Activism: Perez Wins DNC Chair

Tomorrow you must remind me to bring a length of rope.

From Dkos…

Perez wins chairmanship of DNC in close vote on second ballot. Moves to make Ellison deputy chair

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UPDATED: DNC Meeting LIVE

It’s really slow to load.

OK, we have Perez (235—200 for Ellison, hardly a blow-out and took several ballots to get there), and Ellison is the vice-chair, and in a silver lining that means Ellison will continue to be a much-needed progressive force in Congress. And we still have ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ to kick around. There’s that.

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‘It’s the Russians, Stupid’

The Death of the Media

Putin Rides Again  (credit: The Art of Buddy McCue via Scissorhead B-4)

Putin Rides Again
(credit: The Art of Buddy McCue via Scissorhead B-4)

Everything that Hair Führer is doing, every distraction, every outrage, is designed to cover over the real story of his campaign’s involvement with the Russians.

Yesterday’s strongman attempt to bar certain media outlets from a meeting was just another attempt to gin-up a new outrage to diminish the Russian story. Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo says it really well:

As I wrote a month or so ago in a similar context, it is far preferable to have a President and a White House who believe in democratic and American values. But we don’t. It is best to recognize that fact and act accordingly. Whining is never a good look for journalists, for myriad reasons. Not least of which is that it plays into all the tools that authoritarians mobilize against a free press and American values. As I also wrote in that post, the answer to attacks on journalism is always more journalism. The most consequential reporting being done right now isn’t happening in the briefings. It’s happening with the ‘anonymous sources’ that President Trump says need to stand before him for retribution.

And of course, most of our vain media, fell for it:

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The media is lamenting how badly they are being treated by the fascists. Trump knows how to manipulate the Villagers because they share the same vanity and ego. They are the two sides of the same coin.

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Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid is Served, Peter King

Oh, Jeebus, Peter King said what?

Oh, Jeebus, Peter King said what?

Rep. Peter King really doesn’t get the whole democracy thing:

So I’m assuming that they’re all legitimate, but to me it just does not serve a purpose. It really diminishes democracy if you’re gonna show up to a meeting to just scream and yell.

“In my case, I am not having these town hall meetings because to me all they do is just turn into a screaming session,” he said. “What I am doing, I have done every national TV show.”

Yeah, because doing the electric teevee machine, getting a softball question on Fox, is the same thing as talking to your constituents whom you want to strip away healthcare.

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Your Saturday Morning Quote

Reminder: Do Not Use This Picture of Trump. Tell a friend. Let's wipe out the usage of this picture in our lifetimes.

Reminder: Do Not Use This Picture of Trump. Tell a friend. Let’s wipe out the usage of this picture in our lifetimes.


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Flashback Friday

Step 1: Learn to play dulcimer
Step 2: Buy donut holes
Step 3: Play music with Tears for Fears
Bear with the 15 seconds of poor sounds quality. Blame it on the racoon:

Edit also too: It’s a great cover, why not for Flashback Friday

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Fashion Week, Continued!

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And yes, gents, you must iron your jeans to have a crisp line before tucking them into your fake-fur boots.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Xristians Against Masturbation

Xristians Against Masturbation

The professional sex scolds at One Million Moms (actually lonely Monica Cole and her overheated fax machine in the supply closet at the American Family Association World HQ) have penned their review of The Mick (Spoiler alert): Disgusting Prime Time Television Show Has Children Playing Into the Hands of Jezebel

I get the feeling I might like this show. Tell me more, Monica!

The Mick centers on Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy, an irresponsible, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, pill-head who is forced into raising her rich sister’s intolerable kids after the sister flees the country to avoid a federal indictment.

The sister, by any chance, is she named ‘Ivanka’? Asking for a friend.

In Tuesday’s episode, “The Mess,” 13-year-old Chip and his friend Andrew are asked to go somewhere more private with an older girl during the “white trash high school party.” The young boys end up naked in a bathtub together as they wait for the girl to get them all drinks.

Been there, done that.

The content of this unbelievable program includes support for Planned Parenthood, kids getting slapped in the face repeatedly, gagging a child to induce vomiting after swallowing illegal drugs, a young child speaking in an evil demonic voice, the same child covered in nicotine patches instead of Band-Aids, underage drinking, foul language, heavy alcohol consumption and drug use.

Five Quatloos says that by the end of the show, everyone has seen the error of their ways and resolves to do better. That’s the basic plot arc of all the family shows, from Beaver to Brady’s and beyond. But to the 1MMs of the world, the set up is more important than the denouement, and so the moral lessons are lost because the little scamps should not be led into temptation ever, at all.

And that’s the problem with Moral Scolds, generally. They want the lesson without the journey.

The older I get, the more I realize that everything is a choice. You make thousands of decisions every day, from having a cup of coffee (or a second cup), to what time to go to bed. You choose whether to be nice and kind or a shitheel.

Every decision is a trade-off.

The Monica Coles don’t want to talk about consequences of making choices; Hell, they don’t want kids to know that there are choices. There is a direct line from decision making to risk taking, and that is why Jeebusland is rife with teen pregnancies.

So maybe instead of boycotting the show, maybe the 1MMs should watch it—and other shows like it—with their kids. Or in Monica’s case, with her beloved fax machine.

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Activism: If You Liked Debbie Wasserman-Shultz You’re Gonna Love This

Following in the footsteps of DWS (A DLC operative and Clinton hack if ever there was one) Donna Brazille (A career DLC operative and Clinton lackey) has scheduled the election of the DNC Chair to be opposite the Oscars.

I’ve got a riddle for you…

Q: What’s the difference between the DLC and the GOP?
A: The color of their tie.

Q: What’s the difference between the DLC and the GOP.
A: The DLC are better liars.

Q: What’s the difference between the DLC and the GOP.
A: The acronym.

Q: What’s the difference between the DLC and the GOP.
A: The GOP knows how to win elections.

Q: What’s the difference between the DLC and the GOP.
A: The idiots who vote for them.

Q: What’s the difference between the DLC and the GOP.
A: It’s not their owners.

There’s nothing more we can do. You either made the calls or your didn’t.
We either influenced the election, or we didn’t.

Now we wait to see if one of the only two candidates that are not DLC win.

Goddess help us.

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The Death of the Media, Cont.

Before there was Fox News...

Before there was Fox News…

Usually when we poke fun at the press, it is because they are doing something stupid that destroys their (shredded) credibility. I mean who amongst us has not cast the proverbial first stone at Cokie Roberts, amiright?

But it is a completely different matter when the government is actively destroying the media’s cred:

This is absolutely from the How To Be A Fascist handbook. When the preznint decides who can cover his administration and who cannot, authoritarianism cannot be far behind. Also/too consider this: the media outlets he’s banned have been covering his (alleged) corruption with Russia. This is outrageous.

This is not normal. Write this down in your notebooks. Don’t let this become the new normal.

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