’ Barr assigned to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing in Robert Mueller’s Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac probe, John Durham announced he was resigning, but he’ll continue on as special counsel in the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Because we cannot waste enough money on a snipe hunt, that’s why.

 

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How/Why to Change Senate Rules.

Because a Scissorhead asked in email… and I figured that if one person asked at least 10 others wanted to ask but felt shy:

I’d be lying to you if I told you I understood the arcane Senate Rules (how they come into being, how they are removed, even the damn why of their existence at all), and Senate Rules was never covered in my Civics classes;  my betters tell me that even changing the rules requires overcoming a filibuster (I think I got that right).

From an old post over at Electoral-Vote, our pals explain changing the (filibuster) rules thusly (change the names to the current office holders):`

At the start of the 112th Senate, some (Republican) senator will say that the 112th Senate is a continuation of the 111th Senate and thus the old rules still apply. Then some Democratic senator could object and say, no, the 112th Senate is a new body and has to adopt its own rules by majority vote. Much debate would ensue. Eventually, the President of the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden, would ask the Senate Parliamentarian, Alan Frumin, for his opinion. But no matter what Frumin (who has no legal authority but is merely an advisor to the chair) said, Biden could rule that the 112th Senate is indeed a new body and needs to adopt its own rules. Many (Republican) senators would no doubt object to the ruling and it would be put up for a vote. If a majority supported the ruling, it would be sustained; otherwise, it would be overturned. If the ruling is sustained, then the Senate would have to adopt new rules by majority vote, with no filibuster possible.

So, allegedly Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema would have to be on-board to remove the filibuster, and that ain’t gonna happen.

So, the thinking goes, make DC and/or Puerto Rico a state, get their senators added into the mix, change the Senate Rules to get rid of the filibuster and then… $15/hr Minimum Wage. And of course that also means that the GQP will truly be a minority party and not have any tools for amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell to use to subvert democracy. Let The Deserts Bloom!

It’s a long-haul solution and probably won’t make much sense to Wee the Peeple why everything is taking so long to accomplish.

The Pod-Save-Whatevs guys recent email thingie:

The bottom line is that if Democrats don’t use their Senate majority to change outlandish, antidemocratic rules (the filibuster, reconciliation limitations, or both) and start passing their wildly popular campaign promises, they’ll be stuck trying to explain the concept of a Senate parliamentarian to disillusioned midterm voters, while Republicans hang back and wait for their voter suppression traps to pay off. Please reread this digest and ask yourself if it sounds like a good campaign slogan. Best to start avoiding that scenario ASAP!

Anyway, look for news stories about statehood for DC and Puerto Rico, that’s the thing.

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One Lump of Stupid or Two? (QPAC Edition)

The Best… Is Yet… TO COME!!1!

Kimberly Guilfoyle allegedly entered (as one does) QPAC (see what I did there?) looking for her brass pole:

…and then makes another strange, shouty and yet monotone prediction:

It’s too early for this much stupid:

The warm-up act for Lord Damp Nut’s triumphant returns seems, well, warmed-over.

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Bad Placement, Cont.

(H/T Scissorhead Bluegal)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News

Junkie Limbaugh Laid To Rest

Rush Limbaugh buried at St. Louis cemetery

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Conservative media icon Rush Limbaugh was laid to rest in a St. Louis cemetery.

Limbaugh, who was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1951, died at the age of 70 on Feb. 17, 2021 after a battle with lung cancer. Sources told News 4 he was laid to rest Wednesday at the Bellefontaine Cemetery at 4947 West Florissant Avenue in north St. Louis.

I’m amazed they didn’t load him into a barrel of pink salt to cure. So much for my theory that they were going to render lard and cremate him, but I guess the fire hazard was too great.

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