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 Felon^34,
A/K/A Dolt-45, A/K/A Don Snoreleone

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

2024: The Cop Vs. The Felon.

Which is probably a very short way to sum up this election.

And, if you disagree with that characterization of Vice Oresident Harris, remember, attorney generals are the chief law enforcement officers for their jurisdiction.

Skinking These Down, Here

Demented Donnie Keeps Attacking Biden (Plus, Even More Racism)

President Biden has dropped out of the race, but he continues to live, rent-free, in the FOFF's head.

Former President Donald Trump attacked President Joe Biden (D) in a social media tirade following Biden’s decision not to seek reelection.

Trump posted to his social media platform, Truth Social, ten times on Sunday and Monday morning to criticize Biden. He spoke about Biden’s mental fitness, his belief that it was unfair to the GOP to face a new candidate at this point in the election, and called his decision undemocratic.

I can't think of anyone older than seven years old who complains about things being unfar as much as that fat old convict. For a guy who was born into wealth, who was pulling down a six-figure salary before he finished second grade and who inherited a bunch of money, including that which he allegedly stole from other family members and who has allegedly gotten away with fraud of several kinds and screwed over contractor after contractor, boy howdy, life has been so unfair to him.

Fat, crooked and convicted is no way to go through life.

Meanwhile, let's have fun with the delicious fact that he and Ivanka donated several grand to Kamala Harris's campaigns in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

And, of course, because the Democrats are running a candidate who is not white, the racist birthers are back.

Monday, July 22, 2024

Because the Snark Keeps Piling Up

Just What This Race Needs: Another Old White Guy

Sen. Joe Manchin (I-WV) is considering reregistering as a Democrat and running for the party’s presidential nomination after President Joe Biden announced he would end his reelection campaign on Sunday.

Or this:

Sen. Joe Manchin of Virginia, who briefly sparked fears among Democrats that he could re-register as a Democrat and challenge Vice President Kamala Harris for the presidential nomination, has ruled out running.

Manchin is a threat to Harris? Get fucking real, pundits. First off, when the issue is that the first guy chosen was too old, replacing him with a guy a few years younger does not solve the problem.

Second, Manchin is a fucking tool. Doe he think anyone has forgotten his outright treachery to the rest of the caucus in the Senate, that by using the rules, he elevated himself to being nearly a king of the body? If he needed a clue as to how that plays out, he only need look at what that level of perfidity has done to his good buddy Sinema's career, who retired rather than be primaried out of existence.

All those in favor of Joe Manchin as the party's nominee, applaud.


Sunday, July 21, 2024

One Touchstone to Keep in Mind Over the Coming Days: Fuck the Republicans, Every Last One of Them

ETA: Read what Jess Piper has to say on this.

The MAGA Morons are going to be bleating that Biden has to run because he's the nominee. He's not. The nomination is not official until the convention. Delegates are normally bound only for the first vote and then they can vote for whomsover they want. It's not unheard of for candidates to release their delegates; how many delegates voted for Nikki Haley last week at the Nazi MAGA party rally last week?

They're going to bleat that this is unfair to those who voted for Biden, which is even more bullshit, because Republicans don't give a fuck about any of that.

So, however this plays out, fuck Republicans. Every one of them. They all hate this country, they want to destroy our democracy, which is the entire point of Project 2025.

Biden recognized that he's not up for this and he stepped aside as a candidate. The other fucker, well, he's been convicted of felonies, has lost civil cases for sexual assault and defamation and yet his cult is standing behind him.

We're now in interesting times, folks. Strap in.

And keep your powder dry.


As far as I am concerned, every one of those cocksuckers who have publicly called for Biden to step down are gutless, frightened weasels. I'm not rich, so they won't care, but they are all dead to me.

I'd go sit shiva in their offices if I could. I wish that I was rich, so I could threaten not to give any money to those 30+ assholes who pushed him out.

Your Sunday Morning Prop Noise

Saturday, July 20, 2024

No Wonder Vance Wants the Ukrainians to Give Up

If this report is accurate, things are not going well for his patron's armies.

In Ukraine there is additional evidence of Russian shortages as dead Russian soldiers are found alongside their 1890s vintage Mosin-Nagant rifles. Since over 39 million of these rifles were produced between 1891 and 1973, millions of them are still in use and many are being issued to Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine.

How the bloody hell could the Russians run out of Kalashnikovs? And SkS carbines? Didn't they make tens of millions of them?


I was walking into the public library this morning and heard the noise of an airplane that I couldn't identify by sound. Then it came over the tree lime and flew over the library in about 1000' AGL.

it was a Skymaster, a Cessna 337. Those airplanes have the reputation of being serious maintenance, hogs, between the landing gear and the rear engine.those airplanes have the reputation of being serious maintenance, hogs, between the landing gear and the rear engine.

but there is something about them that appeals to me. I wish I could have flown one.

but those days are gone, and there is no point in dwelling on it.



Friday, July 19, 2024

So, One Dumbshit Act Cripples Computer Systems Around the World

A faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday, grounding flights, knocking down some financial companies and news outlets, and disrupting hospitals, small businesses and government offices.

If a "faulty software update" can do that much damage, how much damage could be done by a malicious act? The damages from this are likely in the many millions of dollars range, just in aviation alone. How many have died because EMS wasn't timely dispatched? The lawsuits will be interesting.

But clearly, the computer networks are incredibly fragile for systems so vital to modern living.

The Gift to the Democrats

"Kinder, humane Trump" lasted only for a few days.

He went off the rails soon after starting his speech. Usual insane clown bullshit, which most of the papers and broadcasters ignore. If any other politician spoke as though Hannibal Lecter was a real person and praised America's enemies and frenemies, they would be toast, if not in a straightjacket. But the Asset blabbers on and his slavish cult members eat that shit right up.

Extra! Extra! Dashing These Down, Here

Because It's Friday

A little bit of contrast with last week's entry.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

This Day Just Go a Little Sadder.

Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94.

The finale of his second series is one of the best moments of comedy on television since Carol Burnett's "Went With the Wind".

He will be missed.

Extracting These Down, Here

Meanwhile, in Radio News

AM radio is pretty much dead in Europe.

At one point, when I was a kid, I attended a regional junior high school that was almost an hour's bus ride away. Four or five kids brought transistor radios with them and, by unspoken agreement, all were tuned to the same AM rock station. Few things were as unmelodious as a busload of kids sining along to Lightning Strikes.

Here, radio stations have been pushing politicians to keep AM. Which, if you think has anything really to do with public safety, contact me for the rights to collect tolls over the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Democrats Who Buy a Tesla Have Rocks in Their Heads

Technology billionaire Elon Musk donated to a super PAC supporting the reelection efforts of former President Trump, according to reporting from Bloomberg.

MAGA Republicans, especially the FOFF, have been very dismissive of electric cars. Space Karen doesn't care about that, he's just more interested in keeping the Billionaires Protection Society going.

So why would any thinking person buy a Tesla from here on out? Let Space Karen sell his cars to Texans, since he's so in love with that state.

Apparently, Tesla owners can buy bumperstickers to deflect criticism about buying a car from that wealthy Christianofascist.

Meanwhile, Tam points out that Space Karen, who styles himself to be a "free speech absolutist", wants people who are mean to him to be sent to prison. He's a typical fascist free speech guy: It's OK to speak your mind as long as you agree with him. That doesn't make him much different from most dictators, or the various iterations of the Taliban, both Muslim and Christian, who think that anyone who doesn't follow their particular flavor of religion deserves to die.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Two Idiots on One Call

The COFF and Baby Bobby discussed vaccines.

Two scientific ignoramuses at work-- they might as well discussed the origin of neutrinos for all either one of those clowns understood what they were talking about.

Adam Speaks

Adam Kinsinger on the Late Show. These may be out of sequence, so deal.

(YT seems to be embedding longer and longer commercials at the beginning. Reloading the page seems to kill them, most of the time.)

Vance is even a greater gift to Putin than Trump. As far as I know, it cost the Russians nothing to acquire Vance. Trump, well, they had to buy him. Allegedly.

He Wants to Know Where His Judge Cannon Is

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday of all the counts he faced at his corruption trial, including accepting bribes of gold and cash from three New Jersey businessmen and acting as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government.

He's another guy who thought he was Teflon-coated, but it seems that he's not. Maybe he can get to the Supreme Court and argue that senatorial acts are immune. But good luck with that.

The difference here is that Democrats will push him to resign because he's been convicted of felonies.

Republicans, on the other hand, have nominated a convicted felon to run for President.

Chambering These Down, Here

Too soon?

Maybe in this current environment, the next one is inappropriate, but fuck it. It's how I feel. If you don't like it, don't let the screen door hit you in the ass. It's not as though I get paid for this shit.