I thought that I should share with you my week on Crooks and Liars and give one more shout-out to all the bloggers that made it possible. I honestly think we are in a golden age of blogging (maybe there are not as many bloggers, but there are so many people doing outstanding work).
I also want to commend Crooks and Liars. They have consistently promoted small blogs since the day that they started, and you know that they don’t have to. They have been great friends to this blog since the original Mike started linking to the ol’ Thunderbolt Grease-slapper way back in 2006.
I tried something new (for me, anyway) this week too: I started off the posts with a video that sort of sums up that days posting. Mostly music, but not always. Let me know what you think of it. The C&L readers seemed to like it—sometimes commenting more on the music than on the stories, go figure!
Happy Monday, Crooks & Liars! As I write this (on Sunday), I realized that it is now a year since Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, and we wonder if Susan Collins is still very concerned. Let’s jump into our morning links!
Driftglass revives Sunday Morning Comin’ Down.
Shower Cap reviews the past week as only he can.
We Hunted The Mammoth notes that Men’s Rights Activists find activism too hard.
The Psy of Life urges us to become activists. It’s not hard, I swear!
Bonus Track: Liberal Memes: Future Historians Explain the Second Civil War.
I noticed that Monday is the third anniversary of the 2016 Access Hollywood P***ygrabbing tape release, 2001 Dubya’s Afghan Invasion, and in 1996 it was the first broadcast day of Fox News Channel. So a momentous day for Prznint Stupid to abandon the Kurds. I know none of these things are related, but you know, wow! Sometimes one thing leads to another!
Hunter At Random says that all it took for Cadet Bone Spurs to throw our allies under the bus was just a phone call from a dictator. He’s right, of course.
Gin and Tacos notes that deviancy is now normalized.
Sparkonit gives us the fascinating history of the Doomsday Clock.
Bonus Track: Hysterical Raisins illustrates Sen. Ron Johnson’s remarkable pas-de-dork on Meet the Press.
If Prznint Stupid thought that wagging the dog was going to get him out of the impeachment dog house, he should think again. To our observant friends we hope you have a peaceful and meditative Yamim Nora’im.
Infidel753 writes about the betrayal of the Kurds.
The Way of Improvement Leads Home gives us a quick history lesson from the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
Stinque presents “The Bride of Putin!”
Bonus Track: Because we’re all about the music, Open Culture illustrates The Talking Heads music catalog with pulp fiction from the ’40s and ’50s. It strangely works!
Good morning, Crooks and Liars. It looks like we’ve reached the point in the Impeachment investigation that the White House has declared war on Congress. Of course, The Russian Usurper is bringing in the big guns, so what are we to do? It’s time for The Chicago Way, baby!
The Rude Pundit vivisects the White House letter. (NSFW: language, as expected from The Rude One)
What Digby said, yes, it is a Constitutional Crisis now.
No More Mister Nice Guy reminds us that Republicans don’t think that Democrats are citizens.
Bonus Track: Geeks are Sexy goes to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.
Good morning, Crooks and Liars. Today we look at the how and why of the strategic, military decisions Cadet Bone Spurs makes. Shorter: we knew he was a snake before Putin elected him.
Green Eagle says that there is no end to Prznint Stupid’s malignancy.
Just Above Sunset goes long on Trump shoe-selling the Kurds.
Zandar Versus The Stupid looks at the impeachment polling and then reminds us: the hearings have hardly even begun.
Bonus Track: Big Bad Bald Bastard mashes up Edgar Allan Poe and Lou Reed. It works.
Well, Crooks and Liars, if your Impeachment Bingo card included “Holy Crap, what next?” You should go get yourself a prize. I mean seriously, we have Prznint Stupid stabbing allies in the back, the DOJ running errands for his teevee lawyer, who (btw) was out partying with soon-to-be indicted election fraudsters at the Trump Hotel before they were to flee the country with a midnight ticket going anywhere (to paraphrase Journey). What’s next? Who knows! It’s a mad world.
Election Law Blog tells us a lot about the arrest of Rudy Giuliani’s associates. There’s so much more there than meets the eye!
Politics Plus is warning us that Facebook is already at it again, and 2020 makes 2016 look like a warm-up act.
Occasional Planet says the Grover Norquist won, game, set, and match.
Jobs Anger gives us hope.
Bonus Track: Because we’re all about the music, Open Culture discusses Jefferson Airplane and specifically the history of ‘White Rabbit’ with Grace Slick.
What a week! As Gawd is my Waitress this week we’ve covered more scandals than I can keep track of, but thanks to the stellar work of 28 or so top-notch bloggers, we managed to make (some?) sense of it all. Thank you for letting me be part of your mornings, and I hope to visit with you again soon!
Brains and Eggs recaps the Equality Townhall.
Badtux the Snarky Penguin addresses the notion that no one gets fired for being pregnant.
The Lester and Charlie Review looks at the appalling sex trafficking scandal brewing in Arizona.
The Outline goes long into the latest sexist conspiracy theory involving Elizabeth Warren.
Bonus Track: Miss Cellania presents the Animated Guide To Impeachment.
I know posting gets a little light around here when I have a week hosting the round-up there, and I want to thank all of you Scissorheads for letting me get away with moidure here! Some of you probably found yourselves in the links (and more of you should be linked!).
I’ll be hosting again in November, so please remember to blow your own horns! I don’t always get to visit everyone’s blog, but I promise to read any tips you send me.