Midday Palate Cleanser

“But moooo-om, all the other dogs will laugh at us!”

(I would kill to have a rubberized yellow slicker again.)

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Saddle-Up Another Goat

The 2024 Goat Rodeo Begins
(Courtesy of seekrit scissorhead @NamelessCynic of the Tweeters)

ABC News says that NH Gov. Chris Sununu is considering a run in the 2024 Goat Rodeo:

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Sunday that he is considering a run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

“I’m definitely thinking about it,” Sununu told ABC “This Week” co-anchor Jonathan Karl.

The governor, who was just overwhelmingly reelected to a fourth term, said there was a need for new leadership — and touted his own track record running the “most efficient” state government in the U.S.

“I believe government has to get out of your way,” he said. “And we’ve done it really, really well here in New Hampshire.”

I read the conservapedia entry for him, and the Wingnuts hate him (he seems immune from their Culture War charms), so I would guess he’d never make it through the primary.

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Koch Brother(s) Are Not Our Friends

I see that a lot of A-List bloggers are heralding that the remaining Koch brother is organizing against Hair Füror, and while that is all well and good, the Koch network is NOT our friends. Whatever Libertarian goofball they decide to support will have their hateful, anti-American imprimatur on him (and it will be a him, and he will be as white as they can muster) and will be dangerous as eff with their money and resources behind him.

The WaPo:

The network of donors and activist groups led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch will oppose Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination, mounting a direct challenge to the former president’s campaign to win back the White House.

“The best thing for the country would be to have a president in 2025 who represents a new chapter,” Emily Seidel, chief executive of the network’s flagship group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), wrote in a memo released publicly on Sunday. The three-page missive repeatedly suggests that AFP is taking on the responsibility of stopping Trump, with Seidel writing: “Lots of people are frustrated. But very few people are in a position to do something about it. AFP is. Now is the time to rise to the occasion.”

What if they decide that proto-fascist Ron DeSantis is their guy?

Posted in 2024 Goat Rodeo, Bastards, Billionaire Bastards | 7 Comments

SNL Cold Open

SNL writers managed to capture the Chinese Spy Balloon story at the last moment. This is as perfect a reaction to breaking news as they’ve ever done.

 

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News That Will Drive You to Drink

Happy Hour News

“…but first, a little ru-ru!”

The Satanic Temple has made an important announcement to honor Witchfinder Alito:

SALEM, MA — The Satanic Temple has announced the launch of its first reproductive health clinic, which will provide free religious medication abortion care in New Mexico. TST Health, The Satanic Temple’s religious medical services arm, will provide telehealth screenings and appointments and prescribe abortion medication for its patients…

…TST Health has named the facility “The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic.” “In 1950, Samuel Alito’s mother did not have options, and look what happened,” said Malcolm Jarry, the cofounder of TST. “Prior to 1973, doctors who performed abortions could lose their licenses and go to jail. The clinic’s name serves to remind people just how important it is to have the right to control one’s body and the potential ramifications of losing that right.”

The webpage for the clinic is here, and I strongly urge you to see the comic on their homepage.

Posted in Forced Birth, Sam Alito — Trenton’s Torquemada, War on Women | 6 Comments

They Shot It Down

The WaPo:

U.S. fighter aircraft, acting on orders from President Biden, downed a Chinese surveillance balloon off the South Carolina coast on Saturday, the Pentagon said, ending what senior administration officials contend was an audacious attempt by Beijing to collect intelligence on sensitive American military sites.

Biden had authorized the takedown on Wednesday “as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue risk to American lives under the balloon’s path,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement confirming the operation.

There’s no confirmation that this guy did it:

…but we’ll assume that the Hillbilly Effigy will take credit for it.

 

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Caturday Palate Cleanser

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SCOTUS Takes A Leak

We still believe it was Justice Sammie or the Justices Thomases who leaked the damn Dobbs decision, but the lack of security protocols is pretty stupid regardless:

Long before the leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, some Supreme Court justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive transmissions instead of secure servers set up to guard such information, among other security lapses not made public in the court’s report on the investigation last month.

New details revealed to CNN by multiple sources familiar with the court’s operations offer an even more detailed picture of yearslong lax internal procedures that could have endangered security, led to the leak and hindered an investigation into the culprit.

Supreme Court employees also used printers that didn’t produce logs – or were able to print sensitive documents off-site without tracking – and “burn bags” meant to ensure the safe destruction of materials were left open and unattended in hallways.

“This has been going on for years,” one former employee said.

I’m sure that this shocking lack of security has been going on forever, but I’m also sure that the leak came from SCOTUS itself. If the journalist had found it while dumpster diving I don’t think that they would be protecting their source so vigorously.

Posted in Clarance Thomas, Ginni Thomas, Sam Alito — Trenton’s Torquemada, SCOTUS | 7 Comments

Gym Jordan Presents…

Coach of the Year, Gym Jordan (R-OH)

So… this happened:

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan on Friday subpoenaed the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Education for documents as part of its investigation into whether a Justice Department strategy to address threats against teachers and school officials was abused to target conservative parents.

You see, (allegedly) parents were threatening school board members for wanting to protect teachers and children from the Trump Virus-19, and so reporting threats (including death threats) to the FBI and the FBI investigating it was somehow targeting conservatives. Gee, I wonder why?

The allegations being investigated date to 2021, when protests and some violence erupted at school board meetings across the country. Most of the anger came from conservative parents who wanted to repeal mask mandates, opposed anti-racism courses and had concerns about LGBTQ policies.

With that backdrop, the National School Boards Association wrote to President Joe Biden asking for federal help to address the violence and threats against school administrators. The group said that “these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism” and encouraged the Justice Department to explore which laws, possibly including the Patriot Act, could be applied.

Domestic Tuckerism is more like it, but why split hairs? They were being riled up, they went to schools board meetings to cause trouble. Watching some of those meetings, I felt pretty certain that the agitators did not have kids in those schools or kids at all, but wanted to have their 15-minutes of fame.

The group soon apologized for “some of the language” in its letter. But it quickly drew backlash, particularly among conservatives.

If there is one thing I think I know it is that we Libtards are unlikely to attack schools, let alone death threats to school boards and teachers, and frankly, I cannot imagine the cat herder capable of organizing this. Have you ever tried to place a lunch order for a group of liberal activists? I double-dog dare you to give that a bash.

So why did the FBI investigate the parents threatening the school boards: They were asked.

So why did Jim Jordan immediately assume it was conservatives being investigated? Heh.

Posted in Drinking Bleach for Fun and Profit, Gym Jordan, mask mandate, Pandemics, Shut Yo Mouth Fools, The New Confederacy, vaccine mandates, Wingnuttia, Y'all Qaeda and Talibanicans | 15 Comments

Here’s Some Stupid to Start Your Weekend

H/T Scissorhead Dennis Cole

Junior Mints, usually higher than a kite, suggests that Montanans Second Amendment the Chinese Spy Balloon that is, you know, above air travel altitude.

There is no problem that cannot be solved with a gun. It’s the GOP way.

Posted in Gundamentalists, Guns! Guns! Guns!, Junior Mints, People Dumber than Dolphins, Trump Crime Family | 19 Comments
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