Jingle my Balls

Filed in National by on December 10, 2018 6 Comments

Hey, you, Yes, you, Come over here. It’s almost time to jingle my balls Whwhhhhhat did you just say? It sounded to me like you said to jingle your balls? I did. I said, ‘It’s almost time to jingle my balls.’ Or I can grab you by your mistletoe. Your call. By the way Is […]

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Dec. 10 Open Thread: The Wheels Have Come Off, Trump’s Driving on the Rims

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When Richard Nixon’s presidency fell apart, he was at least enough of an old political hack to keep up the outward appearance of a functioning administration. Chalk that up as yet another thing Donald Trump can’t do. After weeks of publicly courting Nick Ayers, the Karl Rove of his generation, to be his new chief […]

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Dec. 9 Open Thread: Liberal Bias? If Only

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I don’t make a habit of whining about media malfeasance — it’s just too common to get worked up over. But a glut of minor sins made for annoying reading this morning. First up: Reporters had a day to read the transcript of James Comey’s closed-door testimony to a House committee, which Democrats and Comey […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 9, 2018

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Little Steven’s Underground Garage sent me here. From Sweden, with three chords:

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Class Unconsciousness

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Class Unconsciousness

Trump, of course, is an asshole. But I don’t get the wage slave anglo manager in this story. He heaps abuse on workers like he has more in common with Trump than he has with the workers.

I’m here to tell you Bruv, aside from melanin you don’t have shit in common with Trump.

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Dec. 8 Open Thread: So What Do We Do With Him Now?

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The overnight analyses are coming in, and the consensus is that the story is going where we always knew it would: Trump likely committed all the bad acts we have suspected all along, plus possibly ones we don’t know about yet. The SDNY outright accuses him as an unindicted co-conspirator in felonies. Here’s a handy […]

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Time Travel and Its Discontents

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There have been a few high profile court cases, and a great deal of public debate recently dealing with time travel. Is it real, or an elaborate and lucrative hoax? According to Dr. Barbara Engle and Dr. Willet St. John, the Cal Poly research team who in 2018 famously figured out how to send fragments […]

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Ammon Bundy has more integrity than Ken Simpler. …Ammon Fucking Bundy.

Filed in National by on December 7, 2018 4 Comments
Ammon Bundy has more integrity than Ken Simpler.   …Ammon Fucking Bundy.

Ken Simpler would still be Delaware’s Treasurer if he had a portion of Ammon Bundy’s integrity.

Ammon Bundy, the rancher at the center of a 2016 standoff with the government at an Oregon wildlife preserve, said he is leaving the militia movement after criticizing President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Bundy shut down his social media accounts and announced that he was stepping away from “patriot groups,” BuzzFeed News reported Thursday.

He said the decision comes after he faced fierce backlash for opposing Trump’s attacks on a caravan of migrants.

“It’s like being in a room full of people in here, trying to teach, and no one is listening,” he told the outlet. “The vast majority seemed to hang on to what seemed like hate, and fear, and almost warmongering, and I don’t want to associate myself with warmongers.”

Bundy said it was “incorrect” for Trump to characterize the group of Central American migrants traveling toward the U.S. as “all criminal.”

“To group them all up like, frankly, our president has done — you know, trying to speak respectfully — he has basically called them all criminals and said they’re not coming in here. … It seems that there’s been this group stereotype,” Bundy said in a video posted to Facebook.

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Dec. 7 Open Thread: Beto’s the One to Beat, and the Beatings Have Begun

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Dec. 7 Open Thread: Beto’s the One to Beat, and the Beatings Have Begun

If he isn’t, why are rhetorical knife fights already breaking out over him? Ben Mathis-Lilley surveys the skirmish that’s starting to shape up as the Battle of Bull Run in this cycle’s Democratic civil war. Political writers trying to explain why the GOP is so scared of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aren’t going to have to try […]

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White Privilege Sentencing

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White Privilege Sentencing

If these convicted Wilm Trust criminals had been caught with $5.00 of weed on them while being black, they’d be headed to jail for sure.

There’s no guarantee that four former executives of the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program will be sentenced to prison for fraud.

But even if a judge orders prison time for the former Wilmington Trust officials at their sentencings later this month, they won’t be led away in handcuffs.

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Dec. 6 Open Thread: Is Beto the One to Beat?

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Dec. 6 Open Thread: Is Beto the One to Beat?

Sure seems that way. I’ve seen headlines saying he met with Obama and that he hasn’t ruled out running, which has roused sharp-eyed progressives. RE Vanella beat her to it, but WaPo’s Elizabeth Breunig looks at the Texan’s record and reaches the same conclusion Rob did: O’Rourke is no progressive. IMO, this feels like Obama […]

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Announcing an opportunity

Filed in National by on December 5, 2018 14 Comments

In collaboration with, Tino G the sound guru and an unnamed patron operating in deep undercover behind enemy lines, I will be producing a podcast for you folks.

Temporarily called In the Belly of the Beast, an episode will drop once a week beginning in the New Year. Political talk mostly, also some cultural and local art stuff. Conservation will focus on a wide variety of progressive and leftist commentators and activists. The goal is really to support solidarity in this state among all groups standing against the fascist and the corporate and the dumb. (If you think we’ll be trashing you personally by name, you’re right. We will be doing that.)

As this is a DIY/Gonzo type effort I wanted to extend a request should someone want to get involved in this venture.


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Dec. 5 Open Thread: Republicans Now Undermining Democracy Openly

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The pending collapse of Trump, and the party that tied itself to his mast, has flushed out the rats from belowdeck, carrying only what they can stuff into their cheeks. The GOP abandoned the strategy of appealing to the public in about 1982, when it became clear that Reagan’s voodoo economics would not produce its […]

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