Thursday, December 29, 2016

Taking some holiday time. This photo is from 2009. Happy New Year. See you in 2017...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wingnut Beer Goggles

Read and realize...there's no convincing wingnuts. The key is to outvote them...and we did. Sure, the weird rules worked against us, but that doesn't mean we have to be more like them. We just need to get more of our people out to the polls next time.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Is the annual War on Christmas over yet? Wake me up when it is...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

How Reassuring

This guy's in charge of the nuclear arsenal...

Monday, December 19, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Monday, December 12, 2016

Extended Holiday

Another day off...for anyone who still comes by, thanks as always. Back probably Wednesday. Sometimes I just need to take a break.


Friday, December 09, 2016

You Want Fries With That?

Welcome to your fast food future...fries...or gratuitous misogyny. Or both.

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Incredible Shrinking ... Press

It might not be the sole cause of HRC's loss, but journalism did itself no favors this cycle.

Note: I'll be taking a day off tomorrow. As always, thanks to anyone who stops by. Back Thursday...perhaps. Friday for sure.

Monday, December 05, 2016


No real motive for this, just wanted to see how it looked. Ingsoc_Trump.

FYI, most of the week will be similar re: posting.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Pence Solution

Throw money at it...after all, IOKIYAR.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kiss The Ring, Willard

Ritual humiliation...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Well, That Must've Been...Interesting...

If by interesting you mean a degree of density so extreme we're lucky it didn't rip the fabric of spacetime and cause reality to collapse in on itself...

Then again, the next four years might be worse.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Sorry, just don't have the motivation's something from a couple of weeks ago...back tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Taking tomorrow off, not sure about Friday. Have a happy holiday. Cheers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

If Caligula Is Latin For Little Boots...

What's Latin for Little Fingers?

Friday, November 18, 2016


In some sense I'll be sad/in mourning forever, but I think going forward I'll be viewing instead of posting photos of the little one.

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Urtext

I think Pierce nails it here

Here's what I think. In January of 1981, I stood on the lawn of the Capitol and I heard the newly inaugurated President Ronald Reagan tell the country that government was not a solution to the problem, that government was the problem. This basic political heresy, contrary to the first three words of the Constitution that Reagan had just sworn to preserve and protect, is the root philosophy of every bit of conservative politics that came afterwards.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Feel The Bern

Sure, anything is possible, but based on this story I think it would've been quite the uphill climb for Sanders, too...Just saying.

Friday, November 11, 2016


One year ago tomorrow...still miss you terribly.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Honestly wasn't thinking this would ever be, you know...

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Thanksgiving Just Got A Lot More Interesting For A Lot More People

First, apologies for recycling a recent effort, but I couldn't think of anything else ... guess I'm still processing it all and halfheartedly attempting to reach stage 5/acceptance on the grief scale. Krugman and Roy Edroso both have solid advice for not just the holiday gatherings but the next (hopefully only) four years... and the only other thing I could think by way of Photoshop seemed to be in a sort of poor taste I can't defend, even if considered with the best intentions.

If you're wondering, I was thinking some variant of a pelt or trophy Wildebeest/Hildebeest, since all the various forces finally managed, deservedly or not, to extract their pound of Clinton flesh/harpoon their white whale/bag their prize. An odd consortium ranging from Villagers who forever thought of the Clintons as -- out of their proper place in DC high society? -- to the various wingnut factions looking to, well, stick it to the bitch (paraphrasing Newt Gingrich's mother -- video link).

Sorry to digress...but what's done is done, the people have spoken, kind of...and funny how that goes: Obama gets an actual majority in 2008 and 2012, but must govern carefully and considerately, Trump comes in a la Bush Junior with a bare electoral majority and, ahem, not even a plurality of actual votes ... but already I've heard at least one reference to mandate, and I'm pretty sure that was on librul NPR (if I recall, it was Eddie Munster doppelganger Paul Ryan who said it).

So, the media arc is beginning, and just to play seer for a moment, here's my .0000002 cents worth on where I believe it leads for at least the near term -- mandate or not, Trump enters office horribly unqualified to do much of anything besides photo-ops. Maybe he defers to Pence (gag) and/or Congress...regardless, without anything approaching a defined policy...

So of course in lieu of the dog ate Don's homework, we'll hear about how REALLY horrible the mess was/is, for which (of course) blame lies with Obama and librulism...I don't even want to think about military and/or foreign policy, but as things go sour economically, we'll continue to hear it's the fault of the left, and, similar to the Kansas experiment that's an ongoing exercise in how long the voting public will tolerate shit sandwiches (long enough in Kansas to RE-elect Brownback...sigh), it'll continue to be anyone else's fault except theirs. There might be some minor modifications to trade deals -- emphasis on might -- but the red meat that gets tossed to the Trump constituency will be full of good old fashioned tribalism and hate.'s going to be a long four years.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Catch you tomorrow...

Monday, November 07, 2016

And The Cycle Repeats

Obviously hoping we get a small breather before the 2020 kickoff ... as opposed to a goddamned nightmare. Guess we'll know in just over 24 hours or so...

Friday, November 04, 2016


Approaching the first very sad anniversary ... still much missed.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Only One More Week...I Hope

Of course, the 2020 race begins November 9th, but I'll be taking a break...I hope...and goddamn let's hope it's NOT an incoming Drumpf administration...

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

End of the Line...At Last

No, it's not over -- yet -- but we're finally at the end of the long, ugly slog. Like a seemingly endless, grim version of the Oregon Trail game...or the Oregon Trail. Let's just hope we're not the Donner Party.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

All For Mother Russia

I think I'm going to start skipping links -- sure you can find them anyway, and this space is becoming more a workspace/testing ground...thanks as always to anyone who stops by.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Zombie Nothingburger

No need for a link, but goddamn...I'll be glad when the election is over.

Friday, October 28, 2016


The other photo of him in the sink...

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sick Day

Am under the weather big time today -- flu? -- maybe...whatever it is, it sucks.

Thought I'd pull something at random from the archives. No idea what this was about, but looks like it's from 2008.

Hope to be better tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rogue v. Rancid

Less Sarah Palin from 2008 and more ... Katrina Fridge. Hell, last night Gingrich looked like some 250 pounds of flailing jello...and I don't even like Megyn Kelly.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lurching To The Finish...

Just to cite two examples...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016


Still wishing you were here, little guy.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Nursery Rhyme

Trumpty Dumpty stood on a stage
Trumpty Dumpty spoke spittle-flecked rage
And all Reince's bullshit and Kellyanne's spin
Couldn't steal Trumpty Dumpty a win.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Debate Prep

More thoughts tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Full Circle

I'm guessing so. It's the only thing he seems to have any idea of, whether you find him entertaining or not...and I don't. But...would rather see him there than in the White House, that's for damn sure.

I wonder how much more he can fleece from them before they realize they were conned...

Friday, October 14, 2016


Still missing my little guy...

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

On The Other Hand

Instead of the latest ugliness from you know who, why not celebrate a perfectly acceptable choice for Nobel Laureate.

Back tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oh, That's Why


Monday, October 10, 2016