Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck,
"FOFF" = Felonious Old Fat Fuck,
"COFF" = Convicted Old Felonious Fool,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset,
A/K/A P01135809, A/K/A Dementia Donnie,
A/K/A Dolt-45, A/K/A Don Snoreleone

Saturday, September 30, 2023

No Wonder the TOFF Administration Loved This Guy

In 2013, Joseph Roberts was accused of verbal and online sexual harassment and suspended from Savannah State University. He claimed he was suspended from school and "denied due process."

Five years later, he'd go on to share his story with Betsy DeVos, then former President Donald Trump's Secretary of Education, as an advocate for men who were wrongfully accused of sexual misconduct on college campuses.
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More than a decade later, Roberts, 42, was arrested on Sept. 7 in a separate incident for the gruesome death of his girlfriend, Rachel Imani Buckner, a recent law school grad whose dismembered body was discovered wrapped in plastic with duct tape along the shore in California's Alameda County.

Member of the Federalist Society, on his local county's GOP central committee, and now denied bail and residing in the county jail, charged with chopping up his girlfriend.

OK, But Only If We Can Also Shoot People Defrauding Banks

There is, evidently, no honor among thieves.

In an occasionally dark and profane speech, Donald Trump on Friday sought to win over Republicans in California by complaining that rich people in Beverly Hills smell bad because they’re denied water, reiterating lies about widespread election fraud and calling on police to shoot people robbing stores.
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“We will immediately stop all of the pillaging and theft. Very simply: If you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving that store,” he said, drawing loud applause. “Shot!” he added for emphasis
.

Says the guy who has been running a business empire based on fraud for many decades. It's pretty interesting that the TOFF keeps advocating using violence, given that his only track record in that regard is beating up women who don't want to have sex with him.

And you can bet your morning coffee that a good third of the rich Republicans listing to his speech are essentially unindicted (or indicted) financial-crime felons.

Caturday

"All your bed are belong to us."

Friday, September 29, 2023

Let the Flipping Begin, or
The Rats Start Bailing

A defendant charged alongside former President Donald Trump in Georgia has pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Scott Hall, a Georgia bail bondsman, is the first person to reach a plea deal in the case, in which Trump and 18 others were charged with racketeering conspiracy for their efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
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Part of the plea deal requires Hall to testify against others at future trials or hearings of “any co-defendants” in the election racketeering case. The felony charges against Hall were dropped as part of the agreement.

Trump was not mentioned by name during Hall’s plea hearing, but a Fulton County prosecutor did mention co-defendant and former Trump attorney Sidney Powell as being involved in the alleged scheme to gain access to Dominion voting machines in Coffee County, Ga.

The key for this guy, as a bail bondsman, is that, if he was convicted of a felony, he might have had to give up his business and he damn sure would have given up his right to possess a gun.

If this guy is a credible witness with direct kowledge of what Powell did, will Powell choose to ride the rap to protect the TOFF or will she now flip?

The wheel is spinning. Place your bets.

Another Asshole in Handcuffs

A member of the Proud Boys extremist group who disappeared days before he was supposed to be sentenced for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot was found unconscious by federal agents after he tried to “covertly return” to his home, the FBI said on Friday.

Christopher Worrell, of Naples, Fla., was taken to a hospital where he remained on Friday, according to the FBI's Tampa office. The FBI did not provide further details about his condition.

Authorities had been searching for weeks for Worrell, who had been on house arrest when he went missing last month ahead of his sentencing in Washington. Prosecutors had been seeking 14 years in prison for Worrell on convictions for assault, obstruction of Congress and other offenses.

The FBI said that agents quickly surrounded and entered Worrell's home on Thursday after he returned, found the man unconscious and “immediately provided medical attention.” Authorities say agents found night-vision goggles, $4,000 in cash, and survivalist gear in his home
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Dollars to doughnuts that he's going to spend a lot more time in prison than he would have otherwise. As he should.

The Toddler Shutdown

We are heading towards a pointless government shutdown. It's pointless because even the batshit far-right conservatives don't know what they want and how to avoid it. And yes, it is their side saying it.

“We are truly heading for the first-ever shutdown about nothing,” said Michael Strain, director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank. Strain has started referring to the current GOP House-led impasse as “the ‘Seinfeld’ shutdown,” a reference to the popular sitcom widely known as “a show about nothing.” “The weirdest thing about it is that the Republicans don’t have any demands. What do they want? What is it that they’re going to shut the government down for? We simply don’t know.”

They are a bunch of toddlers who are screaming "no! No! NO!' and they don't know what they're screaming about.

So millions of people are going to get screwed starting Sunday for reasons that not even the people doing the rogering can articulate.

As I've said before, if you voted Republican, this is your shutdown.

Death in Politics

First, actual:

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the “Year of the Woman” and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died. She was 90.

Three people familiar with the situation confirmed her death to The Associated Press on Friday.

Feinstein, the oldest sitting U.S. senator, was a passionate advocate for liberal priorities important to her state -- including environmental protection, reproductive rights and gun control -- but was also known as a pragmatic lawmaker who reached out to Republicans and sought middle ground
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My biggest quibble with Feinstein is that, in my opinion, she was too devoted to the maintaining the national security state, including expanding the reach of the NSA as much as technically possible. She was forever trying to expand the powers of government that would be useful to a fascist or authoritarian regime, while always trying to limit the ability of citizens to do something about that. On the other hand, she did oppose the use of torture by the CIA, which, when the history of the early part of this century is written decades from now, will be one of the deepest stains on the legacy of those those who were running things at the time, and on the nation as a whole.

Beyond that, I see no glory in staying so long on the job that one dies in harness.

Now, shifting gears to political death, the political obits are already being drafted for Kevin the Gutless.

A contingent of far-right House Republicans are plotting an attempt to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker as early as next week, a move that would throw the chamber into further disarray in the middle of a potential government shutdown, according to four people familiar with the effort who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private talks.

Some members of the far-right faction of the party are coalescing around nominating a member of McCarthy’s leadership team, Rep. Tom Emmer (Minn.), to be the next speaker if they can successfully oust McCarthy, according to those people. The members think Emmer is more attuned to their concerns and will better deliver conservative results.

McCarthy has been engaging in full-blown appeasement since he got the job and, as he should have learned from history, appeasement ends with the bullies eating your lunch. Whores eventually get beaten and/or murdered, both on the street and in politics.

At this point, he ought to bring the Senate's bill up for a vote to keep the government open. Might as well go out in a blaze of glory.

Whoever the Fascist Caucus eventually gets in as Speaker, the outcome will be even more deadlock and bullshit evidence-free "investigations" from the likes of Gym Jordan.

Well, Randy apparently won't have to eat his MAGA hat.

Because It's Friday

The Tennessee Valley RR Museum:



There's always some clown in the shot. Foamers, back in the day, joked about "lens lice" and "needing a people filter".

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The TOFF Loses Again, in Court

An appeals court Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to delay a civil trial in a lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, allowing the case to proceed days after a judge ruled the former president committed years of fraud and stripped him of some companies as punishment.

The decision, by the state’s intermediate appellate court, clears the way for Judge Arthur Engoron to preside over a non-jury trial starting Monday in Manhattan in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil lawsuit.

It's not that he can't afford the best legal minds (or at least the best legal minds that don't mind ruinning the risk of disbarment). But there is a point where making a four-star Michelin meal out of pig offal is beyond the best lawyer's ability.

When it comes to court cases, the TOFF's batting record is worse than that of a National League pitcher.

Enshittification

Tam discusses several examples and the process of it happening.

Anyone remember Netscape? MySpace? When Yahoo was a dominant search engine? Sooner or later, somebody will stand up an e-commerce business that put the customer first and eat Bezo's lunch.

Provenance Matters

Normally, nobody in their right mind would give up a P-47 in an even-steven trade for a PT-17, given that a Stearman is worth about one-fifteenth as much as a Thunderbolt.

But if the Stearman has history with the Tuskeegee Airmen, then yeah, it may be worth a P-47.

Plating These Down, Here



(About that and more)





Shutdown-- Yes, It May Be Your Fault

If your congressman is a Republican and you voted for him or her, then you, personally, own this shutdown. I don't care how reasonable or moderate your congressman is, he's a Republican, his mere presence in the House of Representatives gives those whackaloons in the Fascist Caucus the power that they are wielding over Gutless Kevin.

And if you voted for one of those nutjobs, do us all a favor: Go move to a country that is more in tune with your ideology. On the list of places you may prefer: Russia, Hungary, Iran and North Korea. Israel may be added to that list, down the road.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

One Thing That is Obvious: We Ask People in the Military and Federal LEOs to Put Their Bodies on the Line, But Kevin McCarthy Won't Risk His Fucking Job.

If McCarthy brought up a bill that could pass the Senate and keep the government running, the self-styled "Freedom Caucus" would move to sack him as Speaker. He'd still be a congressman, but he wouldn't make as much money and he couldn't whistle up an Air Force Gulfstream to fly back to California on weekends. And he'd have to move into a less-posh office.

For the good of the country, a bunch of privates, led by a corporal or a sergeant, will storm a building under enemy fire. Some of them might be killed or lose limbs. Pilots fighting forest fires fly low in horrible conditions to drop fire retardant. Fire crews will jump out of airplanes to fight such fires in remote country. Some of those guys pay with their lives.

But Little Kev won't risk his fucking leather chair in the House chamber to keep the government running and to pay those put their bodies on the line for us.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

One Hell of a Coincidence, That

The Russian Defence Ministry did not immediately respond when asked by Reuters to confirm or deny that Admiral Viktor Sokolov, the commander of the Black Sea Fleet and one of Russia's most senior navy officers, had been killed.

Moscow-installed authorities in Sevastopol, however, were taking extra measures to address Ukraine's increased attacks on Crimea, a critical region providing a platform from which Russia has launched many of its air attacks on Ukraine in the 19-month-long war.

If confirmed, Sokolov's killing would be one of Kyiv's most significant strikes on Crimea, which Russia seized and annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

"After the strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, 34 officers died, including the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Another 105 occupiers were wounded. The headquarters building cannot be restored," Ukraine's special forces said on the Telegram messaging app.

The Russians offered a video of an online meeting that Sokolov was in, supposedly after the strike, but there was no proof of the date of the meeting.

It would be one hell of a coincidence if the Ukrainians hit the headquarters when a top-level staff meeting was going on. But it may not have been a coincidence.

Have The Supremes Had Enough With Alabama?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Alabama’s request to allow it to use a congressional map in the 2024 elections that a lower court had concluded likely violates the Voting Rights Act. The brief unsigned order, from which there were no public dissents, came less than four months after a divided Supreme Court agreed that the 2021 iteration of the map violated federal law by weakening the collective voting power of Black voters in the state.

Tuesday’s order from the Supreme Court means that the redistricting process in Alabama will go forward with court-appointed experts preparing new maps that include a second majority-Black district.

Courts do not like it when parties try to disregard their orders. They take it as a direct attack on their legitimacy. Even the batshit-conservatives on the court who were in favor of what Alabama did won't stand for this sort of obstructionist neo-Confederate gerrymandering when the court has already said "no dice, assholes."

It's Official: The TOFF Is a Fraudster

A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House.

Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling in a civil lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, found that the former president and his company deceived banks, insurers and others by massively overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth on paperwork used in making deals and securing financing
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It won't matter a whit to the TOFF's loyalists. If the TOFF was filed murdering and eating puppies, they'd deny that reality.

But to those of us living in the real world, it has been patently obvious for decades that he is one odious bastard.

And now a judge has so found.

Pass the popcorn, please.

Bronzing These Down, Here







Sunday, September 24, 2023

"Pay to Play" Clarence

Balloon Juice has a writeup and links about how Justice Thomas seems to have changed his stance on some major issues after getting cozy with the Koch network. In short, Quid Pro Clarence hung out with a bunch of billionaire and then changed his stance on some significant shit that benefitted his buddies.

Yeah, I know. In that the Supremes have tightened up the law on proving corruption to the point that you need to show bags of cash were given for a specific action, good luck showing enough of a link to prosecute that alleged corrupt fuck for anything.

Your Sunday Morning Rotor Noise

By request, sort of, a Bell-47:



The request was for the title sequence to MASH, which has Bell 47s (technically, H-13Cs) and no rotor noise to speak of. The introduction of helicopters to medevac wounded soldiers nearly halved the rate of casualties dying before reaching a medical facility.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Terrorism Worked for the TOFF

The Rude Pundit, who apparently subscribes to The Atlantic and could read the article about Mitt Rmoney's book, notes that, according to Romney, a lot of Republican senators didn't vote to impeach the TOFF because they were afraid for their families' security. Romney said that he's paying $5K/day for security so that his family can be safe from MAGAites with guns.

Let that sink in for a minute. They voted to protect the TOFF because they were afraid that the Oath Keepers, the Threepers and all of those other "Second Amendment Solution" lunatics would come after them. And it is hard to say that wasn't a justified fear, as they had just seen the TOFF and his co-conspirators (indicted and otherwise) stir up a lynch mob and send it to invade the Capitol to hang Mike Pence and anyone else they could get ahold of.

Let's be clear about this: MAGA is a terrorist movement. That is beyond dispute or argument at this point. The TOFF is the head of a terrorist group.

It is past time that he be treated as such.

Terrorism worked for the TOFF. It still does. He's been walking around free on minimal bail (no bail in three of four cases) in spite of being indicted with such a quantity of felonies that any other defendant, especially one with a long-range jet at his disposal, would have found himself parked in jail on a no-bail order to await trial. It is plausible that the reason he's walking free is fear of the reaction of his armed and low-wattage supporters.

That's not the legal system at work. That is terrorism at work.

Lock him up!

Caturday

A break from Chip.

Friday, September 22, 2023

The Dance of the Brain-Damaged Clowns

Facing fresh challenges to his leadership, Speaker Kevin McCarthy is trying to accomplish what at times seems impossible — working furiously to convince House Republicans to come together and pass a conservative bill to keep the federal government open.

It’s a nearly futile exercise that could help McCarthy keep his job, but has little chance of actually preventing a federal shutdown. Whatever House Republicans come up with is nearly certain to be rejected by the Senate, where Democrats and most Republicans want to fund the government.

In one dramatic sign of defeat Tuesday, House Republicans were even voting against their own defense bill. During a rowdy afternoon vote, the usually popular bill was turned back from consideration, 212-214, after five hard-right conservatives helped sink it
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The Right keeps making the excuse that McCarthy has a "razor-thin" majority in the House, but that doesn't hold water. Nancy Pelosi's majority in the last Congress was as narrow, narrower at times, and she still managed to get shit done. That happened because the Democrats, as fractious as they were, were interested in governing and getting shit done. In this current Congress, there are enough far-right bombthrowers who are not interested in doing the people's business. They are only interested in destruction and in looking good on Fox News.

If you voted for a Republican, especilly if your congresscritter is one of the so-called "Freedom Caucus", then this is also on you.

Bob, Bob, Bob. Are You Seriously That Stupid?

Sen. Bob Menendez was charged Friday with secretly aiding the authoritarian government of Egypt and trying to thwart the criminal prosecution of a friend in exchange for gold bars and cash, as prosecutors unsealed a corruption indictment that accuses him of using his foreign affairs influence for personal gain.

The indictment, the second in eight years against the powerful 69-year-old New Jersey Democrat, alleges an illegal commingling of Menendez’s professional obligations as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance U.S. priorities and his private interest in cultivating relationships with wealthy businessmen.

The indictment also charges him, his wife and three New Jersey businessmen who authorities say showered the couple with money, gold and a luxury car in exchange for his actions on their behalf. A previous indictment of Menendez stemming from different allegations ended in 2017 with a deadlocked jury.
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Authorities found more than $100,00 worth of gold bars in Menendez’s home, and more than $480,000 in cash — much of it hidden in closets, clothing and a safe, prosecutors say. Photos included in the indictment show cash that was stuffed in envelopes found in jackets bearing Menendez’s name. Investigators discovered a Google search by Menendez for the value of a “kilo of gold,” and DNA of one men prosecutors say bribed him on an envelope filled with thousands of dollars in Menendez’s home, they said
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Maybe he needs nearly a half-million in cash on hand in case somebody had a few dozen S&W Registered Magnums to sell?

It is hard to escape concluding that Menendez thought he was bulletproof because he skated off on the last time he was charged with being a corrupt fuck. No doubt he'll rip a page out of the TOFF's playbook and scream that this is a witchhunt.

Tuckyo Rose-- Now With Even More Treason!

Russian TV news channel Rossiya 24 has aired a trailer for a weekend show featuring former Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson.

I have no doubt that this is being done with the full knowledge of that smarmy little traitor, because the Russians regard him as a Friend Of Putin.

There was a time when, if an American had a show on Russian state TV, that the Right would have been clamoring for their head on a pike. But times have changed.

Because Its Friday

More Brit steam.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.
Plus Fragile White People.

You might recall when the TOFF claimed that he was mentally sharp because he could remember and repeat those words.

But he doesn't remember who he ran against in 2016 and he's worried that President Biden might get us into World War II.

The second point is understandable, in that the TOFF is an admirer of Hitler and probably doesn't want to get in a war with him.

Shifting gears, how is it intellectually honest to teach the history of this country in a way that won't offend Southern conservatives? How do you teach about slavery? Do you, as Texas tried to do, pretend that the slaves were "economic migrants"? How do you teach about the Civil Rights Movement? Do you pretend that the Bloody Sunday police riot at the Edmund Pettis Bridge during the Selma-Montgomery March in 1965 was a state police baton-training exercise? Do you pretend that the Tulsa Massacre was impromptu urban renewal?

Well, that's probably what they try to do. Since 1866, they've been trying to rewrite history to pretend that the Civil War was about anything and everything else except slavery. Which is horseshit.

Can you imagine teaching the history of the first half of the 20th Century in Europe in a way that doesn't make Germans uncomfortable? Or teaching about the breakup of Yugoslavia in a way that doesn't discomfort Serbians?

Honest discussions of history is about confronting and dealing with the past, not trying to whitewash it. But whitewashing the past, if not outright burying it, is what white conservatism is all about.

The past is not over. History is how we got to where we are, now. Knowing history gives us a chance of not doing the same stupid shit, over and over.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Term is "Obstruction of Justice"

One of former President Donald Trump's long-time assistants told federal investigators that Trump repeatedly wrote to-do lists for her on documents from the White House that were marked classified, according to sources familiar with her statements.

As described to ABC News, the aide, Molly Michael, told investigators that -- more than once -- she received requests or taskings from Trump that were written on the back of notecards, and she later recognized those notecards as sensitive White House materials -- with visible classification markings -- used to brief Trump while he was still in office about phone calls with foreign leaders or other international-related matters.
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Sources said that after Trump heard the FBI wanted to interview Michael last year, Trump allegedly told her, "You don't know anything about the boxes."

That's the TOFF, telling people to lie to the Feds about his shit.

Meanwhile, he's been running his gob and probably giving his attorneys ulcers. All the stuff he's been telling reporters is probably admissible as an admission against interest and they can be played for the juries. It could be cut into a "Greatest Hits: Donnie Admits He Did Shit That Was Against the Law" tape.

Wrenching These Down, Here









Mandatory Viewing for Those Who Attend School in Florida

It might help counteract the shit they've been fed from Meatball Ron's curriculum (and other states where it is now illegal to upset fragile white people).

It's named "Calling Bullshit".

Monday, September 18, 2023

Modi's Been Taking Lessons From Putin. Allegedly.

Canada expelled a top Indian diplomat Monday as it investigates what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called credible allegations that India’s government may have had links to the assassination in Canada of a Sikh activist.

Trudeau said in Parliament that Canadian intelligence agencies have been looking into the allegations after Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a strong supporter of an independent Sikh homeland known as Khalistan, was gunned down on June 18 outside a Sikh cultural center in Surrey, British Columbia.

Killing political opponents in third countries is damn near a trademarked move of Putin's. It speaks of India's slide towards an authoritarian government that Modi would allegedly have a troublesome activist gunned down on Canadian soil. And he's not the only Sikh activist to be murdered.

Suicide is Theft in DPRK

A warning from The Only Obese Man in North Korea:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has issued a secret order for local authorities to prevent suicides after data showed an increase in people taking their own lives this year, government officials told Radio Free Asia.
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Kim officially defined suicide as an “act of treason against socialism,” and ordered local governments to take preventative measures.

Entire families are offing themselves and leaving suicide notes that blast the state for starving its people. The officials aren't bothered by people quietly dying of starvation in large numbers, but leaving suicide notes that get passed around undermines the regime, or so they think.

Treason in North Korea is, no doubt, an offense punishable by a gruesome execution, so it's unclear what the State Cheese Scarfer thinks he can accomplish.

(Thanks to Oko)

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Halliburton is Just as Venal As Ever

They have kept on exporting shit to Russia. That's right on the level with electrocuting our soldiers at bases in Iraq back during the Chimperor's War.

Like They're Going to Give a Shit

China has put US arms companies Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman on its sanctions list for selling weapons to Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said on Friday.

I doubt if either company sells anything to the PRC, so what do they care if they're on the PRC's sanctions list? To them, it's probably no more significant than being sanctioned by North Korea.

Speaking of North Korea, following the visit to Russia by the Only Obese Man in North Korea, my guess is that they are going to send the Russians a lot of artillery shells that are decades past their "good if used by" dates.

Something Doesn't Add Up; Baby Bobby Ed.

An armed man impersonating a U.S. marshal was arrested at a Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. campaign event on Friday, the candidate said.

Kennedy said a man with two holstered weapons carrying a U.S. Marshals badge and federal ID approached him at a Los Angeles campaign event on Friday. The man claimed to be part of Kennedy’s security detail.

Kennedy said his security identified the man and apprehended him until Los Angeles Police arrived.
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[The arrestee's] bail is set at $35,000 bail, according to LAPD jail records.

Little Baby Bobby is a huge conspiracy theorist, so let's apply his own sort of thinking to this, shall we? The guy who was nabbed has pretty minimal bail for a guy who supposedly posed a serious threat to His Assholiness. Which would lead to the question of whether or not this whole shebang was a setup.

Your Sunday Morning Prop Noise

I've used this clip from Catch-22 before, but you're not likely to see anything like it ever again.



Any similar scene nowadays would be made with CGI. And it would mean nothing. Who the hell wants to pay good money and go to a theater to see computer graphics?

Saturday, September 16, 2023

A Brit Takedown of the TOFF.

It's pretty much perfect.

I'm not going to quote from it. It's so good, they deserve the web traffic.

Who Is This Clown and Why the Special Treatment?

Hundreds of rioters have been charged, convicted and sentenced for joining the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. Unlike their cases, Samuel Lazar’s appears to have been resolved in secret — kept under seal with no explanation, even after his release from prison.

Lazar, 37, of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, was arrested in July 2021 on charges that he came to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, dressed in tactical gear and protective goggles, and used chemical spray on officers who were desperately trying to beat back the angry Donald Trump supporters.

There is no public record of a conviction or a sentence in Lazar’s court docket.

But the Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press that the man was released from federal custody this week after completing a sentence for assaulting or resisting a federal officer
.

Why does one of the TOFF's putschists get special treatment? Who is he to somebody?

Lying American Nazi

Some asshat, who claims to have fought in Ukraine, and whose story has been bruited about by the Putin Propaganda Machine, has been lying the entire time. During one of his claimed trips to fight in the war, he was in court in Florida.

These idiots don't seem to know that the wreckage of their lives leave traces. This particular clown should appply for a permanent DOC number, which he could then add to his tattoos.

Caturday

Good ol' Chip.

Friday, September 15, 2023

A Natural Running Mate for the TOFF

Would be a politician who has allegedly cheated on her spouse for years.

Married Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has engaged in a years-long affair with longtime Donald Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski, multiple sources told The Post Friday.

Of course, she's using the tired defense of "people are attacking me only because I support the TOFF", which does nothing to rebut the substance of the allegations.

By the way, the idiot governor of North Dakota is running attack ads which claim that, as governor, he's balanced the state budget. Well, no fucking shit. States don't have the ability to engage in deficit spending, they have to balance their budgets. A state governor who claims that he's balanced the budget might as well claim he's successfully engaged in aerobic respiration.

L’Shana Tovah


May you inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year.

What Flip-Flop Mitt Meant to Say: His Party is a Corrupt Hive of Treason

What he said: “A very large portion of my party really doesn’t believe in the Constitution.”

What he meant: "A very large portion of the Republican party is made up of seditionists and traitors."

Republicans, millions of them, are traitors. They don't believe in the rule of law or the bedrock document governing this nation. They are, in point of fact, the very enemies that every person who has sworn an oath of enlistment/commissioning has pledged their lives to oppose. They fly the flag of a country that they are not loyal to. They lie every time that they say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Scratch a Republican, find a traitor.

Josh Hawley and J.D. Vance should be kicked out of the Senate for swearing a false oath. They clearly were lying through their teeth. The list of House Republicans who should be indicted for swearing a false oath is too long to list. But you know who they are, I'll wager.

Because It's Friday

When I'm short of time or energy to find stuff, there's always lots of new British steam videos.

Even a Doormat Can Get Tired of Being Trod On (Updated)


Angry, frustrated and unable to lead a fractured and unruly Republican majority, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday told the colleagues threatening to oust him: Do it.

The embattled Republican leader essentially dared his hard-right flank to quit holding the risk of a vote to remove him from the job.

If you’re going to do it, go ahead and try, McCarthy told the Republicans behind closed doors.

“File the f——- motion,” McCarthy said, using a profanity for em phasis, according to those in the private meeting.

Kevin grew a spine. Maybe.

Or this could just be an act. Especially since McCarthy started an evidence-free impeachment inquiry in order to appease those who are holding the keys to his 'nads.

We'll now see if Matt the Alleged Child Predator has the balls to pull the trigger, if his little puppet has indeed cut his strings.

(My apologies to those who commented on the earlier post on this topic. In updating it, those were lost.)

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Stench Bows Out

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he will not run for reelection, ending a storied two-decade political career that included the 2012 Republican GOP nomination for president and a term as Massachusetts governor.

I know that there are those who will point to Romney's votes to convict Trump during the impeachment trials and state that this decision not to run is proof of Romney's political morals and courage, but I disagree. There are oodles of people in Utah who have drunk of the Cult of the TOFF. He would have faced a primary challenger and he would have been beaten worse than he was in 2012. No career politico wants to end on a loss, so The Stench is folding his tent.

Another Move to Guarantee the Re-Election of President Biden

Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday he is directing the U.S. House to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over his family’s business dealings, launching historic proceedings ahead of the 2024 election.

McCarthy said that House investigations so far “paint a picture of a culture of corruption” around the Biden family as Republicans probe the business dealings of the president’s son, Hunter Biden, from before the Democratic president took office.

Four years ago, he was singing a different tune about the power of a Speaker to open an impeachment inquiry.


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It's nothing but pure vengeful politics. Their guy, as president, pressured a foreign nation to manufacture dirt against Biden. He orchesterated and egged on a violent coup attempt. Those things not only were not impeachable offences to Republicans, someof them allegedly cooperated with the coup attempt.

Speaking of corruption, the Republicans had no problem with the Spawn of the TOFF going all around the world when he was the president, complete with their Secret Service detail, to try and score deals that would enrichen the TOFF family. Not a quibble when foreign governments books large blocks of rooms in the TOFF's failing hotel. They uttered not a peep when the Daughter That The Toff Wants to Bang managed to score a raft of Chinese patents on her handbag designs in rcord time. Not a discouraging word was heard from the QAnon Party when the TOFF's son-in-law amassed a four billion dollar slush fund from Persian Gulf Arabs (half of that from Effendi Bone Saw).

For the 2024 general election, this shit is gold for the Democrats. Nothing about this bullshit will translate into support from independents, let alone democrats. Regardless how people feel about Biden's age, it's clearly obvious that they are far more disquieted about the griftiness and autocratic tendencies of the Party of Treason's leading candidate, with his string of court losses and ninety-one pending felony charges.

And then there is the extremism of the Forced Birth Party, which is a gold mine of attack fodder for the Democrats.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Alexei Navalny Would Like a Word

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted Tuesday that the criminal cases against former U.S. President Donald Trump are political revenge that show the fundamental corruption of the United States.

Right, this comes from a guy whose political opponents get sentenced to decades in prison on trumped-up charges of terrorism, poisoned with nerve agents or shoved out windows.

Any American who buys this shit is more than welcome to join Steven Segal in Russia.

Securing These Down, Here

I'm going back through the queue. These have been hanging around for awhile.