I’m not crying, you’re crying

Look at that smile at the end.

Moms rule. That is all.

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‘Oops’ Said Faceberg

“oops,” said Internet power-user Mark Faceberg.

The MIT newsletter thingie has a round-up of Facebook news:

Facebook’s ad boycott won’t hurt it that much
Most of its advertisers are tiny companies, not big name brands. (The Economist)
  + Its biggest spenders are staying put so far. (CNN)
  + Facebook shared user data for longer than promised. (Bloomberg)
  + What it’s like to report on Facebook. (Columbia Journalism Review)

But I think that Buzzfeed has the real scoop:

Facebook Has Been Profiting From Boogaloo Ads Promoting Civil War And Unrest

Facebook said on Tuesday it was banning content associated with the “Boogaloo” extremist group. BuzzFeed News found the company has been running Boogaloo ads advocating for violence for months.

I will also note that the Boogaloo Bois were seen here in Seattle during the CHOP thingie, and the extreme violence that’s been making national news is almost certainly from people going hunting for hippies.

Anyway, the point is that Facebook is a media platform and needs to be regulated as such. Facebook is not a good corporate citizen.

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The Conspiracy Caucus Arises!

It’s all bananas!

Tiger Beat’s morning email tells us that the GOP is embracing a conspiracy theory of Deep State cannibal-pedophiles operating out of a non-existent basement of a very real pizza parlor:

House GOP leaders are embracing their party’s controversial nominee in Colorado, Lauren Boebert, despite ties to the QAnon conspiracy theory, the Washington Post reports. Boebert pulled off a surprising upset against five-term Rep. Scott Tipton — despite a Trump endorsement.

Per WaPo, Boebert is the “ninth individual to win the Republican nomination for a seat in the House or Senate who is either a full supporter of the QAnon movement or has voiced support for some of its tenets.” (The FBI, by the way, has labeled QAnon as a potential domestic terrorist threat.) More from PK and Colby Itkowitz: https://wapo.st/2ArDsog.

Related: Lauren Boebert ran against AOC and the ‘squad,’ and beat Rep. Scott Tipton in the process,” by Roll Call’s Bridget Bowman. https://bit.ly/3eSZbnY.

So there’s at least some good news buried in this story: The good news is that Scott Tipton had  the invaluable endorsement from Prznint Stupid. This strongly says that Colorado is not in Lord Damp Nut’s grasp.

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There Are No Coincidences in 2020

There comes a point when all the coinkydinks stop being coinkydinks and a pattern emerges:

Why are all the dogs barking in German?

Pretty eery, amirite? The designers of the original should claim trademark, if not copyright violation, you know, if they were not dead and buried in a nameless grave somewhere.

But wait! There’s more!

For those of us who are innocent, “88” is Nazi code for Heil Hitler (H is the eighth letter of the alphabet).

You can Google “14 Words” and see it for yourself, but it is not a coinkydink. Just like it was not a coinkydink that Hair Füror has no regrets when tweeted and deleted supporters chanting White Power.

As the Trump-Virus slaughters thousands of Americans daily (at least not the ones Putin and Trump have conspired to kill via the Taliban), Comrade Stupid has taken bold, decisive steps to [checks notes] protect monuments to the Confederacy.

  1. Prznint Stupid issued an Executive Order directing the Justice Department to prosecute anyone who damage federal monuments, and has called for those protesters to be handed long prison sentences.
  2. Prznint Stupid threatened to veto the annual defense authorization bill if it isn’t stripped of an amendment to rename military bases and whatnot that honor Confederate generals.
  3. The Department of Homeland Security announced a new task force dedicated to protecting American monuments, memorials and statues from protesters. They also said that they will launch rapid-deployment teams to federal monuments over the Fourth of July weekend.

Anyway, the point is that there are no coincidences. This is a definite pattern of speaking in code to his base of White Supremacists and Nazis. And remember: the correct response is to alway punch the Nazi.

Indiana Jones say, “Always punch the Nazi”

Posted in 2020 Goat Rodeo, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, racism, White Punks on Dope | 3 Comments

** Crickets **

The NYTimes:

“Afghan officials said prizes of as much as $100,000 per killed soldier were offered for American and coalition targets.”

The WaPo:

“The White House is not planning an immediate response to intelligence reports of Russian bounties … because President Trump does not believe the reports are true or ‘actionable.'”

The day he was briefed on the treacherous Russian Bounty scheme, what did he do?

Not even once has Comrade Trump made a peep and said he will look into it; he’s dismissed it out of hand as a hoax designed to make him look bad. That’s all he’s done.

We’ve debated the question of whether Lord Damp Nut is a Russian Agent/Asset/Useful Idiot, and the answer is that he is not an American Asset. He’s owned by the Kremlin, his task is to destroy the United States from within, and he’s been successful at it, bigly.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie:

DRIVING TODAY: Top officials, including CIA Director GINA HASPEL, will brief the Gang of Eight this morning on intelligence suggesting Russia paid Taliban soldiers to kill Americans. The latest on that … The briefing will be at 11:30 a.m. … TRUMP is speaking at 11:30. … House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHYwill brief at 9:30 a.m. … Speaker NANCY PELOSI will be at 10:30 a.m.

We must, Must, MUST remove him from office.

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Great Signs, Cont.

Social distancing AND masks, Griswolds.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Dennis Cole)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Let’s check in with our ol’ pal, Rev. Fishsticks, who has an interesting idea about the First Amendment:

Got that: states can regulate religion. Possum Hollar’s gonna love that.

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And Now A Word From Comrade Trump’s Sponsors

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Redhand)

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So That’s What MAGA Does For Us:

Human rights groups turn their sights on Trump’s America

Increasingly, the United States is being treated like a fragile state in need of help.

The Trump administration was in panic mode.

The United Nations Human Rights Council was debating launching a special investigation of racism in America after the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody. And the United States was determined to derail any such probe.

That the Trump administration cared so much was surprising: It had quit the council two years ago, calling it an anti-Israel “cesspool of political bias” and denouncing its membership for including human rights abusing countries.

Publicly, U.S. officials kept their cool as the mid-June discussions played out. Behind the scenes, however, the State Department was scrambling to avert a public relations disaster, dispatching its diplomats to pull strings and call in favors…

The pressure worked — the 47-member council didn’t order a U.S.-focused probe, instead requesting a broader report on anti-Black racism worldwide. But that it came so close to doing so illustrates how international activists, groups and institutions are increasingly focusing on the United States as a villain, not a hero, on the subject of human rights.

So I guess that’s what Making America Great Again did for us. Thanks a lot Hair Füror. We gotta vote this motherfucker out.

Posted in 2020 Goat Rodeo, Black Lives Matter, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, racism, White Punks on Dope | 6 Comments

Midday Palate Cleanser

Look at what that jerk is doing to your laundry!

Posted in Birds Are Jerks, Palate Cleansers | 13 Comments