Nov 162017

Each day I continue to improve, but my stamina remains horrid.  The plan is to love my bed to avoid a relapse.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:47 (average 4:56).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Daily Kos Channel): Rep. Jackie Speier on harassment in Congress


I fully agree with her, but am sick of Republicans and biased media using Clinton as an endless equalizer for scores of Republican perverts. RESIST!!

From Houston Chronicle: A Houston-area sheriff said Wednesday he’s concerned the driver of a truck displaying an expletive filled message against President Donald Trump and those who voted for him is creating a situation that could lead to confrontations with people offended by the sign.


Best window sticker I’ve seen! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Breaking his silence on Alabama’s embattled Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that dumping Roy Moore could start a “dangerous trend” of believing women.

“I think we need to be very, very careful here,” Trump told reporters. “This is not just about Roy Moore. This is about our country deciding that we are going to start believing women, something that we have never done before.

“This is a very dangerous road we’re heading down,” he said.

Trump cautioned that, if instituted, a new practice of believing women would “totally destroy” the system that the country already has in place. “For years we’ve had a system of believing men,” he said. “It’s worked very well. It’s done a great job.”

Kudos to Andy for channeling Trump perfectly! RESIST!!



Oct 042017

Here is the ninety-eighth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican Senator John Thune [R-SD]. He is so honored for blaming the victims for their mass murder by an older, white, Ammosexual multi-millionaire.

ThuneHatSen. John Thune (R-SD) on Tuesday responded to calls for increased gun control after the massacre in Las Vegas by telling reporters that shooting victims had a responsibility to protect themselves from gunfire.

“It sounds like [the shooter] used conversion kits and other things, you know, to make the weapons more lethal,” Thune reportedly told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson…

…But Thune shied away from the topic of gun control, arguing, “[I]t’s an open society and it’s hard to prevent anything.”

Instead, the Republican senator offered advice to potential victims.

“I think people are going to have to take steps in their own lives to take precautions,” he opined. “To protect themselves."… [emphasis added]

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Had the shooter been Muslim, Thune would propose banning Muslim refugees.  Had the shooter been Latino, Thune would propose building the Republican wall and telling border guards to shoot to kill.  Had the shooter been Black, Thune would have proposed militarizing police even more and maintaining the absence consequences for police killing innocent Blacks.  These are the standard Republican solutions.  What a hypocrite Thune is!  That’s why he deserves his parade!



8 Republican Scapegoats

 Posted by at 12:18 pm  Politics
Sep 242017

There are few things that Republicans do well, but at those things, they excel.  They keep their sheeple thoroughly fleeced and begging for more.  They are pros at stealing wealth from the poor and middle classes and giving it to billionaires.  And they are expert at projection, placing blame for their own crimes on opponents.  Here are some of the scapegoats Republicans target.


Republicans have a way of relying on scapegoats when their plans don’t work out as expected. There are so many go-to GOP scapegoats, it would be impossible to name them all here. I’m sure many of you have your favorites: Black Lives Matter, the EPA, feminists, climatologists, Islam, income taxes, Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, and anybody who ever says the words “gun control." If you can name it, they can blame it.

In no particular order, here are eight of the GOP’s favorite scapegoats.

1. Transgender people

It’s no secret that the GOP is the antithesis of queer-friendly, and the latest arm of this prejudice is aimed at the transgender community. Widespread attention to the issue came in 2016, when North Carolina Republican governor Pat McCrory signed a statewide policy that bans people from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex. Similar bathroom bills are being proposed in Texas and elsewhere across the country. Most recently, Trump signed an executive order effectively banning transgender service people from serving in the nation’s armed forces, in an ostensible effort to minimize unnecessary medical costs and interpersonal confusion and disruption. You know, it’s for “safety.” And Making America Great Again.

2. Planned Parenthood

Millions of low-income women depend on Planned Parenthood’s medical services, from pap smears and birth control to cancer screenings and abortion services. The organization has been demonized by the GOP in recent years for facilitating the transfer of fetal tissue for medical research. While Trump has effectively defunded Planned Parenthood for a year, what’s most concerning now is that a bill making it easier for individual states to defund PP is also a priority of the Trump administration. Naturally, this work reverses President Barack Obama’s effort to shield Planned Parenthood’s funding from state legislatures before his last term ended…

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I shared two of eight of Republicans’ favorite scapegoats.  Click through for the other six.


Aug 312017

Here we go again!  Portland is under an excessive heat warning through Monday night.  I expect it to be extended.  Catch-up is all I have on tap today and tomorrow, but there’s a lot of catching up to do.  YouTube changed their format and it sucks!  We can no longer control video size, or protect your privacy by preventing their cookies.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:58 (average 5:15).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Would Impeaching Trump Truly Lead to Civil War? | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann


In my opinion, impeaching Trump would lead to widespread violence, but not against the government, per se. Like their Fuhrer, Republican Trump supporters are cowards.  They would maul people not prepared for self-defense: women, seniors, the disabled, and greatly outnumbered progressives, Blacks, Latinos, LGBT, etc. When police arrived, they would scurry away. RESIST!!

From YouTube (RWW Channel): RWW News: Robert Maginnis Says Demonic Forces Are Waging A Revolution Against Trump

Barf Bag Alert!!


Is that pseudo-Christian a master of deceptive projection or what? But he’s right that we should confront lies. Someone tell him to stop lying! RESIST!!

From The Last Word: New evidence about Russia hotel deal raises stakes in probe

Jennifer Rubin and Eugene Robinson talk with Lawrence O’Donnell about Trump’s relationship with Putin and new reports about Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s role in a business deal with Russia in 2015.


On a scale of one to ten, how busted is Putin’s Piddle Puppet?! RESIST!!



If you make less than they do, Republicans plan to raise YOUR taxes!

Aug 062017

Projection is the tactic of taking your own shortcoming and projecting it onto your enemies, so that it appears that they are the ones committing your own evil.  It’s a standard Republican tactic.  It saddens me to see it used by a Democrat, even one who rubs elbows with Trump at Mar-a-Lago.  He is a racist law professor who has taken Trump’s side against Mueller.


Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz was accused of being a “race-baiter” on MSNBC on Saturday morning over his comments that the grand jury looking into allegations against President Donald Trump was too diverse to give the president a fair shake.

During a panel discussion on AM Joy, host Joy Reid brought up Dershowitz’s comments on a New York radio station where he claimed, “The District of Columbia, which is always solidly Democratic and has an ethnic and racial composition that might be very unfavorable to the Trump Administration.”

“Trump’s supporters are trying to back him up is by saying the compostion of this grand jury is unfair to Donald Trump,” Ried began. “On Friday, on WABC, Alan Dershowitz told Rita Cosby the racial and ethnic makeup is stacked against Donald Trump because D.C. so many black people in it. That seems one of the more absurd arguments against the grand jury process.”… [emphasis added]

From <Alternet>

Here’s the video.

Dershowitz has previously stated that Trump and his cronies have committed no crimes, that at most they have committed only a "political wrongdoing".

In addition, he said he would leave the Democratic Party if Keith Ellison was elected to head the DNC.

But all else aside, his statement that people could not perform with integrity on a grand jury, because they are black is racist to the core.  He should qiut the Democrats and join the Republican Party.  They are people like him.



See the Republican Lie!

 Posted by at 1:17 pm  Politics
Jul 172017

When confronted with facts about their own crimes, Republicans like to call it fake news, but when the truth is already widespread, they deflect and project.  They change the subject and lie to make it seem like their opponents are guilty of similar or worse crimes.  When Breitfart contributor, and Faux Noise conspiracy theorist, Herb London, used this tactic, Joy-Ann Reid tore him a new one.  See the Republican Lie!


Conservative activist Herb London appeared on AM Joy and attempted to defend Donald Trump by deflecting towards conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton. Joy-Ann Reid continued her journalistic duties as she forcefully fact checked him in real time. It was an epic performance.

The AM Joy Host was not pulling any punches as she immediately corrected the record from the lies spewed by her Conservative guest. London started off by giving a long soliloquy in an attempt to minimize the severity of the Trump Scandal. He included some easily debunked statements about the Trump administration.

"I don’t believe for a moment there’s a criminal case here," London said. "I do believe that there’s an awful lot of razzle-dazzle as you pointed out. And I’m not happy about the fact that the Russians are involved in any way with what happens in an American election. But I do think that the high dudgeon that you’ve now expressed to make a major case is a distraction from the policy agenda of the Trump administration. And I’m not necessarily a defender of the Trump team. My feeling is that what you’ve overlooked is the fact that we’ve made significant strides since Donald Trump has been president, and that has been overlooked largely because this is a distraction notwithstanding your claims to the contrary. It is a distraction from the kind of policy agenda that I think we should be following."

London went into lying conspiracy land…

From <Egberto Willies>

Unfortunately, once you turn on Egberto’s videos, they don’t turn off, as long as you are at the site, wasting resources, but I did find the same clip elsewhere to embed.

Click through for the rest of the story.

Kudos to Joy-Ann.  Rarely do we see a fascist so egregiously exposed.