This Exists

Yes, you too can have your breakfast egg resemble a really annoying Star Wars ‘droid… and then eat it.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Pupienus Maximus)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Jeebus weeps

Jeebus weeps

We found this endorsement at Barbwire, the blog-like thingie of Matt Barber, the man who only thinks about hot, sweaty man-on-man sex with thighs like pistons that can pump all night, written by the appropriately named Paul Hair (as in dumb as a box of):

Donald Trump should nominate Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to be the next secretary of state.

OK, I’ll bite: why?

Roy Moore has proven to be a faithful Christian over the years, and for that progressives hate him.

So his qualification is: Jeebus and it’ll piss of liberals. Got it.

And as I previously suggested with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Trump can demoralize progressives by nominating Moore to be part of his administration.

And that’s when I clicked closed on the tab.

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POP QUIZ!

Governor Mike Pence signs Indiana's We Don't Serve Your Kind into law with the approving gaze of Indiana's various mullahs, clerics, and militia tribesmen.

Governor Mike Pence signs Indiana’s We Don’t Serve Your Kind into law with the approving gaze of Indiana’s various mullahs, clerics, and militia tribesmen.

So who is Mike Pence auditioning now?…Future-former Gov. Pat McCrory, the defeated governor of North Carolina (R-Panty Sniffer), that’s who!

Two days after conceding in the North Carolina gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory plans to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, Trump’s transition team announced Tuesday morning.

Sean Spicer, a Trump spokesman, told reporters McCrory is expected to meet with Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower but gave no further details.

Neither McCrory’s office nor campaign has confirmed the meeting. Trump plans to be in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday night as part of his “Thank You” tour.

You know, the Peter Principle Exhibit A: a one-term governor who eff’ed up even worse than Mike Pence when he got on his knees to give the Xristian Xrazies a knobber; I’m pretty sure Trump would call him a LOSER, but Pence would call this theocrat friend brave and misunderstood.

For a 1/17 of a point counting towards your pre-holiday midterms, tell us (in the comments, with a #2 lead pencil) what office Pence has in mind for McCrory.

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Midday Palate Cleanser

Via Imgur

Via Imgur

*Burp*

“I have no idea what happened to your poodle, Madame…”

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But It Is Not A Kick-Back

Best gubmint money can buy.

Best gubmint money can buy.

There’s an interesting (!) bit in Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie, indicating that the US is very much enthused by Hair Führer jumping into the Carrier exodus:

NEW POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL — BROAD SUPPORT FOR TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON OUTSOURCING

— HIKE TAXES ON COMPANIES THAT SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS. Donald Trump has massive support if he wants to tax companies that ship jobs overseas. 74% of voters say they support that, and 71% support cutting taxes for businesses that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

— COMPANIES THAT OUTSOURCE JOBS ARE IN TROUBLE. 73% say they’d have a less favorable view of a company that ships jobs overseas.

— THE CARRIER DEAL. 59% are aware of the deal Trump cut to force Carrier to keep some 1,000 jobs in the U.S. 60% say it gives them a more favorable view of Trump.

— INVOLVEMENT WITH PRIVATE COMPANIES. 51% say it’s acceptable for the president and VP to directly negotiate with private business; 62% say it’s acceptable to offer tax breaks or other incentives to companies so they keep jobs in the U.S; 60% say it’s acceptable to offer government contracts to companies that keep jobs in the U.S.

— ROMNEY FOR SECRETARY OF STATE. 35% say Mitt Romney would make a better secretary of state, while 31% selected Rudy Giuliani. Among Republicans, 41% want Giuliani, and 39% want Romney.

— TRUMP FAVORABLES. 48% have a favorable view of Trump, with 48% unfavorable.

I find myself strangely conflicted. Tax policy can be both the carrot and the stick. It can be punitive (a tax increase) or rewarding (a tax decrease) to try to encourage behaviors.

Cigarette taxes both discourages smoking and also mitigates the public health consequences of smoking. It’s not a perfect policy by any means, but it directs us towards a goal that is a benefit to everyone.

What bothers me about the Carrier story is that it is not a policy position, it is a single company at a single location; It was a PR stunt pointed to Trump’s followers telling them he hasn’t forgotten about them, no matter how many Goldman Sach’s cronies he appoints. It was a crumb, flicked off the table.

When Trump tweeted out his 35% tariff on products made outside the US coming into the US, that could be a policy, and in theory it could encourage a behavior that would be a public benefit.

The Republicans will not let this tariff happen. Republicans see tariffs as a hidden tax to consumers, or so that will be their public position. It will be positioned as a philosophical fight. But is it really?

The parent company of Carrier is United Technologies. A quick scan of their wholy-owned subsidiaries shows heavy industrial equipment and Defense, things consumers are unlikely to purchase (though we pay for these things indirectly through the Defense budget).

One could argue that buying fewer Bradley Fighting Vehicles is a public benefit, just like buying fewer cigarettes.

A quick look at United Technologies political donations tells us the real story for why this tariff will never happen: they give 65% of their PAC money to Republicans. But it’s not a kick-back.

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The Morning Quote

Trump's Airforce One

Trump’s Airforce One

“We are going to have to get back to you after we figure out what’s going on.” –Boeing spokesman Todd Blecher

…and now, for the tweet that caused this response:

I guess this is more of that winning Art of the Deal negotiating, you know, announcing it on Twitter before you even have the power to negotiate squat, and you know, buying stuff isn’t your job. Anyway, Hair Führer would cancel the plane that the NEXT president would fly around in, in 2024, so you know, who the eff cares, amiright?

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Activism: Let’s Talk About Class: Updated

Of course any leftist simply mentioning the subject of class is accused of fomenting a class  war.

OK  :D  Let’s talk about class. Pay attention at the 11:30 + mark, close attention.

Chris Hedges on the Implications of the Corporate State’s Hobbling of the Liberal Class

Stop taking it. Stand up, fight back. 

In my humble opinion the Fifty State Strategy is the only route open to us to wrest control of our government and our lives away from the Corporate Elite, the Oligarchs, the Fascists. (Use whichever term you prefer. They’re all effectively the same.)

I’m going to keep this short today because I’m time challenged and authentically upset about this.

No one is going to do it for us.

We’re in the position we are today, sociailly, economically and politically because our generational leaders have failed us. That is the problem we are faced with, not spineless elected officals, Donald Trump, outsourcing or H-1 visa’s.

The problem is failed leadership.

The solution to the problem is the Fifty State Strategy implemented by Howard Dean when he was DNC Chair from 2005 to 2009. The result of this strategy was for the Democrats to gain control of the house, the senate and the executive in 2008.

In fact the Fifty State Strategy was so effective by using it we elected the first black man to the Presidency. And that was no small feat.

Update: Using the 50 State Strategy we can find good women and men an put them into positions of governmental and political leadership and regain control of our country.

“A good leader takes their people where they want to go.”

Take action.

Please call three members of the DNC listed in the 2016 DNC Membership List under the Activism tab above.

Call and advocate for your choice for DNC Chair, but most importantly advocate for the 50 State Strategy using the support letter template as a guide for message consistency.

Investing just 15 minutes of your time to help correct the mistakes that put Donald Trump in the Whitehouse is the best thing your can do for yourself, your family, friend, lovers, children and grandchildren.

You must speak for your voice to be heard. 

Make the calls, today.

Now is a good time.

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Preach, Brother Olbermann, Preach!

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This Exists

…and so I dared myself to check it out. (NSFW)

Sold by the dozen, practically an entire Regiment, they do indeed exist.

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

News That Will Drive You To Drink

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Dude has 293 followers, and only 1 person liked his tweet.

Anyway, Mr. Lopez has written a column at Barbwire, the blog-like thingie of Matt Barber, the man who only thinks about hot, sweaty man-on-man sex with thighs like pistons that can pump all night, in which he makes the same boast as in his Twatter, and then links to his Twatter as proof that he’s as cool as he says he is. QED, bitchez!

But he’s an intellectual and so offers us his listicle for what Progressives need to do to get our MoJo back (or something; not really sure what the goal is here as he offers only as a thesis statement that he felt great when Trump won):

  1. Dump LGBT
  2. Celebrate Manhood
  3. Stop Trying To Own Racial Issues
  4. Talk About Class Again
  5. Part Ways With Academia
  6. Shut up and Listen

Yeah, that sounds like the ticket. Thanks, Spartan. You’re a peach. Don’t know why you don’t have more followers.

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